Godís Razor of Judgment
5:1 And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife,
take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine
head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh,
and divide the hair.
5:2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of
the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou
shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife:
and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will
draw out a sword after them.
5:3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind
them in thy skirts.
5:4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst
of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a
fire come forth into all the house of Israel.
5:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set
it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round
5:6 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more
than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries
that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments
and my statutes, they have not walked in them.
5:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye
multiplied more than the nations that are round about you,
and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my
judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of
the nations that are round about you;
5:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I,
am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of
thee in the sight of the nations.
5:9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and
whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all
5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst
of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will
execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee
will I scatter into all the winds.
5:11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely,
because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy
detestable things, and with all thine abominations,
therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye
spare, neither will I have any pity.
5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence,
and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee:
and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee;
and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I
will draw out a sword after them.
5:13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will
cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted:
and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my
zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.
5:14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among
the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all
that pass by.
5:15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction
and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about
thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in
fury and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
5:16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine,
which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send
to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and
will break your staff of bread:
5:17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and
they shall bereave thee: and pestilence and blood shall pass
through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the
LORD have spoken it.