Then the word of the LORD came to me saying, (Ezekiel 14:12)

"Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it and cut off from it both man and beast, (Ezekiel 14:13)

even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves," declares the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 14:14)

"If I were to cause wild beasts to pass through the land and they depopulated it, and it became desolate so that no one would pass through it because of the beasts, (Ezekiel 14:15)

though these three men were in its midst, as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either their sons or their daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the country would be desolate. (Ezekiel 14:16)

"Or if I should bring a sword on that country and say, `Let the sword pass through the country and cut off man and beast from it,' (Ezekiel 14:17)

even though these three men were in its midst, as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either their sons or their daughters, but they alone would be delivered. (Ezekiel 14:18)

"Or if I should send a plague against that country and pour out My wrath in blood on it to cut off man and beast from it, (Ezekiel 14:19)

even though Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "they could not deliver either their son or their daughter. They would deliver only themselves by their righteousness." (Ezekiel 14:20)


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