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 Ezekiel 9
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The Vision of Slaughter

1 Then He cried out in my hearing with a loud voice R225 saying, "Draw near, O F83 executioners of the city, each with his destroying weapon in his hand." 2 Behold, six men came from the direction of the upper gate which faces north, each with his shattering weapon in his hand; and among them was a R226 certain man clothed in linen with a writing F84 case at his loins. And they went in and stood beside the bronze altar.

3 Then the glory R227 of the God of Israel went up from the cherub on which it had been, to the threshold of the temple. F85 And He called to the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing case. 4 The LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark R228 on the foreheads of the men who sigh R229 and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst." 5 But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare. 6 "Utterly F86 slay R230 old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch R231 any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start R232 from My sanctuary." So they started with the elders F87 who were before the temple. F88 7 And He said to them, "Defile R233 the temple F89 and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!" Thus they went out and struck down the people in the city. 8 As they were striking the people and I alone was left, I fell R234 on my face and cried out saying, F90 "Alas, R235 Lord GOD F91 ! Are You destroying the whole remnant of Israel by F92 pouring out Your wrath on Jerusalem?"

9 Then He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is very, very great, and the land is filled R236 with blood and the city is full R237 of perversion; for they R238 say, `The LORD has forsaken the land, and the LORD does not see!' 10 "But as for Me, My R239 eye will have no pity nor will I spare, but I R240 will bring their conduct upon their heads."

11 Then behold, the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing F93 case reported, F94 saying, "I have done just as You have commanded me."

F83: Lit you who punish
F84: Or scribal inkhorn
F85: Lit house
F86: Lit To destruction
F87: Or old men
F88: Lit house
F89: Lit house
F90: Lit and said
F91: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
F92: Lit by Your pouring
F93: Or inkhorn
F94: Lit brought back word

R225: Isaiah 6:8
R226: Leviticus 16:4
R227: Ezekiel 10:4; 11:22,23
R228: Exodus 12:7,13; Ezekiel 9:6; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 2 Timothy 2:19; Revelation 7:2,3; 9:4; 14:1
R229: Psalms 119:53,136; Jeremiah 13:17; Ezekiel 6:11; 21:6
R230: 2 Chronicles 36:17
R231: Exodus 12:23; Revelation 9:4
R232: Jeremiah 25:29; Amos 3:2; Luke 12:47
R233: 2 Chronicles 36:17; Ezekiel 7:20-22
R234: 1 Chronicles 21:16
R235: Ezekiel 11:13; Amos 7:2-6
R236: 2 Kings 21:16; Jeremiah 2:34; Ezekiel 7:23; 22:2,3
R237: Ezekiel 22:29; Micah 3:1-3; 7:3
R238: Job 1:22:13; Psalms 10:11; 94:7; Isaiah 29:15; Ezekiel 8:12
R239: Isaiah 65:6; Ezekiel 8:18; 24:14
R240: Ezekiel 7:4; 11:21; Hosea 9:7


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