Ezekiel 22:1-16 NIV

Ezekiel 22:1-16 NIV [1] The word of the LORD came to me: [2] "Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed? Then confront her with all her detestable practices [3] and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, [4] you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries. [5] Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, you infamous city, full of turmoil. [6] "'See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood. [7] In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow. [8] You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths. [9] In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts. [10] In you are those who dishonor their father's bed; in you are those who violate women during their period, when they are ceremonially unclean. [11] In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor's wife, another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law, and another violates his sister, his own father's daughter. [12] In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign LORD. [13] "'I will surely strike my hands together at the unjust gain you have made and at the blood you have shed in your midst. [14] Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the day I deal with you? I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it. [15] I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you through the countries; and I will put an end to your uncleanness. [16] When you have been defiled in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the LORD.'"

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