Judgment on Wicked Counselors
Ezekiel 11:1 Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the East Gate of the Lord’s house, which faces eastward; and there at the door of the gate were twenty-five men, among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
Ezekiel 11:2 And He said to me: “Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give wicked counsel (advice) in this city,
Ezekiel 11:3 who say, ‘The time is not near to build houses; this city is the caldron (Pot), and we are the meat.’
Ezekiel 11:4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man!”
Ezekiel 11:5 Then the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said to me, “Speak! ‘Thus says the Lord: “Thus you have said, O house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind. 6 You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled its streets with the slain.”
Ezekiel 11:7 Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Your slain whom you have laid in its midst, they are the meat, and this city is the caldron; but I shall bring you out of the midst of it. 8 You have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you,” says the Lord God.
Ezekiel 11:9 “And I will bring you out of its midst, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and execute judgments on you.
Ezekiel 11:10 You shall fall by the sword. I will judge you at the border of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.
Ezekiel 11:11 This city shall not be your caldron (Pot), nor shall you be the meat in its midst. I will judge you at the border of Israel.
Ezekiel 11:12 And you shall know that I am the Lord; for you have not walked in My statutes nor executed My judgments, but have done according to the customs of the Gentiles which are all around you.” ’ ”
Ezekiel 11:13 Now it happened, while I was prophesying, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried with a loud voice, and said, “Ah, Lord God! Will You make a complete end of the remnant of Israel?”
God Will Restore Israel