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Passage Lookup: Ezekiel 14-15

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Ezekiel 14:1
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Idolaters Condemned

Some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat down in front of me.(a)
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Ezekiel 14:2
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Then the word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 14:3
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"Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts(b) and put wicked stumbling blocks(c) before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?(d)
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Ezekiel 14:4
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Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When any of the Israelites set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet, I the Lord will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry.
Ezekiel 14:5
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I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted(e) me for their idols.'(f)
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Ezekiel 14:6
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"Therefore say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Repent!(g) Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!(h)
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Ezekiel 14:7
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"‘When any of the Israelites or any foreigner(i) residing in Israel separate themselves from me and set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block(j) before their faces and then go to a prophet to inquire(k) of me, I the Lord will answer them myself.
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Ezekiel 14:8
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I will set my face against(l) them and make them an example(m) and a byword.(n) I will remove them from my people. Then you will know that I am the Lord .(o)
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Ezekiel 14:9
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"‘And if the prophet(p) is enticed(q) to utter a prophecy, I the Lord have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.(r)
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Ezekiel 14:10
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They will bear their guilt—the prophet will be as guilty as the one who consults him.
Ezekiel 14:11
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Then the people of Israel will no longer stray(s) from me, nor will they defile themselves anymore with all their sins. They will be my people,(t) and I will be their God, declares the Sovereign Lord .(u)'"
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Ezekiel 14:12
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The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 14:13
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"Son of man, if a country sins(v) against me by being unfaithful and I stretch out my hand against it to cut off its food supply(w) and send famine upon it and kill its people and their animals,(x)
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Ezekiel 14:14
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even if these three men—Noah,(y) Daniel[a](z) and Job(aa)—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness,(ab) declares the Sovereign Lord .
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Ezekiel 14:15
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"Or if I send wild beasts(ac) through that country and they leave it childless and it becomes desolate so that no one can pass through it because of the beasts,(ad)
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Ezekiel 14:16
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as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord , even if these three men were in it, they could not save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved, but the land would be desolate.(ae)
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Ezekiel 14:17
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"Or if I bring a sword(af) against that country and say, ‘Let the sword pass throughout the land,' and I kill its people and their animals,(ag)
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Ezekiel 14:18
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as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord , even if these three men were in it, they could not save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved.
Ezekiel 14:19
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"Or if I send a plague into that land and pour out my wrath(ah) on it through bloodshed,(ai) killing its people and their animals,(aj)
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Ezekiel 14:20
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as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord , even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they could save neither son nor daughter. They would save only themselves by their righteousness.(ak)
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Ezekiel 14:21
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"For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: How much worse will it be when I send against Jerusalem my four dreadful judgments(al)—sword(am) and famine(an) and wild beasts and plague(ao)—to kill its men and their animals!(ap)
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Ezekiel 14:22
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Yet there will be some survivors(aq)—sons and daughters who will be brought out of it.(ar) They will come to you, and when you see their conduct(as) and their actions, you will be consoled(at) regarding the disaster I have brought on Jerusalem—every disaster I have brought on it.
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Ezekiel 14:23
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You will be consoled when you see their conduct and their actions, for you will know that I have done nothing in it without cause, declares the Sovereign Lord .(au)"
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Ezekiel 15:1
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Jerusalem as a Useless Vine

The word of the Lord came to me:
Ezekiel 15:2
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"Son of man, how is the wood of a vine(a) different from that of a branch from any of the trees in the forest?
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Ezekiel 15:3
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Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful?(b) Do they make pegs(c) from it to hang things on?
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Ezekiel 15:4
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And after it is thrown on the fire as fuel and the fire burns both ends and chars the middle, is it then useful for anything?(d)
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Ezekiel 15:5
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If it was not useful for anything when it was whole, how much less can it be made into something useful when the fire has burned it and it is charred?
Ezekiel 15:6
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"Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: As I have given the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest as fuel for the fire, so will I treat the people living in Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 15:7
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I will set my face against(e) them. Although they have come out of the fire(f), the fire will yet consume them. And when I set my face against them, you will know that I am the Lord .(g)
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Ezekiel 15:8
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I will make the land desolate(h) because they have been unfaithful,(i) declares the Sovereign Lord ."
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