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Tell them, ‘This is what the Lord God says, “The day I chose Israel, when I made my commitment[a] to the descendants of Jacob’s house, I revealed myself to them in the land of Egypt and I made my promise to them with the words, ‘I am the Lord your God.’ That day I promised to bring them out of the land of Egypt to the land that I had explored for them—a land flowing with milk and honey. It’s the most beautiful of all lands. Then I told them, ‘Each of you are to abandon your detestable practices.[b] You are not to defile yourselves with Egypt’s idols. I am the Lord your God.’”’”

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  1. Ezekiel 20:5 Lit. When I lifted my hand, and so throughout.
  2. Ezekiel 20:7 Lit. practices before your eyes

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