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12 A third of you will die by pestilence, starving because of the famine in your midst. Another third will die violently by the violence of war[a] around you. The final third I’ll scatter to the wind as I unsheathe my sword to pursue them.

13 “Only then will I stop being angry—my burning in anger. Then they’ll know that I’ve spoken out in my arduous anger. Only then will my burning anger[b] against them be exhausted. 14 I’m also going to turn you into a waste and an object of insult among the nations that surround you and in front of every person who passes by.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 5:12 Lit. will fall by the sword
  2. Ezekiel 5:13 The Heb. lacks anger
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