Jerusalem’s Desolation Foretold

“As for you, son of man, take a (A)sharp sword; take and [a]use it as a barber’s razor on your head and beard. Then take (B)scales for weighing and divide [b]the hair. One third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the (C)days of the siege are completed. Then you shall take one third and strike it with the sword all around [c]the city, and one third you shall scatter to the wind; and I will (D)unsheathe a sword behind them. Take also a few in number from [d]them and bind them in the edges of your robes. Take again some of them and throw them into the fire and burn them in the fire; from it a fire will [e]spread to all the house of Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 5:1 Lit make it pass over your head
  2. Ezekiel 5:1 Lit them
  3. Ezekiel 5:2 Lit it
  4. Ezekiel 5:3 Lit there
  5. Ezekiel 5:4 Lit go out

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