11 And before them stood (A)seventy men of (B)the elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of (C)Shaphan standing among them. Each had his censer in his hand, and (D)the smoke of the cloud of incense went up. 12 Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing (E)in the dark, each (F)in his room of pictures? For they say, (G)‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’”

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Idolatrous Elders Condemned

14 Then certain of the (A)elders of Israel came to me (B)and sat before me.

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Israel's Continuing Rebellion

20 (A)In the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month, certain of (B)the elders of Israel came to inquire of the Lord, (C)and sat before me.

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(A)“Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God, Is it to inquire of me that you come? (B)As I live, declares the Lord God, (C)I will not be inquired of by you.

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