22 Listen! The report is coming—
    a great commotion from the land of the north!(A)
It will make the towns of Judah desolate,(B)
    a haunt of jackals.(C)

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22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.

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Wherever you live,(A) the towns will be laid waste and the high places(B) demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and devastated, your idols(C) smashed and ruined, your incense altars(D) broken down, and what you have made wiped out.(E) Your people will fall slain(F) among you, and you will know that I am the Lord.(G)

“‘But I will spare some, for some of you will escape(H) the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations.(I) Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember(J) me—how I have been grieved(K) by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols.(L) They will loathe themselves for the evil(M) they have done and for all their detestable practices.(N) 10 And they will know that I am the Lord;(O) I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.(P)

11 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Strike your hands together and stamp your feet and cry out “Alas!” because of all the wicked and detestable practices of the people of Israel, for they will fall by the sword, famine and plague.(Q) 12 One who is far away will die of the plague, and one who is near will fall by the sword, and anyone who survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I pour out my wrath(R) on them.(S) 13 And they will know that I am the Lord, when their people lie slain among their idols(T) around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak(U)—places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols.(V) 14 And I will stretch out my hand(W) against them and make the land a desolate waste from the desert to Diblah[a]—wherever they live. Then they will know that I am the Lord.(X)’”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 6:14 Most Hebrew manuscripts; a few Hebrew manuscripts Riblah
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In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.

And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.

And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

10 And they shall know that I am the Lord, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

11 Thus saith the Lord God; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.

12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them.

13 Then shall ye know that I am the Lord, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.

14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

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13 The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants,
    as the result of their deeds.(A)

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13 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

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14 ‘I scattered(A) them with a whirlwind(B) among all the nations, where they were strangers. The land they left behind them was so desolate that no one traveled through it.(C) This is how they made the pleasant land desolate.(D)’”

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14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.

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