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)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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)’”

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 6:14 Most Hebrew manuscripts; a few Hebrew manuscripts Riblah
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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)’”

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Bible Gateway Recommends

NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
Retail: $7.99
Our Price: $3.99
Save: $4.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Beginner's Bible
The Beginner's Bible
Retail: $18.99
Our Price: $7.99
Save: $11.00 (58%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NIV Super-Giant Print Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown
NIV Super-Giant Print Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $27.49
Save: $22.50 (45%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NIV Study Bible, Hardcover
NIV Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $24.99
Save: $25.00 (50%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Hardcover
NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $24.99
Save: $25.00 (50%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors