God’s Dealings with Israel Rehearsed
1 Now in the seventh° year°, in the fifth° [month], on the tenth° of the month°, Icertain° of the aelders° of Israel° came° to inquire° of the LORD°, and sat° before° me. 2 And the word° of the LORD° came° to me saying°, 3 “Son° of man°, speak° to the elders° of Israel° and say° to them, ‘Thus° says° the Lord° IGOD°, “Do you come° to inquire° of Me? As I live°,” declares° the Lord° GOD°, “aI will not be inquired° of by you.”’ 4 Will you judge° them, will you judge° them, son° of man°? aMake them know° the abominations° of their fathers°; 5 and say° to them, ‘Thus° says° the Lord° GOD°, “On the day° when I achose° Israel° and Iswore°° to the IIdescendants° of the house° of Jacob° and made° Myself known° to them in the land° of Egypt°, when I Iswore°° to them, saying°, bI am the LORD° your God°, 6 on that day° I swore°° to them, ato bring° them out from the land° of Egypt° into a land° that I had Iselected° for them, bflowing° with milk° and honey°, which° is cthe glory° of all° lands°. 7 I said° to them, ‘aCast° away°, each° of you, the detestable° things° of his eyes°, and bdo not defile° yourselves with the idols° of Egypt°; cI am the LORD° your God°.’ 8 But they arebelled° against Me and were not willing° to listen° to Me; Ithey did not cast° away° the detestable° things° of their eyes°, nor° did they forsake° the bidols° of Egypt°.
¶ Then I IIresolved° to cpour° out My wrath° on them, to accomplish° My anger° against them in the midst° of the land° of Egypt°. 9 But I acted° afor the sake° of My name°, that it should bnot be profaned° in the sight° of the nations° among° whom° they [lived], in whose° sight° I made° Myself known° to them by bringing° them out of the land° of Egypt°. 10 So I took° them out of the land° of Egypt° and brought° them into the awilderness°. 11 I gave° them My astatutes° and informed° them of My ordinances°, by bwhich°, if a man° Iobserves° them, he will live°. 12 Also° I gave° them My sabbaths° to be a asign° between° Me and them, that they might know° that I am the LORD° who sanctifies° them. 13 But the house° of Israel° arebelled° against Me in the wilderness°. They did not walk° in My statutes° and they rejected° My ordinances°, bby which°, if a man° Iobserves° them, he will live°; and My csabbaths° they greatly° profaned°. Then I IIresolved° to dpour° out My wrath° on them in the wilderness°, to annihilate° them. 14 But I acted° for the sake° of My name°, that it should not be profaned° in the sight° of the nations°, before whose° sight° I had brought° them out. 15 Also° aI swore°° to them in the wilderness° that I would not bring° them into the land° which° I had given° them, flowing° with milk° and honey°, which° is the glory° of all° lands°, 16 because° they rejected° My ordinances°, and as for My statutes°, they did not walk° in them; they even profaned° My sabbaths°, for their aheart° continually went° after° their idols°. 17 Yet My eye° spared° them rather° than° destroying° them, and I did not cause° their aannihilation° in the wilderness°.
 ILit men aEzk 8:1, 11, 12
 IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch aEzk 14:3
 aEzk 16:2; 22:2; Mt 23:32
 ILit lifted up My hand, and so throughout the ch IILit seed aEx 6:6-8 bEx 6:2, 3
 ILit spied out aJr 32:22 bEx 13:5; 33:3 cPs 48:2
 aEx 20:4, 5; 22:20 bLv 18:3; Dt 29:16-18 cEx 20:2
 ILit each one IILit said aDt 9:7; Is 63:10 bEx 32:1-9 cEzk 5:13; 7:8; 20:13, 21
 aEx 32:11-14; Ezk 20:14, 22; 36:21, 22 bEzk 39:7
 aEx 19:1
 ILit does aEx 20:1-23:33 bLv 18:5; Ezk 20:13
 aEx 31:13, 17; Ezk 20:20
 ILit does IILit said aNu 14:11, 12, 22; Ezk 20:8 bLv 18:5 cIs 56:6; Ezk 20:21 dEx 32:10; Dt 9:8; Ezk 20:8, 21
 aNu 14:30; Ps 95:11; 106:26
 aEzk 11:21; 14:3-7; 20:8
 aJr 4:27; 5:18; Ezk 11:13
18 ¶ “I said° to their Iachildren° in the wilderness°, ‘bDo not walk° in the statutes° of your fathers° or keep° their ordinances° or defile° yourselves with their idols°. 19 aI am the LORD° your God°; bwalk° in My statutes° and keep° My ordinances° and Iobserve° them. 20 aSanctify° My sabbaths°; and they shall be a sign° between° Me and you, that you may know° that I am the LORD° your God°.’ 21 But the achildren° rebelled° against Me; they did not walk° in My statutes°, nor° were they careful° to observe° My ordinances°, by which°, [if] a man° observes° them, he will live°; they profaned° My sabbaths°. So I Iresolved° to pour° out My wrath° on them, to accomplish° My anger° against them in the wilderness°. 22 But I awithdrew° My hand° and acted° bfor the sake° of My name°, that it should not be profaned° in the sight° of the nations° in whose° sight° I had brought° them out. 23 Also° I swore°° to them in the wilderness° that I would ascatter° them among the nations° and disperse° them among the lands°, 24 because° they had not observed° My ordinances°, but had rejected° My statutes° and had profaned° My sabbaths°, and atheir eyes° were Ion the idols° of their fathers°. 25 I also° gave° them statutes° that were anot good° and ordinances° by which they could not live°; 26 and I pronounced° them aunclean° because of their gifts°, in that they bcaused all° Itheir firstborn° to pass° through° [the fire] so° that I might make° them desolate°, in order° that they might cknow° that I am the LORD°.”’
 ILit sons aNu 14:31; Dt 4:3-6 bZc 1:4
 ILit do aEx 6:7; 20:2 bDt 5:32, 33; 6:1, 2; 8:1, 2; 11:1; 12:1
 aJr 17:22
 ILit said aNu 21:5; 25:1-3
 aJb 13:21; Ps 78:38; Ezk 20:17 bIs 48:9-11; Jr 14:7, 21; Ezk 20:9, 14
 aLv 26:33; Dt 4:27; 28:64
 ILit after aEzk 6:9
 aPs 81:12; Is 66:4; Ro 1:21-25, 28
 ILit that which opens the womb aLv 18:21; 20:2-5; Is 63:17; Ezk 20:30; Ro 11:8 bJr 7:31; 19:4-9 cEzk 6:7; 20:12, 20
27 ¶ “Therefore°, son° of man°, aspeak° to the house° of Israel° and say° to them, ‘Thus° says° the Lord° GOD°, “Yet° in this° your fathers° have bblasphemed° Me by cacting° treacherously° against Me. 28 When I had abrought° them into the land° which° I swore°° to give° to them, then they saw° every° bhigh° hill° and every° leafy° tree°, and they offered° there° their sacrifices° and there° they presented° the provocation° of their offering°. There° also they made° their soothing° aroma° and there° they poured° out their drink° offerings°. 29 Then I said° to them, ‘What° is the high° place° to which° you go°?’ So its name° is called° IBamah° to this° day°.”’ 30 Therefore°, say° to the house° of Israel°, ‘Thus° says° the Lord° GOD°, “Will you defile° yourselves Iafter the manner° of your afathers° and play° the harlot° after° their detestable° things°? 31 IWhen you offer° your gifts°, when you acause your sons° to pass° through the fire°, you are defiling° yourselves with all° your idols° to this day°. And shall I be inquired° of by you, O house° of Israel°? As I live°,” declares° the Lord° GOD°, “I will not be inquired° of by you. 32 What acomes° Iinto your mind° will not come° about, when° you say°: ‘We will be like the nations°, like the tribes° of the lands°, bserving° wood° and stone°.’
 aEzk 2:7; 3:4, 11, 27 bNu 15:30; Ro 2:24 cEzk 18:24; 39:23, 26
 aJsh 23:3, 14; Ne 9:22-26; Ps 78:55; Jr 2:7 b1K 14:23; Ps 78:58; Is 57:5-7; Jr 3:6; Ezk 6:13
 IOr High Place
 ILit in the way of aJg 2:19; Jr 7:26; 16:12
 ILit In your lifting up aPs 106:37-39; Jr 7:31; Ezk 16:20; 20:26
 ILit upon your spirit aEzk 11:5 bJr 2:25; 44:17
God Will Restore Israel to Her Land
33 ¶ “As I live°,” declares° the Lord° GOD°, “surely°° with a mighty° hand° and with an aoutstretched° arm° and with wrath° poured° out, I shall be bking° over° you. 34 I will abring° you out from the peoples° and gather° you from the lands° where° you are scattered°, with a mighty° hand° and with an outstretched° arm° and with bwrath° poured° out; 35 and I will bring° you into the awilderness° of the peoples°, and there° I will enter° into judgment° with you face° to face°. 36 As I aentered° into judgment° with your fathers° in the bwilderness° of the land° of Egypt°, so° I will enter° into judgment° with you,” declares° the Lord° GOD°. 37 “I will make you apass° under° the rod°, and I will bring° you into the bond° of the covenant°; 38 and I will apurge° from you the rebels° and those who transgress° against Me; I will bring° them out of the land° where° they sojourn°, but they will bnot enter° the Iland° of Israel°. Thus you will know° that I am the LORD°.
 aJr 21:5 bJr 51:57
 aIs 27:12, 13; Ezk 20:38; 34:16 bJr 42:18; 44:6; Lm 2:4
 aEzk 19:13; 20:36; Ho 2:14
 aNu 11:1-35; Ps 106:15; Ezk 20:13, 21; 1Co 10:5-10 bDt 32:10
 aLv 27:32; Jr 33:13
 ILit ground or soil aEzk 34:17-22; Am 9:9, 10; Zc 13:8, 9; Mal 3:3; 4:1-3 bNu 14:29, 30; Ps 95:11; Ezk 13:9; 20:15, 16; He 4:3
39 ¶ “As for you, O house° of Israel°,” thus° says° the Lord° GOD°, “aGo°, serve° everyone° his idols°; Ibut later° you will surely°° listen° to Me, and My holy° name° you will bprofane° no° longer° with your gifts° and with your idols°. 40 For on My holy° mountain°, on the high° mountain° of Israel°,” declares° the Lord° GOD°, “there° the whole° house° of Israel°, aall° of them, will serve° Me in the land°; there° I will baccept° them and there° I will Iseek° your contributions° and the choicest° of your gifts°, with all° your holy° things°. 41 IAs a soothing° aroma° I will accept° you when I abring° you out from the peoples° and gather° you from the lands° where° you are scattered°; and I will prove° Myself bholy° among you in the sight° of the nations°. 42 And ayou will know° that I am the LORD°, bwhen I bring° you into the land° of Israel°, into the cland° which° I swore°° to give° to your forefathers°. 43 There° you will aremember° your ways° and all° your deeds° with which° you have defiled° yourselves; and you will bloathe° yourselves in your own Isight° for all° the evil° things° that you have done°. 44 Then ayou will know° that I am the LORD° when I have dealt° with you bfor My name’s° sake°, not according to your evil° ways° or according to your corrupt° deeds°, O house° of Israel°,” declares° the Lord° GOD°.’”
 IOr and afterwards, if you will not listen to Me, but aJr 44:25, 26 bIs 1:13-15; Ezk 23:38, 39; 43:7
 IOr require aIs 66:23; Ezk 37:22, 24 bIs 56:7; 60:7; Ezk 43:12, 27
 ILit With aIs 27:12, 13; Ezk 11:17; 28:25 bIs 5:16; Ezk 28:25; 36:23
 aEzk 36:23; 38:23 bEzk 11:17; 34:13; 36:24 cEzk 20:6, 15
 ILit faces aEzk 6:9; 16:61, 63; Ho 5:15 bJr 31:18; Ezk 36:31; Zc 12:10
 aEzk 24:24 bEzk 36:22
45 ¶ INow the word° of the LORD° came° to me, saying°, 46 “Son° of man°, set° your face° toward° ITeman°, and speak° out against° the asouth° and bprophesy° against° the cforest° IIland° of the Negev°, 47 and say° to the forest° of the Negev°, ‘Hear° the word° of the LORD°: thus° says° the Lord° GOD°, “Behold°, I am about to akindle° a fire° in you, and it will consume° every° Igreen° tree° in you, as well as every° dry° tree°; the blazing° flame° will not be quenched° and IIbthe whole° surface° from south° to north° will be burned° by it. 48 All° flesh° will see° that I, the LORD°, have kindled° it; it shall anot be quenched°.”’” 49 Then I said°, “Ah° Lord° GOD°! They are saying° of me, ‘Is he not [just] speaking° aparables°?’”
 ICh 21:1 in Heb
 IOr the South IILit of the field aJr 13:19; Ezk 21:4 bEzk 21:2; Am 7:16 cIs 30:6-11
 ILit moist IIOr all the faces aIs 9:18, 19; Jr 21:14 bIs 13:8
 aJr 7:20; 17:27
 aEzk 17:2; Mt 13:13; Jn 16:25
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God refuseth to be consulted by the elders of Israel.
1 ¶ And it came to pass² in the seventhº year,º in the fifthº [month], the tenthº [day] of the month,º [that] certain¹² of the eldersº² of Israelº cameºª to enquireºª² of the LORD,º and satºª beforeº me. 2 Then came² the wordº of the LORDº unto² me, saying,ºª 3 Sonº of man,º speakºª² unto the eldersº of Israel,º and sayºª unto² them, Thus² saithºª the Lordº GOD;º Are ye² comeºª to enquireºª of me? [As] I² live,º saithºª the Lordº GOD,º I will not² be enquiredºª of by you. 4 Wilt thou judgeºª them, sonº of man,º wilt thou judgeºª [them]? cause them to knowºª² the abominationsº of their fathers:º
 1K 14:2; 22:15; 2K 3:13; Is 29:13; 58:2; Jr 37:17; Ezk 1:2; 8:1; 14:1; 24:1; 26:1; 29:1, 17; 30:20; 31:1; 32:1; 33:30; 40:1; Mt 22:16; Lk 2:46; 8:35; 10:39; Ac 22:3.
 1S 28:6; Ps 50:15; Pv 15:8; 21:27; 28:9; Is 1:12, 15; Ezk 14:3, 7; 20:31; Mi 3:7; Mt 3:7; 15:8; Lk 3:7; Jn 4:24.
 Is 5:3; Jr 7:16; 11:14; 14:11; 15:1; Ezk 14:14, 20; 16:2; 22:2; 23:36, 45; Mt 23:29; Lk 11:47; 13:33; Ac 7:51; 1Co 6:2.
He sheweth the story of their rebellions in Egypt,
5 ¶ And sayºª unto² them, Thus² saithºª the Lordº GOD;º In the dayº when I choseºª Israel,º and lifted upºª mine handº unto the seedº of the houseº of Jacob,º and made myself knownºª unto them in the landº of Egypt,º when I lifted¹ª up² mine handº unto them, saying,ºª I² [am] the LORDº your God;º 6 In the dayº [that] I lifted upºª mine handº unto them, to bring them forthºª of the landº² of Egyptº into² a landº that² I had espiedºª for them, flowingºª with milkº and honey,º which² [is] the gloryº of all² lands:º 7 Then saidºª I unto² them, Cast ye awayºª every manº the abominationsº of his eyes,º and defile¹ª not yourselves²² with the idolsº of Egypt:º I² [am] the LORDº your God.º 8 But they rebelledºª against me, and wouldºª not² hearkenºª unto² me: they did not² every manº cast awayºª² the abominationsº of their eyes,º neither² did they forsakeºª the idolsº of Egypt:º then I said,ºª I will pour outºª my furyº upon² them, to accomplishºª my angerº against them in the midstº of the landº of Egypt.º 9 But I wroughtºª for my name's¹ sake,²² that it should not² be pollutedºª beforeº the heathen,º amongº whom² they² [were], in whose² sightº I made myself knownºª unto² them, in bringing them forthºª out of the landº² of Egypt.º
 Gn 14:22; Ex 3:6, 8, 16; 4:31; 6:6, 8; 19:4; 20:2; Dt 4:34, 37; 7:6; 11:2; 14:2; 32:40; Ps 33:12; 103:7; Is 41:8; 43:10; 44:1; Jr 33:24; Ezk 20:6, 15, 23; 35:11; 47:14; Mk 13:20; Rv 10:5.
 Gn 15:13; Ex 3:8, 17; 13:5; 14:1; 33:3; Lv 20:24; Nu 13:27; 14:8; Dt 6:3; 8:7; 11:9, 11; 26:9, 15; 27:3; 31:20; 32:8, 13; Jsh 5:6; Ps 48:2; Jr 11:5; 32:22; Ezk 20:5, 15, 23, 42; Dn 8:9; 11:16, 41; Zc 7:14.
 Ex 16:12; Lv 11:44; 17:7; 18:3; 20:7; Dt 29:16; Jsh 24:14; 2Ch 15:8; Is 2:20; 31:7; Ezk 6:9; 14:6; 18:6, 15, 31; 20:8, 19; 23:3, 8.
 Ex 32:4; Dt 9:7; Ne 9:26; Is 63:10; Ezk 5:13; 7:8; 20:7, 13, 21.
 Ex 32:12; Nu 14:13; Dt 9:28; 32:26; Jsh 2:10; 7:9; 9:9; 1S 4:8; 12:22; Ezk 20:14, 22; 36:21; 39:7.
in the wilderness,
10 ¶ Wherefore I caused them to go² forth¹ª out of the landº² of Egypt,º and broughtºª them into² the wilderness.º 11 And I gaveºª them² my statutes,º and shewedºª them my judgments,º which² [if] a manº do,ºª² he shall even live¹ª² in them. 12 Moreover also² I gaveºª them² my sabbaths,º to be² a signº between² me and them, that they might knowºª that² I² [am] the LORDº that sanctifyºª them. 13 But the houseº of Israelº rebelledºª against me in the wilderness:º they walkedºª not² in my statutes,º and they despisedºª my judgments,º which² [if] a manº do,ºª² he shall even live¹ª² in them; and my sabbathsº they greatlyº polluted:ºª then I said,ºª I would pour outºª my furyº upon² them in the wilderness,º to consumeºª them. 14 But I wroughtºª for my name's¹ sake,²² that it should not² be pollutedºª beforeº the heathen,º in whose² sightº I brought them out.ºª 15 Yet also² I² lifted upºª my handº unto them in the wilderness,º that I would not² bringºª them into² the landº which² I had givenºª [them], flowingºª with milkº and honey,º which² [is] the gloryº of all² lands;º 16 Because² they despisedºª my judgments,º and walkedºª not² in my statutes,º but pollutedºª my sabbaths:º for² their heartº wentºª afterº their idols.º 17 Nevertheless mine eyeº sparedºª² them from destroyingºª² them, neither² did I makeºª an endº of them in the wilderness.º 18 But I saidºª unto² their childrenº in the wilderness,º Walk¹ª² ye not² in the statutesº of your fathers,º neither² observeºª their judgments,º nor² defile¹ª yourselves² with their idols:º 19 I² [am] the LORDº your God;º walk¹ª² in my statutes,º and keepºª my judgments,º and doºª them; 20 And hallowºª my sabbaths;º and they shall be² a signº between² me and you, that ye may knowºª that² I² [am] the LORDº your God.º 21 Notwithstanding the childrenº rebelledºª against me: they walkedºª not² in my statutes,º neither² keptºª my judgmentsº to doºª them, which² [if] a manº do,ºª² he shall even live¹ª² in them; they pollutedºª² my sabbaths:º then I said,ºª I would pour outºª my furyº upon² them, to accomplishºª my angerº against them in the wilderness.º 22 Nevertheless I withdrewºª² mine hand,º and wroughtºª for my name's¹ sake,²² that it should not² be pollutedºª in the sightº of the heathen,º in whose² sightº I brought them forth.ºª² 23 I² lifted upºª² mine handº unto them also² in the wilderness,º that I would scatterºª them among the heathen,º and disperseºª them through the countries;º 24 Because² they had not² executedºª my judgments,º but had despisedºª my statutes,º and had pollutedºª my sabbaths,º and their eyesº were² afterº their fathers'º idols.º 25 Wherefore I² gaveºª them also² statutesº [that were] not² good,º and judgmentsº whereby they should not² live;ºª 26 And I pollutedºª them in their own gifts,º in that they caused to pass throughºª [the fire] all² that openethº the womb,º that² I might make them desolate,ºª to the end² that² they might knowºª that² I² [am] the LORD.º
 Ex 13:17; 14:17; 15:22; 20:2.
 Lv 18:5; Dt 4:8; 20:15; Ne 9:13; Ps 147:19; Ezk 20:13, 21; Lk 10:28; Ro 3:2; 10:5; Ga 3:12.
 Gn 2:3; Ex 16:29; 19:5; 20:8; 31:13; 35:2; Lv 20:8; 21:8, 15, 23; 23:3, 24, 32, 39; 25:4; Dt 5:12; Ne 9:14; Ezk 20:20; 37:28; Mk 2:27; Jn 17:17; Col 2:16; 1Th 5:23; Jde 1:1.
 Ex 16:27, 28; 32:8, 10; Lv 26:15, 43; Nu 14:11, 22, 29; 15:31; 16:20, 45; 26:25; Dt 9:8, 12; 31:27; 1S 8:8; 2S 12:9; Ne 9:16; Ps 78:40; 95:8; 106:13, 23; Pv 1:25; 13:13; Is 56:6; 63:10; Ezk 20:8, 11, 16, 21, 24; Am 2:4; 1Th 4:8; He 10:28.
 Ezk 20:9, 22; 36:22; Ep 1:6, 12.
 Nu 14:23; 26:64; Dt 1:34; Ps 95:11; 106:26; Ezk 20:6, 23; He 3:11, 18; 4:3.
 Ex 32:1; Nu 15:39; 25:2; Ezk 14:3; 20:8, 13; 23:8; Am 5:25; Ac 7:39.
 1S 24:10; Ne 9:19; Ps 78:37; Jr 4:27; 5:18; Ezk 7:2; 8:18; 9:10; 11:13; Na 1:8.
 Nu 14:32; 32:13; Dt 4:3; Ps 78:6; Jr 2:7; 3:9; Ezk 20:7; Zc 1:2; Lk 11:47; Ac 7:51; 1P 1:18.
 Ex 20:2; Dt 4:1; 5:1, 6, 32; 6:1; 7:4; 10:1; Ne 9:13; Ps 19:7; 81:9; 105:45; Jr 3:22; Ezk 11:20; 36:27; 37:24; Tit 2:11.
 Ex 20:11; 31:13; Ne 13:15; Is 58:13; Jr 17:22, 24, 27; Ezk 20:12; 44:24.
 Nu 21:5; 25:1; Dt 9:23; 31:27; 2Ch 34:21, 25; Ps 106:29; Lm 4:11; Ezk 7:8; 13:15; 20:8, 11, 13; 21:31; Dn 11:36; Ac 13:18; Rv 16:1.
 Jb 13:21; Ps 25:11; 78:38; 79:9; 115:1; Is 48:9; Jr 14:7, 21; Lm 2:8; Ezk 20:9, 14, 17, 22; Dn 9:17, 19.
 Lv 26:33; Dt 28:64; 32:26, 40; Ps 106:27; Jr 15:4; Ezk 20:15; Rv 10:5.
 Dt 4:19; Jb 31:26; Ezk 6:9; 18:6, 12, 15; 20:13, 16; Am 2:4.
 Dt 4:27; 28:36; Ps 81:12; Is 66:4; Ezk 14:9; 20:26, 39; Ro 1:21, 28; 2Th 2:9.
 Ex 13:12; Lv 18:21; 2K 17:17; 21:6; 2Ch 28:3; 33:6; Is 63:17; Jr 32:35; Ezk 6:7; 16:20; 20:31; Lk 2:23; Ro 11:7.
and in the land.
27 ¶ Therefore,² sonº of man,º speakºª unto² the houseº of Israel,º and sayºª unto² them, Thus² saithºª the Lordº GOD;º Yet² in this² your fathersº have blasphemedºª me, in that they have committedºª a trespassº against me. 28 [For] when I had broughtºª them into² the land,º [for] the which² I lifted upºª² mine handº to giveºª it to them, then they sawºª every² highºª hill,º and all² the thickº trees,º and they offeredºª there²² their sacrifices,º and there² they presentedºª the provocationº of their offering:º there² also they madeºª their sweetº savour,º and poured outºª there²² their drink offerings.º 29 Then I saidºª unto² them, What² [is] the high placeº whereunto²² ye² go?ºª And the nameº thereof is calledºª Bamahº unto² this² day.º 30 Wherefore² sayºª unto² the houseº of Israel,º Thus² saithºª the Lordº GOD;º Are ye² pollutedºª after the mannerº of your fathers?º and commit ye whoredomºª² afterº their abominations?º 31 For when ye offerºª your gifts,º when ye make your sonsº to pass² through¹ª the fire,º ye² pollute¹ª yourselves² with all² your idols,º even unto² this day:º and shall I² be enquired¹ª of² by you, O houseº of Israel?º [As] I² live,º saithºª the Lordº GOD,º I will not² be enquired¹ª of² by you. 32 And that which comethºª into² your mindº shall not² be at all,º that² ye² say,ºª We will beºª as the heathen,º as the familiesº of the countries,º to serveºª woodº and stone.º
 Ezk 2:7; 3:4, 11, 27; Ro 2:24; Rv 13:5.
 Gn 15:18; 26:3; Jsh 23:3, 14; Ne 9:22; Ps 78:55, 58; 105:8; Is 57:5; Jr 2:7; 3:6; Ezk 6:13; 16:19; 20:6, 15.
 Ezk 16:24, 31.
 Nu 32:14; Jg 2:19; Jr 7:26; 9:14; 16:12; Mt 23:32; Ac 7:51.
 Dt 18:10; 1S 28:5; 2K 3:13; Jb 27:8, 10; Ps 66:18; 106:37; Pv 1:27; 28:9; Is 1:15; Jr 7:31; 14:12; 19:5; Ezk 14:3; 20:3, 26; Zc 7:13; Mt 25:11; Jm 4:1.
 Dt 4:28; 28:36, 64; 29:17; 1S 8:5; Ps 139:2; Pv 19:21; Is 37:19; Jr 44:17, 29; Lm 3:37; Ezk 11:5; 38:10; Dn 5:4; Ro 12:2; Rv 9:20.
He promiseth to gather them by the Gospel.
33 ¶ [As] I² live,º saithºª the Lordº GOD,º surely²² with a mightyº hand,º and with a stretched outºª arm,º and with furyº poured out,ºª will I ruleºª over² you: 34 And I will bring you outºª² from² the people,º and will gatherºª you out of² the countriesº wherein² ye are scattered,ºª with a mightyº hand,º and with a stretched outºª arm,º and with furyº poured out.ºª 35 And I will bringºª you into² the wildernessº of the people,º and there² will I pleadºª with² you faceº to² face.º 36 Like as² I pleadedºª with² your fathersº in the wildernessº of the landº of Egypt,º so² will I pleadºª with² you, saithºª the Lordº GOD.º 37 And I will cause you to passºª under² the rod,º and I will bringºª you into the bondº of the covenant:º 38 And I will purge outºª from² among you the rebels,ºª and them that transgressºª against me: I will bring them forthºª² out of the countryº² where they sojourn,º and they shall not² enterºª into² the landº of Israel:º and ye shall knowºª that² I² [am] the LORD.º 39 As for you,² O houseº of Israel,º thus² saithºª the Lordº GOD;º Go¹ª² ye, serveºª ye every oneº his idols,º and hereafterº [also], if² ye will not² hearkenºª unto² me: but polluteºª ye my holyº nameº no² more² with your gifts,º and with your idols.º 40 For² in mine holyº mountain,º in the mountainº of the heightº of Israel,º saithºª the Lordº GOD,º there² shall all² the houseº of Israel,º all² of them in the land,º serveºª me: there² will I acceptºª them, and there² will I requireºª² your offerings,º and the firstfruitsº of your oblations,º with all² your holy things.º 41 I will acceptºª you with your sweetº savour,º when I bring you outºª² from² the people,º and gatherºª you out of² the countriesº wherein² ye have been scattered;ºª and I will be sanctifiedºª in you beforeº the heathen.º 42 And ye shall knowºª that² I² [am] the LORD,º when I shall bringºª you into² the landº of Israel,º into² the countryº [for] the which² I lifted up