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11:1 Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of Yahweh`s house, which looks eastward: and see, at the door of the gate twenty-five men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
11:2 He said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity, and who give wicked counsel in this city;
11:3 who say, [The time] is not near to build houses: this [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh.
11:4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man.
11:5 The Spirit of Yahweh fell on me, and he said to me, Speak, Thus says Yahweh: Thus have you said, house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind.
11:6 You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled the streets of it with the slain.
11:7 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this [city] is the caldron; but you shall be brought forth out of the midst of it.
11:8 You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword on you, says the Lord Yahweh.
11:9 I will bring you forth out of the midst of it, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
11:10 You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
11:11 This [city] shall not be your caldron, neither shall you be the flesh in the midst of it; I will judge you in the border of Israel;
11:12 and you shall know that I am Yahweh: for you have not walked in my statutes, neither have you executed my ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the nations that are round about you.
11:13 It happened, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down on my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
11:14 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
11:15 Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, the men of your relatives, and all the house of Israel, all of them, [are they] to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from Yahweh; to us is this land given for a possession.
11:16 Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Whereas I have removed them far off among the nations, and whereas I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them a sanctuary for a little while in the countries where they are come.
11:17 Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will gather you from the peoples, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
11:20 that they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
11:25 Then I spoke to them of the captivity all the things that Yahweh had showed me.