Ezekiel 22
American Standard Version
The Sins of Jerusalem

1Moreover the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, 2And thou, son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? then cause her to know all her abominations. 3And thou shalt say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: A city that sheddeth blood in the midst of her, that her time may come, and that maketh idols against herself to defile her! 4Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed, and art defiled in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the nations, and a mocking to all the countries. 5Those that are near, and those that are far from thee, shall mock thee, thou infamous one and full of tumult.

6Behold, the princes of Israel, every one according to his power, have been in thee to shed blood. 7In thee have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the sojourner; in thee have they wronged the fatherless and the widow. 8Thou hast despised my holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths. 9Slanderous men have been in thee to shed blood; and in thee they have eaten upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they have committed lewdness. 10In thee have they uncovered their fathers nakedness; in thee have they humbled her that was unclean in her impurity. 11And one hath committed abomination with his neighbor's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter. 12In thee have they taken bribes to shed blood; thou hast taken interest and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by oppression, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

13Behold, therefore, I have smitten my hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. 14Can thy heart endure, or can thy hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I, Jehovah, have spoken it, and will do it. 15And I will scatter thee among the nations, and disperse thee through the countries; and I will consume thy filthiness out of thee. 16And thou shalt be profaned in thyself, in the sight of the nations; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah.

The Refining Furnace

17And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, 18Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross unto me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver. 19Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because ye are all become dross, therefore, behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20As they gather silver and brass and iron and lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my wrath, and I will lay you there, and melt you. 21Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you with the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof. 22As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I, Jehovah, have poured out my wrath upon you.

The Sins of Prophets, Priests, Princes

23And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, 24Son of man, say unto her, Thou art a land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. 25There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey: they have devoured souls; they take treasure and precious things; they have made her widows many in the midst thereof. 26Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 27Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, that they may get dishonest gain. 28And her prophets have daubed for them with untempered mortar , seeing false visions, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah, when Jehovah hath not spoken. 29The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery; yea, they have vexed the poor and needy, and have oppressed the sojourner wrongfully. 30And I sought for a man among them, that should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. 31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I brought upon their heads, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem, and the dispersion of the Jews in consequence
17. God will burn them as dross in his furnace
23. The general corruption of prophets, priests, princes, and the people
Ezekiel 1: Ezekiel's Prophecy at Kebar

Ezekiel 2: Ezekiel's Call

Ezekiel 3: Ezekiel Eats the Scroll

Ezekiel 4: The Siege of Jerusalem Predicted

Ezekiel 5: Judgment Against Jerusalem

Ezekiel 6: Judgment Against Idolatry

Ezekiel 7: The Hour of Doom

Ezekiel 8: Vision of Idolatry in the Temple

Ezekiel 9: Slaughter of the Idolaters

Ezekiel 10: God's Glory Exits the Temple

Ezekiel 11: Evil in High Places

Ezekiel 12: Signs of the Coming Captivity

Ezekiel 13: The Reproof of False Prophets

Ezekiel 14: Idolatrous Elders Condemned

Ezekiel 15: Jerusalem the Useless Vine

Ezekiel 16: Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness

Ezekiel 17: The Parable of Two Eagles and a Vine

Ezekiel 18: An Old Proverb About Israel

Ezekiel 19: Kingly Power Abused

Ezekiel 20: Rebellion in Egypt

Ezekiel 21: The Parable of the Lord's Sword

Ezekiel 22: The Sins of Jerusalem

Ezekiel 23: The Adultery of Oholah and Aholibah

Ezekiel 24: The Parable of the Cooking Pot

Ezekiel 25: A Prophecy Against Ammon

Ezekiel 26: A Prophecy Against Tyre

Ezekiel 27: A Lament for Tyre

Ezekiel 28: Prophecy Against the King of Tyre

Ezekiel 29: Judgment Against Pharaoh

Ezekiel 30: A Lament for Egypt

Ezekiel 31: Egypt Will Fall Like Assyria

Ezekiel 32: A Lament for Pharaoh King of Egypt

Ezekiel 33: Ezekiel as Israel's Watchman

Ezekiel 34: Prophecy Against Israel's Shepherds

Ezekiel 35: Prophecy Against Mount Seir

Ezekiel 36: Prophecy to the Mountains of Israel

Ezekiel 37: The Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel 38: Prophecy Against Gog

Ezekiel 39: The Slaughter of Gog's Armies

Ezekiel 40: The Man with a Measuring Rod

Ezekiel 41: The Inner Temple

Ezekiel 42: Chambers for the Priests

Ezekiel 43: The Lord's Glory Returns to the Temple

Ezekiel 44: East Gate Assigned to the Prince

Ezekiel 45: Consecration of the Land

Ezekiel 46: The Prince's Offerings

Ezekiel 47: Waters From Under the Temple

Ezekiel 48: The Portion for the Tribes

Ezekiel 21
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