Bible: Ezekiel 33:23-29

33:23 The word of the Lord came to me: 33:24 Son of man, the ones living in these ruins in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land, but we are many; surely the land has been given to us for a possession.’ 1  33:25 Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: You eat the meat with the blood still in it, 2  pray to 3  your idols, and shed blood. Do you really think you will possess 4  the land? 33:26 You rely 5  on your swords and commit abominable deeds; each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife. Will you possess the land?’

33:27This is what you must say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: As surely as I live, those living in the ruins will die 6  by the sword, those in the open field I will give to the wild beasts for food, and those who are in the strongholds and caves will die of disease. 33:28 I will turn the land into a desolate ruin; her confident pride will come to an end. The mountains of Israel will be so desolate no one will pass through them. 33:29 Then they will know that I am the Lord when I turn the land into a desolate ruin because of all the abominable deeds they have committed.’ 7 

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