Bible: Ezekiel 9:4-7

9:4 The Lord said to him, “Go through the city of Jerusalem 1  and put a mark 2  on the foreheads of the people who moan and groan over all the abominations practiced in it.”

9:5 While I listened, he said to the others, 3 Go through the city after him and strike people down; do no let your eye pity nor spare 4  anyone! 9:6 Old men, young men, young women, little children, and women – wipe them out! But do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary!” So they began with the elders who were at the front of the temple.

9:7 He said to them, “Defile the temple and fill the courtyards with corpses. Go!” So they went out and struck people down throughout the city.

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