Neviim Akharonim

Yechezk’el / יחזקאל

Ezekiel Chapter 13

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Lying Neviim Condemned

13:1 And Dvar YHWH (יהוה) came unto me, saying:

13:2 Ben Adam, prophesy against the Neviim of Yisrael that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Shema ye Dvar YHWH (יהוה);

13:3 Thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה):

Woe unto the foolish Neviim, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

13:4 O Yisrael, thy Neviim are like the foxes in the deserts.

13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the Beit Yisrael to stand in the battle in the Yom YHWH (יהוה).

13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, YHWH (יהוה) saith: and YHWH (יהוה) hath not sent them: and they have made [others] to hope that they would confirm the word.

13:7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, YHWH (יהוה) saith [it]; albeit I have not spoken?

13:8 Therefore thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה):

Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, Hinnei, I am against you, saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).

13:9 And My hand shall be upon the Neviim that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of My people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the Beit Yisrael, neither shall they enter into the Eretz Yisrael; and ye shall know that Ani Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).

13:10 Because, even because they have seduced My people, saying:

Shalom; and [there was] no Shalom; and one built up a wall, and, Hinnei, others daubed it with untempered [morter]:

13:11 Say unto them which plaster [it] over with untempered [morter], that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend [it].

13:12 Hinnei, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where [is] the plastering wherewith ye have plastered [it]?

13:13 Therefore thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה); I will even rend [it] with a stormy wind in My fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in My anger, and great hailstones in [my] fury to consume [it].

13:14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered [morter], and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that Ani YHWH (יהוה).

13:15 Thus will I accomplish My wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered [morter], and will say unto you, The wall [is] no [more], neither they that daubed it;

13:16 [To wit], the Neviim of Yisrael which prophesy concerning Yerushalayim, and which see visions of Shalom for her, and [there is] no Shalom, saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).

13:17 Likewise, thou Ben Adam, set thy face against the banot thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,

13:18 And say, Thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה);

Woe to the [women] that sew pillows to all armholes, and make mispachot (amulets) upon the head of every stature to hunt nefashot! Will ye hunt the nefashot of My people, and will ye save the nefashot alive [that come] unto you?

13:19 And will ye pollute me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of lechem, to slay the nefashot that should not die, and to save the nefashot alive that should not live, by your lying to My people that hear [your] lies?

13:20 Wherefore thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה); Hinnei, Ani against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the nefashot to make [them] fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the nefashot go, [even] the nefashot that ye hunt to make [them] fly.

13:21 Your mispachot (amulets) also will I tear, and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that Ani YHWH (יהוה).

13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the tzaddik sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:

13:23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver My people out of your hand: and ye shall know that Ani YHWH (יהוה).


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