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Old Testament / Ezekiel / Chapter 22

21 I shall collect you and blow up the fire of my rage for you and have you melted down inside the city.
22 As silver is melted in the melting-pot, so you will be melted down inside the city, and you will know that I, Yahweh, have vented my fury on you."
23 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
24 'Son of man, say to her, "You are a land that has not received rain or shower on the day of anger.
24 'Son of man, say to her, "You are a land that has not received rain or shower on the day of anger.
25 In you, the princes are like a roaring lion tearing its prey. They have eaten the people, seized wealth and jewels and widowed many inside her.
26 Her priests have violated my law and desecrated my sanctuary; they have made no distinction between sacred and profane, they have not taught people the difference between clean and unclean; they have turned their eyes away from my Sabbaths and I have been dishonoured by them.
27 In her the leaders are wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood and killing people to steal their possessions.
28 Her prophets have plastered these things over with their empty visions and lying prophecies, saying: Yahweh says this, although Yahweh has not spoken.
29 The people of the country have taken to extortion and banditry; they have oppressed the poor and needy and ill-treated the settler in a way that is unjustifiable.
30 I have been looking for someone among them to build a barricade and oppose me in the breach, to defend the country and prevent me from destroying it; but I have found no one.
31 Hence I have vented my fury on them; I have put an end to them in the fire of my rage. I have made their conduct recoil on their own heads -- declares the Lord Yahweh."
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