1 Et elevavit me spiritus et duxit me ad portam domus Domini orientalem, quae respicit solis ortum; et ecce in introitu portae viginti quinque viri, et vidi in medio eorum Iezoniam filium Azur et Pheltiam filium Banaiae, principes populi.
2 Dixitque ad me: "Fili hominis, hi sunt viri, qui cogitant iniquitatem et tractant consilium pessimum in urbe ista
3 dicentes: "Nonne dudum aedificatae sunt domus? Haec est lebes, nos autem carnes".
4 Idcirco vaticinare de eis; vaticinare, fili hominis".
5 Et irruit in me spiritus Domini et dixit ad me: "Loquere. Haec dicit Dominus: Sic locuti estis, domus Israel, et cogitationes cordis vestri ego novi.
6 Plurimos occidistis in urbe hac et implestis vias eius interfectis.
7 Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus: Interfecti vestri, quos posuistis in medio eius, hi sunt carnes, et haec est lebes, et educam vos de medio eius.
8 Gladium metuitis, et gladium inducam super vos, ait Dominus Deus.
9 Et eiciam vos de medio eius daboque vos in manu hostium et faciam in vobis iudicia.
10 Gladio cadetis, in finibus Israel iudicabo vos, et scietis quia ego Dominus.
11 Haec non erit vobis in lebetem, et vos non eritis in medio eius in carnes: in finibus Israel iudicabo vos;
12 et scietis quia ego Dominus, qui in praeceptis meis non ambulastis et iudicia mea non fecistis, sed iuxta iudicia gentium, quae in circuitu vestro sunt, estis operati".
13 Et factum est cum prophetarem, Pheltias filius Banaiae mortuus est; et cecidi in faciem meam, clamans voce magna, et dixi: "Heu, Domine Deus, consummationem tu facis reliquiarum Israel!".
14 Et factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens:
15 "Fili hominis, fratres tui, fratres tui, viri propinqui tui et omnis domus Israel, universi, quibus dixerunt habitatores Ierusalem: "Longe sunt a Domino; nobis data est terra in possessionem".
16 Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus: Quia longe feci eos in gentibus et quia dispersi eos in terris, ero eis in sanctificationem modicam in terris, ad quas venerunt.
17 Propterea loquere: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Congregabo vos de populis et adunabo de terris, in quibus dispersi estis, daboque vobis humum Israel.
18 Et ingredientur illuc et auferent omnes offensiones cunctasque abominationes eius de illa.
19 Et dabo eis cor aliud et spiritum novum tribuam in visceribus eorum; et auferam cor lapideum de carne eorum et dabo eis cor carneum,
20 ut in praeceptis meis ambulent et iudicia mea custodiant faciantque ea et sint mihi in populum, et ego sim eis in Deum.
21 Quorum cor post offendicula et abominationes suas ambulat, horum viam in capite suo ponam", dicit Dominus Deus.
22 Et elevaverunt cherubim alas suas, et rotae cum eis, et gloria Dei Israel erat super eos;
23 et ascendit gloria Domini de medio civitatis stetitque super montem, qui est ad orientem urbis.
24 Et spiritus levavit me adduxitque in Chaldaeam ad transmigrationem in visione in spiritu Dei; et sublata est a me visio, quam videram.
25 Et locutus sum ad transmigrationem omnia verba Domini, quae ostenderat mihi.
King James Version
1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD'S house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
3 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.
4 ¶ Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain.
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.
8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:
12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.
13 ¶ And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
14 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
22 ¶ Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
24 ¶ Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had shewed me.