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The City Will Not Be Spared
Today's Passage: Ezekiel 14:12-23
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Repeating Sentences or Themes in the Text
12. Then this message came to me from the LORD:
13. "Son of man, suppose the people of a country were to sin against me, and I lifted my fist to crush them, cutting off their food supply and sending a famine to destroy both people and animals.
14. Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, their righteousness would save no one but themselves, says the Sovereign LORD.
15. "Or suppose I were to send wild animals to invade the country, kill the people and make the land too desolate and dangerous to pass through.
16. As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, even if those three men were there, they wouldn't be able to save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved, but the land would be made desolate.
17. "Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals.
18. As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, even if those three men were there, they wouldn't be able to save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved.
19. "Or suppose I were to pour out my fury by sending an epidemic into the land, and the disease killed people and animals alike.
20. As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, they wouldn't be able to save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved by their righteousness.
21. "Now this is what the Sovereign LORD says: How terrible it will be when all four of these dreadful punishments fall upon Jerusalem — war, famine, wild animals, and disease — destroying all her people and animals.
22. Yet there will be survivors, and they will come here to join you as exiles in Babylon. You will see with your own eyes how wicked they are, and then you will feel better about what I have done to Jerusalem.
23. When you meet them and see their behavior, you will understand that these things are not being done to Israel without cause. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"
Ezekiel 14:12-23 NLT
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