Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 22 of 48 (31 verses.)

Ezekiel 22Wrench

Zeke Condemns The Filthy Sin Of Your Nation
1 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, YHVH's word comes [alive in] me.
2 Political Evil [YAH] says, โ€œNow, you โ€˜son of Adamโ€™, are you ready to pronounce [the death] sentence on this bloody city? Then go expose all her abominations [before] her [eyes].
We are not to judge. But we are to pronounce the verdict of the judge.
3 Usurpance / Abuse Of Authority Announce, โ€˜Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€œ ๐Ÿ˜‡, [your] city sheds blood [not just at its lunatic fringe, but] at its core. [Your leaders] speed [your society's] doom! [Your city] makes idols that defile her.
4 Political Evil โญโญโญ You [Jerusalem] grow increasingly guilty. [You wallow] in the blood you keep shedding. You keep defiling yourself by making and [worshipping] your demon-idols. You bait your [death] day to draw near. You've reached the end of your years. So I've made your [name] an insult to the beast-nations. Every country [on earth] mocks you.
Certainly true of Washington and Los Angeles.
5 Political Evil Countries nearby and countries far away taunt your cursed infamy.
6 Usurpance / Abuse Of Authority Look, ๐Ÿ˜‡: every leader in Israel comes to [Jerusalem] to [amass] power to shed [innocent] blood!
7 Political Evil โญโญโญ In you, [Jerusalem,] leaders usurp [parental powers from] fathers and mothers. Right at your core [of political power, leaders] oppress and defraud foreigners. In you, [Jerusalem, your leaders] harass fatherless [orphans] and widows.
8 Rest You [Judeo-Christians] continually despise my holy [treasures]. You profane my sabbaths.
9 Political Evil โญโญโญ In you, [Jerusalem,] dwell men who testify falsely so they can spill [innocent peoples'] blood. In you, [occultists] gobble [pigs] on hilltop-shrines. At your city-core [your leaders and people] wallow in perverse crimes.
10 Incest โญโญโญ In you, [Jerusalem, fake Jews] strip their father[s] naked. In you, perverts ravage women sequestered during their [menstruation].
11 Incest โญโญโญ [Every hour I see] one [of your citizens] commit disgusting [perversions] with his neighbor's wife, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Another lewdly defiles his daughter-in-law. Another of you humbles his sister, his father's daughter!
12 Debt โญโญโญ In you (Jerusalem) [leaders] take bribes to shed blood. You take [interest,] both predatory interest [that fatally stings poor people], and smaller interest charges [that debase your currency]. You amass greedy gain from your neighbors by extortion. You've forgotten me,โ€™ rules Adonai YHVH.
13 Greed Look out! I'm striking my hand [down on] the dishonest gain[s] you've made. I'm [avenging] the blood that you [as a political mass keep] shedding.
Most of the time, murder is committed through corporate political means. You may have much more blood on your hands than you realize.
14 Punishment โญโญโญ Can your heart endure, can your hands stay strong, in the days I'm dealing to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡? I YHVH foretell and actualize your future.
15 Punishment โญโญโญ I come to scatter you [hypocrites] among the beast-nations. I disperse you into [earth's] countries, to burn your filthiness out of you.
16 Punishment You inherit [not riches but] wounds, while the beast-nations watch [and laugh]. Then you grasp that I am YHVH, [the Almighty who speaks your future].โ€
YAH Says Israel Is Like Impurity In Silver
17 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
18 Corruption โญโญโญ [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ the house of Israel has become dross to me. [No longer valuable] silver, they're just base brass, tin, iron and lead. [They] clog up my furnace.โ€™
19 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญ So Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€˜You've all devolved into trash-metal. So I'm heaping you into [a recycle bin] in the middle of Jerusalem.
20 Hell (Annihilation) โญโญโญโญ Just like scavengers gather silver, brass, iron, lead and tin into the middle of a furnace, to bellow fire on it, to melt it, I gather you [infidels] in my anger. I leave you [screaming] in my fury until you melt.
Or, โ€˜I blow my fury on you 'til you melt.โ€™
21 Hell (Annihilation) โญโญโญ [That's] right. I come to gather you [Israeli infidels]. I blow on you in the fire of my rage. You melt right in the middle of [your burning town].
22 Punishment โญโญโญ Like silver melts in the center of a [hot] furnace, you liquefy in the middle of [your city]. Then you grasp that I, YHVH, poured out my fury upon you.โ€™โ€
YAH Exposes The Conspiracy Of False Preachers
23 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
24 Punishment โญโญโญ [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ say to [your nation], โ€˜One day [soon] I come to brighten your dull and dirty [drought-stricken] country. I rain [fire] from my mouth [onto your cities].
25 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญโญ There is a conspiracy of [false] prophets at [your society's] core. Like roaring lion[s], [your religious leaders] rip their prey, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They keep devouring souls. They steal [holy] treasures and [other] valuables. They make many citizens into widows.
26 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญโญ [Your city's] priests [and pastors] keep violating my law and profaning my holy [treasures, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. They never acknowledge distinctions between sacred and profane. They never show [people] the difference between clean and unclean [foods and practices]. They hide their eyes from my Sabbaths. So blasphemy against me flows [out from them to the general population].
A perfectly biting and accurate condemnation of โ€˜Christianโ€™ culture.
27 Usurpance / Abuse Of Authority โญโญโญ At the core [of your city, ๐Ÿ˜‡,] her leaders [prowl,] wolves tearing prey. They shed [innocent] blood. [They] destroy souls. [They] grab dishonest gain.
28 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญโญ [ ๐Ÿ˜‡, your city's] preachers daub its [murderous politicos] with whitewash. [The preachers] see ruinous [false visions]. [They] divine lies for [bigwigs. The priests] say, โ€˜Adonai YHVH says [go right ahead and kill people for money].โ€™ [But] YHVH never speaks to [those religionist fakers].
29 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion โญโญโญโญ ๐Ÿ˜‡, the mortals of [your Judeo-Christian] land cruelly violate, flay, rob [and plunder innocent people]! [The rogues commit] outrages against poor and needy [saints. The bigots] unlawfully crush foreigners.
30 Usurpance / Abuse Of Authority โญโญโญ I search for a man among [your nation] who can rebuild the guard-wall, ๐Ÿ˜‡, to stand in the breaches [in your spiritual defenses], to keep me from destroying [your nation]. But I find zero [honest leaders].
Recall the last election in the worldly nation around you. Zero leaders.
31 Punishment โญโญโญ So I, Adonai YHVH, pour out my mouth-frothing [fury] upon [your nation, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. I devour the [villains] with the fire of my rage. I repay [their crimes] upon their heads.โ€