Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 5 of 48 (17 verses.)

Ezekiel 5Wrench

YAH Tells Zeke To Build & Burn A Mock-City
1 Communication [YAH continues,] โ€œAnd you, son of Adam, take a sharp knife and a barber's razor. Run them over your head and your beard. Then weigh [the cut hair] on a scale. Divide it into [3 parts].
2 Art Then, to [symbolize] the coming siege, [place] 1/3 [of your hair] in the middle of your [model] city. Burn it with fire. Then take another 3rd [of your cut hair]. Stab it with a knife in various parts of the [model city]. Scatter the remaining 3rd part [of your hair] to the wind. [Thus warn the Israeli hypocrites that] I'm [about to] draw out a โ€˜swordโ€™ and [chase them to the ends of the earth].
More prophetic performance art.
3 Redemption But [to symbolize the โ€˜remnantโ€™ people whom I'll save from war,] save a few [hair strands]. Tie them up in your clothes.
4 Giving Up / Falling Away / Backsliding Then, later, take some of the โ€˜savedโ€™ hair-locks. Throw them into the middle of a fire. Burn them up, to symbolize that even [โ€˜savedโ€™ people can backslide to] engulf the whole family of Israel in fire.โ€
Saved is as saved does.
5 Missions/Outreach Adonai YHVH explains, โ€œ[Your model symbolizes] Jerusalem. I've set [Jerusalem] in the middle of the nations and countries [of the earth].
This answers the question of why the Hebrew scriptures are more valuable than the writings of all the world's religions put together. Jerusalem is truly the crossroads of the entire globe. It's earth's ideal broadcasting HQ. From Israel, the Creator published His Laws to the entire planet. Not merely recently, but thousands of years ago the Hebrew scriptures traveled to China and the Americas. So the entire world is without excuse for ignoring YAH's principles of Law.
YAH Condemns All Religious Hypocrites
6 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *[Jerusalem] consistently perverts my judgments into wickedness more than the [goyim-cattle] nations. [Judea violates] my statutes more than do the countries surrounding her. [The Jews constantly] refuse my judgments and my axioms. [The Jews] have never [fully] walked in [my Law].โ€
7 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *So Adonai YHVH announces, โ€œYou [Israelites] multiply more [crime] than do the pig-peoples surrounding you. You've [consistently] failed to walk in my statutes. You [continuously neglect to] guard my judgments. You fail even to meet the [laughable level of] justice of the cattle-nations around you.โ€
A common accusation against today's โ€˜State Of Israelโ€™.
8 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion So Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€œLook: I stand against you [fakers]. I [descend to] execute judgments among you. The beast-nations [survive to] watch [you die].
9 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Because of your abominable [disgusting sins], I [continue to] wreak [punishments on you Israelis] that I've never [inflicted on anyone] before, and will never [inflict on anyone] again.
10 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *So the parents among you come to eat [their] sons in the middle of your [refugee camps]. [Similarly, some of your] children end up eating their parents. I [descend to] execute [death] sentences in your [towns]. I scatter every survivor among you into all [earth's] winds.
11 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion So, as I live,โ€ Adonai YHVH continues, โ€œfor sure, because you've defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable [junk], and with all your abominations, I soon scrape you [off the earth like fungus]. My eye doesn't spare [you]. I turn off all my pity [for you].
12 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *One 3rd of you soon die from pestilence, or become consumed by famine [before your eyes]. A 3rd fall by the sword [of the nations] surrounding you. I scatter [the remaining] 3rd into all the winds. Then I draw out a sword after the [survivors].
13 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Thus my anger fulfills its [purpose], when I make my fury rest on [you criminals]. Then I [relax,] comforted. After I completely [rain] my rage on [you, the world] comes to know that I, YHVH, predicted [your destruction] in my zeal.
14 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion There's more! I end up making you [hypocrites a] waste [product,] a sad joke told by the nations surrounding you, [a shameful grotesque vomit-inducer] in the eyes of all who pass by [and see your disgusting putrefaction].
15 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *So, when I execute judgments on you [jerks], my chemical-burning correction makes your [name] a [curse word], a taunt, a stunning cautionary-warning to the cattle-nations surrounding you. I YHVH speak [your future, liars].
16 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *When I rain on [you villains] the evil arrows of destructive starvation, I shoot to kill you. I worsen your hunger. [I] crush your [emergency rations] of food.
17 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion So I hurl famine and evil beasts on you [hypocrites]. [Cataclysms] bereave you. Pestilence and blood swarm to flood through you. I bring the sword [down] on you. I YHVH speak [your future, phony โ€˜believersโ€™].โ€