Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 7 of 48 (27 verses.)

Ezekiel 7Wrench

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EzekiEl Foresees Israel's Devastation
1 Yah's Word [Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡,] the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
2 Punishment [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adamโ€™, [I] Adonai YHVH proclaim to the land of Israel, โ€˜The end has come! [Israel's domination] of the four corners of the [Promised] Land is over.
3 Judgment Finally the end comes upon you [hypocrites]. I hurl my fire-breathing-fury on you. I judge you exactly as your ways [deserve]. I boomerang all your abominations upon you.
4 Punishment My eye never overlooks you [criminals]. I don't spare you [the results of your misdeeds]. I boomerang [the consequences of] your life-paths upon you. Your disgusting practices flood you [with disaster]. Then you grasp that I am YHVH {The-Omni-Temporal-Creator}.โ€™โ€
5 Punishment Adonai YHVH warns, โ€œLook, ๐Ÿ˜‡! An ruinous, unprecedented disaster comesโ€ฆ
6 Death [The] end approaches! [Death] arrives! It's watching you. Look out โ€” it's here!
7 Judgment The dawn-of-doom crowns on you land-crawlers. The time arrives. The day of trouble looms. Panic, not joy, echoes across [your] mountains!
8 Judgment Any moment now I come to pour out my fury upon you [deceivers]. I spend my rage upon you. I judge your every action. I repay you for all your abominations!
9 Punishment My eye won't spare. I won't go soft. I repay you as your ways deserve, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I throw your abominations back into your laps! Finally you perceive that I, YHVH, strike [the blow]!
10 Punishment Behold the day [of disaster, ๐Ÿ˜‡]! Watch out! It's here! Its dawn rages forth! The rod [of punishment] blossoms. [Your human] pride climaxes.
11 Violence [Human] violence towers up, [forming] the rod I [use to punish human] wickedness, ๐Ÿ˜‡. No [violent, wicked people] end up alive. Their whole crowd, their [loved ones and friends, all rot]. No one bewails the [criminals' deaths].
YAH Condemns The System Of Commerce You Use
12 Judgment The time has come, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Judgment] day arrives, ending the buyers' rejoicing [over finding bargains] and the sellers' regret [over losing money]. Fire-rage descends [to devour] the whole [commercial] crowd!
13 Greed No seller survives to return to his merchandising. The [destruction you now] foresee [smashes] the entire [commercial] horde. They vanish from existence forever, never to return, because [they lived] morally-weak lives, [too sick-spirited to] repent of their evil.
Peterson: โ€œThe bottom drops out of buying and selling. It will never be the same again. But don't fantasize an upturn in the market. The country is bankrupt because of its sins. It's not going to get any better.โ€
14 Punishment [Intelligence officers] blow the trumpet. They scramble to ready [the populace and their armies for attack]. But no one gets to the battle, ๐Ÿ˜‡. My fire-rage rains down on the whole [commercial] horde.
15 Punishment The sword [devours all soldiers] outside [the city-gates]. Pestilence and famine [devour the cowering citizens] inside, ๐Ÿ˜‡. All [the sinners] in the country die by the sword. Starvation and infection eat everyone in the city.
16 Punishment The [few commercialists] who escape [the war] flee to the crags like fire-fleeing valley-doves, ๐Ÿ˜‡, all mourning the evil [they've done].
17 Fear All hands come to [shake,] feeble, ๐Ÿ˜‡. All knees [knock,] weak as water.
18 Punishment So [the surviving commercialists] wrap themselves in sackcloth, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Horror covers them. Shame floods all faces. Baldness defaces the [hypocrites'] heads.โ€
19 Greed *The [bankers] cast their silver into the streets. Their gold becomes as abhorrent to them as infectious waste. Their money and bling fail to save them in the day YAH's fire-rage [hits the earth]. [Their riches] cease to satisfy their lives or even fill their bellies. [They trip over] the stumbling-block of wealth. They fall to ruin.
20 Idolatry *The [pagans] set their finest jewels in majestic, artistic yet spiritually-abhorrent idol-images representing ruinous [demon-gods]. So I dump [their treasures] into the [sewer's] filth.
21 War I pass [the backsliders' bling] into the hands of foreigners as war-booty. The earth's wicked [robbers] seize [Judeo-Christian gold] as spoil. [Marauders] defile [Israel's treasures].
22 War My face turns away from the [hypocrites. Attackers] desecrate my secret place. Thieves invade [my temple]. They pollute it.
23 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion [Babylon,] make your chain[s]. For the [promised] land brims full of bloody crimes. The [once-holy] city spills over with violence.
24 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion So I summon the worst of the beast-nations. They come to possess [Israel's] houses. I stop the pomp of [your] strongmen. The [fakers'] holy places come to lie defiled.
25 Punishment [Bone] snapping-horror comes. The [criminals] seek peace. But they find none, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
26 Spiritual Blindness Woe piles upon calamity, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Reports [of war] follow rumors [of disaster]. So the [hypocrites] finally seek visions from prophets. But law [flies] away from the [corrupt] priests' [hands]. Counsel [vanishes from] the elders' [minds].
27 Judgment The [evil] king mourns. [His] prince hangs draped in despair. All countrymen's hands shake [in terror]. I treat them as their lives' merit. I judge them as they deserve, ๐Ÿ˜‡. At last they grasp that I am YHVH {The-Sole-Eternal-omniscient-omni-present-power}.โ€
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