|Idolatrous Elders Condemned
14:1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
14:2 And the word of Yehuveh came unto me, saying,
14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
14:4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I Yehuveh will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
14:5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
14:6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
14:7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I Yehuveh will answer him by myself:
14:8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am Yehuveh.
14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I Yehuveh have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
14:10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;
14:11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their Elohim, saith Yehuveh Elohim.
Commentary on 14:1-11 [16 September 2007]: Th
Commentary on 14:8 [16 September 2007]: Regarding the expression “shall know that I am Yehuveh” see notes on Ezekiel 6:10.
Originally Written: 16 September 2007
Latest Update: 16 September 2007
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