|The Sins of Israel
22:1 Moreover the word of Yehuveh came unto me, saying,
22:2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
22:3 Then say thou, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
22:4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.
22:5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
22:6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
22:7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
22:8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.
22:9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.
22:10 In thee have they discovered their fathersí nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
22:11 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbourís wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his fatherís daughter.
22:12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith Yehuveh Elohim.
22:13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
22:14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I Yehuveh have spoken it, and will do it.
22:15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
22:16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am Yehuveh.
Commentary on 22:1-16 [16 September 2007]: Th
Originally Written: 16 September 2007
Latest Update: 16 September 2007
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