Ezekiel 7

The Day of the Wrath of the Lord

1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 "And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel:
a 'An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.
3 Now the end has come upon you,
And I will send My anger against you;
I will judge you b according to your ways,
And I will repay you for all your abominations.
4 c My eye will not spare you,
Nor will I have pity;
But I will repay your ways,
And your abominations will be in your midst;
d Then you shall know that I am the LORD!'

5 "Thus says the Lord GOD:
'A disaster, a singular e disaster;
Behold, it has come!
6 An end has come,
The end has come;
It has dawned for you;
Behold, it has come!
7 f Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land;
g The time has come,
A day of trouble is near,
And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
8 Now upon you I will soon h pour out My fury,
And spend My anger upon you;
I will judge you according to your ways,
And I will repay you for all your abominations.
9 'My eye will not spare,
Nor will I have pity;
I will 1 repay you according to your ways,
And your abominations will be in your midst.
Then you shall know that I am the LORD who strikes.

10 'Behold, the day!
Behold, it has come!
i Doom has gone out;
The rod has blossomed,
Pride has budded.
11 j Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness;
None of them shall remain,
None of their multitude,
None of 2 them;
k Nor shall there be wailing for them.
12 The time has come,
The day draws near.
'Let not the buyer l rejoice,
Nor the seller m mourn,
For wrath is on their whole multitude.
13 For the seller shall not return to what has been sold,
Though he may still be alive;
For the vision concerns the whole multitude,
And it shall not turn back;
No one will strengthen himself
Who lives in iniquity.

14 'They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready,
But no one goes to battle;
For My wrath is on all their multitude.
15 n The sword is outside,
And the pestilence and famine within.
Whoever is in the field
Will die by the sword;
And whoever is in the city,
Famine and pestilence will devour him.
16 'Those who o survive will escape and be on the mountains
Like doves of the valleys,
All of them mourning,
Each for his iniquity.
17 Every p hand will be feeble,
And every knee will be as weak as water.
18 They will also q be girded with sackcloth;
Horror will cover them;
Shame will be on every face,
Baldness on all their heads.
19 'They will throw their silver into the streets,
And their gold will be like refuse;
Their r silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them
In the day of the wrath of the LORD;
They will not satisfy their souls,
Nor fill their stomachs,
Because it became their stumbling block of iniquity.
20 'As for the beauty of his ornaments,
He set it in majesty;
s But they made from it
The images of their abominations -
Their detestable things;
Therefore I have made it
Like refuse to them.
21 I will give it as t plunder
Into the hands of strangers,
And to the wicked of the earth as spoil;
And they shall defile it.
22 I will turn My face from them,
And they will defile My secret place;
For robbers shall enter it and defile it.

23 'Make a chain,
For u the land is filled with crimes of blood,
And the city is full of violence.
24 Therefore I will bring the v worst of the Gentiles,
And they will possess their houses;
I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease,
And their holy places shall be w defiled.
25 3 Destruction comes;
They will seek peace, but there shall be none.
26 x Disaster will come upon disaster,
And rumor will be upon rumor.
y Then they will seek a vision from a prophet;
But the law will perish from the priest,
And counsel from the elders.
27 'The king will mourn,
The prince will be clothed with desolation,
And the hands of the common people will tremble.
I will do to them according to their way,
And according to what they deserve I will judge them;
Then they shall know that I am the LORD!' "

  1. Cross References
    Ezekiel 7:3
    Now the end has come upon you, And I will send ...
    Ezekiel 7:5
    Thus says the Lord GOD: 'A disaster, a singular...
    Ezekiel 7:6
    An end has come, The end has come; It has dawne...
    Ezekiel 11:13
    Now it happened, while I was prophesying, that ...
    Amos 8:2
    And He said, "Amos, what do you see?" So I said...
    Amos 8:10
    I will turn your feasts into mourning, And all ...
    Matthew 24:6
    And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. S...
    Matthew 24:13
    But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached...
  2. Cross References
    Romans 2:6
    Who "will render to each one according to his deeds":
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 5:11
    Therefore, as I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity.
  4. Cross References
    Ezekiel 12:20
    "Then the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall become desolate; and you shall know that I am the LORD." '"
  5. Cross References
    2 Kings 21:12
    Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle.
    2 Kings 21:13
    And I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.
    Nahum 1:9
    What do you conspire against the LORD? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time.
  6. Cross References
    Ezekiel 7:10
    Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom has gone out; The rod has blossomed, Pride has budded.
  7. Cross References
    Zephaniah 1:14
    The great day of the LORD is near; It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out.
    Zephaniah 1:15
    That day is a day of wrath, A day of trouble and distress, A day of devastation and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness.
  8. Cross References
    Ezekiel 20:8
    "But they rebelled against Me and would not obey Me. They did not all cast away the abominations which were before their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I said, 'I will pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.'
    Ezekiel 20:21
    Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, and were not careful to observe My judgments, 'which, if a man does, he shall live by them'; but they profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness.
  9. Cross References
    Ezekiel 7:7
    Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land; The time has come, A day of trouble is near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains.
  10. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:7
    As a fountain wells up with water, So she wells up with her wickedness. Violence and plundering are heard in her. Before Me continually are grief and wounds.
  11. Cross References
    Jeremiah 16:5
    For thus says the LORD: "Do not enter the house of mourning, nor go to lament or bemoan them; for I have taken away My peace from this people," says the LORD, "lovingkindness and mercies.
    Jeremiah 16:6
    Both the great and the small shall die in this land. They shall not be buried; neither shall men lament for them, cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them.
    Ezekiel 24:16
    Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with one stroke; yet you shall neither mourn nor weep, nor shall your tears run down.
    Ezekiel 24:22
    And you shall do as I have done; you shall not cover your lips nor eat man's bread of sorrow.
  12. Cross References
    Proverbs 20:14
    It is good for nothing," cries the buyer; But when he has gone his way, then he boasts.
    1 Corinthians 7:30
    Those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess.
  13. Cross References
    Isaiah 24:2
    And it shall be: As with the people, so with the priest; As with the servant, so with his master; As with the maid, so with her mistress; As with the buyer, so with the seller; As with the lender, so with the borrower; As with the creditor, so with the debtor.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:25
    The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within For the young man and virgin, The nursing child with the man of gray hairs.
    Jeremiah 14:18
    If I go out to the field, Then behold, those slain with the sword! And if I enter the city, Then behold, those sick from famine! Yes, both prophet and priest go about in a land they do not know.'
    Lamentations 1:20
    See, O LORD, that I am in distress; My soul is troubled; My heart is overturned within me, For I have been very rebellious. Outside the sword bereaves, At home it is like death.
    Ezekiel 5:12
    One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
  15. Cross References
    Ezra 9:15
    "O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we are left as a remnant, as it is this day. Here we are before You, in our guilt, though no one can stand before You because of this!"
    Isaiah 37:31
    And the remnant who have escaped of the house of Judah Shall again take root downward, And bear fruit upward.
    Ezekiel 6:8
    Yet I will leave a remnant, so that you may have some who escape the sword among the nations, when you are scattered through the countries.
    Ezekiel 14:22
    Yet behold, there shall be left in it a remnant who will be brought out, both sons and daughters; surely they will come out to you, and you will see their ways and their doings. Then you will be comforted concerning the disaster that I have brought upon Jerusalem, all that I have brought upon it.
  16. Cross References
    Isaiah 13:7
    Therefore all hands will be limp, Every man's heart will melt.
    Jeremiah 6:24
    We have heard the report of it; Our hands grow feeble. Anguish has taken hold of us, Pain as of a woman in labor.
    Ezekiel 21:7
    "And it shall be when they say to you, 'Why are you sighing?' that you shall answer, 'Because of the news; when it comes, every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint, and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it is coming and shall be brought to pass,' says the Lord GOD."
    Hebrews 12:12
    Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 3:24
    And so it shall be: Instead of a sweet smell th...
    Isaiah 15:2
    He has gone up to the temple and Dibon, To the ...
    Isaiah 15:3
    In their streets they will clothe themselves wi...
    Jeremiah 48:37
    For every head shall be bald, and every beard c...
    Ezekiel 27:31
    They will shave themselves completely bald beca...
    Amos 8:10
    I will turn your feasts into mourning, And all ...
  18. Cross References
    Proverbs 11:4
    Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
    Jeremiah 15:13
    Your wealth and your treasures I will give as plunder without price, Because of all your sins, Throughout your territories.
    Zephaniah 1:18
    Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the LORD's wrath; But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy, For He will make speedy riddance Of all those who dwell in the land.
  19. Cross References
    Jeremiah 7:30
    For the children of Judah have done evil in My sight," says the LORD. "They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it.
  20. Cross References
    2 Kings 24:13
    And he carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house, and he cut in pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.
    Jeremiah 20:5
    Moreover I will deliver all the wealth of this city, all its produce, and all its precious things; all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give into the hand of their enemies, who will plunder them, seize them, and carry them to Babylon.
  21. Cross References
    2 Kings 21:16
    Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin by which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.
  22. Cross References
    Ezekiel 21:31
    I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow against you with the fire of My wrath, And deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skillful to destroy.
    Ezekiel 28:7
    Behold, therefore, I will bring strangers against you, The most terrible of the nations; And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, And defile your splendor.
  23. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 7:20
    Then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
    Ezekiel 24:21
    Speak to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord GOD: 'Behold, I will profane My sanctuary, your arrogant boast, the desire of your eyes, the delight of your soul; and your sons and daughters whom you left behind shall fall by the sword.
  24. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:23
    I will heap disasters on them; I will spend My arrows on them.
    Isaiah 47:11
    Therefore evil shall come upon you; You shall not know from where it arises. And trouble shall fall upon you; You will not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come upon you suddenly, Which you shall not know.
    Jeremiah 4:20
    Destruction upon destruction is cried, For the whole land is plundered. Suddenly my tents are plundered, And my curtains in a moment.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 74:9
    We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet; Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
    Lamentations 2:9
    Her gates have sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and broken her bars. Her king and her princes are among the nations; The Law is no more, And her prophets find no vision from the LORD.
    Ezekiel 20:1
    It came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
    Ezekiel 20:3
    "Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Have you come to inquire of Me? As I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you."'
    Micah 3:6
    Therefore you shall have night without vision, And you shall have darkness without divination; The sun shall go down on the prophets, And the day shall be dark for them.
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