Ezekiel 9 ©

1 The prophet in the vision seeth a mark set upon some, 5 and the destruction of all the rest. 8 God rejecteth his intercession.


HE acried also in mine ears with ba loud voice, saying, Cause cthem that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.


And, behold, dsix men came from the way of the ehigher gate, which 1lieth toward the north, and every man 2a slaughter weapon in his hand; and fone man among them was gclothed with linen, with a writer's *inkhorn 3by his side: and they went in, and stood hbeside ithe brasen altar.


And jthe glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's *inkhorn by his side;


And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and 4set a mark upon the foreheads of the men kthat sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.


¶And to the others he said in 5mine hearing, lGo ye after him through the city, and msmite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:


Slay 6utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: nbut come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and obegin at my sanctuary. Then they began at pthe ancient men which were before the house.


And he said unto them, qDefile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.


¶And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that rI fell upon my face, and cried, and said, sAh Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the tresidue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?


Then said he unto me, uThe iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is 7full of blood, and the city full of 8perverseness: for they say, vThe LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.


And as for me also, mine weye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but xI will recompense their way upon their head.


And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the *inkhorn by his side, 9reported the matter, saying, yI have done as thou hast commanded me.