Ezekiel 21:9-15

CLV(i) 9 `Son of man, prophesy, and you have said, Thus said Yahweh, say:A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also polished." 10 So as to slaughter a slaughter it is sharpened. So as to have brightness it is polished, Desire has rejoiced the sceptre of my son, It is despising every tree." 11 And he gives it for polishing, For laying hold of by the hand. It is sharpened--the sword--and polished, To give it into the hand of a slayer." 12 Cry and howl, son of man, For it has been among My people, It [is] among all the princes of Israel, Cast unto the sword have been My people. Therefore strike on your thigh, 13 Because [it is] a trier, And what if even the sceptre it is despising? It shall not be, an affirmation of the Lord Yahweh." 14 And you, son of man, prophesy, And smite hand on hand, And bent is the sword a third time, The sword of the wounded! It [is] the sword of the wounded--the great one, That is entering the inner chamber to them." 15 To melt the heart, and to multiply the ruins, By all their gates I have set the point of a sword. Ah, it is made for brightness, Wrapped up for slaughter."