Ezekiel 21

ECB(i) 1
THE WORD OF YAH VEH CONCERNING YISRA EL
And so be the word of Yah Veh to me, saying, 2 Son of humanity, set your face toward Yeru Shalem and drop toward the holies; and prophesy against the soil of Yisra El: 3 and say to the soil of Yisra El, Thus says Yah Veh: Behold, I am against you, and draw my sword from its sheath; and cut off from you the just and the wicked. 4 Because I cut off from you the just and the wicked, so my sword comes from its sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: 5 so that all flesh knows that I Yah Veh draw my sword from his sheath: to return no more: 6 and you, son of humanity, sigh with the breaking of your loins; and sigh with bitterness in front of their eyes. 7 And so be it, when they say to you, Why sigh you? that you say, Because of the report; for it comes: and every heart melts and all hands slacken and every spirit dims and all knees as water: behold, it comes, and so be it - an oracle of Adonay Yah Veh. 8
THE WORD OF YAH VEH CONCERNING THE SWORD
And so be the word of Yah Veh to me, saying, 9 Son of humanity, prophesy; and say, Thus says Yah Veh: Say, A sword - a sword sharpened and polished 10 - sharpened to slaughter a slaughter - polished as lightning: Rejoice we? It spurns the scion of my son, as every tree. 11 And he gives to polish - to manipulate by the palm: this sword, sharpened and polished, to give into the hand of the slaughterer. 12 Cry and howl, son of humanity: so be it on my people - on all the hierarchs of Yisra El: precipitation as to the sword: so be it on my people: so slap on your flank: 13 because it is to proof: and what if it spurns even the scion? So be it not - an oracle of Adonay Yah Veh. 14 And you, son of humanity, prophesy; and smite your palms together: and double the sword thrice - the sword of the pierced - the sword of the great who are pierced, in their chambers. 15 I give to brandish the sword against all their portals; to melt their heart and abound their stumblingblocks: Ach! it is made lightning, - wrapped for the slaughter. 16 Unite on the right; set on the left: - wherever your face congregates! 17 And I also - I smite my palms together, and I rest my fury: I Yah Veh have worded. 18 And so be the word of Yah Veh to me, saying, 19 And you, son of humanity, set you two ways, for the sword of the sovereign of Babel to come: the two both come forth from one land: and choose a hand, cut it at the head of the way to the city: 20 set a way for the sword to come - to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon and to Yah Hudah in Yeru Shalem, the fortified. 21 For the sovereign of Babel stands at the mother of the way - at the head of the two ways, to divine divination: he sharpens his arrows; he asks of teraphim: he sees in the liver: 22 at his right is the divination for Yeru Shalem: to set rams, to open the mouth in the murder, to lift the voice with shouting, to set rams against the portals, to pour a mound and to build a battering tower. 23 And so be it to them as a vain divination in their eyes - to them who oath oaths: and he remembers the perversity, to apprehend them. 24 So thus says Adonay Yah Veh: Because you memorialize your perversity, in that you expose your rebellions so that your sins are seen in all your exploits: because you memorialize, you are apprehended by the palm. 25 And you, profane wicked hierarch of Yisra El, whose day approaches in the time of perversity of the end. 26 Thus says Adonay Yah Veh: Turn aside the tiara, and lift off the crown: this - not this lift the low; and abase the high: 27 Perverted! Perverted! Perverted! I set it: and so be it no more, until he comes whose judgment it is; and I give it. 28 And you, son of humanity, prophesy and say, Thus says Adonay Yah Veh concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach: and say, The sword! Loosen the sword! - polished for the slaughter to consume because of the lightning. 29 As they see vanity for you, as they divine a lie for you, to give you on the necks of the pierced - of the wicked whose day approaches, the time of the perversity of the end. 30 Return it to his sheath. I judge you in the place you were created - in the land of your origin: 31 and I pour my rage on you; I puff against you in the fire of my wrath and give you into the hand of the men of burning and engravers to ruin: 32 you become fuel for the fire; your blood midst the land is remembered no more: for I Yah Veh word.