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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Ezekiel 6:1-14

6  And the word of Jehovah continued to occur to me, saying:  “Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel and prophesy+ to them.+  And you must say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah:+ This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said to the mountains and to the hills,+ to the streambeds and to the valleys: “Here I am! I am bringing upon YOU a sword, and I shall certainly destroy YOUR high places.+  And YOUR altars must be made desolate+ and YOUR incense stands must be broken, and I will cause YOUR slain ones to fall before YOUR dungy idols.+  And I will put the carcasses of the sons of Israel before their dungy idols, and I will scatter YOUR bones all around YOUR altars.+  In all YOUR dwelling places+ the very cities will become devastated+ and the high places themselves will become desolated, in order that they may lie devastated+ and YOUR altars may lie desolated and be actually broken+ and YOUR dungy idols may be actually made to cease+ and YOUR incense stands cut down+ and YOUR works wiped out.  And the slain one will certainly fall in the midst of YOU,+ and YOU will have to know that I am Jehovah.*+  “‘“And when it occurs I will let YOU have as a remnant the ones escaping from the sword among the nations, when YOU get scattered among the lands.+  And YOUR escaped ones will certainly remember me among the nations to which they will have been taken captive,+ because I have been broken up at their fornicating heart that has turned aside from me+ and at their eyes that are going in fornication after their dungy idols;+ and they will certainly feel a loathing in their faces at the bad things that they have done in all their detestable things.+ 10  And they will have to know that I am Jehovah; not in vain did I speak+ about doing to them this calamitous thing.”’+ 11  “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘Clap your hands+ and stamp with your foot, and say: “Alas!” on account of all the bad detestable things of the house of Israel,+ because by the sword,+ by the famine+ and by the pestilence they will fall.+ 12  As for the one far away,+ by the pestilence he will die; and as for the one that is nearby, by the sword he will fall; and as for the one that has been left remaining and that has been safeguarded, by the famine he will die, and I will bring to its finish my rage against them.+ 13  And YOU people will have to know that I am Jehovah,+ when their slain ones come to be in the midst of their dungy idols,+ all around their altars,+ upon every high hill,+ on all the tops of the mountains+ and under every luxuriant tree+ and under every branchy big tree,+ the place where they have offered a restful* odor to all their dungy idols.+ 14  And I will stretch out my hand against them+ and make the land a desolate waste, even a desolation worse than the wilderness toward Dib′lah,* in all their dwelling places. And they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’”

Footnotes

“And you will have to know that I am Jehovah.” Heb., wi·dhaʽ·tem′ ki-ʼani′ Yehwah′. The first of more than 60 occurrences of this phrase in Ezekiel, referring to the vindication of Jehovah’s name on earth.
Or, “soothing; tranquilizing; appeasing.”
“Diblah,” MLXXVg; one Heb. ms, “Riblah.”