Ezekiel 9: 111
He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause
them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every
man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate,
which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon
in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen,
with a writers inkhorn by his side: and they went in,
and stood beside the brasen altar.
And the 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 writers
inkhorn by his side;
And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city,
through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads
of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations
that be done in the midst thereof.
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him
through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither
have ye pity:
Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children,
and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark;
and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient
men which were before the house.
And he said unto them, Defile 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 I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah
Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy
pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel
and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood,
and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The Lord
hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.
And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will
I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn
by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou
hast commanded me.
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