1: Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of Yahweh's house, which looks eastward: and see, at the door of the gate twenty-five men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. 2: He said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity, and who give wicked counsel in this city; 3: who say, [The time] is not near to build houses: this [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh. 4: Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man. 5: The Spirit of Yahweh fell on me, and he said to me, Speak, Thus says Yahweh: Thus have you said, house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind. 6: You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled the streets of it with the slain. 7: Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this [city] is the caldron; but you shall be brought forth out of the midst of it. 8: You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword on you, says the Lord Yahweh. 9: I will bring you forth out of the midst of it, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you. 10: You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and you shall know that I am Yahweh. 11: This [city] shall not be your caldron, neither shall you be the flesh in the midst of it; I will judge you in the border of Israel; 12: and you shall know that I am Yahweh: for you have not walked in my statutes, neither have you executed my ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the nations that are round about you. 13: It happened, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down on my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel? 14: The word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 15: Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, the men of your relatives, and all the house of Israel, all of them, [are they] to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from Yahweh; to us is this land given for a possession. 16: Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Whereas I have removed them far off among the nations, and whereas I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them a sanctuary for a little while in the countries where they are come. 17: Therefore say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: I will gather you from the peoples, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. 18: They shall come there, and they shall take away all the detestable things of it and all the abominations of it from there. 19: I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh; 20: that they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 21: But as for them whose heart walks after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will bring their way on their own heads, says the Lord Yahweh. 22: Then did the cherubim lift up their wings, and the wheels were beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above. 23: The glory of Yahweh went up from the midst of the city, and stood on the mountain which is on the east side of the city. 24: The Spirit lifted me up, and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me. 25: Then I spoke to them of the captivity all the things that Yahweh had shown me.