“Son of man, the house of Israel has become slag to me. All of them are like bronze, tin, iron, and lead in the furnace; 1 they are the worthless slag of silver.
“For this is what the sovereign Lord says: When I make you desolate like the uninhabited cities, when I bring up the deep over you and the surging 1 waters overwhelm you,
I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and I will place my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan like the fatally wounded before the king of Babylon. 1
“Son of man, when the house of Israel was living on their own land, they defiled it by their behavior 1 and their deeds. In my sight their behavior was like the uncleanness of a woman having her monthly period.
When he brought me there, I saw 1 a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring stick in his hand. He was standing in the gateway.
On the doors of the outer sanctuary were carved cherubim and palm trees, like those carved on the walls, and there was a canopy 1 of wood on the front of the outside porch.
There were narrow windows and decorative palm trees on either side of the side walls of the porch; this is what the side chambers of the temple and the canopies were like.
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers 1 were set back from the ground more than the lower and upper ones.
with a passage in front of them. They looked like the chambers on the north. Of the same length and width, and all their exits according to their arrangements and entrances
Fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to En-eglaim they will spread nets. They will catch many kinds of fish, like the fish of the Great Sea. 1
This will be for the priests who are set apart from the descendants of Zadok who kept my charge and did not go astray when the people of Israel strayed off, like the Levites did. 1
He answered, “But I see four men, untied and walking around in the midst of the fire! No harm has come to them! And the appearance of the fourth is like that of a god!” 1
Otherwise, I will strip her naked, and expose her like she was when she was born. I will turn her land into a wilderness and make her country a parched land, so that I might kill 1 her with thirst.