Judgment Against Idolatry
1The word of the Lord came to me: 2#See ch. 2:1 “Son of man, #ch. 13:17; 20:46; 21:2; 25:2; 28:21; 29:2; 35:2; 38:2; [Luke 9:51] set your face toward #ch. 19:9; 33:28; 34:13, 14; 35:12; 36:1, 4, 8; 37:22; 38:8; 39:2, 4, 17 the mountains of Israel, and #ch. 37:4, 9; 38:2prophesy against them, 3and say, #ch. 36:1, 4 You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God! Thus says the Lord God to #ch. 36:4, 6 the mountains and #[ver. 13] the hills, to #[ch. 31:12; Isa. 57:5, 6] the ravines and the valleys: Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, #Lev. 26:30and I will destroy your high places. 4#[See ver. 3 above] Your altars shall become desolate, and your #See 2 Chr. 14:5incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain before your idols. 5#[See ver. 3 above] And I will lay the dead bodies of the people of Israel before their idols, #[2 Kgs. 23:14, 16]and I will scatter your bones around your altars. 6Wherever you dwell, #ch. 12:20; [Isa. 27:10] the cities shall be waste and #[ver. 3, 4] the high places ruined, so that your altars will be waste and ruined,#6:6 Or and punished your idols broken and destroyed, your #[See ver. 4 above]incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out. 7And the slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the Lord.
8 # ch. 12:16; 14:22 “Yet I will leave some of you alive. When you have among the nations #ch. 7:16some who escape the sword, and when you are scattered through the countries, 9then those of you who escape #ch. 16:61; 20:43; 36:31; Lev. 26:39, 40 will remember me among the nations where they are carried captive, how #[Jer. 23:9] I have been broken over their whoring heart that has departed from me and over their eyes #See Ex. 34:15that go whoring after their idols. #ch. 16:61; 20:43; 36:31; Lev. 26:39, 40 And they will be loathsome in their own sight for the evils that they have committed, for all their abominations. 10And they shall know that I am the Lord. #[Num. 23:19]I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them.”
11Thus says the Lord God: #[ch. 21:14, 17] “Clap your hands #[ch. 25:6] and stamp your foot and say, Alas, because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel, #See ch. 5:12for they shall fall by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. 12#[ch. 7:15] He who is far off shall die of pestilence, and he who is near shall fall by the sword, and he who is left and is preserved shall die of famine. #See ch. 5:13Thus I will spend my fury upon them. 13And you shall know that I am the Lord, #[ver. 4, 5] when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, #[ch. 20:28] on every high hill, #Hos. 4:13 on all the mountaintops, #Jer. 2:20 under every green tree, and under #Isa. 1:29 every leafy oak, wherever #ch. 16:19; 20:28; Gen. 8:21they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols. 14And #ch. 25:7, 13, 16; 35:3; Isa. 5:25 I will stretch out my hand against them and #ch. 33:28 make the land desolate and waste, #[ver. 6] in all their dwelling places, from the wilderness to #[Num. 34:11] Riblah.#6:14 Some Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts Diblah Then #See ver. 7they will know that I am the Lord.”