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Ezekiel 7: 22 I will also turn My face from them, and they shall profane My secret place; and robbers shall enter into it, and profane it.
Ezekiel 7: 23 Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
Ezekiel 7: 24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the nations, and they shall possess their houses; I will also make the pride of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be profaned.
Ezekiel 7: 25 Horror cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
Ezekiel 7: 26 Calamity shall come upon calamity, and rumour shall be upon rumour; and they shall seek a vision of the prophet, and instruction shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the elders.
Ezekiel 7: 27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with appalment, and the hands of the people of the land shall be enfeebled; I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.'
Ezekiel 8: 1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.
Ezekiel 8: 2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins and downward, fire; and from his loins and upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the c