Ezekiel 12:1-28, NLT
Signs of the Coming Exile
1Again a message came to me from the Lord:
3“So now, son of man, pretend you are being sent into exile. Pack the few items an exile could carry, and leave your home to go somewhere else. Do this right in front of the people so they can see you. For perhaps they will pay attention to this, even though they are such rebels.
7So I did as I was told. In broad daylight I brought my pack outside, filled with the things I might carry into exile. Then in the evening while the people looked on, I dug through the wall with my hands and went out into the night with my pack on my shoulder.
8The next morning this message came to me from the Lord:
12“Even Zedekiah will leave Jerusalem at night through a hole in the wall, taking only what he can carry with him. He will cover his face, and his eyes will not see the land he is leaving.
17Then this message came to me from the Lord:
A New Proverb for Israel
21Again a message came to me from the Lord:
24“There will be no more false visions and flattering predictions in Israel.
26Then this message came to me from the Lord: