Ezekiel 14:1-23, NLT
The Idolatry of Israel’s Leaders
1Then some of the leaders of Israel visited me, and while they were sitting with me,
6“Therefore, tell the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Repent and turn away from your idols, and stop all your detestable sins.
9“‘And if a prophet is deceived into giving a message, it is because I, the Lord, have deceived that prophet. I will lift my fist against such prophets and cut them off from the community of Israel.
The Certainty of the Lord’s Judgment
12Then this message came to me from the Lord:
15“Or suppose I were to send wild animals to invade the country, kill the people, and make the land too desolate and dangerous to pass through.
17“Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals.
19“Or suppose I were to pour out my fury by sending an epidemic into the land, and the disease killed people and animals alike.
21“Now this is what the Sovereign Lord says: How terrible it will be when all four of these dreadful punishments fall upon Jerusalem—war, famine, wild animals, and disease—destroying all her people and animals.