The Bible in Its Traditions

Ezekiel 33:30–33

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30  And as for thee, son of man, the children of thy people that talk of thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying: Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from YHWH;

30  And as for you, O Son of man, your people are gossiping about you by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come and hear what is the word that comes forth from the LORD.

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31  and come unto thee as the people cometh, and sit before thee as My people, and hear thy words, but do them not--for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness;

31  And they come to you, as if the people were entering, and my people sit before you. And they listen to your words, but they do not do them. For they turn them into a song for their mouth, but their heart pursues their own avarice.

31  And the people come to you and sit before you, and they hear your words, but they will not do them, because their mouths are full of falsehood and they follow after the thoughts of their own hearts.

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32  and, lo, thou art unto them as a love song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; so they hear thy words, but they do them not--

32  And thou art to them as a sound of a sweet, well-tuned psaltery, and they will hear thy words, but they will not do them.

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33  when this cometh to pass--behold, it cometh--then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.'

33  But whenever it shall come to pass, they will say, Behold, it is come: and they shall know that there was a prophet in the midst of them.

33  And when what has been predicted occurs, for behold it is approaching, then they shall know that a prophet was among them.”