EZE-9:1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying,

Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even

every man [with] his destroying weapon in his hand.

EZE-9:2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher

gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter

weapon in his hand; and one man among them [was] clothed with

linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in,

and stood beside the brazen altar.

EZE-9:3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the

cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he

called to the man clothed with linen, which [had] the writer's

inkhorn by his side;

EZE-9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the

city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the

foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the

abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

EZE-9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after

him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither

have ye pity:

EZE-9:6 Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little

children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is]

the mark; andbegin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the

ancient men which [were] before the house.

EZE-9:7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the

courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and

slew in the city.

EZE-9:8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I

was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord

GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring

out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?

EZE-9:9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of

Israel and Judah[is] exceeding great, and the land is full of

blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD

hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.

EZE-9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither

will I have pity, [but] I will recompense their way upon their


EZE-9:11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which [had]

the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have

done as thou hast commanded me.