These are the men that devise mischief
Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the
LORD's house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate
five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and
Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
The spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of God's house,
where I saw 25 men.
Among them were Jaazaniah and Pelatiah.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief,
and give wicked counsel in this city:
God said to me,
These men devise mischief and give bad advice to the people of Jerusalem.
Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron,
and we be the flesh.
They say things like,
It is not near; let's build houses.
The city is a cooking pot and we are the flesh.
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
Therefore prophesy against them, Oh son of man.
And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus
saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things
that come into your mind, every one of them.
Then the spirit of God fell on me and said,
Say this is what the Lord says:
I know what you're thinking.
Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets
thereof with the slain.
You've killed many people in Jerusalem and left their bodies on the streets. 
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the
midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will
bring you forth out of the midst of it.
Therefore this is what God says:
The dead bodies are flesh and this city is a cooking pot, but I'll bring you out of it.
8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the
And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the
hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
You feared the sword, and I'll kill you with the sword.
Ye shall fall by the
sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I
am the LORD.
This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the
midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:
And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither
executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that
are round about you.
When you're killed by a sword you'll know I'm God.
And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah
died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said,
Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
When I prophesied, Pelatiah died. 
Then I fell on my face and cried with a loud voice, saying,
OMG, are you going to kill everyone in Israel?
Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
And the word of God came to me, saying,
Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and
all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of
Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the LORD: unto us is this land given
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off
among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries,
yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the
people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered,
and I will give you the land of Israel.
And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable
things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you;
and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an
heart of flesh:
That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them:
and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Everyone in Israel has said,
Get away from God. This is our land.
But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable
things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own
heads, saith the Lord GOD.
I'll punish those who desire detestable things.
The spirit carries Ezekiel to Babylon
Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them;
and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood
upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
Then the cherubim lifted their wings, with the wheels beside them.
And the glory of the Lord stood on the mountain on the east side of the city.
Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit
of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen
went up from me.
Then the spirit carried me to Babylon (Chaldea)
where I visited with the captives.
Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had
I told them everything God had told me.
- Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets
thereof with the slain. (v.6)
In the last chapter, God commanded the man in linen and his weapon-bearing associates
to kill everyone in Jerusalem. Which they supposedly did. Now God is blaming these 25 mischief makers.
It makes no sense. But then why should it, this is the book of Ezekiel.
- When I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. (v.13)
Apparently God killed him. At least that's what Ezekiel thought. He said to God, "Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou
make a full end of the remnant of Israel?"
Drunk With Blood: Pelatiah