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1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places. 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars. 6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries. 9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. 10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them. 11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. 12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. 13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols. 14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

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1 Sarah R = "A fun note: the word used most often by Ezekiel to refer to idols is the Hebrew "gillulim," which can be literally translated as "dung pellets." We have more colorful (and inappropriate)  four letter words for this today, which seems an accurate description for the empty idols that had taken Israel's attention away from God."
2 Sarah R = "Here is God's grace at work. He could easily have destroyed everyone - like during the flood where only Noah and his family was saved, or in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, where only Lot and his daughters were saved. But He promises to save a remnant from Israel. He has made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and even though the current generation had broken that covenant, God would keep His word."
3 Sarah R = "Why were the Israelites so slow to learn?People are often slow to understand. Sinful tendencies and human nature become roadblocks to learning of God. In Israel's case, it took repeated disasters - plagues, famines, death and exile before they repented of their sins (5:12-13). God's judgment of sin is certain. But this Ezekiel passage shows that God's purpose for judgment was not to punish so much as it was to bring the people back to himself. God wanted them to acknowledge that he is the Lord.God still desires all people everywhere to know him as the only true God. He has sent warnings of judgment so people might have an opportunity to turn to him. And he has provided forgiveness through the sacrifice of Christ.- The Quest Study Bible note for Is 6:14"