The Lord said: 22
Ezekiel, son of man, you've heard people in Israel use the saying, “Time passes, and prophets are proved wrong.” 23
Now tell the people that I, the Lord , am going to prove that saying wrong. No one will ever be able to use it again in Israel, because very soon everything I have said will come true! 24
The people will hear no more useless warnings and false messages. 25
I will give them my message, and what I say will certainly happen. Warn those rebels that the time has come for them to be punished. I, the Lord , make this promise. 26-27
Ezekiel, the people of Israel are also saying that your visions and messages are only about things in the future. 28
So tell them that my words will soon come true, just as I have warned. I, the Lord , have spoken.
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.