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Ezekiel 22:6-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

See! the princes of Israel within you use their power to shed blood.[a] Within you, father and mother are dishonored; they extort the resident alien in your midst; within you, they oppress orphans and widows. What I consider holy you have rejected, and my sabbaths you have desecrated. [b]In you are those who slander to cause bloodshed; within you are those who feast on the mountains; in your midst are those whose actions are depraved.

Footnotes:

  1. 22:6 To shed blood: a very serious charge in light of the solemn command of God to Noah in Gn 9:6 against human bloodshed.
  2. 22:9–11 The charges against Jerusalem echo the commandments of Lv 20:10–18.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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