And, behold, six men◦ came from the way of the uppermost gate, which faces toward the north, and each··man◦ had a weapon◦ for shattering in his hand; and one man◦ in their midst was clothed with linen, with an inkstand of the scribe by his loins; and they came··in, and stood beside the bronze altar.
And the glory of the God of Israel had··gone··up from upon the cherub, where▵ He was, to▵ the threshold of the house. And He called to▵ the man◦ clothed with linen, which had the scribe’s inkstand by his loins;
and Jehovah said unto▵ him, Pass··through the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark a mark upon the foreheads of the men◦ that sigh and that groan◦ for▵ all the abominations that be done in the midst.
kill to destruction the elder, the young··man, and the virgin, and the infant, and women; but approach not every man◦ on whom is the mark; and begin from My sanctuary. And they began with the old men◦ which were before the house.
And it was, that they were smiting them, and I◦ was··left, and I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Alas Lord Jehovih*! art Thou◦ destroying all that··is··left of Israel in Thy spilling··out of Thy fury upon Jerusalem?
And He said to▵ me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is very very great, and the land is··full of bloods*, and the city is··full of distortion◦*; for they say, Jehovah has forsaken the earth, and Jehovah sees not◦.