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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

11:1 the spirit lifted me up. See notes on Ezekiel 3:14 and 8:3.

11:1 princes of the people. These “leaders of the people” were ignoring the divine command given through the prophet Jeremiah to surrender to the Chaldeans, telling them instead to continue to build their houses and go about business as usual.

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