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EZEKIEL The Jexes' desolation sign!el. from the people, and assemble you 8 And in the morning came the 'oct of the countries where ye fiave word of the LORD unto me, saying, been scattered, and I will give you 9 Son of man, hath not he house the land of Israel.

of Israel, the rebellious house, said un19 And they shall come thither, and to tbee, What doest thou? they shall take away all the detestable 10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith things thereof, and all the abomina- the Lord GOD; This burden concernerá tions thereot, from thence.

the prince in Jerusalem, and all the 19 And I will give them one heart, house of Israel that are among them. and 1 will put a new spirit within 11 Say, I am your sign: like as I you; and I will take the stons heart bave done, so shall it be done unta out of their flesh, and will give them them: they shall remove and go into an heart of flesh:

captivity: 20 That they may walk in my sta 12 And the prince that is among tutes, and keep inine ordinances, and them shall bear upon his shoulder in do them: and they shall be my people, the twilight, and shall go forth: they and I will be their God.

shall dig through the wall to cany 21 But as for them whose beart out thereby : he shall cover his face, walketh after the heart of their de that be see not the ground with his testable things and

their abomina- eyes. tions, I will recompense their way 13 My net also will I spread upon upon their own heads, saith the Lord bim, and be shall be taken in my GOD.

snare: and I will bring him to Baby22 | Then did the cherubuns lift up lon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet their wings, and the wheels beside shall be not see it, though he shall die them; and the glory of the God of Is there. rael was over them above.

14 And I will scatter toward every 23 And the giary of the LORD went wind all that are about him to belp up from the midst of the city, and him, and all bis bands; and will stuod upon the mountain which is on draw out the sword after them. the east side of the city.

15 And they shall know that I am 24 Afterward the spirit took me the LORD, when I shall scatter then ap, and brought me in vision by the among the nations, and disperse thein Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them in the countries. of the captivity. So the vision that I 16 But I will leave a few men of had seen went up from me.

them from the sword, from the fa25 Then I spake unto thein of the mine, and from ite pestilence ; that captivity all the things that the LORD they may declare a!! their abomina. bad shewed me.

tions among the beathen whither the CHAP. XII.

coine; and they shall know that I am

the LORD. THE

E word of the LORD also came 17 9 Moreover, the word of the unto me, saying,

LORD came to me, saying, 2 Son of inan, thou dwellest in the 18 Son of man, eat thy bread with midst of a rehellious house, whichquaking, and drink thy water with have eyes to see, and see not; they trembling and with carefulness; Lave ears to bear, and hear not: for 19 And say unto the people of the they are a rebellious house.

land, Thus saith the Lord GOD of 3 Therefore, thou son of man, pre- the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of pare thee stuit for removing, and re- the land of Israei; They shall eat more by day in their sight; and thou their bread with carefulness, and drinks shalt reinove from thy place to anotheir water with astonishment, tbat ther place in their sight: it may be her land may be desolate from all that they will consider, though they be a is therein, because of the violence ot rebellious house.

all them that dwell therein. 4 Then shalt thou bring forth chy 20 And the cities that are inhabited stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for shall be laid waste, and the land shall removing and thou shalt go forth at be desolate ; and ye shall know that I even in their siglat, as they that go am the LORD. forth into captivity.

21 And the word of the LORD 5 Dig thou through the wall in their came unto me, saying, sight, and carry out thereby,

22 Son of man, waat is that proverb 6 in their sight shalt thou bear it that ye bave in the land of Israel, say upon thy shoulders, and carry it forth ing. The days

are prolonged, and every in the twilight : thou shalt cover thy vision faileth face, that thou see not the ground: for 23 Tell them therefore, Thus saitha 1 bave set tbee for a sign unto the house the Lord GOD: I will make this pro of Israel.

verb to cease, and they shall no more 7 And I did so as I was commanded use it as a proverb in Israel; but say I brought forth my stuff by day, as unto them, the days are at band, aod stutt for captivity, and in the even the effect of every vision. difced through the wall with inine 24 For there shall be no more any hand; I brought it forth in the twin vain vision nor flattering divitiativa ught, and I bare is upon my shoulder within the house of Israel. in their sigti.

95 For I am the LORD: I will spent,

The reproof of lying prophets. CHAP. XIII, XIV. OS prophetesses. and the word that I shall speak shall, and great hnilstones 10 my tury to col.come to pass; it shall be no more pro- sume it. longed: for in your days, rebellious 14 So will I break down the wall house, wil 1 say the word, and will that ye have daubed with untempered periorm it, saith the Lord GOD.

mortar, and bring it down to the 20 Again the word of the LORD ground, so that the foundation there. came to ine, saying,

of shall be discovered, and it shall fal 27 Son of man, behold, they of the and ye shall be consuined in the mudst house of Israel say, The vision that thereof: and ye sball kuow that I am he seeth is for inany days to come, tbe LORD. and be prophesieth of the times that 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath ere far off.

upon the wall, and upon theni tbat 29 Therefore say unto them, Thus hare daubed it with untempered more saith the Lord GOD; There shall pone tar, and will say unto you, The wall is of my words be prolonged any more, no more, neither they that daubed it; but the word which I have spoken sball 16 To zit, the prophets of Israel be done, saith the Lord GOD. which prophesy concerning Jerusa CHAP. XIII.

lemn, and which see visions of peace ANT

ND the word of the LORD came un- for her, and there is no peace, saitha to me, saying,

the Lord GOD. 2 Son of man, prophesy against the 17 Likewise, thou son of man, set prophets of Israel that prophesy, and thy face against the daughters of thy say thou unto them thai prophesy out people, which prophesy out of their of their own hearts, Hear ye the word own heast; and prophesy thou against of the LORD;

them, 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Wo 18 And say, Thus saith the Lord unto the foolish prophets, that follow GOD; Wo to the women that sew piltheir own spirit, and have seen no-lows to all arm-holes, and make kesthing!

chiefs upon the head of every stature 4 0 Israel, thy prophets are like the to hunt souls! Will ye bunt the souls foxes in the deserts.

of my people, and will ye save the 5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, souls alive i hai come unto you? neither made up the hedge for the 19 And will ge pollute me among my house of Israel to stand in the battle in people for bandfuls of barley and for the day of the LORD.

pieces of bread, to slay the souls that 6 They bave seen vanity and lying should not die, and to save the souls divination, saying, The LORD saith : alive that should not live, by your lyand the LORD hath not sent them: anding to my people that hear your lies? they have made others to hope that they 20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord would confirm the word.

GOD; Benold, I am against your pil7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and lows, wherewith ye there bunt the uave ye not spoken a lying divination, souls to make them fly, and I will tear whereas ye say, The LORD saith it them from your arins, and will let the albeit I have not spoken?

souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord make them fly. GOD; Because ye bave spoken vanity, 21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and seen lies, therefore behold, I am and deliver my people out of your against you, saith the Lord GOD. hand, aud they shall be no inore in

9 And mine band shall be upon the your hand to be hunted ; and ye sball prophets that see vanity, and that di- know that I am the LORD. vine lies: they shall not be in the as 22 Because with lies ye have made sembly of any people, peither shall the heart of the rigbteous sad, whoin tbey be written in the writing of the 1 have not made sad ; and streagthenhr'ise of Israel, neither shall they entered the bands of the wicked, that he into the land of Israel; and ye shall should not return from his wicked way, know that I am the Lord GOD. by promising him life:

10 Because, even because they bare 23 Therefore ye shall sec no more seduced my people, saying, Peace, and vanity, nor divine divinations : for! there was no peace; and one built up will deliver my people out of your a wall, aad lo, others daubed it with hand and ye shall know that i am unteropered mortar :

the LORD. 1! Say unto them which daub it

CHAP. XIV. with uncempered mortar, that it shall THEN came certain of the elders

of :

Israel unto me, and sat before me. shower; and ye, O great bailstones, & And the word of the LORD caine shall fall; and a stormy wind shall unto me, saying, Tend it.

3 Son of man, these men have set 12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, up their idols in their heart, and pur shall it not be said unto you, Where the stumbling-block of their iniquity as the daubing wherewith ye have before their face: should I be inquired daubed it!

of at all by them? 13 Therefore thus saith the LORD 4 Therefore speak unto them, and GOD; I will even rend it with a stor say unto them, Thus saith the Lord ny wind in iny fury; and there shall be GOD, Every mae of the house of 16want orerflowing shower in mine anger, zael thai setceth up his idols in his

Idolaters crharted to rep! EZEKIE

The rejection of Trusalem. beart, and putteth the stuinbling-block, sh deliver neither sons for dargh. nf bis iniquity before his face, and to but they only sball be delivered cometh to the prophet; I the LORD themselves. will answer him that cometh according 19 Or if I send a pestilence into that to the multitude of his idols;

larıd, and pour out iny fury upon it in 5 That I may take the house of Is-blood, to cut off from it man and beast. rael in their own heart, because they 20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Jot. are ali estranged from me through were in it, as I live, saith the Lord their idols.

GOD, they sball deliver neither sori 6 ] Therefore say unto the house of nor daughter; they shall but deliver Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Re- their own souls by their rightcousness. pen, and turn yourselves from your 21 For thus saith the Lord GOD: idels; and turn away your faces from How much more when I send my four all your abominations.

sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the 7 For every one of the house of Is- sword, and the famine, and the noi. rael, or of the stranger that sojourneth some beast, and the pestilence, to cut in Israel, which separateth hiinselt off from it man and beast? from me, and setteth up his idols in 22 | Yet bebold, therein shall be his heart, and putteth the stumbling- eft a remnant that shall be brought block of his iniquity befor his face, orth, both sons and daughters; hold. and cometh to a prophet to inquire of they shall come forth unto you, anıt bin concerning ine; I the LORD will ye shall see their way and beir doanswer him by myself:

ings : and ye shali be comforted co8 And I will set my face against that cerning the evil that I have brought man, and will make him a sign and a upon Jerusalem, even concerning all prorerb, and I will cut him off from that I have brought upon it. the inidst of my people ; and ye sball 23 And they shall

comfort you, know that I am the LORD.

when ye see their ways and their dc& And if the prophet be deceived ings: and ye shall know that I have not when he bath spoken a thing, I the done without cause all that I have dore 2.ORD have deceived that propbet, and in it, saith the Lord GOD. I will stretch out my hand upon him,

CHAP. XV. and will destroy him from the midst AN

ND the word of the LORD came of my people Israel.

unto me, saying, 10 And they shall bear the punish 2 Son of man, what is the vine-tree inent of their iniquity : the punish- more than any tree, or than a brancia ment of the prophet shall be even as which is among the trees of the forest the punishment of him that seeketh 3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do unto him ;

any work? or will inen take a pin of it 11 That the house of Israel may go to bang any vessel thereon ? no more astray from me, neither be 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for polluted any more with all their trans- fuel ; the fire devoureth both the ends gressions; but that they inay be my of it, and the midst of it is burned. people, and i inay be their God, saith is it ineet for any work? the Lord GOD.

5 Bebold, when it was whole, it 19 | The word of the LORD came was meet for no work: bow muca again to me, saying,

less shall it be mee: yei for any work. 13 Son of man, when the land sin. when the fire halb deroured it, and neth against me by trespassing griev. it is burned? ously, then wil! I stretch out mine O l Therefore thus saith the Lo:d hand upon it, and will break the staff GOD; As the vine-tree arnong ito of the bread thereof, and will send fa- trees of the forest, which I have give wine upon it, and will cut off man and to the tire for fuel, so will I give liste feast from it:

inhabitants of Jerusalem. 14. Though these three men, Noah, 7 And I will set ov face against Daniel, and Job, were in it, they them, they shall go out from one fire, should deliver but their own souls by and another fire shall devour then; their righteousness, saith the Lord and ye shall know that I am the LORD), GOD.

wbea I set my face against thein. 15 TIf I cause noisome beasts to 8 And I will make the land desopass through the land, and they spoil late, because they trave committed a it, so that it be desolate, that co man trespass, saith the Lord GOD. may pass through because of the

CHAP. XVI. beasts:

AG

GAIN the word of the LORD come 16 Though these three men were in unto me, saying, it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they 2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to shall deliver neither sons nor daugh- know her abominations, ters; they only shall be delivered, but 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD the land shall be desolate.

unto Jerusalem Thy birth and thy 17. Or if I bring a sword upon that nativity is of the land of Canaan ; thy land, and say, Sword, go through the father was an Amorite, and thy mother land'; so that I cut off inan and beast an Hittite.

4 And as for thy nativity, in the day 19 Though these three men were in thou wast born thy navel was not cut, 2x I live, saith the Lord GOD, they neither wast thou vashed in water to

from it;

094's love lo Jerusalem. CHAP. XVI. Jerusalem's wharedoms sapple thee, thou wast nol salted at tine tlour, and oil, and honey, whers ail, nor swaddled at all.

with I fed tbee, thou hast even set it Ś None eye pitied thee to do any before theu. for a sweet savour: and of these unto thee, to have compas- thus it was, saith the Lord GOD. sion upon thee; but thou wast cast 20 Moreover, thou hast taken thy out in the open field, to the loathing sons and thy daugoters, whom tbou of thy person, in the day tbat thou hast boin unto nie, and these basi wast born.

thou sacriticed unto them to be de6 And when I passed by thee, and voared. Is this of thy whoredoins a saw thee polluted in thine own blood, small matter,

saiti untc :bee when thou wast in thy 21. That thou hast slain my children, jood, Live; yea, I said unto tuee and delivered them to cause thein 10 when thwie wust in thy blood, Live. pass through the fire tor tbem

7 I have caused thee to multiply as 22 And in all thine abominations the bud of the field, and thou hast and thy whoredoms thou hast not re. increased and waxen great, and thou membered the days of thy youth, wber: art come to excelent ornaments: thy thou wast naked and bare, und wast breasts are fasbioned, and tbine bair pollutea in thy blood. is grown, whereas thou wast naked 23 And it came to pass after all thy and sare.

wickedness: (wo wo unto Vice 21th & Now when I passed ny wee, ana e Lora GOD, looked upon thee, bebold, thy time 24 That thou hast also built unto was the time of love, and I spread my thee an eminent place, and bast made skirt over thee, and covered thay na- thee an bigb place in every street. keuness: yea, I sware unto thee, and 25 Thou hast built thy bigb place entered into a covenant with thee, at every bead of the way, and hast saitu ibe Lord GOD, and thou becamest made tby beauty to be abhorred, and inine.

hast opened thy feet to every one that 9 Then wasbed 1 thee with water; passed by, and multiplied iby wbore yea, I thioughly washed away thy doms. blood from thee, and I anointed thee 20 Thou hast also committed forniwith oil.

cation with the Egyptians thy neigl 10 1 clothed thee also with broider-bours, great of fesh; and hast in. ed work, and stod thee with badgers' creased thy wboredoms, to provoke skin, and I girded thee about with me io aliger. fine linen, and I covered thee with 27 Behold, therefore I have stretchsilk.

ed out my hand over thee, and have 11 I decked thee also with orna- diminished thine ordinary food, ana Inents, and I put bracelets upon thine delivered thee unto the will of them Lands, and a cuain on thy neck. that hate thee, the daughters of the

12 And I put a jewel on thy fore- Philistines, which are ashanied oi thy bead, and ear-sings in thine ears, and lewd way. a beautiful crown upon thine head, 29 Thou hast played the whore also

13 Thus wast thou decked with gold with the Assyrians, because thou wast and silver; and thy raiment was of unsatiable: yea, thou has! played the fine linen, and silk, and broidered barlot with them, and yet couldest nog work; thou didst eat fine flour, and be satisfied. boney, and oil: and tbou wast ex 29 Thou hast moreover multiplied ceeding beautiful, and thou didst pros- thy fornication in the land of Canaan per into a kingdom.

unto Chaldea ; and yet thou' wast not 14 And thy renown went forth satisfied berewith. among the beathen for thy beauty : for 30 How weak is thine ueart, saith It was periect through my comeliness, the Lord GOD seeing thou doest all which I had put upon thee, saith the these things, the work of an imperious Lord GOD.

wborish woman; 15 But thou didst trust in thine 31 In that thou buildest thine emi. own beauty, and playedst the barlotnent place in the head of every way, because of ihy renown, and pouredst and makest tbine bigh place in every out thy fornications on every one that stree; and hast not been as an barlot, passed by ; his it was.

10 that thou scornest hire; 16 And of thy garments tbou didst 32 But as a wife tbat committetha take, and deckedst thy bigh places with adult-ry, which taketh strangers indivers colours, and playedst the harlot stead of ber husband' thereupon: the like things shall not 33 They give gifts to all whores: coine, neither shall it be so.

but thou gitest by gifts to all thy 17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jew.) 'orers, and hirest them, that they els of my gold and of my silver, which may come unto thee on every side for I had gii ea thee, and mades: to thyself thy wboredom. amages of nien, and didst commit 34 And the contrary is in thee from wboredom with bein.

other women in thy whoredoms, 18 And tookest thy broidered gar- whereas none followeth thee to con ments, and coveredst them: and thou mit wboredoms; and in that thou hast set mine oil and mine incense givest a reward, and no reward is before them.

given unto tbce, therefore thou a: 19 My mcat also wbicb I gave thec.connary.

Arusalem's judgmont.

EZEKIEL Mercy promised m the end. 35 17 Wherefore, o barlot, hear the 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of word of the LORD :

thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of 36 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Be- bread, and abundance o idleness, was cause thy filtbiness was poured out, in her and in her daughters, neither and thy nakedness discovered through did she strengthen the band of the poor thy wboredoms with thy lovers, and and needy. with all the idols of thy abominations, 50 And they were haughty, and and by the blood of thy children, committed abomination before me : which thou didst give unto them; therefore I took them away as I saw

37 Behold therefore, I will gather good. all thy lovers, with whom thou hast &! Neither hath Samaria committaken pleasure, and all them that thou ted bali of thy sins; but thou bast hast lered, with all them that thou hast inultiplied thine abominations more hated; I will even gather them round than they, and hast justified thy sisters about against thee, and will discover in all ibine abominations which thol thy nakedness unto them, that they hast done. may see all thy nakedness.

52 Ibou also, which hast judged 39 And I will judge thee, as womers thy sisters, bear thine own shame for that break wedlock and sbed blood are thy sins that thou hast comunitted judged, and I will give thee blood in more abominable than they : they are iury and jealousy.

more righteous than thou: yea, be 39 And I will also give thee into thou contounded also, and bear thy their hand, and they shall throw shame, in that thou hast justitied thy down thine eminent place, and shall sisters. break down thy high places: they 53 When I shall bring again their shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and captivity, the captivity of Sodom and shall take thy fait jewels, and leave thee bei daughters, and the captivity of naked and hare.

Samaria and her daughters, then will. 40 They shall also bring up a com- bring again the captivity otiby captives pany against thee, and they sball store in toe midst of them: thee with stones, and thrust thee 54 That thou mayest bear thine own through with their swords.

slame, and mayest be confounded in 41 And they shall burn thine bouses all that thou hast done, in that thou with fire, and execute judgments up-art a comfort into them. on thee in the sight of inany women. „55 When thy sisters, Sodom and and I will cause thee to cease isoin ber doughters, shall return to their playing the barlot, and thou also sbalt Cormer estate, and Samaria, and her give no bire any more.

daughters, shall return to their former 42 So will I make my fury Loward estate, then thou aad iby daugbters thee to rest, and any jealousy shall shall return to your former estate. depart from thee, and I will be quiet, 56 For Sister Sodom was not and will be no more angry.

mentioned by thy mouth in the day 43 Because thou hast not rememoitty pride, bered the days of thy youth, but hast 57 Before thy wickedness was dis. fretted me in all these things, bebolt covered, as at the tine of thy re. therefore, I also will recompense thy proach of the daughters of Syria, any way upon thine head, saith the Lord all that are round about her, th: GOD and thou shalt not commit daugbiers of the Philistines, wbice this lewdness above all thine aboinina- despise thee round about. sions.

58 Thou hast borne thy lewdnes 44 | Behold, every one that useth and thine abominations, saith the proverbs shall use this proverb against LORD. shee, saying, As is the mother, so is 59 for thus saith the Lord GOD ber daughter.

will even deal with thee as tho'i has 45 Thou art thy mother's daugh- done, which hast despised the oath a ter, that loatheth her husband and breaking the covenant. der cbildren ; and thou art the sister 60. Nevertheless I will remembe of thy sisters, which loathed their my covenant with thee in the days or husbands and their children: your thy youib, and I will establish unto thes mother was an Hittite, and your facan everlasting covenant. ther an Amorite.

61 Then thou shalt remember thy 46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, ways, and be ashamed, when thou she and her daughters that dwell at shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder rhy left hand; and thy younger sister and thy younger and I will give nat dwelleth at thy riget hand, is them unto thee for daughters, but not Sodom and her uaughters.

by tay covenant. 47 Yet hast thou not walked after 62 And I will establish my covenant their ways, nor done after their anomi- with thee, and thou shalt know that I nations : but, as if that were a very am the LORD: little thing, thou wast corrupted more 63 That thou mayest remember, than they in all thy ways.

and be confounded, and never open 48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, thy mouth any more because of thy Sodom thy sister hath not done, she shame, when I am pacified toward nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thee for all that thou hast done, saith

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