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Eictuel admonished of his duty. EZEKIEL. The justice of God's ways. 29 There is Edom, her kings, and 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith a her princes, which with their right the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in aie laid by them that were slain by the the death of the wicked ; but that the Sworo : they shall lie with the uncir- wicked turn from his way and live : tallicised, and with them that go down turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; oile pit.

for why will ye die, 0 house ot' Iss0 There be the princes of the north, rael? all of them, and all the Zidonians, 19 Therefore, thou son of man, say which are gone down with the slain unto the children of thy people, The with their terror they are asbamed of righteousness of the righteous shall their might ; and they lie uncircum- not deliver him in the day of his cised with them that be slain by the transgression : as for the wickedness sword, and bear their shame with of the wicked, he shall not fall therethen that go down to the pit.

by in the day that be turneth from his 31 Pharaoh shall see them, and wickedness ; neitoer shall the righteous shall be comforted over all his multi-be able to live for his righteousness in tude, een Pharaoh and all his army the day that he sinneth. salain by the sword, saith the Lord 13 Wher. I shall say to the rigbteous, GOD.

that he shall surely live; it be trust 32 For I have caused my, terror in to his own righteousness, and commit the land of the living: and he shall be iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall laid in the midst of ihe uncircumcised not be remembered; but for bis iniwith them that are slain with the quity that he hath committed, he sball sword, even Pharaoh and all his multi- die for it. tude, saith the Lord GOD.

14 Again, when I say unto the wick. CHAP. XXXIII.

ed, Thou shalt surely die; if be turn AGAIN the word of the LORD came from his sin, and do that which is

2 Son of man, speak to tbe children 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, of thy people, and say unto them, give again that he had robbed, walk When I bug the sword upon a land, in the statutes of life, without comif the people of the land take a man of mitting iniquity; he shall surely live, ibeir cochots, and set him for tbeir he shall not die. Watchian :

16 None of his sins that be bath 3 li when he seeth the sword come committed shall be mentioned unio upon the land, he blow the trumpet, him: he hath done that which is lawful and warn the people ;

and right; he sball surely live. 4 Then wbosoever beareth the sound 17 1 Yet the children of thy people of the trumpet, and taketh not warn- say, The way of the LORD is not eqoal: ing; if the sword come and take him but as for them, their way is not away, his blood shall be upon bis own equal. head.

18 When the righteous turneth from 5 He heard the sound of the trum- his righteousness, and committeta inipet, and look not warning; bis blood quity, he shall even die thereby. shall be upon tim. But be that taketb 19 But if the wicked turn from his warning shall deliver his soul.

wickedness, and do that which is But if the watchman see the sword lawful and right, he shall live therecome, and blow noi the trumpet, and by. the people be not warned if the 20 Yet ye say, The way of the LORD sword come, and take any person is not equal. ye house of lsrael, from among them, he is taken away will judge you every one after bis in bis iniquity ; but his blood will 1 ways. require at the watchman's band.

21 And it came to pass in the 7 so thou, O son of man, I have set twelfth year of our captivity, in be ubée a walconian unto the house of tenth month, in the fifth day of the Israel therefore thou shalt hear the month, that one that had escaped out word at my mouth, and warn then of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, trom me.

The city is smitten. 8 Wben I say unto the wicked, O 22 Now the band of the LORD was wicked man, ibou shalt surely die ; if upon me in the evening, afore he that tkog dost not speak to warn the wicked was escaped came; and bad opened from his way, that wicked man shall my mouth, until he came to me in the die in his iniquity ; but his blood will morning ; and my mouth was opened, I require at thine hand.

and I was no more dumb. 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the 23 Then the word of the LORD camo wicked of his way to turn from it ; if unto ine, saying, he do not turn froin bis way, be sball 24 Son of man, they that inhabib die in his iniquity; bul tbou bast de those wastes of the land of Israel, livered thy soul.

speak, saying, Abraham was one, and 10. Therefore, O thou son of man, he inherited the 'land: but we ere speak unto the house of Israel ; Thus many; the land is given us for inneye speak, saying, If our transgres. ritance, Bronc any our sins be upon us, and we 25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus Dire avay in them, how should we saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the en lire!

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Hal shepherds reproved. CHAP. XXXIV. God's providence for his flock. your idols, and shed blood; and shall, the mountains, and upon every high ye possess the land?

hill: yea, my tiock was scattered upon 20 Ye stand upon your sword, ye all the face of the earth, and none did work abomination, and ye defile every search or seek after the.. one bis neighbour's wife: and shall ye 71 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear possess the land?

the word of the LORD; 27 Say thon thus unto them, Thus 8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely surely becarise my nock became a they that are in the wastes shall fall hy prey, and my flock became meat to the sword, and bim that is in the every beast of the field, because there open field will I give to the beasts to was no shepherd, neither did my be devoured, and they that be in the shepherds search for my flock, but forts and in the caves shall die of the the shepherds fed themselves, and fed pestilence.

not my Hock; 28 For I will lay the land most de 9 Therefore, o ye shepherds, bear solate, and the pomp of ber strength the word of the LORD; shall cease; and the mountains of Is 10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Berael sball be desolate, that none sball hold, I am against the shepberds; pass through.

and I will require my sock at their 29 Then shall they know that I am band, and cause then to cease from the LORD, when i bave laid the land feeding the tlock; neither shall the most desolate, because of all their shepherds feed themselves any inore; abonzinations which they have com- for I will deliver my Hock from their mitted.

month, that they may not be meat for 30 1 Also, thou son of man, the chiltbem. dren of thy people still are talking 11 For thus salih the Lord GOD; against thee by the walls and in the Behold, I, even I, will both search my doors of the houses, and speak one sheep, and seek them out. to another, erery one to his brother, 12 As a shepherd seekerb out his saying, Come, I pray you, and hear flock in the day that he is among his what is the word that cometh forth sheep thus are scattered ; so will i from the LORD.

seek oui nuy sheep, and will deliver 31 And they come unto thee as the them out of all places where they people comcib, and they sit before have been scattered in the cloudy and thee as my people, and they hear | dark day. thy words, but ihey will not do 13 And I will bring them out from them: for with their inouth they shew the people, and gather them from the much love, but their heart goeta after countries, and will bring them to their covetousness.

their own land, and feed them upon 32 And lo, tbou art upto them as a the mountains of Israel by the rivers, very lovely song of one that hath a and in all the inhabited places of the pleasant voice, and can play well on country.. an instrument : for they hear thy

14 I will feed them in a good paswords, but they do them not.

ture, and upon the bigh mountains of 33 And when this cometh to pass, Israel shall their fold be: ttere shall (lo, it will come, then shall they they lie in a good fold, and in a tat know that a propbet bath been ainong pasiure shall they feed

upon the them.

mountains of Israel. CHAP. XXXIV.

15 I will feed my flock, and I will AND ND the word of the LORD came cause them to lie down, saith the Lord unto me, saying,

GOD. 2 Son of man, proplesy against the

16 I will seek that which was lost, shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say and bring again that wbich was driven anto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD away, and will bind up that which was urto the shepherds; Wo be to the sliep- broken, and will strengiben that which herds of Israel that do feed them was sick : but I will destroy the fat selves ! should not the shepherds feed and the strong; I will seed ihem with the flocks?

judgment. 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you 17 And as for you, O my flock, thus with the wool, ye kill them that are saith the Lord GOD; behold, I judge sed: but ye feed not the flock.

between cattle and cattie, between 4 The diseased have ye not strength the rains and the he-goats. ened, neither have ye healed ibat 19 Scemeth it a smali thing unto you wbica was sick, neither bare ye bound to bave eaten up the good pasture, pp that which was broken, neither but ye must tread down with your bave ye brought again that which was feet the residue of your pastures! driven away, neither have ye sought and to have drunk of tbe deep waters, that wbich was lost ;, but with force but ye must foul the residue with your and with cruelty 'have ye ruled feet? them.

19 And as for my flock, they eat 5 And they were scattered, because that which ye have trodden with your there is no shepherd : and 'they be- feet; and they drink that which ye came meat to all the beasts of the have fouled with your feet. felei, when they were scattered.

20 Therefore thus saith the Lord

« The kingdom of Christ. EZEKIEL. The judgment of mount Seir. till judge between the fat cattle and blood, and blood shall pursue thee between the lean cattle.

sith thou hast not bated blood, eren 21 Because ye bave thrust with side blood shall pursue thee. and with shoulder, and pusbed all the 7 Tbus will I make mount Seir most diseased with your borns, till ye have desolate, and cut off from it him scattered them abroad;

that passeth out and him that reog Therefore will I save my flock, turneih. and they shall no more be a prey; 8 And I will fill his mountains with and I will judge between cattle and his slain men: in thy bills, and in cattie.

thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, 23 And I will set up one shepherd shall they fall that are slain with the over them, and he shall feed ibem, sword. even my servant David; be shali 9 I will male thee perpetual desofeed them, and be sball be their lations, and thy cities shall no! reshepherd

turn: and ye shall know that I am the 24 And I the LORD will be their LORD. God, and my servant David a prince 10 Because thou bast said, These two among them ; I the LORD bave spoken nations and these two countries sball

be mine, and we will possess it ; where25 And I will make with them a as the LORD was there: covenant of peace, and will cause the 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the evil beasts to cease out of the land : Lord GOD, I will even do according and they sball dwell safely in the wil to ibine anger, and according to thine derness, and sleep in the woods. envy which thou hast used out of thy

26 And I will make them and the hatred against them; and I will make places round about my hill a blessing; myself known among them, wben ! and I will cause the shower to come bave judged thee. down in his season ; there shall be 19 And thou shalt know tbat I am showers of blessing.

the LORD, and that I have beard ali 27 And the tree of the field shall thy blasphemies which thou hast spo yield her fruit, and the earth shall ken against the mountains of Israei, yield her increase, and they shall be saying, They are laid desolate, they safe in their land, and shall know that are given us to consume. I am the LORD, when I have broken 13 Thus with your mouth ye have the bands of their yoke, and delivered boasted against me, and have multi

bem out of the band of those that ser- plied your words against me : 1 bave ved themselves of them.

heard them. 28 And they shall no more be a 14 Thus saith the Lord GOD : When prey to the heathen, neither shall the the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make heasts of the land devour them; but tbee desolate. they shall dwell safely, and none shall 15 As thou didst rejoice at the inbemake them afraid.

ritance of the house of Israel, because 29 And I will raise up for them a it was desolate, so will i do unto Plant of renown, and they sball be thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mous! no more consumed with hunger in the Seir, and all Idumea, con all of it Jand, neither bear the shame of the and they shall know that I am the heathen any more.

LORD. 130 Thus shall they know that I the

CHAP. XXXVI. LORD their God am with them, and ALSO, thou son of man, prophesy un that they, even the bouse of Israel, are

, my people, saith the Lord GOD. Ye mountains of Israel, bear the word

31 And ye my fiock, the flock of my of the LORD: pasture, are men, and I am your 2 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because God, saith the Lord GOD.

the enemy bath said against you, Aba CHAP. XXXV.

even the ancient high places are our's MOREOVER the word of the LORD in possession : came unto me, saying,

3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus ? Son of man, set thy face against saith the Lord GOD; Because they bare mount Seir, and prophesy against it, made you desolate, and swallowed you

3 And say unto it, Thus saith the up on every side, that ye might be a Lord GOD, Behold, O mount

Seir, 1 possession unto the residue of the heaam against thee, and I will stretch oat then, and se are taken up in the lips mine band against thee, and I will of talkers, and are an infamy of the make thee most desolate.

people : 4 I will lay thy cities waste, and 4 Therefore, ye mcuntains of 18thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt rael, bear the word of the Lord GOD; know that I am the LORD.

Thus saith the Lord GOD to the 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual mountains, and to the hills, to the hatred, and bast shed the blood of the rivers, and to the valleys, to the de children of Israel by the force of the solate wastes, and to the cities that sword in the time of their calamity, are forsaken, which became a prey in the time that their iniquity had an and derision to the residue of the

beathen that are round about ; 6 Therefore, as I live, saith the 5 Therefore thus saith the Lord lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto GOD; Surely in the fire of my jes

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Israel revenged and comforted CHAP. XXXVI Israel's restoration. lonsy have I spoken against the residue profaned my holy name, wben they of the beathen, and against all Idumea, said to them, These are the people of which have appointed my land idto the LORD, and are gone fortb out of their possession with the joy of all their his land. heart, with despiteful ininds, to cast 21 [ But I had pity for mine holy it out for a prey.

name, which the house of Israel had 6 Prophesy, therefore, concerning profaned among the heathen, wbither the land of Israel, and say unto the ihey went. mountains, and to the hills, to the 22 Therefore say unto the house of rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken do not this for your sakes, 0 house of in my jealousy and in my fury, be- Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, cause se bave borne the shame of the which ye have profaned among the beathen:

heathen, whither ye went. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord 23 And I will sanctify my great GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, name, which was profaned among the Surely the heathen that are about you, heathen, which ye hare profaned in they shall bear their shame.

the midst of them and tbe beathen & But ye, O mountains of Israel, shall know that I am the LORD, saith ye shall shoot forth your branches, and the Lord GOD, when I shall be sancti. yield your fruit to my people of Is-fied in you before their eyes. rael; for they are at hand to come. 24 For I will take you from among

9 For behold, I am for you, and I the heatben, and gather you out of all will turn unto you, and ye sball be lilcountiles, and will bring you into your Led and sown;

own land. 10 And I will multiply men upon 25 ¢ Then will I sprinkle clean wayou, all the house of Israel, een all of ter upon you, and ye shall be clean. it and the cities shall be inhabited, from all your filibiness, and from all and the wastes shall be builded : your idols, will I cleanse you.

11 And I will multiply upon you 26 A new heart also will I give you, man and beast; and they shall in- and a new spirit will I put within you crease and bring fruit and I will and I will take away the stony heart settle you after your old estates, and out of your ttesb, and I will give you will do better unto you than at your an heart of flesh. beginnings: and ye shall know that I 27 And I will put my spirit within an the LORD.

you, and cause you to walk in my 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk statutes, and ye shall keep my judg upon you, even my people Israel ; and ments, and do then. they shall possess thee, and thou 28 And ye shall dwell in the land shalt be their inheritance, and thou that I gave to your fathers; and ye shalt no more benceforth bereave shall be my people, and I will be your them of men.

God. 13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Be 29 I will also save you from all your cause they say unto you, Thou 'land uncleannesses: and i will call for the devourest up men, and bast bereaved corn, and will increase it, and lay no thy nations ;

famine upon you. 14 Therefore thou shalt devour men 30 And I will multiply the fruit of no more, neither bereave thy nations the tree, and the increase of the field, any more, saith the Lord GOV.

that ye shall receive no more reproach 15 Neither will I cause men to hear of famine among the heathen. in thee the sbame of the heathen 31 Then shall ye remember your any more, reither shalt thou bear own evil ways, and your doings that the reproach of the people any inore, were not good, and shall loathe your. neither shalt thou cause thy nations selves in your own sight for your inito fall any more, saith ihe Lord quities and for your abominations. GOD.

39 Not for your sakes do I this, 16 4 Moreover the word of the LORD saith the Lord GOD, be it knowa came unto me, saying,

unto you: be ashamed and confound17 Son of man, when the house of ed for your own ways, o bouse of Israel dwelt in "heir own land, they Israel. defiled it by their own way and by 33 Thus saith tbe Lord GOD; In the their doings; their way was before day that I shall have cleansed you me as the uncleanness of a removed from all your iniquities, I will also woman.

cause you to dwell in the cities, and 18 Wherefore 1 poured my fury upon the wastes shall be builded. them for the blood that they had shed 34 And the desolate land shall be upon the land, and for their idols tilled, whereas it lay desolaie in the wherewith they had polluted it: sight of all that passed by.

19 And I scattered them among the 35 And they shall say, This land Leathen, and they were dispersed that was desolate is become like the through the countries: according to garden of Eden; and the waste and ibeir way and according to their do- desoiate and ruined cities ure become angs I judged them.

fenced, and are inbabited. 20 And when they entered into the 36 Then the heathen ebat are left heathen, wbither they went, they round about you shall know that I the

The resurrection of dry bones. EZEKIEL.

of Christ's kingdom. LORD build the ruined places, and 14 And shall put my spirit in you, p.ant that that was desolate: 1 the and ye shall live, and í shall place LORD bave spoken is, and I will do ydu in your own land: then shall ye tt.

know that I the LORD have spoken it, 37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will and performed it, saith the LORD. yet for this te inquired of hy the 15 The word of the LORD came house of Israel, to do it for them ; again unto me, saying, I will increase them with men like a 16 Moreover, toou son of snan, take flock.

thee one stick, and write upon it, For 38 As the holy Aock, as the flock Judah, and for the childien of Israel of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts ; so his companions: then take another shall the waste cities le filled with stick, and write upon it, For Josephi, tlocks of men; and they sball know the stick of Ephraim, and for all the that I am the LORD.

house of Israel his companions: CHAP. XXXVII.

17 And join them one to another inTHE hand of the 1.080 was upon to one stick; and they shall become

me, and carried me out in the one in thine band. spirit of the LORD, and set me down 18 And wben the children of thy in the midst of the valley which was people shall speak unto thee, saying, full of bones,

Wilt thou not stew us what thou mean2 And caused me to pass hy them est by these? round about; and bebold, there were 19 Sa. unto them, Thus saith the very many in the open valles , and lo, Lord GOD; Bebold, I will take the they were very dry.

stick o Joseph, which is in the hand 3. And he said unto me, son of man, of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel can these hones live? And I answered, his fellows, and will put them wita O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

uim, even with the stick of Judah, and 4 Again be said unto me, Propbes! make them one stick, and they shall upon these bones, and say unto them, be one in mine hand. () ye dry bones, hear the word of the 20 And the sticks whereon thoa LORD.

writest shall be in thine band before 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto their eyes. these bones ; Behold, I will cause 21 And say unto them, Thus saith breath to enter into you, and ye shall the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the live:

children of Israel from among the 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, beathen, whither they be gone, and and will bring up flesh upon you, and will gather then, on every side, and cover you with skin, and put breath bring them into their own land: in you, and ye shall li e, and ye shall 22 And I will make them one naknow that I am the LORD.

tion in the land upon the mountains 7 So I prophesi as I was com- of Israel ; and one king shall be king manded: and as I prophesied, there to them all: and they shall be no was a noise, and heheld a shaking, more two nations, neither shall bey and the bones came together, bone to be divided into two kingdoms any Dis bone.

more at all : 8 And when I heheld, lo, the sinews 23 Xcither shall they defile thernand be fiesh came up upon them, and selves any more with their idols, cor the skin covered them above.' but with their detestanle things, nor with There was no breath in them.

any of their transgressions : but I will 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy save them out of all their dwelling. unto the wind, propbesy, son of iman, places, wherein they have sinned, and and say to the wind, Thus saith the will creanse them: so shall they be Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, my people, and I will be their God. O breath, and breatbe upon these slain, 24 And David my servant shall be that they may live.

king over them; and they all shall 10 So I prophesied as he coni- have one snepherd: they shall also manded me, and the breath came in walk in ny judgments, and observe to them, and they lived, and stood up my statutes, and do them. upon their feet, an exceeding great 25 And they sball dwell in the land army.

that I have given unto Jacob my 11 Then he said unto me, son of servant, wherein your fathers have man, these bones are the wbole house dwelt; they shall well therein, of Israel: bebold, they say, Our bones even they, and their children, and are dried, and our hope is lost: we their children's children for ever: and are cut off for our parts.

my servant David shall be their prince 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto for ever. them, Thus saith the Lo d GOD; Be 26 Moreover I will make a covenant hold,'o my people, I will open your of peace with them; it shall be an graves, and cause you to come up out everlasting covenant with them: and I of your graves, and bring you into the will place them, and inultiply them, land of Israel.

and will set my sanctuary in the midst 13 And ye shall know that I am of them for evermore. the LORD, when I have opened your 27 My tabernacle also shall be with

ves, o my people, and brought you them: yea, I will be their God, au just of your graves,

they shall be my people.

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