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57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear" not. 58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life. 59 O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong; judge thou my cause.

60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance, and all their imaginations against me. 61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against


62 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day. 63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their music.

B. C. 588.

a Is. 43. 1, 2. b Je. 51. 36.

Bor, face. e Ps. 35.1,23. Je.11.19, 20. e Is. 30. 6, 7.

31. 1, 3. Je. 37. 7, 8.

Eze.7.2,3,6. g De. 28. 49.

Je. 4. 13. yor, obstiпасу, Is. 6. 10.

64 Render unto them a recompence, Oh LORD, according to the work of their hands. 65 Give them y sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.

66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD. CHAPTER IV.

How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stonesi of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.

2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

3 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches? in the wilderness.

4 The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst; the young children ask bread, and nor man breaketh it unto them.

5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets; they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

6 For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment," and no hands stayed on her.

7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:

8 Their visage is blacker" than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

9 They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.

10 The hands of the pitiful women" have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

11 The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindledd a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.

12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.

13 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, thats have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,

14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.

15 They cried unto them, Depart ye;

Je. 52. 9. 2.25.9,10. Ob. 10, 15.

* Ec. 11. 9.

m 2 Ti. 2. 20.

dor, Thine
n Is. 40. 2.
Cor, sea

Ps. 137. 7.

nor, carry thee captive for. Job 39. 13.. 16. Ps.89.50,51. De. 32. 24. t Job 24. 8. e or, iniquity, K cometh for price.

Ps.79.1, &c.

Ro. 7. 13.

λor, On our necks are we persecuted.

u Ge. 19. 25. v Ne.9.36,37. μ darker

than black-

20 chap. 5. 10. Ne. 5. 15.

y Ps. 102. 5.

vor, terrors, or, storms of. flow out. Zec. 14. 2.

a Is. 49. 15. b De.28.56,57 2Ki.6.28,29. Je. 7. 20.

d Je. 21. 14. p of our head is fallen.

e Mi. 6. 13. ƒ Je. 5. 31.

Eze.22.26,28 Zep. 3. 4. g Mat. 23. 31,


Hab. 1. 12.

i Je. 2. 34.

for length of days. Tor, in that they could not but.

iPs. 80.3, &c. * Nu. 19. 16. m Hab. 3. 2. for, ye polluted.

xor, For wilt thou utterly reject us?

An appeal to God.

it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there.

16 The Banger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.

17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. 18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.

19 Our persecutors are swifters than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.

21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter_of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz: the cup also shall pass through unto thee; thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.

22 The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished," O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins.


REMEMBER, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. 2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.

3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

4 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

5 Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.

6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand. 9 We gat our bread with the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness. 10 Our skin was black like an oven, because of the terrible famine.


11 They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.

12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.

13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

16 The crown Pis fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever;" thy throne from generation to generation. 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. 22 x But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.

The Book of the Prophet EZEKIEL.


Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chebar; and the hand" of the LORD was there upon him.

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1 Co. 14.32. & Jehezkel.

4 And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a bright-1 Ki. 18. 46. ness was about it, and out of the midst or, life. thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled m like the colour of burnished brass.

8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

n catching.

i Re. 4. 6, &c. ch. 10. 8, &c. 1 Job 37. 22. a straight foot.

m Da. 10. 6. Re. 1. 15.

n chap. 43. 2.

Da. 10. 6.
Re. 1. 15.

Job 37.2..5.
Ps. 29. 3, 4.


P2 Ki. 7. 6.

Ps. 45. 6.
Mat. 25. 31.

Da. 7. 9.

He. 8. 1.

12. 2.

r Ex. 24. 10. xor, divided


& Re. 3. 21. 4. 2, 3.

t Is. 6. 2.

u Ge. 9. 13. Re. 4. 3.

10. 1.

13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burn-Ge. 15. 17. ing coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning,

14 And the living creatures rany and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

15 Now, as I beheld the living creatures, behold, one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl; and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

17 When they went, they went upon

Ex. 16.7, 10. 24.16,17. 1 Ki.8.10,11. chap. 3. 23.

Da. 8. 17.
Ac. 9. 4.


y Ps. 147. 15. * Da. 10. 11.

Zec. 4. 10.


chap. 3. 24.

A nations.


De. 9.27.
Je. 3.25.
Ac. 7.51.

their four sides; and they turned not when they went.

18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.

19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

20 Whithersoevers the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible' crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.

24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.

25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.

26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above_upon it.

27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

28 As the appearance of the bow" that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory" of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. CHAPTER II. AND he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak

unto thee.

2 Anda the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have

The prophet's roll.


transgressed against me, even unto this very day.

4 For they are 7 impudent children, and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.

5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them. 6 And thou, son of man, bes not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious.

B. C. 595.

kissed. y hard of face. a Mat. 10. 16. b verse 12. bitter. ech. 3. 11, 27. Shot anger. d2 Ki. 3. 15. chap.33.33. Ps. 137. 1. Je. 1. 8, 17. Lu. 12. 4.


Ac. 4.29,31.

nor, rebels.

2 Sa. 23.6,7.

Is. 9. 18.
Mi. 7. 4.

il Pe. 3. 14.

56. 10. Je. 6. 17.

8 But thou, son of man, hear what I Is. 52. 8. say unto thee; Be not thoum rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat" that I give thee.


9 And when I looked, behold, hand? was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without; and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. CHAPTER III. MOREOVER, he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest: eat this" roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. 2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel:

6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand; "surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.


9 As an adamant, harder than have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

10 Moreover, he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receives in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

He. 13. 17.

O rebellion.

chap. 33. 6.

m Is. 50. 5.

n Re. 10.9,10. chap. 8. 3. Jno.8.21,24 chap. 3. 1.

r Is. 49. 4, 5.

Ac. 20. 26. chap. 18.24. 33.12,13. K righteous


t1 Pe. 2.6..8. u chap. 2.8,9.

v Je. 15. 16. w Ps. 19. 11. * Ps. 19. 10. 119. 103.

A deep of lip, and heavy of tongue. or, if I had

sent thee
to them,
would they

Charge given to the prophet.

of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.

14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in Sthe heat of my spirit: but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.

15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

16 And it came to pass, at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou' givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

21 Nevertheless, if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned;" also thou hast delivered thy soul.

22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.

23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain; and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by y Mat. 11. 23. the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. 24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.


* Jno. 15. 20. v stiff of forehead, and hard of heart.

a Lu.1.20, 22. Is. 50. 7.


Mi. 3. 8.

Am.8.11,12. man reproving.

d Ps.38.13,14. 2 Ti. 2. 3. 2 Ti. 2. 6. Lu. 19. 43, chap. 8. 3. 1 Ki. 18. 12. 2 Ki. 2. 16. Ac. 8. 39.



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25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them:

26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them "a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.

27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, He that heareth, let him hear; and he that for beareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

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Representation of the siege and famine, EZEKIEL, V.

iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city; and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.

4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.

5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninetye days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.

6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee Y each day for a year.

7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.

8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from Sone side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.

9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side; three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

10 And thy meat which thou shalt_eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.

12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

13 And the LORD said, Even" thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.

14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted;" for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable* flesh into my mouth.

15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem; and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity. CHAPTER V.

AND thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head, and upon thy beard; then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair.

2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife; and a third part thou shalt scat

B.C. 595.

a Je. 52. 16.
bch. 12. 6,11.
Je. 44. 14.

Jude 4.

e Beginning
1 Ki. 12. 23.

Nu. 14. 34.
y chap. 16.47.
1 Co. 5. 1.


Je. 5. 3. y a day for a year, a day for a year.

chap. 3. 25.

& thy side to
thy side.

La. 4. 6.

Da. 9. 12.
Am. 3. 2.

or, spelt.
Le. 26. 29.
De. 28. 53.

La. 2. 20.
4. 10.
m chap.12.14.
De. 28. 64.
Zec. 2. 6.

n ch. 8. 5, &c.
2 Ch. 36. 14.
• chap.11.21.
Je. 44. 4.

Ps. 107. 39.

? La. 2. 21.

r Ho. 9. 3.
& verse 2.
chap. 6. 12.
Je. 15. 2.

t Je. 9. 16.

and of the ruin of Jerusalem. ter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts.

4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD, This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.

And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her; for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Because ye multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you;

8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee, in the sight of the nations.

9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.

10 Therefore the fathers shall eat' the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatterm into all the winds.

11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish? thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity."

12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee; and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scattert a third part into all the winds, and I will draw chap. 6. 12. out a sword after them.

u Ac. 10. 14.
v Ex. 22. 31.
Le. 17. 15.

La. 4. 11.

* De. 14. 3.
Is. 65. 4.

y chap.21.17.
chap. 16.63.

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Is. 1. 24.
a Ne. 2. 17.
chap. 5. 16.
14. 13.

Le. 26. 26.

Ps. 105. 16.

Is. 3. 1.

c chap.12.19.


De. 28. 37.

1 Ki. 9. 7.
Ps. 79. 4.

Je. 24. 9.

13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished," and I will cause my fury to resty upon them, and I will be comforted:" and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

14 Moreover, I will make thee" waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by..

15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in

thee, in anger and in fury, and in furious

rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.

16 When I shall send upon them the La.2.15..17. evil arrows of famine, which shall be for e chap.24.23. their destruction, and which I will send Le. 26. 39. to destroy you: and I will increase the chap.25.17. famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread:

Na. 1. 2.

De. 32. 23. Le. 26. 22. ich. 4. 1,8,9. chap.38.22.

17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.

Destruction of idolatry.



AND the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains d of Israel, and prophesy against them,

3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Behold I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places; 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your Yimages shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.

6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.

7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 8 Yet will I leave a remnant," that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.

9 And they that escape of you shall remember" me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

B. C. 594.

a chap. 5. 11. chap.20.46.

c Ho. 9. 7. d chap. 36. 1. Mi. 6. 1, 2.

Bawaketh against.


e Le. 26. 30.

y sun images. 8 or, echo. (or, give. 1 Ki. 13. 2. 2 Ki. 23. 14, 16.

n upon thee.

h Ga. 6. 7.
Re. 20. 13.
Mi. 6. 9.
Je. 6. 7.

j Pr. 16. 18.

I verse 13. m Is. 6. 13. Je. 44. 28. e or, tumult. Kor, their tumultuous persons.

n Ps. 137. 1. Da. 9. 2, 3. o Ps. 78. 40. Is. 43. 24.

Desolation of Israel.

4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD, An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.

6 An end is come, the end is come: it Bwatcheth for thee; behold, it is come.

that dwellest in the land: the time is 7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.

8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee; and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.

9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways," and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.

10 Behold the day, behold, it is come; the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed; pride hath budded.

11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of * their's; neither shall there be wailing for them.

12 The time is come, the day draweth Je. 3. 6, 13. near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the λ though seller mourn; for wrath is upon all the their life multitude thereof. were yet among the living. 7 ch. 14. 4..7. 20.7,24. Nu. 15. 39. r chap.20.43.

36.31. Job 42.6.

8 Ec. 8. 8.

whose μ or, life is in his iniquity. vhis iniquity. t chap.21.14.

u La. 1. 20. ch. 5. 12, 13.

13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.


14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the Imultitude thereof.

15 The sword" is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.

11 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Smitet with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. 12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and 16 But they that escape of them shall is besieged shall die by the famine: thus escape, and shall be on the mountains like will I accomplish my fury upon them. doves of the valleys, all of them mourn13 Then shall ye know that I am the Am. 8. 10. ing, every one for his iniquity. LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.

14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations; and they shall know that I am the LORD. CHAPTER VII.

MOREOVER, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel, An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will x recompense upon thee all thine abominations.

π go into.

* Is. 57. 5, 7. Je. 2. 20. Ho. 4. 13. p for a separation, or, unclean


y Is. 5. 25. z Pr. 11. 4.

oor, desolate from the wilderness. Tor, their iniquity is their stum

blingblock. a chap.14.3,4 Je. 7.30. por, made it

unto them

an unclean

c La. 1. 9. x give.

17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.

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18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.

19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels; because Tit is the stumblingblock" of their iniquity.

20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations, and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil: and they shall pollute it.

22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for

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