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The princes' sin

EZEKIEL

anul judgment. river of Chebar, their appearouces my face, and cried with a loud voice, and themselves: they went every one and said, All Lord God! will thwu straight forward.

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Israel?
CHAP, XI.

14 Again the word of the LORD camc OREOVER the spirit listed me unto me, saying,

up, and brought me unto the 15 Son of man, thy brethren, even east gate of the Lord's house, which thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, looketh eastw : and beliold at the and all the liouse of Israei wholly, are door of the gate fire and twenty men; they to wlioin the inhabitanis ol' Je among whom I saw Jaazanialı lhe son rusalem bare said, Get you far from of Azur, and Pelatial the son of Be- We LORD; unto us is this land given naiah, princes of the people.

in possession. ? Then said he unto me, Son or inan, 16 Tlierelore say, Tlius saith the these are the men that devise mis. Lord God; Although I have cast them chief, and give wicked counsel in this car o among the heatlien, and alcity:

though I have scattered them anong 3 Which say, It is not near; let us the countries, yet will I be to them as ouill houses: this city is the caldron, a little sanctuary in the countries and we be the fesli.

where they shall come. 4 1 Therefore prophesy against them, 17 Therefore say, Thug saith the prophesy, 8on of man.

Lord God; I will even gather you 6 And the Spirit of the LORD fell from the people, and assemble you upon me, and said unto me, Speak; out of the countries where ye liave Thus saitli the LORD); 'Thus have ye been scallered, and I will give you maid, O house of lorael: for I know the land of Israel. the things that come into your inind, 18 And they slıall come thither, and cuery one of thero.

they shall take away all the detestable 6 Ye have multiplied your slain in things thereof, and all the aboinineLhis city, and ye have filled the streets tions thereof (i'oin thence. thereol will the slain.

19 And I will give them one leart, 9 Therefore thus saith the Lord and I will put a new spirit within God; Your slain whom ye have laid you; and I will take the stony beart in the midst of it, they are the flesh, out of their flesli, and will give them and this city is the caluron: bul I a lcart of flesh: will bring you forth out of the midst 20 That they may walk in iny stator it.

jules, and keep inine ordinances, and 8 Ye lave feared the sword; and I do thei: and tliey shall be my peu. will bring a gword upon you, suith the ple, and I will be their God. Lord God.

21 But as for them whose heart 9 And I will bring you out of the walkell alter the heart of their detesmidst thereof, and deliver you into the table things and their abominations, I bands of strangers, and will execute will recompense their way upon their judgmenta anong j'ou.

oli healls, sailli the Lord God. 10 Ye shall allly the sworil; I will 22 | Then did the cherubims lill up judge you in the border of Isracl; and their wings, and the wheels beside ye shall know that I am tire LORD. them; and the glory of ihe God of

11 This city gliall not be your cald Israel was over then above. rou, neither shall ye be the flesh in 23 And the glory of the LORD went tlie' midst thereof; but I will judge up froin the inilst of the city, and you in the border of lorael:

stood upon the inountain which is on 12 And ye shall know that I am the the east side of the city. Lond: for ye have not walked in my 24 alterwards the spirit took me statutes, neither executed my judg- up, and brought me in a vision by the ments, but have done after the man Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of nera of the beathen that are round the captivity. So the vision that I liau

scen went up from me. 1:3 [ And it came to pass, when I 25 Theu 1 gpake unto them of the propliesied, that Pelatiah the son of captivity all the things that the LORD) Benaiah died. Tlien Icll I down uponlliad shoirnes

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The type of

CHAP. XII

Israel's removing CHAP. XII.

shall be not sce it, though he shall HE word of we Lond also came die there. THUR unto me, saying,

14 And I will scaller toward every 2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the wind all that are about him to belp midst of a rebellious house, which him, and all his bands: and I will have eyes to see, and see not; they draw out the sword aller them, lave cars to hear, and hear not: for 15 And they shall know that I am They are a rebellious bouse.

thic LORD, when I shall scatler them 3 Therefore, thou son of man, pre- among the nations, and disperse them pare thee stull for removing, and re in the countries. move by day in their siglit; and liou 16 But I will leare a rew men of Bhalt reinove from thy place to anoth-them from the sword, from the filmer place in their sight; it may be they ine, and from the pestilence, that they will consider, though they be a rebel- may declare all their abominations lious house.

among the heathen whither they 4 Tlien shalt thou bring forth uy come, and they shall know Ulat I am aluft by day in their sight, as stuff for the LORD. removing: and thou shalt go forth at 17 17 Moreover, the word of the LORD even in their siglit, as they that go came to me, saying, forth into captivity,

18 Son of man, eat thy bread with 5 Dig thou througo the wall in their quaking, and drink iby water with sight, and carry out thereby.

trembling and with carefulness; 6 In thcir siglit shalt thou bear it 19. And say to the people of the upon thy shoulders, and carry it forth land, Tlus saith the Lord Gov of the m tbe twilight: thou shalt cover thy inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the lace, that thou see not the ground; for land of Israel, They eball eat their I have set thee for a sign unto the bread with carefulne89, and drink their house of Israel.

water with astonishment, that ber 7 And I did so as I was commaded : land may be desolate from all tliat ia I brought forth my stuff by day, as therein, because of the violence of all stuff for captivity, and in the even if them that dwell therein. digged through the wall with my 20 And the cities that are inbabited hand; I brought it forth in the twin shall be laid waste, and the land shall light, and I bare it upon my shoulder ve desolate; and je shall know that I in their sight.

on the LORD. 8 T and in the morning came the 21 1 And the word of the LORD caine word or the Lord unto me, saying, unto me, saying, 9 Son or inan, bath not the liouse of 22 Son of man, what is that proverb Israel, the rebellions house, said unto that ye have in the land of Israel, saj. thee, What doeat thou ?

ing, The days are prolonged,and every 10 Say tlou unto them, Thus saith vision faileth ? Che Lord GOD, This burden concerra. 23 Tell them therefore, Tlius enith ch the prince in Jerusalem, and all the Lord God, I will make this pror'. the house of lsrael uial are among erb to cease, and they shall no more them.

use it as a proverb in Israel; but say 11 Say, I am your sign: like as 1 unto them, The days are at band, and bave done, 80 shall it be done unto the cflect of every vision. them; they shall remove, and go into 24 For there shall be no more any captivity,

vain vision nor flattering divination 12 And the prince that is among within the liouse of Israel. diein shall bear upon his shoulder in 25 For I am the Lord:I will speak, the twilight, and shall go forth: they and the word that I shak speak shall shall dig trough the wall to carry coine to pass; it shall be no more pro: out thereby: ve slall cover his face, longed; 1or in your days, O rebellious that be see not the ground with his louse, will I say the word, and will

perform it, saith the Lord God, 13 My net also will I spread upon 26 17 Again the word of the LORD him, and he shall be taken in my came to me, saying, site: and I will bring him to Baby- 27 Son of man, beliela, they f the lon, lo thic land of the Chaldeans; you!ouse of Israe) say, Tlic vision tliat

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The reproof of

EZEKIEL,

Jalsc prophets. he seeth is for many days to come, and Gon; I will ever rend it with a be prophesieth of the times that are stormy wind in my sury'; and where far of

shall be an overllowing shower in 28 Therefore say unto them, Thus wine anger, and great hailstones in saith the Lord God, There shall none my sury to consume it. oi' my words be prolonged any more;

14 So will I break down the wall but the word which I have spoken that ye bare daubed with untempered Bhall be done, saith the Lord God. mortar, and bring it down to the CHAP. XIII.

ground, so that the loundation thereof ND the word of the Lono cane shall be discovered, and it shall fall, unto ine, saying,

and shall be consiuned in the midst 2 Son ol man, proplıcsy against the thereof; and ye shall know that I am prophets of Israel that propbrisy, and the Lord. say thou unto then that prophiesy out 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrathi of their own hearts, llear ye the word upon the wall, and upon then that of the LORD;

bàve daubed it will untempered mor". 3 Tlius saith the Lord God, Wo unto tar, and will say unto you, The wall the foolish prophiels, llial follow their is no more, neither they that daubed it: own spirit, and liave seen nothing! 16 To wit, the propliets of lørael 4 0 Israel, the prophets are like the which prophesy concerning Jerusafoxes in the deserts.

lem, and which see visions of peace 5 Ye have not goue up into the gaps, for bier, and there is no peace, saith neither made up the hedge for ile the Lord God. house of Isracl, to stand in the ballle 17 Likewise, thou son os man,set in the day of the Lond.

thy face against the daughters of thy 6 They have seen vanity and lying people, which prophesy out of their Jivination, saying, The LORD gaith; own heart; and prophesy thou against and the LORD liath not sont them; and them, they hare made others to hope thal) 18.1nd say, Thug saith the Lord God; they would confirm thc word.

Wo to the women that scw pillows 7 Have ye not seen a vain visiou,and to all armholes, and make kerchiefs have ye not apoken a lying divination, upon wie head of every statue to hunt whereas ye say, 'The Lond said it ; Avals! Will ye bunt the souls of my albeit I liave not spokeu ?

people, and will ye save the souls 8 Therefore thus gililo the Lord God; alive that come unto you? Because ye bave spoken vanity, and 19 Aud will ye pollute mc among my geen lies, llicrefore, beliall, I am penple for handlule of barley and for against you, saith the Lord God, pieces of bread, to play the souls that

0 And my hand shall be upon the should not die, and to save the souls prophets that sce vanity, and that dialire that should not live, by your ly. vine lies: they shall not be in the ing to my people that hear your lieg? assembly of my people, neither slalt 20 Wherefore thug saith the Lord they be written in the writing of the God; Belok, 1 am against your pil. liouse of Israel, neither shall they end lows, wherewith ye flere hunt the ter into the land of Israel; and se shall souls to make them ny, and I will know that I am the Lord GOD. lear them from your arms, and will

10 T Becauer, even because they lave let the souls go, even Wie souls that ye seduced my people, saying, Peace; bunito make them fly. und there WMS no pence;

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21 Your kerchiefs also will I lear, built up a wall, and, lo, others dauboi aud deliver my people out of your it will imtempered mor'lar : band, and they shall be no more in

Il Say unto thein wlich daub it with your band to be bunted; and ye sball untempered mortar, that it shall fall: know that I am the Lord. there shall be an overflowing obower; 22 Because with lies ye have made and ye, Ogreal hailstones, shall fall; the beart of the righteous ead, whom and a stormy wind shall rendii. I bave not made sad; and strengthent.

12 Lo, when the wall in allen, sballed the laods of the wicked, that he it not be said unto you, Where is the should not return from liis wicked daubing wherewithi ye bave daubed it? way, by promising him lise: 13 Thcrefore thug saith the Lord) 23 Therefore ye shall sce, no more

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Opini. vanity, nor Jivine divinations : for Igressions ; but that fliey Inay be my will deliver my people out of your people, and I mariylellieir God, suits hand: an ye shall know that I am ihe Lord God. Lie Lond.

12 T The word of the LORD came CHAP. XIV.

again to me, saying, THENcane certain of the cliers or i3 Son of man, when tlie land ein

Isracluntoine, and sat before me.neth against me by treepassing gries 2 And the word of the Lord came ously, then will I stretch out my band unto me, saying,

upon it, and will break the elall of the 3 Son ot' man, these men have set up bread thercos, and will send faninc their idols in their heart, and put the upon it, and will cut off man aud benst stumbling-block of their iniquicy be fonit: lore their lace; gliould I be inquired 14 Though these three men, Noah, ofat all by llein ?

Daniel, and Job, were in it, they 1 Therefore speak unto them, and should deliver but their own souis say unto uiein, Thus saith the Lord by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD; Every man or the liouse of 19-GOD, rael iliat sellelh up his idols in bis 15 TIC I cause noisome beasts to pase heart, and putteth the stumbling-block tlırough the land, and they spoil it, so or his iniquity before his face, and that it be desolate, wat no inan may cometh to tie propliet; I the LORD p:193 through because of the beasts : will answer hini that cometh accord- 16 Though these three men were in ing to the mullitude or his idols; it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they

5 That I may take the house of Is shall deliver neither sons nor dangli rael in tbeir own licart, because they ters; tliey only sball be delivered, but are all cstranged from mc brouy the land shall be desolate. tieir idols.

17 T Or if I bring a sword upon that 6 T Therefore say unto the house of land, and gay, Sword, go brough the Israel, Tuus saith the Lord GOD; Re-land; so that I cut off man and beast pent, and in yoursclues from your liom it: ido's; and turn away your faces liom 18 Though these three men were in al your abominations.

it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, Uiey 7 For every one of the house of Is-alall deliver neither sons nor daughi. mel, or of the stranger that sojourn tera, but liey only shall be delivered eth in Israel, whiclı separatelli himselt themselves. from me, anal settethi up drie jelola in 19 Orif I send a pestilence into luia licart, and putieth the scunibling that land, and pour out my fury upon block of lijs iniquity before his face, it is blood, to cut ofi' (rom it man and and cometh to a prophet to inquire obcas!; him concerning me; I the LORD will 20 Though Noall, Daniel, and Job, answer lim by myself:

were in it, as I live, saith We Lord 8 And I will set my face against that God they shall deliver neither son nor man, and will make him a sign and a daughter; they shall inct deliver their proverb, and I will cut him off from own souls by their righteousness. the midst of my people; and ye shall 2. For thussailb the Lord God; How know that I am the Lord.

mich inore when I send my Sour Bore 9 And if the prophet be deceived judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, when lie hath spoken a thing, the and the famine, and the noisome beast, Lord have deceived that prophet,and and the pesulence, to cut off from it I will stretch out my land upon liim, mon and beast? and will destroy him from the midst 20 1 Yet, behold, therein shall be lest of my people Israe).

a remnant ihat shall be brought forth, 10 And they shall bear the punish- both sons and daughters: behold, they ment of their iniquity; the punish-ghalt come fort unto you, and ye shall ment of the prophet shall be even as sce their way and their doings: and ye the punishment of him that seeket shall be conforted concerning the evi unto him;

that I have brought upon Jerusalem, 11 Thal the liouse of Israel may go arenconcerning all that I have brought 1:more natray from me, neither be upon it. polluted any more with all their trans | 23 And they shall comfort you, when God's compassion

EZEKIEL

10 Jurusuicir. ye see their ways and their doings: 7 I have caused wee to multiply as And ye shall know that I have not the bud of the field, and thou lasi indone williout cause all that I have creased and waxen great, and thouart done in it, saith the Lord God. come to excellent ornamente; thy CHAP. XY.

breasts are tasliioned, and thy hair is ND the word of the LORD came grown), whicreas tlou wast naked and

A runtome, saying,

bare.

2 Son of man, what is the vine-tree 8 Now when I passed by thee, and more than any tree, or than a branch looked upon thee, behold, thy lime which is among the trees of the forest? was the time of love; and I sprend

3 Shall wood be takeu thereot' to do niy skirt over thee, and covered they iuy worki or will men take a pin of nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, it to lang any vessel thercon? and entered into a covenant with ther, 11 Bebold, it is cast into the fire for saith the Lord Gon, and thou becam fuel; the fire.devourell both the ends est mine. of it, and the midst of'il is burned. Is g Then washed I thee with water; it ineet for any work?

yea, I thoroughly wished away thy 5 Behold, when it was whole, it was blood from thice, and 1 anomted theo meet for no work ; how much less with oil. shall it be meet yet for any work, 10 Iclothed ibee also with broidered wlien the fire liathi llevoured it, and it work, and shod thee with badgers' is burned.

Bkin, and I girded thee about with lica 6 1 Therefore thus saith the Lord liner, and i covered thee with silk. God; As tlie vine-tree among the Illdecked tbec also with ornaments, trees of the forest, which I have given and I put bracelets upon thy lauls, to the lire lor fuel, so will I give the quid a chain on lliy neck. inhabitants of Jeruzaleny.

12 And I pula jewel on lis foreheart, 7 And I will set my face against and ear-rings in thine ears, and a betu. them; they shall go out froin one fire, tilul crown upon thy head. and another fire eball devour them; 13 Thus wast thou decked will gold and ye shall know tlint I am the LORD, and silver; and thy raiment was of wiren I set my face against them, fine linen, and silk, and broidered

S And I will make the land desolate, work; thou didst ent fine jour, and because they have committed a tres honey, and oil; and thou wast exceed pabe, saith the Lord Gon.

ing beautiful, and thou didet prosper CHAP. XVI.

into a kingdom. A GAIN the word ol'lle loro came 14 Audlliy renown spilt forth among saying,

the beatlien for thy brau'y; for it 2 Son of man, cause Jerusalein to was perfect through any comeliness, koow ber abominations,

which I bad put upon thee, anith the 3 And say, Tlus saills ihe Lord God Lord God. unko Jerusalem ; Thy birth and thy 15 But thou dilst trust in thine nativity is of the land or Canaun; they own beauty, and playedst tlie liarlot father was an Amorite, and thy mother because of thy renown, and pouredyt allittite.

out thy fornications on every one that 4 And as furthy nalivity, in the das passed by: his it was. thou wast born thiy naval was n10l cut, 16 And of thy garments thou didnt neither wast thou waslied in water to take and deckedsl tby high places with supple thee; thou wast not salled at divers colours, and playedst the bar all, nor swaddled at all.

lot thereupon; the like things shall á None eye pitied thee, lo do any of not come, neither shall it be so. these unto thee, lo have compassion 17 Thou hast also taken thy fuir upon thee; but thou wast cast out in jewels op my gold and of my silver, the open field, to the loathing of thy which I lind given thee, and madest person, in the day that thou waist born. to thyocll images of men, and dillst

6 11 And when I passed by thee, and commit whoredom with theu; enw thee polluted in thive own blood, 18 A od ivokest thy broidered gar I said unto llice when thou tvast in inents, and coveredsi them; ud iliou, thy blood, Live; jea, 1 paid unto thee bast set mine oil and mine incenige be when thou quast in thy blood, Live. fore them,

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