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CHAP. XVI.

mi Jerusalein. 19 Mly meat also which I gave thee, 32 But as a wise that commilleth fine ilour, and oil, and honey, where adultery, which tiketh slingers in. with I led thee, iliou last even sat il stead of ler bugand! before then l'or a sweet savour: aud 33 They give gifts to all whorce; but thus it was, saith the Lord God. thou givesi thy gifts to all thy lovers,

20. Moreover, thou hast laken thy and hirest them, that they may come sons and thy ditugliters, whom thou unto thee on every side for thy whorebast borne unto me and these bast thou doin, sacrificed unto them to be devoured. 34 And the contrary is in the fron] Is this of lly whoredoms a small mat- other women, in thy whoredoms,

whereas 1oue followeth thee to con21 Thnt thou lingt alain my children, mit whoredoms: and in tbat thou and delivered them to cause them io givest a reward, and no reward is pass through the fire for them? giren unto thee; therefore thou art 22 And in all thine abominations and contrary, thy wliorekloms tliou hast oot rebelo- 35 11 Wherefore, Oharlot, hear the bered the days of thy youth, wlien thou word of the LORD; Wasl naked and bare, and wast pollu- 36 Thug saith the Lord God, Beled in thiy blood.

cause lhy filthiness was goured out, 23. And it came to pass, user all thy and thy bakedness discovered through wickedness, (wo, wo uolo teel saith Ly whoredoms with this lovers, an the Lord Goo,)

with all the idols or thy abominations, 24 That thou hast also built unto thee and by the blood of thy children, an eminent place, and last made thee which thou didst give unto them; a light place in every street.

37 Behold, therefore, I will gather 25 Thou hast built tliy ligle place at all tly lovers, with whom thou llist every head of the way, and hast made taken pleasure, and all them that thou thy beauty to be ablorred, and bäst 11:18 Joved, with all them that thru opened thy feet to every one that pass-hast bated; I will even gather thenu cd by, and multiplied thy wlioreduins. round about against thee, and will dis. 26 Thou hast also committed forni- cover thy nakedness unto thein,

that cation with the Egyptians thy neigh they inay see all thy nakedvegg. Sours, great of Heal; and hast increas- 38 And I will judge thee, as women ed thy whoredoms, to provoke me to that break wedlock, and shed blood, anger,

are juciged; and I will give thee blood 27 Belold, therefore, I have stretch-in fury ind jealousy. ed out my hand over thee, and havel 39 And I will also give thee inta diininished thine ordinary food, and their band, and they shall throw down delivered thee unto the will of them line emitent place, and shall break that late thee, the daughters of the down thy high places: they shall strip Philistines, which are ashamed of thy thee also ot' thy clothes, and shall take

thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked 29 Tliou hast payed the whore also and bare. with llie Assyrians, because thou wist. 10 They alall also bring up a coin linsatiable; yea, thou last played the pany against thee, and they shall Jarlot with thein, and yet couldest not stone thee will stones, and thrust thee be satisfied.

Urough with their swords, 29 Thou hast moreover multiplied 11 And they shall buru thy houses thy fornication in the land of Cannan with fire, and execute jodgments upon lunto Chalden, and yet thou wist not thee in the sight of many women: anu antisfied herewith.

I will cause thee to ceaseliom playing 30 How weak is thy heart, saith the the harlot, and thou also shalt give no Lord God, seeing thou doest all these lire any more. things the work of an imperious 42 So will linake my fury toward wlioriali roman;

thee to rest, and my jealousy shallde. 31 Lulhat thou buildcst thine eminent part from thee, and I will be quiet, olace in the head of every way, and aud will be no more angry. inakeet thy high place in every alreet; 43 Because thou last not remembered and hasl not been as a harlot in that the d:1ys of lliy youth, but last fretter Jou scorregi hire;

me in all these things; behold, there

lewd way.

God promisch

EZEKIEL

Jerusalem mercy forcl also will recompense thy way 55 When thy sister, Sodom and ber upon thy lieail, saith the Lord God: daughters, shall relurn to their former and thou shalt not commit ihis lewd- estate, and Samaria and ler daughters ness above all thine abominations. sball return to their former estale,

14 | Behold, every one that useth/thien thou and thy daughters shall reproverbs shall use this proverb against turn to your former estate. ihee, saying, Ag is the mother, so is 66 Forihy sister Sodom was not men. her daugliter.

tion:x by thy mouth in the day of this 45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, pride, that loillheurler husband and her chill 57 Before thy wickedness was dis dren: and thou are the sister of thy covered, is at the time of thy reproach sister, which loatheth their liusbands of the daugliter of Syria, and all thue and their children: your inollier ras are round about her, the daughters of

Hittite, and your barber an Amorile. the Philistines, which despise thee 46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, round about she and her daughters that dwell at 58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness such thy lelt hand: and the younger sister, thine abominations, saith tbe Lond. Liat dwelleth at the right band, is 69 For thus saith the Lord God, i Sodom and her daughters.

will even deal with thee as thou liast 47 Yet last thou not walked after done, which bast despised the oatlı in their ways, nor done aller their abom-j breaking the covenant. inations; but as if that were a very 60 T Nevertheless I will remember little thing, thou wast corrupted more my covenant with thee in the days of than they in all thy Wily's.

Lliy youth, and I will establish ula 48 As I live, baith the Lord God, thee an everlasting covenant Sodom tiy sister bath not done, she 61 Tlien thou shalt remember ty nor lier daughters, as thou hast done, ways, and be asliamed, wben thou thou and thy daughters.

shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder 49 Behold, this was the iniquity or and thy younger: and I will give them thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness or unto thee for daughters, but not by bread, and abundance of idleneng was thy covenant. in her, and in her daughtera,

neither 62 And I will establish my covenan! did slie strengthen the land of the with thee; and thou shalt know that poor and needy.

I am the LORD ; 60 And they were laughty, cuid com. 63 That thou mayest remember, and mitted abominalion before me: there- be confounded, and never open they fore I took them away as I saw good. mouth any more because of thy klame, 61 Neither liath Samaria committed when I am pacified toward thee for hall or thy sing; but thou hast mulli all that thou hast done, saith the Lord plied thine abominations more than Gon. they, and hast justified thy siaters in

CHAP. XVII. all tbine , hast done.

unto me, saying 62 Thou also, which last judged thy 2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and Bigters, bear thine owo ebame, for thy speak a parable unto the house of 1.8 sins that thou hast committed more rael; abominable than they; they are more 3 And say, Tljus saith the Lorl Gon, righteous than thou: yea, be thou con- A great eagle with great wings, long founded also, and bear thy shame, in winged, full of leathers, which lind that thou liast justified thy sisters. divera colours, came unto Lebanon,

53 Wlien I shall bring again their and took the highest branch of the captivity, the captivity of Sodom and cedar: her daughters, and the captivity or 4 He cropped off the top of his young Samaria and hier daughters, then will twigs, and carried it into a land of I bring again the captivity of thy traitic; he set it in a city of merchants. captives in the midst of them : 5 He took also of the seed ot tleland,

64 That thou mayest bear thine own and planted it in a fruitsul fiuld; lie shame, and mayest be consouoded in placed it by great waters, and set it all that thou hast done, in that thou as a willow tree, urt a coafort unto them

5 And it grow, and became a spread

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thereof were under bin : 60 il becaine Wany persons:
a sine, and brought foru branches, 18 Secing he despised the oath by
and slot lortlı sprigs.

breaking the covenant, when, lo, be 7 There was also another great eagle bad giver, liis land, and liath done all with great wings and many leather's: these things, ise sliall not escape. and, behold, this vine din beod ber 19 Tlierefore llius saith the Lord l'ools toward bun, and shot forili her) GOD; as I lise, surely inipe oath thai branches toward lim, that he migbt le ball despised, and my covenan: water it by the surrows of her plaala Wal he ball, broken, even it will I tion.

recompense upon his own lead.
8 It was planted in a goou soil by 20 and I will spread my net upon
great waters, that it might bring forth him, and be shall be taken in my
branches, and that it miglit bear li'uit, snare, and I will bring him to Baby-
that it might be a goodly vine. lon, and will plead with him there for

9 Say thou, Tbus saith the Lord Gov; luis trespass that be hath trespassed
Shall it prosper i shall he not pull up against me.
the roots thereof, and cut oll'llie fruit 11 And all bis fugitives witli all his
thereof, that it wither? it shall wither bands shall fall by the sword, and they
in all the leaves of her sprius, even that remain shall be scallered loward
without great power or many people all winds: and ye shall know that I
to pluck it up by the roots thereof. the LORD have spoken it.

10 Yea, bebold, bring planted, shall 221 Thus saitli the Lord Gon; I will
It prosper? shall it not utterly witber also take of the highest branch of the
when the cast wind touchetli il ? il bigh cedar, und will get it; I will
shall wilher in die lurows where it crop off from the top of his young
Erew,

living a leuder one, and will platan it 11 1 Moreover, the word of the LORD upon a bigh mountain and eminent; came unto me, saying,

23 lu the mountain of the height of 12 Say 110W lo inne rebellirius house, Israel will I plant it: and it shall Know ye not what thesethings mcan bring fortlı boughs, and hear fruit, and tell them, Bebold 11. king of Bilbylou be it goodly crear: and under it shall is come 10 Jerusulein, and linth raken divell all forl of Erfry wing; in the the king thereof, and the princes shadow of the branches thereof sual Thereof, ane led lliem with him to the yo dwell. Babylon;

2+ And all the trpea of the field shall 13 And liath laken of the king's seed, know that I the Lord have brought and made a corrent will him, and down the brigb tree, have exalled the hath taken av onlli of him; he hard low tree, bare dried up

ee, also laken the nights of the land: and have made the cry tree to flourishi:

14 That the kingdon night be base, the LORD have spoken and have done
that it mighl not lill ilsell op, but that it.
by keeping of his covenant it might

CHAP. XVIII. sland.

HE word of the Loun canic wito 15 But he rebelled against bim in

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we again, saying, Bending bis ambassadors into Egipt, 2 What incun vē, that ye use this that they nught give bir horses and proverb concerning the land of Israel, much prople. Shall be prosper? shall saying, The lither's bare eaten cour he escape that doeth such things or grapes, and the children's teeth are set shall lie break the covenant, and be on edge? delivered ?

3 As I live, saill the Lord God, ye 16 As I live, saith the Lord God, sliall not bare occasion aby woore 10 surely in the place where the king use this proverb in Israel. ducllcth that made bin king, whose 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the path lie despised, and wliose covenant soul of the father, eo also the soul ut be biake, crcn wills hin in the niidst the son is mine: the soul that sinnell, oro Balis lon le sliall die.

it sliall die, 17 Nciller shall Ilaraoh wili his 5 Bul if a man be just, and do that nighty army and great company nakel which is luwful and right,

the green

God's vistice

EZEKIEL

in punishing 6 And hath not caten upon the moun-Jolence, and did that which is not goud tains, weither hath lifted up bis eyes among his people, lo, even be shall to the idols of the liouse of Israel, nei- lie inliis iniquity. ther hatli debled bisueighbour's wise, 19 1 Yel say ye, Wliy? dotlı not the reither lath come near to a neustru son bear the iniquity of llie father ? QUIS woman,

When the son lach done that wlucia 7 and hath not oppressed any', bru is lawful and right, and bath kept all batlı restored 10 the debtorliis pledge, my slalutes, and bath done them, lic batb spoiled noue by violence, hrath shall surely live. given his bread to the hungry, and 20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. hath covered the naked with a gar- The son shall not bear the iniquity of dient;

the father, neither shall the linther bear 8 He thui hath not given forth upon the iniquily of the son; the righteous usury,neither bath taken any increase, ness of the righteous shall be upon that bath withdrawu bis hand from him, and the wickedness of the wick iniquity, bath executed true judgmented stall be upon him. between man and mild,

21 || But if the wicked will turn from 9 Hath walked in niya statutes, and all his sing that he hath committed, hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; and keep all my statutes, and do that he is just, be shall surely live, saith which ia lawful and right, he shal! suith the Lord GOD.

surely live, he shall vot die. 10 1 If he beget a son that is a rob. 22 All his transgressions that he hat: ber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth commilled, they shall not be inentionthe like to any one of these things, ed unto him: in his righteousuess that

11 And that doell not any of those le liath done he sballlive. duties, but even liath calen upon the 23 Have I xly pleasure at all that the mountains, and defiled liis neighbour's wicked should die? saith the Lord wire,

God; and not that he should retur 12 Hath oppressed the poor and nee from his wars, and live? dy, bath spoiled by violence, hath not 24 1 But wlien the righteous turnetb restored the pledge, and hath lifted up away from his righteousness, and com his eyes to the idols, lath committed mittelb iniquity, and doeth according abomination,

10 all the abominations that the wick 13 Hatlı given forth upon usury', and er mian doelli, shall he live? All bus lath taken increase : fliall lie then righteousness that he hath done shall live? he eliall not live: be liach done not be mentioned : in his trespass the all these abominations ; be shall sure- be liath trespassed, and in his sin that ly die; his blond sliall be upon hini. he bath simied, in them shall lie die.

14 1 Now, lo, if he begel a son, that. 25 4T Ypt yesay, 'The way of the Lord Aceth all his liber's sing which he is not equal. Hear now, I house of bath done, and considereth, and docth Israel, is not my wity equal? are not not such like,

Sou Ways inequal? 15 That bath not eaten upon the 20 Wien a righteous man turuetla mountains, neither liath lined up his away from his righteousness, and comuyes to the idols or llie house oils mitleth iniquity, and dieth in them; rael, hath not debled his neighbour's for his iniquity that he hath done slali wile,

he die. 16 Neither bath oppressed any, liath 27 Again, whicn the wicked man not withholden the pledge, neither turned away from his wickedness bath spoiled by violence lnit hath gir that lie hath commilled, and doeth en his bread lo the lungry, and liaththat which is lawful and right, le covered the naked with a garment,

shall save his soul wive. 17 Thai liath taken of his band from 28 Berause be considereth, and turnthe poor, that hath not received isirs eth away from all his transgressions nor increilse, liath executed my judg tliai he hath committed, he shall suredients, halb walked in my stalutes; ly live, be shall uol die. be shall not die for the iniquity of luis 29 Yet saill the liouse of Israel, The litler, he shall surely live.

way of the Lordianoi equal. O boure 18 18 for his later, because he cruel. or Israel, are not niy ways equal? sro ly oppresscu, spoiled his brother by vino! your ways unequal?

The lion's welps.
CHAP. XIX, XX.

Israel's rcbellion. 30 Therefore I will judge you, Olouseller beight with the multitude of her of Israel, every one according to his branches. ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, 12 But she was plucked up in sury, and turn yourselves siom all your she was cast down to the ground, and transgressions ; 90 iniquity shall not the east wind dried up her fruiti her be your ruin.

strong rods were broken and withered: 31 1 Cast away from you all your the fire consumed Lenn. transgressions, whereby ye have trans. 13 And now she is planted in the gressed ; and make you a new heart wilderness,in a dry and Wirsty ground. and a new spirit: for sliy vill ge die, 14 And Gre is gone out of a rod of O house of Israel?

her branches, which hath devoured 32 For I have no pleasure in the deather fruit, so that she hath no strong of himn that dieth, saith the Lord God: rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. lamentation, and shall be for a lamenCHAP. XIX.

tation, COREOVER, take thou up a laM

CHAP. XX. mentation for the princes of Is

in rael,

year, in the fifth north, the tenth 2 And say, What is thy mollier? A day of the anonu, that certain or lic lioness: she lay down among lions,slie ellers of Israel cane to inquire of the nourished her whelps among young LORD, and sat belure me. Jions.

2 Tlieu caine the word of the LORD 3 And slie brouglit up one of her unto me, saying, whelps: it becaine A young lion, and 3 Son of man, speak unto the elders it learned to catch the prey ; it devour- of Israel, and say unto them, Thus ed men.

sailb the Lord God; Are ye como 4 The nations also lieard of him; to inquire of nie? ds I live, saith the lie was taken in their pit, and they Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by brouglıl bim with chains unto the land you. of Egypt.

4 Wilt thou judge thein,son os man? 6 Now wlien slie saw that she liad wilt thou judge them. cause tliem to waited, and ler liope was lost, tlienļknow the abominations of their fablie took another of her whelps, and tiers : made him a young lion,

5 And say unto them, Tlus saitli the 6 And he went up and down among Lord God; In the day when I chose the lions, le became a young lion, and Israel, nud lifted up my hand unto die learned to catch the prey, and de- seed of the bouse of Jacob, and made voured men.

mysell known to them in the land 7 And he knew their desolate pala- or Egypt, when I lilled up iny land ces, and be laid waste their cities; unto them, saying, I am the LORD and the land was desolate, and the your God; fulness thereof, by the noise of his 6 In the day that I lilled up my

hand roaring.

unto them, to bring them forth of liic 8 Then the nations set against himn land of Egypt, into a land that I had on every side from the provinces, and espied for theni, flowing will milk spread their net orcr biin: he was ta- and honey, which is the glory of all ken in their pit.

lands: 9 And they put him in ward in chains, 7 Then said 1 unto them, Cast ye and brought himn to the king of Baby- away every man thie aliominations o! lon; they brought him into holds, that his eyes and defile not yourselves with Tiia voice should no more be heard up the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD on the mountains of Israel. 10 | Thy mother is like a vine in 8 But they rebelled against me, and ily blood, planted by the walers: she would not hearken unto me: they did was fruitful, and full of branches, by not every inan cast away the abominreason of many walers.

ations of their eyes, neither did they 11 And she had strong rods for the forsake tre idols of Egypt: then I said, sceptres of them that bare rule, and I will pour out iny fury upon them, lo ber stature was exalted among the accomplish mine anger ngainst then) Llick branches, and she appeared in Jin the inidst of the land of Egypt

your God.

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