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Israei's reuclions. 9 But I wrought for my naine's sake, luted iny sabbaths: then I said, I would wiat it should not be polluted before pour out my livry upon thein, to acthe heatlien, among wliom they were, complislı mine anger against them ic in wlinge sight I made myself known the wilderness. unto them, in bringing them forth out 22 Nevertheless I withdrew myland, of the land of Egypt.

and wrought for my name's anke, thai 10 1 Wherefore i caused them to go it should not be polluted in the sight on fortlı out of the land of Egypt, and the heathen, in wliose sight I brought brought thein into the wilderness. Vicm forti.

11 And I gave them my statutes,andi 23 1 liited up my hand unto them also showed them iny judgments, which ir in the wilderness, that I would scatler a inando, he shall even live in them. them among the beathen and disperse

12 Moreover also I gave them iny them through the countries : eabbatlie, to be a sign between me and 24 Because they liad not executest them, that they miglit know that I am ny judgments, but had despised my ibe LORD that guclily tben.

statules, and liad polluted my sib 13 But the liouse of Israel rebelled baths, und their eyes were aster llieir against ine in the wilderness : they fathers' idols. walked not in my statutes, and they 25 \Vherefore I gave them also stat. despised my judgments, which if a utes that were not good and julgmenis man do, be shall even live in them ; whereby they should not live ; and my sibbaths they greatly polluted: 26 And I polluted thein in their own then I sail I would pour out my sury gilis, in that theycaused to pass througir upon them in tlie willeness, to con- The fire all that oprneth the womb, that sume thein.

I might make thein dcsolate, to the 14 But I wrought for my name's sake, end that Uiey might know that I ur. that it should not be polluled before the LOND. the beachen, in whose sight I brought 27 | Therefore, son of man, epea's liiem out.

unto the house or Israel, aud say unto 15 Yet also I lined up my hand onto them, Tlius saith the Lord God; Yet

ein in the wilderness, that I would in lois your fathers lave blasphemed not brmy thenn ialo the land which I me, in that they have conunilled a bad given them, flowing witla milk trespass against me. and lioncy, which is the glory of all 23 For when I had brought them into lands :

the land, for the which I lifted up my 16 Because they despised ny judg. hand to give it to them, then they say ments, and walked not in my statutes, every high lill, and all the tick treea, put pollutell my sabbaths : for their and they ofered there their sacrifices, lieart went after their idola.

and there tlies presented the provoca17 Novertheless mine eyes spared tion of their offering there also they them from destroying them, neither made their sweet savour, and poured Vid I make an cod oribem in the wil. out there their drink-ufferings. derness,

29 Then I said unto them, 1 Vhat is the 13 But I said unto their children in vigh place whereunto ye go? And the the wilderness, Walk ye not in the naine thereof is called Bamah unto this statutes of your fathers, neither observe day. ilieir judgments, nor denle yourselves 30 Wherefore say unto the louse ol with their idols;

Israel, Tlıu3 eaith the Lord GOD; Are 19 I am the LORD your God; walk ye polluled alter the manner of your in my statutes and keepmy judgments, fathers ? and commit ye wlioredora and do then ;

aller their abominations; 20 and hallowiny sabbats; and 31 For when ye offer your gifts, wlien they shall be a sign between me and ye make yours0119 to pass through the you, that ye may know that I am the lire, ye pollute yourselves with all LORD your God.

your idols, eren unto this day: anul 21 Notwithstanding the children re- shall I be inquired of by you, house belled against me: they walked not of Israel? As I live, anith the Lord in my statutes, neither kept my judg. GOD, I will not be inquired or hy you. msants to do them, which if a man do, 32 And that which cometb into your lic shall tren live in them; they pol-Imid shall not be at all, that y'e eayi

er noe and of Israel; and s'e shüll know A unto me, saying,

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against Jerusalem. (Ve will be as the leathen, as the 14 And ye shall know that I an the families of the countries, io serve LORD, when I lave wrouglit sith you wood and slone.

for my name's sake, uot according 10 33 | As I live, saith the Lord God, your wicked ways, nor according to surely with a mighty hand, and with your corrunt doinga, ye Louse of Isit stretched out arm, and with lury rac), saithile Lord GOD. poured out, will I rule over you: 45 | Nloreover, the word of the Lord

3+ And I will bring you out from caine unto inc, saying, the people, and will gather you out of 46 Son os mau, bet thy face toward the countries wherein yeare scattered, the soulli, and drop thy word toward with a nighty hand, and with a the south, and proplicey against the Blretched-out arin, and with fury format or ibe soul; lield; poured out.

47 Avd gay to the forest of the south, 35 And I will bring you into the wil. Hear tbe word of the LORD: Tlius Ciness of the people, and there will i saith the Lord God, Beliold, I will plead with you face to face.


a fire in thee, and it shall de 36 Like as I pleaded with your favour every green Tree in thee, una thers in the wilderness of the kind of crery dry tree: the Gaming, llama Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith should not be quenched, and all faces the Lord God,

(on the soul to the north shall be 37 And I will cause you lo piss under burned therein, thie rod, and I will bring you into wie 15 And all flesh shall see that I thie bond of the coventut.

Lord have kindled it: il slull not be 38 And I will purge out from among queuched. you the rebels, and then that trans- 19 Then said I, Ali Lord Gon! they greys against me: will bring them suy of me, Doll lie not speak paritTorth out of the country wliere they bles? sojoum, and they not into


ND L)!e word of the LORD canie that I am the LORD.

39 As for you, Oliouse of Israel, thus 2 Son of oral, set ily face towarz? Hilith the Lord Gou, Go je, serve ye Jerusilell!, iind dropchy word toward every one luis idols auci bereafter also, the duly places, and peopless against If ye will not hearken unto me: bulle litud of Israel, pollule ye iny boly name no more 3 And sily to the land of Israel, Thus with your gilts, and with your idols. saith the Lor, Behold, I am ngainst

40 For in niy boly mountain, in the thee, and will drawy forth my sword mountain of the height of Isracisaill out of his shcath,and will cul oil com the LORD God, there shall all the tee the righteous and the wicked. house of Israel, all of them in the 4 Seeing then that I will cut oll' (rom lamu, serve me: there will I accept thee llie righteous and the wicked, them, and there will I require your therefore shall niy sword go lorth out olierings, and the first-fruits of jour of his sheails against all flesti liom the oblations, with all your holy things. soudlo to the 10th:

41 I will accept you with your sweet 5 Tliat all liesh may know that I the Silvour, when I bring you oullioi the Lou have drunn fordi ny sword out people, and gather you out of the coun- of luis sheath: it shall not relurn uy tries wlierein ye have been scattered : muore. and I will be sanctilieil in you before o Sigh therefore, thou son of man, the beatlen.

with the breaking of thy loins; and 42 And ye shall hnow that I am the witli bitterness sigh before their eyes. LORD, when I shall bring you imo lc 7 And it shall be, when they say unto land of lsrael, into the country for the whee, Wherefore sighest lliou? that which I lilled up my hand to give it thou shalt answer, For the tidings; 10 your fatliers.

because it comeil: and every heart -13 And there shall ye remember your shall melt, wd all bands shall be ways, and all your doings, wherein ye reelle, and every spirit shall lain, have been defiled; aud yeshall loatlie and all knees shall be weak as water: yourselves in your own sight for all behold, it cometh,and shall be brought your evils that ye have committed.

to pass, saith the Lord Gou.

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against the Inmonitos. STAgain the word of the LORD 22 At his right hand was the divina. came unto me, saying,

tion of Jerusalem, to appoint captains Son of man, prophesy, and say, to open the mouth in the slaughter, lo Tlus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, lift up the voice with sliouting, to apa sword is sharpened, and also fur-boint batlering-rams against the gares nished:

to cast a mount, and to build a lort. 10 It is sharpened to make a sore 23 And it sliall be unto them as » slaughter; it is furbisbed that it may salse divination in their sight, to ihein glitter: should we then make mirth? that have sworn oaths: but he will it contemneth the rod or my 801), as call to remembrance tlie iniquity,that every tree.

they may be taken. 11 And he hath given it to be sur. 24 Therefore thus saith the Lord bisbed, that it may be handled: this God; Because ye have made your insword is sharpened, and it is furbish-liquity to be remembered, in that jou ed, to give it into the land of the transgressions are discovered, so that slayer.

in all your doings your sins do appear; 12 Cry and bow), son of man : for it because, I say, that ye are come to reshall be upon my people, it shall be membrance, ye shall be taken with i pon all the princes of Israel: terrors the band. by reason of the sword shall be upou 25 And thou, profane wicked. iny people, smite therefore upon thy princes of Israel, whose day is comt, trigl.

when iniquity shall have an end, 13 Because it is a trial, and what if 26 Thus saith the Lord God; Reinove the sword contemu even the rod ? it the diadem, and take off the crown; shall be no more, saith the Lord God.this shall not be the same: exalt him

14 Tliou therefore, son of man, that is low, and abase him that is prophesy, and smite thy lands to high. gellier, and let the sword be doubled 27 I will overtum, overturn, over: The third tiine, the sword of the slain: turn it ; and it shall be no more, until it is the sword of the great men that be come whose right it is; and I will are slain, which entered into their give it him. privy chambers.

28 1 And thou, son of man,prophesy 16 I have set the point of the sword and say, Thug saith the LORD God against all their gates, that their heart concerning the Ainmonites, and conmay saint, and incir ruing be multi cerning their reproach; even say thou, plied: Alil it is made bright, it is The sword, the sword is drawn: for wrapped up for the slaughter. the slaughter it is surbished, lo con

16 Go thee one way or other, citler sume, because of the glittering; on the riglit hand, or on the lest, 29 While they see ranity unto thee, wlithersoever lliy face is set.

while they divine a lie unto thee, 10 17 I will also smite my hands to bring thee upon the necks of them that gether, and I will cause my fury to ure slain, of the wicked, whose day iy rest: I the LORD liave said it.

come, wlien their iniquity shall have 18 | The word of the LORD caine an end. unlo me gain, saying,

30 Shall I cause it to relurn juto big 19 Also, thou son of man, appoint slicati? I will judge flee in the place thee two ways, that the sword of the where thou wasi created, in the laud king of Babylon may come: both of thy nativity: twain shall come forth out of one 31 And I will pour out mine indig. Jand: and choose thou a place,choose nation upon thee, I will blow ilgainst it at the leacl or the way to the city. thee in the fire of my wmll, and de

20 Appoint a way, that the sword liver thee into the land of brutish nay come to Rabbarb of the Ammon. men, and skilful to destroy. ites, and to Judali in Jerusalein the 32 Thou shalt be for suel to the fire: Herenced.

thy blood shall be in the midst of the 21 For the king of Babylon stood at laod; thou shalt be no more remeni the parting of the way, at the head of bered: for I the lond bave spoken it. the two ways, to use divination : be

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stors in Jcrusalci. 2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou tries, and will consume thy filthinese judge, wilt tlou judge the bloody city i out of thee. yea, thou shalt sliow her all berabom- 16 An thou shalt take llvive inheritinalions.

ance in thiysell in the sight of lie hea. 3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord then, and thou shalt know that I um GOD; The city sleddeth blood in the the Load. midst of it, that her time may coine,

17 And the word or the LORD cane and maketh idols against hersell to uito me, saying, Gelile hersell

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house of Isriel 4 Thou art become guilly in thy is to ine become drogs: all they are olood that thou hast slied, and last brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in defiled thysell in thine idols which the midst of the furnace; they are cren thou liast made; and thouliast caused the dross or silver. thy days to draw near, and art come 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord even unto thiy years: therefore have I GOD; Because ye are all become dross, inade thee a reproach unto the bea behold, therefore I will gather you then, and a mocking to all countries. limco the midst of Jerusalem

5 Those that be near, and those that 30 ss they gather silver, and brasa, ve far from thee, shall mock ther, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the which art infamous and mucli vexed. midst of the surnace, lo blow the fire

6 Behold, the princes of levael,every upon it, to melt it; so will I gather one were in thee to their power to you in inine anger and in my sury, oled blood.

and I will leave you there, and mel 7 In thee bare they set light by fa. you. ther and mother; in the midst of thee 21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow have thcy dealt by oppression with the upon you in the fire of my wrathi, stranger; in thee have they vexed the and ye shall be melled in the midst fatherless and the widow.

thereof, 8 Thou last despised my lioly things, 22 As silver is melted in the midst o and hast profaned my sabbauis. the furnace, 80 shall ye be melted in

9 In thee are men that carry tales to the midst thereof; and ye shall know slied blood; and in thee they eat upon that I the LORD have poured out iny the mountains; in the midst of beejury upon you. they coinmit lewdness.

23 | And the word of the Lord caine 10 In thee bave they discovered their unto me, saying, father's nakedness; in thee have Urey 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou lumblech lier that was set apart for art the land that is not cleansed, nor pollution.

rained upon in the day of indigaation. 11 And one bath committed abomi. 25 There is a conspiracy of ber pro. nation with his neighbour's wile; and plets in the midst thereol, like a roar. indotherhath lewdly dehled his caugli-ing lion ravening the prey; they have ter-in-law; and another in thee häih deroured souls; they bave takeu the bumbled his sister, his father's daugh-treasure and precious things; they

have made her inany widows in the 12 In thee have they taken gists to midst thereof. plied blood; thou hast taken usury and 26 Herpriests bave violated my law, increase, and thou hast greedily gain- and have profaned my holy thinge: ed of thy neighbours by extortion, and they have put no difference between boast forgolten me, anithathe Lord God. the holy and profane, neither bare

13 | Belok, therefore I bare smit- they showed difference between the ten my land at thy dishonest grein mclean and the clean, and have hid which thou hast made, and at thy their eyes from my gabbaths, and i Llood whicli hutlı been in the midst of am profaned among them. tlee.

27 Her princes in the midst thereof 14 Can thy heart endure, or can lliy are like wolves ravening the prey, 10 haods be strong, in the days that i slied blood, and to destroy souls, to shall deal with thee? I the LORD Lave get dishonest gain. epoken it, and will do it.

28 And her prophets have daubed 16 and I will sculter thee among the them with untempered morlar, seeing heathen, und disperse thee in the couu- vanity, and divining lica unto them,


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holul unde sotiban. é vying, Thus saith ile LorGod, when 11 And when her sister Alolibab the Lond hall 1101 spoken.

saw this, she was more corrupt in her 29 The people of lie land have used inordinate love than she, and in lier oppression, and exercised rubbery,and whoredoms inore than lier sister in ditve vexed the poor and needy: yen,her whoiccamg. they have oppressed the stranger 12 She doleil upon the Assyriang her wrongfully.

neighbours, captains and rulers clolli 30 And I sought for a man runong ed most gorgeously, horsemen riding then, that should make up the hedge, upon horses, all of them desirable and stand in the gap before mc for the young inen. bid, that I should not destroy it: but 13 Then I saw that alle was defileu I found none.

that they loole both one way: 31 Therefore liavel poured out inine 14 And that she increased hier wliore. indignation upon them; I have con- doms: for when she saw men portray. suured them with live Are of my wrath: ed upon the wall, the images of the Vieir own way have I recompensed Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion, upon their heads, saith the Lord God. 15 Girded with girdles upon their CHAP. XXIII.

loins, excecling in dyed attire upon THE word of the Londcame again their heads, all of them princes to unto mesaying,

to, after the manner or the Baby2 Son of man, there were tiro wo linnians of Chaldea, the land of their men, the daughters of one mother: nativity;

3 And they commilted whoredomsin 16 And as soon as she saw them with Egypt; they coinnilled whoredoms in her eyes, she doled upon themi, ane their youth; there were their breasts sent messengers uulo them into Chal preascal, and there they bruised the dea. iPals of their virginity;

17 And the Babylonians came to lier Aod tlie names of them were Abo-into the bell of love, and they deliler! Biate the elder, and Aliolibali her sister: hier with their wliore lonı; und slie and they were noe, and they hare was pollutad - with them, and her $0:13 and lighters. Thus were their miod alienated from them. names; Simrialı is Aholali, and Je. 18 So slie discovered her whoredonia, ruzalem delolibais.

und discovered hier nakedness: Heri 6 Audi Abolalı played the harlat my mind was alienated from her, when she was mine; u slie Joted like as iny mind was alienated froin on bor lovers, on the Issyrians her der sister. neighboury,

19 Yet she multiplied her whore 6 Which 100re clothed will blue, domy, in calling to remeinbrincellie captiling and rulers, all of them de days of her youth, whitremu she hari sirable young men, lorsemen riding played the larlot in the land of Eupl. upou horses.

20 For yhe doled upost their paral7 Thus she cuinmitted her whore-finours, whose llesh is as the desh of domy with them, with all then thalasses, and whose issue is like the issue were the closeu men of Assyria, and of horses. with all on whom slip doicil: will all! 21 Thus thou enlleust to reniem their idols olie defiled hersell.

brance the lewdiens of thy youlli, in 8 Neither left she hair whoredoms bruising Chy leals by the Egyptians for bronight from Egypt: fur iu her youth the pup of thy youth. they lay with her, and they bruised | 22 | Therefore, O Abolibah, Thug the breasts of ber virginity, and pour saith the Lord Goo, Behold, I will ei thris whoredom pon lier. raise up thy lovers inging thec, froin

9 Wherefore I hare delivered her whom thy mind is, and I into the band of lier lovers, into the will bring them against thee on every hand of the Assyrians, upon wliomsic: she doted.

23 The Babylonians, and all the 10 These discovered her nakedness: Chaldeane, Pekod, and Shoa,aud Kon, try took her sons and her daughters, unil all the Assyrians with them : ali

und slew her with the sword: and she of them desirable young nien,cuptains became famous among women ; for and rulers, great lords and renowniei, they had executed judginent upon lier. all of them riding upon ho!'S('.

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