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them, These are the people of the Lord, and are gone forth out of his land.
They caused my holy name to be scorned and evil spoken of, in that it was said of these so wicked and lewd persons, Lo, these are the select people of the Lord, and those that were inhabitants of his holy land.
XXXVI. 23 When I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. When I shall glorify myself, by working your deliverance, and your apparent reformation, before their eyes.
XXXVI. 26 And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
I will take away your perverse and rebellious disposition; and I will give you a tenderness of heart, and an aptness to be wrought upon by the motions of my Spirit.
XXXVI. 37 / will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
I will so do this, that yet I will be sought and sued to by the house of Israel, for this blessing upon them; and then I will give such an increase to the men, as I am wont to give to their fruitful flocks.
XXXVI. 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. As Jerusalem, in her holy feasts, is filled with whole flocks and herds of those cattle, that are brought up thither for sacrifice; so shall all the waste cities of Israel be filled with flocks of men.
XXXVII. I The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which wasfull of bones.
The powerful motion of God's Spirit was with and upon me; and carried me, in vision, into the midst of a valley full of the bones of the slain.
XXXVII. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live ? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest. Son of man, thinkest thou it possible, that these bones should live, and be restored to that estate of this present life, which they were lately in? And I answered, O Lord God, this is more than flesh and blood can conceive; human reason cannot think so; but thou knowest what thou hast to do, and to thee nothing is impossible.
XXXVII. 1 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as Iprophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
So I spake to those bones, as I was commanded; and while I was in speaking, the vision represented to me a noise that filled *°e galley, and a motion of those bones, and a meeting together of them, bone to bone. XXXVII. 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh fame up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
And the vision shewed me the sinews and flesh coming upon them, and the skin covering them; but as yet no life was inspired into them.
XXXVII. 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God, Come from the four quarters, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they viay live.
In a representation of that powerful Spirit of God which gives life unto man, I was bidden, in vision, to call to the winds from all the coasts of heaven, to breathe upon these new-reformed bodies, that they might live. So verse 10.
XXXVII. 11 Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Son of man, these bones are a perfect resemblance of the whole house of Israel: Behold, they say, We are not only dead, but our carcases are dissolved, our bones dried, all our hopes and possibilities of life and recovery utterly cut off.
XXXVII. 12 Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
Behold, O my people, I will so restore you, as if I opened the very graves, and infused a new life into you; even so will I recover you to your former state in the land of Israel. XXXVII. 16,17 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
Yea, there shall not only be a life, but a conjunction of Israel and Judah: for the signification whereof, take thee two sticks; and in the one of them write, For Judah, and the Benjamites his companions: in the other write, For Joseph, and his son Ephraim, and the rest of the Ten Tribes of Israel their companions: and, when thou hast so done, join one of the sticks to another; and they shall be so pieced together, in thy hand, as if they were but one stick.
XXXVII. 19 Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. Behold, I will take the Ten Tribes of Israel, which are comprised under the name of Joseph and Ephraim and their fellows, and will put them together with the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and will make them one nation, and they shall be one in my hand. XXXVII. 22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon Vol. Hi, i r.
the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to than alt, and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided He. And I will unite my Church, all the world over, in one; and one King, even the Messiah whom I shall send, shall be King to them all; and they shall no more be so divided in profession, as if they were several kingdoms, ruled by divers sovereigns, but in the main substance of religion shall be one.
XXXVII. 24 And David my servant shall be king over them i He. Sec chapter xxxiv. 23.
XXXVII. 26 I will make a covenant of peace with them. See chapter xxxiv. 25.
XXXVII. Ibid. And I will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
I will set my Church in the midst of them, which shall continue to the end of the world; and I will dwell in their hearts, as in my temple, forever. So verse 27.
XXXVIII. 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Mesnech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.
Son of man, denounce thou judgments against those princes and countries of the Gentiles, which shall, before the restoration of the Church by the coming of the Messiah, infest and oppress my people.
XXXVIII. 3 Behold, I am against thee, 0 Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Behold, I am against thee, thou king of Syria; and against all those assistant princes, which aid thee in thy cruel dealings with my people:
XXXVIII. 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses &(c. And I will bring thee back again from thine own land, by my overruling power; and will set thee on,and all thy forces, against Judah; and thou shal t come up against it, with a mighty army.
XXXVIII. 5, 6 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet.
The rest of the nations also, even Persians from the east, Ethiopians from the south, the Moors from the west, the Phrygians from the north, shall join with them in this onset.
XXXVIII. 7 And be thou a guard unto them. And do thou encompass them round about with thy forces, on every side; so as they shall not be able to stir forth.
XXXVIII. 8 After many days thoushalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste.
After many years I will visit thee with my judgments; for some two hundred years hence, thou shalt invade the land of my people, whom I shall have brought back from their captivity, and shall have gathered home out of many nations; even the mountains of Israel, which have been long wasted.
XXXVIII. 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land.
'Thoushalt, for suddenness and fury, come like a storm; and, for a multitude and frequence, like a dark cloud, shalt cover the land.
XXXVIII. 10 And thoushalt think an evil thought. Thou shalt conceive and harbour, many subtile and cruel thoughts and projects, against my people.
XXXVIII. 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates.
I will go up to a land, that is easily invaded and overrun; as that which consists of unwalled villages, not able to bear outan assault: I will go to a secure people, that dwell, as they think, safely, in the confidence of the strength and number of the inhabitants.
XXXVIII. 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, 'with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, He.?
Those nations, that have heretofore wont to live by sharking and spoil; and those seafaring men, who, upon the sea-coasts, have exercised piracy; shall say unto thee, Art thou come to rob and waste? Hast thou gathered thy company to take booties? to carry away silver and gold? Why didst thou not take us along with thee, &c?
XXXVIII. 14 Thus saith the Lord God; In that day, when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? Thus saith the Lord; In that day, when my people of Israel give themselves over to security, and false confidence in their own strength, shall it not be made known to thee, that thou mayestbe the executioner of my anger against them?
XXXVIII. 16 When I shall be sanctified in thee, 0 Gog, before their eyes.
When I shall be acknowledged just and righteous, in executing those judgments, which thy hand, O multitude of adverse nations, shall inflict upon Israel, before their eyes.
XXXIX. 1 O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. See chap, xxxviii. ver. 1.
XXXIX. 2 And leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
I will so consume thee, that only the sixth part of thy forces shall be left alive; and I will, in my just judgment, fetch thee from the borders of the north, to fall upon my Church, in great fury and malice.
XXXIX. 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right handI will make void, and frustrate all the attempts and endeavours, ■which thou shalt use against my people; and disappoint all thy warlike preparations.
XXXIX. 6 And I will send afire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles.
I will send my fierce judgments upon the enemy of my Church; and upon those, that, being separated and guarded by the sea, live securely confident of their own safety.
XXXIX. 9 The bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years. Such store of these military weapons shall be taken from their enemies, as that those bows, and arrows, and staves, and spears shall yield them firewood for many years.
XXXIX. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-Gog. I will cause these cruel and hostile nations, to leave their carcases in great abundance behind them, in the land of Israel; and there they shall be cast into pits and valleys, near to the common road; so as all passengers shall stop their noses, by reason of the noisome scent of the dead bodies; and the valley shall bear the name, for ever after, of this frequent sepulture of the nations.
XXXIX. 12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
And so great shall be the multitude of the slain, as that my people of Israel, by whose hand this slaughter shall be done, shall bestow many months in burying them; not so much out of respect to their dead enemies, as for their own sakes, that their land may be cleansed from the impurity and annoyance of those carcases. So verse 13, and 14.
XXXIX. 15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a figure by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-Gog. And the passengers, that pass through the land, when any of them seeth a man's bone, then shall they lay a heap of stones upon it, to give notice to the buriers, that they fetch all those scattered bones to the common burying place of Hamon-Gog.
XXXIX. 16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
And there shall be a city erected near to this common burial place; and ye shall give it a name of multitude, because of the innumerable company of those bodies, which shall lie there interred.
XXXIX. n Gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, Stc. Assemble yourselves on every side, to that great slaughter, that I