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Israel's restoration foretold.CHAP. XII.Type of Ezekiel's removing. but I will bring you forth out of the my people, and I will be their midst of it.
God. 8 Ye have feared the sword; 21 But as for them whose heart and I will bring a sword upon walketh after the heart of their deyou, saith the Lord God.
testable things and their abomina9 'And I will bring you out of the tions, I will recompense their way midst thereof, and deliver you upon their own heads, saith the into the hands of strangers, and Lord God. will execute judgments among 22 Then did the cherubims lift you.
up their wings, and the wheels be10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I side them; and the glory of the will judge you in the border of Is- God of Israel was over them rael; and ye shall know that I am above. the LORD.
23 And the glory of the LORD 11 This city shall not be your went up from the midst of the caldron, neither shall ye be the city, and stood upon the mountain flesh in the midst thereof; but I which is on the east side of the will judge you in the border of city, Israel:
24 Afterwards the spirit took 12 And ye shall know that I am me up, and brought me in a vision the LORD: for ye have not walked by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, in my statutes, neither executed to them of the captivity. So the my judgments, but have done after vision that I had seen went up the manners of the heathen that from me. are round about you.
25 Then I spake unto them of 13 1 And it came to pass, when the captivity all the things that tho I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son Lord had shewed me. of Benaiah died. Then fell I down
CHAP. XII. upon my face, and cried with a loud Zedekiah's Captivity typified. voice, and said, Ah Lord GODTHEYondo of the LORD also remnant of Israel ?
2 Son of man, thou dwellest in 14 Again the word of the LORD the midst of a rebellious house, came unto me, saying,
which have eyes to see, and see 15 Son of man, thy brethren, not; they have ears to hear, and even thy brethren, the men of thy hear not: for they are a rebellious kindred, and all the house of Israel house. wholly, are they unto whom the 3 Therefore, thou son of man, inhabitants of Jerusalem have prepare thee stuff for removing, said, Get you far from the LORD : and remove by day in their sight; unto us is this land given in pos- and thou shalt remove from thy session.
place to another place in their 16 Therefore say, Thus saith the sight; it may be they will consider, Lord God; Although I have cast though they be a rebellious house. them far off among the heathen, 4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy and although I have scattered them stuff by day in their sight, as among the countries, yet will I be stuff for removing : and thou to them as a little sanctuary in shalt go forth at even in their the countries where they shall sight, as they that go forth into
captivity. 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the 5 Dig thou through the wall in Lord God; I will even gather you their sight, and carry out thereby. from the people, and assemble vou 6 In their sight shalt thou bear out of the countries where ye have it upon thy shoulders, and carry it been scattered, and I will give you forth in the twilight: thou shalt the land of Israel.
cover thy face, that thou see not 18 And they shall come thither, the ground: for I have set thee for and they shall take away all the a sign unto the house of Israel. detestable things thereof, and all 7 And I did so as I was com the abominations thereof from manded: I brought forth my stuff thence.
by day, as stuff for captivity, and 19 And I will give them one in the even I digged through the heart, and I will put a new spirit wall with my hand; I brought it within you; and I will take the forth in the twilight, and I bare it etony heart out of their flesh, and upon my shoulder in their sight. will give them a heart of flesh: 8 And in the morning came the
20 That they may walk in my word of the LORD unto me, saystatutes, and keep mine ordinances, ing, and do them: and they shall bel 9 Son of man, hath not the house
False prophets of Israel, the rebellious house, said 23 Tell them therefore, Thus unto thee, What doest thou ?
saith the Lord God; I will make 10 Say thou unto them, Thus this proverb to cease, and they saith the Lord God; This burden shall no more use it as a proverb concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, in Israel ; but say unto them, The and all the house of Israel that are days are at hand, and the effect of among them.
every vision. 11 Say, I am your sign: like as I 24 For there shall be no more have done, so shall it be done unto any vain vision nor flattering them: they shall remove and go divination within the house of into captivity.
Israel. 12 And the prince that is among 25 For I am the LORD: I will them shall bear upon his shoulder speak, and the word that I shall in the twilight, and shall go forth: speak shall come to pass; it shal they shall dig through the wall to be no more prolonged: for in your carry out thereby : he shall cover days, O rebellious house, will I his face, that he see not the ground say the word, and will perform it, with his eyes.
saith the Lord God. 13 My net also will I spread upon 26 1 Again the word of the LORD him, and he shall be taken in my came to me, saying, snare: and I will bring him to Ba- 27 Son of man, behold, they of bylon to the land of the Chaldeans, the house of Israel say, The vision yet shall he not see it, though he that he seeth is for many days to shall die there.
come, and he prophesieth of the 14 And I will scatter toward times that are far off. every wind all that are about him 28 Therefore say unto them, to help him, and all his bands; and Thus saith the Lord God; There I will draw out the sword after shall none of my words be prolong; them.
ed any more, but the word which I 15 And they shall know that I have spoken shall be done, saith am the LORD, when I shall scatter the Lord God. them among the nations, and dis
CHAP. XIII. perse them in the countries.
The Reproof of False Prophets. of , A
ND 'the word of the LORD 16 But I will leave a few men
came unto me, saying, famine, and from the pestilence; 2 Son of man, prophesy against that they may declare all their the prophets of Israel that pro abominations
the hea- phesy, and say thou unto them then whither they come ; and that prophesy out of their own they shall know that I am the hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD.
LORD; 17 | Moreover the word of the 3 Thus saith the Lord God; LORD came to me, saying,
Wo unto the foolish prophets, that 18 Son of man, eat thy bread follow their own spirit, and have with quaking, and drink thy wa- seen nothing ! ter with trembling and with care- 4 O Israel, thy prophets are like fulness;
the foxes in the deserts. 19 And say unto the people of 5 Ye have not gone up into the the land, Thus saith the Lord gaps, neither made up the hedge God of the inhabitants of Jerusa- for the house of Israel to stand lem, and of the land of Israel; in the battlo in the day of the They shall eat their bread with LORD. carefulness, and drink their water 6 They have seen vanity and with astonishment, that her land lying divination, saying, The may be desolate from all that is LORD saith: and the LORD hath therein, because of the violence of not sent them : and they have all them that dwell therein.
made others to hope that they 20 And the cities that are in- would confirm the word. habited shall be laid waste, and 7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, the land shall be desolate; and and have ye not spoken a lying ye shall know that I am the divination, whereas ye say, The LORD.
LORL saith it, albeit I have not 21 1 And the word of the LORD spoken? came unto me, saying,
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord 22 Son of man, what is that GOD; Because ye have spoken proverb that ye have in the land vanity, and seen lies, therefore, of Israel, saying, The days are behold, I am against you, saith the prolonged, and every vision fail- Lord God.
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and prophetesses reproved. CHAP. XIV. Their impostures
arms, and will let the souls go, even
in your hand to be hunted ; and 11 Say unto them which daub it ye shall know that I am the with untempered mortar, that it LORD. shall fall: there shall be an over- 22 Because with lies ye have flowing shower; and ye, Ogreat made the heart of the righteous hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy sad, whom I have not made sad; wind shall rend it.
and strengthened the hands of the 12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, wicked, that he should not return shall it not be said unto you, from bis wicked way, by promising Where is the daubing wherewith him life ; ye have daubed it ?
23 Therefore ye shall see no 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord more vanity, nor divine divinations: God; I will even rend it with a for I will deliver my people out of stormy wind in my fury; and there your hand : and ye shall know that shall be an overflowing shower in I am the Lord. mine anger, and great hailstones in
CHAP. XIV. my fury to consume it.
Israel echorted to Repent. 14 So will I break down the wal! TH
HEN came certain of the elders
of Israel unto me, and sat bepered mortar, and bring it down fore me. to the ground, so that the founda- 2 And the word of the LORD tion thereof shall be discovered, came unto me, saying, and it shall fall, and ye shall be 3 Son of man, these men have consumed in the midst thereof : set up their idols in their heart, and ye shall know that I am the and put the stumbling-block of LORD.
their iniquity before their face 15 Thus will I accomplish my should I be inquired of at all by wrath upon the wall, and upon them? them that have daubed it with 4 Therefore speak unto them, untempered mortari.
and will and say unto them, Thus saith the
you, The wall is Lord God; Every man of the no more, neither they that daub- house of Israel that setteth up his ed it;
idols in his heart, and putteth the 16 To wit, the prophets of Israel stumbling-block of his iniquity bewhich prophesy concerning Jeru- fore his face, and cometh to the salem, and which see visions of prophet; I the LORD will answer peace for her, and there is no him that cometh according to the peace, saith the Lord God. multitude of his idols;
17 # Likewise, thou son of man, 5 That I may take the house of set thy face against the daughters Israel in their own heart, because of thy people, which prophesy out they are all estranged from me of their own heart; and prophesy through their idols. thou against them.
6 T Therefore say unto the house 18 And say, Thus saith the Lord of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Wo to the women that sew God; Repent, and turn yourselves pillows to all arm-holes, and make from your idols ; and turn away kerchiefs upon the head of every your faces from all your abomistature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt nations. the souls of my people, and will ye 7 For every one of the house of save the souls alive that come unto Israel, or of the stranger that
sojourneth in Israel, which sepa19 And will ye pollute me among rateth himself from me, and setmy, people for handfuls of barley teth up his idols in his heart, and and for pieces of bread, to slay the putteth the stumbling-block of his souls that should not die, and to iniquity before his face, and cosave the souls alive that should I meth to a prophet to inquire of him
Exhortation to repentance. EZEKIEL, Judgments threatenes. concerning me; I the LORD will but deliver their own souls by their answer him by myself:
righteousness. 8 And I will set my face against 21 For thus saith the Lord God; that man, and will make him a How much more when I send my sign and a proverb, and I will cut four sore judgments upon Jerusahim off from the midst of my peo-lem, the sword, and the famine, ple; and ye shall know that I am and the noisome beast, and the pes the LORD.
tilence, to cut off from it man and 9 And if the prophet be deceived beast? when he hath spoken a thing, I the 22 1 Yet, behold, therein shall LORD have deceived that prophet, be left a remnant that shall be and I will stretch out my hand brought forth, both sons and daughupon him, and will destroy him ters: behold, they shall come forth from the midst of my people Is- unto you, and ye shall see their rael.
way and their doings : and ye shall 10 And they shall bear the pu- be comforted concerning the evil nishment of their iniquity : the pu- that I have brought upon Jerusanishment of the prophet shall be lem, even concerning all that I hare even as the punishment of him that brought upon it. seeketh unto him ;
23 And they shall comfort you, Il That the house of Israel niay when ye see their ways and their go no more astray from me, neither doings; and ye shall know that I be polluted any more with all their have not done without cause all transgressions; but that they may that I have done in it, saith the be my people, and I may be their Lord GOD. God, saith the Lord God.
CHAP. XV. 12' The word of the LORD The Rejection of Jerusalem. came again to me, saying, 13 Son of man, when the landl AND the word of the LORD
came unto me, saying, sinneth against me by trespassing 2 Son of man, What is the vine grievously, then will I stretch out tree more than any tree, or than a my hand upon it, and will break branch which is among the trees of the staff of the bread thereof, and the forest ? will send famine upon it, and 3 Shall wood be taken thereof to will cut off man and beast from do any work? or will men take a it :
pin of it to hang any vessel there14 Though these three men, on? Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire they should deliver but their own for fuel; the fire devoureth both souls by their righteousness, saith the ends of it, and the midst of the Lord God.
it is burned. Is it meet for any 15 If cause noisome beasts to work ? pass through the land, and they 5 Behold, when it was whole, it spoil it, so that it be desolate, that was meet for no work: how much no man may pass through because less shall it be meet yet for any of the beasts:
work, when the fire hath devoured 16 Though these three men were it, and it is burned ? in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, 6. Therefore thus saith the Lord they shall deliver neither sons nor God; As the vine-tree among the daughters; they only shall be de-trees of the forest, which I have livered, but the land shall be de- given to the fire for fuel, so will I solato.
give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 17 11 Or if I bring a sword upon
7 And I will set my face against that land, and say, Sword, go them ; they shall go out from one through the land ; so that I cut off fire, and another fire shall devour man and beast from it:
them; and ye shall know that I am 18 Though these three men were the LORD, when I set my face in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, against them. they shall deliver neither sons nor 8 And I will make the land deso daughters, but they only shall be late, because they have commitdelivered theinselves.
ted a trespass, saith the Lord 19 ? Or if I send a pestilence in God.
CHAP. XVI. upon it in blood, to cut off from it God's Compassion to Jerusalem. man and beast :
20 Though Noah, Daniel, and A GAIN the word of the LORD Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver nei- to know her abominations,
2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem son nor daughter; they shall
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Jerusalem's original CHAP. XVI.
state described God unto Jerusalem;, Thy birthpouredst out thy fornications on and thy nativity is of the land of every one that passed by; his it Canaan ; thy father wa. an Amo-was. rite, and thy mother a Hittite, 16 And of thy garments thou didst
4 And as for thy nativity, in the take, and deckedst thy high places day thou wast born thy navel was with divers colours, and playedst not cut, neither wast thou washed the harlot thereupon: the like in water to supple thee; thou wast things shall not come, neither shall not salted at all, nor swaddled at it be so.
17 Thou hast also taken thy fair 5 None eye pitied thee, to do jewels of my gold and of my silany of these unto thee, to have ver, which I had given thee, and compassion upon thee; but thou madest to thyself images of men, wast cast out in the open field, to and didst commit whoredom with the loathing of thy person, in the them. day that thou wast born.
18 And tookest thy broidered 69 And when I passed by thee, garments, and coveredst them: and and saw thee polluted in thine own thou hast set mine oil and mine inblood, I said unto thee when thou cense before them. wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I 19 My meat also which I gave said unto thee when thou wast in thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, thy blood, Live.
wherewith I fed thee, thou hast 7 I have caused thee to multiply even set it before them for a sweet as the bud of the field, and thou savour: and thus it was, saith the hast increased and waxen great, Lord God. and thou art come to excellent or- 20 Moreover, thou hast taken naments: thy breasts are fashioned, thy sons and thy daughters, whom and thy hair is grown, whereas thou hast borne unto me, and these thou wast naked and bare.
hast thou sacrificed unto them to 8 Now when I passed by thee, be devoured. Is this of thy whoreand looked upon thee, behold, thy doms a small matter, time was the time of love; and I 21 That thou hast slain my childspread my skirt over thee, and co- ren, and delivered them to cause vered thy nakedness : yea, I sware them to pass through the fire for unto thee, and entered into a co-them? venant with thee, saith the Lord 22 And in all thine abominations God, and thou becamest mine. and thy whoredoms thou hast not
9 Then washed I thee with wa- remembered the days of thy youth, ter; yea, I thoroughly washed when thou wast naked and away thy blood from thee, and I bare, and wast polluted in thy anointed thee with oil.
blood. 10 I clothed thee also with broi- 23 And it came to pass, after all dered work, and shod thee with thy wickedness, (wo, wo unto thee! badgers skin, and I girded thee saith the Lord God) about with fine linen, and I covered 24 That thou hast also built unthee with silk.
to thee an eminent place, and hast 11 I decked thee also with orna- made thee a high place in every ments, and I put bracelets upon thy street. hands, and a chain on thy neck. 25 Thou hast built thy high
12 And I put a jewel on thy place at every head of the way, forehead, and ear-rings in thine and hast made thy beauty to be ears, and a beautiful crown upon abhorred, and hast opened thy feet thy head.
to every one that passed by, and 13 Thus wast thou decked with multiplied thy whoredoms. gold and silver; and thy raiment 26 Thou hast also committed pas of fine linen, and silk, and fornication with the Egyptians thy broidered work; thou didst eat neighbours, great of flesh; and fine flour, and honey, and oil; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to thou wast exceeding beautiful, and provoke me to anger. thou didst prosper into a king- 27 Behold, therefore I have dom.
stretched out my hand over thee, 14 And thy renown went forth and have diminished thine ordinary among the heathen for thy beauty : food, and delivered thee unto the for it was perfect through my will of them that hate thee, the comeliness, which I had put upon daughters of the Philistines, which thee, saith the Lord God.
are ashamed of thy lewd way, 15 | But thou Jidst trust in thine 28 Thou hast played the whore own beauty, and playedst the har- also with the Assyrians, because ot because of thy renown, and thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou 2 H 2