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EZEKIEL.

The union of Israel and Judah. increase me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an

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The resurrection of dry bones. rael, to do it for them; I will them with men like a flock. 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Je-exceeding great army. rusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

CHAP. XXXVII.

1 By the resurrection of dry bones, 11 the dead hope of Israel

is revived. 15 By the uniting of two sticks, 18 is showed the
incorporation of Israel into Judah. 20 The promises of
Christ's kingdom. [BEFORE CHRIST 587.]

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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 was full of bones,

2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open "valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, hOur bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; 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.

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13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, my people, and brought you up out of graves,

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14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

15 ¶ The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

16 Moreover, thou son of man, "take 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these thee one stick, and write upon it, For Jubones; Behold, I will cause breath to en-dah, and for "the children of Israel his ter into you, and ye shall live:

6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

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7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

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 winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded

a ver. 10. f Heb. flock of holy things. CHAP. XXXVII. a ch. 1. 3. b ch. 3. 14. & 8. 3. & 11. 24. Luke 4. 1. a Or, champaign. c Deut. 32. 39. 1 Sam. 2. 6. John 5. 21. Rom. 4. 17. 2 Cor. 1.9. d Ps. 104. 30. ver. 9. e chap. 6. 7. & 35. 12. Joel 2. 27. & 3. 17. Or breath. f Ps. 104. 30 ver. 5. g Rev. 11. 11 h Ps. 141. 7 Isai. 49 14. i Isai. 26.

companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:

17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

18 ¶ And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, "Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these?

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; 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.

20 ¶ And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand 'before their eyes. 21 And say unto them, Thus saith the

19. Hos. 13. 14. k ch. 36. 24. ver. 25. 1 ch. 36. 27. m See Num. 17.2 n 2 Chron. 11 12, 13, 16. & 15. 9. & 30. 11, 18. o See ver. 22, 24. p chap. 12. 9. & 24. 19. Zech. 10. 6 r ver. 16, 17. 8 ch. 12. 3.

The promises of Christ's kingdom.

CHAP. XXXVIII.

The army and malice of Gog.

Lord God; Behold, I will take the children | the land of Magog, the chief prince of a Meof Israel from among the heathen, whither shech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, they be gone, and will gather them on every 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; side, and bring them into their own land: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the 22 And "I will make them one nation in chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: the land upon the mountains of Israel; and *one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:

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4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, fall of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

5 Persia, Ethiopia, and 'Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of all their dwelling-places, wherein they of Togarmah of the north quarters, and have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall all his bands: and many people with thee. they be my people, and I will be their God. 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for 24 And David my servant shall be thyself, thou, and all thy company that are king over them; and 'they all shall have one assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard shepherd: they shall also walk in my judg-unto them. ments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 8 After many days 'thou shalt be vi25 "And they shall dwell in the land that sited: in the latter years thou shalt come I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein into the land that is brought back from the your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell sword, " and is gathered out of many peotherein, even they, and their children, and ple, against "the mountains of Israel, which their children's children for ever: and 'my have been always waste: but it is brought servant David shall be their prince for ever. forth out of the nations, and they shall 26 Moreover I will make a covenant dwell safely all of them. of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and "multiply them, and will set my 'sanctuary in the midst of them for

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2'Son of man, 'set thy face against Gog,

t ch. 36. 24. u Isai. 11. 13. Jer. 3. 18. & 50. 4. Hos. 1. 11. x ch. 34. 23, 24. John10. 16 y ch. 36. 25. z ch. 36. 28, 29. a Isai. 40. 11. Jer. 23. 5. & 30.9. ch.34. 23, 24. Hos. 3.5. Le 1. 32. b ver. 22. John 10. 16. c ch. 36. 27. d ch. 36. 28. e Isai. 60. 21. Joel 3. 20. Amos 9. 15. fver. 24. John 12. 34. g Ps. 89. 3. Isai. 55. 3. Jer. 32. 40. ch. 34. 25 h ch. 36. 10, 37. i 2 Cor. 6. 16. k Lev. 26. 11, 12. ch. 43. 7. John 1. 14. 1 ch. 11. 20. 14. 11. & 36. 28. m ch. 36. 23. n ch. 20. 12.

CHAP. XXXVIIU a ch.39 1 b chap 35. 2, 3. c Rev. 20. 8. a Or, prince of the

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9 Thou shalt ascend and come Plike a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.

10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

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11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will to them that are at rest, 'that dwell "safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, "and upon

chief. dch. 32. 26. e 2 Kings 19. 28. ch. 29. 4. & 39. 2. fch, 23. 12. b Or, Phut. ch. 27.
10. & 30.5. g Gen. 10. 2. h chap. 27. 14. i Like Isai. 8. 9, 10. Jer. 46 3, 4, 14. & 51. 12.
k Gen. 49. 1. Deut. 4. 30. ver 16. 1 Isai. 29. 6. m ver. 12. ch. 34. 13. n chap. 36. 1, 4,8
o Jer. 23. 6. chap. 28. 26. & 34. 25, 28. ver. 11. p Isai. 28. 2. q Jer. 4. 13. ver. 16. & Or,
conceive a mischievous purpose. r Jer. 49. 31.
spoil the spoil, and to prey the prey. ch. 29. 19.

s ver. 8. d Or, confidently. e Heb. Te teh 36 34, 35. u ver 8

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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? prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

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God's judgment upon Gog

21 And I will call for Pa sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and 'I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and "great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

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23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

CHAP. XXXIX.

God's judgment upon Gog. 8 Israel's victory. 11 Gog's bu rial in Hamon-gog. 17 The feast of the fowls. 23 Israel, having been plagued for their sins, shall be gathered again with eternal favour. [BEFORE CHRIST 587.]

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14¶ Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel 'dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? 15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many 1 people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: 16 ' And thou shalt come up against myHEREFORE, thou son of man, propeople of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. 17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?

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fHcb. navel. Judg. 9.37. x ch. 27. 22, 23. y ch. 27. 15, 20. z ch. 27. 12. a See ch. 19. 3, 5. b Isai. 4. 1. ver. 8. d ch. 39. 2. ever. 6. fver. 9. g ver. 8. h Ex. 14. 4. ch. 36. 23. & 39. 21. g Heb. vye nanus. i ch. 36. 5, 6. & 39. 25. k Ps. 89. 46. Hag. 2. 6, 7. Rev. 16. 18. m Hos. 4. 3. n Jer. 4.24. Nab 15, 6. h Or, towers, or, stairs. o Ps. 105. 16. pehap. 14. 17. q Judges 7. 22. 1 Samue, 14. 20. 2 Chronicles 20. 23. r Isai. schap 5. 17. t Psalm 11. 6. Isai. 29. 6. & 30. 30. u chap. 13. 11.

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phesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GoD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

2 And I will turn thee back, 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:

3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

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4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the ple that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 Thou shalt fall upon 'the open for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

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6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in 'the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

7 % So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any

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Revelations 16. 21. x chapter 36. 23. y Psalm 9. 16. chap. 37. 28. & 39. 7. verse. 16 CHAP. XXXIX. a ch. 38.2, 3. a Or, strike thee with six plagues; or, draw thee back with an hook of six teeth, as ch. 38. 4. b ch. 38. 15. b Heb. the sides of the north. ech 38. 21. ver. 17. d chap. 33. 27. c Heb. wing. d Heb. to devour. e Heb. the face of the Amos 1.4. f Or, confidently. f Ps. 72. 10. g ver. 22 h Lev. 18

field. e ch. 38. 22

21 ch. 20.39.

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more: 'and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

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8 ¶ Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day 'whereof I have spoken.

9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the "handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:

10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.

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13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God.

14 And they shall sever out 'men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, P to cleanse it after the end of seven months shall they search.

15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he " set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. 16 And also the name of the city shall be "Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.

ich. 38. 16, 23. k Rev. 16. 17. & 21. 6. 1 chap. 38. 17. g Or, javelins. hOr, make a fire of them. m Isai. 14. 2. Or, mouths. k That is, The multitude of Gog. n Deut. 21. 23. ver. 14, 16. o chap. 28. 22. 7 Heb. men of continuance. p ver. 12. m Heb. build. That is, the multitude. q verse 12. r Rev. 19. 17. o Heb. to the fowl of every wing. Isai. 18, 6. & 34. 6. Jer. 12.9. Zeph. 1. 7. pOr, slaughte . ver. 4. u Rev. 19. 18.

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17¶ And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my ? sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

18 "Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them *fatlings of Bashan.

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q Heb. great goats. x Deut 32. 14. Ps. 22. 12. y Ps. 76. 6. chap. 38. 4. z Rev. 19. 18. a chap. 38. 16, 23. Ex. 7. 4. c ver. 7, 28. d ch. 36. 18, 19, 20, 23. e Deut. 31. 17. Isai. 59. 2. f Lev. 26. 25. g ch. 36. 19. h Jer. 30. 3, 18. chap. 34. 13. & 36. 21 i chap. 20. 40. Hos. 1. 11. k Dan. 9. 16. 1 Lev 26. 5. 6

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EZEKIEL.

27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and "am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;

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28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. 29 P Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.

CHAP. XL.

1 The time, manner, and end of the vision. 6 The description of the east gate, 20 of the north gate, 24 of the south gate, 32 of the east gate, 35 and of the north gate. 39 Eight tables. 44 The chambers. 48 The porch of the house. [BEFORE CHRIST 574.]

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The description of the gates. 6 Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.

7 And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.

8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.

9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.

10 And the little chambers of the

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IN the five and twentieth year of our cap- eastward were three on this side, and three tivity, in the beginning of the year, in on that side; they three were of one meathe tenth day of the month, in the four-sure: and the posts had one measure on teenth year after that the city was smit- this side and on that side. ten, in the self-same day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither. 2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, "by which was as the frame of a city on the south.

3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with

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11 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.

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12 The space also before the little chambers was one cubit on this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side.

13 He measured then the gate from the

a line of flax in his hand, and a measur-roof of one little chamber to the roof of

ing-reed; and he stood in the gate.

4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall show thee; for to the intent that I might show them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the

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another the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door.

14 He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate.

15 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner-gate were fifty cubits.

16 And there were 1 d narrow windows little chambers, and to their posts the gate round about, and likewise arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each post were palm-trees.

5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's to the hand a measuring-reed of six cubits long within by the cubit and an hand-breadth: so he to the measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.

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