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God's promise to gather Israel. .. CHAP. XXI. Destruction of Jerusalem shewn.

Destruction of Jerusa 21 Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against me: but pollute ye my holy name no inore witb me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept your gifts, and with your idols. my judgments to do them, which if a man do, 40 For in my holy mountain, in the mountain he shall even live in them; they polluted my sab-fof the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there baths: then I said, I would pour out my fury shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the upon them to accomplish iny anger against them land, serve me: there will I accept them, and in the wilderness.

there will I require your offerings, and the first 22 Nevertheless, I withdrew my hand, and fruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. wrought for my name's sake, that it should not] 41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose when I bring you out from the people, and gather sight I brought them forth.

23 I lifted up my hand unto them also in the scattered ; and I will be sanctified in you before wilderness, that I would scatter them among the the heathen. heathen, and disperse them through the countries;| 42 And ye shall know that I am the LORD. when

24 Because they had not executed my judg. I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the ments, but had despised my statutes, and had country for the which I lifted up my band to polluted my sabbathis, and their eyes were after give it to your fathers. iheir fathers' idols.

143 And there shall ye remember your ways, and 25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that all your doings wherein ye have been defiled ; were not good, and judgments whereby they and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight should not live;

for all your evils that ye have committed. 20 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in 44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, that they caused to pass through the fire all that when I have wrought with you for my name's openeth the womb, that I might make them deso- sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor late, to the end that they might know that I am according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of the LORD.

27 | Therefore, son of man, speak unto the 45 11 Moreover the word of the LORD canie unto holise of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith me, saying, the Lord God, Yet in this your fathers have blas- 46 Son of man, sct thy face toward the south, phemed me, in that they Irave committed a tres- and drop thy word toward the south, and prophepass against we.

Jsy against the forest of the south field; 28 For when I had brought them into :he land, 47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the for the which I lifted up my hand to give it to word of the LORD ; Thus saith the Lord God: them, then they saw every high hill, and all the Behold, I will kindle a fre in thee, and it shall thick trees, and they offered there their sacri-devour every green tree in thee, and every dry fices, and there they presented the provocation of trce: the flaming flamic shall not be quenched, and their offering: there also they made their sweet all faces from the south to the north shall be savour, and poured out there their drink-offer-burned therein. ings.

| 48 And alt fesh shall see that I the Lord have 29 Then I said unto them, What is the high kindled it: it shall not be quenched. place whereunto ye go? and the name thereof 49 Then said 1, Ah Lord God! they say of me, is called Bamah unto this day.

Doth he not speak parables 1 30 Wherefore, say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Are ye polluted after

A prophecy against Jerusalem. the manner of your fathers? and coinmit ye! AND the word of the LORD came unto me, whoredom after iheir abontinations ?

saying, 31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make 2 Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute your and drop thy word toward the holy places, and selves with all your idols, even unto this day : prophesy against the land of Israel, and shall I be inquired or by you, O house or is-'3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the rael ? As I live, saith the Lord God, I will not LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw be inquired of by you.

forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut 32 And that which cometh into your mind shall off froin thee the righteous and the wicked. not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the hea- 4 Seeing then that I will cut off froni tuce tho then, as the families of the countries, to serve righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my wood and stone.

sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh 33 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with a from the south to the north : mighty hand, and with a stretched-out arm, and 5 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have with fury poured out, will I rule over you: drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall

34 And I will bring you out from the people, pot return any more. aud will gather you out of the countries wherein 6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with breaking of thy toins; and with bitterness sigb a stretched out arnr, and with fury poured out. before their eyes.

35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of 7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee. the people, and there will I plead with you face Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shait answer. to face.

For the tidings, because it cometh: and every 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead and every spirit shall saint, and all knees shall with you, saith the Lord God.

be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, be brought to pass, saith the Lord God. and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 81 Again the word of the LORD came unto me,

38 And I will purge out from among you the re- saying, bels, and them that transgress against me: I will9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the bring them forth out of the country where they LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and gojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of also furbished: Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter, "

39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the is furbished that it may glitter ; should we then Lord Gop; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, Imake mirili ? it contemueth the rod of my SOR, and liereafter also, ye will not hcarken untolas every tree.

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EZEKIEL. . God's judgment on Jerusalem u And he hath given it to be furbished, that it wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutista may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it men, and skilful to destroy. Is fürbislied, to give it into the hand of the slayer. 32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood

12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be sball be in the niidst of the land : thou shalt be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes no more remembered : for I the LORD bave of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be spoken it. upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh.

CHAP. XXII. i3 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword

Catalogue of Jerusalem's sins. contenın even the rod ? it shall be no more, TMOREOVER the word of the LORD came saith the Lord God.

U unto ine, saying, 14 Thou, therefore, son of man, prophesy, and ? Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt smite thine hands together, and let the sword thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain : her all her abominations. it as the sword of the great men that are slain, 3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD: which entereth into their privy chambers. The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that

15 I have set the point of the sword against all her time may come, and maketh idols against their gates, that their heart inay faint, and their herself to defile herself. ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is 4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thon wrapped up for the slaughter.

Thast 'shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idole 16 Go thee one way or other, either on the right whicli thou hast made; and thou hast caused hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy face is set. thy days to draw near, and art come even unto

17 I'will also sinite my hands together, and thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach will cause my fury to rest : I the LORD have unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries. said it.

| 5 Those that be near, and those that be far from 18 The word of the LORD came unto nie thec, shall mock thee, which art infamous and again, saying,

much vexed. 19 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee two 6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may in thee to their power to shed blood. come: both twain shall coine forth out of one 7 In thee have they set light by father and moland: and choose thou a place, choose it at the ther: in the midst of thee have they dealt by head of the way to the city.

oppression with the stranger : in thee have they 20 Appoint a way, that the sword may conie to vexed the fatherless and the widow. Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Je- 8 Thou hast despised my holy things, and hast rusalem the defenced.

profaned my sabbaths. 21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting! 9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in divination; he made his arrows bright, he con- the midst of thee they commit lewdness. sulted with images, he looked in the liver. | 10 In thee have they discovered their fathers'

22 Al his right hand was the divination for Je-nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that rusalem, to appoint captains, lo open the mouth was set apart for pollution. in the slaughter, to lift up the voice with sliout. 11 And one hath committed abomination with ing, to appoint ballering rams against the gates, his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly to cast a mount, and to build a sort.

defiled his daughter-in-law; and another in thee 03 And it shall be unto them as a false divina- Lath hunibled his sister, his father's daughter. tion in their sight, to them that have sworn 12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood: oaths: but he will call to remembrance the ini-thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast quity, that they may be taken.

greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, 24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.' ve hawe made your iniquity to be remembered, 13 11 Behold, therefore I have smitten my hand in that your transgressions are discovered, so at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and that in all your doings your sins do appear; be- at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. cause, I say, that ye are come to remembrance,! 14 Can thy heart endure, or can thy hands be ye shall be taken with the hand.

strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee ? 25 1 And thou, profane wicked prince of 1s. I the LORD have spoken ,, and will do it. rael, whose day is come, when iniquity shall 15 And I will scalter thce among the heathen, hane an end,

land disperse thee in the countries, and will con26 Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the dia-sume thiy filthiness out of thee. dem, and take off the crown: this shall not be 16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thythe same: exalt him that is low, and abase him self in the sight of the lieatheu, and thou shalt that is high.

know that I am the LORD. 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and 17 And the word of the LORD canie unto me. It shall be no more, until he come whose right it saying, is; and I will give it him.

18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me be28 1! And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, come dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, Thus saith the Lord God concerning the Am- and lead, in the inidst of the furnace; they are monites, and concerning their reproach; even even the dross of silver, say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Because the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will of the glittering :

gather you into the midst of Jerusalein. 23 While they see vanity unto thee, while theyl 20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, to blow the fire upon it, to mielt it; so will I gawhose day is come, when their iniquity shall ther you in niine anger and in my fury, and I have an end.

will leave you there, and melt you. 30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath ?! 91 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you I will judge tice in the place where thou wast in the fire of miy wrathi, and ye shall be melted created, in the land of thiy nativity.

in the midst ihereof. 31 And I will pour ont inine indignation upon As silver is melted in the midst of the fur wine. I will blow against thee in the fire of myinace, so sliall ye be hielted in the inidst thereof:

ana y fury upon you.he Lord came unto me. took both one way.consed her whoredoms:

Corruption of the prophets, de.. CHAP. XXIII.

Judgments on Aholibak and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured geously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of

them desirable voung men. 23 [ And the word of the LORD came unto me, 13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they saying,

24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land 14 And that she increased her whoredoms: for that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day when she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the of indignation.

• Jimages of the Chaldeans portrayed with ver25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the milion, niidst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the! 15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceedprey; they have devoured souls; they have ta-ing in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them ken the treasure and precious things; they have princes to look to, after the manner of the Babymade her many widows in the midst thereof. lonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:

26 fler priests have violated my law, and have 16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, profaned my holy things : they have put no dit-she doted upon them, and sent inessengers unto ference between the holy and profane, neither them into Chaidea. have they shewed difference between the unclean 17 And the Babylonians came to her into the and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my bed of love, and they detiled her with their sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. whoredom, and she was polluted with them,

27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like and her mind was alienated from them. wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to 18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and disdestroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

covered her nakedness: then iny mind was 28 And her prophets have daubed them with alienated from her, like as my mind was alienuntempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divininglated from her sister. lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, 19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in callwhen the LORD hath not spoken.

ing to remembrance the days of her youth, where. 29 The people of the land have used oppres-in she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt. sion, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the 20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is stranger wrongfully.

like the issue of horses. 30 And I sought for a man among them, that| 21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdshould make up the hedge, and stand in the gap ness of thy youtii, in bruising thy teats by the before me for the land, that I should not destroy Egyptians for the paps of thy youth. it: but I found none.

| 22 | Therefore, 0 Aholibah, thus saith the 31 Therefore, have I poured out mine indigna- Lord God; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers tion upon them; I have consumed them with against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, the fire of my wrath : their own way have I re-land I will bring them against thee on every side; compensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God. 23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, CHIAP. XXIII.

| Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assy. Aholah and Aholibah reproved.

rians with them : all of them desirable young THE word of the LORD came again unto me, men, captains and rulers, great lords and re1 saying,

nowned, all of them riding upon horses. 2 Son of man, there were two women, the 24 And they shall come against thee with cha. daughters of one mother:

Triots, wagons, and wheels, and with an assent3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt ; biy of people, which shall set against thee buckler they coinmitted whoredoms in their youth: there and shield and helmet round about: and I will were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised set judginent before them, and they shall judge the teats of their virginity.

thee according to their judgments. 4 And the names of them were Aholah thel 25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, elder, and Aholibah her sister; and they were and they shall deal furiously with thee: they mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Je-thy reninant shall fall by the sword: they shall susalem Aholibah.

take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy rest 5 And Abolah played the harlot when she was due shall be devoured by the fire. mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the As- 26 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, syrians her neighbours,

and take away thy fair jewels. 6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and 27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease rulers, all of the desirable young nen, horse- from thee, and thy whoredom brought from the men riding upon horses.

land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine 7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with eyes unto tliem, nor remember Egypt any more. them, with all them that were the chosen men 28 For thus saith the Lord Gop; Behold, I will of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted; deliver thee into the hand of them whoin thou with all their idols she detiled herself.

Tharest, into the hand of them from whom thy 8 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from mind is alienated : Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and 29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and they bruised the breasts of hier virginity, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave poured their whoredom upon her.

thee naked and bare : and the nakedness of thy 9 Wherefore, I have delivered her into the hand whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdof her lovers, into the land of the Assyrians,ness and thy whoredoms. upon whom she doted.

| 30 I will do these things unto thee, becauso JO These discovered her nakedness: they took thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and her sons and her daughters, and slew her with because thou art polluted with their idols. the sword: and she became fainous among wo- 31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; men ; for they had executed judgment upon her. therefore will I give her cup into thy liaud.

11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, sbe 39 Thus saith the Lord God: Thou shalt drink was more corrupt in lier inordinate love inan of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister laughed to scorn and had in derision; it conin her whoredoms.

taineth much. 12 She duted upon the Assyrians her neigh- 33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and bours,' captains and rulers clothed most gor-sorrow, with the cup of astonisluent and de

Skolah and Aholibah reproved.

EZEKIEL. The gmerous calamity of the Jews rolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria. 6 Wherefore thug saith the Lord GOD: WO

34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is there and Mou shalt break the sherds thereof, and in, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it. it, saith the Lord God.

| 7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set 35 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy the ground, to cover it with dust; back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and 8 That it might cause fury to come up to take thy whoredoms.

vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of 36 11 The LORD said, moreover, unto me; Son a rock, that it should not be covered.

h and Aholibah ?9 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Wo to yea, declare unto them their abominations; the bloody city! I will even make the pile for

37 That they have committed adultery, and fire great. biood is in their hands, and with their idols have 10 leap on wood, kindle the fire, conguine the they committed adultery, and have also caused flesli, and spice it well, and let the bones be their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for burned. them through the fire, to devour them.

11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that 38 Moreover, this they have done unto me: the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that and have profaned my sabbaths.

the scum of it may be consumed. 39 For when they had slain their children to 12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her their idols, then they came the same day into great scum went not forth out of her: her scum my sanctuary to profane it; and lo, thus have ishall be in the fire. they done in the midst of my house.

| 13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have 40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men purged thee, and thou wast not parged, thot to come from far, unto whom a messenger was 'shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more sent; and lo, they came: for whom thou didst, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee. wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst 14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come thyself with ornaments,

to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, 41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table neither will I spare, neither will I repent; ac prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set minc cording to thy ways, and according to thy do Incense and mine oil.

lings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord God. 42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was 15 T Also the word of the LORD came unto me, with her: and with the men of the common sort saying, were brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which 16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful the desire of thine eyes with a stroke : yet neicrowns upon their heads.

ther shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall 43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulthy tears run down. teries, Will they now commit whoredomns with 17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the her, and she with them?

dead, bind the tire of thy head upon thee, and 44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went thy lips, and eat not the bread of men. they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd 18 So I spake unto the people in the morning! women.

and at even my wife died; and I did in the 45 # And the righteous men, they shall judge morning as I was commanded. them after the manner of adulteresses, and aner 19 | And the people said unto me, Wilt thou the manner of women that shed blood; because not tell us what these things are to us, that thou they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands. Idoest so?

46 For thus saith the Lord God; I will bring 20 Then I answered them, The word of the up a company upon them, and will give them LORD came unto me, saying, to be removed and spoiled.

| 21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith 47 And the company shall stone them with the Lord GoD; Behold, I will profane my sancstones, and despatch them with their swords ; tuary, the excellency of your strength, the de they shall slay their sons and their daughters, sire of your eyes, and that which your soul and burn up their houses with fire.

Ipitieth; and yoursons and your daughters whom 48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of ye have left shall fall by the sword. Uie land, that all women may be taught not to 22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall do after your lewdness.

not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men. 49 And they shall recompense your lewdness 23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your and your shoes upon your feet : ye shall not idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord God. mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for CHAP. XXIV.

your iniquities, and mourn one toward anJerusalem's destruction foretold.

other. A GAIN in the ninth year, in the tenth month, 24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according H in the tenth day of the month, the word of to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when the LORD came unto me, saying,

this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord 2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, Gop. even of this same day: the king of Babylon set 25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the himself against Jerusalem this same day day when I take from them their strength, the

3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord that whereupon they set their minds, their sons God; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water and their daughters, into it:

| 26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come 4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder ; fill it ears? with the choice bones.

27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to 5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and the bones under it, and make it boil well, and be no piore dunib: and thou shalt be a sign unto let them seethe the bories of it therein.

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God's dengcance on the Ammonites. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. The power of Nebuchadrezzar. CHAP. XXV.

I am against thce 0 Tyrus, and will cause many God's vengeance on Moab, &c.

nations to come up against thee, as the sea THE word of the LORD came again unto me, causeth his waves to come up. I saying,

| 4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and 2 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammon-break down her towers: I will also scrape her ites, and prophesy against them;

dust from her, and make her like the top of a 3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word rock. of the Lord Gon; Thus saith ihe Lord God;/ 5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctua- the midst of the sea : for I have spoken it, saith ry, when it was profaned; and against the land the Lord Cop: and it shall beconie a spoil to the of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the nations. house of Judah, when they went into captivity: 6 And ber daughters which are in the field

4 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know men of the east for a possession, and they shall that I am the LORD. set their palaces in thee, and make their divell- 7 11 For thus saith the Lord Gop; Behold, I ings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they will bring upon Tyrus, Nebucliadrezzar king of shall drink thy milk.

Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with 5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and the Ammonites a couching-place for flocks: and companies, and much people. and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

8 llc shall slay with the sword thy danghters 6 For thus saith the Lord God; Because thou in the field: and he shall make a fort against hast clapped thy hands, and stamped with the thee, and cast a mount against thee, and lift up feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite the buckler against thee. against the land of Israel;

9 And he shall set engines of war against thy 7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out my hand walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the towers. heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, 10 By reason of the abundance of his horses, and I will cause thee to perish out of the coun- their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake tries: I will destroy thec; and thou shalt know at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, that I am the LORD.

and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy 8 1 Thus saith the Lord God; Because that gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Ju-la breach. dah is like unto all the heathen;

| 11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread 9 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people Moab from the cities, from his cities which are by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth-down to the ground. jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim,

12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, 10 Unto the men of the east with the Ammon- and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they Ites, and will give them in possession, that the shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy Ammonites may not be remembered among the pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones, nations.

and thy timber, and thy dust, in the midst of the 11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; water. and they shall know that I am the LORD. | 13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to

12 Thus saith the Lord Gop; Because that ccase; and the sound of thy harps shall be no Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by more heard. taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, 14 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: and revenged himself upon them;

thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have also stretch out my hand uron Edom, and will/spoken it, saith the Lord God. cut off man and beast from it; and I will make 15 | Thus saith the Lord God to Tyrus; Shall it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when shall fall by the sword.

the wounded cry, when the slaughter is niade in 14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom the midst of thee? by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall 16 Then all the princes of the gea shall come do in Edom according to mine anger and accord-down from their thrones, and lay away their ing to my fury; and they shall know my ven robes, and put off their broidered garments: they geance, saith the Lord GOD.

shall clothe themselves with trembling; they 15 11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have every moment, and be astonished at thee. taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to de- 17 And they shall take up a lamentation for stroy it for the old hatred;

thee, and say to thee, Ilow art thou destroyed, 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the reI will stretch out my hand upon the Philistines, nowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to the remnant of the sea coasts.

be on all that haunt it! 17 And I will execute great vengeance upon 18 Now, shall the isles tremble in the day of them with furious rebukes; and they shall know thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my ven- he troubled at thy departure. geance upon them.

19 For thus saith the Lord God; When I shall CHAP. XXVI.

make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are The fall of Tyrus threatened.

not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep ND'it came to pass in the eleventh year, in upon thee, and great waters shall cover thee; A the first day of the month, that the word of 20 When I shall bring thce down with them the LORD came unto me, saying,

that descend into the pit, with the people of old 2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was earth, in places desolate of old, with them that the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited ; shall be replenished, now she is laid waste: and I shall set glory in the land of the living 3 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold,) 21 I will make thee a terror, and thou su 20

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