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9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of face was the face of a cherub, and the sernnd the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding face was the face of a man, and the «hird great, and the land is full of blood, and tho the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of city full of perverseness : for they say, The an eagle. LÖRD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD 15 And the cherubims were lifted up seeth not.
This is the living creature that I saw hy the 10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not river of Chebar. spare, neither will I have pity; but I will re 16 And when the cherubims went, the compense their way upon their head. wheels went by them; and when the che
11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, rubims lifted up their wings to mount up which had the inkhorn by his side, reported from the earth, the same wheels also turned the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast not from beside them. commanded ine.
17 When they stood, these stood; and when CHAP. X.
they were listed up, these lifted up themselves THEMontcoked, and, bebeld, in the fire inschne for the spirit of the living creature was the cherubims there appeared over them as 18 Then the glory of the LORD departed it were a sapphire-stone, as the appearance from off the threshold of the house, and of the likeness of a throne.
stood over the cherubims. 2 And he spake unto the man clothed with 19 And the cherubims listed up their wings, linen, and said, Go in belween the wheels, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: eren under the cherub, and fill thine band when they went out, the wheels also were with coals of fire from between the cheru- beside them; and every one stood at the door hims, and scatter them over the city. And of the east gate of the Lord's house; and he went in in my sight.
the glory of the God of Israel was over hem 3 Now the cherubims stood on the right above. side of the house when the man went in; 20 This is the living creature that I saw un and the cloud filled the inner court. der the God of Israel by the river of Chehar;
4 Then the glory of the Lord went up and Yknew that they were the cherubims. from the cherub, and stood over the threshold 21 Every one had four faces apiece, and of the house; and the house was filled with every one four wings; and the likeness of the the cloud, and the court was full of the hands of a man was under their wings. brightness of the Lord's glory.
22 And the likeness of their faces was the 5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings same faces which I saw by the river of Chewas beard even to the outer court, as the bar, their appearances and themselves: they voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh. went every one straight forward. 6 And it came to pass, that when he had
CHAP. XI. ing, Take fire from between the wheels, from brought me unto the east gate of the between the cherubims; then he went in, and LORD's house, which looketh eastward: and stood beside the wheels.
behold at the door of the gate five and 7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazanish from between the cherubims unto the fire the son of Ażur, and Pelatiah the son of Be that wus between the cherubims, and took naiah, princes of the people. thereof, and put it into the hands of him that 2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these nous clothed with linen ; who took it, and are the men that devise mischief, and give went out.
wicked counsel in this city ; 8 f And there appeared in the cherubims 3 Which say, it is not near; let us build the form of a man's hand under their wings. houses : this city is the caldron, and we be
9 And when I looked, behold the four the flesh. wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one 4 11 Therefore ;rophesy against them, procherub, and another wheel by another che- phesy, O son of man. ruh: and the appearance of the wheels was 5 And ine Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, es the colour of a beryl-stone.
and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the 10 And as for their appearances, they four Lord, Thus have ye said, 0 house of Israel : nad one likeness, as if a wheel had been in for I know the things that come into your the midst of a wheel.
mind, every one of them. 11 Wheo they went, they went upon their 6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this fuur sides; they turned not as they went, but city, and ye have Alled the streets thereof lo the place whither the head looked they with the slain. followed it; they turned not as they went. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord Gon,
12 And their whole body, and their backs, Your slain, whom ye have laid in the midst and their hands, and their wings, and the of it, they are the Hesh, and this city is the wheels, were full of eyes round aboui, even caldron ; but I will bring you forth oui of the wheels that they four ha..
the midst of it. 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto 8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will hem in my hearing, 0 wireel!
bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord God 13 And every one
M PRE OWER, the spirit difsed me up and
tinereof, and deliver you into the hands of
CIL IP. Xii. strangers, and will execute judgments among THE word of the Lord also came unto you.
me, saying, 10 Ye shall fall by the sword: I will judge 2 Son of mall, thou dwellest in the midst you in the border of Israel; and ye shall of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, know that I am the LORD.
and see not; they have ears to hear, and u This city shall not be your caldron, nei hear not: for they are a rebellious house. ther shall ye be the flesh in the midst therevi; 3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare but I will judge you in the border of Israel: thee stuff for removing, and reicove by day
12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: in their sighı; and thou shall remove from for ye have not walked in my statutes, pei- thy place to another place in their sight: ii ther executed my judgments, but have done may be they will consider, though they be a after the maniers of the heathen that are rebellious house, round about you.
4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by 13 ! And it came to pass, when I prophe-day in their sight, as stufi for removing: and sied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died: thou shalt go forth at even in their sight, as then fell I down upon my face, and cried with they that go forth into captivity. a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord God! will 5 Dig thou through the wall in their thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel: sight, and carry out therehy:
14 1 Again the word of the LORD came 6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy unto me, saying,
shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilighi: 15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy thou shall cover thy face, that thou see noi brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the ground; for I have set thee for a sigu the house of Israel wholly, are they unto unto the house of Israel. whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have 7 And I did so as I was commanded: 1 said, Get you far from the LORD; unto us brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for .s this land given in possession.
captivity, and in the even I digged through 16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth God, Although I have cast them far of' in the twiligbt, and I baré il upon my shoulamong the heathen, and although I have der in their sight. ucauered thein ainong the countries, yet will 81 And in the morning caine the word o I be to them as a little sanctuary in the the LORD unto me, saying, countries where they shall come.
9 Son of inan, hath not the house of Israel, 17 Therelvre say, Thus saith the Lord the rebellious house, said unto thee, What Gon, I willeven gaiher you from the people, doest thou? and assemble you out of the countries where 10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the ye have been scattered, and I will give you Lord Goi), This burden cor: erneth the prince the land of Israel.
in Jerusalein, and all the house of Israel that 18 And they shall conie thither, and they are among them. shall take away all the detestable things 11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have thereof, and all the abominations thereot, done, so shall it be done unto them; they from thence.
shall remove, and go into captivity. 19 And I will give them one heart, and 12 And the prince that is among them shali will put a new spirit within you: and I will bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and shallgo forth ; they shall dig through the wall will give thein an heart of Hesh;
to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, 20 Thaithey may walk in my statutes, and that he see not the ground with his eyes. keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they 13 My net also will I spread upon him, shall be iny people, and I will be their God. and he shall be taken in my snare: and I
21 But as for ihem whose heart walketh will bring him to Babylon, to the land of the after the heart of their detestable things and Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though their abominations, I will recompense their he shall die there. way upon their own heads, saith the Lord 14 And I will scatter toward every wind God.
all that are about him to belp him, and all 22 1 Then did the cherubims lift up their his bands; and I will draw out the sword wings, and the wheels beside them; and the after them. glory of the God of Israel was over them 15 And they shall know that I am the above.
Lord, when I shall scaller thom among the 23 And the glory of the Lord went up nations, and disperse them in the countries. from the midst of the city, and stood upon 16 But I will leave a few men of them from the mountain which is on the east side of the sword, from the famine, and from the the city.
pestilence, that they may declare all their 24 ^ Afterwarii the spirit took me up, and abominations among the heathen whither brought me in a vision by the Spirit of Cnu they come; and they shall know that I am into Chaldea, to thein of the captivies': so the the Lord. vision that I had seen went up from me. 17 | Moreover, the word of the LORD
25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity came to me, saying, all the things that the Lord had shewed me 18 Son of man, eat thy bread with quak
ing, and drink thy water with trembling cause ye have spoken vanily; and seven lies, and with carefulness;
therefore, behold, I am against you, saitt 19 And say unto the people of the land, the Lord Gop. Tbus saith the Lord God of the inhabitants 9 And mine hand shall be upon the proph of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel, They ets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall eat their bread with carefulness, and shall not be in the assembly of my people, drink their water with astonishment, that neither shall they he written in the writing of her land may be desolate from all that is the house of Israel, neither shall they criter therein, because of the violence of all them into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that dwell therein.
that I am the Lord Gop. 20 And the cities that are iubabited shall 10 Because, even because they have sedube laid waste, and the land shall he desolate; ced my people, saying, Peace, and there was and ye shall know that I am the LORD. no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lan
21 F And the word of the LORD came others daubed it with untempered mortor onto me, saying,
11 Say unto them which daub it with un22 Son of man, what is that proverb that tempered mortar, that it shall fall: there snal! ye have in the land of Israel, saving, The be an over:lowing shower; and ye, Ogrees lays are prolonged, and every vision faileth? hailstones, shall täll; and a stormy wind shall
23 Tell then therefore, Thus saith the rend it. Lord Gon, I will make this proverb to cease, 12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not and they shall no more use it as a proverb be said unto you, Where is One daubing in Israel; but say unto them, The days are wlierewith ye have daubed it? at hand, and the effect of every vision. 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, I
24 For there shall be no more any vain will even rend it with a stormy wind in my vision nor Rattering divination within the fury; and there shall be an overflowing house of Israel.
shower in mine anger, and great hailstones 25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and in my fury, 10 consume it. the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; 14 So will I break down the wall that ye it shall be no more prolonged: for in your have daubed with untempered mortar, and days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, bring it down to the ground, so that the and will perform it, saith the Lord God. foundation thereof shall he discovered, and
26 Again the word of the LORD came it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the to me, saying,
midst thereof; and ye shall know that I am 27 Son of man, behold, they of the house the Lord. of Israel say, The vision that he scoth is for 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon many days lo come, and he prophesieth of the the wall, and upon them that have daubed times that are far oft.
it with untempered mortar ; and will say un28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith to you, The wall is no more, neither they the Lord God, There shall none of my words that daubelit; be prolonged any more; but the word which 16 To uit, the prophets of Israel, which bave spoken shall be done, saith the Lord prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which Gop.
see visions of peace for her, and there is no CHAP. XIII.
peace, saith the Lord Gop. A me, they word of the Lord came unto
17 I Likewise, thou son of map, set thy
face against the daughters of thy people, 2 Son of man, prophesy against the pro- which prophesy out of iheir own heart, and phets of Israel that prophesy, and say ihou prophesy thou against them, unto them that prophesy out of their own 18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God, bearts, Hear ye the word of the Lopp; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all
3 Thus saith the Lord Gon, Woe unto the arm-holes, and make kerchiefs upon the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, head of every stature, to hunt souls! Will ye and have seen nothing !
Thunt the souls of my people, and will ye save 4 0 Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes, the souls alive thut come unto you? in the deserts,
19 And will ye pollute me among my people 5 Ye have not gone ap into the gaps, nei for handfuls of barley,and for pieces of bread, ther made ap the hedge for the house of Is- to slay the souls that should not die, and 10 rael, to stand in the battle in the day of the save the souls alive that should not live, by LORD.
your lying to niy people that hear your lies? € They have seen vanity and lying divina 20 Wherefore ibus saith the Lord Gor, tion, saying, The Lord saith ; and the LORD Behold, I am against your pillows, wherehaih not sent them; and they have made with ye there hunt the souls to make thera others to hope that they would confirm the fly, and I will tear them from your arins, word.
and will let the souls go, eren the souls thai 7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye hunt to make them ily. ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye 21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and de say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not liver my people out of your hand, and they spoken?
shall be no more in your hand to be hunted Therefore thus saith the Lord Gf p, Bc-'and ye sha" know that I am the LORD
22 Because with lies ye have made the and Job, were in it, they should deliver bra upart of the righteous sad; whom I have 1101 their own souls by their righteousness, saith maqe sad; and strengthened the hands of the the Lord God. wicked, tbat he should not return from his 15 Ir I cause noisoine beasts to pass wicked way, by promising his life: through the land, and they spoil it, so that it
23 Therefore ve shall see no more vanity, be desolate, that mi man may pass through
I live, saith the Lori Gun, they shall deliver
neither sons nor daughters; they only shall T'HEN came certain of the elders of Is- be delivered, but the land shall be desolate
rael unto me, and sat before me. 17 1 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, 2 And the word of the Lord came unto and say, Sword, go through the land ; so that me, saying,
I cut off man and beast from it. 3 Son of man, these men have set up their 18 l'hough these three men were in it, as idols in their heart, and put the stumbling- I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver block of their iniquity before their face : neither sons nor daughters, but they only should I be enquired of at all by them? shall be delivered theinselves.
4 Therefore speak unto them, and say un 191 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, to them, Thtis saith the Lord God, Every and pour out my sury upon it in blood, io man of the house of Israel that setteth up cut off from it man and heast : his idols in his heart, and putteth the stum 20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were blingblock of his iniquity before his face, in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they and cometh to the prophet, I the LORD will shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they answer him that conneth according to the shall but deliver their own souls by their multitude of his idols;
righteousness. 5 That I may take the house of Israel in 21. For thus saith the Lord God, How their own heari, because they are all estran- much more when I send my four sore judg. ged from me through their idois.
ments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the 6 1 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, famine, and the noisome beast, and the pes Thus saith the Lord God, Repent, and turn tilence, lo cut off from it ian and beast? yourselres from your idols; and turn away 22 í Yet, behold, theretu shall be left a your faces from all
your abominations. remnant that shall be brought forih, both 7 For every one of the house of Israel, or sons and daughters ; behold, they shall come of the stranger that sojourveth in Israel, forth unto you, and ye shall see their way which separateth limself from me, and set- and their doings: and ye shall be comforted leth up his ico's in his heart, and putteth the concerning the evil that I have brought up. stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, u Jerusalem, eren concerning all thai I have and cometh to a prophei 10 enquire of him brought upon i
it. concerning me; I the LORD will answer him 23. And they shall comfort you, when ye by myself
see their ways and their doings: and ye shall 3 And I will set iny face against that man, know that I have not done without cause all and will make him a sign and a proverb, and that I have done in it, saith the Lord God. I will cut him off from the midst of my peo
CHAP. XV. ple; and ye shall kiow that I am the Lord. ND the word of the Lord came unto
9 And if the prophet be deceived when he me, saying, hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceiv 2 Son of man, What is the vive-tree more ed thai prophet; and I will stretch out my than any tree, or than a branch which
hand upon him, and will destroy him from among the trees of the forest? : the midst of my people Israel.
3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any 10 And they shall bear the punishment of work? or will men take a pin of it to hang their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet any vessel thereon ? shall be even as the punishment of him that 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel: seeketh unto him;
the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and 11 That the house of Israel may go no the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for an more astray from ine, neither be polluted work? any more with all their transgressions; but 5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meer that they may be my people, and I may be for no work, how much less shall it be mco their Gou, saith the Lord God.
yet for any work, when the fire bath devour 12 1 The word of the LORD came again ed it, and it is burned? to me, saying,
6 * Therefore thus saith the Lord Gov, As 13 Son of man, when the land sinneth the vine-tree among the trees of the forests against me by trespassing grievously, then which I have given to the fire for fiel, si will I stretch out mine hand upon ii, and will I give the inl.abitants of Jerusalem. will break the staff of the bread thereof, and 7 And I will set iny face against them; they will send famine upon it, and will cut off shall go out from one fire,and another fire shal man and beast from it:
devour them; and ye shall know that I un 14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, 'the LORD, when I se! my face against eller
8 And I will make the land desolate, be 17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of cause they have committed a trespass, saith my gold and of my silver, which I had given the Lord God.
thee, and madest to thyself images of men, CHAP. XVI.
and didst cominit whoredom with them; AGAIN the word of the Lurd came unto
18 And tookest thy broidered garments,
and coveredst them: and thou hast set nine 2 Son of inail, cause Jerusalem to know oil and mine incense before them. ner abominations,
19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God unto flour, and oil, and horey, wherevith I led thee, Jerusalem, Thy birth and thy nativity is of thou hast even set it before them for a sweet the land of Canaan; thy father wus an savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord Amorise, and thy mother an Hittite. God.
4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou 20 Moreover, thou hast taken thy sors and wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thy daughters, whom thou hast born unto thou washed in water to supple thee; thou me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a
5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these small matter, into thee, to have compassion upon thee; but 21. That thou hast slain my children, and thou wast cast out in the open field, to the delivered them to cause them to pass through ioathing of thy person, in the day that thou the fire for them? wast born
12 And in all thine abominations and thy 6 Ti And when I passed by thee, and saw thee wheredoins thou hast not remembered the polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee, days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and when thou waist in thy blood, Live ; vea, I said bare, and wast polluted in thy blood. unto thee, when ihou wust in thy blood, Live. 23 And it came to pass, afier all thy wick
7 I have caused thee 10 multiply as the cdness, (woe, woc unto thee! saith the Lord bud of the field, and thou hast increased and God)) waxen great, and thou art come lo excellent 4 Thal thou hast also built unto thee an ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, an eminent place, and hast made thee an bigla thine hair is grown, whereas thou wust na- place in every street. ked and bare.
25 Thou básı built thy high place at every 8 Now, when I passed by thee, and looked bead of the way, and hast made thy heauty upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet io love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and every one that passed by, and inultiplied thy covered thy nakedness : yea, I sware unto whoredoms. thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, 26 Thou hast also committed fornication faith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great o
9 Then washed 1 thee with water; yea, 1 Hesh; and last increased thy whoredoms, te throughly washed away thy blood froin thee, provoke me to anger. and I anointed thee with oil.
27 Behold, therefore I have stretched ou 10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, my hand over thee, and have dininished and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I gird- the ordinary food, and delivered thee unto ed thee about with fine linen, and I covered the will of them that hate thee, the daugh thee with silk.
ters of the Philistines, which are ashamed o 11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and thy lewd way. I put bracelets upon thine hands, and a chain 28 Thou hast played the whore also with on thy neck.
the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; 12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, Par-rings in ihine ears, and a beautifulcrown and yet couldest not be satisfied. upon thine head.
29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy for. 13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and nication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. and silk, and broidered work: ihou didst eat 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord fine four, and honey, and oil; and thou wast God, seeing thou doest all these things, the exceeding beautilul, and thou didst prosper work of an imperious whorish woman ; into a kingdom.
31 In that thou buildest thine eminent place 14 And thy renown went forth among the in the head of every way, and makest thnio heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect high place in every street; and hast not been through my comeliness, which I had put up- as an harlot, in that thou scernest nire; on thee, saith the Lord GOD.
32 But as a wile that comuniteth adultery, 15 T But thou didst trust in thine ou n which taketh strangers instead of her husband' beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy 33 They give gifts to all whores; but thou renown, and poured out thy fornications on givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest every one that passed by; bis it was. them, that they may come unto thee on
16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and every side for thy whoredom. deckedst thy high places with divers colours, 36 And the contrary is in thee from other and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like women in thy whoredoms, whereas norma things shall not come, neither shall it be su followeth thee to comunit whoredoms ar