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Vision of the glory of God. EZEKIEL, II, III.

Ezekiel's commission. a wheel in the middle of a wheel. B. C. 595.1

CHAPTER II. 17 When they went, they went

1 Ezekiel's commission : 6 His inupon their four sides: and they m Is.55.9.

struction : 9 His prophecy. turned not when they went.

6 or, strakes. AND he said unto me, Son of man, 18 As for their rings, they were son ch.10.12. A stand a upon thy feet, and I high m that they were dreadful; Pr. 15.3. will speak unto thee. and their 6 rings were full of eyes no ver. 12. 2 And b the spirit entered into me round about them four.

| iCo, 14.32. when he spake unto me, and set 19 And when the living creatures Tor, life.

me upon my feet, that I heard him went, the wheels went by them:

p Job 37.22.

that spake unto me. and when the living creatures

3 And he said unto me, Son of

q ch.43.2. were lifted up from the earth, the 9

man, I send thee to the children of

Da, 10.6. wheels were lifted up.

Re. 1.15.

Israel, to a rebellious 1 nation that 20 Whithersoever o the spirit was

hath rebelled against me: they and

r Job 37.2-5. to go, they went, thither was their

their fathers c have transgressed

Ps. 29.3,4. spirit to go; and the wheels were


against me, even unto this very day. lifted up over against them: for

$ 2Ki.7.6.

4 For they are 2 impudent children the spirit of the living creature

and stiff-hearted. I do send d thee was in the wheels.

1 Ps.45.6.

unto them; and thou shalt say tn

Da.7.9. 21 When those went, these went ;

to them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.

Mat.25.31. and when those stood, these stood;


15 And they, whethere they will and when those were lifted up from


hear, or whether they will forbear, the earth, the wheels were lifted up

(for they are a rebellious house.)

u Ex. 24.10. over against them: for the spirit of 7

yet f shall know that there hath theliving creaturewas in thewheels.

been a prophet among them

4.2,3. 22 And the likeness of the firma

| 6 | And thou, son of man, beg int on the head of the living w Ge.9.13.

not afraid of them, neither be afrail creature was as the colour of the


of their words, though 3 briers and

10.1. terrible p crystal, stretched forth

thorns h be with thee, and thou over their heads above.

x Ex. 16.7, 10.

dost dwell among scorpions : be not 23 And under the firmament were


afraid i of their words, nor be dis

11K1.8.10,11, their wings straight, the one toward

mayed at their looks, though they the other: everyone had two,which Y

be a rebellious house.

Da.8.17. covered on this side, and every one

17 And thou shalt speak my words

Ac.9.4. had two, which covered on that

Re. 1.17,18.

unto them, wheiher they will hear, side, their bodies.

or whether they will forbear, for 24 And when they went, I heard

they are 4 most rebellious. the noise of their wings, like q thel (CHAP. 2.) | 8 But thou, son of man, hear what noise of great waters, as the voicer a Da, 10.11. I say unto thee; Be not thou k reof the Almighty, the voice of speech, b ch.3.24. bellious like that rebellious house as the noise of an host is when they 1 nations.

open thy mouth, and eat that I stood, they let down their wings.

cch. 20. 18.30 give thee. 25 And there was a voice from Deo . 19 And when I looked, behold, the firmament that was over theirje 325 an hand m was sent unto me; and, heads, when they stood, and had Ac.7.51. Tlo, an roll of a book was therein: let down their wings.

2 hard of face.

| 10 And he spread it before me: 26 T And above the firmament

and it was written within and with

d Mat.10.16. that was over their heads was the

out: and there was written therer likeness of a throne, t as u the ap- e ch.3.11,27. lamentations, and mourning, and pearance of a sapphire stone: and f ch.33.33.

WO: upon the likeness of the throne was g Je.1.8,17.

CHAPTER III. the likeness as the appearance of a Lu. 12.4. 1 Ezekiel eateth the roll. 3 God ca man above upon v it.


courageth him. 27 And I saw as the colour of am- 3 or, rebels. OREOVER he said unto me, ber, as the appearance of fire round h 2Sa.23.6.7. 1 Son of man, eat that thod about within it, from the appear- Is.9.18. findest ; eat this a roll, and go speak ance of his loins even upward, and Mi.7.4. unto the house of Israel from the appearance of his loins i 1 Pe.3.14. 2 So I opened my mouth, and he even downward, I saw as it were 4 rebellion.

caused me to eat that roll. the appearance of fire, and it had k Is.50.5. 3 And he said unto me, Son of brightness round about

i Re, 10.9, 10. man, cause thy belly to eat, and 28 As the appearance of the bow w m ch.8.3. fill thy bowels with this roll that I that is in the cloud in the day of n ch.3.1. give thee. Then did I eat it; and 5 rain, so was the appearance of the (CHAP. 3.)

it was in my mouth as honey c for brightness round about. This was a ch.2.6.9.

sweetness. the appearance of the likeness of 7 Je. 15. 16. 41 And he sa the glory of the LORD. And when c Ps. 19.10.

man, go, get thee unto the house I saw it, I tell y upon my face, and 119 103. I of Israel, and speak with my wonus I heard a voice of one that spake. 1

- unto them.

.20. 15-30. 9ANA was sent une

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The rule

of prophecy. 5 For thou art not sent to a peo-1 B. C. 595. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, ple 1 of a strange speech and of an

- and he turn not from his wickedhard language, but to the house of 1 deep of lip, ness, nor from his wicked way, he Israel;

and heavy shall die in his iniquity; but thou 6 Not to many people 1 of a of tongue, hast delivered thy soul. strange speech and of an hard lan- 2 or, if I had 20 Again, When r a righteous man guage, whose words thou canst seni thee doth turn from his 7 righteousness, not understand. 2 Surely, hadd 1 to them, and cominit iniquity, and I lays a sent thee to them, they would have would they stumbling-block before him, he hearkened unto thee.

. not.

shall die : because thou hast not 7 But the house of Israel will not d Mat, 11.23. given him warning, he shall die in hearken unto thee; for e they will 12.11. his sin, and his righteousness which not hearken unto me: for all the no 15.20 he hath done shall not be rememhouse of Israel are 3 impudent and

bered; but his blood will I require hard-hearted.

3 stiff of fore

at thine hand. 8 Behold, I have made thy face

head, and

21 Nevertheless if thon warn the

hard of strong against their faces, and thy

my heart."

righteous man, that the righteous forehead strong against their fore

sin not, and he doth not sin, he heads.

f Is.50.7.

shall surely live, because he is 9 As an adamant harder than f Mi.3.8.

warned ;t also thou hast delivered flint have I made thy forehead: S 2Ti.2.3. thy soul. fear them not, neither be dismayed h 21.2.6. 22 And the hand of the LORD at their looks, though they be a ich 8.3. was there upon me, and he said unto rebellious house.


me, Arise, go forth into the plain, 10 Moreover he said unto me, Son 2K3.2.16. and I will there talk with thee. of man, all my words that I shall Ac.8.39. 23 Then I arose, and went forth speak unto thee receive h in thine 4

into the plain : and, behold, the heart, and hear with thine ears.

glory of the LORD stood there, as 11 And go, get thee to them of

the glory which I saw by the river the captivity, unto the children of bitter.

of Chebar : and I fell on my face. thy people, and speak unto them, 6 hot anger. | 24 Then the spirit entered into and tell them, Thus saith the Lord i 2Ki.3.15. me, and set me upon my feet, and God: whether they will hear, orm Ps 1871 spake with me, and said unto me, whether they will forbear.

n Is.52.8.

Go, shut thyself within thine house, 12 Then the spirit i took me up,


| 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, and I heard behind me a voice of a Je. 6.17. they shall put bands upon thee, great rushing, saying, Blessed be the He. 13.17. and shall bind thee with them, and glory of the LORD from his place. Toch.33.6.

thou shalt not go out among them: 13 I heard also the noise of the

26 And I will make thy tongueu wings of the living creatures that P110.0.21,24. clerive to the roof of thv mouth 1 tonched one another, and the

that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt noise of the wheels over against

9 Is.49.4,5,

not u be to them sa reprover: 1 for them, and a noise of a great rushing.

Ac. 20.26. they are a rebellious house. 11 Sok the spirit Lifted me up, and

| 27 But when I speak with thee, I took me away, and I went 5 m bit

r ch.18.24.

will open thy mouth, and thou terness, in the heat of my spirit. 33,12,13.

shalt say unto them, Thus saith the but the hand l of the LORD was righteous. Lord GOD; He that heareth, let Strong upon me.


him hear; and he that forbeareth, 15 at Then I came to them of the ls 1 Pe.2.6-8. let him forbear: for they are a reaptivity at Telabin, that dwelt by Ps. 19.11. bellious house. the river of Chebar, and I sat

m u

CHAPTER IV. where they sat, and remained there

By the provision of the siege is showed astonished among them seven days.

v Am.8.11,12.

the hardness of the famine. 16 And it came to pass at the end a man re- T HOU also. son of man tale of seven days, that the word of the proving. If thee a tile, and lay it before LORD came unto me, saying,

wo Ps.38.13, thee, and portray u 17 Son of man, I have made thee

14. leven Jerusalem : a watchmann unto the house of CADA 2 And lay siege a against it, and Israel: therefore hear the word at

a Lu. 19.43,

build a fort against it, and cast a my mouth, and give them warning


mount against it; set the camp also from me.

against it, and set i battering rams 19 When I say unto the wicked, I say unto the wicked 1 or, chief


against it round about. Thou shalt surely die; and thou o

1 ch.21.22.

3 Moreover take thou into thee givest him not warning, nor speak

2 an iron pan, and set it for a wall est to warn the wicked from his 2 or, a flat

of iron between thee and the city: wicked way, to save his life; the plate, or,

and set thy face against it, and it sarne wicked man shall die in his p slice. shall be besieged, and thou shalt iniquity : but his blood will I re-bch. 12.6,11. lay siege against it. This shall be a quire at thine hand.

- sign b to the house of Israel.

The type of a siege.


The type of hair. 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, B. C. 595. water by measure, and with astonand lay the iniquity of the house of

ishment : Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt

17 That they may want bread and c Beginning

water, and be astonied one with lie upon it thou shalt bear their


another, and consume m away for

1Ki. 12.23.
5 For I have laid upon thee the

their iniquity.

CHAPTER V. years of their iniquity, according to

The judgment of Jerusalem for their ihe number of the days, three hun- d Nu. 14.3,4.

rebellion. dred and ninety c days : So shalt

ND thou, son of man, take thee thou bear d the iniquity of the 3 a day for a A a sharp knife, take thee a barhouse of Israel.

year, a day ber's razor, and cause it to pass 6 And when thou hast accom for a year. upon thine head, and upon thy plished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the ini

beard : then take thee balances to ante ch.33.25.

weigh, and divide the hair. quity of the house of Judah forty 4 thy side to 2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third days: I have appointed thee 3 each thy side.

part in the midst of the city, when day for a vear.

the days of the siege a are fulfilled : 7. Therefore thou shalt set thy 5 or, spelt. and thou shalt take a third part, face toward the siege of Jerusa

and smite about it with a knife: lem, and thine arm shall be un- f Ho.9.3. and a third part thou shalt scatter covered, and thou shalt prophesy

in the wind, and I will draw out a against it.

8 Ac. 10.14.

sword after them. 8 And, behold, I will lay bands e

3 Thou shalt also take thereof a b upon thee, and thou shall not turn

few in number, and bind them in thee from 4 one side to another, till

Le, 17.15.

thy 1 skirts. thou hast ended the days of thy i De. 14.3.

| 4 Then take c of them again, and siege.

1 9 T Take thou also unto thee


cast them into the midst of the fire,

and burn them in the fire; for wheat, and barley, and beans, and k ch.5. 16. thereof shall a fire come forth into lentiles, and millet, and 5 fitches, 14.13. all the house of Israel and put them in one vessel, and! Le.26.26. | 5 T Thus saith the Lord GOD; make thee bread thereof, according Ps. 105. 16. This is Jerusalem : I have set it in to the number of the days that thou Is.3.1.

the midst of the nations and counshalt lie upon thy side, three hun

tries that are round about her. dred and ninety days shalt thou eat ch.

6 And she hath changed d my thereof.

judgments into wickedness more 10 And thy meat which thou shalt

than the nations, and my statutes eat shall be by weight, twenty

more e than the countries that are shekels a-day: from time to time m ch.24. round about her: for they havef shalt thou eat it.


refused my judgments and my 11 Thou shalt drink also water

statutes, they have not walked in by measure, the sixth part of an (CHAP. 5.) them. hin: from time to time shalt thou

17 Therefore thus saith the Lord drink.

a ch.4.1,8,9.

GOD; Because ye multiplied more 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley. Je.52.16.

than the nations that are round cakes, and thou shalt bake it with

about you, and have not walked in dung that cometh out of man, in 1 wings.

my statutes, neither have kept my their sight.

c Je.44.14.

judgments, neither have done ac13 And the LORD said, Even f thus

cording to the judgments of the nashall the children of Israel eat their d Jude 4.

tions that are round about you; defiled bread among the Gentiles,

8 Therefore thus saith the Lord whither I will drive them.

ech. 16.47. God: Behold. I, even I, am against 14 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! be


thee, and will execute judgments hold, my soul hath not been pollut-EN 9.16.17. ed : 9 for from my youth up even

If Ne.9.16.17. in the midst of thee, in the sight of

the nations. till now have I not eaten of that h

9 And I will do in thee that I which dieth of itself, or is torn in g La.4.6.

which I have not done, and wherepieces; neither came there abomi-l Da.9.12.

unto I will not do any more the like, nable i flesh into my mouth.


because of all thine abominations. 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for

| 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat h Le.26.29.

h the sons in the midst of thee, and man's dung, and thou shalt prepare


the sons shall eat their fathers; thy bread there with.


and I will execute judgments in 16 T Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the lich.12.14. thee will I scatter m staff k of bread in Jerusalem: and il De.28.64. winds. they shall eat bread by weight, and Zec.2.6. with care; and they shall drink

11 Wherefore,

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