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remained there astonished among them seven days. 16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the Lo RD came unto me, saying, 17 Son of man, I have made thce a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wickcd, Thou shalt surely die ; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity ; but his blood will 1 require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shali die in his iniqui. ty; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath e shall not be remelybercd ; but his blood will I require at thiite hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, beCause he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul. 22 And the hand of the Lo RD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee. 23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and behold, the glory of the LoRD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. 24. Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thysclf within thine house. 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thce, and shali bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them : 26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover : for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with thee, I will n thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GoD ; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear : for they are a rebellious house. CHAP. IV. By the tufte of a siege, is shorted the time

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HOU also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem ;


The type of a siege. 643 2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; sct the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about. 3 Moreover take thou unto thce an iron loan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be bcs; ged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This sha's be a sign to the house of Israel. 4 Lie thout also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. 5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thcu bear the iniquity of the house of Isvael. 6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniq'ity of the house cf Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year. 7 Therefore thou shot set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shull be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. 8. And behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege. 9 || Take thou also unto thce wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shaft lic upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shall thou eat thereof. 10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day : from time to time shalt thou cat it. 11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink. 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that

cometh out of man, in their sight.

13 And the Lon D said, Even thus shall

the children of Israel eat their defiled

bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. - 14. Then said I, Ah Lord GoD ! behold, my soul hath not been polluted : for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominahle flesh into my mouth. 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread there with. 16 Moreover he said up to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem : and they shall eat bread by weight, aud with care; and they


644 Under the type of hair is shewed EZEKIEL.

shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment : 17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity. CHAP. V. 1 Under the tufte of hair, 5 is she'ved the judgment of Jerusalem for their rebellion, 12 by famine, sword, and disfiersion. ND thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. 2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them. 3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts. 4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire : for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel. 5 T Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem : I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her. 6 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her : for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them. 7. Therefore thus saith the Lord GoD ; Because ye multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you; 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GoD ; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations, 9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations. 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute

judgments in thee, and the whole rem- ||

nant of thee will Iscatter into all the winds. 11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GoD ; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary, with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity. 12 || A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they

the judgment of Jerusalem.

be consumed in the midst of thee : and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I wils scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that l the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them. 14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by. 15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the kord have spoken it. 16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will instease the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread: 17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and bloodshallpass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the Lok D have spoken it. CHAP. VI. 1 The judgment of Israel for their idolatry, 8 A remnant shall be saved. 11 The faithful exhorted to lament their calamities. ND the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God : Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places. 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken : and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars. 6 In all your dwelling-places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your | images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and yeshall know that I am the Lon D.

| 8 || Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shallescape the sword Israel's final desolation.

among the nations, when ye shall de scattered through the countries. 9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. 10 And they shall know that I am the Lorp, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them. 11 of Thus saith the Lord GoD ; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fail by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestience. 12 He that is far offshall die of the pes.

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tilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is | besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. 13 Then shall ye know that I am the LoRD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols. 14 So will I stretch, out my hand upon | them, and make the *and desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the Lor D. CHAP. VII. 1 Israel’s final desolation. 16 The mourn..ful reflentance of them that escape. 23 Under the type of a chain, is shewed their miserable captivity OREOVER the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land. 3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. 4. And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy jo upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ve shall know that I am the Lord. 5 Thus saith the Lord God ; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come. 6 An end is come, the end is come : it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come. 7. The morning is come upon thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time

is come, the day of trouble is near, and

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not the sounding again of the mountains. 8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee; and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations. 9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense theeaccording to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LCR D thatsmiteth. 10 Behold the day, behold, it is come; the morning has gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded. 11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them. 12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 13 For the seller shall not return to that

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! is in the field shall die with the sword :

and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. 16 || But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. 17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. 18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them : and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads. 19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed : their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord : they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumbling-block of their iniquity. 20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them. - 21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. 22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret filace; for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

646 Jozekiel's vision 23 T Make a chain : for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. 24. Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses : I will also make the pomp- of the strong to ceasc, and their holy places shall be defiled. 25 Destruction cometh; and they shall scek peace, and there shall be none. 26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seck a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients. 27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the * hands of the people of the land shall be troubled : I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them, and they shall know that I am the LoRD. CHAP. VIII. 1 Ezekiel’s vision of jealousy. 7. The chambers of ionagery. A” it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GoD fell there upon me. 2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire : from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire ; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. 3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north ; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealoisy. 4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. 5 * Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes, now the way toward the north. So I sifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. 6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do 2 even the great abominations that the house of Israci committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary 2 but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. 7 * And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. 8 Then said he unto me, Son of man,

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dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. | 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. 10 So I went in and saw ; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the ... of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. 11 And there stood before them o men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand ; and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery 2 for they say, The Lor D seeth us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth. 13 || He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. 14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north ; and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 "I Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.

| ; 16 And he brought me into the inner court of the Lok D's house, and behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, overe about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshippcd the sun toward the east. 17 || Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man 2 Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the , abominations which they commit here for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and lo, they put the branch to their nose. 18 Therefore will I also deal in fury : mine eye shall not spare, neither wili Ihave pity : and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, wet will I othear them. CHAP. IX. | 1.4 vision, othereby is shewed the fireservation of some, 5 and the destructian of the rest. 8 God will not be entreated for them. F. cried also in nine ears with a loud - voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. 2, And behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth to: ward the north, and every man a slaugh

ter-weapon in his hand; and one man & linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by

upon the foreheads of the men that sigh

God will not be entreated.

mong them at as clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side : and they went in and stood beside the brazen altar.

3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with

his side ; 4 And the Lord said unto him, Go || through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark i and that cry for all the abominations that '. be done in the midst thereof. 5 || And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite : let not your eye || spare, neither have ye pity : 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women : but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. 7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain : go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. 8 *| And it came to o: while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I foll upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord God wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem * 9. Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is excecding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness : for they say, The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the LoRD sceth not. 10 And as for me also, mine eve shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. 11 And behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me. 'HAP. X. 1 The vision of the coals { fire to be scattered over the city. I he vision of the cherubims. HEN I looked, and behold, in the - firmamcnt that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. 2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight. 3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in ;

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x. The vision of the cherubims. 647.

4 Then the glory of the Low D went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and tile house was filted with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lon p’s glory. 5 And the sound of the cherubims wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speak eth. 6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying,Take fire from between the whecks, from between the cherubins ; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels. 7 || And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took therca/, and put it into the hands of him that ovgs clothed with linen : who took it, and went out. 8 || And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hard under their wings. 9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. 10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a whecl. 11 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head

looked they followed it ; they turned not

as they went. 12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had. 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel. 14 And every one had four faces: the first face oag the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle, 15 And the cherubins were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar. 16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them : and when the cherubims listed up their wogs to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not footh beside ther. 17 When they stood, these stood ; and when they were lified up, those lifted up themselves also : for the spirit of time living creature was in them. 18 Then the glory of the for p de

o from off the threshold of the l

ouse, and stood over the cherubims. 19 And the cherubims listed up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every

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