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Egypt is made desolate
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take her
oil, and take her prey; and it shall be #. wages for his army.
20, shave given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the
- OD. 21 || In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the Lord. CHAP. XXX. THE word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GoD ; Howl ye, Wo worth the day ! 3 For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen. 4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain ... fall in #P. and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down. 5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword. 6 Thus saith the Lond; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord God. . 7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted. 8 And they shall know that I am the LoRD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed. 9. In that o shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall some upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for lo, it cometh. 10 Thus saith the Lord God ; I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon. 4. He and his people with him, the ible of the nations, shall be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain. 12, And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the Lord have spoken it. 13 Thus saith the Lord God; I will also
CHAP. XXX, XXXI. by the strength of Babylon.
destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there. shaft be no more a prince of the land of #. and I will put a fear in the land of gypt. 14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute ‘judgments in No. 15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No. 16 And l will set fire in pt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses oung men of Aven and of Phi
daily. 17 The } beseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities 'o'; into captivity. 18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity. 19. Thus will I execute judgments in Fgypt: and they shall know that I am the Lond. 20 T And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 21 Son of man, I have broken the arm. of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword. 22 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong, and that which was broken ; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand. 23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries. 24. And I will strengthen the arms of the king of o and put my sword in his hand; but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly-wounded man. 25 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh . fall down; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of
t. Pop And I will scatter the Fgyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I am the Lord. A. CHAP. XXXI.
ND it came to pass in the eleventh
year, in the third month, in the first
day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Glory and fall of dssyriu.
2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness? 3 T Bebold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of a lo stature ; and his top was among the thick boughs. 4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field. 5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. 6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. 7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters. 8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him : the fir-trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut-trees were not like his branches; not any tree in the . of God was like unto him in his
auty. 9 Phave made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. 10's Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his o among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; 11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mi | one of the heathen ; he shall surely #. with him : I have driven him out for his wickedness. 12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains, and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his o are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him. 13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches: 14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether |. of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. 15 Thus saith the Lord Gon; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused
and I restrained the floods thereof, and the #. waters were stayed: and I caused ebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him. 16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth. 17 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen. 18 "I To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden; yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God. CHAP. XXXII. A ND it came to pass in the twelfth year, W in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas : and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers. 3 Thus saith the Lord God ; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net. 4.Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee. 5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height. § i will also water with thy biood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the otais; and the rivers shall be full of thee. 7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark ; l will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. 8 All the bright lights of heaven wit I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GoD. 9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known. 10 Yea, I will make many o amazed at thee, and their kings sha}} horribly afraidsförthee, whenishall brand:
a mourning: I covered the deep for him,
ish my sword below: and they shall
fearful fall of Egypt.
tremble at every moment, . man for his own life, in the day of thy fall. 11 "I For thus saith the Lord God; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee. 12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them : and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed. 13 I will destroyalso all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them. 14. Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord Gon. 15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the o shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the Lord. 16 This is the lamentation where with they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for t, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord God. 17 || It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of #: and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit. 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty?go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised. 20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes. 21. The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him : o are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword. 22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword: 23, Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living. 24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down Jncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living ; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit. 25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him : all of them
CHAP. XXXIII. Ezekiel admonished of his duty.
their terror was caused in the land of the living; yet have they borne, their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain. 26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are roundabout him : all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living. 27, And o shall not lie with the mighty that are fallenos the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though were the terror of the mighty in the j of the living. 28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword. 29 There is Edom, her kings, and, all herprinces, which with their might are laid }. them that were slain by the sword: the shall lie with the umcircumcised, and wi them that go down to the pit. 30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit. 31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord God. 32 For is have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God. CHAP. XXXiii. GAIN the word of the Load came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: 3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; 4. Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned : if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood 64 1
will I require at the watchman's hand.
7 's So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. 8 When I say unto the wicked, Owicked man, thou shalt surely dic ; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked f his way to turn from it; if he do not turn #. his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 10 T Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye
speak, saying, If our transgressions and
our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? . 11 Say unto them, os I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way, and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil woys; for why will ye die, O house of Israel ! ~ 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. 13. When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it, _14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die." 16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him : he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. o 17" Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal. 18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby. 19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. 20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways. 21 # And
in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me saying, The city is smitten. 22 Now the hand of the Load was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came ; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was nomore dumb. 23 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of ssrael speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he É.i." the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance. 25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift |. your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land? 26. Ye stand o your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his our's wife: and shall ye possess the land? 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; .1s I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open § will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. 28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be deso late, that none shall pass through. 29 Then shall they know that I am the LoRD, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed. 30 °s Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. 31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hearthy words, but the will not do them : for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32 And lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hearthy words, but they do them not. 33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,), then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them. CHAP. XXXIV. ND the word of the Lord came unto
me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the
2 it came to pass in the twelfth shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto year of our captivity, in the tenth month, them, Thus saith the
ord God unto the . 13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for cwer: we will shew forth th o; to all generations. §. M LXXX. * To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph. IVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us, and cause thy ibe saved.
Josaph's complaint for the church. PSALMS. The negligence of Judges reproved.
3 Turn us again, O God face to shine ; and we shal 4 O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? 5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure. 6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves. 7 Turnus again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. 8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen and planted it. 9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. 10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it... and the boughs thereof were dike the goodly cedars. 11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river. 12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the .# do pluck her? 13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it. 14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine ; 15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself. 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy counteIrance. 17. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou inadest strong for thyself. 18 So will we not go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. 19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasantharp with the psaltery. 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, . the time appointed, on our solemn feastay. 4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not." 6 I removed his shoulder from the bur den: his hands were delivered from the pots. 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. 8 Hear, O my people, and l will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; 9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. 10 I am the Lord thy God which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 13 So i gave them up unto their own
13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto enemies, and turned my hand against their submitted themselves unto him : but their the finest of the wheat: and with honey TI A Psalm of Asaph. 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and justice to the afflicted and needy. 5 They know not, neither will they un 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of like one of the princes. PSALM LXXXIII. not thy peace, and be not still, OCod.
hearts' lust; and they walked in their own counsels. me, and Israel had walked in my ways 14 I should soon have subdued their adversaries. 15 The haters of the Lord should have time should have endured for ever. 16 He should have fed them also with out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. PSALM LXXXII. Go standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods; accept the persons of the wicked ' Selah. 3 }.} the poor and fatherless: do 4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid then out of the hand of the wicked. derstands: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earthare out of course you are children of the Most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations. TA Song or Psalm of Asaph. EEP not thou silence, O God: hold 2 For lo, thine enemies make a tumult: