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gure, the sixth part of an h:n : from time to their fathers and I will execute judgments hime shalt thou drink.

in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley-cakes, I scatter into all the winds. and thou shalt bake it with dung thai cometh 11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord out of man, in their sight.

Gud, Surely, because thou hast defiled my 13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and children of Israel eat their defiled bread a- with all thine abominations, therefore will mong the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye

14 Then said I, Ah Lord God! Behold, spare, neither will I have any pily: my soul hath not been polluted: for from 12 1 A third part of thee shall die with my youth up, even till now, have I not eaten the pestilence, and with famine shall they be of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in consumed in the midst of thee; and a third pieces ; neither came there abominable fesh part shall fall by the sword round about thce; into my mouth.

and I will scalier a third part into all the 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given winds; and I will draw out a sword after them. thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, shalt prepare thy bread therewith. and I will cause my fury to rest upon them,

16 Moreover, he said unto me, Son of man, and I will be comforted: and they shall know behold, I will break the staff of bread in Je- that I the Lord have spoken it m my zeal, rusalem; and they shall eat bread hy weight, when I have accomplished my fury in them. and with care, and they shall drink water 14 Moreover, I will make thee waste, and by measure, and with astonishment a reproach among the nations that are round

17 That they may want bread and water, about thee, in the sight of all that pass by. and be astonied one with another, and con- 15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, sume away for their iniquity.

an instruction and an astonishment unto the CHAP. V.

nations that are round about diee, when I A

knife, take thee a barber's razor, and in fury, and in furious rebukes. I the LORD cause it to pass upon thine head, and upon bave spoken it. thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, 16 When I shall send upon them the evii and divide the hair.

arrows of famine, which shall be for their 2 Thou shait burn with fire a third part in destruction, and which I will send to destroy the midst of the city, when the days of the you: and I will increase the famine upon siege are fulfilled; and thou shalt take a you, and will break your staff of bread. third part, and smile about it with a knife; 17 So will I send upon you famine and and a third part thou shalt scalier in the evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and wiuci, and I will draw out a sword after them. pestilence and blood shall

pass through thee; 3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the number, and bind them in thy skirts. Lord have spoken it. 4 Then take of them again, and cast them

CHAP. VI. into the midst of the fire, and burn them in

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ND the word of the LORD came unto the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth me, saying, into all the house of Israel.

2 Son of man, set thy face toward the 5 Thus saith the Lord God, This is Je- mountains of Israel, and prophesy against rusalem : I have set it in the midst of the na- them, ions and countries that are round about her. 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear

6 And she hath changed my judgments in- the word of the Lord Gop; Thus saith the lu wickedness more than the nations, and my Lord God to the mountains and to the hills, stalut's more than the countries that are to the rivers and to the valleys, Behold, I, round about her; for they have refused my eren I, will bring a sword upon you, and í judgments and my statutes, they have not will destroy your high places: walked in them.

4 And your altars shall be desolate, and 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Be- your images shall be broken; and I will cast cause ye multiplied inore than the nations down your slain: men before your idols. that are round about you, and have not 5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the walked in my statutes, neither have kept children of Israel Lefore their idols; and I my judgments, neither have done according will scatter your bones round about your al. to the judgments of the nations that are tars. rosind about you;

6 In all your dwelling-places the cities shall 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Be- be laid waste, and the high places shall be dehold I, even I, am agaiust thee, and will ex-solate; that your allars may be laid waste ecute judgments in the midst of thee, in the and made desolate, and your idols may be sight of the nations.

broken and cease, and your images may be ý And I will do in thee that which I have not cut down, and your works may be abolished. done, and whereunto I will not do any more 7 And the slain shall fall in the niidst of the like, because of all thine abominations. you ; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons 81 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye in the midst of thee, and the sous shall eat may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scatter- 10 Behold the day, behold, it is coine ; (ne ed through the countries.

morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossom9 And they that escape of you shall remem-ed; priile hath budded. ber me among the nations whither they still ul Violence is risen up into a rod of wickhe carried captives, because I am broken with edness: none of them shull remain, nor of their whorish beart, which hath departed from their multitude, nor of any of theirs; neither me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring skull there be wailing for them. after their idols : and they shall loathe them- 12 The time iscome, the day draweth near: selves for the evils which they have commit- let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn; let in all their abominations.

for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 10 And they shall know that I am the 13 For the seller shall not return to that Lori), and that I have not said in vain that which is sold, although they were yet alive: I would do this evil unto them.

for the vision is touching the whole multi11 lí Thus saith the Lord Gov, Smite with tude thereof, which shall not return; neither thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the of his life. bouse of Israel! for they shall fall by the 14 They have blown the trumpet, even sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. to make all ready ; but none goeth to the

12 İle that is far off shall die of the pesti- battle : for my wrath is upon all the multilence; and he that is near shall fall by the uude thereof. sword'; and he that remaineth and is be- 15 The sword is without, and the pestilence sieged shall die by the famine: thus will I and the famine within: be that is in the field accomplish my fury upon them.

shall die with the sword; and he that is in the 13 Theu shall ye know that I am the LORD, city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. when their slain men shall be among their 16 « But they that escape of thein shall ols round about their altars, upon every escape, and shall be on the mountains like high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, and under every green iree, and under eve- every one for bis iniquity. ry thick oak, the place where they did offer 17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees sweet savour to all their idols.

shall be weak as water. 14 So will ( stretch out iny hand upon 18 They shall also gird themselves with them, and make the land desolate ; yea, sackcloth, and horror shall cover thein; and njore desolate than the wilderness toward shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness Diblatn, in all their habitations; and they upon all their heads. shall know that I am the Lord.

19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, CHAP. VII.

and their gold shall be removed: their silver M

OREOVER the word of the Lorpcame and their gold shall not be able to deliver unto me, saying,

them in the day of the wrath of the LORD : 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill Gop unto the land of Israel, An encl, the end their bowels ; because it is the stumbling. 's come upon the four corners of the land. block of their iniquity.

3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will 20 [ As for the beauty of his ornament, he read mine anger upon thee, and will judge set it in majesty; but they made the images hec according to thy ways, and will recom- of their abominations, and of their detestable Dense upon thee all this:e abominations. things therein: therefore have I set it far som

4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, nei-them. ther will I have pity: but I will recompense 21 And I will give it into the hands of the Hy ways upon thee, and thine abominations strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the shall be in the midst of thee ; and ye shall earth for a spoil: and they shall pollme it. kuow that I am the Lord.

22 My face will I turn also from them, and 5 Thus saith the Lord Gon, An evil, an ihey shall pollute my secret place; for the only evil, behold, is come.

robhers shall enter into it, and defile it. 6 An end is come, the end is come: it 23 Make a chain; for the land is full of wateheth for thee; behold, it is come. bloody crimes, and the city is full of vion

7 The morning is come upon thee, I thou lence. that dwellest in the land: the time is come;' 24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the the day of trouble is near, and not the sound- heathen, ard they shall possess their houses : ing again of the mountains.

I will also make the pomp of the strong to 8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury up- ccase ; and their holy places shall be defiled. on thee, and accomplish mine anger upon 25 Destruction cometh ; and they shal! thee; and I will judge thice according to thy seek peace, and there shall be none. ways, and will recompense thee for all thine 26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and abominations,

rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall 9 Aud mine eye shall not spare, neither they seck a vision of the prophet: but the will I have pity : I will recompense thee ac- law shall perish from the priesi, and counse) posting to thy ways and thinc aboininations from the ancients. thit wie in the midst of thee, and ye shall 27 The king shall mourn, and the prince

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CHAP. VIII.

and thou shalt see greater abominal 'na than ND it came to pass in the sixth year, in these.

the sixth month, in the filih dur of the 16 And he brought me into the inner court month, us I sat in mine house, and the elders of the Lord's house; and, behok, at the of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the door of the temple of the Lord, between the Lord God sell there upon me.

porch and the altar, rere about five and 2 Then I beheid, and lo a likeness as the iwenty men, with their backs toward the appearance of fire; from the appearance of temple of the Lord, and their faces toward his loins, even downward, firc; and from the east; and they worshipped the sun tohis loins, even upward, as the appearance of ward the east. brightness, as the colour of amber.

17 T Then he said unto me, I last thou seen 3 And he put forth the form of an hand, this, 0 son of man? Is it a light thing !o the and took me by a lock of mine kead; and the house of Judah that they commit the abo. spirit listed me up between the earth and the ininations which they commit here? for thes heaven, and brought me in the visions of God bave filled the land with violence, and have to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate returued to provoke me to anger; and, lo, that looketh toward the north ; where was they put the branch to their nose. the seat of the image of jealousy, which pro- is Therefore will I also deal in fimy: mine voketh to jealousy:

eye shall not spare, neither will I have piry: 4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Is- and though they cry in mine ears with rael uus there, according to the vision that loud voice, yet will I not hear them. I saw in the plain.

CHAP. IX. 5 ( Then said he unto me, Son of man, E cried also in inine ears with a loud lift up thine eyes now the way toward the

I , Cause north. So Litied up mine eyes the way to charge over the city to draw near, even ward the north, and behold northward at the every man with his destroying weapon in gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the his hand. entry;

2 And, behold, six men came from the way 6 He said furtherinore unto me, Son of of the higher gate, which lieth toward the man, seest thou what they do? even the great north, and every man a slaughter-weapon abominations that the house of Israel com- in his band; and one mar among them wus milleth liere, thai I should go far off from my clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn banetuary? But turn tl.ee yet again, und diou by bis side: and they went in, and stood besalt see greater abominations.

side the brasen altar. i 1 And he brought me to the door of the 3 And the glory of the God of Israel was court; and when I lovhed, behold a hole in gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, Nie wall.

to the threshold of the house : and he called 8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig to the man clothed with linen, which had the now in the wall: and when I had digged in writer's inkhorn by his side : the wall, behold a door.

4 And the Lord said unto him, Go through 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and be the midst of the city, through the midst of hold the wicked abominations that they do Jerusalem, and set a mark upou the bore

heads of the men that sigh and that cry for 10 So I went in and saw; and behold every all the abominations that be done in the midst form of creeping things, and abomiuable thereot. beasts, and all the idols of the house of Is. 5 And to the others he said in mine rael, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. hearing, Go ye after himn through the city,

ji And there siood before them seventy and smile; let not your eye spare, neither men of the ancients of the house of Israel, have ye pity : and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the 6 Slay'uiterly old and young, both maids, son of Shaphan, with every man his censer and little children, and women ; but come in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense not near any man upon whom is the mark, went up.

and begin al my sanctuary. Then they be12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, gan at the ancient men which were before Last thou seen what the ancients of the house the house. of Israel do in the dark, every man in the 7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, chainbers of his linagery? for they say, The and fill the courts with the slain; go ye forth. LORD seeth us not; the Lord haib forsaken And they went forth, and slew in the city. the earth.

3 S And it came to pass, while they were 13 % He said also unto me, Turn thee yet slaying them, and I was left, that I leh up. again, and thou shalt see greater abomina- on my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord Lions that they do.

Gop! wilt thou destroy all the residue of 14 Then be brought me to the door of the Israel, in thy pouring out of thy fury upon fate of the Lord's house, which was loward Jerusalem?

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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

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