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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 heart of the righteous snd; whom I have not their own souls by their righteousness, saith maqe sad; and strengthened the handsof the the Lord God. wicked, that he should not return from his 15 If I cause noisome bcasts to pass wicked way, by promising hur life: through the land, and they spoil it, so that it

23 Therefore ye shall see no morc vanity, be desolate, that no man may pass through
nor divine divinations : for I will deliver iny because of the beasis:
people out of your hand; and ye shall know 16 Though these three men were in it, as
that I am the Lord.

Ulive, saith the Lorn God, they shall deliver
CHAP. XIV.

neither sons nor daughters; they only shall
THI
THEN came certain of the elders of Is- be delivered, but the land shall be desolate

rael unto me, and sat before me. 17 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 Though 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, lo them, Thuis saith the Lord Gon, Every and pour out my sury upon it in blood, to 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; ther answer him that cometh 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.

inents upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the 6 1 Therefore say untothe house of Israel, famine, and the noisome beast, and the

pes Thus saith the Lord God, Repent, and turn tilence, to cut off from it man and beast? ourselres from your idols; and turn away 22 Yet, behold, theretu shall be left a your faces from all your abominations. remnant that shall be brought forth, both

7 For every one of the house of Israel, or sons and daughters; behold, they shall come
of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, forth unto you, and ye shall see their way
which separateth himself from me, and sel- and their doings: and ye shall be comforted
leth up his iio's in his heart, and pulteth the concerning the evil that I have brought up-
stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, o Jerusalem, even concerning all thai I have
and cometh to a prophei to enquire of him brouglit upon it.
concerning me; I the LORD will answer him 23. And they shall comfort you, when ye
by mysell:

see their ways and their doings: and ye shall
8 And I will set my 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 kuow that I am the Lord.

9 And if the prophet be deceived a hoone AND the word of the Lord came unto hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceiv- 2 Son of man, What is the vine-trec morn 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 foresi? 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 hime;

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 any 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 mce their Gou, saith the Lord God.

yet for any work, when the fire bath devour 12 | The word of the LORD camc again ed it, and it is burned? to me, saying,

61 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, As 13 Son of inan, when the land sinneth the vine-tree among the trees of the forest against me by trespassing grievously, then which I have given to the fire for fuel, si will I stretch out inine hand upon it, and will I give the inhabitants 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 mother fire shal man and beast from it:

Idercur them; and ye shall know that I am 14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, 'the LORD, when I se! my face against eller

San

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, me,

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

in that thou givest a reward, and no reward daughters, neither did she strengthen the is given unto thee, therefore thou art con- hand of the poor and needy. trary.

50 And they were haughty, and commit 35 1 Wherefore, O barlot, hear the word ted abomination before me: therefore I took of the LORD:

them away as I saw good. 36 Thus saith the Lord God, Because thy 51 Neither bath Samaria comunitted hall filthiness was poured out, and thy nakednesa of thy sins; but thou host muluplied thine discovered through thy whoredoms with thy abominations more than they, and hast jusjovers, and with all the idols of thy abomina- tified thy sisters in all thine abominations tions, and by the blood of thy children, which which thou hasi done. thou didst give unto them;

52 Thou also, which hast judged !hy sis 37 Behold, therefore I will gather ali thy ters, hear thine own shame, for thy sins that lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, thou hast committed more abominable than and all them that thou hast loved, with all they: they are more righteous than thou. yea, them that thou hast hated; I willeven gather be thou confounded also, and bearihy sbame, them round about against thee, and will dis- in that thou hast justified thy sisters. cover thy nakedness unto thein, that they 53 When I shall bring again their captivity, nay see all thy naked:ess.

the captivity of Sodom and her datighters, 38 And I will judge thee, as women that and the captivity of Samaria and her daugh. oreak wedlock, and shed blood, are judged; ters, then will I bring ugain the captivity of and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. thy captives in the midst of thein;.

39 And I will also give thee into their 54 That thou mayest bear thine own hand, and they shall throw down thine emi- shame, and mayest be confounded in all that nent place, and shall break down thy highthou hast done, in that thou art a comfort places: they shall strip thee alss of thy clothes, unto them. and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee 55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughnaked and bare.

ters, shall return to their former estate, and 40 They shall also bring up a company Samaria and her daughters shall return to against thee, and they shall stone thee with their former estate, then thou and thy daughstones, and thrust thee through with their ters shall return to your former estate. swords.

56 For thy sister Sodom was not mention41 And they shall burn thine houses with cd by thy mouth in the day of thy pride, fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the 57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, sight of many women: and I will cause thee'as at the time of th reproach of the daughto cease froin playing the harlot, and thou 'ters of Syria, and all that are round about her, also shalt give no hire any more.

the daughters of the Philistines, which despise 42 So will I make my tury toward thee to thee round about. rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, 58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry: thine abominations, saith the LORD.

43 Because thou hast not remenbered the 59 For thus saith the Lord God, I will days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all even deal with thee as thou hast done, these things ; behold, therefore I also will which hast despised the oath in breaking the recompense thy way upon thine bead, saith covenant. the Lord Gop: and thou shalt not commit 60 | Nevertheless I will remember my cothis leweness above all thine abominations. venant with thee in the days of thy youth,

44 1 Behold, everyone that usetli proverbs and I will establish upto thee an everlasting shall use this proverb against thee, saying, covenant. As is the inother, so is her daughter.

61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, 45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive joatlieth her busband and her children; and thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger : and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which loath- I will give them unto thee for daughters, but ed their husbands and their children : your not by thy covenant. mother wus an - Hittite, and your father an 62 And I will establish my covenant with Amorile.

thee; and thou shalt know that I am the 46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she Lord : and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: 63 That thou mayest remember, and oe and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy contounded, and never open thy mouth any right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. more because of thy shame, when I am pa

47 Yet hast thou not walked alter their cified toward thee for all that thou hast done, ways, nor done after their abominations; but, saith the Lord God. as if that were a very little thing, thou wast

CHAP. XVII. carry more than they call thy ways AND the word of the Lord came unto me, sister hath not rione, she nor her daughters, 2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and as thou hast dors, thou and thy daughters. speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God, A sister Sodom, pride, lulness of 'bread, and great eagle with great wings, long winged, abundance of idleness was in her and in her lull of leathers, which had divers culours, came unto Lebanon, and look the highest, I live, surely mine oath that he hath despis branch of the cedar:

ed, and my covenant that he hath broken 4 He cropped off the top of his young even it will I recompense upon his own head twigs, and carried it into the land of traffick: 20 And I will spread my net upon bim, he set it in a city of merchants

land he shall be takou in my snare; and ! 5 He took alsn of the seed of the land, and will bring him to Babylon, and will plead planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by with him there for his trespass that he harb great waters, and set it as a willow-tree: trespasseu against me.

6 And it grew, and became a spreading 21 And all his fugitives with all his hands vine of low stature, whose branches turned shall fall by the sword, and they that remain toward him, and the roots thereof were under shall be scattered toward all winds; and yo him: so it became a vine, and brought forth shall know that I the Lord have spoken it. branches, and shot forth sprigs.

22 | Thus saith the Lord God, I will also 7 There was also another great eagle with take of the highest branch of the nigh cegreat wings and many feathers; and, behold, dar, and will set il ; I will crop off from the this vine did bend her roots toward him, and top of his young twigs a tender one, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he will plant it upon an high mountain and might water it by the furrows of her planta- eminent : sion.

23 In the mountain of the height of Israel 8 It was planted in a good soil by great will I plantit; and it shall bring forth boughs, Naters, that it inight bring forth branches; and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and and that it might bear fruit, that it might be under it shall dwell all fowl or every wing; a goodly vine.

in the shadow of the branches thereof shall 9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, they dwell. Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the 24 And all the trees of the field shall know roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that that I the LORD have brought down the high it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of tree, bave exalted the low tree, have dried ber spring, even without great power, or ma- up the green tree, and have made the dry ny people 10 pluck it up by the roots thereof. uree to flourish : I the LORD have spoken,

10 Yea, behold, being planted, shallit pros- and have done it. per? shall it not uilerly wither when the

CHAP. XVIII. cast wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.

THE word of the LORD came unto me T

again, saying, 11 | Moreover, the word of the LORD 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb came unto me, saying,

concerning the land of Israel, saying, The 12 Say now to ihe rebellious house, Know fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the chil. ye not what these things mean? tell them, dren's teeth are set on edge? Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Je- 3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall rusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, not have occasion any more to use this proand the princes thereof, and led them with verb in Israel. hiin to Babylon;

4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul 13 And bath taken of the king's seed, and of the father, so also the soul of the son is made a covenant with him, and haih taken mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. an oath of him: he hath also taken the migh- 59 But if a man be just, and do that which ly of the land :

is lawful and right, 14 That the kingdom might be base, that 6 And bath voi eaten upon the mountains, it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping neither hath listed up his eyes to the idols of of his covenant it might stand.

the house of Israel, neither bath detiled his 15 But he rebelled against him, in sending neighbour's wile, neither hath come near te hii ambassadors into Egypt, that they might a menstruous woman, riie him horses and much people: shall he 7 And hath not oppressed any, but bath prosper? shall he escape thai doeth such restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoilThings ? or shall he break the covenant, and ed none by violence, hath given his bread to be delivered?

the hungry, and bath covered the naked with 16 A3 I live, saith the Lord God, surely a garment; in the place where the king dwelleth that 8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, made him king, whose oath he despised, neither hath taken any increase, the hair and whose covenant be brake, even with him withdrawn his hand from iniquity, kath exein the midst of Babylon he shall die. cuted true judgment between man and man,

17 Neither shall Pharaoh, with his mighty 9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath army and great company, make for bim in kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, the war, by casting up mounts, and building he shall surely live, saith the Lord God. forts, to eut off many persons :

10 1 If Le begei a son that is a robber, i 18 Seeing he despised the oath by break. shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to ing the covenant, when, lo, he had given any one of these things, his hand, and hath done all these things, he íl And that doeth not any of those drdics, shall not escape.

but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, As'defiled his neighbour's wile

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