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CHAPTER XIX....XX.

A lamentation for Israel's princes. Before lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed "abomi- { every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. CHRIST nation,

Repent, and turn yourselves from all your trans13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath takengressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

increase : shall he then live? he shall not live: he 31 ? Cast away from you all your transgressions, chap. 8, 6. hath done all these abominations; he shall surely whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a 1 Exod. 21, * die ; his 'blood shall be upon him.

new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O 14 Now, lo, if he ? beget a son that a seeth all his house of Israel ? chap 3, 4 father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him b verse 23.

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CHAPTER XIX.
of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wile, A lamentation for the princes of Israel, and for Jerusalem.
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OREOVER, take thou 'up a lamentation for a ch. 2, 10. holden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence,

b but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath cov- 2 And say, What is thy mother? ¢ A lioness: she 23, 31. ered the naked with a garment,

lay down among "lions, she nourished her whelps :,7 17 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, s among young lions. that hath not received usury nor increase, hathi exe- 3 And she brought up one of her whelps: it be- 24. cuted my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; came a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey ; K. he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall it devoured men. surely live.

4 The nations also heard of him ; he was taken in B1, 1. 18 As for his father, because he "cruelly oppressed, their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is } land of Egypt. not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in 5 Now, when she saw that she had 6 waited, and : Pr. 11, 7. his iniquity.

her hope was lost, then she took "another of her 1, 2 Kings 19 Yet say ye, Why ? doth not the son bear the whelps, and made him a young lion. PLES,. iniquity of the father? When the son hath done 6 And he wait up and down among the lions, he

that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey,
statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live. and devoured men.

20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son 7 And he knew their k desolate palaces, and he k2Chr. 36.

shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall} laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, & Isa. S 10. the father bear the iniquity of the son; the 5 right- and the fulness thereof, by the noise of his 'roaring. Prov. 19,

eousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and 8 Then the nations set against him on every side b Rom. 2, 9. the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. from the provinces, and spread their net over him : 2, 2.

21 But if the wicked will ' turn from all his sinshe was taken in their pit. that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, 9 And they put him in ward in chains, and librought Thatia, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely bim to the king of Babylon ; they brought him into Jer. 22, 18. live, he shall not die.

holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon 22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, the mountains of Israel. 4. Heb. 10, they shall not be mentioned unto him: 'in his right- 10 Thy mother is like "a vine in thy blood, planted » Isa. 5, 1. eousness that he hath done he shall live.

by the waters: she was fruitful, and full of branches, 23 Have I any " pleasure at all that the wicked by reason of many waters. Gal. 2, 16. should die ? saith the Lord God; and not that he 11 And she had strong rods for the sceptres of o2 Chr. 52 m Rom. 9, should return from his ways, and live?

them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted 24 But when the righteous turneth away from among the thick branches, and she P appeared in her 2.16, 17.6. his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and height with the multitude of her branches.

doeth according to all the abominations that the 12 But she was ? plucked up in fury, she was cast 2. i John 3, 9. wicked man doeth, shall he live ? All his Pright- down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her pi Cor.9, eousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: truit; her strong rods were broken and withered; 17,4. 2 Peter 2, in his trespass, that he hath trespassed, and in his the fire consumed them. sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

13 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in 17 25 Yet "ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. a dry and thirsty ground. r Rom. 5,12. Hear now, house of Israel, 'Is not my way equal? 14 And · fire is gone out of a rod of her branches. 12 Kings Isa. 1,4. are not your ways unequal

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righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in tion, and shall be for a lamentation.
them; for his iniquity that he hath done, shall he die.

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certain of the elders of Israel came a to inquire of a kinga Psal. 22, 29.

28 Because he considereth, and turneth away the LORD, and 'sat before me. Iverse 14. from all his transgressions that he hath committed, 2 Then came the word of the Lord unto me,saring, h chap. 38, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and 29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Gop, Are ye come Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my {to inquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord God, 'IT, 10:23 ways equal ? are not your ways unequal?

will not be inquired ɔf by you. cha 7, 30 Therefore I will "judge you, O house of Israel, 4° Wilt thou judge them, son of man ? wilt thou d Jer. O za

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rebellions in Egypi, &c. Before judge them? e cause them to know the abominations for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted Before of their fathers;

in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought 5 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God, them forth. In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up my 23 I lifted up my hand unto them also in the k Lev. 25, hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Deut. 4, 26. myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when heathen, and disperse them through the countries ; *.

I lifted up my hand unto them, saying, I um the LORD 24 Because they had not executed my judgments, 5 Ex. 9, 2. your God;

but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my 6 In the day that I lifted up my hand unto them, sabbaths, and their leyes were after their fathers'idols. Jer. 22, 17.

to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land 25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were" not chap: 6, 9. Deut. 11, that I had ' espied for them, flowing with milk and good, and judgments whereby they should not live:

i tieb. 11, 9. honey, which is the “glory of all lands:

26 And I"polluted them in their own gists, in that 12 7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth 111 Zech. 7, 14. the 'abominations of his eyes, and " defile not your- the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the n Isa. 1, 13 1.2 Chr. 15, selves with the idols of Egypt: Iamthe LORDyour God. end that they might know that I am the Lord.

8 But they rebelled against me, and would " not 27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house m Lev. 17, hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away of Israel, and say unto them, 'Thus saith the Lord

the abominations of their eyes, neither did they for- God, Yet in this your fathers have oblasphemed me, .Rom. 2, sake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour in that they have committed a trespass against me. Titus 1, 18. out my fury upon them, to accomplish mine anger 28 For when I had brought them into the land, p Tit. 1, 2 against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. for the which I lifted up my hand to give it to them,

9 But I wrought for my name's sake,that it should then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, qJer. 27. o Psal. 106, not be polluted before the heathen, among whom and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they

they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto presented the provocation of their offering: there also hom. 9, them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt. they made their sweet savour, and poured out there

10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the their "drink-offerings. f'sai. 126, 2. land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness: 29 Then I said unto them, What is the high place Amos 5, 21,

11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Exod. 14, them my judgments, which if a mandó, he shall even Bamah unto this day. i live in them.

30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus 12 Moreover also, I gave theżn my sabbaths, to be saith the Lord God, Are ye polluted after the man- 1 Cor. 11, "a sign between me and them, that they might knowner of your fathers ? and commit ye "whoredom after that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

their abominations? 13 But the house of Israel * rebelied against mein 31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make Hosea 22

the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute your x chap. io; Prov. 1, they "despised my judgments, which if a man do, he selves with all your idols, even unto this day : and 18. shall even live in them;

and my sabbaths they greatly shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As Lev. 20, 2 Num. 14, polluted: then I said, 'I would ? pour out my fury I live, saith the Lord God, I will not be ? inquired of Ps

. 106, 37. upon them in the wilderness, to consume them. {by you. 14 Buta I wrought for my name's sake, that it 32 And that which cometh into your mind shall ;Kings

a should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose "not be at all, that ye say, "We will be as the heathen, House, 2 sight I brought them out.

as the families of the countries, to serve wood and Mat. 6, 24.
15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in stone.
the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the 33 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with a b Job 5, 13.
land which I had given them, flowing with milk and mighty hand, and with a stretched-out arm, and with
honey, which is the glory of all lands;

e fury poured out, will I 'rule over you ;
16 Because they despised my judgments, and 34 And I will bring you out from the people, and

walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sab- will 6 gather you out of the countries wherein ye are e 1 Kings baths : for their heart went after their idols. scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched

17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from de- out arm, and with fury poured out; ! Exod.32, stroying them, neither did I make 4 an end of them 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the 3, 4. Jer. 4, 27. in the wilderness.

people, and there will l 'plead with you face to face. h chup. 19 18 But I said unto their children in the wilder- 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the *s? Kings ness, e Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, { wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead ichap. 19,

neither observe their judgments, nor defile yours with you, saith the Lord God.
selves with their idols:

· 37 And I will cause you 'to pass under the rod, 1 Lev. 27, 19 I am the LORD your God;' walk in my statutes, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: Neh. 9, 13. and keep my judgments, and do them;

38 And I will purge out from among you the m Mat. 25, 20 And: hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be rebels, and then that transgress against me: I will 82

a sign between me and you, that ye may know that bring them forth out of the country where they soLuke 4, 76. I am the LORD your God.

journ, and they shall "not enter into the land of Israel; n Rev. 21, 21 Notwithstanding the children "rebelled against and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Neh. 9, 25. me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my 39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Pal. 107, 7. judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall}Lord God, 'Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and oJulg. 10,

even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but
said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accom- pollute ye my holy name no more with your P gifts, p Isaiah 1,
plish mine anger against them in the wilderness. and with your idols.
22 Nevertheless'I withdrew my hand, and wroughts 40 For in my a holy mountain, in the mountain of q Psal 2, 6.

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Jerusalem's destruction foreshewn :

CHAPTER XXI

A prophecy against her. Before the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall 10 It is sharpened to make " a sore slaughter : it is colores

. Beleura CHRIST all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, servefurbished that it may glitter : should we then make From to me: there will I accept them, and there will I re- mirth ? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree. 1. & 11, 26." quire your offerings, and the first-fruits of your ob- 11 And he hath given it to be furbished, that it 17 16. 60,7: lations, with all your holy things.

may be handled : this sword is sharpened, and it is nflent. 92 41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, } furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer. !! Cor. 2 when I bring you out from the people, and gather you 124 Cry and howl, son of man; for it shall be 11.22.6

out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; upon my people, it shall be upon all the 'princes of Phil. 6,18 and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen. Israel : terrors, by reason of the sword, shall be upon

42 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when my people: 'sinite therefore upon thy thigh. I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the 13 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword Lam. 5.12 country for the which I lifted up my hand to give it contemn even the rod ? it shall be no more, saith the seb. 6,11.

t to your fathers.

Lord God. 43 And there shall ye ' remember your ways, .cir. 14,11.

14 Thou, therefore, son of man, prophesy, and 25

, 33. - 24 Micah 7,18.

and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled ; smite thy hands together, and let the sword be doub

and ye shall Y loathe yourselves in your own sight, led the third time, the sword of the slain : it is the u Lev. 26, Zec 12, 10 for all your evils that ye have committed.

sword of the great men that are slain, which enter- Derit

. 28,62 44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I eth into their privy chainbers.

have wrought with you for my name's sake, not ac- 15 I have set the point of the sword against all 2n, 30. * Rom.824. cording to your ? wicked ways, nor according to your their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ."

corrupt doings,Oye house of Israel,saith the Lord God. ruins be multiplied: ah! it is ? made bright, it is , Gen. 22

45'1 Moreover, the word of the LORD came unto wrapped up for the slaughter. me, saying,

16 Go thee one way or other, either on the right 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, hand, or on the left, whitbersoever thy face is set. Deut 32, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy 17 I will also smite my hands together, and I will against the forest of the south field;

cause my fury to rest : I'the Lord have said it.

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47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the 18 1 The word of the LORD came unto ine again,
word of the Lord, Thus saith the Lord God,Behold, saying,
I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every
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19°Also, thou son of man, o appoint thee two green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may evene 21. ch. 12,4 flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the cone : both twain shall come forth out of one land; south to the north shall be burnt therein.

and choose thou a place, choose it at the head of the e Gen. 6,12

43 And all flesh shall see that I the Lord have way to the city. kindled it: it shall not be quenched.

20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come tu 42 Sain 49 Then said I, Ah Lord God! they say of me," Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jeru- Jer. 19, 2 chap. 17,1. Doth he not speak 'parables ?

salem the defenced. CHAPTER XXI.

21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting & 125, 1. Ezekiel prophesieth against Jerusalem with a sign of sighing of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use & di- 1. 41,22 A Dstheorord of the Lorpcame unto me, saying, wination be made his arrows bright, he consulted

2 Son of man, thy toward Jerusalemimages, he looked in the

and drop thy word toward the holy places, and pro- 22 At his right hand was the divination for Jerub Jer. 2 phesy against the land of Israel,

salem, to appoint † captains, to open the mouth in the 21. 3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the slaughter, to "lift up the voice with shouting, to ap- chapa ang LORD, Behold, I am against thee, and will draw {point baitering rams against the gates, to cast a i Jer. 51,16

forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off mount, and to build a fort. cGen. 18, from thee the righteous and the wicked.

23 And it shall be unto them as a false divination 4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee thek in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths; but k Job 18, s. Mal. 9, is righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my "sword he will call to 'remembrance the iniquity, that they 12 Kings

d a Lev. 16, go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the may be taken. south to the north ;

24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Because n £x. 84. ? 5 That all flesh 'may know that I the Lord lave ye have made your iniquity to be remenibered, in

mi : Sem. 3, drawn forth my sword out of his sheath : it shall that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all not return any more.

your doings youi sins do appeat ; because, I say, that makes 57. 6 ,

6 Sigh, therefore, thou son of man, with the ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken odet. 22.00 breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh be- with the hand.

; fore their eyes. 25 And thou, o profane wicked prince of Israel, p Joly 12,3)

, 7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Where-whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end;

fore sighest thou ? that thou shalt answer, For the 26 Thus saith the Lord Goy, Remove the diadem, * M 11,2,7

. h tidings, because it cometh ; and every heart shall and take off the crown ; this shall not be the same : 26 27. i Deut. 122. melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit exalt him that is low, and 'abase him that is high. In keingo Po. 78, s. shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water : 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn it; and it

bchold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith shall be no more, until he come 'whose right it is;
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8 1 Again, the word of the Lord came unto me, 28 1 And thou, son of man, prophesy, and say, 18.
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General corruption of the people.
29 While they see ? vanity unto thee, while they 17.1 And the word of the LORD came unto me,
divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the 'necks of saying,
them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is 18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me be-
come, when their iniquity shali have an end.

come b dross : all they are o brass, and tin, and iron,
30' Shall I cause it to return into his sheath ? 1 and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even
will judge thee in the place where thou wast cre- the dross of silver,
ated, in the land of thy nativity.

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Because chap. 8, 7. 31 And I will pour out mine indignation upon ye are all become dross, behold, therefore, I will d ch. 11, 7.

thee; I will "blow against thee in the fire of my gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. d ch 20, 47. wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, 20. As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and and skiiful to destroy.

lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow 32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire ; thy blood the fire upon it, to melt it ; so will I gather you in • Mal. 4, 1. shall be in the midst of the land ; thou shalt be nominc anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there,

remembered; for I the Lord have spoken it. and melt you.
CHAPTER XXII.
21 Yea, I will gather you, and ' blow upon

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in The general corruption of all orders of men.

the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the
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22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace,
2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt {so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye

, 2 Kings thou judge the a bloody city? yea, thou shalt 'shew shall know that I the Lord have : poured out my geh. 20, ss her all her abominations.

fury upon you. 3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, The

23 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her saying, Job 15,32. time may come, and maketh idols against herself to 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land h Isa. 9, 18, Micah é, . defile herself.

that is not cleansed, nor 'rained upon in the day 4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou of indignation. hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols 25 There is 'a conspiracy of her prophets in the kjer. 52, which thou hast made ; and thou hast caused thymidst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey : 13!

days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years : {they have " devoured souls; they have taken the Jer. 20, 2 d Deut. 28, therefore bave I made thee Wa reproach unto the treasure and precious things; they have made her Ser. 18,15. heathen, and a mocking to all countries.

many widows in the midst thereof. 5 Those that bc near, and those that be far from 26 Her priests have" violated my law, and havė 2 Pet. 21,2 e Eph. 5,11. thee, shall mock thee, which art e infamous and profaned my holy things: they have put no differ- RM43 f Isa. 63,10. 'much vexed.

ence between the holy and profane, neither have 6 Behold, the 8 princes of Israel, every one were they shewed difference between the unclean and the i3. Stic, 3, 1, 3. in thee to their power to shed blood.

clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and 7. In thee have they set iight by father and I am profaned among them. 1. Deut. 27, mother; in the midst of thee have they dealt by op- 27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like

pression with the stranger; in thee have they vexed Pwolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to definitions the fatherless and the widow.

stroy souls, to get dishonest gain. 8 Thou hast despised my holy things, and hast 28 And her prophets have daubed them with un- qch. 19,30. profaned my * sabbaths.

tempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies Micah 3, 11. 9 In thee are men that 'carry tales to shed blood; unto them, saying, "Thus saith the Lord God, when chap. 20,18. and in thee they " eat upon the mountains; in the the Lord hath not spoken. I Lev. 19,16. midst of thee they commit "lewdness :

29 The people of the land have used oppression, Jer. 3 su

s 10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' na- and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and Hosra 1,8 n ch. 16, 43, kedness; in thee have they humbled her that was set needy; yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrong- + ch. 18,12 Lev. 18, 6, apart for pollution.

fully. 11 And one hath P committed abomination with 30 And I sought for a man among them that p Lev. 18,9. bis neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly de- should make up the hedge, and stand in the s gap

filed his daughter-in-law ; and another in thee hath before me for the land, that I should not destroy it : * Ex 82,10
humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

but I found none.
12 In thee have they 9 taken gifts to shed blood; 31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation

thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of 5. Ps. 106, greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and my wrath : their own way have I recompensed upon hast' forgotien me, saith the Lord God.

their heads, saith the Lord God.
13 Behold, therefore, I have 'smitten my hand at

CHAPTER XXIII.
Pr. 1, 19. thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy The whoredoms of Aholah and Aholibah.
Amos 8, 4. i blood which hath been in the midst of thee.

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THE word of the LORD came again unto me, 14 Can thy heart endure, or can thy hands be saying, Zeph. 3. 2. strong, in the days that * I shall deal with thee? I the 2 Son of man, there were a two women, the 32.6 1 144.28, 29, LORD have spoken it, and will do it.

daughters of one mother; 15 And I will. scatter thee among the heathen, 3 And they • committed whoredoms in Egypt ; Sh. 12, 14 and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume they committed whoredoms in their youth: there chap. 20, 8 ; Isa.43, 28. thy filthiness out of thee.

were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the Jer. 2 : 16 And thou shalt ? take thine inheritance in thy- { teats of their virginity, Ps. 9, 16. self in the sight of the heathen, and thou shaltknow 4 And the names of them were Abolah the elder, that I am the LORD.

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Therohoredoms of Aholah and Aholibah. CHAPTER XXIII.

Ahohbah is plagued. Before they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names, } waggons, and wheels, and with an assembly of pcoCHRIST

CURIST Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah. ple, which shall set against thee buckler, and shield,

5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was and helmet, round about : and I will set judgment mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the 'Assyr-before them, and they shall judge thee according ians her neighbours,

to their judgments. Hosen & 9,

6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and 25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and 14. rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take a Deu. 52. riding upon horses.

Žaway thy, e nose and thine cars; and thy remnant Prov. 6, 84. 7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, shall fall by the sword : they shall take thy sons and ech. 5, 16 a Lee. 3. 9. 6 with all then that were the chosen men of Assyria, thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by

and with all on whom she doted : with all their idols the fire.
she defiled herself.

26 They shall also 'strip thee out of thy clothes, (ch. 19, 18. 8 Neither left she her whoredoms " brought from and take away thy fair jewels. 2 Kings 17, Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they 27 Thus will I inake thy s lewdness to cease from g eb. 22, 15.

bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their thee, and thy whoredom brought from the land of whoredom upon her.

Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto 9 Wherefore I have ' delivered her into the hand them, nor remember Egypt any more. 1 2 Kings 17, 3. & 18, of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon 28 For thus saith the Lord Gop, behold, I will dewhom she doted.

liver thee into the hand of them" whom thou hatest, in- b ch, 16, 57 10 These discovered her nakedness; they took to the hand of them from whom thy mind is alienated:

her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the 29 And they shall deal with thce i hatefully, and 7. ut. 28, 2 Kings sword; and she became famous among women;fo shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee they had executed judgment upon her.

naked and bare; and the nakedness of thy whore11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was doms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and m Jer. 3,6 " more corrupt in her inordinate lovethan she, and in thy whoredoms. chap. 16,47. her whoredoms more than her sister in herwhoredoms. 30 I will do these things unto thee, because thou 1 Isa. 5, s.

12 She "doted upon the Assyriansher neighbours, {hast gone a whoring master the heathen, and because 26, 22. captainsand rulersclothedmost gorgeously, horsemen thou art polluted with their idols.

riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.} 31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister ;

13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they therefore will I give her cup into thy hand. Gen. 6, 12 look both o one way ;

32 Thus saith the Lord God, Thou shalt drink of 15

, 8. 14 And that she increased her whoredoms : for thy sister's cup o deep and large : thou shalt be Jer. 25, 90, pch . 8,10 when she saw men P pourtrayed upon the wall, the laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth Em

images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with overmilion, much.

15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding 33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and Anu 3 in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, kev. 12, 6. to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of with the cup of thy sister Samaria. Chaldea, the land of their nativity :

31 Thou shalt even drink it, and 'suck it out, and

5. ch. 22, 4, 16 And, as soon as she 'saw them with her eyes, thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off 4 ch. 8, 17 3 Kingo 20, into Chaldea. Sam. 11,2 she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them thine own breasts : for I have spoken it, saith the ? Ps. 75, &

Lord God. 17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed 35 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Because Jer. 25, 16 i Kingo of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom; {thou hast ' forgotten me, and "cast me behind thy 1 Pu!, :)

and she was polluted with them, and her mind was back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy. Neben alienated from them.

whoredoms. 18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discov- 36 1 The Lord said moreover unto me, Son of

ered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah ? yea, 18 Chr.is, from her, like as my mind was "alienated from her * declare unto them their abominations ; sister.

37 That they have committed adultery, and blood 19 Yet she 'multiplied her whoredoms, 'in call- is in their hands, and with their idols have they com- 21, 36.

ing to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein mitted adultery, and have also caused their sons, i tiemsshe had played the harlot in the land of Egypt. whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through

20 For she doted upon their † paramours, whose the fire, to deyour them.

flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like 38 Moreover, this they have done unto me: they wovubines, the issue of horses.

have ? defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and 12 Kings 21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewd- have profaned my sabbaths. ness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyp- 39 For when they had slain their children to their 'tians for the paps of thy youth. idols, then they came the same day into my sanc

a 2 Kings 22 Therefore, o Aholibah, thus saith the Lord {tuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in God, Behold, I will raise upthy lovers against thee, the midst of my house. from whom thy mind is alienated, and I will bring 40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to then against thee on every side;

come from far, unto whom a messenger was sert; 23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, “Pe- and, lo, they came ; for whom thou didst wash thykod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with self, "pajutedst thine eyes, and deckedst thyself with $197.2.16 them: all of them desirable young men, captains and ornaments, rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding 41 And sattest upon a stat y bed, and a table ePr. 1.10 upon horses.

prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine achi's 24. And they shall come against thee with chariots,' incense and mine oil.

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