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The Ammonites threatened. CHAP. XXII. A catalogue of Jerusalem's sins. all the princes of Israel : terrors by reason whose right it is; and I will give it him. of the sword shall be upon my people: 28 | And thou, son of man, prophesy and smite therefore upon thy thigh,

say, Thus saith the Lord God concerning 13 Because it is a trial, and what if the the Ammonites, and concerning their resword contemn even the rod ? it shall be proach; even say thou, The sword, the no more, saith the Lord God.

sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is fur14 Thou therefore, son of man, pro- bished, to consume because of the glitphesy, and smite thine hands together, and tering: let the sword be doubled the third time, 29 While they see vanity unto thee, the sword of the slain : it is the sword of while they divine a lie unto thee, to bring the great men that are slain, which entereth thee upon the necks of them that are slain, into their privy chambers.

of the wicked, whose day is come, when 15 I have set the point of the sword their iniquity shall have an end. against all their gates, that their heart may 30 Shall I cause it to return into his faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah sheath? I will judge thee in the place where it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity. slaughter.

31 And I will pour out mine indignation 16 Go thee one way or other, either on upon thee, I will blow against thee in the the right hand, or on the left, whitherso-fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the ever thy face is set.

band of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 17 1 will also smite mine hands together, 32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy and I will cause my fury to rest: I the blood shall be in the midst of the land Lord have said it.

thou shalt be no more remembered; for 18 | The word of the LORD came unto the Lord have spoken it. me again, saying,

CHAP. XXII. 19 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee. MOREOVER the word of the LORD Babylon may come: both twain shall come 2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, forth out of one land: and choose thou a wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou place, choose it at the head of the way to shalt shew her all her abominations. the city.

3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord 20 Appoint a way, that the sword may God; The city sheddeth blood in the midst come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and of it, that her time may come, and maketh to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced. idols against herself to defile herself.

21 For the king of Babylon stood at the 4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood parting of the way, at the head of the two that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyways, to use divination; he made his ar- self in thine idols which thou hast made i rows bright, he consulted with images, he and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, looked in the liver.

and art come even unto thy years: there22 At his right hand was the divination fore have I made thee a reproach unto the for Jerusalem, to appoint.captains, to open heathen, and a mocking to all countries. the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the 5 Those that be near, and those that be voice with shouting, to appoint battering far from thee, shall mock thee, which art rams against the gates, to cast a mount, infamous and much vexed. and to build a fort.

6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one 23 And it shall be unto them as a false were in thee to their power to shed blood. divination in their sight, to them that have 7 In thee have they set light by father sworn oaths: but he will call to remem- and mother: in the midst of thee have they brance the iniquity, that they may be taken. dealt by oppression with the stranger: in

24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; thee have they vexed the fatherless and the Because ye have made your iniquity to be widow. remembered, in that your transgressions 8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, are discovered, so that in all your doings and hast profaned my sabbaths. your sins do appear; because, I say, that 9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountaken with the hand.

tains : in the midst of thee they commit 25 And thou, profane wicked pripce lewdness. of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity 10 In thee have they discovered their shall have an end,

father's nakedness: in thee have they hum26 Thus saith the Lord God; Remove bled her that was set apart for pollution. the diadem, and take off the crown: this 11 And one hath committed abomination shall not be the same: exalt him that is with his neighbour's wife; and another low, and abase him that is high. hath lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law;

27. I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and another in thee hath humbled his si: and it shall be no more, until he cometer, his facher's daughter.

God's judgment on Jerusalem. EZEKIEL. Of Aholah and Akolibas.

12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed 28 And her prophets have daubed them blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neigh: and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus bours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath saith the Lord God.

not spoken. 13 T Behold, therefore I have smitten 29 The people of the land have used mine hand at thy dishonest gain which oppression, and exercised robbery, and thou hast made, and at thy blood which have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they hath been in the midst of thee.

have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine 30 And I sought for a man among them, hands be strong, in the days that I shall that should make up the hedge, and stand deal with thee! I the Lord have spoken in the gap before me for the land, that I it, and will do it.

should not destroy it: but I found none. 15 And I will scatter thee among the 31 Therefore have I poured out mine heathen, and disperse thee in the coun- indignation upon them; I have consumed tries, and will consume thy filthiness out them with the fire of my wrath: their own of thee.

way have I recompensed upon their heads, 16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance saith the Lord God. in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and

CHAP. XXIII. thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, there were two women, 18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to the daughters of one mother: me become dross: all they are brass, and 3 And they committed whoredoms in tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the Egypt; they committed whoredoms in furnace; they are even the dross of silver. their youth: there were their breasts

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, pressed, and there they bruised the teats Because ye are all become dross, behold, of their virginity. therefore I will gather you into the midst 4 And the names of them were Aholah of Jerusalem.

the elder, and Aholibah her sister; and 20 As they gather silver, and brass, and they were mine, and they bare sons and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of daughters. Thus were their names; Sathe furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to maria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah. melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger 5 And Aholah played the harlot when and in my fury, and I will leave you there, she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, and melt you.

on the Assyrians her neighbours, 21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow 6 Which were clothed with blue, capupon you in the fire of my wrath) and ye tains and rulers, all of them desirable shall be melted in the midst thereof. young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

22 As silver is melted in the midst of Thus she committed her whoredoms the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the with them, with all them that were the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on LORD have poured out my fury upon you. whom she doted; with all their idols she

23 | And the word of the LORD came defiled herself. unto me, saying,

8 Neither left she her whoredoms 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art brought from Egypt: for in her youth they the land that is not cleansed, nor rained lay with her, and they bruised the breasts upon in the day of indignation.

of her virginity, and poured their whore25 There is a conspiracy of her pro- dom upon her. phets in the midst thereof, like a roaring 9 Wherefore I have delivered her into lion ravening the prey; they have devoured the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the souls; they have taken the treasure and Assyrians, upon whom she doted. precious things; they have made her many 10 These discovered her nakedness: widows in the midst thereof.

they took her sons and her daughters, and 26 Her priests have violated my law, slew her with the sword: and she became and have profaned mine holy things: they famous among women; for they had esebave put no difference between the holy cuted judgment upon her. and profane, neither have they shewed 11 And when her sister Aholibah saw difference between the unclean and the this, she was more corrupt in her inordiclean, and have hid their eyes from my nate love than she, and in her whoredoms sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. more than her sister in her whoredoms.

27 Her princes in the midst thereof are 12 She doted upon the Assyrians het like wolves ravening the prey, to shed neighbours, captains and rulers clothed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dis- most gorgeously, borsemen riding upon honest gain.

horses, all of them desirable young men.

of thy

Judgments on them

CHAP. XXIII.

for their whoredoms. 13 Then I saw that she was defiled,l. 28 For thus saith the Lord God; Be. that they took both one way ;

hold, I will deliver thee into the hand of 14 And that she increased her whore-them whom thou hatest, into the hand of doms: for when she saw men pourtrayed them from whom thy mind is alienated : upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans 29 And they shall deal with thee hatepo tayed with vermilion,

fully, and shall take away all thy labour, 15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, and shall leave thee naked and bare : and exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads. the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be all of them princes to look to, after the discovered, both thy lewdness and thy manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the whoredoms. land of their nativity:

30 I will do these things unto thee, be16 And as soon as she saw them with cause thou hast gone a whoring after the her eyes she doted upon them, and sent heathen, and because thou art polluted messengers unto them into Chaldea. with their idols.

17 And the Babylonians came to her intol 31 Thou hast walked in the way the bed of love, and they defiled her with sister; therefore will I give her cup into their whoredom, and she was polluted with thine hand. them,and hermind was alienated from them. 32 Thus saith the Lord God; Thou

18 So she discovered her whoredoms, shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and and discovered her nakedness: then my large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and mind was alienated from her, like as my had in derision; it containeth much. mind was alienated from her sister. 33 Thou shalt be filled with drunken.

19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, ness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishin calling to remembrance the days of her ment and desolation, with the cup of thy youth, wherein she had played the harlot sister Samaria. in the land of Egypt.

34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it 20 For she doted upon their paramours, out, and thou shalt break the sherds there, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and of, and pluck off thine owrı breasts: for ? whose issue is like the issue of horses. have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance 35 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy me behind thy back, therefore bear thou youth.

also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms. 22 | Therefore, 0 Aholibah, thus saith 36 | The LORD said moreover unto the Lord God; Behold, I will raise up thy me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah lovers against thee, from whom thy mind and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them is alienated, and I will bring them against their abominations ; thee on every side ;

37 That they have committed adultery, 23 The Babylonians, and all the Chal- and blood is in their hands, and with their deans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all idols have they committed adultery, and the Assyrians with them: all of them de- have also caused their sons, whom they sirable young men, captains and rulers, bare unto me, to pass for them through the great lords and renowned, all of them fire, to devour them. riding upon horses.

38 Moreover this they have done unto 24 And they shall come against thee me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the with chariots, waggons, and wheels, and same day, and have profaned my sabwith an assembly of people, which shall baths. set against thee buckler and shield and 39 For when they had slain their chil. helmet round about: and I will set judg-dren to their idols, then they came the ment before them, and they shall judge same day into my sanctuary to profane it; thee according to their judgments. and lo, thus have they done in the midst of

25 And I will set my jealousy against mine house. thee, and they shall deal furiously with 40 And furthermore, that ye have sent thee: they shall take away thy nose and for men to come from far, unto whom a thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by messenger was sent; and lo, they came : the sword: they shall take thy sons and for whoin thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy daughters; and thy residue shall be thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornadevoured by the fire.

ments, 26 They shall also strip thee out of thy 41 And satest upon a stately bed, and clothes, and take away thy fair jewels. a table prepared before it, whereupon thou

27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to hast set mine incense and mine oil. cease from thee, and thy whoredom brought 42 And a voice of a multitude being at from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt ease was with her: and with the men of the not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor re- common sort were brought Sabeans from member Egypt any more.

the wilderness, which put bracelets upon

Destruction of Jerusalem shown. EZEKIEL.

The calamity of the Jews. their hands, and beautiful crowns upon), 11 Then set it empty upon the coals their heads.

thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and 43 Then said I unto her that was old in may burn, and that the filthiness of it may adulteries, Will they now commit whore- be molten in it, that the scum of it may be doms with her, and she with them? consumed.

44 Yet they went in unto her, as they 12 She hath wearied herself with lies, go in unto a woman that playeth the bar- and her great scum went not forth out of lot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto her: her scum shall be in the fire. Aholibah, the lewd women.

13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because 45 | And the righteous men, they shall I have purged thee, and thou wast not judge them after the manner of adulte-purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy resses, and after the manner of women that blthiness any more till I have caused my shed blood; because they are adulteresses, fury to rest upon thee. and blood is in their hands.

14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall 46 For thus.saith the Lord God; I will come to pass, and I will do it; I will not bring up a company upon them, and will go back, neither will I spare, neither will give them to be removed and spoiled. I repent; according to thy ways, and ac

47 And the company shall stone them cording to thy doings, shall they judge with stones, and despatch them with their thee, saith the Lord God. swords; they shall slay their sons and their 15 | Also the word of the LORD came daughters, and burn up their houses with fire. unto me, saying,

48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease 16 Son of man, behold, I take away from out of the land, that all women may be thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: taught not to do after your lewdness. yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep,

49 And they shall recompense your neither shall thy tears run down. lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the. 17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning sins of your idols: and ye shall know that for the dead, bind the tire of thine head I am the Lord God.

upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy CHAP. XXIV.

feei, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the GAIN in the ninth year, in the tenth bread of men. A Gaonth, in the tenth day of the month,

18 So 1 spake unto the people in the the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, morning: and at even my wife died; and I

2 Son of man, write thee the name of did in the morning as I was commanded. the day, even of this same day: the king of 19 | And the people said unto me, Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this Wilt thou not tell us what these things are same day

to us, that thou doest so? 3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious 20 Then I answered them. The word of house, and say unto them, Thus saith thejthe Lord came unto me, saying, Lord God; Set on a pot, set it on, and also 21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus pour water into it:

saith the Lord God; Behold, I will profane 4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even my sanctuary, the excellency of your every good piece, the thigh, and the shoul- strength, the desire of your eyes, and that der; fill it with the choice bones. which your soul pitieth; and your sons and

5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn your daughters whom ye have left shall fall also the bones under it, and make it boil by the sword. well, and let them seethe the bones of it 22 And ye shall do as I have done : ye therein.

shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread 6 T Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; of men. Woto the bloody city, to the pot whose scum 23 And your tires shall be upon your is therein, and whose scum is not gone out heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall lot fall upon it.

pine away for your iniquities, and mourn 7 For her blood is in the midst of her; one toward another. she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured 24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: acit not upon the ground, to coverit with dust; cording to all that he hath done shall ye

8 That it might cause fury to come up do: and when this cometh, ye shall know to take vengeance; I have set her blood that I am the Lord God. upon the top of a rock, that it should not 25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be be covered.

in the day when I take from them their 9 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; strength, the joy of their glory, the desire Wo to the bloody city! I will even make of their eyes, and that whereupon they set the pile for fire great.

their minds, their sons and their daughters, 10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, con 26 That he that escapeth in that day sume the flesh, and spice it well, and let shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear the bones be burned.

it with thine ears?

Tutor me, saying

God's vengeance on Moab. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. Tyrús is threatened. 27 In that day shall thy mouth be open-land they shall do in Edom according to ed to him which is escaped, and thou shalt mine anger and according to my fury; and speak, and be no more dumb; and thou they shall know my vengeance, saith the shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall Lord God. know that I am the LORD.

15 | Thus saith the Lord God; Because CHAP. XXV.

the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and THE word of the LORD came again have taken vengeance with a despiteful

heart, to destroy it for the old hatred; 2 Son of man, set

thy face against the 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Ammonites, and prophesy against them; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon

3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the Philistines, and I will cut off the Chethe word of the Lord God; Thus saith the rethims, and destroy the remnant of the Lord God; Because thou saidst, Aha, sea coasts. against my sanctuary, when it was pro 17 And I will execute great vengeance faned; and against the land of Israel, when upon them with furious rebukes; and they it was desolate ; and against the house of shall know that I am the Lord, when I Judah, when they went into captivity; shall lay my vengeance upon them. 4 Bebold, therefore I will deliver thee

CHAP. XXVI. to the they shall set their palaces in thee, and AND it came to pass in the eleventh

year, in the first day of the month, make their dwellings in thee: they shall that the word of the LORD came unto me, eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk. saying,

5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for 2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath camels, and the Ammonites a couching- said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken place for flocks: and ye shall know that I that was the gates of the people: she is am the LORD.

turned unto me: I shall be replenished, 6 For thus saith the Lord God; Because now she is laid waste: thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamp 3 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; ed with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and all thy despite against the land of Israel; will cause many nations to come up against

7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out thee, as the sea causeth his waves to mine hand upon thee, and will deliver come up. thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will 4 And they shall destroy the walls of cut thee off from the people, and I will Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will cause thee to perish out of the countries : also scrape her dust from her, and make I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know her like the top of a rock. that I am the LORD.

5 It shall be a place for the spreading 8 T Thus saith the Lord God; Because of nets in the midst of the sea : for I have that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the spoken it, saith the Lord God: and it house of Judah is like unto all the heathen; shall become a spoil to the nations.

9 Therefore behold, I will open the 6 And her daughters which are in the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities field shall be slain by the sword; and they which are on his frontiers, the glory of the shall know that I am the LORD. country, Beth-jeskimoth, Baal-meon, and 7 T For thus saith the Lord God; BeKiriathaim,

hold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchad10 Unto the men of the east with the rezzár king of Babylon, a king of kings, Ammonites, and will give them in posses from the north, with horses, and with sion, that the Ammonites may not be re- chariots, and with horsemen, and commembered among the nations.

panies, and much people. 11 And I will execute judgments upon 8. He shall slay with the sword thy Moab; and they shall know that I am the daughters in the field: and he shall make LORD.

a fort against thee, and cast a mount against 12 T Thus saith the Lord God; Because thee, and lift up the buckler against thee. that Edom hath dealt against the house of 9 And he shall set engines of war against Judah by taking vengeance, and hath thy walls, and with his axes he shall break greatly offended, and revenged himself down thy towers. upon them;

10 By reason of the abundance of his 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; horses their dust shall cover thee : thy I will also stretch out mine hand upon walls shall shake at the noise of the horseEdom, and will cut off man and beast from men, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, it; and I will make it desolate from Te- when he shall enter into thy gates, as men man; and they of Dedan shall fall by the enter into a city wherein is made a breach. sword.

11 With the hoofs of his borses shall he 14 And I will lay my vengeance upon tread down all thy streets: he shall slay Edom by the hand of my people Israel : thy people by the sword, and thy strous

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