The Old Testament

Ezekiel


 

1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month,

in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river

of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

 

1:2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king

Jehoiachin's captivity, 1:3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto

Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by

the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.

 

1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a

great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about

it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the

midst of the fire.

 

1:5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living

creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a

man.

 

1:6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

 

1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was

like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of

burnished brass.

 

1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four

sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

 

1:9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they

went; they went every one straight forward.

 

1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a

man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the

face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an

eagle.

 

1:11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two

wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their

bodies.

 

1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was

to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

 

1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was

like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went

up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and

out of the fire went forth lightning.

 

1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a

flash of lightning.

 

1:15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the

earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

 

1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the

colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their

appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a

wheel.

 

1:17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned

not when they went.

 

1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful;

and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.

 

1:19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and

when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels

were lifted up.

 

1:20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their

spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the

spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

 

1:21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood;

and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted

up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the

wheels.

 

1:22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living

creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth

over their heads above.

 

1:23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward

the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every

one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.

 

1:24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the

noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of

speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their

wings.

 

1:25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their

heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.

 

1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the

likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon

the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man

above upon it.

 

1:27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round

about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and

from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the

appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

 

1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of

rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was

the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I

saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

 

2:1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will

speak unto thee.

 

2:2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me

upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

 

2:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of

Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and

their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.

 

2:4 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee

unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.

 

2:5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear,

(for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been

a prophet among them.

 

2:6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of

their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost

dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed

at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

 

2:7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear,

or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

 

2:8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou

rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I

give thee.

 

2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a

roll of a book was therein; 2:10 And he spread it before me; and it

was written within and without: and there was written therein

lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

 

3:1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat

this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

 

3:2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.

 

3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill

thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it

was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

 

3:4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of

Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

 

3:5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an

hard language, but to the house of Israel; 3:6 Not to many people of a

strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not

understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened

unto thee.

 

3:7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will

not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and

hardhearted.

 

3:8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy

forehead strong against their foreheads.

 

3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear

them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a

rebellious house.

 

3:10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall

speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

 

3:11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of

thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord

GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

 

3:12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a

great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his

place.

 

3:13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that

touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them,

and a noise of a great rushing.

 

3:14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in

bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was

strong upon me.

 

3:15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by

the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there

astonished among them seven days.

 

3:16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of

the LORD came unto me, saying, 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a

watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my

mouth, and give them warning from me.

 

3:18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou

givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his

wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his

iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

 

3:19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness,

nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast

delivered thy soul.

 

3:20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and

commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die:

because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and

his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his

blood will I require at thine hand.

 

3:21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous

sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is

warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

 

3:22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me,

Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.

 

3:23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the

glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river

of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

 

3:24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and

spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.

 

3:25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee,

and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them:

3:26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that

thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are

a rebellious house.

 

3:27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt

say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear;

and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious

house.

 

4:1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee,

and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem: 4:2 And lay siege

against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it;

set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round

about.

 

4:3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of

iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it

shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be

a sign to the house of Israel.

 

4:4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the

house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou

shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.

 

4:5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according

to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt

thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.

 

4:6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side,

and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I

have appointed thee each day for a year.

 

4:7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem,

and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.

 

4:8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn

thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy

siege.

 

4:9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and

lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and

make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou

shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat

thereof.

 

4:10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty

shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

 

4:11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin:

from time to time shalt thou drink.

 

4:12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it

with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

 

4:13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat

their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.

 

4:14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted:

for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which

dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable

flesh into my mouth.

 

4:15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's

dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

 

4:16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the

staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and

with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with

astonishment: 4:17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied

one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

 

5:1 And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a

barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy

beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair.

 

5:2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city,

when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third

part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt

scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

 

5:3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy

skirts.

 

5:4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire,

and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into

all the house of Israel.

 

5:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the

midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.

 

5:6 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the

nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about

her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not

walked in them.

 

5:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more than

the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my

statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according

to the judgments of the nations that are round about you; 5:8

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee,

and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the

nations.

 

5:9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I

will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.

 

5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee,

and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in

thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.

 

5:11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou

hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all

thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall

mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

 

5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with

famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part

shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third

part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

 

5:13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury

to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I

the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury

in them.

 

5:14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations

that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by.

 

5:15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an

astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall

execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes.

I the LORD have spoken it.

 

5:16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which

shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you:

and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of

bread: 5:17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they

shall bereave thee: and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee;

and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.

 

6:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 6:2 Son of man, set

thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

6:3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD;

Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the

rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon

you, and I will destroy your high places.

 

6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be

broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

 

6:5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before

their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.

 

6:6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the

high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and

made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images

may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.

 

6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know

that I am the LORD.

 

6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall

escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through

the countries.

 

6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations

whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their

whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which

go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for

the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

 

6:10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said

in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

 

6:11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with

thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of

Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the

pestilence.

 

6:12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is

near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged

shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them.

 

6:13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall

be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill,

in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and

under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to

all their idols.

 

6:14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land

desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in

all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

7:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 7:2 Also, thou

son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end,

the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

 

7:3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon

thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense

upon thee all thine abominations.

 

7:4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I

will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in

the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

7:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.

 

7:6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it

is come.

 

7:7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land:

the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding

again of the mountains.

 

7:8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine

anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will

recompense thee for all thine abominations.

 

7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will

recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are

in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that

smiteth.

 

7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth;

the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.

 

7:11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall

remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their's: neither shall

there be wailing for them.

 

7:12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer

rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude

thereof.

 

7:13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although

they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude

thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself

in the iniquity of his life.

 

7:14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none

goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.

 

7:15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within:

he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in

the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.

 

7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the

mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one

for his iniquity.

 

7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.

 

7:18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall

cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all

their heads.

 

7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall

be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver

them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their

souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of

their iniquity.

 

7:20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they

made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things

therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

 

7:21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey,

and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.

 

7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my

secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

 

7:23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city

is full of violence.

 

7:24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall

possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to

cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.

 

7:25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be

none.

 

7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon

rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law

shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.

 

7:27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with

desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled:

I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts

will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

8:1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the

fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of

Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.

 

8:2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from

the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins

even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.

 

8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of

mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the

heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door

of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of

the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.

 

8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according

to the vision that I saw in the plain.

 

8:5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way

toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north,

and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy

in the entry.

 

8:6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do?

even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here,

that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again,

and thou shalt see greater abominations.

 

8:7 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked,

behold a hole in the wall.

 

8:8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I

had digged in the wall, behold a door.

 

8:9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations

that they do here.

 

8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things,

and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel,

pourtrayed upon the wall round about.

 

8:11 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the

house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of

Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of

incense went up.

 

8:12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the

ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the

chambers of his imagery? for they say, the LORD seeth us not; the LORD

hath forsaken the earth.

 

8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see

greater abominations that they do.

 

8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house

which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for

Tammuz.

 

8:15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn

thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.

 

8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and,

behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and

the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the

temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they

worshipped the sun toward the east.

 

8:17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a

light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations

which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence,

and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch

to their nose.

 

8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare,

neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud

voice, yet will I not hear them.

 

9:1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them

that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his

destroying weapon in his hand.

 

9:2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which

lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand;

and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn

by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.

 

9:3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub,

whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the

man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;

9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city,

through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of

the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done

in the midst thereof.

 

9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through

the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 9:6

Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and

women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at

my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the

house.

 

9:7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with

the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.

 

9:8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left,

that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou

destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon

Jerusalem?  9:9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of

Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood,

and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath

forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.

 

9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have

pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.

 

9:11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by

his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast

commanded me.

 

10:1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the

head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire

stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

 

10:2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in

between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with

coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the

city. And he went in in my sight.

 

10:3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the

man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.

 

10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood

over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the

cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD's glory.

 

10:5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer

court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

 

10:6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed

with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between

the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.

 

10:7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the

cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took

thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen:

who took it, and went out.

 

10:8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand

under their wings.

 

10:9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one

wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the

appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.

 

10:10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if

a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

 

10:11 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not

as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed

it; they turned not as they went.

 

10:12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and

their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the

wheels that they four had.

 

10:13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O

wheel.

 

10:14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a

cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the

face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

 

10:15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature

that I saw by the river of Chebar.

 

10:16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when

the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the

same wheels also turned not from beside them.

 

10:17 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up,

these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature

was in them.

 

10:18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of

the house, and stood over the cherubims.

 

10:19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the

earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside

them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD's

house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

 

10:20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel

by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

 

10:21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and

the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.

 

10:22 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw

by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went

every one straight forward.

 

11:1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east

gate of the LORD's house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the

door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the

son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.

 

11:2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise

mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city: 11:3 Which say, It is

not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the

flesh.

 

11:4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.

 

11:5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak;

Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know

the things that come into your mind, every one of them.

 

11:6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled

the streets thereof with the slain.

 

11:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid

in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron:

but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

 

11:8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you,

saith the Lord GOD.

 

11:9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you

into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.

 

11:10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of

Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

11:11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the

flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of

Israel: 11:12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not

walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done

after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.

 

11:13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of

Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud

voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant

of Israel?  11:14 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

11:15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy

kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the

inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the LORD: unto us

is this land given in possession.

 

11:16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast

them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them

among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in

the countries where they shall come.

 

11:17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you

from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have

been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.

 

11:18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the

detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from

thence.

 

11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit

within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and

will give them an heart of flesh: 11:20 That they may walk in my

statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my

people, and I will be their God.

 

11:21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their

detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way

upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.

 

11:22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels

beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

 

11:23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city,

and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.

 

11:24 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by

the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the

vision that I had seen went up from me.

 

11:25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the

LORD had shewed me.

 

12:1 The word of the LORD also came unto me, saying, 12:2 Son of man,

thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to

see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a

rebellious house.

 

12:3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and

remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to

another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though

they be a rebellious house.

 

12:4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight, as

stuff for removing: and thou shalt go forth at even in their sight, as

they that go forth into captivity.

 

12:5 Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby.

 

12:6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and carry

it forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not

the ground: for I have set thee for a sign unto the house of Israel.

 

12:7 And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by day,

as stuff for captivity, and in the even I digged through the wall with

mine hand; I brought it forth in the twilight, and I bare it upon my

shoulder in their sight.

 

12:8 And in the morning came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,

12:9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house,

said unto thee, What doest thou?  12:10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith

the Lord GOD; This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all

the house of Israel that are among them.

 

12:11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done

unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.

 

12:12 And the prince that is among them shall bear upon his shoulder

in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall

to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, that he see not the

ground with his eyes.

 

12:13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my

snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans;

yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.

 

12:14 And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to

help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them.

 

12:15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter

them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.

 

12:16 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the

famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their

abominations among the heathen whither they come; and they shall know

that I am the LORD.

 

12:17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 12:18 Son of

man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling

and with carefulness; 12:19 And say unto the people of the land, Thus

saith the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of

Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their

water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that

is therein, because of the violence of all them that dwell therein.

 

12:20 And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the

land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

12:21 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 12:22 Son of man,

what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The

days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?  12:23 Tell them

therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease,

and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto

them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.

 

12:24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering

divination within the house of Israel.

 

12:25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak

shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O

rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the

Lord GOD.

 

12:26 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying.

 

12:27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision

that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the

times that are far off.

 

12:28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall

none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have

spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.

 

13:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 13:2 Son of man,

prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou

unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of

the LORD; 13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets,

that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!  13:4 O Israel,

thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

 

13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for

the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

 

13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD

saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to

hope that they would confirm the word.

 

13:7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying

divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not

spoken?  13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have

spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you,

saith the Lord GOD.

 

13:9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and

that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people,

neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel,

neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know

that I am the Lord GOD.

 

13:10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying,

Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo,

others daubed it with untempered morter: 13:11 Say unto them which

daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an

overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a

stormy wind shall rend it.

 

13:12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you,

Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?  13:13 Therefore

thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my

fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and

great hailstones in my fury to consume it.

 

13:14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with

untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the

foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye

shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am

the LORD.

 

13:15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them

that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The

wall is no more, neither they that daubed it; 13:16 To wit, the

prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see

visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

 

13:17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of

thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou

against them, 13:18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women

that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of

every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and

will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?  13:19 And will ye

pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of

bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls

alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your

lies?  13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against

your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and

I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the

souls that ye hunt to make them fly.

 

13:21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of

your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye

shall know that I am the LORD.

 

13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad,

whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked,

that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:

13:23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations:

for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that

I am the LORD.

 

14:1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before

me.

 

14:2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 14:3 Son of man,

these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the

stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be

enquired of at all by them?  14:4 Therefore speak unto them, and say

unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel

that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock

of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD

will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;

14:5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because

they are all estranged from me through their idols.

 

14:6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces

from all your abominations.

 

14:7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that

sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up

his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity

before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning

me; I the LORD will answer him by myself: 14:8 And I will set my face

against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will

cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am

the LORD.

 

14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the

LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon

him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

 

14:10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the

punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that

seeketh unto him; 14:11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray

from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions;

but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

14:12 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, 14:13 Son of man,

when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will

I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread

thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast

from it: 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in

it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness,

saith the Lord GOD.

 

14:15 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they

spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because

of the beasts: 14:16 Though these three men were in it, as I live,

saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters;

they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.

 

14:17 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through

the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it: 14:18 Though these

three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall

deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered

themselves.

 

14:19 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury

upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: 14:20 Though Noah,

Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall

deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own

souls by their righteousness.

 

14:21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four

sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the

noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?

14:22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be

brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth

unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be

comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even

concerning all that I have brought upon it.

 

14:23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their

doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that

I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

 

15:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 15:2 Son of man,

what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is

among the trees of the forest?  15:3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do

any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

15:4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth

both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any

work?  15:5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how

much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath

devoured it, and it is burned?  15:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord

GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have

given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of

Jerusalem.

 

15:7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one

fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am

the LORD, when I set my face against them.

 

15:8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a

trespass, saith the Lord GOD.

 

16:1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 16:2 Son of man,

cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, 16:3 And say, Thus saith the

Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of

Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.

 

16:4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was

not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast

not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.

 

16:5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have

compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the

lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

 

16:6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own

blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said

unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

 

16:7 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou

hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent

ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas

thou wast naked and bare.

 

16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time

was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy

nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with

thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

 

16:9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy

blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.

 

16:10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with

badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered

thee with silk.

 

16:11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy

hands, and a chain on thy neck.

 

16:12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears,

and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

 

16:13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was

of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine

flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou

didst prosper into a kingdom.

 

16:14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for

it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith

the Lord GOD.

 

16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the

harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on

every one that passed by; his it was.

 

16:16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high

places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the

like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.

 

16:17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my

silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men,

and didst commit whoredom with them, 16:18 And tookest thy broidered

garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine

incense before them.

 

16:19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey,

wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet

savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD.

 

16:20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou

hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be

devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, 16:21 That thou

hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass

through the fire for them?  16:22 And in all thine abominations and

thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when

thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.

 

16:23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto

thee!  saith the LORD GOD;) 16:24 That thou hast also built unto thee

an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.

 

16:25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and

hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every

one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.

 

16:26 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy

neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to

provoke me to anger.

 

16:27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and

have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will

of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are

ashamed of thy lewd way.

 

16:28 Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou

wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet

couldest not be satisfied.

 

16:29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of

Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied therewith.

 

16:30 How weak is thine heart, saith the LORD GOD, seeing thou doest

all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman; 16:31 In

that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and

makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an

harlot, in that thou scornest hire; 16:32 But as a wife that

committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!

16:33 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all

thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every

side for thy whoredom.

 

16:34 And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms,

whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou

givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art

contrary.

 

16:35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD: 16:36 Thus saith

the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness

discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the

idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which

thou didst give unto them; 16:37 Behold, therefore I will gather all

thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou

hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather

them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto

them, that they may see all thy nakedness.

 

16:38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed

blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

 

16:39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw

down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they

shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels,

and leave thee naked and bare.

 

16:40 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall

stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.

 

16:41 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute

judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee

to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any

more.

 

16:42 So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy

shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more

angry.

 

16:43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast

fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will

recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord GOD: and thou shalt

not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.

 

16:44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb

against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

 

16:45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that lotheth her husband and her

children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which lothed their

husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your

father an Amorite.

 

16:46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that

dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy

right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.

 

16:47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their

abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast

corrupted more than they in all thy ways.

 

16:48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done,

she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.

 

16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride,

fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her

daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

 

16:50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me:

therefore I took them away as I saw good.

 

16:51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast

multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy

sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done.

 

16:52 Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame

for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they

are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear

thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

 

16:53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom

and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters,

then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of

them: 16:54 That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be

confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto

them.

 

16:55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their

former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their

former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former

estate.

 

16:56 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day

of thy pride, 16:57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the

time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round

about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round

about.

 

16:58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the

LORD.

 

16:59 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as thou

hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.

 

16:60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days

of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

 

16:61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou

shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will

give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.

 

16:62 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know

that I am the LORD: 16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be

confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame,

when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the

Lord GOD.

 

17:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17:2 Son of man,

put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel; 17:3

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings,

longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto

Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar: 17:4 He cropped off

the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he

set it in a city of merchants.

 

17:5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a

fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow

tree.

 

17:6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose

branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so

it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.

 

17:7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many

feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and

shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the

furrows of her plantation.

 

17:8 It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might

bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a

goodly vine.

 

17:9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not

pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it

wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without

great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.

 

17:10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not

utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the

furrows where it grew.

 

17:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17:12 Say

now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean?  tell

them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken

the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to

Babylon; 17:13 And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant

with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty

of the land: 17:14 That the kingdom might be base, that it might not

lift itself up, but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand.

 

17:15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into

Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he

prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the

covenant, and be delivered?  17:16 As I live, saith the Lord GOD,

surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose

oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the

midst of Babylon he shall die.

 

17:17 Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company

make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building forts, to

cut off many persons: 17:18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking

the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these

things, he shall not escape.

 

17:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely mine oath

that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it

will I recompense upon his own head.

 

17:20 And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my

snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there

for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.

 

17:21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the

sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward all winds: and

ye shall know that I the LORD have spoken it.

 

17:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch

of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of

his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain

and eminent: 17:23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I

plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a

goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the

shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.

 

17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have

brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up

the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD

have spoken and have done it.

 

18:1 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying, 18:2 What mean

ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying,

The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set

on edge?  18:3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have

occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.

 

18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also

the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

 

18:5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, 18:6

And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes

to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his

neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman, 18:7

And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his

pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the

hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; 18:8 He that hath

not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath

withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between

man and man, 18:9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my

judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the

Lord GOD.

 

18:10 If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that

doeth the like to any one of these things, 18:11 And that doeth not

any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and

defiled his neighbour's wife, 18:12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy,

hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath

lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination, 18:13

Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then

live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall

surely die; his blood shall be upon him.

 

18:14 Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins

which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like, 18:15

That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his

eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his

neighbour's wife, 18:16 Neither hath oppressed any, hath not

withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath

given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a

garment, 18:17 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath

not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath

walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his

father, he shall surely live.

 

18:18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his

brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people,

lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.

 

18:19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the

father?  When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and

hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.

 

18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the

iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of

the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the

wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

 

18:21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath

committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and

right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

 

18:22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be

mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall

live.

 

18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the

Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

18:24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and

committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that

the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he

hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath

trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

 

18:25 Yet ye say, The way of the LORD is not equal. Hear now, O house

of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?  18:26 When

a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth

iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall

he die.

 

18:27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that

he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall

save his soul alive.

 

18:28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his

transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall

not die.

 

18:29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the LORD is not equal.

O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one

according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves

from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

 

18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have

transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will

ye die, O house of Israel?  18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death

of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and

live ye.

 

19:1 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

19:2 And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions,

she nourished her whelps among young lions.

 

19:3 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and

it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.

 

19:4 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and

they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.

 

19:5 Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then

she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.

 

19:6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion,

and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.

 

19:7 And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their

cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the

noise of his roaring.

 

19:8 Then the nations set against him on every side from the

provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in their pit.

 

19:9 And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the king

of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more

be heard upon the mountains of Israel.

 

19:10 Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters:

she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.

 

19:11 And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule,

and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared

in her height with the multitude of her branches.

 

19:12 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground,

and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and

withered; the fire consumed them.

 

19:13 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty

ground.

 

19:14 And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath

devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to

rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.

 

20:1 And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the

tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to

enquire of the LORD, and sat before me.

 

20:2 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying, 20:3 Son of man,

speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the

Lord GOD; Are ye come to enquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD,

I will not be enquired of by you.

 

20:4 Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause

them to know the abominations of their fathers: 20:5 And say unto

them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and

lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made

myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine

hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God; 20:6 In the day that I

lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of

Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and

honey, which is the glory of all lands: 20:7 Then said I unto them,

Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not

yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

 

20:8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they

did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither

did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my

fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of

the land of Egypt.

 

20:9 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted

before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself

known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

 

20:10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt,

and brought them into the wilderness.

 

20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which

if a man do, he shall even live in them.

 

20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me

and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

 

20:13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness:

they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which

if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly

polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the

wilderness, to consume them.

 

20:14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted

before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.

 

20:15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I

would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing

with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 20:16 Because

they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but

polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

 

20:17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither

did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

 

20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in

the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor

defile yourselves with their idols: 20:19 I am the LORD your God; walk

in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; 20:20 And hallow

my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may

know that I am the LORD your God.

 

20:21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked

not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a

man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I

said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger

against them in the wilderness.

 

20:22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's

sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in

whose sight I brought them forth.

 

20:23 I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I

would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the

countries; 20:24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had

despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes

were after their fathers' idols.

 

20:25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and

judgments whereby they should not live; 20:26 And I polluted them in

their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that

openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that

they might know that I am the LORD.

 

20:27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say

unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have

blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass against me.

 

20:28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I

lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill,

and all the thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices, and

there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also

they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink

offerings.

 

20:29 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go?

And the name whereof is called Bamah unto this day.

 

20:30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye

whoredom after their abominations?  20:31 For when ye offer your

gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute

yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be

enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD,

I will not be enquired of by you.

 

20:32 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that

ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries,

to serve wood and stone.

 

20:33 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and

with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over

you: 20:34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather

you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand,

and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.

 

20:35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and

there will I plead with you face to face.

 

20:36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the

land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.

 

20:37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you

into the bond of the covenant: 20:38 And I will purge out from among

you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them

forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter

into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

20:39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye,

serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not

hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts,

and with your idols.

 

20:40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of

Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all

of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there

will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations,

with all your holy things.

 

20:41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out

from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have

been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.

 

20:42 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you

into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up

mine hand to give it to your fathers.

 

20:43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings,

wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your

own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.

 

20:44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD when I have wrought with

you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor

according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

20:45 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 20:46 Son of

man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the

south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field; 20:47 And

say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith

the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall

devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame

shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall

be burned therein.

 

20:48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it

shall not be quenched.

 

20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak

parables?  21:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 21:2

Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward

the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel, 21:3 And say

to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee,

and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from

thee the righteous and the wicked.

 

21:4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the

wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against

all flesh from the south to the north: 21:5 That all flesh may know

that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall

not return any more.

 

21:6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins;

and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

 

21:7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou?

that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and every

heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit

shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it cometh,

and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD.

 

21:8 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 21:9 Son of man,

prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is

sharpened, and also furbished: 21:10 It is sharpened to make a sore

slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make

mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.

 

21:11 And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled:

this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand

of the slayer.

 

21:12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it

shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the

sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh.

 

21:13 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the

rod?  it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.

 

21:14 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands

together. and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of

the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which

entereth into their privy chambers.

 

21:15 I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that

their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made

bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.

 

21:16 Go thee one way or other, either on the right hand, or on the

left, whithersoever thy face is set.

 

21:17 I will also smite mine hands together, and I will cause my fury

to rest: I the LORD have said it.

 

21:18 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying, 21:19 Also,

thou son of man, appoint thee two ways, that the sword of the king of

Babylon may come: both twain shall come forth out of one land: and

choose thou a place, choose it at the head of the way to the city.

 

21:20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the

Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

 

21:21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the

head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he

consulted with images, he looked in the liver.

 

21:22 At his right hand was the divination for Jerusalem, to appoint

captains, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice

with shouting, to appoint battering rams against the gates, to cast a

mount, and to build a fort.

 

21:23 And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight,

to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the

iniquity, that they may be taken.

 

21:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have made your

iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered,

so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because, I say, that

ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand.

 

21:25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come,

when iniquity shall have an end, 21:26 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove

the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt

him that is low, and abase him that is high.

 

21:27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no

more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

 

21:28 And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD

concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say

thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is

furbished, to consume because of the glittering: 21:29 Whiles they see

vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee

upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is

come, when their iniquity shall have an end.

 

21:30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in

the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity.

 

21:31 And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow

against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand

of brutish men, and skilful to destroy.

 

21:32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the

midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD

have spoken it.

 

22:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 22:2 Now,

thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city?

yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.

 

22:3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood

in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against

herself to defile herself.

 

22:4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast

defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast

caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years:

therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking

to all countries.

 

22:5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock

thee, which art infamous and much vexed.

 

22:6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their

power to shed blood.

 

22:7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of

thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have

they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

 

22:8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my

sabbaths.

 

22:9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they

eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.

 

22:10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee

have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.

 

22:11 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife;

and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in

thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

 

22:12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken

usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by

extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.

 

22:13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain

which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of

thee.

 

22:14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the

days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will

do it.

 

22:15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in

the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.

 

22:16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of

the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

 

22:17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 22:18 Son of man,

the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and

tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even

the dross of silver.

 

22:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become

dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of

Jerusalem.

 

22:20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin,

into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it;

so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave

you there, and melt you.

 

22:21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my

wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst therof.

 

22:22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be

melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have

poured out my fury upon you.

 

22:23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 22:24 Son of man,

say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon

in the day of indignation.

 

22:25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like

a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have

taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows

in the midst thereof.

 

22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy

things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane,

neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean,

and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among

them.

 

22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the

prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

 

22:28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing

vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD,

when the LORD hath not spoken.

 

22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised

robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed

the stranger wrongfully.

 

22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the

hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not

destroy it: but I found none.

 

22:31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have

consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I

recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

 

23:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 23:2 Son of man,

there were two women, the daughters of one mother: 23:3 And they

committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth:

there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of

their virginity.

 

23:4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her

sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus

were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.

 

23:5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on

her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours, 23:6 Which were clothed

with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men,

horsemen riding upon horses.

 

23:7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that

were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with

all their idols she defiled herself.

 

23:8 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her

youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her

virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.

 

23:9 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into

the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.

 

23:10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her

daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among

women; for they had executed judgment upon her.

 

23:11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in

her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her

sister in her whoredoms.

 

23:12 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers

clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them

desirable young men.

 

23:13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,

23:14 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men

pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with

vermilion, 23:15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in

dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after

the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:

23:16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them,

and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

 

23:17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they

defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and

her mind was alienated from them.

 

23:18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness:

then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated

from her sister.

 

23:19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the

days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of

Egypt.

 

23:20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh

of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

 

23:21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in

bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.

 

23:22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will

raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, and

I will bring them against thee on every side; 23:23 The Babylonians,

and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians

with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great

lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.

 

23:24 And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and

wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against thee

buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set judgment

before them, and they shall judge thee according to their judgments.

 

23:25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal

furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and

thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy

daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.

 

23:26 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy

fair jewels.

 

23:27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy

whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift

up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any more.

 

23:28 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver thee into

the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them from whom thy

mind is alienated: 23:29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and

shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare:

and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy

lewdness and thy whoredoms.

 

23:30 I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a

whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their

idols.

 

23:31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give

her cup into thine hand.

 

23:32 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup

deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it

containeth much.

 

23:33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup

of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.

 

23:34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break

the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken

it, saith the Lord GOD.

 

23:35 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten

me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness

and thy whoredoms.

 

23:36 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge

Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations; 23:37

That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and

with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused

their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire,

to devour them.

 

23:38 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my

sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.

 

23:39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they

came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have

they done in the midst of mine house.

 

23:40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far,

unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou

didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with

ornaments, 23:41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared

before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.

 

23:42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with

the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the wilderness,

which put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful crowns upon their

heads.

 

23:43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now

commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?  23:44 Yet they went in

unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went

they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.

 

23:45 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of

adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because

they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.

 

23:46 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon

them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.

 

23:47 And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them

with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and

burn up their houses with fire.

 

23:48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all

women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.

 

23:49 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall

bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

 

24:1 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of

the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 24:2 Son of man,

write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of

Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this same day.

 

24:3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them,

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water

into it: 24:4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good

piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.

 

24:5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it,

and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein.

 

24:6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city, to the

pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring

it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.

 

24:7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of

a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with dust; 24:8

That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her

blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered.

 

24:9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will

even make the pile for fire great.

 

24:10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it

well, and let the bones be burned.

 

24:11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it

may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten

in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.

 

24:12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not

forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.

 

24:13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and

thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any

more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee.

 

24:14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do

it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent;

according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge

thee, saith the Lord GOD.

 

24:15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 24:16 Son of

man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a

stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears

run down.

 

24:17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of

thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover

not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.

 

24:18 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife

died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

 

24:19 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these

things are to us, that thou doest so?  24:20 Then I answered them, The

word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 24:21 Speak unto the house of

Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary,

the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that

which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have

left shall fall by the sword.

 

24:22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips,

nor eat the bread of men.

 

24:23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon

your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for

your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.

 

24:24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath

done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I am the

Lord GOD.

 

24:25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take

from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their

eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their sons and their

daughters, 24:26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto

thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears?  24:27 In that day

shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt

speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and

they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

25:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 25:2 Son of man,

set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them; 25:3

And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith

the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it

was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate;

and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity; 25:4

Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east for a

possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their

dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy

milk.

 

25:5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a

couching place for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

25:6 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine

hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy

despite against the land of Israel; 25:7 Behold, therefore I will

stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to

the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause

thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou

shalt know that I am the LORD.

 

25:8 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say,

Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen; 25:9

Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from

his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country,

Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim, 25:10 Unto the men of the

east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the

Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.

 

25:11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that

I am the LORD.

 

25:12 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against

the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and

revenged himself upon them; 25:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I

will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and

beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of

Dedan shall fall by the sword.

 

25:14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people

Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and

according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

25:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by

revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy

it for the old hatred; 25:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD;

Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will

cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.

 

25:17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious

rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my

vengeance upon them.

 

26:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the

month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 26:2 Son of

man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is

broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I

shall be replenished, now she is laid waste: 26:3 Therefore thus saith

the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many

nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come

up.

 

26:4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her

towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the

top of a rock.

 

26:5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the

sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and it shall become a

spoil to the nations.

 

26:6 And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the

sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

26:7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus

Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with

horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much

people.

 

26:8 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and he

shall make a fort against thee, and cast a mount against thee, and

lift up the buckler against thee.

 

26:9 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his

axes he shall break down thy towers.

 

26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover

thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the

wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, as

men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.

 

26:11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy

streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong

garrisons shall go down to the ground.

 

26:12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of

thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy

pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy

dust in the midst of the water.

 

26:13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound

of thy harps shall be no more heard.

 

26:14 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a

place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD

have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

 

26:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at

the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is

made in the midst of thee?  26:16 Then all the princes of the sea

shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put

off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with

trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every

moment, and be astonished at thee.

 

26:17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee,

How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the

renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants,

which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!  26:18 Now shall

the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in

the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.

 

26:19 For thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall make thee a desolate

city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up

the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover thee; 26:20 When I

shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the

people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth,

in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that

thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the

living; 26:21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more:

though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith

the Lord GOD.

 

27:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 27:2 Now, thou

son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus; 27:3 And say unto Tyrus,

O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant

of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou

hast said, I am of perfect beauty.

 

27:4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have

perfected thy beauty.

 

27:5 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they

have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

 

27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of

the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles

of Chittim.

 

27:7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou

spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of

Elishah was that which covered thee.

 

27:8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise

men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.

 

27:9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy

calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to

occupy thy merchandise.

 

27:10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy

men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth

thy comeliness.

 

27:11 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round

about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields

upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.

 

27:12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind

of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

 

27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded

the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

 

27:14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses

and horsemen and mules.

 

27:15 The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the

merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of

ivory and ebony.

 

27:16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares

of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and

broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.

 

27:17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they

traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil,

and balm.

 

27:18 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy

making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and

white wool.

 

27:19 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs:

bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.

 

27:20 Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.

 

27:21 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in

lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.

 

27:22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they

occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious

stones, and gold.

 

27:23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and

Chilmad, were thy merchants.

 

27:24 These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue

clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with

cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.

 

27:25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou

wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.

 

27:26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind

hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

 

27:27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and

thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all

thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in

the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of

thy ruin.

 

27:28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.

 

27:29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of

the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the

land; 27:30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and

shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they

shall wallow themselves in the ashes: 27:31 And they shall make

themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and

they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.

 

27:32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee,

and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the

destroyed in the midst of the sea?  27:33 When thy wares went forth

out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the

kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy

merchandise.

 

27:34 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths

of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee

shall fall.

 

27:35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee,

and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their

countenance.

 

27:36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be

a terror, and never shalt be any more.

 

28:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 28:2 Son of man,

say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine

heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat

of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God,

though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: 28:3 Behold, thou art

wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

28:4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten

thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: 28:5

By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy

riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: 28:6

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart

as the heart of God; 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers

upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their

swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy

brightness.

 

28:8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the

deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

 

28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but

thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

 

28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of

strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

 

28:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 28:12 Son of

man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him,

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and

perfect in beauty.

 

28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone

was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the

onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle,

and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared

in thee in the day that thou wast created.

 

28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee

so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and

down in the midst of the stones of fire.

 

28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast

created, till iniquity was found in thee.

 

28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst

of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast

thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O

covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

 

28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast

corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to

the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

 

28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine

iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring

forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will

bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that

behold thee.

 

28:19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at

thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

 

28:20 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 28:21 Son of

man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it, 28:22 And

say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and

I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I

am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be

sanctified in her.

 

28:23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets;

and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon

her on every side; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

28:24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of

Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that

despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

 

28:25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of

Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be

sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell

in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.

 

28:26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and

plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have

executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them;

and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.

 

29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the

month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 29:2 Son of man, set

thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and

against all Egypt: 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon

that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is

mine own, and I have made it for myself.

 

29:4 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of

thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of

the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick

unto thy scales.

 

29:5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all

the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou

shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for

meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

 

29:6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD,

because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

 

29:7 When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and

rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest,

and madest all their loins to be at a stand.

 

29:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword

upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.

 

29:9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall

know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and

I have made it.

 

29:10 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and

I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the

tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.

 

29:11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall

pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

 

29:12 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the

countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are

laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the

Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the

countries.

 

29:13 Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will I

gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered:

29:14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause

them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their

habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom.

 

29:15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt

itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they

shall no more rule over the nations.

 

29:16 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel,

which bringeth their iniquity to remembrance, when they shall look

after them: but they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

 

29:17 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the

first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came

unto me, saying, 29:18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon

caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was

made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his

army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it: 29:19

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the land of

Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her

multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the

wages for his army.

 

29:20 I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he

served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord GOD.

 

29:21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud

forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of

them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

30:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 30:2 Son of man,

prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Howl ye, Woe worth the day!

30:3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy

day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

 

30:4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in

Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away

her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.

 

30:5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and

Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them

by the sword.

 

30:6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and

the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall

they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.

 

30:7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are

desolate, and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are

wasted.

 

30:8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in

Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.

 

30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make

the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them,

as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.

 

30:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also make the multitude of Egypt

to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.

 

30:11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall

be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their swords

against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.

 

30:12 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand

of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all that is

therein, by the hand of strangers: I the LORD have spoken it.

 

30:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I

will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no

more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land

of Egypt.

 

30:14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and

will execute judgments in No.

 

30:15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I

will cut off the multitude of No.

 

30:16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No

shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses daily.

 

30:17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword:

and these cities shall go into captivity.

 

30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall

break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall

cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters

shall go into captivity.

 

30:19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that

I am the LORD.

 

30:20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in

the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me,

saying, 30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of

Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller

to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.

 

30:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against Pharaoh

king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong, and that which was

broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.

 

30:23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will

disperse them through the countries.

 

30:24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put

my sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he shall

groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.

 

30:25 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the

arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am the

LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon,

and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt.

 

30:26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse

them among the countries; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

31:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in

the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me,

saying, 31:2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his

multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?  31:3 Behold, the

Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a

shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the

thick boughs.

 

31:4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her

rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto

all the trees of the field.

 

31:5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the

field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long

because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.

 

31:6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under

his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young,

and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.

 

31:7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches:

for his root was by great waters.

 

31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees

were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his

branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his

beauty.

 

31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that

all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

 

31:10 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up

thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs,

and his heart is lifted up in his height; 31:11 I have therefore

delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall

surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.

 

31:12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off,

and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his

branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of

the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his

shadow, and have left him.

 

31:13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all

the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches: 31:14 To the end

that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their

height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither

their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they

are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the

midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.

 

31:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the

grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I

restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I

caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field

fainted for him.

 

31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I

cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the

trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water,

shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

 

31:17 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain

with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his

shadow in the midst of the heathen.

 

31:18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the

trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden

unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the

uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh

and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

 

32:1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in

the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me,

saying, 32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of

Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations,

and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy

rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their

rivers.

 

32:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over

thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my

net.

 

32:4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon

the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain

upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.

 

32:5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys

with thy height.

 

32:6 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest,

even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.

 

32:7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make

the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the

moon shall not give her light.

 

32:8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and

set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.

 

32:9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy

destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not

known.

 

32:10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings

shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword

before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his

own life, in the day of thy fall.

 

32:11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon

shall come upon thee.

 

32:12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall,

the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the

pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.

 

32:13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great

waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the

hoofs of beasts trouble them.

 

32:14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to

run like oil, saith the Lord GOD.

 

32:15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country

shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all

them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.

 

32:16 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the

daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her,

even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

 

32:17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day

of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 32:18

Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even

her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of

the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

 

32:19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with

the uncircumcised.

 

32:20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the

sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes.

 

32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst

of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie

uncircumcised, slain by the sword.

 

32:22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him:

all of them slain, fallen by the sword: 32:23 Whose graves are set in

the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of

them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of

the living.

 

32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all

of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised

into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the

land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go

down to the pit.

 

32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her

multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised,

slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the

living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the

pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.

 

32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are

round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though

they caused their terror in the land of the living.

 

32:27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the

uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war:

and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their

iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of

the mighty in the land of the living.

 

32:28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and

shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.

 

32:29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their

might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie

with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

 

32:30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the

Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they

are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that

be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to

the pit.

 

32:31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his

multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the

Lord GOD.

 

32:32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he

shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are

slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the

Lord GOD.

 

33:1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 33:2 Son of man,

speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring

the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their

coasts, and set him for their watchman: 33:3 If when he seeth the

sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not

warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon

his own head.

 

33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his

blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his

soul.

 

33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet,

and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person

from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will

I require at the watchman's hand.

 

33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house

of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn

them from me.

 

33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die;

if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked

man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine

hand.

 

33:9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it;

if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou

hast delivered thy soul.

 

33:10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel;

Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us,

and we pine away in them, how should we then live?  33:11 Say unto

them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death

of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn

ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of

Israel?  33:12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of

thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him

in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked,

he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his

wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his

righteousness in the day that he sinneth.

 

33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if

he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his

righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he

hath committed, he shall die for it.

 

33:14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he

turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; 33:15 If the

wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the

statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live,

he shall not die.

 

33:16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto

him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely

live.

 

33:17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not

equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

 

33:18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and

committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.

 

33:19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is

lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

 

33:20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of

Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.

 

33:21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the

tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped

out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.

 

33:22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he

that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in

the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb.

 

33:23 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 33:24 Son of

man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak,

saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many;

the land is given us for inheritance.

 

33:25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with

the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood:

and shall ye possess the land?  33:26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye

work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and

shall ye possess the land?  33:27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith

the Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall

by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the

beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves

shall die of the pestilence.

 

33:28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her

strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate,

that none shall pass through.

 

33:29 Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the

land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have

committed.

 

33:30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are

talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and

speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray

you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD.

 

33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit

before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not

do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart

goeth after their covetousness.

 

33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that

hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they

hear thy words, but they do them not.

 

33:33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall

they know that a prophet hath been among them.

 

34:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 34:2 Son of man,

prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them,

Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of

Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the

flocks?  34:3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill

them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

 

34:4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed

that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken,

neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have

ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye

ruled them.

 

34:5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they

became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

 

34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high

hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and

none did search or seek after them.

 

34:7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 34:8 As I

live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and

my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no

shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the

shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; 34:9 Therefore, O ye

shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 34:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at

their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither

shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my

flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

 

34:11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search

my sheep, and seek them out.

 

34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among

his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will

deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the

cloudy and dark day.

 

34:13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from

the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them

upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited

places of the country.

 

34:14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains

of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold,

and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.

 

34:15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith

the Lord GOD.

 

34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was

driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will

strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the

strong; I will feed them with judgment.

 

34:17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I

judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.

 

34:18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good

pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your

pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the

residue with your feet?  34:19 And as for my flock, they eat that

which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye

have fouled with your feet.

 

34:20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I,

will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

 

34:21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed

all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;

34:22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a

prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.

 

34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed

them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their

shepherd.

 

34:24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince

among them; I the LORD have spoken it.

 

34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause

the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely

in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.

 

34:26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a

blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season;

there shall be showers of blessing.

 

34:27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth

shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and

shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their

yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served

themselves of them.

 

34:28 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall

the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and

none shall make them afraid.

 

34:29 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall

be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of

the heathen any more.

 

34:30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and

that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

34:31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your

God, saith the Lord GOD.

 

35:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 35:2 Son of

man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it, 35:3

And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am

against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I

will make thee most desolate.

 

35:4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou

shalt know that I am the LORD.

 

35:5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood

of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of

their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end: 35:6

Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto

blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood,

even blood shall pursue thee.

 

35:7 Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it

him that passeth out and him that returneth.

 

35:8 And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills,

and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are

slain with the sword.

 

35:9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not

return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

35:10 Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two

countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was

there: 35:11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do

according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast

used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known

among them, when I have judged thee.

 

35:12 And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard

all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of

Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.

 

35:13 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have

multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.

 

35:14 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will

make thee desolate.

 

35:15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel,

because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be

desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall

know that I am the LORD.

 

36:1 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and

say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD: 36:2 Thus

saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even

the ancient high places are ours in possession: 36:3 Therefore

prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you

desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a

possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the

lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people: 36:4 Therefore, ye

mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the

Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the

valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken,

which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that

are round about; 36:5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the

fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen,

and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their

possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to

cast it out for a prey.

 

36:6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto

the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys,

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in

my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen: 36:7

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely

the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.

 

36:8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your

branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at

hand to come.

 

36:9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall

be tilled and sown: 36:10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the

house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited,

and the wastes shall be builded: 36:11 And I will multiply upon you

man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will

settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at

your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

36:12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel;

and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and

thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.

 

36:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land

devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations: 36:14 Therefore thou

shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith

the Lord GOD.

 

36:15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the

heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people

any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith

the Lord GOD.

 

36:16 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 36:17 Son of

man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it

by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the

uncleanness of a removed woman.

 

36:18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had

shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted

it: 36:19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were

dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according

to their doings I judged them.

 

36:20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they

profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of

the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.

 

36:21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had

profaned among the heathen, whither they went.

 

36:22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD;

I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy

name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye

went.

 

36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the

heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen

shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be

sanctified in you before their eyes.

 

36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out

of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

 

36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be

clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I

cleanse you.

 

36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put

within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,

and I will give you an heart of flesh.

 

36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my

statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and

ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

 

36:29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will

call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

 

36:30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of

the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the

heathen.

 

36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that

were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your

iniquities and for your abominations.

 

36:32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known

unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of

Israel.

 

36:33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed

you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the

cities, and the wastes shall be builded.

 

36:34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate

in the sight of all that passed by.

 

36:35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like

the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are

become fenced, and are inhabited.

 

36:36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I

the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I

the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.

 

36:37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by

the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men

like a flock.

 

36:38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn

feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and

they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the

spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which

was full of bones, 37:2 And caused me to pass by them round about:

and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they

were very dry.

 

37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I

answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

 

37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto

them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

 

37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause

breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 37:6 And I will lay

sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with

skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that

I am the LORD.

 

37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there

was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone

to his bone.

 

37:8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon

them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in

them.

 

37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of

man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four

winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

 

37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into

them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great

army.

 

37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole

house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope

is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

 

37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up

out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

 

37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your

graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 37:14 And

shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you

in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it,

and performed it, saith the LORD.

 

37:15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 37:16 Moreover,

thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah,

and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another

stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all

the house of Israel his companions: 37:17 And join them one to another

into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

 

37:18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee,

saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?  37:19 Say

unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of

Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his

fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and

make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

 

37:20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand

before their eyes.

 

37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take

the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone,

and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own

land: 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the

mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they

shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two

kingdoms any more at all.

 

37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols,

nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their

transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces,

wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my

people, and I will be their God.

 

37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall

have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe

my statutes, and do them.

 

37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my

servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell

therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children

for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

 

37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be

an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply

them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

 

37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God,

and they shall be my people.

 

37:28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel,

when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

 

38:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 38:2 Son of man,

set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of

Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 38:3 And say, Thus saith

the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of

Meshech and Tubal: 38:4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into

thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and

horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great

company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 38:5

Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and

helmet: 38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the

north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.

 

38:7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy

company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

 

38:8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou

shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is

gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which

have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations,

and they shall dwell safely all of them.

 

38:9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a

cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with

thee.

 

38:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the

same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an

evil thought: 38:11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of

unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell

safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars

nor gates, 38:12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine

hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the

people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle

and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

 

38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the

young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a

spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away

silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

38:14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the

Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt

thou not know it?  38:15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the

north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon

horses, a great company, and a mighty army: 38:16 And thou shalt come

up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall

be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the

heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before

their eyes.

 

38:17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in

old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in

those days many years that I would bring thee against them?  38:18 And

it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the

land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my

face.

 

38:19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken,

Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of

Israel; 38:20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the

heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that

creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the

earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown

down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to

the ground.

 

38:21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my

mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his

brother.

 

38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and

I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people

that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire,

and brimstone.

 

38:23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be

known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the

LORD.

 

39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus

saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince

of Meshech and Tubal: 39:2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but

the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north

parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: 39:3 And I

will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows

to fall out of thy right hand.

 

39:4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy

bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the

ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be

devoured.

 

39:5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith

the Lord GOD.

 

39:6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell

carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

39:7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people

Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the

heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

 

39:8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is

the day whereof I have spoken.

 

39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and

shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the

bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears,

and they shall burn them with fire seven years: 39:10 So that they

shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the

forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall

spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith

the Lord GOD.

 

39:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog

a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the

east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and

there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call

it The valley of Hamongog.

 

39:12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them,

that they may cleanse the land.

 

39:13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be

to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

39:14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing

through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon

the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months

shall they search.

 

39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a

man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have

buried it in the valley of Hamongog.

 

39:16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they

cleanse the land.

 

39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every

feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves,

and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do

sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of

Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

 

39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the

princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks,

all of them fatlings of Bashan.

 

39:19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be

drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

 

39:20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots,

with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

 

39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen

shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have

laid upon them.

 

39:22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God

from that day and forward.

 

39:23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into

captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me,

therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of

their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

 

39:24 According to their uncleanness and according to their

transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.

 

39:25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the

captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and

will be jealous for my holy name; 39:26 After that they have borne

their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed

against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them

afraid.

 

39:27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered

them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the

sight of many nations; 39:28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD

their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the

heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left

none of them any more there.

 

39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have

poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

 

40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning

of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year

after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the

LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.

 

40:2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and

set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city

on the south.

 

40:3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose

appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in

his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

 

40:4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and

hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew

thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou

brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.

 

40:5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in

the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an

hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed;

and the height, one reed.

 

40:6 Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and

went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate,

which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which

was one reed broad.

 

40:7 And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad;

and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the threshold of

the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.

 

40:8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.

 

40:9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the

posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.

 

40:10 And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on this

side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure: and the

posts had one measure on this side and on that side.

 

40:11 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten

cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.

 

40:12 The space also before the little chambers was one cubit on this

side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the little

chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side.

 

40:13 He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber to

the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door

against door.

 

40:14 He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of

the court round about the gate.

 

40:15 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of

the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.

 

40:16 And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to

their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches:

and windows were round about inward: and upon each post were palm

trees.

 

40:17 Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, there were

chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about: thirty

chambers were upon the pavement.

 

40:18 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the

length of the gates was the lower pavement.

 

40:19 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower

gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, an hundred cubits

eastward and northward.

 

40:20 And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the north,

he measured the length thereof, and the breadth thereof.

 

40:21 And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and

three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were

after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof was fifty

cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

 

40:22 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees, were

after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east; and they

went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches thereof were before

them.

 

40:23 And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate toward

the north, and toward the east; and he measured from gate to gate an

hundred cubits.

 

40:24 After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate

toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the arches

thereof according to these measures.

 

40:25 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round

about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the

breadth five and twenty cubits.

 

40:26 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches

thereof were before them: and it had palm trees, one on this side, and

another on that side, upon the posts thereof.

 

40:27 And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south: and he

measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundred cubits.

 

40:28 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he

measured the south gate according to these measures; 40:29 And the

little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches

thereof, according to these measures: and there were windows in it and

in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five

and twenty cubits broad.

 

40:30 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and

five cubits broad.

 

40:31 And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm

trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight

steps.

 

40:32 And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he

measured the gate according to these measures.

 

40:33 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the

arches thereof, were according to these measures: and there were

windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty

cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.

 

40:34 And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and palm

trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and

the going up to it had eight steps.

 

40:35 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according

to these measures; 40:36 The little chambers thereof, the posts

thereof, and the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about:

the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

 

40:37 And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm

trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and

the going up to it had eight steps.

 

40:38 And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of

the gates, where they washed the burnt offering.

 

40:39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and

two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt offering and the

sin offering and the trespass offering.

 

40:40 And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the

north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was at the

porch of the gate, were two tables.

 

40:41 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by

the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew their

sacrifices.

 

40:42 And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering,

of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one

cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments wherewith they

slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.

 

40:43 And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and

upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

 

40:44 And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers in

the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their

prospect was toward the south: one at the side of the east gate having

the prospect toward the north.

 

40:45 And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the

south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

 

40:46 And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the

priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of

Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister

unto him.

 

40:47 So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an hundred

cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar that was before the house.

 

40:48 And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each

post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that

side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and

three cubits on that side.

 

40:49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth

eleven cubits, and he brought me by the steps whereby they went up to

it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another

on that side.

 

41:1 Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts,

six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other

side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

 

41:2 And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of the

door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other

side: and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits: and the

breadth, twenty cubits.

 

41:3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two

cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven

cubits.

 

41:4 So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the

breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This

is the most holy place.

 

41:5 After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the

breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the house on

every side.

 

41:6 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in

order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the

side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not

hold in the wall of the house.

 

41:7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to

the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still

upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was

still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest

by the midst.

 

41:8 I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations

of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

 

41:9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber

without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place of the

side chambers that were within.

 

41:10 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits round

about the house on every side.

 

41:11 And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place that

was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the

south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits

round about.

 

41:12 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end

toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building

was five cubits thick round about, and the length thereof ninety

cubits.

 

41:13 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the

separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an hundred

cubits long; 41:14 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of

the separate place toward the east, an hundred cubits.

 

41:15 And he measured the length of the building over against the

separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof on the

one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with the inner

temple, and the porches of the court; 41:16 The door posts, and the

narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories,

over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the

ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered; 41:17 To that

above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and by all the

wall round about within and without, by measure.

 

41:18 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm

tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two

faces; 41:19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the

one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the

other side: it was made through all the house round about.

 

41:20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm

trees made, and on the wall of the temple.

 

41:21 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the

sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

 

41:22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof

two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the

walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table

that is before the LORD.

 

41:23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

 

41:24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two

leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

 

41:25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple,

cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls; and there

were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.

 

41:26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and

on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side

chambers of the house, and thick planks.

 

42:1 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward the

north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the

separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.

 

42:2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and

the breadth was fifty cubits.

 

42:3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court,

and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was

gallery against gallery in three stories.

 

42:4 And before the chambers was a walk to ten cubits breadth inward,

a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

 

42:5 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were

higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the

building.

 

42:6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the

pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than

the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

 

42:7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward

the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof

was fifty cubits.

 

42:8 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court was

fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.

 

42:9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as

one goeth into them from the utter court.

 

42:10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court

toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the

building.

 

42:11 And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers

which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they:

and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and

according to their doors.

 

42:12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the

south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before

the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.

 

42:13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers,

which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the

priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things:

there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and

the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.

 

42:14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of

the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their

garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on

other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the

people.

 

42:15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he

brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east,

and measured it round about.

 

42:16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred

reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

 

42:17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the

measuring reed round about.

 

42:18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the

measuring reed.

 

42:19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred

reeds with the measuring reed.

 

42:20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about,

five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation

between the sanctuary and the profane place.

 

43:1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh

toward the east: 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came

from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many

waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

 

43:3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw,

even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the

city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river

Chebar; and I fell upon my face.

 

43:4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the

gate whose prospect is toward the east.

 

43:5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court;

and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

 

43:6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man

stood by me.

 

43:7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the

place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the

children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of

Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their

whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

 

43:8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their

post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even

defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed:

wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.

 

43:9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their

kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.

 

43:10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that

they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the

pattern.

 

43:11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the

form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out

thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and

all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the

laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the

whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.

 

43:12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the

whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is

the law of the house.

 

43:13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The

cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a

cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge

thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher

place of the altar.

 

43:14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle

shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser

settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the

breadth one cubit.

 

43:15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward

shall be four horns.

 

43:16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square

in the four squares thereof.

 

43:17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad

in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a

cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs

shall look toward the east.

 

43:18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; These

are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to

offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.

 

43:19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the

seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the

Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.

 

43:20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four

horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the

border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.

 

43:21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he

shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the

sanctuary.

 

43:22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats

without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar,

as they did cleanse it with the bullock.

 

43:23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a

young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without

blemish.

 

43:24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall

cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering

unto the LORD.

 

43:25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin

offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of

the flock, without blemish.

 

43:26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they

shall consecrate themselves.

 

43:27 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the

eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt

offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept

you, saith the Lord GOD.

 

44:1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward

sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

 

44:2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not

be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God

of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.

 

44:3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread

before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate,

and shall go out by the way of the same.

 

44:4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house:

and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of

the LORD: and I fell upon my face.

 

44:5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with

thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee

concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the

laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every

going forth of the sanctuary.

 

44:6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of

Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice

you of all your abominations, 44:7 In that ye have brought into my

sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in

flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye

offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my

covenant because of all your abominations.

 

44:8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have

set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

 

44:9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor

uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger

that is among the children of Israel.

 

44:10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went

astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall

even bear their iniquity.

 

44:11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at

the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay

the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall

stand before them to minister unto them.

 

44:12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused

the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up

mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their

iniquity.

 

44:13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a

priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most

holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations

which they have committed.

 

44:14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all

the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.

 

44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the

charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from

me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall

stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord

GOD: 44:16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come

near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

 

44:17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates

of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no

wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the

inner court, and within.

 

44:18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have

linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with

any thing that causeth sweat.

 

44:19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter

court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they

ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on

other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their

garments.

 

44:20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to

grow long; they shall only poll their heads.

 

44:21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the

inner court.

 

44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is

put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of

Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

 

44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy

and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the

clean.

 

44:24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall

judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my

statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

 

44:25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but

for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother,

or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.

 

44:26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.

 

44:27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner

court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering,

saith the Lord GOD.

 

44:28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their

inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am

their possession.

 

44:29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the

trespass offering: and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be

theirs.

 

44:30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every

oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the

priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough,

that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

 

44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself,

or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

 

45:1 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance,

ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land:

the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and

the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the

borders thereof round about.

 

45:2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length,

with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits

round about for the suburbs thereof.

 

45:3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and

twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be

the sanctuary and the most holy place.

 

45:4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the

ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the

LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for

the sanctuary.

 

45:5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand

of breadth shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have

for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.

 

45:6 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand

broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of

the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.

 

45:7 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the

other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession

of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the

possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east

side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the

portions, from the west border unto the east border.

 

45:8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes

shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they

give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.

 

45:9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel:

remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away

your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.

 

45:10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.

 

45:11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath

may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part

of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.

 

45:12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and

twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.

 

45:13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an

ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an

ephah of an homer of barley: 45:14 Concerning the ordinance of oil,

the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the

cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer: 45:15

And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat

pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and

for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

45:16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the

prince in Israel.

 

45:17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and

meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new

moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel:

he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the

burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for

the house of Israel.

 

45:18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of

the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and

cleanse the sanctuary: 45:19 And the priest shall take of the blood of

the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the

four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the

gate of the inner court.

 

45:20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one

that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the

house.

 

45:21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall

have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be

eaten.

 

45:22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for

all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.

 

45:23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to

the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the

seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.

 

45:24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock,

and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.

 

45:25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall

he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin

offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat

offering, and according to the oil.

 

46:1 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh

toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath

it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

 

46:2 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate

without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests

shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall

worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the

gate shall not be shut until the evening.

 

46:3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this

gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

 

46:4 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the LORD

in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram

without blemish.

 

46:5 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat

offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil

to an ephah.

 

46:6 And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock

without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be without

blemish.

 

46:7 And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock, and

an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall

attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

 

46:8 And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the

porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof.

 

46:9 But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the

solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to

worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that

entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the

north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came

in, but shall go forth over against it.

 

46:10 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go

in; and when they go forth, shall go forth.

 

46:11 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat offering shall

be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as

he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

 

46:12 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or

peace offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the

gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt

offering and his peace offerings, as he did on the sabbath day: then

he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.

 

46:13 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the LORD of a

lamb of the first year without blemish: thou shalt prepare it every

morning.

 

46:14 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, the

sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper

with the fine flour; a meat offering continually by a perpetual

ordinance unto the LORD.

 

46:15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat offering, and the

oil, every morning for a continual burnt offering.

 

46:16 Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of

his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be

their possession by inheritance.

 

46:17 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants,

then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to

the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them.

 

46:18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance

by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall

give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be

not scattered every man from his possession.

 

46:19 After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of

the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked toward

the north: and, behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.

 

46:20 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall

boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake

the meat offering; that they bear them not out into the utter court,

to sanctify the people.

 

46:21 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me to

pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of

the court there was a court.

 

46:22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of

forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one

measure.

 

46:23 And there was a row of building round about in them, round about

them four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round

about.

 

46:24 Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil,

where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the

people.

 

47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and,

behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house

eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and

the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at

the south side of the altar.

 

47:2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led

me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh

eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.

 

47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth

eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the

waters; the waters were to the ankles.

 

47:4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters;

the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and

brought me through; the waters were to the loins.

 

47:5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could

not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river

that could not be passed over.

 

47:6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he

brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.

 

47:7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were

very many trees on the one side and on the other.

 

47:8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east

country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being

brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.

 

47:9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which

moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there

shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall

come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live

whither the river cometh.

 

47:10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it

from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth

nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the

great sea, exceeding many.

 

47:11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not

be healed; they shall be given to salt.

 

47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that

side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade,

neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new

fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of

the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf

thereof for medicine.

 

47:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye

shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel:

Joseph shall have two portions.

 

47:14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the

which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this

land shall fall unto you for inheritance.

 

47:15 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side,

from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad; 47:16

Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and

the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.

 

47:17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of

Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this

is the north side.

 

47:18 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from

Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from

the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side.

 

47:19 And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of

strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south

side southward.

 

47:20 The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till

a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.

 

47:21 So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of

Israel.

 

47:22 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an

inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you,

which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as

born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have

inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.

 

47:23 And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger

sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

48:1 Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the

coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the

border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath; for these are

his sides east and west; a portion for Dan.

 

48:2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side,

a portion for Asher.

 

48:3 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west

side, a portion for Naphtali.

 

48:4 And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the west

side, a portion for Manasseh.

 

48:5 And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the west

side, a portion for Ephraim.

 

48:6 And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the

west side, a portion for Reuben.

 

48:7 And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west

side, a portion for Judah.

 

48:8 And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west

side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty

thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts,

from the east side unto the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in

the midst of it.

 

48:9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of five

and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth.

 

48:10 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation;

toward the north five and twenty thousand in length, and toward the

west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in

breadth, and toward the south five and twenty thousand in length: and

the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the midst thereof.

 

48:11 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of

Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when the

children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

 

48:12 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto them

a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.

 

48:13 And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall

have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth:

all the length shall be five and twenty thousand, and the breadth ten

thousand.

 

48:14 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate

the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD.

 

48:15 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against

the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city,

for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst

thereof.

 

48:16 And these shall be the measures thereof; the north side four

thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five

hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the

west side four thousand and five hundred.

 

48:17 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two

hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty, and

toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west two hundred

and fifty.

 

48:18 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy

portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward: and

it shall be over against the oblation of the holy portion; and the

increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city.

 

48:19 And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the

tribes of Israel.

 

48:20 All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and

twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the

possession of the city.

 

48:21 And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on

the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of the city,

over against the five and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the

east border, and westward over against the five and twenty thousand

toward the west border, over against the portions for the prince: and

it shall be the holy oblation; and the sanctuary of the house shall be

in the midst thereof.

 

48:22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the

possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the

prince's, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin,

shall be for the prince.

 

48:23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the west

side, Benjamin shall have a portion.

 

48:24 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west

side, Simeon shall have a portion.

 

48:25 And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west

side, Issachar a portion.

 

48:26 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the west

side, Zebulun a portion.

 

48:27 And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west

side, Gad a portion.

 

48:28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the

border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in Kadesh,

and to the river toward the great sea.

 

48:29 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of

Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord

GOD.

 

48:30 And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four

thousand and five hundred measures.

 

48:31 And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes

of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of

Judah, one gate of Levi.

 

48:32 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three

gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.

 

48:33 And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures:

and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of

Zebulun.

 

48:34 At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their

three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.

 

48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of

the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.