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the four cherubims. fled away and wandered, they said among the 4 We have drunken our water for money ; our heathen, They shall no more sojourn there. wood is sold unto us,

16 The anger of the LORD hath divided them; | 5 Our necks are under persecution : we la. he will no more regard them: they respected not bour, and have no rest. the persons of the priests, they favoured not the 6 We have given the hand to the Egypelders,

tians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with 17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our bread. vain help: in our watching we have watched 7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and for a nation that could not save us.

we have borne their iniquities. 18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in 8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none our streets : our end is near, our days are ful. that doth deliver us out of their hand. filled; for our end is come.

9 We gat our bread with the peril of our lives 19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles because of the sword of the wilderness. of the heaven: they pursued us upon the moun. 10 Our skin was black like an oven because tains, they laid wait for us in the wilder. of the terrible famine. ness,

11 They ravished the women in Zion, and the 20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of maids in the cities of Judah. the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we 12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the said, Under his shadow we shall live among the faces of elders were not honoured. heathen.

13 They took the young men to grind, and the 21 1 Rejoice and be glad, o daughter of Edom, children fell under the wood. that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup also 14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be young men from their musie. drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.

15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance 221 The punishment of thine iniquity is ac. is turned into mourning. complished, o daughter of Zion; he will no 16 The crown is fullen from our head : wo more carry thee away into captivity: he will unto us, that we have sinned! visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he 17 For this our heart is faint ; for these things will discover thy sins.

our eyes are dim. CHAPTER V.

18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is

desolate, the foxes walk upon it. A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto 19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy God.

throne from generation to generation. REMEMBER, O LORD, what is come upon 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, 1 us : consider, and behold our reproach. and forsake us so long time?

2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our 21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we houses to aliens.

shall be turned ; renew our days as of old. 3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers | 22 But thou hast utterly rejected us ; thou art are as widows,

| very wroth against us.

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PROPHET EZEKIEL.

CHAPTER 1.

8 And they had the hands of a man under

their wings on their four sides ; and they four 1 The time of Ezekiel's prophecy at Chebar. 4 |

had their faces and their wings. His vision of four cherubims, 15 of the four

9 Their wings were joined one to another: wheels, 26 and of the glory of God.

they turned not when they went; they went ev. NOW it came to pass in the thirtieth year, inery one straight forward.

the fourth month, in the fifth day of the 10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four month, ils I was among the captives by the river had the face of a man and the face of a lion, on of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I the right side: and they four had the face of an saw visions of God.

ox on the left side; they four also had the face 2 In the fifth day of the month, which was of an engle, the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity, 11 Thus were their faces : and their wings

3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto were stretched upward ; two wings of every one Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land were joined one to another, and two covered of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the their bodies. hand of the LORD was there upon him.

12 And they went every one straight forward : 4 1 And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind whither the spirit was to go, they went; and came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire | they turned not when they went. infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, 13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of their appearance was like burning coals of fire, amber, out of the midst of the fire.

and like the appearance of lamps: it went up 5 Also out of the midst thereof came the like. and down among the living creatures : and the ness of four living creatures. And this was fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth their appearance ; they had the likeness of a lightning man.

14 And the living crentures ran and returned 6 And every one had four faces, and every one as the appearance of a finsh of lightning had four wings.

15 1 Now as I beheld the living creatures, be. 7 And their feet were straight feet; and the hold one wheel upon the earth by the living sole of their feet was like the sole of a call's creatures, with his four faces. foot; and they sparkled like the colour of bur. 16 The appearance of the wheels and their nished brass.

work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and

they want the hibey wil

Ezekiel's commission.

CHAPTER III.

Ezekiel eateth the roll. they four had one likeness : and their appearance , house : open thy mouth, and eat that I give and their work was as it were a wheel in the thee. middle of a wheel.

91 And when I looked, behold, an hand was 17 When they went, they went upon their four sent unto me; and lo, a roll of a book was sides : and they turned not when they went... therein

18 As for their rings, they were so high that 10 And he spread it before me: and it was they were dreadful; and their rings were full of written within and without: and there was eyes round about them four.

written therein lamentations, and mourning, 19 And when the living creatures went, the and wo. wheels went by them: and when the living crea.

CHAPTER III. tures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

1 Ezekiel eateth the roll. 4 God encourageth 20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they

him. 15 God sheweth him the rule of prophe. went, thither was their spirit to go; and the

cy. 22 God shutteth and openeth the prophet's wheels were lifted up over against them for the

mouth. spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. MOREOVER he said unto me, Son of man,

21 When those went, these went: and when I eat that thou findest ; eat this roll, and go those stood, these stood; and when those were speak unto the house of Israel. lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted 2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to up over against them: for the spirit of the living eat that roll. creature was in the wheels.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy 22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll heads of the living creature was as the colour of that I give thee. Then did I eat it ; and it was the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their in my mouth as honey for sweetness. heads above.

41 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, 23 And under the firmament were their wings get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with straight, the one toward the other: every one my words unto them. . had two, which covered on this side, and every 5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange one had two, which covered on that side, their speech and of an hard language, but to the house bodies.

of Israel; 24 And when they went, I heard the noise of 6 Not to many people of a strange speech and their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the of an hard language, whose words thou canst voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, the noise of an host : when they stood, they let they would have hearkened unto thee. down their wings,

7 But the house of Israel will not bearken un. 25 And there was a voice from the firmament to thee; for they will not hearken, unto me : for that was over their heads, when they stood, and all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhad let down their wings.

hearted. 26 And above the firmament that was over 8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the their faces, and thy forehead strong against appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the their foreheads. likeness of the throne was the likeness as the ap. 9 As an adamant, harder than Aint have I pearance of a man above upon it.

made thy forehead : fear them not, neither be 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebelappearance of fire round about within it, from lious house. the appearance of his loins even upwurd, and 10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all from the appearance of his loins even downward, my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it thine heart, and hear with thine ears. had brightness round about.

11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, 28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the unto the children of thy people, and speak unto cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord God; of the brightness round about. This was the whether they will hear, or whether they will forappearance of the likeness of the glory of the bear. LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, 12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard beand I heard a voice of one that spake.

hind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, CHAPTER II.

Blessed be the glory of the Lord from his place.

13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the 1 Ezekiel's commission. 6 His instruction. 9

living creatures that touched one another, and The roll of his heavy prophecy.

the noise of the wheels over against them, and a AND he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon noise of a great rushing. A thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me 2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong up. him that spake unto me.

on me, 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send 15 1 Then I came to them of the captivity at thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious na. Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and tion that hath rebelled against me: they and I sat where they sat, and remained there astontheir fathers have transgressed against me, even ished among them seven days. unto this very day.

16 And it came to pass at the end of seven 4 For they are impudent children and stiff. days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, hearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou saying, shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD. 17 Son of inan, I have made thee a watchman

5 And they, whether they will hear, or wheth. unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word er they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious at my mouth, and give them warning from me. house,) yet shall know that there hath been u 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt prophet among them.

surely die; and thout givest him not warning, 6'1 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked them, neither be afraid of their words, though way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require dwell among scorpions : be not afraid of their at thine hand. words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn they be a rebellious house.

not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked 7 And thou shalt speak my words into them, way, he sholl die in his iniquity ; but thou hast whether they will hear, or whether they will for delivered thy soul. bear: for they are most rebellious.

20 Aguin, When a righteous man doth turn 8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die:

The type of a siege.

EZEKIEL, Judgments upon Jerusalem, because thou hast not given him warning, he soul bath not been polluted : for from my youth shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which up even till now have I not eaten of that which he hath done shall not be remembered ; but his dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces ; neither blood will I require at thine hand..

came there abominable flesh into my mouth. 21 Nevertheless, it thou warn the righteous 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned ; prepare thy bread therewith. also thou hast delivered thy soul.

16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, 22 11 And the hand of the LORD was there up behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusaon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth in. lem: and they shall ent bread by weight, and to the plain, and I will there talk with thee. with cure; and they shall drink water by meas

23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain : ure, and with astonishment: and behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, 17 That they may want bread and water, and as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: be astonied one with another, and consume and I fell on my face.

away for their iniquity. 24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me

CHAPTER V. upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.

1 Under the type of hair, 5 is shewed the judg. 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall

ment of Jerusalem for their rebellion, 12 by put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with

famine, sword, and dispersion, them, and thou shalt not go out among them : AND thou, son of man, take thee a sharp

26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the A knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard : shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the rebellious house.

hair. 27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy 2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus midst of the city, when the days of the siege are saith the Lord God; He that heareth, let him fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: smite about it with a knife: and a third part for they are a rebellious house.

thou shalt scatter in the wind, and I will draw CHAPTER IV.

out a sword after them.

3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in num. 1 Under the type of a siege is shered the time ber, and bind them in thy skirts. from the defection of Jeroboam to the captiv.

4 Then take of them again, and cost them ity. 9 By the provision of the siege, is shew into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the ed the hardness of the famine.

fire: for thereof shall a fire come forth into all THOỤ also, son of man, take thee a tile, and the house of Israel.

lay it before thee, and portray upon it the 51 Thus saith the Lord God ; This is Jeru. city, eden Jerusalem;

salem ; I have set it in the midst of the nations 2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort and countries that are round about her. against it, and cast a mount against it ; set the 6 And she bath changed my judgments into camp also against it, and set battering rams wickedness more than the nations, and my stut. against it round about.

utes more than the countries that are round 3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, about her: for they have refused my judgments and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the and my statutes, they have not walked in city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be them. besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.

ye multiplied more than the nations that are 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the round about you, and have not walked in my iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: ac. statutes, neither have kept my judgments, nei, cording to the number of the days that thou ther have done according to the judgments of shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.. the nations that are round about you ;

5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their 1 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, iniquity, according to the number of the days, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.

the nations, 6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie 9 And I will do in thee that which I have not again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the done, and whereunto I will not do any more the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have like, because of all thine abominations. appointed thee each day for a year.

10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in 7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be un. fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, covered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into

8 And behold, I will lay bands upon thee, all the winds. and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to 11 Wherefore, as I live, snith the Lord God; another, till thou hast ended the days of thy Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary siege.

with all thy detestable things, and with all thine 9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and bar. abominations, therefore will I also diminish ley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make have any pity. thee bread thereof, according to the number 12 A third part of thee shall die with the of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side ; pestilence, and with famine shall they be con. three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat sumed in the midst of thee: and a third part thereot.

shull fall by the sword round about thee; and 10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be I will scatter a third part into all the winds, aud by weight, twenty shekels a day : from time to I will draw ont a sword after them. time shalt thou eat it.

13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and 11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt 1 I will be comforted : and they shall know ihat1 thou drink.

the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and I have accomplished my fury in them. thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out 14 Moreover, I will make thee waste, and of man, in their sight.

a reproach among the nutions that are round 13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the about thee, in the sight of all that pass by. children of Israel eat their defiled bread among 15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.

instruction and an astonishment unto the nations 14 Then said I, Ah Lord Gop! behold, my that are round about thee, when I shall execute

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Judgments of Israel for idolatry. CHAPTER VII. judgments in thee in anger, and in fury, and in 1 MOREOVER the word of the LORD came furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.

unto me, saying, 16 When I shall send upon them the evil 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord arrows of famine, which shall be for their de. God unto the land of Israel ; An end, the end is struction, and which I will send to destroy you: come upon the four corners of the land. and I will increase the famine upon you, and 3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will will break your staff of bread:

send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee 17 So will I send upon you famine and evil according to thy ways, and will recompense upbeasts, and they shall bereave thee ; and pesti. on thee all thine abominations. lence and blood shall pass through thee; and I 4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD | will I have pity : but I will recompense thy ways have spoken it.

upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in

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

the LORD. 1 The judgment of Israel for their idolatry. 8

5 Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, an only

evil, behold, is come. A remnant shall be blessed 11 The faithful are exhorted to lament their calamities.

6 An end is come, the end is come: it watch.

eth for thee; behold, it is come. AND the word of the LORD came unto me, 7 The morning is come upon thee, O thou that

dwellest in the land : the time is come, the day 2 Son of man, set thy face toward the moun. of trouble is near, and not the sounding again tains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

of the mountains. 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the 8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon word of the Lord God: Thus suith the Lord thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee : God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will recompense thee for all thine abomina. will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy tions. your high places,

9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your have pity : I will recompense thee according to images shall be broken: and I will cast down thy ways, and thine abominations that are in the your slain men before your idols.

midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the 5 And I will lay the dead carcasses of the LORD that smíteth. children of Israel before their idols; and I will 10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the scatter your bones round about your altars, morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed,

6 In all your dwelling-places the cities shall be | pride hath budded. laid waste, and the high places shall be deso 11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wicked. late, that your altars may be laid waste and ness: none of them shall remain, nor of their made desolate, and your idols may be broken multitude, nor of any of theirs : neither shall and cense, and your images may be cut down, there be wailing for them. and your works inay be abolished.

12 The time is come, the day draweth near: 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 81 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may 13 For the seller shall not return to that which have some that shall escape the sword among is sold, although they were yet alive: for the the nations, when ye shall be scattered through vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, the countries.

which shall not return; neither shall any strength. 9 And they that escape of you shall remember en himself in the iniquity of his life. me among the nations whither they shall be 14 They have blown the trumpet, even to carried captives, because I am broken with their make all ready ; but none goeth to the battle: for whorish heart, which hath departed from me, my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. and with their eyes which go a whoring after 15 The sword is withont, and the pestilence their idols: and they shall loathe themselves for and the famine within : he that is in the field the evils which they have committed in all their shall die with the sword : and he that is in the abominations,

city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. 10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, 16 1 But they that escape of them shall es. and that I have not said in vain that I would do cape, and shall be on the mountains like doves this evi) unto them.

of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one 11 Thus saith the Lord God; Smite with for his iniquity. thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, 17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house be weak as water. of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the 18 They shall also gird themselves with sack. famine, and by the pestilence.

cloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame 12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all and he that is near shall fall by the sword ; and their heads. he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by 19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury up. and their gold shall be removed : their silver and on them.

their gold shall not be nble to deliver them in the 13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not when their slain men shall be among their idols satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels : be. round about their altars, upon every high hill, cause it is the stumbling-block of their iniqui. in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place 20 T As for the beauty of his ornament, he set where they did offer sweet savour to all their it in majesty : but they made the images of their idols.

abominations and of their detestable things 14 So will I stretch ont my hand upon them, therein : therefore have I set it far from them. and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate 21 And I will give it into the hands of the than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their | strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the habitations: and they shall know that I am the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. LORD.

22 My face will I turn also from them, and

they shall pollute my secret place ; for the rob. CHAPTER VII.

bers shall enter into it, and defile it. 1 The final desolation of Israel. 16 The mourn. 23 T Make a chain: for the land is full of ful repentance of them that escape. 20 The bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. enemies defile the sanctuary because of the 24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the Israelites' abominations. 23 Under the type hen then, and they shall possess their houses : I of a chain is shewed their miserable captiv. will also make the pomp of the strong to cease, it.

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EZEKIEL. 25 Destruction cometh ; and they shall seek | the altar, were about five and twenty men, with peace, and there shall be none.

their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and 26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and ru. their faces toward the east; and they worshipmour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek ped the sun toward the east, a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish 17 | Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen from the priest, and counsel from the ancients... this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the

27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall house of Judah that they commit the abomina. be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the tions which they commit here? for they have people of the land shall be troubled : I will do filled the land with violence, and have returned unto them after their way, and according to to provoke me to anger: and lo, they put the their deserts will I judge them, and they shall branch to their nose. know that I am the Lord.

18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye

shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and CHAPTER VIII.

though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, 1 Ezekiel, in a vision of God at Jerusalem, 5

yet will I not hear them. is shewed the image of jealousy, 7 the cham.

CHAPTER IX. bers of imagery, 13 the mourners for Tammuz, | 1 A vision, whereby is shewed the preservation 15 the worshippers towards the sun. 18 God's

of some, 5 and the destruction of the rest. 8 wrath for their idolatry.

God cannot be entreated for them. AND it came to pass in the sixth year, in the HE cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, A sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, 1 saying, Cause them that bave charge over as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah the city to draw near, even cvery man with his sat before me, that the hand of the Lord God destroying weapon in his hand. fell there upon me.

2 And behold, six men came from the way of 2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the ap. the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, pearance of fire : from the appearance of his and every man a slaughter-weapon in his hand; Joins even downward, fire : and from his loins and one man among them was clothed with even upward, as the appearance of brightness, linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and as the colour of amber.

they went in and stood beside the brazen altar. 3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and 3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone took me by a lock of mine head ; and the spirit up from the cherub whereupon he was, to the lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, threshold of the house. And he called to the and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusa. man clothed with linen, which had the writer's lem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh inkhorn by his side; toward the north ; where was the seat of the 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through image of jealousy, which provoketh to jeal. the midst of the city, through the midst of Jeru. ousy.

salem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the 4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel men that sigh and that cry for all the abominawas there, according to the vision that I saw in tions that be done in the midst thereof. the plain.

5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, 5 T Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let up thine eyes now the way toward the north. | not your eye spare, neither have ye pity : So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and north, and behold northward at the gate of the little children, and women : but come not near altur this image of jealousy in the entry.

any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at 6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient seest thou what they do? even the great abomi. men which were before the house. nations that the house of Israel committeth here, 7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but and fill the courts with the slain : go ye forth. turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater And they went forth, and slew in the city. abominations.

81 And it came to pass while they were slay. 7 1 And he brought me to the door of the ing them, and I was left, that I fell upon my court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt wall.

thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pour. 8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now | ing out of thy fury upon Jerusalem ? in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, 9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the behold a door.

house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the and the land is full of blood, and the city full of wicked abominations that they do here.

perverseness : for they say, The LORD hath for. 10 So I went in and saw; and behold every saken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. form of creeping things, and abominable beasts,

10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed spure, neither will I have pity, but I will recomupon the wall round about.

pense their way upon their head. 11 And there stood before them seventy men 11 And behold, the man clothed with linen. of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Sha. matter, saying, I have done as thou hast comphan, with every man his censer in his hand; manded me. and a thick cloud of incense went up."

CHAPTER X. 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Is.

|1 The vision of the coals of fire, to be scat. rael do in the dark, every man in the chambers tered over the city. 8 The vision of the cher. of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth

ubims. us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.

THEN I looked, and behold, in the firmament 13 T He said also unto me, Turn thee yet 1 that was above the head of the cherubims again, and thou shalt see greater abominations there appeared over them as it were a sapphire that they do.

stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a 14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate throne. of the LORD's house which was toward the 2 And he spake unto the man clothed with north ; and behold, there sat women weeping linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even 'for Tammuz.

under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals 15 1 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and them over the city. And he went in in my 'thou shalt see greater abominations than these.' sight.

16 And he brought me into the inner court of 3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side the Lord's house, and behold, at the door of of the house, when the man went in and the the temple of the LORD, between the porch and I cloud filled the inner court,

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