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The vision of the cherubims. CHAPTER XI. Sudden death of Pelatiah.

4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from men; among whom I saw Janzaniah the son of the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes house; and the house was filled with the cloud, of the people. and the court was full of the brightness of the 2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these LORD's glory.

are the men that devise mischief, and give wick. 5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was ed counsel in this city: heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the 3 Which say, It is not near; let us build Almighty God when he speaketh.

houses : this city is the caldron, and we be the 6 And it came to pass, that when he had com- | flesh. manded the man clothed with linen, saying, 41 Therefore prophesy against them, prophTake fire from between the wheels, from be. esy, O son of man. tween the cherubims; then he went in, and 5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, stood beside the wheels.

and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; 7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand Thus have ye said, 0 house of Israel: for I from between the cherubims unto the fire that know the things that come into your mind, was between the cherubims, and took thereof, every one of them. and put it into the hands of him that was cloth 6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, ed with linen: who took it, and went out.

and ye have filled the streets thereof with the 8 1 And there appeared in the cherubims the slain. form of a man's hand under their wings.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Your 9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and they are the flesh, and this city is the calanother wheel by another cherub: and the ap. dron : but I will bring you forth out of the pearance of the wheels was as the colour of a midst of it. beryl stone.

8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring 10 And as for their appearances, they four a sword upon you, saith the Lord God. had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the 9 And I will bring you out of the midst there. midst of a wheel.

of, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, 11 When they went, they went upon their and will execute judgments among you.. four sides ; they turned not as they went, but to 10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you the place whither the head looked they followed in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I it; they turned not as they went.

am the LORD. 12 And their whole body, and their backs, and 11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I were full of eyes round about, even the wheels will judge you in the border of Israel ; that they four had.

12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither my hearing, 0 wheel!

executed my judgments, but have done after 14 And every one had four faces: the first face

the manners of the heathen that are round was the face of a cherub, and the second face about you. was the face of a man, and the third the 13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then eagle.

fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud 1 And the cherubims were lifted up. This voice, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt thou make is the living creature that I saw by the river of a full end of the remnant of Israel? Chebar.

14 Again the word of the LORD came unto 16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels me, saying.. went by them: and when the cherubims lifted 15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethup their wings to mount up from the earth, ren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house the same wheels also turned not from beside of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the in. them.

habitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you fur 17 When they stood, these stood ; and when from the LORD: unto us is this land given in they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves possession. also : for the spirit of the living creature was in 16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God: them.

Although I have cast them far off among the 18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from heathen, and although I have scattered them off the threshold of the house, and stood over the among the countries, yet will I be to them as a cherubims.

little sanctuary in the countries where they shall 19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, come. and mounted up from the earth in my sight: 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God: when they went out, the wheels also were be. I will even gather you from the people, and side them, and every one stood at the door of assemble you out of the countries where ye the east gnte of the Lord's house ; and the have been scattered, and I will give you the glory of the God of Israel was over them land of Israel. above.

18 And they shall come thither, and they shall 20 This is the living creature that I saw under take away all the detestable things thereof and the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I all the abominations thereof from thence. knew that they were the cherubims.

19 And I will give them one henrt, and I will 21 Every one had four fuces apiece, and every put a new spirit within you; and I will take the one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a man was under their wings.

an heart of flesh: 22 And the likeness of their faces was the same 20 That they may walk in my statutes, and faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their keep mine ordinances, and do them; and they appearances and themselves : they went every shall be my people, and I will be their God. one straight forward.

21 But as for them whose heart walketh after CHAPTER XI.

the heart of their detestable things and their

abominations, I will recompense their way upon 1 The presumption of the princes. 4 Their sin

and judgment. 13 Ezekiel complaining, 22 1 Then did the cherubims lift up their God sheweth him his purpose in saving a

wings, and the wheels beside them; and the remnant, 21 and punishing the wicked. 22

glory of the God of Israel was over them The glory of God leaveth the city. 24 Eze

above. kiel is returned to the captivity.

23 And the glory of the LORD went up from MOREOVER, the spirit Jifted me up, and the midst of the city, and stood upon the moun. W brought me unto the east gate of the tain which is on the east side of the city. Lord's house, which looketh eastward : and 24 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty | brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God

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Zedekiah's captivity typified. EZEKIEL.

False prophets reproved. into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the laid waste, and the land shall be desolate ; and vision that I had seen went up from me.

ye shall know that I am the LORD. 25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all 21 And the word of the LORD came unto the things that the LORD had shewed me.

me, saying, CHAPTER XII.

22 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye

have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are 1 The type of Ezekiel's removing. 8 It sher

prolonged, and every vision faileth ? ed the captivity of Zedekiah. 17 Ezekiel's

23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord trembling skeweth the Jews' desolation. 21 GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and

The Jews' presumptuous proverb is reproved. they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel : 26 The speediness of the vision.

but say unto them, The days are at hand, and THE word of the LORD also came unto me, the effect of every vision. 1 saying,

24 For there shall be no more any vain vision 2 Sou of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a | nor flattering divination within the house of rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and Israel. see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: 25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the for they are a rebellious house.

word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it 3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, stuff for removing, and remove by day in their rebellious house, will I say the word, and will sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to perform it, saith the Lord God. another place in their sight; it may be they will 26 | Again the word of the LORD came to consider, though they be a rebellious house. me, saying,

4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day 21 Son of man, behold, they of the house of in their sight, as stuff for removing: and thou Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many shalt go forth at even in their sight, as they that days to come, and he prophesieth of the times go forth into captivity.

that are far off. 5 Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and 28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the carry out thereby.

Lord God: There shall none of my words be 6 in their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy prolonged any more, but the word which I shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight: have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the GOD. ground: for I have set thee for a sign unto the

CHAPTER XIII. house of Israel.

7 And I did so as I wns commanded: 1 1 The reproof of lying prophets, 10 and their brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for cap untempered mortar. 17 Of prophetesses and tivity, and in the even I digged through the their pillows. wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in the ND the word of the LORD came unto me, twilight, and I bure it upon my shoulder in their sight.

2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets 8 11 And in the morning came the word of the of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them LORD unto me, saying,

that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye 9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the word of the LORD; the rebellious house, said unto thee, What doest 3 Thus saith the Lord God; Wo unto the thou?

foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, 10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord and have seen nothing! God; This burden concerneth the prince in 4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are the deserts. among them.

5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither 11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, made up the hedge for the house of Israel to so shall it be done unto them: they shall remove stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. and go into captivity.

6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, 12 And the prince that is among them shall saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, and shall not sent them; and they have made others to go forth: they shall dig through the wall to car. hope that they would contirm the word. ry out thereby : he shall cover his face, that he 1 7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye see not the ground with his eyes.

not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, 13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he The LORD saith it, albeit I have not spoken? shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring 18 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans, | ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, thereyet shall he not see it, though he shall die fore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord there.

God. 14 And I will scatter toward every wind all 9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that are about him to help him, and all his that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall bands; and I will draw out the sword after not be in the assembly of my people, neither them.

shall they be written in the writing of the house 15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land when I shall scatter them among the nations, of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord and disperse them in the countries.

God. 16 But I will leave a few men of them from 10 1 Because, even because they have seduced the sword, from the famine, and from the pesti. my people, saying, Peace; and there was no lence; that they may declare all their abomina. peace; and one built up a wall, and lo, others tions among the heathen whither they come: dau bed it with untenpered mortar : and they shall know that I am the LORD.

11 Say unto them which daub it with untem. 17 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to pered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be me, saying,

an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hail. 18 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, stones, shall fall; and a stormy wind sball and drink thy water with trernbling and with rend it. carefulness;

12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be 19 And say unto the people of the land, Thus said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith saith the Lord God ot' the inhabitants of Jeru. ye have daubed it? salem, and of the land of Israel ; They shall eat 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: I will their bread with carefulness, and drink their even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury : water with astonishment, that her land may and there shall be an overflowing shower in be desolate from all that is therein, because | mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to of the violence of all them that dwell there. I consume it. in.

14 So will I break down the wall that ye have 20 And the cities that are inhabited shall be | daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it of

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False prophetesses reproved. CHAPTER XV. An exhortation to repentance. down to the ground, so that the foundation 8 And I will set my face against that man, thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and will cut him off from the midst of my peo. ye shall know that I am the LORD. .

ple: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the 9 And if the prophet be deceived when he wall, and upon them that have daubed it with hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived untempered mortar, and will say unto you, that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand up. The wall is no more, neither they that daubed on him, and will destroy him from the midst of it :

my people Israel. 16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which proph. 10 And they shall bear the punishment of their esy concerning Jerusalem, and which see vis iniquity : the punishment of the prophet shall be ions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto the Lord God.

him ; 17 1 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face 11 That the house of Israel may go no more against the daughters of thy people, which astray from me, neither be polluted any more prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy with all their transgressions ; but that they may thou against them,

be my people, and I may be their God, saith the 18 And say, Thús saith the Lord Gor: Wo to Lord God. the women that sew pillows to all arm-holes, and 12 T The word of the LORD came again to make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to me, saying, hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my peo. 13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against ple, and will ye save the souls alive that come me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch unto you?

out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff 19 And will ye pollute me among my people of the bread thereof, and will send famine for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, upon it, and will cut off man and beast from to slay the souls that should not die, and to save it : the souls alive that should not live, by your lying 14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, to my people that hear your lies?

and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their 20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Be. own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord hold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye God. there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will 15 | If I cause noisome beasts to pass through tear them from your arms, and will let the souls the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them that no man may pass through because of the fly.

beasts : 21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver 16 Though these three men were in it, as I my people out of your hand, and they shall be live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be know that I am the LORD.

delivered, but the land shall be desolate, 22 Because with lies ye have made the heart 17 1 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and of the righteous sad, whom I have not made say, Sword, go through the land ; so that I cut sad ; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, oft man and beast from it: that he should not return from his wicked way, 18 Though these three men were in it, as I by promising him life;

Jive, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver nei. 23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor ther sons nor daughters, but they only shall be divine divinations: for I will deliver my people delivered themselves. out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am 19 1. Or if I send a pestilence into that land, the LORD.

and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off

from it man and beast: CHAPTER XIV.

20 Though Nonh, Daniel, and Job, were in it, 1 God answereth idolaters according to their as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver own heart. 6 They are exhorted to repent,

neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver

their own souls by their righteousness, for fear of judgments, by means of seduced prophets. 12 God's irrevocable sentence of

21 For thus saith the Lord God: How much famine, 15 of noisome beasts, 17 of the 3 word,

more when I send my four sore judgments upon 19 and of pestilence. 22 A remnant shall be

Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the reserved for example of others.

noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off

from it man and beast? THEN came certain of the elders of Israel un 22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a rem. to me, and sat before me.

nunt that shall be brought forth, both sons and 2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto saying,

you, and ye shall see their way and their doings : 3 Son of man, these men have set up their and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil idols in their heart, and pat the stumbling block that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even con. of their iniquity before their face: should I be cerning all that I have brought upon it. inquired of at all by them?

23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see 4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto their ways and their doings ; and ye shall know them, Thus saith the Lord God; Every man of that I have not done without cause all that I the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his | have done in it, saith the Lord God. heart, and putteth the stumbling-block of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the

CHAPTER XV. prophet; I the LORD will answer him that

1 By the unfitness of the vine branch for any cometh according to the multitude of his idols;

work 6 is shewed the rejection of Jerusa. 5 That I may take the house of Israel in their

lem. own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.

AND the word of the LORD came unto me, 6 1 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, A saying, Thus saith the Lord God; Repent, and turn 2 Son of man, What is the vine-tree more yourselves from your idols; and turn away your than any tree, or than a branch which is among faces from all your abominations,

the trees of the forest ? 7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of 3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any separuteth himself from me, and setteth up his vessel thereon ? idols in his heart, and putteth the stumbling. 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel : the block of his iniquity before his face, and cometh fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst to a prophet to inquire of him concerning of it is burned. Is it meet for any work? me; I the LORD will answer him by my. 5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for self :

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The whoredoms

of Jerusalem any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and iti 17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my is burned ?

gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, 6 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; As and madest to thyself images of men, and didst the vine-tree among the trees of the forest, which commit whoredom with them. I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the 18 And tookest thy broidered garments, and inhabitants of Jerusalem.

coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and 7 And I will set my face against them : they mine incense before them. shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall 19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine devour them; and ye shall know that I am the flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed LORD, when I set my face against them.

thee, thou hast even set it before them for a 8 And I will make the land desolate, because sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.

20 Moreover, thou hast taken thy sons and thy

daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and CHAPTER XVI.

these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be de. 1 Under the similitude of a wretched infant is

voured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small mat.

ter, shewed the natural state of Jerusalem. 6

1 That thou hast slain my children, and deGod's extraordinary love towards her. 15 Her monstrous whoredom. 35 Her grievous

livered them to cause them to pass through the

fire for them? judgment. 44 Her sin, matching her mother,

22 And in all thine abominations and thy and exceeding her sisters, Sodom and Sama.

whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days ria, calleth for judgments. 60 Mercy is

of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, promised her in the end.

and wast polluted in thy blood. AGAIN the word of the LORD came unto me, 23 And it came to pass, after all thy wickn saying,

edness, (wo, wo unto thee! saith the Lord 2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,

24 That thou hast also built unto thee an emi. 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God unto Je. nent place, and hast made thee an high place in rusalem ; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the every street. land of Canaan ; thy father was an Amorite, 25 Thou hast built thy high place at every and thy mother an Hittite.

head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to 4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every wast born thy na vel was not cut, neither wast one that passed by, and multiplied thy whore. thou washed in water to supple thee ; thou wast doms, not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.

26 Thou hast also committed fornication with 5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these un. the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; to thee, to have compassion upon thee; but and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke thou wast cast out in the open field, to the loath. me to anger. ing of thy person, in the day that thou wast 27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my born.

hand over thee, and have diminished thine or. 6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee dinary food, and delivered thee unto the will polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee of them that hate thee, the daughters of the when thou wast in thy blood, Live ; yen, I said Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live..

way. 7 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of 28 Thou hast played the whore also with the the field, and thou hast increased and waxen Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable ; yea, great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments : thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is couldest not be satisfied. grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.

29 Thou hast, moreover, multiplied thy forni. 8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked up. cation in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea ; on thee, behold, thy time was the time of love : and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord nakedness : yea, I sware unto thee, and entered Gon, seeing thou doest all these things, the into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, I work of an imperious, whorish woman : and thou becamest mine.

31 In that thou buildest thine eminent place in 9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I the head of every way, and makest thine high thoroughly washed away thy blood from thee, place in every street; and hast not been as an and I anointed thee with oil.

harlot, in that thou scornest hire ; 10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, 32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded which taketh strungers instead of her hus. thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.

33 They give gifts to all whores : but thou 11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, put bracelets upon thine hands, and a chain on that they may come unto thee on every side for thy neck.

thy whoredom. 12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and ear. 34 And the contrary is in thee from other worings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon men in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thine head.

thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou 13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and sil. givest a reward, and no reward is given unto ver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, thee; therefore thou art contrary. and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, 35 IT Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of and honey, and oil; and thou wast exceeding the LORD: beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a king. 36 Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy dom.

filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness disa 14 And thy renown went forth among the covered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, heathen for thy beauty : for it was perfect and with all the idols of thy abominations, and through my comeliness, which I had put upon by the blood of thy children, which thou didst. thee, saith the Lord GOD.

give unto them ; 15' But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, 37 Behold, therefore, I will gather all thy lova and playedst the harlot because o thy renown, ers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all and pouredst out thy fornications on every one them that thou hast loved, with all them that that passed by ; his it was.

thou hast hated : I will even gather them round 16 And of thy garinents thou didst take, and about against thee, and will discover thy na ked.. deckedst thy high places with divers colours, ness unto them, that they may see all thy naked. and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like ness. things shall not come, neither shall it be so.

38 And I will judge thee, as women that break

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God threateneth her

CHAPTER XVII. with severe judgment. wedlock and shed blood are judged ; and I will 60 Nevertheless, I will remember my cove. give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

nant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I 39 And I will also give thee into their hand, will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. and they shall throw down thine eminent place, 61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and and shall break down thy high places they be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall thine elder and thy younger: and I will give take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy bare.

covenant. 40 They shall also bring up a company against 62 And I will establish my covenant with thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: thrust thee through with their swords.

63 That thou mayest remember, and be con41 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, founded, and never open thy mouth any more and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of because of thy shame, when I am pacified to. many women: and I will cause thee to cease ward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give Lord God. no hire any more.

CHAPTER XVII. . 42 So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I

11 Under the parable of two eagles and a vine, will be quiet, and will be no more angry.

11 is shewed God's judgment upon Jerusalem 43 Because thou hast not remembered the days

for revolting from Babylon to Egypt. 22 of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these

God promiseth to plant the cedar of the gos. things; behold, therefore, I also will recom pel. pense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord AND the word of the LORD came unto me, God: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.

2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a 44 11 Behold, every one that useth proverbs parable unto the house of Israel; shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; A great the mother, so is her daughter,

eagle with great wings, long-winged, full of 45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that feathers, which had divers colours, came unto loatheth her husband and her children; and Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the thou art the sister of thy sisters, which loathed cedar: their husbands and their children: your mother 4 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite. and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in

46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and a city of merchants. her daughters that dwell at thy left hand : and 5 He took also of the seed of the land, and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right planted it in a fruitful field ; he placed it by hand, is Sodom and her daughters.

great waters, and set it as a willow-tree. 47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, 6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine nor done after their abominations : but as if that of low stature, whose branches turned toward were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it more than they, in all thy ways.

became a vine, and brought forth branches, and 48 As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom thy shet forth sprigs. sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as 7 There was also another great eagle with thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.

great wings and many feathers : and behold, 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance forth her branches toward him, that he might of idleness was in her and in her daughters, nei. water it by the furrows of her plantation. ther did she strengthen the hand of the poor and 8 It was planted in a good soil by great wa.' needy.

ters, that it might bring forth branches, and that 50 And they were haughty, and committed it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly abomination before me: therefore I took them vine. away as I saw good.

9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God; Shall 51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots there. sins: but thou hast multiplied thine abomina. of, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? tions more than they, and hast justified thy sisters it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even in all thine abominations which thou hast done. without great power or many people to pluck it

52 Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, up by the roots thereof. bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast 10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it pros. committed more abominable than they : they are per? shall it not utterly wither, when the east more righteous than thou: yea, be thou con. wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows founded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou where it grew. hast justified thy sisters.

11 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came 53 When I shall bring again their captivity, unto me, saying, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and 12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then not what these things mean? Tell them, Behold, poill I bring again the captivity of thy captives the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and in the midst of them :

hath taken the king thereof, and the princes 54 That thou mayest bear thine own shame. thereof, and led them with him to Babylon; and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast 13 And hath taken of the king's seed, and done, in that thou art a comfort unto them. made a covenant with him, and hath taken an

55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daugh. oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty of ters, shall return to their former estate, and Sa. the land: maria and her daughters shall return to their for. 14 That the kingdom might be base, that it mer estate, then thon and thy daughters shall re. might not lift itself up, but that by keeping of turn to your former estate.

his covenant it might stand. 56 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by 15 But he rebelled against him in sending his thy mouth in the day of thy pride,

ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give 57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of shall he escape that doeth such things ? or, shall Syria, and all that are round about her, the he break the covenant, and be delivered? daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee 16 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely in the round about.

place where the king dwelleth that made him 58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine king, whose oath he despised, and whose cove. abominations, saith the LORD.

nant he brake, even with him in the midst of 59 For thus saith the Lord God: I will even Babylon he shall die. deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast de. 17 Neither shall Pharaoh, with his mighty spised the oath in breaking the covenant, army and great company, make for him in the

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