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A lamentation for Egypt. EZEKIEL.

The duty of a watchman. will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon though they were the terror of the mighty in the shall not give her light.

land of the living. 8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make 28 Yen, thou shalt be broken in the midst of dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that. saith the Lord God.

are slain with the sword. 9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, 29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her when I shall bring thy destruction among the princes, which with their might are laid by them nations, into the countries which thou hast not that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with known.

the uncircumcised, and with them that go down 10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at to the pit. thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for 30 There be the princes of the north, all of thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone them: and they shall tremble at every moment, down with the slain : with their terror they are every man for his own life, in the day of thy ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumfall,

cised with them that be slain by the sword, and 11 | For thus saith the Lord God; The bear their shame with them that go down to the sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon

pit. thee.

31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be com12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause forted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, and all his army slain by the sword, saith the all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Lord GOD. Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be de. 32 For I have caused my terror in the land stroyed.

of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst 13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from of the uncircumcised with them that are slain beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multiman trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of tude, saith the Lord God. beasts trouble them.

CHAPTER XXXIII. 14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord

1 According to the duty of a watchman, in GOD.

warning the people, 7 Ezekiel is admonished 15 When I shall make the land of Egypt deso.

of his duty.' 10 God sheveth the justice of late, and the country shall be destitute of that

his ways towards the penitent, and towards whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them

revolters. 17 He maintaineth his justice. that dwell therein, then shall they know that

21 Upon the news of the taking of Jerusalem I am the LORD.

he prophesieth the desolation of the land. 16 This is the lamentation wherewith they 30 God's judgment upon the mockers of the shall lament her: the daughters of the nations

prophets. shall Jament her: they shall lament for her, even AGAIN the word of the LORD came unto me, for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the

h saying, Lord God

2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy 17 1 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, people, and say unto them, When I bring the in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word sword upon a land, if the people of the land of the LORD came unto me, saying,

take a man of their coasts, and set bim for their 18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of watchman : Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the 3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the daughters of the famous nations, unto the netherland, he blow the trumpet, and warn the peo. parts of the earth, with them that go down into ple; the pit.

4 Then, whosoever heareth the sound of the 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty ? go down, trumpet, and taketh not warning: if the sword and be thou laid with the uncircumcised.

come and take him away, his blood shall be upon 20 They shall fall in the midst of them that his own head. are slain by the sword : she is delivered to the 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and sword : draw her and all her multitudes.

took not warning: his blood shall be upon him. 21 The strong among the mighty shall speak But he that taketh warning shall deliver his to him out of the midst of hell with them that soul. help him: they are gone down, they lie uncir.

6 But if the watchman see the sword come, cumcised, slain by the sword.

and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not 22 Asshur is there and all her company: his warned: if the sword come, and take any pergraves are about him: all of them slain, fallen son from among them, he is taken away in his by the sword :

iniquity; but his blood will I require at the 23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the watchman's hand. pit, and her company is round about her grave: 71 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore caused terror in the land of the living.

thou shalt hear the word ut my mouth, and warn 24 There is Elam and all her multitude round them from me. about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the 8 When I say unto the wicked, 0 wicked sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not the nether parts of the earth, which caused their speak to warn the wicked from his way, that terror in the land of the living : yet have they wicked man shall die in his iniquity ; but his borne their shame with them that go down to blood will I require at thine hand. the pit.

9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of 25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the his way to turn from it: if he do not turn from slain with all her multitude: her graves are his way, he shall die in his iniquity ; but thou round about him: all of them uncircumcised, hast delivered thy soul. slain by the sword : though their terror was caused 10 Therefore, thou son of man, speak unto in the land of the living, yet have they borne their the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If shame with them that go down to the pit: he is our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and put in the midst of them that be slain.

we pine away in them, how should we then 26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her mul. live ? titude: her graves are round about him: all of | 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though God, I have no pleasure in the death of the they caused their terror in the land of the living. wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way

27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that and live : turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways: are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone for why will ye die, O house of Israel ? down to hell with their weapons of war: and 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the they have laid their swords under their heads, children of thy people, The righteousness of the but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his



The justice of God's power. CHAPTER XXXIV. Bad shepherds reproved. transgression : as for the wickedness of the can play well on an instrument: for they hear wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day thy words, but they do them not. that he turneth from his wickedness; neither 33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will shall the righteous be able to live for his righte. come,) then shall they know that a prophet bath ousness in the day that he sinneth.

been among them. 13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he

CHAPTER XXXIV. shall surely live ; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his right.

1 A reproof of the shepherds. 7 God's judg. eousnesses shall not be remembered; but for ment against them. 11 His providence for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die

his flock. 20 The kingdom of Christ. for it.

AND the word of the LORD came unto me, 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do 2 Son of man, prophesy against the shep. that which is lawful and right;

herds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds ; that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, Wo be to the shepherds of Israel thut do feed without committing iniquity ; he shall surely themselves ! should not the shepherds feed the live, he shall not die.

flocks? 16 None of his sins that he hath committed 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done wool, ye kill them thut ure fed: but ye feed not that which is lawful and right; he shall surely the flock. Alive.

4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, 17 Yet the children of thy people say, The neither have ye healed that which was sick, 'way of the LORD is not equal: but us for them, neither huve ye bound up that which was bro. their way is not equal.

ken, neither have ye brought again that which 18 When the righteous turneth from his right. was driven away, neither have ye sought that ieousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even which was lost ; but with force and with cruel. die thereby.

ty ha ve ye ruled them. 19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, 5 And they were scattered, because there is and do that which is lawful and right, he shall no shepherdand they became meat to all live thereby.

the beasts of the field, when they were scat. 20 [ Yet ye say, The way of the LORD is not

tered. equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you 6 My sheep wandered through all the moun. every one after his ways.

tains, and opon every high hill: yea, my flock 21 | And it came to pass in the twelfth year was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth | none did search or seek after them. day of the month, that one that had escaped out 7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of Jerusalem came unto me saying, The city is of the LORD; smilten.

8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely be. 22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon cause my flock became a prey, and my flock me in the evening, afore he that was escaped became meat to every beast of the field, be. came; and had opened my mouth, until he came cause there was no shepherd, neither did my to me in the morning ; and my mouth wus open shepherds search for my flock, but the shep. ed, and I was no more dumb.

herds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; 23 Then the word of the LORD came unto 9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word me, saying,

of the LORD;.. 24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abra. | against the shepherds; and I will require my ham was one, and he inherited the land: but flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from we are many; the land is given us for inherit. feeding the flock ; neither shall the shepherds ance.

feed themselves any more ; for I will deliver my 25 Wherefore, say unto them, Thus saith the flock from their mouth, that they may not be Lord God: Ye eat with the blood, and lift up ment for them. your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood : 11 T For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, and shall ye possess the land?

even I, will both search my sheep, and seek 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abom them out. ination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the wife: and shall ye possess the land ?

day that he is among his sheep that are scat. 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the tered; so will l seek out my sheep, and will Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in deliver them out of all places where they the wastes, shall fall by the sword, and him have been scattered in the cloudy and dark that is in the open field, will I give to the day. beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the 13 And I will bring them out from the peo. forts and in the caves, shall die of the pesti. ple, and gather them from the countries, and lence.

will bring them to their own land, and feed 28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and them upon the mountains of Israel by the the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none country. .. shall pass through.

14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and 29 Then shall they know that I am the LORD, | upon the high mountains of Israel shall their when I have laid the land most desolate because föld be: there shnll they lie in a good fold, and of all their abominations which they have com. in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the moun. mitted.

tains of Israel. 30 1 Also, thou son of man, the children of 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them thy people still are talking against thee by the to lie down, saith the Lord God. walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak 16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring one to another, every one to his brother, saying, again that which was driven away, and will bind Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word | up that which was broken, and will strengthen that cometh forth from the LORD.

that which was sick : but I will destroy the fat 31 And they come unto thee as the people and the strong; I will feed them with judg. cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, ment. and they hear thy words, but they will not do 17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith them: for with their mouth they shew much the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cat. love, but their heart goeth after their covetous. tle and cattle, between the rams and the he. Ress.

goats, 32 And lo, thou art unto them as a very love. 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have by song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and I eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread

Blessings of Christ's kingdom. EZEKIEL. The land of Israel comforted. down with your feet the residue of your pas.) 10 Because thou hast said, These two nations tures ? and to have drunk of the deep wa- and these two countries shall be mine, and we ters, but ye must foul the residue with your will possess it ; whereas the LORD wus there: feet?

11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, 19 And as for my flock, they eat that which | I will even do according to thine anger, and ac. ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink cording to thine envy which thou hast used out that which ye have fouled with your feet.

of thy hatred against them; and I will make 2011 Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto myself known among them, when I have judged them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between

thee. the fut cattle and between the lean cattle.

12 And thou shalt know that I am the LORD. 21 Because ye have thrust with side and with and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your thou hast spoken against the mountains of Ishorns, till ye huve scattered them a broad :

ruel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are 22 'I'herefore will I save my flock, and they given us to consume. shall no more be a prey; and I will judge be. 13 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted tween cattle and cattle.

against me, and have multiplied your words 23 And I will set up one Shepherd over them, against me: I have heard them. and he shall feed them, even my servant David; 14 Thus saith the Lord God; When the whole he shall feed them, and he shall be their shep earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate. herd.

15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of 24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so servant David a prince among them; I the will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, o LORD have spoken it.

mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and 25 And I will make with them a covenant of they shall know that I am the Lord. peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out

CHAPTER XXXVI. of the land : and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.

1 The land of Israel is comforted, both by de. 26 And I will make them and the places round

struction of the heathen, who spitefully used about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the

it, 8 and by the blessings of God promised shower to come down in his season ; there

unto it. 16 Israel was rejected for their shall be showers of blessing.

sin, 21 and shall be restored without their 27 And the tree of the field shall yield her desert. 23 The blessings of Christ's king. fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and dom. they shall be safe in their land, and shall know ALSO, thou son of man, prophesy unto the that I am the LORD, when I have broken the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of of Israel, hear the word of the LORD: the hand of those that served themselves of 2 Thus saith the Lord God; Because the ene. them.

my hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient 28 And they shall no more be a prey to the high places are ours in possession :_ heathen, neither shall the beasts of the land de. 3 Therefore, prophesy and say, Thus saith the vour them ; but they shall dwell safely, and Lord God; Because they have made you deso. none shall make them afraid.

lute, und swallowed you up on every side, that 29 And I will raise up for them a plant of re. ye might be a possession unto the residue of the nown, and they shall be no more consumed with heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talk. hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of ers, and are an infamy of the people: the heathen any more.

4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the 30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, God.

and to the cities that are forsaken, which be31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, came a prey and derision to the residue of the are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord henthen that are round about ;

5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely 1 CHAPTER XXXV.

in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against

the residue of the heathen, and against all Idu. The judgment of mount Seir for their hatred

mea, which have appointed my land into their of Israel.

possession with the joy of all their heart, with MOREOVER the word of the LORD came despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey. unto me, saying,

6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of 2 Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the and prophesy against it,

hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith 3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord God: the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my Behold, o inount Seir, I am against thee, and I jealousy and in my fury, because ye huve borne will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I the shame of the heathen: will make thee most desolate.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have 4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt lifted up mine hand : Surely the heathen that be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the are about you, they shall bear their shame. LORD.

8 T But ye, () mountains of Israel, ye shall 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, I shoot forth your brunches, and yield your fruit and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to by the force of the sword in the time of their ca come. lamity, in the time that their iniquity had an 9 For behold, I am for you, and I will turn end:

unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown : 6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I 10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities pursue thee : since thou hast not hated blood, shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be build. even blood shall pursue thee.

ed: 7 Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate. 11 And I will multiply upon you man and and cut off from it him that passeth out and him beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: that returneth.

and I will settle you after your old estates, and 8 And I will fill his mountains with his slain will do better unto you than at your beginnings: men : in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all und ye shall know that I am the LORD. tby rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, sword.

even my people Israel; and they shall possess 9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them ef that I am the LORD.



h 10 And and ye sham for y

Blessings of Christ's kingdom. CHAPTER XXXVII. Resurrection of dry bones.

13 Thus saith the Lord God; Because they waste and desolate and ruined cities are become say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and fenced, and are inhabited. hast berea ved thy nations;

36 Then the heathen that are left round about 14 Therefore, thou shalt devour men no more, you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the places, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord God.

Lord have spoken it, and I will do it. 15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee 37 Thus suith the Lord God; I will yet for the shame of the heathen any more, neither this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any it for them; I will increase them with men like more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall a flock. any more, su ith the Lord GOD.

38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem 16 | Moreover the word of the LORD came in her solemn feasts ; so shall the waste cities be unto me, saying,

filled with flocks of men: and they shall know 17 Son of man, when the house of Israel that I am the LORD. dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings : their way was

CHAPTER XXXVII. before me as the uncleanness of a removed wo

1 By the resurrection of dry bones, 11 the dead man

hope of Israel is revived. 15 By the uniting 18 Wherefore, I poured my fury upon them

of two sticks, 18 is shewed the incorporation for the blood that they had shed upon the land,

of Israel into Judah. 20 The promises of and for their idols wherewith they had pollut.

Christ's kingdom. ed it :

19 And I scattered them among the heathen, I THE hand of the LORD was upon me, and and they were dispersed through the countries : Icarried me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and according to their way and according to their set me down in the midst of the valley which doings I judged them.

was full of bones, 20 And when they entered unto the heathen, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: whither they went, they profaned my holy and behold, there were very many in the open name, when they said to them, These are the valley; and lo, they were very dry. people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these his land.

bones live? and I answered, O Lord God, thou 21 | But, I had pity for mine holy name, knowest. which the house of Israel had profaned among 4 Again be said unto me, Prophesy upon these the heathen, whither they went.

bones, and say unto them, o ye dry bones, hear 22 Therefore, say unto the house of Israel, the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones ; sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, name's sake, which ye have profaned among

and ye shall live: the heathen, whither ye went.

6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will 23 And I will sanctify my great name, which bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with was profaned among the heathen, which ye skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; have profaned in the midst of them; and the and ye shall know that I am the LORD.. heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded : and the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a before their eyes.

shaking, and the bones came together, bone to 24 For I will take you from among the hea. his bone. then, and gather you out of all countries, and

8. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the will bring you into your own land.

flesh came up upon them, and the skin cov. 25 1 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon ered them above: but there was no breath in you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthi. them. ness, and from all your idols, will 1 cleanse 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the you.

wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four new spirit will I put within you, and I will take winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, away the stony heart out of your flesh, und I will that they may live, give you an heart of flesh.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great keep my judgments, and do them.

army. 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave 11 1 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and

bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they I will be your God.

say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost : 29 I will also save you from all your unclean. we are cut oft' for our parts. nesses: and I will call for the corn, and will in. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, crease it, and lay no famine upon you.

Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my peo30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, ple, I will open your graves, and cause you to and the increase of the field, that ye shall re. come up out of your graves, and bring you into ceive no more reproach of famine among the the land of Israel. heathen.

13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, 31 Then shall ye remember your own evil when I have opened your graves, O my people, ways, and your doings that were not good,

and brought you up out of your graves, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight

14 And shall put my Spirit in you, and ye for your iniquities, and for your abominu.

shall live, and I shall place you in your own tions.

land: then shull ye know that I the LORD have 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD. God, be it known unto you: be ashamed and 15 11 The word of the LORD came again unto confounded for your own ways, O house of Is.

me, saying, rael.

16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one 33 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day that stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the I shall have cleansed you from all your iniqui. children of Israel his companions : then take ties I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the and the wastes shall be builded.

stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel 34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, where. his companions : as it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed 17 And join them one to another into one by.

stick; and they shall become one in thine 35 And they shall say, This land that was deso. hand. late is become like the garden of Eden; and the 18 1 And when the children of thy people

The promises of Christ's kingdom. EZEKIEL. God's judgment against Gog. shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil shew us what thou meanest by these?

thought: 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling his fellows, and will put them with him, even without walls, and having neither bars nor with the stick of Judah, and make them one gates, stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey ; to turn 20 I And the sticks whereon thou writest shall thine hand upon the desolate places that are noro be in thine hand before their eyes...

inhabited, and upon the people that are gather21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord ed out of the nations, which have gotten cattle GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. from among the heathen, whither they be gone, 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of and will gather them on every side, and bring Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, sball them into their own land:

say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? 22 And I will make them one nation in the hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey ? land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king to carry away silver and gold, to take away cat. shall be king to them all: and they shall be no tle and goods, to take a great spoil? more two nations, neither shall they be divided 14 T Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say into two kingdoms any more at all:

unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that 23 Neither shall they defile themselves any day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, more with their idols, nor with their detestable shalt thou not know it? things, nor with any of their transgressions : but 15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, the north parts, thou, and many people with wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great com. them: so shall they be my people, and I will be pany, and a mighty army: their God.

16 And thou shalt come up against my peo. 24 And David my servant shall be king, over ple of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it them; and they all shall have one shepherd : shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee they shall also walk in my judgments, and ob against my land, that the heathen may know serve my statutes, and do them.

me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have before their eyes. given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fa 17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of thers have dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, whom I have spoken in old time by my servants even they, and their children, and their chil. the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those dren's children for ever: and my servant Duvid days many years, that I would bring thee against shall be their prince for ever.

them? 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace 18 And it shall come to pass at the same time with them : it shall be an everlasting covenant when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, with them; and I will place them, and multiply saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of in my face. them for evermore,

19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; people.

20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls 28 And the heathen shall know that I the of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary creeping things that creep upon the earth, and shall be in the midst of them for evermore. . all the men that are upon the face of the earth, CHAPTER XXXVIII.

shall shake at my presence, and the mountains

shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall 1 The army, 8 and malice of Gog. 14 God's

fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. judgment against him.

21 And I will call for a sword against him AND the word of the LORD came unto me, throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord

GOD: every man's sword shall be against his 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the brother. land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and 22 And I will plead against him with pesti. Tubal, and prophesy against him,

lence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, and upon his bands, and upon the many people I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of that are with him, an overflowing rain, und Meshech and Tubal:

great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks in. 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify to thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them nations, and they shall know that I am the clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great LORD. company with bucklers and shields, all of them

CHAPTER XXXIX. handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Lybia with them; all

1 God's judgment upon Gog. 8 Israel's victoof them with shield and helmet:

ry. 11 Gog's burial in Hamon-gog. 17 The 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of To.

feast of the fowls. 23 Israel, having been garmah of the north quarters, and all his hands :

plagued for their sins, shall be gathered again and many people with thee.

with etcrnal favour. 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, THEREFORE, thou son of man, prophesy thou, and all thy company that are assembled I against Gog, and say, Thus snith the Lord unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, tha

81 After many days thou shalt be visited: in chief prince of Meshech and Tubul: the latter years thou shalt come into the land 2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the that is brought back from the sword, and is sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come gathered out of many people, against the moun. up from the north parts, and will bring thee up. tains of Israel, which have been always waste: on the mountains of Isruel: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and 3 And I will smite thy bow ont of thy left they shall dwell safely all of them.

hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thy right hand. thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, A Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Is. thou, and all thy bands, and many people with rael, thou, and all thy bands, and the people thee.

that is with thee: I will give thee unto the rav. 10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also enous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the come to pass, that at the same time shall things | field, to be devoured.


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