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39. And I will also give thee into their | 52. Thou also, which hast judged thy sishand, and they shall throw down thine emi- ters, bear thine own shame, for thy sins that nent place, and shall break down thy high thou hast committed more abominable than places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, they: they are more righteous than thou; and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee || yea, be thou confounded also, and bear naked and bare.
|| thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy 40. They shall also bring up a company sisters. against thee, and they shall stone thee with | 53. When I shall bring again their capstones, and thrust thee through with their tivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughswords.
ters, and the captivity of Samaria and her . 41. And they shall burn thy houses with daughters, then will I bring again the capfire, and execute judgments upon thee in the tivity of thy captives in the midst of them; sight of many women: and I will cause thee 54. That thou mayest bear thine owni to cease from playing the harlot, and thou shame, and mayest be confounded in all that also shalt give no hire any more.
thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort 42. So will I make my fury towards thee unto them. to rest, and my jealousy shall depart froin 55. When thy sisters, Sodom and her thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no daughters, shall return to their former estate, more angry.
and Samaria and her daughters shall return 43. Because thou hast not remembered to their former estate, then thou and thy the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in | daughters shall return to your former estate. all these things; behold, therefore, I also will 56. For thy sister Sodom was not menrecompense thy way upon thy head, saith tioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride, the Lord God; and thou shalt not commit | 57. Before thy wickedness was discoverthis lewdness above all thine abominations. ed, as at the time of thy reproach of the
44. Behold, every one that useth proverbs daughters of Syria, and all ihat are round shall use this proverb against thee, saying, | about her, the daughters of the Philistines, As is the mother, so is her daughter. which despise thee round abnut.
45. Thou art thy mother's daughter, that || 58. Thou hast borne thy lewdness and loatheth her husband and her children; and thine abominations, saith the LORD. thou art the sister of thy sisters, which loath- 59. For thus saith the Lord God, I will ed their husbands and their children: your even deal with thee as thou hast done, which mother was a Hittite, and your father an hast despised the oath in breaking the cove. Amorite.
46. And thine elder sister is Samaria, she || 60. Nevertheless, I will remember my and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy | and I will establish unto thee an everlasting right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. covenant.
47. Yet hast thou not walked after their 61. Then thou shalt remember thy ways ways, nor done after their abominations; and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive but, as if that were a very little thing, thou thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and wast corrupted more than they in all thy I will give them unto thee for daughters, but ways.
not by thy covenant. · 48. As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom 62. And I will establish my covenant with thy sister hath not done, she nor her daugh-thee; and thou shalt know that I am the ters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daugh- || LORD; ters.
63. That thou mayest remember, and be 49. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy | confounded, and never open thy mouth any sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and more because of thy shame, when I am paabundance of idleness, was in her, and incified toward thee for all that thou hast her daughters, neither did she strengthen done, saith the Lord God. the hand of the poor and needy. .
CHAP, XVII. 50. And they were haughty, and com- || : The parable of the two eagles and the vine, mitted abomination before me: therefore 1 || 1. AND the word of the LORD came unto took them away as I saw good.
A me, saying, · 51. Neither hath Samaria committed half || 2. Son of man,"put forth a riddle, and of thy sins ; but thou hast multiplied thine speak a parable unto the house of Israel; abominations more than they, and hast jus- 3. And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD, A tified thy sisters in all thine abominations great eagle with great wings, long-winged, which thou hast done.
li full of feathers, which had divers colours,
came unto Lebanon, and took the highest) 17. Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty branch of the cedar:
army and great company, make for him in 6. He cropped off the top of his young the war, by casting up mounts, and building twigs, and carried it into a land of traffic; forts, to cut off many persons: he set it in a city of merchants.
| 18. Seeing he despised the oath by break5. He took also of the seed of the land, ing the covenant, when, lo, he had given his and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed hand, and hath done all these things, he shall it by great waters, and set it as a willow-tree; pot escape.
6. And it grew, and became a spreading 19. Therefore thus saith the Lord God, vine of low stature, whose branches turned || As I live, surely mine oath that he hath detoward him, and the roots thereof were un- spised, and my covenant that he hath broken, der him: so it became a vine, and brought even it will I recompense upon his own head. forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.
20. And I will spread my net upon him, 7. There was also another great eagle and he shall be taken in my snare; and I will with great wings and many feathers; and, bring him to Babylon, and will plead with behold, this vine did bend her roots toward | him there for his trespass that he hath tres. him, and shot forth her branches toward | passed against me. him, that he might water it by the furrows 21. And all his fugitives, with all his of her plantation.'
bands, shall fall by the sword, and they that 8. It was planted in a good soil by great remain shall be scattered towards all winds; waters, that it might bring forth branches, and ye shall know that I the LORD have and that it might bear fruit, that it might be spoken it. a goodly vine.
* 22. Thus saith the Lord God, I will also 9. Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, take of the highest branch of the high cedar, Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the and will set it; I will crop off from the top of roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, his young twigs a tender one, and will plant that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves it upon a high mountain and eminent: of her spring, even without great power, or 23. In the mountain of the height of Ismany people to pluck it up by the roots | rael will I plant it; and it shall bring forth thereof.
boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly ce10. Yea, behold, being planted, shall it | dar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of prosper? shall it not utterly wither when the | every wing; in the shadow of the branches east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the thereof shall they dwell. furrows where it grew.
24. And all the trees of the field shall 11. Moreover, the word of the LORD know that I the LORD have brought down came unto me, saying,
the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have 12. Say now to the rebellious house, dried up the green tree, and have made the Know ye not what these things mean? tell | dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken, them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come || and have done it. to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king there
CHAP. XVIII. of, and the princes thereof, and led them God reproveth the unjúst parable of sour grapes. with him to Babylon;
1. AND the word of the LORD came 13. And hath taken of the king's seed, A unto me again, saying, and made a covenant with him, and hath 2. What mean ye, that ye use this protaken an oath of him: he hath also taken verb concerning the land of Israel, saying, the mighty of the land:
The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and 14. That the kingdom might be base, that the children's teeth are set on edge? it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping 3. As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall of his covenant it might stand.
not have occasion any more to use this pro15. But he rebelled against him, in send- verb in Israel. ing his ambassadors into Egypt, that they || 4. Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul might give him horses and much people. || of the father, so also the soul of the son 15 Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.. such things? or shall he break the covenant, | 5. But if a man be just, and do that which and be delivered?
is lawful and right, 16. As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely 6. And hath not eaten upon the mounin the place where the king dwelleth that tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to t made him king, whose oath he despised, and idols of the house of Israel, neither hi whose covenant he brake, even with him, I defiled his neighbour's wife, neither bal in the midst of Babylon, he shall die. . come near to a menstruous woman,
none by violence or his pledge, hath spoiled i 21. But if the wicked will
7. And hath not oppressed any, but hath | 21. But if the wicked will turn from all restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled his sins that he bath committed, and keep none by violence, hath given his bread to all my statutes, and do that which is lawful the hungry, and hath covered the naked and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. with a garment;
22. All his transgressions that he hath 8. He that hath not given forth upon committed, they shall not be mentioned unto usury, neither hath taken any increase, that him: in his righteousness that he hath done hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath he shall live. executed true judgment between man and 23. Have I any pleasure at all that the man,
wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD; 9. Hath walked in my statutes, and hath and not that he should return from his ways, kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, and live? he shall surely live, saith the Lord Goð. | 24. But when the righteous turneth away
10. If he beget a son that is a robber, a from his righteousness, and committeth inishedder of blood, and that doeth the like to quity, and doeth according to all the abomiany one of these things,
nations that the wicked man doeth, shall he 11. And that doeth not any of those duties, live? All his righteousness that he hath done but even hath eaten upon the mountains, shall not be mentioned : in his trespass, that and defiled his neighbour's wife,
he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he 12. Hath oppressed the poor and needy, || hath sinned, in them shall he die. hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored 25. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel, idols, hath committed abomination,
Is not my way equal ? are not your ways 13. Hath given forth upon usury, and hath unequal?" taken increase: shall he then live? he shall 26. When a righteous man turneth away not live: he hath done all these abomina- from his righteousness, and committeth initions; he shall surely die, his blood shall be quity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that upon him.
|| he hath done, shall he die. * 14. Now, lo, if he beget a son that seeth 27. Again, when the wicked man turneth' all his father's sins which he hath done, and away from his wickedness that he hath comconsidereth, and doeth not such like, mitted, and doeth that which is lawful and
15. That hath not eaten upon the moun- right, he shall save his soul alive. tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the || 28. Because he considereth, and turneth idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled away from all his transgressions that he hath his neighbour's wife,
committed, he shall surely live, he shall not 16. Neither hath oppressed any, hath not die. withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled 29. Yet saith the house of Israel, The way by violence, but hath given his bread to the of the LORD is not equal. O house of Ishungry, and hath covered the naked with a rael, are not my ways equal? are not your garment,
ways unequal? 17. That hath taken off his hand from the 30. Therefore I will judge you, O house poor, that hath not received usury nor in- of Israel, every one according to his ways, crease, hath executed my judgments, hath saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn walked in my statutes; he shall not die for yourselves from all your transgressions; so the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live. iniquity shall not be your ruin.
18. As for his father, because he cruelly | 31. Cast away from you all your transoppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, gressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and did that which is not good among his and make you a new heart and a new spirit: people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity. | for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
19. Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son | 32. For I have no pleasure in the death bear the iniquity of the father? When the of him that dieth, saith the Lord God; whereson hath done that which is lawful and right, fore turn yourselves, and live ye. . and hath kept all my statutes, and bath done
CHAP. XIX. them, he shall surely live.
A lamentation for the princes of Israel, and for Jerusalem. ů 20. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. 1. M OREOVER, take thou up a la
The son shall not bear the iniquity of the NI mentation for the princes of Israel, father, neither shall the father bear the ini- 2. And say, What is thy mother? A lionquity of the son; the righteousness of the ess: she lay down among lions, she nourished righteous shall be upon him, and the wicked- her whelps among young lions. ness of the wicked shall be upon him. 3. And she brought up one of her whelps:
20. The soul than or the iniquity of the
2. And say, What ang lions, sheno
it became a young lion, and it learned to wilt thou judge them? cause them to know catch the prey; it devoured men.
the abominations of their fathers; 4. The nations also heard of him; he was ! 5. And say unto them, Thus saith the taken in their pit, and they brought him with Lord God, In the day when I chose Israel, chains unto the land of Egypt.
and lifted up my hand unto the seed of the 5. Now, when she saw that she had wait- house of Jacob, and made myself known ed, and her hope was lost, then she took unto them in the land of Egypt, when I anotherof her whelps, and made him a young || lifted up my hand unto them, saying, I am lion.
the LORD your God; . . 6. And he went up and down among the 6. In the day that I lifted up my hand unlions, he became a young lion, and learned to them, to bring them forth of the land of to catch the prey, and devoured men. I Egypt into a land that I had espied for them,
7. And he knew their desolate palaces, flowing with milk and honey, which is the and he laid waste their cities; and the land glory of all lands; was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the 7. Then said I unto them, Cast ye away noise of his roaring.
| every man the abominations of his eyes, 8. Then the nations set against him on and defile not yourselves with the idols of every side from the provinces, and spread Egypt: I am the LORD your God. their net over him: he was taken in their 8. But they rebelled against me, and
| would not hearken unto me: they did not 9. And they put him in ward in chains, every man cast away the abominations of and brought him to the king of Babylon; their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols they brought him into holds, that his voice of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my should no more be heard upon the moun- | fury upon them, to accomplish mine anger tains of Israel.
against them in the midst of the land of 10. Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, Egypt. planted by the waters: she was fruitful, and 9. But I wrought for my name's sake, that full of branches, by reason of many waters. it should not be polluted before the heathen,
11. And she had strong rods for the scep- among whom they were, in whose sight I tres of them that bare rule, and her stature made myself known unto them, in bringing was exalted among the thick branches, and them forth out of the land of Egypt. she appeared in her height with the multi- 10. Wherefore I caused them to go forth tude of her branches.
out of the land of Egypt, and brought them 12. But she was plucked up in fury, she || into the wilderness: was cast down to the ground, and the east 11. And I gave them my statutes, and wind dried up her fruit; her strong rods shewed them my judgments, which if a were broken and withered, the fire consum- man do, he shall even live in them. ed them.
| 12. Moreover also, I gave them my sab13. And now she is planted in the wil- || baths, to be a sign between me and them, derness, in a dry and thirsty ground. that they might know that I am the LORD
14. And fire is gone out of a rod of her that sanctify them. branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so | 13. But the house of Israel rebelled against that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre me in the wilderness: they walked not in to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be my statutes, and they despised my judg. for a lamentation.
ments, which if a man do, he shall even live CHAP. XX.
in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polGod promiseth to gather the children of Israel by the gospel. || luted: then I said, I would pour out my fury 1. AND it came to pass in the seventh | upon them in the wilderness,to consume them.
A year, in the fifth month, the tenth 14. But I wrought for my name's sake, day of the month, that certain of the elders that it should not be polluted before the of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and heathen, in whose sight I brought them out. sat before me.
| 15. Yet also I lifted up my hand unto 2. Then came the word of the LORD unto them in the wilderness, that I would not me, saying,
bring them into the land which I had given 3. Son of man, speak unto the elders of them, flowing with milk and honey, which Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the is the glory of all lands; Lord God, Are ye come to inquire of me? 16. Because they despised my judgments, As I live, saith the Lord God, I will not be and walked not in my statutes, but polluted inquired of by you.
my sabbaths: for their heart went after their 4. Wilt thou judge them, son of man? Il idols.
17. Nevertheless mine eye spared them is commit ye whoredom after their abominafrom destroying them, neither did I make an tions? end of them in the wilderness.
31. For when ye offer your gifts, when 18. But I said unto their children in the ye make your sons to pass through the fire, wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, your fathers, neither observe their judgments, even unto this day: and shall I be inquired nor defile yourselves with their idols. of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith
19. I am the LORD your God; walk in my the Lord God, I will not be inquired of by statutes, and keep my judgments, and do you. them;
32. And that which cometh into your 20. And hallow my sabbaths; and they mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We shall be a sign between me and you, that ye will be as the heathen, as the families of the may know that I am the LORD your God. countries, to serve wood and stone.
21. Notwithstanding the children rebelled 33. As I live, saith the Lord God, surely against me: they walked not in my sta- with a mighty hand, and with a stretchedtutes, neither kept my judgments to do out arm, and with fury poured out, will I them, which if a man do, he shall even live rule over you; in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I 34. And I will bring you out from the peosaid, I would pour out my fury upon them, ple, and will gather you out of the countries to accomplish mine anger against them in wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty the wilderness.
hand, and with a stretched-out arm, and 22. Nevertheless I withdrew my hand, with fury poured out; and wrought for my name's sake, that it 35. And I will bring you into the wildershould not be polluted in the sight of the ness of the people, and there will I plead heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth. with you face to face.
23. I lifted up my hand unto them also in 36. Like as I pleaded with your fathers the wilderness, that I would scatter them in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so among the heathen, and disperse them will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. through the countries;
37. And I will cause you to pass under 24. Because they had not executed my the rod, and I will bring you into the bond judgments, but had despised my statutes, of the covenant: and had polluted my sabbaths, and their 38. And I will purge out from among you eyes were after their fathers' idols.
the rebels, and them that transgress against 25. Wherefore I gave them also statutes me: I will bring them forth out of the country that were not good, and judgments whereby where they sojourn, and they shall not enter they should not live:
: l into the land of Israel; and ye shall know 26 And l polluted them in their own gifts, that I am the LORD. in that they caused to pass through the fire 39. As for you, O house of Israel, thus all that openeth the womb, that I might saith the Lord God, Go ye, serve ye every make them desolate, to the end that they one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not might know that I am the LORD.
hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy 27. Therefore, son of man, speak unto | name no more with your gists, and with your the house of Israel, and say unto them, || idols. Thus saith the Lord God, Yet in this your |40. For in my holy mountain, in the mounfathers have blasphemed me, in that they tain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord have committed a trespass against me. | God, there shall all the house of Israel, all
28. For when I had brought them into of them in the land, serve me: there will I the land, for the which I lifted up my hand accept them, and there will I require your to give it to them, then they saw every high offerings, and the first-fruits of your oblahill, and all the thick trees, and they offered tions, with all your holy things. there their sacrifices, and there they pre- || 41. I will accept you with your sweet sented the provocation of their offering: savour, when I bring you out from the peothere also they made their sweet savour, | ple, and gather you out of the countries and poured out there their drink-offerings. wherein ye have been scattered; and I will
29. Then I said unto them, What is the be sanctified in you before the heathen. high place whereunto ye go? And the name 42. And ye shall know that I am the thereof is called Bamah unto this day. LORD, when I shall bring you into the land
30. Wherefore say unto the house of Is- of Israel, into the country for the which I rael, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Are ye pol- lifted up my hand to give it to your fathers. luted after the manner of your fathers? and U 43. And there shall ye remember your