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Lamintation for Egypt. -. Chap. XXXIII. Ezekiel admonished of his duty. 669 and the daughters of the famous nations, shame with them that go down to the pit. uinto the nether parts of the earth, with il 31 Pharoah shall see them, and shall be them that go down into the pit.

Comforted over all his multitude, even 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty ? | Pharaoh and all his army slain by the go down), and be thou laid with the un- il sword, saith the Lord God. circumcised.;

32 For I have caused my terror in the 20 They shall fall in the midst of them | land of the living : and he shall be laid that are slain by the sword : she is de in the midst of the uncircumcised with livered to the sword ; draw her and all lhem that are slain with the sword, even her multitudes.

Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the 21 The strong among the mighty shall || Lord God. speak to him out of the midst of heil

CHAP. XXXIII. with them that help him : they are gone | 1 By the duty of a watchman, 7 Ezekiel down, they lie uncircumcised, slaiu byl is admonished of his duty. 10 God the sword.

showeth the justice of his ways. 22 Asshur is there and all her compa- | A GAIN the word of the LORD came ny: his graves are about him : all of A unto me, saying, them slain, fallen by the sword:

2 Son of man, speak to the children of 23 Whose graves are set in the sides of thy people, and say unto them, When I the pit, and her company is round about | bring the sword upon a land, if the peoher grave: all of them slain, fallen by Il ple of the land take a man of their coasts,

land of the living.

3 If when he serth the sword come 24 There is Elam and all her multi- || upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and tude round about her grave, all of them warn the people ; slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone 4 Then whosoever heareth the sound down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the trumpet, and taketh not warning: of the earth, which caused their terror if the sword come and take him away, in the land of the living ; yet have they | his blood shall be upon his own head. borne the shame with them that go 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, fi down to the pit.

| and took not warning ; his blood shall be . 25 They have set her a bed in the midst upon him. But be that taketh warning of the slain with all her multitude ; her shall deliver his soul. graves are round about him : all of them! 6 But if the watchman see the sword uncircumcisedi, slain by the sword: though come, and blow not the trumpet, and the their terror was caused in the land of the il people be not warned ; if the sword come, living, yet have they borne their shame and take any person from among them, he with them that go down to the pit : he is is taken away in his iniquity ; but his blood, put in the midst of them that he slain., will I require at the watchman's hand.

26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all 7 f So thou, () son of man, I have set'. her multitude : her graves are round a thee a watchman unto the house of Isbout him ; all of them uncircumcised, rael; therefore thou shalt hear the word slain by the sword, though they, caused at my mouth, and warn them from me. their terror in the land of the living, ! 8 When I say unto the wicked, 0),

27 And they shall not lie with the wicked man, thou shalt surely die ; it mighty that are fallen of the uncircum- I thou dost not speak to warn the wickedl cised, which are gone down to hell with from his way, that wicked man shall die their weapons of war : and they have in his iniquity ; but his blood will I relaid their swords under their heads, but quire at thine hand. their iniguities shall be upon their bones, 1 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked, though they were the terror of the mighty of his way to turn from it ; if he do not in the land of the living. 3.30! :D | turn from his way, he shall die in his in-.

28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the liquity ; but thou hast delivered thy soul. midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie 10 T Therefore, () thou son of man, with them that are slain with the sword. speak unto the house of Israel ; Thus ye

29 There is Edom, her kings, and all speak, saying, If our transgressions and her princes, which with their might are our sins be upon us, and we pine away in laid by them that were slain by the sword: | them, low should we then live? they shall lie with the uncircumcised, 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the and with then that go down to the pit. Lord. GOD, I have no pleasure in the

30 There be the princes of the north, death of the wicked ; but that the wickall of them, and all the Zidonians, which led turn from his way and live : turn ye, are gone down with the slain; with their turn ye from your evil ways ; for why terror they are ashamed of their might; will ye die, () house of Israel?. . and they lie uncircumcised with them that 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto be slain by the sword, and bear their the children of thy people, The righteous.

670 The justice af Gail's ways. EZEKIEL. ^ Bad shepherds refiroved. ness of the righteous shall not deliver him, they that are in the wastes shall fall by in the day of his transgression : as for the the sword, and him that is in the open wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall field will I give to the beasts to be dethereby in the day that he turneth from voured, and they that be in the forts and his wickedness ; neither shall the right in the caves shall die of the pestilence. eous be able to live for his righteousness 28 For I will lay the land most deso in the day that he sinneth.

late, and the pomp of her strength shall 13 When I shall say to the righteous, cease; and the mountains of Israel shall that he shall surely live ; if he trust to his be desolate, that none shall pass through. own righteousness, and commit iniquity, 29 Then shall they know that I am the all his righteousnesses shall not be remet LORD, when I have laid the land most bered; but for his iniquity that he hath desolate because of all their abominacommitted, he shall die for it.

tions which they have committed. 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, | 30 | Also, thou son of man, the chilThou shalt surely die ; if he turn from dren of thy people still are talking against his sin, and do that which is lawful and thee by the walls and in the doors of the right

houses, and speak one to another, every 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, | one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray give again that he had robbed, walk in the you, and hear what is the word that comstatutes of life, without committing ini- eth forth from the LORD.. quity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. 31 And they come unto thee as the

16 None of his sins that he hath com- people cometh, and they sit before thee mitted shall be mentioned unto him : he || as my people, and they hear thy words, hath done that which is lawful and right; but they will not do them: for with their he shall surely live.

mouth they shew much love, but their 17 Yet the children of thy people say, heart goeth after their covetousness The way of the Lord is not equal : but 32 And lo, thou art imto them as a as for them, their way is not equal. very lovely song of one that hąth a pleas

18. When the righteous turneth from ant voice, and can play well on an inhis righteousness, and committeth ini strument : for they hear thy words, but quity, he shall even die thereby."

they do them not. * 19 But if the wicked turn from his 33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, wickedness, and do that which is lawful | it will come,) then shall they know that and right, he shall live thereby.

a prophet hath been among them. " 20 Yet ye say, The way of the LORD

CHAP. XXXIV.' is not equal. Oye house of Israel, I will 1 Bad shepherds reproved. © Their judge you every one after his ways.

judgment. 11, God's firoviilence for 21 † And it came to pass in the twelfth his flock. 20 The kingdom of Christ. year of our captivity, in the tenth month, 1 AND the word of the Lord came in the fifth day of the month, that one || A unto me, saying, that had escaped out of Jerusalem came 2 Son of man, prophesy against the unto me, saying, The city is smitten. shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say

22 Now the hand of the LORD was unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unupon me in the evening, afore he that to the shepherds; Woe be to the shepwas escaped came; and had opened my herds of Israel that do feed themselves ! mouth, until he came to me in the morn- should not the shepherds feed the flocks? ing ; and my mouth was opened, and I | 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you was no more dumb.

with the wool, ye kill them that are 23 Then the word of the LORD came | fed : but ye feed not the flock. unto me, saying,

4 The diseased have ye not strength24 Son of man, they that inbabit those l ened, neither have ye healed that which wastes of the land of Israel speak, say- was sick, neither have ye bound up that ing, Abraham was one, and he inherited which was broken, neither have ye the lard: but we are many; the land is brought again that which was driven given us for inheritance.

| away, neither have ye sought that which 25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus was lost; but with force and with cruelty saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the have ye ruled them. blood, and lift up your eyes toward your 5 And they were scattered, because idols, and shed blood : and shall ye pos- there is no sliepherd : and they became sess the land?

meat to all the beasts of the field, when 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work they were scattered. abomination, and ye defile every one his 6 My sheep wandered through all the neighbour's wife : and shall ye possess mountains, and upon every high hill : the land?

li yea, my flock was scattered upon all the 27 Say thou this unto them, Thus | face of the earth, and none did search ar saith the Lord God; As I live, surely seek after them.

God's providence for his flock. CụAP. xxxv. The kingdom of Christ. 671

7 & Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the || with shoulder, and pushed all the disease word of the LORD;

ed with your horns, till ye have scattered 8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely || them abroad; because my flock became a prey, and my | 22 Therefore will I save my flock, and flock became meat to every beast of the they shall no more be a prey; and I will field, because there was no shepherd, nei-l judge between cattle and cattle. ther did my shepherds search for my 23 And I will set up one shepherd over flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, them, and he shall feed them, even my and fed not my flock;

servant David ; he shall feed them, and 9 Therefore, Oye shepherds, hear the he shall be their shepherd. word of the LORD;

24 And I the LORD will be their God, 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, || and my servant David a prince among I am against the shepherds; and I will re- them ; I the Lord have spoken it. quire my flock at their hand, and cause 25 And I will make with them a covthem to cease from feeding the flock; nei enant of peace, and will cause the evil ther shall the shepherds feed themselves beasts to cease out of the land: and they any more; for. I will deliver my fiock shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and from their mouth, that they may not be sleep in the woods. meat for them.

26 And I will make them and the places 11 | For thus saith the Lord God; || round about my hill a blessing; and I will Behold, I, even I, will both search my cause the shower to come down in his sheep, and seek them out.

season; there shall be showers of blessing. 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock | 27 And the tree of the field shall yield in the day that he is among his sheep that her fruit, and the earth shall yield her inare scattered; so will I seek out my sleep, I crease, and they shall be safe in their land, and will deliver them out of all places and shall know that I am the LORD, when where they have been scattered in the I have broken the bands of their roke, cloudy and dark day.

and delivered them out of the hand of 13 And I will bring them out from the those that served themselves of them. people, and gather them from the coun- | 28 And they shall no more be a prey to tries, and will bring them to their own the heathen, neither shall the beasts of the land, and feed them upon the mountains land devour them ; but they shall dwell of Israel by the rivers, and in all the in- | safely, and none shall make them afraid. habited places of the country.

29 And I will raise up for them a plant 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, of renown, and they shall be no more conand upon the high mountains of Israel sumed with hunger in the land, neither shall their fold be: there shall they lie in bear the shame of the heathen any more. , a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall | 30 Thus shall they know that I the they feed upon the mountains of Jerael. LORD their God rem with them, and that

15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause they, even the house of Israel, are my them to lie down, saith the Lord God. people, saith the Lord God..

16 I will seek that which was lost, and 31 And ye my flock, the flock of my bring again that which was driven away, I pasture, ure men, and I am your God, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick:

CHAP. XXXV. in . but I will destroy the fat and the strong ; | The judgment of mount Seir for their I will feed them with judgment.

hatred of Israel. 17 And as for you, my flock, thus M OREOVER the word of the LORD saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge || IVI came unto me, saying, between cattle and cattle, between the 2 Son of man, set thy face against rams and the he-goats.

mount Seir, and prophesy against it, 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you ŠAnd say unto it, Thus saith the Lord to have eaten up the good pasture, but GOD; Behold, () mount Seir, I am a-" ye must tread down with your feet the gainst thee, and I will stretch out mine residue of yonr. pastures? and to have hand against thee, and I will make thee drunk of the deep waters, but ye must | most desolate. foul the residue with your feet?"

4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thoi 19 And as for my Hock, they eat that shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know which ye have trodden with your feet; that I am the LORD. and they drink that which ye have fouled 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual with your feet.

hatred, and hast shed the blood of the 20 I Therefore thus saith the Lord children of Israel by the force of the God unto then ; Behold, I, even I, will sword in the time of their calamity, ini judge between the fat cattle and between the time that their iniquity had an end : the lean cattle.

6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord 21 Because ye have thrust with side and 'Gen, I will prepare thee unto blood,

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672 Israel revenged and comforted. EZEKIEL. God's blessing on her. blood shall pursue thee : sith thou hast not 5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I

7 Thus will I make mount Seir most spoken against the residue of the heathen, desolate, and cut off from it him that pass- and against all Idumea, which have apeth out and him that returneth.

li pointed my land into their possession with .8 And I will fill his mountains witli his the joy of all their heart, with despiteful slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, 1 minds, to cast it out for a prey. and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that 6 Prophesy therefore concerning the are slain with the sword.

| land of Israel, and say unto the moun9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, tains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to and thy cities shall not return; and ye the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; shall know that I am the LORD.

Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and 10 Because thou hast said, These two in my fury, because ye have borne the nations and these two countries shall be shame of the heathen: mine, and we will possess it ; whereas the 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord Gop; LORD was there :

| I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord | hcathen that are about you, they shall God, I will even do according to thine | bear their shame. · anger, and according to thine envy which 8. But ye, O mountains of Israel, ve thou hast used out of thy hatred against shall shoot forth your branches, and yield them; and I will make myself known a- | your fruit to my people of Israel; for they mong them, when I have judged thee. are at hand to come.

12 And thou shalt know that I am the 9 Forbehold, I am for you, and I will turn LORD, and that I have heard all thy blas- unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: phemies which thou hast spoken against li 10 And I will multiply men upon you, the mountains of Israel, saying, They are all the house of Israel, even all of it: and laid desolate, they are given us to consume. the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes

13 Thus with your mouth ye have li shall be builded : boasted against me, and have multiplied || 11 And I will multiply upon you man your words against me:I have heardihem. and beast ; and they shall increase and

14 Thus saith the Lord God; When | bring fruit: and I will settle you after the whole earth rejoicech, I will make your old estates, and will do better unto thee desolate.

| you than at your beginnings, and ye shall 15 As thou didst rejoice at the inherit- i know that I am the LORD. ance of the house of Israel, because it | 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon was desolate, so will I do unto thee : thou | you, even my people Israel; and they shall shalt be desolate, () mount Seir, and all possess thee, and thou shalt be their inherIdumea, even all of it; and they shall || itance, and thou shalt no more henceknow that I am the LORD.

forth bereare them of men. CHAP. XXXVI.

13 Thus saith the Lord God; Because 1 The land of Israel is comforted by the they say unto you, Thou land devourest

heathen's destruction, ŏ and God's up men, and hast bereaved thy nations; blessing.

* 14 There fore thou shalt deveur men no A LSO thou son of man, prophesy un more, neither bereave thy nations any

1 to the mountains of Israel, and say, more, saith the Lord God. Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of 15 Neither will I cause men to hear in the LORD:

thee the shame of the heathen any more, 2 Thus saith the Lord God; Because neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the enemy had said against you, Aha, ! the people any more, neither shalt thou even the ancient high places are ours in cause thy nations to fall any more, saith possession :

the Lord God. 3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus 16 | Moreover the word of the LORD saith the Lord God; Because they have came unto me, saying, Imade you desolate, and swallowed you up 17 Son of man, when the house of Ison every side, that ye might be a posses- rael dwelt in their own land, they derled sion unto the residue of the heathen, and it by their own way and by their chings: ye are taken up i: the lips of talkers, and their way was before me as the uncieuare an infamy of the people:

ness of a removed woman. 4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, 18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon hear the word of the Lord God ; Thus them for the blood that they had shed saith the Lord God to the mountains, and upon the land, and for their idols whereto the hills, to the rivers, and to the val- | with they had polluted it : leys, to the desolate wastes, and to the il 19 And I scattered them among the cities that are forsaken, which became a heathen, and they were clispersed thraigh prey and derision to the residue of the liea- | the countries: according to their way and theu that are round about ;

according to their doings. I judged them.

Sin the cause of Israel's rejection. CHAP. XXXVIŤ. Resurrection of dry bones. 673 - 20. And when they entered unto the 36 Then the heathen that are left heathen, whither they went, they profan- | round about you shall know that I the ed my holy name, when they said to Lord build the ruined places, and plant them, These are the people of the LORD, that that was clesolate: I the LORD have and are gone forth out of his land.

spoken it, and I will do it. . 21 9 But I had pity for mine holy name, *37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will which the house of Israel had profaned | yet for this be inquired of by the house of among the heathen, whither they went. Israel, to do it for them ; I will increase

22 Therefore say unto the house of Is them with men like a flock. rael, Thus saith the Lord God ; I do not / 38 As the holy flock:, as the Anck of Jethis for your sakes, 0 house of Israel, rusalem in her solemn feasts ; so shall the but for mine holy name's sake, which ye waste cities be filled with flocks of men : have profaned among the heathen, I and they shall know that I am the LORD. whither ye went.

CHAP. XXXVII. 23 And I will sanctify my great name, 11 By the resurrection of dry bones, 11 which was profaned among the heathen, the dead hope of Israel is revived. 21 which ye have profaned in the midst of ! The promises of Christ's kingdom. them; and the heathen shall know that I THE hand of the LORD was upon me, am the LORD, saith the Lord God, when I T and carried me out in the spirit of shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. the LORD, and set me down in the midst

24 For I will take you from among the of the valley which was full of bones, heathen, and gather you out of all coun

2 And caused me to pass by them tries, and will bring you into your own round about : and behold, there were land.

very many in the open valley ; and lo, 25 | Then will I sprinkle clean water they were very dry. upon you, and ye shall be clean : from all I 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, your filthiness, and from all your idols, can these bones live? And I answered, will I cleanse you.

O Lord God, thou knowest. 26 A new heart also will I give you, and 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upa new spirit will I put within you : and I on these bones, and say unto them, O ye will take away the stony heart out of your dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these

27 And I will put my spirit within you, bones ; Behold, I will cause breath to and cause you to walk in my statutes, and enter into you, and ye shall live: "ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.) 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and

28 And ye shall dwell in the land that will bring up flesh upon you, and cover I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be you with skin, and put breath in you, and my people, and I will be your God. ye shall live ; and ye shall know that I

29 I will also save you from all your am the LORD. uncleannesses : and I will call for the / 7 So I prophesied as I was commandcorn, and will increase it, and lay no ed : and as I prophesied, there was a famine upon you.

noise, and behold a shaking, and the 30 And I will multiply the fruit of the banes came together, bone to his bone. tree, and the increase of the field, that ye 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews shall receive no more reproach of famine and the flesh came up upon them, and among the heathen.

the skin covered them above : but there · 31 Then shall ye remember your own was no breath in them. evil ways, and your doings that were not 1 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto good, and shall loathe yourselves in your the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say own sight for your iniquities, and for your to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; abominations.

Come from the four winds, O breath, 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith and breathe upon these slain, that they the Lord God, be it known unto you : may live. be ashamed and confounded for your own 10 So I prophesied as he commanded ways, () house of Israel.

me, and the breath came into them, and 33 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day | they lived, and stood up upon their feet, that I shall have cleansed you from all your an exceeding great army. iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in 1 11 Then he said unto me, Son of the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. | man, these bones are the whole house of

34 And the desolate land shall be til Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are led, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of dried, and our hope is lost : we are cut all that passed by.

off for our parts. 35 And they shall say, This land that was 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto desolate isbecome like the garden of Eden; them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, and the waste and desolate and ruined cit- my people, I will open your graves, ies are become fenced, and are inhabited. !and cause you to come up out of your

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