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any person from among them, he is taken 22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon away in his iniquity; but his blood will I re- me in the evening, afore he that was escaped quire at the watchman's hand.
came, and had opened my mouth, until he 7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee came to me in the morning; and my mouth a watchman unto the house of Israel; there was opened, and I was no more dumb. fore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, 23 Then the word of the Lord came unto and warn them from nie.
me, saying, 8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked 24 Son of man, they that inhabit those mim, thou shali surely die; if thou dost not wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, speak to warn the wicked from his way, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: that wicked man shail die in his iniquity; but we are many; the land is given us for but his blood will require at thine hand. inheritance.
9 Nevertheless, if thou waru the wicked 25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn the Lord God, Ye eat with the blood, and from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shod thou hast delivered thy soul.
blood : and shall ye possess the land? 10 Therefore, thou son of man, speak 26 Yestand upon your sword, ye work ako unto the house of Ísrael, Thus ye speak, say- mination, and ye defile every one his neighing, If our transgressions and our sins be up. bour's wise: and shall ye possess the land? on us, and we pine away in them, how should 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith we ther live?
the Lord Gov, As I live, surely they that are 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord in the wastes shall fall by the sword; ang wicked; but that the wicked turn from his the beasts to be devoured; and they that it way and live; tur: ye, turn ye fron, your evil in the forts, and in the caves, shall die of the ways; for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel ? pestilence.
12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto 28 For 1 will lay the land most desolate, the children of thy people, The righteousness and the pomp of her strength shall cease; of the righteous shall not deliver bim in the and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, day of his transgression: as for the wicked- that none shall pass through. ness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in 29 Then shall they know that I am the the day that he turneth from his wickedness : LORI), when I have laid the land most desoneither shall the righteous be able to live for late, because of all their abominations which his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. they have committed.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, tuut 30 1 Also, thou son of man, the childrea he shall surely live ; if he trust to his own of thy people still are talking against thee by righteousness, and comnit iniquity, all bis the walls, and in the doors of the houses, righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but and speak one to another, every cne to bis for his iniquity that he hath committed, he brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear shall die for it.
what is the word that cometh forth from the 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Lord. Thou shall surely die; if he turn from his 31 And they come unto thee as the people sin, and do that which is lawful and right; cometh, and they sit before thee as my pen
15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give ple, and they hear thy words, but they will again ihat he had robhed, walk in the sta- not do them: for with their mouth they shew tules of life, without commiuing iniquity; he much love, but their heart goeth after their shall surely live, he shall not die.
covetousness. 16 None of his sins that he hath commii 32 And lo, thou art unto them as a very led shail be mentioned unto himn : he hath lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, done that which is lawful and riglyt; he shall and can play well on an instrument: for they surely live.
hear thy words, but they do them not. 17 1 Yet the children of thy people say, 33 And when this councih to pass, (lo, it The way of the Lord is not equal ; but, as will come,) then shall they know that a prufor them, ineir way is not equal.
phet hath been among them. 18 When the righteous iurueth from his
CHAP. XXXIV. righteousvess, and committeth iniquity, he ND the word of the LORD camc unto ine, shall even die thereby.
saying, 19 But if the wicked turn froin his wick 2 Son el man, prophesy against the shepedness, and do that which is lawsul and right, herds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, he shall live thereby.
Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds, 20 Yet ye say, l'he way of the LORD is Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge feed themselves! should not the shepherds you every one after his ways.
feed the flocks? 21 1 And it came to pass in the twelfth 3 Ye eat the fal, and ye clothe you with year of our captivity, in the tenth mmith, in the wool, ye kill them that are fed: bu ye the fifth day of the month, that one that had feed not the Rock. escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, say 4 The diseased have ye not strengthened,
peither have ye pound up that which wus, which ye have trodden with your scet: and broken, neither have ye brought again that they drink that which ye have fouled with wbich was driven away, neither have ye your feet. sought that which was lost; but with force 20 | Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD and with cruelty have ye ruled them. into them, Behold, I, eren !, will judge be.
5 And they were scattered, because there iween the fat cattle and between the lean is no shepherd; and they became meat 10 caule. a! the beasts of the field, when they were 21 Because ye have thrust with side and scattered.
with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased 6 My sheep wandered through all the moun- with your horns, till ye have scamered them tains, endupon every high hill: yea, my flock abroad; was scaliered upon all the face of the eartb, 22 Therefore will I save my flock, ard they und none did search or seek after them. shall no more be a prey; and I will judge
7 1 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the between cattle and cattle. word of the Lord;
23 And I will set up one Shepherd over 8 As I live, saith the Lord Gon, surely be-them, and he shall feed them, even my sercause my flock became a prey, and my Rock vant David ; he shall feed them, and he shall became meat to every beast of the field, be- be their shepherd. cause there wus no shepherd, neither did my 24 And I the Lord will be their God, and shepherds search for my flock, but the shep- my servant David a prince among them: I perils fed themselves, and sed not my fiock; the LORD have spoken it.
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the 25 And I will make with them a covenant of word of the LORD);
peace, and will cause the evil casts to cease 10 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I am out of the land; and they shall dwell safely against the shepherds; and I will require my in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. tock at their hand, and cause them to cease 26 And I will make them, and the places rom seeding the tlock; neither shall the round about my hill, a blessing; and I will nepherds feed themselves any more: for 1 cause the shower 10 come down in his sea will deliver my flock from their mouth, Thai son: there shall be showers of blessing. bey may not be meat for them.
27 And the tree of the field shall yield her iis For thus saith the Lord God, Behold, fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase,
erer 1, will both search my sheep, and and they shall be safe in their land, and shall eek them out
know that I am the Lord, when I have 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his Rock in the broken the hands of their yoke, and delivered .lay that he is among his sbcep that are scal- them out of the hand of those that served ered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will themselves of thein. deliver them out of all places where they have 28 And they shall no more be a prey to the deen scattered in the cloudy and dark day. heatheri, neither shall the beasts of the land
13 And I will bring them out from ihe devour them; but they shall dwell safely, people, and gather them from the countries, and none shall make them afi aid. and will bring them to their own land, and 29 And I will raise up for them a plant feed them upon the mountains of Israel by of renown, and they shall be no more conene rivers, and in all the inhabited places of suned with hunger in the land, neither bear the country,
the shame of the heathen any inore. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and 30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD upon the high mountains of Israel shall their their God am with them, and that they, eren fóld be: there shall they lie in a good fold, the house of Israel, are my people, saith the and in a fal pasture shall they feed upon the Lord Gud. mountains of Israel.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pas15 I will feed niy flock, and I will cause ture, are men, and I am your God, saith the them to lie down, saith the Lord God. Lord GOD. 16 I will seek that which was lost, and
CHAP. XXXV. bring again that which was driven away; MOREOVER, the word of the LORD will strengthen that which was sick : but I 2 Son of man, set thy face against mount will destroy the fai and the strong; I will Seir, anal prophesy against it, feed them with judgment.
3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lora 17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith God, Behold, O mount Seir, I am against the Lord God, Behokl, I judge between thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against caule and catue, between the rams and the thee, and I will make thee inost desolate. he-goats.
41 will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt 18 Seemeth i' a small thing unto you to be desolate : and thou shalt know that I am have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must the Lord. bread down with your feet the residue of your 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual ha. pastures! and io have drunk of the deep ered, and last shell the blood oj the children Waters, but ye must foul the residue with of Israel by the force of the sword in the your feet
time of their calamily, in the time that their 19 And as for my flock, they eat thailiniquity ful an end:
6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord Gon, all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast i will prepare thee unto bloud, and blood it out for a prey. shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not liated 6 Prophesy iherefore concerning the land blood. even blood shall pursue thee. of Israel, and say unto the mountains and is
: Thus will I nake mount Seir, most deso-, the hiMs, to the rivers and to the valleys, Thus late. and cut off frum it him that passeth oui, saith the Lord Gor, Behold, I have spoken and him that returnesh.
in my jealousy, and in my fury, because ye & And I will till his inountains with dis have borne the shame of the heathen: slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, 7 Therefore thas saith the Lord God, I ana in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are have lifted up mine hand, Surely the hea. slain with the sword.
then that are about you, they shall bear their 9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, shame. and thy cities shall not return; and ye shall 8 1 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall know that I am the LORD.
shoot forth your branches, and yield your 10 Because thou hast said, These two na- fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at tions, and these two countries, shall be mine, hand to come. and we will possess is whereas the LORD 9 For, bebold, I am for you, and I will turn was there :
unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord 10 And I will multiply men upon you, all God, I will even do according to thine anger, the house of Israel, eum all of it and the and according to thine envy, which thou hasi cities shall be inhabited, and the westes shall used out of thy hatred against them; and I be builded : will make myself known among them, when 11 And I will multiply upon you man and I have judged thee.
beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: 12 And thou shalt know that I am the and I will settle you after yourold estates, and Lord, and that I have heard all thy blas- will do better unto you than at your beginphemies which thou hast spoken against the nings; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon desolate, they are given us to consume. you, even my people Israel; and they shall
3 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted possess thee, and ihou shalt be their inheri. against me, and have multiplied your words iance, and thou shalt no more henceforth beagainst me: I have heard them.
reave them of men. 14 Thus saith the Lord God, When the 13 Thus saith the Lord God, Because they whole earth rejoiceih, I will make thee say unto you, Thou land devourest up men desolate.
and hast bereaved thy nations; 15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance 14 Therefore thou shalt devour inen no of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, more, neither bereave thy nations any more, 80 will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, saith the Lord Gon). O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it; 15 Neither wi!! I cause men to hear in thee and they shall know that I am the LORD. the shame of the heathen any more, neither CHAP. XXXVI.
shalt thou bear the reproach of the people A
the mountains of Israel, and say, Yetions to fall any inore, saith the Lord God. mountains of Isreal, bear the sord of the 16 | Moreover, the word of the LORD LORD:
came unto me, saying, 2 Thus saith the Lord God, Because the 17 Son of man, when the house of Israel enemy hath said against you, Aba, even the dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by ancient high places are ours in possession : their own way, and by their doings: their
3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith way was before me as the uncleanness of a the Lord God, Because they have made you removed woman. desolate, and swallowed you up on every 18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them side, that ye might be a possession unto the for the blood that they had shed upon the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up land, and for their idols wherewith they had in the lips of lalkers, and are an infamy of polluted it: the people :
19 And I scattered them among the hea. 4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear then, and they were dispersed through the the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the countries : according to their way, and acLord God to the mountains and to the hills, cording to their doings, I judged ihem. to the rivers and to the valleys, to the deso 20 And when they entered unto the hea late wastes and to the cities ihat are for-then, whither they went, they profaned my saken, which became a prey and derision to holy name, when they said io ihem, These the residue of the heathen that are round are the people of the LORD, and are gone
forth out of his land. 5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, 21 1 But I had pity for mine holy name, Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spo- which the house of Israel had profaned ken against the residue of the heathen, and among the heathen, whither they went. against all Idusea, which have appointed 22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel,
your sakes, C house of Israel, but for mine LORD, and set me down in the midst of the holy name s sake, which ye have profaneu valley, which was full of bones, among the heathen, whither ye went. 2 And caused me to pass by them round
23 Aud I will sanctisy my great name, about : and, behold, there were very many in which was profaned among the heathen, the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. which ye have profaved in the midst of them; And he said unto me, Son of man, can and the heathen shall know that I am the bones live? And I answered, 0 Lord TORn, saith the Lord God, when I shall be thou knowest. saucuified in you before their eyes.
Again he said unto me, prophesy upon 2+ For I will take you from among the these bones, and say unto them, o ye dry leathen, and gather you out of all countries, bones, hear the word of the LORD. and will
bring you into your own land. 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water up-bones, Behold, I will cause breath to erter on you, and ye shall be clean : from all your into you, and ye shall live: filthiness, and from all your idols, will i 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cleanse you.
bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with 26 A new heart also will I give you, and skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall a new spirit will I put within you; and I will live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. take away the stony heart out of your flesh, ? So I prophesied as I was commanded: and I will give you an heart of flesh. and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and
27 And I will put my Spirit within you, behold a shaking, and the bones came 10and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye gether, bone to his bone. shall keep my judgments, and do them. 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and
28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I the flesh came up upon them, and the skin gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my covered them above: but there was no breath people, and I will be your God.
in them. 29 I will also save you from all your un 9 Then said he unto me, prophesy unto cleannesses ; and I will call for the corn, and the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say in will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. the wind, Thus saith the Lord God, Come
30 And I will multiply the fruit of the from the four winds, O breath, and breathe tree, and the increase of the field, that ye upon these slain, that they may live. shall receive no more reproach of famine 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, among the heathen.
and the breath came into them, and they 31 Then shall ye remember your own evil lived, and stood up upon their feet, au exways, and your doin,,s that were not good, ceeding, great army: and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight,
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, for your iniquities,and for your abominations. these hones are the whole house of Israe.
32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the hehold, they say, Our bones are dried, and Lord God, be it known unto you: be asham- our hope is losi; we are cut off for our parts. ed and confounded for your own ways, 0 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, house of Israel.
Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, O my 33 Thus saith the Lord Gov, In the day people, I will open your graves, and cause that I shall have cleansed you from all your you to come up out of your graves, and bring. iniquities, I will also cause you to dwell in you into the land of Israel. the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD,
34 And the desolate land shall be lilled, when I bave opened your graves, O my pen whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all ple, and brought you up out of your graves, bat passed by.
14 And shall pat my Spirit in you, and ye 35 And they shall say, This land that was shall live; and I shall place you in your own lesolate is become like the garden of Eden;'and: then shall ye know that I the LORD ind the waste, and desolate, and ruined have spoken it, and performed it, saith the mies, are become fenced, and are inhabited. LORU.
36 Then the heathen, that are left round 15 The word of the LORD came agai about you, shall know that I the LORD unto me, saying, build the ruined places, and plant that that 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee xas desolate: I the Lord have spoken il, one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and and I will do it.
for the children of Israel his companions 37 Thus saith the Lord God, I will yet then take another stick, and write upon it, for this be enquired of by the house of 1s. For Joseph, the sick of Ephraim, and for rael, to do it for them; l' will increase them all the bouse of Israel his companions : with men like a flock.
17 And join them one to another into one 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jeru- stick; and they shall become one in thine salem in her solemn leasts, so shall the waste band. citics be tilled with flocks of men ; and they 18 1 And when the children of thy people shall know that I am the LORD.
shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt tnou no CHAP XXXVII.
shew us what thou meanest by these? HE hand of the LORD was upon me, 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lora
which is in the band of Ephraim, and the sembled unto thee, and be thou a guard untribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them to them. with him, even with the stick of Judah, and 81 After many days thou shalt be visited: make them one stick, and they shall be one in the latter years thou shalt come into the in mine hand.
land that is brought back from the sword, 20 And the sticks whereon thou writesifend is gathered out of many people, against shall be in thine hand before their eyes. the mountains of Israel, which have been
21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord always waste: but it is bronght forth out of Gor, Behold, I will take the children of is the nations, and they shall dweli safely all of gael from among the heathen, whither they hem. be gone, and will gather them on every side, 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm; 2nd bring them into their own land: thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land,
22 And I will make them one nation in the thou and all thy bands, and many people land upon the mountains of Israel ; and one with thee. king shall be king to them all: and they shall 10 Thus saith the Lord God, it shall also be no more two nations, neither shall they come to pass, that at the same time shall be divided into two kingdoms any more at all; things come into thy mind, and thou shalt
23 Neither shall they defile themselves think an evil thought: any more with their idols, nor with their de 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the tesiable things, nor with any of their trans- land of unwalled villages; I will go to them gressions : but I will save them out of all that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them their dwelling places, wherein they have dwelling without walls, and having aeither anned, and will cleanse them: so shall they bars nor gates, he my people, and I will be their God. 12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey ; to
24 And David my servant shall be king turn thine hand upon the desolate places over them; and they ait shall have one shep- that ure now inhabited, and upon the people herd: they shall also walk in my judgments, that are gathered out of the nations, which and observe iny statutes, and do them. have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I the midst of the land. have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants your fathers have dweli; and they shall of Tarshish, with all the young lious thereof dwell therein, even they, and wheir children,' shall say unto thee, Art ihou come to take a and their children's children, for ever; and spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to my servant David shall be their prince for take a prey? to carry away silver and gold,
to take away cattle ond goods, to take a 26 Moreover, I will make a covenant of great spoil? peace with them; it shall be an everlasting 14 Therefore, son of man, propiresy and covenant with them: and I will place them, say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God, In and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary that day when my people of Israel dwelleth in the midst of them for evermore.
safely, shalt thou not know it? 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them ; 15 And thou shalt come from thy place out yea, I will be their God, and they shall be of the north parts, thon, and many people my people.
with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a 28 And the heathen shall know that I the great company, and a mighty army: Lorp do sanctily Israel, when my sancttiary
16 And thou shall come up against my shall be in the midst of them for everinore. people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; CHAP. XXXVII.
it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring AN
ND dhe word of the Lord came unto thee against my land, that the heathen may me, saying,
know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, O Gog, before their eyes. the land of Magog, the clief prince of Me 17 Thus saith the Lord Gon, Art thou be shech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, of whom I bave spoken in old time by my
3 And say, 'Thus saith the Lord God, servants the prophets of Israel, which proBehold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief phesied in those days many years, that I prince of Meshech and Tubal:
would bring thee against them? 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks 18 And it shall come to pass at the same into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, time, when Goo shall come against the land and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of Israel, saith the Lord Gov, that my fury of them clothed with all sorts of armour, shall coine up in my face. eren a great company with bucklers and 19 For in my jealousy, and in the fire of my shields, all of them handling swords: wrath bave I spoken, Surely in that day there
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Lybia with them; shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel all of them with shield and helmet:
20 So that ihe fishes of the sea, and the 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his and all creeping things that creep upon bands; and many people with thee. the earth, and all the men that are upon
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thy- the face of the earth, shall shake at my prePossou and all thy company that are as-Isence; and the mountains shall be thrown