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in that thou givest a reward, and no reward daughters, neither did she strengthen the is given unto thee, therefore thou art con- hand of the poor and needy. trary.
50 And they were haughty, and commit 35 1 Wherefore, O barlot, hear the word ted abomination before me: therefore I took of the LORD:
them away as I saw good. 36 Thus saith the Lord God, Because thy 51 Neither bath Samaria comunitted hall filthiness was poured out, and thy nakednesa of thy sins; but thou host muluplied thine discovered through thy whoredoms with thy abominations more than they, and hast jusjovers, and with all the idols of thy abomina- tified thy sisters in all thine abominations tions, and by the blood of thy children, which which thou hasi done. thou didst give unto them;
52 Thou also, which hast judged !hy sis 37 Behold, therefore I will gather ali thy ters, hear thine own shame, for thy sins that lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, thou hast committed more abominable than and all them that thou hast loved, with all they: they are more righteous than thou. yea, them that thou hast hated; I willeven gather be thou confounded also, and bearihy sbame, them round about against thee, and will dis- in that thou hast justified thy sisters. cover thy nakedness unto thein, that they 53 When I shall bring again their captivity, nay see all thy naked:ess.
the captivity of Sodom and her datighters, 38 And I will judge thee, as women that and the captivity of Samaria and her daugh. oreak wedlock, and shed blood, are judged; ters, then will I bring ugain the captivity of and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. thy captives in the midst of thein;.
39 And I will also give thee into their 54 That thou mayest bear thine own hand, and they shall throw down thine emi- shame, and mayest be confounded in all that nent place, and shall break down thy highthou hast done, in that thou art a comfort places: they shall strip thee alss of thy clothes, unto them. and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee 55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughnaked and bare.
ters, shall return to their former estate, and 40 They shall also bring up a company Samaria and her daughters shall return to against thee, and they shall stone thee with their former estate, then thou and thy daughstones, and thrust thee through with their ters shall return to your former estate. swords.
56 For thy sister Sodom was not mention41 And they shall burn thine houses with cd by thy mouth in the day of thy pride, fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the 57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, sight of many women: and I will cause thee'as at the time of th reproach of the daughto cease froin playing the harlot, and thou 'ters of Syria, and all that are round about her, also shalt give no hire any more.
the daughters of the Philistines, which despise 42 So will I make my tury toward thee to thee round about. rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, 58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry: thine abominations, saith the LORD.
43 Because thou hast not remenbered the 59 For thus saith the Lord God, I will days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all even deal with thee as thou hast done, these things ; behold, therefore I also will which hast despised the oath in breaking the recompense thy way upon thine bead, saith covenant. the Lord Gop: and thou shalt not commit 60 | Nevertheless I will remember my cothis leweness above all thine abominations. venant with thee in the days of thy youth,
44 1 Behold, everyone that usetli proverbs and I will establish upto thee an everlasting shall use this proverb against thee, saying, covenant. As is the inother, so is her daughter.
61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, 45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive joatlieth her busband and her children; and thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger : and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which loath- I will give them unto thee for daughters, but ed their husbands and their children : your not by thy covenant. mother wus an - Hittite, and your father an 62 And I will establish my covenant with Amorile.
thee; and thou shalt know that I am the 46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she Lord : and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: 63 That thou mayest remember, and oe and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy contounded, and never open thy mouth any right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. more because of thy shame, when I am pa
47 Yet hast thou not walked alter their cified toward thee for all that thou hast done, ways, nor done after their abominations; but, saith the Lord God. as if that were a very little thing, thou wast
CHAP. XVII. carry more than they call thy ways AND the word of the Lord came unto me, sister hath not rione, she nor her daughters, 2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and as thou hast dors, thou and thy daughters. speak a parable unto the house of Israel;
49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God, A sister Sodom, pride, lulness of 'bread, and great eagle with great wings, long winged, abundance of idleness was in her and in her lull of leathers, which had divers culours,
came unto Lebanon, and look the highest, I live, surely mine oath that he hath despis branch of the cedar:
ed, and my covenant that he hath broken 4 He cropped off the top of his young even it will I recompense upon his own head twigs, and carried it into the land of traffick: 20 And I will spread my net upon bim, he set it in a city of merchants
land he shall be takou in my snare; and ! 5 He took alsn of the seed of the land, and will bring him to Babylon, and will plead planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by with him there for his trespass that he harb great waters, and set it as a willow-tree: trespasseu against me.
6 And it grew, and became a spreading 21 And all his fugitives with all his hands vine of low stature, whose branches turned shall fall by the sword, and they that remain toward him, and the roots thereof were under shall be scattered toward all winds; and yo him: so it became a vine, and brought forth shall know that I the Lord have spoken it. branches, and shot forth sprigs.
22 | Thus saith the Lord God, I will also 7 There was also another great eagle with take of the highest branch of the nigh cegreat wings and many feathers; and, behold, dar, and will set il ; I will crop off from the this vine did bend her roots toward him, and top of his young twigs a tender one, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he will plant it upon an high mountain and might water it by the furrows of her planta- eminent : sion.
23 In the mountain of the height of Israel 8 It was planted in a good soil by great will I plantit; and it shall bring forth boughs, Naters, that it inight bring forth branches; and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and and that it might bear fruit, that it might be under it shall dwell all fowl or every wing; a goodly vine.
in the shadow of the branches thereof shall 9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God, they dwell. Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the 24 And all the trees of the field shall know roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that that I the LORD have brought down the high it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of tree, bave exalted the low tree, have dried ber spring, even without great power, or ma- up the green tree, and have made the dry ny people 10 pluck it up by the roots thereof. uree to flourish : I the LORD have spoken,
10 Yea, behold, being planted, shallit pros- and have done it. per? shall it not uilerly wither when the
CHAP. XVIII. cast wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.
THE word of the LORD came unto me T
again, saying, 11 | Moreover, the word of the LORD 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb came unto me, saying,
concerning the land of Israel, saying, The 12 Say now to ihe rebellious house, Know fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the chil. ye not what these things mean? tell them, dren's teeth are set on edge? Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Je 3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall rusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, not have occasion any more to use this proand the princes thereof, and led them with verb in Israel. hiin to Babylon;
4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul 13 And bath taken of the king's seed, and of the father, so also the soul of the son is made a covenant with him, and haih taken mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. an oath of him: he hath also taken the migh- 59 But if a man be just, and do that which ly of the land :
is lawful and right, 14 That the kingdom might be base, that 6 And bath voi eaten upon the mountains, it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping neither hath listed up his eyes to the idols of of his covenant it might stand.
the house of Israel, neither bath detiled his 15 But he rebelled against him, in sending neighbour's wile, neither hath come near te hii ambassadors into Egypt, that they might a menstruous woman, riie him horses and much people: shall he 7 And hath not oppressed any, but bath prosper? shall he escape thai doeth such restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoilThings ? or shall he break the covenant, and ed none by violence, hath given his bread to be delivered?
the hungry, and bath covered the naked with 16 A3 I live, saith the Lord God, surely a garment; in the place where the king dwelleth that 8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, made him king, whose oath he despised, neither hath taken any increase, the hair and whose covenant be brake, even with him withdrawn his hand from iniquity, kath exein the midst of Babylon he shall die. cuted true judgment between man and man,
17 Neither shall Pharaoh, with his mighty 9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath army and great company, make for bim in kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, the war, by casting up mounts, and building he shall surely live, saith the Lord God. forts, to eut off many persons :
10 1 If Le begei a son that is a robber, i 18 Seeing he despised the oath by break. shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to ing the covenant, when, lo, he had given any one of these things, his hand, and hath done all these things, he íl And that doeth not any of those drdics, shall not escape.
but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, As'defiled his neighbour's wile
12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, 27 Again, when the wicked man turneth nr th spoiled by violence, háth not restored away from his wickedness that he hath comthe pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the mitted, and doeth that which is lawful and tools, hath committed abomination, right, he shall save his soul alive.
13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath 28 Because he considereth, and turneth taken increase: shall he then live? he shall away from all his transgressions that he hath not live: he hath done all these abomina- committed, he shall surely live, he shall not tions ; he shall surely die; his blood shall be die. upon him.
29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way 14 1 Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, all his father's sins which he hath done, and are not my ways equal ? are not your ways considereth, and doeth not such like, unequal ?
15 That hath not eaten upon the moun. 30 Therefore I will judge 'you, O house tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the of Israel, every one according to his ways, idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourhis neighbour's wife,
selres from all your transgressions ; so in16 Neither hath oppressed any, hath not iquity shall not be your ruin. withholden the pledge, neither haih spoiled 31 | Cast away from you all your transby violence, bui hath given his bread to the gressions, whereby ye have transgressedie hungry, and hath covered the naked with a and make you a new heart and a new spirit, garment,
for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 17 That hath taken off his hand from the 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of poor, that hath not received usury nor in- him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherecrease, bath executed my judgments, hath fore turn yourselves, and live ye. walked in my statutes; he shall not die for
CHAP. XIX. the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live. MOREOVER, take shou up a lamentapressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and 2 And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: did that which is not good among his people, she lay down among lions, she nourished her 10, even he shall die in his iniquity. whelps among young lions.
19 1 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son 3 And she broughi up one of her whelps. hear the iniquity of the father? When the son it became a young lion, and it learned to hath done that which is lawful and right, catch the prey; it devoured men. and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done 4 The nations also heard of him; he was hem, he shall surely live.
laken in their pit, and they brought him with 20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The chains unto the land of Egypt. son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, 5 Now, when she saw that she had waited, aeither shall the father bear the iniquity of and her hope was lost, then she took another she son : the righteousness of the righteous of her whelps, and made bim a young lion. shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the 6 And he went up and down among the wicked shall be upon him.
lions, he became a young lion, and learned 21 11 But if the wicked will turn from all to catch the prey, and devoured men. his sins that he hath committed, and keep all. 7 And he knew their desolate palaces, and my slatutes, and do that which is lawful and he laid waste their cities; and the land was right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the noise
22 All his transgressions that he hath com- of his roaring. mitted, they shall not be mentioned 'unto 8 Then the nations set against him on every him: in his righteousness that he hath done side from the provinces, and spread their wel he shall live.
over him : he was taken in their pit. 23 Have I any pleasure at all that the 9 And they put him in ward in chains, wicked should die ? saith the Lord God; and brought him to the king of Babylon; and not that he should return from his ways, they brought him into bolus, that his voice and live?
should no more be heard upon the moun 24 But when the righteous turneth away tains of Israel. from his righteousness, and commilteth in- 10 $ Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, squity, and docth according to all the abomi- planted by the waters: she was fruitsui, and nations that the wicked man doeth, shall he full of branches, by reason of many waters. we? Ali bis righteousness that he hath done. 11 And she had strong mds for the scepshall not be mentioned: in his trespass that tres of them that bare rule, and her stature he hath trespassed, and in l.is sin that he hath was exalted among the thick branches, and sinned, in thein shall he die.
she appeared in her height with the multi25 1 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is tude of her branches. not equal. Hear now, 0 house of Israel, is not 12 But she was plucked up in fury, she was my way equal? are not your ways unequal: cast down to the ground, and the east wind
26 When a righteous mun turneth away dried up her fruit; her strong ruds were lorofon his righteousness, and committeth in- ken and withered, the fire consumed them. iquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity 13 And now she is planted in the wilderhat he hath done shall he die.
ness, in a dry and thirsty ground.
“14 And fire is gone out of a rod of her 15 Yot also I listed up my band unto them branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so in the wilderness, that I would not bring that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to them into the land which I had given them, rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for Howing with milk and honey, which is the a lamentation.
glory of all lands; CHAP, XẢ.
16 Because they despised my judgments, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the my sabbaths : for their heart went after their
, month, that certain of the elders of Israel came idols. to enquire of the LORD, and sat before me. 17 Nevertheless mine eye spared therr
2 Then came the word of the LORD unto from destroying them, neither did I make an me, saying,
end of them in the wilderness. 3 Son of inan, speak unto the elders of Is 18 But I said unto their children in the wil rael, and say unto ihem, Thus saith the Lord derness, Walk ye not in the statules of your God, Are ye come to enquire ot' me? As I fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor live, saith the Lord God, I will not be en- defile yourselves with their idols quired of by you.
19 L'am the LORD your God; walk in my 41 Wili thou judge them, son of man? statutes, and keep my judgments, and do wilt thou judge them? cause them to know them; the abominations of their fathers;
20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall 5 And say uno them, Thus saith the Lord be a sign between me and you, that ye may Gon, In the day when I chose Israel, and know that I am the LORD your God. lified up mine hand unto the sced of the 21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled house of Jacob, and made myself known un- against me: they walked not in my statutes, to them in the land of Egyri, when I listed neither kept my judgments to do them, up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the which if a man do, he shall even live in Lord your God
them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I 6 Inibe day trat I listed up mine hand un- said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to them, to bring them forth of the land of to accomplish iny anger against them in the Egypt, into a land that I had espied for wilderness. them, flowing with milk and honey, which 22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and is the glory of all lands;
wrought for my name's sake, that it should 7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away not be polluted in the sight of the heathen. in every man the abomirations of his eyes, and whose sight I brought them forth. defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: 23 I lifted up mine hand unto them also I am the Lori) your God.
in the wilderness, that I would scatter them 8 But they rebelled against me, and would among the heathen and disperse them through pot hearken unto me: they did not every man the countries ; cast away the abominations of their eyes, 24 Because they had not executed iny neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt; judgments, but had despised my statutes, then I said, I will pour out my fury upon and had polluted my sabbaths, and their !hem, to accomplish my anger against them eyes were after their fathers' idols. in the midst of the land of Egypt.
25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes 9 But I wrought for my name's sake, that that were not good, and judgments wnereby it should not be polluted hefore the heathen, they should not live : among whom they were, in whose sight i 26 And I polluted them in their own gifts made myself known unto them, in bringing in that they caused to pass through the fire them forib out of the land of Egypt. all that openeth the womb, that I might
10 Wherefore I caused thein to go forth make them desolate, to the end that they out of the land of Egypt, and brought them might know that I am the LORD. into the wilderness;
27 | Therefore, son of man, speak unto 11 And I gave them my statutes, and shew- the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus ed them iny judgmonts, which if a man do, saith the Lord God; Yet in this
your fathers he shall even live in them.
have blasphemed me, in that they have com12 Moreover also, I gave them my sab- mitted a trespass against me. haths, to be a sign between me and them, 28 For when I had brought them into the that they might know that I am the LORD land, for the which I lified up mine hand in that sanctify them.
give it to them, then they saw every bigli 13 But the house of Israel rebelled against hill, and all the thick trees, and they otferme in the wilderness: they walked not in my cd there their sacrifices, and there they statutes, and they despised my judgments, presented the provocation of their offering which if a man do, le challeven live in them:Ithere also they made their sweet savour, and and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then poured out there their drink-offerings. I said, I would pour out my fury upon them 29 Ther. I said unto them, What is the in the wilderness, to consume them. nign place wherсunto ye go? And the name
14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that thereof is called Bamah unto this day. it should not be polluted before the heashen, 30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, in whese sight I brought them out. Thus saith the Lord God, Are ye polluted
after the manner of your fathers ? and com 45 [ Moreover, the word of the LORD mil ye whoredom atter their abominations ? came unto me, saying,
31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the nake your sons to pass through the fire, ye south, and drop thy word toward the south, pollute yourselves with all your idols, even and prophesy against the forest of the south onto this day: and shall I be enquired of by field; çou, O house of Israel ? As I live, saith the 47' And say to the forest of the south, Hear Lord Gon, I will not be enquired of by you. the word of the Lord); Thus saith the Lord
32 And that which cometh into your mind God, Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as it shall devour every green tree in thee, and the heathen, as the families of the countries, every dry tree: the Aaming flame shall not to serve wood and stone.
be quenched, and all faces from the south to 33 li As I live, saith the Lord God, surely the north shall be burned therein. with a nighty hand, and with a stretched 48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD out arm, and with fúry poured out, will have kindled it: it shall not be quenched. rule over you:
49 Then said I, Ah Lord Gop! they say 34 And I will bring you out froin the peo- of me, Doth he not speak parables ? ple, and will gather you out of the countries
CHAP. XXI. we A
ND the word of the LORD came unto hand, and with a stretched-out arm, and me, saying, with fury poured out.
2 Son of mán, set thy face toward Jerusalern, 35 And I will bring you into the wilder- and drop thy word toward the holy places, jess of the people, and there will I plead and prophesy against the land of Israel, with you face to face.
3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the Lord, Behold, I am against thee, and he wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will will draw forth my sword out of bis sheath, plead with yon, saith the Lord Gud. and will cut off froin thee the righteous and 37 And I will cause you to pass under the the wicked. ood, and I will bring you into the bond of 4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee he covenant :
the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall 38 And I will purge out from among you my sword go forth out of bis sheath against he rebels, and them that transgress against all flesh from the south to the north;
: I will bring them forth out of the coun 5 That all flesh may know that I the LORD try where they sojourn, and they shall not have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall it shall not return any more. know that I am the LORD.
6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with 39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterthe Lord Gon, Go ye, serve ye every one ress sigh before their eyes. bis idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not 7 And it shall be, when they say unto thec, hearken unto ine: but pollute ye my holy Wherefore sighest thou ? that thou shalt anname no more with your gists, and with your swer, For the Lidings, because it cometh; and Idols.
every heart shall melt, and all hands suall be 40 For in mine holy mountain, in the feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all mountain of the height of Israel, saith the knees shall be weak as vater : behold, it Lord God, there shail all the house of Is- cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith rael, all of them in the land, serve me: there the Lord God. will I accept them, and there will I require 8 T Again the word of the LORD came your offerings, and the first-fruits of your unto me, saying, oblations, with all your holy things. 9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus
41 I will accept you with your sweet sa- saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is rour, when I bring you out from the people, sharpened, and also furbished: ind gather you out of the countries wherein 10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter : ye have been scaltered; and I will be sanc- it is furbished that it may glitter . should we kified in you before the heathen.
then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of 42 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, my son, as every tree. when I shall bring you into the land of Is 11 And he hath given it to be furbished, Tael. into the country for the which I lifted that it may be handled; this sword is sharpup mine hand to give it to your fathers. ened, and it is furbished, to give it into the 43 And there shall ye remember your nand of the slayer.
your doinys, wherein ye have 12 Cry and howl, son of man; for it shall Pieen defiled; and ye shall loathe yourselves be upon my people, it shall be upon all the in your own sighi for all your evils that ye princes of Israel: terrors, by reason of the have committed.
sword, shall be upon my people : smite ther44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, fore upon thy thigh. when I have wrought with you for my name's 13 Because it is a trial, and what if the sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor sword contemn even the rod ? it shall be no according to your corrupt doings, O ye house more, saith the Lord God. of Israel, saiih the Lord God.
14 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy
ways, and all