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+ Heb. a wea. breaking in pieces. 1 Heb. upon his loins.

Heb. mark

1 Heb. mine


2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher A.C. 594. gate, * which lieth toward the north, and every man ta Heb. which slaughter weapon in his hand ; and one man


them is turned. was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn & by his side: pon of his and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. 3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up

from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;

4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and § set' a a marka mark upon

the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry Rev. vil: for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

5 And to the others he said in || mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite : let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity :

6 Slay * utterly old and young, both maids, and little Heb. 10 dechildren, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain : go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.

8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ab Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem ?

9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is + full of Hcb. filled blood, and the city full of # perverseness : for they say, or judgmenten $ The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth s ch. vii, 12. not. 10 And as for me also, mine * eye shall not


neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their 18. head.

1) And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, & reported the matter, saying, I have Hebe return. done as thou hast commanded me.

tch. v. 11. & vii. 4. & viii.

The eleventh chapter of Ezekiel contains a prediction of the destruction of those wicked princes and people who remained in Jerusalem, deriding the types and denunciations of the prophets, and whose counsel “filled the streets thereof with the slain." The return of the Jews from their captivity is foretold, ver. 14 to 22.

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1 The vision of the coals of fire, to be scattered over the city. 8 The vision of the

A.C. 594. 1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was

above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them uch. i, 22, 26.

as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness
of a throne.

2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and

said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and * Hely, the hol- fill * thine hand with coals of fire from between the cheruhand.

bims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.

4 Then the glory of the LORD + went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord's glory.

5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

6°And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.

7 And one cherub #stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.

8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.

9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a y beryl stone.

10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

11 when they went, they went upon their four sides ; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.

12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their Heb. flesh.

hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes
round about, even the wheels that they four had.

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13 As for the wheels, * it was cried unto them in my A.C. 594. hearing, 0 wheel.

14 And every one had four faces : the first face was the were called in face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, wheel, or, gal. and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of sal. an eagle.

15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.

16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount


from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.

17 When they stood, these stood ; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit t of + Or, of life. the living creature was in them.

18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.

19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the Lord's house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under

22 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves : they went every one straight forward.

EZEKIEL XI. VER. 1-22. 1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the Lord's house, which looketh eastward : and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.

2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:

3. Which say, # It is not a near; let us build houses: this Or, It is not city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.

4 G Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, 0 son of

5 And the spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak ; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, o

their wings.

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A. C. 594. house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your

mind, every one of them.

6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron : but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

8 Ye have feared the sword ; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord God.

9 Ånd I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.

10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the
border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be
the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the
border of Israel:
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shall know that I am the LORD: * for ye have
not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments,
but have done after the manners of the heathen that are
round about you.

13 | And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pela-
tiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my
face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord God!
wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
14 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men
of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they
unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get

far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.

16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.

18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.

19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

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20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine A. C. 594.
ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and
I will be their God.

21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart
of their detestable things and their abominations, I will re-
compense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord


Various Predictions against Zedekiah-The false Prophets

Jerusalem and the Jewish Nation,

22. Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the
wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel
was over them above.

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28 In the 23d verse of chap. xi. we read of the total departure of the glory of
the Lord from the city of Jerusalem. In chap. X. ver. 4. we find, that “ the
glory of the Lord went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the
house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the
brightness of the Lord's glory." In ver. 18 of the same chapter, we read,
" then the glory of the Lord departed from off the threshold of the house, and
stood over the cherubims; and the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted
up from the earth in my sight;" " and every one stood at the door of the east
gate of the Lord's house.” In ver. 23 of chap. xi. we are informed, " the glory
of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain
which is on the east side of the city." These various expressions denote, that
God removed by degrees only from Israel: and the prophecies contained in this
section are those delivered by Ezekiel, after the second Person of the Trinity
had manifested to this prophet the removal of the visible church to Chaldea, in
consequence of the total apostacy of the priests, the princes, the king, and the
nation, who had been left in Jerusalem. After Ezekiel is brought back again
by the Spirit of God, into Chaldea, he predicts to them of the captivity, the
fate of Zedekiah, and the Jews. It is probable tbat Ezekiel was enabled to see
the wretched state of the Jews at Jerusalem, and to predict their ruin, that he
might counteract more forcibly the impression produced by the false prophets,
whom he soon after reproves; and who endeavoured to deceive the people into
an expectation of a speedy return to their own country. See ver. 25, compared
with chap. xiii.

The 12th chapter, ver. 1-8, under the type of Ezekiel's removing himself
and his houshold goods, is foretold the captivity of Zedekiah, and the Jews at
Jerusalem. Ver. 17–20, under the figure of eating and drinking,
trembling and with carefulness," predicts the desolation and misery that would
exist during the siege ; and, from ver. 21 to the end, declares the speedy judg-
ment that would fall upon the Jews, for their abuse of the divine forbearance.

Chapter xiii. contains a severe reproof and denunciation against the false pro-
phets; and from ver, 17 to the end, against false prophetesses.

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