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He is encouraged i and thou shalt ray unto them, Thus faith 12 Then the spirit took me up, and I the Lord GOD.

heard behind me a voice of a great rush5 And they whether they will hear, or ing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the whether they will forbear; ( for they are LORD from his place, a rebellious house) yet thall know that 13 1 beard also the noise of the wings of there hath been a prophet among them. the living creatures that touched one 200

6 1 And thou son of man, be not afraid ther, and the noise of the wheels over a. of them, neither be afraid of their words, gainst them, and a noise of agreat rashing. though briers & thoros bevr thee, and thou 14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took don dwell among scorpions : be not afraid me away, and I went in bitterness, in the of their words, nor be dismayed at their heat of 'niy fpirit, but the hand of $ LORD looks, though tbey be a rebellious house. was strong upon me.

7 And thou thalt speak my words unto 15 9 Then I came to them of the capthem, whether they will hear, or whether tivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river they will forbear, for they are most re- of Chebar, and I sat where they lat, and bellious.

remained there aftonifhed among them 8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say seven days. unto thee, Be not thou rebellious like that 16 And it came to pass at the end of rebellious house : open thy mouth and eat seven days, that the word of the LORD that I give thee.

came unto me, saying, 991 and whenI looked, Behold, an hand 17 Son of man, I have made thee a was Tent unto me, and lo, a roll of a book watchman unto the house of Israel : therewas therein.

fore hear the word at my mouth, and give 10 And he spread it before me, and itxas them warning from me. written within and without, and tbere was 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou written therein lamentations, and modrn- fhalt surely die, and thou giveft him nt ing, and wo,

warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked CHA P. III.

from his wicked way to save his life: the i Ezekiel eateth tbe roll. 15 God faepoetb fame wicked man tall die in his iniquity s.

bim tbe propbefy. 22 God juttetb and but his blood will I require at thine hand. openeth ibe propbets moutb.

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he. Orcover he said unto me. Son of man, tuin not from his wickedness, nor from his

eat that thou findest ; cat this roll, wicked way, he Mall die in his iniquity, and go speak unto the house of Israel. but thou hast delivered thy scul.

2 šo lopened my mouth, and he caused 20 Again, when a righteous man doth me to eat that roll.

turn from his righteousness, and commit 3 And he said unto me, Son of man cause iniquity, and I lay a Itumbling block bethy belly to cat, &. fill thy bowls with this fore him, he shall die: because thou haft roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it, & not given him warning he shall die in his it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. sin; and his righteousness which he bath

4 1. And he said unto me, Sun of man, done thall not be remern bred ;; but his go get thee unto the house of Israel, and blood will I require at thine hand. speak with my words unto them.

21 Nevertheleis, lí thou warn s righteous is. For thou art not sent to a people of a man, that the righteous tin nor and he doth ftrange speech, and of an hard language; not iin, he thall surely live, because he is but to the house of Israel.

warned: also thou hast delivered thy soul. 6 Not to many people of a strange 22 9 And the hand of the LORD was speech, and of an haid language whole there upon me, and he said unto me, Arile, words thou canst not underitarid : surely, go forin into the plain and I will there had I sent thee to them, they would have talk with thee. hearkned unto thee.

23 Then I arose and went forth into the 7 But the house of Israel will not hear. plain, and behold, the glory of the LORD ken unto thee; for they will not hearken Atood there, as the glory which I saw by unto me: for all the house of Ifrael are the river of Chebar; andI fell on my face. impudent and hard-hearted.

24 Then the spirit cotred into me, and 8 Behold, I have made thy face strong set ine upon my feet, and spake with me, against their faces and thy forehead li rong and said vato me, Go, thutiny self within against their foreheads,

thine boufe. 9 As an adament harder than fint have 25. But thou, O Ion of man, behold, I made thy forehead: tear them not, nei they shall put bands upon thee, and half ther be dismayed at their looks, though bind thee with them, and thou shalt not they be a rebellious house.

go out among them. 10 Moreover, he said unto me, son of 26 And I will make thy tongue cleave m20, all my words that I shall speak unto to the roof of thy mouth that thou shalt bo thee; receive in thine heart, and hear with dumb, and shald not be to them a repro, thioe ears,

ver: tor they are a rebellious brote. ! And go, get thee to them of the 27 But when I speak cee, I will open captivity, unto the children of thy people, thy mouth, and tho thalt say unto thein : and speak anto them and tell them, Thus thus faith's IC GOD, He that heareth faith the Lord GOD, whether they will let him he and he y forbeareth! se bim hsan or wbether they will fesbeare. forbers for they are a rebellious acale.

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aod lay it before thee, and pourtray ter, and be akonished one with another, upon it ahe city, even Jerusalem ;, and consume away for their iniquity. 2 And lay sege against it, and build a

CHAP. V. fort against it, and cant a mount against it: 1 Under the type of bair, 5 is Shemed Jerusa. set the camp also against is, and ret bate tering .

Moreover, take thou unto thee an iron A difcourse of man, take theca sharp pan, and set it for a wall of iron berween cause it to pass upon thine head, and upon thee and the city, and let thy face against thy beard,then take the ballances to weigh it, and it thall be belieged, and thou

Tait and divide the bair. Jay fiege against it: this shall be a lign to 2 Thou fhalt burn with fire a third part the house of Israel.

in the midst of the city, when the days of 4 Lie tou also upon thy left side, and the lege are fulfilled, and thou shalt take pay the iniquity of the house ofIsrael upon a third part, and smite about it with a it: according to the number of the days koife, and a third part thou shall scatter that thoa mait lie upon it, tbcu shalt bear in the wind, and I will draw out a sword their iniquity.

after them. s For I' bave laid upon ther the years of į Thou shalt also take thereof a few in their iniquity, according to the number number, and bind him in thy skirts. of the days.three hundre. and ninety days: 4 Then take of them again, and cast fo falt thou bear the iniquity of the house them into the midst of the fire, and burn el Ifrael.

them in the fire ; for thereof thall a fire 6 And when thou haft accomplished come forth into all the toufe of l1rael. them, lie again on thy right side, and thou 19 Tnu: aith the Lord God, This is Thall bear the iniquity of the house of Ju. Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of dah forty days ; I have appointed the ihe nations and countries that are round each day for a year.

about her 7 Therefore thou stiatt let thy face to 6 And the hath changed my judgments ward the fiege of Jerufalem, and thine arm into wickedness more than the nations, shall be uncovered; and thou shait prophe- and my itatutes more than the countries fy against it.

that are round about her : for they have re8 And behold, I will lay bands upon tuled my judgments, and my ftatutcs, thee, and thoa ihalt not turn thee from they have not waiked in thea. one fide to 200ther, till thou hart ended y Therefore thussaith the Lord GOD, the days of thy tiege.

Because yc multiplied more than the na91 Take thou airo unto thee, wheat, tions that are round about you, and have and barvey, and beans, and lentiles, and not walised in my statutes, neither millet, and fitches, and put them in one kept my judgments, neither have done velies, and make inee bread thereof, sc. a.cording to the judgments of the nations 6or Ung to the number of the days that that are round about you : thou shalt lie upon thy side; thres hundred 8 Therefore thus faith the Lord God; aod ninety day's Thali thou eat thereof. Behold, I, even ! en against thee, and

10 And thy meat which tasu Malt eat, will execute judgments in the midst of fall be by weight twenty Shekels a day: thee, in the light of the nations. from time to time shalt thou eat it.

9 And I will do in thee that which I I Thou shalt drink allo water by mea. have not done, and whereunto I will not fore, the fixth part of a hid: from time do any more the like: becau:e of all thine to time shalt thou drink,

aboininations. 12 And thou thalt eat it as barley cakes, 10 Therefore the fathers fall eat the 20d thou lhalt bake it with dung that come fons in the inidit of thec, and the Sons ech out of man in their sight.

Thall eat their fathers, and I will execute. 13 And the LORD said, Even thus hall judgments in thee, and the whole remthe children of Israel eat their defied 'nant of thec. will 1: scatter into all the. bread aniong the Gentiles, whither I will winds drive them

u Wherefore, as I live, faith the Lord 14 Then said 1, Ah Lord GOD, behold, God, Surely because thou haft defiled my my soul hath not been polluted: for froni 120ctuary with all thy detettable things, my youth up even till now, have I not and with all tide abomination:, there eaten of that which dieth of it self, or is fore will tallo diminish thes, neither Thall torn in peices, neither came there abomi- mine cye sipare, neithes will I bave any nable fieih into my mouth.

pity. 15 Then he said unto me, La, I have 12 A third part of thee Mall die with given thee cows dung lor mans dung, and the peftilence, and with famiae fhall they thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. be consumed in the midst of thee: and a

16 Moreover, he said upto me, son of third part fh all fall by the word round aman, behold, I will break the Naff of bout thee : and I will icatter a third part bread in Jerusalem, and they shall cat bread into all the winds, and I will draw out a by weight, and with cases and they all sword after them.

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Ifracls idolatry: 13 Thus shall mine anger be accom ! Thus faith the Lord GOD, Smites plished, and I will cause my fary to rett thine hand, and stamp with thy foot,&lay. upon them, and I will be comforted: and Alas, for all the evil abominations of the they in all know that I theLord have spo- house of Israel: for they

thail fall by the ken it in my zeal, who I have accompli- sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. shed my fury in them.

12 He that is far off thall dic of the per14 Moreover, I will make thec waste, tilence, and he that is near thall fall by and a reproach among the nations that are the sword, and he that remaineth and is round about thee, in the light of all that befieged thall die by the fanine: thus will pass by.

I acomplish my fury upon them. Is So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, 13 Then shall ye kaow that I am the an instruction and 20 astonishment unto LORD, when their flain men thall be among the natens that are rouod about thee, their idols round about incir altars, upon when I Mall cxecutc judgmeats in thée every high hill in all the tops of moun. in anger and in fury, and in furious rc tains, and under every greco tree, and unbukes: I the LORD have spoken it. der every thick oak, the place where they

16 When I Thall scad upon them the did offer sweet favoor to all their idols: evil arrows of famine, which fhall be for 14 So willI ftretch out my hand upon tbeir destruction, and which I will send to them, and make the land desolate : yea, destroy you : a0d I will increase the far more desolate than the wilderness towards mine upon you, and will break your staff Diblah, in all their habitations, and they of bread.

fhall know that I am the LORD. 17 So will I send upon you famine, 203

CHAP. VII. evil bcasts, and they thall' bereave thec; i Ifraels final defolation. 16T beir mourne and peftilence and blood fhall pass through ful repentance tbat efeape. thee, and I will bring the two:d upon thce;

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2 Alfo thou son of man, thus faith Lord Ifrøels judgment for Idolatry. 8 Arim. GODunto the land of Israel, An cod, theend nant shall be bleded.

is come upon the four corners of the land. Nd the word of the LORD came unto } Now is the end come upon thee, and ! me, saying,

will send mibe anger upon thee, and will 1 Son of man, fet thy face towardsę moun- judge thee according to thy ways, and tains of Israel, and prophely againit

them, will

recompense upon thee all thine aboo 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, Ecar minations. the word of the Lord GOD, thus faith the 4 And mine eye fhall ,et spare thee, Lord GOD to the mountains and to the Deit her will I have pity; bus I will recomhills, to the rivers and to the valleys, Be. pense thy ways upon thee, and thine abobold, I, even! will bring a sword opon you, midations shall be in the midst of thee, and and I will destroy your high places, ye shall know that I am the Lord.

4 And your altars shall be defolate, and 5 Thus faith the Lord GOD, AD cvil, your images tallbe broken; aad I will cast 20 only evil, be hold, is come, down your fain men before your id ols, 6 Ao end is come, the end is comc, it

5 And I will lay the dead carcales of$ watcherh for thee, behold, it is come. children of Israel before their idols, and 1 7 The morning is come upon thee, O will scatter your bodes round about your thou that dwelleftho the land: the time is altars,

come, the day of trouble is near, and not 6 In all your dwelling places the cities the founding agaio of the mouatains. thall be laid waite, and the high places 8 Now will shortly pour out my fury Mall be defolate ; that your altars may be upon thec, and accomplith mine angerupJaid waste and made desolate, and your on thee; aod I will judge chec according idols quay be broken and ccate, and your to thy ways, aod will recompeale thee for images may be cut down ; and your works all thinc abominations. may be abolished.

9And mine eye shall not spare, neither And the Aain shall fall in the midst of will ltave pity Iwill recompense thee acyou, cod ye shall know ý I am the LORD. ding to thy ways, and thinc abominations

8 Yet will I leave a renndant, that ye tbat are in the midst of thee, and ye shall may have some that shall escape the sword koow that I am the LORD that smiteth. amor:g ttc nations, when ye shall be scat 10 Behold the day, behold, it is come, tered tl rough the countries.

the morpiog is gone forth, the rod nach 9 And they that escape of you shall re- blossomed, pride hath budded. . member me among the nations, whither 11 Violenec is risen up into a rod of they thall be carried captives, because I wickedo css: none of them sball remain ner am broked with their whorish heart which of their multitude, nor of any of theirs, hath departed from me, and with their neither Mall obere be wailing for them. eyes which go a whoring after their idols: 12 The time is come, the day drawcth and they all loath themselves for the near, let not the buyer rejoice, nor the evils which they have committed in all eller mourn : for wrath is upon all the their abominations, 10 And they than know that I am the

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13 For the seller ball not return to that LORD, and that I have not said in vain y which is sold, although they were yet in I would do this evil unto them.

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his loins even upward, as the appearance 14 They have blown the trumpet,cven of brightness, as the colour of amber. to make all ready, but aone goeth to the 3. And be put forth the form of an hand, battle: for my wrath is upon all the mul- and took me by a lock

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the spirit lift me up between the earth & 15 The sword is without, and the peki. the heaven, and brought me in the vidoos lence and the famine within: he that is in of God to Jerusalem, to the door of tbc the field shall die with the sword ; and he inner-gate, that looketh coward the north, that is in the city, famide and pestilence where was the feat of the image of jea: Mall deveur him.

lousy, which provoketh 19 jcaloury. 16 9 But they that elcape of them, Mall " 4 Aod behold, the gloty of the God of escapc, and Mall be on the mountains like Israel pas there, according to the vidioo doves of the valleys, all of them monrn- that I law in the plaio. jog, every one for his ipiquity.

Si Then said he unto me, Son of man, 17 hands tall boʻteoble, and all lift up thinc eyes now the way towards the kpecs thall be weak as water.

Borth: So I lift up minc eyes the way to18 They shall also gird t'bem felves with ward the north, and behold northward at sackcloth, and horror halt cover them, the gate of the

altar, this image of jealouand banie ball be upon all fases, and fy in the entry. baldness upon all their beads.

6 He said furthermore unto me, son of 19 They Thal! calt their silver io the man, feest thou what they do? even the ftreets, and their gold Mall be removed : great abominations that the house of Israel their álver and their gold Thall not be able commiticth here, that I hould go far off to deliver them io the day of the wrath of from my fan&uary? but turn thee yet agaio the LORD ; they shall not satisfy their and thou falt see greater abominations. fouls, ocitbér kill their bowels : because it .7 Aod be brought me to the door of is the stumbling-bioek of their iniquity. the court; and whco I looked, behold, a

20 As for the beauty of his oroamcat, hole in the wall. bc set it in majesty : but they made the i 8 Tbco said he anto me, Son of man, mages of their abominations and of their dig ocw

in the wall: and when I had dig. detestable things therein : thereiore bavc ged in the wall, behold a door. I set it far from them.

9And he said unto me, Go in, and behold 21 And I will give it into the hands of thć wicked abominations thatthey do here, the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked 10 So I went in and raw,and behold every of the earth for å spoil, and they shall form of creeping things, and abominable pollute it.

be afts, and all the idols of the house of Ir22 My face will I turn also from them, rael pourtrayed upon s wall round about. 30d they thall pollote my secretplace, for 11 And there food before them seventy the robbers Dall enter into it, and defile it. men of the ancients of the house

of Israel, 23Make a chain: for the land is full of and in the midst of them food Jaazaniah bloody crimes,& the city is full of violence, the son of Shaphan ; with every man bis

24. Wherefore I will bring the worst of cenler in his hand, and a thick cloud of the heathen, and they hali poffers their incense went up. houses: I will allo make the pomp of the 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, Itrong to cease, and their holy places thall past thou seen what the ancients of the be defiled.

house of Israel do in the dark, every man 25 Dettruction cometh, and they shall in the chambers of his imagery? for they seek peace, and tbere shall be none. say, the LORD secth us not, The LORD

26 Mischief Mall come upon mischief, hath forsaken the earth. and rumour thall be upon rumour, then 13 | He said allo unto me, Turn thea Mall they seek a vision of the prophet; but yet again, and thou shalt see greater abothe law thall perish from the priest, and minations that they do. counsel from the antieats.

14 Then he brought me to the door of 27 The king shall moum, and the prince the gate of the LORDS house, which was fall be clothed with desolation, and the towards the north, and behold, there sat hands of the people of the lani thall be women weeping for Tammuz. troubled : I will do unto them after their is | Then said he unto me, Hast thou way, and according to their deserts will seen t'bis, o rop of man ? turn thec yet ajudge them, and they shall koow that i gain, and inni

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tions thao these. CHA P. Vill.

16 And he brought me into theinner 1 T. Ezekiel in a vision, s'is showed the i. court of the LORDS house, and behold, at mage of jealousj.

the door of the temple of the LORD, beNd it came to pass in the fixth year, in (ween the porch and the altar, were about month, as I sat in mine house, and the cl- ward ine temple

of the LORD, and their ders of Judah sat before me, that the hand faces toward the cast, and they worthipped of the Lord GOD fell obere upon me. the sun toward the caft.

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ment that wasabove the head of the to the house of Judah, that they commit the cherubims, there appeared over them, as abominations, which they commit here? it were a sappbire ftone, as the appearance for they have filled the land with violence, of the likeness of a throne. and have returned to provoke me to anger; 2 And he spake unto the man clothed and lo they put the branch to their nore.

with lioca, and said, Go in between the 18 Therefore will I also deal in fury; wheels, even under the cherub, and fill mioc eye shall not fpare;neither will I have thine hand with coals of fire from between pity : & though they cry in mine ears w the cherubims, and scatter them over the å lond voice, yet will I not hear them, city. And he went in, io my Gght. CHAP. IX.

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right ! A vifon Miwing tbe preservation of some, fide of the house, when the man went in, 5 and tbe deftruation of the reft.

and the cloud filled the inner-court. E cried also in mine cars with a loud 4 Then the glory of the LORD weat up charge over the city, to draw ocar, cvca old of the house, and the house was filled every man with his destroying weapon io with the cloud, and the court was full of his band.

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LORDs glory. 2 And behold, fix meo came from the 5. And the found of the cherubims wings way of the higbēr gate, which Iyeth to- was heard evin to the utter-court, asy voice ward the north, and every man a naughter of the almighty GOD when he speaketh. weapon in his hand : and one man among 6 And it came to pass, that when he had then was clothed with lioon, with a wri« commanded the man clothed with linen: ters ink-horo by his side, and they went in saying, Take fire

from between the wheels and food begde the braren altar.

from between the cherubims; then he went 3 And the glory of the God of Israel was in and stood befide the wheels. gone up from the cherub, whereupon he ĩ And one cherub ftretched forth his was, to the threshold of the house, and he hand from between the cherubims unto called to ý man elothed with lineo, which the fire that was betweeo the cherubims, bad the writers ink-horn by his side ; and took thereof, and put it into the hands

4. And the LORD said unto him, Go of bim tbat was clothed with lines: who through the midst of the city, through the took it, and went out. midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon 8 9 And there appeared in the cherubims the fore-heads of the men that ligh, and the form of a mans band onder their wings. that cry for all the abomioations tbat be 9 And when I looked, behold, the four done in the midst thereof.

wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one 5 And to the others he said in mine cherub:' and another whecl, by another hearing, Go ye after himn through the city, cherub: and the appearance of the wheels and finite : let not your eye spare neither was as the colour of a beryl Itone. have ye pity.

10 And as for their appearances, they 6Slay utterly, old and young, both maids four had one likeness, as if a wheel had and little children, and women ; but come been in the midst of a wheel. not near any man upon whom is the nark; I When they went, they went upon and begin at my fanctuary: then they be their four sides, they turned not as they gan at the ancient meo wnich were before went, but to the place whither the head the house.

looked they followed it, they turned oot as 2 And he said unto them, defile house, they went. and fill the courts with the flain,go ye forth:

11 And their whole body, and their backs and they went forth and new in the city.

and their hands, and their wings, and the 89 And it came to pass while they were wheels were full of eyes round about, cuen Naying them, and I was left, that I fell the wheels that they four bad. upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah, 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto Lord GOD, wilt thou destroy all there. them in my hearing, ó wheel. fiduc of Israel, in thy pouring out of thy 14. And every one had four faces: the fury upon Jerusalem?

firit face was the face of a coerub, and the 9. Then said he unto me. The iniquity Tecond face was the face of a man, and of the house of Israel and Judan is exceed the third the face of a lion, and the fourch ing great, and the land is full of blood, and the face of an eagle. the city full of perversoess: for they say, 15 And the cherubims were lifted up: The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and this is the living creature that I saw by the i the LORD seeth not.

river of Chebar. ToAdd as for me alro, mine eye thall not 16 And when the cherubims went, the spare, neither will I have pity, but I will wheels went by them : and when the che. recompense their way upon their head. rubims Jift up their wings to mount up

11 And behold, the man clothed with from the earth, the fame wheels also turn. Jinen, which bad the ink-horn by his lide, ed not from beside them., reported the matter, saying, I have donc as thou bast commanded ine.

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