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great fin. filame, and mayest be confounded in all of that it wither ? it shall wither in all the that thou haft done, in that thou art a leaves of her spring, even witheat great comfort unto them.
power; or wany people to pluck it up by 55 When thy sisters, Sodom & her daugh. ihe roots thereof. ters, shall return to their former ellate, and 10 Yea, bchold, being plaoted, shall it Samaria and her daughters shall return to prosper? Qall it not utterly wither, when their fermer estate, then thou & thy daugh- the call wind concheth it? 'it Mall wither ters shall return to your former estate. in the furrows where it grew.
56 For thy fifter Sodom was not menti U 1 Moreover the word of the LORD oned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride: came unto me, saying,
57 Before thy wickedness was discover 12 Say now to the rebellious houre, ed, as at the time of thy reproach of the Koow ye rot what these tbings me an? tell daughters of Syria, and all tbat are round tbem, Behold the king of Babylon is come about her, the daughters of the Philistines to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king which despise the round about.
thereof, and the princes thereof, and led 58 Thou hast born thy lewdness, and them with him to Babylon; thine abominations, laith the LORD. 1} And hath taken of the kings seed,
59For thus saith the Lord God, I will even and made a covcoa nt with him, and hath deal with thee as thou hast done, which halt saken an oath of him: he hath alfe taken despised the oathin breaking the covenant. the mighty of the land.
609 Nevertheless, I will remember my 14 That the kingdom might be base. covenaot with thee in the days of thy that it alight not lift it self up, but that youth, and I will eltablish unto chce an c. by keepiog of liis covenant it might Hand. verlasting covenant.
Is Bac ac rebelled against him in fend. 61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, ing bis ambassadors into Egypt, that they and be ashamed, when thou shall receive might give him horses, and much people: thy filters, thige clder and thy younger : fnall be profper? Mall he escape that doth & I will give them unto thee for daughters, such ebings? or fball he brcak the covebut not by thy covenant.
aant zod be delivered ? 62 And I will establish my covenant with 16 As I live faith the Lord GOD, surely thee,& thou shalt know that lam the Lord: in the place, wbere the king dwelletb that
63 That thou mayest remember and be made him king, whore oath be despised, confounded, and never open thy mouth any and whole covenant he brake, even with more because of thy fhame, when I am pa. him, io the midst of Babylon he thall die. cified toward thee for all that thou hart 17 Neither shall Pharaoh with bis mighdone, faith the Lord GOD.
!y army and great company make for him c H A P. XVI.
in the war by cafting up mounts, and The parable of too eagles and a vine, building forts, to cut off many persons.
Nd the word of the LORD caine unto Α'
18 Seeing he despised the oath, by me, saying,
breaking the covenant ( when lo, he had Son of man, put forth a riddle, and given his hand) and bait done all these speak a parable unto the house ct Ifrael, ibings; he shall not escape.
3 And say, thus faith the Lord GOD, A 1 Therefore thus faith f Lord God, Asl great cagle with
great wings,long winged, live, surely mine oath y he hath despised, Full of feathers, which had divers colours, and my covenant that he bath broken, e. came unto Lebanon, and took the highest ven it will Irecompense upon his own head, branch of the cedar:
20 And I will spread my oet upon him, 4 He cropt off the top of his young 20d he shall be taken in my snare, and i twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; will bring hini to Babylon, and
will plead hc set it in a city of merchants.
with him there for his trespass that he 5 He took allo of the feed of the land, & bath trespalled against me. planted it in a fruitful field, le placed it 21 And all his fugitives wall his bands by great waters, and let it as a willow-tree. shall fall by the Tward, and they y remain
6 And it grew, and became a spreading shall be seattered towards all winds : & ye vine of low stature ; whole branches toro- tball know I the LORD have fpoken it. ed toward him, and the roots thereof were 229 Thus faith the LORD GOD, I will under him: so it became a vine, & brought also take of the highest branch of the high fortb branches, and shot forth sprigs. cedar, and will see it, I will crop oft from
7. There was also another great cagle the top of his young twigs a tender oge, with great wiogs and many feathers, and and will plant it upon an high mountain beheld, this vine did bend ber roots to and eminent. wards him, and shot forth her branches 23 In the mountain of the height of Irtoward him, that he might water it by the rael will I plant it, and it shall bring forth furrows of her plagration.
boughs, and bear fruit, add be a goodly 8 It was planted in a good foil great cedar ; and under it shall dwell all fowl af waters, that it might bring forth branches, every wing, in the shadow of the branches aod that it might bear fruit, that it might thereoftball they dwell. be a goodly vine,
24 And all the trees of the field shall 9 Say theu, thus faith the Lord GOD, know that I the LORD have brought down Shall it ptofper? Shall he not pull up the the high tree, have exalted the low tree, roots thereof, and cut off the fruit there have dried up the green trec, abd have
Ferufalems revolt. Chap, xviii, xix. God defendetb bts juftier. arde the dry tręc to flourish : I the LORD pressed, spoiled his brother by violenco, & are spoken and bave done it.
did that which is not good among his peoCH A P. XVIII.
ple, lo, cren he shall die in his iniquity. od reprovetb tbs unjujt parable of sobre 19 91 Yet say ye, Why ? doth not the son grapes,
bear the iniquity of the father ? when the again, saying,
rightand hath kept all my statutes, 2 What mean ye, that ye ore this pro- bath done them, he mall surely live. -erh concerning the land of Israel, saying, 20 The soul that finneth, it shall die: The fathers have caten fowre grapes, and the son shall not bear the iniquity of the te childrens teeth are set on edge? father, Reither than the father bcar the _3.As I live, faith the LORD GOD, ye iniquity of the fon; the righteousness of the hall not have occafon any more to use this righteous shall be upon him; and the wicProverb in Israel.
kedness of the wicked Mall be upon him. 4 Behold, all souls are mine, as the fool 21 But if the wicked will turn from all his of the father, so also the soul of the son is fins that he hath commited, and keep all mine : the soul that finneth it shall die. my statures, and do that which is lawful and
5.9 But if a man be just, and do that right, he thall surely live, he Mall not dic. vhich is lawful and right;
22 All his transgressions that he hath 6 And hath rot eaten opon the moun-, commited, they ihall not be met tioned ains, neither bath lift up his eyes to the unto him in his righteousness that he dols of the house of Israel, neither hath bath don', he shall live. Defiled bis neighbours wife, neither hath 23 Have I any plealure at all the wicked come near to a menstruous woman,
Tould die, faith the Lord God? and not 7 And bath nit opprefied any, but hath ý he thould return from his ways & live? Zestore to the debtor his pledge bath
249 But when the righteous turneth 2. poilcd none by violence, hath given liis way trom his rightcoupress, & committeth Sread to the hungry, and hath covered the iniquity, and doth according to all y abopaked with a garment,
minations that the wicked man doth, thall 8 Hc tbat hath not given forth upon be live ? all his righteousnels, that be hath fury; neither hath taken any increase ; done thall not be mentioned : in bis tiel. that bath withdrawn his hand from ini pals that he hath tresparred, and in his fin quity, bath, cxecuted truc judgment be that he hath finned, in them ihall he die. tween mart and man,
25 1 Yet ye say, the way of the LORD 9 Hath walked in my ftatures, and hath is not equal. Hear now, heute of Irael, kept my, jedgmeots to deal truly : he is is not my way equal ? are not your ways Guit, he shall surely live, laith $ Lord God. unequal? TO If he beget a lon tbat is a robber,
26. When a righteous man tarneth away a shedder of blood, and that doth the like from bis rigbteousness, & committeth inito any onc of these things,
quity, and dieth in them ; for his iniquity 11 And that doth not any of those duties, that he hath done, shall he die. but even hath eaten upon the mountains,
27 Again, when the wicked men tunneth and defiled his neighbours wife,
away from his wickedness that he hath 11 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, committed, and doth that which is lawful hath [poiled by violence, hath not reltored and right, he shall save his fool alive... the pledge, and hath lift up his eyes to the
28 Becaofc be confidereth and turnetke idols, hath commited abomination,
away from all bis transgressions that he 13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath committed, he shall surely live, he hath taken increase: 1hall he than live? he mall not dic. 1hall not live: he hath done all these abo 29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The minations, he shall surely dia, his blood way of the LORD is not equal. O houle shall be upon him.
Ilrael, are not my ways equal ? are not 14.9. Now lo,if be beget a lon that seeth your ways unequal? all his fathers fins which he hath done, and 39 Therefore I will judge you, o house considereth, and doth not such like, of Israel, every one according to his ways,
15 Tbat hath not caten upon the moun. faith the LORD GOD: repeat, and turn taios, peither bath lift op his eyes to the your felves from all your transgreflions, fo idols of the house of Israel, hath not de.. iniquity shall not be your ruine. filed his neighbours wife,
31 Cast away from you all your trans16. Neither bath oppressed any, hath not gressions, wbereby ye have transgressed, withholden the pledge, neither hath (poil- and make you a new heart, and a new Ipied by violence, but hath given his bread rit ; for why will ye dic, house of Israel? to the hungry, and hath covered the na 32 For I have no pleasure in the death ked with a garment,
of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: 17 T bat hath taken off his band from wherefore turn your felves, and live ye. the poor, tbat bath not received usory
CH A P. XIX. nor increase, hath executed my judgments, i A lamentation for tbe princes of Israel, 10 hath walked in my itatutes; he shall not and for Jerusalem undir porables, surely live.
for princes of 18 As for his father, because he cruely ope 2 And say, What is thy mother ? a lion
Tbe sory of
Ifraels rebellion. ness, the lay down among lions, Inc nou- onto them to bring them ferth of the land rified her whelps among young lions. of Egypt, into a land that I had espied for 3 And
the brought up one of her whelps: them, flowing with milk and boney, which it became a young lion, and it learned to is the glory of all lands : catch the prey, it devoured men,
7 Then said I upto them, Cak ye away 4 The
nations also heard of him, he was every man the abominations of his eyes, taken in their pit, and they broeght him and defile not yeur felves with the idols of with chains unto the land of Egypt. Egypt: I am the LORD your God,
S Now when she saw that the had waited 8 But they rebelled against me, & would and her hope was loft, then she took another not herrken onto mc : they did not every of her whelps, and mide bim a young lion. man cast away the abominations of their
6 And he went up and down among the eyes, ncither did they forsake the idols of lions, he became a young lion, and Icarned Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury to catch the prey, and devoured men, upon them, to accomplish mine anger :7. And he knew
their desolate palaces, gainst them in midit of $ land of Egypt. and he laid waste their cities, and the land
9 But I wrought for my names sake,
that was defolate, and the fulocís thereof by it should not be pulloted before the beathe noise of his roaring.
then, among whom they were, in whose 8 Then the nations (et against him on e- fighe I made my self known ucro them,
in very side from provinces, & spread their bringing them forth out of Fland of Egypt. net over him :' he was taken in their pit. 109° Wherefore I caused them to go
9. And they put him in ward in chaios, forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought and brought him to the king of Babylon, them into the wilderness. they brought him into holds, that his voice 11 And I gave them my statutes, and should no more be beard upon the moun- Ahowed them my judgments, which if I tains of Israel
man do, he fhall'even live in them. ro9|Thy mother is like a vinc io thy blood 12 Moreover also I gave them my sabe planted by the waters, she was fruitful and baths, to be a sign between me and them, full of branches by reason of many waters. that they might know that I am the LORD
ir And she had trong rods for the leep that (an&tifie them. ters of them that bare rule, and her stature 13 But the house of Israel rebelled against was exalted among the thick branches, and me in g wildemess: they walked not in my the appeared in her beight with the mulo itatutes, and they despised my judgments, titude of her branches,
☆ if a man do, he hall even live in them, 12 But she was plucked ap, in fury, she & my sabbaths they greatly polluted; then was cast down to the ground, and the call I said, ! would pour out my fury apon wind dried up her fruit : ber strong rods them in the wilderness to consome them, were broken and withered, the fire con 14 But I wrought for my names fake, that fomed them.
it thould not be polluted before the bea. 13 And now she is planted in the wil. then, in whose fight I brought them out. serders, in a dry and thirsty ground. 15. Yet also I lifted up mine hand unta
14 And fre is gone out of a rod of her thena in the wilderness, that I would not branches, wbicbhath devoured her fruit, so bring them into the land which I had githat the hath no trong rod to be a fcepter ven tbem fowing with milk, and boney, to rule : this is a lamentation, and Mall be which
is the glory of all
lands: for a lamentation.
16 Because they despiled my judgments, CH A P. XX.
ard walked not in my itatutes, but pollu. God refafeto to be consulted. ted my sabbaths : for their heart went af. A Nd it came to pass in the seventh year ter their idols,
in the fifth month the tenth day of 17 Nevertheless, mine eyes spared them the month, Ebat certain of the elders of from deltroying them, Deither did I make Israel came to enquire of the LORD, and an end of them
in the wilderness.. fat before me.
18 But I said unto their children in y wil. 2 Then came the word of the LORDuo- derness, Walk ye not in the tatutes of your to me, 1aying,
fathers, neither observe their judgments, 3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of nor defile your felves with their idols. Ifrael, and say unto them, Thus faith the 19 I am FLORD your God: walk in my itaLord
GOD, Arc ye come to enquire of me? tries, and keep my judgments & do them: u I live, faith the Lord GOD, I will not 20 And hallow my rabbaths, and they be enquired of by you.
Tall de a lien between me & you, that ye 4 Wilt thou judge thera, ron of man, may know that I am the LORD yoor God. wilt thou judge them capse them to koow 2i Notwithstanding, the children rebelthe abominations of their fathers : led against me:they walked not in my tta
5 And lay unto them, Thus faith the tures, neither kepi my judgments to da Lord God, In the day when I chore
Ifrael, then, which if a man do, he thall even live and lifted up mine band unto the feed of in them, they polluted my fabbaths : then the house ot' Jacob, and made my self I said, 'I would pour out my fury upon known unto them in the land of Egypt, them, to accomplish my anger against when I lifted up nine hand onto them, them in the wilderneis. saying, I am the LORD your God, 22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine band 6 la the day tbas I lifted up minc band &wrought for my damcs lake, thatit Mould
Jerufalemi jadgment. not be polluted in the right of the heathen, the country where they
soj uin, and they in whole fight i brought them forth. shall not enter into the land of I riel, and
23 1 litted up mine hand unto them alla ye shall know that I am the LORD. in the wilderness, that I would featter 39 As for you, O house of Ifrael, nos them among the heathen, and disperse faith the Lord God, Go ye, serve ye every them through the countries :
onc his idols, and hereafter aiso, if ye will 24 Because they had not executed my not bearken unto me; but pollute ye my judgments, but bad despised my itatutes, boly Name no more with your gifts, and and had polluted my fabbaths, and their with your idols cyes were after their fathers idols.
40 For in mine holy mountain, in the 25 Wherefore I gave them allo statutes morntain of the height of Israel, faith the tbat were not good, and judgments where- Lord GOD, there hall all the hour of Ilocos by they should not live.
rael, all of them in s land serve me: there 26 And I polleted them in their own will I accept them, and there will I require gifts, in that they I caused to pass through your offerings, and the first fruits of your ibe fore all that openeth the womb, that i oblations, with all your holy thi' gs might make them delolate, te the end,
that 41 I wili accept you with vour sweet 12they might koow that I am LC RD, vour, when I bring you out from the peo
27! Therefore, son of man, speak uno ple, and gather you out of the countries the house of Israel, andsay unto them, Thus wherein ye have been scattered, and I will faith the Lord GOD, Yet in this your fa. be fanctified in you hefor: the heathen. thers have blafphemed me, in that they 42 And ye fhall know that I am $ LORD, have committed a trespass against me.
when I mall bring you into the land of 1128 For when I bad brought them into rael, into the country for the which I listed the land, for the which I lifted up mine up mine hand to give it to your fathers, hand to give it to them, then they saw e. 43 And there Ihall ye remember your Very bigh hill, and all the thiek trees, and ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have they offered there their sacrifices, and
there been defled, and ye Mäll loath your felves they presented the provocation of their in your own fight, for all your evils that offering : there also they made their sweet ye have committed. savour, and poured out there their drink 44 And ye shall know that I am $ LORD, offerings.
when I have wrought w you for my names 29 Then I said unto them, What is the sake, not according to your wicked ways, bigh place whereanto ye go? and the same nor according to your corrupt doings, o thereof is called Bamah unto this day. ye house of Israel, faith the Lord GOD. 30 Where føre lay unto the house of lsrael, 45 91 Moreover, the word of the LORD Thus faith the Lord GOD, Are ye polluted came unto me, laying, after s manner of your fathers ? & commit 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the ye whoredom after their abominations ?
south, and drop by word toward the south, 31 For when yo offer your gifts, when and prophesie against the forreit of the ye make your sons to pass through the fire fouth feid; ye polluce yourselves with all your idols, 47 And say to the forrest of the south, even unto this day: and thall I be enquired Hear the word of the Lord, thus faith
the of by you, O house of Israel? Ail' live, Lord GOD, Behold, I will kindle a fire in faith the Lord GOD, I will not be enqui: thee, and it shall devour every green tree red of by you.
in thee, & every dry tree, famiog flame 32 And that which cometh into your fall not be quenched,& all faces from
the mind ihall not be at all, that ye say, We fouth to the north thall be burnt therein. will be as the heathen, as $ familica of 48 And all Hesh shall see that I the LORD the countries, to serve wood and stone. have kindled it: it ihall not be quenched.
33 N As I live, saith the Lord GOD, 49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD, they furely with a mighty band, and with a ray of me, Doth he not speak parables ftretched out arm, and with fary poured
C HA P. XXI. out, will I rule over you.
Ezekiels propbefie against Jerusalem. people, and will gather you out of the
Amething dot the LORD came unta countries wherein ye are scattred, with a 2 Son of man, ret thy face toward Jeru. mighty band, and with a stretched out lem, & drop thy word toward the holy pla. arm, and with fury poured out.
ces, and prophesie againit g land of Ísrsel, 35 And I will bring you into the wil. 3. And say to the land of Israel, Thus, derness of the people, and there will I faith the LORD, Bchold, I am against thee, plead with you face to face.
and will draw forth my sword out of his 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers fheath, and will cut off from thee the in the wildernels of the land of Egypt, to riabreous and the wicked : will I plead with you saith the Lord GOD. 4 Seeing then y. I will cut off from thes, 39 And I will cause you to pass under the righteous and the wicked,
therefore the rod, & I will bring you into the bond shall my sword go forth out of his sheath of the covenant.
against all feth from the south to ý north 38 And I will purge out from among s That al! Helh inay know that I the you the rebels, add them that transgress LORD have drawn forth my sword out of against mc ; I will bring them forth out of bis iheath ; it ihall not return any more.
Врг 6 Sigh
The bright sword. 6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with (word oaths : bat he will call to remenithe breaking of tby lions ; and with bit- brance the iniquity, y they may be taken. terness figh before their eyes.
24 Therefore thus faith the Lord GOD, 7 And it ihall be, when they say unto Becaule ye have made your iniquity
to be thes, wherefore sighest thou ? that thou remembred, in that your transgressions a e thalt answer, For the tidings, because it discovered, so that in all your doings co mcth: and crery heart shall melt, and your fins do appear, because I Say .bat ye all bands shall be feeble, and every spirit are come to remembrance, ye thall be taMall faint and all knces shall be w.cak as ken with the hand. water : behold, it cometh, and hall be
25.11 And thou prophanc wicked prince brought to pass, saith the LORD GOD.
of llraçl; whose day is come, when ini8 Again the word of the LORD came quity sball bave an end, anto me, saying,
25 Thus faith the Lord GOD, Remove 9 Son of 'man, prophesie and say, Thus the diadeon, and take
off the crown this saith the LORD, Say, A (word, a sword is Sball not be the fame, exalt bim tbat is lon, Harpened and also furbished.
and abale bim t bat is bigb. 10 It is Tharpened to make a sore Naugh 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn it, ter, it is furbished that it may glitter : and it ihall be no more votil he come fhould we then make mirth ? it contem- whore right it is, and I will give
it bim. Deth the rod of my lon, as every tree. 28 1 And thou son of man, prop bele &
11 And he hath given it to be furbished, foy, Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning that it may be handled : the word is shar- the Ammonites, and concerning their re pened, and it is furbished to give it into prorch:even say thou. Thesword, ebe sword the hand of the Aayer.
is draon : for he naughter it is furbished, iz Cry and howl,
son of man, for it Thall to consume because of the glittering : be upor my people, it sball be upon all
29 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, princes of Israel: terrors, by reason of the whiles they divine a lic into thee, to (word, ihall be upon my people : smite bring thee upon the oceks of item tbit are therefore upon tb, ebigb.
nain, of the wicked whole day is come, 13 Becaule it is a trial, and what if tbe when their inigaity Sball bave an end. woord contemn even the rod ? it shall be
30 Shall I cause it to return into his no more, saith the LORD GOD.
sheath? I will judge thccio the place where 14. Thou therefore, son of man, pro, thon waft created in 3 lard of thy nativity. phelic, and (mite tbine hands together and 31 And I will poor out may indignation let the sword be doubled the third time, upon thee, I will blow againft thee in the the iword
of the Nain it is the sword of the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the ercat
men tbet are fajn, which entreth in- band of braitish men, and skilfulto dettroy. to their privy chambers.
32 Thou shalt be for fewel to the fire; 15 1 have set the point of $ (word against thy blood shall be in the midlt of the land, ali'their gates, y lbar ncart may faint and thou halt be no more remembred : for I ebeir ruins be multiplied :, ah, it is made the LORD bave spoken it. bright, it is wrapt up for the Naughter,
с на Р. XXII. 16 Go thee one way or other, at ber on A catalogue of kns in Ierufalem, the right hands free on the left
, whitherla- M
Oreover the word of the LORD came
unto me, saying, 17 I will allo smite mine hands toge 2 Now thou son of man, wile thou judge, ther, and I will cause my fury to rett: I wilt thop judge the bloody city? yea, thou the LORD have said it.
thalt thew her all her abominations, 18 | The word of the LORD came unto 3 Then say thou, Thus faith the Lord me again, saying,
GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midit 19 Also thou son of man, appoint thcc of it, that her
time may come, and maketh two ways, the sword of
the king of Baby- idols againtt herfelf to defile her felf. len may come :both twain thall cone forth 4. Thou art become guilty in thy blood out of one land, and chose thou a place, ý thou halt med, and hat dcfiled thy self chare it at the head of the way to the city. in thine idols, which thou baft made, and
20 Appoint a way, that the sword máy thou baft cauled thy days to draw near, come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and & art come even unto thy ycars ; therefore to Jodah in Jerusalem the defenced.
have I made thee a reproach unto the bea. 21 For the king of Babylon stood at the then, uod a mocking to all countries. parting of the way, at the head of the two stbofe that be near, and tbofe that be Yar ways, io use divisation : he made bis ar. from thee, thall mock thee, wbieb art iDrows bright, he con alted with images, be famous, and much vexed. looked in the liver.
6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one 22 At his right hand was the divination were in thee to their power to the blood. for jerusalem to appoint captains, to open 7. In thee bave they set light by father. the mouth in the haughter, to lift up the and mother : in the midit of thee have voice with thoating, to appoint battering they dealt by oppression with the Itranger : rams against the gates, to cast a mount, in thee have they vered the fatherless and And to build a fort.
the widow. 23. And it shall be unto them as a faire 8. Thou baft despised mainc holy things, divipation in their figac,to them that bare and baft prophaned my fabbaths,