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The destruction of EZEKIEL, Jerusalem typified didst wash thyself, paintedst thy and make it boil well, and let eyes, and deckedst thyself with them seethe the bones of it there ornaments,

in. 41 And satest upon a stately bed, 6 | Wherefore thus saith the and a table prepared before it, Lord God; Wo to the bloody city, whereupon thou hast set mine in- to the pot whose scum is therein. cense and mine oil.

and whose scum is not gone out of 42 And a voice of a multitude it! bring it out piece by piece; let being at ease was with her: and no lot fall upon it. with the men of the common sort 7 For her blood is in the midst of were brought Sabeans from the her; she set it upon the top of a wilderness, which put bracelets rock; she poured it not upon the upon their hands, and beautiful ground, to cover it with dust ; crowns upon their heads.

8 That it might cause fury to 43 Then said I unto her that was come up to take vengeance; I old in adulteries, Will they now have set her blood upon the top commit whoredoms with her, and of a rock, that it should not be she with them ?

covered. 44 Yet they went in unto her, as 9 Therefore thus saith the Lord they go in unto a woman that play- GOD; Wo to the bloody city! I eth the harlot: so went they in unto will even make the pile for fire Aholah and unto Aholibah, the great. lewd women.

10 Heap on wood, kindle the 45 11 And the righteous men, they fire, consume the flesh, and spice shall "judge them after the manner it well, and let the bones be burr ! of adulteresses, and after the man- ed. ner of women that shed blood; be 11 Then set it empty upon the cause they are adulteresses, and coals thereof, that the brass of it blood is in their hands.

may be hot, and may burn, and 46 For thus saith the Lord God; that the filthiness of it may be I will bring up a company upon molten in it, that the scum of it them, and will give them to be re- may be consumed. moved and spoiled.

12 She hath wearied herself with 47 And the company shall stone lies, and her great scum went not them with stones, and despatch forth out of her: her scum shall be them with their swords; they shall in the fire. slay their sons and their daughters, 13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: and burn up their houses with fire. because I have purged thee, and

48 Thus will I cause lewdness to thou wast not purged, thou shalt cease out of the land, that all wo- not be purged from thy filthiness men may be taught not to do after any more till I have caused my your lewdness.

fury to rest upon thee. 49 And they shall recompense 14 I the Lord have spoken it: it your lewdness upon you, and ye shall come to pass, and I will do it; shall bear the sins of your idols : I will not go back, neither will í and ye shall know that I am the spare, neither will I repent; accordLord God.

ing to thy ways, and according to CHAP. XXIV.

thy doings, shall they judge thee, Jerusalem's Destruction foretold. saith the Lord God.

15 11 Also the word of the LORD A GAIN in the ninth vear, in the

tenth month, in the tenth day came unto me, saying, of the month, the word of the LORD 16 Son of man, behold, I take came unto me, saying,

away from thee the desire of thine 2 Son of man, write thee the eyes with a stroke: yet neither name of the day, even of this same shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither day : the king of Babylon set him- shall thy tears run down. self against Jerusalem this same 17 Forbear to cry, make no day.

mourning for the dead, bind the 3 And utter a parable unto the tire of thy head upon thee, and put rebellious house, and say unto on thy shoes upon thy feet, and them, Thus saith the Lord God; cover not thy lips, and eat not the Set on a pot, set it on, and also bread of men. pour water into it:

18 So I spake unto the people in 4 Gather the pieces thereof into the morning: and at even my wife it, even every good piece, the thigh, died; and I did in the morning as I and the shoulder; fill it with the was commanded. choice bones.

19 11 And the people said unto 5 Take the choice of the flock, me, Wilt thou not tell us what these and burn also the bones under it, I things are to us, that thou doest so?


God's vengeance on


Moab, Edom, &c 20 Then I answered them, The 6 For thus saith the Lord GOD; word of the LORD came unto me, Because thou hast clapped thy saying,

hands, and stamped with the feet, 21 Speak unto the house of Is- and rejoiced in heart with all thy rael, Thus saith the Lord God; despite against the land of IsBehold, I will profane my sanctua- rael: ry, the excellency of your strength, 7 Behold, therefore I will stretch the desire of your eyes, and that out my hand upon thee, and will which your soul pitieth ; and your deliver thee for a spoil to the heasons and your daughters whom ye then; and I will cut thee off from have left shall fall by the sword. the people, and I will cause

22 And ye shall do as I have thee to perish out of the coundone: ye shall not cover your lips, tries : I will destroy thee; and nor eat the bread of men.

thou shalt know that I am the 23 And your tires shall be upon LORD. your heads, and your shoes upon 81 Thus saith the Lord GOD; your feet: ye shall not mourn nor Because that Moab and Seir do weep; but ye shall pine away for say, Behold, the house of Judah is your iniquities, and mourn one to- like unto all the heathen; ward another.

9 Therefore, behold, I will open 24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a the side of Moab from the cities, sign: according to all that he hath from his cities which are on his done shall ye do: and when this frontiers, the glory of the country, cometh, ye shall know that I am Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and the Lord God.

Kiriathaim, 25 Also, thou son of man, shall it 10 Unto the men of the east with not be in the day when I take from the Ammonites, and will give them them their strength, the joy of their in possession, that the Ammonites glory, the desire of their eyes, and may not be remembered among the that whereupon they set their nations. minds, their sons and their daugh- 11 And I will execute judgments ters,

upon Moab; and they shall know 26 That he that escapeth in that that I am the LORD. day shall come unto thee, to cause 12 T Thus saith the Lord God; thee to hear it with thine ears? Because that Edom hath dealt

27 In that day shall thy mouth be against the house of Judah by opened to him which is escaped, taking vengeance, and hath greatly and thou shalt speak, and be no offended, and revenged himself more dumb: and thou shalt be a upon them; sign unto them and they shall 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord know that I am the LORD. God; I will also stretch out my CHAP. XXV.

hand upon Edom, and will cut off God's Vengeance on Moab, &c. man and beast from it; and I will

unto me, 2 Son of man, set thy face against sword. the Ammonites, and prophesy 14 And I will lay my vengeance against them;

upon Edom by the hand of my peo3 And say unto the Ammonites, ple Israel: and they shall do in Hear the word of the Lord God; Edom according to mine anger and Thus saith the Lord God; Because according to my fury; and they thou saidst, Aha, against my sanc- shall know my vengeance, saith the tuary, when it was profaned; and Lord God. against the land of Israel, when it 15 T Thus saith the Lord God; was desolate; and against the house Because the Philistines have dealt of Judah, when they went into cap- by revenge, and have taken ventivity;

geance with a despiteful heart, to 4 Behold, therefore I will deli-destroy it for the old hatred; ver thee to the men of the east for 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord a possession, and they shall set God; Behold, I will stretch out their palaces in thee, and make my hand upon the Philistines, their dwellings in thee: they shall and I will cut off the Cherethims, eat thy fruit, and they shall drink and destroy the remnant of the

sea coasts. 5 And I will make Rabbah a 17 And I will execute great venstable for camels, and the Ammo- geance upon them with furious renites a couching-place for flocks: bukes; and they shall know that I and ye shall know that I am the am the LORD, when I shall lay my LORD.

vengeance upon them.


THE word of the LORD came make it desolate from Teman; and

thy milk.

Tyrus threatened


with destruction CHAP. XXVI.

ber, and thy dust, in the midst of the The Fall of T'yrus threatened. water,

13 And I will cause the noise of A NDvit came to pass in the

eleventh year, in the first day thy songs to cease ; and the sound of the month, that the word of thy harps shall be no more of the LORD came unto me, say- heard.

14 And I will make thee like Son of man, because that Tyrus the top of a rock: thou shalt be hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, a place to spread nets upon; thou she is broken that was the gates of shall be built no more for I the the people : she is turned unto me : LORD have spoken it, saith the I shall be replenished, now she is Lord GOD. laid waste:

15 | Thus saith the Lord God to 3 Therefore thus saith the Lord Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at GOD; Behold, I am against thee, the sound of thy fall, when the O Tyrus, and will cause many wounded cry, when the slaughter nations to come up against thee, is made in the midst of thee? as the sea causeth his waves to 16 Then all the princes of the come up:

sea shall come down from their 4 And th shall destroy the thrones, and lay away their robes, walls of Tyrus, and break down and put off their broidered garher towers: I will also scrape her ments: they shall clothe them dust from her, and make her like selves with trembling; they shal the top of a rock.

sit upon the ground, and shal 5 It shall be a place for the tremble at every moment, and be spreading of nets in the midst of astonished at thee. the sea : for I have spoken it, saith 17 And they shall take up a the Lord God: and it shall be- lamentation for thee, and say to come a spoil to the nations.

thee, How art thou dostroyed, 6 And her daughters which are that wast inhabited of soa-faring in the field shall be slain by the men, the renowned city, which sword ; and they shall know that I wast strong in the sea, she and am the LORD.

her inhabitants, which cause their 71 For thus saith the Lord God; terror to be on all that haun Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus, it! Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, 18 Now, shall the isles tremble in a king of kings, from the north, the day of thy fall, yea, the isles with horses, and with chariots, and that are in the sea shall be troubled with horsemen, and companies, and at thy departure. much people.

19 For thus saith the Lord GOD: 8 He shall slay with the sword When I shall make thee a desolate thy daughters in the field : and he city, like the cities that are not in sball make a fort against thee, habited; when I shall bring up the and cast a mount against thee, deep upon thee, and great waters and lift up the buckler against shall cover thee; thee.

20 When I shall bring thee 9 And he shall set engines of down with them that descend into war against thy walls, and with the pit, with the people of old his axes he shall break down thy time, and shall set thee in the low

parts of the earth, in places desolata 10 By reason of the abundance of old, with them that go down to of his horses, their dust shall cover the pit, that thou be not inhabited thee: thy walls shall shake at the and I shall set glory in the land of noise of the horsemen, and of the the living,; wheels, and of the chariots, when 21 I will make thee a terror, ani he shall enter into thy gates, as thou shalt be no more: though men enter into a city wherein is thou be sought for, yet shalt thou made a breach.

never be found again, saith the 11 With the hoofs of his horses Lord God. shall he tread down all thy streets :


The Riches, &c. of Tyrus.

VHE word of came shall go down to the ground.

12 And they shall make a spoil 2 Now, thou son of man, take of thy riches, and make a prey of up a lamentation for Tyrus; thy merchandise: and they shall 3 And say unto Tyrus, o thou break down thy walls, and destroy that art situate at the entry of the thy pleasant houses : and they sea, which art a merchant of the shall lay thy stones, and thy tim-1 people for many isles, Thus saith



sword, and thy strong garrisons Thein unto me, saying,

Her magnificence, CHAP. XXVII.

and dreadful fall the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast in the multitude of the wares of thy said, I am of perfect beauty. making, for the multitude of all

4 Thy borders are in the midst riches ; in the wine of Helbon, and of the seas, thy builders have per-white wool. fected thy beauty.

19 Dan also and Javan going to 5 They have made all thy ship- and fro occupied in thy fairs : boards of fir-trees of Senir: they bright iron, cassia, and calamus, have taken cedars from Lebanon were in thy market. to make masts for thee.

20 Dedan was thy merchant in 6 of the oaks of Bashan have precious clothes for chariots. they made thine oars, the com- 21 Arabia, and all the princes of pany of the Ashurites have made Kedar, they occupied with thee in thy benches of ivory, brought out lambs, and rams, and goats: in of the isles of Chittim.

these were they thy merchants. 7 Fine linen with broidered 22 The merchants of Sheba and work from Egypt was that which Raamah, they were thy merchants : thou spreadest forth to be thy sail, they occupied in thy fairs with blue and purple from the isles of chief of all spices, and with all preElishah was that which covered cious stones, and gold. thee.

23 Haran, and Canneh, and 8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Arvad were thy mariners: thy Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy wise men, o Tyrus, that were in merchants. thee, were thy pilots.

24 These were thy merchants in 9 The ancients of Gebal and the all sorts of things, in blue clothes, wise men thereof were in thee thy and broidered work, and in chests calkers : all the ships of the sea of rich apparel, bound with cords, with their mariners were in thee to and made of cedar, among thy occupy thy merchandise.

merchandise. 10 They of Persia, and of Lud, 25 The ships of Tarshish did sing and of Phut, were in thine army, of thee in thy market; and thou thy men of war: they hanged the wast replenished, and made very shield and helmet in thee; they set glorious in the midst of the seas. forth thy comeliness.

26 | Thy rowers have brought 11 The men of Arvad with thee into great waters: the east thine army were upon thy walls wind hath broken thee in the round about, and the Gammadims midst of the seas. were in thy towers: they, hanged 27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy their shields upon thy walls round merchandise, thy mariners, and about; they have made thy beauty thy pilots, thy calkers, and the ocperfect.

cupiers of thy merchandise, and 12 Tarshish was thy merchant by all thy men of war, that are in thee, reason of the multitude of all kind and in all thy company which is in of riches ; with silver, iron, tin, and the midst of thee, shall fall into the lead, they traded in thy fairs. midst of the seas, in the day of thy

13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, ruin. they were thy merchants: they 28 The suburbs shall shake at the traded the persons of men and ves- sound of the cry of thy pilots. sels of brass in thy market.

29 And all that handle the oar, 14 They of the house of Togar- the mariners, and all the pilots of mah traded in thy fairs with the sea, shall come down from horses and horsemen and mules. their ships, they shall stand upon

15 The men of Dedan were thy the land; merchants; many isles were the 30 And shall cause their voice to merchandise of thy hand: they be heard against thee, and shall cry brought thee for a present, horns bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon of ivory and ebony.

their heads, they shall wallow them16 Syria was thy merchant by selves in the ashes : reason of the multitu of the 31 And they shall make them wares of thy making: they occupied selves utterly bald for thee, and in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, gird them with sackcloth, and and broidered work, and fine linen, they shall weep for thee with bitand coral, and agate.

terness of heart and bitter wail17 Judah, and the land of Israel, ing. they were thy merchants: they 32 And in their wailing they traded, in thy market, wheat of shall take up a lamentation for Minnith and Pannag, and honey, thee, and lament over thee, saying, and oil, and balm.

What city is like Tyrus, like the 18 Damascus was thy merchant destroyed in the midst of the sea ?


The judgment of


the king of Tyrus. 33 When thy wares went forth and say unto him, Thus saith tho out of the seas, thou filledst many Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the people; thou didst enrich the kings sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in of the earth with the multitude of beauty. thy riches and of thy merchandise. 13 Thou hast been in Eden the

34 In the time when thou shalt garden of God: every precious be broken by the seas in the stone was thy covering, the sardius, depths of the waters, thy merchan- topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, dise and all thy company in the the onyx, and the jasper, the midst of thee shall fall.

sapphire, the emerald, and the car35 All the inhabitants of the buncle, and gold: the workmanship isles shall be astonished at thee, of thy tabrets and of thy pipes, was and their kings shall be sore afraid, prepared in thee in the day that they shall be troubled in their thou wast created. countenance.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub 36 The merchants among the that covereth ; and I have set thee people shall hiss at thee ; thou so: thou wast upon the holy shalt be a terror, and never shalt mountain of God; thou hast be any more.

walked up and down in the midst CHAP. XXVIII.

of the stones of fire. Judgment on the Prince of Tyrus. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy unto , saying,

created, till in 2 Son of man, say unto the thee. prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the 16 By the multitude of thy mer Lord God; Because thy heart chandise they have filled the midst is lifted up, and thou hast said, of thee with violence, and thou I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, hast sinned: therefore I will cast in the midst of the seas yet thou thee as profane out of the mounart a man, and not God, though tain of God: and I will destroy thou set thy heart as the heart of thee, O covering cherub, from the God:

midst of the stones of fire. 3 Behold, thou art wiser than 17 Thy heart was lifted up beDaniel ; there is no secret that they cause of thy beauty, thou hast can hide from thee:

corrupted thy wistlom by reason 4 With hy wisdom and with of thy brightness: I will cast thee thine understanding thou hast got to the ground, I will lay thee be ten thee riches, and hast gotten gold fore kings, that they may behold and silver into thy treasures :

thee. 5 By thy great


18 Thou hast defiled thy sanc thy, traffic, hast thou increased thy tuaries by the multitude of thins riches, and thy heart is lifted up iniquities, by the iniquity of thy because of thy riches:

trattic; therefore will I bring forth 6 Therefore thus saith the Lord a fire from the midst of thee, it GOD; Because thou hast sot thy shall devour thee, and I will bring heart as the heart of God;

thee to ashes upon the earth in the 7 Behold, therefore I will bring sight of all them that behold thee. strangers upon thee, the terrible of 19 All they that know thes the nations: and they shall draw among the peoplo shall be astotheir swords against the beauty of nished at thee: thou shalt be. thy wisdom, and they shall defile terror, and never shalt thou be any brightness.

more. 8 They shall bring thee down to 20 { Again the word of the LORD the pit, and thou shalt die the came unto me, saying, deaths of them that are slain in the 21 Son of man, set thy face midst of the seas.

against Zidon, and

prophesy 9 Wilt thou yet say before him against it, that slayeth thee, I am God ? but 22 And say, Thus saith the Lord thou shalt be a man, and no God, Gop; Behold, I am against thee, in the hand of him that slayeth O Zidon; and I will be glorified thee.

in the midst of thee: and they 10 Thou shalt die the deaths of shall know that I am the LORD, the uncircumcised by the hand of when I shall have executed judg strangers; for I have spoken it, ments in her, and shall be sanctsaith the Lord God.

fied in her. 11 | Moreover the word of the 23 For I will send into her pestiLORD came unto me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up'a la- and the wounded shall be judged

lence, and blood into her streets; inentation upon the king of Tyrus, I in the inidst of her by the sword


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