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thee cap

• Ps.79.1,&c. thy sins.

Complicated sorrows.

An appeal to God. 57 Thou drewest near in the day that I B.C. 588. | it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: called upon thee: thou saidst, Feará not.

when they fled away and wandered, they 58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes a Is. 43. 1, 2. said among the heathen, They shall no of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

6 Je. 51. 36.

more sojourn there. 59°O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong; Bor, face. 16 The Banger of the LORD hath dijudgec thou my cause.

< Ps. 35.1,23. vided them; he will no more regard them: 60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance,

d Je.11.19, 20.

they respected not the persons of the

e Is. 30. 6, 7. and all their imaginationsd against me.

31. 1, 3.

priests, they favoured not the elders. 61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O

Je. 37.7, 8.

17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for LORD, and all their imaginations against s Eze.7.2,3,6. our paine help: in our watching we have me;

y De. 28. 49. watched for a nation that could not save us. 62 The lips of those that rose up against Je. 4. 13. 18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot me, and their device against me all the day. yor, obsti- go in our streets: our end is near, our

63 Behold their sitting down, and their naeu, days are fulfilled; for our endt is comé. rising up; I am their music.

Is. 6. 10.

19 Our persecutors are swiftere than 64 Render unto them a recompence, 0 ? Je. 52. 9. the eagles of the heaven: they pursued LORD, according to the work of their hands. 261.25.9,10. us upon the mountains, they laid wait

65 Give them y sorrow of heart, thy | 106. 10, 15. for us in the wilderness. curse unto them.

m2 Ti. 2. 20.

20 The breath of our nostrils, the anoint66 Persecute and destroy them in anger Sor, Thine ed of the LORD, was takenk in their pits, from under the heavens of the LORD.


of whom we said, Under his shadow we CHAPTER IV.

n Is. 40. 2.

shall live among the heathen. How is the gold become dim! how is

Šor, sea

21. Rejoicek and be glad, o daughter of the most fine gold changed! the stonesi calves.

Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz: of the sanctuary are poured out in the Ps. 137.7. the cup also? shall pass through unto thee; top of every street.

nor, carry

thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make 2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable

thyself naked. to fine gold,m how are they esteemed as tive for. 22 The punishment of thine iniquity earthen pitchers, the work of the hands P Job 39. 13.. is accomplished,” O daughter of Zion; of the potter!

16. he will no more carry thee away into 3 Even the sea monsters draw out the Ps.89,50,51. captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, o breast, they give suck to their young ones:

Do. 32, 24. daughter of Edom;" he will n discover the daughter of my people is become cruel, Job 24. 8. like the ostrichesp in the wilderness.


O or, iniquity, REMEMBER, 2 0 LORD, what is come 4 The tongue of the sucking child cleav

Ro. 7. 13. eth to the roof of his mouth for thirst;

* cometh for

upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. the young children ask bread, and nor price. 2 Our inheritance is turned to stranman breaketh it unto them.

1 or, On our

gers, our houses to aliens. 5 They that did feed delicately are deso

necks are

3 We are orphans and fatherless, our late in the streets; they that were brought

we perse

mothers are as widows. up in scarlet embrace dunghills.


4 We have drunken our water for mo

u Ge. 19. 25. 6 For the punishment of the iniquity

ney; our wood « is sold unto us. of the daughter of my people is greater

v Ne.9.36,37.

5 à Our necks are under persecution :

udarker than the punishment of the sin of Sodom,

than black

we labour," and have no rest. that was overthrown as in a moment, u

6 We have given the hand to the Egypand no hands stayed on her.

20 chap. 5. 10. tians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied 7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, * Ne. 5. 15. with bread. they were whiter than milk, they were y Ps. 102.5. 7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; more ruddy in body than rubies, their vor, terrors, and we have borne their iniquities. polishing was of sapphire:

or, storms of. 8 Servants* have ruled over us: there is 8 Their visage is i blacker than a coal; 7 flow out. none that doth deliver us out of their hand. they are not known in the streets: their z Zec. 14. 2. 9 We gat our bread with the peril of our skiny cleaveth to their bones; it is wither- a Is. 49. 15. lives, because of the sword of the wilderness. ed, it is become like a stick.

6 De.28.56,57 10 Our skin was black like an oven, 9 They that be slain with the sword are 2Ki.6.28,29. because of the v terrible famine. better than they that be slain with hunger: Je. 7, 20. 11 They ravished: the women in Zion,

d Je. 21. 14. for these "pine away, stricken through

and the maids in the cities of Judah. for want of the fruits of the field.

pof our head

12 Princes are hanged up by their hand : 10 The hands of the pitiful women a

is fallen.

the faces of elders were not honoured. have sodden their own children: they | 8 Je. 5. 31.

e Mi. 6. 13.

13 They took the young men to grind, were their meatb in the destruction of


and the children fell under the wood. the daughter of my people.

Zep. 3. 4. 14 The elders have ceased from the il The LORD hath accomplished his 9 Mat. 23.31, gate, the young men from their music. fury; he hath poured out his fierce an,

37. 15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our ger, and hath kindledd a fire in Zion, and · Hab. 1. 12. dance is turned into mourning. it hath devoured the foundations thereof.

i Je. 2. 34. 16 The crown pis fallen from our head: 12. The kings of the earth, and all the o for length woe unto us, that we have sinned! inhabitants of the world, would not have of days. 17 For this our heart is faint;e for believed that the adversary and the enemy

tor, in that

these things our eyes are dim. should have entered into the gates of Je

they could
not but.

18 Because of the mountain of Zion, rusalem.

k Nu. 19. 16.

which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. 13 For: the sins of her prophets, and the


19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever;" iniquities of her priests, thats have shed m Hab. 3.2. thy throne from generation to generation. the blood of the just in the midst of her,

por, ye pol- 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for 14 They have wandered as blind men luted. ever, and forsake us so long time? in the streets, they have polluted them- xor, For wilt 21 Turn’thou usunto thee, O LORD, and we selves with blood, so thatk men could thou utterly shall be turned; renewm our days as of old. not touch their garments.

reject us? 22 x But thou hast utterly rejected us; 15 They cried unto them, Depart øye;

thou art very wroth against us.


The Book of the Prophet EZEKIEL.


B.C. 595. their four sides; and they turned not Now it came to pass in the thirtieth

when they went. year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day a Is. 55. 9. 18 As for their rings, they were so of the month, as I was among the ß cap- B captivity. higha that they were dreadful; and their tives by the river of Chebar, that the hea

y rings were full of eyes 6 round about vens were opened, and I saw visions vor, strakes. them four. of God.

b chap. 10.12. 19 And when the living creatures went, 2 In the fifth day of the month, which Pr. 15. 3. the wheels went by them; and when the was the fifth year of king' Jehoiachin's ch.3.15, 23. living creatures were lifted up from the captivity,

d Re. 19. 11. earth, the wheels were lifted up. 3 The word of the LORD came expressly a

echap. 8.3.

20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, unto : Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi

, 12 Ki. 24. 12, they went, thither was their spirit to go in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river

15.' and the wheels were lifted up over against Chebar; and the hands of the LORD was

them: for the spirit of $ the living crea

g verse 12. there upon him.

1 Co. 14. 32. ture was in the wheels. And I looked, and behold, a whirl

21. When those went, these went; and wind came out of the north, a great cloud,

& Jehezkel.

when those stood, these stood; and when and a fire n infolding itself, and a bright- | *1 Ki. 18. 46. those were lifted up from the earth, the ness was about it, and out of the midst sor, life. wheels were lifted up over against them: thereof as the colour of amber, out of

for the spirit of $the living creature was the midst of the fire.

n catching.

in the wheels. 5 Also out of the midst thereof came i Re. 4.6, &c. 22 And the likeness of the firmament the likeness of four. living creatures. k ch.10.8,&c. upon the heads of the living creature And this k was their appearance ; they 1 Job 37. 22.

was as the colour of the terrible? crystal, had the likeness of a man.

stretched forth over their heads above. 6 And every one had four faces, and a straight 23 And under the firmament were their every one had four wings.


wings straight, the one toward the other : 7 And their feet were o straight feet; m Da. 10. 6.

every one had two, which covered on this and the sole of their feet was like the solé

Re, 1. 15.

side, and every one had two, which coof a calf's foot; and they sparkled m like n chap. 43. 2. vered on that side, their bodies. the colour of burnished brass.

Da. 10. 6. 24 And when they went, I heard the 8 And they had the hands of a man un

Re. 1. 15. noise of their wings, liken' the noise of der their wings on their four sides; and o Job 37.2..5. great waters, as the voice of the Althey four had their faces and their wings. Ps. 29. 3, 4. mighty, the voice of speech, as the noise

9 Their wings were joined one to an- 68. 33. of an host:9. when they stood, they let other; they turned not when they went; | p 2 Ki. 7.6.

down their wings. they went every one straight forward.

25 And there was a voice from the firma10 As for the likeness of their faces, they Ps. 45. 6.

Da. 7.9.

ment that was over their heads, when they four had the face of a man, and the face

Mat. 25. 31.

stood, and had let down their wings. of a lion on the right side; and they four

He. 8. 1.

26 And above the firmament that was had the face of an ox on the left side;

12. 2.

over their heads was the likeness of a they four also had the face of an eagle. li Thus were their faces on and their "Ex. 24. 10. throne, e as the appearance of a sapphire

stone: and upon the likeness of the throne wings were k stretched upward; two wings <or, divided was the likeness as the appearance of a

above. of every one were joined one to another,

man above upon it. and two coveredt their bodies.

8 Re. 3. 21. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, 12 And they went every one straight 4. 2, 3. as the appearance of fire round about forward: whither the spirit was to go, tIs. 6.2. within it, from the appearance of his they went; and they turned not when u Ge. 9. 13. loins even upward, and from the appearthey went.

Re. 4. 3. ance of his loins even downward, I saw 13 As for the likeness of the living


as it were the appearance of fire, and it creatures, their appearance was like burn. Ge. 15. 17. had brightness round about. ing coals of fire, and like the appearance - Ex.16.7, 10. 28 As the appearance of the bowu that of lamps: it went up and down among 24.16,17. is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the living creatures ; and the fire was 1 Ki.8.10,11. the appearance of the brightness round bright, and out of the fire went forth

x chap. 3. 23.

about. This was the appearance of the lightning:

Da, 8. 17.

likeness of the gloryw of the LORD. And 14 And the living creatures rany and Ac. 9. 4.

when I saw it, I fell“ upon my face, and returned as the appearance of a flash of Re.1.17,18. I heard a voice of one that spake. lightning

CHAPTER II. 15 Now, as I beheld the living creatures,

y Ps. 147. 15. AND he said unto me, Son of man, behold, one wheel upon the earth by the - Da. 10. 11. stand upon thy feet, and I will speak living creatures, with his four faces.

unto thee. 16 The appearance of the wheels and

a chap. 3. 24.

2 Anda the spirit entered into me when their work was like unto the colour of a

nations. he spake unto me, and set me upon my beryl, and they four had one likeness : 6ch.20.18..30 feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. and their appearance and their work De. 9. 27. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, was as it were a wheel in the middle of Je. 3. 25. I send thee to the children of Israel, to

Ac.7.51. a rebellious ination that hath rebelled 17 When they went, they went upon

against me: they and their fathers to have

& wheel.



The prophet's roll.

EZEKIEL, III. Charge given to the prophet. transgressed against me, even unto this B. C. 595. of the living creatures that Btouched one very day.

another, and the noise of the wheels over 4 For they are y impudent children, and B kissed. against them, and a noise of a great stiffhearted. I do send a thee unto them; y hard of rushing. and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith | face. 14 Sob the spirit lifted me up, and took the Lord God.

a Mat. 10. 16. me away, and I went sin bitterness, in 5 And they, whether they will hear, or b verse 12. $the heat of my spirit: but the hand of whether they will forbear, (for they are a 8 bitter. the LORD was strong upon me. rebellious house,) yete shall know that cch.3. 11,27. 15 Then I came to them of the captivity there hath been a prophet among them.


at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of 6. And thou, son of man, bes not afraid 12 ki. 3. 15. Chebar, and I satt where they sat, and of them, neither be afraid of their words, echap.33.33. remained there astonished among them though 'n briers and thornst be with thee, Ps. 137. 1. seven days. and thou dost dwell among scorpions : Je. 1.8, 17. 16 And it came to pass, at the end of be not afraid of their words, nor be dis- Lu. 12. 4. seven days, that the word of the LORD mayed at their looks, though they be a Ac. 4.29,31. came unto me, saying, rebellious house.

nor, rebels.

17 Son of man, I have made thee a 7 And thou shalt speak my words 12 Sa.23.6,7. watchman“ unto the house of Israel : unto them, whether they will hear, or Is. 9. 18.

therefore hear the word at my mouth, whether they will forbear; for they are Mi. 7. 4. and give them warning from me. e most rebellious.

il Pe. 3. 14. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou 8 But thou, son of man, hear what I * Is. 52. 8. shalt surely die; and thou' givest him

56. 10. say unto thee; Be not thoum rebellious

not warning, nor speakest to warn the

Je. 6. 17. like that rebellious house: open thy

wicked from his wicked way, to save his

He. 13. 17. mouth, and eat" that I give thee.

the same wicked man shall die in 9 And when I looked, behold, an

O rebellion.

hiso iniquity; but his blood will I require hand p was sent unto me; and, lo, al rollchap. 33.6. at thine hand.

m Is. 50. 5. of a book was therein ;

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he 10 And he spread it before me; and it

» Re. 10.3,10: turn not from his wickedness, por from was written within and without;, and p chap. 8. 3. his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquithere was written therein lamentations, a chap. 3.1. ty; but thou' hast delivered thy soul. and mourning and woe.

r Is. 49. 4, 5.

20 Again, When a righteous man doth

Ac. 20. 26. turn from his « righteousness, and commit MOREOVER, he said unto me, Son of "chap. 18. 24. iniquity, and I layt a stumblingblock beman, eat that thou findest : eat this roll, 33.12, 13. fore him, he shall die: because thou hast and go speak unto the house of Israel. k righteous- not given him warning, he shall die in his 2 So I opened my mouth, and be caused

sin, and his righteousness which he hath me to eat that roll.

t1 Pe.2.6..8. done shall not be remembered; but his 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, u chap. 2.8,9. blood will I require at thine hand. cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels Je. 15. 16.

21 Nevertheless, if thou warn the rightwith this roll that I give thee. Then - Ps. 19. 11.

* Ps. 19. 10.

eous man, that the righteous sin not, did I eat it; and" it was in my mouth

119. 103.

and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, as honey* for sweetness.

because he is warned ;also thou hast 4 And he said unto me, Son of man, a deep of lip, delivered thy soul. go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and

and heavy

22 And the hand of the LORD was speak with my words unto them.

of tongue.

there upon me; and he said unto me, 5 For thou art not sent to a people sof u or, if I had Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will

sent thee a strange speech and of an hard language,

there talk with thee. but to the house of Israel :

to them, 23 Then I arose, and went forth into the 6 Not to many people of a strange


plain; and, behold, the glory of the LORD speech and of an hard language, whose

stood there, as the glory which I saw by words thou canst not understand ; M sure

y Mat. 11. 23. the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

12.41. ly, had y I sent thee to them, they would

.Jno. 15. 20.

24 Then the spirit entered into me, and have hearkened unto thee.

set me upon my feet, and spake with me, ✓ But the house of Israel will not v stiff of and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within hearken unto thee; for: they will not forehead, thine house.

and hard hearken unto me: for all the house of

of heart.

25 But thou, O son of man, behold, Israel are vimpudent and bardhearted.

they shall put bands upon thee, and shall 8 Behold, I have made thy face strong a Lu.1.20,22. bind thee with them, and thou shalt not against their faces, and thy forehead

6 Is. 50. 7.
Mi, 3. 8.

go out among them: strong against their foreheads.

26 And I will make thy tonguea cleave 9 As an adamant, harder than flint, | Am.8.11,12. to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt have I made thy forehead: fear them * man re- be dumb, and shalt not be to them tra not, neither be dismayed at their looks, proving. reprover;d for they are a rebellious house. though they be a rebellious house.

a Ps.38.13,14. 27 But when I speak with thee, I will 10 Moreover, he said unto me, Son of e2 Ti. 2. 3.

open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto

S2 Ti. 2. 6. man, all my words that I shall speak

them, Thus saith the Lord God, He that unto thee receives in thine heart, and Lu. 19.43 heareth, let him hear; and he that forhear with thine ears.

h chap. 8. 3. beareth, let him forbear: for they are a 11 And go, get thee to them of the cap; 1 K. 18.12. rebellious house. tivity, unto the children of thy people, and 2 Ki. 2. 16.

CHAPTER IV. speak unto them, and tell them, Thus Ac. 8. 39.

Thou also, son of man, take thee a saith the Lord GOD, whether they will por, chief tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray hear, or whether they will forbear.

leaders, upon it the city, even Jerusalem : 12' Then the spirith took me up, and I chap.21.22. 2 And lay sieges against it, and build a heard behind me a voice of a great rush- oor, a flat fort against it, and cast a mount against ing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the

plate, or,

it; set the camp also against it, and set LORD from his place.


pbattering rams against it round about. 13 I heard also the noise of the wings

3 Moreover, take thou unto thee an

would they

thy side.

Representation of the siege and famine, EZEKIEL, V. and of the ruin of Jerusalem. iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron be- B.O. 595. ter in the wind; and I will draw out a tween thee and the city; and set thy face

sword after them. against it, and it shall be besieged, and a Je. 52. 16. 3 Thou shalt also take thereof aa few in thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall

B wings.

number, and bind them in thy skirts. be a sign to the house of Israel.

4 Then take of them again, and cast 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and bch. 12. 6,11. them into the midst of the fire, and burn lay the iniquity of the house of Israel Je. 44. 14.

them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire upon it: according to the number of the 1 Jude 4. come forth into all the house of Israel. days that thou shalt lie upon it thou e Beginning 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD, This is shalt bear their iniquity.


Jerusalem : I have set it in the midst of 5 For I have laid upon thee the years 1 Ki. 12. 23. the nations and countries that are round of their iniquity, according to the number ending about her. of the days, three hundred and ninety


6 And she hath changed d my judgments days: so shalt thou bears the iniquity of Nu. 14. 34. into wickedness more than the nations, the house of Israel.

y chap. 16.47. and my statutes more, than the countries 6 And when thou hast accomplished 1 Co. 5.1. that are round about her; for they haveh them, lie again on thy right side, and Ne.9.16,17. refused my judgments and my statutes, thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house Je. 5. 3. they have not walked in them. of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee Yeach day for a year.

✓ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, ya day for a year, a

Because ye multiplied more than the 7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face to- day for a

nations that are round about you, and ward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine year. have not walked in my statutes, neither arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt i chap. 3. 25. have kept my judgments, neither have prophesy against it.

8 thy side to

done according to the judgments of the 8 And, behold, I will lay bandsi upon

nations that are round about you; thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from La. 4. 6. & Therefore thus saith the Lord God, 8 one side to another, till thou hast ended

Da. 9. 12.
Behold I, even I, am against

hee, and the days of thy siege.

Am. 3. 2.

will execute, judgments in the midst of 9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and

thee, in the sight of the nations. barley, and beans, and lentiles,' and Sor, spelt. 9 And I will do in thee thatk which I millet, and $fitches, and put them in one Le. 26. 29. have not done, and whereunto I will not vessel, and make thee bread thereof, ac- De. 28. 53. do any more the like, because of all thine

La. 2. 20. cording to the number of the days that


4. 10. thou shalt lie upon thy side; three hun

10 Therefore the fathers shall eat? the

mchap. 12.14. dred and ninety days shalt thou eat

De. 28. 64.

sons in the midst of thee, and the sons thereof.

Zec. 2. 6.

shall eat their fathers; and I will execute 10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat


&c. judgments in thee, and the whole remnant shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: 2 Ch. 36. 14. of thee will I scatterm into all the winds. from time to time shalt thou eat it.

o chap.11.21.

11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord 11 Thou shalt drink also water by

Je. 44. 4.

GOD, Surely, because thou hast defiled measure, the sixth part of an hin: from Ps. 107. 39. my sanctuary” with all thyo detestable time to time shalt thou drink.

things, and with all thine abominations, 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, La. 2. 21. therefore will I also diminish P thee; neiand thou shalt bake it with dung that - Ho. 9. 3.

ther shall mine eye spare, neither will I cometh out of man, in their sight.

8 verse 2.

have any pity. 13. And the LORD said, Even". thus

chap. 6. 12.

12 A third part of thee shall die with

Je. 15. 2. shall the children of Israel eat their de


the pestilence, and with famine shall they filed bread among the Gentiles, whither

t Je. 9. 16.

be consumed in the midst of thee; and a I will drive them.

u Ac. 10. 14. third part shall fall by the sword round 14 Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold,

about thee; and I will scattert a third

v Ex. 22. 31. my soul hath not been polluted; u for

Le. 17. 16. part into all the winds, and I will draw from my youth up even till now have I

w chap. 6. 12. out a sword after them. not eaten of thato which dieth of itself, or


13 Thus shall mine anger be accomis torn in pieces ; neither came there abo- La. 4. 11. plished,w and I will cause my fury to resty minable* flesh into my mouth.

*De. 14. 3. upon them, and I will be comforted :: 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have Is. 65. 4. and they shall know that I the LORD given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and y chap.21.17. have spoken it in my zeal, when I have thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. z chap. 16.63. accomplished my fury in them.

16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of Is. 1. 24. 14 Moreover, I will make thee a waste, man, behold, I will break the staff of a No. 2. 17.

and a reproach among the nations that bread in Jerusalem; and they shall eat chap. 5. 16. are round about thee, in the sight of all bread by weight, and with care; and

14. 13. that pass by. they shall drink water by measure, and

Le, 26. 26. 15 So it shall be a reproachd and a with astonishment:

Ps. 105. 16. taunt, an instruction and an astonishment

Is. 3. 1. 17 That they may want bread and wa

unto the nations that are round about ter, and be astonied one with another, chap.12.19. thee, when I shall execute judgments in

d and consumee away for their iniquity.

1 Ki. 9. 7.

thee, in anger and in fury, and in furious/ CHAPTER V.

Ps. 79. 4.

rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it. Je. 24. 9.

16 When, I shall send upon them the AND thou, son of man, take thee a La.2.15..17. evil arrows of famine, which shall be for sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, e chap.24.23. their destruction, and which I will send and cause it to pass upon thine head, and Le. 26. 39. to destroy you: and I will increase the upon thy beard; then take thee balances chap.25.17. famine upon you, and will break your

Na. 1.2. to weigh, and divide the hair.

staff of bread : 2. Thou shalt burn with fire a third part . De. 32. 23. 17 So will I send upon you famine and in the midst of the city, when the days - Le. 26. 22. evilk beasts, and they shall bereave thee; of the siegei are fulfilled; and thou shalt ich. 4.1,8,9. and pestilence and blood shall pass take a third part, and smite about it with k chap.38.22. through thee; and I will bring the sword a knife; and a third part thou shalt scat

upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.

among the

Destruction of idolatry.

Desolation of Israel.

B. C. 594. 4 Anda mine eye shall not spare thee, AND the word of the LORD came unto

neither will I have pity: but I will recomme, saying,

a chap. 5. 11. pense thy ways upon thee, and thine abo2 Son of man, seto thy face toward bchap.20.46. minations shall be in the midst of thee; the mountains d of Israel, and prophesy Ho. 9.7. and ye shall know that I am the LORD. against them,

d chap. 36.1.

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD, An evil,

Mi, 6.1, 2. 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear

an only evil, behold, is come. the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith Bawaketh 6 An end is come, the end is come: it the Lord God to the mountains, and to


Bwatcheth for thee; behold, it is come. the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, 1 Zep.1.14,15 that dwellest in the land: the time is

e Le. 26. 30.

7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou Behold I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your highe places ;

y sun images.

come, the days of trouble is near, and not 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and 8 or, echo. the sounding again of the mountains. your Yimages shall be broken; and I will sor, give. 8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury cast down your slain men before your idols. 01 Ki. 13. 2. upon thee, and accomplish mine anger

5 And I will 5 lay the dead carcases of 2 Ki. 23.14, upon thee; and I will judge thee accordthe children of Israel before their idols;

16. | ing to thy ways, and will recompense and I will scatter your bones y round n upon thee. thee for all thine abominations. about your altars.

h Ga. 6. 7.

9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither 6. In all your dwelling places the cities Re. 20. 13. will I have pity: I will recompense n thee shall be laid waste, and the high places iMi. 6. 9. according to thy ways, and thine abomishall be desolate ; that your altars may

į Pr. 16. 18. nations that are in the midst of thee; be laid waste and made desolate, and Je. 6. 7. and ye shall know that Ii am the LORD

Iverse 13. your idols may be broken and cease, and

that smiteth.

m Is. 6. 13. your Yimages may be cut down, and

Je. 44. 28.

10 Behold the day, behold, it is come; your works may be abolished.

the morning is gone forth; the rod hath 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of oor, tumult

. blossomed ; pridej hath budded. you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. * or, their

11 Violencek is risen up into a rod of 8 Yet will I leave a remnant,m that


wickedness: none of them shall remain, ye may have some that shall escape the


nor of their multitude, nor of any of

n Ps. 137.1. sword among the nations, when ye shall

K their's ;
Da. 9. 2, 3.

neither shall there be wailing for be scattered through the countries.

o Ps. 78. 40.

them. 9 And they that escape of you shall re- Is. 43. 24.

12 The time is come, the day draweth member" me among the nations whither v Je. 3. 6, 13. near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the they shall be carried captives, because I

1 though

seller mourn; for wrath is upon all the am broken with their whorish P heart,

their life

multitude thereof. which hath departed from me, and with were yet

13 For the seller shall not return to that their eyes, which go a whoring after

which is sold, although they were yet their idols : and they shall loathe them- living. alive: for the vision is touching the whole selves for the evils which they have com- 9 ch. 14. 4.7. multitude thereof, which shall not return; mitted in all their abominations.

20:7,24. neither shall any strengthen himself win 10 And they shall know that I am the Nu. 15. 39. v the iniquity of his life. LORD, and that I have not said in vain rchap.20.43.

14 They have blown the trumpet, even

36.31. that I would do this evil unto them.

Job 42. 6.

to make all ready; but none goeth to 11 Thus saith the Lord God, Smitet with

& Ec. 8. 8.

the battle: for my wrath is upon all the thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and

multitude thereof. say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the wor, whose

life is in his

15 The sword" is without, and the peshouse of Israel! for they shall fall by the


tilence and the famine within : he that is sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.

in the field shall die with the sword; and 12 He that is far off shall die of the

v his iniquity. he that is in the city, famine and pestipestilence; and he that is near shall fall

t chap.21.14.

lence shall devour him.

u La. 1. 20. by the sword; and he that remaineth and

v ch.5. 12, 13.

16 But they that escape of them shall is besieged shall die by the famine: thus

escape, and shall be on the mountains like will I accomplish my fury upon them.

doves of the valleys, all of them mourn13 Then shall ye know that I am the

10 Am. 8. 10. LORD, when their slain men shall be * Is. 57.5, 7. ing, every one for his iniquity.

Je. 2. 20.

17 All hands shall be feeble, and all among their idols round about their al

Ho. 4. 13.

knees shall # be weak as water. tars, upon every high hill, in alethe tops Pfor a sepa. sackcloth, and horror shall cover them;

18 They shall also gird themselves with

, tree, and under every thick oak, the place

unclean- and shame shall be upon all faces, and where they did offer sweet savour to all

baldness upon all their heads. their idols.

y Is. 5. 25. 19 They shall cast their silver in the 14 So will I stretch outy my hand upon z Pr. 11. 4. streets, and their gold shall be p removed : them, and make the land desolate, yea, o or, desolate their silver; and their gold shall not be more o desolate than the wilderness to

from the

able to deliver them in the day of the wrath ward Diblath, in all their habitations; wilderness. of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their and they shall know that I am the LORD.

souls, neither fill their bowels; because mit CHAPTER VII.

iniquity is

is the stumblingblocka of their iniquity. MOREOVER, the word of the LORD their stum. 20 As for the beauty of his ornament, came unto me, saying,

blingblock. he set it in majesty; but they made the 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the a chap.14.3, 4 images of their abominations, and of their Lord God unto the land of Israel, An Je. 7.30. detestable things therein : therefore have end, the end is come upon the four cor- por, made it I $ set it far from them. ners of the land.

unto them

21 And I will give it into the hands of 3 Now is the end come upon thee, and

an unclean

thing. I will send mine anger upon thee, and

the strangers for a prey, and to the wick

ed of the earth for a spoil: and they shall will judge thee according to thy ways,

c La. 1.9.

pollute it. and will x recompense upon thee all thine xgive. 22 My face will I turn also from them, abominations.

and they shall pollute my secret place : for

at go into.


Tor, their

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