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Judah's wickedness.

Her punishment. and silver; and thy raiment a was of fine B. 0. 594. hast not been as an harlot, in that thou linen, and silk, and broidered work : thou

scornest hire; didst eatb fine flour, and honey, and oil: a Ps.45.13,14 32 But as a wife that committeth adul. and thou wast exceeding beautiful,o and De. 32. 13, tery, which taketh strangers instead of her thou didst prosper into a kingdom.

14. husband!

Ps. 81. 16. 14 And thy renown went forth d among

33 They give gifts to all whores ; but

147. 14. the heathen for thy beauty : for it was

c Ps. 48. 2.

thoue givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and perfects through my comeliness, which I 22 Ch.9. 23.

Bhirest them, that they may come unto had put upon thee, saith the Lord God.

e Ho. 8.9, 10. thee on every side for thy whoredom. 15 Buth thou didst trust in thine owns Ps. 50. 2. 34 And the contrary is in thee from beauty, and playedst the harloti because La. 2. 15. other women in thy whoredoms, whereas of thy renown, and pouredst out thy for- De. 4.7. none followeth thee to commit whore. nications on every one that passed by; ß bribest. doms : and in that thou givest a reward, his it was.

h Je. 7. 4. and no reward is given unto thee; there. 16 And of thy garments thou didst

1 Is. 1. 21. fore thou art contrary.

Je. 2. 20. take, and deckedst; thy high places with

35 Wherefore, O harlot,& hear the word divers colours, and playedst the harlot

3.1, 2, 6. of the LORD :

Ho. 1. 2. thereupon: the like things shall not come, chap.7.20. filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness

36 Thus saith the Lord God, Because thy neither shall it be so.

17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels kJno.4.10,18. discovered? through thy whoredoms with of my gold and of my silver, which I had ? Ps. 139. 11,' thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abogiven thee, and madest to thyself images 12. minations, and by the bloodm of thy child. of ymen, and didst commit whoredom nJe. 2. 34. ren, which thou didst give unto them; with them;

ya male.

37 Behold, therefore, I will gather all thy 18 And tookest thy broidered garments, “ Je.19.22,26. lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and coveredst them: and thou hast set

Ho. 2.3, 10.

and all them that thou hast loved, with all mine oil and mine incense before them.

them that thou hast hated; I will even ga19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine

Ś savour of

ther them round about against thee, and flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed

will discover thy nakedness unto them, thee, thou hast even set it before

them for n with judg. that they may see all thy nakedness.

ments of a 5 sweet savour: and thus it was, saith

38 And I will judge thee, n as women

o Le. 20. 10. the Lord God.

that break wedlock, and shed blood, P

De. 22. 22. 20 Moreover, thou hast taken thy sons

p Ex. 21. 12.

are judged : and I will give thee blood and ? thy daughters, whom thou hast

q2 Ki. 16.3.

in furyr and jealousy. borne unto me, and these hast thou sacri- 2 Ch.33.6. 39 Ănd I will also give thee into their ficed unto them to be devoured. Is this Is. 57. 5. hand, and they shall throw down thine of thy whoredoms a small matter,

r Na. 1. 2. eminent place, and shall break down thy 21 That thou hast slaint my children, e derour. high places: they shall strip thee also and delivered them to cause them to s ver. 24, 31. of thy clothes, and shall take k thy fair pass through the fire for them ?

t Ps. 106. 37. jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. 22 And in all thine abominations and thy uHo. 2. 3. 40 They shall also bring up a company whoredoms thou hast not remembered the x instru- against othee, and they shall stone thee days of thy youth,w when thou wast naked

ments of with stones, and thrust thee through

thine or and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.

with their swords.

nament. 23 And it came to pass, after all thy

41 And they shall burn' thine houses with wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith Je. 25. 9.

fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the Lord GOD) 24 That thou hast also built unto thee = 2Ki. 25. 9. the sighty of many women: and I will cause

ych. 5.8, 13.

thee to cease from playing the harlot, and an eminent place, and hast: made thee Job 34. 26. thou also shalt give no hire any more. an high place in every street.

1 Ti. 5. 20. 42 So will I make my fury toward 25 Thou hast built thy high place at nor, brothel thee to rest, and my jealousy shall deevery heada of the way, and hast made house.

part from thee, and I will be quiet, and thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast open- 2 Je. 3. 2. will be no more angry. ed thy feet to every one that passed by, a Pr. 9.14. 43 Because thou hast notb remembered and multiplied thy whoredoms.

6 Ps. 78. 42. the days of thy youth, but hast fretted 26 Thou hast also committed fornica- .ch. 20.7, 8. me in all these things; behold, therefore, tion with the Egyptianse thy neighbours; a chap.9.

10. thine head, saith the Lord God; and thou great of flesh; and hast increased thy

11.21. whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.

e Ho. 2.9.

shalt not commit this lewdness above all 27 Behold, therefore, I have stretched fPs. 106.41. thine abominations. out my hand over thee, and have dimi

44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs nished thinee ordinary food, and deliver

g 2 Ch.28.18.

shall use this proverb against thee, saying, ed thee unto the will of them that hate k ch.23.12,&c. As is the mother, so is her daughter. thee, the M daughters of the Philistines,

2 Ki. 16. 7. 45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that which are ashamed of thy lewd way;

Je. 2. 18,36. loatheth her husband and her children; 28 Thoạ hast played the whore also with v sister lesser and thou art the sister of thy sisters, the Assyrians, because thou wast unsati

which loathed their husbands and their able; yea, thou hast played the harlot with

1 De. 32.32.

children: your mother was an Hittite, them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. į Pr. 7. 11. and your father an Amorite.

29 Thou hast, moreover, multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto

46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, i or, thy

daughters she and her daughters that dwell at thy Chaldea, and yet thou wast not satisfied is thine. left hand: and thy younger sister, that herewith. 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord Por, that was dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom

. God, seeing thou doest all these things, the small thing.

47 Yet hast thou not walked after their work of an imperious i whorish woman; k Je. 2. 28. 31 In that thou buildest thine eminent 22 Ki. 21. 9. but, as if p that were a very little thing,

ways, nor done after their abominations; place in the head of everyk way, and mak. 1 Co. 5.1. thou wast corrupted more than they in est thine high place in every street; and

all thy ways.

Mor, cities.

than thou.


Mercy in reserve.

Parable of the eagles. 48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, So- B.C. 595. colours, cáme unto Lebanon, and took the doma thy sister hath not done, she nor

highest branch of the cedar: her daughters, as thou hast done, thou a Mat. 10. 15. 4 He cropped off the top of his young and thy daughters.

11:24. twigs, and carried it into a land of traffic; 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy 25.132.10,2 he set it in a city of merchants. sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and

5 He took also of the seed of the land, abundance of idleness, was in her and in De. 32. 15. and planted it in a fruitfuld field; he her daughters, neither did she strengthen put it in a

placed it by great waters, and set it as a the hand of the poor and needy.

field of

willowe tree. 50 And they were haughty, and com- seed.

6 And it grew, and became a spreading mitted abomination before me: therefore a De. 8.7..9. vine of lowo stature, whose branches turn. I took them away” as I saw good.

e Is. 41. 4. ed toward him, and the roots thereof were 51 Neither hath Samaria committed Pr. 16. 18. under him: so it became a vine, and brought half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied 18. 12. forth branches, and shot forth sprigs. thine abominations more than they, and verse 14. 7 There was also another great eagle hast justifiedi thy sisters in all thine "Ge. 19. 24. with great wings and many feathers; and, abominations which thou hast done.

Je, 20. 16. 52 Thouk also, which hast judged thy verse 15.

behold, this vine did bendi her roots toi Je. 3. 11.

ward him, and shot forth her branches sisters, bearl thine own shame, for thy Ro. 1. 32. toward him, that he might water it by sins that thou hast committed more abo- 2.1..10. the furrows of her plantation. minable than they: they are more right- 1 Je. 23. 40. 8 It was planted in a good y soil by eous than thou; yea, be thou confounded

y field. great waters, that it might bring forth also, and bear thy shame, in that thoum Je. 43. 47. branches, and that it might bear fruit, hast justified thy sisters.

49. 39. that it might be a goodly vine. 53 When I shall bring againm their n 2 Ki. 25.7. 9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her o verse 63. Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the daughters, and the captivity of Samariar chap19.12. roots thereof, and cut off the fruit" thereand her daughters, then will I bring again ? Ho. 12. 1. of, that it wither? it shall wither in all the captivity of thy captives in the midst

13. 15.

the leaves of her spring, even without of them;

r chap. 2. 5.

great power, or many people to pluck it 54 That thou mayest bear thine own for a reshame, and mayest be confounded in

port, or,

up by the roots thereof.

hearing. all that thou hast done, in that thou art a

10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it

prosper? shall it not utterly wither,p when comfort unto them.

8 verse 3.

the east winda toucheth it? it shall wither

2 Ki.24.11.. 55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her

in the furrows where it grew.

17. daughters, shall return to their former (Is. 65.5. 11 Moreover, the word of the LORD estate, and Samaria and her daughters Lu, 18. 11. came unto me, saying, shall 'return to their former estate, then Sprides, or, 12 Say now to the rebellioushouse, thou and thy daughters shall return to excellen- Know ye not what these things mean? tell your former estate.

cies. them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come 56 For thy sister Sodom was not & men- u 2 Ki. 16. 5. to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king tioned by thy mouth in the day of thy Is. 7.1. thereof, and the princes thereof, and led Śpride,

n Aram.

them with him to Babylon ;. 57 Before thy wickedness was discovere brought 13 And hath taken of the king's seed, ed, as at the time of thy reproach of the him to. and made a covenant with him, and hath daughters of n Syria, and all that

are round v2 Ch. 36.13. O taken an oath of him: he hath also about her, the daughters of the Philistines, kor, spoil. taken the mighty of the land: which « despiser thee round about.

10 Je. 33. 24.

14 That the kingdom might bebase, 58 Thou hast borne athy lewdness and


that it might not lift itself up, u but that thine abominations, saith the LORD. even deal with thee asy thou hast done, u to keep his sending his ambassadors into a Egypt, that

59 For thus saith the Lord GOD, I will - chap. 29.14. by keeping of his covenant it might stand. which hast despised the oath in breaking

covenant, to

they might give him horses and much

stand to it. the covenant.

people. Shalla he prosper? shall he escape 60 Nevertheless, I will remember my

y Mat.7.1, 2. that doeth such things? or shall he break

22 Ki. 24. 20. covenant with thee in the days of thy

the covenant, and be delivered?

a Is. 31. 1..3. youth, and I will establish unto thee an


16 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely everlastinge covenant.

c Ps. 106. 45. in the place where the king dwelleth that 61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways: d verse 9. made him king, whose oath he despised, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive 12 Sa. 23. 5. and whose covenant he brake, even with thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger : Je. 32. 40. him, in the midst of Babylon, he shall die.. and I will give them unto thee for daugh

17 Neither. shall Pharaoh, with his ters, buti not by thy; covenant.

Ps. 119. 59.

mighty army and great company, make for 62 And I will establish? my covenant

y chap. 12. 13. him in the war, by casting up mounts, and with thee; and thou shalt know that I n Is. 54. 1. building forts, to cut off many persons : am the LORD:

60. 4.

18 Seeing 'he despised the oath by 63 That thou mayest remember, and be Ga.4.26..31. breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had confounded, m and never open thyn mouth Je. 31. 31. given his hand,' and hath done all these any more because of thy shame, when I ;Jno. 15. 16. things, he shall not escape. am pacified toward thee for all that thou Je. 37.7. 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, hast done, saith the Lord GOD.

? Ho.2.19, 20. As I live, surely mine oath that he hath

m Ezr. 9. 6. CHAPTER XVII. AND the word of the LORD came unto

despised, and my covenant that he hath Da. 9. 7,8.

broken, even it will I recompense upon

n Ro. 3. 19. me, saying,

01 Ch. 29. 24. his own head. 2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and echap. 32. 3. 20 And I will spread my netp upon speak a parable unto the house of Israel; 9 Ho. 8. 1. him, and he shall be taken in my spare;

3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God, v embroi- and I will bring him to Babylon, and will A great eagle? with great wings, long- dering. plead with him there for his trespass that winged, full of feathers, which had v divers

he hath trespassed against me.

50. 5.

or, taken

God's vindication of himself. EZEKIEL, XVIII. Equity of God's dealings.

21 And all his fugitives with all his B.O. 594. 16 Neither hath oppressed any, hath bands shall fall by the sword, and they

not B withholden the pledge, neither hath that remain shall be scattereda toward | Bpledged, spoiled by violence, but hath given his all winds; and ye shall know that I the

bread to the hungry, and hath covered LORD have spoken it.

to pledge. the naked with a garment, 22 Thus saith the Lord God, I will a Am. 9.9, 10. 17 That hath taken off his hand from also take of the highest branch of the Is. 11. 1. the poor, that hath not received usury nor high cedar, and will set it; I will crop Je. 23. 5. increase,' hath executed my, judgments, off from the top of his young twigs a

c Is. 53. 2. hath walked in my statutes; he shall not tenderc one, and will plant it upon an d chap. 20.40. die for the iniquity of his father, he shall

Ps. 2. 6. high mountaind and eminent:

surely live.

72. 16. 23 In the mountain of the height of

18 As for his father, because he cruelly

Is. 2. 2, 3. Israel will I plant it; and it shall bring Mi. 4. 1, 2. oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a e Jno. 8. 24. and did that which is not good among his goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell chap. 31. 6. people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity. all fowls of every wing; in the shadow

Da. 4. 12.

19 Yet say ye, Why? doth note the son of the branches thereof shall they dwell. Mat. 13. 47, bear the iniquity of the father? When the 24 And all the trees of the field shall

48. son hath done that which is lawful aud know that I the LORD have broughth down Lu. 14. 21.. right, and hath kept all my statutes, and the high tree, have exalted the low tree, 23. hath done them, he shall surely live. have dried up the green: tree, and have 9 Ex. 20.5. made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD

2 Ki. 23. 26. The sonk shall not bear the iniquity of the

20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. have spoken, and have done it.

24:3father, neither shall the father bear the ini. CHAPTER XVIII. THE word of the LORD came unto me

1C0.1.27,28. quity of the son; the righteousness of the

Lu. 23. 31. righteous shall be upon him, and the wickagain, saying,

k De. 24. 16. ednessm of the wicked shall be upon him. 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb 2Ki. 14.5, 6. 21 But if the wicked will turn" from all concerning the land of Israel, saying, The 13. 3. 10, 11. his sins that he hath committed, and keep." fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the m Ro. 2. 9. all my statutes, and do that which is children's teeth are set on edge ?

n Pr. 28, 13.

lawful and right, he shall surely live, he

o Je. 31. 29. 3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye

shall not die.

La. 5. 7. shall not have occasion any more to use

P Ja.2.14..26.

22 Alle his transgressions that he hath this proverb in Israel.

9 chap.33.16. committed, they shall not ber mentioned 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul

Ps. 103. 12. unto him: in his righteousness that he of the father, so also the soul of the son is

Ro. 8. 1.

hath done he shall live. mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. + Ro. 6. 23.

23 Have It any pleasure at all that the 5 But if a man be just, and do y that t1 Ti. 2. 4. wicked should die saith the Lord God; which is lawful and right,

2 Pe. 3. 9.

and not that he should return from his 6 Andu bath not eaten upon the moun.

y judgment ways, and live? tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the and justice.

24 But when the righteous turnetho away idols of the house of Israel, neither hath

u Le. 18. 19, from his righteousness, and committeth inidefiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath &c. quity, and doeth according to all the abomi. come near tow a menstruous woman, v He. 6.4..6. nations that the wicked man doeth, shall he

7 And hath not oppressed*. any, but 10.26,27. live ? All his righteousness that he hath hath restored to the debtor hisy pledge, 2 Pe. 2. 20. done shall not be mentioned: in his tres. hath spoiled none by violence, hath given ~ Le. 20. 10. pass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin his bread to the hungry, and hath covered - Ex. 22. 21, that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. the naked with a garment;


25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord

Pr. 3. 31. 8 He that hath not given forth upon

y De. 24.12,13

is not equal. "Hear now, O house of usury,a neither hath taken any increase, De. 15.7,8. Israel; Is not my way equal? are not that hath withdrawn his hand from ini.

Is. 58. 7. your ways unequal quity, hath executed trueb judgment be- Mat. 25. 35. 26 When a righteous man turneth away tween man and man,

a Le. 25.36,37 from his righteousness, and committeth 9 Hath walked in my statutes, and

Ne. 5. 7. iniquity, and dieth in them; for his ini. hath kept my judgments, to deal truly;

Ps. 15. 5.

quity that he hath done shall he die. he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Le.19.15, 35 Lord God.

Zec. 8. 16.

27 Again, when the wicked man turneth

away from his wickedness that he hath 10 If he beget a son that is a 8 robber, Ps.119.1..6. committed, and doeth that which is lawful ad shedder of blood, and that doeth Šthe Sor, breaker and right, he shall save his soul alive. like to any one of these things,

up of an

28 Because he considereth, and turn11 And that doeth not any of those duties, a Nu. 35. 31. ite hathy committed, he shall surely live,


eth away from all his transgressions that but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife,

S or, to his

he shall not die.

brother be12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy,

29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored

of these.

way of the Lords is not equal. O house the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, bath committed abomination,

e Lu.15.17,&c not your ways unequal?

of Israel, are not my ways equal? are 13 Hath given forth upon usury, and Re. 2.5. 30 Therefore I will judge you, O house

of Israel, every one according to his ways, he shall not live: he hath done all these or others, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn abominations; he shall surely die; his Lu. 22. 32.

n yourselves from all your transgressions; blood shall bek upon him.


so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 14 Now, lo, if he beget a son that seeth h chap. 33. 4.

31 Cast away from you all your transall his father's sins which he hath done, and

Ac. 18. 6.

gressions, whereby ye have transgressed; considereth,k and doeth not such like, i Ep.4.22, 23. and make you a new heart and a new spi

15 That hath not eaten upon the moun. k verse 28. rit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to 1 Ps. 51.10. 32 For I have no pleasure in the death the idols of the house of Israel, hath not

Je. 32. 39. of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: defiled his neighbour's wife,

wherefore turn nyourselves, and live ye.

sides any

Fall of the royal family.

EZEKIEL, XX. Privileges and sins of Israel. CHAPTER XIX.

B. C. 594. land of Egypt into a land that I had MOREOVER, take thou up a lamen

espied for them, flowing with milk and tation for the princes of Israel,

a chap.26.17. honey, which is the glory of all lands; 2 And say,. What is thy mother? A

27. 2. ny Then said Ic unto them, Cast ye away lioness: she lay down among lions, she Ps. 48. 2.

every man the abominations of his eyes, nourished her whelps among young lions.

cLe. 18. 3.

and defile not yourselves with the idols

De.29.16..18 3 And she brought up one of her whelps :

of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. it became a young lion, and it learned

Jos. 24. 14.

8 Bute they rebelled against me, and to catch the prey; it devoured men.

d2 Ki. 23.31.. would not hearken unto me: they did

34. 4 The nations also heard of him; he was


not every man cast away the abominataken in their pit, and they brought him Je.22.11..18

tions of their eyes, neither did they forwith chains unto the land of Egypt.

e Ju. 2.12..15.

sake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I 5 Now, when she saw that she had 1 Ki.11.5..8: willé pour out my fury upon them, to waited, and her hope was lost, then she 2 Ki.21.3,&c accomplish my anger against them in the took another of her whelps, and made 12Ki.22.16,17 midst of the land of Egypt. him a young lion. 6 And he went up and down among

9 But, I wrought for my name's sake, g ch.36.21,22. De. 9. 28.

that it should not be polluted before the the lions, he became a young, lion, and Nu. 14. 13, heathen, among

whom they were, in whose learned to catch the prey, and devoured &c. sight? I made myself known unto them, men.

Bor, widows.

in bringing them forth out of the land of 7 And he knew their B desolate palaces,

Egypt. and he laid waste their cities; and the

i Ex. 13. 18.

10 Wherefore I caused them to go

k De. 4. 8. land was desolate, and the fulness there


forthi out of the land of Egypt, and of, by the noise of his roaring.

Ps. 147. 19. brought them into the wilderness : 8 Then the nations set against him on

11 And I gave them * my statutes, and

y made them every side from the provinces, and spread

to know,

y shewed them my judgments, which? if their net over him: he was taken in their

I Le. 18. 5.

a man do, he shall even live in them. 19.3,30.

12 Moreover also, I gave them my 9 And they put him in ward in chains, m La. 4. 20. sabbaths, to be a sign” between me and and brought him to the king of Babylon; Ex. 31. 13. them, that they might know that I am they brought him into holds, that his sor, hooks. the LORD that sanctify them. voice should no more be heard upon the Is. 63. 10. 13 But the house of Israel rebelled mountains of Israel.

pch.17.6,&c. against me in the wilderness : they walked 10 Thy mother is like a vine p in thy

Šor, quiet

not in my statutes, and they despised my Ś blood, planted by the waters : she I was

ness, or,

judgments, which if a man do, he shall fruitful, and full of branches, by reason likeness. even live in them; and myr sabbaths of many waters.

9 De. 8. 7..9. they, greatly polluted: then I said, I 11 And she had strong rods for the - Ne. 13. 18. would pour out my fury upon them in sceptres of them that bare rule, and her Nu. 26. 65. the wilderness,' to consume them. stature was exalted among the thick chap, 17.10. 14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that branches, and she appeared in her height Ho. 13. 15. it should not be polluted before the heawith the multitude of her branches.

Ps. 95. 11.

then, in whose sight I brought them out.

v Ps. 63.1. 12 But she was plucked up in fury, she

10 Pr. 1.30,31.

15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto was cast down to the ground, and the east

x Ju. 9. 15.

them in the wilderness, that I would wind dried up her fruit; her strong rods 2 Ki. 24. 20. not bring them into the land which I had were broken and withered, the fire con- Ps. 80. 16. given them, flowing with milk and honey, sumed them.

y Ps. 79. 7. which is the glory of all lands; 13 And now she is planted in the wil. Ne. 9. 37. 16 Because they despised 'w my judgderness, in a dry” and thirsty ground.

Ho. 3. 4. ments, and walked not in my statutes, but

Am. 9. 11. 14 And fireä is gone out of a rod of

polluted my sabbaths : for their heart a

a Ps. 78. 37. her branches, which hath devoured y her

went after their idols. fruit, so that she hath noa strong rod to be o Ps. 78. 38.


17 Neverthelessb mine eye spared them a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, De. V.XII. from destroying them, neither did I make and shall be for a lamentation.

d chap. 8. 1. an end of them in the wilderness. CHAPTER XX.

e Je. 9. 14. 18 But I said c unto their children in AND it came to pass in the seventh Am. 2. 4. the wilderness, Walk ye not in the stayear, in the fifth month, the tenth day of Ex. 20. 2. tutes of your fathers, e neither observe the month, that certain of thed elders of Le. 19.4,&c. their judgments, nor defile yourselves Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and Ps. 119. 3. with their idols :

h Je. 17. 22. sat before me.

19 II am the LORD your God;9 walk 2 Then came the word of the LORD ch.14.2.3,& in my statutes, and keep my judgments, unto me, saying,

and do them;

k Nu. 25.1, 2. 3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of


20 And hallowh my sabbaths; and they Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the 31. 27.

shall be a sign between me and you, that ye Lord GOD, Are ye come to inquire of me?

may know that I am the LORD your God. As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will noti nor; plead


21 Notwithstanding the childrenk rebe inquired of by you.


belled against me: they walked not in 4 Wilt thou n judge them, son of man, n ver. 13, 16: my statutes, neither kept my judgments wilt thou judge them ? cause them to n De. 7. 6.

to do them, which if a man do, he shall know the abominations of their fathers;

e or, sware,

even live in them; they m polluted my 5 And say unto them, Thus saith the

verse 6.

sabbaths : then I said, I would pour out Lord God, In the day when In chose Ex. 6. 8.

my fury upon them, to accomplish my Israel, and 'e lifted up mine hand unto the o Ex. 3.8, &c. anger against them in the wilderness. seed of the house of Jacob, and made De.4.34,35.

22 Nevertheless PI withdrew mine myself known unto them in the land of

p verse 17. hand, and wrought for my name's? sake, Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto q ver. 9, 14. that it should not be polluted in the them, saying, I am the LORD your God; r Ps. 98. 2. sight of the heathen, in whose sight" I

6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand 8 De. 8.7, &c. brought them forth. unto them, to bring: them forth of the

23 I lifted up mine hand unto them The sins and punishments of Israel. EZEKIEL, XXI.

Promises of mercy. also in the wilderness, that a I would B.C. 593. 40 For in mine holy mountain, in the scatter them among the heathen, and dis

mountain of the height of Israel, saith perse them through the countries; a Le. 26. 33. the Lord God, there shall all the house 24. Because they had not executed my

De 28. 64.

of Israel, all of them in the land, serve judgments, but had despised my statutes,

Ps. 106. 26, me: there will I accept them, and there

27. and had polluted my sabbaths, and their 0 Is. 2. 2, 3. will I require your offerings, and the eyes d were after their fathers' idols.

25. 6, 7.

B firstfruits of your oblations, with all 25 Wherefore I gave them also sta- cIs. 60.7. your holy things. tutes that were not good, and judgments Zec. 8. 20,

41 I will accept you with your y sweet whereby they should not live:

&c. savour, when I bring you outo from 26 And I polluted them in their own Mal. 3. 4. the people, and gather you out of the gifts, in that they caused to pass through a clap: 6. 9: countries wherein ye have been scatterthe fire all: that openeth the womb, that Ps. 119.37. ed; and I will be sanctifiedk in you beI might make them desolate, to the end Bor, chief. fore the heathen. that they might know that I am the LORD. e verse 39. 42 And ye shall know that I am the 27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto Ps. 81. 12. LORD, when I shall bring you into the

Ho. 8. 11. the house of Israel, and say unto them,

land of Israel, into the country for the Thus saith the Lord God, Yet in this

Ro. 1. 24.

which I lifted up mine hand to give it to

2 Th. 2. 11. your fathers have blasphemed m me, in

your fathers. that they have a committed a trespass y savour of 43 And » there shall ye remember your

rest, against me.

ways, and all your doings, wherein ye 28 For when I had brought them into Phi. 4. 18. have been defiled; and ye shall loathe the land, for the which I lifted up mine : 1 Pe. 2. 9.

h Is. 1. 11..15,

yourselves in your own sigặt, for all your hand to give it to them, then they saw

i 2 Ki. 17.17.

evils that ye have committed. every high r hill, and all the thick trees,

Je. 32. 35.

44 And ye shall know that I am the and they offered there their sacrifices, k Is. 5. 16. LORD, when I have wrought with you and there they presented the provoca- ! chap.38.23. for my name's sake, 9 not according to tion of their offering: there also they m Ro. 2. 24. your wicked ways, nor according to your made their sweet savour, and poured 8 trespassed. corrupt doings, 0 ye house of Israel, out there their drink offerings. 29 Then I said unto them, What is the Job 42. 6.

n chap. 16.61. saith the Lord God.

45 Moreover, the word of the LORD high place whereunto ye go? And the name » Is. 57.5,&c. came unto me, saying, thereof is called Bamah unto this day. Je. 3. 6. 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the 30 Wherefore say unto the house of ? Ps. 25. 11. south, and drop thy word toward the

115. 1. Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Are ye

south, and prophesy against the forest

1 John 2.12. polluted after the manner of your fa

of the south field; thers ? u and commit ye whoredom after "Ps. 103. 10. 47 And say to the forest of the south, their abominations ?

8 De. 31. 20. Hear the word of the LORD, Thus saith 31 For when ye offer your gifts, when 1 Co. 10. 22. the Lord God, Behold, I will kindle a ye make your sons to pass through the chap. 16.19. fire in thee, and it shall devour every fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your Sor, told green tree in thee, and every dry tree: idols, even unto this day; w and shall I them what

the flaming flame shall not be quenched, be inquired of by you, O house of Israel ?

and all faces from the south to the north As I live, saith the Lord God, I will not

place was,

shall be burned therein.

or, Bamah. be inquired of by you.

48 And all flesh shall see that I the 32 And that which cometh y into your

u verse 18. LORD have kindled it: it shall not be mind shall not a be at all, that ye say, We - Je. 21. 14. quenched. will be as the heathen, as the families of

49 Then said I, Ah Lord God! they say

x chap. 21. 4. the countries, to serve wood and stone. 33 - As I live, saith the Lord God, surelyMar. 9. 44. And the word of the LORD came unto

y chap. 11. 5. of me, Doth he not speak parables ? with a mighty hand, and with a stretched a verse 40. out arm, and with fury poured out, will o Je. 21.5. me, saying, I rule over you;

cDe. 32. 2. 2 Son of man, set thy face toward Jeru. 34 And I will bring you outd from the a Do. 30.5. salem, and drop thy word toward the people, and will gather you out of the eJob 9. 22.

holy places, and prophesy against the countries wherein ye are scattered, with 40.2.14,15. land of Israel, a mighty hand, and with a stretched out k Is. 1. 18. 3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus arm, and with fury poured out.

i Nu.XIV.&c

saith the LORD, Behold, I am against thee, 35 And I will bring you into the wil k Ps. 45. 3. and will draw forth my sword out of his dernessy of the people, and there will I i Le. 27. 32. sheath, and will cut off from theee the pleade with you face to face.”

Je. 33. 13. righteous and the wicked. 36 Like as I pleadedi with your fathers La. 3. 1. 4 Seeing then that I will cut off from in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so Mi, 7. 14. thee the righteous and the wicked, therewill I plead with you, saith the Lord God.

fore shall my swordk go forth out of his 37 And I will cause you to pass? un- vering.

sheath against all flesh from the south to der the rod, and I will bring you into in the bond of the covenant:

Mat. 25. 32,

5 That 'all flesh may know that I the 38 And I will purge outm from among

LORD have drawn forth my sword out of you the rebels, and them that transgress Re. 21. 27. his sheath: it shall not return” any more. against me: I will bring them forth out of Is. 55. 11. 6 Sigh,, therefore, thou son of man, the country where they sojourn, and they • Is. 22. 4. with the breaking of thy loins; and with shall not p enter into the land of Israel; P Je. 44. 14. bitterness sigh before their eyes. and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

q Is. 28. 19.

7 And it shall be, when they say unto 39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus - Ju. 10. 14. thee, Wherefore sighest thou?" that thou saith the Lord God, Go" ye, serve ye

Am. 4. 4.

shalt answer, For the tidings, because it every one his idols, and hereafter also, Ps. 81,13. cometh: and every heart shall melt, and if ye will not hearken: unto me: but? t Is. 1. 13. all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit pollute ye my holy name no more with ego into. shall faint, and all knees shall be weak your gifts, and with your idols.

as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be

the high

10 verse 3.

nor, a deli.

mchap.34.17. the north ;


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