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The type of a siege. 613 remained there astonished among them 2 And lay siege against it, and build a seven days.

fort against it, and cast a mount against 16 And it came to pass at the end of it; set the camp also against it, and set seven days, that the word of the LORD batiering rams against it round about. came unto me, saying,

3 Moreover take thou unto thee an 17 Son of man, I have made thee a iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron bewatchman unto the house of Israel: there- tween thee and the city: ard set thy face fore hear the word at my mouth, and against it, and it shall be besigel, and give them warning from me.

thou shalt lay siege against it. This shuil 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou be a sign to the house of Israel. shalt surely die ; and thou givest him not 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and warning, nor speakest to warn the wick- lay the iniquity of the house of Israel ed from his wicked way, to save his life ; | upon it: according to the number of the the same wicked man shall die in his in- days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt iquity ; but his bloed will I require at bear their iniquity: thine hand.

5 For I have laid upon thee the years 19 Yet if then warn the wickel, and he of their iniquity, according to the nunturn not from his wickedness, nor from || ber of the days, three hundred and ninehis wicked way, he shall die in his iniqui- ty days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity ty ; but thou hast delivered thy soul of the house of Israel.

20 Again, When a righteous man doth 6 And when thou hast accomplished turn from his righteousness, and commit them, lie again on thy right side, and iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block be- thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house fore him, he shall die: because thou hast of Judah forty days: I have appointed not given him warning, he shall die in his l thee each day for a year. sin, and his righteousness which he hath 7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face todone shall not be remembered; but his ward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine blood will I require at thine hand.

arm shull be uncovered, and thou shalt 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the right prophesy against it. eous man, that the righteous sin not, and 8*And behold, I will lay bands upon he doth not sin, he shall surely live, be- thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from Cause he is warned ; also thou hast deliv- one side to another, till thou hast ended ered thy soul.

the days of thy siege. 22 | And the ha of the LORD was 9 I 'Take thou also unto thee wheat, and there upon me; and he said unto me, barley, and beans, and lentiles, and milArise, go forth into the plain, and I will let, and fitches, and put them in one vesthere talk with thee.

sel, and make thee bread thereof, accord23 Then I arose, and went forth into | ing to the number of the days that thon the plain : and behold, the glory of the shait lic upon thy side, three hundred and LORD stood there, as the glory which I ninety days shali thou eat thereof. saw by the river of Chebar : and I fell 10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat on my face.

shall be by weight, twentv shekels a day: 24 Then the spirit entered into me, and from time to time shalt thou eat it. set me upon my feet, and spake with me, 11 Thou shalt drink also water by measand said unto me, Go, shut thyself with- ure, the sixth part of an lin : from time in thine house.

to time shalt thou drink. 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall and thou shalt bake it with dung that bind thee with them, and thou shalt noi cometh out of man, in their sight. go out among them :

13 And the LORD said, Even tius shall 26 And I will make thy tongue cleave the children of Israel eat their defiler to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt bread among the Gentiles, whither I will be dumb, and shalt not be to them a re- drive them, prover: for they are a rebellious house. 14 Then said I, Ah Lord God! be

27 But when I speak with thee, I will hold, my soul hath not been polluted : open thy moutin, and thou shalt say unto for from my youtil up even till now have them, Thus saith the Lord God; He that I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, heareth, let him hear; and he that for- or is torn in pieces; neither came there beareth, let him forbear : for they are abominable fiesh into my mouth. a rebellious house.

15 Then he

said unto me, Lo, I haregirCHAP. IV.

en thee cow's dung for man's dung, and By the type of a siege, is shecved the time thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. from Jeroboam's defection to the captivity. 16 Moreover he said with me, Son of

man, behold, I will break the staff of tile, and lay it before thee, and paur- bread in Jerusalem ; and they shall eat tray upon it the city, even Jerusalem ; "bread by weight, and with care; and they

THOU also, son of man, take thee a

644 Under the type of hair is shewed EZEKIEL. the judgment of Jerusalem. shall drink water by measure, and with be consumed in the midst of thee : and a astonishment :

third part shall fall by the sword round 17 That they may want bread and wa- about thee; and I will scatter a third part ter, and be astonied one with another, into all the winds, and I will draw out a and consume away for their iniquity. sword after them CHAP. V.

13 Thus shall mine anger be accom1 Under the type of hair, 5 is sherved the plished, and I will cause my fury to rest judgment of Jerusalem for their rebel- upon them, and I will be comforted: and lion, 12 by faminc, sword, and dispersion. they shall know that the LORD have

, I have accomsharp knife, take thee a barber's ra- | plished my fury in them. zor, and cause it to pass upon thine head 14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and upon thy beard then take thee bal- and a reproach among the nations that ances to weigh, and divide the hair. are round about thee, in the sight of all

2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part that pass by. in the midst of the city, when the days of 15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take an instruction and an astonishment unto a third part, and smite about it with a the nations that are round about thee, knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter when I shall execute judgments in thee in the wind; and I will draw out a sword in anger and in fury and in furious reafter them.

bukes. I the LORD have spoken it. 3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in 16 When I shall send upon them the number, and bind them in thy skirts. evil arrows of famine, which shall be for

4 Then take of them again, and cast their destruction, and which I will send to them into the midst of the fire, and burn destroy you: and I will insrease the famthem in the fire : for thereof shall a fire ine upon you, and will break your staff come forth into all the house of Israel. of bread:

5 Thus saith the Lord God; This is 17 So will I send upon you famine and Jerusalem : I have set it in the midst of evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee ; the nations and countries that are round and pestilence and blood shall pass through about her.

thee; and I will bring the sword upon 6 And she hath changed my judgments thee. I the Lord have spoken it. into wickedness more than the nations,

CHAP. VI. and my statutes more than the countries i The judgment of Israel for their idolthat are round about her : for they have atry. 8 od remnant shall be saved. refused my judgments and my statutes, 11 The faithful exhorted to lament they have not walked in them.

their calamities. Therefore thuse saith the Lord GOD: A Nintothee worden of the. Lord came tions that are round about you, and have 2 Son of man, set thy face toward the not walked in my statutes, neither have mountains of Israel, and prophesy against kept my judgments, neither have done them, according to the judgments of the nations 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear that are round about you;

the word of the Lord God: Thus saith 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; the Lord God to the mountains, and to Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; will execute judgments in the midst of Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon thee in the sight of the nations.

you, and I will destroy your high places. 9 And I will do in thee that which I 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and have not done, and whereunto I will not your images shall be broken : and I will do any more the like, because of all thine cast down your slain men before your idols. abominations.

5 And I will lay the dead carcases of 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the the children of Israel before their idols; sons in the midst of thee, and the sons and I will scatter your bones round about shall eat their fathers; and I will execute your altars. judgments in thee, and the whole rem- 6 In all your dwelling-places the cities nant of thee will I scatter into all the winds. shall be laid waste, and the high places

11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord shall be desolate; that your altars may be God; Surely, because thou hast defiled laid waste and made desolate, and your my sanctuary with all thy detestable idols may be broken and cease, and your things, and with all thine abominations, images may be cut down, and your works therefore will I also diminish thee; nei- | may be abolished. ther shall mine eye spare, neither will I 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of have any pity.

you, and ye shall know that Iam the LORD, 12 Á third part of thee shall die with 8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye the pestilence, and with famine shall they may have some that shall escape the sword

Israel's final desolation. CHAP. VII. Repentance of the escaped. 645 among the nations, when ye shall de scat- not the sounding again of the mountains. tered through the countries.

8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury 9 And they that escape of you shall re- upon thee, and accomplish mine anger member me among the nations whither upon thee: and I will judge thee accordthey shall be carried captives, because I ing to thy ways, and will recompense am broken with their whorish heart, thee for all thine abominations. which hath departed from me, and with 9 And mine eve shall not spare, neither their eyes which go a whoring after their will I have pity: I will recompense thee acidols: and they shall loathe themselves for cording to thy ways and thine abomirathe evils which they have committed in | Lions that are in the midst of thee; and ye all their abominations.

shall know that I am the Lord thatsmiteth. 10 And they shall know that I ain the 10 Behold the day, behoid, it is come; LORD, and that I have not said in vain the morning has gone forth; the rod hath that I would do this evil unto them. blossomed, pride hath busided.

11 | Thus saith the Lord God; Smite 11 Violence is risen up into a rod of with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor and say, Alas, for all the evil abominations of their multitude, nor of any of theirs : of the house of Israel! for they shall fail neither shall there be wailing for them. by the sword, by the famine, and by the 12 The time is come, the day draweth pestilence

near: let not the buyer rejice, nor the 12 He that is far off shall die of the pes- seller mourn : for wrath is upon all the tilence; and he that is near shall fall by multitude thereof. the sword; and he that remaineth and is 13 For the seller shall not return to that besieged shall die by the famine: thus wili which is sold, although they were yet aI accomplish my fury upon them. live : for the vision is touching the whole

13 Then shall ye know that I am the multitude thereof, which shall not reLORD, when their slain men shall be a- turn; neither shall any strengthen himmong their idols round about their al- | self in the iniquity of his life. tars, upon every high hill, in all the tops 14 They have blown the trumpet, even of the mountains, and under every green to make all ready ; but none goeth to the tree, and under every thick oak, the place battle: for my wrath is upon all the mulwhere they did offer sweet savour to all || titude thereof. their idols.

15 The sword is without, and the pes14 So will I stretch out my hand upon tilence and the famine within : he that them, and make the land desolate, yea, is in the field shrail die with the sword ; more desolate than the wilderness toward and he that is in the city, fainine and Diblath, in all their habitations: and they pestilence shall devour him. shall know that I am the LORD.

16 9 But they that escape of them shall CHAP. VII.

escape, and shall be on the mountajos like i Israel's final desolation. 16 The mourn- doves of the valleys, all of them mournful repentance of them that escape. 23 | ing, every one for bis iniquity, Under the type of a chain, is shewed 17 All hands shall be feeble, and all their miserable capiivity

knees shall be weak a: water. Mame unto me, saying OREOVER the word of the LORD 18 They shall also gird themselves with

sackcloth, and horror shall cover them ; 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the land shame shall be upon all faces, and Lord God unto the land of Israel; Anbaldness upon all their heads. end, the end is come upon the four cor- 19 They shall cast their silver in the ners of the land,

streets, and their gold shall be removed : 3 Now is the end come upon thee, and their silver and their gold shall not be able I will send mine anger upon thee, and to deliver them in the day of the wrath

ill judge thee according to thy ways, of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their and will recompense upon thee all thine | souls, neither fill their bowels: because it abominations.

is the stumbling-block of their iniquity. 4 And mine eye shall not spare three, 20 | As for the beauty of his ornament, neither will I have pity: but I will recom- he set it in majesty : but they made the pense thy ways upon thee, and thine abom- images of their abominations and of their inations shall be in the midst of thee : detestable things therein : therefore have and ve shall know that I am the Lord. I set it far from them.

5 Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, 21 And I will give it into the hands of an only evil, behold, is come.

the strangers for a prey, and to the wick6 An end is come, the end is come: it ed of the earth for a spoil; and they shall watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.

pollute it. 7 The morning is come upon thee, O 22 My face will I turn also from them, thou that dwellest in the land: the time and they shall pollute my secret place: for is come, the day of trouble is near, and the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

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646 Ezekiel's vision


of jealousy, C. 23 Make a chain : for the land is full || dig now in the wall: and when I had diga of bloody crimes, and the city is full of ged in the wall, behold a door. violence.

9 And he said unto me, Go in, and 24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of behold the wicked abominations that they the heathen, and they shall possess their do here. houses : I will also make the pompe of 10 So I went in and saw; and behold the strong to ceasc, and their holy places every form of creeping things, and abomshall be defiled.

inable beasts, and all the idols of the house 25 Destruction cometh ; and they shall of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round seek peace, and there shall be none. about.

26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, 11 And there stood before them seventy and rumour shall be upon rumour; then men of the ancients of the house of Israel, shall they seek a vision of the prophet; and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah but the law shall perish from the priest, the son of Shaphan, with every man his and counsel from the ancients.

censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of 27 The king shall mourn, and tire prince incense went up. shall be clothed with desolation, and the 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, “hands of the people of the land shall be hast thou seen what the ancients of the troubled : I will do unto them after their house of Israel do in the dark, every man way, and according to their deserts will in the chambers of his imagery? for they I judge them, and they shall know that say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD I am the Lord).

hath forsaken the earth. CHAP. VIIT.

13 9 He said also unto me, Turn thee 1 Ezekiel's vision of jealousy. 7 The yet again, and thou shalt see greater achambers of imagery.

bominations that they do.

14 Then he brought me to the door of in the sixth month, in the fifth day the gate of the Lord's house which was of the month, as I sat in mine house, 1 toward the north ; and behold, there sat and the eldiers of Judah sat before me, women weeping for Tammuz. that the hand of the Lord God fell there 15 | Then said he unto me, Hast thou upon me.

seen this, son of man? turn thee yet a2. Then I beheld, and lo a likeness gain, and thou shalt see greater abominaas the appearance of fire : from the ap- tions than these. pearance of his loins even downward, 16 And he brought me into the inner fire ; and from his loins even upward, as court of the Lord's house, and behold, at the appearance of brightness, as the col- the door of the temple of the Lord, beour of amber.

tween the porch and the altar, were about 3 And he put forth the form of an five and twenty men, with their backs hand, and took me by a lock of nine toward the temple cf the Lord, and their head; and the spirit lifted me up between faces toward the east; and they worshipthe carth and the heaven, ard brought ped the sun toward the east. me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to 17 | Then he said unto me, Hast thou the door of the inner gate that looketh seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing toward the north; where was the seat of to the house of Judah that they commit the the image of jealousy, which provoketh abominations which they commit here? to jealousy:

for they have filled the land with violence, 4 And behold, the glory of the God of andhave returned to provoke me to anger; Israel was there, according to the vision and lo, they put the branch to their nose. that I saw in the plain.

18 Therefore will I also deal in fury : 5 4 Then said he unto me, Son of man, mine eye shall not spare, neither wili I have lift up thine eyes now the way toward pity: and though they cry in mine ears the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them. way toward the north, and behold north

CHAP. IX. ward at the gate of the altar this image 1 A vision, whereby is shewed the preof jealousy in the entry.

servation of some, 5 and the destruc6 He said furthermore unto me, Son o tion of the rest. 8 God will not be enman, seest thou what they do? even the treated for them. great abominations that the house of 1s- E cried also in mine ears with a loud racl committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee charge over the city to draw near, even yet again, and thou shalt see greater a- every man with his destroying weapon in bominations.

his hand. 7 | And he brought me to the door of 2. And behold, six men came from the the court; and when I looked, behold a way of the higher gate, which lieth tohole in the wall.

ward the north, and every man a slaugh8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, ter-weapon in his hand; and one man a

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God will not be enirealed. CHAP. X. The vision of the cherubims. 647 mong them was clothed with linen, with 4 Then the glory of the LORD went up a wrier's inkhorn by his side : aud they from the cherub, and stood over the threshwent in and stood beside the brazen altar. old of the house'; and the house was filled

3 And the glory of the God of Israel with the cloud, and the court was full of was gone up from the cherub whereup- the brightness of the Lord's glory. on he was, to the threshold of the house. 5 And the sound of the cherubims And he called to the man clothed with wings was hearl even to the outer court, linen, which had the writer's inklorn byl as the voice of the Almighty God when his sicle ;

he speaketh. 4 And the Lord said unto him, Go. 6 And it came to pass, that when he had through the midst of the city, through coinmanded the man clothed with linen, the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark saying, Takefire from between the wheels, upon the forelieads of the men that sigh from between the cherubiins ; then he and that cry for all the abominations that went in, and stood beside the wheels. be done in the midst thereof.

7 And one cherub stretched forth his 5 And to the others he said in hand from between the cherubims unto mine hearing, Go ye after him through the fire that was between the cherubims, the city, and sinite : let not your eyes and took thercof, and put it into the spare, neither have ye pity :

hands of him that was clothed with lin6 Slay utterly old and young, both en: who took it, and went out. mairls, and little children, and women : 8. And there appeared in the cherbut come not near any man upon whom ubims the form of a man's larad under is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary: their wings. Then they began at the ancient men 9 And when I looked, bchold the four which were before the house.

wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by 7 And he said unto them, Defile the one cherub, and another wheel by another house, and fill the courts with the slain :: cherub: and the appearance of the wheels go ye forth. And they went forth, and was as the colour of a beryl stone. Slew in the city.

10 And as for their appearances, they 8 9 And it came to pass while they ! four had one likeness, as if a wheel had were slaying them, and I was left, that i been in the midst of a wheel. I full upon niy face, and cried, and said, 11 When they went, they went upon Ah Lord God! wilt thou ciestroy all the their four sides ; they turned not as they residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy i went, but to the place whither the head fury upon Jerusalem ?

looked they followed it; they turned not 9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity as they went. of the house of Israck and Judah is ex- 12 Ånd their whole body, and their cecding great, and the land is full of backs, and their hands, and their wings, blond, and the city full of perverseness : and the wheels, were full of eyes round afor they say, The Lord hath forsaken | bout, even the wheels that they four had. the earth, and the Lord sceth not.

13 As for the wheels, it was cricd un10 And as for me also, mine eve shall to them in my hearing, () wheel. not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will 14. And every one had four faces: the recompense their way upon their head. first face was the face of a cherub, and

11 And behold, the man clothed with the second face was the face of a man, linen, which had the inkhorn his side, and the third the face of a lion, and the reported the matter, saying, I have done fourth the face of an engle. as thou hast commanded me.

15 And the cherubinis were lifted up. CHAP. X.

This is the living creature that I saw by 1 The vision of the coals of fire to be the river of Chebar.

sca!!cred over the city. 8 The vision 16 And when the cherubims went, the of the cherubims.

wheels went by thein : and when the "HEN I looked, and behold, in the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount of the cherubims there appeared over | turned not from besicic thier. them as it were a sapphire stone, as the 17 When they stood, these stood ; and appearance of the likeness of a throne. when they were lifted up, these lifted up

2 And he spake unto the man clothed themseires also: for the spirit of tire livwith linen, and said, Go in between the ing creature was in them. wheels, even under the cherub, and fill 18 Then the glory of the Lord dethine hand with coals of fire from be- ! parted from of the threshold of the tween the cherubims, and scatter them house, and stood over the cherubims. over the city. And he went in in my sight. 19 And the cherubims lifted up their

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right wings, and mounted up from the earth side of the house, when the man went in; in my sight : when they went out, the and the cloud filled the inner court. wheels also were beside them, and every

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