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The vision of jealousy, and CHAP. VIII, IX. the chambers of imagery.

26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, censer in his hand ; and a thick cloud and rumour shall be upon rumour; then incense went up. shall they seek a vision of the prophet; 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, but the law shall perish from the priest, hast thou seen what the ancients of the and counsel from the ancients.

house of Israel do in the dark, every man 27 The king shall mourn, and the prince in the chambers of his imagery? for they shall be clothed with desolation, and the say, The LORD seeth us not; the Lord hath hands of the people of the land shall be forsaken the earth. troubled : I will do unto them after their 13 | He said also unto me, Turn thee way, and according to their deserts will I yet again, and thou shalt see greater abojudge them, and they shall know that I am minations that they do. the Lord.

14 Then he brought me to the door of CHAP. VIII.

the gate of the LORD's house which was to

; in the sixth month, in the fifth day of women weeping for Tammuz. the month, as I sat in my house, and the 15 | Then said he unto me, Hast thou elders of Judah sat before me, that the seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet hand of the Lord God fell there upon me. again, and thou shalt see greater abomina

2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the tions than these. appearance of fire : from the appearance 16 And he brought me into the inner of his loins even downward, fire; and from court of the Lord's house, and behold, at his loins even upward, as the appearance the door of the temple of the LORD, beof brightness, as the colour of amber. tween the porch and the altar, were about

3 And he put forth the form of a hand, five and twenty men, with their backs toand took me by a lock of my head; and ward the temple of the LORD, and their the spirit lifted me up between the earth faces toward the east; and they worshipand the heaven, and brought me in the ped the sun toward the east. visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of 17 | Then he said unto me, Hast thou the inner gate that looketh toward the seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing north ; where was the seat of the image of to the house of Judah that they commit the jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. abominations which they commit here? for

4 And, behold, the glory of the God of they have filled the land with violence, and Israel was there, according to the vision have returned to provoke me to anger: that I saw in the plain.

and lo, they put the branch to their nose. 5 | Then said he unto me, Son of man, 18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: lift up thine eyes now the way toward the mine eye shall not spare, neither will I north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way have pity: and though they cry in mine toward the north, and behold northward ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear at the gate of the altar this image of jea-them. lousy in

CHAP. IX.

CE cried also in mine ears with a loud man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel charge over the city to draw near, even committeth here, that I should go far off every man with his destroying weapon in from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet his hand. again, and thou shalt see greater abomina- 2 And behold, six men came from the tions.

way of the higher gate, which lieth to7 And he brought me to the door of the ward the north, and every man aslaughtercourt; and when I looked, behold a hole weapon in his hand; and one man among in the wall.

them was clothed with linen, with a wri8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, ter's inkhorn by his side : and they went dig now in the wall: and when I had dig- in and stood beside the brazen altar. ged in the wall, behold a door.

3 And the glory of the God of Israel was 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and be gone up from the cherub whereupon he hold the wicked abominations that they do was, to the threshold of the house. And here.

he called to the man clothed with linen, 10 So I went in and saw; and behold which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; every form of creeping things, and abo- 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go minable beasts, and all the idols of the through the midst of the city, through the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon round about.

the foreheads of the men that sigh and that 11 And there stood before them seventy cry for all the abominations that be done in men of the ancients of the house of Israel, the midst thereof. and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah 5 | And to the others he said in my the son of Shaphan, with every man his hearing, Go ye after him through the city,

16" He said furthermore unto me, Sombe Heroice, saying, Cause them that have

Vision of the coals of fire, EZEKIEL

und of the cherubims. and smite: let not your eye spare, neither him that was clothed with linen: who took have ye pity :

it, and went out. 6 Slay utterly old and young, both 8 | And there appeared in the cherumaids, and little children, and women: but bims the form of a man's hand under their come not near any man upon whom is the wings. mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then 9° And when I looked, behold the four they began at the ancient men which were wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one before the house.

cherub, and another wheel by another 7 And he said unto them, Defile the cherub: and the appearance of the wheels house, and 6]l the courts with the slain: go was as the colour of a beryl stone. ye forth. And they went forth, and slew 10 And as for their appearances, they in the city.

four had one likeness, as if a wheel had 8 | And it came to pass while they were been in the midst of a wheel. slaying them, and I was left, that I fell 11 When they went, they went upon their upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah four sides; they turned not as they went,but Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the resi- to the place whither the head looked they due of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury followed it; they turned not as they went. upon Jerusalem?

12 And their whole body, and their 9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity backs, and their hands, and their wings, of the house of Israel and Judah is exceed- and the wheels, were full of eyes round ing great, and the land is full of blood, and about, even the wheels that they four had. the city full of perverseness : for they say, 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and them in my hearing, O wheel! the Lord seeth not.

14 And every one had four faces: the 10 And as for me also, mine eye shall first face was the face of a cherub, and the not spare, neither will I have pity, but 1 second face was the face of a man, and the will recompense their way upon their third the face of a lion, and the fourth the head.

face of an eagle. 11 And behold, the man clothed with 15 And the cherubims were lifted up. linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, This is the living creature that I saw by reported the matter, saying, I have done the river of Chebar. as thou hast commanded me.

16 And when the cherubims went, the CHAP. X.

wheels went by them: and when the cbeTHEN THEN I looked, and behold, in the rubims lifted up their wings to mount up

firmament that was above the head of from the earth, the same wheels also turned the cherubims there appeared over them not from beside them. as it were a sapphire stone, as the appear- 17 When they stood, these stood; and ance of the likeness of a throne.

when they were lifted up, these lifted up 2 And he spake unto the man clothed themselves also: for the spirit of the living with linen, and said, Go in between the creature was in them. wheels, even under the cherub, and fill 18 Then the glory of the LORD departthy hand with coals of fire from between ed from off the threshold of the house, and the cherubims, and scatter them over the stood over the cherubims. 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 in side of the house, when the man went in; my sight: when they went out, the wheels and the cloud filled the inner court. also were beside them, and every one stood

4 Then the glory of the Lord went up at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S from the cherub, and stood over the thresh- house; and the glory of the God of Israel old of the house; and the house was filled was over them above. with the cloud, and the court was full of 20 This is the living creature that I saw the brightness of the Lord's glory. under the God of Israel by the river of

5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings Chebar; and I knew that they were the was heard even to the outer court, as cherubims. the voice of the Almighty God when he 21 Every one had four faces apiece, and speaketh

every one four wings; and the likeness of 6 And it came to pass, that when he had the hands of a man was under their wings. commanded the man clothed with linen, 22 And the likeness of their faces was saying, Pake fire from between the wheels, the same faces which I saw by the river oi from between the cherubims; then he went Chebar, their appearances and themselves: in, and stood beside the wheels.

they went every one straight forward. 7 | And one cherub stretched forth his

CHAP. XỈ. hand from between the cherubims unto the OREOVER, the spirit listed me up,

and brought me unto the east gate took thereof, and put it into the hands of of the Lord's house, which looketh east

The princes' sin and judgment. CHAP. XII. Type of Ezekiel's removing. !ward: and behold at the door of the gate God; I will even gather you from the peofive and twenty men; among whom I saw ple, and assemble you out of the countries Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah where ye have been scattered, and I will the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. give you the land of Israel.

2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, 18° And they shall come thither, and these are the men that devise mischief, they shall take away all the detestable and give wicked counsel in this city: things tl::reof, and all the abominations 3 Which

say,

It is not near; let us build thereof from thence. houses: this city is the caldron, and we be 19 And I will give them one heart, and the flesh.

I will put a new spirit within you;

and I 4 T Therefore prophesy against them, will take the stony heart out of their flesh, prophesy, O son of man.

and will give them a heart of Aesh: 5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon 20 That they may walk in my statutes, me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith and keep mine ordinances, and do them: the LORD; Thus have ye said, ( house of and they shall be my people, and I will be Israel: for I know the things that come their God. into your mind, every one of them. 21 But as for them whose heart walketh

6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this after the beart of their detestable things city, and ye have filled the streets thereof and their abominations, I will recompense with the slain.

their way upon their own heads, saith the 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Lord God. Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst 22 Then did the cherubims lift up their of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the wings, and the wheels beside them; and caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the glory of the God of Israel was over the midst of it.

them above. 8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will 23 And the glory of the LORD went up bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord from the midst of the city, and stood upon God.

the mountain which is on the east side of 9 And I will bring you out of the midst the city. thereof, and deliver you into the hands of 24 | Afterwards the spirit took me up, strangers, and will execute judgments and brought meina vision by the Spirit of among you,

God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. 10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will So the vision that I had seen went up judge you in the border of Israel; and ye from me. shall know that I am the Lord.

25 Then I spake unto thein of the cap11 This city shall not be your caldron, tivity all the things that the Lord had neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst shewed me. thereof; but I will judge you in the border

CHAP. XII. of Israel:

THE

, , LORD: for ye have not walked in my sta- 2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst tutes, neither executed my judgments, but of a rebellious house, which have eyes to have done after the manners of the heathen see, and see not; they have ears to hear, that are round about you.

and bearnot: forthey are a rebellious house. 13 | And it came to pass, when I pro- 3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare phesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah thee stuff for removing, and remove by died. Then fell I down upon my face, day in their sight; and thou shalt remove and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah from thy place to another place in their Lord God! wilt thou make a full end of sight; it may be they will consider, though the remnant of Israel?

they be a rebellious house. 14 Again the word of the Lord came 4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff unto me, saying,

by day in their sight, as stuff for removing: 15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy and thou shalt go forth at even in their brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all sight, as they that go forth into captivity. the house of Israel wholly, are they unto 5 Dig thou through the wall in their whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have sight, and carry out thereby. said, Get you far from the LORD: unto us is 6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon this land given in possession.

thy shoulders, and carry it forth in the 16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that God; Although I have cast them far off thou see not the ground: for I have set among the heathen, and although I have thee for a sign unto the house of Israel. scattered them among the countries, yet 7 And I did so as I was commanded : I will I be to them as a little sanctuary in brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for the countries where they shall come. captivity, and in the even I digged through 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord the wall with my hand; I brought it Desolation of the Jews shewed. EZEKIEL. The reproof of lying prophetsz forth in the twilight, and I bare it upon vision nor flattering divination within the my shoulder in their sight.

house of Israel. 8 T And in the morning came the word 25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, of the LORD unto me, saying,

and the word that I shall speak shall come 9 Son of man, hath not the house of to pass ; it shall be no more prolonged: for Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, in your days, O rebellious house, will I say What doest thou?

the word, and will perform it, saith the 10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God. Lord God; This burden concerneth the 26 ( Again the word of the LORD came prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of to me, saying, Israel that are among them.

27 Son of man, behold, they of the house 11 Say, I am your sign : like as I have of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is done, so shall it be done unto them: they for many days to come, and he prophesieth shall remove and go into captivity. of the times that are far off.

12 And the prince that is among them 28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith shall bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, the Lord God; There shall none of my and shall go forth : they shall dig through words be prolonged any more, but the word the wall to carry out thereby: he shall which I have spoken shall be done, saith cover his face, that he see not the ground the Lord God. with his eyes.

CHAP. XIII. 13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I

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me, saying, will bring him to Babylon to the land of the 2 Son of man, prophesy against the proChaldeans, yet shall he not see it, though phets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou he shall die there.

unto them that prophesy ont of their own 14 And I will scatter toward, every hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; wind all that are about him to help him, 3 Thus saith the Lord God; Wo unto and all his bands; and I will draw out the the foolish prophets, that follow their own sword after them.

spirit, and have seen nothing ! 15 And they shall know that I am the 4 0 Israel, thy prophets are like the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the foxes in the deserts. nations, and disperse them in the countries. 5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps,

16 But I will leave a few men of them neither made up the hedge for the house of from the sword, from the famine, and from Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the pestilence; that they may declare all the Lord. their abominations among the heathen 6 They have seen vanity and lying whither they come; and they shall know divination, saying, The LORD saith : and that I am the Lord.

the Lord hath not sent them: and they 17 | Moreover the word of the Lord have made others to hope that they would came to me, saying,

confirm the word. 18 Son of man, eat thy bread with 7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and quaking, and drink thy water with tremb-have ye not spoken a lying, divination, ling and with carefulness;

whereas ye say, The LORD saith it, albeit 19 And say unto the people of the land, I have not spoken? Thus saith the Lord God of the inhabit- 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; ants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen They shall eat their bread with carefulness, lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, and drink their water with astonishment, saith the Lord God. that her land may be desolate from all that 9 And my hand shall be upon the prois therein, because of the violence of all phets that see vanity, and that divine lies : them that dwell therein.

they shall not be in the assembly of my 20 And the cities that are inhabited shall people, neither shall they be written in belaid waste, and the landshall be desolate; ihe writing of the house of Israel, neither and ye

shall know that I am the LORD. shall they enter into the land of Israel; and 21 | And the word of the LORD came ye shall know that I am the Lord God. unto me, saying,

10 | Because, even because they bare 22 Son of man, what is that proverb that seduced my people, saying, Peace; and ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The there was no peace; and one built up a days are prolonged, and every vision faileth? wall, and lo, others daubed it with untem

23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the pered mortar : Lord God; I will make this proverb to 11 Say unto them which daub it with cease, and they shall no more use it as a pro- untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there verb in Israel; but say unto them, The days shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O are at hand, and the effect of every vision. great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy 24 For there shall be no more any vain wind shall rend it.

Of the prophetesses.

CHAP. XIV. Idolaters exhorted to repent. 112 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it 3 Son of man, these men have set up not be said unto you, Where is the daubing their idols in their heart, and put the wherewith ye have daubed it?

stumbling-block of their iniquity before 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; their face: should I be inquired of at all I will even rend it with a stormy wind in by them? my fury; and there shall be an overflowing 4 Therefore speak unto them, and say shower in mine anger, and great hailstones unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; in my fury to consume it.

Every man of the house of Israel that set14 So will I break down the wall that teth up his idols in his heart, and putteth ye have daubed with untempered mortar, the stumbling-block of his iniquity before and bring it down to the ground, so that his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the the foundation thereof shall be discovered, LORD will answer him that cometh accordand it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed ing to the multitude of his idols; in the midst thereof: and ye shall know 5 That I may take the house of Israel that I am the LORD.

in their own heart, because they are all 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath estranged from me through their idols. upon the wall, and upon them that have 6 | Therefore say unto the house of daubed it with untempered mortar, and Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Repent, will say unto you, The wall is no more, and turn yourselves from your idols; and neither they that daubed it;

turn away your faces from all your abomi16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which nations. prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which 7 For every one of the house of Israel, see visions of peace for her, and there is or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, no peace, saith the Lord God.

which separateth himself from me, and 17 T Likewise, thou son of man, set setteth up his idols in his heart, and putthy face against the daughters of thy people, teth the stumbling-block of his iniquity which prophesy out of their own heart; before his face, and cometh to a prophet to and prophesy thou against them, inquire of him concerning me; I the LORD

18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; will answer him by myself: Wo to the women that sew pillows to all 8 And I will set my face against that arm-holes, and make kerchiefs upon the man, and will make him a sign and a prohead of every stature to hunt souls! Will verb, and I will cut him off from the midst ye hunt the souls of my people, and will of my people; and ye shall know that I ye save the souls alive that come unto you? am the Lord.

19 And will ye pollute me among my 9 And if the prophet be deceived when people for handfuls of barley and for pieces he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have of bread, to slay the souls that should not deceived that prophet, and I will stretch die, and to save the souls alive that should out my hand upon him, and will destroy not live, by your lying to my people that him from the midst of my people Israel. bear your lies?

10 And they shall bear the punishment 20°Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; of their iniquity: the punishment of the Behold, I am against your pillows, where-prophet shall be even as the punishment of with ye there hunt the souls to make them him that seeketh unto him; fly, and I will tear them from your arms, 11 That the house of Israel may go no and will let the souls go, even the souls that more astray from me, neither be polluted ye hunt to make them fly.

any more with all their transgressions ; but 21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and that they may be my people, and I may be deliver my people out of your hand, and their God, saith the Lord God. they shall be no more in your hand to be 12 | The word of the LORD came again hunted; and ye shall know that I am the to me, saying, LORD.

13 Son of man, when the land sinneth 22 Because with lies ye have made the against me by trespassing grievously, then heart of the righteous sad, whom I have will I stretch out my hand upon it, and not made sad,

and strengthened the hands will break the staff of the bread thereof, of the wicked, that he should not return and will send famine upon it, and will cut from his wicked way, by promising him life; off man and beast from it: 23 Therefore ye shall see no more vani- 14 Though these three men,

Noah, ty, nor divine divinations: for I will deli- Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should ver my people out of your hand: and ye deliver but their own souls by their rightshall know that I am the LORD.

eousness, saith the Lord God. CHAP. XIV.

15 | If I cause noisome beasts to pass THEN came certain of the elders of through the land, and they spoil it, so that

and sat before me. it be desolate, that no man may pass 2 And the word of the LORD came unto through because of the beasts : me, saying,

16 Though these three men were in it, as I

THsrael unto me,

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