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Egypt is made desolate CHAP. XXX, XXXI. by the strength of Babylon.

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; destroy the idols, and I will cause therr Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto images to cease out of Noph; and there Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shali be no more a prince of the land of shall take her multitude, and take her Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be Egypt. the wages for his army.

14 And I will make Pathros desolate, 20 I have given him the land of Egypt and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute for his labour wherewith he served against judgments in No. it, because they wrought for me, saith the 15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, Lord God.

the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off 21 g In that day will I cause the horn the multitude of No. of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I 16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin will give thee the opening of the mouth in shall have great pain, and No shall be rent the midst of them; and they shall know asunder, and Noph shall have distresses that I ain the Lorb.

daily. CHAP. XXX.

17 The young men of Aven and of Pi. THE NHE word of the LORD came again beseth shall fall by the sword: and these unto me, saying,

cities shall go into captivity. 2 Son of man, prophesy and


Tbus 18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall saith the Lord God; Howl ye, Wo worth be darkened, when I shall break there the day!

the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her 3 For the day is near, even the day of strength shall cease in her: as for her, a the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be cloud shall cover her, and her daugbters the time of the heathen.

shall go into captivity. 4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, 19 Thus will I execute judgments in and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when Egypt; and they shall know that I ain the the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall LORD. take away her multitude, and her founda- 20 | And it came to pass in the eleventh tions shall be broken down.

year, in the first month, in the seventh day 5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and of the month, that the word of the Lord all the mingled people, and Chub, and the came unto me, saying, men of the land that is in league, shall fall 21 Son of man, I have broken the arm with them by the sword.

of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and lo, it shall 6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that not be bound up to be healed, to put a uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold her power shall come down: from the the sword. tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the 22 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; sword, saith the Lord God..

Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of 7. And they shall be desolate in the Egypt, and will break bis arms, the strong, midst of the countries that are desolate, and that which was broken; and I will and her cities shall be in the midst of the cause the sword to fall out of his hand. cities that are wasted.

23 And I will scaiter the Egyptians 8 And they shall know that I am the among the nations, and will disperse them LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and through the countries. when all her helpers shall be destroyed. 24 And I will strengthen the arms of the

9 In that day shall messengers go forth king of Babylon, and put my sword in his from me in ships to make the careless hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms, Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall and he shall groan before him with the come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: groanings of a deadly-wounded man. for,lo, it cometh.

25 But I will strengthen the arms of the 10 Thus saith the Lord God; I will also king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh make the multitude of Egypt to cease by shall fall down; and they shall know that the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Ba- I am the LORD, when I shall put my sword bylon.

into the hand of the king of Babylon, and 11 He and his people with him, the he shall stretch it out upon the land of terrible of the nations, shall be brought to Egypt. destroy the land: and they shall draw their 26 And I will scatter the Egyptians swords against Egypt, and fill the land among the nations, and disperse them with the slain.

among the countries; and they shall know 12. And I will make the rivers dry, and that I am the LORD. sell the land into the hand of the wicked:


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day of the month, thut the word of the 13 Thus saith the Lord God; I will also Lord came unto me, saying,

Glory and fall of Assyna. EZEKIEL.

A lamentation for the 2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king and I restrained the floods thereof, and the of Egypt, and to his multitude ; Whoin great waters were stayed: and I caused art thou like in thy greatness?

Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees 3 | Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar of the field fainted for him. in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a 16 I made the nations to shake at the shadowing shroud, and of a high stature ; sound of bis fall, when I cast him down to and his top was among the thick boughs. hell with them that descend into the pit:

4 The waters made him great, the deep and all the trees of Eden, the choice and set him up on high with her rivers running best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall round about his plants, and sent out her be comforted in the nether parts of the little rivers unto all the trees of the field. earth.

5 Therefore, his height was exalted 17 They also went down into hell with above all the trees of the field, and his hin ,unto them that be slain with the sword; boughs were multiplied, and his branches and they that were his arm, that dwelt un. became long because of the multitude of der his shadow in the midst of the heathen. waters, when he shot forth.

18 To whom art thou thus like in 6 All the fowls of heaven made their glory and in greatness among the trees of nests in his boughs, and under his branches Eden? yet shalt thou be brought dowp with did all the beasts of the field bring forth the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of their young, and under his shadow dwelt the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the all great nations.

uncircumcised with them that be slain by 7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his the length of his branches : for his root multitude, saith the Lord God. was by great waters.

CHAP. XXXII. 8 The cedars in the garden of God ND itcame to pass in the twelfth year, could not hide him : the fir-trees were not in the twelfth month, in the first day like his boughs, and the chesnut-trees were of the month, that the word of the LORD not like his branches ; not any tree in the came unto me, saying, garden of God was like unto him in his 2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for beauty.

Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, 9 I have made him fair by the multitude Thou art like a young lion of the nations, of his branches : so that aïl the trees of and thou art as a whale in the seas : and Eden, that were in the garden of God, en-thou camest forth with thy rivers, and vied him.

troubledst the waters with thy feet, and 10 | Therefore thus saith the Lord God; fouledst their rivers. Because thou hast listed up thyself in 3 Thus saith the Lord God; I will height, and he hath shot up his top among therefore spread out my net over thee with the thick boughs, and his heart is listed up a company of many people; and they shall in his height;

bring thee up in my net. 11 I have therefore delivered him into, 4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, the hand of the mighty one of the heathen ; I will cast thee forth upon the open field, he shall surely deal with him: I have and will cause all the fowls of the heaven driven him out for bis wickedness. to remain upon thee, and I will fill the

12 And strangers, the terrible of the na- beasts of the whole earth with thee. tions, have cut him off, and have left him: 5 And I will lay thy tlesh upon the mounupon the mountains and in all the valleys tains, and fill the valleys with thy height. his branches are fallen, and his boughs are 6 I will also water with thy blood the broken by all the rivers of the land; and land wherein thou swimmest, eren to the all the people of the earth are gone down mountains; and the rivers shall be full of from his shadow, and have left him. thee.

13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of 7 And when I shall put thee out, I will the heaven remain, and all the beasts of cover the heaven, and make the stars the field shall be upon his branches: thereof dark ; I will cover the sun with a

14 To the end that,none of all the trees cloud, and the moon shall not give herlight by the waters, exalt themselves for their 8 All the bright lights of heaven will I height, neither shoot up their top among inake dark over thee, and set darkness upthe thick boughs, neither their trees stand on thy land, saith the Lord God. up in their height, all that drink water: 9 I will also vex the bearts of many for they are all delivered unto death, to the people, when I shall bring thy destruction nether parts of the earth, in the midst of among the nations, into the countries which the children of men, with them that go thou hast not known. down to the pit.

10 Yea, I will make many people 15 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day amazed at thee, and their kings shall be when he went down to the grave I caused horribly afraid forthee, when I shall branda mourning : I covered the deep for him, ish my sword before them; and they shall

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fearful full of Egypt. CHAP. XXXIII. Ezekrel admon shed ofhis duty. 'tremble at every moment, every man for their terror was caused in the land of the his own life, in the day of thy fall. living, yet have they borne their shame

11 T For thus saith the Lord God; The with them that go down to the pit: he is sword of the king of Babylon shall come put in the midst of them that be slain.

26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all 12 By the swords of the mighty will I her multitude : her graves are round about cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of him : all of them uncircumcised, slain by the nations, all of them : and they shall the sword, though they caused their terror spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the mul- in the land of the living. titude thereof shall be destroyed.

27 And they shall not lie with the 13 I will destroy also all the beasts there- mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, of from beside the great waters; neither which are gone down to hell with their shall the foot of man trouble them any weapons of war: and they have laid their more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them. swords under their heads, but their iniqui

14 Then will I make their waters deep, ties shall be upon their bones, though they and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith were the terror of the mighty in the land the Lord God.

of the living. 15 When I shall make the land of 28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the Egypt desolate, and the country shall be midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie destitute of that whereof it was full, when with them that are slain with the sword. I shall smite all them that dwell therein, 29 There is Edom, her kings, and all then shall they know that I am the Lord. herprinces, which with their might are laid

16 This is the lamentation wherewith by them thut were slain by the sword: they they shall lament her: the daughters of shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with the nations shall lanent her: they shall them that go down to the pit. lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all 30 There be the princes of the north, all her multitude, saith the Lord God. of them, and all the Zidonians, which are

17 [ It came to pass also in the twelfth gone down with the slain; with their teryear, in the fifteenth day of the month, that ror they are ashamed of their might; and ihe word of the Lord cameunto me, saying, they lie uncircumcised with them that be

'18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of slain by the sword, and bear their shame Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and with them that go down to the pit. the daughters of the famous nations, unto 31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall the nether parts of the earth, with them be comforted over all his multitude, even that go down into the pit.

Pharaoh and all his army slain by the 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go sword, saith the Lord God. down, and be thou laid with the uncir- 32 For I have caused my terror in the cumcised.

land of the living: and he shall be laid in 20 They shall fall in the midst of them the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are sla in by the sword: she is delivered that are slain with the sword, even Pharaob to the sword : draw ber and all her mul- and all his multitude, saith the Lord God. titudes.

CHAP. XXXIII. strong shall speak to him out of the midst of hey shitA GAIN the word of the Lord came them that help him: they are gone down, 2 Son of man, speak to the children of they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword. thy people, and say unto them, When I

22 Asshur is there and all her company: bring the sword upon a land, if the people his graves are about him: all of them of the land take a man of their coasts, and slajn, fallen by the sword:

set him for their watchman : 23 Whose graves are set in the sides of 3 Is when he seeth the sword come upon the pit, and her company is round about the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the the people; sword, which caused terror in the land of 4. Then, whosoever heareth the sound of the living.

the trumpet, and taketh not warning ; if 24 There is Elam and all her multitude the sword come and take him away, his round about her grave, all of them slain, blood shall be upon his own head. fallen by the sword, which are gone down 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, uncircumcised into the nether parts of the and took not warning; his blood shall be erth, which caused their terror in the land upon him. But he that taketh warning of the living; yet have they borne their shall deliver his soul. shame with them that go down to the pit. 6 But if the watchman see the sword

25 They have set hera bed in the midst come, and blow not the trumpet, and the of the slain with all her multitude : her people be not warned ; if the sword come, graves are round about him: all of them and take any person from among them, he uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood

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justice of his ways. will I require at the watcbman's hand. in the fifth day of the month, that one that

7 | So thou, O son of man, I have set had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; me saying, The city is smitten. therefore thou shalt hear the word at my 22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon mouth, and warn them from me.

me in the evening, afore he that was es8 When I say unto the wicked, O wickedcaped came; and had opened my mouth, man, thou shalt surely die ; if thou dost not until he came to me in the morning; and my · speak to warn the wicked from his way, mouth was opened, and lwas no more dumb. that wicked man shall die in his iniquity ; 23 Then the word of the LORD came but bis blood will I require at thy hand. unto me, saying,

. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked 24 Son of man, they that inhabit those of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, from his way, he shall die in his iniquity ; Abraham was one, and he inherited the but thou hast delivered thy soul. land: but we are many; the land is given

10. Therefore, Othou son of man, us for inheritance. speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye 25 Wherefore,say unto them, Thus saith speak, saying, If our transgressions and the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and our sins be

upon us, and we pine away in lift up your eyes toward your idols, and them, how should we then live? shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work Lord Gop, I have no pleasure in the death abomination, and ye defile every one his of the wicked; but that the wicked turn neighbour's' wife: and shall ye possess the from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye land? from your evil ways; for why will ye die, 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith O house of Israel?

the Lord God; As I live, surely they that 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto are in the wastes, sball fall by the sword, the children of thy people, The righteous- and him that is in the open field, will I give ness of the righteous shall not deliver him to the beasts to be devoured, and they that in the day of his transgression : as for the be in the forts and in the caves,shall die of wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall the pestilence. thereby in the day that he turneth from his 28 For I will lay the land most desolate, wickedness; neither shall the righteous be and the pomp of her strength shall cease; able to live for his righteousness in the day and the mountains of Israel shall be desothat he sinneth.

late, that none shall pass through. 13 When I shall say to the righteous, 29 Then shall they know that I am the that he shall surely live; if he trust to his Lord, when I have laid the land most own righteousness, and commit iniquity, desolate because of all their abominations all his righteousnesses shall not be remem- which they have committed. bered; but for his iniquity that he hath 30 | Also, thou son of man, the children committed, he shall die for it.

of thy people still are talking against theə 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, by the walls and in the doors of the houses, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his and speak one to another, every one to his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and

15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give hear what is the word that cometh forth again that he had robbed, walk in the sta- from the LORD. tutes of life, without committing iniquity; 31 And they come unto thee as the peohe shall surely live, he shall not die. ple cometh, and they sit before thee as my

16 None of his sins that he hath com- people, and they hear thy words, but they mitted shall be mentioned unto him: he will not do them: for with their mouth hath done that which is lawful and right; they shew much love, but their heart goetb he shall surely live.

after their covetousness. 17 | Yet the children of thy people say, 32 And lo, thou art unto them as a very The

way of the Lord is not equal : but as lovely song of one that hath a pleasant for them, their way is not equal. voice, and can play well on an instrument:

18 When the righteous turneth from his for they hear thy words, but they do them righteousness, and committetb iniquity, he not. shall even die thereby,

33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, 19 But if the wicked turn from his wick- it will come,) then shall they know that a edness, and do that which is lawsul and prophet hath been among them. right, he shall live thereby.

CHAP. XXXIV. 20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is


ND the word of the LORD came unto

me, saying, judge you every one atter his ways. 2 Son of man, prophesy against the

21 | And it came to pass in the twelfth shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto year of our captivity, in the tenth month, them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the

The judgment on bad shepherds. CHAP. XXXIV. The kingdom of Christ. shepherds; Wo be to the shepherds of Is- and will bind up, that which was broken, rael that do feed themselves! should not and will strengthen that which was sick: the shepherds feed the flocks?

but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with will feed them with judgment. the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye

17 And as for you,


my flock, thus feed not the flock.

saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge be4 The diseased have ye not strengthen-tween cattle and cattle, between the rams ed, neither have ye healed that which was and the he-goats. sick, neither have ye bound up that which 18 Seemeih it a small thing unto you to was broken, neither have ye brought again have eaten up the good pasture, but ye that which was driven away, neither have must tread down with your feet the residue ye sought that which was lost;, but with of your pastures? and to have drunk of the force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. deep waters, but ye must foul the residue

5 And they were scattered, because with your feet? there is no shepherd : and they became 19 And as for my flock, they eat that meat to all the beasts of the field, when which ye have trodden with your feet; they were scattered.

and they drink that which ye have fouled 6 My sheep wandered through all the with your feet. mountains, and upon every high bill: yea, 20 °T Therefore thus saith the Lord God my flock was scattered upon all the face of unto them; Behold, 1, even I, will judge the earth, and none did search or seek between the fat cattle and between the after theni.

lean cattle. 7. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the 21 Because ye have thrust with side word of the LORD;

and with shoulder, and pushed all the dis8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely eased with your horns, till ye have scatterbecause my flock became a prey, and my ed them abroad; flock became meat to every beast of the 22 Therefore will I save my flock, and field, because there was no shepherd, nei- they shall no more be a prey, and I will ther did my shepherds search for my flock, ljudge between cattle and cattle. but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed 23 And I will set up one Shepherd over not my flock;

them, and he shall feed them, even my ser9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the vant David; he shall feed them, and he word of the LORD;

shall be their shepherd. 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, 24 And I the LORD will be their God, I am against the shepherds; and I will re- and my servant David a prince among quire my flock at their hand, and cause them ; I the LORD have spoken it. them to cease from feeding the flock; nei- 25 And I will make with them a covether shall the shepherds feed themselves nant of peace, and will cause the evil any more ; for I will deliver my flock from beasts to cease out of the land : and they their mouth, that they may not be meat for shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and them.

sleep in the woods. 11 | For thus saith the Lord God; Be- 26 And I will make them and the places hold, 1, even I, will both search my sheep, round about my hill a blessing; and I will and seek them out.

cause the shower to come down in his sea12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock son ; there shall be showers of blessing. in the day that he is among his sheep that 27 And the tree of the field shall yield are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, her fruit, and the earth shall yield her inand will deliver them out of all places crease, and they shall be safe in their land, where they have been scattered in the and shall know that I am the LORD, when cloudy and dark day.

I bave broken the bands of their yoke, and 13 And I will bring them out from the delivered them out of the band of those people, and gather them from the coun- that served themselves of them. Tries, and will bring them to their own 28 And they shall no more be a prey to Jand, and seed them upon the mountains of the heathen, neither shall the beasts of the Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabit-land devour them; but they shall dwell ed places of the country.

safely, and none shall make them afraid. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, 29 And I will raise up for them a plant and upon the high mountains of Israel shall of renown, and they shall be no more contheir fold be: there shall they lie in a good sumed with hunger in the land, neither fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed bear the shame of the heathen any more. upon the mountains of Israel.

30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause their God am with them, and that they, them to lie down, saith the Lord God. even the house of Israel, are my people,

16 I will seek that which was lost, and saith the Lord God. bring again that which was driven away, 31 And ye my flock, the flock of nry

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