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Canncl shake off their fruits. Now will I rise, saith the Lord;
noU) toill 3 be cxnltcb ; now will I lift up myself. Ye shall con-
ceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble : your breath, as fire, shall
devour you. And the people shall be as the burnings of lime :
as th()rns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. i^CClX, JIC tl)at

arc far off, tolnu J \]avc hone; anb ge tl)at arc near, ac-
knorolcbgc mii iiugl)t.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness. Prepare ye the
way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our
God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
shall be made low : and the crooked shall be made straight, and
the rough places ])]ain : aiib tl)e glorn of tl)c Corb sl)all be re-
ucalcb, ani^ all flesl) sljall sec ft togetljer : for tl)e moutl) of
tljc Corb liatl) spoken it.

I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside
me : I girded thee, though thou hast not known me : tl)at tl)ei1

man knoto from tl)e rising of tl)e sun, anbfromtljc toest, tl)al

tljerc is none besibe me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.

For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise
will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have re-
fined thee, but not with silver ; I have chosen thee in the furnace

ofaflliction. i^or mine omn sake, euen for mine oron sake,
tDilUboit: for l)ou) sl)oulb mn name be poUuteb '? anb J
roill not giue mn glorn unto anoU)cr.

Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall
fear, and be enlarged ; because the abundance of the sea shall be
converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto
thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries
of Midian and Ephah ; all they from Sheba shall come : they shall

bring gold ajul incense; anb tljcn sl)all sl)eu) forti) tl)C :praises
of tl)e Corb. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together
unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee : they
shall come uj) with acceptance on mine altar, anh 3 tDlU glorifg

ll)c l)ousc of mj] glorp.

They rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit : therefore he was
turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then he
remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying. Where
is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of
his flock ? where is he that put his Holy Spirit within him ? That
led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, di-
viding the water before them, to make Ijimsclf an cwcrlasting
name ^ That led them through the deep as an horse in the wil-



Isaiah,
xxxiii. 8-13.



Is. xl. 3-5.



Is. xlv. 5, C.



Isaiah,
xlviii. 9-Jl.



Is. Ix. 5-7.



Isaiali,
Ixiii. 10-14.



266



GOD'S REGARD



Isaiah,
Ixvi. 17-19.



Jeremiah,
xiii, 1j, 16.



Jeremiah,

xlviii. '-i5, 26,

4i.'.



Jer. I. '28-32.



Ezekiel,
V. 11-13.



derness, that they should not stumble ? As a beast goeth down
into the vallej-, the Spirit of tlie Lord cause<l him to rest : so bibst

tl)ou kah tl)n people, to make tljiiself a glorious name.

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the
gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the
abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the
Lord. For I know their works and their thoughts ; it sljall COlue,

tl)at 3 u)ill gatl)er all nations anb tongues, anb tljeii sl)all

come, anb see mn glorn. And I will set a sign among them,
and I will send thos« iliat e?;ea{)e of them unto the nations, to Tar-
shisli, I'ul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to
the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen
my glory ; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

Hear ye, and give ear ; be UOt proub ; foi" ti)e £orb l^atl)

spoken. (Sioc glorn to tl)e jloxh tiour <6ob, before he cause

darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains,
and while ye look for liglit, he turn it into the shadow of death,
and make it gross darkness.

The horn of Moab is cut otF, and his arm is broken, saith
the Lord.

Make ye him drunken ; for l)e magnificb Ijimsclf against

tlje £orb : Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall
be in dei'ision And Moab shall be destroyed from

being a people, because l)e l)atl) magniticb l)imself against tlje
i^orb.

The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of
Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the
vengeance of his temple. Call together the archers against Baby-
lon : all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about ; let
none thei'eof escape : recompense her according to her work ; ac-
cording to all that she hatli done, do unto her : for slje IjatI] bccn

proub against tt)e £orb, against tl)e ijoln (il^ne of Jsracl.

Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men
of war shall be cut ofl' in that day, saith the Lord. Behold, I am
against thee, thou most proud, saith the Lord God of hosts; for
thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most
proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up : and I
will kindle a Are in his cities, and it shall devour all round about
him.

As I live, saith the Lord God ; Surely because tl)OU l)ast
bctUcb mn sanctuarn with all thy detestable things, and with all
thine abominations, therefore will T also diminish thee : neither
shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with
famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee : and a third
part shall fall by the swoid round about thee : and I will scatter



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267



a tliird part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after
them. Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, ami I will cause
my fury to rest upon them, anb 3 toiU bc comfortcb : and they
shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in uiy zeal, when I have
accomplished my fury in them.



Then said I unto them. Cast ye away every man tlie abomina-
tions of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt :
I am the Lord your God. But they rebelled against me, and would
not hearken imto me : they did not every man cast away the abom-
inations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt :
then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my
anger against them in the midst of the laml i>f Egyjit. But 3

rarongljt for mn name's sake, tljat it sl)oulb not bc ;3oUatcb
before tl)C l]eatl)en, among rol]om tl)eij ujcre, in whose sight I

made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the
land of Egypt.

Wherefoi-e, I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt,
and brought them into the wilderness. And I gave them my stat-
utes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall
even live in them. Moreover, also I gave them my sal)baths, to be
a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the
Lord that sanctified them. But the house of Israel rebelled against
me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, a\\ii tl)en
bcG|]iseb mjl jubgrnents, which if a man do he shall even live in
them: anb mij sabbatliG tlien greatln poUntcb : then I said, I

would pour out my furv upon tlicra in the wilderness to consiune

them. But 3 iDrongl)t for mn name's sake, tliat it sljonlb
not be |)oUnteb before tl)e l)eatT)en, in roljose sigl)t 3 brougljt

tl)em out. ^"et also 1 lifted up my hand unto them in the wilder-
ness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given
them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes,
but polluted my sabbaths : for their heart went after their idols.
Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither
did I make an end of them in the wilderness. IJut I said unto their
children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your
fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with
their idols : I am the Lord your God ; walk in my statutes and
keep my judgments, and do them ; and hallow my sabbaths ; and
they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am
the Lord your God. Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against
me : they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to
do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them : they pol-
luted my sabbaths : then I said, I would pour out my fury upon
them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.

Neiiertl)eless, 3 u)itl)brerD mine l)anb, anb rorouglit for mn

name's sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the



Ezekiel,
XX. 7-24.



268



GOD'S REGARD



Ezekiel,
XX. 39-44.



Ezekiel,
XXV. 1-7.



Ezekiel
xxviii



lei,

1-io.



heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth. I Hfted up mine
hand unto them also in the wildecness, that I would scatter them
among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries ; be-
cause they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my
statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after
their fathei-'s idols.

As for you, house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God ; Go
ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not
hearken unto me : but pollute 1JC mil l)olji name uo morc toitl)

jour gifts, mib roiti) pour iboiS. For in mine holy mouiilaiu, in
the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there
shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me :
thei-e will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings,
and the first-fruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. I
will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from
the people, and gather you out of the countries whei'ein ye have

been scattered ; anb 3 tDiU bc stiuctiScb ill iioit bcforc tl)C

l)COtl)CU. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall
bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I
lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers. And there shall ye
remember your ways, and all your doings wherein ye have been
defiled ; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all
j'our evils that ye have committed. And ye shall know that I am
the Lord, when I have wrought with you fot mil uamc's sakc,
not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt
doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord God.

The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying. Son of
man, set thy face against the Ammcjuites, and prophesy against
them ; and say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord
God; Thus saith the Lord God; BccilUSC tl)OU saibst, "^lia,
against mii sauctuarn, m[)cn it mas profancb ; and against the

land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Ju-
dah, when they went into captivity ; behold, therefore I will deliver
thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their
palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in tliee : they shall eat
thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk. And I will make Kabbah
a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching-])lace for flocks :
anii nc sljall knotD tljat 3 am t|)c Corb. For thus saith the

Loid God ; Because thou hast cla})ped thine hands, and stamped
with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the
land of Israel ; behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon
thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen ; and I will
cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of
the countries : I will destroy thee ; anb tI)OU sl)alt kllOU) tl)at 3
am tl)c Corb.

Tin- word of the Lord came again unto mo, saying. Son of
man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God ; jl3c-



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269



rouGC tliinc l]cart is liftcb up, aiib tI)ou Ijnst saib, 3 am a

gob, S sit in tl)C scat of (*?ob, in the midst of the seas ; yet thou
art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of
God : behold, tliou art wiser than Daniel ; there is no secret that they
can hide from thee : with th}' Avisdom and with thine understanding
thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy
treasures : by thy great wisdom and by thy traffick, hast thou
increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy
riches.

Therefore thus saith the Lord God ; Because thou hast set
thine heart as the heart of God; behold, therefore I will bring
strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations : and they shall
draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall
defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and
thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the
seas. Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God ?
but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that
slayeth thee. Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by
the hand of strangers : for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying. Son of
man, set thy tace against Zidon, and prophesy against it, and say,
Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon ;
aiib 3 m\[ be gloriftcb in tl)c miiist of tl)cc : and they shall

know that I am the Lord, when I shall have executed judgments in
her, and shall be sanctified in her. For I will send into her pesti-
lence, and blood into her streets ; and the wounded shall be judged
in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side ; axib

tl)cn sljall knou) tl)iU J am tl)c Koxii.

Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, I will bring a sword upon
thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee. And the land of
Egypt shall he desolate and waste ; and they shall know that I am

the Lord: bccausc l)c l)atl) saib, illjc riucr is mine, ant 3
l)atie mabe it. Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against
thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and
desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.

And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month,
in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto
me, saying, Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and
to his multitude ; Whom art thou like in thy greatness ?

Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches,
and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his
top was among the thick boughs. The waters made him great,
the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about
his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the
field. 'J'lierefoi'c, his height was exalted above all the trees of the
field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became
long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. All



Ezekiel,
xxviii. -20 - Z3.



Ezekiel,
xxix. ti-10.



Ezekiel,
xxxi. 1-14.



270



GOD'S REGARD



Ezekiel,
xxxii. lo.



Ezekiel,
XXXV. 10-15.



the fowls of heaven made their nests in his houglis, and under his
branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and
under his shadow dwelt all great nations. Thus was he fair in his
greatness, in the length of hfs branches : for his root was by great
waters. The cedars in the garden of God could not hide hiin : the
fir-trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut-trees were not
like his branches ; not any tree in the garden of Grod was like unto
him in his beauty. I have made him fair by the multitude of his
branches : so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of
God, envied him.

Therefore thus saith the Lord God ; BccrtUSC tl)OU l)ast lifted

up tlijiBclf in Ijciglit, a\\b l)c Ijutl) sl)ot up l)is top among tl)e
tijick bongl)5, anh Ijis l)cart is liftcb up in l)is Ijcigl)!; Thave

therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the
heathen ; he shall surely deal with him : I have driven him out for
his wickedness. And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have
cut him ofi", and have left him : upon the mountains and in all the
valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the
rivers of the land ; and all the people of the earth are gone down
from his shadow, and have left him. Upon his ruin shall all the
fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be

upon his branches : to tl)c cxxb ti)at nonc of all tl)c trccs bll tl)e
tnaters, £xait tl)cmscliice for tl)cir Ijcigl)!, neither shoot uplheir

top among the tliick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their
height, all that drink water : for they are all delivered unto death,
to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men,
with them that go down to the pit.

When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country
shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all
them thatdwell therein, tl)cn sljall tl)cn know tl)at 3 am tl)C Corb.

Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two coun-
tries shall be mine, and we will possess it; ttJljCV'Cas tl)C iDotb txjas

tl)cre.

Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do accoixl-
ing to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast
used out of thy hatred against them ; and I will make myself
known among them, when I have judged thee. And thou shalt
know that I am the Lord, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies
which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying,
They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume. Thus with
your mouth gc \)avc boastcb against mc, ani) Ijauc multiplicb
nour tworbs against mc: J l)tuic Ijcarb tlicm. Thus saith the
Lord (lod ; When the whole earth rejoiceth, 1 will make thee deso-
late. As thou didst rejoice at tlie inheritance of the house of Israel,
because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee : thou shalt be deso-
Iat<', C) mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: anb tl)Cr) sljall

knou) tl)at JJ am tl)c £ori>.



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Moreover tlie word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of
man, when tlie house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled
it by their own way and by their doings : their way was before me
as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Wherefore, I poured my
fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and
for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: and T scattei-ed them
among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries :
according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.
And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, tl]Cn
proftincb mp Ijoln uarnc, when they said to them, These are the
people of tiie Lord, and are gone forth out of his land.

]-5ut, I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel
had profimed among the heathen, whither they went. Tlierefore,
say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God ; J bo not

tl)iG for riom- snUcs, (D l)onsc of Jsracl, but for mine Ijolg

numc's SUkc, which ye have jn-ofaned among the heathen, whither

ye went, ^nh 3 mill sanctifii mn great name, which was pro-
faned among the heathen, which ve have profaned in the midst of
them ; anb tlje l)catl]cn sljall knou) tl)at 3 am tl)c Corb, saith

the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out
of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be
clean : from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse
you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put
within you : and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit
within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep
my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that
I gave to your fathers ; and ye shall be my people, and I will be
your God. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses : and I
will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon
you. And I will multiply the fmit of the tree, and the increase of
the field, tliat ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among
the heathen. Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and
your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your
own sight for your ini(pnties, and for your abominations. JCot for

tionr sakes, bo J tijis, saiti) tl)e £orb ©ob, be it known unto

|]0U : be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, house of
Israel.

Son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord
(Jod ; In that day when my people of Tsnu4 dwelleth safely, shalt
thou not know it i And thou shalt come from thy place out of the
north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of of them riding
upon horses, a great compan}^ and a mighty army : and thou shalt
come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land ;
it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land.



Ezekiel,
xxxvi. 16-3i.



Ezekiel,

xxxvi ii.

14-23.



272



GOD'S REGARD



Ezekiel,

xxxix. 6, 7,

17-i.'3.



tl)at tl)c I)catl)cn man knoro mc, tDl)Ctt 3 sljall be snnctificb in
tljcc CD <6o9, before tl)cir eges.

Tims saitli the Lord God ; Art thou he of whom I have spoken
in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied
in those days many years, that I would bring thee against them?
And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gos: shall come
against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come
up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fii'e of my wrath
have I spoken. Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in
the land of Israel ; so that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of
the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that
creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the
earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown
down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the
ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all
my mountains, saith the Lord God : every man's sword shall be
against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence
and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands,
and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain,
and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. ®I}US tniU M muguifn
mnself, anb sanctifn tnjiself ; nnb Jftoill be knoiBn in tlje ejies
of^munn nations, an&lljen sl)aU knoro tijat 3 am tl)c ilov'b.

I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell care-
lessly in the isles: and they siiall know that I am the Lord. Qo

mill 3 make mn Ijolti name knoion in tl)e mibst of mn people
Jsrael; aiib J roill not let tl)em pollnte mii l)oln name anij
more: anb tl)e l)eatl)cn sljall knoto tl)at 3 am tlje tovh, tl)e
^olji (Dne in Israel

And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God ; Speak unto
every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field. Assemble your-
selves, and come ; gather yourselves on every side to my saci-ifice
that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains
of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. Ye shall eat the
flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth,
of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fitlings of
Baslian, And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye
be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. Thus
ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty
men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God. "[^nb 3 Uull

set mn glorn among tlje l)eatl)en, anb all tl)e l)eatl)cn sljall
sec mil jubgment tl)at 3 Ijauc ex'ecnteb, and my hand that I

have laiil uj)on them. So the house of Israel shall know that I am
tlie Lord their God from that day and forward.

And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into
captivity for their iniquity : because they trespassed against me,
therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of
their enemies : so fell they all by the sword.



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And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne,
and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the
midst of the children of Israel forever, and my holy name, shall
the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by
their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high

places. Sn tl)cir setting of tl)cir tl)rcsl)oIb bii mn tl)rcsl)olbs,
anb tl)cir |jost bii mn ^osts, a\\b tl]c roall between me aiib
tl)em, tl)en Ijaue even betileii mn l)oln name by their abomina-



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