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MOREOVER he said unto me, Sod of
man, eat that thou findest ; "^ eat this
roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused
me to eat that roll.

3 And he said unto me. Son of man, cause
thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this
roll that I give thee. Then did I *• eat it ; and
it was in my mouth "as honey for sweetness.

4 IT And he said unto me. Son of man, go,
get thee.unto the house of Israel, and speak
with my words unto them.

5 For thou art not sent to a people f of
a strange speech and of an hard language, hut
to the house of Israel ;

6 Not to many people f of a strange speech
and of an hard language, whose words thou
canst not understand. || Surely, ^had I sent
thee to them, they would have hearkened
unto thee.

7 But the house of Israel will not hearken
unto thee; *for they will not hearken unto
me: ''for all the house of Israel are f im-
pudent and hard-hearted.

8 Behold, I have made thy face strong
against their faces, and thy forehead strong
against their foreheads.

9 8 As an adamant, harder than flint have
I made thy forehead : '•fear them not, neither
be dismayed at their looks, though they he a
rebellious house.

10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of
man, all my words that I shall speak unto
thee receive in thine* heart, and hear with
thine ears.

11 And go, get thee to them of the cap-
tivity, unto the children of thy people, and
speak unto them, and tell them, ' Thus saith
the Lord God ; whether they will hear, or
whether they will forbear.

12 Then ''the spirit took me up, and I
heard behind me a voice of a great rushing,
saying, Blessed he the glory of the Lord
from his place.

13 I heard also the noise of the wings of
the living creatures that t touched one an-
other, and the noise of the wheels over against
them, and a noise of a great rushing.

14 So ' the spirit lifted me up, and took
me away, and I went fin bitterness, in the
t heat of my spirit ; but ™ the hand of the
Lord was strong upon me.

15 ITThen I came to them of the captivity
at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Che-
bar, and "I sat where they sat, and remamed
there astonished among them seven days.


The duty of watchmen.

16 And it came to pass at the end of seven
days, that the word of the Lord came unto
me, saying,

17 " Son of man, I have made thee p a
watchman unto the house of Israel: there-
fore hear the word at my mouth, and give
them warning from me.

18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou
shalt surely die; and thou givest him not
warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked
from his wicked way, to save his life ; the
same wicked man "i shall die in his iniquity ;
but his blood will I require at thine hand.

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he
turn not from his wickedness, nor jrom his
wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; 'but
thou hast delivered thy soul.

20 Again, When a ' righteous man doth
turn from his f righteousness, and commit
iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before
him, he shall die : because thou hast not given
him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his
righteousness which he hath done shall notbe
remembered ; but his blood will I require at
thine hand.

21 Nevertheless, if thou warn the righteous
man, that the righteous sin not, and he
doth not sin, he shall surely live, because
he is vrarned ; also thou hast delivered thy

22 H ' And the hand of the Lord was
there upon me ; and he said unto me. Arise,
go forth "into the plain, and I will there talk
with thee.

23 Then I arose, and went forth into the
plain: and behold, ^the glory of the Lord
stood there, as the glory which I y saw by the
river of Chebar : ^ and I fell on my face.

24 Then *the spirit entered into me, and
set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and
said unto me, Go, shut thy self within thine

25 But thou, O son of man, behold, '•they
shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind
thee with them, and thou shalt not go out
among them :

26 And " I will make thy tongue cleave
to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be
dumb, and shalt not be to them f a reprover :
^for they are a rebeUious house.

27 « But when I speak with thee, I will
open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto
them, ^Thus saith the Lord God; He that
hcareth, let hunhear ; and he that forbeareth,
let him forbear : s for they are a rebellious


1 Under the type of a siege is shewed the time from the
defection of Jeroboam to the captivity. 9 By the pro-
vision of the siege.is shewed the hardness of the famine.







ch. 33. 7,

p' la'ai. 52. 8.
& 56. 10. &

Jer. 6. 17.

ch. 21. 22.

II Or, ,
or, slice.

a ch. 33. 8.
Johu 8.21,

a eh. 12. 6.

11. & 24. 24,

r Isai. 49.


Acts 20. 26.

s ch. 18. 24.
& 33. 12. 13.
t Heb.

about 975.
1 Kings 12.

about 585.
b Numb. 14.

t Hcb._
a day far a
year, a day
for a year.

t ver. 14.
ch. 1. 3.

u ch. 8. 4.

c ch. 3. 25.

X ch. 1. 28.


from thy
side to thy

y ch. 1. 1.

zch. 1.28.

a ch. 2. 2.

II Or,

b ch. 4. 8.

c ch. 24. 27.
Luke 1. 20,

t Heb.
a mail re-
a ch. 2. 5,

e ch. 24. 27.
& 33.22.

f ver. 11.

d Hos. 9. 3.

e ver. 9. 26.
ch. 12. i, 3.

Acts 10.

f Exod. 22.


Lev. 11.40.


The type of a siege.

THOU also, son of man, take thee a tile,
and lay it before thee, and portray
upon it the city, even Jerusalem ;

2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort
against it, and cast a mount against it ; set
the camp also against it, and set || battering
rams against it round about.

3 Moreover take thou unto thee || an iron
pan, and set itybr a wall of iron between thee
and the city : and set thy face against it, and
it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege
against it. ^This shall he a sign to the
house of Israel.

4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay
the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it :
according to the number of the days that
thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their

5 For I have laid upon thee the years of
their iniquity, according to the number of
the days, three hundred and ninety days : ^ sp
shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of

6 And when thou hast accomplished them,
lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt
bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty
days : I have appointed thee t each day for a

7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward
the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall
be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against

8 "=And behold, I will lay bands upon
thee, and thou shalt not turn thee f from one
side to another, till thou hast ended the days
of thy siege.

9 IT Take thou also unto thee wheat, and
barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet,
and II fitches, and put them in one vessel, and
make thee bread thereof, according to the
number of the days that thou shalt lie upon
thy side ; three hundred and ninety days shalt
thou eat thereof.

10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat
shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day :
from time to time shalt thou eat it,

1 1 Thou shalt drink also water by measure,
the sixth part of an hin : from time to time
shalt thou drink.

12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes,
and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh
out of man, in their sight.

13 And the Lord said. Even thus ^ shall
the children of Israel eat their defiled bread
among the Gentiles, whither I will drive

14 Then said I, «Ah Lord God ! behold,
my soul hath not been polluted : for from my
youth up even till now have I not eaten of
•"that which dieth of itself, or is torn in


The type of the prophet^ s hair.

pieces; neither came there ff abominable flesh
into my mouth.

15 Then he said unto me,Lo, I have given
thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou
shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of
man, behold, I will break the ''staff' of bread
in Jerusalem: and they shall 'eat bread by
weight, and with care ; and they shall ^ drink
water by measure, and with astonishment :

17 That they may want bread and water,
and be astonied one with another, and
' consume away for their iniquity.


1 Under the type of hair, 5 is shewed the judgment of
Jerusalem for their rebellion, 12 by famine, sword,
and dispersion.

AND thou, son of man, take thee a sharp
knife, take thee a barber's razor, *and
cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy
beard : then take thee balances to weigh, and
divide the hair.

2 ''Thou shalt burn with fire a third part
in the midst of "the city, when "^the days of
the siege are fulfilled : and thou shalt take a
third part, and smite about it with a knife :
and a third part thou shalt scatter in the
wind; and I will draw out a sword after

3 "Thou shalt also take thereof a few in
number, and bind them in thy t skirts.

4 Then take of them again, and ""cast
them into the midst of the fire, and burn
them in the fire : for thereof shall a fire
come forth into all the house of Israel.

5 IT Thus saith the Lord God; This is
Jerusalem ; I have set it in the midst of the
nations and countries that are round about

6 And she hath changed my judgments
into wickedness more than the nations, and
my statutes more than the countries that are
round about her : for they have refused my
judgments and my statutes, they have not
wftlked in them.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God
Because ye multiplied more than the nations
that are round about you, and have not
walked in my statutes, neither have kept my
judgments, s neither have done according to
the judgments of the nations that are round
about you ;

8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God;
Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will
execute judgments in the midst of thee in
the sight of the nations.

9 ""And I will do m thee that which I
have not done, and whereunto I .will not do
any more the like, because of all thine abo-

CHAP. VI. God's judgments upon Jerusalem.



Deut. 14.
Isai. 05. 4.

h Lev. 28.

Pa. 105.15.
Isal. 3. 1.
ch. 5. 16. &
14. 13.
i vcr. 10.
ch. 12. 19.
k vor. 11.

1 Lev. SB.


ch. 24. 23.


a" See
Lev. 21. 5.
Isai. 7. 20.
ch. 44. 20.

c ch. 4. 1.
d ch. 4. 8, 9.

e Jer. 40. 6.
& 52. 16.
t Heb.
fJcr. 41.1,
2, &c. Sc 44.




B Jer. 2. 10.


ch. 16. 47.

h Lam. 4. 6
Dan. 9. 12.
Amos 3. 2.

i Lev. 26.29.
Deul. 28. 53.
2 Kings 6.

Jer. 19. 9.
l.am. ■-. 20.
& 4. 10.
k vor. 12.
Lev. 26. 33.
Deut. 28. (14.
ch. 12. 14.
Zoch. 2. 0.

I 2 Chron.
36. 14.

ch. 7. 20. &

8. 5, &c. &
23. ;».
mch. 11.21.

II cli. 7. 4,

9. & 8. 18.
& 9. 10.

o See ver. 2.
Jer. 15. 2. &
ch. 6. 12.

p Jer. 9. 16.

ver. 2, 10.

ch. 0. 8.

q Lev. 26.


ver. 2.

ch. 12. 14.

r Lam. 4. 11.

ch. 6. 12. k


B ch. 21. 17.

t Deut. 32.

Isai. 1.24.
u ch. 36. 6.
&38. 19.

ic Lev. 26.
31. 32.
Neh. 2. 17.

y Deut. 28.


1 Kln?8 9. 7.

Pa. 79. 4.

Jer. 24. 9.

Lam. 2. IS.

B DeuL 32.

b Lev. 26.


ch. 4. 16. &

14. 13.

c Lev. 26.


Deut 32.24.

ch. 14. 21.

& 33. 27. &


d ch. 38. 22.


a cb. 20. 46.
& 21. 2. &
25 2
b ch.'36. 1.

c Lev. 26.

10 Therefore the fathers 'shall eat fne
sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall
eat their fathers; and I will execute judg-
ments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee
will I •• scatter into all the winds.

11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord
God; Surely, because thou hast 'defiled my
sanctuary with all thy ""detestable things, and
with all thine abominations, therefore will I
also diminish thee; " neither shall mine eye
spare, neither will I have any pity.

12 IT ° 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 sword round about
thee; and p I will scatter a third part into,
all the winds, and 1 1 will draw out a sword
after them.

13 Thus, shall mine anger 'be accom-
plished, and I will ' cause my fury to rest
upon them, ' and I will be comforted : " and
they shall know that I the Lord have
spoken it in my zeal, when I have accom
plished my fury in them.

14 Moreover, 'I will make thee waste,
and a reproach among the nations that are
round about thee, in the sight of all that
pass by.

15 So it shall be a yreproach and a taunt,
an instruction and an astonishment unto the
nations that are round about thee, when I
shall execute judgments in thee in anger, and
in fury, and in ^furious rebukes. I the Lord
have spoken it.

16 When I shall "send upon them the evil
arrows of famine, which shall be for their
destruction, and which I will send to destroy
you : and I will increase the famine upon you,
and will break your '•staff" of bread :

17 So will I send upon you famine and
"evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee ; and
''pestilence and blood shall pass through thee ;
and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the
Lord have spoken it.


1 The judgment of Israel for their idolatry. 8 A rem-
nant shall be blessed. 11 The faithful are exhorted to
lament their calamities.

AND the word of the Lord came unto
me, saying,

2 Son of man, *set thy face toward the
'' mountains of Israel, and prophesy against

3 And say. Ye mountains of Israel, hear
the word of the Lord God : Thus -saith the
Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills,
to the rivers, and to the valleys;- Behold, I,
even I, will bring a sword upon you, and "I
will destroy your high places.

4 And your altars shall be desolate, and


A remnant shall be blessed.

your II images shall be broken : and "^I will
cast down your slain mew before your idols.

5 And I will t lay the dead carcasses of
the children of Israel before their idols ; and
I will scatter your bones round about your

6 In all your dwelling-places the cities
shall be laid waste, and the high places shall
be desolate ; that your altars may be laid
waste and made desolate, and your idols may
be broken and cease, and your images may be
cut down, and your works may be abolished.

7 And the slain shall fall in the midst
of you, and *ye ^hall know that I am the
Lord. ■

8 H *" Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye
may have some that shall escape tbe sword
among the nations, when ye shall be scat-
tered through the countries.

9 And they that escape of you shall re-
member me among the nations whither
they shall be carried captives, because el
am broken with their whorish heart, which
hath departed from me, arid ''with their
eyes which go a whoring after their idols ;
and 'they shall loathe themselves for the
evils which they have committed in all their

10 And they shall know that I am the
Lord, atid that I have not said in vain that

I would do this evil unto them.

11 HThus saith the Lord God; Smite
^ with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot,
and say, Alas, for all the evil abominations
of the house of Israel! 'for they shall fall
by the sword, by the famine, and by the

12 He that is far off shall die of the pesti-
lence ; and he that is near shall fall by the
sword ; and he that remaineth and is besieged
shall die by the famine: "'thus will I accom-
plish my fury upon them.

13 Then "shall ye know that I am the
Lord, when their slain men shall be among
their idols round about their altars, " upon
every high hill. Pin all the tops of the
mountains, and i under every green tree, and
under every thick oak, the place where they
did offer sweet savour to all their idols.

14 So will I 'stretch out my hand upon
them, and make the land desolate, yea,

II more desolate than the wilderness tpward
■ Diblath, in all their habitations : and they
shall know that I am the Lord.


1 The final ^desolation of Israel. 16 The mournful
repentance of them that escape. 20 The enemies
defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abomi-
nations. 23 Under the type of a chain is shewed their
miseia&le captivity.







II Or,

sun images,

and so ver.C.

d Lev. 26.


t Heb.


a ver. 3, G.
A mcs 8. 2.
Hatl. 24. 6,
13, 14.

b ver. 8, 9.

t Heb.

c ver. 9.
ch. .5. 11. &
8. 18.&.9.

e ver. 13.
ch.7.4, 9.
&1I.10, la
& 12. 15.

f Jer.44.28.
ell. 5. 2, 12.
& 12. 16. &
14. 22.

d ver, 27.
ch. 6. 7. &

e Pa. 78. 40.
Isai. 7. 13.
& 43. 24. &
63. 10.

t Heb.




e ver. 10.

Tver. 12.

Zcpli. 1. 14,


h Nanib. 15.


ch. 20. 7, 24.

1 Lev. 26. 39.
.lob 42. fi.
ch. 20. 43.
& 36. 31.

II Or,

h ver. 3,

i ver. 4.

t Ileb.
upon thee

k ch. 21. 14.

k ver. 4.

1 ch. 5. 12.

1 ver. 7,

m Jer. 0. 7.

1 Or


m ch. 5. 13.

n ver. 7.

1 Or.

their tumul-
tuous per-
n Jer. 16. 5,

ch: 24. 16,

ver. 7.


p Hos. 4. 13.

q Isai. 57. 5.

though their
life were yd
amnng the

r Isai. 5. 25.


from the


s Numb. S3.


Jer. 48. 22.

whose life
19 171 his m-
t Heb.
his iniquity.

n Deut 32.

Lam. 1.20.
ch. 5. 12.

The final desolation of Israel.

MOREOVER the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the
Lord Gob unto the land of Israel; "An
end, the end is come upon the four corners
of tbe land.

3 Now is the end come upon thee, and
I will send mine anger upon thee, and ""will
judge thee according to thy ways, and will
t recompense upon thee all thine abomina-

4 And "mine eye shall not spare thee,
neither will I have pity : but I will re-
compense thy ways upon thee, and thine
abominations shall be in the midst of thee •
' and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

5 Thus saith the Lord God ; An evil, an
only evil, behold, is come.

6 An end is come, the end is come: it
t watcheth for thee ; behold, it is come.

7 *The morning is come unto thee, O
thou that dwellest in the land : '"the tiriie is
come, the day of trouble is near, and not the

sounding again of the mountains.

8 Now will I shortly s pour out my fury
upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon
thee : ''and I will judge thee according to thy
ways, and will recompense thee for all thine

9 And 'mine eye shall not spare, neither
will I have pity : I will recompense f thee
according to thy ways, and thine abominations
that are in the midst of thee ; ''and ye shall
know that I am the Lord that smiteth.

10 Behold the day, behold, it is come:
■the morning is gone forth; the rod hath
blossomed, -pride hath budded.

11 ""Violence is risen up into a rod of
wickedness : none of them shall remain, nor
of their || multitude, nor of any of || theirs :
"neither shall there he wailing for them.

12 "The time is come, the day draweth
near : let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller
mourn : for wrath is upon all the multitude

13 For the seller shall not return to thai
which is sold, t although they were yet alive ;
for the vision is touching the whole multitude
thereof, which shall not return ; neither shall
any strengthen himself || in t the iniquity of
his life.

14 They have blown the trumpet, even to
make all ready; but none goeth to the bat-
tle : for my wrath is upon all the multitude

15 pThe sword is without, and the pesti-
lence and the famine within : he that is in
the field shall die with the sword ; and he
that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall
devour him.


The mourning of them that escape.

16 IF But 1 they "that escape of them shall
escape, and shall be on the mountains like
doves of the valleys; all of them mourning,
every one for his iniquity.

17 All 'hands shall be feeble, and all
knees shall t be weak as water.

18 They shall also 'gird themselves with
sackcloth, and ' horror shall cover them ; and
shame shall he upon all faces, and baldness
upon all their heads.

19 They shall cast their silver in the streets,
and their gold shall be f removed: their
"silver and their gold shall not be able to
deliver them in the day of the wrath of the
Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls,
neither fill their bowels : || because it is * the
stumbling-block of their iniquity.

20 TT As for the beauty of his ornament,
he set it in majesty: ybut they made the
images of their abominations and of their
detestable things therein : therefore have I
II set it fax from them.

21 And I will give it into the hands of
the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked
of the earth for a spoil; and they shall
pollute it.

22 My face will I turn also from them,
and they shall pollute my secret p/ace; for
the II robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

23 II Make a chain: for 'the latid is full
of bloody crimes, and the city is full of

24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of
the heathen, and they shall possess their
houses : I will also, make the pomp of the
strong to cease, and || their holy places shall
be defiled.

25 t Destruction cometh ; and they shall
seek peace, and there shall he none.

26 * Mischief shall come upon mischief,
and rumour shall be upon rumour; ""then
shall they seek a vision of the prophet ; but
the law shall perish from the priest, and
counsel from the ancients.

27 The king shall mourn, and the prince
shall be clothed with desolation, and the
hands of the people of the land shall be
troubled: I will do unto them after their
way, and t according to their deserts will
I judge them, "and they shall know that
I am the Lord.

CHAP. vm.

] EzeMelfin a vision of God at Jerusalem, 5 is skewed
the image of jealousy, 7 the chambers of imagery,
13 the mourners for Tammuz, 15 the worshippers
towards the sun. 18 God's wrath for their idolatry.

AND it came to pass in the sixth year,
in the sixth month, in the fifth day of
the month, as I sat in mine house, and * the




q ch. 6. 8.

r Ism. 13. 7.
Jcr. 6. 24.
t Hob. go
into water.
s Isai. 3.24.
& 19. 2, 3.
Jor. 48. 37.
Amos 8. 10.
t Ps. 53. 5.

t Hcb. for a


or, unclean-


u Ftov. 11.


Zeph. 1. 18.

11 Or.
their iniQui-
ty 10 their
X chTl4. 3,
4. & 44. 12.
r Jer. 7. 30.

II Or.

made tt unto
them an un-
clean thing.

I 2 King!
21. 16.
ch. 9. 9.
& 11. 6.

II Or,
they shall
inherit their
holy places.

t Hcb.
Cutting off.

a Deut. 32.


Jer. 4. 20.

b Ps.74. 9.

Lam. 2. 9.


t Heb. -
with their
c ver. 4.

u ch. 14. 1.
&20. 1.




bch. 1.3.
& 3. 22.
c ch. 1. 26,

d ch. 1. 4.
e Dan. 5. 5.


B cb. 11. ].
24. U 40. 2.

h Jor. 7. 30.
ic 32. 34.
ch. 5. 11.
i Deut 32.
16, 21.

k ch. 1. 28.
&. 3. 22, 23.

1 ch. 9. 9.

The image of jealousy.

elders of Judah sat before me, that Hhe hand
of the Lord God fell there upon me.

2 "Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the
appearance of fire : from the appearance of his
loins even downward, fire; and from his loins
even upward, as the appearance of brightness,
■■as the colour of amber.

3 And he * put forth the form of an hand,
and took me by a lockof mine head; and
•"the spirit lifted me up between the earth
and the heaven, and s brought me in the
visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of
the inner gate that looketh toward the north ;
*" where was the seat of the image of jealousy,
which 'provoketh to jealousy.

4 And, behold, the glory of the God of
Israel was there, according to the vision that
I ■'saw in the plain.

5 IT Then said he unto me. Son of man,
lift up thine eyeS now the way toward the
north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way
toward the north, and behold northward at
the gate of the altar this image of jealousy
in the entry.

6 He said furthermore unto me. Son of
man, seest thou what they do? even the
great abominations that the house of Israel
committeth here, that I should go far oflf
from my sanctuary ? but turn thee yet again,

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