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and thou shalt see greater abominations.

7 IF And he brought me to the door of
the court ; and when I looked, behold a hole
in the wall.

8 Then said he unto me. Son of man, dig
now in the wall: and when I had digged
in the wall, behold a door.

9 And he said unto me, Go in, and be-
hold the wicked abominations that they do

10 So I went in and saw ; and behold
every form of creeping things, and abomi-
nable beasts, and all the idols of the house
of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round

11 And there stood before them seventy
men of the ancients of the house of Israel,
and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the
son of Shaphan, with every man his censer
in his hand ; and a thick cloud of incense
went up.

12 Then said he unto me, Son of man,
hast thou seen what the ancients of the
house of Israel do in the dark, every man
in the chambers, of his imagery ? for they
say, •The Lord seeth us not; the Lord
hath forsaken the earth.

13 IT He said also unto me, Turn thee yet
again, and thou shalt see greater abomma-
tions that they do.

14 Then he brought me to the door of


The preservation of some,

the gate of the Lord's house which was
toward the north ; and behold, thete sat
women weeping for Tammuz.

1511 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen
/Ais, O son of man 1 turn thee yet again,
and thou shalt see greater abominations than

16 And he brought me into the inner
court of the Lord's house, and behold, at
the door of the temple of the Lord, "be-
tween the porch and the altar, "were about
five and twenty men, "with their backs
toward the temple of the Lord, and their
faces toward the east ; and they worshipped
Pthe sun toward the east.

17 IT Then he said unto me. Hast thou
seen this, O son of man ? || Is it a light thing
to the house of Judah that they commit the
abominations which they commit here ? for
they have i filled the land with violence, and
have returned to provoke me to anger : and
lo, they put the branch to their nose.

18 "^Therefore will I also deal in fury:
mine ° eye shall not spare, neither will I
have pity : and though they ' cry in mine
ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear


1 A vision,whereby is shewed the preservation of some,
5 and the destruction of the rest. 8 God cannot be
entreated for them.

HE cried also in mine ears with a loud
voice, saying. Cause them that have
charge over the city to draw near, even
every man with his destroying weapon in
his hand.

2 And behold, six men came from the
way of the higher gate, f which lieth toward
the north, and every man f a slaughter-
weapon in his hand; "and one man among
them was clothed with linen, with a writer's
inkhorn fby his side: and they went in and
stood beside the brazen altar.

3 And ''the glory of the God of Israel was
gone up from the cherub whereiipon he
was, to the threshold of the house. And
he called to the man clothed with linen,
which had the writer's inkhorn by his
side ;

4 And the Lo^d said unto him. Go
through the midst of the city, through the
midst of Jerusalem, and fset "^a mark upon
the foreheads of the men '■that sigh and
that cry for all the abominations that be
done in the midst thereof.

5 TIAnd to the others he said in fmine
hearing. Go ye after him through the city,
and smite : "= let not your eye spare, neither
have ye pity :

6 ""Slay t utterly old and young, both







about 594.

e Rev. 9. 4.


1 Pet 4. 17.

i ch. 8. 11,

12, 16.

m Joel 2.


n ch. 1 1. 1.

k Namb.14.

5. & 16. 4,

o Jer. 2. 27.

22, 45.

& 32. 33.

Josh. 7. 6.

1 ch. 11. 13.

P Deut. 4.


2 Kinss 23.

5, 11.

Job 31. 26.

Jer. 44. 17.

II Or,

13 there any

m 2 Kings
21. 16. •

thing lighter

than to

ch. 8. 17.


t Heb.

q ch. 9. 9.

filled IDith.
1l Or,

wresting of

n ch. 8. 12.

o Ps. 10. 11.

Isai. 29. 15.

r ch. 5. 13.

& )6. 42.

p ch.5. 11.
& 7. 4. i
8. 18.
q ch. 11. 21.

& 24. 13.
s ch. 5. 11.

& 7. 4. fl.

& 9. 5, 10.

t Pro". 1.


Isai. 1. 15

Jer. 11,11.

& 14. 12.

Mic, 3. 4.

Zech, 7, 13.

t Heb.

relumed the


about 594.


a ch. 1. 22.


t Heb.

which is

t Heb.


a weapon of

his breaking

a Lev. 16. 4.
ch. 10. 2,
6, 7.-
Rev. 15. 6.

t Heb.

the hollow of

thy hand.
c ch. 1. 13.

t Heb.
upon his

d See Kev.


8. 5.

b See ch. 3.

23. & 8. 4.

& 10. 4, 18.
tc 11. <S, 23.

e See

ver. 18.

ch. 1. 28. •

&9. 3.

t, Heb, was


lifted up.

t Heh.
mark a

f lKinBi8.
10, 11.
cli. 43. 5.

c Exod. 12.


Rev. 7. 3, 4;
9, 4, & 13.

16, 17. &
20. 4.

g ch. 1. 24.

d Pb. 119.

53, 136.

Jer. 13. 17.

2 Cor. 12.




2 Pet. 2. 8.

t Heb.

mine cars.

e ver. 10.

ch. 5. 11.

f 2 Chron.

36. 17.

t Heb. to


and the destruction of the rest.

maids, and little children, and women: but
ecome not near any man upon whom is the
mark ; and •> begin at my sanctuary. ' Then
they began at the ancient men which were
before the house.

7 And he said unto them. Defile the
house, and fill the courts with the slain : go
ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in,
the city.

8 H And it came to pass. while they were
slaying them, and I was left, that I ^ fell
upon my face, and cried, and said, 'Ah
Lord GoD ! wilt thou destroy all the residue
of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury
upon Jerusalem ?

9 Then said he unto me. The iniquity ot
the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding
great, and ""the land is ffuU of blood, and
the city full of || perverseness : for they say,
"The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and
"the Lord seeth not.

10 And as for me also, mine p eye shall
not spare, neither will I have pity, hut
il will recompense their way upon their

11 And behold, the man clothed with
linen, which had the inkhorn by his side,
t reported the matter, saying, I have done
as thou hast commanded me.


1 The vision of the coals of fire, to be scattered over tht
city. 8 The vision of the cherubims.

THEN I looked, and behold, in the
' firmament that was above the head of
the cherubims there appealred over them as
it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance
of the likeness of a throne.

2 •• And he spake unto the man clothed
with linen, and said. Go in between the
wheels, even under the cherub, and fill tthine
hand with "= coals of fire from between the
cherubims, and ^ scatter them over the city.
And he went in in my sight.

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right
side of the house, when the man went in ;
and the cloud filled the inner court.

4 " Then the glory of the Lord f went
up from the cherub, and stood over the
threshold of the house ; and '"the house was
filled with the cloud, and the court was
full of the brightness of the Lord's

5 And the s sound of the cherubims'
wings was heard even to the outer court,
as '• the voice of the Almighty God when
he speaketh.

6 And it came to pass, that when he had
commanded the man clothed with linen,
saying. Take fire from between the wheels,

• 696

The vision of the cherubims.

from between the cherubims ; then he went
in, and stood beside the wheels.

7 And one cherub f stretched forth his
hand from between the cherubims unto the
fire that was between the cherubims, and took
thereof, and put it into the hands of him that
was clothed with linen : who took it, and
went out.

8 H 'And there appeared in the cherubims
the form of a man's hand under their wings.

9 ''And when I looked, behold the four
wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one
cherub, and another wheel by another cherub :
and the appearance of the wheels was as the
colour of a 'beryl stone.

10 And as for their appearances, they
four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been
in the midst of a wheel.

11 ""When they went, they went upon
their four sides; they turned not as they
went, but to the place whither the head
looked they followed it ; they turned, not
as they went.

12 And their whole f body, and their
backs, and their hands, and their wings, and
" the wheels, were full of eyes round about,
even the wheels that they four had.

13 As for the wheels, || it was cried unto
them in my hearing, O wheel !

14 " And every one had four faces : the
first face was the face of a cherub, and the
second face was the face of a man, and the
third the face of a lion, and the fourth the
face of an eagle.

15 And the cherubims were lifted up.
This is Pthe living creature that I saw by
the river of Chebar.

16 1 And when the cherubims went, the
wheels went by them : and when the che-
rubims lifted up their wings to mount up
from the e.arth, the same wheels also turned
not from beside them.

17 '■"When they stood, these stood ; and
when they were lifted up, these lifted up
themselves also : for the spirit || of the living
creature was in them.

18 Then Uhe glory of the Lord 'de-
parted from off the threshold of the house,
and stood over the cherubims.

19 And "the cherubims lifted up their
wings, and mounted up from the earth in my
sight : when they went out, the wheels also
were beside them, and every one stood at the
door of the east gate of the Lord's house ;
and the glory of the God of Israel was over
them above.

20 ^This is the living creature that I saw
under the God of Israel yby the river of
Chebar; and I knew that they were the








t Ileb.
sent forth.

ver. 14.
a ch. 1. 8.
ver. 8.

h ch. 1. 10.

c ch. 1. 12.

ich. 1.8.
ver. 21.


1 ch. 1. 16.

a Oh. 3. 12;
14. & 8. 3;

ver. 24.

b ch. 10. 19.

m ch. 1. 17.

c Seo
ch. 8. 16.

t Hcb.

a ch. 1. 18.

II Or,

thet/ mere
called in my
wheel, or,


UOr, ,
It is not for
us lo build
d ch. 12. 22,

2 Pet 3. 4.

e See

Jer. 1. 13.

ch. 24. 3,


f ch. 2. 2.


p ch. 1. 5.

z ch. 7. 23.

q ch. 1. 19.

h ch. 24. 3,
6, 10, 11.
MIc. 3. 3.

i ver. 9.


^?*e. •

8 ver. 4.

t Hod. 9. 12.

k ch.5. 8.

u ch. 11. 22.

J9, 20, 21.

m 1 Kines

8. 65.

2 Kings 14.

n Pa. 9. 16.
ch. 6. 7. &
13. 9, 14, 21,

ver. 3.

ver. 15*

J ch. 1. 1.

p ver. 10.

which have
wit walked.

The presumption of the princes^

21 ^ Every one had four faces apiece,
and every one four wings ; " and the like-
ness of the hands of a man was under their

22 And •> the likeness of their facps was
the same faces which I saw by the river of
Chebar, their appearances and themselves :
"'they went every one straight forward.


1 The presumption of the princes. ^ Their sin and judg-
ment. 13 Ezekiel complaining, God sheweth him his
purpose in saving a remnant, 21 and punishing the
wicked. 22 The glory of God leaveth the city. 24
Ezekiel is returned to the captivity.

MOREOVER, "^ the spirit lifted me up,
and brought me unto '' the east gate
of the Lord's house, which looketh east-
ward : and behold «at the door of the gate
five and twenty men ; among whom I saw
Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the
son of Benaiah, princes of the people.

2 Then said he unto me, Son of man,
these are the men that devise mischief, and
give wicked counsel in this city :

3 Which say, || It is not ^ near ; let us build
houses : «this city is the caldron, and we he
the flesh.

4 IT Therefore prophesy against them, pro-
phesy, O son of man.

5 And f the Spirit of the Lord fell upon
me, and said unto me. Speak ; Thus saith
the Lord ; Thus have ye said, O house of
Israel : for I know the things that come into
your mind, every one of them.

6 eYe have multiplied your slain in this
city, and ye have filled the streets thereof
with the slain.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God :
'' Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst
of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the
caldron : 'but I will bring you forth out of
the midst of it.

8 Ye have feared the sword ; and I will
bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord

9 And I will bring you out of the midst
thereof, and deliver you into the hands of
strangers, and ''will execute judgments among

10 'Ye shall fall by the sword; I will
judge you in '"the border of Israel ; "and ye
shall laiow that I am the Lord.

11 °This city shall not be your caldron,
neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst
thereof; hut I will judge you in the border
of Israel :

12 And pye shall know that I am the
Lord: || for ye have not walked m my
statutes, neither executed my judgments, but


God^s purpose in saving a remnant.

iliavc done after the manners of the heathen
that are round about you.

13 IF And it came to pass, when I prophe-
sied, that -^Pelatiahthe son of Benaiah died.
Then ^ fell I down upon my face, and cried
with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord God !
wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of
Israel ?

14 Again the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy
brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the
house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom
the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get
you far from the Lord : unto us is this land
given in possession.

16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord
God ; Although I have cast them far off
among the heathen, and' although I have
scattered them among the countries, 'yet will
I be to them as a little sanctuary in the
countries where they shall come.

17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord
God ; " I will even gather you from the
people, and assemble you out of the countries
v/here ye have been scattered, and I will give
you the land of Israel.

18 And they shall come thither, and ^ they
shall take away all the detestable things
thereof and all the abominations thereof
from thence.

19 And y\ will give them one heart, and
I will put ^ a new spirit within you ; and I
will take ''the stony heart out of their flesh,
and will give themanheartof flesh :

20 ""That they may walk in my statutes,
and keep mine ordinances, and do them:
''and they shall be my people, and I will be
their God.

21 But as for them whose heart walketh
after the heart of their detestable things
and their abominations, "^I will recompense
their way upon their own heads, saith the
Lord God.

22 H Then did the cherubims ''lift up their
Avings, and the wheels beside them ; and the
glory of the God of Israel was over them

23 And ""the glory of the Lord went up
from the midst of the city, and stood s upon
the mountain "^ which is on the east side of
the city.

24 ^ Afterwards ' the spirit took me up,
and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of
God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity.
So the vision that I had seen went up from

25 Then I spake unt.o them of the capti-
vity all the things that the Lord had shewed








n Lev. 18.
3, 24, &c.

DeuL 12. 30,



14, 16.

r ver. 1.

Acts 5. 5.

a ch. 9. a

a ch. 2. 3, 6,

7,8, & 3.26,


b Isai. 6. 9.

& 42. 20.

,1er. 5. 21.

Matt. 13.13,


c ch. 2. 5.

II Or,



t Vs. 90. 1.

& 91. 9.

Isai. 8. 14.

t Heb.

as the ffo-

ings fot-thof


t Heb.


uJcr.24 5.


ch. 28. 25.

& 34. 13. Sl


X ch. 37. 23.

A Isai. 8. 18.
ch. 4. 3. &

24. 24.

ver. 11.



ch. 36. 26,

digged for



See Zeph.


z Ps. 51. 10.

Jer. 31. 33.

& 32. 39.

ch. 18. 31.

a Zech. 7.



c Jer. 24. 7.

ch. 14. 11. &

.36. 28. & 37.


e ch. 2. 5.

f ch. 17. 12.

& 24. 19.

d ch. 9. 10.
& 22. 31.

g Mai. 1.1.

c ch. 1. 19.
Sl 10. 19.

h ver. 6.

t Heb.

by removing

go into cap-


i 2 Kinga

25. 4, 5, 7.

k Jer. 39. 4.

fch. 8.4. &

9.3. & 10.4,

18. «L 43. 4.

• See
Zech. 14.4.


1 ch. 8. 3.

1 Job 19. 6.

Lam. 1. 13.

Jer. 52. 9.

ch. 17. 20.

m 2 Kings

25. 7.

Jer. .52. 11.

ch. 17. 10.

n 2 Kings

25. 4. 5.

ch. i. 10.

The type of EzekieVs removing.

1 The type of Ezekiel's removing.8Itshewedihe captivity
. of Zedekiah. 17 Ezekiel's trembling sheweth the Jews'
desolation. 21 The Jews' presumptuous proverb is
reproved. 26 The speediness of the visitn.

THE word of the Lord also came unto
me, saying,

2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst
of ^a rebellious house, which ''have eyes to
see, and see not ; they have ears to hear,
and hear not : <=for they are a rebellious

3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare
thee II stuflf for removing, and remove by day
in their sight ; and thou shalt remove from
thy place to another place in their sight ; it
may be they will consider, though they be a
rebellious house.

4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff" by
day in their sight, as stuff" for removing : and
thou shalt go forth at even in their sight, f as
they that go forth into captivity.

5 "t Dig thou through the wall in their
sight, and carry out thereby.

6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy
shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight :
thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not
the ground : "^ for I have set thee for a sign
unto the house of Israel.

7 And I did so as I was commanded : I
brought forth my stuff" by day, as stuff" for
captivity, and in the even I f digged through
the wall withminehand; I brought it forth in
the twilight, and I bare it upon my shoulder
in their sight.

8 IT And in the morning came the word of
the Lord unto me, saying,

9 Son of man, hath not the house of
Israel, «the rebellious house, said unto thee,
fWhat doest thou?

10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the
Lord God ; This s burden concerneth the
prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of
Israel that are among them.

11 Say, ^1 am your sign : like as I have
done, so shall it be done unto them : f 'they
shall remove and go into captivity.

12 And ''the prince that is among them
shall bear upon his shoulder in the twihght,
and shall go forth : they shall dig through
the wall to carry out thereby : he shall cover
his face, that he see not the ground with his

13 My 'net also will I spread upon him,
and he shall be taken in my snare : and "I
will bring him to Babylon to the land of the
Chaldeans, yet shall he not see it, though
he shall die there.

14 And "I will scatter toward every wind
all that are about him to help him, and all


The Jewi presumptuousness reproved.

his bands; and °I will draw out the sword
after them.

15 PAnd they shall know that I am the
Lord, when I shall scatter them among the
nations, and disperse them in the countries.
. 16 iBut I will leave fa few men of them
from the sword, from the famine, and from
the pestilence ; that they may declare all
their abominations among the heathen whi-
ther they come ; and they shall know that I
am the Lord.

17 H Moreover the word of the Lord
came to me, saying,

18 Son of man, ■'eat thy bread with quak-
ing, and drink thy water with trembling and
with carefulness ;

19 And say unto the people of the land.
Thus saith the Lord God of the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel ;
They shall eat their bread with carefulness,
and drink their water with astonishment, that
her land may =be desolate from fall that is
therein, 'because of the violence of all them
that dwell therein.

20 And the cities that are inhabited shall
be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate ;
and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

21 1 And the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

22 Son of man, what is that proverb that
ye have in the land of Israel, saying, "The
days are prolonged, and every vision faileth ?

23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the
Lord God ; I will make this proverb to
cease, and they shall no more use it as a
proverb in Israel; but say unto them, ''The
days are at hand, and the effect of every

24 For ythere shall be no more any ^vain
vision nor flattering divination within the
house of Israel.

25 For I am the Lord : I will speak, and
"the word that I shall speak shall come to
pass ; it shall be no more prolonged : for in
your days, O rebellious house, will I say the
word, and will perform it, saith the Lord God.

26 IT Again the word of the Lord came
to me, saying,

27-'' Son of man, behold, tJiey of the house
of Israel say. The vision that he seeth is
"for many days to come, and he prophesieth
of the times that are far off.

28 "^Therefore say unto them, Thus saith
the Lord God; There shall none of my words
be prolonged any more, but the word which
I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord


1 The reproof of lying prophets, 10 and their untempered
mortar. 17 Of prophetesses and their pillows.




o oh. 5. 2,


p Ps. 9. 16.

ch. 6. 7, 14.

& 11. 10.

ver 10.20.

g ch. 6. 8,
9, 10.

t Ileh. men
of nuTJiber,

I ch. 4. 16.

s Zech. 7.


t Hcb.

the fulness



u vor, 27.
ch. 11. 3.
Amos 6. 3.
2 PeL 3. 4.

X Joel 2. 1.
Zeph. 1. 14.

y ch. 13. 23.

z Lam. 2.

a leai. 55. 11.
ver. 28.
Dan. 9. 12.
Luke 21. 33.

c 2 Pet 3. 4.

d ver. 33,




a vor. 17.
T Heb.
them, that
are prophets
out of their
own hearts.
b Jer. 14.
14. & S3. 16,

t Heb.
walh after,

and tbmgH

which they

have not


c Cant. 2.


d Pb. 106.

23, 30.

ch. 22. 30.

t Heb.
kcdsed the
ver. 23.
ch. 12. 24.

II Or,

seeret^ or,


f Ezra 2. 59,


Neh. 7. 5.

Ps. 69. 28.

B ch. 20. 38.

h ch. 11. 10,


i Jer. 6. 14.
<L a. 11.

II Or, a
slight loall.
k ch. 22. 28

1 ch. 38. 22.

m ver. 9 21,


ch. I4.a

The reproof of lying prophets, Sfc.

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

2 Son of man, prophesy against the pro-
phets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou
unto ^tthem that prophesy out of their own
''hearts. Hear ye the word of the Lord ;

3 Thus saith the Lord God ; "Wo unto
the foolish prophets, that f follow their own
spirit, II and have seen nothing !

4 O Israel, thy prophets are "like the
foxes in the deserts.

5 Ye ''have not gone up into the ||gaps,
neither f made up the hedge for the house of
Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the

6 "They have seen vanity and lying divi-
nation, saying. The Lord saith : and the
Lord hath not sent them : and they have
made others to hope that they would confirm
the word.

7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have
ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye


The Lord saith it, albeit I have not

spoken ?

8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God ;
Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies,
therefore, behold, I am against you, saith
the Lord God.

9 And mine hand shall be upon the pro-
phets that see vanity, and that divine lies :
they shall not be in the || assembly of my
people, ^neither shall they be written in the
writing of the house of Israel, s neither shall
they enter into the land of Israel ; '' and ye
shall know that I am the Lord God.

10 IF Because, even because they have se-
duced my people, saying, 'Peace ; and there
was no peace ; and one built up || a wall, and
lo, others ''daubed it with untempered mor-
tar :

11 Say unto them which daub it with un-
tempered mortar, that it shall fall : 'there
shall be an overflowing shower ; and ye, O
great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy
wind shall rend it.

12 Lo, when the wall is fallen", shall it not
be said unto you. Where is the daubing
wherewith ye have daubed it ?

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God ;
I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my
fury; and there shall be an overflowing

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