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shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in
my fury to consume it.

14 So will I break down the wall that ye
have daubed with untempered mortar, and
bring it down to the ground, so that the
foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it
shall fall, and ye shall be consumed m the
midst thereof : " and ye shall know that I am
the Lord.

The prophetesses reproved.

15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon
the wall, and upon them that have daubed it
with untempered mortar, and will say unto
you, The wall is no more, neither they that
daubed it;

16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which
prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which
" see visions of peace for her, and there is no
peace, saith the Lord God.

17 H Likewise, thou son of man, "set thy
face against the daughters of thy people,
P which prophesy out of their own heart ; and
prophesy thou against them,

18 And say. Thus saith the Lord God ;
Wo to the women that sew pillows to all
II arm-holes, and make kerchiefs upon the
head of every stature to hunt souls ! Will
ye ihunt the souls of my people, and will ye
save the souls alive that come. unto you?

19 And will ye pollute me among my
people ""for handfuls of barley and for pieces
of bread, to slay the souls that should not
die, and to save the souls alive that should
not live, by your lying to my people that
hear your lies ?

20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God ;
Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith
ye there hunt the souls || to make them fly,
and I will tear them from your arms, and
will let the souls go, even the souls that ye
hunt to make them fly.

21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and de-
liver my people out of your hand, and they
shall be no more in your hand to be htinted ;
^ and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

22 Because with lies ye have made the
heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not
made sad; and 'strengthened the hands of
the wicked, that he should not return from
his wicked way, || fby promising him life ;

23 Therefore*^ ye shall see no more vanity,
nor divine divinations : for I will deliver my
people out of your hand : ^and ye shall know
that I am the Lord.


1 God answereth idolaters according to their own heart.
6 They are exhorted to repent, for fear of judg-
ments, by means of seduced prophets. 12 God'' s irre-
vocable sentence of famine, 15 of noisome beasts, 17 of
the sword, 19 and of pestilence, 22 A remnant shall
be reserved for example of others.

THEN " came certain of the elders of
Israel unto me, and sat before me.

2 And the word of the Lord came imto
me, saying,

3 Son of man, these men have set up their
idols in their heart, and put ^ the stumbling-
block of their iniquity before their face :

should I be inquired of at all by them ?

4 Therefore speak unto them, and say





n Jer. 6. 14.
& 28. 9.

o ch. 20. 46.
& 21. 2.

p ver. 2.


r See Prov.
Mic 3.5.

II Or, into

t Jer. 23. 14.

II Or, thdt I
should save
his life.
t Heb. 4y

u ver. 6, &c.
ch. 12. 24.
Mic 3. a.
X ver. 9.
ch. 14. 8. Sl
15. 7.

about 594.
a oh. 8. 1. &
20. 1. & 33.

b ch. 7. 19.
ver. 4, 7.

c 2 KingB
3. 13.


about 594.

II Or.

d Lev. 17.
10. & 20. 3,
5, 6.

Jer. 44. 11.
ch. 15. 7.
c Numb. 26.

Deut 2R. 37.
ch. 5. 15.
f ch. 6. 7.

e 1 Kings

Job J2. 16.
Jer. 4. 10.
2 Thesa. 2.

h 2 Pot. 2.

i ch. 11. 20.

Sc 37. 27.

k Lev. 26.

Isai. 3. 1.
ch. 4. 16. &
5. 16.

1 Jer. 15. 1.
ver. 16, 18,

See Jer. 7.
16. te 11. 14.
& 14. 11.
m Prov. 11.

n Lev. 26.


ch. 5. 17.

H Or,

o ver. 14,
)8. 20.
t Heb.
in the midst

An exhortation to repentance.

unto them. Thus saith the Lord God ;
Every man of the house of Isra'el that set-
teth up his idols in his heart, and putteth
the stumbling-block of his iniquity before his
face, and cometh to the prophet; I the
Lord will answer him that cometh accord-
ing to the multitude of his idols ;

5 That I may take the house of Israel in
their own heart, because they are all estranged
from me through their idols.

6 IT Therefore say unto the house of Israel,
Thus saith the Lord God ; Repent, and turn
II yourselves from your idols ; and turn away
your faces from all your abominations.

7 For every one of the house of Israel, or
of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel,
which separateth himself from me, and set-
teth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the
stumbling-block of his iniquity before his
face, and cometh to a prophet to inquire of
him concerning me ; I the Lord will answer
him by myself:

8 And ^I will set my face against that
man, and will make him a ^sign and a pro-
verb, and I will cut him off" from the midst of
my people; ''and ye shall know that I am
the Lord.

9 And if the prophet be deceived when he'
hath spoken a thing, I the Lord ehave
deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out
my hand upon him, and will destroy him
from the midst of my pisople Israel.

10 And they shaU bear the punishment of
their iniquity : the punishment of the prophet
shaU be even as the punishment of him that
seeketh unto him ;

11 That the house of Israel may ''go no
more astray from me, neither be polluted any
more with all their transgressions ; 'but that
they may be my people, and I may be their
God, saith the Lord God.

12 H The word of the Lord came again to
me, saying,

13 Son of man, when the land sinneth
against me by trespassing grievously, then
will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and
will break the "^ staff" of the bread thereof, and
will send famine upon it, and will cut off" man
and beast from it :

14 'Though these three men, Noah, Da-
niel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver
hut their own souls ""by their righteousness,
saith the Lord God.

15 Hlf I cause "noisome beasts to pass
through the land, and they |1 spoil it, so that
it be desolate, that no man may pass through
because of the beasts :

16 ° Though these three men were f in it,
as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall
deliver neither sons nor daughters ; they only


A remnant shall he reserved.

shall be delivered, but the land shall be

17 IT Or i/'plbringa sword upon that land,
and say, Sword, go through the land ; so that
I lout off man and beast from it:

18 'Though these three men were in it,
as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall
deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they
only shall be delivered themselves.

19 IT Or f/" I send =a pestilence into that
land, and 'pour out my fury upon it in blood,
to cut off from it man and beast:

20 "Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were
in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they
shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they
shall hut deliver their own souls by their

21 For thus saith the Lord God; ||How
much more when ==1 send my four sore
judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and
the famine, and the noisome beast, and the
pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?

22 ^yYet, behold, therein shall be left a
remnant that shall be brought forth, both
sons and daughters : behold, they shall come
forth unto you, and '^ye shall see their way
and their doings : and ye shall be comforted

■ concerning the evil that I have brought upon
Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have
brought upon it.

23 And they shall comfort you, when ye
see their ways and their doings ; and ye shall
know that I have not done ^ without cause
all that I have done in it, saith the Lord


3 By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work 6 is
shewed the rejection of Jerusalem.

ND the word of the Lord came unto



me, saymg.

2 Son of man. What is the vine-tree more
than any tree, or than a branch which is
among the trees of the forest ?

3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any
work ? or will men take a pin of it to hang
any vessel thereon?

4 Behold, "it is cast into the fire for fuel ;
the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and
the midst of it is burned, f Is it meet for
any work ?

5 Behold, when it was whole, it was f meet
for no work : how much less shall it be meet
yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured
it, and it is burned?

6 II Therefore thus saith the Lord God ; As
the vine-tree among the trees of the forest,
which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will
I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

7 And ''I will set my face against them;
"they shall go out from one fire, and another


about 504.

about .'in4.

d ch. 6. 7.
&.7. 4. fell.
10. & 20. 38,

t hob.
trespassed a

p Lev. 28.

i*; 5. 12. k.

21. 3, 4. &

29. 8. & 38.


q ch. 25. 13.

Zopli. 1. 3.

r ver. 14.

a 2 Sun. 24.


ch. 38. 22.

t ch. 7. 8.

u ver 14.


II Or.

Also when.
X ch. 5. 17.
& 33. 27.

a ch. 20. 4.
&. 22. 2. &
33. 7, 8, 9.


cutting out,

«r, habitor


b ch. 21. 30.

c ver. 45.

y ch. 6. 8.

d Bos. 2. 3.

z ch. 20. 43.

II Or. when
I looked
upon thee.

a Jcr. ;H. 8,

II Or.
■under foot.

about 594.

oExod. L7.
t Heb.
made thee a

t Heb. ^

ornament of
ornaments. ,

f Kutl. 3. 9.

a John 15. 6.

t Hob. mu

It prosper 7

1 Exod. 19.
Jer. 2. 2.


t Heb.

b Lot. 17

c fsai. 24.

h 6en. 24.
i ^rov. 1. 9.

The natural state of Jerusalem.

fire shall devour them; ''and ye shall know
that I am the Lord, when I set my face
against them.

8 And I will make the land desolate, be-
cause- they have t committed a trespass,
saith the Lord God.


1 Under the similitude of a wretched infant is shewed
the natural state of Jerusalem. 6 Godh extraor-
dinary love towards her, 15 Her monstrous whore-
dom. 35 Her grievous judgment. 44 Her sin,
matching her mother, and exceeding her sisters, Sodom
and Samaria, calleth for judgments. 60 Mercy is
promised her in the end.

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

2 Son of man, * cause Jerusalem to know
her abominations,

3 And say. Thus saith the Lord God
unto Jerusalem ; Thy f birth i" and thy nati-
vity is of the land of Canaan ; " thy father
was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.

4 And as for thy nativity, •* in the day
thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither
wast thou washed in water || to supple thee ;
thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at

5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these
unto thee, to have compassion upon thee ;
but thou wast cast out in the open field, to
the loathing of thy person, in the day that
thou wast born.

6 IF And when I passed by thee, and saw
thee II polluted in thine own blood, I said
unto thee when thou wast in thy blood. Live ;
yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy
blood. Live.

7*1 have t caused thee to multiply as the
bud of the field, and thou hast increased and
waxen great, and thou art come to t excellent
ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and
thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked
and bare.

8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked
upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of
love ; *"and I spread my skirt over thee, and
covered thy nakedness : yea, I sware unto
thee, and entered into a covenant with thee,
saith the Lord God, and ethou becamest

9 Then washed I thee with water; yea,
I thoroughly washed away thy f blood from
thee, and I anointed thee with oil.

10 I clothed thee also with broidered work,
and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I gird-
ed thee about with fine linen, and I covered
thee with silk.

Ill decked thee also with ornaments, and
I •'put bracelets upon thine hands, 'and a chain

on thy neck.


Jerusalem's monstrous whoredom,.

12 And I put a jewel on thy t forehead,
and ear-rings in thine ears, and a beautiful
crown upon thine head.

13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and
silver ; and thy raiment was ©/"fine linen, and
silk, and broidered work ; ''thou didst eat fine
flour, and honey, and oil ; and thou wast ex-
ceeding ' beautiful, and thou didst prosper into
a kingdom.

14 And ""thy renown went forth among
the heathen for thy beauty : for it was per-
fect through my comeliness, which I had put
upon thee, saith J:he Lord God.

15 IT "But thou didst trust in thine own
beauty, ° and playedst the harlot because of
thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornica-
tions on every one that passed by; his it

16 p'And of thy garments thou didst take,
and deckedst thy high places with divers co-
lours, and playedst the harlot thereupon :
the like things shall not come, neither shall it
be so.

17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of
my gold and of my silver, which I had given
thee, and madest to thyself images f of men,
and didst commit whoredom with them.

18 And tookest thy broidered garments,
and coveredst them : and thou hast set mine
oil and mine incense before them.

19 iMy meat also which I gave thee, fine
flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed
thee, thou hast even set it before them for
t a sweet savour : and thus it was, saith the
Lord God.

20 "^ Moreover, thou hast taken thy sons
and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne
unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto
them fto be devoured. Is this of thy whore-
doms a small matter,

21 That thou hast slain my children, and
delivered them to cause them to pass through
the fire for them 1

22 And in all thine abominations and thy
whoredoms thou hast not remembered the
days of thy ^ youth, * when thou wast naked
and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.

23 And it came to pass, after all thy
wickedness, (wo, wo unto thee! saith the
Lord God;)

24 That " thou hast also built unto thee
an II eminent place, and ^ hast made thee an
high place in every street.

25 Thou hast built thy high place ^at
every head of the way, and hast made thy
beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy
feet to every one that passed by, and multi-
phed thy whoredoms.

26 Thou hast also committed fornication
with » the Egyptians thy neighbours, great








t Hob.


See Isai. 3.


k Deut. 32.

a 2 Chron.

13, 14.

28. 18, 19.
ver. 57.

II Or, cities.

IPs. 48. 2.

b 2 Kings

10. 7, 10.

m Lam. 2.

2 Chron. 28.



Jer. 2. 18,


ch. 23. 12,


n See Deut

c ch. 23. 14,

.12. 15.


Jer. 7. 4.

Mic. 3. 11.

o Isai. 1. 21.

& 57. 8.

.ler. 2. 20.

& 3. 2, 6,


ch.23. 3,8,

11, 12.

Ho9. 1.2.

1^2 King,

ch. 7. 20.
Hos. 2. 8. .

II Or, in thy
daughters is

thine, &-c.

d ver. 24, 39.


of a male.

e Isai. 30. 3.

Hos. 8. 9.

J Heb.

q Hos. 2 8.

t Heb. ^

a savour of


r 2 Kings


Ps 106.37,


Isai. 57. 5.

Jer. 7. 31. &

32. 35.

ch. 20. 26.

& 23. 37.

t Heb.

to devour.

fver. 20.

Jer. 2. 34.

s Jer. 2. 2. •

ver. 43, 60.

Hob. 11, 1.
t ver. 4, 5, 6.

g. Jer. 13. 22,

Liim. 1. 8.

ell. S3. 9, 10,

22, 29.

Hos. 2. 10.

& 8. 10.

Nah. 3. 5.

u ver. 31.

II Or, ,


X Isai. 57. 5,

Jer. 2. 20.
& 3. 3.

f Heb.
witlt judg-
ments of.
h Lev. SiO.

Deut. 22.

y Prov. 9.

ch. 23. 45.

i Gen. 9.6.


See vor. 20,


lever. 24, 31.

2 ch. 8. 10.

14. & SO. i,


1 ch. 23. 96.

Hus. 2. 3.

Her grievous judgment.

of flesh ; and hast increased thy whoredoms,
to provoke me to anger.

27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out
my hand over thee, and have diminished
thine ordinary /oorf, and delivered thee unto
the will of them that hate thee, "the || daugh-
ters of the Phihstines, which are ashamed of
thy lewd way.

28 ^ Thou hast played the whore also with
the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable ;
yea, thou hast played the harlot with them,
and yet couldest not be satisfied.

29 Thou. hast, moreover, multiplied thy
fornication in the land of Canaan "= unto Chal-
dea ; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.

30 How weak is thine heart, saith the
Lord God, seeing thou doest all these
things, the work of an imperious, whorish
woman ;

31 II In that ''thou buildest thine .eminent
place in the head of every way, and makest
thine high place in every street ; and hast
not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest

32 But as a wife that committeth adul-
tery, which taketh strangers instead of her
husband !

33 They give gifts to all whores : but "thou
givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and t hirest
them, that they may come unto thee on every
side for thy whoredom.

34 And the contrary is in thee from other
women in thy whoredoms, whereas none fol-
loweth thee to commit whoredoms : and in
that thou givest a reward, and no reward
is given unto thee ; therefore thou art con-

35 TI Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word
of the Lord :

36 Thus saith the Lord God ; Because
thy filthiness was poured out, and thy na-
kedness discovered through thy whoredoms
with thy lovers, and with all the idols of
thy abominations, and by '"the blood of thy
children, which thou didst give unto them;

37 Behold, therefore, si will gather all thy
lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure,
and all them that thou hast loved, with all
them that thou hast hated ; I will even gather
them round about against thee, and will dis-
cover thy nakedness unto them, that they
may see all thy nakedness.

38 And I will judge thee, t as '^ women
that break wedlock and ' shed blood are
judged ; and I will give thee blood in fury
and jealousy.

39 And I will also give thee into their
hand, and they shall throw down * thine
eminent place, and shall breakdown thy high
places : 'they shall strip thee also of thy


Her sin shall not go unpunished.

clothes, and shall take t thy fair jjBwels, and
leave thee naked and bare.

40 "They shall also bring up a company
against thee, "and they shall stone thee with
stones, and thrust thee through with their

41 And they shall "burn thine houses
with fire, and p execute judgments upon
thee in the sight of many women : and I
will cause thee to i cease from playing the
harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any

42 So ""will I make my fury toward thee
to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from
thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no
more angry.

43 Because Uhou hast not remembered
the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me
in all these things; behold, therefore, *I also
will recompense thy way upon thine head,
saith the Lord God : and thou shalt not
commit this lewdness above all thine abomi-

44 IT Behold, every one that useth pro-
verbs shall use this proverb against thee, say-
ing, As is the mother, so is her daughter. '

45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that
loatheth her husband and her children; and
thou" art the sister of thy sisters, which
loathed their husbands and their children:
"your motheiwas anHittite, and your father
an Amorite.

46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she
and her daughters that dwell at thy left
hand : and ^f thy younger sister, that dwell-
eth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her

47 Yet hast thou not walked after their



nor done after their abominations:

but II as if that were a very little thing, ythou
wast corrupted more than they, in all thy

48 As I live, saith the Lord God, ^ So-
dom thy sister hath not done, she nor her
daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy

49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy
sister Sodom, pride, ^ fulness of bread, and
abundance of idleness was in her and in her
daughters, neither did she strengthen the
hand of the poor and needy.

• 50 And they were haughty, and ^ commit-
ted abomination before me : therefore "I took
them away as I saw good.

51 Neither hath Samaria committed half
of thy sins : but thou hast multiplied thine
abominations more than they, and ''hast jus-
tified thy sisters in all thine abominations
which thou hast done.

52 Thou also, which hast judged thy sis-






■ 594.

t Hcb.
of thine
ra ch. 23.
10, 47.
1 John 8.

Deut. 13.


Isai. 1. 9. &
ver. 00, 61.
f Jer.20. 16.

i Kings 25.

Jor. 39. 8.
& 52. 13.
pch.5. 8, &
33. 10, 48.
d ch. 23. 27.

r ch. .^. 13.

B_ch. 14. 22,

> ver. 22.
Ps. 78.42.

t ch. 9. 10.
11, 21.&

t Hcb. for
a report, or,

J Heb.
prides, or,

h 2 Kins.

16. 5.

2 Cliron. 28.


Isai. 7. 1. iL

14. 28.

t Heb.


i ver. 27.

11 Or, spoil.

k ch. 23. 49.

t Heb.

borne them.

u ver. 3.


m Deut 29.
12, 14.

X DeuL 32.

Isai. 1. 10.
t Heb.


&. SO. 5.

p ch. 20. 43.

&. 36. 31.

II Or, that
was loathed
as a small
F 2 Kings

ch. .I. 6, 7.
ver. 48, 51.
7. Matt. 10.
15. & 11. 24.

g Isai. 54. 1.
k 60. 4.
Gal. 4. 26,


rJer. 31.31,

t ver. 61.

a Gen. 13.

u Rom. 3.


b Gen. 13.
13. & 18. 20.
& 19. 5.
c Gen. 19.

d Jcr. 3. 11.

Matt. 13. 41,

about 594.

Mercy is promised her in the end.

ters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that
thou hast committed more abominable than
they : they are more righteous than thou : yea,
be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame,
in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

53 ^When I shall bring again their cap-
tivity, '"the captivity of Sodom and her daugh-
ters, and the captivity of Samaria and her
daughters, then will I bring again the capti-
vity of thy captives in the midst of them :

54 That thou mayest bear thine own
shame, and mayest be confounded in all that
thou hast done, in that thou art ^a comfort
unto them.

55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her
daughters, shall return to their former estate,
and Samaria and her daughters shall return
to their former estate, then thou and thy
daughters shall return to your former estate.

56 For thy sister Sodom was not f men-
tioned by thy mouth in the day of thy
t pride,

57 Before thy wickedness was discovered,
as at the time of thy •'reproach of the daugh-
ters of t Syria, and all that are round about
her, 'the daughters of the Philistines, which
II despise thee round about.

58 ''Thou hast f borne thy lewdness and
thine abominations, saith the Lord.

59 For thus saith the Lord God ; I will
even deal with thee as thou hast done, which
hast 'despised ""the oath in breaking the

60 H Nevertheless, I will " remember my
covenant with thee in the days of thy yduth,
and I will establish unto thee °an everlasting

61 Then Pthou shalt remember thy ways,
and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy
sisters, thine elder and thy younger : and I
will give them unto thee for i daughters, 'but
not by thy covenant.

62 'And I will estabhsh my covenant with
thee ; and thou shalt know that I am the

63 That thou mayest 'remember, and be
confounded, "and never open thy mouth any
more because of thy shame, when I am paci-
fied toward thee for all that thou hast done,
saith the Lord God.


1 Under the parable of two eagles and a vine, 11 is
shewed God's judgment upon Jerusalem for revoUing
from Babylon to Egypt. 22 Qod promiseth to plant
the cedar of the gospel.

ND the word of the Lord came unto



j_ ..!.., saymg,

2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and
speak a parable unto the house of Israel ;

The parable of two eagles and a vine.

3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; *A
great eagle with great wings, long-winged,
full of feathers, which had + divers colours,
came unto Lebanon, and ''took the highest
branch of the cedar :

4 He cropped off the top of his young
twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick;
he set it in a city of merchants.

5 He took also of the seed of the land,
and t planted it in "a fruitful field ; he placed
it by great waters, and set it ^as a willow-

6 And it grew, and became a spreading
vine ■= of low stature, whose branches turned

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