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toward him, and the roots thereof were under
him : so it became a vine, and brought forth
branches, and shot forth sprigs.

7 There was also another great eagle with
great wings and many feathers : and behold,
""this vine did bend her roots toward him,
and shot forth her branches toward him, that
he might water it by the furrows of her plan-
tation.

8 It was planted in a good t soil by great
waters, that it might bring forth branches,
and that it might bear fruit, that it might be
a goodly vine.

9 Say thou. Thus saith the Lord God ;
Shall it prosper ? s shall he not pull up the
roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof,
that it wither ? it shall wither in all the
leaves of her spring, even without great
power or many people to pluck it up by the
roots thereof.

10" Yea, behold, heing planted, shall it
prosper? '"shall it not utterly wither, when
the east wind toucheth it ? it shall wither in
the furrows where it grew.

11 ,11 Moreover the word of the Lokd
came unto me, saying,

12 Say now to ' the rebelHous house.
Know ye not what these things mean ? Tell
them, Behold, ■'the king of Babylon is come
to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king
thereof, and the princes thereof, and led
them with him to Babylon ;

13 'And hath taken of the king's seed, and
made a covenant with him, ■" and hath f taken
an oath of him : he hath also taken the
mighty of the land :

14 That the kingdom might be °base,
that it might not lift itself up, t iut that by
keeping of his covenant it might stand.

15 But °he rebelled against him in send-
ing his ambassadors into Egypt, Pthat they
might give him horses and much people,
q Shall he prosper ? shall he escape thut doeth
such things ? or, shall he break the covenant,
and be delivered?

16 As I live, saith the Lord God surely



EZEKIEL.



Before


Berore


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 594.


about 594.

r Jer. 32. 5.
& 34. 3. &
52. 11.
ch. 12. 13.

> Jet. 37. 7.


a See
ver. 12, &c.
t Heb. em-
broiderins.
b 2 Kings
24. 12.




t Jer. .52. 4.
ch. 4. 2.


tHeb.

put It in a

field of seed.

c Deut 8. 7,

8,9.

d Isai. 44. 4.


u 1 Cliron.
29. 24.
Lam. 5. 6.


e ver. 14.






X ch. 12. 13.
& 32. 3.


r ver. 15.


y ch. 20. 36.




z ch. 12. 14.


t Keb.
field.




^2 Kin,.


a Isai. 11. 1.
Jer, 23, 5.
Zech. 3. 8.




b Isai. 53. 2.




c Ps. 2. 6.




d Isai. 2. 2, 3.
ch. 20. 40.
Mlc. 4. 1.


h ch. 19. 12.
Hoa. 13. 15.


e See
ch. 31. 6.
Dan. 4. 12.




f Luke 1.52.


i ch. 2. 5.
&12.9.




k ver. 3.
2 Kinss 24.
11,-16.


5 cb. 22. 14.
%. 24. 14.


I 2 Kings
24. 17.




™ 2 Chron.
36. 13.
t Heb.
brought him
to an oatlt.




n ver. 6.
ch. 29. 14.




tHeb.
to keep his
covenant, to
stand to it.


594.


a 2 Kings

24. 20.

2 Chton. 36.

13.

D Deut. 17.


a Jer. 31.-29.
Lam. 5. 7.


q ver. 9.





God's judgment upon Jerusalem.

'in the place where the king dwelleth that
made him king, whose oath he despised, and
whose covenant he brake, even with him in
the midst of Babylon he shall die.

17 ^Neither shall Pharaoh, with his mighty
army and great company, make for him in the
war, 'by casting up mounts, and building
forts, tq cut off many persons :

18 Seeing he despised the oath by break-
ing the covenant, when lo, he had "given his
hand, and hath done all these things, he shall
not escape.

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God;
As I live, surely mine oath that he hath
despised, and my covenant that he hath
broken, even it will I recompense upon his
own head.

20 And I will ^^ spread my net upon him,
and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will
bring him to Babylon, and y will plead with
him there for his trespass that he hath tres-
passed against me.

21 And ^all his fugitives with all his
bands shall fall by the sword, and they that
remain shall be scattered toward all winds :
and ye shall know that I the Lord have
spoken it.

22 IF Thus saith the Lord God; I will
also take of the highest ''branch of the liigh
cedar, and will set it ; I will crop off from the
top of his young twigs '' a tender one, and will

plant iVuponanhigh mountain and eminent:

23 ^In the mountain of the height of
Israel will I plant it : and it shall bring forth
boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar :
and "under it shall dwell all fowl of every
wing ; in the shadow of the branches thereof
shall they dwell.

24 And all the trees of the field shall
know that I the Lord ^have brought down
the high tree, have exalted the low tree,
have dried up the green tree, and have made
the dry tree to flourish: si the Lord have
spoken and have done it.

CHAP. XVIIL

1 God reproveth the unjust parable of sour grapes. 6 He
sheweth how he dealeth with a just father: 10 with a
wicked soji of a just father: 14 with a just son of a
wicked father : 19 with a wicked man repenting :2i
with a just man revolting. 25 He defendeth his justice,
31 and exhorteth to repentance.

THE word of the Lord came unto me •
again, saying,

2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb
concerning the land of Israel, saying, The
''fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the
children's teeth are set on edge ?

3 ^s I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall
not have occasion any more to use this pro-
verb in Israel.

704



Every man shall stand or fall

4 Behold, all souls are mine ; as the soul
of the father, so also the soul of the son is
mine: ""the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

5 ^But if a man be just, and do fthat
which is lawful and right,

6 ''And hath not eaten upon the moun-
tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the
idols of the house of Israel, neither hath
* defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath
come near to «a menstruous woman,

7 And hath not ^ oppressed any, Jmt hath
restored to the debtor his s pledge, hath
spoiled none* by violence, hath i" given his
bread to the hungry, and hath covered the
naked with a garment;

8 He that hath not given forth upon
' usury, neither hath taken any increase, tlip,t
hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity,
^ hath executed true judgment between man
and man,

9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath
kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just,
he shair surely Uive, saith the Lord God.

10 IT If he beget a son that is a || robber,
■" a shedder of blood, and || that doeth the like
to any one of these things,

11 And that doeth not any of those duties,
but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and
defiled his neighbour's wife,

12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy,
hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored
the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the
idols, hath ° committed abomination,

13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath
taken increase : shall he then live ? he shall
not live : he hath done all these abominations ;
he shall surely die ; ° his f blood shall be upon
him.

14 IF Now lo, if he beget a son, that seeth
alj his father's sins which he hath done, and
considereth, and doeth not such like,

15 p That hath not eaten upon the moun-
tains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the
idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled
his neighbour's wife,

16 Neither hath oppressed any, f hath not
withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled
by violence, but hath given his bread to the
hungry, and hath covered the naked with a
garment,

17 That hath taken off his hand from the
poor, that hath not received usury nor in-
crease, hath executed my judgments, hath

. walked in my statutes ; he shall not die for
'fthe iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.

18 As for his father, because he cruelly
oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence,
and did .that which is not good among his
people, lo, even ihe shall die in his iniquity.

19 4" Yet say ye. Why? •^doth ijotthe son

89



CHAP. XVIII.



Before

CHRIST

594.



b ver. 20.
Rom. 6. S3.
t Hob.

judffwcnt
andjuslice.



c ch. S3. 9.



d liOV. 18.

20. & 20. 10.

e Lev. 18.

19. & 20. 18.

f Exod. 22.

21.

Lev. 19. 15.

& 25. 14.

e Gxod. 22.

26.

Deut 24. 13,

13.

h Deut. 15.

7, 8.

Isai. 58. 7.

Matt. 25.

35, 30.

i Eiod. 22.

25..

Lev. 25. 36,

37.

Deut. 23.

19.

Neb. 5. 7.

Ps. 15. 5.

k Deut. 1.

16.

Zech. 8. 16.



I ch. 20. 11.
AmoB 5. 4.

Weaker up
of a house.
m Gen. 9.
6.

Exod. 21.
12.

Numb. 35.
3L

II Or,

that doeth to
his brother
beauies any
of these.



n cb. 8. 6,
17.



o Lev. 20. 9,
1), 12, 13,
16, 27. .
cb. 3. 18. &
33 4

Acts 18. 6.
t Heb.
bloods.



p vor. 6, &c.



tHob.
hath not
pledged the
pledge, or,
taken to
pledge.



q ch. 3. la

r Exod. 20.

5.

Deut. 5. 9

2 Kings 23.

26. & 24. 3,



Beroro
CHRIST

594.



s ver. 4.

t Deut. 24.

16.

2 Kings 14.

2Cbron.25.

4.

Jcr. 3L 29,

30.

u Isai. 3.

10, 11.

X Rom. 2.

9.

y ver. 27.

ch. 3.1. 12,

19.



a ver. 32.
cb. :i.3. 11.

1 Tim. 2. 4.

2 Pet. 3. 9.



b ch. 3. 20.
& 33. 12, 13,
18.



c 2 Pet 2.
30.



d vnr. 29.
ch. 33, 17
20.



g ver. 14.



i ch. 7. 3. &
33.20.



k Matt. 3. 2,
Rev. 2. 5.
II Or,
others.



I Epbes. 4.
22,23.



m Jer. 32.

39.

ch. 11. 19. 1

3fi.26.



by his own good or bad actions,

bear the iniquity of the father? When the
son hath done thaJt which is lawful and right,
and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done
them, he shall surely live.

20 'The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
'The son shall not bear the iniquity of the
father, neither shall the father bear the ini-
quity of the son : " the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, ^ and the wick-
edness of the wicked shall be upon him.

21 But ^ if the wicked will turn from all
his sins that he hath committed, and keep
all my statutes, and do that which is lawful
and right, he shall surely live, he shall not
die.

22 ^All his transgressions that he hath
committed, they shall not be mentioned unto
him : in his righteousness that he hath done
he shall live.

23 » Have I any pleasure at all that the
wicked should die ? saith the Lord God : and
not that he should return from his ways, and
live ?

24 IT But '•when the righteous turneth away
from his righteousness, and conunitteth ini-
quity, anrf doeth according to all the abomina-
tions that the wicked man doeth, shall he
live ? " All his righteousness that he hath
done shall not be mentioned : in his trespass
that he hath trespassed, and in his sin* that
he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

25 H Yet ye say, ^ The way of the Lord
is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel ;
Is not my way equal ? are not your ways
unequal ?

26 * When a tighteous man turneth away
from his righteousness, and committeth ini-
quity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity
that he hath done, shall he die.

27 Again, *"when the wicked man turneth
away from his wickedness that he hath com-
mitted, and doeth that which is lawful and
right, he shall save his soul alive.

28 Because he e considereth and turneth
away from all his transgressions that he hath
committed, he shall surely live, he shall not
dig.

29 i" Yet saith the house of Israel, The
way of the Lord is not equal. O house of
Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your
ways unequal ?

30 ' Therefore, I will judge you, O house
of Israel, every one according to his ways,
saith the Lord God. ''Repent, and turn
\\ yourselves from all your transgressions; so
miquity shall not be your ruin.

31 IF 'Cast away from you all your trans-
gressions, whereby ye have transgressed:
and make you a " new heart and a new
spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel!

^ 705



A lamentation for the princes of Israel. EZEKIEL.

32 For °I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the Lord
God : wherefore turn || yourselves, and Hve

ye.

CHAP. XIX.

I A lamentation for the princes of Israel, under the pa-
rable of lions' whelps taken in a pit, 10 and for Jeru-
salem, under the parable of a toasted vine.

MOREOVER, •'take thou up a lamenta-
tion for the princes of Israel,

2 And say. What is thy mother? A lion-
ess : she lay down among lipns, she nourished
her whelps among young lions.

3 And she brought up one of her whelps :
••it became a young lion, and it learned to
catch the prey; it devoured men.

4 The nations also heard of him ; he was
taken in their pit, and they brought him with
chains unto the land of <= Egypt.

5 Now when she saw that she had waited,
and her hope was lost, then she took '' an-
other of her whelps, and made him a young
lion.

6 ^ And he went up and down among the
lions, f he became a young lion, and learned
to catch the prey, and devoured men.

7 And he knew || their desolate palaces,
and he laid waste their cities; and the land
was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the
noisd of his roaring.

8 s Then the nations set against him on
every side from the provinces, and spread
their net over him : ^ he was taken in their
pit.

9 ' And they put him in ward || in chains,
and brought him to the king of Babylon :

• they brought him into holds, that his voice
should no more be heard' upon ■'the moun-
tains of Israel.

10 H Thy mother is ' like a vine || in thy
blood, planted by the waters : she was "fruit-
ful and full of branches by reason of many
waters.

11 And she had strong rods for the scep-
tres of them that bare rule, and her " stature
was exalted among the thick branches, and
she appeared in her height with the multi-
tude of her branches.

12 But she was plucked up in fury, she
was cast down to the ground, and the ° east
wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods
were broken and withered; the fire consumed
them.

13 And now she is planted in the wilder-
ness, in a dry and thirsty ground.

14 PAnd fire is gone out of a rod of her
branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so
that she hath no strong rod to he a sceptre to
rule. iThis is a lamentation, and shall be
for a lamentation.



Befoio


1 Before


OHRIST


CHRIST


594.


593.


n Lam. 3.




33.




vcr. 23.




ch. 33. 11.




a Peu 3. 9.




II Or,




others.






about 593.


594.
a ch. 26.17.
&. 27. 2.


a ch. 8. 1.
& 14. 1.


b ver. 6.




2 Kings 23.
31, 3£








b ver. 31.




ch. 14. 3.


c 2 Kings

23.33.

2 Ghron. 36.


I[ Or. plead
for them.
c ch. 22. 2.


j'er. iH. 11,
12


& 23. 36.
d ch. 16. 2


d 2 Kings




23.34.






e Exod. 6. 7.




DcuL 7. C.


e Jot. 22. 13.


II Or,


—17.
f ver. 3.


sware ;
and so ver.
6,&c.




Exod. 6. 8.




f Exod. 3. 8.




& 4. 31.


II Or, their


Deut. 4. 34.


widows.


g Exod. 20.




h Exod. 3.




8, 17.


|^2Kings


Deut 8. 7,


8,9.




Jer. 32. 22.




i Pa. 48. 2.




ver. 15.


h vei. 4.


Dan. 8. 9. &




11. 16, 41.




Zech. 7. 14.




k ch. 18. 31.


i 2 Chron.
36. 6.


iLi-"""-


Jer. 22. 18.


m Lev. 17.


IJ Or,


7. & 18. 3.


m hooks.


Deut 29. 16,




17, 18.




Josh. 24. 14.


ltEzek.C.2.




1 ch. 17. 6.




II Or,




in tliy Quiet-




ness, or, in
thy like-
ness.




n ch. 7. 8.


m Deut. 8.


ver. 13, 21.


7, 8, 9.




n So ch. 31.


o See


3.


Exod. 32. 12.


Dan. 4. 11.


Numb. 14.




13, &c.




Deut. 9. 28.




ver. 14, 22.




ch. 36. 21,




22.


ch. 17. 10.


p Exod. 13.


Hos.13.15.


18.




n Deut. 4. 8.




Nch. 9. 13,




14.




Ps. 147. 19,




20.




t Heb.




made them




to know.




r Lev. 18. 5.




ver. 13. 21.




Rom. 10. 5.


P^Judg. 9


Gal. 3. 12.
B Exod. 20.


2'Kings 24.


8.
&31.]3,&c.


ch! 17. 18.


& 35. 2.
Deut. 5. 12.




Neh. 9. 14.


^La,n.4.


t Numb. 14.
22.


Pa. 78. 40. &.




95. 8, 9, 10.



God sheweth the story of
CHAP. XX.'

1 God refuseth to be consulted by the elders of Israel.
5 He sheweth the story of their rebellions in Egypt,
10 in the wilderness, 27 and in the land. 33 He
promiseth to gather them by the gospel. 45 Under
the name of a forest he sheweth the destruction of Je-
rusalem.

AND it came to pass in the seventh year,
in the fifth month, the tenth day of the
month, that "■ certain of the elders of Israel
came to inquire of the Lord, and sat before
me.

2 Then came the word of the Lord unto
me, saying,

3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of
Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the
Lord God ; Are ye come to inquire of me ?
As I live, saith the Lord God, ''I will not
be inquired of by you.

4 Wilt thou 11'= judge them, son of man?
wilt thou judge them? "^ cause them to know
the abominations of their fathers :

5 IT And say unto them. Thus saith the
Lord God ; In the day when * I chose Israel,
and II lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the
house of Jacob, and made myself ^knovv^n
unto them in the land of Egypt, when I
lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, si -am
the Lord your God ;

6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand
unto them, •■ to bring them forth of the land
of Egypt into a land that I had espied for
them, flowing with milk and honey, 'which
is the glory of all lands :

7 Then said I unto them, ''Cast ye away
every man 'the abominations of his eyes,
and defile not yourselves with ™ the idols of
Egypt : I am the Lord your God.

8 But they rebelled against me, and would
not hearken unto me: they did not every
man castaway the abominations 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 agaipst them
in the midst of the land of Egypt.

9 ° But I wrought for my name's sake, that
it should not be polluted before the heathen,
among whom they were, in whose sight I
made myself known unto them, in bringing
them forth out of the land of Egypt.

10 1 Wherefore, I p caused them to go forth
out of the land of Egypt, and brought them
into the wilderness.

11 lAnd 1 gave them my statutes, and
t shewed them my judgments, 'which if a
man do, he shall even live in them.

12 Moreover, also I gave them my 'sab-
baths, to be a sign between me and them,
that they might know that I am the Lord
that sanctify them.

13 IT But the house of Israel 'rebelled

706



Israel's rebellions in the wilderness, S^c.

against me in the wilderness : they walked
not in my statutes, and they " despised my
judgments, which if a man do, he shall even
live in them : and my sabbaths they greatly
"polluted: then I said, I would pour out my
fury upon them in the ^ wilderness, to con-
sume them.

14 *But I wrought for my name's sake,
that it should not be polluted before the hea-
then, in whose sight I brought them out.

15 Yet also "I lifted up my hand unto
them in the wilderness, 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 ;

16 "Because they despised my judgments,
and walked not in my statutes, but polluted
my sabbaths: for ^ their heart went after
their idols.

17 « Nevertheless mine eye spared them
from destroying them, neither did I make an
end of them in the wilderness.

18 But 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 :

19 I am the Lord your God; /walk in
my statutes; and keep my judgments, and do
them ;

20 e 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.

21 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 polluted my sabbaths : then I
said, ''I would pour out my fury upon them,
to accomplish my anger against them in the
wilderness.

22 ' Nevertheless, I withdrew mine hand,
and "wrought for my name's sake, that it
should not be polluted in the sight of the
heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.

23 I lifted up mine hand unto them also
in the wilderness, that "I would scatter them
among the heathen, and disperse them through
the countries; *

24 " Because they had not executed my
judgments, but had despised my statutes, and
had polluted my sabbaths, and p their eyes
were after their fathers' idols.

25 Wherefore 1 1 gave them also statutes
that were not good, and judgments whereby
they should not live ;

26 And I polluted them in their own gifts,
in that they caused to pass 'through the fire
all that openeth the womb, that I might
make them desolate, to the end that they
^might know that I am the Lord.



CHAP. XX.



Before

CHRIST

593.


Before

CHRIST

593.


a vet. 18, 24.
Prov. 1. 25.




X Exod. 16.

27.

y Numb. 14,

20. & 26. 65.

Pa. 106. 23.


trespassed
a trespass.


z vor. D, 22.


u laai, 57.
5, &c.
ell. 6. 13.


a Numb. 14.

Pa! 95. 11. &
106.26.


X ch. 16. 19.


b ver. 6.
c ver. 13, 24.


11 Or,

I told them
what the
high place
was, or,
Bamah,


d Numb. 15.

39.

Ps. 78. 37.

Amoa 5. 25,

20.

Acts 7. 42,

43.

oPb.78.38.






7- ver. 26.




z ver. 3.


n)Cut.5.39.
33. «L 6, & 7,
& 8, & 10,
&11,&12.






ach. 11.5.


s ver. 12.
3er.17.22.





h Numb. 25.
1,2.

Deut. 9. 23,
24.&31.2t.


b Jer. 21. 5.


i ver. 11, 13.




k ver. 8. 13.




1 Ps. 78. 38.
ver. 17.

m ver. 9, 14.






c^Jer.2.9.
ch! 17. 20.


n Lev. 26.

Jer. 15. 4.
o ver. 13, 16.


d See
Numb. 14.
21, 22, 23,
2«, 29.

e Lev. 27.

jer. 33. 13.
IJ Or. a
delivering.


pSee
ch. 6. 9.


fch.34.17,

20.

Matt. 25. 32,

33.


a See
Pa. 81. 12.
ver. 39.
Rom. 1. 24.
2Thes8.8.

11>


g Jer. 44. 14.

h ch. 6.7.4;
15. 7. t 23.
49.


2 Chron. 28.

3. It 33. 6.

Jer.32.35.

ch. 16. 20,

21.

a ch. 6. 7,


i Judg. 10.
Ps! 81. 12.

ch. 83. 38.



GocPs promise to gather them.

27 H Therefore, son of man, speak unto
the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord God, Yet in this your fathers
have ' blasphemed me, in that they have f com.
mitted a trespass against me.

28 For when I had brought them into the
land, for the which I lifted up mine hand to
give it to them, then "they saw every high
hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered
there their sacrifices, and there they presented
the provocation of their offering : there also
they made their =■ sweet savour, and poured
oat there their drink-offerings.

29 Then || I said unto them. What is the
high place whereunto ye go ? and the name
thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

30 Wherefore, say unto the house of
Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Are ye
polluted after the manner of your fathers ?
and commit ye whoredom after their abomi
nations ?

31 For when ye offer yyour gifts, when ye
make your sons to pass through the fire, ye
pollute yourselves with all your idols, even
unto this day : and ^ shall I be inquired of
by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith
the Lord God, I will not be inquired of by
vou.

32 And that "which cometh into your
mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We
will be as the heathen, as the families of the
countries, to serve wood and stone.

33 IT ^s I live, saith the Lord God, surely
with a mighty hand, and ''with a stretched-
out arm, and -with fury poured out, will I rule
over you :

34 And I will bring you out from the
people, and will gather you out of the coun-
tries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty
hand, and with a stretched-out arm, and with
fury poured out.

35 And I will bring you into the wilder-
ness of the people, and there ''will I plead
with you face to face.

36 ''Like as I pleaded with your fathers
in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so
will I plead with you, saith the Lord God.

37 And I will cause you to «pass under
the rod, and I will bring you into || the bond
of the covenant :

38 And *■! will purge out from among you
the rebels, and them that transgress against
me : I will bring them forth out of the country
where they sojourn, and ^they shall not enter
into the land of Israel: ''and ye shall know
that I am the Lord.

39 As for you, O 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 ye my

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CHAP. XXI.

1 Ezekiel prophesieth against Jerusalem with a sign of
sighing. 8 The sharp and bright sword, 18 against
Jerusalem, 25 against the kingdom, 28 and against
the Ammonites.

ND the word of the Lord came unto
me, saying,
2"^Son of man, set thy face toward Jeru-
salem, and ""drop thy word toward the holy
places, and prophesy against the land of



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