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3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus




ch. 17. Z).
Mio. 4. 1.

in Tsai. 56. 7.
& 80. 7.
Zcch. 8. 20,

Mai. 3. 4.
Rom. 12. 1.
II Or, clUtf.

T Heb.
savour of

Fhil. 4. IS

o ver. 38,


ch. 36. 23.

& 3a 23.

pch. 11. 17.

& 34. 13. &

36. 24.

(1 ch. 16. 61.

ch. 6. 9.
Hob. 5. IS.

t ch. 38 23.

u ch. 6. 9.
&. 21. 2.

J Luke 23.

a ch. 20. 46.

b Deut. 32.


Amos 7. 16.




c Job 9. 22.

d ch. 20. 47.


Isai. 45. 23.
& 55. 1 1.
risai. 22. 4.

6ch.7. 17.

t Heb.
shall go into

God sheweth Jerusalem's destruction. EZEKIEL.

holy name no more with your gifts, and with
your idols.

40 For 'in mine holy mountain, in the
mountain of the height of Israel, saith the
Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel,
all of them in the land, serve me : there ""will
I accept them, and there will I require your
offerings, and the I| first-fruits of your obla-
tions, with all your holy things.

41 I will accept you with your t" sweet
savour, when I bring you out from the
people, and gather you out of the countries
wherein ye have been scattered ; and I will be
sanctified in you before the heathen.

42 °And ye shall know that I am the
Lord, Pwhen I shall bring you into the land
of Israel, into the country for the which
I lifted up mine hand to give it to your

43 And q there shall ye remember your
ways, and all your doings wherein ye have
been defiled ; and "^ye shall loathe yourselves
in your own sight for all your evils that ye
have committed.

44 =And ye shall know that I am the
Lord, when I have wrought with you
'for my name's sake, not according to your
wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt
doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord

45 H Moreover the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

46 " Son of man, set thy face toward the
south, and drop thy word toward the south,
and prophesy against the forest of the south

47 And say to the forest of the south.
Hear the word of the Lord ; Thus saith the
Lord God; Behold, ^I will kindle a fire ia
thee, and it shall devour y every green tree in
thee, and every dry tree : the flaming flame
shall not be quenched, and all faces ^from the
south to the north shall be burned therein,

48 And all flesh shall see that I the Lord
have kindled it : it shall not be quenched.

49 Then said I, Ah Lord God ! they say
of me. Doth he not speak parables ?

h Dout. 32


ver. 15, 28.

II Or,

It in the rod

of my son, it


every tree.

II Or,

they are
thrust down
to tlie sword
with my
k .ler. 31. 19.
II Or,
tVhen the
trial hath
been what
then 1 shall
they not also
belong to the

1 Job 9. 23.

2 Cor. 8. 2.
m ver. 27.
n Numb. 24.

ver. 17.

ch. 6. 11.

t Heb

htind to


o 1 Kings
20. 30. &. 22.
II Or,

or, fear.

p ver. 10, 28.

q ch. 14. 17.

t Heb.

set thyself,
take the
left hand.

I ver. 14.
ch. aa. 13.

Ezekiel prophesieth against Jerusalem.

saith the Lord ; Behold, I am against thee,
and will draw forth my sword out of his
sheath, and will cut off from thee 'the right-
eous and the wicked.

4 Seeing then that I will cut off" from thee
the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall
my sword go forth out of his sheath against
all flesh •'from the south to the north :

5 That all flesh may know that I the
Lord have drawn forth my sword out of his
sheath : it « shall not return any more.

6 ^Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with
the breaking oithy loins ; and with bitterness
sigh before their eyes.

7 And it shall be, when they say unto
thee. Wherefore sighest thou ? that thou
shalt answer, For the tidings, because it
cometh : and every heart shall melt, and &all
hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall
faint, and all knees f shall be weak as water:
behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to
pass, saith the Lord God.

8 IT Again the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

9 Son of man, prophesy, and say. Thus
saith the Lord ; Say, ''A sword, a sword is
sharpened, and also furbished :

10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaugh-
ter, it is furbished that it may glitter ; should
we then make mirth ? || it contemneth the
rod of my son, as every tree.

11 And he hath given it to be furbished,
that it may be handled : this sword is sharp-
ened, and it is furbished, to give it into the
hand of 'the slayer.

12 Cry and howl, son of man : for it shall
be upon my people, it shall he upon all
the princes of Israel : || terrors by reason of
the sword shall be upon my people : ''smite
therefore upon thy thigh.

13 II Because it is 'a trial, and what if'the
sword contemn even the rod ? ""it shall be no
more, saith the Lord God.

14 Thou, therefore, son of man, prophesy,
and ° smite thine t hands together, and let the
sword be doubled the third time, the sword of
the slain : it is the sword of the great men
that are slain, which entereth into their "privy

15 1 have set the || point of the sword
against all their gates, that their heart may
faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! fit
is made bright, it is \\ wrapped up for the

16 "iGo thee one way or other, either on
the right hand, t or on the left, whithersoever
thy face is set.

17 I will also 'smite mine handstogether,
and ^I will cause my fury to rest: I the
Lord have said it.


A sword draion against Israel, Sfc.

18 IF The word of the LoriJ came unto
me again, saying,

19 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee
two ways, that the sword "ofth*e king of Baby-
lon may come : both twain shall come forth
out of one land : and choose thou a place,
choose it at the head of the way to the city.

20 Appoint a way, that the sword may
come to *Rabbathof.the Ammonites, and to
Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

21 For the king of Babylon stood at the
t parting of the way, at the head of the two
ways, to use divination ; he made his \\ arrows
bright, he consulted with t images^ he looked
in the liver.

22 At his right hand was the divination
for Jerusalem, to appoint || f captains, to open
the mouth in the slaughter, to "lift up the
voice with shouting, *to appoint battering
rams against the gates, to cast a mount, and
to build a fort.

23 And it shall be unto them as a false
divination in their sight, ||to them that
y have sworn oaths : but he will call to remem-
brance the iniquity, that they may be taken.

24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God ;
Because ye have made your iniquity to be
remembered, in that your transgressions are
discovered, so that in all your doings your
sins do appear; because, / say, that ye are
come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with
the hand.

25 IT And thou, ^profane wicked prince of
Israel, * whose day is come, when iniquity
shall have an end,

. 26 Thus saith the Lord God; Remove
the diadem, and take off the crown : this
shall not be the same : •* exalt him that is low,
and abase him that is high.

27 1 1 will overturn, overturn, overturn
it: ''and it shall be no more, until he come
whose right it is ; and I will give it him.

28 IT And thou, son of man, prophesy and
say. Thus saith the Lord God ^ concerning
the Ammonites, and concerning their re-
proach ;. even say thou, *The sword, the
sword is drawn : for the slaughter it is fur-
bished, to consume because of the glitter-
ing :

29 While they '"see vanity unto thee, while
they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee
upon the necks of them that are slain, of the
wicked, e whose day is come, when their
iniquity shall have an end.

30 II ^ Shall I cause it to return into his
sheath? '1 will judge thee in the place where
thou wast created, ^ in the land of thy nati-

31 And I will 'pour out mine indignation
upon thee, I will "blow against thee in the









n ch. 25. 10.

1 Jer. 49. 2.

cli. 25. 5.

Amua 1. 14.

t Heb.

mother ^

the way.

II Or,


t Heb.


n ch. 20. 4.

& 23.36.

11 Or, .

II Or, ,
b ch. 24. 6,



Nah. 3. 1.

ch. 4. 2.

t Heb. city

t Heb.

of bloods.


t Heb.

u Jer. 51. 14.

make her

X ch. 4. 2.

ch. 16. 2.

11 Or,

for the oaths

made unto


c 2 Kings

, ch. 17. 13.

21. 16.


d Deut. 28.


1 Kings 9. 7.

ch. 5. 14.

Dan. 9. 16.


poUuted of

name, much

in vexation.

2 2 Chron.

e hai. 1. S3.

36. 13.

Mic. 3. 1, 2,

Jer. ."ii 2.


ch. 17. 19.

Zenh. 3. 3.
t Heb. arm.

a ver. 29.

^h. 35. i.


21. 22.

b ch. 17.24.


Luke 1. a.

t Heb.

h ver. 26.

i Lev. 19. 30.


ch. 23. 38.

TffUL I make

t Heb.
men of



c Gen. 49.

k Exod. 23.

ver. 13. „

Lev. 19 16.

Luke 1. 32,

1 ch. 18. 6,


John 1. 49.


m Lev. 18.

d Jer. 49. 1.

7 8 &; 20

ch. 25. 2, 3,


Zeph. 2. 8,

1 Cor. 5. 1.
n Lev. 18.

9, 10.

19. & 20. 18.

e ver. 9, 10.

ch. 18. 6.

II Or.

eoery one.

o Lev. 18.

20. & 20. 10.

Deut. 22.

f ch. 12. 24.


&. 22. 28.

Jer. 5. 8.

ch. 18. 11.

II Or,

every one.

p Lev. 18.
15. 4; 20. 12.

g ver. 25.
.lob 18.20.

by lewdness.

Ps. 37. 13.

11 Or, .
Cause It to

q Lev. 18. 9.
& 20. 17.
r Exod. 23.

h Jer. 47. 6,

Deut. 16. 19.

& 27. 25.

i Gen. 15.

B Exod. 22.



ch. 16. 38.

Lev. 2.5. 36.

k ch. 16. 3.

Deut. 23. 19.

ch. 18. 13.

1 ch. 7. 8.

t Deut 32.

& 14. 19. &



'Jer. 3. 21.



20 21.

u Of. 3L 17,

A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem.

fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the
hand of || brutish men, and skilful to de-

32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire ; thy
blood shall be in the midst of the land; "thou
shalt be no more remembered : for I the
Lord have spoken it.


1 A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem. 13 God will burn
them as dross in his furnace. 23 The general cor-
ruption of prophets, priests, princes, and people.

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

2 Now, th6u son of man, 'wilt thou
II judge, wilt thou judge ''the f bloody city?
yea, thou shalt t shew her all her abomina-

3 Then say thou. Thus saith the Lord
God; The city sheddeth blood in the midst
of it, that her time may come, and maketh
idols against herself to defile herself.

4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood
that thou hast "shed; and hast defiled thy-
self in thine idols which thou hast made ;
and thou hast caused thy days to draw near,
and art come even unto thy years : ^ therefore
have I made thee a reproach unto the hea-
then, and a mocking to all countries.

5 Those that be near, and those that be far
from thee, shall mock thee, which art f infa-
mous and much vexed.

6 Behold, ''the princes of Israel, every one
were in thee to their t power to shed blood.

7 In thee have they ''set light by father
and mother : in the midst of thee have they
ff dealt by || oppression with the stranger: in
thee have they vexed the fatherless and the

8 Thou hast '' despised mine holy things,
and hast 'profaned my sabbaths.

9 In thee are f'^men that carry tales to
shed blood : 'and in thee they eat upon the
mountains : in the midst of thee they com-
mit lewdness.

10 In thee have they ""discovered their
fathers' nakedness : in thee have they humbled
her that was "set apart for pollution.

11 And II one hath committed abomyia-
tion ° with his neighbour's wife ; and || an-
other Phath II lewdly defiled his daughter-in-
law; and another in thee hath humbled hia
^ sister, his father's daughter.

12 In thee ""have they taken gifts to shed
blood; Hhou hast taken usury and increase,
and thou hast greedily gained of thy neigh-
bours by extortion, and 'hast forgotten me,
saith the Lord God.

13 H Behold, therefore I have "smitten mine
hand at thy dishonest gain which tiiou hast




X See
ch. 21. 7.

y ch. 17. 24.

z Deut. 4.

27. & 28. 25,


ch. 12. 14, 15.


II Or,

shatt be

b P». 9. 16.
ch. 6. 7.

c Tsai. 1. 22.

Jer. 6. 28,


See Pb. 119.


t Heb.

t Heb.
to tlie

A ch. 22. 20,
21, 22.

e ch. 20. 8,
vor. 31.

E Matt. 23.


h Mic.3.H.


i Mai. 2. 8.
t Heb.
offered vio-
lence to.
k Lev. 32.
2, &c.
1 Sam. 2.29.
I Lev. 10.

Jer. 15. 19.
ch. 44. 23.

m leai. 1.


ch. 22. 6.

Mic. 3. 2, 3,

9, 10, 11.

Zeph. 3. 3.

n ch. 13. 10.

o ch. IS. 6,
7. & 21. 29.




p Jer. 5. 26,

ch. 18. 13.
II Or,

g Exod. 22.
21. & 23. 9.
Lev. 19. 33.
ch. 22. 7.
T Hob.
I Jor. 5. 1.
s ch. 13. 5.
t Fa. 106. 23.

X ch. 9. 10.
& 11. 21 &
16. 43.

a Jer. 3. 7,
ch. 16. 46.

b Lev. 17.7.
Josh. 24. 14.
ch. 20. 8.
c ch. 16. 22.

The general corruption of prophets, Sfc. EZEKIEL.

made, and at thy blood which hath been in
the midst of thee.

14 ^ Can thine heart endure, or can thine
hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal
with thee? ^I the Lord have spoken it, and
will do it.

15 And ^I will scatter thee among the
heathen, and disperse thee in the countries,
and ■'will consume thy filthiness out of

16 And thou ||shalt take thine inherit-
ance in thyself in the sight of the heathen,
and I" thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

17 And the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

18 Son of man, "the house of Israel is to
me become dross : all they are brass, and tin,
and iron, and lead, in the midst of the fur-
nace ; they are even the t dross of silver.

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God,
Because ye are all become dross, behold,
therefore I will gather you into the midst
of Jerusalem.

20 fAs they gather silver, and brass, and
iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of
the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt
it ; so will I gather you in mine anger and
in my fury, and I will leave you there, and
melt you.

21 Yea, I will gather you, and '' blow upon
you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be
melted in the midst thereof.

22 As silver is melted in the midst of the
furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst
thereof; and ye shall know that I the Lord
have ® poured out my fury upon you.

23 ir And the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the
land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in
the day of indignation.

25 *" There is a conspiracy of her prophets
in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion
ravening the prey ; they s have devoured
souls ; ■• they have taken the treasure and
precious things ; they have made her many
widows in the midst thereof.

26 'Her priests have t violated my law,
and^ have ^ profaned mine holy things : they
have put no ' difference between the holy and
profane, neither have they shewed difference
between the unclean and the clean, and have
hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am
profaned among them.

27 Her ""princes in the midst thereof are
like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood,
and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

28 And n her prophets have daubed them
■jvith untempered mortor, " seeing vanity, and
divining Hes unto them, saying. Thus saith

d ch. 16. 8.

II That ia.
His tent, or,
II That ig.
My taber-
nacle in her,
1 Kings 8.

e 2 Kings
15. 19. & 16,
7. & 17. 3.
Hos. 8. 9.

t Heb.
bestowed h£r
upon thein.
t Heb.
tlie choice of
the children
of Asshur.

f ver 3.

g 2 Kings
17. 3, 4, 5, 6,
23. & 18. 9,
10, 11.

h ch. 16. 37,

t Heb.
a name.
i Jor. 3. 8.
k Jer. 3. 11.
ch. 16. 47,

t Heb. she
her inordi-
nate love
more than,

The whoredoms of

the Lord God, when the Lord hath not

29 pThe people of the land have used
II oppression, ahd exercised robbery, and have
vexed the poor and needy : yea, they have
q oppressed the stranger f wrongfully.

30 ""And I sought for a man among them,
that should ^make up the hedge, and * stand
in the gap before me for the land, that I should
not destroy it: but I found none.

31 Therefore, have I "poured out mine in-
dignation upon them ; I have consumed them
with the fire of my wrath : ^ their own way
have I reoompensed upon their heads, saith
the Lord God.

CHAP. xxm.

1 The whoredoms of Aholah and Aholibah. 22 Aholihah
is to be plagued by her lovers. 36 The prophet re -
proveth the adulteries of them both, 45 and shewetk
their judgments.

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

2 Son of man, there were * two women, the
daughters of one mother :

3 And ''they committed whoredoms in
Egypt ; they committed whoredoms in •= their
youth : there were their breasts pressed, and
there they bruised the teats of their virgin-

4 And the names of them were Aholah
the elder, and Aholibah her sister ; and ^ they
were mine, and they bare sons and daughters.
Thus were their names ; Samaria is || Aholah,
and Jerusalem || Aholibah.

5 And Aholah played the harlot when she
was mine ; and she doted on her lovers, on
*the Assyrians her neighbours,

6 Which were clothed with blue, captains
and rulers, all of them desirable young men,
horsemen riding upon horses.

7 Thus she f committed her whoredoms
with them, with all them that were f the
chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom
she doted; with all their idols she defiled

8 Neither left she her whoredoms hrought
'"from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with
her, and they bruised the breasts of her vir-
ginity, and poured their whoredom upon

9 Wherefore, I have delivered her into the
hand of her lovers, into the hand of the ? As-
syrians, upon whom she doted.

10 These ''discovered her nakedness : they
took her sons and her daughters, and slew
her with the sword : and she became t famous
among women ; for they had executed judg'
ment upon her.

11 And 'when her sister Aholibah saw
this, ''tshe was more corrupt in her inordi-

Aholah and Aholibah.

nate love than she, and in her whoredoms
traore than her sister in her whoredoms.

12 She doted upon the 'Assyrians her
neighbours, ™ captains and rulers clothed
most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon
horses, all of them desirable young men.

13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that
ihey took both one way ;

14 And that she increased her whoredoms :
for when she saw men portrayed upon the
wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed
with vermilion,

15 Girded with girdles upon their loins,
exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads,
all of them princes to look to, after the. man-
ner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land
of their nativity :

16 " And fas soon as she saw them with
her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent mes-
sengers unto them into Chaldea.

17 And the f Babylonians came to her into
the bed. of love, and they defiled her with
their whoredom, and she was polluted with
them, and •" her mind was f alienated from

18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and
discovered her nakedness : then Pmy mind
was alienated from her, like as my mind was
alienated from her sister.

19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in
calling to remembrance the days of her youth,
9 wherein sTie had played the harlot in the land
of Egypt.

20 For she doted upon their paramours,
'whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose
issue is like the issue of horses.

21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance
the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy
teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy

22 IF Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith
the Lord God; 'Behold, I will raise up thy
lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is
alienated, and I will bring them against thee
on every side ;

23 The Babylonians, and all the Chal-
deans, ' Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all
the Assyrians with them : « all of them desi-
rable young men, captains and rulers, great
lords and renowned, all of them riding upon

24 And they' shall come against thee with
chariots, wagons, and wheels, and with an
assembly of people, which shall set against
thee buckler and shield and helmet round
about : and I will set judgment before them,
and they shall judge thee according to their

25 And I will set my jealousy against
thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee :








t Heb.

more than
the whore-
doms of her

1 3 Kings
16. 7, 10.

2 Chrori. 28.
ch. 16. 28.
m vor. 6, 23.

X ch. 16. 30.


of thy deck-

y?h. 16. 41.
ic 22. IS.

z ver. 3, 19.

a ch. 16. 37.

b ver. 17.

n 2 King!
24. 1.

at the sight
of her eyes.


children of

d ch. 6. 9.


loosed, or,

p Jer 6. 8.

6 Jer. 25. 15,


q ver. 3.

r ch. 16. 26.

Lai. 91. 17.

sell. 16. 37.

ver. 28-

h Jer. 2. 32.

13. 2.5.
ch. 22. 12.

14. §.'"^'
Neh. 9. 26.


t Jer. 50. 21.
u ver. 12,

II Or. ,
1 Isai. 58. 1.

ver. 45.

n ch. 16. 20,
21,.-i6, 45.&
20. 26, 31.


eh. 22. 8.

Ezekiel reproveth their adulteries.

they shall take away thy nose and thine
ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the
sword : they shall take thy sons and thy
daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured
by the fire.

26 '■ They shall also strip thee out of thy
clothes, and take away thy ffair jewels.

27 Thus ywill I make thy lewdness to
cease from thee, and ^ thy whoredom brought
from the land of Egypt : so that thou shalt
not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remem-
ber Egypt any more.

28 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold,
I will deliver thee into the hand of them
*whom thou hatest, into the hand of them
"•from whom thy mind is alienated:

29 And they shall deal with thee hate-
fully, and shall take away all thy labour, and
" shall leave thee naked and bare : and the
nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be disco-
vered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

30 I will do these things unto thee, be-
cause thou hast ''gone a whoring aftM* the
heathen, and because thou art polluted with
their idols.

31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy
sister; therefore will I give her *cup into
thine hand.

32 Thus saith the Lord God; Thou shalt
drink of thy sister's cup deep and large :
""thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in
derision; it containeth much.

33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness
and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment
and desolation, with the cup of thy sister

34 Thou shalt s even drink it and suck it
out, and thou shalt break the sherds thereof,
and pluck off" thine own breasts : for I have
spoken it, saith the Lord God.

35 Therefore thus saith the Lord God;
Because thou '' hast forgotten me, and ' cast
me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also
thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

36 U The Lord said, moreover, unto me ;
Son of man, wilt thou ^ || judge Aholah and
Aholibah ? yea, ' declare unto them their
abominations ;

37 That they have committed adultery,
and "blood is in their hands, and with their
idols have they committed adultery, and have
also caused their sons, "whom they bare unto
me, to pass for them through the fire, to
devour them.

38 Moreover, this they hav6 done unto me :
they have defiled my sanctuary in the same
day, and "have profaned my sabbaths.

39 For when they had slain their children
to their idols, then they came the same day
into my sanctuary to profane it; and lo,


Ezehiel reproveth Aholah and Aholibah. EZEKIEL. He sheweth the destruction of Jerusalem.

Pthus have they done in the midst of mine

40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for
men fto come from far, "lunto whom a mes-
senger was sent; and lo, they came: for
whom thou didst ^ wash thyself, = paintedst

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