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668 The fall of Assyria for pride. EZEKIEL. A lamentation for Egypt. among the thick boughs, and his heart is 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD ; I will lifted up in his height;

therefore spread out my net over thee 11 I have therefore delivered him into with a company of many people ; and the hand of the mighty one of the hea- they shall bring thee up in my net. then : he shall surely deal with him: 1 4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, have driven him out for his wickedness. I will cast thee forth upon the open field,

12 And strangers, the terrible of the and will cause all the fowls of the heaven nations, have cut him off, and have left to remain upon thee, and I will fill the him : upon the mountains and in all the beasts of the whole earth with thee. valleys his branches are fallen, and his 5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the boughs are broken by all the rivers of the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy land; and ali the people of the earth; are height. gone down from his shadow, and have 6 I will also water with thy blood the left him.

land wherein thou swimmest, even to the 13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of mountains; and the rivers shall be full the heaven remain, and all the beasts of of thee. the field shall be upou his branches: 7 And when I shall put thee out, I will

14 Tothe end that none of all the trees cover the heaven, and make the stars by the waters exalt themselves for their thereof dark ; I will cover the sun with height, neither shoot up their top among a cloud, and the moon shall not give her the thick boughs, neither their trees stand light. up in their height, all that drink water: & All the bright lights of heaven will I for they are all delivered unto death, to make dark over thee, and set darkness the nether parts of the earth, in the upon thy land, saith the Lord Gon. midst of the children of men, with them 9 I will also vex the hearts of many that go down to the pit.

people, when I shall bring thy destruction 15 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day among the nations, into the countries when he went down to the grave I caused which thou hast not known. a mourning : I covered the deep for him, 10 Yea, I will make many people aand I restrained the floods thereof, and mazed at thee, and their knigs shall be the great waters were stayed: and I caus- horribly afraid for thee, when I shall ed Lebanon to mourn for him, and all brandish my sword before them; and they the trees of the field fainted for him. shall tremble at every moment, every man

16 I made the nations to shake at the for his own life, in the day of thy fall. sound of his fall, when I cast him down 11 For thus saith the Lord God ; to hell with them that descend into the The sword of the king of Babylon shall pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice come upon thee. and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, 12 By the swords of the mighty will I shall be comforted in the nether parts of cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the earth.

the nations, all of them ; and they shall 17 They also went down into hell with | spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the him unto them that be slain with the multitude thereof shall be destroyed. sword ; and they that were his arm, that 13 I will destroy also all the beasts : dwelt under his shadow in the midst of thereof from beside the great waters ; the heathen.

neither shall the foot of man trouble them 18 ? To whom art thou this like in any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble glory and in greatness among the trees of them. Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down 14 Then will I make their waters deep, with the trees of Eden unto the nether and cause their rivers to run like oil, parts of the earth : thou shalt lie in the saith the Lord God. midst of the uncircumcised with them that 15 When I shall make the land of Egypt be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and desolate, and the country shall he destitute all his multitude, saith the Lord God. of that whereof it was full, when I shall CHAP. XXXII.

smite all them that dwell therein, then Alamentation for the fearful fall of Egypt. shall they know that I am the LORD. AND it came to pass in the twelfth

16 This is the lamentation wherewith year, in the twelfth month, in the they shall lament her: the daughters of first day of the month, that the word of the nations shall lament her: they shall the Lord came unto me, saying, lament for her, even for Egypt, and for

2 Son of man, take up a lamentation all her multitude, saith the Lord Gon. for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto 17 9 It came to pass also in the twelfth him, Thou art like a young lion of the year, in the fifteenth day of the month, nations, and thou art as a whale in the ihal'the word of the LORD came unto seas; and thou camest forth with thy riv- me, saying, ers, and troubledst the waters with thy 18 Son of mun, wail for the multitude fcet; and foulcdst their rivers,

of Egypt, and cast them down, even her,

Lamintation for Egypt. CHAP. XXXIII. Ezekiel admonished of his duty. 669 and the daughters of the famous nations, shame with them that go down to the pit. unto the nether parts of the earth, with 31 Pharoah shall see them, and shall be them that go down into the pit.

comforted over all his multitude, even 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty ? | Pharaoh and all his army slain by the go down, and be thou laid with the un- Sivord, saith the Lord God. circumcised

32 For I have caused my terror in the 20 They shall fall in the midst of them land of the living: and he shall be laid that are slain by the sword : she is de in the midst of the uncircumcised with livered to the sword ; draw lier, and all hem that are slain with the sword, even her multitudes.

Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the 21 The strong among the mighty shall Lord God speak to him out of the midst of hell

CHAP. XXXIII. with them that help him : they are gone 1 By the duty of a watchman, 7 Ezekiel down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by is admonished of his duty. 10 God 2. Asshur is there and all her compar A Gunto me, saying,

showeth the justice of lus ways.

GAIN the word of the LORD came ny : his graves are about him : all of them slain, fallen by the sword:

2 Son of man, speak to the children of 23 Whose graves are set in the sides of thy people, and say unto them, When I the pít, and her company is round about | bring the sword upon a land, if the peoher grave: all of them slain, fallen by i ple of the land take a man of their coasts, the sword, which caused terror in the land set him for their watchman : land of the living

3 If when he serth the sword come 24 There is Elam and all her multi- | upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and tude reund about her grave, all of them warn the people ; slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone

4 Then whosoever heareth the sound down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the trumpet, and taketh not warning ; of the earth, which caused their terror | if the sword come and take him away, in the land of the living ; yet have they his blood shall be upon his own head. borne the shame with them that go

5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, down to the pit.

and took not warning ; his blood shall be 25 They have set her a bed in the midst upon him. But he that taketh warning of the slain with all her multitude ; her shall deliver his soul. graves are round about him : all of them 6 But if the watchman see the sword uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though come, and blow not the trumpet, and the their terror was caused in the land of the people be not warned; if the sword come, living, yet have they borne their shame and take any person from among them, he. with them that go down to the pit : he is is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood put in the midst of them that be slain., will I require at the watchman's hand.

26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all 7 | So thou, () son of man, I have set. her multitude : her graves are round a

thee a watchman unto the house of Isbout him : all of them uncircumcised, rael; therefore thou shalt hear the word. slain by the sword, though they caused at my mouth, and warn them from me. their terror in the land of the living, 8 When I say unto the wicked, (),

27 And they shall not lie with the wicked man, thou shalt surely die ; if mighty that are fallen of the uncircum- l thou dost not speak to warn the wicked cised, which are gone down to hell with from his way, that wicked man shall die their weapons of war : and they have in his iniquity; but his blood will I relaid their swords under their heads, but quire at thine hand. their iniquities shall be upon their bones, 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked, though they were the terror of the mighty of his way to turn from it ; if he do not in the land of the living.

turn from his way, he shall die in his in28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the quity ; lint thou hast delivered thy soul. midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie 10 Therefore, () thou son of man, with them that are slain with the sword. speak unto the house of Israel ; Thus ye

29 There is Edom, her kings, and all speak, saying, If our transgressions and her princes, which with their might are our sins be upon us, and we pine away in laid by them that were slain by the sword: them, how should we then live? they shall lie with the uncircumcised, 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the anki with them that go down to the pit. Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the

30 There be the princes of the north, death of the wicked ; but that the wickall of them, and all the Zidonians, which ed turn from his way and live : turn ye, are gone down with the slain ; with their turn ye from your evil ways; for why terror they are ashamed of their might; will ye die, ( house of Israel? and they lie uncircumcised with them that 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto be slain by the sword, and bear their | the children of thy people, The righteous

670 The justice of God's ways. EZEKIEL. Bad shepherds refiroved. ness of the righteous shall not deliver him they that are in the wastes shall fall by in the day of his transgression : as for the the sword, and him that is in the open wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall field will I give to the beasts to be dethereby in the day that he turneth from youred, and they that be in the forts and his wickedness ; neither shall the right in the caves shall die of the pestilence. eous be able to live for his righteousness 28 For I will lay the land most deso in the day that he sinneth.

late, and the pomp of her strength shall 13 When I shall say to the righteous, cease ; and the mountains of Israel shall that he shall surely live ; if he trust to his be desolate, that none shall pass through. own righteousness, and commit iniquity, 29 Then shall they know that I am the all his righteousnesses shall not be remem- LORD, when I have laid the land most bered; but for his iniquity that he hath desolate because of all their abominacommitted, he shall die for it.

tions which they have committed. 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, 30 Also, thou son of man, the chilThou shalt surely die ; if he turn from dren of thy people still are talking against his sin, and do that which is lawful and thee by the walls and in the doors of the right;

houses, and speak one to another, every °15 If the wicked restore the pledge, one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray give again that he had robbed, walk in the you, and hear what is the word that com statutes of life, without committing ini- eth forth from the Lord. quity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. 31 And they come unto thee as the

16 None of his sins that he hath com- people cometh, and they sit before thee mitted shall be mentioned unto him : he as my people, and they hear thy words, hath done that which is lawful and right; but they will not do them: for with their he shall surely live.

mouth they shew much love, brit their 17 q Yet the children of thy people say, heart gneth after their covetousness The way of the LORD is not equal : but 32 And lo, thou art unto them as a as for them, their way is not equal. very lovely song of one that hąth a pleas

18 When the righteous turneth from ant' voice, and can play well on an inhis righteousness, and committeth ini- strument : for they hear thy words, but quity, he shall even die thereby.

they do them not. 19 But if the wicked turn from his 33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, wickedness, and do that which is lawful it will come,) then shall they know that and right, he shall live thereby:

a prophet hath been among them. 20 Vet ye say, The way of the LORD

CHAP. XXXIV. is not equal. Oye house of Israel, I will 1 Bud shepherds reproved. 7 Their judge you every one after his ways. judgment. 11, God's próvilence for

21 | And it came to pass in the twelfth his flock. 20 The kingdom of Christ. year of our captivity, in the tenth month, ND the word of the Lord came in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came 2 Son of man, prophesy against the tinto me, saying, The city is smitten. shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say

22 Now the hand of the LORD was unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unupon me in the evening, afore he that to the shepherds ; Woe be to the shepwas escaped came; and had opened my herds of Israel that do feed themselves! mouth, until he came to me in the morn- should not the shepherds feed the flocks? ing ; and my mouth was opened, and I 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you was no more dumb.

with the wool, ye kill them that are 23 Then the word of the LORD came fed : but ye feed not the flock. unto me, saying,

4 The diseased have ye not strength24 Son of man, they that inhabit those ened, neither have ye healed that which wastes of the land of Israel speak, say- was sick, neither have ye bound up that ing, Abraham was one, and he inherited which was broken, neither have ye the land: but we are many, the land is brought again that which was driven given us for inheritance.

away, neither have ye sought that which 25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus was lost; but with force and with Cruelty saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the have ye ruled them. blood, and lift up your eyes toward your 5 And they were scattered, because idols, and shed blood: and shall ye pos- there is no slepherd : and they became sess the land ?

meat to all the beasts of the field, when 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work they were scattered. abomination, and ye defile every one his 6 My sheep wandered through all the neighlour's wife i and shall ye possess mountains, and upon every high hill : the land?

yea, my flock was scattered upon all the 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus face of the earth, and none did search or saith the Lord God; As I live, surely seek after thein.

A Ninto three, saying

God's providence for his flock. CHAP. xxxv. The kingdom of Christ. 671

7 & Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the || with shoulder, and pushed all the disease word of the LORD;

ed with your horns, till ye have scattered 8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely || them abroad ; because my flock became a prey, and my 22 Therefore will I save my flock, and flock became meat to every beast of the they shall no more be a prey, and I will field, because there was no shepherd, nei- || judge between cattle and cattle. ther did my shepherds search for my 23 And I will set up one shepherd over flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, them, and he shall feed them, even my and fed not my flock;

servant David ; he shall feed them, and 9 Therefore, Oye shepherds, hear the he shall be their shepherd. word of the LORD;

24 And I the LORD will be their God, 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, || and my servant David a prince among I am against the shepherds; and I will re them; I the LORD have spoken it. quire my flock at their hand, and cause 25 And I will make with them a covthem to cease from feeding the flock; nei- enant of peace, and will cause the evil ther shall the shepherds feed themselves beasts to cease out of the land: and they any more; for. I will deliver my flock shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and from their mouth, that they may not be sleep in the woods. meat for them.

26 And I will make them and the places 11 f For thus saith the Lord God; round about my hill a blessing ; and I will Behold, I, even I, will both search my cause the shower to come down in his sheep, and seek them out.

season; there shall be showers of blessing. 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock 27 And the tree of the field shall yield in the day that he is among his sheep that her fruit, and the earth shall yield her inare scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, | crease, and they shall be safe in their land, and will deliver them out of all places and shall know that I am the LORD, when where they have been scattered in the I have broken the bands of their roke, cloudy and dark day.

and delivered them out of the hand of 13 And I will bring them out from the those that served themselves of them. people, and gather them from the coun- 28 And they shall no more be a prey to tries, and will bring them to their own the heathen, neither shall the beasts of the land, and feed them upon the mountains land devour them ; but they shall dwell of Israel by the rivers, and in all the in- safely, and none shall make them afraid. habited places of the country.

29 And I will raise up for them a plant 14 I will feed them in a gnod pasture, of renown, and they shall be no more conand upon the high mountains of Israel sumed with hanger in the land, neither“ shall their fold be: there shall they lie in bear the shame of the heathen any more. a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall 30 Thus shall they know that I the they feed upon the mountains of Irael. LORD their God rem with them, and that

15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause they, even the house of Israel, are my them to lie down, saith the Lord God. people, saith the Lord God.

16 I will seek that which was lost, and 31 And ye my flock, the flock of my bring again that which was driven away, pasture, ure men, and I am your God, and will bind up that which was broken, saith the Lord God. and will strengthen that which was sick :

CHAP. XXXV. but I will destroy the fat and the strong ; || The judgment of mount Seir for their I will feed them with judgment.

hatred of Israel. 17 And as for you, O my saith the Lord ; Behold, I

me, between cattle and cattle, between the 2 Son of man, set thy face against rams and the he-goats.

mount Seir, and prophesy against it, 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you 3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord to have eaten up the good pasture, but God; Behold, O mount Seir, I am aye must tread down with your feet the gainst thee, and I will stretch out mine residue of yonr. pastures? and to have hand against thee, and I will make thee drunk of the deep waters, but ye must most desolate, foul the residue with your feet?

4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thor 19 And as for my Hock, they eat that shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know which ye have trodden with your feet; that I am the LORD. and they drink that which ye have fouled 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual with your feet.

hatred, and hast shed the blood of the 20 I Therefore thus saith the Lord children of Israel by the force of the God unto theni; Behold, I, even I, will sword in the time of their calamity, ini judge between the fat cattle and between the time that their iniquity had an end : the lean cattle.

6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord 21 Because ye have thrust with side and 'God, I will prepare thee unto bloot!, mir! 672 Israel revenged and comforted. EZEKIEL. God's blessing on her. blood shall pursue thee : sith thou hast not 5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. Surely in the fire of my jealousy have Í

7 Thus will I make mount Seir most spoken against the residue of the heathen, desolate, and cut off from it him that pass- and against all Idumea, which have apeth out and him that returneth,

pointed iny land into their possession with 8 And I will fill his mountains witlit his the joy of all their heart, with despiteful slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, minds, to cast it out for a prey. and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that 6 Prophesy therefore concerning the are slain with the sword.

land of Israel, and say unto the moun9 I will makethee perpetual desolations, tains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to and thy cities shall not return: and ye the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; shall know that I am the LORD.

Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and 10 Because thou hast said, These two in my fury, because ye have borne the nations and these two countries shall be shame of the heatheni mine, and we will possess it; whereas the 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord Gop; LORD was there :

I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord | cathen that are about you, they shall God, I will even do according to thine | bear their shame. anger, and according to thine envy which 8. But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye thou hast used out of thy hatred against shall shoot forth your branches, and yield them; and I will make myself known a- your fruit to my people of Israel; for they mong them, when I have judged thee. are at hand to come.

12 And thou shalt know that I am the 9 Forbehold, Iain for you, and I will turn LORD, and that I have heard all thy blas- unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: plemies which thou hast spoken against 10 And I will multiply men upon you, the mountains of Israel, saying, They are all the house of Israel, even all of it: and laid desolate, they are given us to consume. the cities shall be inliabited, and the wastes

13 Thus with your mouth ye have shall be builded : boasted against me, and have multiplied 11 And I will multiply, upon you man your words against me: I have heard them. and beast ; and they shall increase and

14 Thuis saith the Lord God; When bring fruit: and I will settle you after the whole earth rejoicech, I will make your old estates, and will do better unto .thee desolate.

you than at your beginnings: and ye shall 15 As thou didst rejoice at the inherit- know that I am the LORD. ance of the house of Israel, because it 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou | you, even my people Israel; and they shall shalt be desolate, () mount Seir, and all possess thee, and thou shalt be their inherIdumea, evin all of it; and they shall || itance, and thou shalt no more henceknow that I am the LORD.

forth bereare them of men. CHAP. XXXVI.

13 'Thus saith the Lord God; Because 1 The land of Isruel is comforted by the they say unto you, Thou land devourest

heathen's "destruction, 3 and God's up men, and hast bereaved thy nations; blessing

14 Therefore thou shalt deveur men no

more, neither bereave thy nations any to the mountains of Israel, and say, more, sith tlie Lord God. Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of 15 Neither will I cause men to hear in the LORD:

thee the shame of the heathen any more, 2 Thus saith the Lord God; Because neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the enemy had said against you, Aha, / the peoplc any more, neither shalt thou even the ancient higli piaces are ours in Cause thy nations to fall any more, saith possession :

the Lord God. 3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus 16 | Moreover the word of the LORD saith the Lord God; Because they have came unto me, saying, Buade you desolate, and swallowed you up 17 Son of man, when the house of Ison every side, that ye might be a posses- rael dwelt in their own land, they deyiled sion unto the residue of the heathen, and it by their own way, anci by their choings : ye are taken up i: the lips of talkers, and their way was before ine as the uncieuare an infamy of the people:

ness of a removed woman. 4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, 18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon hear the word of the Lord God ; Thus them for the blood that they had shed saith the Lord God to the mountains, and upon the land, and for their idols whereto the hills, to the rivers, and to the val with they had polluted it : leys, to the desolate wastes, and to the 19 And I scattered them among the cities that are forsaken, which became a l heathen, and they were clispersed through prey and derision to the residue of the liea- | the countries: according to their way and when that are round about ;

according to their doings I judged them.

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