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Acatalogue of Jerusalem's sins. CAAP. XXII. God will burn them as drass. 659 is furbished, to consume because of the 12 In thee have they taken gifts to glittering:

shed blood ; thou hast taken usury and 29 While they see vanity unto thee, increase, and thou hast greedily gained while they divine a lie unto thee, to of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast bring thee upon the necks of them that are forgotten ine, saith the Lord God. slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, 13 | Behold, therefore I have smitten when their iniquity shall have an end. l! mine hand at thy dishonest gain which

30 Shall I cause it to return into his thou hast made, and at thy blood which sheath? I will judge thee in the place I hath been in the midst of thee. where thou wast created, in the land of 14. Can thine heart endure, or can thy nativity.

thine hands be strong, in the days that I 31 And I will pour out mine incligna- |shall deal with thee? I the Lord have tion upon thee, I will blow against thee | spoken it, and will do it. in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee 15 And I will scatter tliee among the into the hand of brutish men, and skilful heathen, and disperse thee in the counto destroy.

tries, and will consume thy filthiness out 32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire ; of thee. thy blood shall be in the midst of the 16 And thou shalt take thine inheritland; thou shalt be no more remembered : lance in thyself in the sight of the heafor I the LORD have spoken it.

then, and thou shalt know that I am the CHAP. XXII.

LORD. 1 A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem. 17 God || 17 And the word of the LORD came

will burn them as dross in his furnace. unto me, saying, M OREOVER the word of the LORD 18 Son of inan, the house of Israel is to MV came unto me, saying,

me become dross : all they are brass, and 2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou tin, and iron, and lead in the midst of the judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? furnace; they are even the dross of silver, yea, thou shalt shew her all her abomi 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, nations.

Because ye are all become dross, behold, 3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord therefore I will gather you into the midst God; The city sheddeth blood in the midst of Jerusalem. of it, that her time may come, and maketh i 20 As they gather silver, and brass, iclols against herself to defile herself. and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst

4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thy- to melt it ; so will I gather you in mine self in thine idols which thou hast made ; | anger and in my fury, and I will leave and thou hast caused thy days to draw you there, and melt you. near, and art come even unto thy years : 21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow therefore have I made thee a reproach upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye unto the heathen, and a mocking to all || shall be melted in the midst thereof. countries.

22 As silver is melted in the midst of the 5 Those that be near, and those that be furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst far from thee, shall mock thee, which art thereof; and ye shall know that I the infamous and much vexed.

LORD have poured out my fury upon you. 6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one 23 | And the word of the LORD came were in thee to their power to shed blood. unto me, saying,

7 In thee have they set light by father 1 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou and mother : in the midst of thee have lart the land that is not cleansed, nor rainthey dealt by oppression with thestranger: ed upon in the day of indignation. . in thee have they vexed the fatherless and 25 There is a conspiracy of her prophthe widow.

ets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion 8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, ravening the prey ; they have devoured and hast profaned my sabbaths.

souls ; they have taken the treasure and 9 In thee are men that carry tales to precious things ; they have made her shed blood : and in thee they eat upon many widows in the midst thereof. the mountains : in the midst of thee they 26 Her priests have violated my law, commit lewdness.

and have profaned mine holy things : 10 In thee have they discovered their they have put no difference between the fathers nakedness : in thee have they holy and profane, neither have they shewhumbled her that was set apart for pol- led difference between the unclean and the lution.

clean, and have hid their eyes from my 11 And one hath committed abomina- || sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. tion with his neighbour's wife ; and an 27 Her princes in the midst thereof other hath lewdly defiled his daughter-in- \ are like wolves ravening the prey, to law; and another in thee hath humbled shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get his sister, his father's daughter.

dishonest gain.

660 Whoredoms of Aholah EZEKIEL.

and of Aholibah. 28 And her prophets have daubed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon them with untempered mortar, seeing horses, all of them desirable young men. vanity, and divining lies unto them, say. 13 Then I saw that she was defiled, ing, Thus saith the Lord God, when the that they took both one way. Lord hath not spoken.

14 And that she increased her whore29 The people of the land have used | doms: for when she saw men pourtrayed oppression, and exercised robbery, and upon the wall, the images of the Chalhave vexed the poor and needy: yea, they | deans pourtrayed with vermilion, have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 15 Girded with girdles upon their loins,

30 And I sought for a man among them, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, that should make up the hedge, and stand all of them princes to look to, after the in the gap before me for the land, that I manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, should not destroy it : but I found none. the land of their nativity:

31 Therefore have I poured out mine 16 And as soon as she saw them with indignation upon them ; I have consumed her eyes she doted upon them, and sent them with the fire of my wrath : their || messengers unto them into Chaldea, own way have I recompensed upon their || 17 And the Babylonians came to her heads, saith the Lord God.

into the bed of love, and they defiled her CHAP. XXIII.

with their whoredom, and she was pollut1 The whoredoms of Aholah and Aholi ed with them, and her mind was alienatbah. 22 Aholibah is to be plagued by ed from them. her lovers. 45 Their judgments.

18 So she discovered her whoredoms, THE word of the Lord came again and discovered her nakedness : then my 1 unto me, saying,

mind was alienated from her, like as my 2 Son of man, there were two women, mind was alienated from her sister. the daughters of one mother :

19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, 3 And they committed whoredoms in || in calling to remembrance the days of Egypt ; they committed whoredoms in her youth, wherein she had played the their youth ; there were their breasts | harlot in the land of Egypt.. pressed, and there they bruised the teats 20 For she doted upon their paraof their virginity.

|| mours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, 4 And the names of them were Aholah and whose issue is like the issue of horses. the elder, and Aholibah her sister : and 21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance they were mine, and they bare sons and the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising daughters. Thus were theirnames; Sama- | thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps ria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah. of thy youth.

5 And Aholah played the harlot when 22 | Therefore, 0 Aholibah, thus saith she was mine ; and she doted on her the Lord God; Behold, I will raise up lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours, thy lovers against thee, from whom thy

6 Which were clothed with blue, cap- mind is alienated, and I will bring them tains and rulers, all of them desirable against thee on every side; young men, horsemen riding upon horses. 23 The Babylonians, and all the Chal

7 Thus she committed her whoredoms deans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and with them, with all them that were the all the Assyrians with them: all of them chosen men of Assyria, and with all on desirable young men, captains and rulers, whom she doted: with all their idols she great lords and renowned, all of them detiled herself.

riding upon horses. 8 Neither left she her whoredoms 24" And they shall come against thee broughi trom Egypt : for in her youth | with chariots, waggons, and wheels, and they Jay with her, and they bruised the with an assembly of people, which shall breasts of her virginity, and poured their || set against thee buckler and shield and whoredom upon her.

|| helmet round about : and I will set 9 Wherefore I have delivered her into | judgment before them, and they shall the hand of her lovers, into the hand of judge thee according to their judgments. the Assyrians, upon whom she doted. 25 And I will set my jealousy against

10 These discovered her nakedness : | thee, and they shall deal furiously with they took her sons and her daughters, thee : they shall take away thy nose and and slew her with the sword : and she thine ears ; and thy remnant shall fall became famous among women; for they by the sword : they shall take thy sons had executed judgment upon her.

and thy daughters; and thy residue shall 11 And when her sister Aholibah saw | be devoured by the fire. this, she was more corrupt in her inordi- | 26 They shall also strip thee out of thy nate love than she, and in her whoredoms clothes, and take away thy fair jewels. more than her sister in her whoredoms. 27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to

12 She doted upon the Assyrians her cease from thee, and thy whoredom neighbours, captains and rulers clothed l brought from the land of Egypt : so that Aholibah is to be plagued. CHAP. XXIV. Jerusalem': destruction. 661 thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto from the wilderness, which put bracelets them, nor remember Egypt any more. ll upon their hands, and beautiful crowns

28 For thus saith the Lord God; Be- upon their heads. hold, I will deliver thee into the hand of 1 43 Then said I unto her that was old in then whom thou hatest, into the hand of adulteries, Will they now commit whorethem from whom thy mind is alienated : doms with her, and she with them?

29 And they shall deal with thee hate 44 Yet they went in unto her, as they fully, and shall take away all thy labour, go in unto a woman that playeth the harand shall leave thee naked and bare : | lot : so went they in unto Aholah and and the nakedness of thy whoredoms unto Aholibah, the lewd women. shall be discovered, both thy lewdness 45 | And the righteous men, they shall and thy whoredoms.

judge them after the manner of adulter30 I will do these things unto thee, be esses, and after the manner of women cause thou hast gone a whoring after the that shed blood; because they are adulheathen, and because thou art polluted | teresses, and blood is in their hands. with their idols.

46 For thus saith the Lord God; I will 31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy ll bring up a company upon them, and will sister; therefore will I give her cup into give them to be removed and spoiled. thine hand.

47 And the company shall stone them 32 Thus saith the Lord God; Thou | with stones, and dispatch them with their shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and swords; they shall slay their sons and large : thou shalt be laughed to scorn and their daughters, and burn up their houses had in derision; it containeth much. with fire

3:3 Thou shalt be filled with drunken 1 48 Thus will I canse lewdness to cease ness and sorrow, with the cup of aston- li out of the land, that all women may be ishment and desolation, with the cup of taught not to do after your lewdness. thy sister Samaria.

49 And they shall recompense your S4 Thou shalt even drink it and suck lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the it out, and thou shalt break the sherds sins of your idols: and ye shall know thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: that I am the Lord God. for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

CHAP. XXIV. 35 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; 11 By a boiling pot, 6 is shewed JerusaBecause thou hast forgotten me, and cast lem's destruction. 15 By Ezekiel's not me behind thy back, therefore bear thou mourning for his wife, 19 is showed also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms. the Jews calamity is beyond all sor

36 | The LORD said moreover unto row. me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah | AGAIN in the ninth year, in the tenth and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them A month, in the tenth day of the their abominations;

month, the word of the LORD came unS7 That they have committed adultery, to me, saying, and blood is in their hands, and with 2 Son of man, Write thee the name of their idols have they committed adultery, the day, even of this same day : the king and have also caused their sons, whom of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem they bare unto me, to pass for them | this same day. through the fire, to devour them.

3 And utter a parable unto the rebel38 Moreover this they have done unto || lious house, and say unto them, Thus me: they have defiled my sanctuary in saith the Lord God; Set on a pot, set it the same day, and have profaned my ll on, and also pour water into it : sabbaths.

4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, 39 For when they had slain their chil-even every good piece, the thigh, and the dren to their idols, then they came the shoulder ; fill it with the choice bones. same day into my sanctuary to profane 5 Take the choice of the flock, and it; and lo, thus have they done in the burn also the bones under it, and make midst of mine house.

it boil well, and let them seethe the bones 40 And furthermore, that ye have sentot it therein. for men to come from far, unto whom a | 6 [ Wherefore thus saith the Lord messenger was sent; and lo, they came: Il God; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot for whom thou didst wash thyself, paint whose scum is therein, and whose scum edst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with is not gone out of it! bring it out piece ornaments,

by piece ; let no lot fall upon it. 41 And sattest upon a stately bed, and 7 For her blood is in the midst of her; a table prepared before it, whereupon she set it upon the top of a rock ; she thou hast set mine incense and mine oil poured it not upon the ground, to cover

42 And a voice of a multitude being it with dust; at ease was with her : and with the men il 8 That it might cause fury to come up of the common sort were brought Sabeans il to take vengeance; I have set her blood 662 The Jews calamity,

EZEKIEL God's vengeance on Moab,&c. upon the top of a rock, that it should not 11 25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be covered.

be in the day when I take from them 9 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; || their strength, the joy of their glory, the Woe to the bloody city! I will even make desire of their eyes, and that whereupon the pile for fire great.

they set their minds, their sons and their 10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, con daughters, sume the flesh, and spice it well, and let 26 That he that escapeth in that day the bones be burned.

shall come unto thee, to cause thee to 11 Then set it empty upon the coals hear it with thine ears? thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, || 27 In that day shall thy mouth be a and may burn, and that the filthiness of pened to him which is escaped, and thou it may be molten in it, that the scum of shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and it may be consumed.

thou shalt be a sign unto them; and 12 She hath wearied herself with lies, they shall know that I am the LORD. and her great scum went not forth out

CHAP. XXV. of her : her scum shall be in the fire. | 1 God's vengeance for their insolence

15 In thy filthiness is lewdness : be against the Jews, on the Ammonites, cause I have purged thee, and thou wast 8 Moab, and Scir, 12 Edom, 15 and not purged, thou shalt not be purged the Philistines. from thy filthiness any more, till I have THE word of the LORD came again caused my fury to rest upon thee.

1 unto me, saying, 14 I the Lord have spoken it: it shall 2 Son of man, set thy face against the come to pass, and I will do it ; I will not || Ammonites, and prophesy against them; go back, neither will I spare, neither will 3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear I repent; according to thy ways, and ac the word of the Lord God; Thus saith cording to thy doings, shall they judge | the Lord God; Because thou saidst, Aha, thee, saith the Lord God.

against my sanctuary, when it was profan15 I Also the word of the LORD came || ed; and against the land of Israel, when it unto me, saying,

was desolate ; and against the house of 16 Son of man, behold, I take away | Judah, when they went into captivity ; from thee the desire of thine eyes with a N 4 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to stroke : yet neither shalt thou mourn nor the men of the east for a possession, and weep, neither shall thy tears run down. they shall set their palaces in thee, and

17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning make their dwellings in thee: they shalleat for the dead, bind the tire of thine head thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk. upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon 5 And I will make Rabbah a stable thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat | for camels, and the Ammonites a couchnot the bread of men.

ing-place for flocks : and ye shall know 18 So I spake unto the people in the that I am the LORD. morning : and at even my wife died ; 1 6 For thus saith the Lord God; Beand I did in the morning as I was com- || cause thou hast clapped thine hands, and manded.

stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in 19 4 And the people said unto me, ll heart with all thy despite against the Wilt thou not tell us what these things land of Israel ; are to us, that thou doest so?

7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out 20 Then I answered them, The word | mine hand upon thee, and will deliver of the LORD came unto me, saying, | thee for a spoil to the heathen ; and I

21 Speak unto the house of Israel, I will cut thee off from the people, and I Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, Í will cause thee to perish out of the counwill profane my sanctuary, the excellen tries : I will destroy thee ; and thou cy of your strength, the desire of your shalt know that I am the LORD. eyes, and that which your soul pitieth ; 89 Thus saith the Lord God; Because and your sons and your daughters whom that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the re have left shall fall by the sword. house of Judah is like unto all the heathen ;

22 And ye shall do as I have done : 9 Therefore behold, I will open the ve shall not cover your lips, nor eat the side of Moab from the cities, from his bread of men.

cities which are on his frontiers, the glory 23 And your tires shall be upon your of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meheads, and your shoes upon your feet : | on, and Kiriathaim, ye shall not mourn nor weep ; but ye 10 Unto the men of the east with the shall pine away for your iniquities, and || Ammonites, and will give them in posmourn one toward another.

session, that the Ammonites may not be 24 Thus Ezekiel is into you a sign :|| remembered among the nations. according to all that he hath done shall 11 And I will execute judgments upon ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall | Moab ; and they shall know that I am know that I am the Lord God.

Il the LORD

Tyrus threatened.

CHAP. XXVI. The mourning for her. 663 12 T Thus saith the Lord God ; Be- || 8 He shall slay with the sword thy daughcause that Edom hath dealt against the ters in the field: and he shall make a fort house of Judah by taking vengeance, and against thee, and cast a mount against thee, hath greatly offended, and revenged him- || and lift up the buckler against thee. self upon them;

9 And he shall set engines of war a13 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God;ll gainst thy walls, and with his axes he I will also stretch out mine hand upon shall break down thy towers. Edom, and will cut off man and beast 10 By reason of the abundance of his from it ; and I will make it desolate from horses their dustshall cover thee: thy walls Teman ; and they of Dedan shall fall by shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, the sword.

and of the wheels, and of the chariots, 14 And I will lay my vengeance upon when he shall enter into thy gates, as men Edom by the hand of my people Israel: || enter into a city wherein is made a breach, and they shall do in Edom according to 11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he mine anger and according to my fury; || tread down all thy streets : he shall slay and they shall know my vengeance, saith || thy people by the sword, and thy strong the Lord God.

garrisons shall go down to the ground. 15 | Thus saith the Lord God ; Be 12 And they shall make a spoil of thy cause the Philistines have dealt by re-riches, and make a prey of thy merchanvenge, and have taken vengeance with a dise: and they shall break down thy walls, despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old and destroy thy pleasant houses : and they hatred;

shall lay thy stones and thy timber and 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; thy dust in the midst of the water. Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon 13 And I will cause the noise of thy the Philistines, and I will cut off the Che songs to cease ; and the sound of thy rethims, and destroy the remnant of the harps shall be no more heard. sea coast.

14 And I will make thee, like the top 17 And I will execute great vengeance of a rock : thou shalt be a place to spread upon them with furious rebukes ; and nets upon; thou shalt be built "no more : they shall know that I am the LORD, when for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the I shall lay my vengeance upon them. ! Lord God. CHAP. XXVI.

15 Thus saith the Lord God to 1 Tyrus for insuliing against Jerusalem is Tyrus ; Shall not the isles shake at the

threatened. 7 Nebuchadrezzar's power sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, against her. 15 The mourning for her. | when the slaughier is made in the midst A ND it came to pass in the eleventh of thee?

1 year, in the first day of the month, 16 Then all the princes of the sea shall that the word of the LORD came unto come down from their thrcnes, and lay me, saying,

away their robes, and put off their broid2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath ered garments : they shall clothe themsaid against Jerusalem, Aha, she is brok- selves with trembling; they shall sit uprn en that was the gates of the people : she the ground, and shall tremble at every is turned unto me : I shall be replenished, moment, and be astonished at thee. nosu she is laid waste :

17 And they shall take up a lamenta3 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; || tion for thee, and say to thee, How art Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of will cause many nations to come up a sea-faring men, the renowned city, which gainst thee, as the sea causeth his waves wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabto come up.

itants, which cause their terror to be on 4 And they shall destroy the walls of all that haunt it! Tyrus, and break down her towers : I 18 Now shall the isles tremble in the will also scrape her dust from her, and day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in make her like the top of a rock.

the sea shall be troubled at thy departure. 5 It shall be a place for the spreading 19 For thus saith the Lord God; of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have When I shall make thee a desolate city, spoken it, saith the Lord God : and it like the cities that are not inhabited ; shall become a spoil to the nations.

when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, 6 And her daughters which are in the and great waters shall cover thee; field shall be slain by the sword; and they 20° When I shall bring thee down with shall know that I am the LORD.

them that descend into the pit, with the 79 For thus saith the Lord God; Be people of old time, and shall set thee in hold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchad the low parts of the earth, in places desorezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, late of old, with them that go down to from the north, with horses, and with the pit, that thou be not inhabited ; and chariots, and with horsemen, and com- I shall set glory in the land of the living ; panies, and much people.

21 I will make thee a terror, and thou

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