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7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with dust;

8 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered.

9 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.

10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned.

11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.

12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.

13 In thy filthiness is lewdness : because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee.

14 I the Lord have spoken it : it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord God.

15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.

17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and

|| put on thy shoes upon thy feet,

and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.

18 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

19 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that thou doest so?

20 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword.

22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.

23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn por weep; but ye shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.

24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord God.

25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their sons and their daughters,

26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears?

27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no

more dumb: and thou shalt be a | sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the Lord.

CHAP. XXV. THE word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them; ..

3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;

4 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk.

5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks : and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

6 For thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel;

7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen ; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

8 Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Moab and Seir do say,

Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;

9 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim,

10 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.

11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

12 Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.

14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord God.

15 Thus saith the Lord God; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coasts.

17 And I will execute great ven


geance upon them with furious re- cast a mount against thee, and lift bukes; and they shall know that I up the buckler against thee. am the LORD, when I shall lay my 9 And he shall set engines of vengeance upon them.

war against thy walls, and with his

axes he shall break down thy towers. CHAP. XXVI.

10 By reason of the abundance

of his horses their dust shall cover AND it came to pass in the ele thee: thy walls shall shake at the venth year, in the first day of the noise of the horsemen, and of the month, that the word of the LORD wheels, and of the chariots, when came unto me, saying,

he shall enter into thy gates, as men 2 Son of man, because that Tyrus enter into a city wherein is made a hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, breach. she is broken that was the gates of 11 With the hoofs of his horses the people: she is turned unto me: shall he tread down all thy streets : I shall be replenished, now she is he shall slay thy people by the laid waste:

sword, and thy strong garrisons 3 Therefore thus saith the Lord shall go down to the ground. God; Behold, I am against thee, 12 And they shall make a spoil of O Tyrus, and will cause many na thy riches, and make a prey of thy tions to come up against thee, as merchandise: and they shall break the sea causeth bis waves to come down thy walls, and destroy thy up.

pleasant houses: and they shall lay 4 And they shall destroy the thy stones and thy timber and thy walls of Tyrus, and break down her dust in the midst of the water. towers: I will also scrape her dust 13 And I will cause the noise of from her, and make her like the top thy songs to cease; and the sound of a rock.

of thy harps shall be no more heard. 5 It shall be a place for the 14 And I will make thee like the spreading of nets in the midst of top of a rock: thou shalt be a place the sea : for I have spoken it, saith to spread nets upon; thou shalt be the Lord God: and it shall become built no more: for I the LORD a spoil to the nations.

have spoken it, saith the Lord God. 6 And her daughters which are in 15 Thus saith the Lord God to the field shall be slain by the sword; Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at and they shall know that I am the the sound of thy fall, when the LORD.

wounded cry, when the slaughter is 7 For thus saith the Lord God; made in the midst of thee? Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus 16 Then all the princes of the sea Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a shall come down from their thrones, king of kings, from the north, with and lay away their robes, and put horses, and with chariots, and with off their broidered garments: they horsemen, and companies, and much shall clothe themselves with trempeople.

bling; they shall sit upon the ground, 8 He shall slay with the sword and shall tremble at every moment, thy daughters in the field : and he and be astonished at thee. shall make a fort against thee, and I 17 And they shall take up a la

mentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!

18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.

19 For thus saith the Lord God; When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover thee;

20 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited ; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord God.

boards of fir trees of Senir : they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.

7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.

8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners : thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.

9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.

10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.

11 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.

12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.

15 The men of Dedan were thy merchants ; many isles were the." merchandise of thine hand: they

CHAP. XXVII. THE word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;

3 And say unto Tyrus, Othou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord God; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.

4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.

5 They have made all thy ship

brought thee for a present borns into great waters : the east wind of ivory and ebony.

hath broken thee in the midst of the 16 Syria was thy merchant by seas. reason of the multitude of the wares 27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy of thy making : they occupied in merchandise, thy mariners, and thy thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers broidered work, and fine linen, and of thy merchandise, and all thy men coral, and agate.

of war, that are in thee, and in all 17 Judah, and the land of Israel, thy company which is in the midst they were thy merchants: they trad of thee, shall fall into the midst of ed in thy market wheat of Minnith, the seas in the day of thy ruin. and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and 28 The suburbs shall shake at the balm.

sound of the cry of thy pilots. 18 Damascus was thy merchant 29 And all that handle the oar, in the multitude of the wares of thy the mariners, and all the pilots of making, for the multitude of all the sea, shall come down from their riches; in the wine of Helbon, and ships, they shall stand upon the white wool.

land; 19 Dan also and Javan going to 30 And shall cause their voice to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright be heard against thee, and shall cry iron, cassia, and calamus, were in bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon thy market.

their heads, they shall wallow them20 Dedan was thy merchant in selves in the ashes: precious clothes for chariots.

31 And they shall make them21 Arabia, and all the princes of selves utterly bald for thee, and Kedar, they occupied with thee in gird them with sackcloth, and they lambs, and rams, and goats: in shall weep for thee with bitterness these were they thy merchants.

of heart and bitter wailing. 22 The merchants of Sheba and 32 And in their wailing they shall Raamah, they were thy merchants : take up a lamentation for thee, and they occupied in thy fairs with chief lament over thee, saying, What city of all spices, and with all precious is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in stones, and gold.

the midst of the sea ? 23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, 33 When thy wares went forth out the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and of the seas, thou filledst many peoChilmad, were thy merchants.

ple; thou didst enrich the kings of 24 These were thy merchants in the earth with the multitude of thy all sorts of things, in blue clothes, riches and of thy merchandise. and broidered work, and in chests 34 In the time when thou shalt be of rich apparel, bound with cords, broken by the seas in the depths of and made of cedar, among thy mer the waters thy merchandise and all chandise.

thy company in the midst of thee 25 The ships of Tarshish did sing shall fall. of thee in thy market: and thou 35 All the inhabitants of the isles wast replenished, and made very shall be astonished at thee, and their glorious in the midst of the seas. kings shall be sore afraid, they shall

26 Thy rowers have brought thee || be troubled in their countenance.

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