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- - Ezekiel’s vision of fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there. 16 The anger of the Lord hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not . persons of the priests, they favoured not the elizers. 17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. 8. They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come. . 19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the moun. tains, they laid wait for us in the wilderneSS. 20. The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LQRD, was taken in their pits, of whom we i. Under his shadow we shall live among the eathen. 21 || Rejoice and be o Odaughter of Edom, that dwellest in the sand of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunkens, and shalt make thyself naked... . 33"; of he punishment of thine iniquity is, ac

complished, O daughter of Zio e will no more carry thee away into capt : he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter o om; he

will discover thy sins. ChapTER V. J1 pitiful complaint 8. Aion in prayer unto 00.

REMEMBER, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider, and behold qur reproach. 2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. 3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

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4 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us. 5 Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest. .6 We have given the hand to the Egypo and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with read. 7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities. 8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand. We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness. 10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine. | They, ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah. 2 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured. 13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood. 14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music. 15 The joy of our heart is ceased: our dance is turned into mourning. 16 The crown is fallen from our head: wo unto us, that we have sinned 17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim. 18. Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. 19 Thou, O Lord, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time? 21, Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned ; renew our days as of old. But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.

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CHAPTER 1.

1 The time of Ezekiel’s prophecy at Chebar: 4 His vision of four cherubims, 15 of the four wheels, 26 and of the glory oft God. NQW it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. 2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity, 3 The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lorp was there upon him. . . "I And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and, a brightness was about it and out of the midst thereof as the colour o amber, out of the midst of the fire. 5 Also out of the midst thereof game the like. ness of four living, creatures., And this was their appearance : they had the likeness of a Infan. 6. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 7 And, their feet were, straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

8. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. 9 Their wings were joined one to another: they turned not when they went ; they went ev. ery one straight, forward. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an engle. 11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward : two wings of every one more joined one to another, and two covered their bodies. 12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went ; and they turned not when they went. 13 As for the likeness, of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and t fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lio 4 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning. 15 li §. as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. 16. The appearance of the wheels, and their work was unto the colour of a beryl; and Ezekiel's commission.

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they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. .17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. 18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. 19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. - 20. Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to f; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. 21 When those went, these went: and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their ads above. - 23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which coyered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their

les. 24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. 26 || And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the ño.” of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 27 And I say as the colour of amber, as the *P. of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins, even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the loanee of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LoRp; And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. CHAPTER II. 1 Ezekiel’s commission. 6 His instruction. 9 The roll of his heavy prophecy. AYP he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. 2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. nd, he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious na; tion that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day. - 4 For they are impudent children and stiff. hearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt o unto them, Thus saith the Iord GoD. 5 An they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for o, are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them. 6Ts And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and, thon dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor f dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. 7 And thou shalt speak my words, unto them, whether they will hear, or whether for. bear: for they are most rebellious. But thou, son of man, hear into thee; Be not thou relegu, like us

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1 Ezekiel eateth the roll. . 4 God encourageth him..., 15 God sheweth him the rule of prophe. cv. 22 God shutteth and openeth the prophet’s mouth. MQREQWER he said unto me, Son, of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and gö speak unto the house of Israel. 2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. . 3. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause o belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this rosi that I give thee., Then did I eat it, and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. 4 || And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with m; words unto them. . For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, to the house "...of le of a st h and ; Not to many people of a strange speech an of an hard language, whose . j. canst not understand. šurely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. 7...But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee: for * will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard

eart 8. Behold, I haye made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant, harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear, them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. 10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that [shall speak, unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. - nd #: get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them. Thus saith, the Lord God; whether they will hear, or whether they will for.

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12. Then the spirit took me up, and I heard be. hind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LoRD from his place. 13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a

noise of a great rushing. 14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was strong up

on me. 15 is Then I came to them, of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. 16 it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 17 §n of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them YooHoo!" ine. 18. When I say, unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thout, givest him not, warning nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicke way, to save his life; the same wicked, man shall die in his iniquity: but his blood wiil's require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die, in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and ...}..."; and I lay a Missions him, he his die: The type of a siege.

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because thqu hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he hail surely live, ause he is warmed ; also thou hast delivered thy soul. 22 is And the hand of the Lorp was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee. . 23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and behold, the łory of the Lok D stood, there, as ###". which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. 24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and, spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them : 26 An will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. - 27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the ford Gon. He that hearethjet him ear; and he that...forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

CHAPTER IV. 1 Under the type of a siege is shewed the time from the #####, of Jeroboam to the captiv. #; 9 By the propision of the siege, is shewed the hardness of the famine. THQ'. also, son of man, take thee a tile, and * lay it before thee, and portray upon it the cy, even Jerusalem : . . . And, lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it: set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about. Moreoyer take thou unto thee an iron §: and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face o: it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt, lay siege against it. his shall be a sign to the house of Israel. . 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel, upon, it: ,ac. cording to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. . , 5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, †† to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days.: so shalt thou ar the iniquity of the house of Israel. 6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have *P*. thee each day for a year. .7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. 8 And behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy

siege. 9T Take thou also unto thee wheat, and bar: ley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side; #. hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat ereof. 10 And thy ment which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it. 11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth port of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink. 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt hake it with dung that comethout of man, in their sight. 13, And the Lord said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled, bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. 14 Then said I, Ah Lord GoD ! behold, my

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soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.

15 Then he said unto me, Lo, Yi. given thee cow's dung for man’s dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread there with.

16 Moreover, he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusa: lem: and they shall ent, bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

if That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

CHAPTER V.

1 Under the type of hair, 5 is shewed the judgment of Jerusalem for their rebellion, 12 jamine, sword, and dispersion. ANR thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s razor, and cause it to pass upon, thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the

hair. 2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the f'; when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and thou, shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them. 3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts. 4. Then take of them again; and cnst them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into's the house of Israel. . fi 's Thus saith, the Lord Gop; This is Jeru. salem ; I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her. 6 And she hath, changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my stat: utes more than, the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not wal in

them. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye multiplied more than the nations that are round about, you, and, have not walked in my statutes, neither have, kept my judgments, nei. ther have done o: to the judgments of the nations that are round about you : 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord Gon; Behold. I, even I, am ngainst thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. . - 9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations. 10 Therefore, the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds. - 11 Wherefore, as I live, smith the Lord Gon: Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, , therefore will i also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have o pity. - 12. A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee; and a third part shall, fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, aud I will draw, out a sword after them. .. 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and will, cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them. 14 Moreover, I will make thee waste, and n, reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by. 15 So, it shall be a reproach, and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about "; when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger, and in fury, and in #. rebukes. I the Lori, have spoken it. .

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ió When I shall send upon, them the eyil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you; and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread: -

17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pesti: lence and bl shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. the loko have spoken it.

CHAPTER VI.

1 The judgment of Israel for their idolatru. .. 8 ..? ...; shall be blessed. 11 The faithful are exhorted to lament their calamities.

ND the word of the Lord came unto me, saying 2 son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God: Thus suith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys: Behold, I, even I, will of a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places. 4 And your, altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men, before your idols. à. And I will lay the dead carcasses, of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars. 6. In all your dwelling-places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places, shall be deso: late; that your altars may be laid waste and mnde desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works inay be abolished. . 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the Lorp. 8 § Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword amon the nations, when ye shall be scattered throug the countries. And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall b carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish, heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes which go, a whoring after their idols; and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. 10 And they shall know that I am the Lorp, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them. - 11 T Thus saith the Lord God; Smite, with thine hand, and stamp, with thy foot, and say, Alo, for all the evil" bominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. 12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; an he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. 13 Then shall ye know that I am the Lohn, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their

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CHAPTER VII.

1 The final desolation of Israel. 16 The mournJul repentance of them that escape. 20. The enemies defile the i."; because of the Israelites’ abominations. .23 Under, the type a chain is shewed their miserable captiv.

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MOREQVER the word of the Lord came unto me, saying 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God unto the land of Israel: An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land. 3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee o to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. 4.And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity : but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine, abominations jjī be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. . 5, Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come. 6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come. The morning is come upon thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains. 8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and o mine anger, upon thee; and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and §. recompense thee for all thine abominaions. 9 And mine o shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways, and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LoRD that smiteth. . 10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded, Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there he wailing for them. 12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. . 13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return ; neithershall any strength. en himself in the iniquity of his life. 14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready ; but none goeth to the battle: for my_wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. 15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and, the famine within : he that is in the field •shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. 16 || But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the yalleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. 17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water; . 18. They shall also fi. themselves with sack. cloth, and horror shals cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads. 19 They shall, cost their silver in the streets and their gold shall be removed : their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LoBry; they shall not satisfy their, souls, neither, fill their bowels: be. cause it is the stumbling-block of their iniqui

y: ... 20 T As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable, things therein: therefore have I set it far from them. 21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a, prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. 22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place; for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it. , . 23 of Make a chain : for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. 24. Wherefore I will, bring the worst of the heathem, and they shall possess their houses: will also make the pomp of the strong to cease, and their holy places o, be defiled.

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25 Destruction cometh ; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. . . .

26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.

27, The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of theiand shall be troubled; I will do unto them after, their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

CHAPTER VIII.

1 Ezekiel, in a vision of God at Jerusalem, 5 is shewed the image of jealousy, 7 the chambers of imagery, 13the mourners for Tammuz, 5 the worshippers towards the sun. 18 God’s wrath for their idolatry.

AND it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as Isat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord'éop fell there upon me. Then I, beheld, and lo a likeness as the aparance of fire: from the appearance of his oins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusa. lem, to #: door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jeal

Ousy. 4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. - 5 *Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted }. mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. 6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do?...even the great abomi. nations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary 2 but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. 7 's And he o: me to, the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the

wall. , 8.Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. 0 So I went in and saw ; and behold, every form of greeping things, and abominable beasts and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about. 11, And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Janzaniah the son of Sha. phan, with eyery man his censer in his hands; and H. thick cloud of incense went up. 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of is. rael do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery P for they say, The Lord seeth us not ; the Lorp hath forsaken the earth. 13. Ts’ He said also, unto me, Turn thee, yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. 14, Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lorn's house which was toward"the north; and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. . 15 1. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, Q son of man? turn thee yet again, and ‘thou shalt.see greater abominations than these. 16_And he brought me into the inner court of the Lorp’s house, and behold, att oor of the temple of the Loop, between the porch and

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the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipthe sun toward the east. 17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they, commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and lo, they put the branch to their nose, - 18.Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have § and though, they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, wet will I not hear them. CHAPTER IX. 1 vision, whereby is shewed the f some, 5 and the destruction a od cannot be entreated for them. HE cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying,. Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near., even cyery man with his destroying weapon in his hand. 2 And Behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter-weapon in his hand: and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side; and they went in and stood beside the brazen altar. 3.And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub whereupon, he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn % his side; 4 And the Lorp said unte him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jeru. salem, and set n mark upon the foreheads of. men that sigh and ...that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 5 is And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smites: not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: .6, Slay, utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. And he said unto, them, Defile the house, and, fill the courts with the slain; go ye forth. Agd they went forth, and slew in the city. - And it came to pass while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon n; face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord Gopi wist thou o, all the residue of Israel in thy pour. * Qut of thy, fury upon Jerusalem? Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel, and Judah is exceeding great and the land is full of blood, and the city #. of perverseness: for they say, The Lord hath for. saken the earth, and the Lord seeth not. And as for, me also, mine eye shall not spure, neither will I have pity, but Yorii recornpense their way upon their head. !! And behold, the man, clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast com.

manded me. CHAPTER X.

1 The vision of the coals of fire, to be scat. tered over the city. 8 The vision of the cher. ubims. THEN I looked, and behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were n sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of n. throne. 2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with consis of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter § over the city. And he went in in my Sight. 3. Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in ; and the cloud filled the inner ot.

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