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2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, A.C.595. and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set * batlering rams against it round about.

3 Moreover take thou unto thee + an iron pan, and set it for a fiat for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This 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: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquitv.

5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days : %so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house 2 Num. xiv. 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 appointed thee I each day for Heb, a day

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 Heb. From the days of thy siege.

9 q° Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and | fitches, and put them || Or, spelt. in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

10 And thy meat 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
part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.

12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt
bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
of instruction, then the significative action is generally changed into a vision,
either natural, or extraordinary: as where the prophet is bid to regard the rod
of the almond tree--the seething pot—the work on the potter's wheel—the
baskets of good and bad figs—and the prophet Ezekiel the ideal scene of the
resurrection of dry bones. The significative action was, though generally, not
always, changed into a vision. For as sometimes, where the instruction was for
the people, the significative action was, perhaps, in vision: so sometimes again,
though the information was only for the prophet, God would set him upon a
real expressive action, whose obvious meaning conveyed the intelligence pro-
posed, or sought. See the whole extract-Divine Legation, vol. 3. B. 4. $ 4.
p. 105, &c. 4th, edit.

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26. ch. v. 16. & xiv. 13.

A.C. 595. 13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of

Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither !
will drive them.

14 Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my 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, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will a Lev. xxvi. break the & staff of bread in Jerusalem : and they shall eat

bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water
by measure, and with astonishment:

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

1 Under the type of hair, 5 is shewed the judgment of Jerusalem for their rebel-

lion, 12 by famine, sword, and dispersion.
1 And 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 city, 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 * Heh. wings. them in thy * skirts.

4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire ; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.

5 Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: 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 statutes more than the
countries that are round about her: for they have refused
my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye mul

tiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and
have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judg-
ments, neither have done according to the judgments of the
nations that are round about you;



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8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, A C.595. am against 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 blev. xxvi. of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will exe- xxvii. 53. cute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will Lemos I scatter into all the winds.

11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; 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 ech. vii. 4, 9. have any 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, and I will draw out a sword after them.

13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I 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 a 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 Deutz and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the Lord have spoken it.

16 When I shall send upon them the evil 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 e staff of bread :

17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and & xiv: 13
they shall bereave thee'; and pestilence and blood shall pass 2
through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I'the
LORD have spoken il.

1 The judgment of Israel for their idolatry. 8 A remnant shall be blessed. 11 The

faithful are erhorted to lament their calamities.
1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Is- 8 ch. xxxvi. I. rael, and prophesy against them,


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A.C. 595. 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the

Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and
to the hills, to the rivers, and to the vallies ; Behold, I, even
I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high

4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your * images
shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men be-
fore your

+ Heb. give. 5 And I will + lay the dead carcases of the children of

Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round

6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste,
and the high places shall be desolate ; that your altars may
be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be
broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and

be abolished.
7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall
know that I am the Lord.

8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some
that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall
be scattered through the countries.

9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be 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 lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

10 And they shall know that I am the Lord, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

11 | Thus saith the Lord God; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations 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; and 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 LORD, 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 idols.

14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make Or, desolate the land desolate, yea, Imore desolate than the wilderness

toward Diblath, in all their habitations : and they shall
know that I am the LORD,

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1 The final desolation of Israel. 16 The mournful repentance of them that escape.

20 The enemies defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abominations.
23 Under the type of a chain is shewed their miserable captivity.

1 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, say- A.C. 595.

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 according to thy ways,
and will * recompense upon thee all thine abominations.

* Heb. give.
4 And mine eyes shall not spare thee, neither will I have
pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine
abominations shall be in the midst of thee : and


know that I am the LORD.

5 Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, an only evil, be-
hold, is come.
6 An end is come, the end is come: it + watcheth for + Heb. awak-

cth against
thee; behold, it is come.

7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land : the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the I sounding again of the mountains.

Or, ccho.
8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and
accomplish mine anger upon thee : and I will judge thee
according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine

9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity:
I will recompense S thee according to thy ways and thine Heb, upon
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.

11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness : none
of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of || Or, tumult,
* their's : neither shall there be wailing for them.

12 The time is come, the day draweth near : let not the persons.
buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn : for wrath is upon

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 Heh. though
whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall yet among the
any strengthen himself & in § the iniquity of his life.

14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; iniquity.
but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the initely his
multitude thereof.


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1 Or, whose
life is in his

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