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my people, and I will be your God.

Sinthe cause of Israel's rejection. CHAP.

20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the Lok D, and are gone forth out of his land. 21's But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. , 22 Therefore say unto the house of Is. rael, Thus saith the Lord God ; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathén, whither ye went. 23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I .am the Lor D, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. 24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. ... 25 T Then will I o: clean water. upon you, and ye shall be clean : from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you : and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and , ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be

29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the gorn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. 30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen. 31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities, and for your abominations. 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord God, be it known unto you : be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel. 33 Thussaith the Lord Gop; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. 34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. 35 Andthey shallsay,This land that was desolateisbecome like the gardenof Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are *

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36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LoRD build the ruined filaces, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord have

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37 Thus saith the Lord God ; I will et for this be inquired of by the house of srael, to do it for them ; I will increase them with men like a flock. 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her soleinn feasts ; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men : and they shall know that I am the Lord. CHAP. XXXVII. 1 By the resurrection of dry bones, 11 the dead hosle of Israel is revived, 21 The firomises of Christ's kingdom. HE hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about : and io. there were

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they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live 2 And I answered,

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4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon obones, and say unto o O o dry bones, hear the word of the Lok p.

5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones ; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and

| ye shall live ; and ye shall know that I 674 Promise of Christ's kingdom, EZFKIEL.

am the LoRD. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded : and as rophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 || Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thussaith the Lord God ; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your

i. es, and bring you into the land of srael. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LoRD, when I have coened your graves. O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall ye shall live, an own land : then shall ye know that LoRD have spoken saith the LoRD. . . 15 "The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Eo and for all the house of Israel companions : 17 And join them one to another into one stick ; and they shall become one in thine hand. 18 "And when the children of thy people shall speak untothee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these ? 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GoD ; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. 20 M And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. 21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king, shall be king to them all : and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: 23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all theirdwelling-places, wherein theyhave sinned,and will cleanse them : so shali they be my people, and I will be their GoD. 24 And David my servant shall be king over them ; and they all shall have one shepherd : they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: , and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

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handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya, with them ; all of them with shield and helmet: 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and thou a guard unto them. . 8 || After many days thou shalt be visited : in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste : but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. 10 Thus saith the Lord GoD ; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought : 11 And thou shalt say, I will Fo o to the land of unwalled villages; I wil to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, 12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey : to turn thine hand upon the desolate Places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the God’s judgment against Gog. nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey 2 to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and s, to take a great spoil 2 14 || Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God ; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it 2 15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many ple with thee, all of them riding upon orses, a great company, and a mighty army : 16 And thou shalt come up against my ople of Israel, as a cloud to cover the F. it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. 17 Thus saith the Lord GoD ; .4rt thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, whic ophesied in those days many years, that would bring thee against them 2 - 18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God : every man's sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood ; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lo R D. - * CHAP. XXXIX. I God’s judgment usion Gog. 8 Israel’ victory. 17. The feast of the foovls. HEREFORE, thou son of man, pro. against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against

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xxxix. Israel's victory. 675 thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal : 2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Irsael : - - -, - 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. . . 4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be o f o 5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field : for I have spoken it, . the so. GoD. 6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LoR D. 7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name an more : and the heathen shall know ū am the Lor D, the Holy One in Israel. 8 || Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God ; this is the day whereof I have spoken. -9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: 10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God. 11 T And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea ; and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog. 12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them : and it shall be to them a renown the day that L shall be glorified, saith the Lord God. 14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain }. the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. 15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, 676 The feast of the fowls.

then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. 16. And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land. 17 || And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come ; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. 18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. 19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.' 20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God. 21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my and that I have laid upon them. 22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward.

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23 [ And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespass. ed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies; so fell they all by the sword. 24 According to their uncleanness and According to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them. 25 Therefore thus saith the Lord Gop; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name ; , 26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid. 27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; 28 Then shall they know that I am the Łor p their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen : but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. 29 Neither will I hide my face any

more from them : for I have poured out

Ezekiel’s vision. my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God. CHAP. XL. 1 The time, manner, and end of Ezekiel’s vision. 6 The description of the temple. N the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the vear, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the self-same day the hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me thither. 2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south. 3 And he brought me thither, and behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in #. hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate. 4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the in-, tent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel. 5 And behold a wall on the outside

| of the house round about, and in the.

man's hand a measuring reed of six cubuits long by the cubit, and an handbreadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed. 6 T Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad ; and the other threshold of the gate, which ovas one reed broad. 7 And everty little chamber ovas one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers overe five cubits; . and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed. 8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed. 9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits ; and the porch of the gate was inward. 10 And the little chambers of the gate eastward overe three on this side, and three on that side ; they three were of one measure: and the posts had one meas-ure on this side and on that side. 11 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits. 12 The space also before the littlechambers was one cubit on this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side. 13 He measured then the gate from the

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roof of one little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door. . . 14 He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate. * 15 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits. 16 And there overe narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each post overe palm-trees. 17 Then brought he me into the outward court, and lo, there overe chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about: thirty chambers were upon the pavement. 18 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates was the lower pavement. 19 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, an hundred cubits eastward and northward. 20 || And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth thereof. 21 And the little chambers thereof overe three on this side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits. 22 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm-trees, were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east; and they went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches thereof were before them. 23 And the gate of the inner court quas over against the gate toward the north, and toward the east; and he measured from gate to gate an hundred cubits. 24 After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the arches thereof according to these measures. 25 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits. 26 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof overe before them : and it had palm-trees, one on this side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof. -27 And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south : and he measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundredcubits. o

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28 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate according to these measures; 29 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there overe windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad. 30 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits iong, and five cubits broad. 31 And the arches thereof overe to-ward the outer court; and palm-trees: were upon the posts thereof; and the going up to it had eight steps. 32 T And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate according to these measures. 33 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and there overe windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad. 34 And the arches thereof overe toward the outward court; and palm-trees were upon the posts thercof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps. 35 || And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures; 36 The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about : “the length was fifty cubits, and thc breadth five and twenty cubits. 37 And the posts thereof were toward the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps. 38 And the chambers and the entries thereof overe by the posts of the gates, where they washed the burnt-offering. 39 || And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burntoffering, and the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering. 40 And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was at the porch of the gate, were two tables. 41 Four tables overe on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew their sacrifices. 42 And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt-offering, of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments where

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