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to the nether parts of the earth, | young lion of the nations, and thou in the midst of the children of art as a whale in the seas : and thou men, with them that go down to camest forth with thy rivers, and the pit.

troubledst the waters with thy feet, 15 Thus saith the Lord God; In and fouledst their rivers. the day when he went down to the 3 Thus saith the Lord God; I grave I caused a mourning: I co will therefore spread out my net vered the deep for him, and I re over thee with a company of many strained the floods thereof, and the people; and they shall bring thee great waters were stayed: and I up in my net. caused Lebanon to mourn for him, 4 Then will I leave thee upon the and all the trees of the field fainted land, I will cast thee forth upon the for him.

open field, and will cause all the 16 I made the nations to shake fowls of the heaven to remain upon at the sound of his fall, when I cast thee, and I will fill the beasts of him down to hell with them that the whole earth with thee. descend into the pit: and all the 5 And I will lay thy flesh upon trees of Eden, the choice and best the mountains, and fill the valleys of Lebanon, all that drink water, with thy height. shall be comforted in the nether 6 I will also water with thy blood parts of the earth.

the land wherein thou swimmest, 17 They also went down into even to the mountains; and the rihell with him unto them that be slain vers shall be full of thee. with the sword; and they that were 7 And when I shall put thee out, his arm, that dwelt under his shadow I will cover the heaven, and make in the midst of the heathen.

the stars thereof dark; I will cover 18 To whom art thou thus like in the sun with a cloud, and the moon glory and in greatness among the shall not give her light. trees of Eden ? yet shalt thou be 8 All the bright lights of heaven brought down with the trees of will I make dark over thee, and set Eden unto the nether parts of the darkness upon thy land, saith the earth : thou shalt lie in the midst Lord God. of the uncircumcised with them that 9 I will also vex the hearts of be slain by the sword. This is Pha many people, when I shall bring raoh and all his multitude, saith the thy destruction among the nations, Lord God.

into the countries which thou hast

not known. CHAP. XXXII.

10 Yea, I will make many people

amazed at thee, and their kings shall AND it came to pass in the be horribly afraid for thee, when I twelfth year, in the twelfth month, shall brandish my sword before in the first day of the month, that them; and they shall tremble at the word of the LORD came unto every moment, every man for his me, saying,

own life, in the day of thy fall. 2 Son of man, take up a lamen 11 For thus saith the Lord God; tation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, The sword of the king of Babylon and say unto him, Thou art like a shall come upon thee.

sword.

12 By the swords of the mighty | lie uncircumcised, slain by the will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of 22 Asshur is there and all her them: and they shall spoil the pomp company : his graves are about of Egypt, and all the multitude him : all of them slain, fallen by thereof shall be destroyed.

the sword: 13 I will destroy also all the beasts 23 Whose graves are set in the thereof from beside the great waters; sides of the pit, and her company is neither shall the foot of man trouble round about her grave : all of them them any more, nor the hoofs of slain, fallen by the sword, which beasts trouble them.

caused terror in the land of the live 14 Then will I make their waters ing. deep, and cause their rivers to run 24 There is Elam and all her mullike oil, saith the Lord God.

titude round about her grave, all 15 When I shall make the land of of them slain, fallen by the sword, Egypt desolate, and the country which are gone down uncircumcisshall be destitute of that whereof it ed into the nether parts of the earth, was full, when I shall smite all them which caused their terror in the land that dwell therein, then shall they of the living ; yet have they borne know that I am the LORD.

their shame with them that go down 16 This is the lamentation where to the pit. with they shall lament her: the 25 They have set her a bed in the daughters of the nations shall la midst of the slain with all her multiment her: they shall lament for tude: her graves are round about her, even for Egypt, and for all her him : all of them uncircumcised, multitude, saith the Lord God. slain by the sword : though their

17 It came to pass also in the terror was caused in the land of the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of living, yet have they borne their the month, that the word of the shame with them that go down to LORD came unto me, saying,

the pit: he is put in the midst of 18 Son of man, wail for the mul them that be slain. titude of Egypt, and cast them down, 26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and even her, and the daughters of the all her multitude: her graves are famous nations, unto the nether round about him : all of them unparts of the earth, with them that circumcised, slain by the sword, go down into the pit.

though they caused their terror in 19 Whom dost thou pass in beau the land of the living. ty? go down, and be thou laid with 27 And they shall not lie with the the uncircumcised.

mighty that are fallen of the uncir20 They shall fall in the midst of cumcised, which are gone down to them that are slain by the sword : she hell with their weapons of war: and is delivered to the sword : draw her they have laid their swords under and all her multitudes.

their heads, but their iniquities shall 21 The strong among the migh be upon their bones, though they ty shall speak to him out of the were the terror of the mighty in the midst of hell with them that help land of the living. him : they are gone down, they 28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in

the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.

29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.

31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord God.

32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God.

I and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel ?

12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people,

CHAP. XXXIII. AGAIN the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman :

3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come,

The righteousness of the righteous | shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression : as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.

13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.

14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him : he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.

17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal : but as for them, their way is not equal.

18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.

19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.

21 And it came to pass in the

twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.

22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb.

23 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.

25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood : and shall ye possess the land ?

26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land ?

27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.

28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.

29 Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.

30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD.

31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do thein not.

33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd : and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill : yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.

7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord;

8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my fock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;

10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

11 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.

12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring

CHAP. XXXIV. AND the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds ; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks ?

3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

4. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost;

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