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them to their own land, and feed || and I will judge between cattle and them upon the mountains of Israel cattle. by the rivers, and in all the inhabit 23 And I will set up one shepherd ed places of the country.

over them, and he shall feed them, 14 I will feed them in a good even my servant David; he shall pasture, and upon the high moun feed them, and he shall be their tains of Israel shall their fold be: shepherd. there shall they lie in a good fold, 24 And I the LORD will be their and in a fat pasture shall they feed God, and my servant David a prince upon the mountains of Israel.

among them; I the LORD have 15 I will feed my flock, and I will spoken it. cause them to lie down, saith the 25 And I will make with them a Lord God.

covenant of peace, and will cause 16* I will seek that which was the evil beasts to cease out of the lost, and bring again that which land: and they shall dwell safely was driven away, and will bind up in the wilderness, and sleep in the that which was broken, and will woods. strengthen that which was sick: but 26 And I will make them and I will destroy the fat and the the places round about my hill a strong; I will feed them with judg. blessing; and I will cause the showment.

er to come down in his season; 17 And as for you, O my flock, there shall be showers of blessthus saith the Lord God; Behold,

ing. I judge between cattle and cattle, 27 And the tree of the field shall between the rams and the he yield her fruit, and the earth shall goats.

yield her increase, and they shall be 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto safe in their land, and shall know you to have eaten up the good pas that I am the Lord, when I have ture, but ye must tread down with broken the bands of their yoke, your feet the residue of your pas and delivered them out of the hand tures ? and to have drunk of the of those that served themselves of deep waters, but ye must foul the them. residue with your feet?

28 And they shall no more be a 19 And as for my flock, they eat prey to the heathen, neither shall that which ye have trodden with the beast of the land devour them; your feet; and they drink that which but they shall dwell safely, and ye have fouled with your feet.

none shall make them afraid. 20 Therefore thus saith the Lord 29 And I will raise up for them a God unto them; Behold, I, even I, plant of renown, and they shall be will judge between the fat cattle no more consumed with hunger in and between the lean cattle.

the land, neither bear the shame of 21 Because ye have thrust with the heathen any more. side and with shoulder, and pushed 30 Thus shall they know that I all the diseased with your horns, till the LORD their God am with them, ye have scattered them abroad; and that they, even the house of Is

22 Therefore will I save my flock, rael, are my people, saith the Lord and they shall no more be a prey; || God.

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31 And ye my flock, the flock of 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the my pasture, are men, and I am your Lord God, I will even do according God, saith the Lord God.

to thine anger, and according to

thine envy which thou hast used out CHAP. XXXV.

of thy hatred against them; and

I will make myself known among MOREOVER the word of the them, when I have judged thee. LORD came unto me, saying,

12 And thou shalt know that I 2 Son of man, set thy face against am the Lord, and that I have heard mount Seir, and prophesy against all thy blasphemies which thou hast

spoken against the mountains of 3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Israel, saying, They are laid desoLord God; Behold, O mount Seir, late, they are given us to consume. I am against thee, and I will stretch 13 Thus with your mouth ye out mine hand against thee, and I bave boasted against me, and have will make thee most desolate.

multiplied your words against me: 4 I will lay thy cities waste, and I have heard them. thou shalt be desolate, and thou 14 Thus saith the Lord God; shalt know that I am the LORD. When the whole earth rejoiceth, I

5 Because thou hast had a per will make thee desolate. petual hatred, and hast shed the 15 As thou didst rejoice at the blood of the children of Israel by inheritance of the house of Israel, the force of the sword in the time because it was desolate, so will I do of their calamity, in the time that unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, their iniquity had an end:

O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even 6 Therefore, as I live, saith the all of it: and they shall know that I Lord God, I will prepare thee unto am the LORD. blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even

CHAP. XXXVI. blood shall pursue thee.

7 Thus will I make mount Seir ALSO, thou son of man, prophesy most desolate, and cut off from it unto the mountains of Israel, and him that passeth out and him that say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear returneth.

the word of the LORD: 8 And I will fill his mountains 2 Thus saith the Lord God; Bewith his slain men: in thy hills, and cause the enemy hath said against in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, you, Aha, even the ancient high shall they fall that are slain with places are ours in possession : the sword.

3 Therefore prophesy and say, 9 I will make thee perpetual de Thus saith the Lord God; Because solations, and thy cities shall not they have made you desolate, and return: and ye shall know that I swallowed you up on every side, am the LORD.

that ye might be a possession unto 10 Because thou hast said, These the residue of the heathen, and ye two nations and these two countries are taken up in the lips of talkers, shall be mine, and we will possess and are an infamy of the peoit; whereas the LORD was there: Il ple:

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4 Therefore, 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 valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;

5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.

6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.

8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.

9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:

10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all * of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded :

11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at

your beginnings : and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel ; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.

13 Thus saith the Lord God; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations;

14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord God.

15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord God.

16 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.

18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:

19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries : according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.

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 LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.

21 But I had pity for mine holy naine, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.

22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, 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 heathen, 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 LORD, 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 Then will I sprinkle 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 my people, and I will be your God.

29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses : and I will call for the corn, 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 lothe 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, 0 house of Israel.

33 Thus saith the Lord God; 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 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.

36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.

37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, 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 solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

CHAP. XXXVII.

THE 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, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, 0 Lord God, thou knowest.

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

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 fesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

7 So I prophesied as I was commanded : and as I prophesied, 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, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, 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 Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his 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 unto thee, 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.

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