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THE BOOK OF
E ZE K I EL
Ezekiel's Vision of Four Cherubim ; of Four Wheels 1
Now it came to pass in the a lion on the right side; and the thirtieth year,
in the fourth four had the face of an ox on the month, in the fifth day of the month, left side; they four also had the as I was among the captives by face of an eagle. 11 5 And their the river Chebar, that the heavens faces and their wings were separate were opened, and I saw visions of above; two wings of every one were God. 2 In the fifth day of the joined one to another, and two covmonth, which was the fifth year ofered their bodies. '12 And they king. Jehoiachin's captivity, 3 the went every one straight forward word of Jehovah came expressly whither the spirit was to go, they unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of went; they turned not when they Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans went. 13 As for the likeness of the by the river Chebar; and the hand living creatures, their appearance of Jehovah was there upon him. was like burning coals of fire, like
4 And I looked, and, behold, a the appearance of torches: the fire stormy wind came out of the north, went up and down among the living a great cloud, with a fire 2 infolding creatures; and the fire was bright, itself, and a brightness round about and out of the fire went forth lightit, and out of the midst thereof 3 as ning. 14 And the living creatures it were glowing metal, out of the ran and returned as the appearance midst of the fire. 5 And out of the of a flash of lightning, midst thereof came the likeness of 15 Now as I beheld the living four living creatures. And this was creatures, behold, one wheel upon their appearance: They had the the earth beside the living creatures, likeness of a man; 6 and every one for each of the four faces thereof. had four faces, and every one of 16 The appearance of the wheels them had four wings. 7 Ånd their and their work was like unto a beryl; feet were straight feet; and the sole and they four had one likeness; and of their feet was like the sole of a their appearance and their work calf's foot; and they sparkled like was as it were a wheel 6 within a burnished brass. 8 Ånd they had the wheel. 17 When they went, they hands of a man under their wings on went in their four directions: they their four sides; and they four had turned not when they went. 18 As their faces and their wings thus : for their 8 rims, they were high and 9 their wings were joined one to dreadful; and they four had their another; they turned not when they rims full of eyes round about. 19 went; they went every one straight And when the living creatures went; forward. 10 As for the likeness of the wheels went beside them; and their faces, they had the face of a when the living creatures were lifted man; and they four had the face of
5 Or, And thus were their faces; and their 1 lleb. captivity. 2 Or, flashing continually wings were &c. 6 Heb. in the midst of. as amber to look upon 4 Or, amber
7 Heb. on their four sides. 8 Or, felloes
Ezekiel's Vision of the Divine Glory. The Prophet's Call up from the earth, the wheels were , it, I fell upon my face, and I heard
20 Whithersoever the a voice of one that spake. spirit was to go, they went; thither was the spirit to go: and the wheels 2 And he said unto me, Son of
man, stand upon thy feet, and I were lifted up beside them ; for will speak with thee. 2 And the the spirit 2 of the living creature Spirit entered into me when he was in the wheels. 21. When those spake unto me, and set me upon my went, these went; and when those feet; and heard him that spake stood, these stood; and when those unto me. 3 And he said unto me, were lifted up from the earth, the Son of man, I send thee to the chilwheels were lifted up 1 beside them : dren of Israel, to nations that are for the spirit of the living creature rebellious, which have rebelled was in the wheels.
against me: they and their fathers 22 And over the head of the living have transgressed against me even creature there was the likeness of a unto this very day. 4 And the chil. firmament, like the terrible 3 crystal dren are impudent and stiffhearted : to look upon, stretched forth over I do send thee unto them; and their heads above. 23 And under thou shalt say unto them, Thus the firmament were their wings saith the Lord Jehovah. 5 And straight, the one toward the other: they, whether they will hear, or every one had two which covered whether they will forbear (for they 4 on this side, and every one had two are a rebellious house), yet shail which covered on that side, their know that there hath been a prophet bodies. 24 And when they went, among them. 6 And thou, son of I heard the noise of their wings | man, be not afraid of them, neither like the noise of great waters, like be afraid of their words, though the voice of the Almighty, a noise briers and thorns are with thee, and of tumult like the noise of a host: thou dost dwell among scorpions : when they stood, they, let down be not afraid of their words, nor be their wings. 25 And there was a dismayed at their looks, though they voice above the firmament that was are a rebellious house. 7 And thou over their heads: when they stood, shalt speak my words unto them, they let down their wings.
whether they will hear, or whether 26 And above the firmament that they will forbear; for they are most was over their heads was the like- rebellious. ness of a throne, as the appearance 8 But thou, son of man, hear what of a sapphire stone; and upon the I say unto thee; be not thou rebellikeness of the throne was a likeness lious like that rebellious house: open as the appearance of a man upon it thy mouth, and eat that which i above. 27 And I saw as it were give thee. 9 And when I looked, glowing metal, as the appearance of behold, a hand was put forth unto fire within it round about, from the me; and, lo, a roll of a book was appearance of his loins and upward ; therein; 10 and he spread it before and from the appearance of his loins me; and it was written within and and downward I saw as it were the without; and there were written appearance of fire, and there was therein lamentations, and mourn. brightness round about 5 him. 28
ing, and woe. 1 And he said As the appearance of the bow that unto me, Son of man, eat that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so which thou findest; eat this roll, was the appearance of the bright and go, speak unto the house of Is. ness round about. This was the rael. 2 So I opened my mouth, and appearance of the likeness of the he caused me to eat the roll. 3 'And glory of Jehovah. And when I saw he said unto me, Son of man, cause
thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels 1 Or, orer against 2 Or, of life 3 Or, ice
with this roll that I give t! 4 Or, for them 5 Or, it
6 Or, unto whom I send thee 873
or Cherubim; of Four Wheels
by face of an eagle. 11 % And ther
of above; two wings of every one wex the joined one to another, and two cor
ofered their bodies. 12 And they the went every one straight forward sly whither the spirit was to go, they
of went; they turned not when they
15 Now as I beheld the line
of 16 The appearance of the wheel heir and their work was like untoa berry zole and they four had one likeness
; and of a their appearance and their wat the wheel. 17 When they went there nad turned not when they went 18
ike was as it were a wheel within 1
on went ?in their four directions: the
to dreadful; and they four had they
801, And thus were their face and
7 Heb.on their four sides.
6 Heb. in the mida
The Prophet's Commission. His Induction Then did I eat it; and it was in my 16 And it came to pass at the end mouth as honey for sweetness. of seven days, that the word of Je
4 And he said unto me, Son of hovah came unto me, saying, 17 Sor man, go, get thee unto the house of of man, I have made thee a watch Israel, and speak with my words man unto the house of Israel: there unto them. 5 For thou art not sent fore hear the word at my mouth to a people of a strange speech and and give them warning from me of a hard language, but to the house 18 When I say unto the wicked of Israel ; 6 not to many peoples ? of Thou shalt surely die; and thou a strange speech and of a hard lan- givest him not warning, nor speak guage, whose words thou canst not est to warn the wicked from hi understand. Surely, if I sent thee wicked way, to save his life; the to them, they would hearken unto same wicked man shall die in his in thee. 7 But the house of Israel will iquity ; but his blood will I require not hearken unto thee; for they will at thy hand. 19 Yet if thou warr not hearken unto me: for all the the wicked, and he turn not from house of Israel are of a hard forehead his wickedness, nor from his wicked and of a stiff heart. 8 Behold, I way, he shall die in his iniquity; bu have made thy face hard against thou hast delivered thy soul. 2 their faces, and thy forehead hard Again, when a righteous man dot against their foreheads.
9 As an
turn from his righteousness, and adamant harder than flint have I commit iniquity, and I lay a stum made thy forehead': fear them not, blingblock before him, he shall die neither be dismayed at their looks, because thou hast not given hin though they are a rebellious house. warning, he shall die in his sin, and 10 Moreover he said unto me, Son his righteous deeds which he hath of man, all my words that I shall done shall not be remembered; but speak unto thee receive in thy heart, his blood will I require at thy hand. and hear with thine ears. 11 And 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the go; get thee to them of the captivity, righteous man, that the righteous unto the children of thy people, and sin not, and he doth not sin, he shal speak unto them, and tell them, surely live, because he took warn Thus saith the Lord Jehovah; | ing; and thou hast delivered thy whether they will hear, or whether soul. they will forbear.
22 And the hand of Jehovah was 12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, there upon me; and he said unto and I heard behind me the voice of me ; Arise, go forth into the plain, a great rushing, saying, Blessed be and I will there talk with thee. 22 the glory of Jehovah from his place. Then I arose, and went forth into 13 And I heard the noise of the the 5 plain : and, behold, the glory wings of the living creatures as they of Jehovah stood there, as the glory touched one another, and the noise which I saw by the river Chebar; of the wheels 2 beside them, even the and I fell on my face. 24 Then the noise of a great rushing. 14 So the Spirit entered into me, and get me Spirit lifted me up, and took me upon my feet; and he spake with away; and I went in bitterness, in me, and said unto me, Go, shut thythe heat of my spirit; and the hand self within thy house. 25 But thou, of Jehovah was strong upon me. 15 son of man, behold, they shall lay Then I came to them of the cap- bands upon thee, and shall bind tivity at Tel-abib, that 3 dwelt by the thee with them, and thou shalt not river Chebar, tand to where they go out among them: 26 and I will 3 dwelt; and I sat there over- make thy tongue cleave to the roof whelmed among them seven days of thy mouth, that thou shalt be
dumb, and shalt not be to them a ish, deep of lip and heavy of tongue.
3 Or, sat
reprover; for they are a rebellious r reading is, and I sat where they sat
5 Or, valley
16 And it came to pass at the end
of seven days, that the word of Jo of hovah came unto me, saying, 17 Sam of of man, I have made thee a watchds man unto the house of Israel: thernt fore hear the word at my mouth nd and give them warning from me ise 18 When I say unto the wicked
, nor from his wickel
, and Son his righteous deeds which he hath shall done shall not be remembered; but part, bis blood will I require at thy hand And 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the
Siege of Jerusalem portrayed and symbolized; ifchal! house. 27. But when I speak with be by weight, twenty shekels a day: thee, I will open thy mouth, and from time to time shalt thou eat it. thou shalt say unto them, Thus 11 And thou shalt drink water by saith the Lord Jehovah: He that measure, the sixth part of a hin : heareth, let him hear; and he that from time to time shalt thou drink. forbeareth, let him forbear: for 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley they are a rebellious house. cakes, and thou shalt bake it in their 4 Thou also, son of man, take sight
with dung that cometh out of thee a tile, and lay it before man. 13 And Jehovah said, Even thee, and portray upon it a city, thus shall the children of Israel eat even Jerusalem : 2 and lay siege their bread unclean, among the na: against it, and build forts against it, tions whither I will drive them, 14 and cast up a mound against it; set Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah ! be, camps also against it, and plant bat- hold, my soul hath not been pol. tering rams against it round about. I luted; for from my youth up even 3 And take thou unto thee an iron till now have I not eaten of that
pan, and set it for a wall of iron which dieth of itself, or is torn of between thee and the city: and set beasts ; neither came there abominathy face toward it, and it shall be ble flesh into my mouth. 15 Then besieged, and thou shalt lay siege he said unto me, See, I have given against it. This shall be a sign to thee cow's dung for man's dung, and the house of Israel.
thou shalt prepare thy bread thereon. 4 Moreover lie thou upon thy left 16 Moreover he said unto me, Son side, and lay the iniquity of the of man, behold, I will break the staff house of Israel upon it; according to of bread in Jerusalem: and they the number of the days that thou shall eat bread by weight, and with shalt lie upon it, thou shalt bear fearfulness; and they shall drink their iniquity. 6 For I have ap- w by measure, and in dismay: pointed the years of their iniquity 17 that they may want bread and to be unto thee a number of days, water, and be dismayed one with even three hundred and ninety days: another, and pine away in their so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the iniquity. house of Israel. 6. And again, when 5 theed a sharp sword; as a bar
And thou, son of man, take thou hast accomplished these, thou shalt lie on thy right side, and shalt ber's razor shalt thou take it unto bear the iniguity of the house of thee, and shalt cause it to pass upon Judah: forty days, each day for a thy head and upon thy beard: then year, have I appointed it unto thee. take thee balances to weigh, and 7 And thou shalt set thy face 2 divide the hair.2 A third part toward the siege of Jerusalem, with shalt thou burn in the fire in the thine arm uncovered ; and thou midst of the city, when the days of shalt prophesy against it. 8 And, the siege are fulfilled; and thou behold, I lay bands upon thee, and shalt take a third part, and smite thou shalt not turn thee from one with the sword round about it; and side to the other, till thou hast ac a third part thou shalt scatter to the complished the days of thy siege. wind, and I will draw out a sword
9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, after them. 3 And thou shalt take and barley, and beans, and lentils, 3 thereof a few in number, and bind and millet, and spelt, and put them them in thy skirts. 4 And of these in one vessel, and make thee bread again shalt thou take, and cast them thereof; according to the number of into the midst of the fire, and burn the days that thou shalt lie upon thy them in the fire; therefrom shall a side, even three hundred and ninety fire come forth into all the house, days, shalt thou eat thereof. 10 And Israel. thy food which thou shalt eat shall 5 Thus saith the Lord J
1 Or, flat plate
vity, righteous man, that the righters
and sin not, and he doth not sin, he shal
22 And the hand of Jehovah rs
the the 5 plain: and, behold, the ele
cap- bands upon thee, and shall be
2 Heb. divide them.
days of thy mouth, that thou shalt i
dumb, and shalt not be to the
Desolation of Jerusalem foretold. Idolatrous Worship denounced This is Jerusalem; I have set her know that I, Jehovah, have spoker in the midst of the nations, and in my zeal, when I have accom countries are round about her.. 6 plished my wrath upon them, 15 And she hath 1 rebelled against mine Moreover I will make thee a deso ordinances in doing wickedness more lation and a reproach among the than the nations, and against my nations that are round about thee statutes more than the countries in the sight of all that pass by. 11 that are round about her; for they So it shall be a reproach and 1 have rejected mine ordinances, and taunt, an instruction and an aston as for my statutes, they have not ishment, unto the nations that are walked in them. Therefore thus round about thee, when I shall exe saith the Lord Jehovah: Because ye cute judgments on thee in anger and are turbulent more than the nations in wrath, and in wrathful rebuke that are round about you, and have (I, Jehovah, have spoken it); 1 not walked in my statutes, neither when I shall send upon them the have kept mine ordinances, neither evil arrows of famine, that are foi have done after the ordinances of destruction, which I will send to de the nations that are round about stroy you. “And I will increase the you ; 8 therefore thus saith the Lord famine upon you, and will brea! Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, am your staff of bread; 17 and I wil against thee; and I will execute send upon you famine and evi judgments in the midst of thee in beasts, and they shall bereave thee the sight of the nations. 9 And I and pestilence and blood shall pas will do in thee that which I have through thee; and I will bring the not done, and whereunto I will not sword upon thee: I, Jehovah, have do any more the like, because of all spoken it. thine abominations. 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the 6 And the word of Jehovah came midst of thee, and the sons shall eat set thy face toward the mountain
unto me, saying, 2 Son of man their fathers ; and I will execute of Israel, and prophesy 4 unto them judgments on thee; and the whole 3 and say, Ye mountains of Israel remnant of thee will I scatter unto hear the word of the Lord Jehovah all the winds. 11 Wherefore, as I Thus saith the Lord Jehovah to the live, saith the Lord Jehovah, surely, mountains and to the hills, to the because thou hast defiled my sanc- 5 watercourses and to the valleys tuary with all thy detestable things, Behold, I, even I, will bring and with all thine abominations, sword upon you, and I will destroj therefore will I also 2 diminish thee; your high places. 4 And you? neither shall mine eye spare, and I altars shall become desolate, and also will have no pity. 12 A third your sun-images shall be broken part of thee shall die with the pesti- and I will cast down your slain mer lence, and with famine shall they be before your idols. Ở And I wil consumed in the midst of thee; and lay the dead bodies of the children a third part shall fall by the sword of Israel before their idols; and round about thee; and a third part will scatter
your bones round abou I will scatter unto all the winds, your altars. 6 In all your dwelling and will draw out a sword after places the cities shall be laid waste them.
and the high places shall be deso 13 Thus shall mine anger be ac- late; that your altars may be laic complished, and I will cause my waste and made desolate, and you! wrath toward them to 3 rest, and I idols may be broken and cease, and shall be comforted: and they shall your sun-images may be hewn down 1 Or, changed mine ordinances into wickedness 7 And the slain shall fall in the
and your works may be 7 abolished 4 Or, against
6 Or, ravines
? Or, withdraw mine eye that it shall not spare
6 Or, bear their guilt
7 Heb. blotted out.