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LAMENTATIONS. her pitiful estate. 38 Out of tne moutlı of the Most 6:3 Beliold Vieir silting down, and Ilighi proceedeth not evil and good ? their rising up; lam their music.

39 Wherefore doch a living man 64 Render unto tliem a recompense, complain, a min for the punishment o LOND, according to the work on of his sius?

their hands, 40 Let us search and try our ways, 65 Give them sorrow of heart, thy and turn again to the LOLD.

curse unto thein, 11 Let us lift up our beart with our 66 Persecute and destroy thiera in Nands unto God in the lieavens. anger from under the leavens of the

42 We have transgressed and have LOND. rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.

CHAP. IV 1:13 Thieu last covered witler anger. How is the gold become dim.! dow and perseculed thou hast lhou hast not pitied.

Le stoals of the sanctuary are poured 14 Thou hast covered thyself within out in the top of every street. cloud, lhat our prayers shoull not paas 2 Tlie precious song of Zion, com. birough.

parable to live gold, how are they et. 15 Tlou bast inade 119 as the oil teemed as earthien pitchers, the work scouring and resuse in the midst of the of the hands of the poiler. people.

3 Even the 90:-inoustera drary out -16 All our enemies have opened their the breast, they give suck to their mouths against us.

young ones: the disughter of my peo-17 Fear and a snare is come upon us, ple is become cruel, like lhe ostriches desolation and destruction.

in the wildprue99. -18 Mine nye runneth down with 4 The tongue or the sucking child rivers of water for the destruction of cleareth to the roof of his mouth for Llic daughter of my people.

Liirst; the young children ask bread, 19 Mine eye trickleth down, and and an mau breaketh it unto them. ceaseth not, without any interin ission, 5 'They that did feed delicately are

50 Till the Loni look down, and be- desolate in the streets; they thai 1vere hold from lienvei,

brought up in scarlet embrace Jung51 Mine eye allictetl my heart, 1e-hills. cause of all the daughters of iny city. 6 For the punishment of the iniquity 62 Mine enemies chase me core, like of the daughter of my people is great A bird, without cause,

er than the punishment of the sin of 63 They have cut off my life in the Sodom, that was overthrow as in it dungeon, and cast a stone upon me. moment, and no hands stayed on her.

54 Waters flowed over my head; 7 Her Nazarites were purér than then I said, I ain cuit on.

enow, they were wbiter than milk, 55 || I called upon thy name, O LORD, they were more ruddy in body than ru. out of the low duugcon.

bies, their polishing was of sapphire: 56 Thou hast licaril ny voice; hide 8 Their visage is blackertliani a coal; 110: thine ear at my breathing, at my they are not known in the streets :

their skin cleavelh to their bones; it 67 Thou drewest ncar in the day that is withered, it is become like a stick. I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear 9 They that be slain with the sworil

are better than they thni be slain tvith 58 O LORD, thou hast pleaded the hunger: for theec pine away, stricken causes of my soul; thou hast redeem through for acant of the fruils or llam ed my life.

field. 59 0 LORD, thou bast seen my wrong; 10 The lands of the pitiful women judge thou my cause.

have sodden their own children: they 60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance, were their ineat in the destruction of and all their imaginations against me. the danghter of my people.

61 Thou hast heard their reproach, 11 The LORD hath accomplialıed liis O LORD, and all their imaginations fury; he hath poured out his fierce ngainst inc;

anger, and bath kindled a fire in Zion, 62 Tlie lips or those that rose up and it liath devoured the foundations against me, and their device agninst thereof. me all the day.

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Zion's complaint
CHAP V.

lo Gud the inhabitants of the world, would 2 Our inlieritance is turned to strau not liare believed that tlie adversary gera, our louses to alicns. and tlie enemy should have entered 3 We are orphans and fatherless, our into the gates of Jerusalem.

mothers are as widowe. 13 For the sins of her proplets, and 4 We have drunken our water for the iniquities of her priesta, t.båt bave money; our wood is sold unlo 118. shed the blood of the just in the midst 5 Our necks are under persecution:

we labour, and hare no rest. 14 Theylare wandered as blind mer 6 We liare given tlie band to the in the streels, they bave polluted them- Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be. selves with blood, 80 that men could satisfied will bread. not louch their garments.

✓ Our lathers have signed, and are 15 They cricd unto them, Depart s'e; not; and we have borne 'neir iniqui. it is unclean; depart, deparl, touch lies. not: wlien they ned away and wan. 8 Servante nave ruled over us: there dered, they said among the heathen, is one that doth deliver us out of They shall no more sojourn there. their hand,

16 The anger of the Lord hath di. 9 We gat our bread with the perilo vided them; he will no more regard our lives because of the sword of the them: they respected not the persons of Wilderness. the priests, they favoured not ibe elders. 10 Our skin was black like an oven 17 As for us, our eyes as yet luiler because of the terrible samnine. (or our vain hclp: in our walcling we 11 They ravished the women in Zion, nave watclicd for nation that could and the maids in the cities of Judah.

12 Princes are hanged up lig their 18They lunt our steps, that we cannot hand: the faces or elders were not go in our streets: our end is near, our honoured. days are fulfilled : for our cod is come. 13 Tliey took the sung men to

19 Our persecutors are swifter than grind, and the chilren full under the the cagles of the heaven: they pursu. wood. ed us upon llc niountains, they laid 14 The elders bare ceased from tlie wait for 19 in the wilderness.

gate, the young inrn from their inusie. 20 The breath of our nostrils, the 15 The joy of our heart is ceasca ; anointed of the LORD, was taken in our dance is curled into mourning. their pils, of whom we siid, Uuder 16 Tlie crown is fallen from our his shadow we still live among the bend: wo unto us, that we ware sina !reatlien.

ned! 21 Rejoice and be glad, o daughter 17 F'or this our heart is saint; for of Edoin, that dwellest in the land of these things our eyes are din, Uz; the cup also shall poss through 18 Because of the mountain of Zion, unto thee: thou shall be drunken, an which is desolaie, tlie foxes walk upshall mke Lysell naked.

22 1 The punishment or thine ini. 19 Thou, O Lord, remainest for quily is accomplished, o daughter of ever; thy throne froin generation to Zion; lie will no more carry thee away generation. into captivity: he will visit thine in- 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for iquits, o daughter of Edom; he will ever, and forsake vs ao long time? discover thy sins.

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EZEKIEL opened, and I saw visions of God. tures, behuld, one wheel upon

2 In the fifth day of the month, earth by the living crealures, with his whicle was the filih year of king Jc- four faces. hoiachin's captivity,

10 Tlie appearance of the wheels and 3 The word of the LORD came cx-their work was like into the colour pressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the of a beryl: and they four had one soul of Buzi, in the land of the Chal. likeness; and their appearance and deans by the river Chebar; and the their work was as it were a wheel in band of the LORD was there upon the middle of a wheel. him.

17 When they went, they went upon 4 T And I looked, and, behold, atheir four sides: and they turned not whirlwind came out of the zorld, a when they went. freat cloud, and a fire infolding itsell, 18 As for their rings, they were so and a brightness was about it, and out bigh that they were dreadful: am ni the midst llereol' as the colour of their rings were full of eyes round amber, out the niilat of the fire. about tien iour.

5 Also out of the midst thereof came 19 And wisen the living creatures che likeness of four living creatures. went, the wheels went by them: and Ind this was their appearance; they when the living creatures were lilled wad the likeness of il min.

up liom the earth, the wheels were o And every one had lour laces, and lifted up. "very one bad four wings.

20 Whitlersoever the spirit was to 7 And their feet ruerc straiglat reet; go, they wert, thither was their spirit and the sole of their feet was like the lo go; and the wheels were listed up ple of a call's foot: ud they sparkled over against them; for the spirit of t.be like the colour or burnished brass. living creatures was in the wheele.

8 And they had the lauds of a man 21 When hoge went, these went ; under their wings on their four sides : and when those stood these stood; and And they four had their faces and their when tlose were lined up froin the inga.

earth, the wheels were lifted up over 9 Tlieir wings were joined one to against them: for the spirit of the livanother; they turned not wlica iliey ing creature was in the wlieels. went; they went every one straight 22 And the likeness of the firmanent forward.

upon the heads of the living creature 10 As for the likeness of their faces, was as the color of the terrible crysthsy four had the face of a mail, and tal, stretched forth over their liends the face of a lion, on the right side: above. and they four had the firce of an 23 And under the firmament were on the left side; they fuur also had the their wings straight, the one toward face of an eagle.

the other; every one had two, whiclı Il Tlius were their faces: 2 their covered on this side, and every wings were stretched upworld; two had two, which covered on that side, uvings of every one ivcre joined one their bodies. 1o another, and two covered their 21 And when they went, I bcard the 20dics.

noise of their wings, like the noise or 12 and they went every one straight great watere, as the voice of the Alforward: whither the spirit was to go, miglily, the voice of speech, as the Cliey went; and they turned not when noise or a lost: when they stood, they they went.

let down their wings. 13 As for the likeness of tire living 25 And there was a voice from the creatures, their appearance was like Girmanent that was over their leads, burning coals of Gre, and like the ap: when they stood, and had let down pearance of lamps: it went up and their wings. down among the living creatures; and 26 | And above the firmament that the fire was bright, awd out of the fire ivas over their heads was the likeness weol forth lightning.

of a throne, as the appearance of in 14 And the living crealures ran and sapphire-atone; and upon the likeness returred as the appearance of a flash or tbe throne was the likences as the of lightning

appearance of a man above upon it. 15 11 Now :19 I belield the living crea. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber

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CHAP, III. within it; from the appearance of his MOREOVER be said unto me Son pearance of his loins even downwari, eat this coil, and go speak unto the I saw as it were the appearance of fire, louse of Israel. and it hnd brightness round about. 2 So I opened my mouth, and le

23 As the appearance of the bow that caused me to eat that roll. is in the cloud in the day of raio, so 3 And lie suid unto me, son orman, suas the appearance of the brightness cause thy belly to pai, and fill they round aboul. This was the appearbowels with this roll ull give llice. ance of the likeness of the glory of the Then did I cat it; and it was in my LORD. And when I saw it, I fell mouth as loney for sweetness. ripon my face, and I leard a voice of 4 11 And he said unto me, son of one that spake.

man, ., get thee unto the house of CHAP. II.

Israel, and speak with my words unto A. Pabe said to be somerman bera

stand upon thy feet, and I will 6 For thou art not sent to a peoplent speak unto thee.

a strange speccb zid of a hard lan 2 And the spirit entered into me guage, inut 10 tlie louse of Israel; when he spake unto me, and set me 6 Not to many people of a strange upon my leet, lhat I beard him that speech and of a lad language, whose spake unto me.

words thou caost not understand. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, Surely, bad I sent thee to them, they I scud thee to the children of Israel, 1olwould bare heurkened unto thee. a rebellious nation that liath rebelleil ñ But the house of Israel will not igninst me: they and their fathers bearken unto thee; for they will 1100 bive transgressed against me, cren learken unto ne: for all the house to this very day.

or Israel are impudent and bard hearl. 4 For they are impudent children el and still herted. I do send ilice unto 8 Behold, I have made this face strong them; and thou shall say unto them, against their lacce, and ihy forcbead Thus saith the LORD God.

strong against their foreleads. 5 And they, wliether they will licar, 3 As an adamant harder than flint or whether they will forbear, (for they have I made thy foreliead: fear them area rebellious house, set shall know not, neitberhe «lismayed at their looks, Wat there liath been a piroplet among though they be a rebellious house.

10 Moreover he said unto mne, Son of 6 And thou, son of man, be not man, all my words that I shall speak arraid of them, neither be afraid or unto the receive in thy heart and hear their words, though briers and thorns with ihme ears. Du will thee, and thou dost dwell 11 Aud go, get thee to tliem of the among scorpions : be not afraid of captivity, unto the children of this their words, nor be dismayed at their people, and speak unto them, and tell looks, though they be a rebellious them, Thus saith the Lord God, wlieliouse.

ther they will lear, or whether Urey 7 And thou shalt speak my words will forbear. unto them, whether they will bear, or 12 Then the spirit took me up, and whether they will forbear: for they I heard behind me a voice of a great are most rebellious.

rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory S But thou, son of man, hear what I of the Lord from his place. Aay unto thee; Be not thou rebellious 13 I heard also the noise of the winga like that rebellious house: open thy of the living creatures that touched one mouth, and eat that I give liee. another, and the noise of the wheels

9 T And when I looked, behold, a lover against ihem, and a noise ol' a liand nous sent unto me; and, lo, a great rushing. roll of r book 100s therein;

14 So the spirit listed me up, and 10 And be spread it before me: and look me away, and I went in bitterit roas written within and without: ness, in the beat of my spirit; but the and tiere was written therein lamen- wand of the LORD was strong prou tations, and mourning, and woe. ime.

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SEP 265ccin's siege. 15 T Then I came to thein of the 27 But when I speak with tee, I captivity at Tel-abib, that dwell by will open thy mouil, and thou shalt the river of Chebar, and I sat where say unto thein, Tlus anith the Lord Tipy eat, and remained there astouish- God; He that bearetli, let liin hear; ed anong them seven days.

and lie that forbeareth,let him forbcar: 16 And it came to pass at the end or for they are a rebellious house. Beren days, that the word of the LORD

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watchman unlo the house of Israel: portray upon it the city, even Jerusatherefore lear the word at my mouth, lem: and give them warning from ine. 2 And lay siege against it, and build

13 When I say unto the wicked, a fort against it, and cast a mount Thou shalt surely die ; and thou giv-against il; set the camp also against est him not warning, nor speakest to it, and set ballering rams against it warn the wicked liom his wicked round about. way, to enve ba life; the same wick. 3 Moreover take thou unto thee an ed man slail die in bis iniquity; but iron pan, and set it for a wall of irou his blood will I require at thy band. between thee and the city: and set thy

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and face against it, and it shall be besieged, he tum not from bis wickednes3, nor and thou shalt lay siege against it. This from his wicked way, he shall die in shall be a sign to the louse of Israel. his iniquity; but thou hast delivered 4 Lie thou also upon uy left side, tby soul.

aud lay the iniquity of the house of 20 Again, When a righteous man Israel upon iti according lo the numdoth turn from his righteousness and ber of the days that thou shalt lie upon cominit iniquity, and I lay a stum. it thou alialt bear their iniquity. bling.block before him, he shall die: 5 For I have laid upon thee the years because thou hast not given him warn- or their iniquity, according to the nuns ing, he shall die in his sin, and his ber of the days, three hundred and rigliteousness which he hath done vinely days: 80 shalt thou bear the sliall not be remembered; but his iniquity of the house of Israel. blood will I require at thy hand. 6 And when thou hast accomplishicu

21. Nevertheless, if thou warn the them, lie again on thy right side, and righteous man, that the righteous sin thou shalt bear the iniquity of the not, and he doth not sir,he shall surely bouse of Judah forty day8: I have aplive, because he is wamed; also thou pointed thee each day for a year. bast delivered thy soul.

7 Therefore thou shalt det tliy face 22 1 And the hand of the LORD was toward the siege of Jerusalem, and Where upon ine; and lie said unto me, thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou Arise, go forth into the plain, and I shalt prophesy against it. will there talk with thee.

8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon 23 Then I arose, and went forth into lice, and thou shalt not turn thee from tie plain : and, behold, the glory or one side to another, till thou hast en. tie LOND stood there, as the glory' ued lhe days of thy siege. which I saw by the river of Chebar: 911 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and I fell on my face.

and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and 24 Then the spirit entered into me, millet, and litches, and put thein in and set me upon my leet, and spake one vessel, und make thiee bread there with me, and said unto me, Go, shut of, according to the number of thic Llyself within thy house.

days that thou shalt lie upon thy side; 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, three bundred and ninciy days sbalt they shall put bands upon thee, and thou eat thereof. shall bind thice with them, and tbou 10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat glalt not go out among them:

shall be by weight, twenty bliekela a 26 And I will inake tly tongue cleave day; from time to time shalt thou eat to the roof of thy mouth, that thousit. shalt be duinb, and shalt not be to 11 Thou shalt drink also water by them a reprover: for they are ar to measure, the sixth part of a lin: (rom lions 1:0n3e.

Itune to time shalt thou drink.

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