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CHAP. XXI. Exckiets prophecy against Jerusalein neither kept my judgments to do them, which rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the if a man do, he shall even live in them: they covenant: polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would 38 And I will purge out from among you the pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish rebels, and them that transgress against me: my anger against them in the wilderness. I will bring them forth out of the country

22 Nevertheless, I withdrew my hand, and where they sojourn, and they shall not entei wrought for my name's sake, that it should into the land of Israel: and ye shall kuow not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, that I am the Lord. in whose sight I brought them forth. 39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saiih

23 I lifted up my hand unto them also in the the Lord God; Go ye, serve ye every one his wilderness, that I would scatter them among idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken the heathen, and disperse them through the unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no countries;

more with your gifts, and with your idols. 24 Because they had not exccuted my judg: 40 For in my holy mountain, in the moun. ments, but had despised my staltes, and had tain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were Gon, there shall all the house of Israel, all after their fathers' idols.

of them in ile land, serve me: there will I 25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes accept thens, and there will I require your that were not good, and judgments whereby offerings, and the first fruits of your oblations, they should not live;

with all your holy things. 26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in 41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, that they caused to pass through the fire when I bring you out from the people, and all that openeth the womb, that I might make gather you out of the countries wherein ye them desolate, to the end that they might have been scattered; and I will be sanctifieut know that I am the LORD.

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you before the heathen. 27 ! Therefore, son of man, speak unto the 42 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, the Lord God, Yet in this your fathers have into the country for the which I lifted up my blasphemed me, in that they have committed hand to give it to your fathers. a trespass against me.

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remember your ways, 28 For when I had brought thein into the and all your doings wherein ye have been deland, for the which I lifted up my hand to filed; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your give it to them, then they saw every high hill, own sight for all your evils that ye have conand all the thick trees, and they offered there mitted. their sacrifices, and there they presented the 44 And ye shall know that I am the Lori, provocation of their offering: there also they when I have wronght with you for my name's made their sweet savour, and poured out there sake, not according to your wicked ways, their drink-offerings.

nor. according to your corrupt doings, O ye 29 Then I said unto them, What the high house of Israel, saith the Lord God. place whereunto ye go? and the name there- 45 4 Moreover the word of the Lord came of is called Bamah unto this day.

unto me, saying, 30 Wherefore, say unto the house of Israel, 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, Thus saith the Lord God; Are ye polluted and drop thy word toward the south, and after the inanner of your fathers and com- prophesy against the forest of the south field; init ye whoredom after their abominations ? 47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear

31 For when ye offer your gists, when ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord make your song to pass through the fire, ye God; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, pollute yourselves with all your idols, even and it shall devour every green tree in thee, unto this day: and shall I be inquired of by and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall you, O house of Israel ? As I live, saith the not be quenched, and all faces from the south Lord God, I will not be inquired of by you. to the north shall be burned therein.

32 And that which cometh into your mind 48 And all flesh shall see that I the Lord shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as have kindled it: it shall not be quenched. the heathen, as the families of the countries, 49 Then said I, Ah Lord Gon! they say ol to serve wood and stone.

me, Doti lie not speak parables? 33 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with

CHAP. XXI. a mighty hand, and with a stretched-out arm, 1 Ezekiel prophesieth against Jerusalem with a and withi fury pouredout,will I rule over you: sign of sighing. 8 The shurp and bright sworil, 31 And I will bring you out from the

peo- 18 against Jerusalem, 25 against the kingple, and will gather you out of the countries dom, 28 and against the Ammonites. wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, ND the word of the Lord came unto me, and with a stretched-out arm, and with fury saying, poured out.

2 Son ofnan, set thy face toward Jerusalem, 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness and drop thy word toward the holy places, of the people, and there will I plead with you and prophesy against the land of Israel, face to face.

3 And say to the land of Israel, Tlus saith 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the Lord, Behold, I am against thee, and the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I will draw forth my sworil out of his sheath, plead with you, saith the Lord Gon. and will cut off from thee the righteous and 37 And I will cause you to piss under the the wicked.

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The sharp and bright sword. EZEKIEL

The Ammonites threntened 4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee 22 At his right hand was the divination for the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall Jerusalem, to appoint captains, to open the uy sword go forth out of his sheath against mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice all flesh from the south to the north: with shouting, to appoint battering rains

5 That all tiesh may know that I the LORD against the gates, to cast a mount, and to have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: build a fort. it shall not return any more.

23 And it shall be unto them as a false divi. o Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the nation in their sight, to them that have sworn breaking of thy lows, and with bitterness oaths: but he will call to remembrance the High before their eyes.

iniquity, that they may be taken. 7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, 24 Therefore thiús saith the Lord God; BeWherefore sighest thou ? that thou shalt an. cause ye have made your iniquity to be reewer, For the tidings, because it cometh: membered, in that your transgressions are and every heart shall melt, and all hands discovered, so that in all your doings your shall be feelle, and every spirit shall faint, sins do appear; because, I say, that ye are and all knees shall be weak as watèr: be come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with hold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, the hand. with the Lord God.

25 And thou, profane wicked prince of 8 | Again the word of the Lord came unto Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity me, saying,

shall have an end, 9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, 'Thus saith 26 Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharp. diadem, and take off the crown: this shall ened, and also furbished:

not be the same: exalt him that is low, and 10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter, abase him that is high. it is furbished that it may glitter; should we 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and then make mirth? it contenineth the rud of it shall be no more, unul he come whose uy son, as every tree.

right it is; and I will give it him. 11 And he hath given it to be furbished, that 23 And thou, son of man, prophesy and

may be handled: this sword is sharpened, say, Thus saith the Lord God concerning the and it is furbislied, to give it into the land of Ainmonites, and concerning their reproach; the slayer.

even say thou, The sword, the sword is 12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to be upon my people, it shall be upon all the consume because of the glittering; princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the 29 While they see vanity unto thee, while sword shall be upon my people: smite there. they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon fore upon thy thigh.

the necks of them that are slain, of the wick. 13 Because it is a trial, and what if the ed, whose day is come, when their iniquity sinord conteinn even the rod ? it shall be no shall have an end. more, saith the Lord God.

30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? 14 Thou, therefore, son of man, prophesy, I will judge thee in the place where thou and smite thine hands together, and let the wast created, in the land of thy nativity. sword be doubled the third time, the sword 31 And I will pour out mine indignation up. of the slain : it is the sword of the great men on thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of that are slain, which entereth into their privy my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of chambers.

brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 15 I have set the point of the sword against 32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy all their gates, that their heart may faint, and blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made shalt be no more remembered: for 'I the bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter. LORD have spoken it. 16 Go thee one way or other, either on the

CHAP. XXII. right hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy 1 A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem. 13 God will face is set.

burn them as dross in his furnace. 23 The ge17 I will also smite my hands together, and neral corruption of prophets, priests, princes, I will cause my fury to rest: I the Lord have

and people. siid it.

MORICOVER the word of the Lord came 18 | The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,

2. Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, 19 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee two wilt thou judge the bloody city.? yea, thou ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon shalt shew her all her abominations. may come: both twain shall come forth out 3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord God; of one land: and choose thou a place, choose The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, it at the head of the way to the city. that her time may come, and maketh idols

20 Appruint a way, that the sword may come against herself to defile herself. to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to J;rdah 4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that in Jerusalem the defenced.

thou hast shed, and hast defiled thyself in 21 For the king of Babylon stood at the thine idols which thou hast made; and thou parting of the way, at the head of the two hast caused thy days to draw near, and art ways, to use divination; he made his arrows come even unto thy years: therefore have I bright, he consulted with images, he looked made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and in the liver,

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A catalogue of Jerusalem's sins. CHAP. XXIIJ.

Of Aholah and Aholidah. 5 Those that be near, and those that be far the midst thereof, like a roaring lion raven. from thee, shall mock thee, which art infa- ing the prey; they have devoured souls; they mous and much vexed.

have taken the treasure and precious things; 6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one they have made her many widow's in ihe were in thee to their power to shed blood. midst thereof.

7 In thee have they set light by father and 26 Her priests have violated my law, and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt have profaned my holy things: they have puut by oppression with the stranger: in thee have no difference between the holy and profane, they vexed the fatherless and the widow. neither have they shewed difference between

8 Thou hast despised my holy things, and the unclean and the clean, and have hid their bast profaned my sabbaths.

eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned 9 In thee are men that cary tales to shed among them. blood: and in thee they eat upon the moun. 27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like tains: in the midst of thee they commit lewu-wolves ravening the prey, to sheol blood, and

to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. 10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' 28 And ber prophets have diubed then nakedness: in thee have they humbled her with umtempered inorlar, seeing vanity, and that was set apart for pollution.

divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the 11. And one hath committed abomination Lord God, when the LORD hath not spoker. with his neighbour's wife; and another hath 29 The people of the land have used op lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and an- pression, and exercised robbery, and have other in thee hath tumbled his sister, his fa- vexed the poor and needly: yea, they have ther's daughter.

oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed 30 And I sought for a man ainong them, that blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, should make up the hedge, and stand in the and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighi-gap before me for the land, that I should noi bours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, destroy it: but I found none. saith the Lord God.

31 Therefore, have I poured out mine in. 13 Behold, therefore I have snitten my dignation upon them; I lave consumed them hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast with the fire of my wrath: their own way made, and at thy blood which hath been in have I recompensed upon their heads, snith the midst of thee.

the Lord Gov. 14 Can thy heart endure, or can thy hands

CHAP. XXIII. be strong, in the days that I shall deal with 1 The whoredoms of Aholah and Aholibar. thee? I the Lord liave spoken it, and will Aholibal is to be plagued by her lovers. 36 do it.

The prophet reproveth the adultcries of thein 15 And I will scatter thee among the hea

both, 45 and shereth their judgments. then, and disperse thee in the countries, and me, saying,

THE word of the LORD caine again unto will consume thy filthiness out of thee.

16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in 2 Son of man, there were two women, the thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou daughters of one mother: slialt know that I am the LORD.

3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; 17 And the word of the Lord came unto they committed whoredoms in their youth: me, saying,

there were their breasts pressed, and there 18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me they bruised the teats of their virginity. become dross: all they are brass, and tin, 4 And the names of them were Aholah the and iron, and lead, in the midst of the fur- elder, and Alolibah her sister; and they nace; they are even the dross of silver. were mine, and they bare sons and daughters.

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Be- Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholalı, cause ye are all become dross, behold, there- and Jerusalem Alolibası. fore I will gather you into the midst of Jeru- 5 And Aholah played the harlot when she salem.

was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on 20 As they gather silver, and brass, and the Assyrians her neighbours, iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the 6 Which were clothed with blue, captains furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to inelt it ; eo and rulers, all of them desirable young men, will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, horsemen riding upon horses. and I will leave you there, and melt you. 7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with

21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon them, with all them that were the chosen you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be men of Assyria, and with all on whom she melted in the midst thereof.

doted; with all their idols she defiled herself. 22 As silver is melted in the midst of the fur- 8 Neither left she her whoredois brought nace, so shall ye be melted in the midst there from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with of; and ye shall know that I the Lord have her, and they bruised the breasts of her virpoured out my fury upon you.

givity, and poured their whoredom'upon her. 23 And the word of the LORD came unto 9 Wherefore, I have delivered her into the me, saying,

hand of her lovers, into the hand of the As 24 Son of man, say unto hier, Thou art the syrians, upon whom she doted. land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in 10 These discovered hier nakedness: they the day of indignation.

took her sons and her daughters, and slew 25 There is a couspiracy of her prophets in her with the sword: and she became famous

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of Aholah and Aholidan among women; for they had executed judg-, the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift ment upon her.

up thine eyes unto them, uor remember Egypt 11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, any more. slie was more corrupt in her inordivate love 28 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I than she, and in her whoredoms more than will deliver thee into the hand of them whom her sister in her whoredoms.

thou hatest, into the land of them from whom 12 She doted upon the Assyrians her neigh- thy mind is alienated: bours, captains and rulers clothed most gor- 29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, geously, horseinen riding upon horses, all of and shall take away all thy labour, and shall their desirable young men.

leave thee naked and bare: and the naked. 13 Then I s:r that she was defiled, that ness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, they took both one way;

both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms. 14 And that she increased her whoredoms: 30 I will do these things unto thee, because for when she saw mer portrayed upon the thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed and because thou art polluted with their idols. with vermilion,

31 'z'hou hast walked in the way of thy sisier; 15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, ex: therefore will I give her cup into thy hand. ceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all 32 Thus saith the Lord God; Thou shalt of thein princes to look to, atter the manner drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; their nativity:

it containeth much. 16 And as soon as she saw them with her 33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and pyes, she doted upon them, and sent messen- sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and degers unto them into Chaldea.

solation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria. 17 And the Babylonians came to her into 34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, the bed of love, and they defiled her with and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and their whoredoin, and she was poliuted with pluck off thine own breasts: for I have them, and her mind was alienated from them. spoken it, saith the Lord God.

18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and 35 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Be. discovered her nakedness: then my mind cause thou hast forgotten me, and cast me was alienated from her, like as my mind was behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy alienated from her sister.

lewdness and thy whoredoms. 19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in 36 | The Lord said, moreover, unto me; calling to remembrance the days of her youth, Son of man, wilt thou judge Alolah and wherein she had played the hårlot in the land Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their of Egypt.

abominations; 20 For she doted upon their paramours, 37. That they have committed adultery, and whose fesh is as the flesh of asses, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols whose issue is like the issue of horses. have they committed adultery, and have also

21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats to pass for them through the fire, to devour by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth. them.

229 Therefore, 0 Aholibalı, thus saith the 38 Moreover, this they have done unto me: Lord God; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers they have defiled my sanctuary in the same against thee, from whom thy mind is alien- day, and have profaned my sabbaths. ated, and I will bring them against thee on 39 For when they had slain their children every side;

to their idols, then they came the same day 23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, into my sanctuary to profane it; and lo, thus Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the As- have they done in the midst of my house. syrians with them: all of them desirable 40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for young men, captains and rulers, great lords men to come from far, unto whom a messen. and renowned, all of them riding upon ger was sent; and lo, they came: for whom Horses.

thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes 24 And they shall come against thee with and deckedst thyself with ornaments, chariots, wagons, and wheels, and with an 41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table iz-seinbly of people, which shall set against prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set thee buckler and shield and helmet round mine incense and mine oil. about: and I will set judgment fore them, 42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease and they shall judge thee according to their was with her: and with the men of the comjudgments.

mon sort were brought Sabeans from the wil. 25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, derness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they and beautiful crowns upon their heads. shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and 43 Then said I unto her that was old in thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and with her, and she with them? thy residue shall be devoured by the fire. 44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in

26 They shall also strip thee out of thy unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so clothes, and take away thy fair jewels. went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, 27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease the lewd women. from thee, and thy whoredom brought from 45 And the righteous men, they shall

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Destruciion of Jerusalem shern. CILAP. XXIV, XXV. The calamities of the Jers. judge them after the manner of adulteresses,| 14 1 the Lordlare spuken it: it shall come and after the manner of women that shed to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, blood; because they are adulteresses, and weither will I spare, neither will I repeni; blood is in their hands.

according to thy ways, and according to thy 46 For thus saith the Lord God; I will bring doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord up a company upon them, and will give them Gov. to be removed and spoileil.

15 | Also the word of the Lord came unio 47 And the company shall stone them with me, saying, stones, and despatch them with their swords; 16 Son of man, behold, I take away froru they shall slay their sons and their daughters, thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: and burn up their houses with fire.

yet neither shalt thou inourn Bor weep, nici 48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out ther shall thy reais rum down. of the land, that all women may be taught 17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for do after your lewdness,

the dead, hind the tire of thy licad upon thee, 43 And they shall recompense your lewd and put on thy shoes upon uhy feet, and cover ness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of not thy lips, and cat noi the bread of men. your idols : and ye shall know that I am the 18 So I spake unto the people in the mornLord God.

ing: and at even my wife died; and I did in CHAP. XXIV.

the morning as I was commanded. 1 Under the parable of a boiling pot, bis shewcu

1991 And the people said unto me, Wilt the irrevocable destruction of Jerusalem. 15 thou not tell us whai these things are io us, By the sign of Ezekiel not mourning for the that thou doest so ? death of his wifi, 19 is shewed the calamity oj 20 Then I answered them, The word of the the Jews to be beyond all surrouo.

Lord came unto me, saying,
GAIN in the niath year, in the tenth 21 Speak mto tlie house of Israel, Thug

month, in the tenth day of the month, saith the Lord Gov; Behold, I will profane the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, my sanctuary, the excellency of your strengti, 2 Son of man, write thee the name of tlie the desire of your eyes, and that which your day, even of this same day: the king of Baby- soni pitieth; and your sons and your daugli , lon set himself against Jerusalem this same ters whom ye lave lett shall fall by the sword. day.

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shall do as I have done: ye shall 3 And utter a parable into the rebelliolis 10t cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men. house, and say into them, Thus, saith the 23 And

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tires shall be upon your heads, Lord God; Set on a pot, set it on, and a'so and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not pour water into it:

moun nor weep; but ye shall pine away for 4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even your iniquities, and niourn one toward anevery good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; other. Oill it with the clioice bones.

24 Thus Ezekiclis unto you a sign: accor5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also ing to all that he hath done shall ye do: and the bones under it, and make it boil well, when this comeili, ye shall know that I am and let them seethe the bones of it therein. the Lord Gov.

61 Wherefore thus sajih the Lord God; 25 Al:0, thou son of mar, shall it not be in Wo to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum the day when I take from them their strength, is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot and that whereupon they set their minds, fail vponit.

their sons and their daughters, 7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she 26 That be that escapeth in that day shall set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with not upon the ground, to cover it with dust; thine ears?

8 That it might cause fury to come up to 27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to take vengeance; have set hier blood upon him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, the topof a rock, that it should not be covered. av:l be no more dumh: and thou shalt be a

9 Therefore thus saith the Lord Gon; Wo sign unto thein; and they shall know that I to the bloody city! I will even make the pile an the Lord. for fire great.

CHAP. XXV. 10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume 1 God's vengearce, for their insolency against the fleshi, and spice it well, and let the bones the Jews, upon the Ammonites, 8 upon Moab be burned.

and Scir, 12 upon Edonn, 15 und upon the PhiIl Then set it empty upon the coals thereof,

listines. that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, MNIE word of the LORD came again unto and that the filthiness of it may be molten in me, saying, it, that the scum of it may be consumed. 2 Son of man, set thy face against the Am

12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and monites, and prophesy against them; her great scum went not forth out of her: her 3 And say uinto the Ammonites, Hear the scuin shall be in the fire..

word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord 13. In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I Gop; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against thou shalt not be purged froin thy filthiness the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and any more till I have caused any fury to rest against the house of Judah, when they were

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