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The promises of Christ's kingdom. EZEKIEL, The army and malice of Gog. our hope is lost: we are cut osi' for our parts. 28 And the heathen shall know that I the

12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary Thus saith the Lord Gov; Behold, O my shall be in the midst of them for evermore, people, I will open your graves, and cause

CHAP. XXXVIII. you'to come up out of your graves, and bring 1 The army, 8 and malice of Gog. 14 God's your into the land of Israel.

judgment against him. when I have opened your ,

And we all know that I am the LORD AND the word of the Lord came unto ple, and brought you mp out of your graves,

2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the Ji And shall put my Spirit in you, and ye land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech shall live, and I shall place you in your own and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 12001: theushallve kuow thai I the Lord have 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Be. spoken it, and performed it, suith the Lord. hold, I am against thee, O Gog, the 'chiet

15 f The word of the Lord carne ag un prince of Meshech and Tubal: unto me, saying,

4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take tliee one into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and stick, and write upon it, For Judalı

, and for all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of the children of Israel lis companions: then them clothed with all sorts of armour, even take another stick, and write upon it, For a great company with bucklers and shields, Josephi, the stick of Epluraim, and for all the all of them handling swords: pouse of Israel his companions:

5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; 17 And join thein one to another into one all of them with shield and helmet: stick; and they shall become one in thy hand. 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of

18 ( And when the children of thy people Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not bands: and many people with thee. sliew us what thou meanest by these? 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself,

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; thou, and all thy company that are assembled Behold, I will take the stick of Josephi, which unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of. 8After many days thou shalt be visited: Israel his fellows, and will put thein with in the latter years thou shalt come into the liim, eren with the stick of Judah, and make land that is brought back from the sword, then one stick, and they shall be one in my and is gathered out of many people, against Handt.

the mountains of Israel, which have been al20 And the sticks whereon thou writest ways waste: but it is brought forth out of the shall be in thy hand before their eyes. nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. 21 And say unto them, Tius saitii the Lord 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, God; Behold, I will take the children of thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, Israel from among the heathen, whither they thou, and all thy bands, and many people be gone, and will gather them on every side, with thee. and bring them into their own land:

10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also 2 And I will make them one nation in the come to pass, that at the same time shall land upon the mountains of Israel; and one things come into thy mind, and thou shalt king shall be king to them all: and they shall think an evil thought: be no more two nations, neither shall they be 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the divided into two kingdoms any more at all: land of unwalled villages; I will go to them

23 Neither shall they defile themselves any that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them more with their idols, nor with their detesta- dwelling without walls, and having neither ble things, nor with any of their transgress bars nor gates, sions : but I will save them out of all their 12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, turn thy hand upon the desolate places that and will cleanse them: so shall they be my are now inhabited, and upon the people that people, and I will be their God.

are gathered out of the nations, which have 24 And David my servant shall be king over gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the them; and they all shall have one shepherd: midst of the land. they shall also walk in my judgments, and 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of oncerve my statutes, and do them.

Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein spoil ? hast thou gathered thy company to your fathers liave dwelt, and they shall dwell take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, therein, even they, and their children, and to take away cattle and goods, to take a great their children's children for ever: and my spoil ? servant Davidl shall be their prince for ever. 14 | Therefore, son of man, prophesy and

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; lo peace with them; it shall be an everlasting that day when my people of Israel dwelleth covenant with them: and I will place them, safely, shalt thou not know it? and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary

15 And thou shalt come from thy place out in the midst of them for evermore.

of the north parts, thou, and many people 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: with thce, all of them riding upon horses, a yea, I will be their God, and they shall be great company, and a mighty army: iny people.

16 And thou shalt come up against my peo. Godt's judgment upon Gog.

CHAP. XXXIX. Gog's burial in Hamon-gog ple of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it the heathen shall know that I am the Lori, shall be in the latter days, and I will bring the Holy One in Israel. thee against my land, that the heathen may 8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, the Lord God; this is the day whereof i O Gog, before their eyes.

have spoken. 17 Thus saith the Lord God); Art thou he 9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel of whom I have spoken in old time by my swall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn servants the prophets of Israel, which pro- the weapons, both the shields and the buche phesied in those days many years, that I lers, the bows and the arrows, and the band. would bring thee against them?

staves, and the spears, and they shall buro 18 And it shall coine to pass at the same them with fire seven years: time when Gog shall come against the land 10 So that they shall take no wood out of of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury the field, neither cut down any out of the fo. shall come up in my face.

rests; for they shall burn the weapons with 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day them, and rob those that robbed them, sail there shall be a great shaking in the land of the Lord God. Israel;

11 | And it shall come to pass in that day, 20 Só that the fishes of the sea, and the that I will giye unto Gog a place there of fowls of the heavens, and the beasts of the graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers field, and all creeping things that creep upon on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the the earth, and all the men that are upon the noses of the passengers: and there shall they face of the eartlı, shall shake at my presence, bury Gog and all his multitude: and they and the inountains shall be thrown down, and shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog. the stecp places shall fall, and every wall shall 12 And seven monthis shall the house of Isfall to the ground.

rael be burying of them, that they may cleanse 21 And I will call for a sword against him the land. throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall buy Gop: every man's sword shall be against his them: and it shall be to them a renown the brother.

day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord And I will plead against hiin with pesti- | God. tence and with blood, and I will rain upon 14 And they shall sever out men of contihim, and upon his bands, and upon the many nual employment, passing through the land people that are with him, in overflowing rain, to bury with the passengers those that remain and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it :

23 Thus will I magnify inyself, and sanctify alter the end of seven months shall they myself; and I will be known in the eyes of search. many nations, and they shall know that I am 15 And the passengers that pass through the Lord.

the land, when any sceth a man's bone, then CHAP. XXXIX.

shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers 1 God's julgment upon Gog. 8 Israel's victory. have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. 11 Gog's burial in Hamou-gog. 17 The feast

16 And also the name of the city shall be of the souls. 23 Israel, kuving licen plagued Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land. for their sins, shall be gathered again with 17 || And, thou son of man, thus saith the etornal favour.

Lord Gon; Speak unto every feathered fowl, T THEREFORE, thou son of man, prophe- and to every beast of the field, Assemble

sy against Gog, and say, 'Thus saith the yourselves, and come; gather yourselves in Lorel Gov; Behold, I am against thee, o every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and T'u- for you, crcną great sacrifice upon the mounbal:

tains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh), and 2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but drink blood. the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to 18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and come up from the north parts, and will bring drink the blood of the princes of the eartlı, of thee upon the mountains of Israel:

rams, of lambs, and of goals, of bullocks, all 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left of them fatlings of Bashan. hand, and will cause thine arrows to fallout 19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and of thy right hand.

drink blood till ye be runken, of my sacri4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Is. Gce which I have sacrificed for you. mel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people 20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with that is with thee: I will give thee unto ihe horses and chariots, with mighty men, und ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts with all men of war, saith the Lord God. of the field, to be devoured.

21 And I will set my glory among the hea5 Thou shalt falt upon the open field: for then, and all the heaihen shall see my judgI have spoken it, saith the Lord God. ment that I have executed, and my hand that

6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and I have laid upon them. among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: 22 So the house of Israel shall know that I and they shall know that I am the LORD. am the LORD their God from that day and 7 So will I make my holy name known in forward. the midst of my people Israel; and I will not 23 9 And the heathen shall know that the let them pollute my holy name any more: and house of Israel went into captivity for their

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Erekiel s vision.

EZEKIEL

Description of the iniquity: because they trespassed against me, threshold of the gate by the porch of the therefore hid I my face from them, and gave gate within was one reed. thein into the hand of their enemies: so fell 8 He measured also the porch of the gate they all by the sword.

within, one reed. 24 According to their uncleanness and ac- 9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, cording to their transgressions have I done eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cuunto them, and hid my face from them. bits; and the porch of the gate was inward.

25 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Now 10 'And the little chambers of the gate eastwill I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and ward were three on this side, and three on have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, that sile; they three were of one measure; and will be jealous for my holy name; and the posts had one measure on this side

20 After that they have borue their shame, and on that side. and all their trespasses whereby they have 11 And he measured the breadth of the en. urspassed against me, when they dwelt safe try of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of ly in their land, and none made them afraid. the gate, thirteen cubits. 27 When I have brought them again from 12 The space also before the little chambers the people, and gathered them out of their was one cubit on this side, and the space enemies' lands, and am sanctitied in them in was one cubit on that side: and the little the sight of many nations;

chainbers wcre six cubits on this side, and 23 Then shall they know that I am the six cubits on that side. Lord their God, which caused them to be .13 He measured then the gate from the roof led into captivity among the heathen: but I of one little chamber to the roof of another; have gathered them unto their own land, the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door and have left none of them any inore there. against door. 29 Neither will I hide my face any more 14 He made also posts of threescore cubits, from them: for I have poured out my Spirit eren unto the post of the court round about upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God. the gate. CHAP. XL.

15 And from the face of the gate of the en. 1 The time, manner, and end of the vision. 6 The trance unto the face of the porch of the inner

description of the east gate, 20 of the north gate were fifty cubits. gate, 24 of the south gate, 32 of the east gate,

'16 And there were narrow windows to the 35 and of the north gate. 33 Eight tables. 44 little chambers, and to their posts within the The chambers. 48 The porch of the house. gate round about, and likewise to the arches : N

vity, in the beginning of the year, in the upon each post were palm-trees. lenth day of the month, in the fourteenth 17 Then brought he me into the outward year after that the city was omitten, in the court, and lo, there were chambers, and a self-same day the Land of the LORD was pavement made for the court round about: upon me, and brought me thither.

thirty chambers were upon the pavement. 2 In the visions of God brought he me into 18 And the pavement by the side of the the land of Israel, and set me upon a very gates over against the length of the gates was high mountain, by which was as the frame the lower pavement.. of a city on the south.

19 Then he measured the breadth from the 3 And he brought me thither, and behold, forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront there was a man, whose appearance was like of the inner court without, a hundred cubits the appearance of brass, with a line of flax eastward and northward. in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he 20. And the gate of the outward court that stood in the gate.

looked toward the north, he measured the 4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, length thereof, and the breadth thereof. behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine 21 And the little chambers thereofwere three ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall on this side and three on that side; and the shew thee; for to the intent that I might posts thereof and the arches thereof were alshew them unto thee art thou brought hither: ter the measure of the first gate: the length declare all that thou seest to the house of thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five Israel.

and twenty cubits. 5 And behold a wall on the outside of the 22 And their windows, and their arches, house round about, and in the man's hand a and their palm-trees, were after the measure measuring reed of six cubits long by the cu- of the gate that looketh toward the east: and hit and a hand-breadth: so he measured the they went up unto by seven steps; and the. breadth of the building, one reed: and the arches thereof were before them. height, one reed.

23 And the gate of the inner court was over 6 Then came hie unto the gate which against the gate toward the north, and tolooketh toward the east, and went up the ward the east: and he measured from gate stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of to gate a hundred cubits. the gate, which was one reed broad; and the 24 After that he brought me toward the other threshold of the gate, which was one south, and behold a gate toward the south : reed broad.

and he measured the posts thereof and the 7 And every little chamber was one reed arches thereof according to these measures. long, and one reed broad; and between the 25 And there were windows in it and in the little chaubers were five cubits: and the larches thereof round about, like those win

gales of the temple,

CHAP. XLI.

and of its chambers, fr. dows: the length was fifty cubits, and the fastened round about: and upon the tables breadth five and twenty cubits.

was the flesh of the offering. 26 And there were seven steps to go up to 44 | And without the inner gate were the it, and the arches thereof were before them: chambers of the singers in the inner cout, and it had palm-trees, one on this side, and which was at the side of the north gate; and another on that side, upon the posts thereof their prospect was toward the south: one al 27 And there was a gate in the inner court the side of the east gate haring the prospect toward the south: and he measured from gate toward the north. to gate toward the south a hundred cubits. 45 And he said unto me, This chamber,

28 And he brought me to the inner court by whose prospect is toward the south, is for the south gate: and he ineasured the south the priests, the keepers of the charge of the gate according to these measures ;

house. 29 And the little ciambers thereos, and the 46 And the chamber whose prospect is 10posts thereof, and the arches thereof, accord- ward the north, is for the priests, the keepers ing to these measures: and there were win- of the charge of the altar: these are the song dows in it and in the arches thereof round of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which como about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and near to the LORD to minister unto himn. twenty cubits broad.

47 So he measured the court, a hundrelcu. 30 And the arches round about were five and bits long, and a hundred cubits broad, fourtwenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

square ;

and the altar that was before the 31 And the arches thereof were toward the house. outer court; and palın-trees were upon the 48 | And he brought me to the porch of the posts thereof: and the going up to it had house, and measured each post of the porch, eight steps:

five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that 32 s1 And he brought me into the inner court; side: and the breadth of the gate was three woward the east: and he measured the yaie cubits on this side,and three cubitson that side. according to these measures.

49 The length of the porch was twenty.co 33 And the little chambers thereof, and the bits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and he posts thereof, and the arches thereof, were brought me by the steps whereby they went according to these measures: and there were up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, windows therein and in the arches thereof one on this side, and another on that side. round about: it itas fisty cubits long, and five

CHAP. XLI. and twenty cubits broad.

The measures, purts, chambers, and ornaments 34 And the arches thereof were toward the

of the temple. ; and posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: A temple, and measured the posts

, six cue and the going up to it had eight steps. bits broad on the one side, and six chibits

35 | And he brought me to the north gate, broad on the other side, which was the breadth and measured it according to these measures; of the tabernacle.

36 The little chambers thereof, the posts? And the breadth of the door was ten cuthereof, and the arches thereof, and the win- bits; and the sides of the door were five cu. dows to it round about: the length was bits on the one side, and five cubits on the bfty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty other side: and he measured the length cubits.

thereof, forty cubits: and ihe breadth, twen37 And the posts thereof were toward the ty cubits. outer court; and palm-trees rrere upon the 3 Then went he inward, and measured the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: post of the door, two cubits; and the door, and the going up to it had eight steps. six cubits; and the breadth of the door, se.

38 And the chambers, and the entries there- ven cubits. of were by the posts of the gates, where they 4 So he measured the length thereof, twenty washed the burnt-offering:

cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before 39 © And in the porch of the gate were two the temple: and he said unto me, This is the tables on this side, and two tables on that most holy pluce. side, to slay thereon the burnt-offering, and 5 Afier, he measured the wall of the house, the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering. six cubits; and the breadth of every side

40 And at the side without, as one goeth up chamber, four cubits, round about the house to the entry of the north gate, vere two ta- on every side. bles; and on the other side, which was at 6 And the side-chambers were three, one the porch of the gate, were two tables. over another, and thirty in order; and they

41 Four tables were on this side, and four entered into the wall which was of the house tables on that side, by the side of the gåte; for the side-chambers round about, that they eight tad.ee, whereupon they slew their sa- might have hold, but they had not hold in the crifices.

wall of the house. 42 And the four tables were of hewn stone 7 9 And there was an enlarging, and a wind. for the burnt-offering, of a cubit and a half ing about still upward to the side-chainbers: long, and a cubit and a half broad, and one for the winding about of the house went still cubit high: whereupon also they laid the in- upward round about the house; therefore the struments wherewith they slew the burut-of-breadth of the house was still upward, and fering and the sacrifice.

so increased from the lowest chamber to the 43 And within were books, a land broad, i highest by the midst.

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EZEKIEL The chambers of the priests. 8 I saw a!so the height of the house round | doors of the temple, cherubims and palmabout: the foundations of the side-chambers trees, jike as were made upon the walls; and ucre a full reed of six great cubits.

there were thick planks upon the face of the 9 The thickness of the wall, which was for porch without. the side-chamber without, uns five cubits: 26 And there were narrow windows and and that which was left was the place of the palm-trees on the one side and on the other eide-chambers that were within.

side, on the sides of the porch, and upon

the 10 And between the chambers was the wide- side-chainbers of the house, and thick planks. ness of twenty cubits round about the house

CHAP. XLII. on every side.

1 The chambers for the prieste. 13 The use there11 And the doors of the side-chambers were of. 19 The measures of the outward court. toward the place that was lesi, one door to- THEN he brought me forth into the outer ward the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was he brought me into the chamber that was Jeft rcas five cubits round about.

over against the separate place, and which 12 Now the building that was before the se- was before the building toward the north. parate place at the end toward the west was 2 Before the length of a hundred cubits was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the the north door, and the breadth was fifty building was five cubits thick round about, cubits. and the length thereof ninety cubiis.

3 Over against the twenty cubits which 13 So he ineasured the house, a hundred vere for the inner court, and over against cubits long; and the separate place, and the the pavement which was for the outer court, building, with the walls thereof, a hundred was gallery against gallery in three stories. cubits long;

4 And before the chambers was a walk of 14 Als) the brea.lth of the face of the house, ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cu. and of the separate place toward the east, a bit; and their doors toward the north. hundred cubits.

5 Now the upper chambers were shorter : 15 And he measured the length of the build- for the galleries were bigher than these, than ing overagainst the separate place which was the lower, and than the middlemost of the behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one building. side and on the other side, a lundred cubits, 6 For they were in three storics, but had with the inner temple, and the porches of the not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therecourt;

fore the buiding was straitened more than the 16 The door posts, and the narrow win- i lovest and the iniddlemost from the ground. dows, and the galleries round about on their 7 And the wall that was without over three stories, over against the door, ceiled against the chambers, toward the outer court with wood round about, and from the ground on the forepart of the chambers, the length up to the windows, and the windows were thereof roas fifty cubits. covered ;

8 For the length of the chambers that were 17 To that above the door, even unto the in the outer court was fifty cubits: and lo, inner house, and without, and by all the wall before the temple were a hundred cubits. round about within and without by measure. 9 And from under these chambers was the

18 And it was made with cherubims and entry on the east side, as one goeth into them palm-trees, so that a palm-tree was between from the outer court. a cherub and a cherub; and erery cherub 10 The chambers were in the thickness of had two faces;

the wall of the court toward the east, over 19 So that the face of a man was toward the against the separate place, and over against palm-tree on the one side, and the face of a thie building. young lion toward the palm-tree on the other 11 And the way before them was like the side: it was made through all the house round appearance of the chambers which were toabout.

ward the north, as long as they, and as broad 20 From the ground unto above the door as they: and all their goings out were both were cherubims and palm-uees made, and according to t!reir fashions, and according to on the wall of the temple.

their doors. 21 The posts of the temple were squared, 12 And according to the doors of the chamand the face of the sanctuary; the appear- hers that were toward the south was a door ance of the one as the appearance of the in the head of the way, even the way directother.

ly before the wall toward the east, as one 22 The altar of wood was three cubits higli, entereth into thein. and the length thereof two cubits; and the 13 f 'Then said he unto me, The nortli corners thereof, and the length thereof, and chambers and the south chambers which the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said are before the separate place, they be holy unto me, This is the table that before the chambers, where the priests that approach LORD.

unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things; 23 And the temple and the sanctuary had there shall they lay the most holy things, and two doors.

the meat-offering, and the sin-offering, and 24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, the trespass-offering; for the place is holy. fio turning leaves; two leaves for the one 14 When the priests enter therein, then door, and two leaves for the other door. shall they not go out of the holy place into 25 And there were made on them, on tiel the outer court, but there they shall lay their

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