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spirit 'of the living creature was in 18 them. And the glory of the LORD

Twent forth from lover the threshold

of the house, and stood over theicheru19 bim!. And the 'cherubim lifted up

their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight when they went Iforth, and the wheels 21 beside them : and "theyl stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD's house; and

the glory of the God of Israel was (20 over them above. °This is the living

creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I

knew that they were Tcherubim'. * 21 °Every one had four faces apiece,

and every one four wings; and the

likeness of the hands of a man was (22 under their wings. °And las for the

likeness of their faces, "they were the faces which I saw by the river Chebar, their

appearances and themselves; they went every one straight

forward. 11 1 Moreover the spirit "lifted' me up,

and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD's house, which looketh eastward : and behold, at the door of the gate five and twenty men; landi i saw 'in the midst of them! Jaazaniah the son of Azzurl, and Pelatiah the

son of Benaiah, princes of the people. 2)oi And he said unto me, Son of man,

these are the men that devise liniquity',

and that give wicked counsel in this 3 city: 'which say, 3i The time is not

near stol build houses: this city is the 4 caldron, and we be the flesh. There

fore prophesy against them, prophesy, (5 O son of man. °And the spirit of the

LORD fell upon me, and he said unto me, Speak, Thus saith the LORD: Thus have ye said, O house of Israel;

for I know the things that come into 6 your mind. Ye have multiplied your

slain in this city, and ye have filled

the streets thereof with the slain. 7 "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD:

Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron : but 4ye shall

be brought! forth out of the midst of 8 it. 'Ye have feared the sword; and

I will bring the sword upon you, 9 saith the Lord GOD. °And I will

bring you 'forthl out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands

of strangers, and will execute judge10 ments among you.. 'Ye shall fall by

the sword; I will judge you in the

border of Israel; and ye shall know (11 that I am the LORD. "This city shall

not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; I

will judge you in the border of Israel; 12 °and ye shall know that I am the Lord: for

ye

have not walked in my statutes, neither 'have yel executed my judgements, but have done after

the blordinances' of the nationsi that 13 are round about you. °And it came

to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt thou make a full end of

the remnant of Israel ? 14 TAnd! the word of the LORD came 15 unto me, saying, °Son of man, thy

brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel, all of them', are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get 'youl far from the

LORD; unto us is this land given 'for al 16) possession: Otherefore say, Thus saith

the Lord God: Whereasi I have Iremoved" them far off among the Inations', and 'whereas! I have scattered them among the countries, 'yet will I be to them a sanctuary 'for al

little while in the countries where (17 they are! come.

"Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God: I will gather you from the 'peoples', and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and

I will give you the land of Israel. 18 °And they shall come thither, and

they shall take away all the detestable

things thereof and all the abomina19 tions thereof from thence. And I

will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their

flesh, and will give them lan! heart of 20 flesh: °that they may walk in my

statutes, and keep mine ordinances,

and do them : and they shall be my 21 people, and I will be their God. But

as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will 'bring! their way upon their own heads, saith

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6 Heb. redemption. See Lev. xxv.

(have beeni i Or, yet Thavel / Ibeenl' Or, land

25, &c.

VERSION OF 1611.–18 Then .. departed . . off..cherubims; 19 cherubims lift.. out.. also were besides . . every one ; 20 (of).. the cherubims; 22 was .. (same). . (of).

XI. 1 lift.. among

whom Azur; 2 Then .. mischief ; 3 It.. let us; 5 (every one of em); 7 I will

you; 8 a; 11 (but); 12 manners

heathen; 14 Again ; 15 wholly .. ye.. in ; 16 Although . . cast.. heathen .. although .. as .. shall; 17 (even).. people; 10 a; 21 recompense.= [53]

22 the Lord GOD. "Then did the 'cheru

bim! lift up their wings, and the wheels Iwere beside them; and the

glory of the God of Israel was over 23 them above. °And the glory of the

LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain

which is on the east side of the city. 24 °1 And the spirit Wifted! me up, and

brought me in the vision by the spirit of God into Chaldea, to them

of the captivity. So the vision that 25 I had seen went up from me. "Then

I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had shewed

me. 121 The word of the LORD also came 2 unto me, saying, °Son of man, thou

dwellest in the midst of the rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not, 'which have ears to hear, and

hear not; for they are a rebellious 3 house. Therefore, thou son of man,

prepare thee stuff for 2removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may

be they will consider, though they be 4) a rebellious house. "Andi thou shalt

bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for Premoving: and thou shalt

go forth 'thyself! at even in their sight, as 'when menl go forth into 5 lexilel. °Dig thou through the wall in

their sight, and carry out thereby. 6 °In their sight shalt thou bear it upon

thy ishoulderl, and carry it forth in the Idarkl; thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the ground : for I have

set thee for a sign unto the house of (7 Israel. 'And I did so as I was com

manded : I brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for 'removing', and in the even I digged through the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in the

idark', and bare it upon my shoulder 8 in their sight. And in the morning

came the word of the Lord unto me, 9 saying, °Son of man, hath not the

house of Israel, the rebellious house, 10) said unto thee, What doest thou ? °Say

thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God: This 4burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house

of Israel Samong 'whom they are. 11 °Say, I am your sign: like as I have

done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall go finto exilel, into captivity.

12) °And the prince that is among them

shall bear upon his shoulder in the Idark', and shall go forth : they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, 'be

cause he ishalli not see the ground 13 with his eyes. My net also will I

spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare : and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the

Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, 14 though he shall die there. And I

will scatter toward every wind all that are 'round' about him to help him, and

all his bands; and I will draw out the 15) sword after them. And they shall

know that I am the LORD, when I shall disperse them among the nations,

and scatter them through the coun16 tries. But I will leave a few men of

them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the 'nations! whither they come; and they shall know that I am

the LORD. 17 Moreover the word of the LORD 18 came to me, saying, "Son of man, eat

thy bread with quaking, and drink thy

water with trembling and with careful(19 ness; °and say unto the people of the

land, Thus saith the Lord God iconcerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from 'all that

is therein, because of the violence of 20 all them that dwell therein. And the

cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be la desolation!; and ye shall know that I am

the LORD. 21 And the word of the LORD came unto 22 me, saying, "Son of man, what is this!

proverb that ye have in the land of

Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, 23 and every vision faileth? Tell them

therefore, Thus saith the Lord God: I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days

are at hand, and the Beffect of every 24 vision. For there shall be no more

any vain vision nor flattering divination 25 within the house of Israel. °For I am

the Lord; I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall 'be performed':

1 Or, lover against 2 Or, le rile! 3 Or, Iperceive thatl they larel

* Or, loraclet
5 Or, that are among them
• Or, landı

7 Heb, the fulness thereof. 8 Heb. word.

VERSION OF 1611. 22 cherubims . . besides ; 24 Afterwards . . took. XII. 2 a .. they; 4 Then they that .. captivity ; 6 shoulders .. twilight; 7 captivity .. twilight .. (I); 10 that .. them; 11 remove and ; 12 twilight .. that; 15 in; 16 heathen; 19 of .. (of); 20 desolate; 22 that; 25 come

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to pass.

(13 it?

it shall be no more 'deferredi : for in your days, O rebellious house, will I íspeak! the word, and will perform it,

saith the Lord God. 26 Again the word of the LORD came (27 to me, saying, 'Son of man, behold,

they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days

to come, and he prophesieth of times 28 that are far off. Therefore say unto

them, Thus saith the Lord GOD: There shall none of my words be ideferred' any more, but the word which I shall speak' shall be performed',

saith the Lord GOD. 131 And the word of the LORD came 2 unto me, saying, "Son of man, prophesy

against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them

that prophesy out of their own 'heart, 3 Hear ye the word of the LORD ; 'Thus

saith the Lord God: Woe unto the

foolish prophets, that follow their own (4 spirit, fand have seen nothing! oO

Israel, thy prophets have been like *5 foxes in the iwaste places!. 'Ye have

not gone up into the agaps, neither made up the 'fencel for the house of

Israel, to stand in the battle in the *6 day of the LORD. 'They have seen

vanity and lying divination, 'that say!, The Lord saith ; and the LORD hath not sent them : and they shave made

Imen' to hope that the word 'should (7 be confirmedi. "Have ye not seen a

vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith ; albeit I have not

spoken? 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God:

Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am

against you, saith the Lord GOD. 9 °And mine hand shall be lagainst the

prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the 4 councill of my people, neither shall they be written in the Swriting of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye

shall know that I am the Lord GOD. * 10 °Because, even because they have

seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there is no peace; and when! one Ibuildethl up ba wall, "behold, they

daubl it with untempered mortar : 11 °say unto them which daub it with

untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall;

and a stormy wind shall 'rend' it. 12 °Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it

not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed

"Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will even 'rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine

anger, and great hailstones in 14 fury to consume it. So will I break

down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered: and it shall fall, and ye shall be con

sumed in the midst thereof; and ye 15 shall know that I am the LORD. Thus

will I accomplish my 'furyl upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered mortar; and 'I'

will say unto you, The wall is no more, 16 neither they that daubed it; oto wit,

the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is

no peace, saith the Lord God. 17 Andi thou, son of man, set thy face

against the daughters of thy people,

which prophesy out of their own heart; (18 and prophesy thou against them, 'and

say, Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the women that sew pillows lupon! all 7slelbows', and make kerchiefs ifori the head of persons of every stature to hunt souls ! Will ye hunt the souls

of my people, and save souls alive 19 9for yourselves! ? °And ye 'have

profaned' me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to

my people that 'hearken untol lies. 20 °Wherefore thus saith the Lord God:

Behold, I am against your pillows, 10 where with ye there hunt the souls ilto make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms; and 'I' will let

the souls go, even the souls that ye 21 hunt 1lto make them fly. Your ker

chiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am

1 Or, and things which they have

not seen ? Or, breaches 3 Or, have I hoped

• Or, secret
5 Or, iregister!
6 Or, a slight wall
7 Heb. joints of the hands.

VERSION OF 1611. prolonged . . say; 27 (the) ; 28 prolonged .. have spoken done. XIII.2 hearts; 4 are..

..(the).. deserts ; 5 hedge; 6 saying ..others.. they would confirm; 7 (it); 9 upon .. assembly; 10 was .. built.. and lo, others daubed; 11 rent; 13 rent.. (my); 15 wrath ; 17 Likewise;

armholes.. upon. . (will ye)..(the)..that come unto you ; 19 wilì. . pollute. . hear your.= [45]

8 Or, Ye hunt ... and ye save &c. 9 Or, that lare yours! 10 Or, Iwherel ye hunt 11 Or, las birds!

18 to

2 me.

man

22 the LORD. °Because with lies ye

have igrieved! the heart of the righteous, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return

from his wicked way, land be saved 23) alivel: Otherefore ye shall no more

see vanity, nor divine divinations : land! I will deliver my people out of your hand; and ye shall know that

I am the LORD. 141 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before

"And the word of the LORD 3 came unto me, saying, "Son of man,

these men have taken their idols linto their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before

their face: should I be inquired of 4 at all by them? °Therefore speak

unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God: Every man of the house of Israel that taketh' his idols 'intol his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet ; I the LORD will answer him sithereini

according to the multitude of his idols; 5 °that I may take the house of Israel

in their own heart, because they are

all estranged from me through their 6 idols. "Therefore say unto the house

of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God: "Return yel, and turn yourselves from

your idols; and turn away your faces 7 from all your abominations. °For

every one of the house of Israel, or of the istrangers! that isojourn! in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and 'taketh' his idols 'into! his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet to inquire

45 for himself of me; I the LORD will 8 answer him by myself : 'and I will

set my face against that man, and will make him lan astonishment, for! a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people;

and ye shall know that I am the 9 Lord. And if the prophet be 6de

ceived land speaketh' a 'word', I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon

him, and will destroy him from the (10 midst of my people Israel. °And

they shall bear 6their iniquity: the liniquity of the prophet shall be even

as the liniquity of him that seeketh 11 unto him ; "that the house of Israel

may, go no more astray from me, neither 'defile themselves! any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord

GOD. 12 And the word of the LORD came (13) unto me, saying, °Son of man, when

lal land sinneth against me by 'committing a trespass, and I stretch out mine hand upon it, and break the staff of the bread thereof, and send

famine upon it, and cut off from it 14 man and beast; °though these three

men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own

souls by their righteousness, saith * 15 the Lord God. "If I cause noisome

beasts to pass through the land, and they "spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no may pass

through because of the beasts; 16 °though these three men

were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be de.

livered, but the land shall be deso17) late. 'Or if I bring a sword upon

that land, and say, 'Sword, go through

the land; so that I cut off from it 18 man and beast; "though these three

men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither

sons nor daughters, but they only 19 shall be delivered themselves. Or

if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in

blood, to cut off from it man and 20 beast: °though Noah, Daniel, and

Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but de

liver their own souls by their right21 eousness. For thus saith the Lord

God: How much more when I send my four sore judgements upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome 'beasts!, and the pesti

lence, to cut off from it man and 22 beast? °Yet, behold, therein shall

be left 9a remnant that shall be icarriedi forth, both sons and daughters :

1 Or, by promising him life 2 Heb. caused to come up. 3 Or, according Itheretol Another

reading is, he is come in the mul

titude &c.
* Or, of him concerning me
5 Or, lenticedi

6 Or, the punishment of their iniquity 7 Or, bereave 8 Or, Let the sword go 9 Heb. they that escape.

VERSION OF 1611.-22 made . . sad .. by promising him life; 23 for. -XIV. 3 set up .. in; 4 setteth up .. in . . that cometh ; 6 Repent; 7 stranger .. sojourneth .. setteth up in ..a.. of him concerning ; 9 when he hath spoken .. thing; 10 (the punishment of) . . punishment . . punishment; 11 be polluted; 12 again to; 13 the . . trespassing grievously, then will . . (will). . (will).. (will); 21 beast; 22 brought. =[49]

(10 oil.

behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even con

cerning all that I have brought upon 23 it. °And they shall comfort you,

when ye see their iwayi and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done lwithout cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord

God. 151 And the word of the LORD came 2 unto me, saying, °Son of man, what

is the vine tree more than any tree,

Ithe vinel branch which ?is among the 3 trees of the forest? "Shall wood be

taken thereof to makel any work?

or will men take a pin of it to hang 4 any vessel thereon? 'Behold, it is

cast into the fire for fuel: the fire Thath devouredi both the ends of it,

and the midst of it is 'burnedì; is it 5) 'profitable for any work? Behold,

when it was whole, it was Smeet for no work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned,

shall it yet be 3meet for any work? 6 °Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD:

As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the

fire for fuel, so 4will I give the in7 habitants of Jerusalem. °And I will

set my face against them; they shall go Iforth from the fire, 'but the fire shall devour them; and ye shall know

that I am the LORD, when I set my 8 face against them. °And I will make

the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord

GOD. 161 Again the word of the LORD came 2 unto me, saying, °Son of man, cause

Jerusalem to know her abominations, 3) °and say, Thus saith the Lord God

unto Jerusalem: 6Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Ithe Canaan

ite; thel Amorite was thy father, and 4 thy mother 'was an! Hittite.

as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to

Icleansel thee; thou wast not salted 5 at all, nor swaddled at all. None

eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon

thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, 'for that thy person 'was

abhorred', in the day that thou wast 6 born. 'And when I passed by thee,

and saw thee 'weltering in 'thy blood, I said unto thee, 'Thoughi thou 'arti in thy blood, live; yea, I said unto

thee, 'Thoughi thou lart! in thy blood, * (7 live. 'I 'caused thee to multiply as

the bud of the field, and thou didst increase' and 'waxi great, and thou lattainedsti to 8excellent tornament); thy breasts 'werel fashioned, and thine hair was grown; 'yeti thou wast 8 naked and bare. Now when I

passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness : yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the

Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine. 9 °Then washed I thee with water; yea,

I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with

°I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with 'sealskin', and I 10girded thee about with

fine linen, and covered thee with silk. 11 °1 decked thee also with ornaments,

and I put bracelets upon 'thy: hands, 12 and a chain on thy neck. And I put

a 'ring upon thy nose', and earrings

in thine ears, and a beautiful crown 13 upon thine head. "Thus wast thou

decked with gold and silver ; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and

thou didst prosper 'unto royal estatel. 14 °And thy renown went forth among

the inations for thy beauty; for it was perfect, through my 'majesty! which I had put upon thee, saith

the Lord God. 15 But thou didst trust in 'thyl beauty,

and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy lwhore

domsi on every one that passed by ; 16) his it was. "And thou didst take of

thy garments, and 'madest for theel high places 'decked' with divers colours, and playedst the harlot lupon

them!: the like things shall not come, 17 neither shall it be so. "Thou didsti

And

1 Or, lin vaini 2 Or, iwasi 3 Heb. mnade into. * Or, lhavel I Igiveni

5 Or, Thave gonel forth
6 Or, I Thine origini
7 Heb. made thee a myriad.
* Heb. ornament of ornaments.

Or, Iporpoisel-skin 10 Or, lbound thee with la tire of

fine linen

VERSION OF 1611.- 23 ways. -XV. 2 or than a; 3 do; 4 devoureth .. burnt. . meet; 7 out.. one .. and another.

XVI. 3 Canaan..an..a; 4 supple; 5 to the lothing of; 6 polluted .. thine own .. when .. wasť .. when .. wast ; 7 (have) .. hast increased .. waxen .. art come . . ornaments . . are . . is

whereas ; 10 badgers' skin .. (I); 11 thine ; 12 jewel on .. forehead; 13 into a kingdom; 14 heathen ..comeliness; 15 thine own . . fornications; 16 deckedst thy .. thereupon; 17 hast. = [56]

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