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The roll of prophecy.

Chap. ill. iv.

Ezekiel eateth the roll. 6 9 And thou, Son of man, be not afraid of of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was them, neither be afraid of their words, though strong upon me. driers and thorns be with thee, and thou doft 151 Then I came to them of the capti. dwell amongscorpions: be not afraid of their vitý at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of words, not be dismayed at their looks, Chebar, and I fat where they sat, and rethough they be a rebellious house.

mained there aftonished among them seven 7 And thou shalt speak my words unto days. them, whether they will hear, or whether 16 And it came to pass at the end of leven they will for bear; for they are inoit rebel- day's, that the word of the Lord came unto lious.

me, saying, 8 But thou, Son of man, hear what I say un- 17 son of man, I have made thee a watch. to thee; Be not thou rebellious' like that re. man unto the house of Israel: therefore hear bellious house : open thy mouth, and cat that the word at my mouth, and give them warn. I give thee.

ing from me. 8 I And when I looked, behold, an hand 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou thalt was fent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a buok surely die; and thou giveft him not warning, was therein;

nor speake it to warn the wicked from his 0 And he spread it before me: and it was wicked way, to save his life; the same wick. written within and without : and there was ed man shall die in his iniquity ; but his blood written therein lamentations, and mourning, will I require at thine hand. and woe.

19 Yet it thou warn the wicked, and he turn CHA P. III.

not from his wickedness, apr from his wick1 Ezekiel eateth the roll: 15 God soewerhed way, he mall die in his iniquity ; but thou

bim the rule of prophesy, 22 and Mburreth haft delivered thy soul. and openeth the propber's mouth.

20 Again, when a righ:eous mon doth turn her , that thou findett; eat this roll, and go and I lay duttumblingblock before him he mali fpeak unto the house of ifrael.

die : because thou haft not given him warn2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me ing, he shall die in his fin, and his righteous. to eat that roll.

nefs which he hath done shall not be remem. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause bered; but his blood will I requst at thine thy belly to eat and 611 thy bowels with this hand. roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. man, that the righteous sin not, and he doch

4 And he said unto me, son of man, go not in, he thali lurely live, because he is get thee unto the house of 'Ifrael, and speak warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul, with my words unto them.

22 And the hand of the LORD was there 5 For thou art not fent to a people of a upon me; and he said unto me; Arise, go Arange speech and of an hard language, but forth into the plain, and I will there talk with to the house of Israel :

thee. 6 Not to many people of a strange speech 23 Then I arose, and went forth into the and of an hard language, whose words thou cantt plain : and, vehold, the glory of the Lord not underttand. Surely had I sent thee itood there, as the glory which I saw by the to them, they would have hearkened unto river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. thee.

24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set 7 But the house of Israel will not hearken me upon my feet, and spake with me, and unto thee : for they will not hearken unto said unto me, Go, thut thyself within thine me: for all the house of Israel are impudent house. and hardhearted.

25 But thou, o son of man, behold, they 8. Behold, I have made thy face Atrong agairat shall put bands upon thee, and thall bind thee their faces, and thy forehead Atrong againft with them, and thou thalt not go out among their foreheads.

them. 9 Asan adamant harder than Aint, have I 26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to made thy forehead : fear them not, neither the roof of thy mouth that thou shalt be dumb, be dismayed at their looks, though they be a and thalt not be to them a reprover: for they rebellious house.

are a rebellious house. 10 Moreover he said unto me, son of man, 27 But when I speak with thee, I will opea all my words that I shall speak unto thee re. thy mouth, and thou thalt say unto them, ceive in thine heart, and hear with thine Thus faith the Lord God; He that heareth, cars.

let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him 11 And go, get thee to them of the capti- forbear : for they are a rebellious houle. yity, unto the children of thy people, and

CHA P. IV. Speak unto them, and tell them, Thus faith By the type of a flege is served the time from the Lord God; whether they will hear, or Jereboam's defection to the captivity: whether they willforbear.

!? Then the spirit took me up, and I heard lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it behind me a voice of a great ruihing, saying, the city, even Jerufalem : Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his 2 And lay siege againit it, and build a fort place.

againft is, and cast a mount against it; set the 13. I beard also the noise of the wings of camp also againt it, and fet battering rams the living creatures that touched one another, against it round about. and the noise of the wheels over againft them, 3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and a noise of a great rushing.

and set it for a wall of iron between ince 14 So the spirit listed me up, andtook me and the city; and set thy face against it, Away, and I went in vitteraeis, in the heat and it hall be begeged, and thou mall

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and the type of bair, lay fiege againnt it. This pall be a hgn to the 3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few ja num. house of Israel.

ber, and bind them in thy skirts. 4. Lie thou also upon thy lest fide, and lay 4 Then take of them again, and caft them the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: ac. into the midnt of the fire, and burn them in cording to the number of the days that thou the fire; for thereof thall a tire cone torth in Malt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. to all the house of lfrael.

5. For have laid upon thee the years of 3.9 This faith the Lord GOD; This is je. their iniquity, according to the number of the ruralem : 1 have set it in the midnt of the na. days, three hundred and ninety days: so tions and countries that are round about her. thalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of 6 And the hath changed my judgmcats Israel.

into wickedness more than the nations, and 6 And when thou hast accomplished them, my Matutes more than the countries that on die again on thy right side, and thou' malt round about her: for they have rutused my bear the iniquity of inc house of Judah forty judgments and my ftatutes, they have no days: I have appointci Chee each day for a walked in them. year.

7 Therefore thus faith the Lord God; Bee 7 Therefore thou malt set thy face toward cause ye multiplied more than the nations the fiege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be that are round about you, and have not walk uncovered, and thou malt prophesy against it. ed in my itatutes, neither have kept my judg.

8 And behold, I will lay bands upon thee, ments, neither have done according to the and thou thalt not turn thice from one side judgments of the nations that are round about ic another, till thou hart ended the days of you ; thy tiege.

8 'Therefore thus faith the Lord God ; Be. 9 q Take thou also unto thee wheat, and hold 1, even I, am against thee, and will exbarley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, ecute judgments in the midst of thee, in the and titches, and put them in one vessel, and fight of the nations. make thec bread thereof, according to the 9 And I will do in thee that which I have number of the days that thou shalt lie upon not donc, and whereunto I will not do any thy side: three hundred and ninety days shalt more

the like; because of all thine abomina. thou eat thereof.

tions. 10 An any meat which thou shalt eat fall 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the song be by weight, twenty Mckels a day: from in the midst of thee, and the fons Mall cat time to time shalt thou cat it.

their fathers; and I will execute judgmeals u Thou falt drink also water by measure, in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will the fixth part of an hin : from time to time I scatter into all the winds. thalt thou drink.

11 Wherefore, as I live, Saith the Lord 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, God; Surely, because thou haft defiled my and thou malt bake it with dung that com. Sanctuary with all thy deteftable things, and cth out of man, in their fight.

with all thinc abominations, therefore will i 13 And the LORD said, Even thus tall also diminif thee; pcither' thall mine eye the children of Israel eat their defiled bread spare, neither will I have any pity. among the Gentiles, whither I will drive 12 TA third part of thee ihall die with the them.

peftilence, and with famine thall they'be con. 14 Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my fumed in the midft of thee: and a third part foul hath not been polluted: for from my fall ball by the sword round about thee; youth up, even till now, have I not eaten of and I will

scatter a third part into all the that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; winds; and I will draw out a sword after neither came there abominable fleth iuto my them. mouth.

13. Thus Thall mine anger be accomplished, 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given and I will cause my fury to rett upon them, Thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thon and I will be comforted; and they thali Dalt prepare thy bread therewith.

know that I the Lord have spoken it is my 169 Moreover tie said unto me, Son ofman, zeal, when I have acconiplithed my fury in behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jeru- them. falem, and they shall eat bread by weight, 14 Moreover I will make thee wante, and and with care; and they fall drink water a reproach among the nations that are round by measure, and with aftonishment :

about thee, in the right of all that pars by. 17 That they may want bread and water, 15 So it thall be a reproach and a taunt, an and be aftonied one with another, and con- inftrućtion and an attonithment unto the na. Sume away for their iniquity.

tions that are round about thee, when I Mall CHAP. V.

execute judgments in thee in anger and in 1 Under the type of hair, s is bewed the fury, and in furious rebukes. I the LORD judgment of Jerusalem for their rebellion, have spoken it, 12 by famine, sword, and dispersion. 16 When I shall send upon them the evil

knife, take thee a barber's razor, and destruction, and which I will send to deftroy cause it to pass upon thine head, and upon yon: and I will increase the famine upon thy beard : then take thee balances to weigh you, and will break your staff of bread. and divide tl.e bair.

17 so will I send upon you famine, and 2 Thou malt burn with fire a third part in evil beasts, and they thall bereave thee; and the midst of the city, when the days of the peftilence and blood Mall pass thruugh thee; fiege are fulfilled: and thou fait take a third and I will bring the sword upon chec, I the part and smite about it with a knife: and a Logd have spoken it Third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and

C H A P. VI. I will draw out a sword after thicm.

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I remnant of Ifrael saved. Chap. vi, vil.

Their final defolation. A remnant foail be saved. II The faith. the end is conie upon the four corners of the fulare exhorted 29 lament their calamities. land.

3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will A Nay ine word of the Lord came unto me,

send mine anger upon thee, and will juage 2 Son of man, set thy face toward the thee according to thy ways, and will recom. mountains of Israel, and prophesy against pense upon thee all thine abominations them,

4. And mine eye thall not spare thee, neither 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the will I have pily : but I will recompense thy word of the Lord GOD; Thus faith the Lord ways upon thee, and thine aboninations thall God to the mountains and to the hills, to the be in the midit of thee; and ye thall know rivers and to the vailies; Behold, I, even I, that I am the LORD. will bring a shord upon you, and I will deftroy Ś Thus faith the Lord God; An evil, an your high places.

only evil, behold, is come. 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and 6 An end is come, the end is come : it your images thall be bruken: and I will cart watcheth for thee; behold, it is come. down your dain men before your idols. 7. The morning is come upon thee, O thou

§ And I will lay the dead carcases of the that dwelleft in the land: the time is com”, children of Israel before their idols; and I will the day of trouble is near, and not the sound. scatter your bones round about your altars. ing again of the mountains,

6 In all your dwelling-places the cities shall 8 Now will I thortly pour out my fury upon be laid waste, and the high places thall be thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee; desolate; that your aliars may be laid and I will judge thee according to thy ways, waite and made desolate, and your idols may and will recompense chce for all thing abo. be broken and cease, and your images minations. may be cut down, and your works may be 9. And mine eye shall not spare, neither abolithed.

will i have pity : I will recompense thee ac. 1 And the Nain thall fall in the midst of you; cording to thy ways, and thine abominations and ye thall know that I am the LORP. that are in the midst of thee; and ye thall

8 6 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may know that I am the LORD that (mitech. have some that shall escape the sword among 10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the the nations, when ye Mall be scattered through morning is gone forth; the rod hath blotrom the countries,

ed, pride hath budaed. 9 And they that escape of you shall remem- 1 Violence is risen up into a rod of wicked ber me among the nations, whither they nels : none of them fball remain, nor of their Thall be carried captives, because I am multitude, lor of any of theirs : neither part broken with their whorith heart, which hath there be wailing for them. departed from me, and with their eyes, 12 The time is come, che day draweth which go a whoring after their idols : and near ; let not the buyer rejoice, nor the selthey ihall loathe themselves for the evils ler niourn: for wrath is upon all the multiwhich they have committed in all their tude thereof. aboniinations.

13 For the seller shall not return to that 10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, which is fold, although they were yet alive : and that I have not said in vain that I would for the vision is touching the whole multitude do this evil unto them.

thereof, which shall not return; neither Mall 11 g Thus faith the Lord GOD, Smite with any ftrengthen himself in the iniquity of his thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, life. Alas, for all the evil

abominations of the house 14 They have blown the trumpet, even to of Israel! for they thall fall by the sword, by make all ready; but none goeth to the batthe famine, and by the peftilence.

tle : for my wrath is upon all the multitude 12 He that is far off thall die of the petti. thereof. lence; and he that is near thall fall by the 15 The sword is without, and the peftilence

sword ; and he that remaineth and is belieg- and the famine within : he that is in the -1

ed shall die by the faminc : thus will i ac- field shall die with the sword; and he that complith my fury upon them.

is in the city, famine and pefticace thall de 13 Then thall ġe know that I am the LORD, vour him. when their llain men shall be among their 16 & But they, that escape of them hall

idola round about their altars, upon every high escape, and shall be on the mountains like shill, in all the tops of the mountains, and doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, from under every green tree, and under every every one for his iniquity. h thick oak, the place where they did offer 17 All hands ihall be feeble, and all knees do sweet Savour to all their idols.

Thall be weak as water. 14 So will ittretch out my hand upon them, 18 They shall also gird themselves with and make the land defolaté, yea, more deso- fackcloth, and horror ihall cover them; und

late than the wilderness toward Diblath, in Thame ball be upon all faces, and baldness in all their habitations: and they thall know upon all their heads. Tu that I am the LORD.

19. They shall caft their silver in the Atreets, CHA P. VII.

and their gold shall be removed: their filver Ifrael's final desolation. 16 The mournful and their gold thall not be able to deliver repentance of them that escape. 23 Under them in he day of the wrath of the LORD: the type of a chain is bewed their mijer, they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fiil able captivity.

their bowels : because it is the ftumbling. Moreover, they word of the Lord came block of their iniquiry:

20 ( As for the beauty of his ornament, he 2 Also, thou son of man, thus faith the set itin majeity: hut they made the images Lord God unto the land of Israel; da end, of their abominations and of their deter

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Ifrael's miferable captivity: EZEKIEL.

The marked preserved. able things thercin : therefore have I set it nable beasts, and all the idols of the hone far from them.

of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round 21 And I will give it into the hands of the about. frangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the 11 And there ftood before them seventy carth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and

22 My face will I turn also from them, and in the midt of them ftood Jaazaniah the fon they shall pollute my secret place: for the of Shaphan, with cvers man his censer robbers thall enter into it, and defile it. in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense

23. Make a chain : for the land is full of went up. bloody crimes, and the city is full of vio- 12 Then said he unto me, son of man, tence.

halt thou seen what the ancients of the house 24. Wherefore I will bring the worf of the of Israel do in the dark, every man in the hearhen, and they shall potle's their houses : chambers of his imagery! For they fay, The I will sin niake the pomp of the strong to Lord secth us not; the J.ORD hath forsaken cease, and their hcly places thall be defiled, the earth.

25 Deftruction cometh; and they thall seek 13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yes peace, and there fall be none.

again, and thou thalt see greater abominations 26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and that they do. fumour shall be upon rumour; then thail they 14 Then he brought me to the door of the seek a vision of the prophet: but the law thall gate of the LORD's house which was toward perish from the prien, and counsel from the ihe north; and, behold, there fat women ancients,

weeping for Tammuz. 27 The king hall mourn, and the prince 15q Then said he unto me, Haft thou seen hall be elothed with defolation, and the this, o Son of man? Turn thee yet again, hands of the people of the land thall be and thou shalt see greater abominations than troubled : I will do unto them after their these. way, and according to their deserts will i 16 And he brought me into the inner court judge them; and they thall know that I am of the Lord's houle, and, behold, at the door the LORD.

of the temple of the Lord, between the porch CHA P. VIII.

and the altar, were about five and twenty i Ezkeic's vision of jealousy. 7 The cham, men, with their backs toward the temple of bers rif imagery.

the LORD, and their faces toward the eat; Axhe's con parinthe financiar de and they wormi pared the fun toward the eart. month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the of Judah fat before me, that the hand of the house of Judah that they commit the abomi Lord God fell there upon me.

nations which they commit here! For they 2 Then I beheld, and lo, a likeness as the have filled the land with violence, and have appearance of fire: from the appearance of returned to provoke me to anger : and, 19, his loins eren downward, fire; and from his they put the branch to their nose. loins even upward, as the appearance of 18 Therefore will I also deal in fury : mine brightness, as the colour of amber.

eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity : 3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and though they cry in mine ears with a loud and took me by a lock of mine head; and voice, yet will I not hear them. the spirit litted me up between the earth and

C H A P. IX. the heaven, and brought me in the visions of i A vifion whereby is fewed the preservation God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner of fome, s and the deftruction of tbe rejt.

8 God cannot be entreated for them. suas the seat of the image of jealousy, which Hvoice laying, Cause them

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Te cried alio in mine ears with a loud provoketh to jealousy.

4. And, behold, the glory of the God of Ir. charge over the city to draw rear, even raci was there, according to the vision that every man with his deitroying weapon in I saw in the plain.

his hand. S Then said he unto me, son of man, 2 And, behold, fix men came from the way lilt up thine eyes now the way toward the of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north. so I lifted up nue eyes the way to north, and every man a Naughter weapon in ward the north, and behold northward at the his hand; and one man among them was gate of the altar thisi inage of jealousy in the clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn entry.

by his fide: and they went in, aud ftood be. 8 ile raid furthermore unto me, son of lide the brafen altar, man, feest thou what they do! even the great 3 And the glory of the God of Israel was abominations that the house of Israel com. gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was mlitetn here, that I thould go far off from to the ihrethold of the houfe. And he called ini sanctuary? But turn thee yet again, and to the man clothed with linen, which had the thou shalt see greater abominations.

writer's inkhorn by his fide; 7 And he brought me to the door of the 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go throug! souri; and when I looked, behold a hole in the midtt of the city, through the midst o the wall.

Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the forcy s Then said he unto me, son of man, dig heads of the men that ligh and that cry for ITOW in the wall: and when I had digged in all the abominations that be done in the midi the wall, beheld a Joor.

thereof. And he said unto me, Goin, and "chold 5 And to the others he said in mir the wicked abominations that they do here. hearing, Go yeatter him through the city

TO Sn I went in and saw: and "ehold e. and smite: It not your eye spare, neitt *form of creeping things, and abomio hare ! epits!

Cherahims and wheels.
Chap. ,xl. The princes'

fin, and judgment. 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, four fides; they turned not as they went, and little children, and women : but come but to the place whither the head lookea not near any man upon whom is the mark; they followed it; they turned not as they and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began wenc. at the ancient men which were before the 12 And their whole body, and their backs, house.

and their hands, and their wings, and the 7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, wheels, were full of eyes round about, even and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth, the wheels that they four had. And they went forth, and new in the city, 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto

8. And it came to pass, while they them in my hcaring, O wheel. were naying them, and I was left, that I tell 14 And every one had four faces the first upon my face, and cried, and said? Ah face was the face of a cherub, and the second Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue face was the face of a man, and the third the of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon face of a lion, and the fourth the race of an Jerusalem!

eagle. 9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of 15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding is the living creature hat I saw by the river great, and the land is full of blood, and the of Chebar. city full of perverseness: for they say, The 16 And when the cherubims went, the LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD wheels went by them; and when the cheru. feech not.

bims lifted up their wings to mount up from 10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not the earth, the same wheels also turned not Spare, neither will I have pity, but I will re. from beside them. compense their way upon iheir head.

17 When they stood, obefe ftood; and when u And, behold, the man clothed with linen, they were litred up, thejelifted up themselves which had the inkhorn by his fide, reported aljó: for the spirit of the living creature was the matter, saying, I have done as thou hart in them. commanded me.

18 Then the glory of the Lord departed C H A P. X.

from off the threshold of the house, and stood 1 The vision of the coals of fire !n he scattered over the cherubims. pucr the city'. 8 The vifon of the cherubims. 19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings

THEN I looked, and, behold, in the firma, and mounted up from the carth in my fight : cherubims, there appeared overf them as it belide them, and every one stood at the door were a sapphire itone, as the appearance of of the caft gate of the LOPD's house; and the the likeness of a throne.

glory of the God of Israel was over them 2 And he spake unto the man clothed with above. linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, 20 This is the living creature that I saw un. even under the cherub, and fill thine hand der the God of Israel by the river of Chebar, with coals of fire from between the cheru- and I knew that they were the cherubims. bims, and scatter them over the city. And 21 Every one had four faces apiece, anit he went in in my fight.

every one four wings; and the likeners of the 3 Now the cherubims food on the right hands of a man was under their wings. five of the house, when the man went in; and 22 And the likeness of their faces was the the cloud filled the inper court,

same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, 4 Then the glory of the Lord went up from their appearances and themselves: they went the cherub, and flood over the threshold of the every one traight forward. house; and the house was filled with the cloud,

СНА Р. XI. and the court was full of the brightness of the 1 The princes' presumption: 4 their lin and LORD'S glory.

judgment. 14 Gold's purpose in saving at was heard even to the outer courirearethe Mbrought me into the eart gate of the

5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings remnant, 21 and punishing the wicked. 6 And it came to pass, that when he had Lord's house, which looketh eastward; and commanded the man clothed with linen, behold at the door of the gate tive and twenty saying, Take fire froin betweea the wheels, men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son from between the cherubims; then he went of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, in, and stood beside the wheels.

princes of the people. 7 And one cherub itretched forth his hand 2 Then said he unto me, son of man, there from between the cherubims unto the fire are the men that devise mischief, and give that was between the cherubims, and took wicked counsel in this city. hereof, and put it into the hands of bin that 3 which say, it is not ncar; let us build was clothed with linen : who took it, and houses: this city is the caldron, and we be want out.

the Aeth. & g And there appeared in the cherubims 4.4 Therefore prophesy against them, pro. the form of a man's hand under their wings. phely, o son of man.

9 And when I looked, behold, the jour s Aud the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one and said unto me, Speak; Thus faith the cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: LORD; Thus have se laid, O house of Israel : and the appearance of the wheels was as the for I know the things that come into your colour of a heryl itone.

mind, erkry oni of them. 10 And as for their appearances, they four 6 Ye have multiplied your Nain in this city, had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the and ye have filled the treets thereof with the midit of a whcel.

flai.. - When they went they went upon their i Therefore thus ra'th the Lord God; your

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