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A lamentation for the

CHAP. XXXII.

fearful fall of Egypte CHAP. XXXII.

Ther, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, SA lamentation for the fearful fall of Egypt. 11 saith the Lord God.

The sword of Babylon shall destroy it. 17 It 17 | It came to pass also in the twelfth year, shall be brought down to hell, umung all the in the fifteenth day of the month, thni the ancircumcised nations.

word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of in the twelfth month, in the first day of Egypt, and cast them down, eden her, and the month, that the word of the Lord came the daughters of the famous nations, unto the unto me, saying,

nether parts of the eartlı, with them that go 2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for down into the pit. Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him,

19 Whom dost thou passin beauty ? go dow'n, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and and be thou laid with the uncircumcised. thou art as a whale in the seas, and thou 20 They shall fall in the midst of them that cainest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their the sword : draw her and all her multitudes. rivers.

21 The strong among the mighty shall speak 3 Thus saith the Lord God; I will therefore to himn out of the midst of hell with them that spread out my net over thee with a company help him: they are gone down, they lie un. of many people; and they shall bring thee circumcised, slain by the sword. up in my net.

2. Asshur is there and all her company : 4. Then will I leave thee upon the land, I his graves are about him: all of them slaíii, will cast thee forth upon the open field, and fallen by the sword: will cause all the fowls of the heaven to re- 23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the main upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of pit, and her company is round about her the whole earth with thee.

grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, 5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the moun. which caused terror in the land of the living. tains, and fill the valleys with thy height. 24 There is Elam and all her multitude

6 I will also water with thy blood thie land round about her grave, all of them slain, wherein thou swimmest, eren to the moun- fallen by the sword, which are gone down Lains; and the rivers shall be full of thee. uncircumcised into the nether parts of the

7 And when I shall put thee out, I will co- earth, which caused their terror in the land ver the heaven, and make the stars thereof of the living; yet have they borne their shame dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and with them that go down to the pit. the mioon shall not give her light.

25 'They have set her a bed in the midst of 8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make the slain with all her multitude: hier graves dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy are round about him: all of them ucircunland, saith the Lord God.

cised, slain by the sword: though their ter9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, ror was caused in the land of the living, yet when I shall bring thy destruction among the have they borne their shame with them that nations, into the countries which thou hast go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of not known.

them that be slain. 10 Yea, I will make many people amazed 26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her at thee, and their kings shall be horribly multitude: her graves are round about him: afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, sword before them; and they shall tremble though they caused their terror in the land at every moment, every man for his own life, of the living. in the day of thy fall.

27 And they shall not lie with the mighty 11 | For thus saith the Lord God; The that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which sword of the king of Babylon shall coine are gone down to hell with their weapons of

war: and they have laid their swords under 12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause their heads, but their

iniquities shall be upon thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the na- their bones, though they were the terror of tions, all of them: and they shall spoil the the mighty in the land of the living. pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof 28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst shall be destroyed.

of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with then 13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof that are slain with the sword. from beside the great waters; neither shall 29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her the foot of man trouble them any more, nor princes, which with their might are laid by the hoofs of beasts trouble them.

them that were slain by the sword: they shall 14 Then will I make their waters deep, and lie with the uncircumcised, and with them cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the that go down to the pit. Lord Gop.

30 There be the princes of the north, all of 15 When I shall make the land of Egypt them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone desolate, and the country shall be destitute down with the slain; with their terror they of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite are ashamed their inight; and they lie unall them that dwell therein, then shall they circumcised with them that be slain by the know that I am the LORD.

sword, and hear their share with them that 16 This is the lamentation wherewith they go down to the pit. alall lament her: the dar.ghters of the na- 31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be tions shall lament her: they shall lament for comforted over all his multitude, even Pha

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The duty of a watehnan.

EZEKIEL

The justice of God's ways raoh and all his arıny slain by the sword, 13 When I shall say to the righteous, that saith the Lord God.

he shall surely live; if he trust to his own :52 For I have caused iny terror in the land righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his of the living: and he shall be laid in the righteousnessee shall not be remembered; but midst of the uncircumcised with them that for his iniquity that he hath committed, he are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and shall die for it. all his multitude, saith the Lord God. 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, CHAP. XXXII.

Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his 1 According to the duty of a watchmon, in warn: sin, and do that which'is lawful and right;

ing the people, 7 Ezekiel is admonished of his 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give anty. 10 Ciod sheveth the justice of his ways ag riv that he had robbed, walk in the statutes 17 ile maintaineth his justice. 21 Upon the of life, without committing iniquity; he shall *e 03 of the taking of Jerusalem he prophesi. I surely live, he shall not die. on the desolation of the lanıl. 30 God's judy

16 None of his sins that he hath committed mnent upon the mockers of the prophets.

shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done GAIN the word or the Lord came unto that which is lawful and right; he shall sure. me, saying,

ly live. ? son os man, speak to the children of thy 017 | Yet the children of thy people say, pwople, and say unto them, When I bring The way of the Lord is not equal: but as die sword upon a land, if the people of the for them, their way is not equal. land take a man of their coasis, and set him 19 When the righteous turneth from his for their watchman :

righteousness, and committeth iniquity, lie 3 11 when he seeth the sword come upon shall even die thereby. the lanı, he blow the trumpet, and warn the 19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedpeople;

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and do that which is lawful and right, 4 Then, whosoever heareth the sound of lie shali live thereby. thie trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the 20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not sword come and take liin away; his blood equal. O ye house of Ísrael, I will judge shall be upon his own head.

you every one after his ways. 5 He heard the sound of the trunpet, and 21 | And it came to pass in the twelfth year took not warning; his blood shall be upon of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the him. But lie that taketh warning shall de- fifth day of the month, that one that had esliver his soul.

caped out of Jerusalem came unto me suy6 But if the watchman see the sword con:e, ing, The city is smitten. Hnd blow not the trumpet, and the people be

22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me not warned; if the sword come, and take any in the evening, afore he that was escaped person from anong them, he is taken away came; and had opened my mouth, until he in his iniquity; but his blood will I require came to me in the morning; and iny mouth at the watclunan's hand.

was opened, and I was no more dumb. 7 So thoit, () son of man, I have set thee 23 Then the word of the LORD carne unto a watchman into the house of Israel, there me, saying, fore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, 24 Son of man, they that inhabit those and warn them froin me.

wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, 8 When I say unto the wickeil, O wicked Abraham was one, and lie inherited the man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not land: but we are many; the land is given speak to warn the wicked from his way, that us for inheritance. wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his 25 Wherefore, say unto them, Thus saith blood will I require at thy hand.

the Lord God; Yë eat with the blood, and 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed lois way to turn from it; if lie do not turn blood: and shall ye possess the land ? from his way, he shall die in his iniquity;| 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abobut thou hast delivered thy soul.

mination, and ye defile every one his neigli10 1 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak bour's wife: and shall ye possess the land ? auto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak,.27 Say thou thug unto thein, Thus saiih the saying, If our transgressions and our sins be Lord God; As I live, surely they that are upon us, and we pine away in them, low in the wastes, shall fall by the sword, and him should we then live?

that is in the open field, will I give to the 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the God, I have no pleasure in the death of the forts and in the caves, shall die of the pestiwicked; but that the wicked turn from his lence. way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil 28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? the pomp of her strength shall ceare; and

12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, children of thy people, The righteousness of that none shall pass through. the righteous shall not deliver him in the day 29 Then shall ihey know that I am the of his transgression: as for the wickedness LORD, when I have laid the land most deso. of the wicked, he shall not sall thereby in the late because of all their aboninations which day that he turneth from his wickedness; they have committed. neither shall the righteous be able to live for 30 [ Also, thou son of man, the children of his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. thy people guill are talking against thee by

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AND the word of the Lord came unto

Bad shepherds reproved.

CHAP. XXXIV.

The kingdom of Chrost. the walls and in the doors of the houses, and have been scattered in the cloudy and dark speak one to another, every one to his bro- day. ther, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what 13 And I will bring them out from the peois the word that cometh forth from the Lord.ple, and gather them from the countries, and

31 And they come unto thee as the people will bring them to their own land, and feed cometh, and they sit before thee as my peo: them upon the mountains of Israel by the ple, and they hear thy words, but they will rivers, and in all the inhabited piaces of the not do them: for with their mouth they shew country. much love, but their heart goeth after their 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and

upon the high mountains of Israel shall their 32 And lo, thou art unto thein as a very fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and in a tat pasture shall they feed upon the and can play well on an instrument: for they mountains of Israel. hear thy words, but they do them not. 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause

33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it them to lie down, saith the Lord God. will come,) then shall they know that a pro- 16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring phet hath been among them.

again that which was driven away, and will CHAP. XXXIV.

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that which was broken, and will 1 A reproof of the shepherds. 7 God's judgment strengthen that which was sick: but I will

against them. 11 His providence for kis flock. destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed 20 The kingdom of Christ.

them with judgment.

17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith ,

the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cat2 Son of man, prophesy against the shep-tle and catue, between the rains and the he. herds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, goats. Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; / 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have Wo be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread themselves! should not the shepherds feed down with your feet the residue of your pasthe flocks?

tures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the but ye must foul the residue with your feet? wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed 19 And as for my flock, they eat that which not the flock.

ye have trodden with your feet; and they 4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, drink that which ye have fouled with your feei. peither have ye healed that which was sick, 20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto neither have ye bound up that which was them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between broken, neither have ye brought again that the fat cattle and between the lean cattle. which was driven away, neither have ye 21 Because ye have thrust with side and with sought that which was lost; but with force shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with and with cruelty ilave ye ruled them. your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;

5 And they were scattered, because there is 22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they no shepherd: and they became meat to all the shall no more be a prey; and I will judge bebeasts of the field, when they were scattered. tween cattle and cattle.

6 My sheep wandered through all the moun- 23 And I will set up one Shepherd over tains, and upon every high lill: yea, my them, and he shall feed them, even my serHock was scattered upon all the face of the vant David; he shall feed them, and he shall earth, and none did search or seek after them. be their shepherd.

7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word 24 And I the Lord will be their God, and of the LORD;

my servant David a prince among them; I & As I live, saith the Lord God, surely be the LORD have spoken it. cause my flock became a prey, and my flock 25 And I will make with them a covenant became meat to every beast of the field, be- of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cause there was no shepherd, neither did my cease out of the land: and they shall dwell shepherds search for my flock, but the shep- safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the herds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; woods.

9 Therefore, Oye shepherds, hear the word 26 And I will make them and the places of the LORD;

round about my hill a blessing; and I will 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am cause the shower to come down in his seaagainst the shepherds; and I will require my on; there shall be showers of blessing. tock at their hand, and cause them to cease 27 And the tree of the field shall yield her from feeding the flock; neither shall the fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, shepherds feed themselves any more; for I and they shall be safe in their land, and shall will deliver my Nock from their mouth, that know that I am the LORD, when I have bro. they may not be meat for them.

ken the bands of their yoke, and delivered 11 | For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, them out of the hand of those that served I, eren I, will both search my sheep, and seek themselves of them. them out.

28 And they shall no more be a prey to the 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in heathen, neither shall the beasts of the land the day that he is among his sheep that are devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and pone shall make them afraid. will deliver them out of all places wbere they 29 Add I will raise up for them a plant of

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The judgment of mount Seir. EZEKIEL. Israel revenged and comfortedo renown, and they shall be no more consumed

CHAP. XXXVI. with hunger in the land, neither bear the 1 The land of Israel is comforted, both by do shame of the heathen any more.

struction of thc heathen, who spitefully used 30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD it, 8 and by the blessings of God promised unto their God am with them, and that they, even it. 16 Israel was rejected for their sin, 21 and

shall be restored without thcir desert. 25 The the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.

blessings of Christ's kingdom. 31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pas ALSO, thou son of man, prophesy unto the

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tains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD: CHAP. XXXV.

2 Thus saith the Lord God; Because the The judgment of mount Seir for their hatred of enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the

ancient high places are ours in possession: MI of the LORD 3 Therefore, prophesy and say, Thus saith came unto me, saying,

the Lord God; Because they have made you 2 Son of man, set thy face against mount desolate, and swallowed you up on every Seir, and prophesy against it,

side, that ye might be a possession unto the 3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord God; residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up Behold, Ó mount Seir, I am against thee, in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of and I will stretch out my hand against thee, the people: and I will make thee most desolate.

4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear 4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, the LORD.

to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the deso5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, late wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, and hast shed the blood of the children of Is-, which became a prey and derision to the rerael by the force of the sword in the time of sidue of the heathen that are round about; their calamity, in the time that their iniquity.5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Sure. had an end :

ly in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken 6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, against the residue of the heathen, and against I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood al Idumea, which have appointed my land shall pursue thee: since thou hast not hated into their possession with the joy of all their blood, even blood shall pursue thee. heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for

7 Thus will I make mount Seir most deso- a prey. late, and cut off from it him that passeth out 6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land and him that returneth.

of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and 8 And I will fill his mountains with his slain to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, be. the sword.

cause ye have borne the shame of the heathen: 9 I will make thee perpetual desolations,.7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I bave and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall lifted up my hand: Surely the heathen that know that I am the LORD.

are about you, they shall bear their shame. 10 Because thou hast said, These two na- 8 | But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall tions and these two countries shall be mine, shoot forth your branches, and yield your and we will possess it; whereas the LORD fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at was there:

hand to coine. 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, 9 For behold, I am for you, and I will turn I will even do according to thine anger, and unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: according to thine envy which thou hast used 10 And I will multiply men upon you, all out of thy hatred against them; and I will the house of Israel, even all of it: and the make myself known among them, when I cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall have judged thee.

be builded : 12 And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, 11 And I will multiply upon you man and and that I have heard all thy blasphemies beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: which thou hast spoken against the moun- and I will settle you after your old estates, and trains of Israel, saying, They are laid deso- will do better unto you than at your beginlate, they are given us to consume.

nings: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. 13 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, against me, and have multiplied your words even my people Israel; and they shall possess against me: I have heard them.

thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance; and 14 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the thou shalt no more henceforth bereave thein whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee deso- of men. late.

13 Thus saith the Lord God; Because they 15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, of the house of Israel, because it was deso- and hast bereaved thy nations; late, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be de.

14 Therefore, thou sbalt devour men no solate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even more, neither bereave thy nations any more, all of it: and they shall know that I am the saith the Lord God. LORD.

15 Neither will I cause men to hear in theo Israel rejected for sir.

CHAP. XXXVII. The resurrection of dry bones the shame of the heathen any more, neither| 33 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day shalt thou bear the reproach of the people that I shall have cleansed you from all your any more, neither shalt thou cause thy na- iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the tions to fall any more, saith the Lord God. cities, and the wastes shall be builded.

16 | Moreover the word of the Lord came 34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, unto me, saying,

whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that 17 Son of man, when the house of Israel passed by. dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by 35 And they shall say, This land that was their own way and by their doings: their way desolate is become like the garden of Eden; was before me as the uncleanness of a re- and the waste and desolate and ruined cities moved woinan.

are become fenced, and are inhabited. 18 Wherefore, I poured my fury upon them 36 Then the heathen that are left round for the blood that they had shed iipon the about you shall know that I the Lord build land, and for their idols wherewith they liad the ruined places, anul plant that that was polluted it:

desolate: Ithe Lord have spoken it, and I 19 And I scattered them among the heathen, will do it. and they were dispersed through the coun- 37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for tries: according to their way and according this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to to their doings I judged them.

do it for them; I will increase them with 20 And when they entered unto the hea- men like a flock. then, whither they went, they profaned my 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusa. holy name, when they said to them, These lem in her solemn seasta; so shall the waste are the people of the Lord, and are gone cities be filled with flocks of men: and they forth out of his land.

shall know that I am the Lord. 21 g But, I had pity for my holy name, which

CHAP. XXXVII. the house of Israel had profaned anong the 1 By the resurrection of dry bones, 11 the dead heathen, whither they went.

hope of Israel is revived. 15 By the uniting of 22 Therefore, say unto the house of Israel, two sticks, 18 is sherced the incorporation of Thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for Israel into Judah. 20 The promises of Christ'o your sakes, O house of Israel, but for my holy

kingdom. name's sake, which ye have profaned among Terminal me out in the Spirit of the

THE band , the heathen, whither ye went.

23 And I will sanctify my great name, which LORD, and set me down in the midst of the was profaned among the heathen, which ye valley which was full of bones, have profaned in the midst of thein; and the 2 And caused me to pass by them round heathen shall know that I ain the LORD, saith | about: and behold, there were very many in the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in the open valley; and lo, they were very dry. you before their eyes.

3 And he said unto me, Son of nian, can 24 For I will take you from among the bea- these bones live and I answered, O Lord then, and gather you out of all countries, and God, thou knowest. will bring you into your own land.

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon 25 | Then will I sprinkle clean water upon these bones, and say unto them, o ye dry you, and ye shall be clean: from all your bones, hear the word of the LORD. filthiness, and from all your idols, will 1.5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these

bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a into you, and ye shall live: new spirit will I put within you : and will 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will take away the stony heart out of your filesh, bring up, flesh upon you, and cover you with and I will give you a heart of flesh.

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shall live; 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and and ye shall know that I am the Lord. cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: keep my judgments, and do them.

aud as I prophesied, there was a noise, and 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave behold a shaking, and the bones came to. to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, gether, bone to his bone. and I will be your God.

8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the 29 I will also save you from all your unclean- flesh came up upon them, and the skin conesses: and I will call for the corn, and will vered them above: but there was no breath increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

in them. 30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the and the increase of the field, that ye shall re- wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the ceive no more reproach of famine among the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from heathen.

the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon 31 Then shall ye remember your own evil these slain, that they may live. ways, and your doings that were not good, 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight and the breath came into them, and they for your iniquities, and for your abominations. lived, and stood up upon their feet, an ex.

32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the ceeding great army; Lord God, be it known unto you: be ashamed

11 | Then he said unto me, Son of man, and confounded for your own ways, O house these bones are the whole house of Israel: of Israel.

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