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also Itakel thy 'fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest 'for theel 2images of

men, and didst 'play the harloti with 18 them; "and thoul tookest thy broid

ered garments, and coveredst them,

and didstl set mine oil and mine in19 cense before them. °My 'bread' also

which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou Ididst even set it before them for a

sweet savour, and thus it was ; saith 20 the Lord God. Moreover thou hast

taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them

to be devoured. "Werel thy whore21 doms a small matter, °that thou hast slain my

children, and delivered them lup, in scausing them to pass through 22 the fire luntoi them ? "And in all

thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast

naked and bare, and wast Iweltering! 23 in thy blood. And it is come to

pass after all thy wickedness, (woe,

woe unto thee! saith the Lord God) (24 °that thou hast built unto thee fan

eminent place, and hast made thee a 25 "lofty! place in every street. Thou

hast built thy 'lofty! place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty lan abomination, and hast opened thy feet to every one that

passed by, and multiplied 'thy lwhore26 dom!. Thou hast also committed

fornication with the Egyptians, thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast

multipliedi thy whoredom', to pro27 voke me to anger. Behold therefore,

I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine bordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the

daughters of the Philistines, which 28 are ashamed of thy lewd way. °Thou

hast played the tharlot! also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot

with them, and yet thou wast' not 29 satisfied. Thou hast moreover mul

tiplied thy 'whoredom in the land of

Canaan, unto Chaldea ; and yet thou 30 wast not satisfied herewith. °How

weak is thine heart, saith the Lord

God, seeing thou doest all these

things, the work of an imperious 31 whorish woman; 'in that thou build

est thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest 'thy lofty' place in every street ; and hast not been as

lan' harlot, ?in that thou scornest hire. (32 °A wife that committeth adultery !

Ithat taketh strangers instead of her 33 husband ! "They give gifts to all

Tharlots': but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and 'bribesti them, that

they may come unto thee on every 34 side for thy 'whoredomsl. And the

contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, 'in that! none followeth thee to commit lwhoredom: and 'whereas thou givest 'bire!, and no 'hirel is given unto thee, therefore

thou art contrary; 35 Wherefore, O'harlot, hear the word 36 of the LORD: "Thus saith the Lord

God, Because thy Sfilthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers; and 'because of all the idols of thy abominations, and 'for!

the blood of thy children, which thou 37) didst give unto them; "therefore be

hold, I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them against thee ion every sidel, and will discover thy nakedness

unto them, that they may see all thy 38 nakedness. "And I will judge thee,

women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged ; and I will

'bring upon' thee the blood loft fury (39) and jealousy. 'I will also give thee

into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and break down thy 'loftyı places; and they shall strip thee of thy clothes, and

take thy fair jewels : and 'they' shall 40 leave thee naked and bare. They

shall also bring up an assembly against thee, and they shall stone thée

with stones, and thrust thee through 41) with their swords. °And they shall

burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgements upon thee in the sight of many women; and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou shalt also give no hire any


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* Heb. brass

6 Or, lallowance!
6 Or, luntol the land of Itraffic!
? Or, that iscoffeth at heri hire

VERSION OF 1611. – taken .. to thyself .. commit whoredom; 18 thou hast; 19 meat .. hast; 20 Is this of ; 21 to cause ..

. . for; 22 polluted ; 23 came; 24 (also).. high ; 25 high .. to be abhorred.. whoredoms; 26 increased .. whoredoms; 28 whore . . couldest .. be; 29 fornication ; 31 thine high ..a; 32 (but as).. which; 33 whores . . hirest .. whoredom ; whereas . . whoredoms.. in that .. a reward reward; 36 with .. by; 37 round about ; 38 give .. in; 39 (And) .. (shall) .. high

also; 40 a company.= [58]

* *2 more.

°So will I lisatisfyi my fury of Samaria and her daughters, 'and 2l upon thee, and my jealousy shali the captivity of thy captives in the

depart from thee, and I'will be quiet, 54 midst of them : 'that thou mayest * 43) and will be no more angry. Because bear thine own shame, and mayest be

thou hast not remembered the days of lashamed because ofl all that thou thy youth, but hast fretted me in all hast done, in that thou art a comfort these things; therefore behold, I also 55 unto them. And thy sisters, Sodom' will 'bring thy way upon thine head, and her daughters, shall return to their saith the Lord God: and 8thou shalt former estate, and Samaria and her not commit this lewdness above all daughters shall return to their former thine abominations.

estate, 'andi thou and thy daughters Behold, every one that useth prov- shall return to your former estate. erbs shall use this proverb against 56 °For thy sister Sodom was not men

thee, saying, As is the mother, so is tioned by thy mouth in the day of thy 45 her daughter. "Thou art thy mother's 57 pride ; before thy wickedness was

daughter, that loatheth her husband discovered, as at the time of ithel and her children; and thou art the reproach of the daughters of Syria, sister of thy sisters, which loathed and 'of' all that are round about her, their husbands and their children : the daughters of the Philistines, which

your mother was lan! Hittite, and your Ido despite untol thee round about. 46) father an Amorite. 'And thine elder 58 °Thou hast borne thy lewdness and

sister is Samaria, that dwelleth' at thine abominations, saith the LORD. thy left hand, she and her daughters : 59 °For thus saith the Lord God: I will and thy younger sister, that dwelleth even deal with thee as thou hast done,

at thy right hand, is Sodom and her which hast despised the oath in break47 daughters. 'Yet hast thou not walked 60 ing the covenant. °Nevertheless I

lin' their ways, nor done after their will remember my covenant with thee abominations; but, as if that were a in the days of thy youth, and I will

very little thing, thou wast more 'cor- establish unto thee an everlasting 48 rupt than they in all thy ways. As 61) covenant. 'Then shalt thou remem

I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom ber thy ways, and be ashamed, when thy sister hath not done, she nor her thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine

daughters, as thou hast done, thou elder sisters' and thy younger : and 49 and thy daughters. °Behold, this was I will give them unto thee for daugh

the iniquity of thy sister Sodom; 62 ters, but not by thy covenant. And pride, fulness of bread, and 'prosper- I will establish my covenant with thee; ous easel was in her and in her daugh- and thou shalt know that I am the

ters; neither did she strengthen the 63 LORD : 'that thou mayest remember, 50 hand of the poor and needy. And and be confounded, and never open

they were haughty, and committed thy mouth any more, because of thy abomination before me: therefore I shame; when I 'have forgiven thee took ther

away as I saw good. all that thou hast done, saith the Lord 51 "Neither hath Samaria committed God.

half of thy sins; but thou hast mul- 171 And the word of the LORD came tiplied thine abominations more than 2 unto me, saying, "Son of man, put they, and hast justified thy sisters 'by! forth a riddle, and speak a parable

all thine abominations which thou hast 3 unto the house of Israel; °and say, 52) done. "Thou also, bear thine own Thus saith the Lord God: A great

shame, lin that thou hast 'given eagle with great wings and long judgement for thy ósisters; Ithrough! pinions!, full of feathers, which had thy sins that thou hast committed divers colours, came unto Lebanon, more abominable than they, they are 4 and took the 'top' of the cedar: 'he more righteous than thou: yea, be cropped off the Itopmosti of Ithel thou also confounded, and bear thy young twigs 'thereoff

, and carried it shame, in that thou hast justified thy into 'a land of traffic; he set it in a 53 sisters. "And I will burn! again 5 city of merchants. "He took also of

their captivity, the captivity of Sodom the seed of the land, and planted it in and her daughters, and the captivity 8a fruitful isoill; he placed it Ibeside

1 Heb. bring to rest.
? Or, Itowardi
3 Or, Thasti thou not Icommittedl &c. ?

* Or, lwhenl I saw litl
5 Or, Isister!
. Or, lreturn tol

? Or, Ithel land of ICanaanl 8 Heb. a field of seed.

VERSION OF 1611.–42 make . . towards . . to rest; 43 recompense; 45 a; 46 dwell; 47 after .. corrupted; 49 abundance of idleness; 51 in ; 52 which . . judged . . for; 53 When .. shall bring .. then will I bring again ; 54 confounded in ; 55 When . . then ; 57 thy .. despise; 63 am pacified toward ., for. XVII. 3 longwinged . . highest branch ; 4 top .. his; 5 field .. by. = [41]

Imany' waters ; 'hel set it as a willow company make for him in the war, 6 tree. 'And it grew, and became a Iwhen they casti up mounts and buildi spreading vine of low stature, whose 18 forts, to cut off many persons.

Fori branches turned toward him, and the he 'hath! despised the oath by breakroots thereof were under him : so it ing the covenant; land behold!, he became a vine, and brought forth had given his hand, and 'yet! hath

branches, and shot forth sprigs. done all these things; he shall not 7)oThere was also another great eagle 19) escape.

"Therefore thus saith the with great wings and many feathers : Lord God: As I live, surely mine and, behold, this vine did bend lits! oath that he hath despised, and my roots toward' him, and shot forth lits! covenant that he hath broken, I will branches toward him, 'from the 'beds! even 'bring it upon his own head.

of 'its' plantation, that he might water * 20 °And I will spread my net upon 8 it. 'It was planted in a good 'soil by him, and he shall be taken in my snare,

limany waters, that it might bring and I will bring him to Babylon, and forth branches, and that it might bear will plead with him there for his tres

fruit, that it might be a goodly vine. pass that he hath trespassed against * 9) °Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God:

21 me.

°And all his fugitives lin' all his Shall it prosper? shall he not pull bands shall fall by the sword, and up the roots thereof, and cut off the they that remain shall be scattered fruit thereof, that it may' wither; itoward every wind': and ye shall Ithat all lits fresh springing leaves know that I the Lord have spoken it. Imay wither; even without great (22 Thus saith the Lord God: I will

power or 'much! Speople to pluck it also take of the 'lofty top of the cedar, 10 up by the roots thereof? 'Yea, be- and will set it; I will crop off from

hold, being planted, shall it prosper? the 'topmosti of his young twigs a shall it not utterly wither, when the tender one, and I will plant it upon east wind toucheth it? it shall wither * 23 lan' high mountain and eminent : oin in the Ibeds, where it grew.

the mountain of the height of Israel 11 Moreover the word of the LORD will I plant it: and it shall bring forth 12 came unto me, saying, °Say now to boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly

the rebellious house, Know ye not cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl what these things mean? tell them, of every wing; in the shadow of the Behold, the king of Babylon 'camel branches thereof shall they dwell. to Jerusalem, and tooki the king 24 °And all the trees of the field shall thereof, and the princes thereof, and know that I the LORD have brought

Ibrought them to him to Babylon; down the high tree, have exalted the 13) °and he took of the seed 'royali, and low tree, have dried up the green tree,

made a covenant with him; he also and have made the dry tree to flourIbrought him 'underl an oath, and ish: I the LORD have spoken and

'took away the mighty of the land : have done it. 14 °that the kingdom might be base, 18 (1 The word of the Lord came unto

that it might not lift itself up, but 2 me again, saying, "What mean ye, that

that by keeping of his covenant it ye use this proverb sconcerning the (15 might stand. °But he rebelled against land of Israel, saying, The fathers

him in sending his ambassadors in- have eaten sour grapes, and the chil. to Egypt, that they might give him 3 dren's teeth are set on edge? As I horses and much people. Shall he live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not prosper ? shall he escape that doeth have occasion any more to use this

such things ? shall he break the cove- 4 proverb in Israel. Behold, all souls 16 nant, and 'yet escapel ? °As I live, are mine ; as the soul of the father,

saith the Lord God, surely in the so also the soul of the son is mine: place where the king dwelleth that the soul that sinneth, it shall die. made him king, whose oath he de- 5 °But if a man be just, and do Sthat spised, and whose covenant he brake, 6 which is lawful and right, °and hath

even with him in the midst of Baby- not eaten upon the mountains, neither 11 lon he shall die. “Neither shall Pha- hath 'liftedi up his eyes to the idols

raoh with his mighty army and great of the house of Israel, neither hath

1 Or, great
2 Heb. field.

3 Or, penple, I pluckingl &c.
4 Heb. low.

5 Or, lini
6 Heb. judgement and righteousness.

VERSION OF 1611.- great and; 7 her towards . . her by .. furrows .. her; 8 great; 9 it shall .. in .. the .. of her spring .. many; 10 furrows; 12 is come. . hath taken .. led .. with ; 13 hath taken . . king's .. hath taken .. of.. hath . . taken; 15 (or) . . be delivered; 17 by casting .. building; 18 seeing . . when lo; 19 recompense; 21 with .. towards all winds; 22 highest branch .. (high).. top..

XVIII. 1 (And); 6 lift. = [53]


defiled his neighbour's wife, neither

hath come near to a woman in her 7 separation'; 'and hath not 'wrongedi

any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the

hungry, and hath covered the naked 8 with a garment; "he that hath not

given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath

executed true judgement between man 9 and man, 'hath walked in my statutes,

and hath kept my judgements, to deal

truly; he is just, he shall surely live, (10 saith the Lord GOD.

"If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of

blood, and that doeth any one of these 11 things, °and that doeth not any of

those duties, but even hath eaten upon

the mountains, and defiled his neigh12 bour's wife, hath 'wrongedi the poor

and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath

Hifted' up his eyes to the idols, hath 13 committed abomination, °hath given

forth upon usury, and hath taken increase : shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abom

inations: he shall surely ?die; his 14 blood shall be upon him. Now, lo,

if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins, which he hath done, and

81feareth', and doeth not such like, 15 °that hath not eaten upon the mount

ains, neither hath 'lifted' up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel,

hath not defiled his neighbour's wife, 16 °neither hath 'wrongedi any, hath not

Itaken aught to pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath

covered the naked with a garment, 17 °that hath Twithdrawn' his hand from

the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgements, hath walked in my statutes;

he shall not die for the iniquity of his 18 father, he shall surely live. As for

his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good

among his people, 'beholdt, he shall 19 die in his iniquity. Yet say ye,

"Whereforel doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and

right, and hath kept all my statutes,

and hath done them, he shall surely 20 live. "The soul that sinneth, it shall

die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall

be upon him, and the wickedness of (21 the wicked shall be upon him. But

if the wicked turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is law

ful and right, he shall surely live, he (22 shall not die. None ofi his trans

gressions that he hath committed shall be remembered against him: in his

righteousness that he hath done he 23 shall live. Have I any pleasure in

the death of the wicked? saith the Lord God: and not rather that he should return from his 'way', and live? °But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? None of his frighteous deeds that he hath done shall be remembered': in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. 'Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is not my way

equal? are not your ways unequal ? 26 'When Ithel righteous man turneth

away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, band dieth 6there

in ; 'in' his iniquity that he hath done 27 shall he die. Again, when the wicked

man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and do

eth that which is lawful and right, he 28 shall save his soul alive. °Because

he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he

hath committed, he shall surely live, 29 he shall not die. 'Yet saith the house

of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal ? are not your ways unequal ? °Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Return yel, and turn yourselves from all

your transgressions; 8so iniquity shall 31 not be your Pruin. 'Cast away from

you all your transgressions, 'wherein!

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blingblock of iniquity lunto you! . Heb. stumblingblock.

7 Or, for

Version of 1611.- menstruous: 7 oppressed; 10 (the like to); 12 oppressed .. lift; 14 considereth; 15 lift .. oppressed; 16 withholden the; 17 taken off ; 18 lo, even ; 19 Why; 21 (will); 22 All.. (they).. not.. mentioned unto; 23 at all that.. should die .. ways ; 24 All .. righteousness .. not. . mentioned ; 26 a. . in them; for ; 30 Repent; 31 whereby.= [39]

ye have transgressed; and make you

a new heart and a new spirit: for why (32 will ye die, O house of Israel ? °For

I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD:

wherefore turn yourselves, and live. 191 Moreover, take thou up a lamenta2) tion for the princes of Israel, 'and

say, What iwas' thy mother? A lioness: she Icouchedi among lions, lin

the midst of the young lions she 3 nourished her whelps. °And she

brought up one of her whelps; "he! became a young lion : and 'he learned

to catch the prey, 'hel devoured men. 4 °The nations also heard of him; he

was taken in their pit: and they

brought him with hooks! unto the 5 land of Egypt. Now when she saw

that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her

whelps, and made him a young lion. 6 °And he went up and down among the

lions, he became a young lion: and

'hel learned to catch the prey, 'hel (7 devoured men. And he knew their

palaces, and laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the

fulness thereof, 'because of the noise 8 of his roaring. "Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces : and they spread their

net over him; he was taken in their 9 pit. And they put him in la cage

withi shooks!, and brought him to the king of Babylon; they brought him into strong! holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the

mountains of Israel. 10 Thy mother 'was like a vine, in thy

blood, planted by the waters: she was

fruitful and full of branches by reason 11 of many waters. °And she had strong

rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and Bitheir stature was exalted among the thick 'boughs', and 51they

were seen' in 31theirl height with the 12 multitude of stheir branches. But

she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken off' and

withered; the fire consumed them. 13 °And now she is planted in the wilder

ness, in a dry and thirsty Handi. 14 °And fire is gone out of Githe rodsi of

her branches, liti hath devoured her fruit, so that there is in herl no strong

rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a

lamentation. 201 And it came to pass in the seventh

year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders

of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, 2) and sat before me. I And the word

of the LORD came unto me, saying, * 3 °Son of man, speak unto the elders of

Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God: Are ye come to inquire of me? As I live, saith the

Lord God, I will not be inquired of 4 by you. 'Wilt thou judge them, son

of man, wilt thou judge them ? cause

them to know the abominations of 5 their fathers; 'and say unto them,

Thus saith the Lord GOD: In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto

them, saying, I am the LORD your (6) God ; 'in that day I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth

out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing

with milk and honey, which is the 7) glory of all lands : "land! I said un

to them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols

of Egypt; I am the LORD your God. 8 °But they rebelled against me, and

would not hearken unto me; they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said I 'would' pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them

in the midst of the land of Egypt. 9 °But I wrought for my name's sake,

that it should not be (profaned in the sight of the 'nations', among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing

them forth out of the land of Egypt. 10 °Sol I caused them to go forth out of

the land of Egypt, and brought them (11 into the wilderness. And I gave

them my statutes, and shewed them

my judgements, which if a man do, he 12 shall live Sin them. Moreover also I

gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that 'I am the LORD that sanc

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7 Heb. made them to know. & Or, lbyi Or, I the LORD Idol sanctify them

VERSION OF 1611.-32 (ye). — XIX.2 is.. lay down .. among; 3 it ..; 4 chains; 6 and; 7 (desolate).. (he).. by ; 9 ward in chains; 10 is; 11 her .. branches . . she appeared . . her .. her; 13 ground; 14 a rod .. which she hath. XX. 2 Then; 6 (the); 7 then; 8 will; 9 polluted before . . heathen; 10 Wherefore; 11 (even). - [38]

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