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Sin the cause of Israel's rejection. Chap. Xxxvii. Resurrection of dry bones. 673

20 And when they entered unto the 36 Then the heathen that are left heathen, whither they went, they profan- round about you shall know that I the ed my holy name, when they said to Lord build the ruined places, and plant them, These are the people of the LORD, that that was desolate: 1 the Lord have and are gone forth out of his land.

spoken it, and I will do it. 21 But I had pity for mine holy name,

37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will which the house of Israel had profaned yet for this be inquired of by the house of among the heathen, whither they went. Israel, to do it for them ; I will increase 22 Therefore say unto the house of Is

them with men like a flock. rael, Thus saith the Lord God; I do not 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jethis for your sakes, O house of Israel, rusalem in her solemn feasts ; so shall the but for mine holy name's sake, which ye

waste cities be filled with flocks of men : have profaned among the heathen, and they shall know that I am the LORD. whither ye went.

CHAP. XXXVII. 23 And I will sanctify my great name,

1 By the resurrection of dry bones, 11 which was profaned among the heathen, the dead hope of Israel is revived. 21 which of The firomises of Christ's kingdom.

'HÉ hand of the LORD was upon me, am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. the LORD, and set me down in the midst

24 For I will take you from among the of the valley which was full of bones, heathen, and gather you out of all coun- 2 And caused me to pass by them tries, and will bring you into your own

round about : and behold, there were land.

very many in the open valley; and lo, 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water they were very dry. upon you, and ye shall be clean : from all 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, your filthiness, and from all your idols, can these bones live? And I answered, will I cleanse you.

O Lord God, thou knowest. 26 A new heart also will I give you, and 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upa new spirit will I put within you : and I on these bones, and say unto them, O ye will take away the stony heart out of your dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these

27 And I will put my spirit within you, bones ; Behold, I will cause breath to and cause you to walk in my statutes, and enter into you, and ye shall live : ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and

28 And ye shall dwell in the land that will bring up flesh upon you, and cover I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be you with skin, and put breath in you, and my people, and I will be your God. ye shall live ; and ye shall know that I

29 I will also save you from all your am the LORD. uncleannesses: and I will call for the 7 So I prophesied as I was commandcorn, and will increase it, and lay no ed : and as I prophesied, there was a famine upon you.

noise, and behold a shaking, and the 30 And I will multiply the fruit of the bones came together, bone to his bone. tree, and the increase of the field, that ye 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews shall receive no more reproach of famine and the flesh came up upon them, and among the heathen.

the skin covered them above : but there 31 Then shall ye remember your own was no breath in them. evil ways, and your doings that were not 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto good, and shall loathe yourselves in your | the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say own sight for your iniquities, and for your to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; abominations.

Come from the four winds, O breath, 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith and breathe upon these slain, that they the Lord God, be it known unto you : be ashamed and confounded for your own 10 So I prophesied as he commanded ways, house of Israel.

me, and the breath came into them, and 33 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day they lived, and stood up upon their feet, that I shall have cleansed you from all your an exceeding great army. iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in 11 1 Then he said unto me, Son of the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. man, these bones are the whole house of

34 And the desolate land shall be til- | Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are led, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut all that passed by.

off for our parts. 35 And they shall say, This land that was 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto desolateisbecome like the garden of Eden; them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, and the waste and desolate and ruined cit- O my people, I will open your graves, ies are become fenced, and are inhabited. and cause you to come up out of your

may live.

674 Promise of Christ's kingdom. EZEKIEL.

The malice of Gog: graves, and bring you into the land of 26 Moreover I will nizke a coronant Israel.

of peace with them ; it shall be an ever13 And ye shall know that I am the lasting covenant with them: and I will LORD, when I have opened your graves, place them, and multiply them, and will O my people, and brought you up out of set my sanctuary in the midst of them for your graves,

everinore. 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and 27 My tabernacle also shall be with ye shall live, and I shall place you in your them : yea, I will be their God, and they own land : then shall ye know that I the shall be my people. LORD have spoken il, and performed it, 28 And the heathen shall know that I saith the LORD.

the LORD do sancufy Israel, when my 15 The word of the LORD came again sanctuary shall be in the midst of them unto me, saying,

for everinore. 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take

CHAP. XXXVIII. thce one stick, and write upon it, For Ju- 1 The army, 8 and malice of Gog. 14 dah, and for the children of Israel his God's jadgment against him. companions; then take another stick, and

AND the word of the LORD came unwrite upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, his companions :

the land of Magog, the chief prince of 17 And join them one to another into Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy aone stick ; and they shall become one in gainst him, thinc hand.

3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; 18 | And when the children of thy pec- Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, tie ple shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: not shew us what thou meanest by these? 4 And I will turn thee back, and put

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee God; Behold, I will take the stick of Jo forth, and all thine army, horses and seph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, horsemen, all of them clothed with all and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and sorts of armour, even a great company will put them with him, even with the wish bucklers and shields, all of them stick of Judah, and make them one stick, || handling swords : and they shall be one in mine hand.

5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with 20 | And the sticks whereon thou writ- them; all of them with shield and helmet : est shall be in thine hand before their eyes. 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house

21. And say unto them, Thus saith the of Togarmah of the north quarters, and Lord God; Behold, I will take the chil- all his bands: and many people with thee. dren of Israel from among the heathen, 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for whither they be gone, and will gather thyself, thou, and all thy company that them on erery side, and bring them into are assembled unto thee, and be thou a their own land:

guard unto them. 22 And I will make them one nation 8 After many days thou shalt be in the land upon the mountains of Israel ; || visited : in the latter years thou shalt and one king shall be king to them all : come into the land that is brought back and they shall be no more two nations, from the sword, and is gathered out of neither shall they be divided into two many people, against the mountains of kingdoms any more at all :

Israel, which have been always waste : 23 Neither shall they defile themselves but it is brought forth out of the nations, any more with their idols, nor with their and they shall dwell safely all of them. detestable things, nor with any of their 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a transgressions : but I will save them out of storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover alltheirdwelling places, wherein theyhave the land, thou, and all thy bands, and sinned, and will cleanse them : so shall they many people with thee. be my people, and I will be their God. 10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall

24 And David my servant shall be also come to pass, that at the same time king over them ; and they all shall have shall things come into thy mind, and thou one shepherd : they shall also walk in shalt think an evil thought : my judgments, and observe my statutes, 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to and do them.

the land of unwalled villages; I will go 25 And they shall dwell in the land to them that are at rest, that dwell safethat I have given unto Jacob my servant, ly, all of them dwelling without walls, wherein your fathers have dwelt, and and having neither bars nor gates, they shall dwell therein, even they, and 12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey ; their children, and their children's chil- to turn thine hand upon the desolate dren for ever: and my servant David places that are now inhabited, and upon shall be their price for ever.

the people that are gathered out of the God's judgment against Gog. CHAP. XXXIX.

Israel's victory. 675 nations, which have gotten cattle and thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. and Tubal:

13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the mer- 2 And I will turn thee back, and leave chants of Tarshish, with all the young lions but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thereof, shall sav unto thee, Art thou come thee to come up from the north parts, to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy and will bring thee upon the mountains company to take a prey? to carry away of Irstel: silver and gold, to take away cattle and 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy goods, to take a great spoil?

left hand, and will cause thine arrows to 14 9 Therefore, son of man, prophesy fall ont of thy right hand. and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord 4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains GOD; In that day when my people of Is- of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and rael dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know the people that is with thee : I will give it ?

thee unto the ravenous birds of every 15 And thou shalt come from thy place sort, and to the beasts of the field to be out of the north parts, thou, and many devoured. people with thee, all of them riding upon 5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field : horses, a great company, and a inighty for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God. army :

6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and 16 And thou shalt come up against my among them that dwell carelessly in the people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the isles : and they shall know that I am the fand ;-it shall be in the latter days, and LORD. I will bring thee against my land, that the 7 So will I make my holy name known heathen may know me, when I shall be in the midst of my people Israel; and I will sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. not let them pollute iny holy name any · 17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou more: and the heathen shall know that I he of whom I have spoken in old time by am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. iny servants the prophets of Israel, which 8 s Behold, it is come, and it is done, prophesied in those days many years, that saith the Lord God; this is the day I would bring thee against them? whereof I have spoken.'

18 And it shall come to pass at the same 9 And they that dwell in the cities of time when Gog shall come against the Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that and burn the weapons, both the shields my fury shall come up in my face. and the bucklers, the bows and the ar

19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of rows, and the handstaves, and the spears, my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that and they shall burn them with fire seven day there shall be a great shaking in the years : land of Israel;

10 So that they shall take no wood out 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the of the field, neither cut down any out of fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the the forests; for they shall burn the weapfield, and all creeping things that creep up- ons with fire : and they shall spoil those on the earth, and all the men that are up- that spoiled them, and rob those that robon the face of the earth, shall shake at my bed them, saith the Lord God. presence, and the mountains shall be 11 | And it shall come to pass in that thrown down, and the steep places shall day, that I will give unto Gog a place fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. there of graves in Israel, the valley of the

21 And I will call for a sword against passengers on the east of the sea : and it him throughout all my mountains, saith shall stop the noses of the passengers: and the Lord God: every man's sword shall there shall they bury Gog and all his be against his brother.

multitude: and they shall call it The val22 And I will plead against him with ley of Hamon-gog. pestilence and with blood ; and I will 12 And seven months shall the house rain upon him, and upon his bands, and of Israel be burying of them, that they upon the many people that are with him, may cleanse the land. an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall fire, and brimstone.

bury them : and it shall be to them a re23 Thus will I magnify myself, and nown the day that I shall be glorified, sanctify myself; and I will be known in saith the Lord God. the eyes of many nations, and they shall 14 And they shall sever out men of know that I am the LORD.

continual employment, passing through CHAP. XXXIX.

the land to bury with the passengers those 1 God's judgment upon Gog: 8 Israels that remain upon the face of the earth, victory. 17 The feast of the fowls. to cleanse it: after the end of seven months HEREFORE, thou son of man, pro- | shall they search.

phesy against Gng, and say, Thus 15 And the passengers that pass through saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the land, when any seeth a man's bone,

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676 The feast of the
forls. EZEKIEL.

Ezekiel's vision. then shall he set up a sign by it, till the my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith buriers have buried it in the valley of the Lord God. Hamon-gog

CHAP. XL. 16 And also the name of the city shall 1 The time, manner, and end of Ezekiel's be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse vision. 6 The description of the temple. the land.

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In the five and twentieth year of our 17 | And, thou son of man, thus saith captivity, in the beginning of the the Lord God; Speak unto every feather- rear, in the tenth day of the month, in ed fowl, and to every beast of the field, the fourteenth year after that the city Assemble yourselves, and come ; gather was smitten, in the self-same day the hand yourselves on every side to my sacrifice of the Lord was upon me, and brought that I do sacrifice for you, even a great

me thither. sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, 2 In the visions of God brought he me that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. into the land of Israel, and set me upon

18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, a very high mountain, by which was as and drink the blood of the princes of the frame of a city on the south. the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of 3 And he brought me thither, and begoats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings hold, there was a man, whose appearance of Bashan.

was like the appearance of brass, with a 19. And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, line of flax in his hand, and a measuring and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my reed ; and he stood in the gate. sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. 4 And the man said unto me, Son of

20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with horses and chariots, with mighty with thine ears, and set thine heart upon men, and with all men of war, saith the all that I shall shew thee; for to the in-: Lord God.

tent that I might shew them unto thee 21 And I will set my glory among the art thou brought hither: declare all that heathen, and all the heathen shall see my thou seest to the house of Israel. judgment that I have executed, and my 5 And behold a wall on the outside hand that I have laid upon them.

of the house round about, and in the 22 So the house of Israel shall know man's hand a measuring reed of six cuthat I am the LORD their God from that buits long by the cubit and an handday and forward.

breadth: so he measured the breadth of 23 | And the heathen shall know that the building, one reed; and the height, the house of Israel went into captivity one reed. for their iniquity : because they trespass- 6 Then came he unto the gate which ed against me, therefore hid I my face looketh toward the east, and went up the from them, and gave them into the hand stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of their enemies : so fell they all by the of the gate, which was one reed broad ; sword.

and the other threshold of the gate, which 24 According to their uncleanness and was one reed broad. according to their transgressions have 7 And every little chamber was one I done unto them, and hid my face from reed long, and one reed broad; and bethem.

tween the little chambers were five cubits; 25 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; and the threshold of the gate by the porch Now will I bring again the captivity of of the gate within was one reed. Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole 8 He measured also the porch of the house of Israel, and will be jealous for gate within, one reed. my holy name;

9 Then measured he the porch of the 26 After that they have borne their gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, shame, and all their trespasses whereby two cubits; and the porch of the gate they have trespassed against me, when

was inward. they dwelt sately in their land, and none 10 And the little chambers of the gate made them afraid.

eastward were three on this side, and 27 When I have brought them again three on that side ; they three were of from the people, and gathered them out one measure: and the posts had one measof their enemies lands, and am sanctified | ure on this side and on that side. in them in the sight of many nations ; 11 And he measured the breadth of the

28 Then shall they know that I am the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the LORD their God, which caused them to lengih of the gate, thirteen cubits. be led into captivity among the heathen : 12 The space also before the little chambut I have gathered them unto their own bers was one cubit on this side, and the land, and have left none of them any space was one cubit on that side : and the more there.

little chambers were six cubits on this 29 Neither will I hide my face any side, and six cubits on that side. more from them : for Į have poured out 13 He measured then the gate from the

Ezekiel's description

CHAP, XL.

of the temple. 677 roof of one little chamber to the roof of 28 And he brought me to the inner court another: the breadth was five and twen- | by the south gate: and he measured the ty cubits, door against door.

south gate according to these measures ; 14 He made also posts of threescore 29 And the little chambers thereof, and cubits, even unto the post of the court the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, round about the gate.

according to these measures : and there 15 And from the face of the gate of the were windows in it and in the arches entrance unto the face of the porch of thereof round about: it was fifty cubits the inner gate were fifty cubits.

long, and five and twenty cubits broad. 16 And there were narrow windows to 30 And the arches round about were the little chambers, and to their posts five and twenty cubits long, and five cuwithin the gate round about, and like bits broad. wise to the arches; and windows were 31 And the arches thereof were toround about inward: and upon each post | ward the outer court; and palm-trees were palm-trees.

were upon the posts thereof; and the 17 Then brought he me into the out- | going up to it had eight steps. ward court, and lo, there were cham- 32 And he brought me into the inner bers, and a pavement made for the court court toward the east: and he measured round about thirty chambers were upon the gate according to these measures. the pavement.

33 And the little chambers thereof, 18 And the pavement by the side of and the posts thereof, and the arches the gates over against the length of the thereof, were according to these measgates was the lower pavement.

ures : and there were windows therein 19 Then he measured the breadth and in the arches thereof round about : from the forefront of the lower gate un- it was fifty cubits long, and five and to the forefront of the inner court with- twenty cubits broad. out, an hundred cubits eastward and 34 And the arches thereof were tonorthward.

ward the outward court; and palm-trees 20 | And the gate of the outward court were upon the posts thereof, on this side, that looked toward the north, he meas- and on that side; and the going up to it ured the length thereof, and the breadth had eight steps. thereof.

35 [ And he brought me to the north 21 And the little chambers thereof were gate, and measured it according to these three on this side and three on that side ; || measures; ! and the posts thereof and the arches there | 36 The little chambers thereof, the of were after the measure of the first gate: | posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the length thereof avas fifty cubits, and the windows to it round about the the breadth five and twenty cubits. length was fifty cubits, and thc breadth:

22 And their windows, and their arches, five and twenty cubits. and their palm-trees, were after the 37 And the posts thereof were toward. measure of the gate that looketh toward the outer court; and palm-trees were the east ; and they went up into it by upon the posts thereof, on this side, and seven steps; and the arches thereof were on that side: and the going up to it had before them.

eight steps. 23 And the gate of the inner court ruas 38 And the chambers and the entries over against the gate toward the north, thereof were by the posts of the gates, and toward the east; and he measured where they washed the burnt-offering. from gate to gate an hundred cubits. 39 | And in the porch of the gate were

24 | After that he brought me toward two tables on this side, and two tables the south, and behold a gate toward the on that side, to slay thereon the burntsouth: and he measured the posts thereof offering, and the sin-offering, and the and the arches thereof according to these trespass-offering. measures.

40 And at the side without, as one 25 And there were windows in it and in goeth up to the entry of the north gate, the arches thereof round about, like those were two tables; and on the other side, windows: the length was fifty cubits, and which was at the porch of the gate, were the breadth five and twenty cubits. two tables.

26 And there were seven steps to go 41 Four tables were on this side, and up to it, and the arches thereof were be- four tables on that side, by the side of the fore them : and it had palm-trees, one gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew on this side, and another on that side, their sacrifices. upon the posts thereof.

42 And the four tables were of hewn 27 And there was a gate in the inner stone for the burnt-offering, of a cubit court toward the south; and he measur- and an half long, and a cubit and an half ed from gate to gate toward the south an broad, and one cubit high: whereupon hundred cubits.

also, they laid the instruments where

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