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The rule of prophecy.

CHAP. IV, V.

The hardness of the famine sat where they sat, and remained there aston- 8 And behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and fshed among them seven days.

thou shalt nocturn thee from one side to another, 16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege. that the word of the Lordcame unto me, saying, 91 Take thou also unto ihee wheat, and bar

17 Son of man, I have made thee a watehman ley, and beans, and lentiles, and inillet, and unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make at my mouth, and give them warning from me. thee bread thereof, according to the number of

18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side ; three surely die; and thou givest him not warning, hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof. nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wick- 10 And thy meat which thou shali eat shall be ed way, to save his life; the same wicked man by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I re- uime shalt thou eat it. quire at thy hand.

11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the 19 Yet if ihou warn the wicked, and he turn sixth part of a hin: from time to time shalt thou not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked drink. way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and delivered thy soul.

thou shalt bake it with dung that comelu out of 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from man, in their sight. his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay 13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the chila stumbling-block before him, he shall die: be dren of Israel eat their defiled bread among the cause thou hast not given him warning, he shall Gentiles, whither I will drive them. die in hissin, and his righteousness which he liath 14 Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my soul done shall not be remembered; but his blood will hath not been polluted: for from my youth up I require at thy hand.

even till now have I not eaten of that which 21 Nevertheless, ifthou warn the righteous man, dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, there abominable flesh into iny mouth. he shall surely live, because he is warned; also 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee thou hast delivered thy soul.

cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt pre22 11 And the hand of the LORD was there upon pare thy bread therewith. me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into 16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, bethe plain, and I will there taik with thee. hoid, I wil break the staff of bread in Jerusalem:

23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with and behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, care; and they shall drink water by measure, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and with astonishment : and I fell on my face.

17 That they may want bread and water, and 24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me be astonished one with another, and consume upon my fcet, and spake with me, and said unto away for their iniquity. me, Go, shut thyself within thy house.

CHAP. V. 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall The tyre of the prophet's hair. The hands upon shaleraudes haul aindnih elem" Andileduke some en bane maken zoe and share

26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof it to pass upon thy head and upon thy beard : of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt then take thee balances to weigh, and divide not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebel- the hair. lious house.

2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the 27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy midst of the city, when the days of the siege are mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and the Lord God; He that heareth, let him hear; smile about it with a knife: and a third part and he that forbeareth, let him forbear : for they thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw are a rebellious house.

out a sword after them. CHAP. IV.

3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in num. The type of Jerusalem's sicge. ber, and bind them in thy skirts. lay it before thee, and portray upon ii the the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire: city, even Jerusalenı ;

for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the 2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against house of Israel. It, and casi a mount against it; set the camp 5 1 Thus saith the Lord Gon; This is Jenisaalso against it, and sci battering rams against illem; I have sei it in the ni 'st of the nations round about.

and countries that are round about her. 3 Moreover take thon unto thee an iron pan, 6 Aud she hath changed my judgments into and set it for a wallof iron between thee and the wickedness more than the nations, and my cily: and set thy face against it, and it shall be staluies more than the countries that are round besieged, and thou shalt lay sicge against it. about her: for they have refused ny judgments This shull be a sign to the house of Israel. and my staliites, they have not walked in them. 4 Lie chon also upon thy left side, and lay the 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: accord- ye multiplied more than the nations that are iny to the number of the days that thou shalt lie round about you, an have not walked in my upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.

statutes, neither have kept my judgments, nei5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iher have done according to the judgments of iniquity, according to the number of the days, the nations that are round about you three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. 1, even I, am against thec, and will execute

6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the the nations. iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have ! And I will do in thee that which I have not appointed thee each day for a year.

done, and whereunto I will not do any mivre 7 Therefore thou shali set thy face toward the the like, because of all thine abominations. siege of Jerusalem, and thine arın shall be un- 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the song in covered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. the niidst of thee, and the sons shall eat their

Judgment by famine, 4-c.

EZEKIEL

The faithful exhorted. fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, 11 | Thus saith the Lord God; Smite with and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter thy hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, into all the winds.

Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house 11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary the famine, and by the pestilence. with all thy detestable things, and with a 12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; thine abominations, therefore will I also di- and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and ininish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, nei- he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by ther will I have any pity.

the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury 12 1 A third part of thee shall die with the upon them. pestilence, and with famine shall they be con- i3 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, sumed in the midst of thee: and a third part when their slain men shall be among their idols shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I round about their altars, upon every high hill, will scatter a third part into all the winds, and in all the tops of the mountains, and under eveI will draw out a sword after them.

ry green tree, and under every thick oak, the 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, place where they did offer sweet savour to all and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and iheir idols. I will be comforted: and they shall know that 14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate have accomplished my fury in them.

than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their 14 Moreover, I will make thee waste, and a re- habitations: and they shall know that I am the proach among the nations that are round about LORD. thee, in the sight of all that pass by.

CHAP. VII. 15 So it shall be a reproach and a tannt, an in

The final desolation of Israel. struction and an asto nielementen nighthe nations MOREOVER the word of the Lord came judgments in thee in anger, and in fury, and in 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord Furious rebukes. I the Lord have spoken it. God unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is

16 When I shall send upon them the evil ar-come upon the four corners of the land. rows of famine, which shall be for their destruc- 3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will tion, and which I will send to destroy you: and send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee I will increase the famine upon you, and will according to thy ways, and will recompense break your staff of bread:

upon th all abominations. 17 So will I send upon you famine and evil 4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pesti- will I have pity: but I will recompense thy lence and blood shall pass through thee; and I ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD be in the midst of thee : and ye shall know that bave spoken it.

I am the LORD.
CHAP. VI.

5 Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, an only Israel's idolatry threatened. evil, behold, is come. ANDyihe word of the Lord came unto me, ein for endeis cernede hotel in com.ecome: it watch

2 Son of man, set thy face toward the moun-.7 The morning is come upon thee, O thou that tains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

dwellest in the land : the time is come, the day 3 And say, Ye mountains of Isracl, hear the of trouble is near, and not the sounding again word of the Lord God: Thus saith the Lord of the mountains. God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the 8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, 1, even 1, thee, and accomplish inine anger upon thee: and will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy I will judge thee according to thy ways, and your high places.

wlll recompense thee for all thinc abominations. 4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your y And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I images shall be broken: and I will cast down have pity: I will recompense thee according to your slain men before your idols.

thy ways, and thine abominations that are in 5 And I will lay the dead carcasses of the the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am children of Israel before their idols; and I will the LORD that smiteth. scatter your bones round about your altars. 10 Behold the day, behold, it is come; the

6 In all your dwelling places the cities shall morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, be laid waste, and the high places shall be deso-pride hauh budded. late; that your altars may be laid waste and 11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedmade desolate, and your idols may be broken ness: none of them shall remain, nor of their and cease, and your images may be cut down, multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall and your works may be abolished.

there be wailing for them. 7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, 19 The time is come, the day draweth near : and ye shall know that I am the LORD. let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: 81 Yet will I leave a reninant, that ye may for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. have some that shall escape the sword among 13 For the seller shall not return to that which the nations, when ye shall be scattered through is sold, although they were yet alive: for the the countries.

vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, 9 And they that escape of you shall remember which shall not return; neithershall any strengthnie among the nations whither they shall be en himself in the iniquity of his life. carried captives, becanso I am broken with 14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make their whorish heart, which hath departed from all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my me, and with their eyes which go a whoring wrath is upon all the multitude thereof. after their idols: and they shall loathe then- 15 The sword is without, and the pestilence selves for the evils which they have committed and the famine within: he that is in the field in all their abominations.

shall die with the sword; and he that is in the 10 And they sball know that I am the LORD, city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. and that I hare not said in vain that I would 161 But they that escape of them shall escape, cu this evil unto them.

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The type of a chain.

CHAP. VIII, IX. The chambers of imagery, &o. valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his in the wall: and when I bad digged in the wall, iniquity.

behold a door. 17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall 9. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold wie be weak as water.

wicked abominations that they do here. 18 They shall also gird themselves with sack- 10 so I went in and saw; and behold every cloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, shall be upon al faces, and baldness upon all and all the idols of the house of Israel, por their heads.

trayed upon the wall round about. 19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, 11 And there stood before them seventy men and their gold shall be removed: their silver and of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaday of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not phan, with every man his censer in his hand; satisfy their souls, neither fil their bowels: be- and a thick cloud of incense went up. cause it is the stumbling-block of their iniquity: 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou

20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do it in majesty: but they made the images of in the dark, every man in the chambers of his their abominations and of their detestable things imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; therein: therefore have I set it far from them. the Lord hath forsaken the earth. 21 And I will give it into the hands of the 13 11 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the and thou shalt see greater abominations thai earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. they do.

22 My face will I turn also from them, and they 14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate shall pollute my secret place; for the robbers of the LORD's house which was toward the shall enter into it, and defile it.

north; and behold, there sat women weeping 23 | Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody for Tammuz. crimes, and the city is full of violence.

15 91 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen 24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the hea- this, O son of man ? turn thee yet again, and then, and they shall possess their houses: I will thou shalt see greater abominations than these. also make the pomp of the strong to cease, and 16 And he brought me into the inner court of their holy places shall be defiled.

the LORD's house, and behold, at the door of 25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek the temple of the LORD, between the porch and peace, and there shall be none.

the altar, were about five and twenty men, with 26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and ru- the backs toward the temple of the LORD, and mour shall be upon rumour; then shall they their faces toward the east; and they worship seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall ped the sun toward the east. perish from the priest, and counsel from the 17 11 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, ancients.

O son of man ? Is it a light thing to the house 27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall of Judah that they commit the abominations be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the which they commit here? for tney have filled people of the land shall be troubled: I will do the land with violence, and have returned to anto them after their way, and according to their provoke me to anger: and lo, they put the deserts will I judge thein, and they shall know branch to their nose. that I am the LORD.

18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye CHAP. VIII.

shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and Vision of the image of jealousy. though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, A Sinth month, in the ninth day or the month, ND it canie to pass in the sixth year, in the yet will I not hear them.

CHAP. IX. as I sat in my house, and the elders of Judah

The marked, preserved. sat bảfore me, that the hand of the Lord God Hea

cried adsonin mine cars with a loud voice, 2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the ap- the city to draw near, even every man with bia pearance of fire: from the appearance of his destroying weapon in his hand. loins even downward, fire; and from his loins 2 And behold, six men came from the way of even upward, as the appearance of brightness, the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, as the colour of amber.

and every man a slaughter-weapon in his hand; 3 And he put forth the form of a hand, and took and one man among them was clothed with linen, me by a lock of my head; and the spirit listed with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they me up between the earth and the heaven, and went in and stood beside the brazen altar. brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, 3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward up from the cherub whereupon he was, to the the north ; where was the seat of the image of threshold of the house. And he called to the jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. man clothed with linen, which had the writer's

4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel inkhorn by his side ; was there, according to the vision that I saw in 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the the plain.

midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusa51 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up lem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I men that sigh and that cry for all the abominalifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, tions that be done in the midst thereof. and behold northward at the gate of the altar 5 11 And to the others he said in my hearing, this image of jealousy in the entry.

Go ye after him through the city, and smile: 6 He said furthermore unto me, son of man, let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: seest thou what they do? even the great abomi- 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and · nations that the house of Israel committeth here, little children, and women : but come not near

that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but any nian upon whom is the mark; and begin at turn theo yet again, and thou shalt see greater my sanctuary. Then they began at the anciens abominations.

men which were before the house. 71 And he brought me to the door of the court; 7 And he said unto them, Defle the

house, and and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. fill the courts with the slain : go ye forth. And 8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now they went forth, and slew in the city.

The vision of the cherubim.

EZEKIEL,

The presumption of the princes 81 And it came to pass while they were slay- same wheels also turned not from beside them. Ing them, and I was left, that I fell upon my 17 When they stood, these stood; and when they face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also : thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pour for the spirit of the living creature was in theni. Ing out of thy fury upon Jerusalem ?.

18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from 9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the off the threshold of the house, and stood over house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, the cherubims. and the land is full of blood, and the city full of 19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and perverseness : for they say, The Lord hath for-mounted up from the earth in my sight: when saken the earth, and ihe Lord sceth not. they went out, the wheels also were beside tiem,

10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not and every one stood at the door of the east wate spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recon- of the Lord's house; and the glory of the God prinse their way upon their head.

of Israel nas over them above. 11 And behold, the man clothed with linen, 20 This is the living creature that I saw under wbich had the ink horn by his side, reported the the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I matter, saying, I have done as thou hast com- knew that they were the cherubims. manded me.

21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every CHAP. X.

one four wings; and the likeness of the hands Vision of the coals of fire.

of a man was under their wings.

: that was above the head of the cherubims faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their there appeared over them as it were a sapphire appearances and theniselves: they went 'every slone, as the appearance of the likeness of a one straight forward. throne.

CHAP. XI. 2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, The princes' sin and judgment. die cherub, and fill thy hand with comien ondee MOREOVER, the spirit lined me up, and

brought me unto the east gate of the LORD'S from between the cherubims, and scatter them house, which looketh eastward : and behold at over the city. And he went in in my sight. the door of the gate five and twenty men; among

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pe of the house, when the man went in ; and the latiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. cloud filled the inner court.

2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are 4 Then the glory of the Lord went up from the men that devise mischief, and give wicked the chcrub, and stood over the threshold of the counsel in this city : house; and the house was filled with the cloud, 3 Which say, It is not rear; let us build houses and the court was full of the brightness of the this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh. LORD's glory.

4 11 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, 5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was O son of man. heard even to the outer court, as the voice of 5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and the Alniighty God when he speaketh. said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD;

6 And it came to pass, that when he had com- Thus have ye said, 0 house of Israel: for nanded the man clothed with linen, saying, know the things that come into your mind, every Take fire from between the wheels, from be one of them. tween the cherubiins; then he went in, and 6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and stood beside the wheels.

ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain. 7 | And one cherub stretched forth his hand 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Your from between the cherubims unto the fire that slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they was between the cherubims, and took thereof, are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I and put it into the hands of him that was clothicd will bring you forth out of the midst of it. with linen: who took it, and went out.

8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring 81 And there appeared in the cherubims the sword upon you, saith the Lord God. form of a man's hand under their wings. 9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof,

9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and by the cherubinis, one wheel by one cherub, and will execute judgments among you. another wheel by another cherub: and the ap- 10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you pearance of the wheels was as the colour of a in the border of Israel; and ye shall kuow that I beryl stone.

am the LORD. 10 And as for their appearances, they four had 11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I of a wheel.

will judge you in the border of Israel: u When they went, they went upon their four 12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for sides; they turned not as they went, but to the ye have not walked in my statutes, neither exeplace whither the head looked they followed it; cured my judgments, bui have done after the they turned not as they went.

inanners of the heathen that are rouud about you. 12 And their whole body, and their backs, and 13 11 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, that Pelatiak the son of Benaiah died. Then were full of eyes round about, even the wheels tell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud that they four had.

voice, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt thou mako 13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them a full end of the remnant of Israel? in my hearing, 0 wheel!

14 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, 14 And every one had four faces: the first face saying, 20 as the face of a cherub, and the second face 15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, was the face of a man, and the third the face of the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Isa lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. real wholly, are they unto whom the inliabitants

15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar. LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.

16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels 16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; went by them; and when the cherubims lifted. Although I have cast them far off among the up their wings to mount up from the earth, lielheathen, and although I have scatiered ihein

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The glory of God leaveth the city. CHAP. XII, XIII. The Jews' presumptuous proverb among the countries, yet will I be to them as a shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring little sanctuary in the countries where they shall him to Bahylon to the land of the Chaldeans, yei come.

shall he not see it, though he shall die there. 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I 14 And I will scatter toward every wind all will even gather you from the people, and assem- that are about him to help him, and all his ble you out of the countries where ye have been bands; and I will draw out the sword after them. scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. 15 And they shall know that I am the LORD),

18 And they shall come thither, and they shall when I shall scatter them among the nations, take away all the decestable things thereof, and and disperse them in the countries. all the abominations thereof from thence. 16 But I will leave a few men of them from the

19 And I will give them one heart, and I will sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; put a new spirit within you; and I will take the that they may declare all their aboninations Stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them among the heathen whither they come; and a heart of flesh:

they shall know that I am the Lord. 20 Chat they may walk in my statutes, and keep 17 17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be me, saying, ny people, and I will he their God.

18 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and 21 But as for them whose heart walketh after drink thy water with trembling and with carethe heart of their detestable things and their fulness; abominations, I will recompense their way upon 19 And say unto the people of the land, Thus their own heads, saith the Lord God.

saith the Lord God of the inhabitants of Jeru22 Then did the cherubims lift up tireir wings, salem, and of the land of Israel; They shall cat and the wheels beside them; and the glory of their bread with carefulness, and drink their the God of Israei was over then above. water with astonishment, that her land inay be 23 And the glory of the Lord went up from desolate from all that is therein, because of the the midst of the city, and stood upon the moun- violence of all them that dwell therein. tain which is on the east side of the city. 20 And the cities that are inhabited shall be 24 11 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into ye shall know that I am the Lord. Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision 21 T And the word of the LORD came unto me, that I had seen went up from me.

saying, 25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all 22 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye the things that the Lord had shewed me. have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are CHAP. XII.

prolonged, and every vision faileth ? Zedekiah's captivity typified. 23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord The word of the Lord also căme unto me, Sep shallwil maakesh is not a verbver befaser and

2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a but say unto them, The days are at hand, and rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and the effect of every vision. see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: 24 For there shall be no more any vain vision for they are a rebellious house.

nor flattering divination within the house of Is3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee rael. stuff for removing, and remove by day in their 25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to word that I shall speak shall come to pass ; it another place in their sight; it may be they will shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O consider, though they be a rebellious house. rebellious house, will I say the word, and will

4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day perform it, saith the Lord God. in their sight, as stuff for removing: and thou 26 17 Again the word of the Lord came to me, shalt go forth at even in their sight, as they that saying, go forth into captivity.

27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Is5 Dig thou through ihe wall in their sight, and rael say, The vision that lie seeth is for many carry out thereby.

days to come, and he prophesieth of the times 6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy that are far off. shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight: thou 28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the ground: Lord God; There shall none of my words be for I have set thee for a sign unto the house of prolonged any more, but the word which I have Israel.

spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God. 7 And I did so as I was commanded: I brought

CHAP. XIII. forth my stuff by day, as stuff for captivity, and The reproof of false prophets.

I ; I brought it forth in the iwilight, and 1 saying, bare it upon my shoulder in their sight.

2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of 8.1 And in the morning came the word of the Israel that proplesy, and say thou unto them LORD unto me, saying,

that prophesy out of their own hearts, Ncar ye 9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the re- the

word of ile LORD: bellious house, said unto thee, What doesi thou? 3 Thus saith the Lord Gop; Wo unto the fool10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord ish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and God; This burden concerneth the prince in Je- have seen nothing! rusalem, and all the house of Israel that are 4 0 Israel, thy prophets are like the fores in

the deserts. 11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so 5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither shall it be done unto them: they shall remove made up the hedge for the house of Israel 10 and go into captivity.

stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. 12 And the prince that is among them shall 6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, and shall saying, The LORD saith: and the Loro liath not go forthi: they shall dig through the wall to carry sent them: and they have made others to hope out thereby: he shall cover his face, that he see that they would confirin the word. not the ground with his eyes.

7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have 13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he'ye not spoken a lying divination, whercas ye

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