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The King James Bible


Book 26    Ezekiel
001:001 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth
        month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the
        captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened,
        and I saw visions of God.
001:002 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of
        king Jehoiachin's captivity,
001:003 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest,
        the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river
        Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
001:004 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north,
        a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness
        was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of
        amber, out of the midst of the fire.
001:005 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living
        creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the
        likeness of a man.
001:006 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
001:007 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet
        was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the
        colour of burnished brass.
001:008 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their
        four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
001:009 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when
        they went; they went every one straight forward.
001:010 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of
        a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they
        four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also
        had the face of an eagle.
001:011 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward;
        two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two
        covered their bodies.
001:012 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit
        was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
001:013 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance
        was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of
        lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the
        fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
001:014 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of
        a flash of lightning.
001:015 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon
        the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
001:016 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the
        colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their
        appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle
        of a wheel.
001:017 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they
        turned not when they went.
001:018 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful;
        and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
001:019 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them:
        and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth,
        the wheels were lifted up.
001:020 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was
        their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against
        them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
001:021 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these
        stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the
        wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the
        living creature was in the wheels.
001:022 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living
        creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched
        forth over their heads above.
001:023 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one
        toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this
        side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their
        bodies.
001:024 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the
        noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice
        of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let
        down their wings.
001:025 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their
        heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
001:026 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the
        likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone:
        and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the
        appearance of a man above upon it.
001:027 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire
        round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even
        upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I
        saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness
        round about.
001:028 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day
        of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about.
        This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the
        LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a
        voice of one that spake.
002:001 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
        will speak unto thee.
002:002 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set
        me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
002:003 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children
        of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against
        me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even
        unto this very day.
002:004 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send
        thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the
        Lord GOD.
002:005 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will
        forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know
        that there hath been a prophet among them.
002:006 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid
        of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and
        thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words,
        nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious
        house.
002:007 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will
        hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most
        rebellious.
002:008 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou
        rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat
        that I give thee.
002:009 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo,
        a roll of a book was therein;
002:010 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and
        without: and there was written therein lamentations, and
        mourning, and woe.
003:001 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest;
        eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
003:002 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
003:003 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and
        fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I
        eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
003:004 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house
        of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
003:005 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of
        an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
003:006 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard
        language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I
        sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
003:007 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they
        will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are
        impudent and hardhearted.
003:008 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and
        thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
003:009 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear
        them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a
        rebellious house.
003:010 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I
        shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with
        thine ears.
003:011 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children
        of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith
        the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will
        forbear.
003:012 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a
        great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from
        his place.
003:013 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures
        that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over
        against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
003:014 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in
        bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD
        was strong upon me.
003:015 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by
        the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained
        there astonished among them seven days.
003:016 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of
        the LORD came unto me, saying,
003:017 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of
        Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them
        warning from me.
003:018 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou
        givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from
        his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall
        die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine
        hand.
003:019 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his
        wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his
        iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
003:020 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness,
        and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him,
        he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he
        shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done
        shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine
        hand.
003:021 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the
        righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live,
        because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
003:022 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto
        me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with
        thee.
003:023 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the
        glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the
        river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
003:024 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and
        spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine
        house.
003:025 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon
        thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out
        among them:
003:026 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth,
        that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover:
        for they are a rebellious house.
003:027 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou
        shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth,
        let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for
        they are a rebellious house.
004:001 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before
        thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
004:002 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and
        cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set
        battering rams against it round about.
004:003 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a
        wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face
        against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege
        against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
004:004 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the
        house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days
        that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.
004:005 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity,
        according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety
        days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
004:006 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right
        side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah
        forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
004:007 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of
        Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt
        prophesy against it.
004:008 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not
        turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the
        days of thy siege.
004:009 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and
        lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel,
        and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the
        days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and
        ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
004:010 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty
        shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
004:011 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an
        hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
004:012 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it
        with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
004:013 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat
        their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive
        them.
004:014 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been
        polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten
        of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither
        came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
004:015 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for
        man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
004:016 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the
        staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by
        weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure,
        and with astonishment:
004:017 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with
        another, and consume away for their iniquity.
005:001 And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a
        barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon
        thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the
        hair.
005:002 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the
        city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt
        take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a
        third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out
        a sword after them.
005:003 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in
        thy skirts.
005:004 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the
        fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come
        forth into all the house of Israel.
005:005 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in
        the midst of the nations and countries that are round about
        her.
005:006 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than
        the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are
        round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my
        statutes, they have not walked in them.
005:007 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more
        than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked
        in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have
        done according to the judgments of the nations that are round
        about you;
005:008 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am
        against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee
        in the sight of the nations.
005:009 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and
        whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all
        thine abominations.
005:010 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee,
        and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute
        judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I
        scatter into all the winds.
005:011 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou
        hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and
        with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish
        thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any
        pity.
005:012 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with
        famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a
        third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I
        will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw
        out a sword after them.
005:013 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my
        fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they
        shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I
        have accomplished my fury in them.
005:014 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the
        nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that
        pass by.
005:015 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an
        astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when
        I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in
        furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
005:016 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which
        shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to
        destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will
        break your staff of bread:
005:017 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall
        bereave thee: and pestilence and blood shall pass through
        thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have
        spoken it.
006:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
006:002 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and
        prophesy against them,
006:003 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord
        GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the
        hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I,
        will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high
        places.
006:004 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be
        broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
006:005 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel
        before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about
        your altars.
006:006 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and
        the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be
        laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and
        cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be
        abolished.
006:007 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall
        know that I am the LORD.
006:008 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall
        escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered
        through the countries.
006:009 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the
        nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am
        broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me,
        and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and
        they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have
        committed in all their abominations.
006:010 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not
        said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
006:011 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with
        thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the
        house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the
        famine, and by the pestilence.
006:012 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is
        near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is
        besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my
        fury upon them.
006:013 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men
        shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon
        every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under
        every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where
        they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
006:014 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land
        desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward
        Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I
        am the LORD.
007:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
007:002 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land
        of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of
        the land.
007:003 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon
        thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will
        recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
007:004 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity:
        but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine
        abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know
        that I am the LORD.
007:005 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is
        come.
007:006 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold,
        it is come.
007:007 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the
        land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not
        the sounding again of the mountains.
007:008 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish
        mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy
        ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
007:009 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will
        recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations
        that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the
        LORD that smiteth.
007:010 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth;
        the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
007:011 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them
        shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their's:
        neither shall there be wailing for them.
007:012 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer
        rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the
        multitude thereof.
007:013 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold,
        although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the
        whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall
        any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
007:014 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none
        goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude
        thereof.
007:015 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine
        within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and
        he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour
        him.
007:016 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the
        mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning,
        every one for his iniquity.
007:017 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as
        water.
007:018 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror
        shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and
        baldness upon all their heads.
007:019 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold
        shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be
        able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they
        shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels:
        because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
007:020 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but
        they made the images of their abominations and of their
        detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from
        them.
007:021 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey,
        and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall
        pollute it.
007:022 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my
        secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile
        it.
007:023 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the
        city is full of violence.
007:024 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they
        shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the
        strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
007:025 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall
        be none.
007:026 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon
        rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the
        law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the
        ancients.
007:027 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with
        desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be
        troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according
        to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I
        am the LORD.
008:001 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in
        the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the
        elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD
        fell there upon me.
008:002 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire:
        from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from
        his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the
        colour of amber.
008:003 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of
        mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and
        the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem,
        to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north;
        where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh
        to jealousy.
008:004 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there,
        according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
008:005 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the
        way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward
        the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this
        image of jealousy in the entry.
008:006 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they
        do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel
        committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary?
        but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater
        abominations.
008:007 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked,
        behold a hole in the wall.
008:008 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and
        when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.
008:009 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations
        that they do here.
008:010 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping
        things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house
        of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
008:011 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the
        house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the
        son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a
        thick cloud of incense went up.
008:012 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the
        ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in
        the chambers of his imagery? for they say, the LORD seeth us
        not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
008:013 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see
        greater abominations that they do.
008:014 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house
        which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women
        weeping for Tammuz.
008:015 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn
        thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than
        these.
008:016 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house,
        and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between
        the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with
        their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces
        toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
008:017 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it
        a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the
        abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the
        land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger:
        and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
008:018 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare,
        neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears
        with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
009:001 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause
        them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every
        man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
009:002 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate,
        which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon
        in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen,
        with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and
        stood beside the brasen altar.
009:003 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the
        cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And
        he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the
        writer's inkhorn by his side;
009:004 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city,
        through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the
        foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the
        abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
009:005 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him
        through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither
        have ye pity:
009:006 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children,
        and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark;
        and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men
        which were before the house.
009:007 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts
        with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in
        the city.
009:008 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was
        left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord
        GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy
        pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
009:009 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and
        Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and
        the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath
        forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
009:010 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I
        have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
009:011 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn
        by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou
        hast commanded me.
010:001 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above
        the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were
        a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a
        throne.
010:002 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in
        between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand
        with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter
        them over the city. And he went in in my sight.
010:003 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when
        the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.
010:004 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood
        over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with
        the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the
        LORD's glory.
010:005 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the
        outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he
        speaketh.
010:006 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man
        clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels,
        from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside
        the wheels.
010:007 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the
        cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and
        took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was
        clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.
010:008 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand
        under their wings.
010:009 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims,
        one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub:
        and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl
        stone.
010:010 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as
        if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.
010:011 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned
        not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked
        they followed it; they turned not as they went.
010:012 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and
        their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about,
        even the wheels that they four had.
010:013 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O
        wheel.
010:014 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a
        cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the
        third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
010:015 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature
        that I saw by the river of Chebar.
010:016 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when
        the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the
        earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.
010:017 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up,
        these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living
        creature was in them.
010:018 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of
        the house, and stood over the cherubims.
010:019 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from
        the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also
        were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east
        gate of the LORD's house; and the glory of the God of Israel
        was over them above.
010:020 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel
        by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the
        cherubims.
010:021 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and
        the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.
010:022 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw
        by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they
        went every one straight forward.
011:001 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east
        gate of the LORD's house, which looketh eastward: and behold
        at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw
        Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah,
        princes of the people.
011:002 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that
        devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
011:003 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is
        the caldron, and we be the flesh.
011:004 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
011:005 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me,
        Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of
        Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every
        one of them.
011:006 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled
        the streets thereof with the slain.
011:007 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have
        laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is
        the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of
        it.
011:008 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you,
        saith the Lord GOD.
011:009 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you
        into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among
        you.
011:010 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of
        Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
011:011 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the
        flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border
        of Israel:
011:012 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked
        in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done
        after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.
011:013 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son
        of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with
        a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou make a full end
        of the remnant of Israel?
011:014 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
011:015 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy
        kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto
        whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from
        the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
011:016 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast
        them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered
        them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little
        sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
011:017 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you
        from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where
        ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of
        Israel.
011:018 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the
        detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof
        from thence.
011:019 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit
        within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their
        flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
011:020 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances,
        and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their
        God.
011:021 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their
        detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense
        their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
011:022 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels
        beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them
        above.
011:023 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city,
        and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the
        city.
011:024 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision
        by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity.
        So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
011:025 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that
        the LORD had shewed me.
012:001 The word of the LORD also came unto me, saying,
012:002 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house,
        which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear,
        and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.
012:003 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing,
        and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from
        thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will
        consider, though they be a rebellious house.
012:004 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight,
        as stuff for removing: and thou shalt go forth at even in
        their sight, as they that go forth into captivity.
012:005 Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out
        thereby.
012:006 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and
        carry it forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face,
        that thou see not the ground: for I have set thee for a sign
        unto the house of Israel.
012:007 And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by
        day, as stuff for captivity, and in the even I digged through
        the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in the twilight,
        and I bare it upon my shoulder in their sight.
012:008 And in the morning came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
012:009 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious
        house, said unto thee, What doest thou?
012:010 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; This burden
        concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of
        Israel that are among them.
012:011 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done
        unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.
012:012 And the prince that is among them shall bear upon his shoulder
        in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall dig through
        the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, that
        he see not the ground with his eyes.
012:013 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in
        my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the
        Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
012:014 And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to
        help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword
        after them.
012:015 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter
        them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.
012:016 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the
        famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all
        their abominations among the heathen whither they come; and
        they shall know that I am the LORD.
012:017 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
012:018 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water
        with trembling and with carefulness;
012:019 And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord GOD
        of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel;
        They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their
        water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from
        all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that
        dwell therein.
012:020 And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the
        land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
012:021 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
012:022 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of
        Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision
        faileth?
012:023 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this
        proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb
        in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the
        effect of every vision.
012:024 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering
        divination within the house of Israel.
012:025 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall
        speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for
        in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and
        will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
012:026 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying.
012:027 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The
        vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he
        prophesieth of the times that are far off.
012:028 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall
        none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I
        have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
013:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
013:002 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that
        prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their
        own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
013:003 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that
        follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
013:004 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
013:005 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge
        for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of
        the LORD.
013:006 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD
        saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made
        others to hope that they would confirm the word.
013:007 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying
        divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have
        not spoken?
013:008 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken
        vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you,
        saith the Lord GOD.
013:009 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and
        that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my
        people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the
        house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of
        Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
013:010 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying,
        Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and,
        lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
013:011 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it
        shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O
        great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
013:012 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you,
        Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
013:013 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a
        stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing
        shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to
        consume it.
013:014 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with
        untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that
        the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall,
        and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall
        know that I am the LORD.
013:015 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them
        that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto
        you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
013:016 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning
        Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there
        is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
013:017 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters
        of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and
        prophesy thou against them,
013:018 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew
        pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of
        every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my
        people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
013:019 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley
        and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not
        die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your
        lying to my people that hear your lies?
013:020 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your
        pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly,
        and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls
        go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
013:021 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of
        your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be
        hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
013:022 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad,
        whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the
        wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by
        promising him life:
013:023 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations:
        for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall
        know that I am the LORD.
014:001 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat
        before me.
014:002 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
014:003 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart,
        and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their
        face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
014:004 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the
        Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his
        idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his
        iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the
        LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of
        his idols;
014:005 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart,
        because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
014:006 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
        GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn
        away your faces from all your abominations.
014:007 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that
        sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and
        setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the
        stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to
        a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will
        answer him by myself:
014:008 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a
        sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of
        my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
014:009 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I
        the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my
        hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my
        people Israel.
014:010 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the
        punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of
        him that seeketh unto him;
014:011 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me,
        neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions;
        but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith
        the Lord GOD.
014:012 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
014:013 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing
        grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and
        will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send
        famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
014:014 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it,
        they should deliver but their own souls by their
        righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.
014:015 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they
        spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through
        because of the beasts:
014:016 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
        GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only
        shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
014:017 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go
        through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
014:018 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
        GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they
        only shall be delivered themselves.
014:019 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury
        upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:
014:020 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, saith the
        Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they
        shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
014:021 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four
        sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and
        the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man
        and beast?
014:022 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be
        brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall
        come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their
        doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I
        have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have
        brought upon it.
014:023 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their
        doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause
        all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.
015:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
015:002 Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than
        a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
015:003 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a
        pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
015:004 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth
        both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet
        for any work?
015:005 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much
        less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath
        devoured it, and it is burned?
015:006 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the
        trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel,
        so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
015:007 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from
        one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall
        know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.
015:008 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed
        a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.
016:001 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
016:002 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
016:003 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and
        thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an
        Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
016:004 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel
        was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee;
        thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
016:005 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have
        compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open
        field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast
        born.
016:006 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own
        blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live;
        yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
016:007 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and
        thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to
        excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair
        is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
016:008 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy
        time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee,
        and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered
        into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou
        becamest mine.
016:009 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away
        thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
016:010 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with
        badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I
        covered thee with silk.
016:011 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon
        thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
016:012 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears,
        and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
016:013 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment
        was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst
        eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding
        beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
016:014 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty:
        for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon
        thee, saith the Lord GOD.
016:015 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the
        harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy
        fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
016:016 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high
        places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon:
        the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
016:017 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my
        silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images
        of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
016:018 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and
        thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.
016:019 My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and
        honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them
        for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD.
016:020 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. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
016:021 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause
        them to pass through the fire for them?
016:022 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 polluted in thy blood.
016:023 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto
        thee! saith the LORD GOD;)
016:024 That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast
        made thee an high place in every street.
016:025 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and
        hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet
        to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
016:026 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy
        neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms,
        to provoke me to anger.
016:027 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and
        have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto
        the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the
        Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
016:028 Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because
        thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with
        them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
016:029 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of
        Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied
        therewith.
016:030 How weak is thine heart, saith the LORD GOD, seeing thou doest
        all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;
016:031 In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every
        way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not
        been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
016:032 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers
        instead of her husband!
016:033 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to
        all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee
        on every side for thy whoredom.
016:034 And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms,
        whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that
        thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee,
        therefore thou art contrary.
016:035 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
016:036 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured
        out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with
        thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by
        the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
016:037 Behold, therefore 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 round
        about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them,
        that they may see all thy nakedness.
016:038 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed
        blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and
        jealousy.
016:039 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall
        throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high
        places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall
        take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
016:040 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they
        shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with
        their swords.
016:041 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute
        judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will
        cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also
        shalt give no hire any more.
016:042 So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy
        shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no
        more angry.
016:043 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but
        hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also
        will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord GOD:
        and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine
        abominations.
016:044 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb
        against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
016:045 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that lotheth her husband and
        her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which
        lothed their husbands and their children: your mother was an
        Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
016:046 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that
        dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth
        at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
016:047 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after
        their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing,
        thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
016:048 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done,
        she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy
        daughters.
016:049 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride,
        fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in
        her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor
        and needy.
016:050 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me:
        therefore I took them away as I saw good.
016:051 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast
        multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast
        justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou
        hast done.
016:052 Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame
        for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than
        they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou
        confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast
        justified thy sisters.
016:053 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of
        Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her
        daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy
        captives in the midst of them:
016:054 That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be
        confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a
        comfort unto them.
016:055 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to
        their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall
        return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters
        shall return to your former estate.
016:056 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day
        of thy pride,
016:057 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy
        reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round
        about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise
        thee round about.
016:058 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the
        LORD.
016:059 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as
        thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the
        covenant.
016:060 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days
        of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting
        covenant.
016:061 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou
        shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I
        will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy
        covenant.
016:062 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt
        know that I am the LORD:
016:063 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open
        thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified
        toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
017:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
017:002 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the
        house of Israel;
017:003 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great
        wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours,
        came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:
017:004 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into
        a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants.
017:005 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a
        fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a
        willow tree.
017:006 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose
        branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under
        him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot
        forth sprigs.
017:007 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many
        feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward
        him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might
        water it by the furrows of her plantation.
017:008 It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might
        bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it
        might be a goodly vine.
017:009 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he
        not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof,
        that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her
        spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up
        by the roots thereof.
017:010 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not
        utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall
        wither in the furrows where it grew.
017:011 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
017:012 Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things
        mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to
        Jerusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes
        thereof, and led them with him to Babylon;
017:013 And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with
        him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the
        mighty of the land:
017:014 That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself
        up, but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand.
017:015 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into
        Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall
        he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall
        he break the covenant, and be delivered?
017:016 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely in the place where the
        king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he despised, and
        whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon
        he shall die.
017:017 Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company
        make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building
        forts, to cut off many persons:
017:018 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when,
        lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these things, he
        shall not escape.
017:019 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely mine oath
        that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken,
        even it will I recompense upon his own head.
017:020 And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my
        snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with
        him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.
017:021 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the
        sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward all
        winds: and ye shall know that I the LORD have spoken it.
017:022 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest
        branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off
        from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant
        it upon an high mountain and eminent:
017:023 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and
        it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly
        cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the
        shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
017:024 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have
        brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have
        dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to
        flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.
018:001 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
018:002 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of
        Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the
        children's teeth are set on edge?
018:003 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any
        more to use this proverb in Israel.
018:004 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also
        the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall
        die.
018:005 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
018:006 And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up
        his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath
        defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a
        menstruous woman,
018:007 And hath not oppressed 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 with a
        garment;
018:008 He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken
        any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath
        executed true judgment between man and man,
018:009 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to
        deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord
        GOD.
018:010 If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and
        that doeth the like to any one of these things,
018:011 And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten
        upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife,
018:012 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence,
        hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to
        the idols, hath committed abomination,
018:013 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he
        then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these
        abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon
        him.
018:014 Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins
        which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,
018:015 That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up
        his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled
        his neighbour's wife,
018:016 Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge,
        neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to
        the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
018:017 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not
        received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath
        walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of
        his father, he shall surely live.
018:018 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his
        brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his
        people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
018:019 Yet say ye, Why? 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 live.
018:020 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 the wicked shall be upon
        him.
018:021 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath
        committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is
        lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
018:022 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not
        be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done
        he shall live.
018:023 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith
        the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and
        live?
018:024 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? All his
        righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his
        trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath
        sinned, in them shall he die.
018:025 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?
018:026 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and
        committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that
        he hath done shall he die.
018:027 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness
        that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and
        right, he shall save his soul alive.
018:028 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his
        transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live,
        he shall not die.
018:029 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?
018:030 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one
        according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn
        yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not
        be your ruin.
018:031 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have
        transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for
        why will ye die, O house of Israel?
018:032 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith
        the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
019:001 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
019:002 And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among
        lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
019:003 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion,
        and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
019:004 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and
        they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.
019:005 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.
019:006 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young
        lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.
019:007 And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their
        cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by
        the noise of his roaring.
019:008 Then the nations set against him on every side from the
        provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in
        their pit.
019:009 And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the
        king of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that his voice
        should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
019:010 Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters:
        she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many
        waters.
019:011 And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare
        rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches,
        and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her
        branches.
019:012 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 and withered; the fire consumed them.
019:013 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty
        ground.
019:014 And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath
        devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a
        sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a
        lamentation.
020:001 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 enquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
020:002 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
020:003 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto
        them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to enquire of me?
        As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by
        you.
020:004 Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause
        them to know the abominations of their fathers:
020:005 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 God;
020:006 In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them
        forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for
        them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all
        lands:
020:007 Then said I unto 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.
020:008 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 will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my
        anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
020:009 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be
        polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose
        sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth
        out of the land of Egypt.
020:010 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt,
        and brought them into the wilderness.
020:011 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments,
        which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
020:012 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
        sanctify them.
020:013 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness:
        they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my
        judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and
        my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour
        out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
020:014 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be
        polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them
        out.
020:015 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that
        I would not bring them into the land which I had given them,
        flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
020:016 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my
        statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after
        their idols.
020:017 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them,
        neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
020:018 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not
        in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their
        judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
020:019 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my
        judgments, and do them;
020:020 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me
        and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
020:021 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked
        not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them,
        which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted
        my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them,
        to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
020:022 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's
        sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the
        heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.
020:023 I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I
        would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them
        through the countries;
020:024 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised
        my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were
        after their fathers' idols.
020:025 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and
        judgments whereby they should not live;
020:026 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to
        pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might
        make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am
        the LORD.
020:027 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say
        unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers
        have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass
        against me.
020:028 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I
        lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every
        high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there
        their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of
        their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and
        poured out there their drink offerings.
020:029 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go?
        And the name whereof is called Bamah unto this day.
020:030 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
        GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and
        commit ye whoredom after their abominations?
020:031 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass
        through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols,
        even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house
        of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be
        enquired of by you.
020:032 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that
        ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the
        countries, to serve wood and stone.
020:033 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and
        with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I
        rule over you:
020:034 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you
        out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty
        hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
020:035 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and
        there will I plead with you face to face.
020:036 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the
        land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.
020:037 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring
        you into the bond of the covenant:
020:038 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that
        transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the
        country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the
        land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
020:039 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye,
        serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will
        not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with
        your gifts, and with your idols.
020:040 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of
        Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of
        Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept
        them, and there will I require your offerings, and the
        firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
020:041 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out
        from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein
        ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before
        the heathen.
020:042 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you
        into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I
        lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.
020:043 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings,
        wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in
        your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.
020:044 And ye shall know that I am the LORD when I have wrought with
        you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor
        according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith
        the Lord GOD.
020:045 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
020:046 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word
        toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south
        field;
020:047 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD;
        Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee,
        and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry
        tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces
        from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
020:048 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it
        shall not be quenched.
020:049 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak
        parables?
021:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
021:002 Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word
        toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of
        Israel,
021:003 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I
        am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his
        sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the
        wicked.
021:004 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and
        the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his
        sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:
021:005 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my
        sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.
021:006 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy
        loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.
021:007 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest
        thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because it
        cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be
        feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be
        weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to
        pass, saith the Lord GOD.
021:008 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
021:009 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A
        sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished:
021:010 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that
        it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the
        rod of my son, as every tree.
021:011 And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled:
        this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into
        the hand of the slayer.
021:012 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it
        shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of
        the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy
        thigh.
021:013 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the
        rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.
021:014 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands
        together. and let the sword be doubled the third time, the
        sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are
        slain, which entereth into their privy chambers.
021:015 I have set the point of the sword against all their gates,
        that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah!
        it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.
021:016 Go thee one way or other, either on the right hand, or on the
        left, whithersoever thy face is set.
021:017 I will also smite mine hands together, and I will cause my
        fury to rest: I the LORD have said it.
021:018 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
021:019 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee two ways, that the sword
        of the king of Babylon may come: both twain shall come forth
        out of one land: and choose thou a place, choose it at the
        head of the way to the city.
021:020 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the
        Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.
021:021 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at
        the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his
        arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the
        liver.
021:022 At his right hand was the divination for Jerusalem, to appoint
        captains, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the
        voice with shouting, to appoint battering rams against the
        gates, to cast a mount, and to build a fort.
021:023 And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their
        sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to
        remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken.
021:024 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have made your
        iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are
        discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear;
        because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be
        taken with the hand.
021:025 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come,
        when iniquity shall have an end,
021:026 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the
        crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and
        abase him that is high.
021:027 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no
        more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
021:028 And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord
        GOD concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach;
        even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the
        slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the
        glittering:
021:029 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie
        unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of them that are
        slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity
        shall have an end.
021:030 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee
        in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy
        nativity.
021:031 And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow
        against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into
        the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy.
021:032 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the
        midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the
        LORD have spoken it.
022:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
022:002 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the
        bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
022:003 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth
        blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh
        idols against herself to defile herself.
022:004 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and
        hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and
        thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto
        thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the
        heathen, and a mocking to all countries.
022:005 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall
        mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
022:006 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their
        power to shed blood.
022:007 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst
        of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in
        thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
022:008 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my
        sabbaths.
022:009 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee
        they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit
        lewdness.
022:010 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee
        have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
022:011 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife;
        and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and
        another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's
        daughter.
022:012 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken
        usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy
        neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord
        GOD.
022:013 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest
        gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in
        the midst of thee.
022:014 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the
        days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it,
        and will do it.
022:015 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee
        in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
022:016 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight
        of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
022:017 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
022:018 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all
        they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of
        the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
022:019 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become
        dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of
        Jerusalem.
022:020 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin,
        into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to
        melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury,
        and I will leave you there, and melt you.
022:021 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my
        wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst therof.
022:022 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye
        be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the
        LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
022:023 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
022:024 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not
        cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
022:025 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof,
        like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured
        souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they
        have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
022:026 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy
        things: they have put no difference between the holy and
        profane, neither have they shewed difference between the
        unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my
        sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
022:027 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the
        prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest
        gain.
022:028 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter,
        seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith
        the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
022:029 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised
        robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have
        oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
022:030 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the
        hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I
        should not destroy it: but I found none.
022:031 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have
        consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I
        recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
023:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
023:002 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
023:003 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed
        whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed,
        and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
023:004 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her
        sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters.
        Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem
        Aholibah.
023:005 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted
        on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,
023:006 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them
        desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
023:007 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that
        were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she
        doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
023:008 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her
        youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her
        virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.
023:009 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers,
        into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.
023:010 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her
        daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous
        among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.
023:011 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in
        her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than
        her sister in her whoredoms.
023:012 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and
        rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses,
        all of them desirable young men.
023:013 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,
023:014 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men
        pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans
        pourtrayed with vermilion,
023:015 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire
        upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the
        manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their
        nativity:
023:016 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon
        them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.
023:017 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they
        defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with
        them, and her mind was alienated from them.
023:018 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness:
        then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was
        alienated from her sister.
023:019 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance
        the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in
        the land of Egypt.
023:020 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the
        flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
023:021 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth,
        in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy
        youth.
023:022 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will
        raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is
        alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side;
023:023 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and
        Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable
        young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all
        of them riding upon horses.
023:024 And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and
        wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set
        against thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I
        will set judgment before them, and they shall judge thee
        according to their judgments.
023:025 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal
        furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine
        ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take
        thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured
        by the fire.
023:026 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away
        thy fair jewels.
023:027 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy
        whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt
        not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any more.
023:028 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver thee into
        the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them from
        whom thy mind is alienated:
023:029 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away
        all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the
        nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy
        lewdness and thy whoredoms.
023:030 I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a
        whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with
        their idols.
023:031 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I
        give her cup into thine hand.
023:032 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup
        deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in
        derision; it containeth much.
023:033 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup
        of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister
        Samaria.
023:034 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break
        the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I
        have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
023:035 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten
        me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy
        lewdness and thy whoredoms.
023:036 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge
        Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their
        abominations;
023:037 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their
        hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and
        have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass
        for them through the fire, to devour them.
023:038 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my
        sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
023:039 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then
        they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and,
        lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
023:040 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far,
        unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom
        thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst
        thyself with ornaments,
023:041 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it,
        whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.
023:042 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and
        with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the
        wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and
        beautiful crowns upon their heads.
023:043 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now
        commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?
023:044 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that
        playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto
        Aholibah, the lewd women.
023:045 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner
        of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed
        blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their
        hands.
023:046 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon
        them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.
023:047 And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch
        them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their
        daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
023:048 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all
        women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.
023:049 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall
        bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the
        Lord GOD.
024:001 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day
        of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
024:002 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same
        day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this
        same day.
024:003 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto
        them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and
        also pour water into it:
024:004 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the
        thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.
024:005 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under
        it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it
        therein.
024:006 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city, to
        the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out
        of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.
024:007 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top
        of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with
        dust;
024:008 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have
        set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be
        covered.
024:009 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I
        will even make the pile for fire great.
024:010 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it
        well, and let the bones be burned.
024:011 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it
        may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be
        molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.
024:012 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went
        not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.
024:013 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and
        thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy
        filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon
        thee.
024:014 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will
        do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will
        I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings,
        shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
024:015 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
024:016 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine
        eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep,
        neither shall thy tears run down.
024:017 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire
        of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet,
        and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.
024:018 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife
        died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
024:019 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these
        things are to us, that thou doest so?
024:020 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me,
        saying,
024:021 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
        Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your
        strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul
        pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left
        shall fall by the sword.
024:022 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips,
        nor eat the bread of men.
024:023 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon
        your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away
        for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.
024:024 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath
        done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I
        am the Lord GOD.
024:025 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take
        from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire
        of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their
        sons and their daughters,
024:026 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to
        cause thee to hear it with thine ears?
024:027 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped,
        and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a
        sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
025:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
025:002 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy
        against them;
025:003 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD;
        Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my
        sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of
        Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah,
        when they went into captivity;
025:004 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east
        for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee,
        and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit,
        and they shall drink thy milk.
025:005 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites
        a couching place for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the
        LORD.
025:006 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine
        hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with
        all thy despite against the land of Israel;
025:007 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and
        will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut
        thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out
        of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know
        that I am the LORD.
025:008 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say,
        Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;
025:009 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the
        cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory
        of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim,
025:010 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give
        them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered
        among the nations.
025:011 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know
        that I am the LORD.
025:012 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against
        the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly
        offended, and revenged himself upon them;
025:013 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out
        mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it;
        and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan
        shall fall by the sword.
025:014 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people
        Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and
        according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith
        the Lord GOD.
025:015 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by
        revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to
        destroy it for the old hatred;
025:016 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out
        mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the
        Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
025:017 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious
        rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall
        lay my vengeance upon them.
026:001 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of
        the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
026:002 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem,
        Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is
        turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:
026:003 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee,
        O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee,
        as the sea causeth his waves to come up.
026:004 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her
        towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her
        like the top of a rock.
026:005 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of
        the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and it
        shall become a spoil to the nations.
026:006 And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the
        sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
026:007 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus
        Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the
        north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and
        companies, and much people.
026:008 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and
        he shall make a fort against thee, and cast a mount against
        thee, and lift up the buckler against thee.
026:009 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with
        his axes he shall break down thy towers.
026:010 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall
        cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the
        horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he
        shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein
        is made a breach.
026:011 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy
        streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong
        garrisons shall go down to the ground.
026:012 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of
        thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and
        destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and
        thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
026:013 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the
        sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
026:014 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a
        place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I
        the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
026:015 Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at
        the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the
        slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
026:016 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their
        thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered
        garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they
        shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment,
        and be astonished at thee.
026:017 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to
        thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring
        men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and
        her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that
        haunt it!
026:018 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the
        isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.
026:019 For thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall make thee a desolate
        city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall
        bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover
        thee;
026:020 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the
        pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the
        low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them
        that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I
        shall set glory in the land of the living;
026:021 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though
        thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith
        the Lord GOD.
027:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
027:002 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
027:003 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of
        the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles,
        Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of
        perfect beauty.
027:004 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have
        perfected thy beauty.
027:005 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they
        have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.
027:006 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company
        of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out
        of the isles of Chittim.
027:007 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou
        spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles
        of Elishah was that which covered thee.
027:008 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise
        men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.
027:009 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee
        thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were
        in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
027:010 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy
        men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they
        set forth thy comeliness.
027:011 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round
        about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their
        shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty
        perfect.
027:012 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all
        kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded
        in thy fairs.
027:013 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they
        traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
027:014 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses
        and horsemen and mules.
027:015 The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the
        merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present
        horns of ivory and ebony.
027:016 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares
        of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds,
        purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and
        agate.
027:017 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they
        traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey,
        and oil, and balm.
027:018 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy
        making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of
        Helbon, and white wool.
027:019 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs:
        bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.
027:020 Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.
027:021 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee
        in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy
        merchants.
027:022 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants:
        they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with
        all precious stones, and gold.
027:023 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur,
        and Chilmad, were thy merchants.
027:024 These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue
        clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel,
        bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.
027:025 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou
        wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the
        seas.
027:026 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind
        hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
027:027 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and
        thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise,
        and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy
        company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the
        midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.
027:028 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
027:029 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots
        of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand
        upon the land;
027:030 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and
        shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads,
        they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
027:031 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird
        them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with
        bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
027:032 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for
        thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus,
        like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
027:033 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many
        people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the
        multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
027:034 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the
        depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in
        the midst of thee shall fall.
027:035 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee,
        and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled
        in their countenance.
027:036 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt
        be a terror, and never shalt be any more.
028:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
028:002 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord
        GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I
        am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas;
        yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart
        as the heart of God:
028:003 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that
        they can hide from thee:
028:004 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten
        thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy
        treasures:
028:005 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased
        thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy
        riches:
028:006 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine
        heart as the heart of God;
028:007 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the
        terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords
        against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy
        brightness.
028:008 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the
        deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
028:009 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but
        thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that
        slayeth thee.
028:010 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of
        strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
028:011 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
028:012 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and
        say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the
        sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
028:013 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone
        was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the
        beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald,
        and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets
        and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou
        wast created.
028:014 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set
        thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast
        walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
028:015 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast
        created, till iniquity was found in thee.
028:016 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst
        of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will
        cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will
        destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones
        of fire.
028:017 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast
        corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast
        thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they
        may behold thee.
028:018 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine
        iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I
        bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour
        thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the
        sight of all them that behold thee.
028:019 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished
        at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any
        more.
028:020 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
028:021 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against
        it,
028:022 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O
        Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they
        shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed
        judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
028:023 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her
        streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her
        by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that
        I am the LORD.
028:024 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of
        Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about
        them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the
        Lord GOD.
028:025 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house
        of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and
        shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then
        shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant
        Jacob.
028:026 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses,
        and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence,
        when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise
        them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD
        their God.
029:001 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of
        the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
029:002 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and
        prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:
029:003 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against
        thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in
        the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine
        own, and I have made it for myself.
029:004 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of
        thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up
        out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers
        shall stick unto thy scales.
029:005 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all
        the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields;
        thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given
        thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of
        the heaven.
029:006 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the
        LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of
        Israel.
029:007 When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and
        rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou
        brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
029:008 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a
        sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.
029:009 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they
        shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river
        is mine, and I have made it.
029:010 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers,
        and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate,
        from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
029:011 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall
        pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
029:012 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the
        countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities
        that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will
        scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse
        them through the countries.
029:013 Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will I
        gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were
        scattered:
029:014 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause
        them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of
        their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom.
029:015 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt
        itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them,
        that they shall no more rule over the nations.
029:016 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel,
        which bringeth their iniquity to remembrance, when they shall
        look after them: but they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
029:017 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the
        first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the
        LORD came unto me, saying,
029:018 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to
        serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald,
        and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his
        army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against
        it:
029:019 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the
        land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he
        shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her
        prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
029:020 I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he
        served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord
        GOD.
029:021 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to
        bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in
        the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
030:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
030:002 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Howl
        ye, Woe worth the day!
030:003 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a
        cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.
030:004 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be
        in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they
        shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be
        broken down.
030:005 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people,
        and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall
        fall with them by the sword.
030:006 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall;
        and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of
        Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
030:007 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that
        are desolate, and her cities shall be in the midst of the
        cities that are wasted.
030:008 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire
        in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.
030:009 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make
        the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon
        them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
030:010 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also make the multitude of
        Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
030:011 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall
        be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their
        swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.
030:012 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the
        hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all
        that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the LORD have
        spoken it.
030:013 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I
        will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall
        be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a
        fear in the land of Egypt.
030:014 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan,
        and will execute judgments in No.
030:015 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I
        will cut off the multitude of No.
030:016 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and
        No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses
        daily.
030:017 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword:
        and these cities shall go into captivity.
030:018 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall
        break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength
        shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and
        her daughters shall go into captivity.
030:019 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know
        that I am the LORD.
030:020 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month,
        in the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD
        came unto me, saying,
030:021 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt;
        and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a
        roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
030:022 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against
        Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong,
        and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall
        out of his hand.
030:023 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will
        disperse them through the countries.
030:024 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put
        my sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he
        shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded
        man.
030:025 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the
        arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am
        the LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king
        of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of
        Egypt.
030:026 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and
        disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I
        am the LORD.
031:001 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month,
        in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came
        unto me, saying,
031:002 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his
        multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
031:003 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair
        branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature;
        and his top was among the thick boughs.
031:004 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with
        her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little
        rivers unto all the trees of the field.
031:005 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the
        field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became
        long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
031:006 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and
        under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth
        their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
031:007 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his
        branches: for his root was by great waters.
031:008 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir
        trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were
        not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was
        like unto him in his beauty.
031:009 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that
        all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied
        him.
031:010 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up
        thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick
        boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
031:011 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one
        of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven
        him out for his wickedness.
031:012 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off,
        and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys
        his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the
        rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone
        down from his shadow, and have left him.
031:013 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and
        all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
031:014 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt
        themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among
        the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their
        height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto
        death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the
        children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
031:015 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the
        grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I
        restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were
        stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the
        trees of the field fainted for him.
031:016 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I
        cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and
        all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all
        that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of
        the earth.
031:017 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain
        with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under
        his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
031:018 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the
        trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees
        of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in
        the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the
        sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord
        GOD.
032:001 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month,
        in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came
        unto me, saying,
032:002 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt,
        and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations,
        and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth
        with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and
        fouledst their rivers.
032:003 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net
        over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring
        thee up in my net.
032:004 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth
        upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the
        heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the
        whole earth with thee.
032:005 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the
        valleys with thy height.
032:006 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou
        swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full
        of thee.
032:007 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and
        make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a
        cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
032:008 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee,
        and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.
032:009 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring
        thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which
        thou hast not known.
032:010 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings
        shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my
        sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment,
        every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.
032:011 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon
        shall come upon thee.
032:012 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to
        fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall
        spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall
        be destroyed.
032:013 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the
        great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any
        more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
032:014 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to
        run like oil, saith the Lord GOD.
032:015 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country
        shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall
        smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I
        am the LORD.
032:016 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the
        daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament
        for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the
        Lord GOD.
032:017 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day
        of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
032:018 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them
        down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto
        the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the
        pit.
032:019 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with
        the uncircumcised.
032:020 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the
        sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her
        multitudes.
032:021 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the
        midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down,
        they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
032:022 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him:
        all of them slain, fallen by the sword:
032:023 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company
        is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the
        sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.
032:024 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all
        of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down
        uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused
        their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne
        their shame with them that go down to the pit.
032:025 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her
        multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them
        uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was
        caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their
        shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the
        midst of them that be slain.
032:026 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are
        round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the
        sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the
        living.
032:027 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the
        uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons
        of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but
        their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were
        the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
032:028 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised,
        and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.
032:029 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with
        their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword:
        they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go
        down to the pit.
032:030 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the
        Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their
        terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie
        uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear
        their shame with them that go down to the pit.
032:031 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his
        multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword,
        saith the Lord GOD.
032:032 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he
        shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that
        are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude,
        saith the Lord GOD.
033:001 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
033:002 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto
        them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the
        land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their
        watchman:
033:003 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the
        trumpet, and warn the people;
033:004 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh
        not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood
        shall be upon his own head.
033:005 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his
        blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall
        deliver his soul.
033:006 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the
        trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and
        take any person from among them, he is taken away in his
        iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
033:007 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the
        house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my
        mouth, and warn them from me.
033:008 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely
        die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way,
        that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will
        I require at thine hand.
033:009 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from
        it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his
        iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
033:010 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel;
        Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be
        upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
033:011 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no
        pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn
        from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;
        for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
033:012 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy
        people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver
        him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of
        the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he
        turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be
        able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
033:013 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live;
        if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all
        his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his
        iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
033:014 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if
        he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
033:015 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had
        robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing
        iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
033:016 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned
        unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he
        shall surely live.
033:017 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not
        equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
033:018 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and
        committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
033:019 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which
        is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
033:020 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of
        Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
033:021 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in
        the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that
        had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is
        smitten.
033:022 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he
        that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came
        to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no
        more dumb.
033:023 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
033:024 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of
        Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the
        land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
033:025 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with
        the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed
        blood: and shall ye possess the land?
033:026 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile
        every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?
033:027 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live,
        surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword,
        and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to
        be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves
        shall die of the pestilence.
033:028 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her
        strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be
        desolate, that none shall pass through.
033:029 Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the
        land most desolate because of all their abominations which
        they have committed.
033:030 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are
        talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the
        houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother,
        saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that
        cometh forth from the LORD.
033:031 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit
        before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they
        will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love,
        but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
033:032 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that
        hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for
        they hear thy words, but they do them not.
033:033 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall
        they know that a prophet hath been among them.
034:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
034:002 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel,
        prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the
        shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed
        themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
034:003 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them
        that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
034:004 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed
        that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was
        broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven
        away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with
        force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
034:005 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and
        they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they
        were scattered.
034:006 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every
        high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of
        the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
034:007 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
034:008 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became
        a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field,
        because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search
        for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my
        flock;
034:009 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
034:010 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds;
        and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to
        cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed
        themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their
        mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
034:011 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both
        search my sheep, and seek them out.
034:012 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is
        among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my
        sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have
        been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
034:013 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them
        from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and
        feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in
        all the inhabited places of the country.
034:014 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high
        mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie
        in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the
        mountains of Israel.
034:015 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith
        the Lord GOD.
034:016 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which
        was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and
        will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the
        fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
034:017 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I
        judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he
        goats.
034:018 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good
        pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of
        your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye
        must foul the residue with your feet?
034:019 And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with
        your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your
        feet.
034:020 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even
        I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean
        cattle.
034:021 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed
        all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them
        abroad;
034:022 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a
        prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
034:023 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed
        them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall
        be their shepherd.
034:024 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a
        prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
034:025 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause
        the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell
        safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
034:026 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a
        blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his
        season; there shall be showers of blessing.
034:027 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth
        shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their
        land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken
        the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of
        those that served themselves of them.
034:028 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall
        the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell
        safely, and none shall make them afraid.
034:029 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall
        be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the
        shame of the heathen any more.
034:030 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them,
        and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith
        the Lord GOD.
034:031 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am
        your God, saith the Lord GOD.
035:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
035:002 Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy
        against it,
035:003 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount
        Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand
        against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
035:004 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and
        thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
035:005 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the
        blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in
        the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity
        had an end:
035:006 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee
        unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not
        hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
035:007 Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it
        him that passeth out and him that returneth.
035:008 And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy
        hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they
        fall that are slain with the sword.
035:009 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall
        not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
035:010 Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two
        countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the
        LORD was there:
035:011 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do
        according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which
        thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make
        myself known among them, when I have judged thee.
035:012 And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard
        all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the
        mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are
        given us to consume.
035:013 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have
        multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
035:014 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I
        will make thee desolate.
035:015 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of
        Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou
        shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of
        it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
036:001 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel,
        and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:
036:002 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against
        you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:
036:003 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because
        they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every
        side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the
        heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are
        an infamy of the people:
036:004 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord
        GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the
        hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate
        wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a
        prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round
        about;
036:005 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my
        jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and
        against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their
        possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful
        minds, to cast it out for a prey.
036:006 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto
        the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the
        valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my
        jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of
        the heathen:
036:007 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand,
        Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their
        shame.
036:008 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your
        branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for
        they are at hand to come.
036:009 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye
        shall be tilled and sown:
036:010 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel,
        even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the
        wastes shall be builded:
036:011 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall
        increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old
        estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings:
        and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
036:012 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel;
        and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their
        inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of
        men.
036:013 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land
        devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations:
036:014 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy
        nations any more, saith the Lord GOD.
036:015 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the
        heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the
        people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall
        any more, saith the Lord GOD.
036:016 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
036:017 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land,
        they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their
        way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.
036:018 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they
        had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had
        polluted it:
036:019 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were
        dispersed through the countries: according to their way and
        according to their doings I judged them.
036:020 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went,
        they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are
        the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.
036:021 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel
        had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
036:022 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord
        GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for
        mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the
        heathen, whither ye went.
036:023 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among
        the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and
        the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,
        when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
036:024 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out
        of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
036:025 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be
        clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will
        I cleanse you.
036:026 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put
        within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your
        flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
036:027 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in
        my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
036:028 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers;
        and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
036:029 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will
        call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine
        upon you.
036:030 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of
        the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine
        among the heathen.
036:031 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings
        that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own
        sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
036:032 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known
        unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house
        of Israel.
036:033 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed
        you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in
        the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
036:034 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate
        in the sight of all that passed by.
036:035 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like
        the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined
        cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
036:036 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that
        I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was
        desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
036:037 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by
        the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them
        with men like a flock.
036:038 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn
        feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of
        men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
037:001 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the
        spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley
        which was full of bones,
037:002 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there
        were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very
        dry.
037:003 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I
        answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
037:004 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto
        them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
037:005 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause
        breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
037:006 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon
        you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye
        shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
037:007 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there
        was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came
        together, bone to his bone.
037:008 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon
        them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath
        in them.
037:009 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of
        man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from
        the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that
        they may live.
037:010 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into
        them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an
        exceeding great army.
037:011 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole
        house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and
        our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
037:012 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
        Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to
        come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of
        Israel.
037:013 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your
        graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
037:014 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall
        place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD
        have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
037:015 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
037:016 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon
        it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions:
        then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the
        stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his
        companions:
037:017 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall
        become one in thine hand.
037:018 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee,
        saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
037:019 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take
        the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the
        tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even
        with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they
        shall be one in mine hand.
037:020 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand
        before their eyes.
037:021 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will
        take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither
        they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring
        them into their own land:
037:022 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains
        of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they
        shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided
        into two kingdoms any more at all.
037:023 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their
        idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their
        transgressions: but I will save them out of all their
        dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse
        them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
037:024 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all
        shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments,
        and observe my statutes, and do them.
037:025 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob
        my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall
        dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their
        children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be
        their prince for ever.
037:026 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall
        be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them,
        and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of
        them for evermore.
037:027 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their
        God, and they shall be my people.
037:028 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel,
        when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
038:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
038:002 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the
        chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
038:003 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O
        Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
038:004 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I
        will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and
        horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a
        great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling
        swords:
038:005 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield
        and helmet:
038:006 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north
        quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
038:007 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy
        company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto
        them.
038:008 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years
        thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the
        sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the
        mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is
        brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely
        all of them.
038:009 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a
        cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many
        people with thee.
038:010 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at
        the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt
        think an evil thought:
038:011 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled
        villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell
        safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither
        bars nor gates,
038:012 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon
        the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the
        people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten
        cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
038:013 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the
        young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to
        take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?
        to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods,
        to take a great spoil?
038:014 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith
        the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth
        safely, shalt thou not know it?
038:015 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,
        thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon
        horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
038:016 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud
        to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will
        bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when
        I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
038:017 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in
        old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which
        prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee
        against them?
038:018 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come
        against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury
        shall come up in my face.
038:019 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken,
        Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land
        of Israel;
038:020 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven,
        and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that
        creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face
        of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains
        shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and
        every wall shall fall to the ground.
038:021 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my
        mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be
        against his brother.
038:022 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood;
        and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the
        many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great
        hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
038:023 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be
        known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I
        am the LORD.
039:001 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say,
        Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the
        chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
039:002 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of
        thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and
        will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
039:003 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause
        thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
039:004 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all
        thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee
        unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of
        the field to be devoured.
039:005 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it,
        saith the Lord GOD.
039:006 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell
        carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the
        LORD.
039:007 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people
        Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more:
        and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in
        Israel.
039:008 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this
        is the day whereof I have spoken.
039:009 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth,
        and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields
        and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves,
        and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven
        years:
039:010 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut
        down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons
        with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and
        rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
039:011 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto
        Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the
        passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses
        of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his
        multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
039:012 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them,
        that they may cleanse the land.
039:013 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall
        be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith
        the Lord GOD.
039:014 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing
        through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain
        upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of
        seven months shall they search.
039:015 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth
        a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the
        buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
039:016 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall
        they cleanse the land.
039:017 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto
        every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field,
        Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side
        to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great
        sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh,
        and drink blood.
039:018 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of
        the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of
        bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
039:019 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye
        be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
039:020 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots,
        with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
039:021 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen
        shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I
        have laid upon them.
039:022 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God
        from that day and forward.
039:023 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into
        captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against
        me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the
        hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
039:024 According to their uncleanness and according to their
        transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from
        them.
039:025 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the
        captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of
        Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
039:026 After that they have borne their shame, and all their
        trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they
        dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
039:027 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered
        them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in
        the sight of many nations;
039:028 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which
        caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I
        have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of
        them any more there.
039:029 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have
        poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord
        GOD.
040:001 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the
        beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the
        fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the
        selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me
        thither.
040:002 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel,
        and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the
        frame of a city on the south.
040:003 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose
        appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of
        flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the
        gate.
040:004 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes,
        and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I
        shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto
        thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to
        the house of Israel.
040:005 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and
        in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the
        cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the
        building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
040:006 Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and
        went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the
        gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the
        gate, which was one reed broad.
040:007 And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed
        broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and
        the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was
        one reed.
040:008 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.
040:009 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the
        posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was
        inward.
040:010 And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on
        this side, and three on that side; they three were of one
        measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on
        that side.
040:011 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten
        cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
040:012 The space also before the little chambers was one cubit on
        this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the
        little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits
        on that side.
040:013 He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber
        to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty
        cubits, door against door.
040:014 He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of
        the court round about the gate.
040:015 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of
        the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.
040:016 And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to
        their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the
        arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each
        post were palm trees.
040:017 Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, there were
        chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about:
        thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
040:018 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the
        length of the gates was the lower pavement.
040:019 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower
        gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, an hundred
        cubits eastward and northward.
040:020 And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the
        north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth
        thereof.
040:021 And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and
        three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches
        thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length
        thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty
        cubits.
040:022 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees,
        were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the
        east; and they went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches
        thereof were before them.
040:023 And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate
        toward the north, and toward the east; and he measured from
        gate to gate an hundred cubits.
040:024 After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate
        toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the
        arches thereof according to these measures.
040:025 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round
        about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and
        the breadth five and twenty cubits.
040:026 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches
        thereof were before them: and it had palm trees, one on this
        side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
040:027 And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south: and
        he measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundred
        cubits.
040:028 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he
        measured the south gate according to these measures;
040:029 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and
        the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there
        were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it
        was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
040:030 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long,
        and five cubits broad.
040:031 And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm
        trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had
        eight steps.
040:032 And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he
        measured the gate according to these measures.
040:033 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and
        the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and
        there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round
        about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits
        broad.
040:034 And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and palm
        trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that
        side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
040:035 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according
        to these measures;
040:036 The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches
        thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was
        fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
040:037 And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm
        trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that
        side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
040:038 And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of
        the gates, where they washed the burnt offering.
040:039 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and
        two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt offering
        and the sin offering and the trespass offering.
040:040 And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the
        north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was
        at the porch of the gate, were two tables.
040:041 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side,
        by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew
        their sacrifices.
040:042 And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering,
        of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad,
        and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments
        wherewith they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
040:043 And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about:
        and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.
040:044 And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers in
        the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and
        their prospect was toward the south: one at the side of the
        east gate having the prospect toward the north.
040:045 And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward
        the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of
        the house.
040:046 And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the
        priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the
        sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the
        LORD to minister unto him.
040:047 So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an
        hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar that was
        before the house.
040:048 And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each
        post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits
        on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on
        this side, and three cubits on that side.
040:049 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth
        eleven cubits, and he brought me by the steps whereby they
        went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on
        this side, and another on that side.
041:001 Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts,
        six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the
        other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.
041:002 And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of
        the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on
        the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty
        cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.
041:003 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two
        cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door,
        seven cubits.
041:004 So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the
        breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto
        me, This is the most holy place.
041:005 After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the
        breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the
        house on every side.
041:006 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty
        in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the
        house for the side chambers round about, that they might have
        hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.
041:007 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward
        to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went
        still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of
        the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest
        chamber to the highest by the midst.
041:008 I saw also the height of the house round about: the
        foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great
        cubits.
041:009 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber
        without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the
        place of the side chambers that were within.
041:010 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits
        round about the house on every side.
041:011 And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place that
        was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward
        the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five
        cubits round about.
041:012 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end
        toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the
        building was five cubits thick round about, and the length
        thereof ninety cubits.
041:013 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the
        separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an
        hundred cubits long;
041:014 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate
        place toward the east, an hundred cubits.
041:015 And he measured the length of the building over against the
        separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof
        on the one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with
        the inner temple, and the porches of the court;
041:016 The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries
        round about on their three stories, over against the door,
        cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the
        windows, and the windows were covered;
041:017 To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and
        without, and by all the wall round about within and without,
        by measure.
041:018 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm
        tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had
        two faces;
041:019 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one
        side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the
        other side: it was made through all the house round about.
041:020 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm
        trees made, and on the wall of the temple.
041:021 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the
        sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the
        other.
041:022 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length
        thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length
        thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto
        me, This is the table that is before the LORD.
041:023 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.
041:024 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two
        leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.
041:025 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple,
        cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls;
        and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch
        without.
041:026 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side
        and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the
        side chambers of the house, and thick planks.
042:001 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward
        the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over
        against the separate place, and which was before the building
        toward the north.
042:002 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and
        the breadth was fifty cubits.
042:003 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court,
        and over against the pavement which was for the utter court,
        was gallery against gallery in three stories.
042:004 And before the chambers was a walk to ten cubits breadth
        inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.
042:005 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were
        higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of
        the building.
042:006 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the
        pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened
        more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.
042:007 And the wall that was without over against the chambers,
        toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the
        length thereof was fifty cubits.
042:008 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court
        was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred
        cubits.
042:009 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side,
        as one goeth into them from the utter court.
042:010 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court
        toward the east, over against the separate place, and over
        against the building.
042:011 And the way before them was like the appearance of the
        chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as
        broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to
        their fashions, and according to their doors.
042:012 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward
        the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way
        directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into
        them.
042:013 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south
        chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy
        chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall
        eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy
        things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the
        trespass offering; for the place is holy.
042:014 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of
        the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay
        their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and
        shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those
        things which are for the people.
042:015 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he
        brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the
        east, and measured it round about.
042:016 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five
        hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
042:017 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the
        measuring reed round about.
042:018 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the
        measuring reed.
042:019 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred
        reeds with the measuring reed.
042:020 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about,
        five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a
        separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.
043:001 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that
        looketh toward the east:
043:002 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way
        of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters:
        and the earth shined with his glory.
043:003 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I
        saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to
        destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I
        saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.
043:004 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of
        the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
043:005 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court;
        and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
043:006 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man
        stood by me.
043:007 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and
        the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the
        midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name,
        shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor
        their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their
        kings in their high places.
043:008 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and
        their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they
        have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they
        have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
043:009 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of
        their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of
        them for ever.
043:010 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that
        they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure
        the pattern.
043:011 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them
        the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings
        out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms
        thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms
        thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their
        sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the
        ordinances thereof, and do them.
043:012 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the
        whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold,
        this is the law of the house.
043:013 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The
        cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be
        a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by
        the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall
        be the higher place of the altar.
043:014 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle
        shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the
        lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits,
        and the breadth one cubit.
043:015 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and
        upward shall be four horns.
043:016 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad,
        square in the four squares thereof.
043:017 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen
        broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it
        shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit
        about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.
043:018 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD;
        These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they
        shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to
        sprinkle blood thereon.
043:019 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the
        seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me,
        saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.
043:020 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the
        four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and
        upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge
        it.
043:021 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he
        shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the
        sanctuary.
043:022 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats
        without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the
        altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
043:023 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a
        young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock
        without blemish.
043:024 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests
        shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a
        burnt offering unto the LORD.
043:025 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin
        offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram
        out of the flock, without blemish.
043:026 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they
        shall consecrate themselves.
043:027 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the
        eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt
        offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will
        accept you, saith the Lord GOD.
044:001 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward
        sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.
044:002 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall
        not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the
        LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it
        shall be shut.
044:003 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat
        bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch
        of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
044:004 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house:
        and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the
        house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
044:005 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold
        with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto
        thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD,
        and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the
        house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
044:006 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of
        Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it
        suffice you of all your abominations,
044:007 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers,
        uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in
        my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my
        bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant
        because of all your abominations.
044:008 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye
        have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
044:009 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart,
        nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of
        any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
044:010 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel
        went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols;
        they shall even bear their iniquity.
044:011 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at
        the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they
        shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the
        people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto
        them.
044:012 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and
        caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore
        have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD,
        and they shall bear their iniquity.
044:013 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a
        priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in
        the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and
        their abominations which they have committed.
044:014 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for
        all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done
        therein.
044:015 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the
        charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray
        from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and
        they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the
        blood, saith the Lord GOD:
044:016 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near
        to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my
        charge.
044:017 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the
        gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen
        garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they
        minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
044:018 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have
        linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird
        themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
044:019 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the
        utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments
        wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers,
        and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not
        sanctify the people with their garments.
044:020 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks
        to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
044:021 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the
        inner court.
044:022 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that
        is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the
        house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
044:023 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy
        and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and
        the clean.
044:024 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they
        shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep
        my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall
        hallow my sabbaths.
044:025 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves:
        but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter,
        for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may
        defile themselves.
044:026 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven
        days.
044:027 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the
        inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his
        sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.
044:028 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their
        inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I
        am their possession.
044:029 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and
        the trespass offering: and every dedicated thing in Israel
        shall be theirs.
044:030 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every
        oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the
        priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your
        dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
044:031 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself,
        or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.
045:001 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for
        inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy
        portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five
        and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten
        thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round
        about.
045:002 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in
        length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and
        fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.
045:003 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and
        twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it
        shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.
045:004 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the
        ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister
        unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and
        an holy place for the sanctuary.
045:005 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten
        thousand of breadth shall also the Levites, the ministers of
        the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty
        chambers.
045:006 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand
        broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the
        oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house
        of Israel.
045:007 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on
        the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the
        possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy
        portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west
        side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length
        shall be over against one of the portions, from the west
        border unto the east border.
045:008 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes
        shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land
        shall they give to the house of Israel according to their
        tribes.
045:009 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of
        Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and
        justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the
        Lord GOD.
045:010 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just
        bath.
045:011 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath
        may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the
        tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the
        homer.
045:012 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five
        and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
045:013 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an
        ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part
        of an ephah of an homer of barley:
045:014 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall
        offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an
        homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:
045:015 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the
        fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt
        offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for
        them, saith the Lord GOD.
045:016 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the
        prince in Israel.
045:017 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and
        meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the
        new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the
        house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the
        meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace
        offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
045:018 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day
        of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish,
        and cleanse the sanctuary:
045:019 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering,
        and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four
        corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the
        gate of the inner court.
045:020 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every
        one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye
        reconcile the house.
045:021 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye
        shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened
        bread shall be eaten.
045:022 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for
        all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.
045:023 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering
        to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish
        daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin
        offering.
045:024 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a
        bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an
        ephah.
045:025 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall
        he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to
        the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and
        according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.
046:001 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that
        looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days;
        but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the
        new moon it shall be opened.
046:002 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that
        gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the
        priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace
        offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate:
        then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until
        the evening.
046:003 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of
        this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new
        moons.
046:004 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the
        LORD in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish,
        and a ram without blemish.
046:005 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the
        meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and
        an hin of oil to an ephah.
046:006 And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock
        without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be
        without blemish.
046:007 And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock,
        and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his
        hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
046:008 And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of
        the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way
        thereof.
046:009 But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in
        the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north
        gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and
        he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth
        by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way
        of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over
        against it.
046:010 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go
        in; and when they go forth, shall go forth.
046:011 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat offering
        shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to
        the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an
        ephah.
046:012 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering
        or peace offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then
        open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall
        prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did
        on the sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his
        going forth one shall shut the gate.
046:013 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the LORD of a
        lamb of the first year without blemish: thou shalt prepare it
        every morning.
046:014 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning,
        the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of
        oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering
        continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.
046:015 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat offering, and
        the oil, every morning for a continual burnt offering.
046:016 Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of
        his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall
        be their possession by inheritance.
046:017 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his
        servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after
        it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be
        his sons' for them.
046:018 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance
        by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he
        shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession:
        that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.
046:019 After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side
        of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which
        looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on the
        two sides westward.
046:020 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests
        shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where
        they shall bake the meat offering; that they bear them not out
        into the utter court, to sanctify the people.
046:021 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me
        to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in
        every corner of the court there was a court.
046:022 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of
        forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of
        one measure.
046:023 And there was a row of building round about in them, round
        about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the
        rows round about.
046:024 Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil,
        where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of
        the people.
047:001 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and,
        behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the
        house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward
        the east, and the waters came down from under from the right
        side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
047:002 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and
        led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way
        that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on
        the right side.
047:003 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth
        eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me
        through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
047:004 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the
        waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a
        thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the
        loins.
047:005 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I
        could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim
        in, a river that could not be passed over.
047:006 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he
        brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
047:007 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were
        very many trees on the one side and on the other.
047:008 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east
        country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea:
        which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be
        healed.
047:009 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which
        moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and
        there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these
        waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every
        thing shall live whither the river cometh.
047:010 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon
        it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to
        spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their
        kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
047:011 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not
        be healed; they shall be given to salt.
047:012 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on
        that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not
        fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall
        bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their
        waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof
        shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
047:013 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye
        shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of
        Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
047:014 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning
        the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers:
        and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
047:015 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north
        side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to
        Zedad;
047:016 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of
        Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by
        the coast of Hauran.
047:017 And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of
        Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath.
        And this is the north side.
047:018 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from
        Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by
        Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the
        east side.
047:019 And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of
        strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the
        south side southward.
047:020 The west side also shall be the great sea from the border,
        till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.
047:021 So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes
        of Israel.
047:022 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for
        an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn
        among you, which shall beget children among you: and they
        shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of
        Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes
        of Israel.
047:023 And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger
        sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the
        Lord GOD.
048:001 Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to
        the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath,
        Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of
        Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for
        Dan.
048:002 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west
        side, a portion for Asher.
048:003 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the
        west side, a portion for Naphtali.
048:004 And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the
        west side, a portion for Manasseh.
048:005 And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the
        west side, a portion for Ephraim.
048:006 And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the
        west side, a portion for Reuben.
048:007 And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west
        side, a portion for Judah.
048:008 And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west
        side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and
        twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the
        other parts, from the east side unto the west side: and the
        sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.
048:009 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of
        five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in
        breadth.
048:010 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy
        oblation; toward the north five and twenty thousand in length,
        and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the
        east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and
        twenty thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the LORD shall
        be in the midst thereof.
048:011 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of
        Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when
        the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went
        astray.
048:012 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto
        them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.
048:013 And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall
        have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in
        breadth: all the length shall be five and twenty thousand, and
        the breadth ten thousand.
048:014 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate
        the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD.
048:015 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over
        against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place
        for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city
        shall be in the midst thereof.
048:016 And these shall be the measures thereof; the north side four
        thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand
        and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five
        hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred.
048:017 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two
        hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty,
        and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west
        two hundred and fifty.
048:018 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the
        holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand
        westward: and it shall be over against the oblation of the
        holy portion; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto
        them that serve the city.
048:019 And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the
        tribes of Israel.
048:020 All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and
        twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare,
        with the possession of the city.
048:021 And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and
        on the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of
        the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of the
        oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the
        five and twenty thousand toward the west border, over against
        the portions for the prince: and it shall be the holy
        oblation; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst
        thereof.
048:022 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the
        possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is
        the prince's, between the border of Judah and the border of
        Benjamin, shall be for the prince.
048:023 As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the
        west side, Benjamin shall have a portion.
048:024 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the
        west side, Simeon shall have a portion.
048:025 And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west
        side, Issachar a portion.
048:026 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the
        west side, Zebulun a portion.
048:027 And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west
        side, Gad a portion.
048:028 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the
        border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in
        Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea.
048:029 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes
        of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith
        the Lord GOD.
048:030 And these are the goings out of the city on the north side,
        four thousand and five hundred measures.
048:031 And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the
        tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben,
        one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.
048:032 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three
        gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate
        of Dan.
048:033 And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures:
        and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one
        gate of Zebulun.
048:034 At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their
        three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of
        Naphtali.
048:035 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of
        the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

 

 


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