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was a derifion to all my people, and 49 Mine eye trickleth down, and cearetha ong all the day.

not, without any intermiflion. He hath filled me with bitterness, he So Till the LORD look down, and behold made me drunken with wormwood. froin heaven. He hath also broken my teeth with gra. 51 Mine eye affecteth minc hcart, because pnes, he hath cuvered me with aihes. of all the daughters of my city. And thou hart removed my soul far off 52 Mine enemies chaled me sore, like a peace: I forgat prosperity.

bird, without caufe. And I said, my strength and my hope 5 They have cut off my life in the dug. rihed from the LORD:

geon, and cast a ftone upon mne. Remembering mine affliâion and my 54 Waters fluwed over mine head; then y, the wormwood and the gall. I said, I am cut off.

My soul bath them till in remembrance, 55 1 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out s humbled in me.

of the low dungeon. This I recall to my mind, therefore 56 'Thou haft heard my voice; hide not I hope.

thine car at my breathing, at my cry. Tois of the LORDS mercics that we 57 Thou dreweit near in the day that I of consumed, because his compaflions called upon thee: thou laidit, Fear not.

58 O LORD, thou hast pleaded the causes They are new every morning: great is of my soul; thou batt redeemed my life. aithfulneis.

59 O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong i The LaRD is my portion, saith my soul; judge thou iny cause. fore wib i hope in him.

60 Thou hatt feen all their vengeance, and The LORD is good unto them that wait all their imaginations againtt me. im, to the soul that seeketh him. 61 Thou hart heard their reproach, OLORD, its good that a man should both hope, 'and all their imaginations againft me; puietis wait

for thefalvation of the Lord. 62 The lips of those that role up againft R is good for a man that he bear the me, and their device againt me all the day. in his youth.

63 Behold their fitting down, and their riHe fitieth alone, and keepeth filence, fing up; I am their mulick. tale be hath borne it upon him.

64 Render unto them a recompence, o He putteth his mouth in the duft, if so LORD, according to the work of their hands. iete may be hope.

65 Give them forrow of heart, thy curse He giveth his cheek to hin that smit- unto thein. 199 : he is filled full with reproach. 66 Persecute and deftroy them in anger For the LORD will not caft off for ever : from under the heavens of the LORD. But though he cause grief, yet will he

CHAP. IV. compaflion according to the multitude i Zions pitiful flate bewailed: 13 the como is me cies.

fefith her fins. 21 Edom threatened. For he doth not aflia willingly, nor Ow is the gold become dim! how is the ve the children of men.

To cruth under his fect all the prisoners the fanctuary are poured out in the top of he earth.

every itrect. To turn aside the right of a man be. 2 The precious fons of Zion, comparable the face of the most High.

to fine gold, how are they cttcerned ag 5. To Subvert a man iš his cause, the earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of Dapproveth not.

the potter! Whois he that faith, and it cometh to 3 Even the sea-monsters draw out the cohin the LORD coinmandeth it not? breast, they give fuck to their young ones; Oat of the mouth of the moft High pro- the daughter of my people is become cruela th not evil and good!

like the oftriches in the wilderness. stefore doth a living man complain, 4 The tongue of the sucking child cleay. Lan for the puniliment of his fins ? cth to the roof of his mouth for thirft; the Let us learch and try our ways, and young children ask bread, and no inan break · again to the LORD.

eth it unto them. Let us lift upour heart with our hands 5 They that did feed delicately are desoo God in the heavens.

late in the Itreets; they that were brought We have transgretsed, and have rebel- up in scarlet embrace dung-hills. thou hat not pardoned.

6 For the punishment of the iniquity of Thou hart covered with anger, and per. the daughter

of my people is greater than ked us, thou haft Bain, thou hast not pi- he punishment of the fin of Sodom, that

was overthrown as in a moment, and no Thou haft covered thyself with a cloud, hands ttayedon her. sur prayer thould not pass through. 7 Her Nazarites were purer than now, Thou halt made us as the off-fcouring they

were whiter than milk, they were Prefafe in the midtt of the people. more ruddy in body than rubies, their po. 6 An our enemies have opened their lifhing was of fapphire: aths againtt us.

8 Their visage is blacker than a coal: - Fear and a snare is come upon us, defo- they are not known in the ftreets: their on and delirudion.

tkin cleaveth to their bone ; it is withered, Mine eye runneth down with rivers of it is become like a flick. la for the deftrudion of the daaghter of 9 They that be fain with the sword are people.

better than they that be laid with hun

for these line away, ftricken through for no more carry thee away into captivity: Ng want of the fruits of the field.

will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of 10 The hands of the pitiful women have Edom; he will discover iby fias. fodden their own children, they were their

CHAP. v. meat in the dettruction of the daughter of A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer ke Gal my people. he bath poured out his fierce anger, and hath The LORD kath accomplished his fury: Russeberie Lord what is come una

2 Our inheritance is turned to arrang kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured our houtes to alicns. the foundations thereof.

3 We are

orphalus and fatheriels, our me 12 The kings of the earth, and all the in- thers are as widows. habitants of the world, would not have be 4 We have drunken our wåter fur lieved that the adverlary and the enemy our wood is sold unto us. should have entered into the gates or Jeru s Our necks are under persecutio : salem.

labour, and have no rett. 13.1 For the fins of her prophets, and the 6 We have given the hand to the Egypt. iniquities of les priefts, that have thed the ans, and to the Allyrians, to be fatisfied wide blood of the juft in the midit of her,

brcad. 14 They have wandered as blind men in 7. Our fathers have linned, and are not the treets, they have polluted themselves and we have borne their iniquirics. with blood, so that men could not touch 8 Servants bave ruled over us: het their garinents.

none that doth deliver as out of their land 15 They cried unto them, Depart ye; it 9 We gat our bread with the prior is unclean; depart, depart, touch not : when lives, because of the word of the wilda they fied away, and

wandered, they said nels. among the heathen, They shall no more so 10 Our skin was black like an oven, journ there.

cause of the terrible famine. 16 The anger of the LORD hath divided 11 They ravithcd

the vomen in Tix, as them; he will no more regard them: they the maids in the cities of Judali. respcácd not the persons of the prietts, they 12 Princes are lianged up by their hand: favoured not the elders.

the faces of elders were not honoured. 17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our 13 They took the young men to grind, vain hielp: in our watching we have watch- the children fell under the wood. ed for a nation that could not save us.

14 The elders have ceased from the gate, 18 They hunt our fteps, that we cannot go the young inen from their mulick. in our ítreets: our end is near, our days are 15 The joy of our heart is cealed; fulfilled: for our end is come.

dance is turned into mourning. 19 Our perfecutors are fwifter than the 16 The crown is fallen from our hai: eagles of the heaven : they pursued us upon woe unto us that we have linned! the mountains, they laid wait for us in the 17 For this our heart is faint; for these wilderness.

things our eyes are dim. 20 Thebreath of our noftrils, the anoint. 18 Because of the mountain of Tier cd of the LORD, was taken

in their pits, of which is desolate: the foxes walk upuan *whom we said, under his thadow we thall 19 Thou, O LORD, remainett for cvet; live among the heathen.

throne from generation to generation 21 | Rejoice and be glad, o daughter of E 20 Whercfore doft thou forget us fores dom, that dwelleft in the land of Uz: the cup and forsake us so long time! also shall pass through unto thee; thou shalt 21 Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, be drunken, and malt make thyself naked. we shall be turned : renew our days of the

22 The punithment of thine iniquity is 21 But thou hatt utterly rejected to accomplished, o daughter of Zion; he will art very wroth against us.

The Book of the Prophet EZEKIEL.
CHAP. I.

4 4 And I looked, asd, behold, a whithin 1 The time of Ezekiels prophesy : 4 his vifon came out of the north, a great cloud, is

of four cherubims, is of the four wheels, fire infolding itself, and a brightnes un 26 and of the glory of God.

about it, and out of the midit thicrca ÓW it came to pass in the thirtieth colour of anber, out of the midst of the year, in the fourth month, in the 5 Alto out of the mid thereof war fifth day of the month, as I was likeness of four living creatures. And ta

among the captives by the river was their appearance; thcy had the lika of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, of a man. and I saw vifions of God.

6 And every one had four faces, and CIST 2 In the fifth day of the month, (which one had four wings. was the fifth year of king Jehoiachins cap 7 And their feet were traig!t feets tivity.

the fole of their feet ruasliko the fold 3 The word of the LORD came expressly calfs foot; and they sparkled like the im unto Ezekiel the pricft, the son of Buzi, in of burnished brais. the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Che. 8. And they had the hands of a mao bar; and the hand of the LORD 28 there their wings on their four fides; and the upon bim.

had their faces and the wings.

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T:cir wings were joined one to another; upon the likeness of a throne was the like. urned out when they went; they went nefs as the appearance of a man above onettraight forward.

upon it. As for the likeness of their faces, they 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as sad the face of a man, and the face of a the appearance of tire round about within on the right side ; and they four had it; from the appearance of his loins even ceof an ox on the left tide; they four upward, and from the appearance of his ad the face of an cagle.

loins even downward, I saw as it were the Thos evere their faces : and their wings appearance of fire, and it had briglitness tretched upward; two wings of every round about. were joined one to another : and two cu- 28 As the appearance of the bow that is their bodies.

in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the And they went every one straight for appearance of the brightness round about. whither the spirit was to go, they This tuas the appearance of the likeness of

and they turned not when they went. the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, As for the likeness of the living creaI fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of

their appearance was like bairning one thai spaké. af fire, and like the appearance of

CHAP. II. it went up and down among the liva i Ezekiels commission : 6 his inflrudions : catures; and the fire was bright, and the roll of liis heavy prophecy, the fire went forth lightning And the living creatures ran andre

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upon thy feet, and I will speak unto I as the appearance of a fiath of light. thee.

And the spirit entered into me when he Now, as I beheld the living creatures, spake unto me, and set me upon my feet,

one whcel upon the earth by the live that I heard him that fpake unto me. Latures, with his four faces.

3 And he said unto me, son of man, I send The appearance of the wheels and thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious work was like unto the colour of a nation that hath rebelled against me: they and they four had one likeness: and and their fathers have transgrefied against appearance and their work was as it me, even unto this very day. wheel in the middle of a wheel. 4 For they are impudent children, and AirWhen they went, they went upon their hearted : I do send the unto them; and des, and they turned nor when they thou shalt say unto them, Thus faith the

Lord God. As for their rings, they were so high $ And they, whether they will hear, or hey were dreadful; and their rings whether they will forbear, (for they are a un of eyes round about them four. rebellious bouse,) yet thall know that there And when the living crcatures went, hath been a prophet among them. seels went by them; and when the liv. 61 And thou, son of man, be not afraid catures were listed up from the earth, of them, neither be afraid of their words, beels were lifted up.

ihough briars and thorns be with thee, and Khitherfucver the ipirit was to go, they thou doft dwell among scorpions; be not athither was their ipirit to go; and the fraid of their words, nor bedilmayed at thcis s were litted up over againit them: looks, though they be a rebellious house. le spirit of the living creature was in 7 And thou shalt speak my words unto heels.

them, whether they will hear, or whether When those went, these went; and they will forbcar ; 'for they are moft rebel. those food, these ftood; and when lious. were lifted up from the earth, the 8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say 1 were lifted up, over againit thcm unto thec, Be not thou rebellious, like that * fpirit of the living crcature was in rebellious houle: open thy mouth, and eat hcels.

that I give thee. And the likeness of the firmament upon 91 And when I looked, behold, an hand leads of the living creature was as the was sent unto me; and lo, a roll of a book

of the terrible cryftal, ítretched forth was therein; their leads above.

10 And he spread it before me: and it was And under the firmament were their written within and without; and there was » Atraight, the one toward the other: written

therein lamentations, and inourning, one had two, which covered on this and woc. and every one had two, which covered

CHAP. III. bat fide, their bodies.

I Ezekiel eateth the roll : 15 God she weth And when they went I heard the noile him the rule of prophecy, 22 and shuttern meir wing like the noise of great waters, and openeth the prophets month. D as the noise of an hoit: when they Mean the said unto me, son of man,

go speak into the house of lfrael, And there was a voice from the firma.

2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused at that was over their freads, when they me to eat that roil. 4, and bad let down their wings.

3 And he faid unto me, Son of man, cause 61 And above the firinament that yvaso. thy belly to cat, and fill thy bowels with this their heads was the likenets of a throne, roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and be appearance of a Sapphirs itone; and it was in my mouth as boney for fweetness:

4 ? And he said unto me, Son of man, go, 21 Nevertheless, if thou wara theis get thee unto the house of "Ifrael, and Ipeak max,

that the righteous in pot, and i with my words unto them.

not fin, he thall Iurely live, becat 5 Fof thou art not font to a people of a warned: also thou haft delivered to Atrange speech, and of an hard language, but 22 7 And the hand of the Loss to the houte of Israel :

upon me; and he said unto ma 6 Not to many people of a strange speech, forth into the plain, and I w and of an hard language, whose words thou with thee. canft not understand : surely had I sent thce 23 "Then I arofs, ant went forth to them, they would have hearkened uno plain; and behoid, the glory of the thee,

itood there, the glory which is 7 But the house of Israel will not hearken river of Chebar : and I'fel oa ye unto theç; for they will not hcarken unto 24 "Then the spirk entered inte me: for all the housc of Israel are impudent fet me upon my feer, and spake and hard-hearted.

and said unto me, Go, Barthy 8 Behold, I have made thy face ftrong thine house. againft their faces, and thy forehead strong 25 But thou, Olon af man, schell, against their foreheads.

Tali put hands upon thce, and 9 As an adamant, harder than flint, have thee with them, and thou ihalese I made thy forehead: sear them not, nci- ainong thein: ther be dilinayed at their looks, though they 26 Ånd I will make thy tongue dur de a rebellious house.

the roof of thy mouth, that the 10 Moreover, he said unto me, Son of man, dumb, and thalí not be to them are all my words that

I shall fpcak unto thee for they are a rebellious houk. reccive in thinc heart, and hear with thi:1e 27 But when I fpeak with thee, in cars.

thy mouth, and thou inait Gay 11 And go, get thee to them of the capti- Thus faith the Lord GOD, He ca vity, unto the children of thy people, and let him hear; and he that fostea speak unto them, and tell them, Thus faith him forbcar: for they area rebels the Lord Gop, whether they will hear, or

CHA P. IV. whether they will forbear.

By the type of a cge is Are the behind me a voice of a great ruthing: Saying Thandalay it before ther, and you

12 Then the fpirit took me up, and I heard Jeroboams defection to iet capes Blessed be the glory of the LORD froin liis place.

upon it the city, coer Jereala, 13 I heard also the noise of the wings of 2. And lay tiege against it, and be the living creatures that touched one ano- againit it, and cat a mountagant ther, and the noise of the wheels over a. camp also against it, and fet teken gainit them, and a noife of a great runing. against it round about

14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me 3 Moreover, take thou unto the away,

and I went in bitterness, in the heat pan, and set it fer a wall of Irello of my spirit;

but the hand of the LORD was thee and the city, and set thy face Arong upon me.

it, and it shall be befieged, and store 15 1 Tlien I came to them of the capti- lay tiege against it. This te at vity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of the houle of Ifrael. Chebar, and I lat where they fat, and re- 4.Lye thou also upon thy left for, mained therc astonished among them (even the iniquity of the house of Ifraelgo days.

cording to the number of the day 16 And it came to pass, at the end of seven thalt lic upon it thou shalt bear tha ise days, that the word of the LORD came s For I have laid open thee ik me, saying,

their iniquity, according to the is son of man, I have made thee a watch the days, three hundred an! ninay man unto the house of Israel: therefore hear fo thalt thou bear the iniquity of the word at iny mouth and give them warn- of lfrael. Ing from me.

6 And when thou hast accomplieds 'is when I say unto the wicked, Thou fhalt lie again on thy right lide, and the furely die; and thou giveft him not warn- bear the iniquity of the hou of Judah ing, nor pcakek to warn the wicked from ty days: I have appointed the candidas his wicked® way, to save his life; the same a year. wicked man Mall die in his iniquity: but his * Therefore thou fhalt fet thy feet blood will I require at thine hand,

the siege of Jerufalem, and thine and 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he uncovered, and thou shalt propheryaa turn not from his wickedness, nor from his 8 And behold, I will lay bands are wicked way, he hall die in his iniquity: but and thou thalt not turn idee fram thou halt delivered thy soul.

to another, till thou haft ended the day 20 Again, when a righteous man doth turn thy fiege. from his rightcousness, and commit iniqui- 8 9 Take thon alfo unto thee were ty, and I lay a ftambling-block before him, barley, and beans, and icotiles, asdan he thall die : becaufe thou hatt not given him and fitches, and put them in one per waining, he thall

die in his tin,

and his righ- make thee bread thereofsunt (cousncls which he hath donc shall not be number of the days that thou tak Femembered; but his blood wil i requisc 2: thy lide; three hundred and ciasty thine hand.

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and thy meat which thou shalt eat fall more the Hike; because of all thine abimaal

weight twenty fhekels a-day; from nations. to time thalt thou eat it.

10 Therefore the fathers Mall eat the fons Thou thalt drink allo water by measure, in the midt of thee, and the fons fhall eat Fixth part of an hin : from time to time their fathers;

and I will execute judgmento thou drink.

in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will And thou malt cat it as barley-cakes, I scatter into all the winds. thou shalt bake it with dung that coin., 1 Wherefore, as I live, faith the Lord Gov, ut of man in their fight.

Surely, because thou haft dcfiled my fanctuaAnd the LORD said, Even thus shall ry, with all thy deteftable things, and with allt chüldren of Ifracl eat their defiled bread thine abominations, therefore will I also ding the Gentiles, whither I will drive“ minith thee; neither thall mine eye spare,

neither will I have any pity, Thea faid 1, Ah Lord God! behold, 12 1 A third part of thee fall die with the foul hath not been poilated; for from peftilence, and with famine thall they be confouth up, even till now, have I not eat. fumed in the midfit of thee; and a third part

that which dieth of itself, or is torn thall fall by the Avord round about thee; keces; neither came there aboininable and I will scatter a third part into all the into my mouth.

winds; and I will draw out a sword after Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given them. cows dung for mansdung, and thou thalt 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplishare thy bread therewith.

cd, and I will cause my fury to reft upon Morcover, he said unto me, Son of man, them, and I will be comforted: and they lu, I will break the Ataff of bread in Jcthall kno:y that I the LORD have spoken m; and they shall eat bread by weight, in my zeal, when I have accomplithed my with care ; and they shall drink water fury in them. cafure, and with a tonishment:

14 Morcover, I will make thee wafte, and That they may

want bread and water, a reproach among the nations that are round xe aftonithed one with another, and con- about thce, in the fight of all that pass by. away for their iniquity.

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intruction and an aftonishment, unto the naHer the type of hair, 5 is Merved the tions that are round about thee, when

I fall maent of Jerusalem for their rebellion, exccute judgments in thee, in anger and in

femine, sword, and difperfion. fury, and in furious es. I the LORD Nd thou, son of man, take thee a sharp have spoken it.

knife, take thee a barbers razor, and 16 When I thall send upon them the evi % to pass upon thine head, and upon arrows of famine, which thall be for their eard, then take thee balances to weigh deftruction, and which I will send to deftroy divide the hair.

you : and I will increase the famine upon Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in you, and will break your ftaff of bread. midst of the city, when the days of the 17 So will I fend upon you famine, and Fare fulfilled;

and thou Malt take a third evil beafts, and they fall bereave thee; and and smite about it with a knife; and a pestilence and blood shall pass through thee ; I part thou thalt scatter in the wind : and and I will bring the sword upon thce. I the i drzw out a sword after them. LORD have spoken it. Thou shalt also take thereof a few in

c H A P. VI. iber, and bind them in thy skirts. i The judgment of Ifrael for their

idolatry: Then take of them again, and catt them 8 Aremnant Mall be saved. 11 The faiththe midk of the fire, and burn them in Sul are exhorted to lament their calamities. fire ; for thereof that a fire come forth Nd the word of the LORD came unto all the house of Israel.

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me, saying, 1 This faith the Lord God, This is se- 2 Son of man, set thy face toward the lem: I ltave set it in the mide of the na. mountains of Irael, and prophefy against w and countries that are round about her. them, And the hath changed my judgments 3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear

wickedness more than the nations, and the word of the Lord God; thus faith the tatures more than the countries that are Lord God to the mountains and to the hills, ad about her; for they have refused my to the rivers and to the valleys, Behold i, imetits and mny statutes, they have not even I, will bring a sword upon you, and i Thercfore thus faith the Lord God, Be

will deftroy your high places:

4 And your altars shall be defolate, and ise ye multiplied more than the nations your images shall be broken

; and I wiù catt taré round about you, and have not walk down your flain men before your idols. 1D my statutes, neither have kept my judga S And I will lay the dead carcases of the uts, neither hiave done according to thc children of Israel before their idols; and I will

gments of the nations that are round scatter your bones round about your altars. wat you; 8 Therefore thus faith the Lord God, Be- mall be laid watte, and the high places idi, eren i am againit thee, and will exethall be desolate; that your altars may be 12 judgments in ihe midst of thee, in the laid waste and made defolate, and your Eht of the nations.

idols may be broken and cease, and your And I will do in thee that which I have images may be cut down, and your wor done, and whereunto I will not do any inay be abolithes.

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