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Son of man, these men have set up their 19 Or if I send a pefiflence intd that es in their heart, and put the itumbling. Jand, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, lack of their iniquiry before their face: to cut

off from it man and beat : uld I be enquired of at all by them? 20 Though Noah, Danicl, and Job, went

Therefore speak unto them, and say un- in it, as I live, faith the Lord God, they them, Thus faith the Lord God, Every thall deliver neither ton nor daughter; they in of the house of Israel, that sctteth up mall but deliver their own souls by their

idols in his heart, and putteth the Atumb- righteousness. g-block of his iniquity beforc luis face, and 21 For thus faith the Lord God, How much meth to the prophet, 1 the LORD wil an more when I send my four fore judgments et hien that comech according to the mul- upon Jerusalem., the sword, and the famine, ude of his idols;

and the noisome beast, and the peftilence, to $ That I may take the house of Ifrael in cut off from it man and beaft? cir own heart, because they are all eftrange 22 | Yet, behold, therein thall be left a froin me through their idols.

remnant that shall be brought forth, both 61 Therefore tay unto the house of Israel, fons and daughtere, behold, they mall come hus faith the Lord God, Repent, and turn forth unto you, and ye shall see their way wrfaves from your idols; and turn away and their doings: and ye fhall be conforted w faces from all your abominations. concerning the evil that I have brought upon 7 For every one of the house of Israel, Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have of the stranger that fojourneth in Ifrael, brought upon it. ich separateth himself from me, and scto 23 And they thall comfort you, when ye tee

up his idols in his heart, and putteth their ways and their doings: and ye shall stambling-block of his iniquity before know that I have not done without cause face, and cometh to a prophet to enqube all that I have done in it, faith the Lord God. him concerning me; I the LORD will an.

CHA P. XV. him by myself :

By the unfitness of the vine-branch for any And I will set my face against that work, 8 is she wed the rejection of Jeru. in, and will make him a fign and a pro Salem. 10, and I will cut him off from the midft

A nay the word of the Lord came unto mnc my people; and ye thall know that I am LORD.

2 Son of man, What is the vine trec more 9 And if the prophet be deceived when than any tree, or than a branch which is barb spoken a thing, I the LORD haye among the trees of the foreft? ceived that prophet; and I will tretch out 3 shall wood be taken thereof to do any I land upon him, and will destroy him work! or will men take a pin of it to hang in the midt of my people Ifrael.

any vessel thereon ? 10 And they shall bear the punishment of 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fucl; or iniquity, the punishment of the pro- the fire devoureth

both the ends of it, and the etball be even as the punithment of him midit of it is burnt. Is it meet for any work! NO Tecketh unto him;

5 Behold, when it was whole, it was mect "! That the houfc of Israel may go no for no work: how much less thall it be incet et allray from me, neither be polluted yet for any work when the fire hath devourmore with all their tranfgreffions; but ed it, and it is burned? at they may be my people, and I may be · 6 Therefore thus faith the Lord GOD, As God, Laith the Lord God.

the vine-tree among the trecs of the forett, The word of the LORD came again which I have given to the fire for fuel, fa

will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Son of maa, when the land linneth H 7 And I wib set my face againt them; me by tretpaling grievously, then they

thall go out from one fire, and another fretch out mine hand fupon it, and fire Mall devour them; and ye shall know e break the taff of the bread thereof, that I am the LORD, wlien í set my face il fend famine

upon it, and will cut againft them. man and beat from it:

8 And I will make the land defolate, he. Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, cause they have committed a trcfpass, Faila fol, were in it, thcy thould deliver but the Lord God. C# oven fouls by their righteousness, Caith

c H A P. XVI.

i By wretched infant is fewed the fate of 11|fi caufe noisome beafts to passthrough Jerusalem. : 6 Gods love to her. cland, and they spoil it, so that

it be delo that the stian may pass through because A Gae, fiber word of the Lord came unto

i Son of man, caufe Jerusalem to know Though there three men tvere in it, as I her abominatinns,

faith the Lord God, they thall deliver 3 And say, Thus faith the Lord God unto ther fons nor daughters; they only shall Jerufalemn, Thy birth and thy' nativity is of delivered, but the land thall be delolate. the land of Canaan ; thy father was an Amo1. Or if I bring a lword upon that land, rite, and thy inother an Hittite. lay, Sword, go through the land ; fo that 4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thon of man and beatt from it:

wait born thy navel was not cut, neither waft Though these three men were in it, as thou washed in water to fupple thee: thou bort, Puith the Lord God, they shall deli. wait not faited at all, nor swaudied at all. nither sons nor daughters, but they only

5 Nonçeye pitied thee, to do any of these bedelivered themselves.

unto thee, to have compadion upou thee;

me, saying,

Lord God.

st:t thou watt caft out in the open held, to 22 And in all tháne abominations iad thy the loathing of thy person, in ihe day that whoredoms, thou haft not fernenberedt thou wait born.

days of thy youth, when thou watt naked 6.1 And when. I palled by thec, and law and barc, and watt polluted in thy bloed. thee polluted in thine own blood, 'I said un- , 23 And it came to pass, after a to thee, when thou wall in thy blood, Live; wickedness, (woe, Wee unto theet fakh thu yea, I said unto thee, zehen thou wall in thy LORD God, blood, Live.

24 That thou hat also built unto 7 I have caufed thee to multiple as the eininent place, and haft made the a bud of the field, and thou haft increased and place in every strect. waxen grcat, and thou art come to excel. 25. Thou haft built thy high place at lent omaments: thy breasts are fathioned, head of the way, and haft made thy and thine hair is grown, whereas thou sal to be abhorred, and has opened toy fert naked and bare.

every one that paded by, and multiplied 8 Now, when I passed by thee, and looked whoredoms. upon thee, behold, thy time was the time 26 Thou haft also committed forsian of love; and ! spread my skirt over thce, with the Egyptians thy neighbours, prout and covered thy nakedncss: yca, I (ware fleth: and hat increased thy wharetoan, anto thec, and entered into a covenant with provoke me to anger, thee, faith the Lord God, and thou becamett 27 Behold, therefore, I have ftretched mine.

my hand over thce, and have dimic 9 Then wamed I thee with water; yea, thine ordinary food, and delivered the un I thoroughly wathed away thy blood from the will of them that hate ther, the for thee, and I anointed thee with oil.

ters of the Philiftines, which are allarge 10 I cloathed thee allo with broidered 1. lewd way. work, and thod thee with badgers fkin, and 28 Thou liatt played the where ali 1 girded thee about with fine linen, and I the AfTyrians, because thou wast ungt covered thee with filk.

yea, thou haft played the hariot witán 11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and and yet coulded

not be fatisted. I put bracelets upon thing hands, and a chain 1.29 Thou haft, moreover, multipled the on thy neck.

nication in the land of Canaan unto cul 12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and and yet thou wast not satisfied hetet car-rings in thinc ears, and a beautiful crowsi

30 How weak is thine leart, (site upon thinel.cad.

God, seeing thou docit au tbele rings 13 Thus waft thou decked with gold and work of an imperious Whorif wom. filver : and thy raiment was of fine linen, 31 In that thou buildeft thint and filk, and broidered work: thou didft eat place in the head of every way and fine four, and honey, and oil; and thou eft thine high place in every treet; und waft exceeding

beautiful, and thou didft pror- not been as an hariot, in that thou kan per into a kingdon.

14 And thy renown went forth among the 32 But as a wife that committed heathen for thy beauty : for it was perfect tery, cvkich taketa firangurs intad d through my comeliness, which I had put husband ! upon thee, faith the Lord Gop.

33. They give gifts to all whores; be 15 But thou didit trull in thine own beau-, givelt my gifts to all thy lovers, and ty, and played the barlot because of thy re: them, that they may come unto the nown, and pouredft out thy fornications on every side for thy whoredom. every one that passed by, lís it was.

34 And the contrary is in the rise 16 And of thy gannents thou didft take, women in thy whoredones

, where and deckedit thy high places with divers followeth thee to conmit wheredes colours, and playedit the harlot thereupon: in that thou giveft a reward, ard more the like things thall not come, neither shall is given unto thee; therefore the art of it be fo.

trary. 17 Thou liaft also taken thy fair jewels of

35 Wherefore, Oharlat, har my gold and of myfilver, which I had given of the LORD: thee, and madett to thyfelf images of inen, 36 Thus faith the Lord Gop, Berat and didit commit whoredom with them, filthiness was poured out, and thy makes

18 And tookeft thy broidered garments, discovered through thy wboredoms, and coveredft them: and thou haft set mine lovers, and with all the idols of thy atar oil and mine incense before them.

tions, and by the blood of thy children, 19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine thou didnt give unto them; Aour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed 37 Behold, therefore, I will cather of thec, thou hast even set it before them for lovers, with wliom thou haft Lale per a weet Lavpur: and thus it was, faith the and all them that thou haft loved, Lord God.

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hast lated; I willow 20 Moreover, thou haft taken thy fons and ther them round about again that thy daughters, whom thou haft bore unto will discover thy nakedness it the me, and thefe haft thou sacrificed unto them they may fee all thy nakedness. to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms 38 And I will judge thee, as kanel mall inatter,

break wedlock and ined blood, are fun 27 That thou haft Nain my children, and and I will give thee blood in fury and ice delivered them to cause them to pass through 39 And I will also give thee insta the fire for thein?

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rent place, and fhall break down thy Samaria and lier daughters fall return to

places: they than ftrip thee also of thy their former citate, then thou and thy daughhes, and thali take thy fair jewels, and ters shall return to your former ettate. e thee naked and bare.

56 For thy lifter Sodom was not mentionco They fhall also bring up a company by thy mouth

in the day of thy pride, at thee, and they thail itone thee with 57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, cs, and thrust thee through with their as at the time of thy reproach of the daugh. da.

ters of Syria, and all that are round about 1 And they shall burn thine houses with her, the daughters of the Philistines, which and executc judgments upon théc in defpise thce round about. cbt of many women: and I will cause 58 Thou haft borne thy lewdncfs, and * to cease from playing the harlot, and thinc aborninations, faith the LORD. allo fhalt give no hire any more.

59 For this faith the Lord God, I will So will I make tny fury toward thee even deal with thec as thon hatt done, -t, and my jealousy thall depart from which hatt despised the oath in breaking

and I will be quiet, and will be no the covenant. * Ang:

609 Nevertheless, I will remember my coBecause tkou hatt not remembered the venant with thee in the days of thy

youth, of thy youth, but hait fretted me in all and I will citablich unto thee an everlastin: e things i behold, therefore, I also will covenant. mpoule thy way

upon thine head, faith 61 Then thou shalt reinember thy ways, Lord God, and thou shalt not commit and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive leweness above all thine abominations. thy tifters, thine elder and thy younger; and

Behold, every one that useth proverbe I will give them unto thee for daughters, but afe this proverb againt thee, faying, not by thy covenant. the mother, fo is her daughter.

62 And I will ettablish my covenanr with Thou art thy mothers daughter, that thee; and thou thalt know that I am the veth her husband and her children; and LORD: art the filter of thy afters, which loath- 63 That thou mayeft reinember, and be seir hulbands and their children: your confounded, and never open thy mouth any SET was an Hittite, and your father an more because of thy shame, wlaen I am pa. rite.

cified toward thce for all that thou hast done, And thine clder fifter is Samaria, she and faith the Lord God. Langturers that dwell at thy left hand :

C H AP. XVII. the younger fitter, that dwelleth at thy i By truo eagles and a vine, 11 is thered Gode land, i sodom and her daughters. judgment upon Jerufalem. 22 God promiseth Yet halt thou not walked after their ways, to plant the cedar of the gospel. ane after their abominations; but as Nd the word of the LORD came unto were a very little thing, thou watt cor.

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me, saying, d more than they in all thy ways. 2 Son of mall, put forth a riddle, and

I live, faith the Lord Gon, Sodom thy speak a parable unto the house of Ifrael; tash not done, the nor her daughters, 3 And say, Thas faith the Lord GOD, A gu hai donc, thou and thy daughters. great cagle with great wings, long-winged, Behold, this was the iniquity of thy full of feathers, which had divers colours, sodon, prlde, fulness of bread, and came unto Lebanon, and took the highicit dance of idleneks, was in her, and in lier branch of the cedir: kters, neither did she ttrengthen the 4 He cropped off the top of his young twige, at the poor and needy.

and carried it into a land of traffick: he ict And they were haughty, and commit it in a city of merchants. bomination before me: therefore I took 5 He took also of the seed of the land, away as I saw good.

and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed Neither hath Samaria committed half it by great waters, and set it as a willow.

Fins; but thou hatt multiplicd thine tree: bination more than they, and hatt jur. And it grow, and became a (preading

thy fitters in all thine abominations vine of low ttature, whose branches turned hthag haft done.

toward him, and the roots thereof were unTrou also, which halt judged thy fitters, der him : fe it became a vinc, and brought

hinc own thame, for thy fins that thou forth branches, and flot forth iprigs. connitted more abominable than they : 7 There was also another great eagle with

are more righteous than thou; yea, be great wings and many feathers; and, beConfounded also, and bear thy shame, hold, this vinc did bend her roots toward it thou hatt juftified thy fitters.

him, and fhot forth her branches toward When I that bring again their captivity, him, that he might water it by the furrues sptivity of Sodom and cr daughters, of lier plantation. the captivity of Samaria and her daugh. 8 It was planted in a good foli by great

men vit í bring again the captivity of waters, that it might bring forth branches, chotive in the midit of them; and that it might bear fruit, that it miglit That thou rayctt bear thinc own shame, be a goodly vine. mxyett be confounded in all that thou 9 Say thou, This faith the Lord Gon, lonc, in that thou art a comfort unto Shall it profper! thall he not pull up the

roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof. When thy fifters, Sodom and her daught that it wither! it thall wither in all the fhall return to their former eftate, and leaves of her spring, even without great

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ath done that which is lawful and right, 4 The nations also heard of him; he mias

all sath kept all my statutes, and hath done taken in their pit, and they brought him them, he thall surely live.

with chains unto the land of Egypt. 10 The soul that linneth, it thall die. The 5 Now when ihe saw that she had waited, fon hall tot bear the iniquity of the father, and her hope was loft, then she took another neither than the father bear the iniquity of of her whelps, and made him a young lion. the lon; the righteousness of the righteous 6 And he went up and down among the mirall be upon him, and the wickedness of lions, he became a young lion, and learned de wicked shall be upon him.

to catch the prey, and devoured men. L 9 But if the wicked will turn from all 7 And he knew their defolate palaces, and halins that he hath committed, and keep he laid wafle their cities, and the land was el my flatutes, and do that which is law: defolate, and the fulness thercof, by the noise hil and right, he than furcly live, he shall of his roaring, Rot die.

8 Then the nations set against him on eve. 3: All his transgressions that he hath com

om- ry fide from the provinces, and fpread their micil, they thall not be mentioned into net over him : he was taken in their pit. hua: in his righteousness that he hath done 9. And they put him in ward in chains, beth. live.

and brought him to the king of Babylon; 13 Have any pleasure at all that the wick- they brought him into holds,

that his voice Held die! lakh the Lord God; and not should ho more be heard upon the mountains that he thould return from his ways, and of Israel.

10 1 Thy mother is like a vine in thy 14 But when the righteous turneth away blood, planted by the waters; she was fruitfraron his righteousness, and committeth ini- ful, and full of branches, by reason of many

lity, and doeth according to all the abomi- waters. pations that the wicked man doeth, shall he 11 And she had frong rods for the sceptres liver All his rigliteoufnes that he hath done of them that bare rule, and her itature was

all not be mentioned in his trespass that exalted among the thick branches, and the de luath tre patred, and in his fin that he hath appeared in her leight with the multitude an.cd, in them thall lie dic.

of her branches. 35 Yet ye fay, The way of the LORD 12 But the was plucked up in fury, the mt equal. Hear now, o house of lfrael, was caft down to the ground, and the eart het my way equal? are not your ways wind dried up her fruit; her

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were broken and withered, the fire con26 When a righteous man tarneth away sumed them. from his righteousnels, and committeth ini 13 And now she is planted in the wilder palty, and dieth in them; for his iniquity nels, in a dry and thirsty ground. But he hath done thall he die.

14 And fire is gone out of a rod of her 47 Acain, when the wicked man turneth branches, which hath devoured her fruit; la ey from his wickednefs that he hath com- that she hath no strong rod to be a fceptra red, and doeth that which is lawful and to rule. This is a lamentation, and thall be atlit, ne thall save his foul alive.

for a lamentation. ili Because he confidereth, and turneth

CHAP. XX. y from all his transgreslions that he hath 1 God refuseth to be consulted by the elders of mitted, he thall surely live, he shall not Ifrael: 4 the flory of their rebellions: 33 he

promiseth to gather them. 19 Yet faith the house of Israel, The way fe LORD is not equal. O honie of Ley, A Ndihemma toonals in the seventh year, not my ways equal? are not your ways month, that certain of the elders of Israel

came to enquire of the Lord, and fat be15. Therefore I will judge you, O house fore me.

Miracl, every one according to his ways, % Then came the word of the LORD unto La lhe Lord God. Repent, and turn your me, sayings 12 from all your tranfgreffions; fo iniquity 3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of A not be your ruin.

1Grael, and say unto them, Thus faith the Cart away from you all your tranf. Lord Gon, Are ye come to enquire of me? mons, whereby ye have transgressed; and As I live, faith the Lord God, I will not be ike you a new lieart and a new spirit: for enquired

of by you. Er will ye die. O house of Hrael?

4 Wilt thou judge them, son of man! For I have no pleasure in the death of wilt thou judge them caute them to know that dieth, faith the Lord God: where the abominations of their fathers; en your eyes and live ye.

5 And fay unto them, Thus faith the CH A P. XIX

Lord God, in the day when I chofe Ifrael, montatinn for the princes of ifrael, under and lifted up mine hand unto the feed of Prable of lions whelps taken in a pit. the house of Jacob, and made

myself known Orensver, take thou up a lamentation for unto them in the land of Egypt, when I the princes of Ifrael,

lifted up mine hand unto them, faying, I Aad Gay, What is thy mother? A lioness am the LORD your God;

ay down anong lions, the nouridhed her 6 In the day that I lifted up mine land Heps among young lions.

unto them, to bring them forth of the land And the brought up one of her whelps: of Egypt, into a land that I had espied for ecame a young lion, and it learned them, Ilowing with milk and honey, which prey, it devoured men,

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