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10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive h in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

of prophecy.
B. C. 595. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked,
and he turn not from his wicked-
deep of lip,ness, nor from his wicked way, he
and heavy shall die in his iniquity; but thou q
of tongue. hast delivered thy soul.
or, if I had


sent thee
to them,
would they


20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his 7 righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay s 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.

d Mat.11.23.


11 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.

e Jno. 15.20.


stiff of fore-
head, and
hard of

9 As an adamant harder than f flint have I made thy forehead: s 2Ti.2.3. fear them not, neither be dismayed h 2Ti.2.6. at their g looks, though they be a rebellious house.

i ch.8.3.

f Is.50.7.

1Ki. 18. 12. 2Ki.2.16. Ac.8.39.

hot anger. 2Ki.3.15. m Ps. 137.1.

23 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. 24 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. 25 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: 26 And I will make thy tongue u

n Is.52.8.

12 Then the spirit i 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.

56.10. Je.6.17. He. 13. 17. a ch.33.6.

13 I heard also the noise of the

wings of the living creatures that P Jno.8.21,24. cleave to the roof of thy mouth.

touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.

that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: w for they are a rebellious house.

14 Sok 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.

27 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.

15 Then I came to them of the raptivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat m where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. 16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

17 Son of man, I have made thee


a watchman n unto the house of (CHAP. 4.) build a fort against it, and cast a 2 And lay siege a against it, and

Israel: therefore hear the word at
iny mouth, and give them warning
from me.

a Lu. 19.43,
1 or, chief

mount against it; set the camp also
against it, and set 1 battering rams
against it round about.

18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou o 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 p iniquity; but his blood will I re- b ch. 12.6,11. quire at thine hand.

4 kissed.
k ver. 12.
5 bitter.

q Is.49.4,5.
33. 12, 13.

* righteous


s 1Pe.2.6-8.
t Ps. 19.11.

u Lu. 1.20,22.
v Am.8.11, 12.

a man re


w Ps.38.13,

21 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; t also thou hast delivered thy soul.

22 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.

2 or, a flat
plate, or,


By the provision of the siege is showed the hardness of the famine.


HOU also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:

3 Moreover take thou unto thee 2 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 signb to the house of Israel.

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6 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 3 each day for a year.

7 Therefore thou shalt set thy 5 or, spelt. face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be un-f Ho.9.3. covered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.

e ch.33.25.

4 thy side to thy side.

g Ac. 10.14.

8 And, behold, I will lay bands e upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy De. 14.3.

h Ex.22.31. Le. 17.15.



9 T Take thou also unto thee: wheat, and barley, and beans, and k lentiles, and millet, and 5 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.

ch.5. 16.

14.13. Le.26.26. Ps. 105. 16. Is.3.1.

7 ch.12.19.

10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a-day: from time to time m ch.24. shalt thou eat it.


(CHAP. 5.)

11 Thou shalt drink also water! by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.

a ch.4.1,8,9. 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley-b Je.52.16. cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in 1 wings. their sight.

c Je.44.14.

13 And the LORD said, Even fthus shall the children of Israel eat their d Jude 4. defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.

e ch.16.47. 1Co.5.1,

14 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: g for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that h which dieth of itself, or is torn in g La.4.6. pieces; neither came there abomi-| Da.9.12. nable i flesh into my mouth. Am.3.2.

15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare. thy bread therewith.

16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staffk of bread in Jérusalem: and l they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink

f Ne.9.16, 17. Je.5.3.

h Le.26.29. De.28.53. La.2.20. 4.10.

i ch.12.14.

De.28.64. Zec.2.6.

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3 Thou shalt also take thereof a b few in number, and bind them in thy 1 skirts.

4 Then take c 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 inte all the house of Israel.

5 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.

6 And she hath changed d my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes moree than the countries that are round about her: for they haveƒ refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them.

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