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wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
19 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that thou doest so? 20 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, saving,
21 Speak unto the house of Israel,
B. C. 590.
t 1Ki.9.8. Je.7.14.
v Ps.27.4. 84.2,10.
on the nations.
thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk.
5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching-place for flocks: and c ye shall know that I am the LORD.
6 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine 2 hands, and stamped with the 3 feet, and rejoiced in 4 heart with
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, the pity of all thy despite against the land of
I will profanet my sanctuary, the excellency u of your strength, the desire v of your eyes, and 5 that which your soul pitieth; and your x Je. 16.6,7. sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall w by the sword. y La.4.10. 22 And ye shall do as I have done: z Ps.78.64. ye shall not a cover your lips, nor eat y the bread of men.
23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon b Jno.14.29. your feet: ye shall not mourn ze ver.21. nor weep; but ye shall pine a away 6 the lifting for your iniquities, and mourn one up of their toward another.
24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you ad ch.33.21, sign: according to all that he hath done shall ye do; and when b this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, c the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and 6 that whereupon they set their minds, their sous and their daughters,
26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears?
27 In that dayd shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb and thou shalt be sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
God's vengeance on the nations on account of the Jews.
THE word of the LORD came
again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, a and prophesy against them;
(CHAP. 25.) a ch.21.28-32. Je.49.1.&c. Am. 1.13
Ps.70.2.3. Pr. 17.5. 24.17,18.
c ch.35.9. 2 hand.
13 foot. soul.
5 or, meat.
e 2Ch.28. 17,
18. Ob.10, &c. 8 revenging revengement.
3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because b thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was pro-9 faned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;
4 Behold, therefore, I will deliver thee to the 1 men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat
or, shall fall by the sword unto Dedan. 10 or, with perpetual. or, haven
of the sea.
7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for 5 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.
8 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab d and Seir do
say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;
9 Therefore, behold, I will open the 6 side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baalmeon, Kiriathaim,
10 Unto the men of the east 7 with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.
11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
12 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom e hath dealt against the house of Judah by 8 taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
13 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 9 of Dedan shall fall by the sword.
14 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 vengenance, saith the Lord GOD.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt
by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it 10 for the old hatred;
16 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
EZEKIEL, XXVI, XXVII. 17 And I will execute great 12 ven- B. C. 588. geance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that 12 vengeI am the LORD, when I shall lay iny vengeance upon them.
Tyrus for insulting against Jerusalem is threatened.
ND it came to pass in the ele
the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
(CHAP. 26.) a ch.XXVII.
Am. 1.9,10. Zec.9.3,4.
2 Son of man, because that Tyrus a hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, b ch.25.3. b she is broken that was the gates of the people she is turned unto ine: I shall be replenished, now she c ch.38.3.
is laid waste:
3 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I c am against thee, e ch.27.32. O Tyrus, and will cause many na-f Ezr.7.12. tions to come up against thee, as the sea d causeth his waves to come up.
4 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.
5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in e the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
6 And her daughters which are in the fields shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
g ch.21.22. or,pour out the engine of shot.
2 according to the enter ings of a city broken up.
3 houses of thy desire. 7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus i Is.24.8.9. Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, Ge. 16.9.
a king ƒ of kings from the north. k Job 40.8. with horses, and with chariots, and Is. 14.27. with horsemen, and companies, and 7 ch.31.16. much people.
8 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and he m Jon.3 6. shall make a fort q against thee, tremblings, and 1 cast a mount against thee, n Job 2.13. and lift up the buckler against thee. o ch.32.10. 9 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes p ch.27.35. he shall break down thy towers. q Re. 18.9. 10 By reason of the abundance of 5 the seas. 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, 2 as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.
r ver. 15. ch.32.18,24. Nu. 16.30,
11 With the hoofs of his horses 6 terrors. shall he tread down all thy streets :| he shall slay thy people by the Ps.37.36. sword, and thy strong garrisons (CHAP. 27.) shall go down h to the ground.
12 And they shall make a spoil of a ch.25.17. thy riches, and make a prey of thy b Is.23.3,&c. merchandise: and they shall break]
Her fall lamented.
down thy walls, and destroy 3 thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water. 13 And I i will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard. 14 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 k the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
15 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!
16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away m their robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with 4 trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, n and shall tremble o at every moment, and be astonished p at thee.
17 And they shall take up a lamentation q for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of 5 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!
18 Now shall the isles r tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.
19 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;
20 When I shall bring thee down i with them that descend s 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;
21 It 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.
CHAPTER XXVII. 1 The rich supply of Tyrus: The irrecoverable fall thereof.
HE word of the LORD came
Tagain unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation a for Tyrus
3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea. which art a merchant b of the peuple for many isles, Thus saith the
Rich supply of Tyrus.
4 Thy borders are in the 2 midst 1 perfect of.
5 They have 3 made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: c they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.
6 Of the oaks d of Bashan have they made thine oars; 4 the 5 company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.e
7 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.
8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.
9 The ancients of Gebalƒ and the wise men thereof were in thee thy 7 calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to Occupy thy merchandise. 10 They of Persia, g and of Lud, thy works. and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: h they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
11 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were 11 m thy towers: they tanged their qJe.8.22. shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect. 12 Tarshish i was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and 13 clothes of lead, they traded in thy fairs.
13 Javan, k Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy 8 market.
14 They of the house of Togarmah m traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules. 15 The men of Dedan were thyu merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory n and ebony.
12 or, Meuzal.
u Ki. 10.22.
16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of 9 the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and w Ps.48.7. broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and 10 agate. 17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded o in thy market wheat of Minninth, p and Pannag, and hoDey, and oil, and 11 balm.q
18 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy
19 or, waves.
a Mi. 1.16.
Destruction of Tyrus.
making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
19 Dan also and Javan 12 going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.
20 Dedan r was thy merchant in precions clothes for chariots. 21 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, s they 14 occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.
22 The merchants of Sheba t and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
23 Haran, u and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.
21 These were thy merchants in 15 all sorts of things, in blue 16 clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.
25 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.
26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind w hath broken thee in the 17 midst of the seas.
27 Thy riches, a 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, 18 and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the 17 midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.
28 The 19 suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
29 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;
30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry y bitterly, and shall cast up dust upou their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes: z
31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald a for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, band they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing. 32 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?
33 When thy wares went forth
Of the prince of Tyrus.
EZEKIEL, XXVIII. out of the seas, thou filledst many B. C. 588. people; thou didst enrich the kings
of the earth with the multitude cc ver.27.
34 In the time when thou shalt be
21 shalt not
35 All the inhabitants of the isles be for ever. shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, (CHAP. 28.) they shall be troubled in their coun- a Hab.2.4.
36 The merchants among the ple shall hiss d at thee; thou shalt he 20 a terror, e and 21 never shall be any more.
1 God's judgment upon the prince of
Tagain unto me, saying,
d Zec.9.2.3. e Da.5.11,12.
2 the greatness of thy wisdom.
g Pr.11.28. Ja. 1.11.
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, a and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the 1 midst of the seas; yet b thou art a man, and h ch.30.11. not God, though thou set thine heart c as the heart of God:
3 Behold, thou art wiser d than i ver.2. Daniel; e there is no secret that 3 or, wound they can hide from thee:
say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.l
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the 4 sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the 5 beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the 6 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.
14 Thou art the anointed m cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain a of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity o was found in thee.
16 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,p from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted a thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten k ch.32. 19,&c. kings, that they may behold thee.
thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
5 By 2 thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast thou increased f thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy g riches:
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible h of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
8 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.
9 Wilt thou yet sayi before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that 3 slayeth thee. 10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised & by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it,
saith the Lord GOD.
11 T Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up a lamenta- w ch.38.22. tion upon the king of Tyrus, and
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic;r 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.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be 7 a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. 20 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon,s and prophesy against it. 22 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, t I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified u in the midst of thee: and they shall know v that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
23 For I will send into her w 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 1 am the LORD.
Judgments on Pharaoh.
24 T And there shall be no more a pricking brier z unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all x Nu.33.55. that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Jos. 23.13. Is.35.9. 55.13. Re.21.4.
8 or, with confidence.
25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered y they Is.11.12, 13. house of Israel from the people z ch.36.23,28. among whom they are scattered, a Je.23.6. and shall be sanctified z in them in b Ge.28. 13, the sight of the heathen, then a shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant b Jacob. 26 And they shall dwell 8 safely therein, and shall build c houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that 9 despised them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.
1 The judgment of Pharaoh. 8 The desolation of Egypt.
d La.1.8. (CHAP. 29.) a ch.28.21,22. Je.25.19.
c ch. XXXII. Is. XIX. Je. XLVI.
Captivity of Egypt.
9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said,m The river is mine, and I have made it.
10 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, n and I will make the land of Egypt 2 utterly waste and desolate, from 3 the tower of 4 Syene o even unto the border of Ethiopia.
11 Nop foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
12 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. 13 Yet q thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will
people whither they were scattered:
N the tenth year, in the tenth d Ps.74.13,14. I gather the Egyptians from the month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set a thy face against Pharaoh 6 king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all c Egypt:
3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon d that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own,e and 1 have made it for myself.
4 But 1 will put hooksf 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.
e Da.4.30.31. f ch.38.4. Is.37.29.
face of the field. g Je.25.33. h Je.34.30. i 2Ki. 18.21. Is.30.2-7. Je.37.5,&c. Je.2.36.
5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the 1 open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor ga-or, birth. thered: I have given thee for meat r ch. 17.14. to the beasts h of the field and to Da. 11.42, the fowls of the heaven.
6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt 6 low. shall know that I am the LORD, & Is.31.1,3. because they have been a staff of 36.4,6. reed i to the house of Israel. Je.2.36.37.
7 Whenk 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./
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.
t ch. 26.7,&c. Je.27.6.
spoil her spoil, and prey her prey.
8 or, hire.
14 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 5 habitation; andr they shall be there a 6 base kingdom.
15 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.
16 And it shall be no more the confidence of s 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.
17 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,
18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar t king of Babylon caused his army to serveu 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:
19 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 7 take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
20 I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith The served against it, because they