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DEUT. XXXII:26_B. C. 1451 to the beasts of the earth: and the 261 said, I would scatter them and all the beasts of the earth shall

fowls shall summer upon them, into corners, I would make the re- winter upon them. membrance of them to cease from

7 In that time shall the present among men:

be brought unto the Lord of hosts IS. XVIII:1-7—B. C. 714

of a people scattered and peeled,

and from a people terrible from 1 Wo to the land shadowing their beginning hitherto; a nation with wings, which is beyond the meted out and trodden under foot, rivers of Ethiopia:

whose land the rivers have spoiled, 2 That sendeth ambassadors by to the place of the name of the the sea, even in vessels of bul- Lord of hosts, the mount Zion. rushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation ZECH. I:18-21-B. C. 519 scattered and peeled, to a people 18 | Then lifted I up mine eyes, terrible from their beginning hith- and saw, and behold four horns. erto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers that talked with me, What be

19 And I said unto the angel have spoiled!

these? And he answered me, These 3 All ye inhabitants of the are the horns which have scattered world, and dwellers on the earth, Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign 20 And the LORD shewed me four on the mountains; and when he carpenters. bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

21 Then said I, What come these 4 For so the LORD said unto me, to do? And he spake, saying, These I will take my rest, and I will con-l are the horns which have scattered sider in my dwelling place like a Judah, so that no man did lift up clear heat upon herbs, and like a his head: but these are come to cloud of dew in the heat of harv-fray them, to cast out the horns est.

of the Gentiles, which lifted up 5 For afore the harvest, when their horn over the land of Judah

5 , the bud is perfect, and the sour

to scatter it. grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with ZECH. VII:8-14—B. C. 518 pruning hooks, and take away and 8 [ And the word of the LORD cut down the branches.

came unto Zechariah, saying, 6 They shall be left together un- 9 Thus speaketh the LORD of to the fowls of the mountains, and hosts, saying, Execute true judg

your heart.

ment, and shew mercy and com- in his spirit by the former prophpassions every man to his brother: ets: therefore came a great wrath

10 And oppress not the widow, from the Lord of hosts. nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor

13 Therefore it is come to pass, the poor; and let none of you that as he cried, and they would imagine evil against his brother in not hear; so they cried, and I

would not hear, saith the Lord of 11 But they refused to hearken. hosts: and pulled away the shoulder, and 14 But I scattered them with a stopped their ears, that they should whirlwind among all the nations not hear.

whom they knew not. Thus the 12 Yea, they made their hearts land was desolate after them, that as an adamant stone, lest they no man passed through nor reshould hear the law, and the words turned: for they laid the pleasant which the LORD of hosts hath sent land desolate.

EZEKIEL BEARING

THE INIQUITY OF

“THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL”

AND OF

"THE HOUSE OF JUDAH”

EZEKIEL BEARING THE INIQUITY OF ISRAEL

EZEK. IV:1-17_B. C. 595

7 Therefore thou shalt set thy I Thou also, son of man, take face toward the siege of Jerusalem, thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and pourtray upon it the city, even and thou shalt prophesy against it. Jerusalem:

8 And, behold, I will lay bands 2 And lay siege against it, and upon thee, and thou shalt not turn build a fort against it, and cast a thee from one side to another till mount against it; set the camp thou hast ended the days of thy also against it, and set battering siege. rams against it round about.

9 | Take thou also unto thee 3 Moreover take thou unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and an iron pan, and set it for a wall lentiles, and millet, and fitches, of iron between thee and the city: and put them in one vessel, and and set thy face against it, and it make thee bread thereof, accordshall be besieged, and thou shalt ing to the number of the days that lay siege against it. This shall be thou shalt lie upon thy side, three a sign to the house of Israel.

hundred and ninety days shalt 4 Lie thou also upon thy left thou eat thereof. side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according

10 And thy meat which thou to the number of the days that shalt eat shall be by weight, twenthou shalt lie upon it thou shalt ty shekels a day: from time to bear their iniquity.

time shalt thou eat it. 5 For I have laid upon thee the 11 Thou shalt drink also water years of their iniquity, according by measure, the sixth part of an to the number of days, three hun- hin: from time to time shalt thou dred and ninety days: so shalt drink. thou bear the iniquity of the house 12 And thou shalt eat it as barof Israel.

ley cakes, and thou shalt bake it 6 And when thou hast accom

with dung that cometh out of man, plished them, lie again on thy in their sight. right side, and thou shalt bear the 13. And the LORD said, Even iniquity of the house of Judah thus shall the children of Israel forty days: I have appointed thee eat their defiled bread among the each day for a year.

Gentiles, whither I will drive them.

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