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Ezekiel prophesieth

EZEKIEL, XXI. mine hand to give it to your fa- B. C. 593. thers.

p ch.16.61.

43 And p there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and 9 Job 42.6. ye shall loathe 9 yourselves in your r Ps.25.11. own sight, for all your evils that ye have committed.

44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake,r not s according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, Oye house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

115.1. 1Jno.2.12.

s Ps. 103. 10.

t Je.21.14.

u ch.21.4. v Mar.9.44. (CHAP. 21.) a De.32.2.

b Job 9.22.

e Ps.45.3.

d Is.55.11.

e Is.22.4.

45 T Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field; 47 And say to the forest of the f Is.28.19. south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, It will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from u the south to the north shall be burned therein. 48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.v

49 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

CHAPTER XXI. Ezekiel prophesieth against Jerusalem with a sign of sighing.

AND the word of the LORD came

unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop a thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel.

3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee b the righteous and the wicked.

4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword c go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: 5 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return d any more.

6 Sigh e therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

1 go into.
5 De.32.41.
2 or, is the
rod of my
son, it de-
every tree.
h ver.19.

3 or, they
are thrust
down to
the sword

with my.
i De.32.35.

k Je.31.19.

or, When
the tria!
hath been
what then?
shall they
not also be
long to the


5 hand to

6 or, glitter-
ing, or, fear.
m ch.22.14.
or, sharp-


8 set thyself, take the left hand.

n Je.49.2.

7 And it shall be, when they say 9 mother.

against Jerusalem.

hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall 1 be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord Gon.

8T Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

9 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, g a sword is sharpened, and also furbished:

10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter: it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it 2 contemnneth the rod of my son, as every tree.

11 And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the h slaver.

12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: 3 terrors i by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite k therefore upon thy thigh.

134 Because it is a trial, land what if the sword contemn even the rod ? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.

14 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thin 5 hands together, and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which en tereth into their privy chambers.

15 I have set the 6 point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, m and their ruins be multiplied. Ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.

16 Go the one way or other, either on the right hand, 8 or on the left, whithersoever thy face is set.

17 I will also smite inine hands together, and I will cause my fury to rest: I the LORD have said it. 18 The word of the LORD came unto me again saying,

19 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee two ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may come: both twain shall come forth out of one land; and choose thou a place, choose it at the head of the way to the city.

20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath n of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

21 For the king of Babylon stood at the 9 parting of the way, at the

unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? 10 or, knives, head of the two ways, to use div

that thou shalt answer, for the tid

ings; f because it cometh: and 11 teraphim. every heart shall melt, and all

nation: he made his 10 arrows bright, he consulted with 11 images, he looked in the liver.

General corruption of

all orders of men. city? yea, thou shalt 3 show her all her abominations.

EZEKIEL, XXII. 22 At his right hand was the divi- B. C. 593. nation for Jerusalem, to appoint

12 captains, to open the mouth in 12 rams, or,
the slaughter, to lift up the voice
with shouting, to appoint battering



3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD; The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against

rams against the gates, to cast a 13 or, for the herself to defile herself. mount, and to build a fort.

23 And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, 13 to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance o the iniquity, that they may be taken. 21 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have made your iniquity p to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all g your doings your sins do appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand.

25 And thou, profane r wicked prince of Israel, whose days is come, when iniquity shall have an end,

26 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt t him that is low, and abase him that is high.

27 14 I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more, until he u come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

28 And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering;

oaths made
unto them.

o Nu.32.23.
p Ho.7.2.

q Is.64.6.

r Je.52.2.
s ch. 17. 19,24.

t Lu.1.52.

14 Perverted,
will I
make it.

u Ge. 49. 10.
Lu. 1.32,33.
15 or, Cause
it to.

15 or, burn-
(CHAP. 22.)
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make her

ch. 16.2.

29 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks a 2Ki.21.16. of them that are slain, of the wick-4 polluted ed, whose day is come, when their iniquity shall have an end.

of name, much in vexation.

s arm.

30 15 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity. 6 or, deceit. 31 And I will pour out mine indig-b ch. 18.6, &c. nation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of 16 brutish men, and skilful to destroy.

32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire: thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.

The general corruption of all orders

of men.
OREOVER the word of the

M LORD came unto me, saying.

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9 or, by
c De.32.18.
d ch.28.9.

Job 9.4.

e D1.4.27.
10 or, be pro-


4 Thou art become guilty in thy a blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.

5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art 4 infamous and much vexed.

6 Behold the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their 5 power to shed blood.

7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by 6 oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

8 Thou hast despised mine holythings, and hast profaned my sabbaths.

9 In thee b are men 7 that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.

10 In thee have they discovered their father's nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.

11 And 8 one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath 9 lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten c me, saith the Lord GOD.

13 T Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.

14 Cand thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.

15 And I will scattere thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume f thy filthiness out of thee.

16 And thou shalt 10 take thine inTheritance in thyself in the sight of

General corruption of

all orders of men. hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found u none.

B. C. 593.
& Ps. 119.119.

the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Is. 1.22,25. 11 drosses, Je.6.30. h Is. 1.25. 12 According

18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: g all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the 11dross h of silver. 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold therefore I will ga-k ther you into the midst of Jerusalem.

20 12 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to biow the fire upon it, to melt it; so i will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.

21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.

to the gathering of. i Zec. 13.9. ch.20.8,33. Ho.6.9.

m ch.13.1820.

n ch.34.3. Mi.3.11. Zep.3.3,4. o Mal.2.7,8.


offered violence to,


P Le. 10.10. q La.2.14.

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(CHAP. 23.) a Je.3.7-11. b ch.20.8.


25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; m they have taken n the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. 26 Her priests o have 13 violated my law, and have profaned mine! holy things: they have put no dif-2 ference p between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my subbaths, and I am profaned among them.

27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

Le. 17.7.

c ch. 16.8,&c. i. e. His

tent, or,

i.e. My ta-

in her,

d 2Ki. 15. 19.

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her whore

doms upon. 4 choice of the children of Asshur. e2ki. 18.9-11. a name. corrupted her inordi

nate love


the whore f2Ch.33.9.

31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; 1 have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way u have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.


The whoredoms of Aholah and Aholibah.


HE word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, there were two a women, the daughters of one mother:

3 And b they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: c there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names, Samaria is 1Aholah, and Jerusalem 2Aholibah. 5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians d her neighbours,

6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.

Thus she 3 committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the 4 chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.

8 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.

9 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand e of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.

10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: aud she became 5 famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.

11 And when her sister Aholihah saw this, she 6 was more ƒ corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than 7 her sister in her whoredoms.

29 The peopler of the land have used 14 oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have s oppressed the stranger 15 wrongfully. 30 And I sought for a man among g 2Ch.28. 16. riding upon horses, and all of the m

tirem, that should make up the

doms of her sister.

12 She doted upon the Assyrians 9 her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen

desirable young men.

The whoredom of

Aholah and Aholihah.

and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.

EZEKIEL, XXIII. 13 Then I saw that she was de B. C. 593. filed, that they took both one way, 14 And that she increased her h ch.8.10,11. whoredoms: for when she saw men portrayed upon h the wall, the ima- 8 at the sight ges of the Chaldeans portrayed with of her eyes. vermilion,

15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads. all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:

16 And 8 as soon as she saw i them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

i 2K1.20.12,

26 They q shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy 11 fair jewels.

27 Thus wil! I make thy lewdness to ceaser from thee, and thy whoredom brought s from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor children of remember Egypt any more. Babel.


10 loosed, or,

k Je. 15, 1.

m 2Sa, 13.15.

17 And the 9 Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was 10 alienated from n La. 1.3. them.

o Je.50.21.

p Je.52.6,&c.

18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated k from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister. 19 Yet she multiplied her whore- q Is.39.4-7. doms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.

20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

11 instru

ments of
thy deck-

7 ch. 16.41.

21 Thus thou calledst to remem-s ver.3, 19. brance the lewdness of thy youth,

in bruising thy teats by the Egypt ver.17. tians for the paps of thy youth.

v 1Ti.5.24.

22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus u La, 1.8. saith the Lord Gop; Behold, Il will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom m thy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every n side;

w ch.6.9.

x Je.25.15,&c.

23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, o and Shoa, and y ch.22.4,5, Koa, and all the Assyrians with them all of them desirable young



men, captains and rulers, great z Ps.75.8.
lords and renowned, all of them
riding upon horses.

Je, 13.25.

b 1 Ki. 14.9.

24 And they shall come against a De.S.11,14. thee with chariots, wagons, and wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set judg-12 or, plead ment before them, and they shall for. judge thee according to their judg


c ch.20.4.

25 And I will set my jealousy d Ho.4.2. against thee, and they shall deal furiously p with thee they shall e Ps. 106.37. take away thy nose and thine ears; f ch.5.11. and thy remnant shall fall by the sword they shall take thy sons

28 For thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will deliver thee into the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them from whom t thy mind is alienated:

29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness u of thy whoredoms shall be v discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

30 I will do these things unto thee, because w thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.

31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup into thine hand.

32 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorny and had in derision; it containeth much.

33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.

34 Thou shalt even drink z it and suck it out, and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for 1 have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

35 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten a me, and b cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

36 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou 12 judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare c unto them their abominations;

37 That they have committed adultery, and blood d is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused e their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.

38 Moreover this they have done unto me they have defiled my sanctuary f in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.

39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and lo, thus

Judgments shown.

EZEKIEL, XXIV. have they done in the midst of g B. C. 593. mine house.

40 And furthermore, that ye have g 2Ki.21.4,7. 13 coming. sent for men 13 to come from far. unto whom h a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst i thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with


41 And satest upon a 14 stately k bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.

157.9. i2Ki.9.30. Je.4.30. 14 honour.


k Am.2.8.


15 multitude
of men.

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Parable of a boiling pot.

Set on a pot, b set it on, and also pour water into it:

4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.

5 Take the choice of the flock, and 1 burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it therein.

6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Wo to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum c is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot d fall upon it.

7 For her blood is in the midst of

her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, e to cover it with dust;

8 That it might cause f fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered. 9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Wo to the bloody g city! I will even make the pile for fire great.

10 Heap on h wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned. 11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that i the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.

12 She hath wearied k herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.

13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest m upon thee.

141 the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will n not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.

15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me saying,

16 Son of man, behold, I o take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thoup mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears 2 run down.

17 3 Forbear to cry, make q no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy 4 lips, and eat not the bread of men.

18 So I spake unto the people in the morning and at even's my

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