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The rich supply of Tyrus.

EZEKIEL

The great fall thereof. no more: though thou be sought for, yet shaltlof Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merthou never be found again, saith the Lord God. chants. CHAP. XXVII.

| 24 These were thy merchants in all sorts of The riches, &c. of Tyrus.

things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and TIE word of the Lord came again unto me, in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and 1 saying,

made of cedar, among thy merchandise. ? Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation 25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy for Tyrus;

market; and thou wast replenished, and made 3 And say unto Tyrus, O thon that art situate very glorious in the midst of the seas. at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of 26 11 Thy rowers have brought thee into great the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the God; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect midst of the seas. beality.

| 27. Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, 4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the builders have perfected thy beauty.

occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men 5 They have made all thy ship-boards of fir- of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company trees of Senir: they have taken cedars froin Le- which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into tlie banon to make arts for thee.

midst of the seas, in the day of thy ruin. 6 of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine 28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the oars; the coinpany of the Ashurites have made cry of thy pilots. thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles or| 29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, Chittim.

and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down 7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt from their ships, they shall stand upon the land; was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy 30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust was that wbich covered thee.

upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves 8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were in the ashes : thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that werel 31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald in thee, were thy pilots.

for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they 9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and thereof were in thee thy calkery: all the ships bitter wailing. of the sea with their mariners were in thee to oc- 32 And in their wailing they shall take up a cupy thy merchandise.

lamentation for thce, and lament over thee, say 10 They of Persia, and of Lord, and of Phut, ing, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed were in thine army, thy men of war: they hang in the midst of the sea ? ed the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth 33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thy comeliness.

thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the Il The men of Arvad with thine army were kings of the carth with the multitude of thy riches upon thy walls round about, and the Ganıma- and of thy merchandise. dins were in thy towers: they hanged their 34 In the time when thou shalt he broken by the shields upon thy walls round about; they have seas in the depthis of the waters, thy merchanDiade thy beauty perfect.

dise and all thy company in the midst of thee 12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason or the shall fall. multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, 35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonlin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

lished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, 13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they inere thy they shall be troubled in their countenance. merchants: they traded the persons of men and 36 The merchants among the people shall hiss vessels of brass in thy market.

Jat thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shall 14 They or the house of Togarmah traded in be any more. thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.!

CHAP. XXVIII. 15 The men of Dedan were thy merchants :) Judgment on the prince of Tyrus. many isles were the merchandise of thy hand : THE word of the LORD came again unto me, they brought thee for a present, horns of ivory 1 saying and ebony.

2 Son of man, say into the prince of Tyrus, 16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy heart is multitude of the wares of thy making: they occu- lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit pied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broi- in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet dered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.thou art a man, and not God, though thou set

17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy thy heart as the heart of God: merchants: they traded, in thy market, wheat of 3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is Minnith and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and no secret that they can hide from thee: balu.

| 4 With thy wisdom and with thine understand18 Daniascus was thy merchant in the multi- ing thout last gotten thce riches, and hast gotten lude of the wares of thy making, for the inulti- gold and silver into thy treasures :

ine of Helbon, and 5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick, hast white wool.

thou increased thy riches, and thy heart is lifted 19 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occu- up because of thy riches: pied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and cala-/ 6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because intus, were in thy market.

|thou hast set thy heart as the heart of God; 20 Dedap was thy merchant in precious clothes! 7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon for chariots.

thee, the terrible of the nations, and they shall 2 Arabia, and all the princes or Kedar, they draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisoccupied with thee in lanibs, and rams, and coats: dom, and they shall defile thy brightness. in these were they thy merchants.

18 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and 22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamalı, they thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs in the midst of the seas. with chief of all spices, and with all precious 9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, stones, and cold.

I am God ? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, 23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants in the hand of liim that slayeth thee.

The judgment of Zidon.

CHAP. XXIX.

The desolation of Egypt. 10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircum-Iof Egypt, and prophesy against him, ard against cised by the hand of strangers : for I have spo-all Egypt: ken it, saith the Lord God.

3 Speak, and say, Thus maith the Lord God: 11 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, me, saying,

the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the rivers, which hath said, My river is inine own, king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the and I have made it for myself. Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wis- 4 But I will put hooks in thy jws, and I will dom, and perfect in beauty.

cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy every precious stone was thy covering, the sar-rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick dius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, unto thy scales. and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and 5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderthie carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship ofness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers : thou thy tabrets and of thy pipes, was prepared in thee shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be in the day that thou wast created.

brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; for nieat to the bcasts of the field and to the fowls and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy of the heaven. mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down 6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know in the midst of the stones of fire.

that I am the LORD, because they have been it 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day staff of reed to the house of Israel.

l'iniquity was found 7 When they took hold of thee by thy hand. in thec.

thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they and wlien they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, have filled the midst of thee with violence, and and madest all their loins to be at a stand. thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as 811 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, profane out of the mountain of God: and I will I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off nan destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst and beast out of thee. of the stones of fire.

9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and 17 Thy heart was lifted up because of thy beau-waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: iy, thou hast corrupteli thy wisdom by reason of because he hath said, The river is mine, and I thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will have made it. lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 10 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and

18 Thou hast defiledihy sanctuaries by the mul- against thy rivers, and I will niake the land of titude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower traflic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from or Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia. the midst of thec, it shall devour thee, and I will 11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot bring thee to ashes upon the carth in the sight of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be of all them that behold thee.

inhabited forty years. 19 All they that know thee among the people 12 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a ter-lin the midst of the countries that are desolate, ror, and never shalt thou be any more.

land her cities among the cities that are laid wasto 2011 Again the word of the LORD came unto shall be desolate forty years: and I will scalier me, saying,

the Egyptians among the nations, and will dis21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and persc them through the countries. prophesy against it,

T13 1 Yet thus saith the Lord God; At the end '22' And say, Thus saith the Lori Gop; Behold, lof forty years will I gather the Egyptians front I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glori- the people whither they were scattered : fied in the midst of thee: and they shall kuow 14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, that I am the Lorr, when I sliall have exe-jand will cause them to return into the land or cuted judgments in lier, and shall be sanctified Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and in her.

they shall be there a base kingdom. 23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood 15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoins: nei. into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged ther shall it exalt itself any more above the nain the inidst of her by the sword upon her on tions: for I will diminish them, that they shall every side; and they shall know that I am the no more rule over the nations. LORD.

| 16 And it shall be no more the confidence of tho 94 1 And there shall be no more a pricking brier house of Israel, which bringeth their inicity to unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving tlorn of remembrance, when they shall look after them: all that are round about them that despised them: but they shall know that I am the Lord God. and they shall know that I am the Lord Gop. | 17 And it came to pass in the seven and twen

25 Thuis saith the Lord God: When I shall have tietlı year, in the first month, in the first day of gathered the house of Israel froin the people the month, the word of the LORD came uuto ina, among wliom they are scattered, and shall be saying, sanctified in them in the sight of the hcathen, 18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babythen shall they dwell in their land that I have lon caused his army to serve a great service given to my servant lacob.

against Tyrus : every head was made bald, and 26 And they shalldwell safely therein, and shall every shoulder was peeled: yet had lie no wayes, build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he shall dwell with confidence, when I have execu- had served against it: ted judgments upon all those that despise them 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, round about them; and they shall know that I l will give the land of Egypt unto Nebiichadrezam the LORD their God.

zar king of Babylon; and he shall lake her mulCHAP. XXIX.

titude, and take her spoil, and take her prey i The judgment of Pharaon.

and it shall be the wages for his army. IN the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the 20 I have given him the land of Egypt for his 1 twelfth day of the month, the word of the labour wherewith he served against it, because LORD camic unto ine, saying,

they wrougbt for me, saith the Lord God. ? Sun of man, set thy face agninst Pharaoh kipy' 21'1 In that day will I cause the horn of the

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Egypt shall be conquered,

EZEKIEL

pillaged, and scattered. house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee 23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; nations, and will disperse them throngh the and they shall know that I am the LORD. countries. CHAP. XXX.

24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king The desolation of Egypt, &c.

of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but M HE word of the LORD came again unto me, I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan 1 saying,

before him with the groanings of a deadly2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith wounded man. the Lord God: Howl ye, Wo worth the day! 25 But I will strengthen the arms of the king

3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh sball fall is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the down; and they shall know that I am the LORD, heathen.

when I shall put my sword into the hand of the 4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upgreat pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain on the land of Egypt. shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her 26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the multitude, and her foundations shall be broken nations, and disperse them among the countries; down.

and they shall know that I am the LORD. 5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the

CHAP. XXXI. mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land

The glory and fall of Assyria. that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword. AND it came to pass in the eleventh year, in

6 Thus saith the LORD: They also that uphold the third month, in the first day of the month, Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, conie down: from the tower of Syene shall they ? Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord God. Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou

7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the like in thy greatness ? countries that are desolate, and her cities shall 3 | Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebabe in the midst of the cities that are wasted. non with fair branches, and with a shadowing

8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, shroud, and of a high stature; and his top was when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all aniong the thick boughs. her helpers shall be destroyed.

4 The waters made him great, the deep set him 9 In that day shall messengers go forth from up on high with her rivers running round about ine in ships to make the careless Ethiopians his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as the trees of the field. in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.

5 Therefore, his height was exalted above all 10 Thus saith the Lord God; I will also make the trees of the field, and his boughs were multhe multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of tiplied, and his branches became long because of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.

the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. 11 He and his people with him, the terrible or 6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in the nations, shall be brought to destroy the land: his boughs, and under his branches did all the and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, beasts of the field bring forth their young, and and fill the land with the slain.

under his shadow dwelt all great nations. 12 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the 7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the land into the hand of the wicked : and I will length of his branches : for his root was by great make the land waste, and all that is therein, by waters. the hand of strangers: I the LORD have spoken it. 8 The cedars in the garden of God could not

13 Thus saith the Lord God; I will also destroy hide him: the fir-trees were not like his boughs. the idols, and I will cause their images to cease and the chesnut-trees were not like his branches: out of Noplı; and there shall be no more a prince not any tree in the garden of God was like unto of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in him in his beauty. the land of Egypt.

| 9 I bave made him fair by the multitude of his 14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will branches : so that all the trees of Eden, that set fire in Zoan, and will execute judginents in No. were in the garden of God, envied him.

15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the 10 i 'Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Bestrength of Egypt; and I will cut off the multi-cause thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and tude of No.

he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, 16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have and his heart is lifted up in his height; great pain, and No shall be rent asuuder, and all have therefore delivered him into the hand Noph shall have distresses daily.

of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall 17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth surely deal with him : I have driven him out for shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go his wickedness. into captivity.

12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, 18 At Telaphnehes also the day shall be dark-have cut him off, and have left him: upon the ened, when I shall break there the yokes of mountains and in all the valleys his branches Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the iu her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth her daughters shall go into captivity.

are gone down from his shadow, and have left 19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt:Jhim. and they shall know that I am the LORD. | 13 C'pon his ruin shall all the fowls of the hea

20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, ven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall in the first month, in the seventh day of the inonth, be upon his branchies : that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying 14 To the end that none of all the trees by the

21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pha-waters, exalt themselves for their height, neither raoh king of Egypt; and lo, it shall not be bound shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neiup to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make ther their trecs stand up in their height, all that it strong to hold the-sword.

drink water: for they are all delivered unto 29 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold, Ideath, to the nether parts of the earth, in the am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break midst of the children of men, with them that go bis arms, the strong, and that which was broken:down to the pit. and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand!15 Thus saith the Lord God; In the day when

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A lamentation for the
CHAP. XXXII, XXXIII.

fearful fall of Egypt he went down to the grave I caused a mourn-Ishall lament her: the daughters of the nations ing: I covered the deep for him, and I restrain-shall lament her: they shail lament for her, even ed the floods thereof, and the great waters were for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, Lord GOD. and all the trees of the field fainted for him.. 1 17 1 It came to pass also in the twelfth year,

16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them of the LORD came unto ine, saying, that descend into the pit: and all the trees of 18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, Eden. the choice and best of Lebanon, all that and cast them down, even her, and the daughdrink water. shall be comforted in the nether ters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts parts of the earth.

lof the earth, with them that go down into the pir. 17 They also went down into hell with him, 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty ? go down, unto them that be slain with the sword; and they and be thou laid with the uncircumcised. that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow 20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are in the midst of the heathen.

slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: 18 | To whom art thou thus like in glory and draw her and all her multitudes. in greatness among the trees of Eden ? yet shalt 21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to thou be brought down with the trees of Eden him out of the midst of hell with then that help unto the nether parts of the earth : thou shalt him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumlie in the midst of the uncircumcised with themcised, slain by the sword. that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and| 22 Asshur is there and all her company: his all his multitude, saith the Lord God.

graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen CHAP. XXXII.

by the sword: The fearful destruction of Egypt

23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, AND it came to pass in the twelfh year, in the and her company is round about her grave: ati A twelfth month, in the first day of the month, of them slamn, fallen by the sword, which caused that the word of the Lord came unto ine, saying, terror in the land of the living.

2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pha- 24 There is Elam and all her multitude round raoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with the nether parts of the earth, which caused their thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy terror in the land of the living; yet have they fcet, and fouledst their rivers.

borne their shame with them that go down to 3 Thus saith the Lord God; I will therefore the pit. spread out my net over thee with a company of 25 They have set her a bed in the midst ore inany people; and they shall bring thee up in slain with all her multitude: her graves are my net.

lround about him: all of them uncircumcised, 14 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will slain by the sword: though their terror was cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause caused in the land of the living, yet have they allthefowlsofthe heaven to remain upon thee,and borne their shanie with them that go down to the I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee. pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.

5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, 26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her muand fill the valleys with thy height.

Ttitude: her graves are round about him: all of 6 I will also water with thy blood the land them uncircuncised, slain by the sword, though wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; they caused their terror in the land of the living. and the rivers shall be full of thee.

27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that 7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone thic heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I down to hell with their weapons of war: and will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon they have laid their swords under their heads, shall not give her light.

but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, 8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make though thcy were the terror of the mighty in the dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, land of the living. saith the Lord God.

7 28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of * 9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that

I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, lare slain with the sword. into the countries which thou hast not known.' | 29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes,

10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at which with their might are laid by them that thuc, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the thee, when I shall brandish my sword before uncircumcised, and with them that go down to them; and they shall tremble at every moment, the pit. every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall. 30 There be the princes of the north, all of them,

ll i For thus saith the Lord God; The swordland all the Zidonians, which are gone down with of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee. the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of

12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy their might; and they lie uncircumcised with inultitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all them that be slain by the sword, and bear their of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, shame with them that go down to the pit. and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.) 31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be com

13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof forted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and from beside the great waters; neither shall the all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord foot of man trouble them any more, nor the God. hoofs of beasts trouble them.

32 For I have caused my terror in the land of 14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord God. the uncircumcised with them that are slain with

15 When I shall make the land of Egypt deso-the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, late, and the country shall be destitute of that saith the Lord God. whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them

CHAP. XXXII. that dwell therein, then shall they know that Ezekiel admonished of his duty. I am the LORD.

GAIN the word of the LORD came unto mo, 16 This is the lamentation wherewith they A saying,

Justice of God's toays.

EZEKIEL.

His justice on mockers 2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy peo-1 Jerusalem came unto me saying, The city is ple, and say unto thein, When I bring the sword smitten. apon a land, if the people of the land take a man 22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: the evening, afore he that was escaped came;

3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the and had opened my mouth, until he came to me land, he blow the truinpet, and warn the people; in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and

4 Then, whosoever heareth the sound of the I was no more dunib. trumpet, and taketlı not warning: if the sword 23 Then the word of the LORD came unto mie. come and take him away, his blood shall be upon saying, his own head.

| 24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes J He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham not warning: his blood shail be upon him. But was one, and he inherited the land: but we are be that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. many; the land is given us for inheritance,

6 But if the watciunan see the sword come, 25 Wheretore, say unto them, Thus saith the and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up warned; if the sword come, and take any per- your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: son from among them, he is taken away in his and shall ye possess the land ? iniquity; but his blood will I require at the 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomiwaichuan's hand.

nation, and ye defile every one his neighbour's 71 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a wife: and shall ye possess the land ? watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in the them from ine.

wastes, shall fall by the sword, and him that is 8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, in the open field, will I give to the beasts to be thou shalt sure!y die; if thou dost not speak to devoured, and they that be in the forts and in warn the wicked from his way, that wicked the caves, shail die of the pestilence. man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will 28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and I require at thy hand.

the pomp of her strength shall cease ; and the 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his shall pass through. way, he shall die in his iniquity ; but thou hast 29 Then shall they know that I am the LORD. delivered thy soul.

I when I have laid the land most desolate because 10 11 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto' of all their aboininations which they have comThe house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, I mittcd. our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and 30 * Also, thou son of man, the children of thy we pine away in tliem, how should we then live? people still are talking against thee by the walls

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord Gon, and in the doors of the houses, and spoak one to I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked ; another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, but that the wicked turn from his way and live: 1 pray you, and hear what is the word that Lurn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why cometh forth from the LORD. will ye die, O house of Israel?

| 31 And they come unto thee as the people 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, children of thy people, The righteousness of the and they hear thy worils, but they will not do righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his them: for with their mouth they shew much transgression; as for the wickedness of the wick- love, but their heart goeth after their covetous. ed, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he ness. Lurreth from his wickedness; neither shall the 32 And lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely righteous be able to live for his righteousness in song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can the day that he sinneth.

play well on an instrument: for they hear thy 13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he words, but they do them not. shall surely live; if he trust to his own right- 33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will cousness, and coininit iniquity, all his righteolls-come,) then shall they know that a prophet kath nesses shall not be remembered; but for his ini- been among them. quity that he hath commiued, he shall die for it.

CHAP. XXXIV. 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou Bad shepherds of Isrucl reproecd. shalt surely dic; if he turn from his sin, and do AND the word of the LORD came umo me. that which is lawful and riglit;

A saying, 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again ? Son of inan, prophesy against the shepherds that he had robbed, walk in the statutes or lite, of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus without committing iniquity; he shall surely saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Wo be live, he shall not die.

to the shepherds of Israel that do feed theinIC None of his sins that he hath committed sclves! sliould not the shepherds feed the flocks? shall oe mentioned unto him: he hath done that 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the which is lawful and right: he shall surely live. wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not

17 11 Yet the children of thy people say, Thc the flock. way of the LORD is not equal : but as for them, 4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neitheir way is not equal.

ther have ye healed that which was sick, nei18 When the rigliteous turneth from his right-ther have ye bound up that which was broken, cousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall neither have ye brought again that which was even die thereby.

driven away, neither have ye sought that which 19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, was lost; but with force and with cruelty have and do that which is lawful and right, he shall ye ruled them. live thereby.

5 And they were scattered, because there is no 20 Yet ye say, The wayof the LORD is not equal. shepherd : and they became neat to all the O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one beasts of the field, when they were scattered. after his ways.

| 6 My sheep wandered through all the moun21 1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year oftains, and upon every high lill: yea, my flock our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day was scattered upon all the face of the carth, of the month, that one that had escaped out of and none did search or seek after them.

13 When I shall save trust to his own right come, thion shall they know una

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