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* Heb, with
38 And I will judge thee, * as women that break wed
lock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood judgments of. in fury and jealousy.
39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down
thy high places : they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, - Heb. instrue and shall take + thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked
40 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee
through with their swords. i 2 Kings xxv. 41 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and ex9. Jer. lii, 13,
ecute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women : and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.
42 So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.
43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
44 , Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that lotheth her husband and her children ; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which lothed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughHeb, lesser ters that dwell at thy left hand : and Ithy younger sister, that
dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done Or, that was after their abominations : but, $ as if that were a very little small thing. thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
48 As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom thy sister bath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.
49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination kGen. xix. 24. before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins ; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than
they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations A.C. 594. which thou hast done.
52 Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they : they are more righteous than thou : yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them :
54 That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them.
55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate.
56 For thy sister Sodom was not * mentioned by thy .. Mch. for a mouth in the day of thy + pride,
57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time or, excellen-
58 Thou hast || borne thy lewdness and thine abomina- | Heb. Borne tions, saith the LORD.
59 For thus saith the Lord God; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which last despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
60 l Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, 1 Gal. iv. 26. but not by thy covenant.
62 And I will establish my covenant with thee ; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD:
63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.
* Heb. cm
EZEKIEL XVII. 1 Under the parable of two eagles and a vine, 11 is shewed God's judgment upon
Jerusalem for revolting from Babylon to Egypt. 22 God promiseth to plant the
cedar of the Gospel. A.C. 594. 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had
* divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest brvidering.
branch of the cedar:
4 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried
it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants. † Heb. put it 5 He took also of the seed of the land, and + planted it in in a field of
a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.
6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.
7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers : and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that
he might water it by the furrows of her plantation. Heb.field.
8 It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.
9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord God; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof.
10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper ? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it
grew. 11 q Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon;
13 And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a cove| Heb. brought nant with him, and hath $ taken an oath of him: he hath
also taken the mighty of the land:
14 That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift
him to an path.
* Heb. to keep
to stand to it,
itself up, * but that by keeping of his covenant it might A.C. 594. stand.
15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassa- his covenant, dors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered ?
16 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die.
17 Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building forts, to cut off many persons :
18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these things, he shall not escape.
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head.
20 And I will ” spread my net upon him, and he shall be mch. xii, 13. taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed against me.
21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward all winds : and ye shall know that I the LORD have spoken it.
22 | Thus saith the Lord God; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent;
23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish : I the Lord have spoken and have done it.
& xxxii. 3.
1 God reproveth the unjust parable of sour grapes.
5 He sheweth how he dealeth with a just father: 10 with a wicked son of a just father : 14 with a jusi son of a wicked father : 19 with a wicked man repenting : 24 with a just man revolting. 25 He defendeth his justice, 31 and e.chorteth lo repentance. 1 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying, 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the
n Jer. xxxi.
Heb. ju lgment and jus. tice.
19. & xx. 18.
A.C.594. land of Israel, saying, The "fathers have eaten sour grapes,
and the children's teeth are set on edge ?
3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
5 | But if a man be just, and do * that which is lawful and right,
6 And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath
lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither . Lev. xviii. hath odefiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to p Lev. xviii. Pa menstruous woman,
7 And hath not ? oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his "pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath
given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment;
8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath
taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from inilev. xxv. 36, quity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
9°Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judg. ments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God.
10 If he beget a son that is a * robber, a shedder of 407, thar do- blood, and + that doeth the like to any one of these things,
11 And that doeth not any of those duties, but even bath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife
, 12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken in
crease : shall he then live? he shall not live; he hath done * Heb. bloods, all these abominations; he shall surely die; his f blood shall
14 ( Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,
15 That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wife,
16 Neither hath oppressed any, Shath not withholden the not pledged the ploder, or, pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his
bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
17 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judga
* Or, breaker
eth to his bro-
be upon him.
takon to pledge.