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Destruction of Egypt

CHAP. XXXII. by the sword of Babylon. people, when I shall bring thy des- ( is delivered to the sword: draw her truction among the nations into the and all her multitudes. countries which thou hast not known. 21 The strong among the mighty

10 Yea, I will make many people shall speak to him out of the midst of amazed at thee, and their kings shall hell with them that help him : they be horribly afraid for thee, when I are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, shall brandish my sword before them; slain by the sword. and they shall tremble at every mo

22 Asshur is there and all her comment, every man for his own life, in pany: his graves are about him : all the day of thy fall.

of them slain, fallen by the sword: 11 For thus saith the Lord God; 23 Whose graves are set in the sides The sword of the king of Babylon of the pit, and her company is round shall come upon thee.

about her grave : all of them slain, 19 By the swords of the mighty fallen by the sword, which caused will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terror in the land of the living. terrible of the nations, all of them : 24 There is Elam and all her multiand they shall spoil the pomp of tude round about her grave, all of them Egypt, and all the multitude thereof slain, fallen by the sword, which are shall be destroyed.

gone down uncircumcised into the 13 I will destroy also all the beasts nether parts of the earth, which caused thereof from beside the great waters; their terror in the land of the living ; neither shall the foot of man trouble yet have they borne their shame with them any more, nor the hoofs of them that go down to the pit. beasts trouble them.

25 They have set her a bed in the 14 Then will I make their waters midst of the slain with all her multideep, and cause their rivers to run tude: her graves are round about him: like oil, saith the Lord God.

all of them uncircumcised, slain by the 15 When I shall make the land of sword: though their terror was caused Egypt desolate, and the country shall in the land of the living, yet have they be destitute of that whereof it was borne their shame with them that go full, when I shall smite all them that down to the pit : he is put in the midst dwell therein, then shall they know of them that be slain. that I am the Lord.

26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and 16 This is the lamentation where-all her multitude: her graves are round with they shall lament her : the about him: all of them uncircumcised, daughters of the nations shall lament slain by the sword, though they caused her : they shall lament for her, even their terror in the land of the living. for Egypt, and for all her multitude, 27 And they shall not lie with the saith the Lord God.

mighty that are fallen of the uncir17 | It came to pass also in the cumcised, which are gone down to twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of hell with their weapons of war: and the month, that the word of the LORD they have laid their swords under came unto me, saying,

their heads, but their iniquities shall 18 Son of man, wail for the multi- be upon their bones, though they were tude of Egypt, and cast them down, the terror of the mighty in the land of even her, and the daughters of the fa- the living. mous nations, unto the nether parts 28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the of the earth, with them that go down midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt into the pit.

lie with them that are slain with the 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? | sword. go down, and be thou laid with the 29 There is Edom, her kings, and uncircumcised.

all her princes, which with their might 20 They shall fall in the midst of are laid by them that were slain by the them that are slain by the sword: she sword : they shall lie with the uncir

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The duty of a watchman. EZEKIEL, The justice of God's ways. cumcised, and with them that

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7 | So thou, O son of man, I have down to the pit.

set thee a watchman unto the house of 30 There be the princes of the north, Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the all of them, and all the Zidonians, word at my mouth, and warn then which are gone down with the slain; from me. with their terror they are ashamed of 8 When I say unto the wicked, o their might; and they lie uncircum- wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if cised with them that be slain by the thou dost not speak to warn the wicksword,, and bear their shame with ed from his way, that wicked man them that go down to the pit. shall die in his iniquity; but his blood

31 Pharaoh shall see them, and will I require at thine hand. shall be comforted over all his multi 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the tude, even Pharaoh and all his army wicked of his way to turn from it; if slain by the sword, saith the Lord God. he do not turn from his way, he shall

32 For I have caused my terror in die in his iniquity; but thou hast dethe land of the living: and he shall livered thy soul. be laid in the midst of the uncircum 10 Therefore, O thou son of man, cised with them that are slain with the speak unto the house of Israel ; Thus sword, even Pharaoh and all his mul- ye speak, saying, If our transgressions titude, saith the Lord God.

and our sins be upon us, and we pine

away in them, how should we then CHAP. XXXIII.

live? 1 According to the duty of a watchman, in warn. the , 7

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith duty. 10 God sheweth the justice of his ways the Lord God, I have no pleasure in toşoards the penitent, and towards revolters. the death of the wicked; but that the 17 He maintaineth his justice. 21 Upon the neus of the taking of Jerusalem he prophesieth wicked turn from his way and live: the desolation of the land. 30 God's judg- turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; ment upon the mockers of the prophets.

for why will ye die, O house of Israel: Again the word of the Lord came 6 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto me, saying,

unto the children of thy people, The 2 Son of man, speak to the children righteousness of the righteous shall of thy people, and say unto them, not deliver him in the day of his When I bring the sword upon a land, transgression : as for the wickedness if the people of the land take a man of the wicked, he shall not fall thereof their coasts, and set him for their by in the day that he turneth from his watchman :

wickedness; neither shall the righteous 3 If when he seeth the sword come be able to live for his righteousness in upon the land, he blow the trumpet, the day that he sinneth. and warn the people;

13 When I shall say to the righte4 Then whosoever heareth the sound ous, that he shall surely live; if he of the trumpet, and taketh.not warning; trust to his own righteousness, and if the sword come, and take him away, I commit iniquity, all his righteoushis blood shall be upon bis own head. nesses shall not be remembered; but

5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, for his iniquity that he hath commit-
and took not warning; his blood ted, he shall die for it.
shall be upon him. But he that tak 14 Again, when I say unto the
eth warning shall deliver his soul. wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he

6 But if the watchman see the sword turn from his sin, and do that which
come, and blow not the trumpet, and is lawful and right
the people be not warned; if the 15 If the wicked restore the pledge,
sword come, and take any person give again that he had robbed, walk
from among them, he is taken

away in the statutes of life, without conin his iniquity; but his blood will í mitting iniquity; he shall surely live, require at the watchman's hand. he shall not die.

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The desolation of Judea foretold. CHAP. XXXIV. Bad Shepherds reprored.

16 None of his sins that he hath 28 For I will lay the land most decommitted shall be mentioned unto solate, and the pomp of her strength him: he hath done that which is law- shall cease; and the mountains of ful and right; he shall surely live. Israel shall be desolate, that none

17 | Yet the children of thy people shall pass through. say, The way of the Lord is not 29 Then shall they know that I am equal : but as for them, their way is the LORD, when I have laid the land aot equal.

most desolate because of all their 18 When the righteous turneth from abominations which they have comhis righteousness, and committethmitted. iniquity, he shall even die thereby. 30 Also, thou son of man, the

19 But if the wicked turn from his children of thy people still are talking wickedness, and do that which is law-against thee by the walls and in the ful and right, he shall live thereby. doors of the houses, and speak one

20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord to another, every one to his brother, is not equal. O ye house of Israel, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear I will judge you every one after his what is the word 'that cometh forth ways.

from the LORD. 21 | And it came to pass in the 31 And they come unto thee as the twelfth year of our captivity, in the people cometh, and they sit before tenth month, in the fifth day of the thee as my people, and they hear thy month, that one that had escaped out words, but they will not do them: for of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, with their mouth they shew much The city is smitten.

love, but their heart goeth after their 22 Now the hand of the Lord was covetousness. upon me in the evenmg, afore he that 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as was escaped came; and bad opened a very lovely song of one that hath a my mouth, until he came to me in the pleasant voice, and can play well on morning; and my mouth was opened, an instrument: for they hear thy and I was no more dumb.

words, but they do them not. 23 Then the word of the LORD 33 And when this cometh to pass, came unto me, saying,

(lo, it will come,) then shall they 24 Son of man, they that inhabit know that a prophet hatı been among those wastes of the land of Israel them. speak, saying, Abraham was one, and

CHAP. XXXIV. he inherited the land: but we are many; 1 A reproof of the shepherds. 7 God's judgment the land is given us for inheritance. against them. 11 His providence for his flock. 25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus

20 The kingdom of Christ. saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the And the word of the Lord came blood, and lift up your eyes toward unto me, saying, your idols, and shed blood and shall 2 Son of man, prophesy against the ye' possess the land ?

shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye say unto them, Thus saith the Lord work abomination, and ye defile every God unto the shepherds; Woe be to one his neighbour's wife: and shall the shepherds of Israel that do feed ye possess the land ?

themselves ! should not the shepherds 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus feed the flocks? saith the Lord God; As I live, surely 3 Ye eat the fat, and clothe

you they that are in the wastes shall fall with the wool, ye kill them that are by the sword, and him that is in the fed: but ye feed not the flock. open field will I give to the beasts to 4 The diseased have ye not strengthbe devoured, and they that be in the ened, neither have ye healed that which forts and in the caves shall dic of the was sick, neither have ye bound up pestilence.

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God's providence for his flock. EZEKIEL,

The kingdom of Christ ye brought again that which was driven pasture "shall they feed upon the away, neither have ye sought that mountains of Israel. which was lost; but with force and 15. I will feed my flock, and I will with cruelty have ye ruled them. cause them to lie down, saith the

5 And they were scattered, because Lord God. there is no shepherd: and they be 16 I will seek that which was lost, came meat to all the beasts of the and bring again that which was driven field, when they were scattered.

away, and will bind

up

that which was 6 My sheep wandered through all broken, and will strengthen that which the mountains, and upon every high was sick : but I will destroy the fat hill: yea, my flock was scattered up and the strong; I will feed them with on all the face of the earth, and none judgment. did search or seek after them.

17 And as for you, my flock, 7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear thus saith the Lord God; Behold, the word of the LORD;

I judge between cattle and cattle, 8 As I live, saith the Lord God, between the rams and the he goats. surely because my flock became a 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto prey, and my flock became meat to you to have eaten up the good pasevery beast of the field, because there ture, but ye must tread down with was no shepherd, neither did my your feet the residue of your pastures? shepherds search for my flock, but and to have drunk of the deep waters, the shepherds fed themselves, and but ye must foul the residue with fed not my flock;

9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear 19 And as for my flock, they eat the word of the LORD;

that which ye have trodden with your 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Be- feet; and they drink that which ye hold, I am against the shepherds; and have fouled with feet. I will require my flock at their hand, 20 | Therefore thus saith the Lord and cause them to cease from feeding God unto them; Behold I, even I, the flock; neither shall the shepherds will judge between the fat cattle and feed themselves any more; for I will between the lean cattle. deliver my flock from their mouth, 21 Because ye have thrust with side , that they may not be meat for them. and with shoulder, and pushed all the

11 For thus saith the Lord God;diseased with your horns, till ye have Behold, I, even I, will both search my scattered them abroad; sheep, and seek them out.

22 Therefore will I save my flock, 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his and they shall no more be a prey; and Hock in the day that he is among his I will judge between cattle and cattle, sheep that are scattered; so will I 23 Ånd I will set up one shepherd seek out my sheep, and will deliver over them, and he shall feed them, them out of all places where they even my servant David; he shall feed have been scattered in the cloudy and them, and he shall be their shepherd.

24 And I the LORD will be their 13 And I will bring them out from God, and my servant David a prince, the people, and gather them from the among them; I the LORD have countries, and will bring them to their spoken it. own land, and feed them upon the 25 And I will make with them a mountains of Israel by the rivers, covenant of peace, and will cause the and in all the inhabited places of the evil beasts to cease out of the land: country.

and they shall dwell safely in the wil14 I will feed them in a good pas- derness, and sleep in the woods. ture, and upon the high mountains of 26 And I will make them and the Israel shall their fold be: there shall places round about my hill a blessing; they lie in a good fold, and in a fat and I will cause the shower to come

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- The judgment of mount Seir. CHAP. XXXV. XXXVI.

Israel comforted. down in his season; there shall be most desolate, and cut off from it showers of blessing.

him that passeth out and him that re27 And the tree of the field shall turneth. yield her fruit, and the earth shall 8 And I will fill his mountains with yield her increase, and they shall be his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy safe in their land; and shall know that valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they I am the LORD, when I have broken fall that are slain with the sword. the bands of their yoke, and delivered 9 I will make thee perpetual desothem out of the hand of those that lations, and thy cities shall not return : served themselves of them.

and ye shall know that I am the - 28 And they shall no more be a LORD. prey to the heathen, neither shall the 10 Because thou hast said, These beast of the land devour them; but two nations and these two countries they shall dwell safely, and none shall shall be mine, and we will possess it; make them afraid.

whereas the LORD was there : 29 And I will raise up for them a 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the plant of renown, and they shall be no Lord God, I will even do according more consumed with hunger in the to thine anger, and according to thine land, neither bear the shame of the envy, which thou hast used out of thy heathen any more.

hatred against them; and I will make 30 Thus shall they know that I the myself known among them, when I LORD their God am with them, and have judged thee. that they, even the house of Israel, 12 And thou shalt know that I am are my people, saith the Lord God. the LORD, and that I have heard

31 And ye my fiock, the flock of all thy blasphemies which thou hast my pasture, are men, and I am your spoken against the mountains of Israel, God, saith the Lord God.

saying, They are laid desolate, they are CHAP. XXXV.

given us to consume. The judgment of mount "Seir for their hatred of 13 Thus with your mouth ye have Israel.

boasted against me, and have multiMoreover the word of the Lord plied your words against me: I have came unto me, saying,

heard them. 2 Son of man, set thy face against 14 Thus saith the Lord God; When njount Seir, and prophesy against it, the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make

3 And say unto it, Thus saith the thee desolate. Lord God, Behold, O mount Seir, 15 As thou didst rejoice at the inI am against thee, and will stretch heritance of the house of Israel, beout mine hand against thee, and I cause it was desolate, so will I do will make thee most desolate.

unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O 4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know of it: and they shall know that I anı that I am the LORD.

the LORD. 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual

CHAP. XXXVI. hatred, and hast shed the blood of the 1 The land of Israel is comforted, both by destruc, children of Israel by the force of the

tion of the heathen, who spitefully used it, 8 and sword in the time of their calamity,

by the blessings of God promised unto it. 16

Israel was rejected for their sin, 21 and shall be in the time that their iniquity had an restored without their desert. 25 The blessings end :

of Christ's kingdom. 6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord Also, thou son of man, prophesy God, I will prepare thee unto blood, unto the mountains of Israel, and say, and blood shall pursue thee : sith thou Ye mountains of Israel, bear the word hast not hated blood, even blood shall of the LORD:

2 Thus saith the Lord God: Bo7 Thus will I make mount Seir Icause the enemy hath said against yoll,

pursue thee.

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