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Israel revenged and comforted. EZEKIEL, Israel rejected for sin. Aha, even the ancient high places are do better unto you than at your beour's in possession :

ginnings : and ye shall know that I 3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus am the LORD. saith the Lord God; Because they 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk have made you desolate, and swallow- upon you, even my people Israel; and ed you up on every side, that ye might they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be a possession unto the residue of be their inheritance, and thou shalt no the heathen, and ye are taken up in more henceforth bereave them of men. the lips of talkers, and are an infamy 13 Thus saith the Lord God; Beof the people:

cause they say unto you, Thou land 4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, devourest up men, and hast bereaved hear the word of the Lord God; thy nations; Thus saith the Lord God to the 14 Therefore thou shalt devour men mountains, and to the hills, to the no more, neither bereave thy nations rivers, and to the valleys, to the deso- any more, saith the Lord GOD. late wastes, and to the cities that are 15 Neither will I cause men to hear forsaken, which became a prey and in thee the shame of the heathen any derision to the residue of the heathen more, neither shalt thou bear the rethat are round about;

proach of the people any more, nei5 Therefore thus saith the Lord ther shalt thou cause thy nations to God; Surely in the fire of my jea- fall any more, saith the Lord God. lousy have I spoken against the resi 16 Ř Moreover the word of the due of the heathen, and against all Lord came unto me, saying, Idumea, which have appointed my 17 Son of man, when the house of land into their possession with the joy Israel dwelt in their own land, they of all their heart, with despiteful defiled it by their own way and by their minds, to cast it out for a prey. doings : their way was before me as

6 Prophesy therefore concerning the uncleanness of a removed woman. the land of Ísrael, and say unto the 18 Wherefore I poured my fury mountains, and to the hills, to the upon them for the blood that they rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith had shed upon the land, and for their the Lord God; Behold, I have spo-idols wherewith they had polluted it: ken in my jealousy and in my fury, 19 And I scattered them

among because ye have borne the shame of the heathen, and they were dispersed the heathen:

through the countries : according to 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord their way and according to their doGod; I have lifted up mine hand, ings I judged them. Surely the heathen that are about you, 20 And when they entered unto the they shall bear their shame.

heathen, whither they went, they pro87 But ye, O mountains of Israel, faned my holy name, when they said ye shall shoot forth your branches, to them, These are the people of the and yield your fruit to my people of LORD, and are gone forth out of his Israel; for they are at hand to come.

land. 9 For, behold, I am for you, and I 21 But I had pity for mine holy will turn unto you, and ye shall be name, which the house of Israel had Lilled and sown:

profaned among the heathen, whither 10 And I will 'multiply men upon they went. you, all the house of Israel, even all 22 Therefore say unto the house of of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; I and the wastes shall be builded : do not this for your sakes, O house 11 And I will multiply upon you of Israel, but for mine holy name's man and beast; and they shall'in-sake, which ye have profaned among crease and bring fruit: and I will set the heathen, whither ye went. ile you after your old estates, and will 23 And I will sanctify my great

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Blessings of Christ's kingdom. CHAP. XXXVII. Hope of Israel revived, name, which was profaned among the den of Eden; and the waste and deheathen, which ye have profaned in solate and ruined cities are become the midst of them; and the heathen fenced, and are inhabited. shall know that I am the LORD, saith 36 Then the heathen that are left the Lord God, when I shall be sanc- round about you shall know that I the tified in you before their eyes. Lord build the ruined places, and

24 For I will take you from among plant that that was desolate: I the the heathen, and gather you out of LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. all countries, and will bring you into 37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will our own land.

yet for this be enquired of by the house 25 | Then will I sprinkle clean wa- of Israel, to do it for them; I will inter upon you, and ye shall be clean: crease them with men like a flock. from all your filthiness, and from all 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of your idols, will I cleanse you. Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so

26 A new heart also will I give you, shall the waste cities be filled with and a new spirit will I put within you: flocks of men: and they shall know and I will take away the stony heart that I am the LORD. out of your flesh, and I will give you

CHAP. XXXVII. an heart of Aesh.

1 By the resurrection of dry bones, 11 the dead 27 And I will put my spirit within hope of Israel is revived. 15 By the uniting of you, and cause you to walk in my sta two sticks, 18 is shewed the incorporation of Is. tutes, and ye shall keep my judgments,

rael into Sudah. 21 The promises of Christ's

kingdom. and do them.

28 And ye shall dwell in the land | The hand of the Lord was upon me, that I gave to your fathers; and ye and carried me out in the spirit of the shall be my people, and I will be your Lord, and set me down in the midst God.

of the valley which was full of bones, 29 I will also save you

2 And caused me to pass by them uncleannesses : and I will call for the round about: and, behold, there were corn, and will increase it, and lay no very many in the open valley; and, famine upon you.

lo, they were very dry. 30 And I will multiply the fruit of 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, the tree, and the increase of the field, can these bones live? And I answered, that ye shall receive no more reproach | O Lord God, thou knowest. of famine among the heathen.

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy. 31 Then shall ye remember your own upon these bones, and say unto them, evil ways, and your doings that were Oye dry bones, hear the word of the not good, and shall lothe yourselves LORD. in your own sight for your iniquities 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto and for your abominations.

these bones; Behold, I will cause 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith breath to enter into you, and ye shall the Lord God, be it known unto you:

live : be ashamed and confounded for your 6 And I will lay sinews upon yoli, own ways, O house of Israel. and will bring up flesh upon you, and

33 Thus saith the Lord God: In cover you with skin, and put breath in the day that I shall have cleansed you you, and ye shall live; and ye shall from all your iniquities I will also know that I am the LORD. cause you to dwell in the cities, and 7 So I prophesied as I was comthe wastes shall be builded.

manded : and as I prophesied, there 34 And the desolate land shall be was a noise, and behold a shaking, tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the and the bones came together, bone to sight of all that passed by.

his bone. 35 And they shall say, This land that 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews was desolate is become like the gar- and the flesh came up upon them, and

from all your

Incorporation of Israel into Judah. EZEKIEL, Promises of Christ's kingdom.' the skin covered them above: but make them one stick, and they shall there was no breath in them.

be one in mine hand. 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy 20 | And the sticks whereon thou unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, writest shall be in thine hand before and say to the wind, Thus saith the their eyes. Lord God; Come from the four 21 And say unto them, Thus saith winds, O breath, and breathe upon the Lord God; Behold, I will take these slain, that they may live. the children of Israel from among the

10 So I prophesied as he command- heathen, whither they be gone, and ed me, and the breath came into them, will gather them on every side, and and they lived, and stood up upon bring them into their own land: their feet, an exceeding great army. 22 And I will make them one na

11 | Then he said unto me, Son of tion in the land upon the mountains man, these bones are the whole house of Israel ; and one king shall be king of Israel: behold, they say, Our to them all: and they shall be no bones are dried, and our hope is lost: more two nations, neither shall they we are cut off for our parts.

be divided into two kingdoms any 12 Therefore prophesy and say un

more at all: to them, Thus saith the Lord God; 23 Neither shall they defile themBehold, O my people, I will open selves any more with their idols, nor your graves, and cause you to come with their detestable things, nor with up out of your graves, and bring you any of their transgressions : but I will into the land of Israel.

save them out of all their dwelling13 And ye shall know that I am the places, wherein they have sinned, and LORD, when I have opened your will cleanse them: so shall they be graves, O my people, and brought my people, and I will be their God. you up out of your graves,

24 And David my servant shall be 14 And shall put my spirit in you, king over them; and they all shall and ye shall live, and I shall place you have one shepherd: they shall also in your own land: then shall ye know walk in my judgments, and observe that I the Lord have spoken it, and my statutes, and do them. performed it, saith the Lord.

25 And they shall dwell in the land 15 | The word of the LORD came that I have given unto Jacob my seragain unto me, saying,

vant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take and they shall dwell therein, even they, thee one stick, and write upon it, For and their children, and their children's Judah, and for the children of Israel children for ever: and my servant Dan his companions: then take another vid shall be their prince for ever. stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, 26 Moreover I will make a covenant the stick of Ephraim, and for all the of peace with them; it shall be an house of Israel his companions : everlasting covenant with them: and

17 And join them one to another I will place them, and multiply them, into one stick; and they shall become and will set my sanctuary in the midst une in thine hand.

of them for evermore. 18 | And when the children of thy 27 My tabernacle also shall be with people shall speak unto thee, saying, them: yea, I will be their God, and Wilt thou not shew. lis what thou they shall be my people. meanést by these?

28 And the heathen shall know that 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when Lord God; Behold, I will take the my sanctuary shall be in the midst of stick of Joseph, which is in the hand them for evermore. of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel

CHAP. XXXVIII. his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and

1 The army, 8 and malice of Gog. 14 God's

judgment against him.

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The army, and malice of Gog. CHAP. XXXVIII. God's judgment against hins And the word of the LORD came and upon the people that are gathered unto me, saying,

out of the nations, which have gotten 2 Son of man, set thy face against cattle and goods, that dwell in the Gog, the land of Magog, the chief midst of the land. prince of Meshech and Tubal, and 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merprophesy against him,

chants of Tarshish, with all the young 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the thou come to take a spoil ? hast thou chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: gathered thy company to take a prey?

4. And I will turn thee back, and to carry away silver and gold, to take put hooks into thy jaws, and I will away cattle and goods, to take a great bring thee forth, and all thine army, spoil? horses and horsemen, all of them 14 9 Therefore, son of man, proclothed with all sorts of armour, even phesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith a great company, with bucklers and the Lord God; In that day when my shields, all of them handling swords: people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt

5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with thou not know it? them; all of them with shield and 15 And thou shalt come from thy helmet:

place out of the north parts, thou, 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the and many people with thee, all of house of Togarmah of the north them riding upon horses, a great comquarters, and all his bands : and many pany, and a mighty army: people with thee.

16 And thou shalt come up against 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for my people of Israel, as a cloud to thyself, thou, and all thy company cover the land; it shall be in the latthat are assembled unto thee, and beter days, and I will bring thee against thou a guard unto them.

my land, that the heathen

may

know 8 After many days thou shalt be me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, visited : in the latter years thou shalt | O Gog, before their eyes. come into the land that is brought 17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art back from the sword, and is gathered thou he of whom I have spoken in out of many people, against the old time by my servants the prophets mountains of

Israel, which have been of Israel, which prophesied in those always waste: but it is brought forth days many years that I would bring out of the nations, and they shall thee against them? dwell safely all of them.

18 And it shall come to pass at the 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like same time when Gog shall come a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to against the land of Israel, saith the cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, Lord God, that my fury shall come and many people with thee.

up in my face. 10 Thus saith the Lord God; It 19 For in my jealousy and in the shall also come to pass, that at the fire of my wrath have I spoken, same time shall things come into thy Surely in that day there shall be a mind, and thou shalt think an evil great shaking in the land of Israel; thought :

20 So that the fishes of the sea, and 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts to the land of unwalled villages ; Iof the field, and all creeping things will

to them that are at rest, that that creep upon the earth, and all the dwell safely, all of them dwelling men that are upon the face of the without walls, and having neither bars earth, shall shake at my presence, and nor gates,

the mountains shall be thrown down, 12 To take a spoil, and to take a and the steep places shall fall, and prey; to turn thine hand upon the de- every wall shall fall to the ground: solate places that are now inhabited, 21 And I will call for a sword against

God's judgment upon Gog.

EZEKIEL,

The feast of the forels. him throughout all my mountains, | Israel. shall go forth, and shall set on saith the Lord God: every man's fire and burn the weapons, both the sword shall be against his brother. shields and the bucklers, the bows and

22 And I will plead against him with the arrows, and the handstaves, and pestilence and with blood; and I will the spears, and they shall bum them rain upon him, and upon his bands, with fire seven years : and upon the many people that are 10 So that they shall take no wood with him, an overflowing rain, and out of the field, neither cut down any great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. out of the forests; for they shall burn

23 Thus will I magnify myself, and the weapons with fire: and they shall sanctify myself; and I will be known spoil those that spoiled them, and rob in the eyes of many vations, and they those that robbed them, saith the Lord shall know that I am the LORD. God. CHAP. XXXIX.

11 And it shall come to pass in 1 God's judgment upon Gog. 8 Israel's victory: that day, that I will give unto Gog a

of the fowls. 23 Israel, having been plagued place there of graves in Israel, the valfor their sins, shall be gathered again with eter- ley of the passengers on the east of the nal farour.

sea : and it shall stop the noses of the Therefore, thou son of man, pro- passengers : and there shall they bury phesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith Gog and all his multitude : and they the Lord God; Behold, I am against shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog. thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Me 12 And seven months shall the shech and Tubal :

house of Israel be burying of them, 2 And I will turn thee back, and that they may cleanse the land. leave but the sixth part of thee, and 18 Yea, all the people of the land will cause thee to come up from the shall bury them; and it shall be to north parts, and will bring thee upon them a renown the day that I shall be the mountains of Israel :

glorified, saith the Lord God. 3 And I will smite thy bow out of 14 And they shall sever out men thy left hand, and will cause thine of continual employment, passing arrows to fall out of thy right hand. through the land to bury with the pas

4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains sengers those that remain upon the of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the people that is with thee : I will the end of seven months shall they give thee unto the ravenous birds of search. every sort, and to the beasts of the 15 And the

passengers that

pass field to be devoured.

through the land, when any seeth a 5 Thou shalt fall upon the open man's bone, then shall he set up a sign field; for I have spoken it, saith the by it, till the buriers have buried it in Lord God.

the valley of Hamon-gog. 6 And I will send a fire on Magog, 16 And also the name of the city and among them that dwell carelessly shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they in the isles: and they shall know that cleanse the land. I am the Lord.

17 And, thou son of man, thus 7 So will I make my holy name known saith the Lord God; Speak unto every in the midst of my people Israel; and feathered fowl, and to every beast of I will not let them pollute my holy the field, Assemble yourselves, and name any more: and the heathen shall come; gather yourselves on every side know that I am the Lord, the Holy to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for One in Israel.

you, even a great sacrifice upon the 8 Behold, it is come, and it is mountains of Israel, that ye may eat done, saith the Lord God; this is flesh, and drink blood. the day whereof I have spoken. 18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, 9 And they that dwell in the cities of land drink the blood of the princes of

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