THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Part 1 (Chapters 1-24)
1:1: Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in
the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among
the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened,
and I saw visions of God.
1:2: In the fifth day of the month, which was the
fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
1:3: The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel
the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the
river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
1:4: And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came
out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself,
and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as
the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
1:5: Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness
of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they
had the likeness of a man.
1:6: And every one had four faces, and every one
had four wings.
1:7: And their feet were straight feet; and the sole
of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled
like the colour of burnished brass.
1:8: And they had the hands of a man under their
wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their
1:9: Their wings were joined one to another; they
turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
1:10: As for the likeness of their faces, they four
had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side:
and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four
also had the face of an eagle.
1:11: Thus were their faces: and their wings were
stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another,
and two covered their bodies.
1:12: And they went every one straight forward: whither
the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they
1:13: As for the likeness of the living creatures,
their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the
appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures;
and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
1:14: And the living creatures ran and returned as
the appearance of a flash of lightning.
1:15: Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold
one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four
1:16: The appearance of the wheels and their work
was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness:
and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in
the middle of a wheel.
1:17: When they went, they went upon their four sides:
and they turned not when they went.
1:18: As for their rings, they were so high that
they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about
1:19: And when the living creatures went, the wheels
went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from
the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
1:20: Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went,
thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up
over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in
1:21: When those went, these went; and when those
stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth,
the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of
the living creature was in the wheels.
1:22: And the likeness of the firmament upon the
heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible
crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
1:23: And under the firmament were their wings straight,
the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on
this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side,
1:24: And when they went, I heard the noise of their
wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty,
the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood,
they let down their wings.
1:25: And there was a voice from the firmament that
was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their
1:26: And above the firmament that was over their
heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire
stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as
the appearance of a man above upon it.
1:27: And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance
of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins
even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward,
I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness
1:28: As the appearance of the bow that is in the
cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness
round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory
of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard
a voice of one that spake.
2:1: And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon
thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
2:2: And the spirit entered into me when he spake
unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake
2:3: And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee
to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled
against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me,
even unto this very day.
2:4: For they are impudent children and stiffhearted.
I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord GOD.
2:5: And they, whether they will hear, or whether
they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall
know that there hath been a prophet among them.
2:6: And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them,
neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be
with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid
of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be
a rebellious house.
2:7: And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether
they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most
2:8: But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee;
Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth,
and eat that I give thee.
2:9: And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent
unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
2:10: And he spread it before me; and it was written
within and without: and there was written therein lamentations,
and mourning, and woe.
3:1: Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that
thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
3:2: So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat
3:3: And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly
to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.
Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
3:4: And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee
unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
3:5: For thou art not sent to a people of a strange
speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
3:6: Not to many people of a strange speech and of
an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely,
had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
3:7: But the house of Israel will not hearken unto
thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of
Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
3:8: Behold, I have made thy face strong against
their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
3:9: As an adamant harder than flint have I made
thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks,
though they be a rebellious house.
3:10: Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my
words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and
hear with thine ears.
3:11: And go, get thee to them of the captivity,
unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell
them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether
they will forbear.
3:12: Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind
me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of
the LORD from his place.
3:13: I heard also the noise of the wings of the
living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the
wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
3:14: So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away,
and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand
of the LORD was strong upon me.
3:15: Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib,
that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and
remained there astonished among them seven days.
3:16: And it came to pass at the end of seven days,
that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3:17: Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto
the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and
give them warning from me.
3:18: When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely
die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the
wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked
man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at
3:19: Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not
from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in
his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
3:20: Again, When a righteous man doth turn from
his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock
before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning,
he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done
shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine
3:21: Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man,
that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely
live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
3:22: And the hand of the LORD was there upon me;
and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will
there talk with thee.
3:23: Then I arose, and went forth into the plain:
and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which
I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
3:24: Then the spirit entered into me, and set me
upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself
within thine house.
3:25: But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall
put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt
not go out among them:
3:26: And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof
of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them
a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
3:27: But when I speak with thee, I will open thy
mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him
forbear: for they are a rebellious house.
4:1: Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and
lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
4:2: And lay siege against it, and build a fort against
it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it,
and set battering rams against it round about.
4:3: Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and
set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy
face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay
siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
4:4: Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the
iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number
of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their
4:5: For I have laid upon thee the years of their
iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and
ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
4:6: And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again
on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house
of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
4:7: Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the
siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou
shalt prophesy against it.
4:8: And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and
thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast
ended the days of thy siege.
4:9: Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley,
and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them
in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number
of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and
ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
4:10: And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be
by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou
4:11: Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the
sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
4:12: And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and
thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their
4:13: And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children
of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither
I will drive them.
4:14: Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul
hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have
I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces;
neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
4:15: Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee
cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
4:16: Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold,
I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat
bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by
measure, and with astonishment:
4:17: That they may want bread and water, and be
astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.
5:1: And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife,
take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head
and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weight, and divide
5:2: Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the
midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and
thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife:
and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw
out a sword after them.
5:3: Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number,
and bind them in thy skirts.
5:4: Then take of them again, and cast them into
the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof
shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.
5:5: Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem:
I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are
round about her.
5:6: And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness
more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries
that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and
my statutes, they have not walked in them.
5:7: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye
multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and
have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments,
neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that
are round about you;
5:8: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I,
even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst
of thee in the sight of the nations.
5:9: And I will do in thee that which I have not
done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of
all thine abominations.
5:10: Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in
the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I
will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee
will I scatter into all the winds.
5:11: Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely,
because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable
things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also
diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have
5:12: A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence,
and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and
a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee and I will
scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a
sword after them.
5:13: Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and
I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted:
and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal,
when I have accomplished my fury in them.
5:14: Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach
among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all
that pass by.
5:15: So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction
and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee,
when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and
in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
5:16: When I shall send upon them the evil arrows
of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will
send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you,
and will break your staff of bread:
5:17: So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts,
and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass
through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD
have spoken it.
6:1: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
6:2: Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains
of Israel, and prophesy against them,
6:3: And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word
of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and
to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even
I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
6:4: And your altars shall be desolate, and your
images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before
6:5: And I will lay the dead carcases of the children
of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round
about your altars.
6:6: In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall
be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your
altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may
be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your
works may be abolished.
6:7: And the slain shall fall in the midst of you,
and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
6:8: Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have
some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall
be scattered through the countries.
6:9: And they that escape of you shall remember me
among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because
I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from
me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols:
and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have
committed in all their abominations.
6:10: And they shall know that I am the LORD, and
that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
6:11: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand,
and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations
of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by
the famine, and by the pestilence.
6:12: He that is far off shall die of the pestilence;
and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth
and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish
my fury upon them.
6:13: Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when
their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars,
upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under
every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they
did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
6:14: So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and
make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness
toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know
that I am the LORD.
7:1: Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
7:2: Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD
unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four
corners of the land.
7:3: Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send
mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways,
and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
7:4: And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will
I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine
abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know
that I am the LORD.
7:5: Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil,
behold, is come.
7:6: An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth
for thee; behold, it is come.
7:7: The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest
in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and
not the sounding again of the mountains.
7:8: Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee,
and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according
to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
7:9: And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I
have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine
abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know
that I am the LORD that smiteth.
7:10: Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning
is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
7:11: Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness:
none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any
of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.
7:12: The time is come, the day draweth near: let
not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon
all the multitude thereof.
7:13: For the seller shall not return to that which
is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching
the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall
any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
7:14: They have blown the trumpet, even to make all
ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all
the multitude thereof.
7:15: The sword is without, and the pestilence and
the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the
sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall
7:16: But they that escape of them shall escape,
and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of
them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
7:17: All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall
be weak as water.
7:18: They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth,
and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces,
and baldness upon all their heads.
7:19: They shall cast their silver in the streets,
and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall
not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD:
they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels:
because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
7:20: As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it
in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and
of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far
7:21: And I will give it into the hands of the strangers
for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they
shall pollute it.
7:22: My face will I turn also from them, and they
shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into
it, and defile it.
7:23: Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody
crimes, and the city is full of violence.
7:24: Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen,
and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp
of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
7:25: Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace,
and there shall be none.
7:26: Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour
shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet;
but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the
7:27: The king shall mourn, and the prince shall
be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the
land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and
according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know
that I am the LORD.
8:1: And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the
sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house,
and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord
GOD fell there upon me.
8:2: Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance
of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire;
and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness,
as the colour of amber.
8:3: And he put forth the form of an hand, and took
me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between
the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God
to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward
the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which
provoketh to jealousy.
8:4: And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel
was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
8:5: Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine
eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the
way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the
altar this image of jealousy in the entry.
8:6: He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest
thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house
of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary?
but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
8:7: And he brought me to the door of the court;
and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.
8:8: Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in
the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.
8:9: And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked
abominations that they do here.
8:10: So I went in and saw; and behold every form
of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of
the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
8:11: And there stood before them seventy men of
the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them
stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer
in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.
8:12: Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou
seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark,
every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD
seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
8:13: He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again,
and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.
8:14: Then he brought me to the door of the gate
of the LORD's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there
sat women weeping for Tammuz.
8:15: Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this,
O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater
abominations than these.
8:16: And he brought me into the inner court of the
LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD,
between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men,
with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces
toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
8:17: Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this,
O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that
they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they
have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke
me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
8:18: Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye
shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry
in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
9:1: He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice,
saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near,
even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
9:2: And, behold, six men came from the way of the
higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter
weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen,
with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood
beside the brasen altar.
9:3: And the glory of the God of Israel was gone
up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the
house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had
the writer's inkhorn by his side;
9:4: And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst
of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon
the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations
that be done in the midst thereof.
9:5: And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go
ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare,
neither have ye pity:
9:6: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and
little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom
is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the
ancient men which were before the house.
9:7: And he said unto them, Defile the house, and
fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth,
and slew in the city.
9:8: And it came to pass, while they were slaying
them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and
said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel
in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
9:9: Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house
of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of
blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD
hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
9:10: And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare,
neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon
9:11: And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which
had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have
done as thou hast commanded me.
10:1: Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament
that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them
as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness
of a throne.
10:2: And he spake unto the man clothed with linen,
and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and
fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims,
and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.
10:3: Now the cherubims stood on the right side of
the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner
10:4: Then the glory of the LORD went up from the
cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house
was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness
of the LORD's glory.
10:5: And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard
even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when
10:6: And it came to pass, that when he had commanded
the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the
wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood
beside the wheels.
10:7: And one cherub stretched forth his hand from
between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims,
and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed
with linen: who took it, and went out.
10:8: And there appeared in the cherubims the form
of a man's hand under their wings.
10:9: And when I looked, behold the four wheels by
the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another
cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of
a beryl stone.
10:10: And as for their appearances, they four had
one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.
10:11: When they went, they went upon their four
sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither
the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.
10:12: And their whole body, and their backs, and
their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes
round about, even the wheels that they four had.
10:13: As for the wheels, it was cried unto them
in my hearing, O wheel.
10:14: And every one had four faces: the first face
was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of
a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face
of an eagle.
10:15: And the cherubims were lifted up. This is
the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.
10:16: And when the cherubims went, the wheels went
by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount
up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside
10:17: When they stood, these stood; and when they
were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit
of the living creature was in them.
10:18: Then the glory of the LORD departed from off
the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.
10:19: And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and
mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the
wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door
of the east gate of the LORD's house; and the glory of the God
of Israel was over them above.
10:20: This is the living creature that I saw under
the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they
were the cherubims.
10:21: Every one had four faces apiece, and every
one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under
10:22: And the likeness of their faces was the same
faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and
themselves: they went every one straight forward.
11:1: Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought
me unto the east gate of the LORD's house, which looketh eastward:
and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among
whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of
Benaiah, the princes of the people.
11:2: Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are
the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this
11:3: Which say, It is not near; let us build houses:
this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.
11:4: Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy,
O son of man.
11:5: And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and
said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O
house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind,
every one of them.
11:6: Ye have multiplied your slain in this city,
and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain.
11:7: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain
whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and
this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the
midst of it.
11:8: Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring
a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
11:9: And I will bring you out of the midst thereof,
and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute
judgments among you.
11:10: Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you
in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
11:11: This city shall not be your caldron, neither
shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you
in the border of Israel:
11:12: And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for
ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments,
but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round
11:13: And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that
Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face,
and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou
make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
11:14: Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
11:15: Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren,
the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are
they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you
far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
11:16: Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although
I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have
scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a
little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
11:17: Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I
will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of
the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you
the land of Israel.
11:18: And they shall come thither, and they shall
take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations
thereof from thence.
11:19: And I will give them one heart, and I will
put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out
of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
11:20: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep
mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and
I will be their God.
11:21: But as for them whose heart walketh after
the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I
will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord
11:22: Then did the cherubims lift up their wings,
and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel
was over them above.
11:23: And the glory of the LORD went up from the
midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the
east side of the city.
11:24: Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought
me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the
captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
11:25: Then I spake unto them of the captivity all
the things that the LORD had shewed me.
12:1: The word of the LORD also came unto me, saying,
12:2: Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a
rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have
ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.
12:3: Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff
for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt
remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may
be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.
12:4: Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day
in their sight, as stuff for removing: and thou shalt go forth
at even in their sight, as they that go forth into captivity.
12:5: Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and
carry out thereby.
12:6: In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy
shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover
thy face, that thou see not the ground: for I have set thee for
a sign unto the house of Israel.
12:7: And I did so as I was commanded: I brought
forth my stuff by day, as stuff for captivity, and in the even
I digged through the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in
the twilight, and I bare it upon my shoulder in their sight.
12:8: And in the morning came the word of the LORD
unto me, saying,
12:9: Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the
rebellious house, said unto thee, What doest thou?
12:10: Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house
of Israel that are among them.
12:11: Say, I am your sign: like as I have done,
so shall it be done unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.
12:12: And the prince that is among them shall bear
upon his shoulder in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall
dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his
face, that he see not the ground with his eyes.
12:13: My net also will I spread upon him, and he
shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to
the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he
shall die there.
12:14: And I will scatter toward every wind all that
are about him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw
out the sword after them.
12:15: And they shall know that I am the LORD, when
I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the
12:16: But I will leave a few men of them from the
sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may
declare all their abominations among the heathen whither they
come; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
12:17: Moreover the word of the LORD came to me,
12:18: Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and
drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness;
12:19: And say unto the people of the land, Thus
saith the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the
land of Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and
drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate
from all that is therein, because of the violence of all them
that dwell therein.
12:20: And the cities that are inhabited shall be
laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know
that I am the LORD.
12:21: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12:22: Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have
in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every
12:23: Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use
it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at
hand, and the effect of every vision.
12:24: For there shall be no more any vain vision
nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
12:25: For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word
that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged:
for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and
will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
12:26: Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
12:27: Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel
say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he
prophesieth of the times that are far off.
12:28: Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the
word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
13:1: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
13:2: Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of
Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out
of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
13:3: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish
prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
13:4: O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in
13:5: Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither
made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle
in the day of the LORD.
13:6: They have seen vanity and lying divination,
saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they
have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
13:7: Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye
not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith
it; albeit I have not spoken?
13:8: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because
ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am
against you, saith the Lord GOD.
13:9: And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that
see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly
of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of
the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of
Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
13:10: Because, even because they have seduced my
people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up
a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
13:11: Say unto them which daub it with untempered
morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower;
and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall
13:12: Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not
be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed
13:13: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will
even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be
an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my
fury to consume it.
13:14: So will I break down the wall that ye have
daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground,
so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall
fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
13:15: Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall,
and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and
will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed
13:16: To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy
concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her,
and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
13:17: Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against
the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart;
and prophesy thou against them,
13:18: And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the
women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon
the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls
of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto
13:19: And will ye pollute me among my people for
handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls
that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not
live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
13:20: Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold,
I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to
make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let
the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
13:21: Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver
my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your
hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
13:22: Because with lies ye have made the heart of
the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened
the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked
way, by promising him life:
13:23: Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor
divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand:
and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
14:1: Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto
me, and sat before me.
14:2: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
14:3: Son of man, these men have set up their idols
in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before
their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
14:4: Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that
setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock
of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I
the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude
of his idols;
14:5: That I may take the house of Israel in their
own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their
14:6: Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus
saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols;
and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
14:7: For every one of the house of Israel, or of
the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself
from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the
stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to
a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer
him by myself:
14:8: And I will set my face against that man, and
will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from
the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
14:9: And if the prophet be deceived when he hath
spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will
stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst
of my people Israel.
14:10: And they shall bear the punishment of their
iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment
of him that seeketh unto him;
14:11: That the house of Israel may go no more astray
from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions;
but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith
the Lord GOD.
14:12: The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
14:13: Son of man, when the land sinneth against
me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand
upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will
send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
14:14: Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and
Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their
righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.
14:15: If I cause noisome beasts to pass through
the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man
may pass through because of the beasts:
14:16: Though these three men were in it, as I live,
saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters;
they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
14:17: Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and
say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast
14:18: Though these three men were in it, as I live,
saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters,
but they only shall be delivered themselves.
14:19: Or if I send a pestilence into that land,
and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man
14:20: Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it,
as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son
nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their
14:21: For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more
when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword,
and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to
cut off from it man and beast?
14:22: Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant
that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold,
they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and
their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that
I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have
brought upon it.
14:23: And they shall comfort you, when ye see their
ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done
without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.
15:1: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
15:2: Son of man, What is the vine tree more than
any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
15:3: Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work?
or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
15:4: Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel;
the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is
burned. Is it meet for any work?
15:5: Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for
no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when
the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?
15:6: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine
tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the
fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15:7: And I will set my face against them; they shall
go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and
ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.
15:8: And I will make the land desolate, because
they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.
16:1: Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
16:2: Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
16:3: And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem;
Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father
was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
16:4: And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast
born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water
to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
16:5: None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto
thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in
the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that
thou wast born.
16:6: And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted
in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood,
Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
16:7: I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of
the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art
come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine
hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
16:8: Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon
thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt
over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee,
and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and
thou becamest mine.
16:9: Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly
washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
16:10: I clothed thee also with broidered work, and
shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine
linen, and I covered thee with silk.
16:11: I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put
bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
16:12: And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings
in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
16:13: Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver;
and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work;
thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding
beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
16:14: And thy renown went forth among the heathen
for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which
I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.
16:15: But thou didst trust in thine own beauty,
and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out
thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
16:16: And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst
thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon:
the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
16:17: Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my
gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself
images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
16:18: And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst
them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.
16:19: My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour,
and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it
before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord
16:20: Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy
daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed
unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
16:21: That thou hast slain my children, and delivered
them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?
16:22: And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms
thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast
naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.
16:23: And it came to pass after all thy wickedness,
(woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;)
16:24: That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent
place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.
16:25: Thou hast built thy high place at every head
of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast
opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy
16:26: Thou hast also committed fornication with
the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased
thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
16:27: Behold, therefore I have stretched out my
hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered
thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the
Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
16:28: Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians,
because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot
with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
16:29: Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication
in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied
16:30: How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD,
seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish
16:31: In that thou buildest thine eminent place
in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every
street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest
16:32: But as a wife that committeth adultery, which
taketh strangers instead of her husband!
16:33: They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest
thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come
unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
16:34: And the contrary is in thee from other women
in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms:
and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto
thee, therefore thou art contrary.
16:35: Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the
16:36: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness
was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms
with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and
by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
16:37: Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers,
with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast
loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather
them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness
unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
16:38: And I will judge thee, as women that break
wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood
in fury and jealousy.
16:39: 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,
and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
16:40: They shall also bring up a company against
thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through
with their swords.
16:41: And they shall burn thine houses with fire,
and execute 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.
16:42: 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.
16:43: 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
16:44: Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall
use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is
16:45: 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.
16:46: And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and
her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister,
that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
16:47: Yet hast thou not walked after their ways,
nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very
little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
16:48: As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister
hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou
and thy daughters.
16:49: 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.
16:50: And they were haughty, and committed abomination
before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
16:51: 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 which
thou hast done.
16:52: 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.
16:53: 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:
16:54: 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.
16:55: 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.
16:56: For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by
thy mouth in the day of thy pride,
16:57: Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at
the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that
are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise
thee round about.
16:58: Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations,
saith the LORD.
16:59: For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal
with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking
16:60: Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with
thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee
an everlasting covenant.
16:61: 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, but
not by thy covenant.
16:62: And I will establish my covenant with thee;
and thou shalt know that I am the LORD:
16:63: 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
17:1: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
17:2: Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a
parable unto the house of Israel;
17:3: 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 branch of the
17:4: He cropped off the top of his young twigs,
and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of
17:5: He took also of the seed of the land, and planted
it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set
it as a willow tree.
17:6: 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.
17:7: 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.
17:8: 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.
17:9: 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.
17:10: 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.
17:11: Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
17:12: 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;
17:13: And hath taken of the king's seed, and made
a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also
taken the mighty of the land:
17:14: That the kingdom might be base, that it might
not lift itself up, but that by keeping of his covenant it might
17:15: But he rebelled against him in sending his
ambassadors 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?
17:16: 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.
17:17: 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:
17:18: 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.
17:19: 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.
17:20: And I will spread my net upon him, and he
shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, and
will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed
17:21: 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.
17:22: 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:
17:23: 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.
17:24: 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 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
18:1: The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
18:2: What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning
the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
and the children's teeth are set on edge?
18:3: As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not
have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
18:4: 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.
18:5: But if a man be just, and do that which is
lawful and right,
18:6: And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither
hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither
hath defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a
18:7: 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
18:8: He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither
hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity,
hath executed true judgment between man and man,
18:9: Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my
judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith
the Lord GOD.
18:10: If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder
of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things,
18:11: And that doeth not any of those duties, but
even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's
18:12: 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,
18:13: Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken
increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done
all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be
18:14: 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,
18:15: 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,
18:16: Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden
the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his
bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
18:17: That hath taken off his hand from the poor,
that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments,
hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity
of his father, he shall surely live.
18:18: As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed,
spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good
among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
18:19: Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the
iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is
lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done
them, he shall surely live.
18:20: The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The
son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the
father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked
shall be upon him.
18:21: But if the wicked will turn from all his sins
that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that
which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not
18:22: All his transgressions that he hath committed,
they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that
he hath done he shall live.
18:23: Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked
should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return
from his ways, and live?
18:24: But when the righteous turneth away from his
righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to
all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live?
All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned:
in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he
hath sinned, in them shall he die.
18:25: Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal.
Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your
18:26: When a righteous man turneth away from his
righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for
his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
18:27: Again, when the wicked man turneth away from
his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is
lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
18:28: Because he considereth, and turneth away from
all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely
live, he shall not die.
18:29: Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of
the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal?
are not your ways unequal?
18:30: Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel,
every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent,
and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity
shall not be your ruin.
18:31: Cast away from you all your transgressions,
whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new
spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
18:32: For I have no pleasure in the death of him
that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and
19:1: Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the
princes of Israel,
19:2: And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she
lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
19:3: And she brought up one of her whelps: it became
a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
19:4: The nations also heard of him; he was taken
in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of
19:5: Now when she saw that she had waited, and her
hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him
a young lion.
19:6: And he went up and down among the lions, he
became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured
19:7: And he knew their desolate palaces, and he
laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness
thereof, by the noise of his roaring.
19:8: Then the nations set against him on every side
from the provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken
in their pit.
19:9: And they put him in ward in chains, and brought
him to the king of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that
his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
19:10: Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted
by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason
of many waters.
19:11: And she had strong rods for the sceptres of
them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick
branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of
19:12: But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast
down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her
strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
19:13: And now she is planted in the wilderness,
in a dry and thirsty ground.
19:14: And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches,
which hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod
to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be
for a lamentation.
20:1: And it came to pass in the seventh year, in
the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the
elders of Israel came to enquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
20:2: Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
20:3: Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel,
and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to enquire
of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired
of by you.
20:4: Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou
judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:
20:5: And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the
seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in
the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying,
I am the LORD your God;
20:6: In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto
them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that
I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the
glory of all lands:
20:7: Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man
the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the
idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
20:8: But they rebelled against me, and would not
hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations
of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then
I said, I will pour out my fury upon them to accomplish my anger
against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
20:9: But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should
not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose
sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out
of the land of Egypt.
20:10: Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of
the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness.
20:11: And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them
my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
20:12: Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to
be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am
the LORD that sanctify them.
20:13: But the house of Israel rebelled against me
in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised
my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and
my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out
my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
20:14: But I wrought for my name's sake, that it
should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought
20:15: Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in
the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which
I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory
of all lands;
20:16: Because they despised my judgments, and walked
not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart
went after their idols.
20:17: Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying
them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
20:18: But I said unto their children in the wilderness,
Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their
judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
20:19: I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes,
and keep my judgments, and do them;
20:20: And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be
a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD
20:21: Notwithstanding the children rebelled against
me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments
to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they
polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon
them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
20:22: Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought
for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight
of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.
20:23: I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the
wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse
them through the countries;
20:24: Because they had not executed my judgments,
but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and
their eyes were after their fathers' idols.
20:25: Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were
not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;
20:26: And I polluted them in their own gifts, in
that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the
womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might
know that I am the LORD.
20:27: Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house
of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in
this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed
a trespass against me.
20:28: For when I had brought them into the land,
for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they
saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered
there their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation
of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and
poured out there their drink offerings.
20:29: Then I said unto them, What is the high place
whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this
20:30: Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus
saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers?
and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?
20:31: For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make
your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with
all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of
by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will
not be enquired of by you.
20:32: And that which cometh into your mind shall
not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the
families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
20:33: As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with
a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured
out, will I rule over you:
20:34: And I will bring you out from the people,
and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered,
with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury
20:35: And I will bring you into the wilderness of
the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
20:36: Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the
wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith
the Lord GOD.
20:37: And I will cause you to pass under the rod,
and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:
20:38: And I will purge out from among you the rebels,
and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out
of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into
the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
20:39: As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith
the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter
also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name
no more with your gifts, and with your idols.
20:40: For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain
of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the
house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will
I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the
firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
20:41: I will accept you with your sweet savour,
when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the
countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified
in you before the heathen.
20:42: And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when
I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for
the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.
20:43: And there shall ye remember your ways, and
all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe
yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.
20:44: And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when
I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your
wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house
of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
20:45: Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
20:46: 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;
20:47: And say to the forest of the south, Hear the
word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I 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 the south to the north shall be burned therein.
20:48: And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have
kindled it: it shall not be quenched.
20:49: Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me,
Doth he not speak parables?
21:1: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21:2: Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem,
and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against
the land of Israel,
21:3: 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 the righteous and
21:4: Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the
righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out
of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:
21:5: That all flesh may know that I the LORD have
drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any
21:6: Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking
of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.
21:7: And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore
sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because
it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be
feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak
as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith
the Lord GOD.
21:8: Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21:9: Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the
LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished:
21:10: It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter;
it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth?
it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.
21:11: And he hath give 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 slayer.
21:12: Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be
upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors
by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore
upon thy thigh.
21:13: Because it is a trial, and what if the sword
contemn even the rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.
21:14: Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and
smite thine 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 entereth into their privy chambers.
21:15: I have set the point of the sword against
all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be
multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.
21:16: Go thee one way or other, either on the right
hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy face is set.
21:17: I will also smite mine hands together, and
I will cause my fury to rest: I the LORD have said it.
21:18: The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
21:19: 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.
21:20: Appoint a way, that the sword may come to
Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.
21:21: For the king of Babylon stood at the parting
of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he
made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in
21:22: At his right hand was the divination for Jerusalem,
to appoint captains, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift
up the voice with shouting, to appoint battering rams against
the gates, to cast a mount, and to build a fort.
21:23: And it shall be unto them as a false divination
in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call
to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken.
21:24: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because
ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions
are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear;
because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken
with the hand.
21:25: And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel,
whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
21:26: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem,
and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him
that is low, and abase him that is high.
21:27: I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and
it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will
give it him.
21:28: 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:
21:29: Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they
divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of them that
are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity
shall have an end.
21:30: 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.
21:31: And I will pour out mine indignation upon
thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver
thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy.
21:32: 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.
22:1: Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
22:2: Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt
thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her
22:3: 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 herself to defile herself.
22:4: Thou art become guilty in thy 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.
22:5: Those that be near, and those that be far from
thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
22:6: Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were
in thee to their power to shed blood.
22:7: In thee have they set light by father and mother:
in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger:
in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
22:8: Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast
profaned my sabbaths.
22:9: In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood:
and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee
they commit lewdness.
22:10: In thee have they discovered their fathers'
nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for
22:11: And one hath committed abomination with his
neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter
in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's
22:12: 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 me, saith the
22:13: 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.
22:14: Can 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.
22:15: And I will scatter thee among the heathen,
and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness
out of thee.
22:16: And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself
in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the
22:17: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
22:18: Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become
dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the
midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
22:19: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because
ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into
the midst of Jerusalem.
22:20: As they gather silver, and brass, and iron,
and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the
fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and
in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.
22:21: Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you
in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.
22:22: As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace,
so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know
that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
22:23: And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
22:24: Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land
that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
22:25: There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the
midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have
devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things;
they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
22:26: Her priests have violated my law, and have
profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between
the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between
the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths,
and I am profaned among them.
22:27: Her princes in the midst thereof are like
wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls,
to get dishonest gain.
22:28: And her prophets have daubed them with untempered
morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus
saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
22:29: The people of the land have used oppression,
and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea,
they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
22:30: And I sought for a man among them, that should
make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land,
that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
22:31: Therefore have I poured out mine indignation
upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their
own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
23:1: The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
23:2: Son of man, there were two women, the daughters
of one mother:
23:3: And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they
committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed,
and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
23:4: 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 Aholah, and
23:5: And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine;
and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,
23:6: Which were clothed with blue, captains and
rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon
23:7: Thus she committed her whoredoms with them,
with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all
on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
23:8: 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.
23:9: Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand
of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.
23:10: These discovered her nakedness: they took
her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she
became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon
23:11: And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she
was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms
more than her sister in her whoredoms.
23:12: She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours,
captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon
horses, all of them desirable young men.
23:13: Then I saw that she was defiled, that they
took both one way,
23:14: And that she increased her whoredoms: for
when she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans
pourtrayed with vermilion,
23:15: 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
23:16: And as soon as she saw them with her eyes,
she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.
23:17: And the 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 alienated from them.
23:18: So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered
her nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her, like as my
mind was alienated from her sister.
23:19: Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling
to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the
harlot in the land of Egypt.
23:20: For she doted upon their paramours, whose
flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue
23:21: Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness
of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps
of thy youth.
23:22: There, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy
mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every
23:23: The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod,
and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them
desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned,
all of them riding upon horses.
23:24: And they shall come against 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 judgment before them, and they shall judge thee according
to their judgments.
23:25: And I will set my jealousy against thee, and
they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy
nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword:
they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall
be devoured by the fire.
23:26: They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes,
and take away thy fair jewels.
23:27: Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from
thee, and thy whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that
thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt
23:28: 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 thy mind is alienated:
23:29: And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and
shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and
bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered,
both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
23:30: I will do these things unto thee, because
thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art
polluted with their idols.
23:31: Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister;
therefore will I give her cup into thine hand.
23:32: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink
of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn
and had in derision; it containeth much.
23:33: Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and
sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the
cup of thy sister Samaria.
23:34: Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out,
and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own
breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
23:35: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because
thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore
bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
23:36: The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man,
wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their
23:37: That they have committed adultery, and blood
is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery,
and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass
for them through the fire, to devour them.
23:38: Moreover this they have done unto me: they
have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my
23:39: 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 have they done in the midst of mine
23:40: And furthermore, that ye have sent for men
to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they
came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and
deckedst thyself with ornaments,
23:41: And satest upon a stately bed, and a table
prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine
23:42: And a voice of a multitude being at ease was
with her: and with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans
from the wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and
beautiful crowns upon their heads.
23:43: Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries,
Will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?
23:44: Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto
a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and
unto Aholibah, the lewd women.
23:45: And the righteous men, they shall judge them
after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women
that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in
23:46: For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring
up a company upon them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.
23:47: And the company shall stone them with stones,
and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons
and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
23:48: Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of
the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.
23:49: And they shall recompense your lewdness upon
you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know
that I am the Lord GOD.
24:1: Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month,
in the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto
24:2: Son of man, write thee the name of the day,
even of this same day: the king of Babylon set himself against
Jerusalem this same day.
24:3: And utter a parable unto the rebellious house,
and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set
it on, and also pour water into it:
24:4: Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every
good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice
24:5: Take the choice of the flock, and burn also
the bones under it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe
the bones of it therein.
24:6: Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the
bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum
is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot
fall up on it.
24:7: 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,
to cover it with dust;
24:8: That it might cause fury to come up to take
vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it
should not be covered.
24:9: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the
bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.
24:10: Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the
flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned.
24:11: Then set it empty upon the coals thereof,
that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness
of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.
24:12: She hath wearied herself with lies, and her
great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the
24:13: 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
24:14: I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to
pass, and I will do it; I will 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.
24:15: Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24:16: Son of man, behold, I take away from thee
the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou
mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
24:17: Forbear to cry, make 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 lips, and eat not the bread of men.
24:18: So I spake unto the people in the morning:
and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
24:19: And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not
tell us what these things are to us, that thou doest so?
24:20: Then I answered them, The word of the LORD
came unto me, saying,
24:21: Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith
the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency
of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your
soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left
shall fall by the sword.
24:22: And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not
cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.
24:23: And your tires shall be upon your heads, and
your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye
shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.
24:24: Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according
to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye
shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
24:25: Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in
the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their
glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their
minds, their sons and their daughters,
24:26: That he that escapeth in that day shall come
unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears?
24:27: In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him
which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and
thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am