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The natural state
of Jerusalem signified. ends of it, and the midst of it is B. C. 594. thy 6 blood from thee, and I anoint burned. i'ls it meet for any work?
ed thee with oil. 5 Behold, when it was whole it 1 Will it
10 I clothed thee also with broiderwas 2 meet for no work: how much prosper? ed work, and shod thee with less shall it be meet yet for any
I made fit. badgers' skin, and I girded thee work, when the fire hath devoured c Is.24.18. about with fine linen, and I covered it, and it is burned ?
Am.5.18, thee with silk. BT Therefore thus saith the Lord
19. 11 I decked thee also with ornaGOD; As the vine tree among the d ch.14.8. ments, and I put bracelets upon thy trees of the forest, which I have 3 trespassed. hands, and a chain on thy neck. given
I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem." (CHAP, 16.) head,and ear-rings in thine ears, and 7 And I will set my face against a 1s.58. 1. a beautiful crown upon thine head. them; they shall go out from one cutting out, 13 Thus wast thou decked with fire, and another c fire shall devour or, habita• gold and silver; and thy raimenti
tion. them; and d ye shall know that I
was of fine linen, and silk, and broiam the LORD, when I set my face Ge. 11.26,29. dered work; thou didst eat m fine against them.
flour, and honey, and oil : and thou 8 And I will make the land deso- c Ho.2.3.
wast exceeding beautiful, n and late, because they have 3 commit-2 or, when I thou didst prosper into a kingdom. ted a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And thy renown went forth o
thee. CHAPTER XVI.
among the heathen for thy beauty:
3 or, trodden for it was perfect p through my God's extraordinary love toward Je under foot. comeliness, which I had put upon rusalem.
d Ex.3.7,8. thee, saith the Lord GOD.
15 T But r thou didst trust in thine .
million. own beauty, and playedst the har2 Son of man, cause a Jerusalem e Ex.1.7. lot s because of ihy renown, und to know her abominations,
De. 1.10. pouredst out thy fornications on 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord
every one that passed by; his i God unto Jerusalem; Thy 1 birth of
was. and thy nativity is of the land of
16 And of thy garments thou didst Canaan; thy father ') was an Amor
take, and deckedst t thy high places ite, and thy mother an Hittite.
with divers colours, and playedst. 4 And as for thy nativity, in the h Ex. 19.5.
the harlot thereupon: the lako day thou c wast born thy navel was i Je.2.2. things shall not come, neither shall not cut, neither wast thou washed lJno.5.8.
it be so. in water 2 to supple thee; thou
17 Thou hast also taken thy fair wast not salted at all, nor swaddled 6 Bloods. jewels of my gold and of my silver, at all.
which I had given thee, and madest 5 None eye pitied thee, to do any Is.3.21. to thyself images of '8 men, and of these uuto thee, to have compas- 1 Ps.45.13,14. didst commit whoredom with them; sion upon thee; but thou wast cast
18 And tookest thy broidered garout in the open field, to the loath
m De.32. 13,
14. ments, and coveredst them: and ing of thy person, in the day that
thou hast set mine oil and mine inthou wast born.
cense before them. 6 | And when I passed by thee,
19 My meat also which I gave and saw thee 3 polluted in thine
thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, own blood, I said unto thee when
wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even thou wast in thy blood, Live;d yea, P Ps.50.2. set it before them for a 9 sweet I said unto thee, when thou wast in
savour: and thus it was, saith the thy blood, Live.
Lord GOD. 7 I have 4 caused thee to multiply e Je.7.4. 20 Moreover thou hast taken thy as the bud of the field, and thou s Is. 1.21. sons and u thy daughters, whom bast increased and waxen great, Je.2.20. thou hast borne unto ne, and these and thou art come to 5 excellent
hast thou sacrificed unto them to ornaments: thy breasts Sare fashion Ho. 1.2. 10 be devoured. Is this of thy ed, and thine hair is grown, where t ch.7.20. whoredoms a small matter, as thou wast naked and bare.
Ho.2.8 21 That thou hast slain v my 8 Now when I passed by thee, and 8 male. children, and delivered them to looked upon thee, behold, thy time savour of
cause them to pass through the fire was the time of love; and I spread g rest.
for them? my skirt over thee, and covered thy u 2 Ki. 16.3. 22 And in all thine abominations nakedness : yea, I sware unto thee, 2Ch.33.6.
and thy whoredoms thou hast not and entered into a covenanth with Is.57.5. remembered the days of thy Lhee, saith the Lord God, and thou 10 devour. youth, w when thou wast nakod becamest i mine.
v Ps, 106.37. and bare and wast polluted in thay 9 Then washed I thee with k wa-w Je.2.2. blood. er; yea. I throughly washed away
23 And it came to pass after all
EZEKIEL, XVI. and grievous judgments chy wickedness, (wo, wo unto thee! B. C. 594. 37 Behold, therefore I will gather with the Lord GoD;)
all thy lovers, with whom the 24 That ihon hast also built unto 11 or, brothel hast taken pleasure, and all the thee an ll eminent place, and hast.x
that thou hast loved, with all the made thee an high place in every
that thou hast hated; I will eve:
I Je.3.2. street.
gather them round about agar 25 Thou hast built thy high place y Pr.9. 14. thee, and will discover thy naked at every head y of the way, and hast z ch.20.7,8. ness unto them, that they may sa: maile thy beauty to be abhorred, Is.30.2,3.
all thy nakedness. and hast opened thy feet to every a Ho.2.9.
38 And I will judge thee, 15 as * one that passed by, and multiplied
mien that break wedlock m and see
b Ps. 106.41. thy whoredonis.
blood n are judged ; and I will go 2. Thou last also committed for- 12 or, cities. thee blood in fury o and jealousy nication with the Egyptians z thy c2Ch.28.18.
39 And I will also give thee it neighbours, great of flesh; and hast
their hand, and they shall thr
d ch.23,12,c. increased thy whoredoms, to pro
down thine eminent place, D 200
2Ki. 16.7. voke me to anger.
shall break down thy high places
Je.2.18,36. 27 Behold, therefore I have stretch
they shall strip 9 thee also of: ed out my hand over thee, and e Pr.7.11.
clothes, and shall take 16 thy fx have diminished thine a ordinary 13 or, thy jewels, and leave thee naked az food, and delivered thee unto the daughters bare. will of them that b hate thee, the is thine. 40 They shall also bring up 12 daughters of the c Philistines, s Je.2.28. company against r thee, and the which are ashamed of thy lewd
shall stone thee with stones, D.
8 H0.8.9,10. thrust thee through with the way.
28 Thou hast played the whore " bribest. swords. also with the Assyrians, d because h Jno.4.10, 18. 41 And they shall burn s thine thou wast unsatiable , yea, thou i Ps. 139.11,
houses with fire, and execute jods hast played the harlot with them,
12. ments upon thee in the sight to and yet couldest not be satisfied.
many women: and I will caus 29 Thou hast moreover multiplied
thee to cease from playing the has thy fornication in the land of
lot, and thou also shalt give no hur Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou
any more. wast not satisfied herewith.
1 Je, 13.22,26. 42 So will I make my fury towar 30 How weak is thine heart, saith La.1.8. thee to rest, and my jealousy sha the Lord God, seeing thou doest all H0.2.3,10. depart from thee, and I will be these things, the work of an impe- 15 with judg. quiet, and will be no more angry. rious e whorish woman;
43 Because thou hast notu remerc 31 In 13 that thou buildest thing
bered the days of thy youth, bu
m Le.20.10. eminent place in the head of
hast fretted me in all these things every f way, and makest thine high
behold, therefore, I also will re
7. Ex.21.12. place in every street; and hast not
compense v thy way upon thin been as an harlot, in that thou o Na.1.2. head, saith the Lord God and this scornest hire ;
pver.24.31. shalt not cominit this lewdnes 32 But as a wife that committeth
above all thine aboininations. adultery, which taketh strangers in
44 T Behold, every one that uset stead of her husband !
proverbs shall use this provert 33 They give gifts to all whores : ments of against thee, saying, As is the mo
thine orna. but thou g givest thy gifts to all thy
ther, so is her daughter.
ment. lovers and 14 hirest them, that they
45 'l'hou art thy mother's daugh may come unto thee on every sider Je.25.9. ter, that loatheth her husband and for thy whoredom.
$ 2Ki.23.9. her children ; and thou art the gia 34 And the contrary is in thee
ter of thy sisters, which loatard from other women in thy whore
their husbands and their children: doms, whereas none followeth thee
your mother was an Hittite, and to commit whoredoms: and in that
your father an Amorite.
4 Ps.78.42. thou givest a reward, and no re
46 And thine elder sister is Samaward is given unto thee; therefore v ch 10. ria, she and her daughters that thou art contrary.
dwell at thy left hand : and thy 35 T Wherefore, 0 harlot, h hear 17 sister lesser 17 younger sister, that dwelleth al the word of the LORD:
than thou. thy right hand, is Sodom w and her 36 Thus saith the Lord God; Be- w De.32.32.
daughters. cause thy filthiness was poured out; 18 or,that was their ways, nor done after their
47 Yet hast thou not walked after and thy nakedness discovered i
loat hed as a through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy
abominations: but, as if 18 that were small thing.
a very little thing, thou wast corabominations, and by the blood k < 2Ki.21.9. rupted more x than they in all thy of thy children, which thou didst
ways. pve unto them;
48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD,
A Natthew Sad of the LORD came
Mercy is promised
her in the end Sodomy thy sister hath not done, B. C. 595. der and thy younger : and I will the nor her daughters, as thou hast
give them unto thee for daughters, 9 done, thou and thy daughters. y Mat. 10.15. but r not by thy s covenant. 49 Behold, this was the iniquity
62 And I will establish t my coveof thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness 2 z Ge. 13.10, nant with thee; and thou shalt of bread, and abundance of idle
13. know that I am the LORD: dess was in her and in her daugh 18.20. 63 That thou mayest remember, ters, neither did she strengthen the
and be confounded, u and never hand of the poor and needy. a Pr. 16.18.
open thy v mouth any more be50 And they were haughty, a and
cause of thy shame, when I am pacommitted abomination before me: Ge.19.24. cified toward thee for all that thou therefore I took them away b as I Je.20. 16. hust done, saith the Lord GOD. saw good.
c Je 3.11.
CHAPTER XVII. 51 Neither hath Samaria commit- d Ro.1.32. The parable of the two eagles and ted half of thy sins; but thou hast 2.1-10. multiplied thine abominations more e Je.23.40. than they, and hast justified c thy
unto me, sisters in all thine abominations
49.39. 2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, which thou hast done.
s ver.63. and speak a parable unto the house 52 Thoud also, which hast judged
of Israel; thy sisters, bear e thine own shame
for a re
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord
port, or, for thy sins that thou hast commit
GOD; A great eagle a with great ted more abominable than they :
wings, long-winged, full of feathers, they are more righteous than thou:
which had 1 divers colours, came yea, be thou confounded also, and
unto Lebanon, and took the highest hear thy shame, in that thou hast 20 prides, or, 6 branch of the cedar:
excellenjustified thy sisters.
4 He cropped off the top of his 53 When I shall bring again f
young twigs, and carried it into a their captivity, the captivity of So- i 2K1, 16.5. land of traffic; he set it in a city of
Is.7.1. dom and her daughters, and the
merchants. captivity of Samaria and her daugh
5 He took also of the seed of the ters, then will I bring again the cap- 22 or, spoil. land, and 2 planted it in a fruitful c tivity of thy captives in the midst k Je.33.24.
field; he placed it by great waters, of them:
and set it as a willow d tree. 54 That thou mayest bear thine
6 And it grew, and became ? own shame,andmayestbe confound- m De.29. 12.
spreading vine of low e staturo, ed g in all that thou hast done, in n Ps. 106.45. whose branchesturned toward him, that thou art a comfort unto them.
and the roots thereof were under 55 When thy sisters, Sociom and Je.32.40.
him: so it became a vine, and her daughters, shall return to their 50.5. brought forth branches, and shot former estate, and Samaria and p Ps. 119.59. forth sprigs. her daughters shall return to their
7 There was also another great former estate, then thou and thy
eagle with great wings and many daughters shall return to your
feathers : and, behold, this vine did
60.4. former estate.
bend f her roots toward him, and 56 For thy sister Sodom was not
shot forth her branches toward 19 mentioned h by thy mouth in s Jno. 15. 16. him, that he might water it by the the day of thy 20 pride.
1 Ho.2.19,20. furrows of her plantation. 57 Before thy wickedness was dis- u Ezr.9.6. 8 It was planted in a good 3 soil covered, as at the time i of thy re Da.9.7,8. by great waters, that it might bring proach of the daughters of 21 Syria, v Ro.3.19. forth branches, and that it might and all that are round about her, (CHAP. 17.) bear fruit, that it might be a goodly the daughters of the Philistines,
vine. which 22despisek thee round about. i embroider. 9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord 58 Thou hast borne 23 thy lewd
ing God; Shall it prosper? shall he not ness and thine abominations, saith 2K1.24.12. pull up the roots thereof, and cut the LORD.
2 put it in a off the fruit g thereof, that it wither? 59 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I field of it shall wither in all the leaves of will even deal with thee asl thou seed.
her spring, even without great hast done, which hast despised the . De.8.7-9. power, or many people to pluck it oath in breaking the covenant.m
up by the roots thereof. 60 ST Nevertheless I will n remem
e ver. 14.
10 Yea, behold, being planted, ber my covenant with thee in the f ver. 15.
shall it prosper? shall it not utterly days of thy youth, and I will esta
wither,h when the east wind i blish onto thee an everlasting o co-h ch.19.12.
toucheth it? it shall wither in the venant.
furrows where it grew. 6. Then thou shalt remember thy 13.15. 11 T Moreover the word of the ways p and be ashamed, when thou k ch.2.5. LORD came unto me, saying, shalt receive thy sisters, thine el
12 Say now to the rebellious A 2 F 2
stand to it. Tunto me again, saying,
Parable of tro eagles, &c.
EZEKIEL, XVII. Parable of sour grapa house, Know ye not what these B. C. 594. 24 And all the trees of the fiel Things mean? tell them, Behold, the
shall know that I the LORD lan king of Babylon is come to Jerusa-1 ver.3. brought a down the high tree, have lem, and hath taken l the king
2Ki.24.11, exalted the low tree, have dried thereof, and the princes thereof,
up the green b tree, and lave made and led them with him to Babylon;
the dry tree to florirish: I the LORD
him to. 13 And hath taken of the King's seed, and made a covenant with m 2Ch.36.13. have spoken, and ave done it.
CHAPTER XVIII. him, and hath 4 taken an oath m of 5 to keep his
God reproveth the unjust parable him : he hath also taken the mighty covenant to
sour grapes. of the land :
THE word of the LORD came 14 That the kingdom might be n o 2Ki.24.20. ase, that it might not lift itself up, p Is.31.1-3. 2 What mean ye, that ye tise this but that by keeping of his covenant q ver. 9. proverb concerning the land of Ismight stand.
rael, saying, The fathers a hata
Je.52.11. 15 Buto he rebelled against him
eaten sour grapes, and the child
Je.37.7. in sending his ambassadors into P
ren's teeth are set on edge?
3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Fe Egypt, that they might give him Ch.29.24. horses and much people. Shall I v Am.9.9, 10. shall not have occasion any more to he prosper? shall he escape that
w Is. 11.1. use this proverb in Israel. doeth such things ? or shall he break
4 Behold, all souls are mine; 2 the covenant, and be delivered ?
the soul of the father, so also the 16 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, y ch.20.40. soul of the son is mine : the soul surely in the place where the king Ps.2.6. that sinneth, it shall die.d dwelleth that made him king, whose 72.16. 5 T But if a man be just, and de oath he despised, and whose cove
Is.2.2,3. 1 that which is lawful and right,
Mi.4.1.2. nant he brake, even with him in
6 Andc hath not eaten upon the
z ch.31.6. the midst of Babylon he shall die.r
mountians, neither hath lifted up
Da. 4.12. 17 Neithers shall Pharaoh with
his eyes to the idols of the house his mighty army and great compa
of Israei, neither hath defiled his ny make for him in the war, by Lu.14.21 neighbour's wife, neither hath casting up mounts, and building
23. come near to d a menstruous woforts, to cut off many persons : 18 Seeing he despised the oath by
7 And hath not oppressed e any,
a Lu.1.52.53. breaking the covenant, when, lo, 100,1.27,28. but hath restored to the debtor hiss he had given his hand, t and hath Lu.23.31.
pledge, hath spoiled none by siodone all these things, he shall not
lence, hath given his bread to the escape.
(CHAP. 18.) hungry,g and hath covered the na19 Therefore thus saith the Lord a Je.31.29. ked with a garment;
La.5.7. God; As I live,surely mine oath that
8 He that hath not given forth
upon usury,h neither hath taken
an increase, that hath withdrawn recompense upon his own head.
his hand from iniquity, hath exe20 And I will spread my net u upon
cuted true i judgment between man him, and he shall be taken in my d Le.20.10.
and man, snare, and I will bring him to Ba- e Ex.22.21, 9 Hath walked k in my statutes, bylon, and will plead with him
&c. and hath kept my judgments, to there for his trespass that he hath Pr.3.31. deal truly; he is just, he shall suretrespassed against me.
f De.24. 12, 13. ly live, saith the Lord GOD. 21 And all his fugitives with all & De. 15.7,8. 10 T'If he beget a son that is & his bands shall fall by the sword,
Is.58.7. 2 robber, al shedder of blood, and and they that remain shall be scat
Mat.25.35. that doeth 3 the like to any of these
h Le.25.36, tered v toward all winds: and ye
things, shall know that I the LORD have
11 And that doeth not any of those
Ps. 15.5. duties, but even hath eaten upon 22 T Thus saith the Lord GOD; I i Le. 19.15,35. the mountains, and defiled his will also take of the highest w Zec.8.16. neighbour's wife, branch of the high cedar, and will k Ps. 119.1-6. 12 Hath oppressed the poor and set it; I will crop off from the top 2 or, breaker needy, hath spoiled by violence of his young twigs a tender x one, up of an hath not restored the pledge, and and will plant it upon an high
house. hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, mountain y and eminent:
hath committed abomination, 23 In the mountain of the height 3 or, to his
13 Hath given forth upon usury,
brother beof Israel will I plant it : and it shall
sides any of
and hath taken increase : shall he bring forth boughs, and bear fruit,
then live? he shall not live: he and be a goodly cedar: and under bloods.
hath done all these abominations it shall dwell all fowl z of every m ch.33.4. he shall surely die; his 4 blood shall wing: in the shadow of the branch Ac, 18.6. bem upon him. es thereof shall they dwell.
14 T Now, lo, if he beget a sou
God's pestice in punishing. EZEKIEL, XIX.
His ways are equal. that seeth all his father's sins which| B. C. 594. equal ? are not your ways unequal? he hath done, and considereth, n
26 When a righteous man turneth and doeth not such like,
away from his righteousness. and 15 That hath not eaten upon the n ver.28. committeth iniquity, and dieth in mountains, neither hath lifted up
them; for his iniquity that he hath his eyes to the idols of the house pledged, or, done shall he die. of Israel, hath not defiled his neigh taken to 27 Again, when the wicked man bour's wife,
pledge. turneth away from his wickedness 16 Neither hath oppressed any,
that he hath committed, and doeth hath not 6 withholden the pledge, o Jno.8.24. that which is lawful and right, he neither hath spoiled by violence,
shall save his soul alive. but hath given his bread to the
28 Because he considereth, z and hungry, and hath covered the na 2Ki.23.26. turneth away from all his transked with a garment,
24,3,4. gressions that he hath committed, 17 That hath taken off his hand
he shall surely live, he shall not from the poor, that hath not re- De.24. 16.
die. ceived usury nor increase, hath ex 2Ki. 14.5,6. 29 Yet saith the house of Israel, ecated my judgments, hath walked
The way of the LORD is not equal. in my statutes; he shall not die for r Is.3. 10,11. O house of Israel, are not my ways the iniquity of his father, he shall
equal ? are not your ways unequal ? surely live
30 Therefore I will judge you, O 18 As for his father, because he
house of Israel, every one accordcruelly oppressed, spoiled his bro- i Pr.28.13. ing to his ways, saith the Lord GOD.
Repent, and turn yourselves from is not good among
his people, lo, u Ja.2. 14-26. all your transgressions ; so iniquity even he shall die in o his iniquity.
shall not be your ruin.
v ch.33. 16. 19 Yet say ye, Why ? doth not p
31 I Cast away c from you all the son bear the iniquity of the fa
your transgressions, whereby ye ther ? When the son hath done that w Rs. 103. 12. have transgressed ; and make you which is lawful and right, and hath
a new heart d and a new spirit : for kept all my statutes, and hath done
* 1 Ti.2.4.
why will ye die, O house of Israel? them, he shall surely live.
32 For I have no pleasure in the 20 'The soul that sinneth, it shall
death of him that dieth, saith the die. The song shall not bear the y He.6.4.6.
Lord GOD: wherefore turn 6
youriniquity of the father, neither shall 10.26,27. selves, and live ye. the father bear the iniquity of the 2Pe.2.20.
CHAPTER XIX. son: the righteousness of the
A lamentation for the princes of Isrighteous shall be upon him, and
rael, and for Jerusalem. the wickedness s of the wicked
COREOVER take thou up a lashall be upon him.
mentation a for the princes of 21 But if the wicked will turn t
Israel. from all his sins that he hath com
z Lu. 15. 17,
2 And say, What is thy mother!
&c. mitted, and keep u all my statutes,
A lioness: she lay down among and do that which is lawful and
lions, she nourished her whelps
a Pr. 19.3. right, he shall surely live, he shall
among young lions. 'not die.
3 And she brought up one of her
b Re.2.5. 22 Allv his transgressions that he
whelps : it b became a young lion, hath committed, they shall not be w 6 or, others,
and it learned to catch the prey; mentioned unto him : in his right Ps.51.13.
it devoured men. eousness that he hath done he shall
4 The nations also heard of him; live.
he was taken in their pit, and they 23. Have 12 any pleasure at all c Ep.4.22,23. brought him with chains unto the that the wicked should die ? saith
land of Egypt. the Lord GOD: and not that he d Ps.51.10. 5 Now, when she saw that she should return from his ways, and
had waited, and her hope was lost, live?
then she took another of her 24 | But when the righteous
whelps, and made him a young lion. turneth y away from his righteous- (CHAP. 19.) 6 And he went up and down ness, and committeth imiquity, and
among the lions, he became a doeth according to all the abomi
young lion, and learned to catch
27.2. nations that the wicked man doeth,
the prey, and devoured men. shall he live! All his righteous-i o 2Ki.23.31.
7 And he knew their 1 desolate ness that he hath done shall not be 34. palaces, and he laid waste their cimentioned : in his trespass that he 2Ch.36.4-6, ties; and the land was desolate, hath trespassed, and in his sin that Je.22.11-18. and the fulness thereof, by the he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
noise of his roaring. 25 Yet ye say, The way of the 2 or, widows. 8 Then the nations set against LORD is not equal. Hear now, O
him on every side from the prom house of Israel ; Is not my way!
vinces, and spread their net over