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Jerusalem's whoredom thy wickedness, (wo, wounto thee! smith the Lord GOD ;) 24 That thou hast also built unto thee an 11 eminent place, and hasta: made thee an ‘high place in every Street. 25 'I'hou hast built thy high place at every head y 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 whoredoms. 26. Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians z, thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. 27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine a ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that b hate thee, the 12 daughters of the c Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd
way. 28 Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, d because thou wast unsatiable ; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. 29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious e whorish woman; 31 In 13 that thou buildest thine eminent place , in the head of every f way, and makest thine high F. in every street; and hast not een as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire ; 32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husbandi 33 They give gifts to all whores: but thoug givest thy gifts to all thy lovers and 14 hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom. • * 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. 35 "I Wherefore, O harlot, h hear the word of the LORD : 36 Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because thy filthiness waso: Out, and thy nakedness discovered i through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of th abominations, and by the blood. of thy children, which thou dids
give unto them;
down thine eminent
and grievous judgments. 37 Behold, therefore l 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. 38 And I will judge thee, 15 as wo— men that break wedlock m and shed blood n are judged ; and I will give thee blood in fury o and jealousy. 39. And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw - lace, p and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip q thee also of thy clothes, and shall take 16thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. 40 They shall also bring up a company against r thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords. 41 And they shall burn s thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight t of many women : and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more. 42 So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry. 43 Because thou hast notu remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore, I also will re...}. v thy way upon thing head, saith the Lord GOD: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations. 44"|| Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. 45 'Thou art thy mother's daughter, that loatheth her husband and her children ; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which loathed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite. 46And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hands and thy 17 younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom w and her daughters. 47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if 18 that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more a than they in all thy W
ayS. 48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD,
Mercy is promiscal Sodomy thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness z of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were #. a and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away b as I saw good. 51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified c thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done. 52 Thoud also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear 6 thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they :
they are more righteous than thou: |
3. be thou confounded also, and gear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters. " . . .
53. When I shall bring again f their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them :
54 That thou mayest bear thine ownshame,andmayestbe confoundedg in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them.
B. C. 595. y Mat. 10.15. 11.24. z Ge. 13.10, 13
50.5. p Ps. 119.59.
her in the end.
Parable of two eagles, &c.
house, Know ye not what these things mean f tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken l the kin thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him to Babylon; 13 And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath 4 taken an oath m of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land : 14 That the kingdom might be n base, that it might not lift itself up, 5 but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand. 15 Buto he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into p Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall q he prosper ? shall he escape that doeth such things for shall he break the covenant, and be delivered 3 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.or 17 Neithers shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building forts, to cut off many persons: 18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, t and hath done all these things, he shall not
escape. 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GoD; As I live,surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will 1 recompense upon his own head. 20 And I will spread my net u 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 against me. 21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword,
and they that remain shall be scat-A
tered v toward all winds: and ye shall know that I the LORD have spoken it. 22 T Thus saith the Lord GoD; I will also take of the highest w branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender a one, and will plant it upon an high mountain y and eminent: 23. In the mountain, of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar; and under it shall dwell all fowl z of every wing: in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
Parable of sour grapcs.
24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought a down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green b tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish : I the LORD have spoken, and have done it. CH ER XVIII. God reproveth the unjust parable of Sour grapes.
HE word of the LORD came
unto me again, saying, 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers a have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge 1 3 As I live, saith the Lord GoD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. 4 Behold, all souls are mine ; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine : the soul that sinneth, it shall die.b 5 *| But if a man be just, and do 1 that which is lawful and right, 6 And c hath not eaten upon the mountians, 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 d a menstruous wo—
Islan, 7 And hath not oppressed e any but hath restored to the debtor his ledge, hath spoiled none by vioemce, hath given his bread to the hungry, g and hath covered the maked with a garment; 8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, h neither hath taken an increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true i judgment between man and man, 9 Hath, walked k in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GoD. 10 *s. If he beget a son that as a 2 robber, a l shedder of blood, and
that doeth 8 the like to any of these
things, 11 And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife, 12 Hath op. the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination, 13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live 7 he shall not live : he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his 4 blood shali be m upon hi 14 "I Now,
III. lo, if he beget a son God's justuce in punishing.
that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, n and doeth not such like, 15 That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wife, 16. Neither hath oppressed any, hath mot 5 withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment, 17 That hath taken off his hand trom 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 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 o his iniquity. 19 || Yet say ye, Why? doth not p 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. 20 ihe soul that sinneth, it shall die. The song shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness r of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness s of the wicked shall be upon him. 21 But if the wicked will turn t from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep u all my statutes and do that which is lawful an right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 22 All v his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be w mentioned unto him: in his righttones that he hath done he shall 1We. 23. Have I r any pleasure at all that the wicked should die 1 saith the Lord GOD: and not that he o return from his ways, and 1Ve . 24 *|| But when the righteous turnethy away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live 7 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. 25 T. Yet ye say, The way of the LORD is not equal. Hear now, O bouse of Israel; Is not my way
a Pr. 19.3. b Re.2.5. 6 or, other ... Lu.22.32. c Ep.4.22,23. d Ps. 51.10. Je.32.39. (CHAP. 19.)
a ch.26. 17. 27.2.
His ways are equal. equal 3 are not your ways unequal? 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. 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. 28 Because he considereth, 2 and turneth away from all his transressions that he hath committed, . shall surely live, he shall not (116. 29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord a is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal 3 are not your ways unequal? 30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his o: saith the Lord GOD. Repent, b and turn 6 yourselves from all }". transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31 is Cast away c from you all }. transgressions, whereby ye ave transgressed; and make you a new heart d and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn 6 your
HAPTER XIX. A lamentation for the princes of IsTael, and for Jerusalem. Mo; WER take thou up a lamentation a for the princes of Israel. 2 And say, What is thy mother? A lioness; she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions. 3. And she brought up one of her whelps : it b became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men. 4 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt. 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. 6 And he went up and down among , the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men. 7. And he knew their 1 desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the , fulness thereof, by the noise of his roaring. 8 Then the nations set against him on every side from the proVinces, and spread their net over
and her stature was exalted among | *
the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches. 12 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind of dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them. 13 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry g and thirsty ground. 14 And fire h is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured i her fruit, so that she hath nok strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation. CHAPT
God promiseth to gather the children of Israel by the gospel. , ND it came to pass in the seventh year the tenth day of the month, that certain of the a elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before me. 2 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying, 3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GoD; Are ye. come to inquire of me ! As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not b be inquired of by you. 4 Wilt thou ljudge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them f cause them to know c the abominations of their fathers: 5. T And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord _GOD; In the day when I d chose Israel, and 2 lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in e the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying I am the LORD yo. God : hand unto them, to bring f 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 g of all lands:
in the fifth month, i
7 Then said I h 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.
8 But i they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me : they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, meither did they forsake the idols of Egypt : then I said, I will k pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
9. But t J wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight m I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of
Egypt. 10 * Wherefore I caused them to
go forth m out of the land of Egypt,
and brought them into the wilder
HeSS. 11. And I gave them o my statutes, and 3 showed them my judgments, which p if a man do, he shall even live in them. 12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign q between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them. 13 *|| But the house of Israel r rebelled against me in the wilder
• mess; they walked not in my sta
tutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall
even live in them, and my s sab
baths they greatly polluted : then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, t to consume them. 14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out. 15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would to not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is
. the glory of all lands;
16. Because they despised v my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart w went after their idols. 17 Nevertheless a mine eye spared them from destroying them,
* neither did I make an end of them
in the wilderness. 18 But I said y unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, 2 neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols: 19 I a am the LORD your God; }