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of prophecy. 5 For thou art not sent to a peo- B. C. 595. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, ple 1 of a strange speech and of an

and he turn not from his wickedhard language, but to the house of 1 deep of lip, ness, nor from his wicked way, he Israel;

and heavy shall die in his iniquity; but thoug 6 Not to many people 1 of a of tongue hast delivered thy soul. strange speech and of an hard lan- 2 or, if I had 20 Again, When r a righteous man guage, whose words thou canst sent thee doth turn from his 7 righteousness, not understand. 9 Surely, hadd 1 to them, and cominit iniquity, and I lay s a sent thee to them, they would have would they stumbling-block before him, he hearkened unto thee.

not. shall die because thou hast not 7 But the house of Israel will not a Mat, 11.23. given him warning, he shall die in hearken unto thee; fore they will 12.41. his sin, and his righteousness which not hearken unto me: for all the


he hath done shall not be rememhouse of Israel are 3 impudent and hard-hearted.

3 stiff of fore at thine hand.

bered; but his blood will I require

head, and 8 Behold, I have made thy face

21 Nevertheless if thou warn the strong against their faces, and thy


righteous man, that the righteons forehead strong against their fore

sin not, and he doth not sin, he heads.

f Is.50.7.

shall surely live, because he is 9 As an adamant harder than f


warned ; t also thou hast delivered flint have I made thy forehead : 82Ti.2.3. thy soul. fear them not, neither be dismayed h 2Ti.2.6. 22 T And the hand of the LORD at theirg looks, though they be a

i ch.8.3.

was there upon me; and he said unto rebellious house.


me, Arise, go forth into the plain, 10 Moreover he said unto me, Son


and I will there talk with thee. of man, all my words that I shall


23 Then I arose, and went forth speak unto thee receive h in thine * kissed. into the plain : and, behold, the heart, and hear with thine ears.

k ver. 12.

glory of the LORD stood there, as 11 And go, get thee to them of

the glory which I saw by the river the captivity, unto the children of 5 bitter. of Chebar : and I fell on my face. thy people, and speak unto them, 6 hot anger. 24 Then the spirit entered into and tell them, Thus saith the Lord 1 26.3.15. me, and set me upon my feet, and GOD; whether they will hear, or m Ps.137.1. spake with me, and said unto me, whether they will forbear.

Go, shut thyself within thine house.

n Is.52.8. 12 Then the spirit i took me up,


25 But thou, O son of man, behold, and I heard behind me a voice of a Je.6.17.

they shall put bands upon thee, great rushing, saying, Blessed be the

He. 13. 17.

and shall bind thee with them, and glory of the Lord from his place. 0 ch.33.6.

thou shalt not go out among them : 13 I heard also the noise of the

26 And I will make thy tongue u wings of the living creatures that p Ino.8.21,24. cleave to the roof of thy mouth, I touched one another, and the

that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt noise of the wheels over against

9 Is.49.4,5.

not v be to them 8 a reprover: w for them. and a noise of a great rushing.

Ac. 20.26.

they are a rebellious house. 14 Sok the spirit lifted me up, and

27 But when I speak with thee, I took me away, and I went 5 in bit

r ch.18.24.

33. 12, 13. terness, in 6ihe heat of my spirit;

will open thy mouth, and thou

shalt say unto them, Thus saith the but the hand l of the LORD was

7 righteous- Lord God; He that heareth, let strong upon me.

him hear; and he that forbeareth, 15 T Then I came to them of the ls 1 Pe.2.6-8. let him forbear : for they are a re. captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by t Ps. 19.11. bellious house. the river of Chebar, and I sat m

tu Lu.1.20,22.

CHAPTER IV. where they sat, and remained there

v Am.8.11,12.

By the provision of the siege is showed astonished among them seven days.

the hardness of the famine. 16 And it came to pass at the end 8 a man re- THOU also, son of man, take of seven days, that the word of the

thee a tile, and lay it before LORD came unto me, saying,

w Ps.38.13, thee, and portray upon it the city, 17 Son of man, I have made thee

even Jerusaleni : A watchman n unto the house of

(CHAP. 4.)

2 And lay siege a against it, and Israel: therefore hear the word at

a Lu. 19.43,

build a fort against it, and cast a my mouth, and give them warning

44. mount against it; set the camp also from me.

against it, and set i battering rams 18 When I say unto the wicked, or, chief

against it round about.

leaders, Thou shalt surely die; and thou o

3 Moreover take thon unto thee

ch.21.22. givest him not warning, nor speak

2 an iron pan, and set it for a wall est to warn the wicked from his 2 or, a flat of iron between thee and the city : wicked way, to save his life; the plate, or,

and set thy face against it, and it

slice. came wicked man shall die in his p

shall be besieged, and thou shalt iniquity; but his blood will I re. ch.12.6,11. lay siege against it. This shall be a quire at thine hand.

sign b to the house of Israel.


proving. TH

thou bear d the iniquity of the 3 a day for a And thou, son of man, take thee

The type of a siege.

The type of hair. 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, B. C. 595. water by measure, and with astonand lay the iniquity of the house of

ishment: Israel upon it: according to the

17 That they may want bread and number of the days that thou shalt c Beginning

water, and be astonied one with

975, lie upon it thou shalt bear their

Iki. 12.23.

another, and consume m away for miquity.


their iniquity. 5 For I have laid upon thee the 585.

CHAPTER V. years of their iniquity, according to

The judgment of Jerusalem for their ihe number of the days, three hun- d No.14.3,4.

rebellion. dred and ninety c days: so shalt

a sharp knife, take thee a bar

year, a day ber's razor, and cause it to pass 6 And when thou hast accom- for a year, upon thine head, and upon thy plished them, lie again on thy right

beard : then take thee balances to

e ch.33.25. side, and thou shalt hear the ini

weigh, and divide the hair. quity of the house of Judah forty thy side to

2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third days: I have appointed thee 3 each

thy side. part in the midst of the city, when day for a year.

the days of the siege a are fulfilled : 7. Therefore thou shalt set thy 5 or, spelt. and thou shalt take a third part. face toward the siege of Jerusa

and smite about it with a knife: lem, and thine arm shall be un- f Ho.9.3. and a third part thou shalt scatter covered, and thou shalt prophesy

in the wind; and I will draw out & against it.

& Ac. 10.14. sword after them. 8 And, behold, I will lay bands e

3 Thou shalt also take thereof a )

h Ex.22.31. upon thee, and thou shalt not turn

few in number, and bind them in

Le, 17.15. thee from 4 one side to another, till

thy I skirts. thou hast ended the days of thy i De. 14.3.

4 Then take c of them again, and siege.

Is. 65.4.

cast them into the midst of the fire. 9 T Take thou also unto thee

and burn them in the fire; for wheat, and barley, and beans, and k ch.5.16. thereof shall a fire come forth inte lentiles, and millet, and 5 fitches, 14.13. all the house of Israel. and put them in one vessel, and Le.26.26. 5 T Thus saith the Lord God; make thee bread thereof, according Ps. 105. 16. This is Jerusalem: I have set it in to the number of the days that thou

Is.3.1. the midst of the nations and courshalt lie upon thy side, three hun

tries that are round about her. dred and ninety days shalt thou eat

I ch.12.19.

6 And she hath changed d my thereof.

judgments into wickedness more 20 And thy meat which thou shalt

than the nations, and my statutes eat shall be by weight, twenty

more e than the countries that are shekels a-day: from time to time m ch.24. round about her: for they hare f shalt thou eat it.


refused my judgments and my 11 Thou shalt drink also water

statutes, they have not walked in by measure, the sixth part of an (CHAP. 5.) them. hin: from time to time shalt thou

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord drink.

a ch.4.1,8,9. God; Because ye multiplied more 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley-b.Je.52.16. than the nations that are round cakes, and thou shalt bake it with

about you, and have not walked in dung that cometh out of man, in " wings. my statutes, neither hare kept my their sight.

c Je.44.14.

judgments, neither have done se 13 And the LORD said, Even f thus

cording to the judgments of the n3shall the children of Israel eat their d Jude 4.

tions that are round about you; defiled bread among the Gentiles,

8 Therefore thus saith the lon! whither I will drive them.

e ch.16.47. GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against 14 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! be


thee, and will execute judgments hold, my soul hath not been pollut

f Ne.9.16, 17.

in the midst of thee, in the sight of ed : 9 for from my youth up even Je.5.3.

the nations. till now have I not eaten of that h

9 And I will do in thee that which dieth of itself, or is torn in g La.4.6. which I have not done, and when pieces; neither came there abomi- Da,9.12. unto I will not do any more the like, hable i flesh into my mouth.

Am.3.2. because of all thine abominatious. 15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I

10 Therefore the fathers shall ea!

h Le.26.29. have given thee cow's dung for

h the sons in the midst of thee, and

De.28.53. man's dung, and thou shalt prepare


the sons shall eat their fathers, thy bread therewith.


and I will execute judgments m 16 | Moreover he said unto me,

thee, and the whole remnant of Son of man, behold, I will break the ich.12.14. thee will I scatter i into all the staff k of bread in Jerusalem: and I

De.28.64. winds. they shall eat bread by weight, and

Zec.2.6. 11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the with care; and they shall drink

Lord GOD; Surely, because thou

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