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The Prophet's personal Afflictron, LAMENTATIONS, IJI. The Benefit of Afflictions.
mouth a against thee: they biss and gnashi B. C. 585. brance, and is 1 humbled in me.
The teeth: Theysay, We have swallowedher

| 21 This I 2 recall to my mind, there
Up: certainlythis is the daythat we looked a Ps. 35.21. fore b have I hope.
for ; we have found, we have seen il. 1 bowed. | 22 It is c of the LORD's mercies that we

The LORD hath done that which he make to re-are not consumed, because d his compas. bad devised; e he hath fulfilled his word turn to my sions fail not. that he had commanded in the days of heart. 23 They are new every morning : great old: he bath thrown down, and hath not b Ps.77.5,&c. is thy faithfulness. pitied and he hath caused thine ene- c Ezr.9.9,9. 24 The LORD is my portion, & saith my my to rejoice over thee; he hath set up! Ne.9.31. soul; therefore will I hope h in him. the horn of thine adversaries.

d Mal.3.6. 25 The LORD is good unto them that 18 Their heart cried unto the LORD, Oe Le 26.16,&c. waitifor him to the soul that seeketh him. wall of the daughter of Zion, let k tears De 28.15,&c. 26 It is good that a man should both run down like a river day and night: Je.18.11. hope and quietly wait for the salvation give thyself no rest; let not the apple of Mi,2.3. of the LORD. thine eyes cease.

f Pg.S9.42. 27 It is good for a man that he bear the
19 Arise, cry out in the night; in the g Ps.73.26. yoke l in his youth.
beginning of the watches pour out m thine h Ps.130.7. 23 He sitteth alone n & keepeth silence,
heart like water before the face of the i Is, 30.18. because he hath borne it upon him.
Lond: lift up thy hands toward him for Mi.7.7. 29 He putteth his mouth in the dust, it
the life of thy young children, that faint k Je.14.17. so be there may be hope,
for bunger o in the top of every street. 1 Mat.11.29. 30 Hep givethhis cheek to him that smit.

20 Behold, O LORD, and consider to m Ps.62.8. eth him : he is filled full with reproach.
whom thou hast done this. Shall the n Je.15.17. 31 For the LORD will not cast off for
women eat their fruit,r and children 3 of|o Eze.5.10.16.I ever :
a span long? shall the priest & the prophet p Is.50.6. 32 But though she cause grief, vet will
be slain in the sanctuary of the LORD ? 19 Ps.94.14. he have compassion according to the

21 The t young and the old lie on the r De.28.53. multitude of his mercies.
ground in the streets: my virgins and my! Je.19.9. 33 For he doth nor afflict 4 willingly,
young men are fallen by the sword; thou 3 or, swad- nor grieve the children of inen.
hast slain them in the day of thy anger; dlet with | 34 To crush under his feet all the pris-
thou hast killed, and not pitied.

their hands. oners of the earth, 22 Thou hast called, as in a solemn day. Is Ps.30.5. 35 To turn aside the right of a man be my terrors round about ; v so that in the t 2Ch.36.17. (fore the face of 5 the Most High, day of the LORD's anger none escaped nor from his 36 To subvert a man in his cause, ine remained: those that I have swaddled & heart. LORD 6 approveth not. brought up w bath mine enemyconsumed. Ju Je.31.20. 37 Who is he that saith, & it cometh 10 CHAP. III.

Eze.33.11. pass, when the LORD commandeih it not TAM the man that hath seen affliction He.12.10. 138 Out of the mouth of the Most High I by the rod of his wrath.

Tv Je.6.25. proceedeth not evil x and good ? 2 He hath led me, and brought me into a superior. 39 Wherefore y doth a living man7 comdarkness, z but not into light.

16 or, seeth, plain,a man for the punishment of his sins? 3 Surely against me is he turned; bel Hab.1.13. I 40 Let us search a and try our ways, turneth his hand against me all the day. wHos.9.12,13. and turn again to the LORD.

4 My flesh b and my skin hath he made x Is.45.7. 41 Let us lift up our heart with our old: he hath broken c my bones.

y Mi.7.9. Thands unto Go

hands unto God in the heavens. 5 He hath builded against me, and comfor,murmur. 42 We have transgressed d and have passed me with gall and travail.

z Am.5.20. rebelled : thou hast not pardoned. 6 He hath set me in dark e places, as a Hag.1.5,7. 43 Thou bast covered with anger, and they that be dead of old.

Job 16.8,&c.persecuted us : thou hast slain, f thou 7 He hath hedged g me about, that I can-c Ps.51.8. hast not pitied. not get out: he hath made mychain heavy. Je.50.17. 44 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud,

8 Also when I cry h and shout, he shut-d Da.9.5. that our prayers should not pass through. teth out my prayer.

Je Ps.143.3.

45 Thou hast made us as the off-scouring 9 He hath enclosed my ways with hewn f 2Ch.36.17. and refuse in the midst of the people. stone: he hath made my paths crooked. Ig Hos.2.6. | 46 All our enemies have opened their

10 He was unto me as a bear i lying in h Job 30.20. mouths against us. wait, and as a lion in secret places. i Hos.5.14. 47 Fear k and a snare is come upon us,

11 He hath turned aside my ways, and 13.7,8. desolation land destruction. pulled m me in pieces : he hath made k Is.24.17. 148 Mine eye runneth down with rivers me desolate,

11 Is.51.19. of water for the destruction of the daugh12 He hath bent his bow, and set me asm Hos.6.1. ter of my people. a mark n for the arrow.

In Job 7.20. | 49 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceas 13 He hath caused the 8 arrows of his sons. eth not, without any intermission, quiver to enter into my reins.

Jo Is.63.15. 50 Till the Lord look down, o and be. 14 I was a derision to all my people, p Ps.69.12.

sion to all my people. Ip Ps.69.12. hold from heaven. and their song p all the day.

9 my soul. 51 Mine eye affecteth 9 mine heart, be: 15 He hath filled me with i bitterness, he bitternesses. cause of all the daughters of my city. ath made me drunken with wormwood. 2 more than. 52 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a 16 He hath also broken my teeth with a Pr. 20.17. bird, without cause. ravel-stones, 9 he hath 3 covered me 3 rolled me 53 They have cut off my life in the dunith ashes.

in the. geon, and cast a stoner upon me. 7 And thou hast removed my soul farir Da. 16.17. 54 Waters s flowed over mine head; Tfrom peace: I forgat 4 prosperity. $ Jon.2.3,4,7. then I said, I am cut off. 8 And I said, t My strength and my 4 good. Job 7.71 55 I called u upon thy name, O LORD pe is perished from the LORD: "It Ps.31.22. Tout of the low dungeon 95 Reinembering mine affliction & mylu Ps.130.1. | 56 Thou hast heard my voice; hide no. isery, the worin wood vand the gall." remember. thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. M 7 soul hath them still in remem-v Je.9.15. | 57 Thou drewest near in the day that

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Complicated Sorrows.
LAMENTATIONS, V.

An Appeal to God. talled upon thee: thou saidst, Fear a not. B. C. 588. when they fled away and wandered, they 58 O LORD, thou hast pleaded the causes b

said among the heathen, They shall nc of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life. a Is.43.1,2. more sojourn there.

69 LORD, thou hast seen my wrong; b Je.51.36, 16 The 1 anger of the LORD hath dividjudge c thou my cause.

1 or, face. ed them; he will no more regard them: 60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance, Ps.36.1,23. they respected not the persons of the and all their imaginations d against me. d Je.11.19,20. priests, they favoured not the elders. 61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O e Is.30.6,7. 1 17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for LORD, and all their imaginations against 31.1,3. our vain e help:in our watching we have me;

Je.37.7.8. watched for a nationthatcould notsa ve us. 62 The lips of those that rose up against f Eze.7.2,3,6. 18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot me, & their device against me all the day. g De.28.49. go in our streets : our end is near, our

63 Behold their sitting down, and their Je.4.13. days are fulfilled; for our end f is come. rising up; I am their music.

2 obstinacy, 19 Our persecutors are swifter & than 64 Render unto them a recompense, O Is. 6.10. the eagles of the heaven: they pursued LORD according tothework of their hands. h Je.52.9. us upon the mountains, they laid wait

65 Give them sorrow of heart, thyli 2Ki. 25.9, 10. for us in the wilderness. curse unto them.

k Ec.11.9. 20 The breath of our postrils, the anoint66 Persecute and destroy them in anger 1 Ob.10.15. ed of the LORD, was taken h in their pits, from under the heavens of the LORD. m 2Ti.2.20. of whom we said, Under his shadow we CHAP. IV.

13 or, Thine shall live among the heathen. TITOW is the gold become dim; how is iniquity. | 21 Rejoice k and be glad, o daughter of

L the most fine gold changed ! then Is.40.2. Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz: stones of the sanctuary are poured out 4 or, sea. the cup also l shall pass through unto in the top of every street.

calpes. thee; thou shalt be drunken, and shalt 2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable o Ps. 137.7. make thyself naked. to fine gold, m how are they esteemed as or, carry 22 The 3 punishment of thine iniquity earthen pitchers, the work of the hands thee cap is accomplished, n o daughter of Zion; of the potter!

| tive for he will no more carry thee a way into 3 Even the 4 sea-monsters draw out the p Job 39.13-16 captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, o breast, they give suck to their yourg ones: 9 Ps. 89.50,51. daughter of Edom; o he will I discover the daughter of my people is become cru-7 De.32.24. thy sins. el, like the ostriches p in the wilderness. S Ps.79.1,&c.

CHAP. V. 4 The tongue of the sucking child cleav-t Job 24.8. DEMEMBER, O O LORD. what is eth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: 6 or, iniquity, Nu come upon us : consider, and behow the young children ask bread, and r no Ro.7.13. our reproach. man breaketh it unto them.

1 cometh for 1 2 Our inheritances is turned to stran 5 They that did feed delicately are de- price gers, our houses to aliens. solate in the streets; they that were 8 or, On our 3 We are orphans and fatherless, our Drought up in scarlet embracet dunghills. necks are noe mothers are as widows.

6 For the 6 punishment of the iniquity persecuted. 4 We have drunken our water for mo of the daughter of my people is greater u Ge.19.25. ney ; our wood 7 is sold unto us. than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, v Ne.9.36,37. 5 Our & necks are under persecution : that was overthrown as in a u moment, 9 darker than we v labour, and have no rest. and no hands stayed on her.

| blackness. | 6 We have given the hand to the Egyp7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, w c.5. 10.. tians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied they were whiter than milk, they were x Ne.5.15. with bread. more ruddy in body than rubies, their y Ps.102.5. 17 Our fathers have sinned, and are not ; polishing was of sapphire :

lor, terrors, and we have borne their iniquities. 8 Their visage is 9 blacker than wal or, storms. 8 Servants r have ruled over us: there is coal; they are not known in the streets : 12 flow out. nonethat doth deliver us out of their hand. their skin y cleaveth to their bones; it is z Zec.14.2. 9 We gat our bread with the peril of our withered, it is become like a stick.

a ls.49.15. lives, becauseof theswordofthewilderness. 9 They that be slain with the sword are De.28.56,57. 10 Our skin was black like an oven, bebetter than they that be slain with hun- 2Ki.6.28,29. cause of the 1 terrible famine. ger: for these 2 pine away, stricken c Je.7.20. 11 They ravished z the women in Zion Through for want of the fruits of the field. d Je.21.14. and the maids in the cities of Judah.

10 The hands of the pitiful a women 3 of our head 12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: have sodden their own children, they is fallen. the faces of elders were not honoured. were their meat b in the destruction of e Mi.6.13. 13 They took the young men to grind. the daughter of my people.

and the children fell under the wood. 11 The LORD hail accomplished his fu- Eze.22.26,28 14 The elders have ceased from the ry; he hath poured out c his fierce anger.] Zep.3.4. gate, the young men from their music. and hath kindled d a fire in Zion, and it gMat.23.31,37 15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our hath devoured the foundations thereof. h Hab. 1.12. dance is turned into mourning.

12 The kings of the earth, and all the i Je.2.34. | 16 The crown is 3 fallen frein our head: inhabitants of the world, would not have! for length woe unto us that we have sinned! believed that the adversary and the ene- of days. | 17 For this our heart is faint ; e for my should have entered into the gates of 5 or, in that these things our eyes are dim, Jerusalem.

they could 18 Because of the mountain of Zion, 13 Forf the sins of her prophets, and the not but. which is desolate; the foxes walk upon it. iniquities of her priests, that g have shed k Nu.19.16. 19 Thou, O LORD, remaines for hever; the blood of the just in the midst of her, i Ps. 80.3,&c. thy throne from generation to generation.

14 They have wandered as blind men m Hab.3.2. 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for in the streets, they i have polluted them- 6 or, ye pol- ever, and forsake us 4 so long time? selves with blood, 5 so that k men could luted. | 21 Turn I thou us unto thee, O LORD,&ws not touch their garments.

Tor, For wilt shall beturned; renewm our days as of old. 15 They cried unto them, Depart 6 ye; thou utterly 22 But 7 thou hast utterly rejected wi ů is unclean; depart, depart, touch not reject us? Ithou art very wroth against us.

The Book of the Prophet EZEKIEL.

CHAP. L

1 B. C. 595. when they went. NTOW it came to pass in the thirtieth

18 As for their rings, they were so N year, in the fourth month, in the fifth a Is.55.9. high a that they were dreadful; and their day of the month, as I was among the or, strakes. rings 1 were full of eyes bround about % captives by the river of Chebar, c that b Pr.15.3. them four. the heavens were opened, d and I saw vi- c.10.12 19 And when the living creatures sions e of God.

2 captivity. went, the wheels went by them; and 2 In the fifth day of the month, (which c c.3.15,23. when the living creatures were lift up was the fifth year of king f Jehoiachin's d Re.19.11. from the earth, the wheels were lift captivity)

e c.8.3. up. 3 The word of the LORD came expressly f 2K.24.12,15. 20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, unto 3 Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, g ver. 12. they went, thither was their spirit to go; in the land of the Chaldeans,by the river Co.14.32. and the wheels were lifted up over against Chebar; and the hand h of the Lord was 3 Jehezkel. them: for the spirit of the living crea. there upon him.

ih iKi.18.46. tures was in the wheels. 4 And I looked, and behold, a whirl. 4 or, life. 21 When those went, these went; and wind came out of the north, a great cloud,l.

when those stood, these stood; and when and a fire 5 infolding itself, and a bright. S catching. those were lifted up from the earth, the ness was about it, and out of the midst

wheels were lifted up over against them: thereof, as the colour of amber, out of

for the spirit of the living creature was the midst of the fire.

in the wheels. 5 Also out of the midst thereof came the

22 And the likeness of the firmament likeness of four i living creatures. And t Re.4.6.&c. upon the heads of the living creature wus

is k was their appearance; they had k c. 10.8, &c as the color of the terrible I crystal, the likeness of a man.

1 Job 37.22. stretched forth over their heads above, 6 And every one had four faces, and

23 And under the firmament were their every one had four wings.

wings straight, the one toward the other: 7 And their feet were 6 straight feet; a straight every one had two, which covered on this and the sole of their feet was like the sole! fool. side, and every one had two, which coof a calf's foot; and they sparkled m like m Da. 10.6. vered on that side, their bodies. the colour of burnished brass.

Re.1.15. | 24 And when they went, I heard the 8 And they had the hands of a man n c.43.2. noise of their wings, like n the noise of under their wings on their four sides; andl Da. 10.6. great waters, as the voice o of the Al: they four had their faces and their wings. Re.l.15. mighty, the voice of speech, as the noise

9 Their wings were joined one to ano- o Job 37.2-5. of an host: p when they stood, they let ther; they turned not when they went ;/ Ps.29 3,4. down their wings. they went every one straight forward. 1 68.33. 25 And there was a voice from the fir

10 As for the likeness of their faces, p 2Ki.7.6. mament that was over their heads, when they four had the face of a man, and the 9 Ps.45.6. they stood, and had let down their wings. face of a lion on the right side ; and they Da.7.9. | 26 And above the firmament that was four had the face of an ox on the left! Mat.25.31. Jover their heads was the likeness of a side; they four also had the face of an! He.8.1. throne, q as r the appearance of a sap eagle.

12.2. phire-stone: and upon the likeness of the Il Thus were their faces : and theirlr Ex.24.10. throne was the likeness as the appearance wings were 7 stretched upward ; two 7 or, divided of a man above upon sit. wings of every one were joined one to above. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as another, and two covered t their bodies. 8 Re.3.21. the appearance of fire round about within

12 And they went every one straight 4.2,3. it; from the appearance of his loins even forward: whither the spirit was to go, t Is 6.2. upward, and from the appearance of his they went; and they turned not when u Ge.9.13, Joins even downward, I saw as it were they went.

1 Re. 4.3.

the appearance of fire, and it had brigbt13 As for the likeness of the living crea- 10.1. ness round about. tures, their appearance was like burning u Ge. 15. 17. 28 As the appearance of the bow u that coals of fire, and like the appearance of w Ex. 16.7,10. is in the cloud in the day of rain, so lamps: it went v up and down among 24.16, 17. was the appearance of the brightness the living creatures, and the fire was Ki.8.10,11. round about. This was the appearance bright, and out of the fire went forth Ic.3.23. of the likeness of the glory w of the lightning.

Da.8.17. LORD. And when I saw it, I fell z upon 1 And the living creatures ran y and Ac.9.4. my face, and I heard a voice of one that returned as the appearance of a flash of Re.1.17,18. spake. lightning.

y Ps.147.15.

CHAP. II. 15 Now, as I bebeld the living creatures, lec.4.10. LA ND he said unto me, Son of man, behoid, one wheel upon the carth by the D2.10.11. stand z upon thy feet, and I will speak living creatures, with his four faces. I

unto thee. 16 The appearance of the wheels and a c.3.24. 2 And a the spirit entered into me when their work was like unto the colour of

he spake unto me, and set me upon my a beryl ; and they four had one likeness :

feet, that I heard him that spake unto and their appearance and their workle nations. me. was as it were a wheel in the middle of b De.9.27. 1 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, a wheel.

| Je.3.25. I send thee to the children of Israel, to 17 When they went, they went upon c.20.18-30. la rebellious 8 nation that hath rebelled their four sides ; and they returned not Ac.7.51. against me: they and their fathens b have

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The Prophet's Roll.

LZEKIEL IV. Charge given to the Prophet. transgressed against me, even unto this B. C. 595. 13 I heard also the noise of the wings of

the living creatures that I touched one 4 For ihey are a impudent children, and 1 kissed. another, and the noise of the wheels over stiff-hearted : I do send a thee unto them; 2 hard of face against them, and a noise of a great rush and thou shalt say unto them. Thus saith a Mat.10.16. ing. the Load God.

b ver. 12. 14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took 6 And they, whether c they will hear, 3 vitter. me away, and I went 3 iu bitterness, in or whether they will forbear : (for they c c.3.11,27. the 4 heat of my spirit: but the hand d are a rebellious bouse,) yet e shall know hot anger of the LORD was strong upon me. that there hath been a prophet among d 2Ki.3.15. 15 Then I came to them of the capti. them.

lec 33.33. vity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river 6 And thou, son of man, be g not afraid Ps.137.1. of Chebar, and I sat f where they sat, and of them, neither be afraid of their words, lg Je.l. 8,17. remained there astonished among them though briers and thorns h be with thee, I Lu.12.4. seven days. and thou dost dwell among scorpions : be Ac.4.29,31. 16 And it came to pass, at the end of not afraid i of their words, nor be dismay, or, rebels. seven days, that the word of the LORD ed at their looks, though they be a rebel- h 2Sa. 23.6,7. came unto me, saying, lious house.

Is.9.18. | 17 Son of man, I have made thee a 7 And thou shalt speak my words unto Mi.7.4. watchman k upto the house of Israel: them, whether they will hear, or whether i 1 Pe.3.14. therefore hear the word at my mouth, they will forbear; for they are most 6 re-k is.52.8. and give them warning from me. bellious.

50.10.

| 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou 8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say Je.6.17. shalt surely die; and thou I givest him unto thee; Be not thou m rebellious like! He.13.17. not warning, nor speakest to warn the that rebellious house : open thy mouth, 6 rebellion. wicked from his wicked way, to save his and eat n that I give thee.

1 c.33.6. life; the same wicked man sball die in 9 And when I looked, behold, an hand pim Is.50.5. his o iniquity : but his blood will I require was sent unto me; and, lo, aq roll of a n Re. 10.9,10. at thine hand. book was therein;

o Jno.8.21,24. i9 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he 10 And he spread it before me; and it p c.8.3. turn not from his wickedness, nor from was written within and without; and q c.3.1. his wicked way, he shall die in his inithere was written therein lamentations, Ir Is.49.4,5. quity : but thou r hast delivered thy soul. and mourning, and woe.

1 Ac.20.26. | 20 Again, when sa righteous man doth CHAP. III.

s c.18.24. turn from his 7 righteousness, and comTOREOVER, he said unto me, Son of 33.12, 13. mit iniquity, and I lay t a stumbling-block 1 man, eat that thou findest : eat this 7 righteous before him, he shall die : because thou u roll, and go speak unto the house of nesses. hast not given him warning, he shall die Israel.

t 1 Pe.2.6-8. in his sin, and his righteousness which he 2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused u ver.2,8,9. hath done shall not be remembered; but me to eat that roll.

his blood will I require at thine hand. 2 And he said unto me, Son of man,

21 Nevertheless, if thou warn the rigbcause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels

teous man, that the righteous sin not with this roll that I give thee. Then did v Je.15.16. and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, I eat it : and u it was in my mouth as how Ps.19.11, because he is warned : w also thou hast Dey I for sweetness.

* Ps.19.10. delivered thy soul. 4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, 119.103. | 22 And the hand of the LORD was there get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak 8 deep of lip, upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go with my words upto them.

l and heavyof forth into the plain, and I will there talk 5 For thou art not sent to a people of 8 tongue. with thee. a strange speech,and of an hard language, 9 or, if I had | 23 Then I arose, and went forth into the but to the house of Israel:

sent thee to plain; and, behold, the glory of the LORD 6 Not to many people 8 of a strange them, would stood there, as the glory which I saw by speech, and of an hard language, whose they not. the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. words thou canst not understand: surely, y Mal. 11.23. | 24 Then the spirit entered into me, and had y I sent thee to them, they would 12.41. set me upon my feet, and spake with me, have hearkened unto thee.

Iz Jno.15.20. and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within 7 But the house of Israel will not beark. I stiff of fore thine house. en unto thee; for z they will not heark head, and | 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they en unto me: for all the house of Israel hard of shall put bands upon thee, and shalt bind are 1 impudent and hard-hearted.

heart. thee with them, and thou shalt not go out 8 Bebold. I have made tby face strong a Lu.1.20,22. Jamong them: against their faces, and thy forehead b Is. 50.7. 26 And I will make thy tongue a cleave strong against their foreheads. - Mi.3.8. to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt

9 As an adamant, harder than b flint, c Am.& 11,12. be dumb, and shalt uot c be to them a have I made thy forehead : fear them not, 2 man re- reprover; d for theyare a rebellious house. neither be dismayed at their e looks, proving. | 27 But when I speak with thee, I will though they be a rebellious house. Tu Ps.38.13,14. open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto

10 Moreover, he said unto me, Son of e 2Ti.2.3. them, Thus saith the Lord God. He that mar, all my words that I shall speak unto 2Ti.2.6. Theareth, let him hear; and he that for thee receive f in thine heart, and hear & Lu.19.43,44 beareth, let him forbear : for they are a with thine ears.

Th1Ki. 18.12. rebellious house. 11 And go, get thee to them of the capti. 2Ki.2.16.

CHAP. IV. vity, unto thy people, and speak unto c.8.3. THOU also, son f man, take thee a tile, them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord Ac.8.39. l and lay it before thee, and portray GOD, whether they will hear, or whether 3 or, chief upon it the city, even Jerusalem : they will forbear

leaders, | 2 And lay siege against it, and build a 12 Then the spirit h took me up, and c.21.22.

fort against it, and cast a mount against I heard behind me a voice of a greator, a flat it; set the camp also against it, and so rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of plate, 21, battering-rams 3 against it round about the LORD from his place,

Ishce I 3 Moreover, take tbou unto thee in

Representation of the Srege,

EZEKIEL, V. and of the Ruin of Jerusaiem. iron pa:1, and set it for a wall of iron be-l B. C. 595. Ster in the wind : and I will draw out a tween thee and the city; and set thy face

sword after them. against it, and it shall be besieged, and a Je.52.16. 13 Thou shalt also take thereof a a few thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall i wings. in number, and bind them in thy I skirts. be a sign b to the house of Israel.

c. 12.6.11. 4 Then take c of them again, and cast 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and c Je.44.14. them into the midst of the fire, and burn lay the iniquity of the house of Israel

them in the fire ; for thereof shall a fire upon it: according to the number of the

come forth into all the house of Israel. days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt

5 Thus saith the Lord God, This is Je. bear their iniquity.

d Jude 4. rusalem: I have set it in the midst of 5 For I have laid upon thee the years of e Beginning, the nations and countries that are round their iniquity, according to the number of 975. about her. the days three hundred and ninety e days: Ki. 12.23, 6 And she hath changed d my judgments 80 shalt thou bear f the iniquity of the ending 585. into wickedness more than the nations, house of Israel.

if Nu.14.34. and my statutes more than the coun. 6 And when thou hast accomplished g c.16.47. tries that are round about her; for they. them, lie again on thy right side, and Co.5.1. have h refused my judginents and my thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house h Ne.9.16,17. statutes, they have not walked in them of Judah forty days: I have appointed Je.5.3. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD thee 2 each day for a year.

2 a day for a Because ye multiplied more than the na7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face tc- year, a day tions that are round about you, and have ward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine for a vear not walked in my statutes, neither bave arm shall be uncovered, and thou shaltic 33.25. kept my judgments, Leither have done prophesy against it.

2 thy side to according to the judgments of the nations 8 And, behold, I will lay bands t upon thú side, that are round about you; thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from k La.4.6. | 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, 3 one side to another, till thou hast ended Da.9.12. Behold, I, even l, am against thee, and the days of thy siege.

| Am.3.2. will execute judgments in the midst of 9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, an' | 4 or, spelt. thee, in the sight of the nations. barley, and beaus, and lentiles, and inil Le.26.29. 9 Aud I will do in thee that k which I let, and 4 fitches, and put thein in one De.28.53. have not done, and whereunto I will not vessel, and make thee bread thereof, ac- La.2.20. do any more the like; because of all cording to the number of the days that 4.10. thine abominations. thou shalt lie upon thy side; three hun. m De 29.64. 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat l the dred and ninety days shalt thou eat c.12.14. sons in the midst of thee, and the sono thereof.

Zec.2.6. shall eat their fathers, and I will executa 10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat n 2Ch.26.14. judgments in thee, and the whole remnant shall be by weight, twenty shekels a-day: c.8.5,&c. of thee will I scatter m into all the winds. from time to ime shalt thou eat it. To Je.44.4. 11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord

11 Thou shalt drink also water by meal c.11.21. GOD, Surely, because thou hast defiled my sure, the sixth part of an hin: from timelp Ps.107.39 sanctuary n with all thy o detestable to time shalt thou drink.

19 La.2.21. things, and with all thine abominations, 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley-cakes, Hos.9.3. therefore will I also diminish p thee; nei. and thou shalt bake it with dung that s ver.2. ther shall mine eye spare, neither will I cometh out of man, in their sight.

Je.15.2. have any pity. 13 And the LORD said, Even r thus shall 21.9. 12 A third s part of thee shall die with the children of Israel eat their defiled c.6.12. the pestilence, and with famine shall they bread among the Geutiles, whither I willst Je.9.16. be consumed in the midst of thee; and a drive them.

Tu Ac.10.14. third part shall fall by the sword round 14 Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, v Ex.22.31. about thee, and I will scatter t a third my soul hath not been polluted; u for Le.17.15. part into all the winds; and I will draw froin my youth up, even till now, have I w La.4.11. out a sword after them. not eaten of that v which dieth of itself, c.6.12. 13 Thus shall mine anger be accomor is torn in pieces ; neither came there! 7.8. plished, w and I will cause my fury to abominable cflesh into my niouth. 3 De. 14.3. rest y upon them, and I will be comfort.

15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have Is.65.4. ed : 2 and they shall know that I the given thee cow's dung for man's dung, & y c.21.17. LORD bave spoken it in my zeal, when I thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. Ź Is.1.24. have accomplished my fury in them.

16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of c.16.63. 14 Moreover I will make thee a waste, man, behold, I will break the staff of a Ne.2.17 and a reproach among the pations that bread in Jerusalem; and c they shall eat b Le.26.26. are round about thee, in the sight of all bread by weight, and with care; and Ps.105.16. that pass by. they shall drink water by measure, and Is 3.1. 15 So it shall be a reproach dand a taunt, with astonishment :

c.5.16. an instruction and an astonishment, unto 17 That they may want bread and 14.13. the nations that are round about thee water, and be astonied one with an- c c. 12. 19. when I shall execute judgments in thee, other, and consume e away for their ini-d De.28.37. in anger and in fury, and in furious f re quity.

Ki.9.7. bukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
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Ps.79.4. 16 When g I shall send upon them the AND thou, son of man, take thee a Je.24.9. evil arrows of famine, wbich shall be fo. A sharp knife, take thee a barber's ra- La.2.15-17. their destruction, and which I will send zor, and cause it to pass upon thine head, le Le.26.39.

to destroy you: and I will increase the and upon thy beard ; then take the bal c.24.23. famine upon you, and wul break your lances to weigh, and divide the hair. If c.25.17. Istaff of bread.

2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part| Na.1.2. 17 So will I send upon you famine, and in the midst of the city, when the days of g De.32.23. levil h beasts, and they shall bereave thee, the siege i are fulfilled ; and thou shalt h Le.26.22. and pestilence and blood shall pass hake a third part, and smite about it with i c.4.1,8,9. through thee; and I will bring the sword knife; and a third part thou shalt scat k c.38.22.

Jupon thee, I the LORD have spoken it.

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