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26:002:006 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.

26:002:007 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will
hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most
rebellious.

26:002:008 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.

26:002:009 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo,
a roll of a book was therein;

26:002:010 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and
without: and there was written therein lamentations, and
mourning, and woe.

26:003:001 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest;
eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

26:003:002 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.

26:003:003 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.

26:003:004 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house
of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

26:003:005 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of
an hard language, but to the house of Israel;

26:003:006 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.

26:003:007 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.

26:003:008 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and
thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

26:003:009 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.

26:003:010 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.

26:003:011 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.

26:003:012 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.

26:003:013 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.

26:003:014 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.

26:003:015 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by
the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained
there astonished among them seven days.

26:003:016 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of
the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:003:017 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.

26:003:018 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 thine
hand.

26:003:019 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.

26:003:020 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness,
and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block 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
hand.

26:003:021 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.

26:003:022 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.

26:003:023 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.

26:003:024 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.

26:003:025 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:

26:003:026 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.

26:003:027 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.

26:004:001 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before
thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:

26:004:002 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.

26:004:003 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.

26:004:004 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 iniquity.

26:004:005 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.

26:004:006 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.

26:004:007 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of
Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt
prophesy against it.

26:004:008 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.

26:004:009 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.

26:004:010 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty
shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

26:004:011 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an
hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.

26:004:012 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it
with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

26:004:013 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat
their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive
them.

26:004:014 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.

26:004:015 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for
man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

26:004:016 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:

26:004:017 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with
another, and consume away for their iniquity.

26:005:001 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 weigh, and divide the
hair.

26:005:002 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.

26:005:003 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in
thy skirts.

26:005:004 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.

26:005:005 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.

26:005:006 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.

26:005:007 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;

26:005:008 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.

26:005:009 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.

26:005:010 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.

26:005:011 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 any
pity.

26:005:012 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.

26:005:013 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.

26:005:014 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.

26:005:015 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.

26:005:016 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:

26:005:017 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.

26:006:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:006:002 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and
prophesy against them,

26:006:003 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.

26:006:004 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be
broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

26:006:005 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.

26:006:006 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.

26:006:007 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.

26:006:008 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.

26:006:009 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.

26:006:010 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.

26:006:011 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.

26:006:012 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.

26:006:013 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.

26:006:014 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.

26:007:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:007:002 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.

26:007:003 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.

26:007:004 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.

26:007:005 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is
come.

26:007:006 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold,
it is come.

26:007:007 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.

26:007:008 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.

26:007:009 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.

26:007:010 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth;
the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.

26:007:011 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them
shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their's:
neither shall there be wailing for them.

26:007:012 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.

26:007:013 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.

26:007:014 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.

26:007:015 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 devour
him.

26:007:016 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.

26:007:017 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as
water.

26:007:018 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.

26:007:019 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.

26:007:020 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 from
them.

26:007:021 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.

26:007:022 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.

26:007:023 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the
city is full of violence.

26:007:024 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.

26:007:025 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall
be none.

26:007:026 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
ancients.

26:007:027 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.

26:008:001 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.

26:008:002 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.

26:008:003 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.

26:008:004 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there,
according to the vision that I saw in the plain.

26:008:005 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.

26:008:006 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.

26:008:007 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked,
behold a hole in the wall.

26:008:008 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and
when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.

26:008:009 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations
that they do here.

26:008:010 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.

26:008:011 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.

26:008:012 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.

26:008:013 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see
greater abominations that they do.

26:008:014 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.

26:008:015 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.

26:008:016 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.

26:008:017 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.

26:008:018 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.

26:009:001 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.

26:009:002 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.

26:009:003 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;

26:009:004 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.

26:009:005 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:

26:009:006 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.

26:009:007 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.

26:009:008 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?

26:009:009 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.

26:009:010 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I
have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.

26:009:011 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.

26:010:001 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.

26:010:002 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.

26:010:003 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when
the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.

26:010:004 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.

26:010:005 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the
outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he
speaketh.

26:010:006 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.

26:010:007 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.

26:010:008 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand
under their wings.

26:010:009 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.

26:010:010 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as
if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

26:010:011 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.

26:010:012 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.

26:010:013 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O
wheel.

26:010:014 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.

26:010:015 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature
that I saw by the river of Chebar.

26:010:016 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 them.

26:010:017 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.

26:010:018 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of
the house, and stood over the cherubims.

26:010:019 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.

26:010:020 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.

26:010:021 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and
the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.

26:010:022 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.

26:011:001 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,
princes of the people.

26:011:002 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that
devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:

26:011:003 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is
the caldron, and we be the flesh.

26:011:004 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.

26:011:005 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.

26:011:006 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled
the streets thereof with the slain.

26:011:007 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.

26:011:008 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you,
saith the Lord GOD.

26:011:009 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you
into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among
you.

26:011:010 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of
Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

26:011:011 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:

26:011:012 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 about you.

26:011:013 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?

26:011:014 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:011:015 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.

26:011:016 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.

26:011:017 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.

26:011:018 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the
detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof
from thence.

26:011:019 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:

26:011:020 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.

26:011:021 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 GOD.

26:011:022 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.

26:011:023 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.

26:011:024 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.

26:011:025 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that
the LORD had shewed me.

26:012:001 The word of the LORD also came unto me, saying,

26:012:002 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.

26:012:003 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.

26:012:004 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.

26:012:005 Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out
thereby.

26:012:006 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.

26:012:007 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.

26:012:008 And in the morning came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,

26:012:009 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious
house, said unto thee, What doest thou?

26:012:010 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.

26:012:011 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done
unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.

26:012:012 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.

26:012:013 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.

26:012:014 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.

26:012:015 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter
them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.

26:012:016 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.

26:012:017 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

26:012:018 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water
with trembling and with carefulness;

26:012:019 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.

26:012:020 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.

26:012:021 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:012:022 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of
Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision
faileth?

26:012:023 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.

26:012:024 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering
divination within the house of Israel.

26:012:025 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.

26:012:026 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying.

26:012:027 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.

26:012:028 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.

26:013:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:013:002 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;

26:013:003 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that
follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

26:013:004 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

26:013:005 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.

26:013:006 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.

26:013:007 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?

26:013:008 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken
vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you,
saith the Lord GOD.

26:013:009 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.

26:013:010 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:

26:013:011 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 rend it.

26:013:012 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you,
Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?

26:013:013 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.

26:013:014 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.

26:013:015 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 it;

26:013:016 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.

26:013:017 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,

26:013:018 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 you?

26:013:019 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?

26:013:020 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.

26:013:021 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.

26:013:022 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:

26:013:023 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.

26:014:001 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat
before me.

26:014:002 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:014:003 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?

26:014:004 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;

26:014:005 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart,
because they are all estranged from me through their idols.

26:014:006 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.

26:014:007 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:

26:014:008 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.

26:014:009 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.

26:014:010 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;

26:014:011 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.

26:014:012 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,

26:014:013 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:

26:014:014 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.

26:014:015 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:

26:014:016 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.

26:014:017 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go
through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

26:014:018 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.

26:014:019 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury
upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:

26:014:020 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 righteousness.

26:014:021 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?

26:014:022 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.

26:014:023 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.

26:015:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:015:002 Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than
a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

26:015:003 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a
pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?

26:015:004 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?

26:015:005 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?

26:015:006 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.

26:015:007 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.

26:015:008 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed
a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.

26:016:001 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:016:002 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,

26:016:003 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.

26:016:004 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.

26:016:005 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.

26:016:006 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.

26:016:007 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.

26:016:008 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.

26:016:009 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away
thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.

26:016:010 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.

26:016:011 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon
thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.

26:016:012 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears,
and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

26:016:013 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.

26:016:014 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.

26:016:015 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.

26:016:016 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.

26:016:017 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,

26:016:018 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and
thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.

26:016:019 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 GOD.

26:016:020 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,

26:016:021 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause
them to pass through the fire for them?

26:016:022 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.

26:016:023 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto
thee! saith the LORD GOD;)

26:016:024 That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast
made thee an high place in every street.

26:016:025 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 whoredoms.

26:016:026 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy
neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms,
to provoke me to anger.

26:016:027 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.

26:016:028 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.

26:016:029 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of
Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied
therewith.

26:016:030 How weak is thine heart, saith the LORD GOD, seeing thou doest
all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;

26:016:031 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 hire;

26:016:032 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers
instead of her husband!

26:016:033 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.

26:016:034 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.

26:016:035 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:

26:016:036 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;

26:016:037 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.

26:016:038 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.

26:016:039 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.

26:016:040 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they
shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with
their swords.

26:016:041 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.

26:016:042 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.

26:016:043 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 thine
abominations.

26:016:044 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb
against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

26:016:045 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.

26:016:046 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.

26:016:047 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.

26:016:048 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.

26:016:049 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.

26:016:050 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me:
therefore I took them away as I saw good.

26:016:051 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.

26:016:052 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.

26:016:053 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:

26:016:054 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.

26:016:055 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.

26:016:056 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day
of thy pride,

26:016:057 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.

26:016:058 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the
LORD.

26:016:059 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as
thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the
covenant.

26:016:060 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days
of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting
covenant.

26:016:061 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.

26:016:062 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt
know that I am the LORD:

26:016:063 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 Lord GOD.

26:017:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:017:002 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the
house of Israel;

26:017:003 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 cedar:

26:017:004 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into
a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants.

26:017:005 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.

26:017:006 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.

26:017:007 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.

26:017:008 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.

26:017:009 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.

26:017:010 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.

26:017:011 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:017:012 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;

26:017:013 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:

26:017:014 That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself
up, but that by keeping of his covenant it might stand.

26:017:015 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?

26:017:016 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.

26:017:017 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:

26:017:018 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.

26:017:019 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.

26:017:020 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 against me.

26:017:021 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.

26:017:022 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:

26:017:023 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.

26:017:024 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 spoken and have done it.

26:018:001 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,

26:018:002 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?

26:018:003 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any
more to use this proverb in Israel.

26:018:004 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.

26:018:005 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

26:018:006 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
menstruous woman,

26:018:007 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 a
garment;

26:018:008 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,

26:018:009 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to
deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord
GOD.

26:018:010 If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and
that doeth the like to any one of these things,

26:018:011 And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten
upon the mountains, and defiled his neighbour's wife,

26:018:012 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,

26:018:013 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 upon
him.

26:018:014 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,

26:018:015 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,

26:018:016 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,

26:018:017 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.

26:018:018 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.

26:018:019 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.

26:018:020 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.

26:018:021 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 die.

26:018:022 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not
be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done
he shall live.

26:018:023 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?

26:018:024 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.

26:018:025 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 ways
unequal?

26:018:026 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.

26:018:027 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.

26:018:028 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his
transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live,
he shall not die.

26:018:029 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?

26:018:030 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.

26:018:031 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?

26:018:032 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith
the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

26:019:001 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

26:019:002 And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among
lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.

26:019:003 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion,
and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.

26:019:004 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and
they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.

26:019:005 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.

26:019:006 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young
lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.

26:019:007 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.

26:019:008 Then the nations set against him on every side from the
provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in
their pit.

26:019:009 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.

26:019:010 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.

26:019:011 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 her
branches.

26:019:012 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.

26:019:013 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty
ground.

26:019:014 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.

26:020:001 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.

26:020:002 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,

26:020:003 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.

26:020:004 Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause
them to know the abominations of their fathers:

26:020:005 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;

26:020:006 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:

26:020:007 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.

26:020:008 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.

26:020:009 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.

26:020:010 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt,
and brought them into the wilderness.

26:020:011 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments,
which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

26:020:012 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.

26:020:013 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.

26:020:014 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be
polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them
out.

26:020:015 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;

26:020:016 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my
statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after
their idols.

26:020:017 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them,
neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

26:020:018 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:

26:020:019 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my
judgments, and do them;

26:020:020 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me
and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

26:020:021 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.

26:020:022 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.

26:020:023 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;

26:020:024 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.

26:020:025 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and
judgments whereby they should not live;

26:020:026 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.

26:020:027 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.

26:020:028 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.

26:020:029 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go?
And the name whereof is called Bamah unto this day.

26:020:030 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?

26:020:031 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.

26:020:032 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.

26:020:033 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:

26:020:034 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 poured out.

26:020:035 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and
there will I plead with you face to face.

26:020:036 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.

26:020:037 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring
you into the bond of the covenant:

26:020:038 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.

26:020:039 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.

26:020:040 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.

26:020:041 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.

26:020:042 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.

26:020:043 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.

26:020:044 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.

26:020:045 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:020:046 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;

26:020:047 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.

26:020:048 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it
shall not be quenched.

26:020:049 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak
parables?

26:021:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:021:002 Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word
toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of
Israel,

26:021:003 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 the
wicked.

26:021:004 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:

26:021:005 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my
sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.

26:021:006 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy
loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

26:021:007 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.

26:021:008 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:021:009 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A
sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished:

26:021:010 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.

26:021:011 And he hath given 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.

26:021:012 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.

26:021:013 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the
rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.

26:021:014 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.

26:021:015 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.

26:021:016 Go thee one way or other, either on the right hand, or on the
left, whithersoever thy face is set.

26:021:017 I will also smite mine hands together, and I will cause my
fury to rest: I the LORD have said it.

26:021:018 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,

26:021:019 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.

26:021:020 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the
Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

26:021:021 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 the
liver.

26:021:022 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.

26:021:023 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.

26:021:024 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.

26:021:025 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come,
when iniquity shall have an end,

26:021:026 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.

26:021:027 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.

26:021:028 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:

26:021:029 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.

26:021:030 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.

26:021:031 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.

26:021:032 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.

26:022:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

26:022:002 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the
bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.

26:022:003 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.

26:022:004 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.

26:022:005 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall
mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.

26:022:006 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their
power to shed blood.

26:022:007 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.

26:022:008 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my
sabbaths.

26:022:009 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.

26:022:010 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee
have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.

26:022:011 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
daughter.

26:022:012 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken

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