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usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy
neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord
26:022:013 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest
gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in
the midst of thee.
26:022:014 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the
days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it,
and will do it.
26:022:015 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee
in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
26:022:016 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight
of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
26:022:017 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:022:018 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all
they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of
the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
26:022:019 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become
dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of
26:022:020 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin,
into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to
melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury,
and I will leave you there, and melt you.
26:022:021 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my
wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst therof.
26:022:022 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye
be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the
LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
26:022:023 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:022:024 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not
cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
26:022:025 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof,
like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured
souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they
have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
26:022:026 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy
things: they have put no difference between the holy and
profane, neither have they shewed difference between the
unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my
sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
26:022:027 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the
prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest
26:022:028 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter,
seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith
the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
26:022:029 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised
robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have
oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
26:022:030 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the
hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I
should not destroy it: but I found none.
26:022:031 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have
consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I
recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
26:023:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
26:023:002 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
26:023:003 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed
whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed,
and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
26:023:004 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her
sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters.
Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem
26:023:005 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted
on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,
26:023:006 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them
desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
26:023:007 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that
were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she
doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
26:023:008 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her
youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her
virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.
26:023:009 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers,
into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.
26:023:010 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her
daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous
among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.
26:023:011 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in
her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than
her sister in her whoredoms.
26:023:012 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and
rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses,
all of them desirable young men.
26:023:013 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,
26:023:014 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men
pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans
pourtrayed with vermilion,
26:023:015 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire
upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the
manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their
26:023:016 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon
them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.
26:023:017 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they
defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with
them, and her mind was alienated from them.
26:023:018 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness:
then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was
alienated from her sister.
26:023:019 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance
the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in
the land of Egypt.
26:023:020 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the
flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
26:023:021 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth,
in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy
26:023:022 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will
raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is
alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side;
26:023:023 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and
Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable
young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all
of them riding upon horses.
26:023:024 And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and
wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set
against thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I
will set judgment before them, and they shall judge thee
according to their judgments.
26:023:025 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal
furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine
ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take
thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured
by the fire.
26:023:026 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away
thy fair jewels.
26:023:027 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy
whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt
not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any more.
26:023:028 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver thee into
the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them from
whom thy mind is alienated:
26:023:029 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away
all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the
nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy
lewdness and thy whoredoms.
26:023:030 I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a
whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with
26:023:031 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I
give her cup into thine hand.
26:023:032 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup
deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in
derision; it containeth much.
26:023:033 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup
of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister
26:023:034 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break
the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I
have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
26:023:035 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten
me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy
lewdness and thy whoredoms.
26:023:036 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge
Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their
26:023:037 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their
hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and
have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass
for them through the fire, to devour them.
26:023:038 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my
sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
26:023:039 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then
they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and,
lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
26:023:040 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far,
unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom
thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst
thyself with ornaments,
26:023:041 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it,
whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.
26:023:042 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and
with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the
wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and
beautiful crowns upon their heads.
26:023:043 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now
commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?
26:023:044 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that
playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto
Aholibah, the lewd women.
26:023:045 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner
of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed
blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their
26:023:046 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon
them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.
26:023:047 And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch
them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their
daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
26:023:048 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all
women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.
26:023:049 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall
bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the
26:024:001 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day
of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:024:002 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same
day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this
26:024:003 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto
them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and
also pour water into it:
26:024:004 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the
thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.
26:024:005 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under
it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of it
26:024:006 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city, to
the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out
of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.
26:024:007 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top
of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with
26:024:008 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have
set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be
26:024:009 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I
will even make the pile for fire great.
26:024:010 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it
well, and let the bones be burned.
26:024:011 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it
may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it may be
molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.
26:024:012 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went
not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.
26:024:013 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and
thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy
filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon
26:024:014 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will
do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will
I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings,
shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
26:024:015 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:024:016 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine
eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep,
neither shall thy tears run down.
26:024:017 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire
of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet,
and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.
26:024:018 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife
died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
26:024:019 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these
things are to us, that thou doest so?
26:024:020 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me,
26:024:021 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your
strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul
pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left
shall fall by the sword.
26:024:022 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips,
nor eat the bread of men.
26:024:023 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon
your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away
for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.
26:024:024 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath
done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I
am the Lord GOD.
26:024:025 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take
from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire
of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their
sons and their daughters,
26:024:026 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to
cause thee to hear it with thine ears?
26:024:027 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped,
and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a
sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
26:025:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
26:025:002 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy
26:025:003 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD;
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my
sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of
Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah,
when they went into captivity;
26:025:004 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east
for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee,
and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit,
and they shall drink thy milk.
26:025:005 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites
a couching place for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the
26:025:006 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine
hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with
all thy despite against the land of Israel;
26:025:007 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and
will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut
thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out
of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know
that I am the LORD.
26:025:008 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say,
Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;
26:025:009 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the
cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory
of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim,
26:025:010 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give
them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered
among the nations.
26:025:011 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know
that I am the LORD.
26:025:012 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against
the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly
offended, and revenged himself upon them;
26:025:013 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out
mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it;
and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan
shall fall by the sword.
26:025:014 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people
Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and
according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith
the Lord GOD.
26:025:015 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by
revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to
destroy it for the old hatred;
26:025:016 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out
mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the
Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
26:025:017 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious
rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall
lay my vengeance upon them.
26:026:001 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of
the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:026:002 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem,
Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is
turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:
26:026:003 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee,
O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee,
as the sea causeth his waves to come up.
26:026:004 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her
towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her
like the top of a rock.
26:026:005 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of
the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and it
shall become a spoil to the nations.
26:026:006 And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the
sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
26:026:007 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the
north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and
companies, and much people.
26:026:008 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and
he shall make a fort against thee, and cast a mount against
thee, and lift up the buckler against thee.
26:026:009 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with
his axes he shall break down thy towers.
26:026:010 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall
cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the
horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he
shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein
is made a breach.
26:026:011 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy
streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong
garrisons shall go down to the ground.
26:026:012 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of
thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and
destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and
thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
26:026:013 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the
sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
26:026:014 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a
place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I
the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
26:026:015 Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at
the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the
slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
26:026:016 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their
thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered
garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they
shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment,
and be astonished at thee.
26:026:017 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to
thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring
men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and
her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that
26:026:018 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the
isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.
26:026:019 For thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall make thee a desolate
city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall
bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover
26:026:020 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the
pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the
low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them
that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I
shall set glory in the land of the living;
26:026:021 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though
thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith
the Lord GOD.
26:027:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
26:027:002 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
26:027:003 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of
the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of
26:027:004 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have
perfected thy beauty.
26:027:005 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they
have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.
26:027:006 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company
of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out
of the isles of Chittim.
26:027:007 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou
spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles
of Elishah was that which covered thee.
26:027:008 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise
men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.
26:027:009 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee
thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were
in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
26:027:010 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy
men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they
set forth thy comeliness.
26:027:011 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round
about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their
shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty
26:027:012 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all
kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded
in thy fairs.
26:027:013 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they
traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
26:027:014 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses
and horsemen and mules.
26:027:015 The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the
merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present
horns of ivory and ebony.
26:027:016 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares
of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds,
purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and
26:027:017 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they
traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey,
and oil, and balm.
26:027:018 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy
making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of
Helbon, and white wool.
26:027:019 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs:
bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.
26:027:020 Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.
26:027:021 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee
in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy
26:027:022 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants:
they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with
all precious stones, and gold.
26:027:023 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur,
and Chilmad, were thy merchants.
26:027:024 These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue
clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel,
bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.
26:027:025 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou
wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the
26:027:026 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind
hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
26:027:027 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and
thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise,
and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy
company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the
midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.
26:027:028 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
26:027:029 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots
of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand
upon the land;
26:027:030 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and
shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads,
they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
26:027:031 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird
them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with
bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
26:027:032 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for
thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus,
like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
26:027:033 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many
people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the
multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
26:027:034 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the
depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in
the midst of thee shall fall.
26:027:035 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee,
and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled
in their countenance.
26:027:036 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt
be a terror, and never shalt be any more.
26:028:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
26:028:002 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I
am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas;
yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart
as the heart of God:
26:028:003 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that
they can hide from thee:
26:028:004 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten
thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy
26:028:005 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased
thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy
26:028:006 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine
heart as the heart of God;
26:028:007 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the
terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords
against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy
26:028:008 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the
deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
26:028:009 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but
thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that
26:028:010 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of
strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
26:028:011 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:028:012 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and
say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the
sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
26:028:013 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone
was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the
beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald,
and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets
and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou
26:028:014 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set
thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast
walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
26:028:015 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast
created, till iniquity was found in thee.
26:028:016 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst
of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will
cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will
destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones
26:028:017 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast
corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast
thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they
may behold thee.
26:028:018 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine
iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I
bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour
thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the
sight of all them that behold thee.
26:028:019 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished
at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any
26:028:020 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:028:021 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against
26:028:022 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O
Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they
shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed
judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
26:028:023 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her
streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her
by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that
I am the LORD.
26:028:024 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of
Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about
them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the
26:028:025 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house
of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and
shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then
shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant
26:028:026 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses,
and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence,
when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise
them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD
26:029:001 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of
the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:029:002 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and
prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:
26:029:003 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against
thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in
the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine
own, and I have made it for myself.
26:029:004 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of
thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up
out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers
shall stick unto thy scales.
26:029:005 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all
the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields;
thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given
thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of
26:029:006 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the
LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of
26:029:007 When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and
rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou
brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
26:029:008 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a
sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.
26:029:009 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they
shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river
is mine, and I have made it.
26:029:010 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers,
and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate,
from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
26:029:011 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall
pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
26:029:012 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the
countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities
that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will
scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse
them through the countries.
26:029:013 Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will I
gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were
26:029:014 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause
them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of
their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom.
26:029:015 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt
itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them,
that they shall no more rule over the nations.
26:029:016 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel,
which bringeth their iniquity to remembrance, when they shall
look after them: but they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
26:029:017 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the
first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the
LORD came unto me, saying,
26:029:018 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to
serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald,
and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his
army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against
26:029:019 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the
land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he
shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her
prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
26:029:020 I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he
served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord
26:029:021 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to
bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in
the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
26:030:001 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
26:030:002 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Howl
ye, Woe worth the day!
26:030:003 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a
cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.
26:030:004 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be
in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they
shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be
26:030:005 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people,
and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall
fall with them by the sword.
26:030:006 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall;
and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of
Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
26:030:007 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that
are desolate, and her cities shall be in the midst of the
cities that are wasted.
26:030:008 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire
in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.
26:030:009 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make
the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon
them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
26:030:010 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also make the multitude of
Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
26:030:011 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall
be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their
swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain.
26:030:012 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the
hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all
that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the LORD have
26:030:013 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I
will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall
be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a
fear in the land of Egypt.
26:030:014 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan,
and will execute judgments in No.
26:030:015 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I
will cut off the multitude of No.
26:030:016 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and
No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses
26:030:017 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword:
and these cities shall go into captivity.
26:030:018 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall
break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength
shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and
her daughters shall go into captivity.
26:030:019 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know
that I am the LORD.
26:030:020 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month,
in the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD
came unto me, saying,
26:030:021 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt;
and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a
roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
26:030:022 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong,
and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall
out of his hand.
26:030:023 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will
disperse them through the countries.
26:030:024 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put
my sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he
shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded
26:030:025 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the
arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am
the LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king
of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of
26:030:026 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and
disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I
am the LORD.
26:031:001 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month,
in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came
unto me, saying,
26:031:002 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his
multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
26:031:003 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair
branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature;
and his top was among the thick boughs.
26:031:004 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with
her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little
rivers unto all the trees of the field.
26:031:005 Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the
field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became
long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
26:031:006 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and
under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth
their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
26:031:007 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his
branches: for his root was by great waters.
26:031:008 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir
trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were
not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was
like unto him in his beauty.
26:031:009 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that
all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied
26:031:010 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up
thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick
boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
26:031:011 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one
of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven
him out for his wickedness.
26:031:012 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off,
and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys
his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the
rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone
down from his shadow, and have left him.
26:031:013 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and
all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
26:031:014 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt
themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among
the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their
height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto
death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the
children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
26:031:015 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the
grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I
restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were
stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the
trees of the field fainted for him.
26:031:016 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I
cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and
all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all
that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of
26:031:017 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain
with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under
his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
26:031:018 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the
trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees
of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in
the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the
sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord
26:032:001 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month,
in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came
unto me, saying,
26:032:002 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt,
and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations,
and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth
with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and
fouledst their rivers.
26:032:003 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net
over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring
thee up in my net.
26:032:004 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth
upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the
heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the
whole earth with thee.
26:032:005 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the
valleys with thy height.
26:032:006 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou
swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full
26:032:007 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and
make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a
cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
26:032:008 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee,
and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.
26:032:009 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring
thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which
thou hast not known.
26:032:010 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings
shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my
sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment,
every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.
26:032:011 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon
shall come upon thee.
26:032:012 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to
fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall
spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall
26:032:013 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the
great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any
more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
26:032:014 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to
run like oil, saith the Lord GOD.
26:032:015 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country
shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall
smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I
am the LORD.
26:032:016 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the
daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament
for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the
26:032:017 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day
of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:032:018 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them
down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto
the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the
26:032:019 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with
26:032:020 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the
sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her
26:032:021 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the
midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down,
they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
26:032:022 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him:
all of them slain, fallen by the sword:
26:032:023 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company
is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the
sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.
26:032:024 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all
of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down
uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused
their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne
their shame with them that go down to the pit.
26:032:025 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her
multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them
uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was
caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their
shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the
midst of them that be slain.
26:032:026 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are
round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the
sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the
26:032:027 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the
uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons
of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but
their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were
the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
26:032:028 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised,
and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.
26:032:029 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with
their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword:
they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go
down to the pit.
26:032:030 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the
Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their
terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie
uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear
their shame with them that go down to the pit.
26:032:031 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his
multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword,
saith the Lord GOD.
26:032:032 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he
shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that
are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude,
saith the Lord GOD.
26:033:001 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:033:002 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto
them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the
land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their
26:033:003 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the
trumpet, and warn the people;
26:033:004 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh
not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood
shall be upon his own head.
26:033:005 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his
blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall
deliver his soul.
26:033:006 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the
trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and
take any person from among them, he is taken away in his
iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
26:033:007 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the
house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my
mouth, and warn them from me.
26:033:008 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely
die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way,
that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will
I require at thine hand.
26:033:009 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from
it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his
iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
26:033:010 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel;
Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be
upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
26:033:011 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no
pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn
from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;
for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
26:033:012 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy
people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver
him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of
the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he
turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be
able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
26:033:013 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live;
if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all
his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his
iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
26:033:014 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if
he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
26:033:015 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had
robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing
iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
26:033:016 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned
unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he
shall surely live.
26:033:017 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not
equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
26:033:018 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and
committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
26:033:019 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which
is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
26:033:020 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of
Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
26:033:021 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in
the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that
had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is
26:033:022 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he
that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came
to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no
26:033:023 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:033:024 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of
Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the
land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
26:033:025 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with
the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed
blood: and shall ye possess the land?
26:033:026 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile
every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?
26:033:027 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live,
surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword,
and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to
be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves
shall die of the pestilence.
26:033:028 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her
strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be
desolate, that none shall pass through.
26:033:029 Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the
land most desolate because of all their abominations which
they have committed.
26:033:030 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are
talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the
houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother,
saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that
cometh forth from the LORD.
26:033:031 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit
before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they
will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love,
but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
26:033:032 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that
hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for
they hear thy words, but they do them not.
26:033:033 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall
they know that a prophet hath been among them.
26:034:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:034:002 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel,
prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the
shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed
themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
26:034:003 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them
that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
26:034:004 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed
that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was
broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven
away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with
force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
26:034:005 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and
they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they
26:034:006 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every
high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of
the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
26:034:007 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
26:034:008 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became
a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field,
because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search
for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my
26:034:009 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
26:034:010 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds;
and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to
cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed
themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their
mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
26:034:011 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both
search my sheep, and seek them out.
26:034:012 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is
among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my
sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have
been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
26:034:013 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them
from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and
feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in
all the inhabited places of the country.
26:034:014 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high
mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie
in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the
mountains of Israel.
26:034:015 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith
the Lord GOD.
26:034:016 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which
was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and
will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the
fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
26:034:017 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I
judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he
26:034:018 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good
pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of
your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye
must foul the residue with your feet?
26:034:019 And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with
your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your
26:034:020 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even
I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean
26:034:021 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed
all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them
26:034:022 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a
prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
26:034:023 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed
them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall
be their shepherd.
26:034:024 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a
prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
26:034:025 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause
the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell
safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
26:034:026 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a
blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his
season; there shall be showers of blessing.
26:034:027 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth
shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their
land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken
the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of
those that served themselves of them.
26:034:028 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall
the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell
safely, and none shall make them afraid.
26:034:029 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall
be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the
shame of the heathen any more.
26:034:030 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them,
and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith
the Lord GOD.
26:034:031 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am
your God, saith the Lord GOD.
26:035:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:035:002 Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy
26:035:003 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount
Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand
against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
26:035:004 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and
thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
26:035:005 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the
blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in
the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity
had an end:
26:035:006 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee
unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not
hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
26:035:007 Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it
him that passeth out and him that returneth.
26:035:008 And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy
hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they
fall that are slain with the sword.
26:035:009 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall
not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
26:035:010 Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two
countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the
LORD was there:
26:035:011 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do
according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which
thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make
myself known among them, when I have judged thee.
26:035:012 And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard
all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the
mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are
given us to consume.
26:035:013 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have
multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
26:035:014 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I
will make thee desolate.
26:035:015 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of
Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou
shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of
it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
26:036:001 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel,
and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:
26:036:002 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against
you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:
26:036:003 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because
they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every
side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the
heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are
an infamy of the people:
26:036:004 Therefore, 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, to the desolate
wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a
prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round
26:036:005 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my
jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and
against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their
possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful
minds, to cast it out for a prey.
26:036:006 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto
the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the
valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my
jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of
26:036:007 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand,
Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their
26:036:008 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your
branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for
they are at hand to come.
26:036:009 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye
shall be tilled and sown:
26:036:010 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel,
even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the
wastes shall be builded:
26:036:011 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall
increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old
estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings:
and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
26:036:012 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel;
and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their
inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of
26:036:013 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land
devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations:
26:036:014 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy
nations any more, saith the Lord GOD.
26:036:015 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the
heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the
people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall
any more, saith the Lord GOD.
26:036:016 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:036:017 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land,
they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their
way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.
26:036:018 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they
had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had
26:036:019 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were
dispersed through the countries: according to their way and
according to their doings I judged them.
26:036:020 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went,
they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are
the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.
26:036:021 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel
had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
26:036:022 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord
GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for
mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the
heathen, whither ye went.
26:036:023 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among
the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and
the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,
when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
26:036:024 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out
of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
26:036:025 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be
clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will
I cleanse you.
26:036:026 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your
flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
26:036:027 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in
my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
26:036:028 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers;
and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
26:036:029 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will
call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine
26:036:030 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of
the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine
among the heathen.
26:036:031 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings
that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own
sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
26:036:032 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known
unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house
26:036:033 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed
you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in
the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
26:036:034 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate
in the sight of all that passed by.
26:036:035 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like
the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined
cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
26:036:036 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that
I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was
desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
26:036:037 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by
the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them
with men like a flock.
26:036:038 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn
feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of
men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
26:037:001 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the
spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley
which was full of bones,
26:037:002 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there
were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very
26:037:003 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I
answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
26:037:004 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto
them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
26:037:005 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause
breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
26:037:006 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon
you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye
shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
26:037:007 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there
was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came
together, bone to his bone.
26:037:008 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon
them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath
26:037:009 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of
man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from
the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that
they may live.
26:037:010 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into
them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an
exceeding great army.
26:037:011 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole
house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and
our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
26:037:012 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to
come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of
26:037:013 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your
graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
26:037:014 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall
place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD
have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
26:037:015 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
26:037:016 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon
it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions:
then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the
stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his
26:037:017 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall
become one in thine hand.
26:037:018 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee,
saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
26:037:019 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take
the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the
tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even
with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they
shall be one in mine hand.
26:037:020 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand
before their eyes.
26:037:021 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will
take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither
they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring
them into their own land:
26:037:022 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains
of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they
shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided
into two kingdoms any more at all.
26:037:023 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their
idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their
transgressions: but I will save them out of all their
dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse
them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
26:037:024 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all
shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments,
and observe my statutes, and do them.
26:037:025 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob
my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall
dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their
children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be
their prince for ever.
26:037:026 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall
be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them,
and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of
them for evermore.
26:037:027 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.
26:037:028 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel,
when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
26:038:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
26:038:002 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the
chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
26:038:003 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O
Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
26:038:004 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I
will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and
horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a
great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling
26:038:005 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield
26:038:006 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north
quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
26:038:007 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy
company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto
26:038:008 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years
thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the
sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the
mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is
brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely
all of them.
26:038:009 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a
cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many
people with thee.
26:038:010 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at
the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt
think an evil thought:
26:038:011 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled
villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell
safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither
bars nor gates,
26:038:012 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon
the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the
people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten
cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
26:038:013 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the
young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to
take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?
to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods,
to take a great spoil?
26:038:014 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith
the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth
safely, shalt thou not know it?
26:038:015 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,
thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon
horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
26:038:016 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud
to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will
bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when
I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
26:038:017 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in
old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which
prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee
26:038:018 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come
against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury
shall come up in my face.
26:038:019 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken,
Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land
26:038:020 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven,
and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that
creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face
of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains
shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and
every wall shall fall to the ground.
26:038:021 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my
mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be
against his brother.
26:038:022 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood;
and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the
many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great
hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
26:038:023 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be
known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I
am the LORD.
26:039:001 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the
chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
26:039:002 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of
thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and
will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
26:039:003 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause
thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
26:039:004 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all
thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee
unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of
the field to be devoured.
26:039:005 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it,
saith the Lord GOD.
26:039:006 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell
carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the
26:039:007 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people
Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more:
and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in
26:039:008 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this
is the day whereof I have spoken.
26:039:009 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth,
and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields
and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves,
and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven
26:039:010 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut
down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons
with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and
rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
26:039:011 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto
Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the
passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses
of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his
multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
26:039:012 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them,
that they may cleanse the land.
26:039:013 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall
be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith
the Lord GOD.
26:039:014 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing
through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain
upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of
seven months shall they search.
26:039:015 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth
a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the
buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
26:039:016 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall
they cleanse the land.
26:039:017 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto
every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field,
Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side
to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great
sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh,
and drink blood.
26:039:018 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of
the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of
bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
26:039:019 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye
be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
26:039:020 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots,
with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
26:039:021 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen
shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I
have laid upon them.
26:039:022 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God
from that day and forward.
26:039:023 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into
captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against
me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the
hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
26:039:024 According to their uncleanness and according to their
transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from
26:039:025 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the
captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of
Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
26:039:026 After that they have borne their shame, and all their
trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they
dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
26:039:027 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered
them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in
the sight of many nations;
26:039:028 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which
caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I
have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of
them any more there.
26:039:029 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have
poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord
26:040:001 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the
beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the
fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the
selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me
26:040:002 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel,
and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the
frame of a city on the south.
26:040:003 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose
appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of