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26:5. She shall be a drying place for nets in the midst of the sea,
because I have spoken it, saith the Lord God: and she shall be a spoil
to the nations.

26:6. Her daughters also that are in the field, shall be slain by the
sword: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

26:7. For thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will bring against Tyre
Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, the king of kings, from the north, with
horses, and chariots, and horsemen, and companies, and much people.

26:8. Thy daughters that are in the field, he shall kill with the
sword: and he shall compass thee with forts, and shall cast up a mount
round about: and he shall lift up the buckler against thee.

26:9. And he shall set engines of war and battering rams against thy
walls, and shall destroy thy towers with his arms.

26:10. By reason of the multitude of his horses, their dust shall cover
thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and wheels,
and chariots, when they shall go in at thy gates, as by the entrance of
a city that is destroyed.

26:11. With the hoofs of his horses he shall tread down all thy
streets, thy people he shall kill with the sword, and thy famous
statues shall fall to the ground.

26:12. They shall waste thy riches, they shall make a spoil of thy
merchandise: and they shall destroy thy walls, and pull down thy fine
houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber, and thy dust in
the midst of the waters.

26:13. And I will make the multitude of thy songs to cease, and the
sound of thy harps shall be heard no more.

26:14. And I will make thee like a naked rock, thou shalt be a drying
place for nets, neither shalt thou be built any more: for I have spoken
it, saith the Lord God.

26:15. Thus saith the Lord God to Tyre: Shall not the islands shake at
the sound of thy fall, and the groans of thy slain when they shall be
killed in the midst of thee?

26:16. Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their
thrones: and take off their robes, and cast away their broidered
garments, and be clothed with astonishment: they shall sit on the
ground, and with amazement shall wonder at thy sudden fall.

26:17. And taking up a lamentation over thee, they shall say to thee:
How art thou fallen, that dwellest in the sea, renowned city that wast
strong in the sea, with thy inhabitants whom all did dread?

26:18. Now shall the ships be astonished in the day of thy terror: and
the islands in the sea shall be troubled because no one cometh out of
thee.

26:19. For thus saith the Lord God: When I shall make thee a desolate
city like the cities that are not inhabited: and shall bring the deep
upon thee, and many waters shall cover thee:

26:20. And when I shall bring thee down with those that descend into
the pit to the everlasting people, and shall set thee in the lowest
parts of the earth, as places desolate of old, with them that are
brought down into the pit, that thou be not inhabited: and when I shall
give glory in the land of the living,

26:21. I will bring thee to nothing, and thou shalt not be, and if thou
be sought for, thou shalt not be found any more for ever, saith the
Lord God.

Ezechiel Chapter 27

A description of the glory and riches of Tyre: and of her irrecoverable
fall.

27:1. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

27:2. Thou therefore, O son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre:

27:3. And say to Tyre that dwelleth at the entry of the sea, being the
mart of the people for many islands: Thus saith the Lord God: O Tyre,
thou hast said: I am of perfect beauty,

27:4. And situate in the heart of the sea. Thy neighbours, that built
thee, have perfected thy beauty:

27:5. With fir trees of Sanir they have built thee with all sea planks:
they have taken cedars from Libanus to make thee masts.

Sea planks. . .That is, timber brought by sea to build the city.

27:6. They have cut thy oars out of the oaks of Basan: and they have
made thee benches of Indian ivory and cabins with things brought from
the islands of Italy.

27:7. Fine broidered linen from Egypt was woven for thy sail, to be
spread on thy mast: blue and purple from the islands of Elisa, were
made thy covering.

27:8. The inhabitants of Sidon, and the Arabians were thy rowers: thy
wise men, O Tyre, were thy pilots.

27:9. The ancients of Gebal, and the wise men thereof furnished
mariners for the service of thy various furniture: all the ships of the
sea, and their mariners were thy factors.

27:10. The Persians, and Lydians, and the Libyans were thy soldiers in
thy army: they hung up the buckler and the helmet in thee for thy
ornament.

27:11. The men of Arad were with thy army upon thy walls round about:
the Pygmeans also that were in thy towers, hung up their quivers on thy
walls round about: they perfected thy beauty.

Pygmeans. . .That is, strong and valiant men. In Hebrew, Gammadim.

27:12. The Carthaginians thy merchants supplied thy fairs with a
multitude of all kinds of riches, with silver, iron, tin, and lead,

27:13. Greece, Thubal, and Mosoch, they were thy merchants, they
brought to thy people slaves and vessels of brass.

27:14. From the house of Thogorma they brought horses, and horsemen,
and mules to thy market.

27:15. The men of Dedan were thy merchants: many islands were the
traffic of thy hand, they exchanged for thy price teeth of ivory and
ebony.

27:16. The Syrian was thy merchant: by reason of the multitude of thy
works, they set forth precious stories, and purple, and broidered
works, and fine linen, and silk, and chodchod in thy market.

Chodchod. . .It is the Hebrew name for some precious stone; but of what
kind in particular interpreters are not agreed.

27:17. Juda and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants with the
best corn: they set forth balm, and honey, and oil and rosin in thy
fairs.

27:18. The men of Damascus were thy merchants in the multitude of thy
works, the multitude of divers riches, in rich wine, in wool of the
best colour.

27:19. Dan, and Greece, and Mosel have set forth in thy marts wrought
iron: stacte, and calamus were in thy market.

27:20. The men of Dedan were thy merchants in tapestry for seats.

27:21. Arabia, and all the princes of Cedar, they were the merchants of
thy hand: thy merchants came to thee with lambs, and rams, and kids.

27:22. The sellers of Saba, and Reema, they were thy merchants: with
all the best spices, and precious stones, and gold, which they set
forth in thy market.

27:23. Haran, and Chene, and Eden were thy merchants; Saba, Assur, and
Chelmad sold to thee.

27:24. They were thy merchants in divers manners, with bales of blue
cloth, and of embroidered work, and of precious riches, which were
wrapped up and bound with cords: they had cedars also in thy
merchandise.

27:25. The ships of the sea, were thy chief in thy merchandise: and
thou wast replenished, and glorified exceedingly in the heart of the
sea.

27:26. Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the south wind
hath broken thee in the heart of the sea.

27:27. Thy riches, and thy treasures, and thy manifold furniture, thy
mariners, and thy pilots, who kept thy goods, and were chief over thy
people: thy men of war also, that were in thee, with all thy multitude
that is in the midst of thee: shall fall in the heart of the sea in the
day of thy ruin.

27:28. Thy fleets shall be troubled at the sound of the cry of thy
pilots.

27:29. And all that handled the oar shall come down from their ships:
the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea shall stand upon the land:

27:30. And they shall mourn over thee with a loud voice and shall cry
bitterly: and they shall cast up dust upon their heads and shall be
sprinkled with ashes.

27:31. And they shall shave themselves bald for thee, and shall be
girded with haircloth: and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of
soul, with most bitter weeping.

27:32. And they shall take up a mournful song for thee, and shall
lament thee: What city is like Tyre, which is become silent in the
midst of the sea?

27:33. Which by thy merchandise that went from thee by sea didst fill
many people: which by the multitude of thy riches, and of thy people
didst enrich the kings of the earth.

27:34. Now thou art destroyed by the sea, thy riches are in the bottom
of the waters, and all the multitude that was in the midst of thee is
fallen.

27:35. All the inhabitants of the islands are astonished at thee: and
all their kings being struck with the storm have changed their
countenance.

27:36. The merchants of people have hissed at thee: thou art brought to
nothing, and thou shalt never be any more.

Ezechiel Chapter 28

The king of Tyre, who affected to be like to God, shall fall under the
like sentence with Lucifer. The judgment of Sidon. The restoration of
Israel.

28:1. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

28:2. Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord God:
Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said: I am God, and I sit
in the chair of God in the heart of the sea: whereas thou art a man,
and not God: and hast set thy heart as if it were the heart of God.

28:3. Behold thou art wiser than Daniel: no secret is hid from thee.

Thou art wiser than Daniel. . .Viz., in thy own conceit. The wisdom of
Daniel was so much celebrated in his days, that it became a proverb
amongst the Chaldeans, when any one would express an extraordinary
wisdom, to say he was as wise as Daniel.

28:4. In thy wisdom and thy understanding thou hast made thyself
strong: and hast gotten gold an silver into thy treasures.

28:5. By the greatness of thy wisdom, and by thy traffic thou hast
increased thy strength: and thy heart is lifted up with thy strength.

28:6. Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: Because thy heart is lifted
up as the heart of God:

28:7. Therefore behold, I will bring upon thee strangers: the strongest
of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of
thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy beauty.

28:8. They shall kill thee, and bring thee down: and thou shalt die the
death of them that are slain in the heart of the sea.

28:9. Wilt thou yet say before them that slay thee: I am God; whereas
thou art a man, and not God, in the hand of them that slay thee?

28:10. Thou shalt die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of
strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

28:11. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, take up
a lamentation upon the king of Tyre:

28:12. And say to him: Thus saith the Lord God: Thou wast the seal of
resemblance, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Thou wast the seal of resemblance. . .The king of Tyre, by his dignity
and his natural perfections, bore in himself a certain resemblance to
God, by reason of which he might be called the seal of resemblance,
etc. But what is here said to him is commonly understood of Lucifer,
the king over all the children of pride.

28:13. Thou wast in the pleasures of the paradise of God: every
precious stone was thy covering: the sardius, the topaz, and the
jasper, the chrysolite, and the onyx, and the beryl, the sapphire, and
the carbuncle, and the emerald: gold the work of thy beauty: and thy
pipes were prepared in the day that thou wast created.

28:14. Thou a cherub stretched out, and protecting, and I set thee in
the holy mountain of God, thou hast walked in the midst of the stones
of fire.

A cherub stretched out. . .That is, thy wings extended. This alludes to
the figure of the cherubims in the sanctuary, which with stretched out
wings covered the ark.--Ibid. The stones of fire. . .That is, bright and
precious stones which sparkle like fire.

28:15. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day of thy creation,
until iniquity was found in thee.

28:16. By the multitude of thy merchandise, thy inner parts were filled
with iniquity, and thou hast sinned: and I cast thee out from the
mountain of God, and destroyed thee, O covering cherub, out of the
midst of the stones of fire.

28:17. And thy heart was lifted up with thy beauty: thou hast lost thy
wisdom in thy beauty, I have cast thee to the ground: I have set thee
before the face of kings, that they might behold thee.

28:18. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thy
iniquities, and by the iniquity of thy traffic: therefore I will bring
forth a fire from the midst of thee, to devour thee, and I will make
thee as ashes upon the earth in the sight of all that see thee.

28:19. All that shall see thee among the nations, shall be astonished
at thee: thou art brought to nothing, and thou shalt never be any more.

28:20. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

28:21. Son of man, set thy face against Sidon: and thou shalt prophesy
of it,

28:22. And shalt say: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against
thee, Sidon, and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they
shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall execute judgments in her,
and shall be sanctified in her.

28:23. And I will send into her pestilence, and blood in her streets:
and they shall fall being slain by the sword on all sides in the midst
thereof: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

28:24. And the house of Israel shall have no more a stumblingblock of
bitterness, nor a thorn causing pain on every side round about them, of
them that are against them: and they shall know that I am the Lord God.

28:25. Thus saith the Lord God: When I shall have gathered together the
house of Israel out of the people among whom they are scattered: I will
be sanctified in them before the Gentiles: and they shall dwell in
their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.

28:26. And they shall dwell therein secure, and they shall build
houses, and shall plant vineyards, and shall dwell with confidence,
when I shall have executed judgments upon all that are their enemies
round about: and they shall know that I am the Lord their God.

Ezechiel Chapter 29

The king of Egypt shall be overthrown, and his kingdom wasted: it shall
be given to Nabuchodonosor for his service against Tyre.

29:1. In the tenth year, the tenth month, the eleventh day of the
month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

29:2. Son of man, set thy face against Pharao king of Egypt: and thou
shalt prophesy of him, and of all Egypt:

29:3. Speak, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I come against
thee, Pharao king of Egypt, thou great dragon that liest in the midst
of thy rivers, and sayest: The river is mine, and I made myself.

29:4. But I will put a bridle in thy jaws: and I will cause the fish of
thy rivers to stick to thy scales: and I will draw thee out of the
midst of thy rivers, and all thy fish shall stick to thy scales.

29:5. And I will cast thee forth into the desert, and all the fish of
thy river: thou shalt fall upon the face of the earth, thou shalt not
be taken up, nor gathered together: I have given thee for meat to the
beasts of the earth, and to the fowls of the air.

29:6. And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord:
because thou hast been a staff of a reed to the house of Israel.

29:7. When they took hold of thee with the hand thou didst break, and
rent all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brokest,
and weakenest all their loins.

29:8. Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will bring the sword
upon thee: and cut off man and beast out of thee.

29:9. And the land of Egypt shall become a desert, and a wilderness:
and they shall know that I am the Lord, because thou hast said: The
river is mine, and I made it.

29:10. Therefore, behold I come against thee, and thy rivers: and I
will make the land of Egypt utterly desolate, and wasted by the sword,
from the tower of Syene, even to the borders of Ethiopia.

29:11. The foot of man shall not pass through it, neither shall the
foot of beasts go through it: nor shall it be inhabited during forty
years.

29:12. And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the
lands that are desolate, and the cities thereof in the midst of the
cites that are destroyed, and they shall be desolate for forty years:
and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse
them through the countries.

29:13. For thus saith the Lord God: At the end of forty years I will
gather the Egyptians from the people among whom they had been
scattered.

29:14. And I will bring back the captivity of Egypt, and will place
them in the land of Phatures, in the land of their nativity, and they
shall be there a low kingdom:

29:15. It shall be the lowest among other kingdoms, and it shall no
more be exalted over the nations, and I will diminish them that they
shall rule no more over the nations.

29:16. And they shall be no more a confidence to the house of Israel,
teaching iniquity, that they may flee, and follow them: and they shall
know that I am the Lord God.

29:17. And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year in the first
month, in the first of the month: that the word of the Lord came to me,
saying:

29:18. Son of man, Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath made his army to
undergo hard service against Tyre: every head was made bald, and every
shoulder was peeled and there hath been no reward given him, nor his
army for Tyre, for the service that he rendered me against it.

29:19. Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will set
Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon in the land of Egypt: and he shall
take her multitude, and take the booty thereof for a prey, and rifle
the spoils thereof: and it shall be wages for his army.

29:20. And for the service that he hath done me against it: I have
given him the land of Egypt, because he hath laboured for me, saith the
Lord God.

29:21. In that day a horn shall bud forth to the house of Israel, and I
will give thee an open mouth in the midst of them: and they shall know
that I am the Lord.

Ezechiel Chapter 30

The desolation of Egypt and her helpers: all her cities shall be
wasted.

30:1. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

30:2. Son of man prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Howl ye,
Woe, woe to the day:

30:3. For the day is near, yea the day of the Lord is near: a cloudy
day, it shall be the time of the nations.

30:4. And the sword shall come upon Egypt: and there shall be dread in
Ethiopia, when the wounded shall fall in Egypt, and the multitude
thereof shall be taken away, and the foundations thereof shall be
destroyed.

30:5. Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the rest of the crowd,
and Chub, and the children of the land of the covenant, shall fall with
them by the sword.

30:6. Thus saith the Lord God: They also that uphold Egypt shall fall,
and the pride of her empire shall be brought down: from the tower of
Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord the God of
hosts.

30:7. And they shall be desolate in the midst of the lands that are
desolate, and the cities thereof shall be in the midst of the cities
that are wasted.

30:8. And they shall know that I am the Lord: when I shall have set a
fire in Egypt, and all the helpers thereof shall be destroyed.

30:9. In that day shall messengers go forth from my face in ships to
destroy the confidence of Ethiopia, and there shall be dread among them
in the day of Egypt: because it shall certainly come.

30:10. Thus saith the Lord God: I will make the multitude of Egypt to
cease by the hand of Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon.

30:11. He and his people with him, the strongest of nations, shall be
brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their swords upon
Egypt: and shall fill the land with the slain.

30:12. And I will make the channels of the rivers dry, and will deliver
the land into the hand of the wicked: and will lay waste the land and
all that is therein by the hands of strangers, I the Lord have spoken
it.

30:13. Thus saith the Lord God: I will also destroy the idols, and I
will make an end of the idols of Memphis: and there shall: be no more a
prince of the land of Egypt and I will cause a terror in the land of
Egypt.

30:14. And I will destroy the land of Phatures, and will make a fire in
Taphnis, and will execute judgments in Alexandria.

Alexandria. . .In the Hebrew, No: which was the ancient name of that
city, which was afterwards rebuilt by Alexander the Great, and from his
name called Alexandria.

30:15. And I will pour out my indignation upon Pelusium the strength of
Egypt, and will cut off the multitude of Alexandria.

30:16. And I will make a fire in Egypt: Pelusium shall be in pain like
a woman in labour, and Alexandria shall be laid waste, and in Memphis
there shall be daily distresses.

30:17. The young men of Heliopolis, and of Bubastus shall fall by the
sword, and they themselves shall go into captivity.

30:18. And in Taphnis the day shall be darkened, when I shall break
there the sceptres of Egypt, and the pride of her power shall cease in
her: a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall be led into
captivity.

30:19. And I will execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that
I am the Lord.

30:20. 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, me,
saying:

30:21. Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharao king of Egypt: and
behold it is not bound up, to be healed, to be tied up with clothes,
and swathed with linen, that it might recover strength, and hold the
sword.

30:22. Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I come against
Pharao king of Egypt, and I will break into pieces his strong arm,
which is already broken: and I will cause the sword to fall out of his
hand:

30:23. And I will disperse Egypt among the nations, and scatter them
through the countries.

30:24. And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and will
put my sword in his hand: and I will break the arms of Pharao, and they
shall groan bitterly being slain before his face.

30:25. And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the
arms of Pharao shall fall: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when
I shall have given my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and
he shall have stretched it forth upon the land of Egypt.

30:26. And I will disperse Egypt among the nations, and will scatter
them through the countries, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezechiel Chapter 31

The Assyrian empire fell for their pride: the Egyptian shall fall in
like manner.

31:1. And it came to pass, in the eleventh year, the third month the
first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

31:2. Son of man, speak to Pharao king of Egypt, and to his people: To
whom art thou like in thy greatness?

31:3. Behold, the Assyrian like a cedar in Libanus, with fair branches,
and full of leaves, of a high stature, and his top was elevated among
the thick boughs.

31:4. The waters nourished him, the deep set him tip on high, the
streams thereof ran round about his roots, and it sent, forth its
rivulets to all the trees of the country.

31:5. Therefore was his height exalted above all the trees of the
country and his branches were multiplied, and his boughs were elevated
because of many waters.

31:6. And when he had spread forth his shadow, all the fowls of the air
made their nests in his boughs, and all the beasts of the forest
brought forth their young under his branches, and the assembly of many
nations dwelt under his shadow.

31:7. And he was most beautiful for his greatness, and for the
spreading of his branches: for his root was near great waters.

31:8. The cedars in the paradise of God were not higher than he, the
fir trees did not equal his top, neither were the plane trees to be
compared with him for branches: no tree in the paradise of God was like
him in his beauty.

31:9. For I made him beautiful and thick set with many branches: and
all the trees of pleasure, that were in the paradise of God, envied
him.

31:10. Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Because he was exalted in
height, and shot up his top green and thick, and his heart was lifted
up in his height:

31:11. I have delivered him into the hands of the mighty one of the
nations, he shall deal with him: I have cast him out according to his
wickedness.

I have delivered. . .Here the time past is put for the future, i. e., I
shall deliver.--Ibid. The mighty one, etc. . .Viz., Nabuchodonosor, who
conquered both the Assyrians and Egyptians.

31:12. And strangers, and the most cruel of the nations shall cut him
down, and cast him away upon the mountains, and his boughs shall fall
in every valley, and his branches shall be broken on every rock of the
country: and all the people of the earth shall depart from his shadow,
and leave him.

31:13. All the fowls of the air dwelt upon his ruins, and all the
beasts of the field were among his branches.

31:14. For which cause none of the trees by the waters shall exalt
themselves for their height: nor shoot up their tops among the thick
branches and leaves, neither shall any of them that are watered stand
up in their height: for they are all delivered unto death to the lowest
parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that
go down into the pit.

31:15. Thus saith the Lord God: In the day when he went down to hell, I
brought in mourning, I covered him with the deep: and I withheld its
rivers, and restrained the many waters: Libanus grieved for him, and
all the trees of the field trembled.

31:16. I shook the nations with the sound of his fall, when I brought
him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees
of pleasure, the choice and best in Libanus, all that were moistened
with waters, were comforted in the lowest parts of the earth.

31:17. For they also shall go down with him to hell to them that are
slain by the sword; and the arm of every one shall sit down under his
shadow in the midst of the nations.

31:18. To whom art thou like, O thou that art famous and lofty among
the trees of pleasure? Behold, thou art brought down with the trees of
pleasure to the lowest parts of the earth: thou shalt sleep in the
midst of the uncircumcised, with them that are slain by the sword: this
is Pharao, and all his multitude, saith the Lord God.

Ezechiel Chapter 32

The prophet's lamentation for the king of Egypt.

32:1. 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 to me,
saying:

32:2. Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharao the king of Egypt,
and say to him: Thou art like the lion of the nations, and the dragon
that is in the sea: and thou didst push with the horn in thy rivers,
and didst trouble the waters with thy feet, and didst trample upon
their streams.

32:3. Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: I will spread out my net over
thee with the multitude of many people, and I will draw thee up in my
net.

32:4. And I will throw thee out on the land, I will cast thee away into
the open field and I will cause all the fowls of the air to dwell upon
thee, and I will fill the beasts of all the earth with thee.

32:5. And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and will fill thy
hills with thy corruption,

32:6. And I will water the earth with thy stinking blood upon the
mountains, and the valleys shall be filled with thee.

32:7. And I will cover the heavens, when thou shalt be put out, and I
will make the stars thereof dark: I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon shall not give her light.

32:8. I will make all the lights of heaven to mourn over thee and I
will cause darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God, when thy wounded
shall fall in the midst of the land, saith the Lord God.

32:9. And I shall provoke to anger the heart of many people, when I
shall have brought in thy destruction among the nations upon the lands,
which thou knowest not.

32:10. And I will make many people to be amazed at thee, and their
kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when my sword shall begin to
fly upon their faces: and they shall be astonished on a sudden, every
one for his own life, in the day of their ruin.

32:11. For thus saith the Lord God: The sword of the king of Babylon
shall come upon thee,

32:12. By the swords of the mighty I will overthrow thy multitude: all
these nations are invincible: and they shall waste the pride of Egypt,
and the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.

32:13. I will destroy also all the beasts thereof that were beside the
great waters: and the foot of man shall trouble them no more, neither
shall the hoof of beasts trouble them.

32:14. Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to
run like oil, saith the Lord God:

32:15. When I shall have made the land of Egypt desolate: and the land
shall be destitute of her fulness, when I shall have struck all the
inhabitants thereof and they shall know that I am the Lord.

32:16. This is the lamentation, and they shall lament therewith: the
daughters of the nations shall lament therewith for Egypt, and for the
multitude thereof they shall lament therewith, saith the Lord God.

32:17. And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of
the month, that the word of the Lord came to me saying:

32:18. Son of man, sing a mournful song for the multitude of Egypt: and
cast her down, both her, and the daughters of the mighty nations to the
lowest part of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

32:19. Whom dost thou excel in beauty? go down and sleep with the
uncircumcised.

32:20. They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain with the
sword: the sword is given, they have drawn her down, and all her
people.

32:21. The most mighty among the strong ones shall speak to him from
the midst of hell, they that went down with his helpers and slept
uncircumcised, slain by the sword.

32:22. Assur is there, and all his multitude: their graves are round
about him, all of them slain, and that fell by the sword.

32:23. Whose graves are set in the lowest parts of the pit: and his
multitude lay round about his grave: all of them slain, and fallen by
the sword, they that heretofore spread terror in the land of the
living.

32:24. There is Elam and all his multitude round about his grave, all
of them slain, and fallen by the sword; that went down uncircumcised to
the lowest parts of the earth: that caused their terror in the land of
the living, and they have borne their shame with them that go down into
the pit.

32:25. In the midst of the slain they have set him a bed among all his
people: their graves are round about him: all these are uncircumcised,
and slain by the sword: for they spread their terror in the land of the
living, and have borne their shame with them that descend into the pit:
they are laid in the midst of the slain.

32:26. There is Mosoch, and Thubal, and all their multitude: their
graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised and slain, and
fallen by the sword: though they spread their terror in the land of the
living.

32:27. And they shall not sleep with the brave, and with them that fell
uncircumcised, that went down to hell with their weapons, and laid
their swords under their heads, and their iniquities were in their
bones, because they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the
living.

32:28. So thou also shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised,
and shalt sleep with them that are slain by the sword.

32:29. There is Edom, and her kings, and all her princes, who with
their army are joined with them that are slain by the sword: and have
slept with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down into the pit.

32:30. There are all the princes of the north, and all the hunters: who
were brought down with the slain, fearing, and confounded in their
strength: who slept uncircumcised with them that are slain by the
sword, and have borne their shame with them that go down into the pit.

32:31. Pharao saw them, and he was comforted concerning all his
multitude, which was slain by the sword: Pharao, and all his army,
saith the Lord God:

32:32. Because I have spread my terror in the land of the living, and
he hath slept in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are
slain by the sword: Pharao and all his multitude, saith the Lord God.

Ezechiel Chapter 33

The duty of the watchman appointed by God: the justice of God's ways:
his judgments upon the Jews.

33:1. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

33:2. Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say to them:
When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a
man, one of their meanest, and make him a watchman over them:

33:3. And he sees the sword coming upon the land, and sound the
trumpet, and tell the people:

33:4. Then he that heareth the sound of the trumpet, whosoever he be,
and doth not look to himself, if the sword come, and cut him off: his
blood shall be upon his own head.

33:5. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and did not look to himself,
his blood shall be upon him: but if he look to himself, he shall save
his life.

33:6. And if the watchman see the sword coming, and sound not the
trumpet: and the people look not to themselves, and the sword come, and
cut off a soul from among them: he indeed is taken away in his
iniquity, but I will require his blood at the hand of the watchman.

33:7. So thou, O son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house
of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and shalt
tell it them from me.

33:8. When I say to the wicked: O wicked man, thou shalt surely die: if
thou dost not speak to warn the wicked man from his way: that wicked
man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy
hand.

33:9. But if thou tell the wicked man, that he may be converted from
his ways, and he be not converted from his way he shall die in his
iniquity: but thou hast delivered thy soul.

33:10. Thou therefore, O son of man, say to the house of Israel: Thus
you have spoken, saying: Our iniquities, and our sins are upon us, and
we pine away in them: how then can we live?

33:11. Say to them: As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the
death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way, and live.
Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways: and why will you die, O house of
Israel?

33:12. Thou therefore, O son of man, say to the children of thy people:
The justice of the just shall not deliver him, in what day soever he
shall sin: and the wickedness of the wicked shall not hurt him, in what
day soever he shall turn from his wickedness: and the just shall not be
able to live in his justice, in what day soever he shall sin.

33:13. Yea, if I shall say to the just that he shall surely live, and
he, trusting in his justice, commit iniquity: all his justices shall be
forgotten, and his iniquity, which he hath committed, in the same shall
he die.

33:14. And it I shall say to the wicked: Thou shalt surely die: and he
do penance for his sin, and do judgment and justice,

33:15. And if that wicked man restore the pledge, and render what he
had robbed, and walk in the commandments of life, and do no unjust
thing: he shall surely live, and shall not die.

33:16. None of his sins, which he hath committed, shall be imputed to
him: he hath done judgment and justice, he shall surely live.

33:17. And the children of thy people have said: The way of the Lord is
not equitable: whereas their own way is unjust.

33:18. For when the just shall depart from his justice, and commit
iniquities, he shall die in them.

33:19. And when the wicked shall depart from his wickedness, and shall
do judgments, and justice, he shall live in them.

33:20. And you say: The way of the Lord is not right, I will judge
every one of you according to his ways, O house of Israel.

33:21. And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the
tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that there came to me one
that was fled from Jerusalem, saying: The city is laid waste.

33:22. And the hand of the Lord had been upon me in the evening, before
he that was fled came: and he opened my mouth till he came to me in the
morning, and my mouth being opened, I was silent no more.

33:23. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

33:24. Son of man, they that dwell in these ruinous places in the land
of Israel, speak, saying: Abraham was one, and he inherited the land,
but we are many, the land is given us in possession.

33:25. Therefore say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: You that eat
with the blood and lift up your eyes to your uncleannesses, and that
shed blood: shall you possess the land by inheritance?

33:26. You stood on your swords, you have committed abominations, and
every one hath defiled his neighbours wife; and shall you possess the
land by inheritance?

33:27. Say thou thus to them: Thus saith the Lord God: As I live, they
that dwell in the ruinous places, shall fall by the sword: and he that
is in the field, shall be given to the beasts to be devoured: and they
that are in holds, and caves, shall die of the pestilence.

33:28. And I will make the land a wilderness, and a desert, and the
proud strength thereof shall fail, and the mountains of Israel shall be
desolate, because there is none to pass by them,

33:29. And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have made
their land waste and desolate, for all their abominations which they
have committed.

33:30. And thou son of man: the children of thy people, that talk of
thee by the walls, and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to
another each man to his neighbour, saying: Come, and let us hear what
is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.

33:31. And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my
people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they
turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their
covetousness.

33:32. And thou art to them as a musical song which is sung with a
sweet and agreeable voice: and they hear thy words, and do them not.

33:33. And when that which was foretold shall come to pass, for behold
it is coming, then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

Ezechiel Chapter 34

Evil pastors are reproved. Christ the true pastor shall come, and
gather together his flock from all parts of the earth, and preserve it
for ever.

34:1. And the word of the Lord came to me, it saying:

34:2. Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel:
prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the
shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed
by the shepherds?

Shepherds. . .That is, princes, magistrates, chief priests, and scribes.

34:3. You ate the milk, and you clothed yourselves with the wool, and
you killed that which was fat: but my flock you did not feed.

34:4. The weak you have not strengthened, and that which was sick you
have not healed, that which was broken you have not bound up, and that
which was driven away you have not brought again, neither have you
sought that which was lost: but you ruled over them with rigour, and
with a high hand.

34:5. And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd and
they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were
scattered.

34:6. My sheep have wandered in every mountain, and in every high hill:
and my flocks were scattered upon the face of the earth, and there was
none that sought them, there was none, I say, that sought them.

34:7. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

34:8. As I live, saith the Lord God, forasmuch as my flocks have been
made a spoil, and my sheep are become a prey to all the beasts of the
field, because there was no shepherd: for my shepherds did not seek
after my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my
flocks:

34:9. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

34:10. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I myself come upon the
shepherds, I will require my flock at their hand, and I will cause them
to cease from feeding the flock any more, neither shall the shepherds
feed themselves any more: and I will deliver my flock from their mouth,
and it shall no more be meat for them.

34:11. For thus saith the Lord God: Behold I myself will seek my sheep,
and will visit them.

34:12. As the shepherd visiteth his flock in the day when he shall be
in the midst of his sheep that were scattered, so will I visit my
sheep, and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been
scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

34:13. And I will bring them out from the peoples, and will gather them
out of the countries, and will bring them to their own land: and I will
feed them in the mountains of Israel, by the rivers, and in all the
habitations of the land.

34:14. I will feed them in the most fruitful pastures, and their
pastures shall be in the high mountains of Israel: there shall they
rest on the green grass, and be fed in fat pastures upon the mountains
of Israel.

34:15. I will feed my sheep: and I will cause them to lie down, saith
the Lord God.

34:16. I will seek that which was lost: and that which was driven away,
I will bring again: and I will bind up that which was broken, and I
will strengthen that which was weak, and that which was fat and strong
I will preserve, and I will feed them in judgment.

34:17. And as for you, O my flocks, thus saith the Lord God: Behold I
judge between cattle and cattle, of rams and of he goats.

34:18. Was it not enough for you to feed upon good pastures? but you
must also tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures: and
when you drank the clearest water, you troubled the rest with your
feet.

34:19. And my sheep were fed with that which you had trodden with your
feet: and they drank what your feet had troubled.

34:20. Therefore thus saith the Lord God to you: Behold, I myself will
judge between the fat cattle and the lean.

34:21. Because you thrusted with sides and shoulders, and struck all
the weak cattle with your horns, till they were scattered abroad:

34:22. I will save my flock, and it shall be no more a spoil, and I
will judge between cattle and cattle.

34:23. 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.

David. . .Christ, who is of the house of David.

34:24. And I the Lord will be their God: and my servant David the
prince in the midst of them: I the Lord have spoken it.

34:25. And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and will cause
the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they that dwell in the
wilderness shall sleep secure in the forests.

34:26. And I will make them a blessing round about my hill: and I will
send down the rain in its season, there shall be showers of blessing.

34:27. And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth
shall yield her increase, and they shall be in their land without fear:
and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have broken the
bonds of their yoke, and shall have delivered them out of the hand of
those that rule over them.

34:28. And they shall be no more for a spoil to the nations, neither
shall the beasts of the earth devour them: but they shall dwell
securely without, any terror.

34:29. And I will raise up for them a bud of renown: and they shall be
no more consumed with famine in the land, neither shall they bear any
more the reproach of the Gentiles.

A bud of renown. . .Germen nominatum. He speaks of Christ our Lord, the
illustrious bud of the house of David, renowned over all the earth. See
Jer. 33.15.

34:30. And they shall know that I the Lord their God am with them, and
that they are my people the house of Israel: saith the Lord God.

34:31. And you my flocks, the flocks of my pasture are men: and I am
the Lord your God, saith the Lord God.

Ezechiel Chapter 35

The judgment of mount Seir, for their hatred of Israel.

35:1. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

35:2. Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy
concerning it, and say to it:

35:3. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, mount Seir,
and I will stretch forth my hand upon thee, and I will make thee
desolate and waste.

35:4. I will destroy thy cities, and thou shalt be desolate: and thou
shalt know that I am the Lord.

35:5. Because thou hast been an everlasting enemy, and hast shut up the
children of Israel in the hands of the sword in the time of their
affliction, in the time of their last iniquity.

35:6. Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, I will deliver thee up
to blood, and blood shall pursue thee: and whereas thou hast hated
blood, blood shall pursue thee.

35:7. And I will make mount Seir waste and desolate: and I will take
away from it him that goeth and him that returneth.

35:8. And I will fill his mountains with his men that are slain: in thy
hills, and in thy valleys, and in thy torrents they shall fall that are
slain with the sword.

35:9. I will make thee everlasting desolations, and thy cities shall
not be inhabited: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord God.

35:10. Because thou hast said: The two nations, and the two lands shall
be mine, and I will possess them by inheritance: whereas the Lord was
there.

35:11. Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, I will do according to
thy wrath, and according to thy envy, which thou hast exercised in
hatred to them: and I will be made known by them, when I shall have
judged thee.

35:12. And thou shalt know that I the Lord have heard all thy
reproaches, that thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel,
saying. They are desolate, they are given to us to consume.

35:13. And you rose up against me with your mouth, and have derogated
from me by your words: I have heard them.

35:14. Thus saith the Lord God: When the whole earth shall rejoice, I
will make thee a wilderness.

35:15. As thou hast rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of
Israel, because it was laid waste, so will I do to thee: thou shalt be
laid waste, O mount Seir, and all Idumea: and they shall know that I am
the Lord.

Ezechiel Chapter 36

The restoration of Israel, not for their merits, but by God's special
grace. Christ's baptism.

36:1. And thou son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and
say: Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord:

36:2. Thus saith the Lord God: Because the enemy hath said to you: Aha,
the everlasting heights are given to us for an inheritance.

36:3. Therefore prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Because you
have been desolate, and trodden under foot on every side, and made an
inheritance to the rest of the nations, and are become the subject of
the talk, and the reproach of the people:

36:4. 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
brooks, and to the valleys, and to desolate places, and ruinous walls,
and to the cities that are forsaken, that are spoiled, and derided by
the rest of the nations round about.

36:5. Therefore thus saith the Lord God: In the fire of my zeal I have
spoken of the rest of the nations, and of all Edom, who have taken my
land to themselves, for an inheritance with joy, and with all the
heart, and with the mind: and have cast it out to lay it waste.

36:6. Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say to the
mountains, and to the hills, to the ridges, and to the valleys: Thus
saith the Lord God: Behold I have spoken in my zeal, and in my
indignation, because you have borne the shame of the Gentiles.

36:7. Therefore thus saith the Lord God: I have lifted up my hand, that
the Gentiles who are round about you, shall themselves bear their
shame.

36:8. But as for you, O mountains of Israel, shoot ye forth your
branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel: for they are at
hand to come.

36:9. For I, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be
ploughed and sown.

36:10. And I will multiply men upon you, and all the house of Israel:
and the cities ball be inhabited, and the ruinous places shall be
repaired.

36:11. And I will make you abound with men and with beasts: and they
shall be multiplied, and increased: and I will settle you as from the
beginning, and will give you greater gifts, than you had from the
beginning: and you shall know that I am the Lord.

36:12. And I will bring men upon you, my people Israel, and they shall
possess thee for their inheritance: and thou shalt be their
inheritance, and shalt no more henceforth be without them.

36:13. Thus saith the Lord God: Because thy say of you: Thou art a
devourer of men, and one that suffocatest thy nation:

36:14. Therefore thou shalt devour men no more nor destroy thy nation
any more, saith the Lord God.

36:15. Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the
nations any more, nor shalt thou bear the reproach of the people, nor
lose thy nation any more, saith the Lord God.

Nor lose thy nation any more. . .This whole promise principally relates
to the church of Christ, and God's perpetual protection of her: for as
the carnal Jews, they have been removed out of their land these sixteen
hundred years.

36:16. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

36:17. Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land,
they defiled it with their ways, and with their doings: their way was
before me like the uncleanness of a menstruous woman.

36:18. And I poured out my indignation upon them for the blood which
they had shed upon the land, and with their idols they defiled it.

36:19. And I scattered them among the nations, and they are dispersed
through the countries: I have judged them according to their ways, and
their devices.

36:20. And when they entered among the nations whither they went, they
profaned my holy name, when it was said of them: This is the people of
the Lord, and they are come forth out of his land.

36:21. And I have regarded my own holy name, which the house of Israel
hath profaned among the nations to which they went in.

36:22. Therefore thou shalt say to the house of Israel: Thus saith the
Lord God: It is not for your sake that I will do this, O house of
Israel, but for my holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the
nations whither you went.

36:23. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the
Gentiles, which you have profaned in the midst of them: that the
Gentiles may know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord of hosts, when I
shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

36:24. For I will take you from among the Gentiles, and will gather you
together out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own
land.

36:25. And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed
from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols.

36:26. And I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within
you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will
give you a heart of flesh.

36:27. And I will put my spirit in the midst of you: and I will cause
you to walk in my commandments, and to keep my judgments, and do them.

36:28. And you shall dwell in the land which I gave to your fathers,
and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

36:29. And I will save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call
for corn, and will multiply it, and will lay no famine upon you.

36:30. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of
the field, that you bear no more the reproach of famine among the
nations.

36:31. And you shall remember your wicked ways, and your doings that
were not good: and your iniquities, and your wicked deeds shall
displease you.

36:32. It is not for your sakes that I will do this, saith the Lord
God, be it known to you: be confounded, and ashamed at your own ways, O
house of Israel.

36:33. Thus saith the Lord God: In the day that I shall cleanse you
from all your iniquities, and shall cause the cities to be inhabited,
and shall repair the ruinous places,

36:34. And the desolate land shall be tilled, which before was waste in
the sight of all that passed by,

36:35. They shall say: This land that was untilled is become as a
garden of pleasure: and the cities that were abandoned, and desolate,
and destroyed, are peopled and fenced.

36:36. And the nations, that shall be left round about you, shall know
that I the Lord have built up what was destroyed, and planted what was
desolate, that I the Lord have spoken and done it.

36:37. Thus saith the Lord God: Moreover in this shall the house of
Israel find me, that I will do it for them: I will multiply them as a
flock of men,

36:38. As a holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts:
so shall the waste cities be full of flocks of men: and they shall know
that I am the Lord.

Ezechiel Chapter 37

A vision of the resurrection of dry bones, foreshewing the deliverance
of the people from their captivity. Juda and Israel shall be all one
kingdom under Christ. God's everlasting covenant with the church.

37:1. The hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me forth in the
spirit of the Lord: and set me down in the midst of a plain that was
full of bones.

37:2. And he led me about through them on every side: now they were
very many upon the face of the plain, and they were exceeding dry.

37:3. And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou think these bones shall
live and I answered: O Lord God, thou knowest.

37:4. And he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; and say to
them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

37:5. Thus saith the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will send
spirit into you, and you shall live.

Spirit. . .That is, soul, life, and breath.

37:6. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to grow over
you, and will cover you with skin: and I will give you spirit and you
shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.

37:7. And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and as I prophesied
there was a noise, and behold a commotion: and the bones came together,
each one, its joint.

37:8. And I saw, and behold the sinews, and the flesh came up upon
them: and the skin was stretched out over them, but there was no spirit
in them.

37:9. And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of
man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from
the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again.

37:10. And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and the spirit came
into them, and they lived: and they stood up upon their feet, an
exceeding great army.

37:11. And he said to me: Son of man: All these bones are the house of
Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we
are cut off.

37:12. Therefore prophesy, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God:
Behold I will open your graves, and will bring you out of your
sepulchres, O my people: and will bring you into the land of Israel.

37:13. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have opened
your sepulchres, and shall have brought you out of your graves, O my
people:

37:14. And shall have put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I
shall make you rest upon your own land: and you shall know that I the
Lord have spoken, and done it, saith the Lord God:

37:15. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

37:16. And thou son of man, take thee a stick: and write upon it: Of
Juda, and of the children of Israel his associates: and take another
stick and write upon it: For Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and for all
the house of Israel, and of his associates.

37:17. And join them one to the other into one stick, and they shall
become one in thy hand.

37:18. And when the children of thy people shall speak to thee, saying:
Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by this?

37:19. Say to 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 that are associated with him, and I will put them together with
the stick of Juda, and will make them one stick: and they shall be one
in his hand.

37:20. And the sticks whereon thou hast written, shall be in thy hand,
before their eyes.

37:21. And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I
will take of the children of Israel from the midst of the nations
whither they are gone: and I will gather them on every side, and will
bring them to their own land.

37:22. And I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of
Israel, and one king shall be king over them all: and they shall no
more be two nations, neither shall they be divided any more into two
kingdoms.

37:23. Nor shall they be defiled any more with their idols, nor with
their abominations, nor with all their iniquities: and I will save them
out of all the places in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse
them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

37:24. And my servant David shall be king over them, and they shall
have one shepherd: they shall walk in my judgments, and shall keep my
commandments, and shall do them.

37:25. And they shall dwell in the land which I gave to my servant
Jacob, wherein your fathers dwelt, and they shall dwell in it, they and
their children, and their children's children, for ever: and David my
servant shall be their prince for ever.

37:26. And I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an
everlasting covenant with them: and I will establish them, and will
multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for ever.

37:27. And my tabernacle shall be with them: and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.

37:28. And the nations shall know that I am the Lord the sanctifier of
Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever.

Ezechiel Chapter 38

Gog shall persecute the church in the latter days. He shall be
overthrown.

38:1. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

38:2. Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the
chief prince of Mosoch and Thubal: and prophesy of him,

Gog. . .This name, which signifies hidden or covered, is taken in this
place, either for the persecutors of the church of God in general, or
some arch-persecutor in particular: such as Antichrist shall be in the
latter days. See Apoc. 20.8. And what is said of the punishment of Gog,
is verified by the unhappy ends of persecutors.--Ibid. Magog. . .Scythia
or Tartary, from whence the Turks, and other enemies of the church of
Christ, originally sprung.

38:3. And say to him: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I come against
thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Mosoch and Thubal.

38:4. And I will turn thee about, and I will put a bit in thy jaws: and
I will bring thee forth, and all thy army, horses and horsemen all
clothed with coats of mail, a great multitude, armed with spears and
shields and swords.

38:5. The Persians, Ethiopians, and Libyans with them, all with shields
and helmets.

38:6. Gomer, and all his bands, the house of Thogorma, the northern
parts and all his strength, and many peoples with thee.

38:7. Prepare and make thyself ready, and all thy multitude that is
assembled about thee, and be thou commander over them.

38:8. After many days thou shalt be visited: at the end of years thou
shalt come to the land that is returned from the sword, and is gathered
out of many nations, to the mountains of Israel which have been
continually waste: but it hath been brought forth out of the nations,
and they shall all of them dwell securely in it.

38:9. And thou shalt go up and come like a storm, and like a cloud to
cover the land, thou and all thy bands and many people with thee.

38:10. Thus saith the Lord God: In that day projects shall enter into
thy heart, and thou shalt conceive a mischievous design.

38:11. And thou shalt say: I will go up to the land which is without a
wall, I will come to them that are at rest, and dwell securely: all
these dwell without a wall, they have no bars nor gates:

38:12. To take spoils, and lay hold on the prey, to lay thy hand upon
them that had been wasted, and afterwards restored, and upon the people
that is gathered together out of the nations, which hath begun to
possess and to dwell in the midst of the earth.

38:13. Saba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tharsis, and all the lions
thereof shall say to thee: Art thou come to take spoils? behold, thou
hast gathered thy multitude to take a prey, to take silver, and gold,
and to carry away goods and substance, and to take rich spoils.

38:14. Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: Thus saith
the Lord God: Shalt thou not know, in that day, when my people of
Israel shall dwell securely?

38:15. And thou shalt come out of thy place from the northern parts,
thou and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great
company and a mighty army.

38:16. And thou shalt come upon my people of Israel like a cloud, to
cover the earth. Thou shalt be in the latter days, and I will bring
thee upon my land: that the nations may know me, when I shall be
sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

38:17. Thus saith the Lord God: Thou then art he, of whom I have spoken
in the days of old, by my servants the prophets of Israel, who
prophesied in the days of those times that I would bring thee upon
them.

38:18. And it shall come to pass in that day, in the day of the coming
of Gog upon the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my indignation
shall come up in my wrath.

38:19. And I have spoken in my zeal, and in the fire of my anger, that
in that day there shall be a great commotion upon the land of Israel:

38:20. So that the fishes of the sea, and the birds of the air, and the
beasts of the field, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the
ground, and all men that are upon the face of the earth, shall be moved
at my presence: and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the hedges
shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

38:21. And I will call in the sword against him in all my mountains,
saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be pointed against his
brother.

38:22. And I will judge him with pestilence, and with blood, and with
violent rain, and vast hailstones: I will rain fire and brimstone upon
him, and upon his army, and upon the many nations that are with him.

38:23. And I will be magnified, and I will be sanctified: and I will be
known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am the
Lord.

Ezechiel Chapter 39

God's judgments upon Gog. God's people were punished for their sins:
but shall be favoured with everlasting kindness.

39:1. And thou, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say: Thus saith
the Lord God: Behold, I come against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of
Mosoch and Thubal.

39:2. And I will turn thee round, and I will lead thee out, and will
make thee go up from the northern parts: and will bring thee upon the
mountains of Israel.

39:3. And I will break thy bow in thy left hand, and I will cause thy
arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

39:4. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou and all thy
bands, and thy nations that are with thee: I have given thee to the
wild beasts, to the birds, and to every fowl, and to the beasts of the
earth to be devoured.

39:5. Thou shalt fall upon the face of the field: for I have spoken it,
saith the Lord God.

39:6. And I will send a fire on Magog, and on them that dwell
confidently in the islands: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

39:7. And I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people
Israel, and my holy name shall be profaned no more: and the Gentiles
shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.

39:8. Behold it cometh, and it is done, saith the Lord God: this is the
day whereof I have spoken.

39:9. And the inhabitants shall go forth of the cities of Israel, and
shall set on fire and burn the weapons, the shields, and the spears,
the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves and the pikes: and they
shall burn them with fire seven years.

39:10. And they shall not bring wood out of the countries, nor cut down
out of the forests: for they shall burn the weapons with fire, and
shall make a prey of them to whom they had been a prey, and they shall
rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God.

39:11. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give Gog a
noted place for a sepulchre in Israel: the valley of the passengers on
the east of the sea, which shall cause astonishment in them that pass
by: and there shall they bury Gog, and all his multitude, and it shall
be called the valley of the multitude of Gog.

39:12. And the house of Israel shall bury them for seven months to
cleanse the land.

39:13. And all the people of the land shall bury him, and it shall be
unto them a noted day, wherein I was glorified, saith the Lord God.

39:14. And they shall appoint men to go continually about the land, to
bury and to seek out them that were remaining upon the face of the
earth, that they may cleanse it: and after seven months they shall
begin to seek.

39:15. And they shall go about passing through the land: and when they
shall see the bone of a man, they shall set up sign by it, till the
buriers bury it in the valley, of the multitude of Gog.

39:16. And the name of the city shall be Amona, and they shall cleanse
the land.

39:17. And thou, O son of man, saith the Lord God, say to every fowl,
and to all the birds, and to all the beasts of the field: Assemble
yourselves, make haste, come together from every side to my victim,
which I slay for you, a great victim upon the mountains of Israel: to
eat flesh, and drink blood.

39:18. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and you shall drink the
blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, and of lambs, and of he
goats, and bullocks, and of all that are well fed and fat.

39:19. And you shall eat the fat till you be full, and shall drink
blood till you be drunk of the victim which I shall slay for you.

39:20. And you shall be filled at my table with horses, and mighty
horsemen, and all the men of war, saith the Lord God.

39:21. And I will set my glory among the nations: and all nations shall
see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon
them.

39:22. And the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God
from that day and forward.

39:23. And the nations shall know that the house of Israel were made
captives for their iniquity, because they forsook me, and I hid my face
from them: and I delivered them into the hands of their enemies, and
they fell all by the sword.

39:24. I have dealt with them according to their uncleanness, and
wickedness, and hid my face from them.

39:25. Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: Now will I bring back the
captivity of Jacob, and will have mercy on all the house of Israel and
I will be jealous for my holy name.

39:26. And they shall bear their confusion, and all the transgressions
wherewith they have transgressed against me, when they shall dwell in
their land securely fearing no man:

39:27. And I shall have brought them back from among the nations, and
shall have gathered them together out of the lands of their enemies,
and shall be sanctified in them, in the sight of many nations.

39:28. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, because I
caused them to be carried away among the nations; and I have gathered
them together unto their own land, and have not left any of them there.

39:29. And I will hide my face no more from them, for I have poured out
my spirit upon all the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.

Ezechiel Chapter 40

The prophet sees in a vision the rebuilding of the temple: the
dimensions of several parts thereof.

40:1. In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning
of the year, the tenth day of the month, the fourteenth year after the
city was destroyed: in the selfsame day the hand of the Lord was upon
me, and he brought me thither.

40:2. In the visions of God he brought me into the land of Israel, and
set me upon a very high mountain: upon which there was as the building
of a city, bending towards the south.

40:3. And he brought me in thither, and behold a man, whose appearance
was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and
a measuring reed in his hand, and he stood in the gate.

40:4. And this man said to me: Son of man, see with thy eyes, and hear
with thy ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall shew thee: for
thou art brought hither that they may be shewn to thee: declare all
that thou seest, to the house of Israel.

40:5. And behold there was a wall on the outside of the house round
about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits and a
handbreadth: and he measured the breadth of the building one reed, and
the height one reed.

40:6. And he came to the gate that looked toward the east, and he went
up the steps thereof: and he measured the breadth of the threshold of
the gate one reed, that is, one threshold was one reed broad;

40:7. And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad:
and between the little chambers were five cubits:

40:8. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within,
was one reed.

40:9. And he measured the porch of the gate eight cubits, and the front
thereof two cubits: and the porch of the gate was inward.

40:10. And the little chambers of the gate that looked eastward were
three on this side, and three on that side: all three were of one
measure, and the fronts of one measure, on both parts.

40:11. And he measured the breadth of the threshold of the gate ten
cubits: and the length of the gate thirteen cubits:

40:12. And the border before the little chambers one cubit: and one
cubit was the border on both sides: and the little chambers were six
cubits on this side and that side.

40:13. And he measured the gate from the roof of one little chamber to
the roof of another, in breadth five and twenty cubits: door against
door.

40:14. He made also fronts of sixty cubits: and to the front the court
of the gate on every side round about.

40:15. And before the face of the gate which reached even to the face
of the porch of the inner gate, fifty cubits.

40:16. And slanting windows in the little chambers, and in their
fronts, which were within the gate on every side round about: and in
like manner there were also in the porches windows round about within,
and before the fronts the representation of palm trees.

40:17. And he brought me into the outward court, and behold there were
chambers, and a pavement of stone in the court round about: thirty
chambers encompassed the pavement.

There were chambers. . .Gazophylacia, so called, because the priests and
Levites kept in them the stores and vessels that belonged to the
temple.

40:18. And the pavement in the front of the gates according to the
length of the gates was lower.

40:19. And he measured the breadth from the face of the lower gate to
the front of the inner court without, a hundred cubits to the east, and
to the north.

40:20. He measured also both the length and the breadth of the gate of
the outward court, which looked northward.

40:21. And the little chambers thereof three on this side, and three on
that side: and the front thereof, and the porch thereof according to
the measure of the former gate, fifty cubits long, and five and twenty
cubits broad.

40:22. And the windows thereof, and the porch, and the gravings
according to the measure of the gate that looked to the east, and they
went up to it by seven steps, and a porch was before it.

40:23. And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate of the
north, and that of the east: and he measured from gate to gate a
hundred cubits.

40:24. And he brought me out to the way of the south, and behold the
gate that looked to the south: and he measured the front thereof, and
the porch thereof according to the former measures.

40:25. And the windows thereof, and the porches round about, as the
other windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and
twenty cubits.

40:26. And there were seven steps to go up to it: and a porch before
the doors thereof: and there were graven palm trees, one on this side,
and another on that side in the front thereof.

40:27. And there was a gate of the inner court towards the south: and
he measured from gate to gate towards the south, a hundred cubits.

40:28. And he brought me into the inner court at the south gate: and he
measured the gate according to the former measures.

40:29. The little chamber thereof, and the front thereof, and the porch
thereof with the same measures: and the windows thereof, and the porch
thereof round about it was fifty cubits in length, and five and twenty
cubits in breadth.

40:30. And the porch round about was five and twenty cubits long, and
five cubits broad.

40:31. And the porch thereof to the outward court, and the palm trees
thereof in the front: and there were eight steps to go up to it.

40:32. And he brought me into the inner court by the way of the east:
and he measured the gate according to the former measures.

40:33. The little chamber thereof, and the front thereof, and the porch
thereof as before: and the windows thereof, and the porches thereof
round about it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.

40:34. And the porch thereof, that is, of the outward court: and the
graven palm trees in the front thereof on this side and on that side:
and the going up thereof was by eight steps.

40:35. And he brought me into the gate that looked to the north: and he
measured according to the former measures.

40:36. The little chamber thereof, and the front thereof, and the porch
thereof, and the windows thereof round about it was fifty cubits long,
and five and twenty cubits broad.

40:37. And the porch thereof looked to the outward court: and the
graving of palm trees in the front thereof was on this side and on that
side: and the going up to it was by eight steps.

40:38. And at every chamber was a door in the forefronts of the gates:
there they washed the holocaust.

40:39. And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and
two tables on that side: that the holocaust, and the sin offering, and
the trespass offering might be slain thereon.

40:40. And on the outward side, which goeth up to the entry of the gate
that looketh toward the north, were two tables: and at the other side
before the porch of the gate were two tables,

40:41. Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side at
the sides of the gate were eight tables, upon which they slew the
victims.

40:42. And the four tables for the holocausts were made of square
stones: one cubit and a half long, and one cubit and a half broad, and
one cubit high: to lay the vessels upon, in which the holocaust and the
victim is slain.

40:43. And the borders of them were of one handbreadth, turned inwards
round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

40:44. And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singing men
in the inner court, which was on the side of the gate that looketh to
the north: and their prospect was towards the south, one at the side of
the east gate, which looketh toward the north.

40:45. And he said to me: This chamber, which looketh toward the south
shall be for the priests that watch in the wards of the temple.

40:46. But the chamber that looketh towards the north shall be for the
priests that watch over the ministry of the altar. These are the sons
of Sadoc, who among the sons of Levi, come near to the Lord, to
minister to him.

40:47. And he measured the court a hundred cubits long, and a hundred
cubits broad foursquare: and the altar that was before the face of the
temple.

40:48. And he brought me into the porch of the temple: and he measured
the porch five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and
the breadth of the gate three cubits on this side, and three cubits on
that side.

40:49. And the length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth
eleven cubits, and there were eight steps to go up to it. And there
were pillars in the fronts: one on this side, and another on that side.

Ezechiel Chapter 41

A description of the temple, and of all the parts of it.

41:1. And he brought me into the temple, and he measured the fronts six
cubits broad on this side, and six cubits on that side, the breadth of
the tabernacle.

The temple. . .This plan of a temple, which was here shewn to the
prophet in a vision, partly had relation to the material temple, which
was to be rebuilt: and partly, in a mystical sense, to the spiritual
temple of God, the church of Christ.

41:2. And the breadth of the gate was ten cubits: and the sides of the
gate five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and he
measured the length thereof forty cubits, and the breadth twenty
cubits.

41:3. Then going inward he measured the front of the gate two cubits:
and the gate six cubits, and the breadth of the gate seven cubits.

41:4. And he measured the length thereof twenty cubits, and the breadth
twenty cubits, before the face of the temple: and he said to me: This
is the holy of holies.

41:5. And he measured the wall of the house six cubits: and the breadth
of every side chamber four cubits round about the house on every side.

41:6. And the side chambers one by another, were twice thirty-three:
and they bore outwards, that they might enter in through the wall of
the house in the sides round about, to hold in, and not to touch the
wall of the temple.

One by another. . .Or one over another; literally, side to side, or side
upon side.

41:7. And there was a broad passage round about, going up by winding
stairs, and it led into the upper loft of the temple all round:
therefore was the temple broader in the higher parts: and so from the
lower parts they went to the higher by the midst.

41:8. And I saw in the house the height round about, the foundations of
the side chambers which were the measure of a reed the space of six
cubits:

41:9. And the thickness of the wall for the side chamber without, which
was five cubits: and the inner house was within the side chambers of
the house,

And the inner house was within the side chambers of the
house. . .Because these side chambers were in the very walls of the
temple all round. Or, it may also be rendered (more agreeably to the
Hebrew) so as to signify that the thickness of the wall for the side
chamber within, was the same as that of the wall without; that is,
equally five cubits.

41:10. And between the chambers was the breadth of twenty cubits round
about the house on every side.

41:11. And the door of the side chambers was turned towards the place
of prayer: one door was toward the north, and another door was toward
the south: and the breadth of the place for prayer, was five cubits
round about.

41:12. And the building that was separate, and turned to the way that
looked toward the sea, was seventy cubits broad and the wall of the
building, five cubits thick round about: and ninety cubits long.

41:13. And he measured the length of the house, a hundred cubits: and
the separate building, and the walls thereof, a hundred cubits in
length.

41:14. And the breadth before the face of the house, and of the
separate place toward the east, a hundred cubits.

41:15. And he measured the length of the building over against it,
which was separated at the back of it: and the galleries on both sides
a hundred cubits: and the inner temple, and the porches of the court.

41:16. The thresholds, and the oblique windows, and the galleries round
about on three sides, over against the threshold of every one, and
floored with wood all round about: and the ground was up to the
windows, and the windows were shut over the doors.

41:17. And even to the inner house, and without all the wall round
about within and without, by measure.

41:18. And there were cherubims and palm trees wrought, so that a palm
tree was between a cherub and a cherub, and every cherub had two faces.

41:19. The face of a man was toward the palm tree on one side, and the
face of a lion was toward the palm tree on the other side: set forth
through all the house round about.

41:20. From the ground even to the upper parts of the gate, were
cherubims and palm trees wrought in the wall of the temple.

41:21. The threshold was foursquare, and the face of the sanctuary
sight to sight.

The threshold was foursquare. . .That is, the gate of the temple was
foursquare: and so placed as to answer the gate of the sanctuary
within.

41:22. The altar of wood was three cubits high: and the length thereof
was two cubits: and the corners thereof, aid the length thereof, and
the walls thereof, were of wood. And he said to me: This is the table
before the Lord.

41:23. And there were two doors in the temple, and in the sanctuary.

41:24. And in the two doors on both sides were two little doors, which
were folded within each other: for there were two wickets on both sides
of the doors.

41:25. And there were cherubims also wrought in the doors of the
temple, and the figures of palm trees, like as were made on the walls:
for which cause also the planks were thicker in the front of the porch
without.

41:26. Upon which were the oblique windows, and the representation of
palm trees on this side, and on that side in the sides of the porch,
according to the sides of the house, and the breadth of the walls.

Ezechiel Chapter 42

A description of the courts, chambers, and other places belonging to
the temple.

42:1. And he brought me forth into the outward court by the way that
leadeth to the north, and he brought me into the chamber that was over
against the separate building, and over against the house toward the
north.

42:2. In the face of the north door was the length of hundred cubits,
and the breadth of fifty cubits.

42:3. Over against the twenty cubits of the inner court, and over
against the pavement of the outward court that was paved with stone,
where there was a gallery joined to a triple gallery.

42:4. And before the chambers was a walk ten cubits broad, looking to
the inner parts of a way of one cubit. And their doors were toward the
north.

42:5. Where were the store chambers lower above: because they bore up
the galleries, which appeared above out of them from he lower parts,
and from the midst of the building.

42:6. For they were of three stories, and had not pillars, as the
pillars of the courts: therefore did they appear above out of the lower
places, and out of the middle places, fifty cubits from the ground.

42:7. And the outward wall that went about by the chambers, which were
towards the outward court on the forepart of the chambers, was fifty
cubits long.

42:8. For the length of the chambers of the outward court was fifty
cubits: and the length before the face of the temple, a hundred cubits.

42:9. And there was under these chambers, an entrance from the east,
for them that went into them out of the outward court.

42:10. In the breadth of the outward wall of the court that was toward
the east, over against the separate building, and there were chambers
before the building.

42:11. And the way before them was like the chambers which were toward
the north: they were as long as they, and as broad as they: and all the
going in to them, and their fashions, and their doors were alike.

42:12. According to the doors of the chambers that were towards the
south: there was a door in the head of the way, which way was before
the porch, separated towards the east as one entereth in.

42:13. And he said to me: The chambers of the north, and the chambers
of the south, which are before the separate building: they are holy
chambers, in which the priests shall eat, that approach to the Lord
into the holy of holies: there they shall lay the most holy things, and
the offering for sin, and for trespass: for it is a holy place.

42:14. And when the priests shall have entered in, they shall not go
out of the holy places into the outward court: but there they shall lay
their vestments, wherein they minister, for they are holy: and they
shall put on other garments, and so they shall go forth to the people.

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