The Bible Online: Book 26 Ezekiel: 26:001:001 - 26:014:023

 

26:001:001 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth
month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the
captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened,
and I saw visions of God.

26:001:002 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of
king Jehoiachin's captivity,

26:001:003 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest,
the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river
Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.

26:001:004 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north,
a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness
was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of
amber, out of the midst of the fire.

26:001:005 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living
creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the
likeness of a man.

26:001:006 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

26:001:007 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet
was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the
colour of burnished brass.

26:001:008 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their
four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

26:001:009 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when
they went; they went every one straight forward.

26:001:010 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of
a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they
four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also
had the face of an eagle.

26:001:011 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward;
two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two
covered their bodies.

26:001:012 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit
was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

26:001:013 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance
was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of
lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the
fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

26:001:014 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of
a flash of lightning.

26:001:015 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon
the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

26:001:016 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the
colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their
appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle
of a wheel.

26:001:017 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they
turned not when they went.

26:001:018 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful;
and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.

26:001:019 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them:
and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth,
the wheels were lifted up.

26:001:020 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was
their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against
them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

26:001:021 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these
stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the
wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the
living creature was in the wheels.

26:001:022 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living
creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched
forth over their heads above.

26:001:023 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one
toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this
side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their
bodies.

26:001:024 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the
noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice
of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let
down their wings.

26:001:025 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their
heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.

26:001:026 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the
likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone:
and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the
appearance of a man above upon it.

26:001:027 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire
round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even
upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I
saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness
round about.

26:001:028 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day
of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the
LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a
voice of one that spake.

26:002:001 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
will speak unto thee.

26:002:002 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set
me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

26:002:003 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children
of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against
me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even
unto this very day.

26:002:004 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send
thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the
Lord GOD.

26:002:005 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will
forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know
that there hath been a prophet among them.

26:002:006 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid
of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and
thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words,
nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious
house.

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

26:002:008 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou
rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat
that I give thee.

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

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

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

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

26:003:003 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and
fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I
eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

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

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

26:003:006 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard
language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I
sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

26:003:007 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they
will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are
impudent and hardhearted.

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

26:003:009 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear
them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a
rebellious house.

26:003:010 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I
shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with
thine ears.

26:003:011 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children
of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith
the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will
forbear.

26:003:012 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a
great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from
his place.

26:003:013 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures
that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over
against them, and a noise of a great rushing.

26:003:014 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in
bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD
was strong upon me.

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

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

26:003:017 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of
Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them
warning from me.

26:003:018 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou
givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from
his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall
die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine
hand.

26:003:019 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his
wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his
iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

26:003:020 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness,
and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him,
he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he
shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done
shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine
hand.

26:003:021 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the
righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live,
because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

26:003:022 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto
me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with
thee.

26:003:023 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the
glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the
river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

26:003:024 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and
spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine
house.

26:003:025 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon
thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out
among them:

26:003:026 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth,
that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover:
for they are a rebellious house.

26:003:027 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou
shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth,
let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for
they are a rebellious house.

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

26:004:002 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and
cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set
battering rams against it round about.

26:004:003 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a
wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face
against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege
against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.

26:004:004 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the
house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days
that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.

26:004:005 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity,
according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety
days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.

26:004:006 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right
side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah
forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.

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

26:004:008 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not
turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the
days of thy siege.

26:004:009 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and
lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel,
and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the
days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and
ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

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

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

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

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

26:004:014 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been
polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten
of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither
came there abominable flesh into my mouth.

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

26:004:016 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the
staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by
weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure,
and with astonishment:

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

26:005:001 And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a
barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon
thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the
hair.

26:005:002 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the
city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt
take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a
third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out
a sword after them.

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

26:005:004 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the
fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come
forth into all the house of Israel.

26:005:005 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in
the midst of the nations and countries that are round about
her.

26:005:006 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than
the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are
round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my
statutes, they have not walked in them.

26:005:007 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more
than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked
in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have
done according to the judgments of the nations that are round
about you;

26:005:008 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am
against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee
in the sight of the nations.

26:005:009 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and
whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all
thine abominations.

26:005:010 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee,
and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute
judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I
scatter into all the winds.

26:005:011 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou
hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and
with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish
thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any
pity.

26:005:012 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with
famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a
third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I
will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw
out a sword after them.

26:005:013 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my
fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they
shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I
have accomplished my fury in them.

26:005:014 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the
nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that
pass by.

26:005:015 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an
astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when
I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in
furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.

26:005:016 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which
shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to
destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will
break your staff of bread:

26:005:017 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall
bereave thee: and pestilence and blood shall pass through
thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have
spoken it.

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

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

26:006:003 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord
GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the
hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I,
will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high
places.

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

26:006:005 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel
before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about
your altars.

26:006:006 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and
the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be
laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and
cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be
abolished.

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

26:006:008 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall
escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered
through the countries.

26:006:009 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the
nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am
broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me,
and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and
they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have
committed in all their abominations.

26:006:010 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not
said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

26:006:011 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with
thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the
house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the
famine, and by the pestilence.

26:006:012 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is
near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is
besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my
fury upon them.

26:006:013 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men
shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon
every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under
every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where
they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.

26:006:014 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land
desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward
Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I
am the LORD.

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

26:007:002 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land
of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of
the land.

26:007:003 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon
thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will
recompense upon thee all thine abominations.

26:007:004 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity:
but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine
abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know
that I am the LORD.

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

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

26:007:007 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the
land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not
the sounding again of the mountains.

26:007:008 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish
mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy
ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.

26:007:009 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will
recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations
that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the
LORD that smiteth.

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

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

26:007:012 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer
rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the
multitude thereof.

26:007:013 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold,
although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the
whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall
any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.

26:007:014 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none
goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude
thereof.

26:007:015 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine
within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and
he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour
him.

26:007:016 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the
mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning,
every one for his iniquity.

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

26:007:018 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror
shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and
baldness upon all their heads.

26:007:019 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold
shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be
able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they
shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels:
because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

26:007:020 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but
they made the images of their abominations and of their
detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from
them.

26:007:021 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey,
and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall
pollute it.

26:007:022 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my
secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile
it.

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

26:007:024 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they
shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the
strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.

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

26:007:026 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon
rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the
law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the
ancients.

26:007:027 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with
desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be
troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according
to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I
am the LORD.

26:008:001 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in
the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the
elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD
fell there upon me.

26:008:002 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire:
from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from
his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the
colour of amber.

26:008:003 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of
mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and
the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem,
to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north;
where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh
to jealousy.

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

26:008:005 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the
way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward
the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this
image of jealousy in the entry.

26:008:006 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they
do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel
committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary?
but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater
abominations.

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

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

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

26:008:010 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping
things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house
of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.

26:008:011 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the
house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the
son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a
thick cloud of incense went up.

26:008:012 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the
ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in
the chambers of his imagery? for they say, the LORD seeth us
not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.

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

26:008:014 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house
which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women
weeping for Tammuz.

26:008:015 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn
thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than
these.

26:008:016 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house,
and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between
the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with
their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces
toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

26:008:017 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it
a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the
abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the
land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger:
and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

26:008:018 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare,
neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears
with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.

26:009:001 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause
them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every
man with his destroying weapon in his hand.

26:009:002 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate,
which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon
in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen,
with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and
stood beside the brasen altar.

26:009:003 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the
cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And
he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the
writer's inkhorn by his side;

26:009:004 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city,
through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the
foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the
abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

26:009:005 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him
through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither
have ye pity:

26:009:006 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children,
and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark;
and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men
which were before the house.

26:009:007 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts
with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in
the city.

26:009:008 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was
left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord
GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy
pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?

26:009:009 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and
Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and
the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath
forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.

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

26:009:011 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn
by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou
hast commanded me.

26:010:001 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above
the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were
a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a
throne.

26:010:002 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in
between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand
with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter
them over the city. And he went in in my sight.

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

26:010:004 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood
over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with
the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the
LORD's glory.

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

26:010:006 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man
clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels,
from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside
the wheels.

26:010:007 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the
cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and
took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was
clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.

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

26:010:009 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims,
one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub:
and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl
stone.

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

26:010:011 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned
not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked
they followed it; they turned not as they went.

26:010:012 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and
their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about,
even the wheels that they four had.

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

26:010:014 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a
cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the
third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

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

26:010:016 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when
the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the
earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.

26:010:017 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up,
these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living
creature was in them.

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

26:010:019 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from
the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also
were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east
gate of the LORD's house; and the glory of the God of Israel
was over them above.

26:010:020 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel
by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the
cherubims.

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

26:010:022 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw
by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they
went every one straight forward.

26:011:001 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east
gate of the LORD's house, which looketh eastward: and behold
at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw
Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah,
princes of the people.

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

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

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

26:011:005 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me,
Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of
Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every
one of them.

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

26:011:007 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have
laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is
the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of
it.

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

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

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

26:011:011 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the
flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border
of Israel:

26:011:012 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked
in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done
after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.

26:011:013 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son
of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with
a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou make a full end
of the remnant of Israel?

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

26:011:015 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy
kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto
whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from
the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.

26:011:016 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast
them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered
them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little
sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

26:011:017 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you
from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where
ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of
Israel.

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

26:011:019 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit
within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their
flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

26:011:020 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances,
and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their
God.

26:011:021 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their
detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense
their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.

26:011:022 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels
beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them
above.

26:011:023 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city,
and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the
city.

26:011:024 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision
by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity.
So the vision that I had seen went up from me.

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

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

26:012:002 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house,
which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear,
and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.

26:012:003 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing,
and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from
thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will
consider, though they be a rebellious house.

26:012:004 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight,
as stuff for removing: and thou shalt go forth at even in
their sight, as they that go forth into captivity.

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

26:012:006 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and
carry it forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face,
that thou see not the ground: for I have set thee for a sign
unto the house of Israel.

26:012:007 And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by
day, as stuff for captivity, and in the even I digged through
the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in the twilight,
and I bare it upon my shoulder in their sight.

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

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

26:012:010 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; This burden
concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of
Israel that are among them.

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

26:012:012 And the prince that is among them shall bear upon his shoulder
in the twilight, and shall go forth: they shall dig through
the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, that
he see not the ground with his eyes.

26:012:013 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in
my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the
Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.

26:012:014 And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to
help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword
after them.

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

26:012:016 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the
famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all
their abominations among the heathen whither they come; and
they shall know that I am the LORD.

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

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

26:012:019 And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord GOD
of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel;
They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their
water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from
all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that
dwell therein.

26:012:020 And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the
land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

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

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

26:012:023 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this
proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb
in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the
effect of every vision.

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

26:012:025 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall
speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for
in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and
will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.

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

26:012:027 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The
vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he
prophesieth of the times that are far off.

26:012:028 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall
none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I
have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.

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

26:013:002 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that
prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their
own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;

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

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

26:013:005 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge
for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of
the LORD.

26:013:006 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD
saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made
others to hope that they would confirm the word.

26:013:007 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying
divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have
not spoken?

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

26:013:009 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and
that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my
people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the
house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of
Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

26:013:010 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying,
Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and,
lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:

26:013:011 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it
shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O
great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.

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

26:013:013 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a
stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing
shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to
consume it.

26:013:014 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with
untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that
the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall,
and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.

26:013:015 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them
that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto
you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;

26:013:016 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning
Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there
is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

26:013:017 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters
of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and
prophesy thou against them,

26:013:018 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew
pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of
every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my
people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?

26:013:019 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley
and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not
die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your
lying to my people that hear your lies?

26:013:020 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your
pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly,
and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls
go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.

26:013:021 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of
your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be
hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

26:013:022 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad,
whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the
wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by
promising him life:

26:013:023 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations:
for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.

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

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

26:014:003 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart,
and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their
face: should I be enquired of at all by them?

26:014:004 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the
Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his
idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his
iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the
LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of
his idols;

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

26:014:006 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn
away your faces from all your abominations.

26:014:007 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that
sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and
setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the
stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to
a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will
answer him by myself:

26:014:008 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a
sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of
my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

26:014:009 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I
the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my
hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my
people Israel.

26:014:010 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the
punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of
him that seeketh unto him;

26:014:011 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me,
neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions;
but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith
the Lord GOD.

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

26:014:013 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing
grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and
will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send
famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:

26:014:014 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it,
they should deliver but their own souls by their
righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.

26:014:015 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they
spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through
because of the beasts:

26:014:016 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only
shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.

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

26:014:018 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they
only shall be delivered themselves.

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

26:014:020 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, saith the
Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they
shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.

26:014:021 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four
sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and
the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man
and beast?

26:014:022 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be
brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall
come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their
doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I
have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have
brought upon it.

26:014:023 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their
doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause
all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

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