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shame shall be upon every face, and bald-vision of God into Jerusalem, near the inness upon all their heads.

ner gate, that looked toward the north, 19 Their silver shall be cast forth, and where was set the idol of jealousy to protheir gold shall become a dunghill. Their voke to jealousy. silver and their gold shall not be able to de- 4 And behold, the glory of the God of liver them in the day of the wrath of the Israel was there, according to the vision Lord. They shall not satisfy their soul, and which I had seen in the plain. their bellies shall not be filled : because it 5 And he said to me: Son of man, lift up hath been the stumbling-block of their ini-thy eyes towards the way of the north. And quity.

I lifted up my eyes towards the way of the 20 And they have turned the ornament|north: and behold, on the north side of the of their jewels into pride, and have made of gate of the altar the idol of jealousy in the it the images of their abominations and idols:/very entry. therefore I have made it an uncleanness to 6 And he said to me : Son of man, dost them.

thou see, thinkest thou, what these are do. 21 And I will give it into the bands of sing, the great abominations that the house strangers for spoil, and to the wicked of the of Israel committeth here, that I should deearth for a prey: and they shall defile it. part far off from my sanctuary? and turn

22 And I will turn away my face from thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater them, and they shall violate my secret place :* abominations. and robbers shall enter into it, and defile it. 7 And he brought me into the door of the

23 Make a shutting up:t for the land is court : and I saw, and behold, a hole in the full of the judgment of blood, and the city wall. is full of iniquity:

8 And he said to me : Son of man, dig in 24 And I will bring the worst of the na- the wall. And when I had digged in the tions, and they shalì possess their houses : wall, behold, a door. and I will make the pride of the mighty to 9 And he said to me : Go in, and see the cease, and they shall possess their sanctuary. wicked abominations which they commit

25 When distress cometh upon them, here. they will seek for peace, and there shall be 10 And I went in and saw, and behold,

every form of creeping things, and of living 26 Trouble shall come upon trouble, and creatures, the abomination, and all the idols rumour upon rumour: and they shall seek of the house of Israel were painted on the a vision of the prophet: and the law shall wall all round about. perish from the priest, and counsel from the 11 And seventy men of the ancients of ancients.

the house of Israel, and Jezonias the son of 27 The king shall mourn, and the prince Saaphan stood in the midst of them, that shall be clothed with sorrow, and the hands stood before the pictures: and every one of the people of the land shall be troubled. Jhad a censer in his hand : and a cloud of I will do to them according to their way, smoke went up from the incense. and will judge them according to their 12 And he said to me : Surely thou seest, judgments: and they shall know that I am o son of man, what the ancients of the the Lord.

house of Israel do in the dark, every one in CHAP. VIII.

private in his chamber : for they say: The The prophet sees in a vision the abominations Lord seeth us not: the Lord hath forsaken

committed in Jerusalem: which determine the earth. the Lord to spare them no longer.

13 And he said to me : If thou turn thee ND it came to pass in the sixth year, in lagain, thou shalt see greater abominations month, as I sat in my house, and the an- 14 And he brought me in by the door of cients of Juda sat before me, that the hand the gate of the Lord's house, which looked of the Lord God fell there upon me. to the north : and behold, women sat there

2 And I saw, and behold, a likeness as the mourning for Adonis. appearance of fire: from the appearance of 15 And he said to me : Surely thou hast his loins, and downward, fire: and from his seen, O son of man: but turn thee again, Joins, and upward, as the appearance of and thou shalt see greater abominations than brightness, as the appearance of amber. I these.

3 And the likeness of a hand was put|| 16 And he brought me into the inner forth, and took me by a lock of my head : court of the house of the Lord : and behold, and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the # Adonis. The favourite of Venus, slain

by a wild boar, as feigned by the Heathen Secret place, &c. viz. The inward sanc-poets, and which being here represented by tuary, the holy of holies.

an idol, is lamented by the female worship. Making a shutting up. In Hebrew, a pers of that goddess. In the Hebrew the chain, viz. for imprisonment and captivity. name is Tammuz,


at the door of the temple of the Lord, be.fland fill the courts with the slain: go ye tween the porch and the altar, were about forth. And they went forth, and slew them five and twenty men having their backs to-that were in the city. wards the temple of the Lord, and their 8 And the slaughter being ended, I was faces to the east : and they adored towards left : and I fell upon my face, and crying, I the rising of the sun.

said: Alas, alas, alas, o Lord God, wilt thou 17 And he said to me : Surely thou hast then destroy all the remnant of Israel, by seen, O son of man : is this a light thing to pouring out thy fury upon Jerusalem? the house of Juda, that they should commit 9 And he said to me: The iniquity of these abominations which they have com- the house of Israel and of Juda is exceeding mitted here: because they have filled the great; and the land is filled with blood; and land with iniquity, and have turned to pro- the city is filled with perverseness: for they voke me to anger? and behold, they put a have said: The Lord hath forsaken the branch to their nose.

earth : and the Lord seeth not. 18 Therefore I also will deal with them 10 Therefore neither shall my eye spare, in my wrath: my eyes shall not spare them, nor will I have pity : I will requite their neither will I shew mercy: and when they way upon their head. shall cry to my ears with a loud voice, I will, ii And behold, the man that was clothed not hear them.

with linen, that had the inkhorn at his back, CHAP. IX.

returned the word, saying: I have done as All are ordered to be destroyed that are not thou hast commanded me. marked in their foreheads. God will not

CHAP. X. be entreated for them.

Fire is taken from the midst of the whee's un. A Noices saying the visitations of lene diely the description and recherbime city are at band.; and everyone hath a de- A Nbat saw and behold, in the firenament

2 And behold, six men came from the bims, there appeared over them as it were way of the upper gate, which looketh to the the sapphire-stone, as the appearance of the north : and each one had his weapon of de- likeness of a throne. struction in his hand: and there was one 2 And he spoke to the man, that was man in the midst of them clothed with linen, clothed with linen, and said : Go in between with a writer's inkhorn at his reins : and the wheels that are under the cherubims, they went in, and stood by the brazen altar.' and fill thy hand with the coals of fire that

3 And the glory of the Lord of Israel are between the cherubims, and pour them went up from the cherub, upon which he out upon the city. And he went in, in my was, to the threshold of the house : and he sight: called to the man that was clothed with. 3 And the cherubims stood on the right linen, and had a writer's inkhorn at his loins. 'side of the house, when the man went in;

4 And the Lord said to him: Go through and a cloud filled the inner court. the midst of the city, through the midst of | 4 And the glory of the Lord was lifted Jerusalem: and mark Thau* upon the fore-'up from above the cherub to the threshold heads of the men that sigh and mourn for of the house : and the house was filled with all the abominations that are committed in the cloud, and the court was filled with the the midst thereof.

brightness of the glory of the Lord. 5 And to the others he said in my hear- 5 And the sound of the wings of the cheing: Go ye after him through the city, and 'rubims was heard even to the outward strike: let not your eye spare, nor be ye court as the voice of God Almighty speak moved with pity.

ling. 6 Utterly destroy old and young, mai- Ő And when he had commanded the man dens, children and women: but upon whom- that was clothed with linen, saying: Take soever you shall see Thau, kill him not; and fire from the midst of the wheels that are begin ye at my sanctuary. So they began between the cherubims; he went in and at the ancient men, who were before the 'stood beside the wheel. house.

7 And one cherub stretched out his arm 7 And he said to them: Defile the house, from the midst of the cherubims to the fire

that was between the cherubims: and he • Mark Thau. Thau or Tau, is the last look, and put it into the hands of him that letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and signi-was clothed with linen ; who took it, and fies a sign, or a mark : which is the reason went forth. why some translators render this place set a 8 And there appeared in the cherubims mark, or mark a mark, without specifying the likeness of a man's hand under their what this mark was. But St. Jerom, and wings. other interpreters, conclude it was the form 9°And I saw, and behold, there were four of the letter Thuu, which, in the ancient wheels by the cherubims : one wheel by Hebrew character, was the form of a cross. lone cherub, and another wheel by another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels of the sun : and behold, in the entry of the was to the sight like the chrysolite-stone: gate five and twenty men: and I saw in the

10 And as to their appearance, all four midst of them Jezonias the son of Azur, were alike ; as if a wheel were in the midst and Pheltias the son of Banaias, princes of of a wheel.

the people. 11 And when they went, they went by 2 And he said to me: Son of man, these four ways:* and they turned not when they are the men that study iniquity, and frame a went: but to the place, whither they first wicked counsel in this city, turned, the rest also followed, and did not 3 Saying : Were not houses lately built ? turn back.

This city is the cauldron, and we the flesh. 12 And their whole body, and their necks, 4 Therefore prophesy against them; proand their hands, and their wings, and the phesy, thou son of man. circles were full of eyes, round about the 5 And the spirit of the Lord fell upon four wheels.

me, and said to me: Speak, thus saith the 13 And these wheels he called voluble,t Lord: Thus have you spoken, 0 house of in my hearing.

Israel; for I know the thoughts of your 14 And every one had four faces : one heart. face was the face of a cherub; and the se- 6 You have killed a great many in this cond face, the face of a man; and in the city: and you have filled the streets thereof third was the face of a lion; and in the with the slain. fourth the face of an eagle.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: 15 And the cherubims were lifted up: Your slain, whom you have laid in the midst this is the living creature that I had seen by thereof, they are the Aesh, and this is the the river Chobar,

cauldron: and I will bring you forth out of 16 And when the cherubims went, the the midst thereof. wheels also went by them: and when the 8 You have feared the sword; and I will cherubims lifted up their wings, to mount bring the sword upon you, saith the Lord up from the earth, the wheels staid not be- Gud. hind, but were by them.

9 And I will cast you out of the midst 17 When they stood, these stood; and thereof; and I will deliver you into the when they were lifted up, these were lifted hand of the enemies; and I will execute up: for the spirit of life was in them. judgments upon you.

18 And the glory of the Lord went forth! 10 You shall fall by the sword : I will from the threshold of the temple; and stood judge you in the borders of Israel ; $ and over the cherubims.

you shall know that I am the Lord. 19 And the cherubims lifting up their 11 This shall not be as a cauldron to you, wings, were raised from the earth before and you shall not be as flesh in the midst me: and as they went out, the wheels also thereof: I will judge you in the borders of followed: and it stood in the entry of the Israel. east gate of the house of the Lord : and the 12 And you shall know that I am the glory of the God of Israel was over them.

20 This is the living creature, which 1 # Were not houses lately built, &c. These saw under the God of Israel by the river men despised the predictions and threats of Chobar : and I understood that they were the prophets; who declared to them from cherubims.

God, that the city should be destroyed, and 21 Each one had four faces, and each one the inhabitants carried into captivity; and had four wings: and the likeness of a man's they made use of this kind of argument ahand was under their wings.

gainst the prophets, that the city, so far 22 And as to the likeness of their faces, from being like to be destroyed, had lately they were the same faces which I had seen been augmented by the building of new by the river Chobar, and their looks, and houses : from whence they further inferred, the impulse of every one to go straight for by way of a proverb, using the similitude of ward.

la cauldron, out of which the flesh is not taCHAP. XI.

ken, till it is thoroughly boiled and fit to be A prophecy against the presumptuous assu- eaten, that they should not be carried away

rance of the great ones. A remnant shall||out of their city, but there end their days be saved, and receive a new spirit, and alin peace. new heart,

Ś In the borders of Israel. They pretendme into the east gate of the house of lem: God tells them it should not be so : the Lord, which looketh towards the rising but that they should be judged and con

demned, and fall by the sword in the borBy four ways. That is, by any of the ders of Israel: viz. in Reblatha in the land four ways, forward, backward, to the right, of Emath, where all their chief men were or to the left.

put to death by order of Nabuchodonosor, + Voluble, that is, rolling wheels, galgal. 44 Kings xxv. and Jeremias lii. 10, 27.

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CHAP. XII. commandments, and have not done my judg-||The prophet foresheweth, by signs, the capuments; but you have done according to the vity of Sedecias, and the desolation of the judgments of the nations that are round people : all which shall quickly come to

pass. 13 And it came to pass, when I prophe. ND the word of the Lord came to me,

A sied, that Pheltias the son of Banaias died : saying: and I fell down upon my face, and cried 2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst with a loud voice : and said : Alas, alas, alas, of a provoking house ; who have eyes to O Lord God: wilt thou make an end of all see, and see not; and ears to hear, and the remnant of Israel?

hear not: for they are a provoking house. 14 And the word of the Lord came to me, 3 Thou therefore, O son of man, prepare saying:

thee all necessaries for removing, and re15 Son of man, thy brethren, thy breth- move by day in their sight: and thou shalt ren,* thy kinsmen, and all the house of Is-remove out of thy place to another place in rael, all they to whom the inhabitants of Je-l their sight, if so be they will regard it: for rusalem have said : Get ye far from the they are a provoking house. Lord; the land is given in possession to us. 4 And thou shalt bring forth thy furni

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God :ture as the furniture of one, that is remov. Because I have removed them far off a-ling by day in their sight: and thou shalt go mong the gentiles, and because I have scat- forth in the evening in their presence, as tered them among the countries : I will be one goeth forth that removeth his dwelling. to them a little sanctuary in the countries 5 Dig thee a way through the wall be. whither they are come.

fore their eyes : and thou shalt go forth 17 Therefore speak to them : Thus saith through it. the Lord God: I will gather you from a- 6 In their sight thou shalt be carried out: mong the peoples, and assemble you out of|upon men's shoulders ; thou shalt be car. the countries wherein you are scattered, ried out in the dark: thou shalt cover thy and I will give you the land of Israel. face, and shalt not see the ground : for I

18 And they shall go in thither, and shall have set thee for a sign of things to come to take away all the scandals, and all the abo- the house of Israel. minations thereof from thence.

7 I did therefore as he had commanded 19 And I will give them one heart, and me: I brought forth my goods by day, as will put a new spirit in their bowels : and I the goods of one that removeth: and in the will take away the stony heart out of their levening I digged through the wall with my flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh: band : and I went forth in the dark; and

20 That they may walk in my command-was carried on men's shoulders in their ments, and keep my judgments, and do sight. them : and that they may be my people, and 8 And the word of the Lord came to me I may be their God.

in the morning, saying: 21 But as for them whose heart walketh 9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, after their scandals and abominations, I will the provoking house, said to thee: What lay their way upon their head, saith the art thou doing? Lord God.

10 Say to them: Thus saith the Lord 22 And the cherubims lifted up their God: This burden concerneth the prince wings, and the wheels with them : and the that is in Jerusalem, and all the house of Isglory of the God of Israel was over them. rael that are among them.

23 And the glory of the Lord went up 11 Say: I am a sign of things to come to from the midst of the city, and stood over you: as I have done, so shall it be done to the mount that is on the east side of the city. them: they shall be removed from their

24 And the spirit lifted me up, and dwellings, and go into captivity. brought me into Chaldea to them of the 12 And the prince that is in the midst of captivity, in vision, by the spirit of God: them, shall be carried on shoulders ; he and the vision which I had seen was taken shall go forth in the dark: they shall dig up from me.

through the wall to bring him out: his face 25. And I spoke to them of the captivity shall be covered, that he may not see the all the words of the Lord, which he had ground with his eyes. shewn me.

13 And I will spread my net over him,

and he shall be taken in my net : and I will Thy brethren, &c. He speaks of them bring him into Babylon, into the land of the that had been carried away captives before: Chaldeans; and he shall not see it :f and who were despised by them that remained there he shall die. in Jerusalem : but, as the prophet here de- 14 And all that are about him, his guards, clares to them from God, should be in a more happy condition than they, and after + He shall not see it. Because his eyes some time return from their captivity. shall be put out by Nabuchodonosor.

and his troops I will scatter into every 2 Son of man, prophesy thou against the wind :, and I will draw out the sword after prophets of Israel that prophesy ; and theu them.

shalt say to them that prophesy out of their 15 And they shall know that I am the own heart: Hear ye the word of the Lord : Lord, when I shall have dispersed them 3 Thus saith the Lord God; Wo to the among the nations, and scattered them in foolish prophets that follow their own spirit, the countries.

and see nothing. 16 And I will leave a few men of them 4 Thy prophets, O Israel, were like foxes from the sword, and from the famine, and in the deserts. from the pestilence ; that they may declare 5 You have not gone up to face the eneall their wicked deeds among the nations my; nor have you set up a wall for the whither they shall go : and they shall know house of Israel, to stand in battle in the day that I am the Lord.

of the Lord. • 17 And the word of the Lord came to me, 6 They see vain things : and they foresaying :

tel lies, saying: The Lord saith : whereas 18 Son of man, eat thy bread in trouble : the Lord hath not sent them : and they and drink thy water in hurry and sorrow. have persisted to confirm what they have

19 And say to the people of the land ; said. Thus saith the Lord God to them that dwell 7 Have you not seen a vain vision, and in Jerusalem in the land of Israel: They|spoken a lying divination : and you say: shall eat their bread in care, and drink their The Lord saith: whereas I have not spoken. water in desolation; that the land may be 8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: come desolate from the multitude that is Because you have spoken vain things and therein, for the iniquity of all that dwell have seen lies: therefore behold, I come therein.

against you, saith the Lord God. 20 And the cities that are now inhabited, 9 And my hand shall be upon the proshall be laid waste ; and the land shall be phets that see vain things, and that divine desolate : and you shall know that I am the lies: they shall not be in the council of my Lord.

people, nor shall they be written in the writ. 21. And the word of the Lord came to me,ing of the house of Israel; neither shall saying:

they enter into the land of Israel: and you 22 Son of man, what is this proverb that shall know that I am the Lord God. you have in the land of Israel? saying 10 Because they have deceived my peo. The days shall be prolonged, and every ple, saying: Peace; and there is no peace : vision shall fail.

and the people built up a wall, and they 23 Say to them therefore: Thus saith the daubed it with dirt without straw. Lord God: I will make this proverb to cease; 11 Say to them that daub without tem. neither shall it be any more a common say-pering, that it shall fall: for there shall be ingin Israel : and tell them that the days are an overflowing shower, and I will cause at hand, and the effect of every vision. great hail stones to fall violently from above,

24 For there shall be no more any vain and a stormy wind to throw it down. visions, nor doubtful divination in the midst 12 Behold, when the wall is fallen : shall of the children of Israel.

it not be said to you: Where is the daub25 For I the Lord will speak: and what|ing wherewith you have daubed it. word soerer I shall speak, it shall come to 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God : pass, and shall not be prolonged any more : Lo, I will cause a stormy wind to break but in your days, ye provoking house, I will forth in my indignation; and there shall be speak the word, and will it, saith the an overflowing shower in my anger: and Lord God.

great hail-stones in my wrath to consume. 26 And the word of the Lord came to me, 14 And I will break down the wall that saying :

you have daubed with untempered mortar : 27 Son of man, behold the house of Island I will make it even with the ground, rael, they that say: The vision that this and the foundation thereof shall be laid man seeth, is for many days to come: and bare : and it shall fall, and shall be conthis man prophesieth of times afar off. sumed in the midst thereof; and you shall

28 Therefore say to them: thus saith the know that I am the Lord. Lord God: Not one word of mine shall be 15 And I will accomplish my wrath upon prolonged any more: the word that I shall the wall, and upon them that daub it withspeak shall be accomplished, saith the Lord out tempering the mortar; and I will say to God.

you : The wall is no more, and they that

daub it are no more. CHAP. XIII.

16 Even the prophets of Israel that prc. God declares against false prophets and prophesy to Jerusalem, and that see visions of phetesses, that deceive the people with lies.

peace for her: and there is no peace, saith ND the word of the Lord came to me, the Lord God. A saying:

17 And thou, son of man, set thy face

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