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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.
20 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.
21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.
22 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.
wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.
10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.
11 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.
12 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.
13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.
14 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.
15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.
16 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.
17 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.
18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.
19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from
C H A P. XI. 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.
2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city :
3 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses : this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.
4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, 0 son of man.
5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye said, 0 house of Israel: for I
know the things that come into your | mind, every one of them.
6 Ye have multiplied your slain || Lord God; Although I have cast in this city, and ye have filled the them far off among the heathen, and streets thereof with the slain.
although I have scattered them a7 Therefore thus saith the Lord mong the countries, yet will I be to God; Your slain whom ye have them as a little sanctuary in the laid in the midst of it, they are the countries where they shall come. flesh, and this city is the caldron: 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the but I will bring you forth out of the Lord God; I will even gather you midst of it.
from the people, and assemble you 8 Ye have feared the sword; and out of the countries where ye have I will bring a sword upon you, saith been scattered, and I will give you the Lord God.
the land of Israel. 9 And I will bring you out of 18 And they shall come thither, the midst thereof, and deliver you and they shall take away all the deinto the hands of strangers, and will testable things thereof and all the execute judgments among you. abominations thereof from thence.
10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I 19 And I will give them one heart, will judge you in the border of Is and I will put a new spirit within rael; and ye shall know that I am you; and I will take the stony heart the LORD.
out of their flesh, and will give them 11 This city shall not be your cal an heart of flesh: dron, neither shall ye be the flesh 20 That they may walk in my in the midst thereof; but I will statutes, and keep mine ordinances, judge you in the border of Israel : and do them: and they shall be my
12 And ye shall know that I am people, and I will be their God. the LORD: for ye have not walked 21 But as for them whose heart in my statutes, neither executed my walketh after the heart of their dejudgments, but have done after the testable things and their abominamanners of the heathen that are tions, I will recompense their way round about you.
upon their own heads, saith the 13 And it came to pass, when I Lord God. prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of 22 Then did the cherubims lift up Benaiah died. Then fell I down their wings, and the wheels beside upon my face, and cried with a loud them; and the glory of the God of voice, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt Israel was over them above. thou make a full end of the remnant 23 And the glory of the LORD of Israel?
went up from the midst of the city, 14 Again the word of the LORD and stood upon the mountain which came unto me, saying,
is on the east side of the city. 15 Son of man, thy brethren, even 24 Afterwards the spirit took me thy brethren, the men of thy kin up, and brought me in a vision by dred, and all the house of Israel the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to wholly, are they unto whom the in them of the captivity. So the vision habitants of Jerusalem have said, that I had seen went up from me. Get you far from the LORD: unto 25 Then I spake unto them of the us is this land given in possession. I captivity all the things that the LORD
16 Therefore say, Thus saith the had shewed me.
THE word of the LORD also came unto me, saying,
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby. • 6 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.
7 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 any shoulder in their sight.
8 And in the morning came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, What doest thou ?
10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all she house of Israel that are among them.
11 Say, I am your sign: like as I
I have done, so shall it be done unto
them : they shall remove and go into captivity.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.
16 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.
17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
18 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness;
19 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. 20 And the cities that are in
habited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
21 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
22 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth ?
23 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.
24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
25 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 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
27 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.
28 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.
phesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
3 Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
4.0 Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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?
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord God.
9 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. · 10 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:
11 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.
AND the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, · 2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that pro
12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
13 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.
14 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.
15 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;
16 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. · 17 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,
18 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?
19 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 ?
20 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.
21 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.
22 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:
23 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.
CHAP. XIV. THEN came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3 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?
4 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