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The judgment on bad shepherds. CHAP. XXXIV.

The kingdom of Christ." shepherds; Wo be to the shepherds of Island will bind up that which was broken, rael that do feed themselves! should not and will strengthen that which was sick the shepherds feed the flocks? but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I

3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with will feed them with judgment. the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge be4 The diseased have ye not strengthen- tween cattle and cattle, between the rams ed, neither have ye healed that which was and the he-goats.

sick, neither have ye bound up that which 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to was broken, neither have ye brought again have eaten up the good pasture, but ye that which was driven away, neither have must tread down with your feet the residue ye sought that which was lost; but with of your pastures? and to have drunk of the force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. deep waters, but ye must foul the residue 5 And they were scattered, because with your feet?

there is no shepherd: and they became 19 And as for my flock, they eat that meat to all the beasts of the field, when which ye have trodden with your feet; they were scattered. and they drink that which ye have fouled

6 My sheep wandered through all the with your feet. mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, 20 ¶ Therefore thus saith the Lord God my flock was scattered upon all the face of unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge the earth, and none did search or seek between the fat cattle and between the after them. lean cattle.


Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;

21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;

8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the 22 Therefore will I save my flock, and field, because there was no shepherd, nei- they shall no more be a prey; and I will ther did my shepherds search for my flock, judge between cattle and cattle. but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;

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.

10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, 24 And I the LORD will be their God, I am against the shepherds; and I will re- and my servant David a prince among quire my flock at their hand, and cause them; I the LORD have spoken it. them to cease from feeding the flock; nei- 25 And I will make with them a covether shall the shepherds feed themselves nant of peace, and will cause the evil any more; for I will deliver my flock from beasts to cease out of the land: and they their mouth, that they may not be meat for shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.


11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.

26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his sea12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock son; there shall be showers of blessing. in the day that he is among his sheep that 27 And the tree of the field shall yield are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, her fruit, and the earth shall yield her inand will deliver them out of all places crease, and they shall be safe in their land, where they have been scattered in the and shall know that I am the LORD, when cloudy and dark day. have broken the bands of their yoke, and 13 And I will bring them out from the delivered them out of the hand of those people, and gather them from the coun- that served themselves of them. tries, and will bring them to their own 28 And they shall no more be a prey to land, and feed them upon the mountains of the heathen, neither shall the beasts of the Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabit-land devour them; but they shall dwell ed places of the country. safely, and none shall make them afraid.


14 I will feed them in a good pasture, 29 And I will raise up for them a plant and upon the high mountains of Israel shall of renown, and they shall be no more contheir fold be: there shall they lie in a good sumed with hunger in the land, neither fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed bear the shame of the heathen any more. upon the mountains of Israel.

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

16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away,!

30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.

31 And ye my flock, the flock of my

The judgment of mount Seir.


Israel is comforted.

pasture, are men, and I am your God, 2 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because saith the Lord GOD. the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in posses



[OREOVER the word of the LORD Sion:
came unto me, saying,

3 Therefore, prophesy and say, Thus

2 Son of man, set thy face against saith the Lord GOD; Because they have mount Seir, and prophesy against it, made you desolate, and swallowed you up

3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord on every side, that ye might be a possesGOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against sion unto the residue of the heathen, and thee, and I will stretch out my hand against ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and thee, and I will make thee most desolate. are an infamy of the people:

4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord Gop; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valhatred, and hast shed the blood of the leys, to the desolate wastes, and to the children of Israel by the force of the sword cities that are forsaken, which became a in the time of their calamity, in the time prey and derision to the residue of the that their iniquity had an end: heathen that are round about;

6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord 5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I blood shall pursue thee: since thou hast not spoken against the residue of the heathen, hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. and against all Idumea, which have ap7 Thus will I make mount Seir most pointed my land into their possession with desolate, and cut off from it him that pass- the joy of all their heart, with despiteful eth out and him that returneth. minds, to cast it out for a prey.

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

9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

10 Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:

6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up my hand: Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.

11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord 8 T But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye GOD, I will even do according to thine shall shoot forth your branches, and yield anger, and according to thine envy which your fruit to my people of Israel; for they thou hast used out of thy hatred against are at hand to come.

them; and I will make myself known 9 For behold, I am for you, and I will among them, when I have judged thee. turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and

12 And thou shalt know that I am the sown: LORD, and that I have heard all thy blas- 10 And I will multiply men upon you, phemies which thou hast spoken against all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the mountains of Israel, saying, They are the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes laid desolate, they are given us to consume. shall be builded:

13 Thus with your mouth ye have 11 And I will multiply upon you man boasted against me, and have multiplied and beast; and they shall increase and your words against me: I have heard them. bring fruit: and I will settle you after 14 Thus saith the Lord GoD; When the your old estates, and will do better unto whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee you than at your beginnings: and ye shall desolate. know that I am the LORD.

15 As thou didst rejoice at the inherit- 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon ance of the house of Israel, because it was you, even my people Israel; and they shall desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt possess thee, and thou shalt be their inbe desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idu-heritance, and thou shalt no more hencemea, even all of it: and they shall know forth bereave them of men. that I am the LORD.


13 Thus saith the Lord GoD; Because they say unto you, Thou land 'devourest ALSO, thou son of man, prophesy unto up men, and hast bereaved thy nations; the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye 14 Therefore, thou shalt devour men no mountains of Israel, hear the word of the more, neither bereave thy nations any LORD: Imore, saith the Lord GOD.

The cause of her rejection.

CHAP. XXXVII. The resurrection of dry bones.

15 Neither will I cause men to hear in 31 Then shall ye remember your own thee the shame of the heathen any more, evil ways, and your doings that were not neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the good, and shall loathe yourselves in your people any more, neither shalt thou cause own sight for your iniquities, and for your thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord abominations."

GOD. 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith 16 ¶ Moreover the word of the LORD the Lord God, be it known unto you: be came unto me, saying, ashamed and confounded for your own 17 Son of man, when the house of Israel ways, O house of Israel. dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by 33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the their own way and by their doings: their day that I shall have cleansed you from way was before me as the uncleanness of all your iniquities I will also cause you to a removed woman. dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall

18 Wherefore, I poured my fury upon be builded. them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:

19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. 20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.

34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.

35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.

36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken

21 But,I had pity for my holy name, it, and I will do it. which the house of Israel had profaned]


37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet among the heathen, whither they went. for this be inquired of by the house of Is22 Therefore,say unto the house of Is-rael, to do it for them; I will increase rael, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not them with men like a flock. this for your sakes, Ohouse of Israel, but for 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jemy holy name's sake, which ye have pro-rusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the faned among the heathen, whither ye went. waste cities be filled with flocks of men: 23 And will sanctify my great name, and they shall know that I am the LORD. which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of carried me out in the Spirit of THE hand of the LORD was upon me, them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when 1 the LORD, and set me down in the midst shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. of the valley which was full of bones, 24 For I will take you from among the 2 And caused me to pass by them round heathen, and gather you out of all coun- about: and behold, there were very many in tries, and will bring you into yourown land. the open valley; and lo, they were very dry 25 ¶ Then will I sprinkle clean water 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all can these bones live? and I answered, O your filthiness, and from all your idols, Lord Gon, thou knowest.

will I cleanse you.

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy

26 A new heart also will I give you, and upon these bones, and say unto them, Ŏ a new spirit will I put within you: and I ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. will take away the stony heart out of your 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. bones; Behold, I will cause breath to 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, enter into you, and ye shall live: and cause you to walk in my statutes, and 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. will bring up flesh upon you, and cover 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I you with skin, and put breath in you, and gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my ye shall live; and ye shall know that I people, and I will be your God. am the LORD.

29 I will also save you from all your 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and will increase it, and lay no famine and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

upon you.

30 And I will multiply the fruit of the 8 And when I beheid, lo, the sinews and tree, and the increase of the field, that ye the flesh came up upon them, and the skin shall receive no more reproach of famine covered them above: but there was no among the heathen.

breath in t. em.

Christ's kingdom promised.


army and malice of Gog.

9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto transgressions: but I will save them out of the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to all their dwelling-places, wherein they the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come have sinned, and will cleanse them: so from the four winds, O breath, and breathe shall they be my people, and I will be upon these slain, that they may live. their God.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and over them; and they all shall have one 24 And David my servant shall be king they lived, and stood up upon their feet, shepherd: they shall also walk in my an exceeding great army. judgments, and observe my statutes, and

11 ¶ Then he said unto me, Son of man, do them. these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and I have given unto Jacob my servant,where25 And they shall dwell in the land that our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. in your fathers have dwelt, and they shall 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto dwell therein, even they, and their chilthem, Thus saith the Lord GoD; Behold, dren, and their children's children for O my people, I will open your graves, and ever: and my servant David shall be their cause you to come up out of your graves, prince for ever. and bring you into the land of Israel.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of

13 Andye shall know that I am the LORD, peace with them; it shall be an everlastwhen I have opened your graves, O my peo-ing covenant with them: and I will place ple, and brought you up out of your graves, them, and multiply them, and will set my 14 And shall put my Spirit in you, and sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore. ye shall live, and I shall place you own land: then shall ye know that I the them: yea, I will be their God, and they in your 27 My tabernacle also shall be with LORD have spoken it, and performed it, shall be my people. saith the Lord.

15 T The word of the LORD came again the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my 28 And the heathen shall know that I unto me, saying, sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for

16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:




ND the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

the land of Magog, the chief prince of Me2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, shech and Tubal, and prophesy against

17 And join them one to another into him, one stick; and they shall become one in thy hand.

3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; 18 T And when the children of thy peo- chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the ple shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee 4 And I will turn thee back, and put 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord forth, and all thine army, horses and horseGop; Behold, I will take the stick of Jo-men, all of them clothed with all sorts of seph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, armour, even a great company with buckand the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will lers and shields, all of them handling put them with him, even with the stick of swords: Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand.

20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thy hand before their eyes.

5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house 21 And say unto them, Thus saith the all his bands: and many people with thee. of Togarmah of the north quarters, and Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, thyself, thou, and all thy company that 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for whither they be gone, and will gather are assembled unto thee, and be thou a them on every side, and bring them into guard unto them.

their own land:


8 T After many days thou shalt be visit

22 And I will make them one nation in ed: in the latter years thou shalt come the land upon the mountains of Israel; and into the land that is brought back from the one king shall be king to them all and sword, and is gathered out of many peothey shall be no more two nations, neither ple, against the mountains of Israel, which shall they be divided into two kingdoms have been always waste: but it is brought any more at all: 23 Neither shall they defile themselves dwell safely all of them. forth out of the nations, and they shall any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a



God's judgment against Gog. CHAP. XXXIX.

The victory of Israel.

the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many upon him, and upon his bands, and upon
the many people that are with him, an
people with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord GoD; It shall overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire,
also come to pass, that at the same time and brimstone.
shall things come into thy mind, and thou
shalt think an evil thought:

23 Thus will I magnify myself, and
sanctify myself; and I will be known in
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the eyes of many nations, and they shall
the land of unwalled villages; I will go to know that I am the LORD.
them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all
of them dwelling without walls, and having
neither bars nor gates,

THEREFORE, thou son of man, pro-
phesy against Gog, and say, Thus
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against
to turn thy hand upon the desolate places thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech
that are now inhabited, and upon the peo- and Tubal:
ple that are gathered out of the nations,
which have gotten cattle and goods, that
dwell in the midst of the land.


2 And I will turn thee back, and leave thee to come up from the north parts, and but the sixth part of thee, and will cause 3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of
people that is with thee: I will give thee
Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the
14 T Therefore, son of man, prophesy unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field:
and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord to the beasts of the field, to be devoured.
GOD; In that day when my people of Israel
dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and
among them that dwell carelessly in the
isles: and they shall know that I am the

7 So will I make my holy name known 16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; in the midst of my people Israel; and I will it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring not let them pollute my holy name any thee against my land, that the heathen may more: and the heathen shall know that I know me, when I shall be sanctified in am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years, that I would bring thee against them?

18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.

8 ¶ Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

9 And they that dwell in the cities of Is-
burn the weapons, both the shields and the
rael shall go forth, and shall set on fire and
bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the
handstaves, and the spears, and they shall
10 So that they shall take no wood out
burn them with fire seven years:
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of of the field, neither cut down any out of the
my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that forests; for they shall burn the weapons
spoiled them, and rob those that robbed
day there shall be a great shaking in the with fire: and they shall spoil those that
land of Israel;
11 T And it shall come to pass in that
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the them, saith the Lord GOD.
fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the
field, and all creeping things that creep day, that I will give unto Gog a place there
upon the earth, and all the men that are of graves in Israel, the valley of the pas-
upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my sengers on the east of the sea: and it shall
presence, and the mountains shall be thrown stop the noses of the passengers: and there
and they shall call it The valley of Ha-
down, and the steep places shall fall, and shall they bury Gog and all his multitude:
every wall shall fall to the ground.

21 And I will call for a sword against mon-gog.
him throughout all my mountains, saith the
Lord God: every man's sword shall be
against his brother.

12 And seven months shall the house of cleanse the land. Israel be burying of them, that they may

13 Yea, all the people of the land shall 22 And I will plead against him with 647 pestilence and with blood; and I will rain bury them: and it shall be to them a renowa

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