Ezekiel Chapter 7
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The final desolation of Israel. 16 The mournfull repentance of them that escape. 20 The enemies defile the Sanctuarie, because of the Israelites abominations. 23 Vnder the type of a chaine, is shewed their miserable captiuitie.
Moreouer the word of the Lord came vnto mee, saying;
Also thou sonne of man, thus saith the Lord God vnto the land of Israel, An end, the ende is come vpon the foure corners of the land.
Now is the ende come vpon thee, and I will send mine anger vpon thee, and will iudge thee according to thy wayes, and will recompense vpon thee all thine abominations.3
And mine eye shal not spare thee, neither will I haue pitie: but I will recompense thy wayes vpon thee, and thine abominations shalbe in the midst of thee, and yee shall know that I am the Lord.
The desolation of Israel.
Thus sayth the Lord God, An euill, an onely euill, behold, is come.
An end is come, the end is come, it watcheth for thee, behold, it is come.6
The morning is come vnto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is neere, and not the sounding againe of the mountaines.7
Now will I shortly powre out my furie vpon thee, and accomplish mine anger vpon thee: and I wil iudge thee according to thy wayes, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I haue pitie: I will recompense thee according to thy wayes, and thine abominations that are in the middest of thee, and yee shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth.9
Behold the day, behold, it is come, the morning is gone foorth, the rodde hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
Uiolence is risen vp into a rod of wickednesse: none of them shall remaine, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs, neither shall there be wailing for them.11
The time is come, the day draweth neere, let not the buyer reioyce, nor the seller mourne: for wrath is vpon all the multitude thereof.
For the seller shall not returne to that which is solde, although they were yet aliue: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof which shal not returne: neither shall any strengthen himselfe in the iniquity of his life.13
They haue blowen the trumpet, euen to make all ready, but none goeth to the battell: for my wrath is vpon all the multitude thereof.
The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword, and hee that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall deuoure him.
¶ But they that escape of them, shall escape, and shall be on the mountaines like doues of the valleys, all of them mourning, euery one for his iniquitie.
All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shalbe weake as water.17
They shall also girde themselues with sackcloth, and horrour shall couer them, and shame shall be vpon all faces, and baldnesse vpon all their heads.18
They shall cast their siluer in the streets, and their golde shalbe remooued: their siluer and their golde shall not be able to deliuer them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfie their soules, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumbling blocke of their iniquitie.19
¶ As for the beautie of his ornament, he set it in maiestie: but they made the images of their abominations, and of their detestable things therein: therefore haue I set it farre from them.20
And I will giue it into the hands of the strangers for a pray, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoile, and they shall pollute it.
My face will I turne also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it and defile it.22
¶ Make a chaine: for the land is full of bloody crimes, the citie is full of violence.
Wherfore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possesse their houses: I will also make the pompe of the strong to cease, and their holy places shall be defiled.24
Destruction commeth, and they shall seeke peace, and there shall be none.25
Mischiefe shall come vpon mischiefe, and rumour shall be vpon rumour, then shall they seeke a vision of the prophet: but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsell from the ancients.
The king shall mourne, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will doe vnto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I iudge them, and they shall know that I am the Lord.27
Ezekiel Chapter 7 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Heb. giue.
6 Heb. awaketh against thee.
7 Or, eccho.
9 Heb. vpon thee.
11 Or, their tumultuous persons. Hebr. tumult.
13 Heb. thogh their life were yet among the liuing. , Or, whose life is in his iniquitie. Heb. his iniquitie.
17 Isai. 13.7. iere. 6.24. , Heb. goe into water.
18 Isa.15.2,3. iere.48.37.
19 Heb. for a separation or vncleannesse. , Prou.11. 4. zeph.1. 18. ecclus. 5.8. , Or, because their iniquitie is their stumbling blocke.
20 Or, made it vnto them an vncleane thing.
22 Or, burglers.
24 Or, they shall inherit their holy places.
25 Heb. cutting off.
27 Heb. with their iudgements.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania