||And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the
month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like
in thy greatness?
||Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing
shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
||The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round
about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
||Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were
multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot
||All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all
the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great
||Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by
||The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his
boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of
God was like unto him in his beauty.
||I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden,
that were in the garden of God, envied him.
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and
he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
||I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he
shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
||And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon
the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by
all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow,
and have left him.
||Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the
field shall be upon his branches:
||To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height,
neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their
height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts
of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a
mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great
waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field
fainted for him.
||I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell
with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of
Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.
||They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and
they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
||To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet
shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou
shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is
Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
||And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the
month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou
art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest
forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company
of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net.
||Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and
will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of
the whole earth with thee.
||And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height.
||I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the
mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.
||And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof
dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
||All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy
land, saith the Lord GOD.
||I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among
the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known.
||Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid
for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every
moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.
||For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.
||By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the
nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude
thereof shall be destroyed.
||I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall
the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
||Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the
||When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of
that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they
know that I am the LORD.
||This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations
shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude,
saith the Lord GOD.
||It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the
word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the
daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go
down into the pit.
||Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised.
||They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to
the sword: draw her and all her multitudes.
||The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that
help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
||Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain,
fallen by the sword:
||Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her
grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the
||There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen
by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which
caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them
that go down to the pit.
||They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves
are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror
was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go
down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.
||There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of
them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the
||And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are
gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their
heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the
mighty in the land of the living.
||Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them
that are slain with the sword.
||There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them
that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go
down to the pit.
||There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone
down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie
uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go
down to the pit.
||Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh
and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
||For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the
midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all
his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
||Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the
sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for
||If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the
||Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword
come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
||He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him.
But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
||But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be
not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in
his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
||So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore
thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
||When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not
speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his
blood will I require at thine hand.
||Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn
from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
||Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying,
If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we
||Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the
wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil
ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
||Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of
the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness
of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness;
neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he
||When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own
righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but
for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
||Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and
do that which is lawful and right;
||If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes
of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
||None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that
which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
||Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them,
their way is not equal.
||When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall
even die thereby.
||But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he
shall live thereby.
||Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you
every one after his ways.
||And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the
fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying,
The city is smitten.
||Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came;
and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and
I was no more dumb.
||Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying,
Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for
||Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up
your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?
||Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's
wife: and shall ye possess the land?
||Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in
the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the
beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the
||For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and
the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.
||Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the land most desolate
because of all their abominations which they have committed.
||Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by
the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his
brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the
||And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people,
and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much
love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
||And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice,
and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
||And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet
hath been among them.
||And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them,
Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed
themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
||Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye
feed not the flock.
||The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick,
neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which
was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with
cruelty have ye ruled them.
||And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the
beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
||My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock
was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
||Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
||As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock
became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my
shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
||Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my
flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the
shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that
they may not be meat for them.
||For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek
||As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are
scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they
have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
||And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and
will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the
rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
||I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their
fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon
the mountains of Israel.
||I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
||I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will
bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy
the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
||And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle
and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
||Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread
down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters,
but ye must foul the residue with your feet?
||And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they
drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the
fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
||Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with
your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;
||Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge
between cattle and cattle.
||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.
||And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD
have spoken it.
||And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease
out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
||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 season; there shall be showers of blessing.
||And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her
increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I
have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that
served themselves of them.
||And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land
devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
||And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed
with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
||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.
||And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord
||Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
||And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and
I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
||I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am
||Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of
Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their
iniquity had an end:
||Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood
shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
||Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out
and him that returneth.
||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.
||I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
||Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and
we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:
||Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and
according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will
make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.
||And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies
which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate,
they are given us to consume.&127;
||Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words
against me: I have heard them.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
||As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was
desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea,
even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
||Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of
Israel, hear the word of the LORD:
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the
ancient high places are ours in possession:
||Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you
desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the
residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of
||Therefore, 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, to the desolate
wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the
residue of the heathen that are round about;
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken
against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land
into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it
out for a prey.
||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:
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that
are about you, they shall bear their shame.
||But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your
fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.
||For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:
||And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the
cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded:
||And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit:
and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your
beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
||Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess
thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and
hast bereaved thy nations:
||Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith
the Lord GOD.
||Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the heathen any more, neither
shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations
to fall any more, saith the Lord GOD.
||Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their
own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed
||Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land,
and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:
||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.
||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
||But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the
heathen, whither they went.
||Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for
your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among
the heathen, whither ye went.
||And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have
profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the
Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
||For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and
will bring you into your own land.
||Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your
filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
||A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will
take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
||And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye
shall keep my judgments, and do them.
||And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people,
and I will be your God.
||I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and
will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
||And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye
shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
||Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and
shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
||Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and
confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your
iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
||And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all
that passed by.
||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.
||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 it, and I will do
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by&127; the house of
Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
||As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste
cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
||The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and
set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
||And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the
open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
||And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD,
||Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones,
hear the word of the LORD.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into
you, and ye shall live:
||And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with
skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
||So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold
a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
||And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin
covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
||Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the
wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these
slain, that they may live.
||So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and
stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
||Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold,
they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
||Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I
will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the
land of Israel.
||And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and
brought you up out of your graves,
||And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own
land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
||The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
||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:
||And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
||And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew
us what thou meanest by these?
||Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which
is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with
him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine
||And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
||And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel
from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and
bring them into their own land:
||And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king
shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be
divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
||Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their
detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all
their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my
people, and I will be their God.
||And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd:
they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
||And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your
fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their
children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
||Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting
covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in
the midst of them for evermore.
||My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my
||And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall
be in the midst of them for evermore.
||And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
||Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech
and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
||And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince
of Meshech and Tubal:
||And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth,
and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour,
even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
||Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
||Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his
bands: and many people with thee.
||Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are
assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
||After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the
land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the
mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the
nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
||Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land,
thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall
things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
||And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them
that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having
neither bars nor gates,
||To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that
are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have
gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
||Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof,
shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take
a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great
||Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day
when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
||And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with
thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
||And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it
shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may
know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
||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
||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.
||For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there
shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
||So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the
field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon
the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down,
and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
||And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord
GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
||And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him,
and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and
great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
||Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of
many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
||Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
||And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee
to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
||And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out
of thy right hand.
||Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people
that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the
beasts of the field to be devoured.
||Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
||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 LORD.
||So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let
them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the
Holy One in Israel.
||Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have
||And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and
burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the
handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
||So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the
forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that
spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
||And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of
graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop
the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they
shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
||And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse
||Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the
day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
||And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury
with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the
end of seven months shall they search.
||And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall
he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
||And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
||And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to
every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side
to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of
Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
||Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth,
of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
||And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my
sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
||Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and
with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
||And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment
that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
||So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and
||And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their
iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave
them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
||According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto
them, and hid my face from them.
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and
have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
||After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have
trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
||When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their
enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;
||Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into
captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left
none of them any more there.
||Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon
the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
||In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the
tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the
selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
||In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very
high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.
||And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the
appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood
in the gate.
||And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine
ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might
shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of
||And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a
measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the
breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
||Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up the stairs
thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other
threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.
||And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little
chambers were five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within
was one reed.
||He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.
||Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two
cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.
||And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on this side, and three on
that side; they three were of one measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and
on that side.
||And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of
the gate, thirteen cubits.
||The space also before the little chambers was one cubit on this side, and the space
was one cubit on that side: and the little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six
cubits on that side.
||He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber to the roof of another:
the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door.
||He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about
||And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner
gate were fifty cubits.
||And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the
gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and
upon each post were palm trees.
||Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, there were chambers, and a
pavement made for the court round about: thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
||And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates was the
||Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront
of the inner court without, an hundred cubits eastward and northward.
||And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the north, he measured the length
thereof, and the breadth thereof.
||And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and three on that side; and
the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the
length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
||And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees, were after the measure of
the gate that looketh toward the east; and they went up unto it by seven steps; and the
arches thereof were before them.
||And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate toward the north, and toward
the east; and he measured from gate to gate an hundred cubits.
||After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south: and he
measured the posts thereof and the arches thereof according to these measures.
||And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about, like those
windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
||And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof were before them:
and it had palm trees, one on this side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
||And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south: and he measured from gate to
gate toward the south an hundred cubits.
||And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he measured the south gate
according to these measures;
||And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof,
according to these measures: and there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round
about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
||And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.
||And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts
thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.
||And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate
according to these measures.
||And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, were
according to these measures: and there were windows therein and in the arches thereof
round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
||And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and palm trees were upon the
posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
||And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures;
||The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the
windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty
||And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts
thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
||And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of the gates, where they
washed the burnt offering.
||And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that
side, to slay thereon the burnt offering and the sin offering and the trespass
||And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the north gate, were two
tables; and on the other side, which was at the porch of the gate, were two tables.
||Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate;
eight tables, whereupon they slew their sacrifices.
||And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering, of a cubit and an half
long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the
instruments wherewith they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
||And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and upon the tables was
the flesh of the offering.
||And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers in the inner court, which
was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south: one at the
side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north.
||And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the
priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.
||And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of
the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come
near to the LORD to minister unto him.
||So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an hundred cubits broad,
foursquare; and the altar that was before the house.
||And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each post of the porch, five
cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three
cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side.
||The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits, and he
brought me by the steps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts,
one on this side, and another on that side.