Ezekiel 7 ©

1 The final desolation of Israel. 16 The mournful repentance of them that escape. 20 The enemies are permitted to defile the sanctuary because of the abominations practised in it. 23 Under the type of a chain is shewed the miserable captivity of all orders of men.


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


Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; aAn end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.


Now is the end come upon thee, and bI will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will 1recompense upon thee all thine abominations.


And cmine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: dbut I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations 2shall be in the midst of thee: and eye shall know that I am the LORD.


Thus saith the Lord GOD; fAn evil, an only evil, behold, is come.


An gend is come, the end is come: it 3watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.


The hmorning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: ithe time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the 4sounding again of the mountains.


jNow will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee kaccording to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.


And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense 5thee laccording to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that mI am the LORD that smiteth.


Behold nthe day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; othe rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.


pViolence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: qnone of them shall remain, nor of their 6multitude, nor of 7any of theirs: rneither shall there be wailing for them.


The stime is come, the day draweth near: let not tthe buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: ufor wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.


For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, 8although they were yet alive: for vthe vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; wneither shall any strengthen himself 9in 10the iniquity of his life.


They xhave blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but ynone goeth to the battle: for zmy wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.


The asword is *without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.


¶But bthey that escape of them cshall escape, and shall be on the mountains dlike doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

b ch. 6.8.

All ehands shall be feeble, and all knees shall 11be weak as water.


They shall also f*gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.


They gshall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be 12removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: 13because it is the hstumblingblock of their iniquity.


¶As for the ibeauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but jthey made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I 14set it far from them.


And kI will give it into the hands of the strangers for a *prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and lthey shall pollute it.


mMy face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place : for the 15robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.


nMake a chain: for othe land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.


Wherefore I will bring pthe worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: qI will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and 16their rholy places shall be defiled.


17Destruction cometh; and sthey shall seek peace, and there shall be none.


tMischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then ushall they seek a vision of the prophet; vbut the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the 18ancients.


The wking shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: xI will do unto them after their way, and 19according to their deserts will I judge them; and ythey shall know that I am the LORD.