Ezekiel 7 ©
The final desolation of Israel. The mournful repentance of them that escape. The enemies are permitted to defile the sanctuary because of the abominations practised in it. 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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.