- Ezekiel 17-32
- Chapter 17
- 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of
feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the
4 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffic; he set
it in a city of merchants.
5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it
by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.
6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward
him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth
branches, and shot forth sprigs.
7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this
vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might
water it by the furrows of her plantation.
8 It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and
that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.
9 Say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots
thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves
of her spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots
10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the
east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean? tell them, Behold,
the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes
thereof, and led them with him to Babylon;
13 And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath
of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:
14 That the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping
of his covenant it might stand.
15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give
him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or
shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?
16 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made
him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst
of Babylon he shall die.
17 Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company make for him in the war,
by casting up mounts, and building forts, to cut off many persons:
18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand,
and hath done all these things, he shall not escape.
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely mine oath that he hath despised,
and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head.
20 And I will spread my net upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring
him to Babylon, and will plead with him there for his trespass that he hath trespassed
21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword, and they that remain
shall be scattered toward all winds: and ye shall know that I the LORD have spoken it.
22 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and
will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant
it upon an high mountain and eminent:
23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth
boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every
wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high
tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree
to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.
- Chapter 18
- 1 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The
fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb
4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is
mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
6 And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of
the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to
a menstruous woman,
7 And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled
none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a
8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath
withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he
shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.
10 If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any
one of these things,
11 And that doeth not any of those duties, but even hath eaten upon the mountains, and
defiled his neighbour's wife,
12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the
pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,
13 Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not
live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon
14 Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and
considereth, and doeth not such like,
15 That hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of
the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour's wife,
16 Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by
violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a
17 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase,
hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity
of his father, he shall surely live.
18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and
did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath
done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he
shall surely live.
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father,
neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous
shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my
statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in
his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that
he should return from his ways, and live?
24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity,
and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All
his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath
trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my
way equal? are not your ways unequal?
26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and
dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and
doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath
committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are
not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith
the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall
not be your ruin.
31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you
a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore
turn yourselves, and live ye.
- Chapter 19
- 1 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,
2 And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her
whelps among young lions.
3 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch
the prey; it devoured men.
4 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with
chains unto the land of Egypt.
5 Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of
her whelps, and made him a young lion.
6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch
the prey, and devoured men.
7 And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was
desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the noise of his roaring.
8 Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces, and spread their net
over him: he was taken in their pit.
9 And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought
him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
10 Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and
full of branches by reason of many waters.
11 And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was
exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her
12 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind
dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
13 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground.
14 And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so that
she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a
- Chapter 20
- 1 And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the
month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before
2 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Are ye come to inquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by
4 Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the
abominations of their fathers:
5 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted
up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the
land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them,
- saying, I am the LORD your God;
6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of
Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the
glory of all lands:
7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile
not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast
away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I
said, I will pour out my fury upon them,
- to accomplish my anger against them in the midst
of the land of Egypt.
9 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen,
among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth
out of the land of Egypt.
10 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the
11 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall
even live in them.
12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they
might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my
statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them;
and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said,
- I would pour out my fury upon them in
the wilderness, to consume them.
14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in
whose sight I brought them out.
15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them
into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of
16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my
sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of
them in the wilderness.
18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your
fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
19 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;
20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know
that I am the LORD your God.
21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes,
neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they
polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them,
- to accomplish my
anger against them in the wilderness.
22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not
be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.
23 I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among
the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;
24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had
polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols.
25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they
should not live;
26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire
all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might
know that I am the LORD.
27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith
the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a
trespass against me.
28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up mine hand to give
it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there
their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of their offering:
- there also
they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings.
29 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is
called Bamah unto this day.
30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after
the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?
31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye
pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be inquired of by
you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.
32 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as
the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
33 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm,
and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:
34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries
wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury
35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you
face to face.
36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I
plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.
37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the
38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I
will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into
the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his
idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no
more with your gifts, and with your idols.
40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD,
there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I
accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your
- with all your holy things.
41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and
gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified
in you before the heathen.
42 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel,
into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.
43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been
defiled; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have
44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake,
not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of
Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
45 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
46 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and
prophesy against the forest of the south field;
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and
every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched,
- and all faces from the south to
the north shall be burned therein.
48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.
49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?
- Chapter 21
- 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and
prophesy against the land of Israel,
3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will
draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the
4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall
my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:
5 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it
shall not return any more.
6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness
sigh before their eyes.
7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt
answer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands
shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint,
- and all knees shall be weak as water:
behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD.
8 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened,
and also furbished:
10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should
we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.
11 And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened,
and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.
12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the
princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore
upon thy thigh.
13 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the rod? it shall be no more,
saith the Lord GOD.
14 Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword
be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that
are slain, which entereth into their privy chambers.
15 I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint,
and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.
16 Go thee one way or other, either on the right hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy
face is set.
17 I will also smite mine hands together, and I will cause my fury to rest: I the LORD
have said it.
18 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
19 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee two ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may
come: both twain shall come forth out of one land: and choose thou a place, choose it at
the head of the way to the city.
20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in
Jerusalem the defenced.
21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways,
to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the
22 At his right hand was the divination for Jerusalem, to appoint captains, to open the
mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting, to appoint battering rams
against the gates, to cast a mount, and to build a fort.
23 And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn
oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken.
24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered,
in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do
appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance,
- ye shall be taken with the hand.
25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have
26 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be
the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.
27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose
right it is; and I will give it him.
28 And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning the
Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn:
for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering:
29 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee
upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their
iniquity shall have an end.
30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou
wast created, in the land of thy nativity.
31 And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of
my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy.
32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou
shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.
- Chapter 22
- 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt
show her all her abominations.
3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that
her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in
thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come
even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen,
- and a mocking
to all countries.
5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous
and much vexed.
6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt
by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.
9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains:
in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.
10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her
that was set apart for pollution.
11 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly
defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's
12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and
thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the
13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made,
and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal
with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.
15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will
consume thy filthiness out of thee.
16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou
shalt know that I am the LORD.
17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and
iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I
will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the
furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in
my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.
21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be
melted in the midst thereof.
22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst
thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in
the day of indignation.
25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion
ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious
things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no
difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the
unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths,
- and I am profaned among
27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and
to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining
lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the
poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap
before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the
fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
- Chapter 23
- 1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there
were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were
mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and
5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the
Assyrians her neighbours, Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men,
horsemen riding upon horses.
7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of
Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
8 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her,
and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.
9 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the
Assyrians, upon whom she doted.
10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with
the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.
11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than
she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms.
12 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most
gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.
13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,
14 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the
images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,
15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of
them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their
16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers
unto them into Chaldea.
17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their
whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.
18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was
alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister.
19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth,
wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose
issue is like the issue of horses.
21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by
the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.
22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers
against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every
23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians
with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned,
all of them riding upon horses.
24 And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and wheels, and with an
assembly of people, which shall set against thee buckler and shield and helmet round
about: and I will set judgment before them, and they shall judge thee according to their
25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they
shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they
shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.
26 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away thy fair jewels.
27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy whoredom brought from the
land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any
28 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver thee into the hand of them whom
thou hatest, into the hand of them from whom thy mind is alienated:
29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall
leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both
thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
30 I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen,
and because thou art polluted with their idols.
31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup into thine
32 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large: thou
shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.
33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and
desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.
34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt break the sherds thereof, and
pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
35 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind
thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
36 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea,
declare unto them their abominations;
37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols
have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to
pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
38 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day,
and have profaned my sabbaths.
39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into
my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was
sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and
deckedst thyself with ornaments,
41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set
mine incense and mine oil.
42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common
sort were brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and
beautiful crowns upon their heads.
43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms with
her, and she with them?
44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went
they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.
45 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and
after the manner of women that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in
46 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon them, and will give them to
be removed and spoiled.
47 And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they
shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not
to do after your lewdness.
49 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your
idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
- Chapter 24
- 1 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word
of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babylon
set himself against Jerusalem this same day.
3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it:
4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the thigh, and the shoulder;
fill it with the choice bones.
5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under it, and make it boil well,
and let them seethe the bones of it therein.
6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is
therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot
fall upon it.
7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it
not upon the ground, to cover it with dust;
8 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top
of a rock, that it should not be covered.
9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for
10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones
11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may
burn, and that the filthiness of it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be
12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her
scum shall be in the fire.
13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged,
thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest
14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back,
neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy
doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet
neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee,
and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.
18 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the
morning as I was commanded.
19 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that
thou doest so?
20 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my
sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your
soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword.
22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.
23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not
mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.
24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he hath done shall ye do: and
when this cometh, ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength,
the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds,
their sons and their daughters,
26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with
27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak,
and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the
- Chapter 25
- 1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;
3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land
of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah,
- when they went into
4 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they
shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy
fruit, and they shall drink thy milk.
5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for
flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
6 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the
feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel;
7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a
spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to
perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
8 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah
is like unto all the heathen;
9 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which
are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim,
10 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the
Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.
11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
12 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by
taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and
will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of
Dedan shall fall by the sword.
14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall
do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my
vengeance, saith the Lord GOD.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken
vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the
Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know
that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.
- Chapter 26
- 1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the
word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was
the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid
3 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause
many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.
4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape
her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.
5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken
it, saith the Lord GOD: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
6 And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall
know that I am the LORD.
7 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of
Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with
horsemen, and companies, and much people.
8 He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and he shall make a fort
against thee, and cast a mount against thee, and lift up the buckler against thee.
9 And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down
10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall
shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall
enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.
11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy
people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.
12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they
shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones
and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be
no more heard.
14 And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon;
thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall,
when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their
robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling;
they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment,
- and be astonished at
17 And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed,
that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she
and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!
18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea
shall be troubled at thy departure.
19 For thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities
that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall
20 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of
old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old,
with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited;
- and I shall set glory in
the land of the living;
21 I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet
shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.
- Chapter 27
- 1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a
merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I
am of perfect beauty.
4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
5 They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from
Lebanon to make masts for thee.
6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made
thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.
7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy
sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
8 The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were
in thee, were thy pilots.
9 The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships
of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
10 They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged
the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.
11 The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims
were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made
thy beauty perfect.
12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with
silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.
13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and
vessels of brass in thy market.
14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.
15 The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand:
they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.
16 Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they
occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and
coral, and agate.
17 Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat
of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.
18 Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the
multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
19 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and
calamus, were in thy market.
20 Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.
21 Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and
goats: in these were they thy merchants.
22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs
with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy
24 These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work,
and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.
25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and
made very glorious in the midst of the seas.
26 Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the
midst of the seas.
27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers,
and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all
thy company which is in the midst of thee,
- shall fall into the midst of the seas in the
day of thy ruin.
28 The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come
down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;
30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall
cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and
they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee,
saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich
the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
34 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy
merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.
35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be
sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.
36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never
shalt be any more.
- Chapter 28
- 1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart
is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of
the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast
gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart
is lifted up because of thy riches:
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of
7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and
they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy
8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are
slain in the midst of the seas.
9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and
no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have
spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith
the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the
sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the
emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets
- and of thy pipes was
prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the
holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was
found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence,
and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:
and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by
reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings,
that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity
of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall
devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a
terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
20 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,
22 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be
glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have
executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall
be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know
that I am the LORD.
24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving
thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am
the Lord GOD.
25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people
among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the
heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
- 26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea,
they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that
despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.
- Chapter 29
- 1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of
the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and
against all Egypt:
3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of
Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river
is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
4 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto
thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of
thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers:
thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I
have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.
6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a
staff of reed to the house of Israel.
7 When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder:
and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off
man and beast out of thee.
9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the
LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it.
10 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land
of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of
11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither
shall it be inhabited forty years.
12 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are
desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty
years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse
- them through
13 Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from
the people whither they were scattered:
14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the
land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base
15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above
the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
16 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, which bringeth their
iniquity to remembrance, when they shall look after them: but they shall know that I am
the Lord GOD.
17 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first
day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service
against Tyrus: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no
wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it:
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and
take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
20 I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it,
because they wrought for me, saith the Lord GOD.
21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give
thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the
- Chapter 30
- 1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Howl ye, Woe worth the day!
3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the
time of the heathen.
4 And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain
shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be
5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the
land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power
shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the
7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her
cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.
8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all
her helpers shall be destroyed.
9 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians
afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand
of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought to destroy
the land: and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the
12 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of the wicked: and I
will make the land waste, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I the LORD
have spoken it.
13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images
to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will
put a fear in the land of Egypt.
14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments
15 And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off the
multitude of No.
16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder,
and Noph shall have distresses daily.
17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall
go into captivity.
18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break there the yokes of
Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover
her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the
month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be
bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will
break his arms, the strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall
out of his hand.
23 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the
24 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand:
but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a
deadly wounded man.
25 But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall
fall down; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand
of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt.
26 And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the
countries; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
- Chapter 31
- 1 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,
2 Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like
in thy greatness?
3 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.
4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round
about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
5 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
6 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
7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by
8 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.
9 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.
10 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;
11 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.
12 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.
13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field
shall be upon his branches:
14 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.
15 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.
16 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.
- 17 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.
18 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.
- Chapter 32
- 1 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,
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height.
6 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains;
and the rivers shall be full of thee.
7 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.
8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy
land, saith the Lord GOD.
9 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.
10 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.
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.
12 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.
13 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.
14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the
15 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.
16 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.
17 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,
18 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.
19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised.
20 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.
21 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.
22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain,
fallen by the sword:
23 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 living.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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
27 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.
28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them
that are slain with the sword.
29 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.
30 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.
31 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.
32 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.