- Ezekiel 33-48
- Chapter 33
- 1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 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
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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 then
11 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?
12 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
13 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.
14 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;
15 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.
16 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.
17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them,
their way is not equal.
18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall
even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he
shall live thereby.
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24 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 inheritance.
25 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?
26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's
wife: and shall ye possess the land?
27 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
28 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.
29 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.
30 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 LORD.
31 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 show much
love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
32 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.
33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet
hath been among them.
- Chapter 34
- 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 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?
3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed
not the flock.
4 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.
5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the
beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
6 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.
7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8 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;
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10 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,
they may not be meat for them.
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
16 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.
17 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.
18 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?
19 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.
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the
fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with
your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;
22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge
between cattle and cattle.
23 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.
24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD
have spoken it.
25 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.
26 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.
27 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.
28 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.
29 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.
30 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.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord
- Chapter 35
- 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
3 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.
4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am
5 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:
6 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.
7 Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and
him that returneth.
8 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.
9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
10 Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we
will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:
11 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.
12 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.
13 Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against
me: I have heard them.
14 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
15 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.
- Chapter 36
- 1 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains
of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:
2 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient
high places are ours in possession:
3 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
4 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;
5 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.
6 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:
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that
are about you, they shall bear their shame.
8 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.
9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:
10 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:
11 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.
12 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
13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and
hast bereaved thy nations;
14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith
the Lord GOD.
15 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.
16 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
17 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
18 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:
19 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.
20 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
21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the
heathen, whither they went.
22 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.
23 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.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and
will bring you into your own land.
25 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.
26 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.
27 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.
28 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.
29 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.
30 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.
31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and
shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
32 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.
33 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.
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that
35 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.
36 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
- 37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to
do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
38 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.
- Chapter 37
- 1 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,
2 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.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones,
hear the word of the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you,
and ye shall live:
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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,
14 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.
15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
16 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:
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not show
us what thou meanest by these?
19 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 hand.
20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
21 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:
22 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:
23 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
- and I will be their God.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall
be in the midst of them for evermore.
- Chapter 38
- 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and
Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of
Meshech and Tubal:
4 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:
5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his
bands: and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled
unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 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
- and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 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.
10 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:
11 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,
12 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.
13 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
14 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?
15 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:
16 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.
17 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
18 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.
19 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;
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 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.
- Chapter 39
- 1 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:
2 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:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out
of thy right hand.
4 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.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have
9 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:
10 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.
11 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.
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.
22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and
23 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.
24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto
them, and hid my face from them.
25 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;
26 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.
27 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;
28 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.
29 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.
- Chapter 40
- 1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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 show thee; for to the intent that I might show
them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.
9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits;
and the porch of the gate was inward.
10 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
11 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the
gate, thirteen cubits.
12 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.
13 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.
14 He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about
15 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner
gate were fifty cubits.
16 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.
17 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.
18 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates was the
19 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.
20 And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the north, he measured the length
thereof, and the breadth thereof.
21 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.
22 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.
23 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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 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.
28 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he measured the south gate
according to these measures;
29 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.
30 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.
31 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.
32 And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate
according to these measures.
33 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.
34 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.
35 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures;
36 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 cubits.
37 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.
38 And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of the gates, where they
washed the burnt offering.
39 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 offering.
40 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.
41 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.
42 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.
43 And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and upon the tables was the
flesh of the offering.
44 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.
45 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.
46 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.
47 So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an hundred cubits broad,
foursquare; and the altar that was before the house.
48 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.
49 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.
- Chapter 41
- 1 Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on
the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the
2 And the breadth of the door was ten cubits: and the sides of the door were five cubits
on the one side, and five cubits on the other side: and he measured the length thereof,
forty cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.
3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six
cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.
4 So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before
the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.
5 After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side
chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side.
6 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they
entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they
might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.
7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for
the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the
breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from
- the lowest chamber to the
highest by the midst.
8 I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers
were a full reed of six great cubits.
9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber without, was five cubits: and
that which was left was the place of the side chambers that were within.
10 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits round about the house on
11 And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward
the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was left
was five cubits round about.
12 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end toward the west was
seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick round about, and
the length thereof ninety cubits.
13 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the
building, with the walls thereof, an hundred cubits long;
14 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east,
an hundred cubits.
15 And he measured the length of the building over against the separate place which was
behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the other side, an hundred
cubits, with the inner temple, and the porches of the court;
16 The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three
stories, over against the door, ceiled with wood round about, and from the ground up to
the windows, and the windows were covered;
17 To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and by all the wall
round about within and without, by measure.
18 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub
and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces;
19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a
young lion toward the palm tree on the other side: it was made through all the house round
20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm trees made, and on the wall
of the temple.
21 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of
the one as the appearance of the other.
22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the
corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said
unto me, This is the table that is before the LORD.
23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.
24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door,
and two leaves for the other door.
25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubims and palm trees, like
as were made upon the walls; and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch
26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on
the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks.
- Chapter 42
- 1 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward the north: and he
brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before
the building toward the north.
2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty
3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the
pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.
4 And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and
their doors toward the north.
5 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the
lower, and than the middlemost of the building.
6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts:
therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the
7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the utter court on the
forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.
8 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo,
before the temple were an hundred cubits.
9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them
from the utter court.
10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over
against the separate place, and over against the building.
11 And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the
north, as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according
to their fashions, and according to their doors.
12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the
head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth
13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the
separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall
eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things,
- and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.
14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the
utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are
holy; and shall put on other garments,
- and shall approach to those things which are for
15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward
the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.
16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the
measuring reed round about.
17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring
20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long,
and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.
- Chapter 43
- 1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east:
2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice
was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the
vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision
that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is
toward the east.
5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of
the LORD filled the house.
6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.
7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of
my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy
name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they,
- nor their kings, by their
whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and
the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations
that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and
I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
10 Thou son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of
their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and
the fashion thereof, and the goings out
- thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the
forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all
the ordinances thereof, and do them.
12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof
round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an
hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border
thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span:
- and this shall be the higher
place of the altar.
14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and
the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four
cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four horns.
16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares
17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares
thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a
cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.
18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; These are the ordinances of
the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to
sprinkle blood thereon.
19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which
approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin
20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on
the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse
and purge it.
21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the
appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.
22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin
offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without
blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them,
and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also
prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.
26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate
27 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward,
the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and
I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.
- Chapter 44
- 1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh
toward the east; and it was shut.
2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man
shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it,
therefore it shall be shut.
3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he
shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and,
behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear
with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the
LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house,
- with every
going forth of the sanctuary.
6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and
uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer
my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant
- because of all your
8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my
charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in
flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of
10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went
astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house,
and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the
people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to
fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD,
and they shall bear their iniquity.
13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come
near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame,
and their abominations which they have committed.
14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof,
and for all that shall be done therein.
15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary
when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister
unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood,
- saith the
16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister
unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court,
they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they
minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon
their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people,
they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy
chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people
20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall
only poll their heads.
21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they
shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest
23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause
them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to
my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they
shall hallow my sabbaths.
25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for
mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband,
they may defile themselves.
26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in
the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.
28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give
them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering: and
every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every
sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the
first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be
fowl or beast.
- Chapter 45
- 1 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an
oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of
five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand.
- This shall be holy
in all the borders thereof round about.
2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in
breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.
3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the
breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.
4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary,
which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses,
and an holy place for the sanctuary.
5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also
the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty
6 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty
thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole
house of Israel.
7 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the
oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of
the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward,
from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions,
from the west border unto the east border.
8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my
people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and
spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith
the Lord GOD.
10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth
part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be
after the homer.
12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen
shekels, shall be your maneh.
13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of
wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:
14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a
bath out of the cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:
15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel;
for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make
reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.
16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.
17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and
drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all
solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat
- and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the
house of Israel.
18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt
take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts
of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of
the gate of the inner court.
20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for
him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.
21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a
feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the
land a bullock for a sin offering.
23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven
bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily
for a sin offering.
24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram,
and an hin of oil for an ephah.
25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the
feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering,
and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.
- Chapter 46
- 1 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east
shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day
of the new moon it shall be opened.
2 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand
by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace
offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate:
- then he shall go forth; but
the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD
in the sabbaths and in the new moons.
4 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the LORD in the sabbath day
shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.
5 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs
as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
6 And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six
lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish.
7 And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram,
and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
8 And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate,
and he shall go forth by the way thereof.
9 But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, he that
entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south
gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go
- forth by the way of the
north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go
forth over against it.
10 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go in; and when they go
forth, shall go forth.
11 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat offering shall be an ephah to a
bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil
to an ephah.
12 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or peace offerings
voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east,
and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings,
- as he did on the sabbath
day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
13 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the LORD of a lamb of the first year
without blemish: thou shalt prepare it every morning.
14 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an
ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering
continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.
15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat offering, and the oil, every morning for
a continual burnt offering.
16 Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the
inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.
17 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his
to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be
his sons' for them.
18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust
them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own
possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.
19 After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy
chambers of the priests, which looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on
the two sides westward.
20 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass
offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat offering; that they bear
them not out into the utter court, to sanctify the people.
21 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me to pass by the four
corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court there was a court.
22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty cubits long and
thirty broad: these four corners were of one measure.
23 And there was a row of building round about in them, round about them four, and it was
made with boiling places under the rows round about.
24 Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil, where the ministers of
the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.
- Chapter 47
- 1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued
out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood
toward the east, and the waters came down from under from
- the right side of the house, at
the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way
without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out
waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a
thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the
knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the
waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me
to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the
one side and on the other.
8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into
the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall
9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the
rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because
these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed;
- and every thing shall live
whither the river cometh.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto
Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to
their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be
given to salt.
12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all
trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it
shall bring forth new fruit according to his months,
- because their waters they issued out
of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for
13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land
according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine
hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
15 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the
way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad;
16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of
Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of Damascus, and the north
northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.
18 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and
from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east
19 And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the
river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.
20 The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against
Hamath. This is the west side.
21 So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.
22 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you,
and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and
they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel;
- they shall
have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
23 And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye
give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.
- Chapter 48
- 1 Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the way of
Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast
of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan.
2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Asher.
3 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for
4 And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for
5 And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for
6 And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for
7 And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Judah.
8 And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west side, shall be the offering
which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of
the other parts, from the east side unto the west side:
- and the sanctuary shall be in the
midst of it.
9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of five and twenty thousand in
length, and of ten thousand in breadth.
10 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation; toward the north five
and twenty thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the
east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five
- and twenty thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the midst thereof.
11 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept
my charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites
12 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto them a thing most holy by
the border of the Levites.
13 And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall have five and twenty
thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth: all the length shall be five and twenty
thousand, and the breadth ten thousand.
14 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the firstfruits of the
land: for it is holy unto the LORD.
15 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty
thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the
city shall be in the midst thereof.
16 And these shall be the measures thereof; the north side four thousand and five hundred,
and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and
five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred.
17 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two hundred and fifty, and toward
the south two hundred and fifty, and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the
west two hundred and fifty.
18 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten
thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward: and it shall be over against the oblation of
the holy portion; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the
19 And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the tribes of Israel.
20 All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand: ye
shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the possession of the city.
21 And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy
oblation, and of the possession of the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of
the oblation toward the east border, and westward over
- against the five and twenty
thousand toward the west border, over against the portions for the prince: and it shall be
the holy oblation; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst thereof.
22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being
in the midst of that which is the prince's, between the border of Judah and the border of
Benjamin, shall be for the prince.
23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the west side, Benjamin shall
have a portion.
24 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west side, Simeon shall have
25 And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west side, Issachar a portion.
26 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the west side, Zebulun a
27 And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west side, Gad a portion.
28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from
Tamar unto the waters of strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea.
29 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for
inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord GOD.
30 And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five
31 And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates
northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.
32 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of
Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.
33 And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one
gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.
34 At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of
Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day
shall be, The LORD is there.