- Ezekiel 1-16
- Chapter 1
- 1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of
the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were
opened, and I saw visions of God.
2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the
land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire
infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the
colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was
their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a
calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had
their faces and their wings.
9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every
one straight forward.
10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a
lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four
also had the face of an eagle.
11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one
were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and
they turned not when they went.
13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of
fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures;
and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living
creatures, with his four faces.
16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and
they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in
the middle of a wheel.
17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were
full of eyes round about them four.
19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living
creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the
wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the
21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were
lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of
the living creature was in the wheels.
22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the
colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one
had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side,
24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters,
as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they
stood, they let down their wings.
25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood,
and had let down their wings.
26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the
appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as
the appearance of a man above upon it.
27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from
the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even
downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the
appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face,
- and I heard a voice of one that
- Chapter 2
- 1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I
heard him that spake unto me.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious
nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me,
even unto this very day.
4 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou
shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a
rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though
briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell mong scorpions: be not afraid of
their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will
forbear: for they are most rebellious.
8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that
rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was
10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was
written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
- Chapter 3
- 1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go
speak unto the house of Israel.
2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this
roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with
my words unto them.
5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to
the house of Israel;
6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst
not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me:
for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against
9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be
dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive
in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak
unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they
12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying,
Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.
13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another,
and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of
my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and
I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.
16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me,
17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the
word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor
speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man
shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked
way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and
I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning,
he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be
but his blood will I require at thine hand.
21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth
not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into
the plain, and I will there talk with thee.
23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood
there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said
unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.
25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee
with them, and thou shalt not go out among them:
26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb,
and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him
forbear: for they are a rebellious house.
- Chapter 4
- 1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it
the city, even Jerusalem:
2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set
the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about.
3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and
the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege
against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it:
according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their
5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the
days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of
6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear
the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be
uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.
8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to
another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.
9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and
fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number
of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou
10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time
to time shalt thou eat it.
11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time
shalt thou drink.
12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out
of man, in their sight.
13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among
the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up
even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces;
neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt
prepare thy bread therewith.
16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in
Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water
by measure, and with astonishment:
17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away
for their iniquity.
- Chapter 5
- 1 And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause
it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and
divide the hair.
2 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the
siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife:
and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.
3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts.
4 Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the
fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations
and countries that are round about her.
6 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes
more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and
my statutes, they have not walked in them.
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more than the nations that are
round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments,
neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you;
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute
judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.
9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more
the like, because of all thine abominations.
10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat
their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I
scatter into all the winds.
11 Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my
sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will
I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be
consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee;
and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after
13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and
I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I
have accomplished my fury in them.
14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about
thee, in the sight of all that pass by.
15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the
nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in
fury and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their
destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon
you, and will break your staff of bread:
17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and
pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the
LORD have spoken it.
- Chapter 6
- 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,
3 And say, 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; Behold, I, even I,
will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down
your slain men before your idols.
5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I
will scatter your bones round about your altars.
6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be
desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be
broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the
nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be
carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from
me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe
themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would
do this evil unto them.
11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas
for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by
the famine, and by the pestilence.
12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the
sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I
accomplish my fury upon them.
13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols
round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and
under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer
savour to all their idols.
14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate
than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I
am the LORD.
- Chapter 7
- 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end
is come upon the four corners of the land.
3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee
according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy
ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know
that I am the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the
day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and
I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine
9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according
to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I
am the LORD that smiteth.
10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed,
pride hath budded.
11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their
multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.
12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller
mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive:
for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither
shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for
my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field
shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour
16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of
the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame
shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their
silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the
LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels:
- because it is the
stumblingblock of their iniquity.
20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of
their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far
21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the
earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the
robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I
will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they
seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from
27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of
the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and
according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
- Chapter 8
- 1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the
month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the
Lord GOD fell there upon me.
2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his
loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of
brightness, as the colour of amber.
3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit
lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to
Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north;
- where was the seat
of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I
saw in the plain.
5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I
lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the
altar this image of jealousy in the entry.
6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great
abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my
sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
7 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the
8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the
wall, behold a door.
9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.
10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts,
and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about.
11 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in
the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his
hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.
12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of
Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD
seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that
14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the
north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou
shalt see greater abominations than these.
16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of
the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men,
with their backs toward the temple of the LORD,
- and their faces toward the east; and they
worshipped the sun toward the east.
17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the
house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have
filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger:
- and, lo, they put
the branch to their nose.
18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity:
and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
- Chapter 9
- 1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge
over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north,
and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with
linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in,
- and stood beside the brazen
3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the
threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the
writer's inkhorn by his side;
4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of
Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the
abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite:
let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not
near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the
ancient men which were before the house.
7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye
forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my
face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy
pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great,
and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD
hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will
recompense their way upon their head.
11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported
the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast
- commanded me.
- Chapter 10
- 1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims
there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of
2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even
under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and
scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.
3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the
cloud filled the inner court.
4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the
house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness
of the LORD'S glory.
5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of
the Almighty God when he speaketh.
6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take
fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood
beside the wheels.
7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that
was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was
clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.
8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.
9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and
another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a
10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the
midst of a wheel.
- 11 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to
the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.
12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the
wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.
13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.
14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second
face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of
15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river
16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up
their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.
17 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves
also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over
19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight:
when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of
the east gate of the LORD'S house;
- and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar;
and I knew that they were the cherubims.
21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the
hands of a man was under their wings.
22 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar,
their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.
- Chapter 11
- 1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD'S
house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men;
among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah,
- princes of
2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give
wicked counsel in this city:
3 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the
4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD;
Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind,
every one of them.
6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they
are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst
8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of
strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know
that I am the LORD.
11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst
thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:
12 And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither
executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about
13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then
fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou
make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
14 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
15 Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house
of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far
from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the
heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as
a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and
assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the
land of Israel.
18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof
and all the abominations thereof from thence.
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take
the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they
shall be my people, and I will be their God.
21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and
their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory
of the God of Israel was over them above.
23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the
mountain which is on the east side of the city.
24 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into
Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had showed me.
- Chapter 12
- 1 The word of the LORD also came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see,
and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: or they are a rebellious house.
3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their
sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be
they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.
4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for removing: and
thou shalt go forth at even in their sight, as they that go forth into captivity.
5 Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby.
6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and carry it forth in the
twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the ground: for I have set thee for
a sign unto the house of Israel.
7 And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff for
captivity, and in the even I digged through the wall with mine hand; I brought it forth in
the twilight, and I bare it upon my shoulder in their sight.
8 And in the morning came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, What
10 Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; This burden concerneth the prince in
Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them.
11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall
remove and go into captivity.
12 And the prince that is among them shall bear upon his shoulder in the twilight, and
shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his
face, that he see not the ground with his eyes.
13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring
him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die
14 And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to help him, and all his
bands; and I will draw out the sword after them.
15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the nations,
and disperse them in the countries.
16 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the
pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the heathen whither they
come; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
18 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with
19 And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and
drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is
- because of the violence of all them that dwell therein.
20 And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate;
and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
21 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
22 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days
are prolonged, and every vision faileth?
23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and
they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand,
and the effect of every vision.
24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house
25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it
shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and
will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
26 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for
many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.
28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be
prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
- Chapter 13
- 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto
them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit,
and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to
stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath
not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye
say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies,
therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they
shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of
the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel;
- and ye shall know
that I am the Lord GOD.
10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no
peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar:
11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be
an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall
12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing
wherewith ye have daubed it?
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury;
and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to
14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it
down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall,
and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with
untempered mortar, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed
16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see
visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which
prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes,
and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of
my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread,
to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live,
by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye
there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let
the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall
be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made
sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked
way, by promising him life:
23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my
people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
- Chapter 14
- 1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock
of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them?
4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the
house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of
his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that
cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged
from me through their idols.
6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn
yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel,
which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the
stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to inquire of him
- me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I
will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived
that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst
of my people Israel.
10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet
shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;
11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more
with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God,
saith the Lord GOD.
12 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I
stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will
send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but
their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.
15 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be
desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts:
16 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver
neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
17 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I
cut off man and beast from it:
18 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver
neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.
19 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut
off from it man and beast:
20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall
deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their
21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon
Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut
off from it man and beast?
22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and
daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their
doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have
- brought upon Jerusalem,
even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know
that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.
- Chapter 15
- 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among
the trees of the forest?
3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any
4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and
the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?
5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet
for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which
I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire
shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.
8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the
- Chapter 16
- 1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the
land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast
thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but
thou wast cast out in the open field, to the loathing of thy person, in the day that thou
6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee
when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood,
7 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and
waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and
thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love;
and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and
entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I thoroughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I
anointed thee with oil.
10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded
thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on
12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown
upon thine head.
13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and
silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast
exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through
my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.
15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy
renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours,
and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given
thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
18 And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and
mine incense before them.
19 My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee,
thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD.
20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and
these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small
21 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the
fire for them?
22 And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of
thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.
23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;)
24 That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place
in every street.
25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be
abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy
26 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh;
and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine
ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of
the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
28 Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea,
thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and
yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.
30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the
work of an imperious whorish woman;
31 In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine
high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
33 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest
them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
34 And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth
thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto
thee, therefore thou art contrary.
35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
36 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness
discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy
abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
37 Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and
all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them
round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them,
- that they may see all
38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I
will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.
39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent
place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes,
and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
40 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones,
and thrust thee through with their swords.
41 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the
sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also
shalt give no hire any more.
42 So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and
I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.
43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all
these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the
Lord GOD: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As
is the mother, so is her daughter.
45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that loatheth her husband and her children; and thou
art the sister of thy sisters, which loathed their husbands and their children: your
mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand:
and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as
if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters,
as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.
49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and
abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand
of the poor and needy.
50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away
as I saw good.
51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine
abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations
which thou hast done.
52 Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou
hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou
confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and
the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy
captives in the midst of them:
54 That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast
done, in that thou art a comfort unto them.
55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and
Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters
shall return to your former estate.
56 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride,
57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters
of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which
despise thee round about.
58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the LORD.
59 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast
despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will
establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters,
thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy
62 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD:
63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because
of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord