1 Moreover the
word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the
bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth
blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh
idols against herself to defile herself.
4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and
hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and
thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto
thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen,
and a mocking to all countries.
5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall
mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their
power to shed blood.
7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst
of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in
thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my
9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee
they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit
10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in
thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
11 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife;
and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another
in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken
usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours
by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.
13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest
gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been
in the midst of thee.
14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in
the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken
it, and will do it.
15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee
in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight
of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all
they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of
the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become
dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of
20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and
tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it,
to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury,
and I will leave you there, and melt you.
21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of
my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.
22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall
ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I
the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed,
nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof,
like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls;
they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have
made her many widows in the midst thereof.
26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine
holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and
profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean
and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and
I am profaned among them.
27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening
the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest
28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter,
seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith
the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised
robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed
the stranger wrongfully.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the
hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should
not destroy it: but I found none.
31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I
have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way
have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
1 The word of the
LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms
in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there
they bruised the teats of their virginity.
4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah
her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters.
Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.
5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted
on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,
6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of
them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them
that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she
doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
8 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in
her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of
her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.
9 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers,
into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.
10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her
daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous
among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.
11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt
in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than
her sister in her whoredoms.
12 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and
rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses,
all of them desirable young men.
13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one
14 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men
pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed
15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire
upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the
manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:
16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon
them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.
17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and
they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with
them, and her mind was alienated from them.
18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness:
then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated
from her sister.
19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance
the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in
the land of Egypt.
20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the
flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth,
in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.
22 There, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will
raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated,
and I will bring them against thee on every side;
23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa,
and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable
young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all
of them riding upon horses.
24 And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and
wheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against
thee buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set
judgment before them, and they shall judge thee according to
25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal
furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine
ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take
thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured
by the fire.
26 They shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, and take away
thy fair jewels.
27 Thus will I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and thy
whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt
not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any more.
28 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver thee
into the hand of them whom thou hatest, into the hand of them
from whom thy mind is alienated:
29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away
all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the
nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness
and thy whoredoms.
30 I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone
a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with
31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will
I give her cup into thine hand.
32 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's
cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in
derision; it containeth much.
33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the
cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister
34 Thou shalt even drink it and suck it out, and thou shalt
break the sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for
I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
35 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten
me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy
lewdness and thy whoredoms.
36 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge
Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations;
37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their
hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and
have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass
for them through the fire, to devour them.
38 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my
sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then
they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and,
lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far,
unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom
thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself
41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before
it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.
42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and
with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the
wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful
crowns upon their heads.
43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they
now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?
44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that
playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah,
the lewd women.
45 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner
of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood;
because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.
46 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon
them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.
47 And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch
them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their
daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that
all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.
49 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye
shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I
am the Lord GOD.
1 Again in the
ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month,
the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, write thee the name of the day, even of this same
day: the king of Babylon set himself against Jerusalem this
3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto
them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and
also pour water into it:
4 Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece,
the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.
5 Take the choice of the flock, and burn also the bones under
it, and make it boil well, and let them seethe the bones of
6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city,
to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone
out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall up on
7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the
top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it
8 That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have
set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be
9 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city!
I will even make the pile for fire great.
10 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice
it well, and let the bones be burned.
11 Then set it empty upon the coals thereof, that the brass
of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the filthiness of it
may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed.
12 She hath wearied herself with lies, and her great scum went
not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.
13 In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee,
and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy
filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon
14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will
do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will
I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings,
shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine
eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither
shall thy tears run down.
17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire
of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet,
and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.
18 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my
wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
19 And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these
things are to us, that thou doest so?
20 Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me,
21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your
strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul
pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left
shall fall by the sword.
22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips,
nor eat the bread of men.
23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon
your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away
for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.
24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign: according to all that he
hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that
I am the Lord GOD.
25 Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I
take from them their strength, the joy of their glory, the desire
of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their
sons and their daughters,
26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to
cause thee to hear it with thine ears?
27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped,
and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be
a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.