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.
1:2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of
king Jehoiachin's captivity,
1:3 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.
1:4 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.
1:5 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.
1:6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
1:7 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.
1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their
four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
1:9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when
they went; they went every one straight forward.
1:10 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.
1:11 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.
1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit
was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
1:13 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.
1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of
a flash of lightning.
1:15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon
the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
1:16 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.
1:17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they
turned not when they went.
1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful;
and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
1:19 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.
1:20 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 wheels.
1:21 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.
1:22 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.
1:23 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, their
1:24 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.
1:25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their
heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
1:26 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.
1:27 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
1:28 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 spake.
2:1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
will speak unto thee.
2:2 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.
2:3 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.
2:4 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send
thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
2:5 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.
2:6 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 among scorpions: be not afraid of their words,
nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious
2:7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will
hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most
2:8 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.
2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo,
a roll of a book was therein;
2:10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and
without: and there was written therein lamentations, and
mourning, and woe.
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.
3:2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3:3 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.
3:4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house
of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
3:5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of
an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
3:6 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.
3:7 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.
3:8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and
thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear
them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a
3:10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I
shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with
3:11 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 will
3:12 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
3:13 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.
3:14 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.
3:15 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.
3:16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of
the LORD came unto me, saying,
3:17 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.
3:18 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
3:19 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.
3:20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness,
and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block 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 remembered; but his blood will I require at thine
3:21 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.
3:22 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
3:23 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.
3:24 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
3:25 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
3:26 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.
3:27 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.
4:1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before
thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
4:2 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.
4:3 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.
4:4 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 iniquity.
4:5 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 Israel.
4:6 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.
4:7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of
Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt
prophesy against it.
4:8 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.
4:9 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 eat thereof.
4:10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty
shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
4:11 Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an
hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
4:12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it
with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
4:13 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat
their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive
4:14 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.
4:15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for
man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
4:16 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:
4:17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with
another, and consume away for their iniquity.
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
5:2 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.
5:3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in
5:4 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.
5:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in
the midst of the nations and countries that are round about
5:6 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.
5:7 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
5:8 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.
5:9 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
5:10 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.
5:11 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
5:12 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 them.
5:13 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.
5:14 Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the
nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that
5:15 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.
5:16 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:
5:17 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
6:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
6:2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and
prophesy against them,
6:3 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
6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be
broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
6:5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel
before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about
6:6 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
6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
6:8 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.
6:9 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 lothe themselves for the evils which they have
committed in all their abominations.
6:10 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.
6:11 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.
6:12 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.
6:13 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 sweet savour to all their idols.
6:14 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.
7:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
7:2 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
7:3 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.
7:4 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.
7:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is
7:6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold,
it is come.
7:7 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.
7:8 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 abominations.
7:9 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.
7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth;
the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
7:11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them
shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their's:
neither shall there be wailing for them.
7:12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer
rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the
7:13 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.
7:14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none
goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude
7:15 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
7:16 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.
7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as
7:18 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.
7:19 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.
7:20 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 from
7:21 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
7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my
secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile
7:23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the
city is full of violence.
7:24 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.
7:25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall
7:26 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 the
7:27 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.
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.
8:2 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.
8:3 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
8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there,
according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
8:5 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.
8:6 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
8:7 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked,
behold a hole in the wall.
8:8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and
when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.
8:9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations
that they do here.
8:10 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, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
8:11 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.
8:12 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.
8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see
greater abominations that they do.
8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the
which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women
weeping for Tammuz.
8:15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn
thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than
8:16 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.
8:17 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.
8:18 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.
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.
9:2 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 brasen altar.
9:3 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;
9:4 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.
9:5 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:
9:6 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.
9:7 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
9:8 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?
9:9 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.
9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I
have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
9:11 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.
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 a
10:2 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.
10:3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when
the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.
10:4 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.
10:5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings was heard even to the
outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he
10:6 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
10:7 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.
10:8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand
under their wings.
10:9 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 beryl
10:10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as
if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.
10:11 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.
10:12 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.
10:13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O
10:14 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 an eagle.
10:15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature
that I saw by the river of Chebar.
10:16 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.
10:17 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.
10:18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of
the house, and stood over the cherubims.
10:19 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.
10:20 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
10:21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and
the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.
10:22 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.
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 the people.
11:2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that
devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
11:3 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is
the caldron, and we be the flesh.
11:4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
11:5 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.
11:6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled
the streets thereof with the slain.
11:7 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 of
11:8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you,
saith the Lord GOD.
11:9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you
into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among
11:10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of
Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
11:11 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
11:12 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 you.
11:13 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?
11:14 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
11:15 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.
11:16 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.
11:17 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
11:18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the
detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof
11:19 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:
11:20 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
11:21 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.
11:22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels
beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them
11:23 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
11:24 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.
11:25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that
the LORD had shewed me.
12:1 The word of the LORD also came unto me, saying,
12:2 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: for they are a rebellious house.
12:3 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.
12:4 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.
12:5 Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out
12:6 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.
12:7 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.
12:8 And in the morning came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
12:9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious
house, said unto thee, What doest thou?
12:10 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.
12:11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done
unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.
12:12 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.
12:13 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 there.
12:14 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
12:15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter
them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.
12:16 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.
12:17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
12:18 Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water
with trembling and with carefulness;
12:19 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 therein, because of the violence of all them that
12:20 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.
12:21 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12:22 Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of
Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision
12:23 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.
12:24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering
divination within the house of Israel.
12:25 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.
12:26 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying.
12:27 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.
12:28 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.
13:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
13:2 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;
13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that
follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
13:4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
13:5 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
13:6 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.
13:7 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
13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken
vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you,
saith the Lord GOD.
13:9 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.
13:10 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 morter:
13:11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it
shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O
great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
13:12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you,
Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
13:13 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
13:14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with
untempered morter, 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.
13:15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them
that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto
you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
13:16 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.
13:17 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,
13:18 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?
13:19 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?
13:20 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.
13:21 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.
13:22 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:
13:23 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.
14:1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat
14:2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
14:3 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 enquired of at all by them?
14:4 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
14:5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart,
because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
14:6 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.
14:7 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 enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will
answer him by myself:
14:8 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.
14:9 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
14:10 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;
14:11 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.
14:12 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
14:13 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:
14:14 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.
14:15 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:
14:16 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.
14:17 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:
14:18 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.
14:19 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:
14:20 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 righteousness.
14:21 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
14:22 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.
14:23 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.