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Topic: The Lord spoke to me, and if you don't believe search the scriptures.
For they were written about me. The Lord said to me, "you are indeed wiser
than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you;"

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The Lord spoke to me, and if you don't believe search the scriptures.
For they were written about me. The Lord said to me, "you are indeed wiser
than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you;"

Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:55 AM
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[2] "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD:
"Because your heart is proud,
and you have said, `I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods,
in the heart of the seas,'
yet you are but a man, and no god,
though you consider yourself as wise as a god --
[3] you are indeed wiser than Daniel;
no secret is hidden from you;
[4] by your wisdom and your understanding
you have gotten wealth for yourself,
and have gathered gold and silver
into your treasuries;
[5] by your great wisdom in trade
you have increased your wealth,
and your heart has become proud in your wealth --
[6] therefore thus says the Lord GOD:
"Because you consider yourself
as wise as a god,
[7] therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon you,
the most terrible of the nations;
and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom
and defile your splendor.
[8] They shall thrust you down into the Pit,
and you shall die the death of the slain
in the heart of the seas.
[9] Will you still say, `I am a god,'
in the presence of those who slay you,
though you are but a man, and no god,
in the hands of those who wound you?
[10] You shall die the death of the uncircumcised
by the hand of foreigners;
for I have spoken, says the Lord GOD."
[11]
Moreover the word of the LORD came to me:


[12] "Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say
to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: "You were the signet of perfection,
full of wisdom
and perfect in beauty.
[13] You were in Eden, the garden of God;
every precious stone was your covering,
carnelian, topaz, and jasper,
chrysolite, beryl, and onyx,
sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald;
and wrought in gold were your settings
and your engravings.
On the day that you were created
they were prepared.
[14] With an anointed guardian cherub I placed you;
you were on the holy mountain of God;
in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.
[15] You were blameless in your ways
from the day you were created,
till iniquity was found in you.
[16] In the abundance of your trade
you were filled with violence, and you sinned;
so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God,
and the guardian cherub drove you out
from the midst of the stones of fire.
[17] Your heart was proud because of your beauty;
you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground;
I exposed you before kings,
to feast their eyes on you.
[18] By the multitude of your iniquities,
in the unrighteousness of your trade
you profaned your sanctuaries;
so I brought forth fire from the midst of you;
it consumed you,
and I turned you to ashes upon the earth
in the sight of all who saw you.
[19] All who know you among the peoples
are appalled at you;
you have come to a dreadful end
and shall be no more for ever."
[20]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[21] "Son of man, set your face toward Sidon, and prophesy against her
[22] and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O
Sidon,
and I will manifest my glory in the midst of you.
And they shall know that I am the LORD
when I execute judgments in her,
and manifest my holiness in her;
[23] for I will send pestilence into her,
and blood into her streets;
and the slain shall fall in the midst of her,
by the sword that is against her on every side.
Then they will know that I am the LORD.
[24]
"And for the house of Israel there shall be no more a brier to prick
or a thorn to hurt them among all their neighbors who have treated
them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.


[25]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: When I gather the house of Israel from the
peoples among whom they are scattered, and manifest my holiness in
them in the sight of the nations, then they shall dwell in their own
land which I gave to my servant Jacob.


[26] And they shall dwell securely in it, and they shall build houses
and plant vineyards. They shall dwell securely, when I execute
judgments upon all their neighbors who have treated them with
contempt. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God."
Ezek.29

[1]
In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the
month, the word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and
prophesy against him and against all Egypt;
[3] speak, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you,
Pharaoh king of Egypt,
the great dragon that lies
in the midst of his streams,
that says, `My Nile is my own;
I made it.'
[4] I will put hooks in your jaws,
and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;
and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,
with all the fish of your streams
which stick to your scales.
[5] And I will cast you forth into the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your streams;
you shall fall upon the open field,
and not be gathered and buried.
To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the air
I have given you as food.
[6]
"Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD.
Because you have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel;


[7] when they grasped you with the hand, you broke, and tore all their
shoulders; and when they leaned upon you, you broke, and made all
their loins to shake;
[8] therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will bring a sword
upon you, and will cut off from you man and beast;
[9] and the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste. Then they
will know that I am the LORD.
"Because you said, `The Nile is mine, and I made it,'


[10] therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your streams,
and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from
Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Ethiopia.
[11] No foot of man shall pass through it, and no foot of beast shall
pass through it; it shall be uninhabited forty years.
[12] And I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of
desolated countries; and her cities shall be a desolation forty years
among cities that are laid waste. I will scatter the Egyptians among
the nations, and disperse them among the countries.
[13]
"For thus says the Lord GOD: At the end of forty years I will gather
the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered;


[14] and I will restore the fortunes of Egypt, and bring them back to
the land of Pathros, the land of their origin; and there they shall be
a lowly kingdom.
[15] It shall be the most lowly of the kingdoms, and never again exalt
itself above the nations; and I will make them so small that they will
never again rule over the nations.
[16] And it shall never again be the reliance of the house of Israel,
recalling their iniquity, when they turn to them for aid. Then they
will know that I am the Lord GOD."
[17]
In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month, on the first day of
the month, the word of the LORD came to me:


[18] "Son of man, Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon made his army labor
hard against Tyre; every head was made bald and every shoulder was
rubbed bare; yet neither he nor his army got anything from Tyre to pay
for the labor that he had performed against it.
[19] Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will give the land of
Egypt to Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon; and he shall carry off its
wealth and despoil it and plunder it; and it shall be the wages for
his army.
[20] I have given him the land of Egypt as his recompense for which he
labored, because they worked for me, says the Lord GOD.
[21]
"On that day I will cause a horn to spring forth to the house of
Israel, and I will open your lips among them. Then they will know that
I am the LORD."


Ezek.30

[1]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Wail,
`Alas for the day!'
[3] For the day is near,
the day of the LORD is near;
it will be a day of clouds,
a time of doom for the nations.
[4] A sword shall come upon Egypt,
and anguish shall be in Ethiopia,
when the slain fall in Egypt,
and her wealth is carried away,
and her foundations are torn down.
[5] Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and all Arabia, and Libya, and the
people of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the
sword.
[6] "Thus says the LORD:
Those who support Egypt shall fall,
and her proud might shall come down;
from Migdol to Syene
they shall fall within her by the sword,
says the Lord GOD.
[7] And she shall be desolated in the midst of desolated countries
and her cities shall be in the midst of cities that are laid waste.
[8] Then they will know that I am the LORD,
when I have set fire to Egypt,
and all her helpers are broken.
[9]
"On that day swift messengers shall go forth from me to terrify the
unsuspecting Ethiopians; and anguish shall come upon them on the day
of Egypt's doom; for, lo, it comes!


[10]
"Thus says the Lord GOD:

I will put an end to the wealth of Egypt,
by the hand of Nebuchadrez'zar king of Babylon.
[11] He and his people with him, the most terrible of the nations,
shall be brought in to destroy the land;
and they shall draw their swords against Egypt,
and fill the land with the slain.
[12] And I will dry up the Nile,
and will sell the land into the hand of evil men;
I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it,
by the hand of foreigners;
I, the LORD, have spoken.
[13]
"Thus says the Lord GOD:

I will destroy the idols,
and put an end to the images, in Memphis;
there shall no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt;
so I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
[14] I will make Pathros a desolation,
and will set fire to Zo'an,
and will execute acts of judgment upon Thebes.
[15] And I will pour my wrath upon Pelusium,
the stronghold of Egypt,
and cut off the multitude of Thebes.
[16] And I will set fire to Egypt;
Pelusium shall be in great agony;
Thebes shall be breached,
and its walls broken down.
[17] The young men of On and of Pibe'seth shall fall by the sword;
and the women shall go into captivity.
[18] At Tehaph'nehes the day shall be dark,
when I break there the dominion of Egypt,
and her proud might shall come to an end;
she shall be covered by a cloud,
and her daughters shall go into captivity.
[19] Thus I will execute acts of judgment upon Egypt.
Then they will know that I am the LORD."
[20]
In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the
month, the word of the LORD came to me:


[21] "Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and
lo, it has not been bound up, to heal it by binding it with a bandage,
so that it may become strong to wield the sword.
[22] Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against Pharaoh
king of Egypt, and will break his arms, both the strong arm and the
one that was broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand.
[23] I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them
throughout the lands.
[24] And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my
sword in his hand; but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will
groan before him like a man mortally wounded.
[25] I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms
of Pharaoh shall fall; and they shall know that I am the LORD. When I
put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, he shall stretch it
out against the land of Egypt;
[26] and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse
them throughout the countries. Then they will know that I am the
LORD."
Ezek.31

[1]
In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the
month, the word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his multitude:
"Whom are you like in your greatness?
[3] Behold, I will liken you to a cedar in Lebanon,
with fair branches and forest shade,
and of great height,
its top among the clouds.
[4] The waters nourished it,
the deep made it grow tall,
making its rivers flow
round the place of its planting,
sending forth its streams
to all the trees of the forest.
[5] So it towered high
above all the trees of the forest;
its boughs grew large
and its branches long,
from abundant water in its shoots.
[6] All the birds of the air
made their nests in its boughs;
under its branches all the beasts of the field
brought forth their young;
and under its shadow
dwelt all great nations.
[7] It was beautiful in its greatness,
in the length of its branches;
for its roots went down
to abundant waters.
[8] The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it,
nor the fir trees equal its boughs;
the plane trees were as nothing
compared with its branches;
no tree in the garden of God
was like it in beauty.
[9] I made it beautiful
in the mass of its branches,
and all the trees of Eden envied it,
that were in the garden of God.
[10]
"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because it towered high and set its
top among the clouds, and its heart was proud of its height,


[11] I will give it into the hand of a mighty one of the nations; he
shall surely deal with it as its wickedness deserves. I have cast it
out.
[12] Foreigners, the most terrible of the nations, will cut it down
and leave it. On the mountains and in all the valleys its branches
will fall, and its boughs will lie broken in all the watercourses of
the land; and all the peoples of the earth will go from its shadow and
leave it.
[13] Upon its ruin will dwell all the birds of the air, and upon its
branches will be all the beasts of the field.
[14] All this is in order that no trees by the waters may grow to
lofty height or set their tops among the clouds, and that no trees
that drink water may reach up to them in height; for they are all
given over to death, to the nether world among mortal men, with those
who go down to the Pit.
[15]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: When it goes down to Sheol I will make the
deep mourn for it, and restrain its rivers, and many waters shall be
stopped; I will clothe Lebanon in gloom for it, and all the trees of
the field shall faint because of it.


[16] I will make the nations quake at the sound of its fall, when I
cast it down to Sheol with those who go down to the Pit; and all the
trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water,
will be comforted in the nether world.
[17] They also shall go down to Sheol with it, to those who are slain
by the sword; yea, those who dwelt under its shadow among the nations
shall perish.
[18] Whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees
of Eden? You shall be brought down with the trees of Eden to the
nether world; you shall lie among the uncircumcised, with those who
are slain by the sword.
"This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord GOD."


Ezek.32

[1]
In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first day of the
month, the word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, raise a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and
say to him: "You consider yourself a lion among the nations,
but you are like a dragon in the seas;
you burst forth in your rivers,
trouble the waters with your feet,
and foul their rivers.
[3] Thus says the Lord GOD:
I will throw my net over you
with a host of many peoples;
and I will haul you up in my dragnet.
[4] And I will cast you on the ground,
on the open field I will fling you,
and will cause all the birds of the air to settle on you,
and I will gorge the beasts of the whole earth with you.
[5] I will strew your flesh upon the mountains,
and fill the valleys with your carcass.
[6] I will drench the land even to the mountains
with your flowing blood;
and the watercourses will be full of you.
[7] When I blot you out, I will cover the heavens,
and make their stars dark;
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon shall not give its light.
[8] All the bright lights of heaven
will I make dark over you,
and put darkness upon your land, says the Lord GOD.
[9]
"I will trouble the hearts of many peoples, when I carry you captive
among the nations, into the countries which you have not known.


[10] I will make many peoples appalled at you, and their kings shall
shudder because of you, when I brandish my sword before them; they
shall tremble every moment, every one for his own life, on the day of
your downfall.
[11] For thus says the Lord GOD: The sword of the king of Babylon
shall come upon you.
[12] I will cause your multitude to fall by the swords of mighty ones,
all of them most terrible among the nations. "They shall bring to
nought the pride of Egypt,
and all its multitude shall perish.
[13] I will destroy all its beasts
from beside many waters;
and no foot of man shall trouble them any more,
nor shall the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
[14] Then I will make their waters clear,
and cause their rivers to run like oil, says the Lord GOD.
[15] When I make the land of Egypt desolate
and when the land is stripped of all that fills it,
when I smite all who dwell in it,
then they will know that I am the LORD.
[16] This is a lamentation which shall be chanted; the daughters of
the nations shall chant it; over Egypt, and over all her multitude,
shall they chant it, says the Lord GOD."
[17]
In the twelfth year, in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the
month, the word of the LORD came to me:


[18] "Son of man, wail over the multitude of Egypt, and send them
down, her and the daughters of majestic nations, to the nether world,
to those who have gone down to the Pit:
[19] `Whom do you surpass in beauty?
Go down, and be laid with the uncircumcised.'
[20] They shall fall amid those who are slain by the sword, and with
her shall lie all her multitudes.
[21] The mighty chiefs shall speak of them, with their helpers, out of
the midst of Sheol: `They have come down, they lie still, the
uncircumcised, slain by the sword.'
[22]
"Assyria is there, and all her company, their graves round about her,
all of them slain, fallen by the sword;


[23] whose graves are set in the uttermost parts of the Pit, and her
company is round about her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the
sword, who spread terror in the land of the living.
[24]
"Elam is there, and all her multitude about her grave; all of them
slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised into the
nether world, who spread terror in the land of the living, and they
bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit.


[25] They have made her a bed among the slain with all her multitude,
their graves round about her, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the
sword; for terror of them was spread in the land of the living, and
they bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit; they are
placed among the slain.
[26]
"Meshech and Tubal are there, and all their multitude, their graves
round about them, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for
they spread terror in the land of the living.


[27] And they do not lie with the fallen mighty men of old who went
down to Sheol with their weapons of war, whose swords were laid under
their heads, and whose shields are upon their bones; for the terror of
the mighty men was in the land of the living.
[28] So you shall be broken and lie among the uncircumcised, with
those who are slain by the sword.
[29]
"Edom is there, her kings and all her princes, who for all their might
are laid with those who are slain by the sword; they lie with the
uncircumcised, with those who go down to the Pit.


[30]
"The princes of the north are there, all of them, and all the
Sido'nians, who have gone down in shame with the slain, for all the
terror which they caused by their might; they lie uncircumcised with
those who are slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who
go down to the Pit.


[31]
"When Pharaoh sees them, he will comfort himself for all his
multitude, Pharaoh and all his army, slain by the sword, says the Lord
GOD.


[32] For he spread terror in the land of the living; therefore he
shall be laid among the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the
sword, Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord GOD."
Ezek.33

[1]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the
sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among
them, and make him their watchman;
[3] and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the
trumpet and warns the people;
[4] then if any one who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take
warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be
upon his own head.
[5] He heard the sound of the trumpet, and did not take warning; his
blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would
have saved his life.
[6] But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the
trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes, and
takes any one of them; that man is taken away in his iniquity, but his
blood I will require at the watchman's hand.
[7]
"So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel;
whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning
from me.


[8] If I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and
you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked
man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your
hand.
[9] But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not
turn from his way; he shall die in his iniquity, but you will have
saved your life.
[10]
"And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, Thus have you said:
`Our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we waste away
because of them; how then can we live?'


[11] Say to them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in
the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and
live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die,
O house of Israel?
[12] And you, son of man, say to your people, The righteousness of the
righteous shall not deliver him when he transgresses; and as for the
wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall by it when he turns from
his wickedness; and the righteous shall not be able to live by his
righteousness when he sins.
[13] Though I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, yet if
he trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his
righteous deeds shall be remembered; but in the iniquity that he has
committed he shall die.
[14] Again, though I say to the wicked, `You shall surely die,' yet if
he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right,
[15] if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has taken
by robbery, and walks in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity;
he shall surely live, he shall not die.
[16] None of the sins that he has committed shall be remembered
against him; he has done what is lawful and right, he shall surely
live.
[17]
"Yet your people say, `The way of the Lord is not just'; when it is
their own way that is not just.


[18] When the righteous turns from his righteousness, and commits
iniquity, he shall die for it.
[19] And when the wicked turns from his wickedness, and does what is
lawful and right, he shall live by it.
[20] Yet you say, `The way of the Lord is not just.' O house of
Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways."
[21]
In the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month, on the fifth day
of the month, a man who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me and
said, "The city has fallen."


[22] Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me the evening before the
fugitive came; and he had opened my mouth by the time the man came to
me in the morning; so my mouth was opened, and I was no longer dumb.
[23]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[24] "Son of man, the inhabitants of these waste places in the land of
Israel keep saying, `Abraham was only one man, yet he got possession
of the land; but we are many; the land is surely given us to possess.'
[25] Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: You eat flesh with
the blood, and lift up your eyes to your idols, and shed blood; shall
you then possess the land?
[26] You resort to the sword, you commit abominations and each of you
defiles his neighbor's wife; shall you then possess the land?
[27] Say this to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: As I live, surely those
who are in the waste places shall fall by the sword; and him that is
in the open field I will give to the beasts to be devoured; and those
who are in strongholds and in caves shall die by pestilence.
[28] And I will make the land a desolation and a waste; and her proud
might shall come to an end; and the mountains of Israel shall be so
desolate that none will pass through.
[29] Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have made the land
a desolation and a waste because of all their abominations which they
have committed.
[30]
"As for you, son of man, your people who talk together about you by
the walls and at the doors of the houses, say to one another, each to
his brother, `Come, and hear what the word is that comes forth from
the LORD.'


[31] And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as
my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for
with their lips they show much love, but their heart is set on their
gain.
[32] And, lo, you are to them like one who sings love songs with a
beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what
you say, but they will not do it.
[33] When this comes -- and come it will! -- then they will know that
a prophet has been among them."
Ezek.34

[1]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy,
and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord GOD: Ho,
shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not
shepherds feed the sheep?
[3] You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you
slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep.
[4] The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed,
the crippled you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought
back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you
have ruled them.
[5] So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they
became food for all the wild beasts.
[6] My sheep were scattered, they wandered over all the mountains and
on every high hill; my sheep were scattered over all the face of the
earth, with none to search or seek for them.
[7]
"Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:


[8] As I live, says the Lord GOD, because my sheep have become a prey,
and my sheep have become food for all the wild beasts, since there was
no shepherd; and because my shepherds have not searched for my sheep,
but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my sheep;
[9] therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
[10] Thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I
will require my sheep at their hand, and put a stop to their feeding
the sheep; no longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will
rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them.
[11]
"For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my
sheep, and will seek them out.


[12] As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some of his sheep have
been scattered abroad, so will I seek out my sheep; and I will rescue
them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds
and thick darkness.
[13] And I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from
the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will
feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the fountains, and in all the
inhabited places of the country.
[14] I will feed them with good pasture, and upon the mountain heights
of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good
grazing land, and on fat pasture they shall feed on the mountains of
Israel.
[15] I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them
lie down, says the Lord GOD.
[16] I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I
will bind up the crippled, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat
and the strong I will watch over; I will feed them in justice.
[17]
"As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I judge between
sheep and sheep, rams and he-goats.


[18] Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you
must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink
of clear water, that you must foul the rest with your feet?
[19] And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and
drink what you have fouled with your feet?
[20]
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will
judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.


[21] Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the
weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad,
[22] I will save my flock, they shall no longer be a prey; and I will
judge between sheep and sheep.
[23] And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and
he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.
[24] And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be
prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.
[25]
"I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from
the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep
in the woods.


[26] And I will make them and the places round about my hill a
blessing; and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall
be showers of blessing.
[27] And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth
shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and
they shall know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their
yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.
[28] They shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts
of the land devour them; they shall dwell securely, and none shall
make them afraid.
[29] And I will provide for them prosperous plantations so that they
shall no more be consumed with hunger in the land, and no longer
suffer the reproach of the nations.
[30] And they shall know that I, the LORD their God, am with them, and
that they, the house of Israel, are my people, says the Lord GOD.
[31] And you are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God,
says the Lord GOD."
Ezek.35

[1]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, set your face against Mount Se'ir, and prophesy
against it,
[3] and say to it, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you,
Mount Se'ir, and I will stretch out my hand against you, and I will
make you a desolation and a waste.
[4] I will lay your cities waste, and you shall become a desolation;
and you shall know that I am the LORD.
[5] Because you cherished perpetual enmity, and gave over the people
of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at
the time of their final punishment;
[6] therefore, as I live, says the Lord GOD, I will prepare you for
blood, and blood shall pursue you; because you are guilty of blood,
therefore blood shall pursue you.
[7] I will make Mount Se'ir a waste and a desolation; and I will cut
off from it all who come and go.
[8] And I will fill your mountains with the slain; on your hills and
in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain with the sword
shall fall.
[9] I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not
be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
[10]
"Because you said, `These two nations and these two countries shall be
mine, and we will take possession of them,' -- although the LORD was
there --


[11] therefore, as I live, says the Lord GOD, I will deal with you
according to the anger and envy which you showed because of your
hatred against them; and I will make myself known among you, when I
judge you.
[12] And you shall know that I, the LORD, have heard all the revilings
which you uttered against the mountains of Israel, saying, `They are
laid desolate, they are given us to devour.'
[13] And you magnified yourselves against me with your mouth, and
multiplied your words against me; I heard it.
[14] Thus says the Lord GOD: For the rejoicing of the whole earth I
will make you desolate.
[15] As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel,
because it was desolate, so I will deal with you; you shall be
desolate, Mount Se'ir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know
that I am the LORD.
Ezek.36

[1]
"And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say, O
mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.


[2] Thus says the Lord GOD: Because the enemy said of you, `Aha!' and,
`The ancient heights have become our possession,'
[3] therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Because, yea,
because they made you desolate, and crushed you from all sides, so
that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you
became the talk and evil gossip of the people;
[4] therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD:
Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains and the hills, the ravines and
the valleys, the desolate wastes and the deserted cities, which have
become a prey and derision to the rest of the nations round about;
[5] therefore thus says the Lord GOD: I speak in my hot jealousy
against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who gave my
land to themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and utter
contempt, that they might possess it and plunder it.
[6] Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the
mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, Thus says the Lord
GOD: Behold, I speak in my jealous wrath, because you have suffered
the reproach of the nations;
[7] therefore thus says the Lord GOD: I swear that the nations that
are round about you shall themselves suffer reproach.
[8]
"But you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches, and
yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they will soon come home.


[9] For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall
be tilled and sown;
[10] and I will multiply men upon you, the whole house of Israel, all
of it; the cities shall be inhabited and the waste places rebuilt;
[11] and I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall
increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as in
your former times, and will do more good to you than ever before. Then
you will know that I am the LORD.
[12] Yea, I will let men walk upon you, even my people Israel; and
they shall possess you, and you shall be their inheritance, and you
shall no longer bereave them of children.
[13] Thus says the Lord GOD: Because men say to you, `You devour men,
and you bereave your nation of children,'
[14] therefore you shall no longer devour men and no longer bereave
your nation of children, says the Lord GOD;
[15] and I will not let you hear any more the reproach of the nations,
and you shall no longer bear the disgrace of the peoples and no longer
cause your nation to stumble, says the Lord GOD."
[16]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[17] "Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land,
they defiled it by their ways and their doings; their conduct before
me was like the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity.
[18] So I poured out my wrath upon them for the blood which they had
shed in the land, for the idols with which they had defiled it.
[19] I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed
through the countries; in accordance with their conduct and their
deeds I judged them.
[20] But when they came to the nations, wherever they came, they
profaned my holy name, in that men said of them, `These are the people
of the LORD, and yet they had to go out of his land.'
[21] But I had concern for my holy name, which the house of Israel
caused to be profaned among the nations to which they came.
[22]
"Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: It is
not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for
the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to
which you came.


[23] And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has
been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among
them; and the nations will know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD,
when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.
[24] For I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the
countries, and bring you into your own land.
[25] I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from
all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
[26] A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within
you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you
a heart of flesh.
[27] And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my
statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances.
[28] You shall dwell in the land which I gave to your fathers; and you
shall be my people, and I will be your God.
[29] And I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses; and I will
summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon you.
[30] I will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field
abundant, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among
the nations.
[31] Then you will remember your evil ways, and your deeds that were
not good; and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and your
abominable deeds.
[32] It is not for your sake that I will act, says the Lord GOD; let
that be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house
of Israel.
[33]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day that I cleanse you from all your
iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste
places shall be rebuilt.


[34] And the land that was desolate shall be tilled, instead of being
the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by.
[35] And they will say, `This land that was desolate has become like
the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are
now inhabited and fortified.'
[36] Then the nations that are left round about you shall know that I,
the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places, and replanted that which was
desolate; I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will do it.
[37]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: This also I will let the house of Israel ask
me to do for them: to increase their men like a flock.


[38] Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during
her appointed feasts, so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks
of men. Then they will know that I am the LORD."
Ezek.37

[1]
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit
of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; it was full
of bones.


[2] And he led me round among them; and behold, there were very many
upon the valley; and lo, they were very dry.
[3] And he said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I
answered, "O Lord GOD, thou knowest."
[4] Again he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O
dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
[5] Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath
to enter you, and you shall live.
[6] And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon
you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall
live; and you shall know that I am the LORD."
[7]
So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a
noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to
its bone.


[8] And as I looked, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come
upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them.
[9] Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man,
and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four
winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live."
[10] So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into
them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great
host.
[11]
Then he said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of
Israel. Behold, they say, `Our bones are dried up, and our hope is
lost; we are clean cut off.'


[12] Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD:
Behold, I will open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my
people; and I will bring you home into the land of Israel.
[13] And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves,
and raise you from your graves, O my people.
[14] And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I
will place you in your own land; then you shall know that I, the LORD,
have spoken, and I have done it, says the LORD."
[15]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[16] "Son of man, take a stick and write on it, `For Judah, and the
children of Israel associated with him'; then take another stick and
write upon it, `For Joseph (the stick of E'phraim) and all the house
of Israel associated with him';
[17] and join them together into one stick, that they may become one
in your hand.
[18] And when your people say to you, `Will you not show us what you
mean by these?'
[19] say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am about to take
the stick of Joseph (which is in the hand of E'phraim) and the tribes
of Israel associated with him; and I will join with it the stick of
Judah, and make them one stick, that they may be one in my hand.
[20] When the sticks on which you write are in your hand before their
eyes,
[21] then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the
people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will
gather them from all sides, and bring them to their own land;
[22] and I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains
of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; and they shall be
no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms.
[23] They shall not defile themselves any more with their idols and
their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I
will save them from all the backslidings in which they have sinned,
and will cleanse them; and they shall be my people, and I will be
their God.
[24]
"My servant David shall be king over them; and they shall all have one
shepherd. They shall follow my ordinances and be careful to observe my
statutes.


[25] They shall dwell in the land where your fathers dwelt that I gave
to my servant Jacob; they and their children and their children's
children shall dwell there for ever; and David my servant shall be
their prince for ever.
[26] I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an
everlasting covenant with them; and I will bless them and multiply
them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
[27] My dwelling place shall be with them; and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
[28] Then the nations will know that I the LORD sanctify Israel, when
my sanctuary is in the midst of them for evermore."
Ezek.38

[1]
The word of the LORD came to me:


[2] "Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the
chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him
[3] and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog,
chief prince of Meshech and Tubal;
[4] and I will turn you about, and put hooks into your jaws, and I
will bring you forth, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of
them clothed in full armor, a great company, all of them with buckler
and shield, wielding swords;
[5] Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and
helmet;
[6] Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-togar'mah from the uttermost parts
of the north with all his hordes -- many peoples are with you.
[7]
"Be ready and keep ready, you and all the hosts that are assembled
about you, and be a guard for them.


[8] After many days you will be mustered; in the latter years you will
go against the land that is restored from war, the land where people
were gathered from many nations upon the mountains of Israel, which
had been a continual waste; its people were brought out from the
nations and now dwell securely, all of them.
[9] You will advance, coming on like a storm, you will be like a cloud
covering the land you and all your hordes, and many peoples with you.
[10]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day thoughts will come into your
mind, and you will devise an evil scheme


[11] and say, `I will go up against the land of unwalled villages; I
will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them
dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates';
[12] to seize spoil and carry off plunder; to assail the waste places
which are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the
nations, who have gotten cattle and goods, who dwell at the center of
the earth.
[13] Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its
villages will say to you, `Have you come to seize spoil? Have you
assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and
gold, to take away cattle and goods, to seize great spoil?'
[14]
"Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord
GOD: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, you will
bestir yourself


[15] and come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north,
you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great
host, a mighty army;
[16] you will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering
the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that
the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my
holiness before their eyes.
[17]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: Are you he of whom I spoke in former days by
my servants the prophets of Israel, who in those days prophesied for
years that I would bring you against them?


[18] But on that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel,
says the Lord GOD, my wrath will be roused.
[19] For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day
there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
[20] the fish of the sea, and the birds of the air, and the beasts of
the field, and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all
the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall quake at my
presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall
fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground.
[21] I will summon every kind of terror against Gog, says the Lord
GOD; every man's sword will be against his brother.
[22] With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with
him; and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples that
are with him, torrential rains and hailstones, fire and brimstone.
[23] So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known
in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
Ezek.39

[1]
"And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus says the
Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and
Tubal;


[2] and I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up
from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the
mountains of Israel;
[3] then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will make
your arrows drop out of your right hand.
[4] You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your
hordes and the peoples that are with you; I will give you to birds of
prey of every sort and to the wild beasts to be devoured.
[5] You shall fall in the open field; for I have spoken, says the Lord
GOD.
[6] I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the
coastlands; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
[7]
"And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel;
and I will not let my holy name be profaned any more; and the nations
shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.


[8] Behold, it is coming and it will be brought about, says the Lord
GOD. That is the day of which I have spoken.
[9]
"Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go forth and make
fires of the weapons and burn them, shields and bucklers, bows and
arrows, handpikes and spears, and they will make fires of them for
seven years;


[10] so that they will not need to take wood out of the field or cut
down any out of the forests, for they will make their fires of the
weapons; they will despoil those who despoiled them, and plunder those
who plundered them, says the Lord GOD.
[11]
"On that day I will give to Gog a place for burial in Israel, the
Valley of the Travelers east of the sea; it will block the travelers,
for there Gog and all his multitude will be buried; it will be called
the Valley of Hamon-gog.


[12] For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in
order to cleanse the land.
[13] All the people of the land will bury them; and it will redound to
their honor on the day that I show my glory, says the Lord GOD.
[14] They will set apart men to pass through the land continually and
bury those remaining upon the face of the land, so as to cleanse it;
at the end of seven months they will make their search.
[15] And when these pass through the land and any one sees a man's
bone, then he shall set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried
it in the Valley of Hamon-gog.
[16] (A city Hamo'nah is there also.) Thus shall they cleanse the
land.
[17]
"As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD: Speak to the birds of
every sort and to all beasts of the field, `Assemble and come, gather
from all sides to the sacrificial feast which I am preparing for you,
a great sacrificial feast upon the mountains of Israel, and you shall
eat flesh and drink blood.


[18] You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the
princes of the earth -- of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bulls, all
of them fatlings of Bashan.
[19] And you shall eat fat till you are filled, and drink blood till
you are drunk, at the sacrificial feast which I am preparing for you.
[20] And you shall be filled at my table with horses and riders, with
mighty men and all kinds of warriors,' says the Lord GOD.
[21]
"And I will set my glory among the nations; and all the nations shall
see my judgment which I have executed, and my hand which I have laid
on them.


[22] The house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God, from
that day forward.
[23] And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into
captivity for their iniquity, because they dealt so treacherously with
me that I hid my face from them and gave them into the hand of their
adversaries, and they all fell by the sword.
[24] I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their
transgressions, and hid my face from them.
[25]
"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Now I will restore the fortunes of
Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel; and I will be
jealous for my holy name.


[26] They shall forget their shame, and all the treachery they have
practiced against me, when they dwell securely in their land with none
to make them afraid,
[27] when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them
from their enemies' lands, and through them have vindicated my
holiness in the sight of many nations.
[28] Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God because I sent
them into exile among the nations, and then gathered them into their
own land. I will leave none of them remaining among the nations any
more;
[29] and I will not hide my face any more from them, when I pour out
my Spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord GOD."
Ezek.40

[1]
In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year,
on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city
was conquered, on that very day, the hand of the LORD was upon me,


[2] and brought me in the visions of God into the land of Israel, and
set me down upon a very high mountain, on which was a structure like a
city opposite me.
[3] When he brought me there, behold, there was a man, whose
appearance was like bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring reed
in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
[4] And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear
with your ears, and set your mind upon all that I shall show you, for
you were brought here in order that I might show it to you; declare
all that you see to the house of Israel."
[5]
And behold, there was a wall all around the outside of the temple
area, and the length of the measuring reed in the man's hand was six
long cubits, each being a cubit and a handbreadth in length; so he
measured the thickness of the wall, one reed; and the height, one
reed.


[6] Then he went into the gateway facing east, going up its steps, and
measured the threshold of the gate, one reed deep;
[7] and the side rooms, one reed long, and one reed broad; and the
space between the side rooms, five cubits; and the threshold of the
gate by the vestibule of the gate at the inner end, one reed.
[8] Then he measured the vestibule of the gateway, eight cubits;
[9] and its jambs, two cubits; and the vestibule of the gate was at
the inner end.
[10] And there were three side rooms on either side of the east gate;
the three were of the same size; and the jambs on either side were of
the same size.
[11] Then he measured the breadth of the opening of the gateway, ten
cubits; and the breadth of the gateway, thirteen cubits.
[12] There was a barrier before the side rooms, one cubit on either
side; and the side rooms were six cubits on either side.
[13] Then he measured the gate from the back of the one side room to
the back of the other, a breadth of five and twenty cubits, from door
to door.
[14] He measured also the vestibule, twenty cubits; and round about
the vestibule of the gateway was the court.
[15] From the front of the gate at the entrance to the end of the
inner vestibule of the gate was fifty cubits.
[16] And the gateway had windows round about, narrowing inwards into
their jambs in the side rooms, and likewise the vestibule had windows
round about inside, and on the jambs were palm trees.
[17]
Then he brought me into the outer court; and behold, there were
chambers and a pavement, round about the court; thirty chambers
fronted on the pavement.


[18] And the pavement ran along the side of the gates, corresponding
to the length of the gates; this was the lower pavement.
[19] Then he measured the distance from the inner front of the lower
gate to the outer front of the inner court, a hundred cubits.
Then he went before me to the north,


[20] and behold, there was a gate which faced toward the north,
belonging to the outer court. He measured its length and its breadth.
[21] Its side rooms, three on either side, and its jambs and its
vestibule were of the same size as those of the first gate; its length
was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits.
[22] And its windows, its vestibule, and its palm trees were of the
same size as those of the gate which faced toward the east; and seven
steps led up to it; and its vestibule was on the inside.
[23] And opposite the gate on the north, as on the east, was a gate to
the inner court; and he measured from gate to gate, a hundred cubits.
[24]
And he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a gate on the
south; and he measured its jambs and its vestibule; they had the same
size as the others.


[25] And there were windows round about in it and in its vestibule,
like the windows of the others; its length was fifty cubits, and its
breadth twenty-five cubits.
[26] And there were seven steps leading up to it, and its vestibule
was on the inside; and it had palm trees on its jambs, one on either
side.
[27] And there was a gate on the south of the inner court; and he
measured from gate to gate toward the south, a hundred cubits.
[28]
Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate, and he
measured the south gate; it was of the same size as the others;


[29] Its side rooms, its jambs, and its vestibule were of the same
size as the others; and there were windows round about in it and in
its vestibule; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-
five cubits.
[30] And there were vestibules round about, twenty-five cubits long
and five cubits broad.
[31] Its vestibule faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its
jambs, and its stairway had eight steps.
[32]
Then he brought me to the inner court on the east side, and he
measured the gate; it was of the same size as the others.


[33] Its side rooms, its jambs, and its vestibule were of the same
size as the others; and there were windows round about in it and in
its vestibule; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-
five cubits.
[34] Its vestibule faced the outer court, and it had palm trees on its
jambs, one on either side; and its stairway had eight steps.
[35]
Then he brought me to the north gate, and he measured it; it had the
same size as the others.


[36] Its side rooms, its jambs, and its vestibule were of the same
size as the others; and it had windows round about; its length was
fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits.
[37] Its vestibule faced the outer court, and it had palm trees on its
jambs, one on either side; and its stairway had eight steps.
[38]
There was a chamber with its door in the vestibule of the gate, where
the burnt offering was to be washed.


[39] And in the vestibule of the gate were two tables on either side,
on which the burnt offering and the sin offering and the guilt
offering were to be slaughtered.
[40] And on the outside of the vestibule at the entrance of the north
gate were two tables; and on the other side of the vestibule of the
gate were two tables.
[41] Four tables were on the inside, and four tables on the outside of
the side of the gate, eight tables, on which the sacrifices were to be
slaughtered.
[42] And there were also four tables of hewn stone for the burnt
offering, a cubit and a half long, and a cubit and a half broad, and
one cubit high, on which the instruments were to be laid with which
the burnt offerings and the sacrifices were slaughtered.
[43] And hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened round about within.
And on the tables the flesh of the offering was to be laid.
[44]
Then he brought me from without into the inner court, and behold,
there were two chambers in the inner court, one at the side of the
north gate facing south, the other at the side of the south gate
facing north.


[45] And he said to me, This chamber which faces south is for the
priests who have charge of the temple,
[46] and the chamber which faces north is for the priests who have
charge of the altar; these are the sons of Zadok, who alone among the
sons of Levi may come near to the LORD to minister to him.
[47] And he measured the court, a hundred cubits long, and a hundred
cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar was in front of the temple.
[48]
Then he brought me to the vestibule of the temple and measured the
jambs of the vestibule, five cubits on either side; and the breadth of
the gate was fourteen cubits; and the sidewalls of the gate were three
cubits on either side.


[49] The length of the vestibule was twenty cubits, and the breadth
twelve cubits; and ten steps led up to it; and there were pillars
beside the jambs on either side.
Ezek.41

[1]
Then he brought me to the nave, and measured the jambs; on each side
six cubits was the breadth of the jambs.


[2] And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits; and the sidewalls
of the entrance were five cubits on either side; and he measured the
length of the nave forty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits.
[3] Then he went into the inner room and measured the jambs of the
entrance, two cubits; and the breadth of the entrance, six cubits; and
the sidewalls of the entrance, seven cubits.
[4] And he measured the length of the room, twenty cubits, and its
breadth, twenty cubits, beyond the nave. And he said to me, This is
the most holy place.
[5]
Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits thick; and the
breadth of the side chambers, four cubits, round about the temple.


[6] And the side chambers were in three stories, one over another,
thirty in each story. There were offsets all around the wall of the
temple to serve as supports for the side chambers, so that they should
not be supported by the wall of the temple.
[7] And the side chambers became broader as they rose from story to
story, corresponding to the enlargement of the offset from story to
story round about the temple; on the side of the temple a stairway led
upward, and thus one went up from the lowest story to the top story
through the middle story.
[8] I saw also that the temple had a raised platform round about; the
foundations of the side chambers measured a full reed of six long
cubits.
[9] The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five
cubits; and the part of the platform which was left free was five
cubits. Between the platform of the temple and the
[10] chambers of the court was a breadth of twenty cubits round about
the temple on every side.
[11] And the doors of the side chambers opened on the part of the
platform that was left free, one door toward the north, and another
door toward the south; and the breadth of the part that was left free
was five cubits round about.
[12]
The building that was facing the temple yard on the west side was
seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits
thick round about, and its length ninety cubits.


[13]
Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; and the yard and
the building with its walls, a hundred cubits long;


[14] also the breadth of the east front of the temple and the yard, a
hundred cubits.
[15]
Then he measured the length of the building facing the yard which was
at the west and its walls on either side, a hundred cubits.

The nave of the temple and the inner room and the outer vestibule


[16] were paneled and round about all three had windows with recessed
frames. Over against the threshold the temple was paneled with wood
round about, from the floor up to the windows (now the windows were
covered),
[17] to the space above the door, even to the inner room, and on the
outside. And on all the walls round about in the inner room and the
nave were carved likenesses
[18] of cherubim and palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and
cherub. Every cherub had two faces:
[19] the face of a man toward the palm tree on the one side, and the
face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side. They were
carved on the whole temple round about;
[20] from the floor to above the door cherubim and palm trees were
carved on the wall.
[21]
The doorposts of the nave were squared; and in front of the holy place
was something resembling


[22] an altar of wood, three cubits high, two cubits long, and two
cubits broad; its corners, its base, and its walls were of wood. He
said to me, "This is the table which is before the LORD."
[23] The nave and the holy place had each a double door.
[24] The doors had two leaves apiece, two swinging leaves for each
door.
[25] And on the doors of the nave were carved cherubim and palm trees,
such as were carved on the walls; and there was a canopy of wood in
front of the vestibule outside.
[26] And there were recessed windows and palm trees on either side, on
the sidewalls of the vestibule.
Ezek.42

[1]
Then he led me out into the inner court, toward the north, and he
brought me to the chambers which were opposite the temple yard and
opposite the building on the north.


[2] The length of the building which was on the north side was a
hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty cubits.
[3] Adjoining the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and
facing the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery
against gallery in three stories.
[4] And before the chambers was a passage inward, ten cubits wide and
a hundred cubits long, and their doors were on the north.
[5] Now the upper chambers were narrower, for the galleries took more
away from them than from the lower and middle chambers in the
building.
[6] For they were in three stories, and they had no pillars like the
pillars of the outer court; hence the upper chambers were set back
from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones.
[7] And there was a wall outside parallel to the chambers, toward the
outer court, opposite the chambers, fifty cubits long.
[8] For the chambers on the outer court were fifty cubits long, while
those opposite the temple were a hundred cubits long.
[9] Below these chambers was an entrance on the east side, as one
enters them from the outer court,
[10] where the outside wall begins.
On the south also, opposite the yard and opposite the building, there
were chambers


[11] with a passage in front of them; they were similar to the
chambers on the north, of the same length and breadth, with the same
exits and arrangements and doors.
[12] And below the south chambers was an entrance on the east side,
where one enters the passage, and opposite them was a dividing wall.
[13]
Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers
opposite the yard are the holy chambers, where the priests who
approach the LORD shall eat the most holy offerings; there they shall
put the most holy offerings -- the cereal offering, the sin offering,
and the guilt offering, for the place is holy.


[14] When the priests enter the holy place, they shall not go out of
it into the outer court without laying there the garments in which
they minister, for these are holy; they shall put on other garments
before they go near to that which is for the people."
[15]
Now when he had finished measuring the interior of the temple area, he
led me out by the gate which faced east, and measured the temple area
round about.


[16] He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred
cubits by the measuring reed.
[17] Then he turned and measured the north side, five hundred cubits
by the measuring reed.
[18] Then he turned and measured the south side, five hundred cubits
by the measuring reed.
[19] Then he turned to the west side and measured, five hundred cubits
by the measuring reed.
[20] He measured it on the four sides. It had a wall around it, five
hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits broad, to make a
separation between the holy and the common.
Ezek.43

[1]
Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate facing east.


[2] And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the east; and
the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters; and the
earth shone with his glory.
[3] And the vision I saw was like the vision which I had seen when he
came to destroy the city, and like the vision which I had seen by the
river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.
[4] As the glory of the LORD entered the temple by the gate facing
east,
[5] the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and
behold, the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
[6]
While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out
of the temple;


[7] and he said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of my throne and
the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of
the people of Israel for ever. And the house of Israel shall no more
defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their harlotry,
and by the dead bodies of their kings,
[8] by setting their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts
beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them. They have
defiled my holy name by their abominations which they have committed,
so I have consumed them in my anger.
[9] Now let them put away their idolatry and the dead bodies of their
kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst for ever.
[10]
"And you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple and
its appearance and plan, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities.


[11] And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, portray the
temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, and its whole
form; and make known to them all its ordinances and all its laws; and
write it down in their sight, so that they may observe and perform all
its laws and all its ordinances.
[12] This is the law of the temple: the whole territory round about
upon the top of the mountain shall be most holy. Behold, this is the
law of the temple.
[13]
"These are the dimensions of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a
cubit and a handbreadth): its base shall be one cubit high, and one
cubit broad, with a rim of one span around its edge. And this shall be
the height of the altar:


[14] from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits, with
a breadth of one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger
ledge, four cubits, with a breadth of one cubit;
[15] and the altar hearth, four cubits; and from the altar hearth
projecting upward, four horns, one cubit high.
[16] The altar hearth shall be square, twelve cubits long by twelve
broad.
[17] The ledge also shall be square, fourteen cubits long by fourteen
broad, with a rim around it half a cubit broad, and its base one cubit
round about. The steps of the altar shall face east."
[18]
And he said to me, "Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD: These are the
ordinances for the altar: On the day when it is erected for offering
burnt offerings upon it and for throwing blood against it,


[19] you shall give to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok,
who draw near to me to minister to me, says the Lord GOD, a bull for a
sin offering.
[20] And you shall take some of its blood, and put it on the four
horns of the altar, and on the four corners of the ledge, and upon the
rim round about; thus you shall cleanse the altar and make atonement
for it.
[21] You shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and it shall be
burnt in the appointed place belonging to the temple, outside the
sacred area.
[22] And on the second day you shall offer a he-goat without blemish
for a sin offering; and the altar shall be cleansed, as it was
cleansed with the bull.
[23] When you have finished cleansing it, you shall offer a bull
without blemish and a ram from the flock without blemish.
[24] You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall
sprinkle salt upon them and offer them up as a burnt offering to the
LORD.
[25] For seven days you shall provide daily a goat for a sin offering;
also a bull and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be
provided.
[26] Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it,
and so consecrate it.
[27] And when they have completed these days, then from the eighth day
onward the priests shall offer upon the altar your burnt offerings and
your peace offerings; and I will accept you, says the Lord GOD."
Ezek.44

[1]
Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which
faces east; and it was shut.


[2] And he said to me, "This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be
opened, and no one shall enter by it; for the LORD, the God of Israel,
has entered by it; therefore it shall remain shut.
[3] Only the prince may sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he
shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by
the same way."
[4]
Then he brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the
temple; and I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the
temple of the LORD; and I fell upon my face.


[5] And the LORD said to me, "Son of man, mark well, see with your
eyes, and hear with your ears all that I shall tell you concerning all
the ordinances of the temple of the LORD and all its laws; and mark
well those who may be admitted to the temple and all those who are to
be excluded from the sanctuary.
[6] And say to the rebellious house, to the house of Israel, Thus says
the Lord GOD: O house of Israel, let there be an end to all your
abominations,
[7] in admitting foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and flesh, to be
in my sanctuary, profaning it, when you offer to me my food, the fat
and the blood. You have broken my covenant, in addition to all your
abominations.
[8] And you have not kept charge of my holy things; but you have set
foreigners to keep my charge in my sanctuary.
[9]
"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: No foreigner, uncircumcised in
heart and flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the people of
Israel, shall enter my sanctuary.


[10] But the Levites who went far from me, going astray from me after
their idols when Israel went astray, shall bear their punishment.
[11] They shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having oversight at the
gates of the temple, and serving in the temple; they shall slay the
burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall attend
on the people, to serve them.
[12] Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a
stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have
sworn concerning them, says the Lord GOD, that they shall bear their
punishment.
[13] They shall not come near to me, to serve me as priest, nor come
near any of my sacred things and the things that are most sacred; but
they shall bear their shame, because of the abominations which they
have committed.
[14] Yet I will appoint them to keep charge of the temple, to do all
its service and all that is to be done in it.
[15]
"But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept the charge of
my sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from me, shall come
near to me to minister to me; and they shall attend on me to offer me
the fat and the blood, says the Lord GOD;


[16] they shall enter my sanctuary, and they shall approach my table,
to minister to me, and they shall keep my charge.
[17] When they enter the gates of the inner court, they shall wear
linen garments; they shall have nothing of wool on them, while they
minister at the gates of the inner court, and within.
[18] They shall have linen turbans upon their heads, and linen
breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with
anything that causes sweat.
[19] And when they go out into the outer court to the people, they
shall put off the garments in which they have been ministering, and
lay them in the holy chambers; and they shall put on other garments,
lest they communicate holiness to the people with their garments.
[20] They shall not shave their heads or let their locks grow long;
they shall only trim the hair of their heads.
[21] No priest shall drink wine, when he enters the inner court.
[22] They shall not marry a widow, or a divorced woman, but only a
virgin of the stock of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the
widow of a priest.
[23] They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and
the common, and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and
the clean.
[24] In a controversy they shall act as judges, and they shall judge
it according to my judgments. They shall keep my laws and my statutes
in all my appointed feasts, and they shall keep my sabbaths holy.
[25] They shall not defile themselves by going near to a dead person;
however, for father or mother, for son or daughter, for brother or
unmarried sister they may defile themselves.
[26] After he is defiled, he shall count for himself seven days, and
then he shall be clean.
[27] And on the day that he goes into the holy place, into the inner
court, to minister in the holy place, he shall offer his sin offering,
says the Lord GOD.
[28]
"They shall have no inheritance; I am their inheritance: and you shall
give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.


[29] They shall eat the cereal offering, the sin offering, and the
guilt offering; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs.
[30] And the first of all the first fruits of all kinds, and every
offering of all kinds from all your offerings, shall belong to the
priests; you shall also give to the priests the first of your coarse
meal, that a blessing may rest on your house.
[31] The priests shall not eat of anything, whether bird or beast,
that has died of itself or is torn.
Ezek.45

[1]
"When you allot the land as a possession, you shall set apart for the
LORD a portion of the land as a holy district, twenty-five thousand
cubits long and twenty thousand cubits broad; it shall be holy
throughout its whole extent.


[2] Of this a square plot of five hundred by five hundred cubits shall
be for the sanctuary, with fifty cubits for an open space around it.
[3] And in the holy district you shall measure off a section twenty-
five thousand cubits long and ten thousand broad, in which shall be
the sanctuary, the most holy place.
[4] It shall be the holy portion of the land; it shall be for the
priests, who minister in the sanctuary and approach the LORD to
minister to him; and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy
place for the sanctuary.
[5] Another section, twenty-five thousand cubits long and ten thousand
cubits broad, shall be for the Levites who minister at the temple, as
their possession for cities to live in.
[6]
"Alongside the portion set apart as the holy district you shall assign
for the possession of the city an area five thousand cubits broad, and
twenty-five thousand cubits long; it shall belong to the whole house
of Israel.


[7]
"And to the prince shall belong the land on both sides of the holy
district and the property of the city, alongside the holy district and
the property of the city, on the west and on the east, corresponding
in length to one of the tribal portions, and extending from the
western to the eastern boundary of the land.


[8] It is to be his property in Israel. And my princes shall no more
oppress my people; but they shall let the house of Israel have the
land according to their tribes.
[9]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: Enough, O princes of Israel! Put away
violence and oppression, and execute justice and righteousness; cease
your evictions of my people, says the Lord GOD.


[10]
"You shall have just balances, a just ephah, and a just bath.


[11] The ephah and the bath shall be of the same measure, the bath
containing one tenth of a homer, and the ephah one tenth of a homer;
the homer shall be the standard measure.
[12] The shekel shall be twenty gerahs; five shekels shall be five
shekels, and ten shekels shall be ten shekels, and your mina shall be
fifty shekels.
[13]
"This is the offering which you shall make: one sixth of an ephah from
each homer of wheat, and one sixth of an ephah from each homer of
barley,


[14] and as the fixed portion of oil, one tenth of a bath from each
cor (the cor, like the homer, contains ten baths);
[15] and one sheep from every flock of two hundred, from the families
of Israel. This is the offering for cereal offerings, burnt offerings,
and peace offerings, to make atonement for them, says the Lord GOD.
[16] All the people of the land shall give this offering to the prince
in Israel.
[17] It shall be the prince's duty to furnish the burnt offerings,
cereal offerings, and drink offerings, at the feasts, the new moons,
and the sabbaths, all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel: he
shall provide the sin offerings, cereal offerings, burnt offerings,
and peace offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel.
[18]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: In the first month, on the first day of the
month, you shall take a young bull without blemish, and cleanse the
sanctuary.


[19] The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and
put it on the doorposts of the temple, the four corners of the ledge
of the altar, and the posts of the gate of the inner court.
[20] You shall do the same on the seventh day of the month for any one
who has sinned through error or ignorance; so you shall make atonement
for the temple.
[21]
"In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall
celebrate the feast of the passover, and for seven days unleavened
bread shall be eaten.


[22] On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the
people of the land a young bull for a sin offering.
[23] And on the seven days of the festival he shall provide as a burnt
offering to the LORD seven young bulls and seven rams without blemish,
on each of the seven days; and a he-goat daily for a sin offering.
[24] And he shall provide as a cereal offering an ephah for each bull,
an ephah for each ram, and a hin of oil to each ephah.
[25] In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month and for
the seven days of the feast, he shall make the same provision for sin
offerings, burnt offerings, and cereal offerings, and for the oil.
Ezek.46

[1]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: The gate of the inner court that faces east
shall be shut on the six working days; but on the sabbath day it shall
be opened and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened.


[2] The prince shall enter by the vestibule of the gate from without,
and shall take his stand by the post of the gate. The priests shall
offer his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship
at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall
not be shut until evening.
[3] The people of the land shall worship at the entrance of that gate
before the LORD on the sabbaths and on the new moons.
[4] The burnt offering that the prince offers to the LORD on the
sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without
blemish;
[5] and the cereal offering with the ram shall be an ephah, and the
cereal offering with the lambs shall be as much as he is able,
together with a hin of oil to each ephah.
[6] On the day of the new moon he shall offer a young bull without
blemish, and six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish;
[7] as a cereal offering he shall provide an ephah with the bull and
an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able,
together with a hin of oil to each ephah.
[8] When the prince enters, he shall go in by the vestibule of the
gate, and he shall go out by the same way.
[9]
"When the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed
feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the
south gate; and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the
north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he
entered, but each shall go out straight ahead.


[10] When they go in, the prince shall go in with them; and when they
go out, he shall go out.
[11]
"At the feasts and the appointed seasons the cereal offering with a
young bull shall be an ephah, and with a ram an ephah, and with the
lambs as much as one is able to give, together with a hin of oil to an
ephah.


[12] When the prince provides a freewill offering, either a burnt
offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the LORD, the
gate facing east shall be opened for him; and he shall offer his burnt
offering or his peace offerings as he does on the sabbath day. Then he
shall go out, and after he has gone out the gate shall be shut.
[13]
"He shall provide a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt
offering to the LORD daily; morning by morning he shall provide it.


[14] And he shall provide a cereal offering with it morning by
morning, one sixth of an ephah, and one third of a hin of oil to
moisten the flour, as a cereal offering to the LORD; this is the
ordinance for the continual burnt offering.
[15] Thus the lamb and the meal offering and the oil shall be
provided, morning by morning, for a continual burnt offering.
[16]
"Thus says the Lord GOD: If the prince makes a gift to any of his sons
out of his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons, it is their
property by inheritance.


[17] But if he makes a gift out of his inheritance to one of his
servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty; then it shall revert
to the prince; only his sons may keep a gift from his inheritance.
[18] The prince shall not take any of the inheritance of the people,
thrusting them out of their property; he shall give his sons their
inheritance out of his own property, so that none of my people shall
be dispossessed of his property."
[19]
Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the
gate, to the north row of the holy chambers for the priests; and there
I saw a place at the extreme western end of them.


[20] And he said to me, "This is the place where the priests shall
boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they shall
bake the cereal offering, in order not to bring them out into the
outer court and so communicate holiness to the people."
[21]
Then he brought me forth to the outer court, and led me to the four
corners of the court; and in each corner of the court there was a
court --


[22] in the four corners of the court were small courts, forty cubits
long and thirty broad; the four were of the same size.
[23] On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of
masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows round about.
[24] Then he said to me, "These are the kitchens where those who
minister at the temple shall boil the sacrifices of the people."
Ezek.47

[1]
Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and behold, water
was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east
(for the temple faced east); and the water was flowing down from below
the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar.


[2] Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me round
on the outside to the outer gate, that faces toward the east; and the
water was coming out on the south side.
[3]
Going on eastward with a line in his hand, the man measured a thousand
cubits, and then led me through the water; and it was ankle-deep.


[4] Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water; and it
was knee-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the
water; and it was up to the loins.
[5] Again he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not
pass through, for the water had risen; it was deep enough to swim in,
a river that could not be passed through.
[6] And he said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?"
Then he led me back along the bank of the river.


[7] As I went back, I saw upon the bank of the river very many trees
on the one side and on the other.
[8] And he said to me, "This water flows toward the eastern region and
goes down into the Arabah; and when it enters the stagnant waters of
the sea, the water will become fresh.
[9] And wherever the river goes every living creature which swarms
will live, and there will be very many fish; for this water goes
there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh; so everything will
live where the river goes.
[10] Fishermen will stand beside the sea; from En-ge'di to En-eg'laim
it will be a place for the spreading of nets; its fish will be of very
many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.
[11] But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they are to be
left for salt.
[12] And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all
kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit
fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water
for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and
their leaves for healing."
[13]
Thus says the Lord GOD: "These are the boundaries by which you shall
divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel.
Joseph shall have two portions.


[14] And you shall divide it equally; I swore to give it to your
fathers, and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance.
[15]
"This shall be the boundary of the land: On the north side, from the
Great Sea by way of Hethlon to the entrance of Hamath, and on to
Zedad,


[16] Bero'thah, Sib'raim (which lies on the border between Damascus
and Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of
Hauran.
[17] So the boundary shall run from the sea to Hazar-e'non, which is
on the northern border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the
north. This shall be the north side.
[18]
"On the east side, the boundary shall run from Hazar-e'non between
Hauran and Damascus; along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of
Israel; to the eastern sea and as far as Tamar. This shall be the east
side.


[19]
"On the south side, it shall run from Tamar as far as the waters of
Meribath-ka'desh, thence along the Brook of Egypt to the Great Sea.
This shall be the south side.


[20]
"On the west side, the Great Sea shall be the boundary to a point
opposite the entrance of Hamath. This shall be the west side.


[21]
"So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of
Israel.


[22] You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the
aliens who reside among you and have begotten children among you. They
shall be to you as native-born sons of Israel; with you they shall be
allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
[23] In whatever tribe the alien resides, there you shall assign him
his inheritance, says the Lord GOD.
Ezek.48

[1]
"These are the names of the tribes: Beginning at the northern border,
from the sea by way of Hethlon to the entrance of Hamath, as far as
Hazar-e'non (which is on the northern border of Damascus over against
Hamath), and extending from the east side to the west, Dan, one
portion.


[2] Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west,
Asher, one portion.
[3] Adjoining the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west,
Naph'tali, one portion.
[4] Adjoining the territory of Naph'tali, from the east side to the
west, Manas'seh, one portion.
[5] Adjoining the territory of Manas'seh, from the east side to the
west, E'phraim, one portion.
[6] Adjoining the territory of E'phraim, from the east side to the
west, Reuben, one portion.
[7] Adjoining the territory of Reuben, from the east side to the west,
Judah, one portion.
[8]
"Adjoining the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west,
shall be the portion which you shall set apart, twenty-five thousand
cubits in breadth, and in length equal to one of the tribal portions,
from the east side to the west, with the sanctuary in the midst of it.


[9] The portion which you shall set apart for the LORD shall be twenty-
five thousand cubits in length, and twenty thousand in breadth.
[10] These shall be the allotments of the holy portion: the priests
shall have an allotment measuring twenty-five thousand cubits on the
northern side, ten thousand cubits in breadth on the western side, ten
thousand in breadth on the eastern side, and twenty-five thousand in
length on the southern side, with the sanctuary of the LORD in the
midst of it.
[11] This shall be for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who
kept my charge, who did not go astray when the people of Israel went
astray, as the Levites did.
[12] And it shall belong to them as a special portion from the holy
portion of the land, a most holy place, adjoining the territory of the
Levites.
[13] And alongside the territory of the priests, the Levites shall
have an allotment twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten
thousand in breadth. The whole length shall be twenty-five thousand
cubits and the breadth twenty thousand.
[14] They shall not sell or exchange any of it; they shall not
alienate this choice portion of the land, for it is holy to the LORD.
[15]
"The remainder, five thousand cubits in breadth and twenty-five
thousand in length, shall be for ordinary use for the city, for
dwellings and for open country. In the midst of it shall be the city;


[16] and these shall be its dimensions: the north side four thousand
five hundred cubits, the south side four thousand five hundred, the
east side four thousand five hundred, and the west side four thousand
and five hundred.
[17] And the city shall have open land: on the north two hundred and
fifty cubits, on the south two hundred and fifty, on the east two
hundred and fifty, and on the west two hundred and fifty.
[18] The remainder of the length alongside the holy portion shall be
ten thousand cubits to the east, and ten thousand to the west, and it
shall be alongside the holy portion. Its produce shall be food for the
workers of the city.
[19] And the workers of the city, from all the tribes of Israel, shall
till it.
[20] The whole portion which you shall set apart shall be twenty-five
thousand cubits square, that is, the holy portion together with the
property of the city.
[21]
"What remains on both sides of the holy portion and of the property of
the city shall belong to the prince. Extending from the twenty-five
thousand cubits of the holy portion to the east border, and westward
from the twenty-five thousand cubits to the west border, parallel to
the tribal portions, it shall belong to the prince. The holy portion
with the sanctuary of the temple in its midst,


[22] and the property of the Levites and the property of the city,
shall be in the midst of that which belongs to the prince. The portion
of the prince shall lie between the territory of Judah and the
territory of Benjamin.
[23]
"As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west,
Benjamin, one portion.


[24] Adjoining the territory of Benjamin, from the east side to the
west, Simeon, one portion.
[25] Adjoining the territory of Simeon, from the east side to the
west, Is'sachar, one portion.
[26] Adjoining the territory of Is'sachar, from the east side to the
west, Zeb'ulun, one portion.
[27] Adjoining the territory of Zeb'ulun, from the east side to the
west, Gad, one portion.
[28] And adjoining the territory of Gad to the south, the boundary
shall run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-ka'desh, thence along
the Brook of Egypt to the Great Sea.
[29] This is the land which you shall allot as an inheritance among
the tribes of Israel, and these are their several portions, says the
Lord GOD.
[30]
"These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to
be four thousand five hundred cubits by measure,


[31] three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate
of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel.
[32] On the east side, which is to be four thousand five hundred
cubits, three gates, the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin, and the
gate of Dan.
[33] On the south side, which is to be four thousand five hundred
cubits by measure, three gates, the gate of Simeon, the gate of
Is'sachar, and the gate of Zeb'ulun.
[34] On the west side, which is to be four thousand five hundred
cubits, three gates, the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher, and the gate
of Naph'tali.
[35] The circumference of the city shall be eighteen thousand cubits.
And the name of the city henceforth shall be, The LORD is there."
Index: ApplicationBarButtonCommand.cs
===================================================================
--- ApplicationBarButtonCommand.cs (revision 65363)
+++ ApplicationBarButtonCommand.cs (working copy)
@@ -108,7 +108,7 @@
}

this.binding = new ClickCommandBinding(
-
this.AssociatedObject.ApplicationBar.FindButton(this.ButtonText),
+
this.AssociatedObject.ApplicationBar.FindMenuItem(this.ButtonText),
(ICommand)this.CommandBinding,
() => this.CommandParameter);
}
@@ -119,7 +119,7 @@
private class ClickCommandBinding
{
private readonly ICommand command;
- private readonly ApplicationBarIconButton iconButton;
+ private readonly IApplicationBarMenuItem iconButton;
private readonly Func<object> parameterGetter;

/// <summary>
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@
/// <param name="iconButton"></param>
/// <param name="command"></param>
/// <param name="parameterGetter"></param>
- public ClickCommandBinding(ApplicationBarIconButton
iconButton, ICommand command, Func<object> parameterGetter)
+ public ClickCommandBinding(IApplicationBarMenuItem
iconButton, ICommand command, Func<object> parameterGetter)
{
this.command = command;
this.iconButton = iconButton;
Index: ApplicationBarExtensions.cs
===================================================================
--- ApplicationBarExtensions.cs (revision 65363)
+++ ApplicationBarExtensions.cs (working copy)
@@ -38,5 +38,28 @@
return (from object button in appBar.Buttons
select button as
ApplicationBarIconButton).FirstOrDefault(btn => btn != null &&
btn.Text == text);
}
+
+ ///<summary>
+ /// Finds an <see cref="IApplicationBarMenuItem"/> by its
name.
+ ///</summary>
+ ///<param name="appBar"></param>
+ ///<param name="text"></param>
+ ///<returns></returns>
+ [CLSCompliant(false)]
+ public static IApplicationBarMenuItem FindMenuItem(this
IApplicationBar appBar, string text)
+ {
+ if (appBar == null) throw new
ArgumentNullException("appBar");
+
+ var resultMenuItem = (from object menuItem in
appBar.MenuItems
+ select menuItem as
IApplicationBarMenuItem).FirstOrDefault(btn => btn != null && btn.Text
== text);
+
+ if (resultMenuItem == null)
+ {
+ resultMenuItem = (from object menuItem in
appBar.Buttons
+ select menuItem as
IApplicationBarMenuItem).FirstOrDefault(btn => btn != null && btn.Text
== text);
+ }
+
+ return resultMenuItem;
+ }
}
}




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