THE BIBLE - KING JAMES VERSION - BOOK 26
THE BIBLE - KING JAMES VERSION - BOOK 26
Book 26 Ezekiel
26:001:001 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year in the fourth
month in the fifth day of the month as I was among the
captives by the river of Chebar that the heavens were opened
and I saw visions of God.
26:001:002 In the fifth day of the month which was the fifth year of
king Jehoiachin's captivity
26:001:003 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest
the son of Buzi in the land of the Chaldeans by the river
Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
26:001:004 And I looked and behold a whirlwind came out of the north
a great cloud and a fire infolding itself and a brightness
was about it and out of the midst thereof as the colour of
amber out of the midst of the fire.
26:001:005 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living
creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the
likeness of a man.
26:001:006 And every one had four faces and every one had four wings.
26:001:007 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet
was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the
colour of burnished brass.
26:001:008 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their
four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
26:001:009 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when
they went; they went every one straight forward.
26:001:010 As for the likeness of their faces they four had the face of
a man and the face of a lion on the right side: and they
four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also
had the face of an eagle.
26:001:011 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward;
two wings of every one were joined one to another and two
covered their bodies.
26:001:012 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit
was to go they went; and they turned not when they went.
26:001:013 As for the likeness of the living creatures their appearance
was like burning coals of fire and like the appearance of
lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the
fire was bright and out of the fire went forth lightning.
26:001:014 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of
a flash of lightning.
26:001:015 Now as I beheld the living creatures behold one wheel upon
the earth by the living creatures with his four faces.
26:001:016 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the
colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their
appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle
of a wheel.
26:001:017 When they went they went upon their four sides: and they
turned not when they went.
26:001:018 As for their rings they were so high that they were dreadful;
and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
26:001:019 And when the living creatures went the wheels went by them:
and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth
the wheels were lifted up.
26:001:020 Whithersoever the spirit was to go they went thither was
their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against
them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
26:001:021 When those went these went; and when those stood these
stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth the
wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the
living creature was in the wheels.
26:001:022 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living
creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal stretched
forth over their heads above.
26:001:023 And under the firmament were their wings straight the one
toward the other: every one had two which covered on this
side and every one had two which covered on that side their
26:001:024 And when they went I heard the noise of their wings like the
noise of great waters as the voice of the Almighty the voice
of speech as the noise of an host: when they stood they let
down their wings.
26:001:025 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their
heads when they stood and had let down their wings.
26:001:026 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the
likeness of a throne as the appearance of a sapphire stone:
and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the
appearance of a man above upon it.
26:001:027 And I saw as the colour of amber as the appearance of fire
round about within it from the appearance of his loins even
upward and from the appearance of his loins even downward I
saw as it were the appearance of fire and it had brightness
26:001:028 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day
of rain so was the appearance of the brightness round about.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the
LORD. And when I saw it I fell upon my face and I heard a
voice of one that spake.
26:002:001 And he said unto me Son of man stand upon thy feet and I
will speak unto thee.
26:002:002 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me and set
me upon my feet that I heard him that spake unto me.
26:002:003 And he said unto me Son of man I send thee to the children
of Israel to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against
me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me even
unto this very day.
26:002:004 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send
thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them Thus saith the
26:002:005 And they whether they will hear or whether they will
forbear (for they are a rebellious house) yet shall know
that there hath been a prophet among them.
26:002:006 And thou son of man be not afraid of them neither be afraid
of their words though briers and thorns be with thee and
thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words
nor be dismayed at their looks though they be a rebellious
26:002:007 And thou shalt speak my words unto them whether they will
hear or whether they will forbear: for they are most
26:002:008 But thou son of man hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou
rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth and eat
that I give thee.
26:002:009 And when I looked behold an hand was sent unto me; and lo
a roll of a book was therein;
26:002:010 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and
without: and there was written therein lamentations and
mourning and woe.
26:003:001 Moreover he said unto me Son of man eat that thou findest;
eat this roll and go speak unto the house of Israel.
26:003:002 So I opened my mouth and he caused me to eat that roll.
26:003:003 And he said unto me Son of man cause thy belly to eat and
fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I
eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
26:003:004 And he said unto me Son of man go get thee unto the house
of Israel and speak with my words unto them.
26:003:005 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of
an hard language but to the house of Israel;
26:003:006 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard
language whose words thou canst not understand. Surely had I
sent thee to them they would have hearkened unto thee.
26:003:007 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they
will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are
impudent and hardhearted.
26:003:008 Behold I have made thy face strong against their faces and
thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
26:003:009 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear
them not neither be dismayed at their looks though they be a
26:003:010 Moreover he said unto me Son of man all my words that I
shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart and hear with
26:003:011 And go get thee to them of the captivity unto the children
of thy people and speak unto them and tell them Thus saith
the Lord GOD; whether they will hear or whether they will
26:003:012 Then the spirit took me up and I heard behind me a voice of a
great rushing saying Blessed be the glory of the LORD from
26:003:013 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures
that touched one another and the noise of the wheels over
against them and a noise of a great rushing.
26:003:014 So the spirit lifted me up and took me away and I went in
bitterness in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD
was strong upon me.
26:003:015 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib that dwelt by
the river of Chebar and I sat where they sat and remained
there astonished among them seven days.
26:003:016 And it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of
the LORD came unto me saying
26:003:017 Son of man I have made thee a watchman unto the house of
Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth and give them
warning from me.
26:003:018 When I say unto the wicked Thou shalt surely die; and thou
givest him not warning nor speakest to warn the wicked from
his wicked way to save his life; the same wicked man shall
die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine
26:003:019 Yet if thou warn the wicked and he turn not from his
wickedness nor from his wicked way he shall die in his
iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
26:003:020 Again When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness
and commit iniquity and I lay a stumbling-block before him
he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning he
shall die in his sin and his righteousness which he hath done
shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine
26:003:021 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man that the
righteous sin not and he doth not sin he shall surely live
because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
26:003:022 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto
me Arise go forth into the plain and I will there talk with
26:003:023 Then I arose and went forth into the plain: and behold the
glory of the LORD stood there as the glory which I saw by the
river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
26:003:024 Then the spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet and
spake with me and said unto me Go shut thyself within thine
26:003:025 But thou O son of man behold they shall put bands upon
thee and shall bind thee with them and thou shalt not go out
26:003:026 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth
that thou shalt be dumb and shalt not be to them a reprover:
for they are a rebellious house.
26:003:027 But when I speak with thee I will open thy mouth and thou
shalt say unto them Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth
let him hear; and he that forbeareth let him forbear: for
they are a rebellious house.
26:004:001 Thou also son of man take thee a tile and lay it before
thee and pourtray upon it the city even Jerusalem:
26:004:002 And lay siege against it and build a fort against it and
cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it and set
battering rams against it round about.
26:004:003 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan and set it for a
wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face
against it and it shall be besieged and thou shalt lay siege
against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
26:004:004 Lie thou also upon thy left side and lay the iniquity of the
house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days
that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.
26:004:005 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity
according to the number of the days three hundred and ninety
days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
26:004:006 And when thou hast accomplished them lie again on thy right
side and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah
forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
26:004:007 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of
Jerusalem and thine arm shall be uncovered and thou shalt
prophesy against it.
26:004:008 And behold I will lay bands upon thee and thou shalt not
turn thee from one side to another till thou hast ended the
days of thy siege.
26:004:009 Take thou also unto thee wheat and barley and beans and
lentiles and millet and fitches and put them in one vessel
and make thee bread thereof according to the number of the
days that thou shalt lie upon thy side three hundred and
ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
26:004:010 And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight twenty
shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
26:004:011 Thou shalt drink also water by measure the sixth part of an
hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
26:004:012 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes and thou shalt bake it
with dung that cometh out of man in their sight.
26:004:013 And the LORD said Even thus shall the children of Israel eat
their defiled bread among the Gentiles whither I will drive
26:004:014 Then said I Ah Lord GOD! behold my soul hath not been
polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten
of that which dieth of itself or is torn in pieces; neither
came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
26:004:015 Then he said unto me Lo I have given thee cow's dung for
man's dung and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
26:004:016 Moreover he said unto me Son of man behold I will break the
staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by
weight and with care; and they shall drink water by measure
and with astonishment:
26:004:017 That they may want bread and water and be astonied one with
another and consume away for their iniquity.
26:005:001 And thou son of man take thee a sharp knife take thee a
barber's razor and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon
thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh and divide the
26:005:002 Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the
city when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt
take a third part and smite about it with a knife: and a
third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out
a sword after them.
26:005:003 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number and bind them in
26:005:004 Then take of them again and cast them into the midst of the
fire and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come
forth into all the house of Israel.
26:005:005 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in
the midst of the nations and countries that are round about
26:005:006 And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than
the nations and my statutes more than the countries that are
round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my
statutes they have not walked in them.
26:005:007 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more
than the nations that are round about you and have not walked
in my statutes neither have kept my judgments neither have
done according to the judgments of the nations that are round
26:005:008 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I even I am
against thee and will execute judgments in the midst of thee
in the sight of the nations.
26:005:009 And I will do in thee that which I have not done and
whereunto I will not do any more the like because of all
26:005:010 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee
and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute
judgments in thee and the whole remnant of thee will I
scatter into all the winds.
26:005:011 Wherefore as I live saith the Lord GOD; Surely because thou
hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things and
with all thine abominations therefore will I also diminish
thee; neither shall mine eye spare neither will I have any
26:005:012 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence and with
famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a
third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I
will scatter a third part into all the winds and I will draw
out a sword after them.
26:005:013 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished and I will cause my
fury to rest upon them and I will be comforted: and they
shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal when I
have accomplished my fury in them.
26:005:014 Moreover I will make thee waste and a reproach among the
nations that are round about thee in the sight of all that
26:005:015 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt an instruction and an
astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee when
I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in
furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it.
26:005:016 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine which
shall be for their destruction and which I will send to
destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you and will
break your staff of bread:
26:005:017 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts and they shall
bereave thee: and pestilence and blood shall pass through
thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have
26:006:001 And the word of the LORD came unto me saying
26:006:002 Son of man set thy face toward the mountains of Israel and
prophesy against them
26:006:003 And say Ye mountains of Israel hear the word of the Lord
GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains and to the
hills to the rivers and to the valleys; Behold I even I
will bring a sword upon you and I will destroy your high
26:006:004 And your altars shall be desolate and your images shall be
broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
26:006:005 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel
before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about
26:006:006 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste and
the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be
laid waste and made desolate and your idols may be broken and
cease and your images may be cut down and your works may be
26:006:007 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you and ye shall
know that I am the LORD.
26:006:008 Yet will I leave a remnant that ye may have some that shall
escape the sword among the nations when ye shall be scattered
through the countries.
26:006:009 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the