Chapters: 1 2
3 4 5 6 7
|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
|In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth
year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,
|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.
|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.
|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.
|And every one had four faces, and every one had four
|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.
|And they had the hands of a man under their wings on
their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
|Their wings were joined one to another; they turned
not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
|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.
|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.
|And they went every one straight forward: whither
the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
|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.
|And the living creatures ran and returned as the
appearance of a flash of lightning.
|Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one
wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
|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
|When they went, they went upon their four sides: and
they turned not when they went.
|As for their rings, they were so high that they were
dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 bodies.
|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
|And there was a voice from the firmament that was
over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
|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.
|And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance
of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even
upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it
were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
|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
|And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy
feet, and I will speak unto thee.
|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.
|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
|For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I
do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the
|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.
|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 house.
|And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether
they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most
|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.
|And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me;
and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
|And he spread it before me; and it was written
within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and
mourning, and woe.
|Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou
findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
|So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that
|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.
|And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto
the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
|For thou art not sent to a people of a strange
speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
|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.
|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.
|Behold, I have made thy face strong against their
faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
|As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy
forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they
be a rebellious house.
|Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words
that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine
|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 forbear.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that
the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
|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.
|When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die;
and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from
his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his
iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
|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.
|Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his
righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before
him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die
in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be
remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|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
|Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it
before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege
of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy
|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.
|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.
|And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by
weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
|Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth
part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
|And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou
shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
|And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of
Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive
|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.
|Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's
dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
|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
|That they may want bread and water, and be astonied
one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.
|And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take
thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy
beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair.
|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.
|Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and
bind them in thy skirts.
|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.
|Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have
set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about
|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.
|Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye
multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and have not
walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done
according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you;
|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.
|And I will do in thee that which I have not done,
and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine
|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
|Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely,
because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things,
and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee;
neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
|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.
|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.
|Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach
among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that
|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.
|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:
|So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and
they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through
thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.
|And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
|Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of
Israel, and prophesy against them,
|And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of
the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the
hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring
a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
|And your altars shall be desolate, and your images
shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
|And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of
Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about
|In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid
waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be
laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease,
and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
|And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye
shall know that I am the LORD.
|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.
|And they that escape of you shall remember me among
the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken
with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their
eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe
themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their
|And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I
have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
|Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and
stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the
house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by
|He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and
he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is
besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon
|Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their
slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon
every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green
tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet
savour to all their idols.
|So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make
the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath,
in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel: Chapter 7
|Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
|Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto
the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the
|Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine
anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will
recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
|And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I
have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine
abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am
|Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil,
behold, is come.
|An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for
thee; behold, it is come.
|The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest
in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the
sounding again of the mountains.
|Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and
accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy
ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
|And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have
pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine
abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am
the LORD that smiteth.
|Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is
gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
|Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none
of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs:
neither shall there be wailing for them.
|The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the
buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude
|For the seller shall not return to that which is
sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole
multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen
himself in the iniquity of his life.
|They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready;
but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude
|The sword is without, and the pestilence and the
famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he
that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
|But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall
be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning,
every one for his iniquity.
|All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be
weak as water.
|They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and
horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness
upon all their heads.
|They shall cast their silver in the streets, and
their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be
able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not
satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the
stumblingblock of their iniquity.
|As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in
majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their
detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.
|And I will give it into the hands of the strangers
for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall
|My face will I turn also from them, and they shall
pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile
|Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes,
and the city is full of violence.
|Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and
they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong
to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
|Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and
there shall be none.
|Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall
be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the
law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
|The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be
clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall
be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their
deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.