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Ezekiel 12

The type of Ezekiel's removing.

Ezekiel 12:1 The worde of the Lord came vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 12:2 Thou sonne of man, thou dwellest in the myddest of a frowarde housholde: whych haue eyes to se, and yet se not: eares haue they to heare, and yet heare they not, for they are an obstinate housholde. Ezekiel 12:3 Therfore (O thou sonne of man) make thy gere redy to flyt, and go forth by fayre daye lyght, that they maye se. Yee, euen in theyr syght shalt thou go from thy place to another place: yf paraduenture they wyll consydre, þt they be an vnobedient housholde: Ezekiel 12:4 Thy gere þt þu hast made redy to flyt wythall, shalt thou beare out by fayre daye lyght that they maye se: and thou thy selfe shalt go forth also at euen in their syght, as a man doth when he flytteth. Ezekiel 12:5 Dygge thorowe the wall, that they maye se & beare thorow it the same thyng, that thou tokest vp in their syght. Ezekiel 12:6 In ther syght þt shalt þu beare vpon thy shulders, & cary yt forthe in the darke. Hyde thy face þt thou se not the earth, for I haue made the a shewtoken vnto the house of Israel. Ezekiel 12:7 Nowe as the Lorde commaunded me, so I dyd: the geare þt I had made readie brought I out by daye. At euen I brake downe an hole thorow the wall wyth my hande: and when it was darcke, I toke the gere vpon my shoulders, and bare them out in theyr syght.

It sheweth the captivity of Zedekiah.

Ezekiel 12:8 And in the mornynge, came the worde of the Lorde vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 12:9 Thou sonne of man, yf Israel that frowarde housholde aske the, and saye: what doest thou there? Ezekiel 12:10 Then tell them: Thus sayeth the Lorde God: Thys punyshment toucheth the chefe rulers at Ierusalem, and all the house of Israel, that dwell amonge them: Ezekiel 12:11 Tell them: I am youre shewe token: lyke as I haue done, so shall it happen vnto you: Flyt shall ye also, and go into captiuitie. Ezekiel 12:12 The chefest that is amonge you, shall lade hys shulders in the darcke, & get hym awaye. He shall breake downe the wall, to carye stuffe therthorow: He shall couer his face, that he se not the grounde, with his eyes. Ezekiel 12:13 My lyne wyll I sprede out vpon hym, and catch him in my net, and cary hym to Babylon, in the lande of þe Caldees: which he shall not se, and yet shalt he dye there. Ezekiel 12:14 As for all hys helpers, & all hys Hostes, that be about hym. I wyll scatre them towarde all the wyndes, and drawe out a swearde after them. Ezekiel 12:15 So when I haue scatred them amonge the Heathen, and strowed them in the landes they shall knowe, that I am the Lorde. Ezekiel 12:16 But, I wyll leaue a lytle nombre of them from the swearde, hunger and pestilence: to tell all their abhominacyons amonge the Heathen, where they come: þt they maye knowe, howe that I am the Lorde.

Ezekiel's trembling sheweth the Jews' desolation.

Ezekiel 12:17 Moreouer, the worde of the Lorde came vnto me sayinge: Ezekiel 12:18 Thou sonne of man: wyth a fearfull tremblynge shalt þu eate thy bread, wyth carefulnesse & sorowe shalt thou dryncke thy water. Ezekiel 12:19 And vnto the people of the lande, speake thou on this maner: Thus sayeth the Lord God, to them that dwell in Ierusalem, and to the lande of Israel: Ye shall eate youre bread wyth sorowe, and dryncke youre water wyth heuynesse: Yee, the lande wyth the fulnesse therof shalbe layde waste, for the wyckednesse of them that dwell therin. Ezekiel 12:20 And the cyties þt now be well occupyed, shall be voyde, and the lande desolate: that ye may knowe, howe that I am the Lorde.

The Jews' presumptuous proverb is reproved.

Ezekiel 12:21 Yet came the worde of the Lorde vnto me agayne, sayinge: Ezekiel 12:22 Thou sonne of man, what maner of byworde is that, which ye vse in þe lande of Israel, sayinge: Tush, seynge that the dayes are so slacke in commynge, all the visyons are of none effecte: Ezekiel 12:23 Tell them therfore, thus sayeth the Lorde God: I wyll make that byworde to ceasse, so that it shall nomore be commenly vsed in Israel. But saye thys vnto them: The dayes are at hande, that euery thynge which hath bene prophecyed, shalbe fulfylled. Ezekiel 12:24 There shall no visyon be in vayne, nether eny prophecie fayle amonge the chyldren of Israel: Ezekiel 12:25 For it is I the Lorde, that speake it: and whatsoeuer I the Lorde speake, it shall be perfourmed, and not be slacke in commynge. Yee, euen in youre dayes (O ye frowarde housholde) will I deuyse some thynge, and brynge it to passe, sayeth the Lord God.

The speediness of the vision.

Ezekiel 12:26 And þe worde of the Lorde came vnto me saying: Ezekiel 12:27 Beholde, thou sonne of man: The house of Israel sayeth on thys maner: Tush, as for þe visyon that he hath sene, it wyll be many a daye or it come to passe: It is farre of yet, the thynge that he prophecyeth. Ezekiel 12:28 Therfore saye vnto them: Thus sayeth the Lorde God: All my wordes shall nomore be slacke: Loke what I speake, that same shall come to passe, sayeth the Lorde.

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