The final desolation of Israel.
Ezekiel 7:1 Moreouer the word of the LORD came vnto mee, saying; Ezekiel 7:2 Also thou sonne of man, thus saith the Lord GOD vnto the land of Israel, An end, the ende is come vpon the foure corners of the land. Ezekiel 7:3 Now [is] the ende [come] vpon thee, and I will send mine anger vpon thee, and will iudge thee according to thy wayes, and will recompense vpon thee all thine abominations. Ezekiel 7:4 And mine eye shal not spare thee, neither will I haue pitie: but I will recompense thy wayes vpon thee, and thine abominations shalbe in the midst of thee, and yee shall know that I [am] the LORD. Ezekiel 7:5 Thus sayth the Lord GOD, An euill, an onely euill, behold, is come. Ezekiel 7:6 An end is come, the end is come, it watcheth for thee, behold, it is come. Ezekiel 7:7 The morning is come vnto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble [is] neere, and not the sounding againe of the mountaines. Ezekiel 7:8 Now will I shortly powre out my furie vpon thee, and accomplish mine anger vpon thee: and I wil iudge thee according to thy wayes, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations. Ezekiel 7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I haue pitie: I will recompense thee according to thy wayes, and thine abominations that are in the middest of thee, and yee shall know that I [am] the LORD that smiteth. Ezekiel 7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come, the morning is gone foorth, the rodde hath blossomed, pride hath budded. Ezekiel 7:11 Uiolence is risen vp into a rod of wickednesse: none of them [shall remaine], nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs, neither shall there be wailing for them. Ezekiel 7:12 The time is come, the day draweth neere, let not the buyer reioyce, nor the seller mourne: for wrath is vpon all the multitude thereof. Ezekiel 7:13 For the seller shall not returne to that which is solde, although they were yet aliue: for the vision [is] touching the whole multitude thereof which shal not returne: neither shall any strengthen himselfe in the iniquity of his life. Ezekiel 7:14 They haue blowen the trumpet, euen to make all ready, but none goeth to the battell: for my wrath [is] vpon all the multitude thereof. Ezekiel 7:15 The sword [is] without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that [is] in the field shall die with the sword, and hee that [is] in the city, famine and pestilence shall deuoure him.
The mournful repentance of them that escape.
Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them, shall escape, and shall be on the mountaines like doues of the valleys, all of them mourning, euery one for his iniquitie. Ezekiel 7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shalbe weake [as] water. Ezekiel 7:18 They shall also girde [themselues] with sackcloth, and horrour shall couer them, and shame [shall be] vpon all faces, and baldnesse vpon all their heads. Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their siluer in the streets, and their golde shalbe remooued: their siluer and their golde shall not be able to deliuer them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfie their soules, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumbling blocke of their iniquitie.
The enemies defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abominations.
Ezekiel 7:20 As for the beautie of his ornament, he set it in maiestie: but they made the images of their abominations, [and] of their detestable things therein: therefore haue I set it farre from them. Ezekiel 7:21 And I will giue it into the hands of the strangers for a pray, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoile, and they shall pollute it. Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turne also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it and defile it.
Under the type of a chain is shewed their miserable captivity.
Ezekiel 7:23 Make a chaine: for the land is full of bloody crimes, the citie is full of violence. Ezekiel 7:24 Wherfore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possesse their houses: I will also make the pompe of the strong to cease, and their holy places shall be defiled. Ezekiel 7:25 Destruction commeth, and they shall seeke peace, and [there shall be] none. Ezekiel 7:26 Mischiefe shall come vpon mischiefe, and rumour shall be vpon rumour, then shall they seeke a vision of the prophet: but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsell from the ancients. Ezekiel 7:27 The king shall mourne, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will doe vnto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I iudge them, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.