The judgment of Israel for their idolatry.
Ezekiel 6:1 And the worde of the Lorde came vnto me, saying: Ezekiel 6:2 Thou sonne of man set thy face to the mountaynes of Israel, that thou mayest prophecie agaynst them, Ezekiel 6:3 And say, Heare the worde of the Lord God: O ye mountaynes of Israel Thus hath the Lord God spoken to the mountaynes, hylles, riuers, & dales, Beholde I [euen] will bryng a sworde vpon you, and destroy your hye places. Ezekiel 6:4 Your aulters shalbe destroyed, & your images of the sunne broken downe, your slayne men wyll I cast downe before your idols. Ezekiel 6:5 And the dead carkases of the children of Israel wyll I cast before their idols, your bones will I scatter rounde about your aulters. Ezekiel 6:6 In all your dwellyng places your cities shalbe desolate, and the hye places laide waste, so that your aulters shalbe made waste and desolate, your idols shalbe broken and abolished, and your images of the sunne shalbe cut downe, and your workes quite taken away. Ezekiel 6:7 Your slayne men shall fall among you: and ye shal knowe that I am the Lord.
A remnant shall be blessed.
Ezekiel 6:8 Yet wyll I leaue a remnaunt, that you may haue [some] that shall escape the sworde among the nations, when as ye shalbe scattered through the countreis. Ezekiel 6:9 And they that escape of you shal thinke vpon me among the heathen where they shalbe in captiuitie, because I haue ben broken with their whorishe heart which hath departed from me, & with their eyes that haue gone a whoryng after their idols: and they shalbe abhorred before their owne eyes for the euils which they haue commited in all their abhominations. Ezekiel 6:10 And they shall knowe that I am the Lorde, and that I haue not sayde in vayne, that I woulde do this euill vnto them.
The faithful are exhorted to lament their calamities.
Ezekiel 6:11 Thus saith the Lorde God, Smite thine handes together, and stampe with thy feete, and say, Wo worth all the abhominations and wickednesses of the house of Israel: for they shall fall with the sworde, with hunger, and with pestilence. Ezekiel 6:12 Who so is farre of shall dye of the pestilence, he that is nye at hande shall perishe with the sworde, and the other that are besieged shall dye of hunger: Thus wyll I satisfie my wrathfull displeasure vpon them. Ezekiel 6:13 And so shall ye knowe that I am the Lorde, when their slayne men shalbe among their idols rounde about their aulters, vpon euery hye hyll, and toppes of mountaynes, and vnder euery greene tree, and vnder euery thicke oke, [euen] in the places where they dyd offer sweete sauour to all their idols. Ezekiel 6:14 I wyll stretche mine hande out vpon them, and wyll make the lande waste, and desolate from the wildernesse vnto Deblathah through all their habitations: and they shall knowe that I am the Lorde.