The final desolation of Israel.
Ezekiel 7:1 Moreouer the word of the Lorde came vnto me, saying, Ezekiel 7:2 Also thou sonne of man, thus saith the Lord God, An ende is come vnto the lande of Israel: the ende is come vpon the foure corners of the lande. Ezekiel 7:3 Nowe is the ende come vpon thee, and I wil sende my wrath vpon thee, and will iudge thee according to thy wayes, and will laye vpon thee all thine abominations. Ezekiel 7:4 Neither shall mine eye spare thee, neither will I haue pitie: but I will laye thy waies vpon thee: and thine abomination shall bee in the middes of thee, and yee shall knowe that I am the Lorde. Ezekiel 7:5 Thus saith the Lorde God, Beholde, one euil, euen one euill is come. Ezekiel 7:6 An ende is come, the end is come, it watched for thee: beholde, it is come. Ezekiel 7:7 The morning is come vnto thee, that dwellest in the lande: the time is come, the day of trouble is neere, and not the sounding againe of the mountaines. Ezekiel 7:8 Now I will shortly powre out my wrath vpon thee, and fulfil mine anger vpon thee: I will iudge thee according to thy wayes, and will lay vpon thee all thine abominations. Ezekiel 7:9 Neither shall mine eie spare thee, neither will I haue pitie, but I will laye vpon thee according to thy wayes, and thine abominations shalbe in the middes of thee, and ye shall knowe that I am the Lorde that smiteth. Ezekiel 7:10 Beholde, the day, beholde, it is come: the morning is gone forth, the rod florisheth: pride hath budded. Ezekiel 7:11 Crueltie is risen vp into a rod of wickednes: none of them shal remaine, nor of their riches, nor of any of theirs, neither shall there bee lamentation for them. Ezekiel 7:12 The time is come, the day draweth neere: let not the byer reioyce, nor let him that selleth, mourne: for the wrath is vpon al the multitude thereof. Ezekiel 7:13 For hee that selleth, shall not returne to that which is solde, although they were yet aliue: for the vision was vnto al the multitude thereof, and they returned not, neither doeth any encourage himselfe in the punishment of his life. Ezekiel 7:14 They haue blowen the trumpet, and prepared all, but none goeth to the battel: 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 dye with the sword, and he that is in the citie, famine and pestilence shall deuoure him.
The mournful repentance of them that escape.
Ezekiel 7:16 But they that flee away from them, shall escape, and shalbe in the mountaines, like the doues of the valleis: all they shall mourne, euery one for his iniquitie. Ezekiel 7:17 All handes shalbe weake, and all knees shall fall away as water. Ezekiel 7:18 They shall also girde them selues with sackecloth, and feare shall couer them, and shame shalbe vpon all faces, & baldnes vpon their heads. Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their siluer in the streetes, and their golde shalbe cast farre off: their siluer and their gold can not deliuer them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfie their soules, neither fill their bowels: for this ruine is for their iniquitie.
The enemies defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abominations.
Ezekiel 7:20 He had also set the beautie of his ornament in maiestie: but they made images of their abominations, and of their idoles therein: therefore haue I set it farre from them. Ezekiel 7:21 And I will giue it into the handes of the strangers to be spoyled, and to the wicked of the earth to be robbed, 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 destroyers 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 lande is full of the iudgement of blood, and the citie is full of crueltie. Ezekiel 7:24 Wherefore I will bring the most wicked of the heathen, and they shall possesse their houses: I will also make the pompe of the mightie to cease, and their holie places shalbe defiled. Ezekiel 7:25 When destruction commeth, they shall seeke peace, and shall not haue it. Ezekiel 7:26 Calamitie shall come vpon calamitie, and rumour shall bee vpon rumour: then shall they seeke a vision of the Prophet: but the Lawe shal perish from the Priest, and counsel from the Ancient. Ezekiel 7:27 The King shall mourne, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the handes of the people in the land shall be troubled: I wil doe vnto them according to their waies, and according to their iudgements will I iudge them, and they shall knowe that I am the Lorde.