The judgment of Israel for their idolatry.
Ezekiel 6:1 And the worde of the Lord came vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 6:2 Thou sonne of man, turne thy face to the mountaynes of Israel, that thou mayest prophecie vnto them, Ezekiel 6:3 & saye Heare the worde of the Lorde God, O ye mountaynes of Israell: Thus hath the Lorde God spoken to the mountaynes, hilles, valleyes and dales. Beholde, I wyll brynge a swearde ouer you, & destroye youre hye places: Ezekiel 6:4 I wyll cast downe youre aulters, & breake downe youre temples. Youre slayne men wyll I laye before youre goddes, Ezekiel 6:5 and the deed carcases of the chyldren of Israell wyll I caste before their ymages, youre bones will I destroye rounde aboute youre aulters, Ezekiel 6:6 and dwellynge places. The cyties shalbe desolate, the hyllchapels layed waste: youre aulters destroyed, and broken: youre goddes caste downe and taken awaye, youre tempels layde eauen wyth the grounde, youre owne worckes cleane rote oute. Ezekiel 6:7 Youre slayne men shall lye amonge you, that ye maye learne to knowe, how that I am the Lorde.
A remnant shall be blessed.
Ezekiel 6:8 Those that amonge you haue escaped the swearde, will I leaue amonge the Gentyles, for I wyll scatre you amonge the nacyons. Ezekiel 6:9 And they that escape from you, shall thyncke vpon me amonge the Heathen, where they shalbe in captiuyte. As for that whorysh & vnfaythfull herte of theirs, wherwyth they runne awaye fro me, I wyll breake it: yee and put oute those eyes of theirs, that commytte fornicacyon with their Idols. Then shall they be ashamed, and displeased wyth their selues, for the wyckednesses & abhomynacions, which they haue done: Ezekiel 6:10 and shall learne to knowe, how that it is not in vayne, that I the Lorde spake, to brynge soch mysery vpon them.
The faithful are exhorted to lament their calamities.
Ezekiel 6:11 The Lorde sayde moreouer vnto me: Smyte thyne handes together, and stampe wyth thay fete, & saye: Wo worth all the abhominacions and wickednesses of the house of Israel, for because of them, they shall perishe wyth the swearde, with honger & wyth pestilence. Ezekiel 6:12 Who so is farre of, shall dye of the pestilence: he that is nye at hande, shall perish with the swearde: and the other that are beseged, shall dye of honger. Thus wyll I satisfye my wrothfull displeasure vpon them. Ezekiel 6:13 And so shall ye learne to knowe, that I am the Lorde, when youre slayne men lye amonge youre goddes, and aboute youre aulters: vpon all hye hylles & toppes of mountaynes, amonge all grene trees, amonge all thycke okes: euen in the places, where they dyd sacrifyce to all their Idols. Ezekiel 6:14 I wyll stretch myne hande oute vpon them, and wyll make the lande waste: So that it shall lye desolate and voyde, from the wyldernesse of Deblathah forth, thorow all their habitacyons: to learne them for to knowe, that I am the Lorde.