The final desolation of Israel.
Ezekiel 7:1 The worde of the Lorde came vnto me on this maner: Ezekiel 7:2 The I call, O thou sonne of man. Thus sayeth the Lorde God vnto the lande of Israell: The ende commeth, yee verely the ende commeth vpon all the foure corners of the earth. Ezekiel 7:3 But now shall the ende come vpon the: for I wyll sende my wrath vpon the, and wyll punishe the accordynge to thy wayes, and rewarde the after all thy abhominacyons. Ezekiel 7:4 Myne eye shall not ouerse the, nether will I spare the, but rewarde the accordynge to thy wayes, and declare thy abhomynacyons. Then shall ye knowe, that I am the Lorde. Ezekiel 7:5 Thus sayeth the Lord God: Beholde, one mysery & plage shall come after anothr: Ezekiel 7:6 the ende is here. The ende (I saye) that wayteth for the, is come all readye, Ezekiel 7:7 the houre is come agaynst the, that dwellest in the lande. The tyme is at hande, the daye of sedicyon is hard by, and no glad tydynges vpon the mountaynes. Ezekiel 7:8 Therfore, I will shortly poure out my sore displeasure ouer the, and fulfyll my wrath vpon the. I will iudge the after thy wayes, and recompence the all thy abhominacyons. Ezekiel 7:9 Myne eye shall not ouerse the, nether will I spare the: but rewarde the after thy wayes, and shewe thy abhomynacions, to learne you for to knowe, how that I am the Lorde that smyteth. Ezekiel 7:10 Beholde, the daye is here the daye is come, the houre is runne oute, the rodde florisheth, wylfulnesse waxeth grene, Ezekiel 7:11 malicious violence is growne vp, and the vngodly waxen to a stafe. Yet shall there no complaynte be made for them, ner for the trouble that shall come of these thynges. Ezekiel 7:12 The tyme commeth, the daye draweth nye: Who so byeth, lett hym not reioyce: he that selleth, let hym not be sory: for why. Trouble shall come in the myddeste of all reste: Ezekiel 7:13 so that the seller shall not come agayne to the byer, for nether of them both shall lyue. For the vysion shall come so greatly ouer all, that it shall not be hyndered: No man also with his wickednesse shall be able to saue hys owne lyfe. Ezekiel 7:14 The trompettes shall ye blowe and make you all ready, but no man shall goo to the battel, for I am wroth with all the whole multitude. Ezekiel 7:15 The swearde shalbe wythout, pestilence and honger wythin: so that who so is in the felde, shalbe slayne with the swearde: and he that is in the cytie, shall perishe wyth honger and pestilence.
The mournful repentance of them that escape.
Ezekiel 7:16 And soche as escape and fle from amonge them, shall be vpon the hylles, lyke as the doues in the felde: euery one shalbe afrayed, because of his owne wickednesse. Ezekiel 7:17 All handes shalbe let downe, and all knees shalbe weake as the water: Ezekiel 7:18 they shall gyrde them selues with sacke clothe, feare shall fall vpon them. Their faces shalbe confounded, and their heades balde: Ezekiel 7:19 their syluer shall lye in the stretes, and their golde shalbe despysed: Yee their siluer and golde maye not deliuer them, in the daye of the fearfull wrath of the Lorde. They shall not satysfye their hongry soules, nether fyll their emptye belyes therwith: For it is become their owne decaye thorowe their wickednes:
The enemies defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abominations.
Ezekiel 7:20 because they made therof not only costly Ieweles for their pompe and pryde, but also abhomynable ymages and Idoles. For this cause wyll I make them to be abhorred. Ezekiel 7:21 Moreouer, I will geue it into the handes of the straungers to be spoyled: and to the wycked, for to be robbed, and they shall destroye it. Ezekiel 7:22 My face wyll I turne from them, my treasury shalbe defiled: for þe theues shall go in to it, and suspende it.
Under the type of a chain is shewed their miserable captivity.
Ezekiel 7:23 I wyll make clene ryddaunse, for the land is whole defiled with vnrightuous iudgement of innocent bloud & the citie is full of abhomynacyons. Ezekiel 7:24 Wherfore, I wyll brynge the most cruell tyrauntes from amonge the Heathen, to take theyr houses in possession. I wil make the pompe of the proude to ceasse, and they shall take in theyr sanctuary. Ezekiel 7:25 When thys trouble commeth they shall seke peace, but they shal haue none. Ezekiel 7:26 One myschefe & sorowe shall folowe another, and one rumoure shall come after another: Then shall they seke visions in vayne at theyr Prophetes. The lawe shalbe gone from the Priestes, and wysdom from the elders. Ezekiel 7:27 The king shal mourne, the Princes shalbe clothed with heuinesse, and the handes of the people in the lande shall tremble for feare. I wyll do vnto them after theyr owne wayes, and according to theyr owne iudgementes wyll I iudge them, to learne them for to knowe, that I am the Lorde.