A vision, whereby is shewed the preservation of some,
Ezekiel 9:1 He cryed also with a loude voice in myne eares, sayinge: Come here ye rulers of the citie, euery man with hys weapened hand to the slaughter. Ezekiel 9:2 Then came there sixe men oute of the strete of the vpper porte toward the north, and euery man a weapen in hys hand to the slaughter. There was one amongest them, that had on hym a lynen rayment, & a wryters ynckhorne by hys syde. These wente in, & stode besyde the brasen aulter: Ezekiel 9:3 for the glorye of the Lorde was gone awaye from the Cherub, & was come doune to the thresholde of the house, and he called the man that had the lynen raymente vpon hym, & the wryters ynckhorne by hys syde, Ezekiel 9:4 and the Lorde sayde vnto hym: Go thy waye thorow the cytie of Ierusalem, and set thys marcke Than vpon the foreheades of them, þt mourne & are sory for all the abhomynacyons, that be done therin.
and the destruction of the rest.
Ezekiel 9:5 And to the other, he sayde that I myght heare: Go ye after hym thorow the cytye, slaye, ouerse none, spare none: Ezekiel 9:6 kyl and destroye bothe olde men and yonge, maydens, chyldren, and wyues. But as for those, that haue thys marcke Than vpon them: se that ye touche them not, & begynne at my sanctuarye. Then they began at the elders, whiche were in the temple, Ezekiel 9:7 for he had sayde vnto them: When ye haue defyled the temple, and fylled the courte wyth the slayne, then go your waye forth. So they went oute, & slewe doune the slaughter,
God cannot be intreated for them.
Ezekiel 9:8 and I yet escaped: I fell doune vpon my face, and cryed sayinge: O Lorde, wylte thou then destroy al the resydue of Israel, in thy sore displeasure, that thou hast poured vpon Ierusalem? Ezekiel 9:9 Then sayde he vnto me: The wickednesse of þe house of Israel and Iuda is very greate: so that the lande is full of bloude, and the citie full of vnfaythfulnesse: For they saye: Tushe, the Lord regardeth not the earth, he seyth vs not. Ezekiel 9:10 Therfore wyl I vpon them, myne eye shall not ouerse them, neyther wil I spare them, but wil recompense theyr wyckednesse vpon theyr heades. Ezekiel 9:11 And beholde, the man that had the lynen rayment vpon hym, and the wryters ynckhorne by hys syde: tolde all the matter how it happened, and sayde: Lorde, as thou haste commaunded me, so haue I done.