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To Our Forefathers Yisrael
1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, on the fourth chodesh, in the fifth yom of the chodesh, as I was among the captives by the river of Chevar, that the shamayim were opened and I saw visions of Ahlohim
2 In the fifth yom of the chodesh, which was the fifth year of melech Yehoyachin’s exile,
3 The Word of YHUH came expressly to Yechezkel the kohen, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chevar; and the Hand of YHUH was upon him there.
4 And I looked and, see, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud and a fire flashing itself and a splendor was around it and out of the midst of it like the color of glowing metal, out of the midst of the fire.
5 Also out of the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
6 And every one had four faces and every one had four wings.
7 And their feet were straight feet; and the soles of their feet were like the soles of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the color of polished bronze.
8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings.
9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; but each one went straightforward.
10 As for the likeness of their faces, the four had the face of a man and the face of a lion on the right side: and the four had the face of an ox on the left side; the four also had the face of an eagle.
11 Such were their faces: with their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another and two covered their bodies.
12 And they went each one straightforward: going where The Ruach was to go, they went; and they did not turn when they went.
13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire and like the appearance of torches: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright and out of the fire went lightning.
14 And the living creatures ran back and out as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, see one wheel was upon the earth by the living creatures, with its four faces.
16 The appearance of the wheels and their works was like the color of beryl: and the four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
17 When they went, they went in just four directions: and they turned not when they went.
18 As for their rims, they were so high that they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes all around the four of them.
19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
20 Wherever The Ruach was to go, they went because there The Ruach went; and the wheels were lifted together with them: for The Ruach of the living creatures was inthe wheels.
21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when
those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up with them: for The Ruach of the living creature was in the wheels.
22 And the likeness over the heads of the living creatures was as the color of the awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads above.
23 And under the expanse their wings were straight, one toward another: every one had two, which covered one side and every one had two, which covered the other side, of their bodies.
24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great mayim, as the voice of The Almighty, a tumult, as the noise of an army: and when they stood, they let down their wings.
25 And there was a voice from the expanse that was over their heads, when they stood and had let down their wings.
26 And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a kesay, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the kesay was a likeness as the appearance of a Man upon it above.
27 And I saw as the color of glowing metal, as the appearance of fire around and inside it, from the appearance of His loins upward and from the appearance of His loins downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire and splendor all around.
28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the yom of rain, so was the appearance of the splendor all around the kesay. This was the appearance of the likeness of the tifereth of YHUH. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face and I heard a voice of One that spoke.
2 And He said to me, Ben-adam, stand upon your feet and I will speak to you.
2 And The Ruach entered into me when He spoke to me and set me upon my feet, that I heard Him that spoke to me.
3 And He said to me, Ben-adam, I send you to the children of Yisrael, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me: they and their ahvot have transgressed against Me, even to this very yom.
4 They are children hard of lev and stiff faced: yet I do send you to them; and you shall say to them, This says The Master YHUH:
5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse - for they are a rebellious bayit - yet they shall know that there has been a navi among them.
6 And you, Ben-adam, do not be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be discouraged by their stares, for they are a rebellious bayit.
7 And you shall speak My Words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse: for they are most rebellious.
8 But you, Ben-adam, hear what I say to you; Be not rebellious like that rebellious bayit: open your mouth and eat what I give you.
9 And when I looked, see, a hand was sent to me; and, a scroll of a scroll was in it;
10 And He spread it before me; and there was writing inside and on the outside: and there was written in it lamentations and mournings and woes.
3 Moreover He said to me, Ben-adam, eat what you find; eat this scroll and go speak to Beit Yisrael.
2 So I opened my mouth and He caused me to eat that scroll.
3 And He said to me, Ben-adam, feed your stomach and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
4 And He said to me, Ben-adam, go to Beit Yisrael and speak with My Words to them.
5 For you are not sent to a people of a foreign speech and of a difficult language, but to Beit Yisrael;
6 Not to many people of a foreign speech and of a difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them; they would have listened to you.
7 But Beit Yisrael will not listen to you; for they will not listen to Me: for kol Beit Yisrael are hard headed and hard hearted.
8 See, I have made your face strong against their faces and your forehead strong against their foreheads.
9 As adamant stone, harder than flint, have I made your forehead: fear them not, neither be discouraged at their stares, for they are a rebellious bayit.
10 Moreover He said to me, Ben-adam, all My Words that I shall speak to you receive in your lev and listen to them with your ears.
11 And go, to them of the exile, to the children of your people and speak to them and tell them, This says The Master YHUH; whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse.
12 Then The Ruach took me up and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the tifereth of YHUH from His place.
13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another and the noise of the wheels beside them and a noise of a great rushing.
14 So The Ruach lifted me up and took me away and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my ruach; but the Hand of YHUH was strong upon me.
15 Then I came to them of the exile at Tel-Aviv, that dwelt by the river of Chevar and I sat where they sat and remained there stunned among them seven yamim.
16 And it came to pass at the end of seven yamim, that The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
17 Ben-adam, I have made you a watchman to Beit Yisrael: therefore listen to The Words from My mouth and give them warning from Me.
18 When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked of his wicked derech, to save his chayim; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his dahm will I require at your hand.
19 Yet if you warn the wicked and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked derech, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your being.
20 Again, When a tzadik man turns from his tzedakah and commits iniquity and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin and his tzedakah which he has done shall not be remembered; but his dahm will I require at your hand.
21 Nevertheless if you warn the tzadik man, that the tzadik sin not and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he is warned; also you have delivered your being.
22 And the Hand of YHUH was there upon me; and He said to me, Arise, go out into the plain and I will talk with you there.
23 Then I arose and went out into the plain: and, see, the tifereth of YHUH stood there, the same tifereth that I saw by the river of Chevar: and I fell on my face.
24 Then The Ruach entered Into me, and set me upon my feet and spoke with me and said to me, Go, shut yourself inside your bayit.
25 But you, O Ben-adam, see, they shall put chains upon you and shall bind you with them and you shall not go out among them:
26 And I will make your tongue cleave to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be dumb and shall not be a reprover to them: for they are a rebellious bayit.
27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, This says The Master YHUH; He that hears, let him hear; and he that refuses, let him refuse: for they are a rebellious bayit.
4 You also, Ben-adam, take a clay tablet and lay it before you and you shall trace upon it the city of Yahrushalayim:
2 And lay siege against it and build a siege wall against it and heap up a mound against it; set the camp against it and set battering rams against it all around.
3 Moreover take for yourself an iron pan and set it as a wall of iron between you and the city: and set your face against it and it shall be besieged and you shall lay siege against it. This shall be an ot to Beit Yisrael.
4 Lie also upon your left side and lay the iniquity of Beit Yisrael upon it: according to the number of the yamim that you shall lie upon it you shall bear their iniquity.
5 For I have laid upon you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the yamim, three hundred and ninety yamim: so shall you bear the iniquity of Beit Yisrael.
6 And when you have accomplished them, lie again on your right side and you shall bear the iniquity of Beit Yahudah forty yamim: I have appointed you each yom for a year.
7 Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Yahrushalayim and your arm shall be uncovered and you shall prophesy against it.
8 And, see, I will lay chains upon you and you shall not turn from one side to another, until you have ended the yamim of your siege.
9 Take also wheat and barley and beans and lentils and millet and spelt and put them in one vessel and make lechem from it, according to the number of the yamim that you shall lie upon your side, three hundred ninety yamim shall you eat of it.
10 And your food that you shall eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a yom: from time to time shall you eat it.
11 You shall drink also mayim by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time shall you drink.
12 And you shall eat it as barley cakes and you shall bake it with human dung, in their sight.
13 And YHUH said, Even so shall the children of Yisrael eat their defiled food among the goyim, where I will drive them.
14 Then said I, Oy vey, Master YHUH ! See, my being has not been defiled: for from my youth up even until now have I not eaten of that which dies by itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there any abominable meat into my mouth.
15 Then He said to me, See, I have given you cow's dung instead of man's dung and you shall prepare your lechem with it.
16 Moreover He said to me, Ben-adam, see, I will break the supply of lechem in Yahrushalayim: and they shall eat lechem by weight and with care; and they shall drink mayim by measure, with astonishment:
17 That they may lack lechem and mayim and be appalled with one another and consume away for their iniquity.
5 And you, Ben-adam, take a sharp sword, use it like a barber's razor and cause it to pass upon your head and upon your beard: then take scales to weigh it and divide the hair.
2 You shall burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the yamim of the siege are fulfilled: and you shall take a third part and smite around it with a knife: and a third part you shall scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.
3 You shall also take a few hairs and bind them on the edge of your garment.
4 Then take some hairs again and cast them into the midst of the fire and burn them in the fire; for from it shall come a fire that spreads to kol Beit Yisrael.
5 This says The Master YHUH; This is Yahrushalayim: I have set it in the midst of the goyim and countries that are around her.
6 And she has changed my mishpatim into wickedness more than the other goyim and my chukim more than the other countries that are around her: for they have refused My mishpatim and My chukim, they have not had their halacha in them.
7 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Because you multiplied more than the goyim that are around you, and have not walked in My chukim, neither have you kept My mishpatim, neither have you done according to the mishpatim of the goyim that are all around you;
8 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, I, even I, am against you and will execute mishpatim in your midst in the sight of the goyim.
9 And I will do in you that which I have not done and of which I will not do anymore again because of all your abominations.
10 Therefore the ahvot shall eat the sons in the midst of you and the sons shall eat their ahvot; and I will execute mishpatim in you and the whole remnant of you will I scatter into all the winds.
11 Therefore, as I live, says The Master YHUH; Surely because you have defiled My Kadosh-Place with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore will I also diminish you; neither shall My eye spare; neither will I have any pity.
12 A third part of you shall die with the pestilence and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of you: and a third part shall fall by the sword around you and I will scatter a third part into all the winds and I will draw out a sword after them.
13 In this manner shall My anger be accomplished and I will cause My anger to rest upon them and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I YHUH have spoken it in My zeal, when I have accomplished My anger upon them.
14 Moreover I will make you waste and a reproach among the goyim that are around you, in the sight of all that pass by.
15 So it shall be a reproach and an object of taunting, an instruction and astonishment to the goyim that are around you, when I shall execute mishpatim in you in displeasure and in anger and in furious chastisements. I YHUH have spoken it.
16 When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you and will break your supply of lechem:
17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts and they shall bereave you; and pestilence and dahm shall pass through you; and I will bring the sword upon you. I YHUH have spoken it.
6 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, set your face toward the mountains of Yisrael and prophesy against them,
3 And say, You mountains of Yisrael, hear The Word of The Master YHUH; This says The Master YHUH to the mountains and to the hills, to the rivers and to the valleys; See, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you and I will destroy your high places.
4 And your altars shall be desolate and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
5 And I will lay the dead corpses of the children of Yisrael before their idols; and I will scatter your bones around your altars.
6 In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate and your idols may be broken and made to cease and your shemesh-pillars may be cut down and your works may be abolished.
7 And the slain shall fall in your midst and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
8 Yet will I leave a remnant that you may have some that shall escape the sword among the goyim, when you shall be scattered throughout the countries.
9 And they that escape from you shall remember Me among the goyim where they shall be carried as captives because I AM broken with their whorish lev, which has departed from Me and with their eyes, which go whoring after their idols: and they shall despise themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
10 And they shall know that I AM YHUH and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them.
11 This says The Master YHUH; Strike with your hand and stamp with your foot and say, Oy for all the evil abominations of Beit Yisrael! For they shall fall by the sword, by the famine and by the pestilence.
12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is Near shall fall by the sword; and he that remains and is besieged shall die by the famine: this will accomplish My anger upon them.
13 Then shall you know that I AM YHUH, when their slain men shall be among their idols around their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains and under every green eytz and under every thick oak eytz, the place where they did offer sweet fragrances to all their idols.
14 So will I stretch out My hand upon them and make the land desolate, yes, more desolate than the wilderness toward Divlath, in all their dwellings: and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
7 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Also, you Ben-adam, this says The Master YHUH to the land of Yisrael; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
3 Now is the end come upon you and I will send My anger upon you and will judge you according to your halachot and will repay you for all your abominations.
4 And My eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will repay your halachot upon you and your abominations shall be in your midst: and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
5 This says The Master YHUH; An evil, only evil, see, it has come.
6 An end has come, the end has come: it watches for you; see, it has come.
7 The boker is come to you, O you that dwell in the land: the time has come; the yom of trouble is near and not of gilah in the mountains.
8 Now will I shortly pour out My anger upon you and accomplish My anger upon you: and I will judge you according to your halachot and will repay you for all your abominations.
9 And My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will repay you according to your halachot and your abominations that are in the midst of you; and you shall know that I AM YHUH who smites you.
10 See the yom, see, it is come: the boker has come; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded.
11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor any of their multitude, nor any of their riches: neither shall there be wailing for them.
12 The time has come, the yom draws near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for anger is upon all the multitude of them.
13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude of them, who shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in their chayim of iniquity.
14 They have blown the shofar, even to make all ready; but none goes to the battle: for My anger is upon all the multitude of them.
15 The sword is outside and the pestilence and the famine inside: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
16 But, they that escape shall escape and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, everyone over his iniquity.
17 All their hands shall go limp and all knees shall be weak as mayim.
18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all their faces and baldness upon all their heads.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the yom of the anger of YHUH: they shall not satisfy their beings, neither fill their stomachs: because it is the stumbling block of their iniquity.
20 As for the beauty of his ornament, He set it in excellency: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things from it: therefore have I set it far from them.
21 And I will give it into the hands of the foreigners for a prey and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall defile it.
22 My face will I turn also from them and they shall defile My secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it and defile it.
23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes and the city is full of violence.
24 And I will bring the worst of the goyim and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pride of the strong to cease; and their kadosh places shall be defiled.
25 Destruction comes; and they shall seek shalom and there shall be none.
26 Mischief shall come upon mischief and report shall be upon report; then shall they seek a vision of the navi; but the Torah shall perish from the kohen and counsel from the zechanim.
27 The melech shall mourn and the leaders shall be clothed with desolation and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do to them according to their own derech and according to their own rulings will I judge them; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
8 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth chodesh, in the fifth yom of the chodesh, as I sat in my bayit and the zechanim of Yahudah sat before me, that the hand of The Master YHUH fell upon me.
2 Then I beheld and see a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of His loins downward, fire; and from His loins upward, as the appearance of splendor, as the color of glowing metal.
3 And He stretched out the design of a hand and took me by a lock of my head; and The Ruach lifted me up between the earth and the shamayim and brought me in the visions of Ahlohim to Yahrushalayim, to the door of the inner gate that looks toward the north where was the seat of the image of jealousy, that provokes jealousy.
4 And, see, the tifereth of the Ahlohim of Yisrael was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
5 Then He said to me, Ben-adam, lift up your eyes now toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes toward the north and see northward of the altar gate this image of jealousy was in the entrance.
6 He said furthermore to me, Ben-adam, do you see what they are doing? Even the great abominations that Beit Yisrael commits here, that I should go far away from My Kadosh-Place? But turn again and you shall see even greater abominations.
7 And He brought me to the door of the courtyard; and when I looked, see a hole in the wall.
8 Then He said to me, Ben-adam, dig now in the wall: and when I had dug into the wall, I saw a door.
9 And He said to me, Go in and see the wicked abominations that they do there.
10 So I went in and saw; and see every design of creeping things and abominable beasts and all the idols of Beit Yisrael, portrayed upon the wall all around.
11 And there stood before them the seventy men of the zechanim of Beit Yisrael and in the midst of them stood Ya-azanyah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.
12 Then said He to me, Ben-adam, have you seen what the zechanim of Beit Yisrael do in the dark, every man in the rooms of his idols? For they say, YHUH does not see us; YHUH has forsaken the land.
13 He said also to me, Turn again and you shall see even greater abominations that they do.
14 Then He brought me to the door of the gate of YHUH 's Bayit which was toward the north; and, see, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
15 Then said He to me, Have you seen this, O Ben-adam? Turn again and you shall see greater abominations than these.
16 And He brought me into the inner courtyard of YHUH 's Bayit and, see, at the door of the Hekal of YHUH, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs toward the Hekal of YHUH and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the shemesh toward the east.
17 Then He said to me, Have you seen this, O Ben-adam? Is it a small thing for Beit Yahudah that they commit the abominations that they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence and have returned to provoke Me to anger: and, see, they put the branch to My nose.
18 Therefore will I also deal in anger: My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet will I not listen to them.
9 He cried also in my ears with a loud voice, saying, Let the avengers of the city draw near, every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
2 And, see, six men came from the derech of the Upper Gate, which lies toward the north and every man a killing weapon in his hand; and one Man among them was clothed with linen, whose loins were girded with sefirot: and they went in and stood beside the bronze altar.
3 And the tifereth of the Ahlohim of Yisrael had gone up from the cheruv, where it had been, to the threshold of the Bayit. And He called to the Man clothed with linen, whose loins were girded with sefirot;
4 And YHUH said to Him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Yahrushalayim and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that are done in the midst of it.
5 And to the others He said in my hearing, Follow Him through the city and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have any pity:
6 Slay utterly old and young, both maidens and little children and women: but come not near to any man who has the mark; and begin at My Kadosh-Place. Then they began with the zechanim who were in front of the Bayit.
7 And He said to them, Defile the Bayit and fill the courts with the slain: go out. And they went out and killed those in the city.
8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them and I was left, that I fell upon my face and cried and said, Oy, Master YHUH ! Will You destroy all the remnant of Yisrael in Your pouring out of Your anger upon Yahrushalayim?
9 Then He said to me, The iniquity of Beit Yisrael and Yahudah is exceedingly great, and the land is full of dahm and the city full of perverseness: for they say, YHUH has forsaken the land and YHUH sees not.
10 And as for Me also, My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will repay their derech upon their head.
11 And, see, the Man clothed with linen, whose loins were girded with sefirot, reported the matter, saying, I have done as you have commanded me.
10 Then I looked and, saw, in the expanse that was above the head of the cheruvim there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a kesay.
2 And He spoke to the Man clothed with linen and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cheruv and fill your hand with coals of fire from between the cheruvim and scatter them over the city. And He went in before my eyes.
3 Now the cheruvim stood on the right side of the Bayit, when the Man went in; and the cloud filled the inner courtyard.
4 Then the tifereth of YHUH went up from the cheruv and stood over the threshold of the Bayit; and the Bayit was filled with the cloud and the courtyard was full of the splendor of YHUH 's tifereth.
5 And the sound of the cheruvim's wings was heard even to the outer courtyard, as the voice of El-Shaddai when He speaks.
6 And it came to pass, that when He had commanded the Man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cheruvim; then He went in and stood beside the wheels.
7 And one cheruv stretched out his hand from between the cheruvim to the fire that was between the cheruvim and took of it and put it into the hands of Him that was clothed with linen: who took it and went out.
8 And there appeared in the cheruvim the design of a Man's hand under their wings.
9 And when I looked, see the four wheels by the cheruvim, one wheel by one cheruv and another wheel by another cheruv: and the appearance of the wheels was as the color of a beryl stone.
10 And as for their appearances, the four looked alike, as if a wheel had been in the middle of a wheel.
11 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place where the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.
12 And their whole gooff and their backs and their hands and their wings and the wheels, were full of eyes all round, even the wheels that the four had.
13 As for the wheels, they were called for in my hearing, O wheel.
14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cheruv and the second face was the face of a man and the third the face of a lion and the fourth the face of an eagle.
15 And the cheruvim were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chevar.
16 And when the cheruvim went, the wheels went by them: and when the cheruvim lifted up their wings to har up from the earth, the same wheels also moved not from beside them.
17 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up also: for The Ruach of the living creature was in them.
18 Then the tifereth of YHUH departed from off the threshold of the Bayit and stood over the cheruvim.
19 And the cheruvim lifted up their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them and everyone stood at the door of the east gate of YHUH 's Bayit; and the tifereth of the Ahlohim of Yisrael was over them above.
20 This is the living creature that I saw under the Ahlohim of Yisrael by the river of Chevar; and I knew that they were the cheruvim.
21 Every one had four faces apiece and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.
22 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces that I saw by the river of Chevar, their appearances and themselves: each one went straightforward.
11 Moreover The Ruach lifted me up and brought me to the East Gate of YHUH 's Bayit, which looks eastward: and see at the door of the gate twenty-five men; among whom I saw Ya-azanyah the son of Atzur and Pelatyahu the son of Benyahu, the leaders of the people.
2 Then said He to me, Ben-adam, these are the men that devise mischief and give wicked counsel in this city:
3 Who say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the cooking pot and we are the meat.
4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O Ben-adam.
5 And The Ruach of YHUH fell upon me and said to me, Speak; This says YHUH; This have you said, O Beit Yisrael: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
6 You have multiplied your slain in this city and you have filled the streets of it with the slain.
7 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh and this city is the cooking pot: but I will bring you out of the midst of it.
8 You have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, says The Master YHUH.
9 And I will bring you out of the midst of it and deliver you into the hands of foreigners and will execute mishpatim among you.
10 You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the borders of Yisrael; and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
11 This city shall not be your cooking pot, neither shall you be the meat in the midst of it; but I will judge you in the borders of Yisrael:
12 And you shall know that I AM YHUH: for you have not had your halacha in My chukim, neither did you execute My mishpatim, but have done after the customs of the goyim that are around you.
13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatyahu the son of Benyahu died. Then I fell down upon my face and cried with a loud voice and said, Oy, Master YHUH ! Will You make a full end of the remnant of Yisrael?
14 Again The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
15 Ben-adam, as for your brothers, even your brothers, the men of your relatives and kol Beit Yisrael, are those to whom the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim have said, Stay away from YHUH: to us is this land given in possession.
16 Therefore say, This says The Master YHUH; Although I have cast them far off among the goyim and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little kadosh place in the countries where they shall come.
17 Therefore say, This says The Master YHUH; I will even gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered and I will give you the land of Yisrael.
18 And they shall come to the land and they shall take away all the detestable things
of the land and all the abominations from there.
19 And I will give them lev echad, and I will put a new Ruach inside you; and I will take the stony lev out of their flesh and will give them a lev of flesh:
20 That they may have their halacha in My chukim and keep My mishpatim and do them: and they shall be My people-Ami and I will be their Ahlohim.
21 But as for them whose lev follows after the lev of their own detestable things and abominations, I will repay their derech upon their own heads, says The Master YHUH.
22 Then did the cheruvim lift up their wings and the wheels beside them; and the tifereth of the Ahlohim of Yisrael was over above them.
23 And the tifereth of YHUH went up from the midst of the city and stood upon the har, which is on the east side of the city.
24 Afterwards The Ruach took me up and brought me in a vision by The Ruach of Ahlohim into Chaldea, to those in the exile. So the vision that I had seen departed from me.
25 Then I spoke to those of the exile all the things that YHUH had showed me.
12 The Word of YHUH also came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious bayit, who have eyes to see and see not; they have ears to hear and hear not: for they are a rebellious bayit.
3 Therefore, Ben-adam, prepare baggage for exile and go into exile during the yom in their sight; and you shall be exiled from your place to another place in their sight: it may be they will reconsider things, though they be a rebellious bayit.
4 Then shall you bring out your baggage by yom in their sight, as baggage for exile: and you shall go out at evening in their sight also, like those that go out into exile.
5 Dig through the wall in their sight and bring them out through it.
6 In their sight shall you bear it upon your shoulders and carry it out in the twilight: you shall cover your face, that you do not see the land: for I have made you as an ot to Beit Yisrael.
7 And I did as I was commanded: I brought out my baggage by yom, as baggage for exile and in the evening I dug through the wall with my hand; I brought it out in the twilight and I carried it upon my shoulder in their sight.
8 And in the boker came The Word of YHUH to me, saying,
9 Ben-adam, has not Beit Yisrael, the rebellious bayit, said to you, What are you doing?
10 Say to them, This says The Master YHUH; This burden concerns the leaders in Yahrushalayim and all Beit Yisrael that are among them.
11 Say, I am your ot: like I have done, so shall it be done to you: you shall be removed and go into exile.
12 And the leader that is among them shall bear his baggage upon his shoulders in the twilight and shall go out: he shall dig through the wall to carry them out through it: he shall cover his face, that he see not the land with his eyes.
13 My net also will I spread upon him and he shall be taken in My trap: and I will bring him to Bavel to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
14 And I will scatter towards every wind all that are around him who try to assist him and all his chains; and I will draw out the sword after them.
15 And they shall know that I AM YHUH, when I shall scatter them among the goyim, and disperse them in the countries.
16 But I will let a few men of theirs escape from the sword, from the famine and from the pestilence; that they may confess all their abominations among the goyim where they will go; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
17 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
18 Ben-adam, eat your lechem with quaking and drink your mayim with trembling and with anxiety;
19 And say to the people of the land, This says The Master YHUH to the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim and of the land of Yisrael; They shall eat their lechem with anxiety and drink their mayim with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is in it because of the violence of all those that dwell in it.
20 And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste and the land shall be desolate; and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
21 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
22 Ben-adam, what is that mishle that you have in the land of Yisrael, saying, The yamim are delayed and every vision fails?
23 Tell them therefore, This says The Master YHUH; I will make this mishle to cease and they shall no more use it as a mishle in Yisrael; but say to them, The yamim are at hand and the matter of every vision.
24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination inside Beit Yisrael.
25 For I AM YHUH: I will speak and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more delayed: for in your yamim, O rebellious bayit, will I say the word and will perform it, says The Master YHUH.
26 Again The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
27 Ben-adam, see, those of Beit Yisrael say, The vision that he sees is for many yamim from now and he prophesies of times that are far off.
28 Therefore say to them, This says The Master YHUH; None of My Words will be delayed anymore, but the word that I have spoken shall be done, says The Master YHUH.
13 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, prophesy against the neviim of Yisrael that prophesy and say to them that prophesy out of their own levavot, Hear The Word of YHUH;
3 This says The Master YHUH; Woe to the foolish neviim, that follow their own ruach and have seen nothing!
4 O Yisrael, your neviim are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 You have not gone up into the gaps; neither built a wall of protection for Beit Yisrael to stand in the battle
in the yom of YHUH.
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying,YHUH says: and YHUH has not sent them: and they have made others to have tikvah that the false word would be confirmed.
7 Have you not seen a vain vision and have you not spoken a lying divination, whereas you say, YHUH says it; yet I have not spoken?
8 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Because you have spoken vanity and seen lies, therefore, see, I AM against you, says The Master YHUH.
9 And My hand shall be upon the neviim that see vanity and that divine lies: they shall not be in the kehilla of My people, neither shall they be written in the writing of Beit Yisrael, neither shall they enter into the land of Yisrael; and you shall know that I AM The Master YHUH.
10 Because, they have seduced My people, saying, Shalom; and there was no shalom; and one built up a wall, while others coat it with whitewash:
11 Say to them who coat it with whitewash that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall tear it down.
12 See, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said to you, Where is the coating with which you have coated?
13 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; I will even tear it with a stormy wind in My anger; and there shall be an overflowing shower in My anger and great hailstones in My anger to consume it.
14 So will I break down the wall that you have coated with untempered mortar and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation of it shall be uncovered and it shall fall and you shall be consumed in the midst of it: and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
15 By this will I accomplish My anger upon the wall and upon them that have coated it with whitewash and I will say to you, The wall is no more, neither they that coated it;
16 Such are the neviim of Yisrael who prophesy concerning Yahrushalayim and who see visions of shalom for her and there is no shalom, says the Master YHUH.
17 Likewise, Ben-adam, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own lev; and prophesy against them,
18 And say, This says The Master YHUH; Woe to the women that sew magic charms upon all wrists and make veils upon the heads of every size to hunt beings! Will you hunt the beings of My people and will you save the beings alive that come to you?
19 And will you profane Me among My own people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of lechem, to slay the beings that should not die and to save the beings alive that should not be alive, by your lying to My people that listen to your lies?
20 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, I AM against your magic charms, with which you hunt the beings like birds and I will tear them from your arms and will let the beings go, even the beings that you hunt like birds.
21 Your veils also will I tear and deliver My people out of your hand and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
22 Because with lies you have made the lev of the tzadik sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked derech, by promising him chayim:
23 Therefore you shall see no more vanity, nor practice divinations: for I will deliver My people out of your hand: and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
14 Then came certain of the zechanim of Yisrael to me and sat before me.
2 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
3 Ben-Ahdahm, these men have set up their idols in their lev and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their faces: should I let them seek Me?
4 Therefore speak to them and say to them, This says The Master YHUH; Every man of Beit Yisrael that sets up his idols in his lev and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face and comes to the navi; I YHUH will answer him that comes according to the multitude of his idols;
5 That I may take hold of Beit Yisrael by their own lev because they are all estranged from Me through their idols.
6 Therefore say to Beit Yisrael, This says The Master YHUH; Make teshuvah and turn yourselves away from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
7 For every one of Beit Yisrael, or of the ger that sojourns in Yisrael, who separates himself from Me and sets up his idols in his lev and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face and comes to a navi to inquire of him concerning Me; I YHUH will answer him by Myself:
8 And I will set My face against that man and will make him an ot and a mishle and I will cut him off from the midst of My people; and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
9 And if the navi is deceived when he has spoken a thing, I YHUH have deceived that navi and I will stretch out My hand upon him and will destroy him from the midst of My people Yisrael.
10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the navi shall be even as the punishment of him that goes to him;
11 That Beit Yisrael may not go astray from Me anymore, neither be defiled anymore with all their transgressions; but that they may be My people-Ami and I may be their Ahlohim, says The Master YHUH.
12 The Word of YHUH came again to me, saying,
13 Ben-adam, when the land sins against Me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out My hand upon it and will cut off the supply of the lechem and will send famine upon it and will cut off man and beast from it:
14 Though these three men, Noach, Daniyel and Iyov, were in it, they should deliver only their own beings by their tzedakah, says The Master YHUH.
15 If I cause evil beasts to pass through the land and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts:
16 Though these three men were in it, as I live, says The Master YHUH, they shall deliver neither their sons nor their daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
17 Or, if I bring a sword upon that land and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
18 Though these three men were in it, as I live, says The Master YHUH, they shall deliver neither their sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.
19 Or, if I send a pestilence into that land and pour out My anger upon it for dahm, to cut off from it man and beast:
20 Though Noach, Daniyel and Iyov, were in it, as I live, says The Master YHUH, they shall deliver neither their son nor daughter; they shall only deliver their own beings by their tzedakah.
21 For this says The Master YHUH; How much more when I send My four sore mishpatim upon Yahrushalayim, the sword and the famine and the evil beast and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?
22 Yet, see, in it shall be left a remnant that shall be brought out, both sons and daughters: see, they shall come out to you and you shall see their derech and their doings: and you shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Yahrushalayim, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
23 And they shall comfort you, when you see their halachot and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without a cause all that I have done in it, says The Master YHUH.
15 And The Word of YHUH. came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, Why is the vine eytz better than any other eytz, or than a branch which is among the eytzim of the forest?
3 Shall wood be taken from it to make it into woodwork? Or, will men take a peg of it to hang any vessel on it?
4 See, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devours both its ends and the middle of it is burned. Is it fit for any woodwork?
5 See, when it was whole, it was fit for no woodwork: how much less shall it be fit for any woodwork, when the fire has devoured it and it is burned?
6 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; As the vine eytz is among the eytzim of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim.
7 And I will set My face against them; they shall go out from one fire and another fire shall devour them; and you shall know that I AM YHUH, when I set My face against them.
8 And I will make the land desolate because they have committed a trespass, says The Master YHUH.
16 Again The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, cause Yahrushalayim to know her abominations,
3 And say, This says The Master YHUH to Yahrushalayim; Your birth and your origin is of the land of Kanaan; your abba was an Amorite and your eema a Hittite.
4 And as for your birth, in the yom you were born your navel cord was not cut, neither were you washed in mayim to clean you; you were not rubbed with salt at all, nor swaddled in cloth at all.
5 No eye pitied you, to do any of these to you, to have rachamim upon you; but you were cast out in the open field, to the loathing of your chayim, in the yom that you were born.
6 And when I passed by you and saw you defiled in your own dahm, I said to you when you were in your dahm, Live; yes, I said to you when you were in your dahm, Live.
7 I have caused you to multiply as the bud of the field and you have increased and grown great, and you are come in the finest ornaments: your breasts are fashioned and your hair is grown, but before you were naked and bare.
8 Now when I passed by you and looked upon you, see, your time was the time of ahava; and I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness: yes, I swore to you and entered into a brit with you, says The Master YHUH and you became Mine.
9 Then I washed you with mayim; yes, I thoroughly washed away your dahm from you and I anointed you with oil.
10 I clothed you also with embroidered work and sandals of leather and I wrapped you in fine linen and I covered you with silk.
11 I adorned you also with ornaments and I put bracelets upon your hands and a chain on your neck.
12 And I put a jewel on your forehead, and earrings in your ears and a beautiful keter upon your head.
13 You were adorned with gold and silver; and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered work; you did eat fine flour and honey and oil: and you were exceedingly beautiful and you did prosper into a malchut.
14 And your fame went out among the goyim for your beauty: for it was perfect through My splendor, which I had put upon you, says The Master YHUH.
15 But you trusted in your own beauty and played the harlot because of your fame and poured out your fornications on everyone that passed by; who desired it.
16 And of your garments you did take and adorned your high places with different colors and played the harlot there: which should not have come about, neither shall it be so.
17 You have also taken your fair jewels of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you and made for yourself images of males and did commit whoring with them,
18 And took your embroidered garments and covered them: and you have set My oil and My incense before them.
19 My food also which I gave you, fine flour and oil and honey, with which I fed you, you have even set it before them for sweet fragrances: and so it was, says The Master YHUH.
20 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have bore to Me and these have you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Was your whoring a small matter?
21 In that you have slain My children and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire before them.
22 And in all your abominations and your whorings you have not remembered the yamim of your youth, when you were naked and bare and were defiled in your dahm.
23 And it came to pass after all your wickedness - woe, woe to you! Says The Master YHUH;
24 That you have also built an arched place and have made a high place in every street for yourself.
25 You have built your high place at every head of the derech and have made your beauty to be abhorred and have opened your legs to everyone that passed by and multiplied your whoring.
26 You have also committed fornication with the Mitzrim your neighbors, great of flesh; and have increased your whoring, to provoke Me to anger.
27 See, therefore I have stretched out My hand over you and have diminished your normal food and delivered you to the will of them that hate you, the daughters of the Plishtim, who are ashamed of your lewd derech.
28 You have played the whore also with the Ashurim because you were insatiable; you have played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied.
29 You have moreover multiplied your fornications in the land of Kanaan all the derech to Chaldea; and yet even then you were not satisfied.
30 How weak is your lev, says The Master YHUH, seeing you do all these things, the deeds of a shameless whorish woman;
31 In that you build your arched place in the head of every derech and make your high place in every street; and have not been wise like a harlot, in that you have refused payment;
32 But as an isha that commits adultery, who takes foreigners instead of her husband!
33 They give gifts to all whores: but you give your gifts to all your lovers and hire them, that they may come to you from everywhere for your whoring.
34 You are different from other women in your whoring, whereas none follows you to commit whoring: in that you give payment and no payment is given to you, therefore you are different.
35 Therefore, O harlot, hear The Word of YHUH:
36 This says The Master YHUH; Because your filthiness was poured out and your nakedness uncovered through your whoring with your lovers and with all the idols of your abominations and by the dahm of your children, which you did give to them;
37 See, therefore I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure and all them that you have loved, with all them that you have hated; I will even gather them around you and will reveal your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.
38 And I will bring mishpat upon you, as women that break wedlock and shed dahm are judged; and I will give you dahm in anger and zeal.
39 And I will also give you into their hand and they shall throw down your arched place and shall break down your high places: they shall strip you also of your clothes and shall take your beautiful jewels and leave you naked and bare.
40 They shall also bring up a company against you and they shall stone you with stones and thrust you through with their swords.
41 And they shall burn your houses with fire and execute mishpatim upon you in the sight of many women: and I will cause you to cease from playing the harlot and you also shall no longer give gifts.
42 So will I make My anger toward you to cease and My zeal shall depart from you and I will be calm and will be angry no more.
43 Because you have not remembered the yamim of your youth, but have troubled Me in all these things; see, therefore I also will repay your derech upon your head, says The Master YHUH: because of your abominations and fornications.
44 See, everyone that uses mishle shall use this mishle against you, saying, Like eema, like daughter.
45 You are your eema's daughter, that despises her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, which despised their husbands and their children: your eema was a Hittite and your abba an Amorite.
46 And your elder sister is Shomron, she and her daughters that dwell at your left hand: and your younger sister that dwells at your right hand is Sedom and her daughters.
47 Yet you have adopted their derachot after their halachot and done all their abominations: but, in all your derachot, you were corrupted more than they were, in all your derachot.
48 As I live, says The Master YHUH, Sedom your sister has not done like you have, neither she nor her daughters, have done as you and your daughters have.
49 See, this was the iniquity of your sister Sedom, pride, fullness of lechem and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
50 And they were haughty and committed abominations before Me: therefore I took them away as I saw tov.
51 Neither has Shomron committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than them and have justified your sisters in all your abominations that you have done.
52 You also, which have pleaded for your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than them: they are more tzadik than you: yes, be ashamed also and bear your shame, in that you have made your sisters seem tzadik.
53 When I shall bring again their exile, the exile of Sedom and her daughters and the exile of Shomron and her daughters, then will I bring again the exile of your captives in the midst of them:
54 That you may bear your own shame and may be ashamed in all that you have done, in that you are a comfort to them.
55 When your sisters, Sedom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate and Shomron and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then you and your daughters shall return to your former estate.
56 For your sister Sedom was not mentioned by your mouth in the yom of your pride,
57 Before your wickedness was uncovered, as at the time of your reproach of the daughters of Aram and all that are around her and the daughters of the Plishtim, who despise you all around.
58 You shall bear your lewdness and your abominations, says YHUH.
59 For this says The Master YHUH; I will even deal with you as you have done, who have despised the oath in breaking the brit.
60 Nevertheless I will remember My brit with you in the yamim of your youth and I will establish for you an everlasting brit.
61 Then you shall remember your halachot and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder and your younger: and I will give them to you for daughters, but not by your own brit.
62 And I will establish My brit with you; and you shall know that I AM YHUH:
63 That you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth anymore because of your shame, when I AM pacified toward you for all that you have done, says The Master YHUH.
17 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, put out a riddle and speak a parable to Beit Yisrael;
3 And say, This says The Master YHUH; A great eagle with great long wings, full of feathers, which had different colors, came to Levanon and took the highest branch of the cedar:
4 He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traders; he set it in a city of merchants.
5 He took also of the zera of the land and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by many mayim and set it as a willow eytz.
6 And it grew and became a spreading vine of little size, whose branches turned toward him and the roots of it were under him: so it became a vine and brought out branches and shot out shoots.
7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and, see, this vine did bend its roots toward him and shot out its branches toward him, from the furrows of its bed, that he might mayim it.
8 It was planted in a tov soil by many mayim, that it might bring out branches and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a tov vine.
9 Say, This says The Master YHUH; Shall it prosper? Shall he not pull up the roots of it and cut off the fruit of it, so that it withers? It shall wither in all the leaves of her spring, even without great power, or many people to pluck it up by the roots of it.
10 See, it is planted, shall it prosper? Shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind touches it? It shall wither in the furrows where it grew.
11 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
12 Say now to the rebellious bayit, Know you not what these things mean? Tell them, See, the melech of Bavel has come to Yahrushalayim and has taken the melech and the leaders of it and led them with him to Bavel;
13 And has taken one of the melech's zera and made a brit with him and has taken an oath from him: he has also taken the mighty of the land:
14 That the malchut might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by guarding his brit it might stand.
15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Mitzrayim, that they might give him horses and many people. Shall he prosper? Shall he escape that does such things? Or, shall he break the brit and be delivered?
16 As I live, says The Master YHUH, surely in the place where the melech dwells that made him melech, whose oath he despised and whose brit he broke, even with him in the midst of Bavel he shall die.
17 Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company go in to help him in battle, by casting heap mounds and building walls, to cut off many persons:
18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the brit, when, see, he had given his hand and has done all these things, he shall not escape.
19 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; As I live, surely My oath that he has despised and My brit that he has broken, even it will I repay upon his own head.
20 And I will spread My net upon him and he shall be taken in My trap and I will bring him to Bavel and will plead with him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against Me.
21 And all his fugitives with all his chains shall fall by the sword and they that remain shall be scattered toward all the winds: and you shall know that I YHUH have spoken it.
22 This says The Master YHUH; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one and will plant it upon a high and eminent har:
23 In the har on the height of Yisrael will I plant it: and it shall bring out branches and bear fruit and be a tov cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowls of every wing; in the shadow of its branches they shall dwell.
24 And all the eytzim of the field shall know that I YHUH have brought down the high eytz, have exalted the low eytz, have dried up the green eytz, and have made the dry eytz to flourish: I YHUH have spoken and shall do it.
18 The Word of YHUH came to me again, saying,
2 What do you mean, when you use this mishle concerning the land of Yisrael, saying, The ahvot have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are blunted?
3 As I live, says The Master YHUH, you shall not have an occasion anymore to use this mishle in Yisrael.
4 See, all beings belong to Me; the being of the abba, so also the being of the son is Mine: the being that sins, it shall die.
5 But if a man is tzadik and does that which is according to Torah and right,
6 And has not eaten upon the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of Beit Yisrael, neither has defiled his neighbor's isha, neither has come near to a woman in nidah,
7 And has not oppressed anyone, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has plundered no one by violence and has given his lechem to the hungry and has covered the naked with a garment;
8 He that has not charged interest, neither has taken any increase, that has turned back his hand from iniquity and has executed emet mishpat between man and man,
9 Has had their halacha in My chukim and has kept My mishpatim, to deal truly; he is just and he shall surely live, says The Master YHUH.
10 If he begets a son that is a robber, a shedder of dahm, or one that does any of these same kind of things,
11 But he himself did not do any of these things, but has eaten upon the mountains, or defiled his neighbor's isha,
12 Has oppressed the poor and needy, has plundered by violence, has not restored the pledge and has lifted up his eyes to the idols, has committed abomination,
13 Has lent on interest and has taken increase: shall he then live? He shall not live: he has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his dahm shall be upon him.
14 Now, see, if he begets a son, that sees all his abba's sins that he has done and considers it and does not do anything like it,
15 Who has not eaten upon the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of Beit Yisrael and has not defiled his neighbor's isha,
16 Neither has oppressed anyone, has not withheld the pledge, neither has plundered by violence, but has given his lechem to the hungry and has covered the naked with a garment,
17 That has removed his hand from harming the poor and has not received interest nor increase, has executed My mishpatim, has had his halacha in My chukim; he shall not die for the iniquity of his abba, he shall surely live.
18 As for his abba because he oppressed, plundered his brother by violence and did that which is not tov among his people, see, even he shall die in his iniquity.
19 Yet you say, Why? Does not the son bear the iniquity of the abba? When the son has done that which is according to Torah and right and has kept all My mishpatim and has done them, he shall surely live.
20 The being that sins, he shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the abba, neither shall The Abba bear the iniquity of the son: the tzedakah of the tzadik shall be upon him and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed and guard all My chukim and do mishpat and tzedakah, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
22 All his transgressions that he has committed, they shall not be remembered against him: in his tzedakah that he has done he shall live.
23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? Says The Master YHUH: and not that he should return from his own halachot and live?
24 But when the tzadik turns away from his tzedakah and commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All his tzedakah that he has done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he has trespassed and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.
25 Yet you say, The derech of YHUH is not equal. Shema, Beit Yisrael; Is not My derech equal? Are not your derachot unequal?
26 When a tzadik man turns away from his tzedakah and commits iniquities and dies in them; for his iniquities that he has done shall he die.
27 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed and does that which is according to Torah and mishpat, he shall save his being alive.
28 Because he sees and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
29 Yet says Beit Yisrael, The derech of YHUH is not equal. O Beit Yisrael, are not My derachot equal? Are not your derachot unequal?
30 Therefore I will judge you, O Beit Yisrael, every one according to his own halachot, says The Master YHUH. Make teshuvah and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which you have transgressed; and make for yourselves a new lev and a new Ruach: for why will you die, O Beit Yisrael?
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says The Master YHUH: therefore make teshuvah for yourselves and live.
19 Moreover take up a lamentation for the leaders of Yisrael,
2 And say, What a lioness was your eema: she lay down among lions, she nourished her cubs among young lions.
3 And she brought up one of her cubs: it became a young lion and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
4 The goyim also heard of him; he was taken in their pit and they brought him with chains to the land of Mitzrayim.
5 Now when she saw that she had waited and her tikvah was lost, then she took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.
6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion and learned to catch the prey and devoured men.
7 And he knew their desolate palaces and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate and the fullness of it, by the noise of his roaring.
8 Then the goyim set themselves against him on every side from the provinces and spread their net over him: he was taken in their pit.
9 And they put him in a cage in chains and brought him to the melech of Bavel: they brought him in nets, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Yisrael.
10 Your eema is like a vine in your bloodline, planted by the mayim: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many mayim.
11 And she had strong rods for the scepters of them that had rule and her size was exalted among the thick branches and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.
12 But she was plucked up in anger, she was cast down to the ground and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
13 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground.
14 And fire has gone out of a rod from her branches, which has devoured her fruit, so that she has no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lament and shall be for a lamentation.
20 And it came to pass in the seventh year, on the fifteenth yom of the chodesh, that certain of the zechanim of Yisrael came to inquire of YHUH and sat before me.
2 Then came The Word of YHUH to me, saying,
3 Ben-adam, speak to the zechanim of Yisrael and say to them, This says The Master YHUH; Have you come to seek Me? As I live, says The Master YHUH, I will not be sought by you.
4 Will you judge them, Ben-adam, will you judge them? Make them to know the abominations of their ahvot:
5 And say to them, This says The Master YHUH; In the yom when I chose Yisrael and lifted up My hand to the zera of Beit Yaakov and made Myself known to them in the land of Mitzrayim, when I lifted up My hand to them, saying, I AM YHUH your Ahlohim;
6 In the yom that I lifted up My hand to them, to bring them out of the land of Mitzrayim into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the tifereth of all lands:
7 Then said I to them, Cast away every man the abominations of his eyes and defile not yourselves with the idols of Mitzrayim: I AM YHUH your Ahlohim.
8 But they rebelled against Me and would not listen to Me: they did not cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Mitzrayim: then I said, I will pour out My anger upon them to accomplish My anger against them in the midst of the land of Mitzrayim.
9 But I acted for My Name's sake, that it should not be defiled before the goyim, among whom they were, in whose sight I made Myself known to them, in bringing them out of the land of Mitzrayim.
10 Therefore I caused them to go out of the land of Mitzrayim and brought them into the wilderness.
11 And I gave them My chukim and taught them My mishpatim, which if a man does; he shall even live in them.
12 Moreover also I gave them My Shabbats, to be a visible ot between Me and them, that they might know that I AM YHUH that sets them apart.
13 But Beit Yisrael rebelled against Me in the wilderness: they had their halacha not in My chukim and they despised My mishpatim, which if a man does, he shall even live in them; and My Shabbats they greatly defiled: then I said, I would pour out My anger upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
14 But I did act for My Name's sake, that it should not be defiled before the goyim, in whose sight I brought them out.
15 Yet also I lifted up My hand to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the tifereth of all lands;
16 Because they despised My mishpatim and they did not have their halacha in My chukim, but defiled My Shabbats: for their lev went after their idols.
17 Nevertheless My eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
18 But I said to their children in the wilderness, Do not have your halacha in the chukim of your ahvot, neither observe their rulings, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
19 I AM YHUH your Ahlohim; have your halacha in My chukim and keep My mishpatim and do them;
20 And set apart My Shabbats; and they shall be a visible ot between Me and you, that you may know that I AM YHUH your Ahlohim.
21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against Me: they had not their halacha in My chukim, neither kept My mishpatim to do them, which if a man does, he shall even live in them; they defiled My Shabbats: then I said, I would pour out My anger upon them, to accomplish My anger against them in the wilderness.
22 Nevertheless I withdrew My hand and acted for My Name's sake, that it should not be defiled in the sight of the goyim, in whose sight I brought them out.
23 I lifted up My hand to them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the goyim and disperse them throughout the countries;
24 Because they had not executed My mishpatim, but had despised My chukim and had defiled My Shabbats and their eyes were seeking after their ahvot’s idols.
25 Therefore I gave them also chukim that were not tov and mishpatim by which they should not live;
26 And I defiled them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all the bachorim, that I might stun them, so that they might know that I AM YHUH;
27 Therefore, Ben-adam, speak to Beit Yisrael and say to them, This says The Master YHUH; Yet in this your ahvot have blasphemed Me, in that they have committed a trespass against Me.
28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up My hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill and all the thick eytzim and they offered there their sacrifices and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet fragrances and poured out there their drink offerings.
29 Then I said to them, What is the high place where you are going? And so the name of it is called Bamah-Shrine of Idols up to this yom.
30 Therefore say to Beit Yisrael, This says The Master YHUH; Are you defiling yourselves after the manner of your ahvot? And are you whoring after their abominations?
31 For when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through the fire, you defile yourselves with all your idols, even to this yom: and shall I be sought for by you, O Beit Yisrael? As I live, says The Master YHUH, I will not be sought for by you.
32 And that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, when you say, We will be as the goyim, as the mishpachot of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
33 As I live, says The Master YHUH, surely with a mighty hand and with an outstretched Arm and with anger poured out, will I rule over you:
34 And I will bring you out from the people and will gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched Arm and with anger poured out.
35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people and there will I plead with you face to face.
36 Like I pleaded with your ahvot in the wilderness of the land of Mitzrayim, so will I plead with you, says The Master YHUH.
37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod and I will bring you into the bond of the brit:
38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels and them that transgress against Me: I will bring them out of the countries where they sojourn and they shall not enter into the land of Yisrael: and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
39 As for you, O Beit Yisrael, this says The Master YHUH; if you will not listen to Me then go and serve everyone his idols, in the future also: but do not defile My kadosh Name anymore with your gifts and with your idols.
40 For on My kadosh har, in the har on the height of Yisrael, says The Master YHUH, there all Beit Yisrael, all of them in the land, shall serve Me: there will I accept them and there will I require your offerings and the bikkurim of your offerings, with all your kadosh gifts.
41 I will accept you with your sweet fragrances, when I bring you out from the people and gather you out of the countries in which you have been scattered; and I will be kadosh in you before the goyim.
42 And you shall know that I AM YHUH, when I shall bring you into the land of Yisrael, into the country for which I lifted up My hand to give it to your ahvot.
43 And there shall you remember your halachot and all your doings, in which you have been defiled; and you shall despise yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that you have committed.
44 And you shall know that I AM YHUH, when I have worked with you for My Name's sake, not according to your wicked halachot, nor according to your corrupt doings, O Beit Yisrael, says The Master YHUH.
45 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
46 Ben-adam, set your face toward the south and drop your word toward the south and prophesy against the forest of the south field;
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear The Word of YHUH; This says The Master YHUH; See, I will kindle a fire in you and it shall devour every green eytz in you and every dry eytz: the flaming flame shall not be quenched and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned in it.
48 And all flesh shall see that I YHUH have lit it: it shall not be quenched.
49 Then said I, Oy, Master YHUH ! They say of me, Does he not speak in parables?
21 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, set your face toward Yahrushalayim and drop your word toward the kadosh places and prophesy against the land of Yisrael,
3 And say to the land of Yisrael, This says YHUH; See, I AM against you and will draw out My sword out of its sheath and will cut off from you the tzadik and the wicked.
4 Seeing then that I will cut off from you the tzadik and the wicked, therefore shall My sword go out of its sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:
5 That all flesh may know that I YHUH have drawn out My sword out of its sheath: it shall not return anymore.
6 Sigh therefore, you Ben-adam, with the breaking of your insides; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.
7 And it shall be, when they say to you, Why do you sigh? Then you shall answer, For the news I have received; because it comes: and every lev shall melt and all hands shall be feeble and every ruach shall faint and all knees shall be weak as mayim: see, it comes and shall be brought to pass, says The Master YHUH.
8 Again The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
9 Ben-adam, prophesy and say, This says YHUH; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened and also polished:
10 It is sharpened to make a slaughter; it is polished that it may glitter: should we then have simcha; it is sharpened to cut off the mishpacha of My son and every other branch.
11 And He has given it to be polished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened and it is polished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.
12 Cry and wail, Ben-adam: for it shall be upon My people, it shall be upon all the leaders of Yisrael: by reason of the sword terror shall be upon My people: therefore strike your thigh.
13 Clap your hands because this calamity is justified; if the royal mishpacha is rejected, it shall be no more says The Master YHUH.
14 You therefore, Ben-adam, prophesy and clap and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great slaughter, which surrounds them.
15 I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, so that their lev may faint and their ruins be multiplied: Oy! It is made bright; it is wrapped up for the slaughter.
16 Sharpen yourself on the right hand, or on the left, wherever your face is turned.
17 I will also clap My hands together and I will cause My anger to rest: I YHUH have said it.
18 The Word of YHUH came to me again, saying,
19 Also, you Ben-adam, appoint two paths, that the sword of the melech of Bavel may come: both paths shall come out of one land: and place a signpost, choose it at the head of the derech to the city.
20 Appoint a derech, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites and to Yahudah into the walled Yahrushalayim.
21 For the melech of Bavel shall stand at the parting of the paths, at the fork of the two paths, to use divination: to make his arrows bright, he shall consult with images, he shall see his triumph.
22 At his right hand was the divination for Yahrushalayim, to appoint captains, to open the mouth of the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting, to appoint battering rams against the gates, to cast a siege and to build a wall.
23 And it shall be to them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity that they may be taken.
24 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Because you have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because, you have been remembered, you shall be taken by the hand.
25 And you, profane wicked leaders of Yisrael, whose yom has come, when iniquity shall have an end,
26 This says The Master YHUH; Remove the diadem and take off the keter: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low and abase him that is high.
27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until He comes whose right it is; and I will give it Him.
28 And you, Ben-adam, prophesy and say, This says The Master YHUH concerning the Ammonites and concerning their reproach; even say, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is polished, to consume because of its glittering:
29 While they see false visions for you, while they divine a lie to you, to bring you upon the same necks of those that are slain, of the wicked, whose yom is come, when their iniquity shall have an end.
30 Shall I cause it to return into its sheath? I will judge you in the place where you were created, in the land of your birth.
31 And I will pour out My indignation upon you there, I will blow against you in the fire of My anger and deliver you into the hand of brutish men, skillful to destroy.
32 You shall be for fuel to the fire; your dahm shall be in the midst of the land; you shall be no more remembered: for I YHUH have spoken it.
22 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Now, you Ben-adam, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Yes, you shall show her all her abominations.
3 Then say, This says The Master YHUH, The city sheds dahm in the midst of it, that her time may come and makes idols inside herself to defile herself.
4 You are become guilty in your dahm that you have shed; and have defiled yourself in your idols which you have made; and you have caused your yamim to draw near and are come even to the end of your years: therefore have I made you a reproach to the goyim and a mocking to all countries.
5 Those that be near and those that be far from you, shall mock you, which are infamous and there is great confusion about you.
6 See, the leaders of Yisrael, everyone has used their power to shed dahm in the city.
7 In you have they despised their abba and eema: in you have they dealt by oppression with the ger: in you have they troubled the fatherless and the widow.
8 You have despised My kadosh things and have profaned My Shabbats.
9 In you are men that carry slander to shed dahm: and in you they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of you they commit lewdness.
10 In you have they uncovered their ahvot's nakedness: in you have they slept with women in nidah.
11 And one has committed abomination with his neighbor's isha; and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and another in you has humbled his sister, his abba's daughter.
12 In you have they taken bribes to shed dahm; in you they have taken forbidden interest and increase and you have greedily gained from your neighbors by extortion and have forgotten Me, says The Master YHUH.
13 See, therefore I have smitten My hand at your dishonest gain that you have made and at your dahm which has been shed in the midst of you.
14 Can your lev endure, or can your hands be strong, in the yamim that I shall deal with you? I YHUH have spoken it and will do it.
15 And I will scatter you among the goyim, and disperse you in the countries and will consume your filthiness out of you.
16 And you shall defile yourself in the sight of the goyim and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
17 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
18 Ben-adam, Beit Yisrael has to Me become dross: all they are bronze and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of a furnace; they have become the dross of silver.
19 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Because you are all become dross, see, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Yahrushalayim.
20 As they gather silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in My displeasure and in My anger, I will leave you there to melt you.
21 Yes, I will gather you and blow upon you in the fire of My anger and you shall be melted in the midst of it.
22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall you be melted in the midst of it; and you shall know that I YHUH have poured out My anger upon you.
23 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
24 Ben-adam, say to her, You are the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the yom of indignation.
25 There is a conspiracy of her neviim in the midst of her, like a roaring lion seeking the prey; they have devoured beings; they have taken the treasures and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.
26 Her kohanim have violated My Torah and have profaned My kadosh things: they have put no difference between the kadosh and profane, neither have they showed any difference between the unclean and the clean and have hid their eyes from My Shabbats and I AM profaned among them.
27 Her leaders in the midst of it are like wolves seeking the prey, to shed dahm and to destroy beings, to get dishonest gain.
28 And her neviim have coated their evil with whitewash, seeing vanity and divining lies to them, saying, This says The Master YHUH, when YHUH has not spoken.
29 The people of the land have used oppression and robbery and have troubled the poor and the needy: they have oppressed the ger without mishpat.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the breach and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
31 Therefore have I poured out My indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of My anger: their own derech have I repayed upon their heads, says The Master YHUH.
23 The Word of YHUH came again to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, there were two women, the daughters of one eema:
3 And they committed whoring in Mitzrayim; they committed whoring in their youth: there were their breasts pressed and there their virgin nipples were squeezed.
4 And their names were Ochala the elder and Ochaliva her sister: and they were Mine and they bore sons and daughters. These were their names; Shomron is Ochala and Yahrushalayim Ochaliva.
5 And Ochala played the harlot when she was Mine; and she lusted for her lovers, the neighboring Ashurim,
6 Who were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
7 So she committed her whoring with them, with all of them that were the chosen men of Ashshur and with all for whom she lusted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
8 Neither did she leave her whoring that she brought up from Mitzrayim: for in her youth they had lain with her and they squeezed the breasts of her virginity and poured out their whoring upon her.
9 Therefore I have delivered her into the hands of her lovers, into the hands of the Ashurim, for whom she lusted.
10 They uncovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters and killed her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed their desired mishpatim upon her.
11 And when her sister Ochaliva saw this, she was more corrupt in her perverted ahava than she and in her whoring more than her sister in her whoring.
12 She also lusted upon the Ashurim her neighbors; captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.
13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they both followed one evil derech,
14 And that she increased her whoring: for when she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed in red,
15 Girded with belts upon their loins, flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like leaders, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their birth:
16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she lusted upon them and sent messengers to seek them into Chaldea.
17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of ahava and they defiled her with their whoring and she was defiled with them and her being was alienated from them in disgust.
18 So she uncovered her whoring and uncovered her nakedness: then My being was alienated from her, like My being was alienated from her sister.
19 Yet she multiplied her whoring, in calling to remembrance the yamim of her youth, in which she had played the harlot in the land of Mitzrayim.
20 For she lusted after her lovers, whose flesh is as the flesh of donkeys and whose emission is like the emission of horses.
21 This you remembered and called for the lewdness of your youth, in squeezing your nipples by the Mitzrim when they squeezed the breasts of your youth.
22 Therefore, O Ochaliva, this says The Master YHUH; See, I will raise up your lovers against you, from whom your being is now alienated and I will bring them against you on every side;
23 The Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pechod and Shoa and Qoa and all the Ashurim with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great masters famous ones, all of them riding upon horses.
24 And they shall come against you with mirkavot, wagons and wheels and with a kehilla of peoples, which shall set against you armor and shield and helmet all around: and I will hand over your mishpat to them and they shall judge you according to their own mishpatim.
25 And I will set My zeal against you, and they shall deal furiously with you: they shall take away your nose and your ears; and your remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take your sons and your daughters; and the fire shall devour your remnant.
26 They shall also strip you out of your clothes and take away your beautiful jewels.
27 In this manner will I make your lewdness to cease from you and your whoring brought from the land of Mitzrayim to stop: so that you shall not lift up your eyes to them, nor choose to remember Mitzrayim anymore.
28 For this says The Master YHUH; See, I will deliver you into the hand of them who you hate, into the hand of them from whom your being is alienated:
29 And they shall deal with you hatefully and shall take away all you have worked for and shall leave you naked and bare: and the nakedness of your whoring shall be uncovered, both your lewdness and your whoring.
30 I will do these things to you because you have gone whoring after the goyim and because you are defiled with their idols.
31 You have had your halacha in the derech of your sister; therefore will I give her cup into your hand.
32 This says The Master YHUH; You shall drink of your sister's cup deep and large: you shall be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it contains much mishpat.
33 You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Shomron.
34 You shall even drink it and drain it out and you shall break the sherds of it and beat your own breasts: for I have spoken it, says The Master YHUH.
35 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, therefore you will also bear your lewdness and your whoring without Me.
36 YHUH said moreover to me; Ben-adam, will you judge Ochala and Ochaliva? Yes, declare to them their abominations;
37 That they have committed adultery and dahm is in their hands and with their idols have they committed adultery and have also caused their sons, whom they bore for Me, to pass through the fire, to devour them.
38 Moreover this they have done to Me: they have defiled My Kadosh-Place on the same yom and have profaned My Shabbats.
39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the very same yom into My Kadosh-Place to profane it; and, see, this have they done in the midst of My Bayit.
40 And furthermore, both of you have sent for men to come from far, for whom a messenger was sent; and, see, they came to you: the ones for whom you did wash yourself and painted your eyes and adorned yourself with ornaments,
41 And sat upon a splendid couch, with a shulchan prepared in front of it, on which you have set My incense and My oil.
42 And the sound of a crowd being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common sort were brought drunkards from the wilderness, who put bracelets upon their hands and beautiful crowns upon their heads.
43 Then I said to her that was worn out by adulteries, Will they now commit whoring with her and she with them?
44 Yet they still went in to her, as they go in to a woman that plays the harlot: so went they in to Ochala and to Ochaliva, the lewd women.
45 And the tzadik men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses and after the manner of women that shed dahm; because they are adulteresses and dahm is in their hands.
46 For this says The Master YHUH; I will bring up a company upon them and will give them to be taken away and plundered.
47 And the company shall stone them with stones and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters and burn up their houses with fire.
48 In this manner will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all remaining women in Yisrael may be taught not to do after your lewdness.
49 And they shall repay your lewdness upon you and you shall bear the sins of your idols: and you shall know that I AM The Master YHUH.
24 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth chodesh, on the tenth yom of the chodesh, The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, write the name of the yom, even this same yom: that the melech of Bavel set himself against Yahrushalayim this same yom.
3 And utter a parable to the rebellious bayit and say to them, This says The Master YHUH; Set a pot, put it on and also pour mayim into it:
4 Gather the pieces of meat into it, even every tov piece, the thigh and the shoulder; fill it with the best bones.
5 Take the best of the flock and pile the bones under it and make it boil fully and let the bones cook in it.
6 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose filth is in it and whose filth is not gone out of it! Bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.
7 For her dahm is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the earth, to cover the dahm with dust;
8 That it might cause anger to come up to take vengeance; I have set her dahm upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered.
9 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile great for her fire.
10 Heap on the wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh and spice it well and let the bones be burned.
11 Then set it upon the coals empty, that the bronze of it may be hot and may burn and that the filthiness of it may be melted in it, that the filth of it may be consumed.
12 She has wearied herself with lies and her great filth did not go out of her: her filth shall be wasted in the fire.
13 In your filthiness is your lewdness: because I have cleansed you, but you were still not clean, you shall not be purged from your filthiness anymore, until I have caused My anger to rest upon you.
14 I YHUH have spoken it: it shall come to pass and I will do it; I will not hold back, neither will I spare, neither will I relent; according to your own halachot and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says The Master YHUH.
15 Also The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
16 Ben-adam, see, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet neither shall you mourn nor weep, neither shall your tears run down.
17 Hold back from crying, make no mourning for the dead, bind the turban of your head upon you, and put on your sandals upon your feet and cover not your lips and do not eat the lechem of men.
18 So I spoke to the people in the boker: and at evening my isha died; and I did the next boker as I was commanded.
19 And the people said to me, Will you not tell us what these things mean to us, that you do?
20 Then I answered them, as The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
21 Speak to Beit Yisrael, This says The Master YHUH; See, I will profane My Kadosh-Place, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes and that which your being pities; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left shall fall by the sword.
22 And you shall do as I have done: you shall not cover your lips, nor eat the lechem of men.
23 And your turbans shall be upon your heads and your sandals upon your feet: you shall not mourn nor weep; but you shall waste away for your iniquities and mourn with one another.
24 And Yechezkel is an ot to you: according to all that he has done shall you do: and when this comes, you shall know that I AM The Master YHUH.
25 Also, you Ben-adam, shall it not be in the yom when I take away from them their strength, the simcha of their tifereth, the desire of their eyes and that on which they set their minds, their sons and their daughters,
26 That he that escapes in that yom shall come to you, to cause you to listen to it with your ears?
27 In that yom shall your mouth be opened to him who has escaped and you shall speak and be no more dumb: and you shall be an ot to them; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
25 The Word of YHUH came again to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, set your face against the Ammonites and prophesy against them;
3 And say to the Ammonites, Hear The Word of The Master YHUH; This says The Master YHUH; Because you said, Aha, against My Kadosh-Place, when it was profaned; and against the land of Yisrael, when it was desolate; and against Beit Yahudah, when they went into exile;
4 See, therefore I will deliver you to the men of the east for a possession and they shall set their palaces in you and make their dwellings in you: they shall eat your fruit and they shall drink your milk.
5 And I will make Ravah a stable for camels and the Ammonites a resting place for flocks: and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
6 For this says The Master YHUH; Because you have clapped your hands and stomped with your feet and had gilah in lev with all your scorn against the land of Yisrael;
7 See, therefore I will stretch out My hand upon you and will deliver you for a spoil to the goyim; and I will cut you off from the goyim and I will cause you to perish out of the goyim: I will destroy you; and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
8 This says The Master YHUH; Because Moav and Seir do say, See, Beit Yahudah is like all the rest of the goyim;
9 Therefore, see, I will open the side of Moav from the cities, from his cities that are on his frontiers, the tifereth of the country, Beth-Yeshimoth, Ba’al-Meon and Kiriathayim,
10 I will give it to the men of the east along with the Ammonites and will give them as a possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the goyim.
11 And I will execute mishpatim upon Moav; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
12 This says The Master YHUH; Because Edom has also dealt against Beit Yahudah by taking vengeance and has greatly offended Me and revenged himself upon them;
13 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; I will also stretch out My hand upon Edom and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and those of Dedan shall fall by the sword.
14 And I will lay My vengeance upon Edom by the hand of My people Yisrael: and they shall do in Edom according to My anger; and they shall know My vengeance, says The Master YHUH.
15 This says The Master YHUH; Because the Plishtim also have dealt by revenge and have taken vengeance with a spiteful lev, to destroy Yisrael for the old hatred;
16 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, I will stretch out My hand upon the Plishtim and I will cut off the Cherethim and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.
17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I AM YHUH, when I shall lay My vengeance upon them.
26 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first yom of the chodesh, that The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam because that Tsor has said against Yahrushalayim, Aha, she is broken that was the gateway of the goyim: she is turned over to Me: I shall be filled, now she is laid waste:
3 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, I AM against you, O Tsor and will cause many goyim to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.
4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tsor and break down her towers: I will also scrape her up from the dust and make her like the top of a rock.
5 It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, says The Master YHUH: and it shall become a spoil to all the goyim.
6 And her daughters that are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
7 For this says The Master YHUH; See, I will bring upon Tsor, Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel, a melech of melechim, from the north, with horses and with mirkavot and with horsemen and companies and much people.
8 He shall slay with the sword your daughters in the field: and he shall make a wall against you and cast a siege mound against you and lift up the shield against you.
9 And he shall set engines of war against your walls and with his axes he shall break down your towers.
10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen and of the wheels and of the mirkavot, when he shall enter into your gates, as men enter into a city in which there is a breach.
11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all your streets: he shall slay your people by the sword and your strongholds shall go down to the ground.
12 And they shall make a spoil of your riches and make a prey of your merchandise: and they shall break down your walls and destroy your nice houses: and they shall lay your stones and your timber and your dust in the midst of the sea mayim.
13 And I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be heard no more.
14 And I will make you like the top of a rock: you shall become a place to spread nets upon; you shall be built no more: for I YHUH have spoken it, says The Master YHUH.
15 This says The Master YHUH to Tsor; Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of you?
16 Then all the leaders of the sea shall come down from their thrones and lay away their robes and put off their embroidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground and shall tremble at every moment and be astonished at your fall.
17 And they shall take up a lamentation for you and say to you, How are you destroyed, that were inhabited by seafaring men, the famous city, which was strong by the sea, she and her inhabitants, who caused their fear to be on all that lived there!
18 Now shall the coastlands tremble in the yom of your fall; yes, the coastlands that are in the sea shall be troubled by your departure.
19 For this says The Master YHUH; When I shall make you a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep of the sea upon you and great mayim shall cover you;
20 When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time and shall set you in the lower parts of the earth, in the desolate places of old, with them that go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I shall establish My tifereth in the land of the living;
21 I will make you a horror and you shall be no more: though you be sought for, yet shall you never be found again, says The Master YHUH.
27 The Word of YHUH came again to me, saying,
2 Now, you Ben-adam, take up a lamentation for Tsor;
3 And say to Tsor, O you that are situated at the entrance of the sea, who are a merchant of the peoples for many coastlands, This says The Master YHUH; O Tsor, you have said, I am perfect in my beauty.
4 Your borders are in the midst of the seas; your builders have perfected your beauty.
5 They have made all your shipboards of fir eytzim from Senir: they have taken cedars from Levanon to make masts for you.
6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; they have made your benches of ivory, brought out of the coastlands of Chittim.
7 Fine linen with embroidered work from Mitzrayim, was that which you spread out to be your sail; blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah was that which covered you.
8 The inhabitants of Tzidon and Arvad were your mariners: your wise men, O Tsor, that were in you, were your sailors.
9 The zechanim of Geval and their wise men were repairing your seams: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in your ports to trade with your merchandise.
10 Those of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in your army, your men of war: they hung the shield and helmet in you; they gave splendor to you.
11 The men of Arvad were in your army and were upon your walls all around and the Gammadites were in your towers: they hung their shields upon your walls all around; they made your beauty perfect.
12 Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin and lead, they traded in your merchandise.
13 Yavan, Tuval and Meshech, they were your merchants: they traded avadim and vessels of bronze in your markets.
14 They of Beit Togarmah traded in your merchandise with horses and horsemen and mules.
15 The men of Dedan were your merchants; many coastlands were your markets: they brought presents from horns of ivory and ebony.
16 Aram was your merchant by reason of the multitude of the items that you made: they gave you emeralds, purple and embroidered work and fine linen and coral and rubies.
17 Yahudah and the land of Yisrael, they were your merchants: they traded in your market wheat of Minnith and early figs and honey and oil and balm.
18 Dameshek was your merchant in the multitude of the items that you made, from the multitude of your riches; the wine of Helbon and white wool.
19 Dan also and Yavan dealing in your merchandise from Uzal: bright iron, cassia and cane, were in
20 Dedan was your merchant in precious clothes for mirkavot.
21 Arabia and all the leaders of Qedar, they traded with you in lambs and rams and goats: in these were they your merchants.
22 The merchants of Sheva and Raamah, they were your merchants: they traded in your merchandise with the finest of all spices and with all precious stones and gold.
23 Charan and Canneh and Ayden, the merchants of Sheva, Ashshur and Chilmad, were your merchants.
24 These were your merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes and embroidered work and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your items.
25 The ships of Tarshish did seek you in your market: and you were filled and made very famous in the midst of the seas.
26 Your mariners have brought you into many mayim: but the east wind has broken you in the midst of the seas.
27 Your riches and your merchandise, your mariners and your sailors, your seam repairers and the traders of your merchandise and all your men of war, that are with you and in your company, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the yom of your ruin.
28 The borders shall shake at the sound of the cry of your sailors.
29 And all that handle the oar, the mariners and all the sailors of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;
30 And shall cause their voice to be heard against you and shall cry bitterly and shall cast up dust upon their heads and roll themselves in ashes:
31 And they shall make themselves completely bald because of you and clothe themselves with sackcloth and they shall weep for you with bitterness of lev and bitter wailing.
32 And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for you and lament over you, saying, What city is like Tsor, like the one destroyed in the midst of the sea?
33 When your items went out of the seas, you filled many peoples; you did enrich the melechim of the earth with the multitude of your riches and of your merchandise.
34 In the time when you shall be broken by the seas in the depths of the mayim your merchandise and all your company in the midst of you shall fall.
35 All the inhabitants of the coastlands shall be astonished at you and their melechim shall be very afraid, they shall be troubled in their faces.
36 The merchants among the people shall whistle at you; you shall be a horror and shall be no more le-olam-va-ed.
28 The Word of YHUH came again to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, say to the leader of Tsor, This says The Master YHUH; Because your lev is lifted up and you have said, I am an el, I sit in the seat of Ahlohim, in the midst of the seas; yet you are just men and not el, though you set your lev as the lev of Ahlohim:
3 See, are you wiser than Daniyel; has no secret been hidden from you?
4 With your chochmah and with your binah you have gotten riches and have gotten gold and silver into your treasures:
5 By your great chochmah and by your trade you have increased your riches and your lev is lifted up because of your riches:
6 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Because you have set your lev as the lev of Ahlohim;
7 See, therefore I will bring foreigners upon you, the fear of the goyim: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your chochmah and they shall defile your splendor.
8 They shall bring you down to the pit and you shall die the deaths of those that are slain in the midst of the seas.
9 Will you then say to him that kills you, You are ahlahim ? But you shall be a man and not an el, in the hand of him that kills you.
10 You shall die the deaths of those not in brit-milah by the hand of foreigners: for I have spoken it, says The Master YHUH.
11 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
12 Ben-adam, take up a lamentation for the melech of Tsor and say to him, This says The Master YHUH; You sealed up a pattern, full of chochmah and perfect in beauty.
13 You have been in Ayden the Gan of Ahlohim; every precious stone was your covering, the ruby, topaz and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald and the turquoise and gold: the workmanship of your settings and your mountings was prepared for you in the yom that you were created.
14 You are the moshiach-like cheruv that covers; and I had placed you upon the kadosh har of
Ahlohim; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 You were perfect in your halachot from the yom that you were created, until iniquity was found in you.
16 By the multitude of your trade they have filled your midst with violence and you have sinned: therefore I have cast you as the profane-one out of the har of Ahlohim: and I will destroy you, O covering cheruv, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Your lev was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your chochmah by reason of your splendor: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before melechim, that they may see you.
18 You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trade; therefore will I bring out a fire in your midst, it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that see you.
19 All they that knew you among the goyim shall be astonished at you: you shall be a waste before them and never shall you be again.
20 Again The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
21 Ben-adam, set your face against Tzidon and prophesy against it,
22 And say, This says The Master YHUH; See, I am against you, O Tzidon; and I will be exalted in your midst: and they shall know that I AM YHUH, when I shall have executed mishpatim in her and shall be kadosh in her.
23 For I will send into her pestilence and dahm into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier to Beit Yisrael, nor a painful thorn to all that are around them, that despised them; and they shall know that I AM The Master YHUH.
25 This says The Master YHUH; When I shall have gathered Beit Yisrael from the people among whom they are scattered and shall be kadosh in them in the sight of the goyim, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to My eved Yaakov.
26 And they shall dwell safely in it and shall build houses and plant vineyards; they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed mishpatim upon all those that despise them all around them; and they shall know that I AM YHUH their Ahlohim.
29 In the tenth year, in the tenth chodesh, on the twelfth yom of the chodesh, The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, set your face against Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim and prophesy against him and against all of Mitzrayim:
3 Speak and say, This says The Master YHUH; See, I AM against you, Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim, the great dragon that lies in the midst of his rivers, which has said, My river is my own and I have made it for myself.
4 But I will put hooks in your jaws and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers and all the fish of your rivers shall cling to your scales.
5 And I will leave you thrown into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers: you shall fall upon the open fields; you shall not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given you for food to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the shamayim.
6 And all the inhabitants of Mitzrayim shall know that I AM YHUH because they have been a staff of reed to Beit Yisrael.
7 When they took hold of you by your hand, you did break them and tore all their shoulders: and when they leaned upon you, you broke them and made all their parts to shake.
8 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, I will bring a sword upon you and cut off man and beast from you.
9 And the land of Mitzrayim shall be desolate and ruined; and they shall know that I AM YHUH: because he has said, The river is mine and I have made it.
10 See, therefore I AM against you and against your rivers and I will make the land of Mitzrayim utterly wasted and desolate, from the tower of Seweneh even to the border of Ethiopia.
11 No foot of man shall pass through it, no foot of beast shall pass through it and neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
12 And I will make the land of Mitzrayim desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Mitzrim among the goyim and will disperse them through the countries.
13 This says The Master YHUH; At the end of forty years will I gather the Mitzrim from the goyim where they were scattered:
14 And I will bring again the exile of Mitzrayim and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their dwelling; and they shall be there a humble malchut.
15 It shall be the humblest of malchutim; neither shall it exalt itself anymore above the goyim: for I will diminish them so that they shall no more rule over the goyim.
16 And it shall be no more the confidence of Beit Yisrael, which brings their iniquity to My remembrance, when they look to them for help: but they shall know that I AM The Master YHUH.
17 And it came to pass in the twenty-seventh year, in the first chodesh, in the first yom of the chodesh, The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
18 Ben-adam, Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel caused his army to serve a great service against Tsor: every head was made bald and every shoulder was exposed: yet had he no wages and his army, had no reward from Tsor, for the service that he had served against it:
19 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, I will give the land of Mitzrayim to Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel; and he shall take her multitudes and take her spoils and take her prey; and that shall then be the wages for his army.
20 I have given him the land of Mitzrayim for his labor with which he served against it because they were working for Me, says The Master YHUH.
21 In that yom will I cause the horn of Beit Yisrael to spring out and I will give you an open mouth to speak for Me in the midst of them; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
30 The Word of YHUH came again to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, prophesy and say, This says The Master YHUH; Howl you, Woe to that yom.
3 For the yom is near, even the Yom YHUH is near, a cloudy yom; it shall be the time of the goyim.
4 And the sword shall come upon Mitzrayim and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Mitzrayim and they shall take away her multitudes and her foundations shall be broken down.
5 Ethiopia and Libya and Kuv and all the mixed people, all the sons of the land of the brit, shall fall with them by the sword.
6 This says YHUH; They also that uphold Mitzrayim shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Seweneh shall they fall in it by the sword, says The Master YHUH.
7 And they shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted.
8 And they shall know that I AM YHUH, when I have set a fire in Mitzrayim and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.
9 In that yom shall messengers go out from Me in ships to make the complacent Ethiopians afraid and great pain shall come upon them, as in the yom of Mitzrayim: for, see, it is coming.
10 This says The Master YHUH; I will also make the multitudes of Mitzrayim to cease by the hands of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel.
11 He and his people with him, the ruthless ones of the goyim, shall be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their swords against Mitzrayim and fill the land with the slain.
12 And I will make the rivers dry and sell the land into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land wasted and all that is in it, by the hand of foreigners: I YHUH have spoken it.
13 This says The Master YHUH; I will also destroy the idols and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more be a leader in the land of Mitzrayim: and I will put a fear in the land of Mitzrayim.
14 And I will make Pathros desolate and will set fire in Tzoan and will execute mishpatim in No.
15 And I will pour My anger upon Sin, the strength of Mitzrayim; and I will cut off the multitudes of No.
16 And I will set fire in Mitzrayim: Sin shall have great pain and No shall be torn asunder and Noph shall have daily distresses.
17 The young men of Aven and of Pi-Beseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into exile.
18 At Tahpanhes also the yom shall be darkened, when I shall break in that place the yokes of Mitzrayim: and the pride of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her and her daughters shall go into exile.
19 And I will execute mishpatim in Mitzrayim: so they shall know that I AM YHUH.
20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first chodesh, on the seventh yom of the chodesh, that The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
21 Ben-adam, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim; and, see, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a bandage to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
22 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, I AM against Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim and will break his strong arms and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
23 And I will scatter the Mitzrim among the goyim and will disperse them throughout the countries.
24 And I will strengthen the arms of the melech of Bavel and put My sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man near death.
25 But I will strengthen the arms of the melech of Bavel and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I AM YHUH, when I shall put My sword into the hand of the melech of Bavel and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Mitzrayim.
26 And I will scatter the Mitzrim among the goyim and disperse them among the countries; and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
31 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third chodesh, on the first yom of the chodesh, that The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, speak to Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim and to his multitudes; Who are you like in your greatness?
3 See, the Ashshurim were a cedar in Levanon with fair branches and with forest shade and of a high size; and its top was among the thick foliage.
4 The mayim made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running all around his plants and sent out her little rivers to all the eytzim of the field.
5 Therefore his height was exalted above all the eytzim of the field and his branches were multiplied and his branches became long because of the multitude of mayim, when he shot out.
6 All the fowls of the shamayim made their nests in his branches and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring out their young and under his shadow dwelt all great goyim.
7 So it was fair in its greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great mayim.
8 The cedars in the Gan of Ahlohim could not even hide him: the fir eytzim were not like his branches and the chestnut eytzim were not like his branches; nor any eytz in the Gan of Ahlohim was like him in his beauty.
9 I have made it pretty by the multitude of its branches: so that all the eytzim of Ayden, that were in the Gan of Ahlohim, envied him.
10 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Because you have lifted up yourself in height and have your top among the thick foliage and your lev is lifted up in its height;
11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the ahlahim of the goyim; they shall surely deal with him: I have driven them out for their wickedness.
12 And foreigners, the ruthless of the goyim, have cut him off and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen and his branches are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the goyim of the earth have gone down from his shadow and have left him.
13 Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the shamayim remain and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:
14 To the end that none of all the eytzim by the mayim exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick foliage, neither their eytzim stand up in their height, all that drink mayim: for they are all delivered to death, to the depths of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
15 This says The Master YHUH; In the yom when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him and I restrained the floods and the great mayim were stopped: and I caused Levanon to mourn for him and all the eytzim of the field fainted for him.
16 I made the goyim to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol with them that descend into the pit: and all the eytzim of Ayden, the best of Levanon, all that drink mayim, shall be comforted in the depths of the earth.
17 They also went down into Sheol with him to them that are slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, which dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the goyim.
18 To whom are you to be compared to in tifereth and in greatness among the eytzim of Ayden? Yet shall you be brought down with the eytzim of Ayden to the depths of the earth: you shall lie in the midst of those not in brit-milah with them that are slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and his entire multitude, says The Master YHUH.
32 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth chodesh, on the first yom of the chodesh, that The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh melech
of Mitzrayim and say to him, You are like a young lion of the goyim and you are as a whale in the seas: and you came out with your rivers and troubled the mayim with your feet and dirtied their rivers.
3 This says The Master YHUH; I will therefore spread out My net over you with a company of many goyim; and they shall bring you up in My net.
4 Then will I leave you upon the land, I will cast you out into the open field and will cause all the fowls of the shamayim to remain upon you and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with your flesh.
5 And I will lay your flesh upon the mountains and fill the valleys with your height.
6 I will also mayim the land in which you swim with your own dahm, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of it.
7 And when I shall put you out, I will cover the shamayim and make the cochavim of it dark; I will cover the shemesh with a cloud and the yarayach shall not give her ohr.
8 All the bright lights of the shamayim will I make dark over you and set darkness upon your land, says The Master YHUH.
9 I will also trouble the levavot of many peoples, when I shall bring your destruction among the goyim, into countries that you have not known.
10 Yes, I will make many people shocked at you and their melechim shall be greatly afraid of you, when I shall brandish My sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own chayim, in the yom of your fall.
11 For this says The Master YHUH; The sword of the melech of Bavel shall come upon you.
12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause your multitudes to fall, the ruthless of the goyim, all of them: and they shall spoil the pride of Mitzrayim and all the multitudes of it shall be destroyed.
13 I will destroy also all the beasts of it from near the great mayim; neither shall the foot of man trouble them anymore, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
14 Then will I make their mayim deep and cause their rivers to run like oil, says The Master YHUH.
15 When I shall make the land of Mitzrayim desolate and the country shall be destitute of what it had when it was full, when I shall smite all of them that dwell in it, then shall they know that I AM YHUH.
16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament her: the daughters of the goyim shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Mitzrayim and for all her multitudes, says The Master YHUH.
17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, on the fifteenth yom of the chodesh, that The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
18 Ben-adam, wail for the multitudes of Mitzrayim and cast them down, even her and the daughters of the famous goyim, to the depths of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.
19 Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down and be placed with those not in brit-milah.
20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes.
21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to them out of the midst of Sheol with them that help him: they are gone down; they lie with those not in brit-milah, slain by the sword.
22 Ashshur is there and all her company: her graves are around her: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:
23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit and their company is around her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused fear in the land of the living.
24 There is Eylam and all her multitudes around their grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down not in brit-milah into the depths of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
25 They have set for her a bed in the midst of the slain with all their multitudes: her graves are around it: all of them not in brit-milah, slain by the sword: for the fear they caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: they are put in the midst of them that be slain.
26 Then there is Meshech, Tuval and all their multitudes: their graves are around it: all of them not in brit-milah, slain by the sword, though they caused fear in the land of the living.
27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of those not in brit-milah, which are gone down to Sheol with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the fear of the mighty in the land of the living.
28 Yes, you shall be broken in the midst of those not in brit-milah and shall lie with them that are slain with the sword.
29 Then there is Edom and her melechim and all her leaders, who despite their might are laid by those that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with those not in brit-milah and with those that go down to the pit.
30 Then there are the leaders of the north, all of them and all the Tzidonians, who are gone down with the slain; with their fear that they instilled; they are ashamed of their might; and they lie not in brit-milah with them that be slain by the sword and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.
31 Pharaoh shall see them and shall be comforted over all his multitudes, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, says The Master YHUH.
32 For I have caused My fear in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of those not in brit-milah with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitudes, says The Master YHUH.
33 Again The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, speak to the children of your people and say to them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man from their borders and make him their watchman:
3 If when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blows the shofar and warns the people;
4 Then whoever hears the sound of the shofar and takes not warning; if the sword comes and takes him away, his dahm shall be upon his own head.
5 He that heard the sound of the shofar and took not the warning; his dahm shall be upon himself. But he that takes warning shall deliver his being.
6 But if the watchman sees the sword come and blows not the shofar and the people are not warned; if the sword comes and takes away any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his dahm will I require at the watchman's hand.
7 So you, O Ben-adam, I have set you as a watchman to Beit Yisrael; therefore you shall listen to the word at My mouth and warn them from Me.
8 When I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die; if you do not speak to warn the wicked away from his own derech, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his dahm will I require at your hand.
9 Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his own derech to turn from it; if he does not turn from his own derech, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your being.
10 Therefore, O you Ben-adam, speak to Beit Yisrael; This, say, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us and we waste away in them, how should we then live?
11 Say to them, As I live, says The Master YHUH, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his own derech and live: make teshuvah, make teshuvah from your evil derachot; for why will you die, O Beit Yisrael?
12 Therefore, you Ben-adam, say to the children of your people, The tzedakah of the tzadik shall not deliver him in the yom of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall by it in the yom that he makes teshuvah from his wickedness; neither shall the tzadik be able to live because of his tzedakah in the yom that he sins.
13 When I shall say to the tzadik, that he shall surely live; if he trusts in his own tzedakah and commits iniquity, all his tzedakah shall not be remembered; but for the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die for it.
14 Again, when I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; if he makes teshuvah from his sin and does that which is just and right;
15 If the wicked restores the pledge and returns what he has robbed and has a halacha in
the chukim of chayim, without committing further iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
16 None of his sins that he has committed shall be remembered: he has done that which is according to Torah and mishpat; he shall surely live.
17 Yet the children of your people say, The derech of YHUH is not equal: but as for them, their derech is not equal.
18 When the tzadik turns from his tzedakah and commits iniquity, he shall even die because of it.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness and do that which is according to Torah and mishpat, he shall live because of it.
20 Yet you say, The derech of YHUH is not equal. O Beit Yisrael, I will judge you every one after his own derachot.
21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth chodesh, in the fifth yom of the chodesh that one that had escaped out of Yahrushalayim came to me, saying, The city has been hit!
22 Now the Hand of YHUH was upon me the evening, before the man that escaped came; and He had opened my mouth, before he came to see me in the boker; and my mouth was opened and I was no longer silent.
23 Then The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
24 Ben-adam, they that inhabit the ruins of the land of Yisrael are saying, Avraham was one and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given to us for our inheritance.
25 Therefore say to them, This says The Master YHUH; You eat food with the dahm and lift up your eyes toward your idols and shed dahm: shall you still possess the land?
26 You stand upon your sword, you work abomination and you defile everyone his neighbor's isha: so shall you possess the land?
27 Say this to them, This says The Master YHUH; As I live, surely they that are in the ruins shall fall by the sword and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured and they that are in the strongholds and the caves shall die of the pestilence.
28 For I will lay the land totally desolate and the pride of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Yisrael shall be desolate, that none shall pass through her.
29 Then shall they know that I AM YHUH, when I have laid the land totally desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.
30 Also, you Ben-adam, the children of your people still are talking against you by the walls and in the doors of the houses, they speak to each other saying, Please come and hear what the word is that comes out from YHUH.
31 And they come to you, as people do and they sit before you as My people and they hear your words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show you much ahava, but their lev goes after their own greed.
32 And, see, you are to them as a very lovely shir of one that has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument: for they hear your words, but they do them not.
33 And when this comes to pass – see, it will come – then shall they know that a navi has been among them.
34 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, prophesy against the shepherds of Yisrael, prophesy and say to them, This says The Master YHUH to the shepherds; Woe to the shepherds of Yisrael that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
3 You eat the fat and you clothe yourself with wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock.
4 The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you healed those who were sick, neither have you bound up those who were broken, neither have you brought back those who were driven away, neither have you sought those which were lost; but with force and with cruelty have you ruled over them.
5 And they were scattered because there is no shepherd: and they became food to all the beasts of the field, where they were scattered.
6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill: yes, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth and none did search, or seek after them.
7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear The Word of YHUH;
8 As I live, says The Master YHUH, surely because My flock became a prey and My flock became food to every beast of the field because there was no shepherd, neither did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and fed not My flock;
9 Therefore, O you shepherds, hear The Word of YHUH;
10 This says The Master YHUH; See, I AM against the shepherds; and I will require My flock at their hand and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves anymore; for I will deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be food for them.
11 For this says The Master YHUH; See, I, even I, will both search My sheep and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the yom that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark yom.
13 And I will bring them out from the goyim and gather them from the countries and will bring them to their own land and feed them upon the mountains of Yisrael by the rivers and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a tov pasture and upon the high mountains of Yisrael shall their fold be: there shall they lie down in a tov fold and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Yisrael.
15 I will feed My flock and I will cause them to lie down, says The Master YHUH.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away and will bind up that which was broken and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with mishpat.
17 And as for you, O My flock, this says The Master YHUH; See, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the male goats.
18 Is it a small thing for you to have eaten up the tov pasture, but must you tread down with your feet the remnant of your pastures? And to have drunk of the deep mayim, but you must foul the remnant with your feet?
19 And as for My flock, they eat that which you have trampled with your feet; and they drink that which you have dirtied with your feet.
20 Therefore this says The Master YHUH to them; See, I, even I, will judge between the fat and lean sheep.
21 Because you have thrust with side and with shoulder and pushed all the diseased with your horns, until you have scattered them abroad;
22 Therefore will I save My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.
23 And I will set up One Shepherd over them, and He shall feed them, even My Eved Dawid; He shall feed them and He shall be their Shepherd.
24 And I YHUH will be their Ahlohim and My Eved Dawid a Nasi among them; I YHUH have spoken it.
25 And I will make with them a brit of shalom, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
26 And I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause the showers to come down in season; there shall be showers of blessing.
27 And the eytzim of the field shall yield their fruit and the earth shall yield her increase and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I AM YHUH, when I have broken the chains of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that made them avadim.
28 And they shall no more be a prey to the goyim, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely and none shall make them afraid.
29 And I will raise up for them a planting place of fame and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the goyim anymore.
30 So shall they know that I YHUH their Ahlohim am with them and that they, Beit Yisrael, are My people-Ami, says The Master YHUH.
31 And you My flock, the flock of My pasture, are men, and I AM your Ahlohim, says The Master YHUH.
35 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, set your face against Har Seir and prophesy against it,
3 And say to it, This says The Master YHUH; See, O Har Seir, I AM against you and I will stretch out My hand against you and I will make you desolate.
4 I will lay your cities waste and you shall be desolate and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
5 Because you have had a perpetual hatred and have shed the dahm of the children of Yisrael by the force of the
sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:
6 Therefore, as I live, says The Master YHUH, I will prepare you for dahm letting and dahm shall pursue you: since you have not hated dahm, dahm shall pursue you.
7 And I will make Har Seir most desolate and cut off from it the one that leaves and the one that returns.
8 And I will fill its mountains with his slain men: in your hills and in your valleys and in all your rivers, they shall fall that are slain with the sword.
9 I will make you a perpetual waste place and your cities shall not return: and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
10 Because you have said, These two goyim and these two countries shall be mine and we will possess it; even though YHUH was there:
11 Therefore, as I live, says The Master YHUH, I will even do to you according to your own anger and according to your envy that you have used out of your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them, when I have judged you.
12 And you shall know that I AM YHUH and that I have heard all your blasphemies that you have spoken against the mountains of Yisrael, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given to us to consume.
13 And with your mouth you have boasted against Me and have multiplied your words against Me: I have heard them all.
14 This says The Master YHUH; When the whole earth has gilah, I will make you desolate.
15 As you did rejoice because the inheritance of Beit Yisrael, became desolate, so will I do to you: you shall be desolate, O Har Seir and all of Edom, even all of it: and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
36 Also, you Ben-adam, prophesy to the mountains of Yisrael and say, You mountains of Yisrael, hear The Word of YHUH:
2 This says The Master YHUH; Because the enemy has said against you, Aha, even the heights of old are now our possession:
3 Therefore prophesy and say, This says The Master YHUH; Because they have made you desolate and swallowed you up on every side, that you might be a possession to the remnant of the goyim and you are taken up in the lips of talkers and are slandered by the goyim:
4 Therefore, you mountains of Yisrael, hear The Word of The Master YHUH; This says The Master YHUH to the mountains and to the hills, to the rivers and to the valleys, to the desolate ruins and to the cities that are forsaken, who became a prey and a cause for derision to the remnant of the goyim that are all around;
5 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Surely in the fire of My zeal have I spoken against the remnant of the goyim and against all of Edom, who have appointed My land into their possession with the simcha of all their lev, with scorn in their being, to cast it out for a prey.
6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Yisrael and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the rivers and to the valleys, This says The Master YHUH; See, I have spoken in My zeal and in My anger because you have borne the shame of the goyim:
7 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; I have lifted up My hand in an oath, Surely the goyim that are around you, they shall bear their own shame.
8 But you, O mountains of Yisrael, you shall shoot out your Netzarim, and yield your fruit to My people Yisrael; for they are about to come back.
9 For, see, I AM for you and I will return to you and you shall be tilled and sown:
10 And I will multiply men upon you, kol Beit Yisrael, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins shall be rebuilt:
11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will place you in your old dwellings and will do better to you than at your beginning: and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
12 And I will cause men, even My people Yisrael, to have their derech upon you and they shall possess you and you shall be their inheritance and you shall no more be bereaved of men.
13 This says The Master YHUH; Because they say to you, Your land devours men and has bereaved your nation;
14 Therefore you shall devour men no more, neither bereave your nation anymore, says The Master YHUH.
15 Neither will I cause men to hear in you the shame of the goyim anymore, neither shall you bear the reproach of the goyim anymore, neither shall you cause your goyim to fall anymore, says The Master YHUH.
16 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
17 Ben-adam, when Beit Yisrael dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own derech and by their doings: their derech was before Me as the uncleanness of a woman in nidah.
18 Therefore I poured My anger upon them for the dahm that they had shed upon the land and for their idols with which they had defiled it:
19 And I scattered them among the goyim and they were dispersed among the countries: according to their own derachot and according to their doings I judged them.
20 And when they entered in among the goyim, where they went, they profaned My kadosh Name, when they said to them, These are the people of YHUH and yet they have been removed from their land.
21 But I had rachamim and concern for My kadosh Name, which Beit Yisrael had profaned among the goyim, wherever they went.
22 Therefore say to Beit Yisrael, This says The Master YHUH; I do not this for your sakes, O Beit Yisrael, but for My kadosh Name's sake, which you have profaned among the goyim, wherever you went.
23 And I will set apart My great Name, which was profaned among the goyim, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the goyim shall know that I AM YHUH, says The Master YHUH, when I shall be kadosh by you before their eyes.
24 For I will take you out from among the goyim and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean mayim upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new lev also will I give you and a new Ruach will I put inside you: and I will take away the stony lev out of your flesh and I will give you a lev of flesh.
27 And I will put My Ruach Hakodesh inside you and cause you to have a halacha in My chukim and you shall guard My mishpatim and do them.
28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your ahvot; and you shall be My people-Ami and I will be your Ahlohim.
29 I will also save you from all your uncleanness: and I will call for the grain and will increase it and lay no famine upon you.
30 And I will multiply the fruit of the eytz and the increase of the field, that you shall receive no more the reproach of famine among the goyim.
31 Then shall you remember your own evil halachot and your doings that were not tov and shall despise yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
32 Not for your sakes do I do this, says The Master YHUH, let that be known to you: be ashamed and blush for your own halachot, O Beit Yisrael.
33 This says The Master YHUH; In the yom that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities and the ruins shall be rebuilt.
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it had been in ruin in the sight of all that passed by.
35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate has become like the Garden of Ayden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities have become fortified and inhabited.
36 Then the goyim that are left around you shall know that I YHUH rebuild the ruined places and planted what had been desolate: I YHUH have spoken it and I will do it.
37 This says The Master YHUH; I will yet once again allow Beit Yisrael to call upon Me, to do this for them; I will increase their men like a flock.
38 As the kadosh flock, as the flock of Yahrushalayim in her kadosh moadeem; so shall the ruined cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
37 The Hand of YHUH was upon me and carried me out in The Ruach Hakodesh of YHUH and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass among them all around: and, see, there were very many in the open valley; and, see, they were very dry.
3 And He said to me, Ben-adam, can these bones live? And I answered, O Master YHUH, You know.
4 Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones and say to them, O dry bones, listen to The Word of YHUH.
5 This says The Master YHUH to these bones; See, I will cause Ruach to enter into you and you shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you and will bring up flesh upon you and cover you with skin and put Ruach in you and you shall live; and you shall know that I AM YHUH.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise and see a shaking and the bones came together, bone to bone.
8 And when I beheld, see, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them and the skin covered them above: but there was no ruach in them.
9 Then He said to me, Prophesy to the ruach, prophesy, Ben-adam and say to the ruach, This says The Master YHUH; Come from the four winds, O ruach and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10 So I prophesied as He commanded me and the ruach came into them and they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He said to me, Ben-adam, these bones are the whole of Beit Yisrael: see, they say, Our bones are dried and our tikvah is lost: we are cut off.
12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, This says The Master YHUH; See, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves and bring you into the land of Yisrael.
13 And you shall know that I AM YHUH, when I have opened your graves, O My people and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put My Ruach Hakodesh in you and you shall live and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I YHUH have spoken it and performed it, says YHUH.
15 The Word of YHUH came again to me, saying,
16 Moreover, you Ben-adam, take one piece of wood and write upon it, For Yahudah and for the children of Yisrael his chaverim: then take another piece of wood and write upon it, For Yoseph, the piece of wood of Efrayim and for all Beit Yisrael his chaverim:
17 And join them one to another into one piece of wood; and they shall become echad in your hand.
18 And when the children of your people shall speak to you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these?
19 Say to them, This says The Master YHUH; See, I will take the piece of wood of Yoseph, which is in the hand of Efrayim, and the tribes of Yisrael his companions, and will put them with the piece of wood of Yahudah and make them one piece of wood and they shall be one in My hand.
20 And the two pieces of wood on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.
21 And say to them, This says The Master YHUH; See, I will take the children of Yisrael from among the goyim, where they have gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael; and One Melech shall be Melech over them all: and they shall be no more two goyim, neither shall they be divided into two malchutim anymore:
23 Neither shall they defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, in which they have sinned and will cleanse them: so shall they be My people-Ami and I will be their Ahlohim.
24 And Dawid My Eved shall be Melech over them; and they all shall have One Shepherd: they shall also have their halacha in My mishpatim and observe My chukim and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaakov My eved, in which your ahvot have dwelt; and they shall dwell in it, they and their children and their children's children le-olam-va-ed: and My Eved Dawid shall be their Nasi le-olam-va-ed.
26 Moreover I will make a brit of shalom with them; it shall be an everlasting brit with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My Kadosh Place in their midst le-olam va-ed.
27 My dwelling place also shall be with them: And, I will be their Ahlohim and they shall be My people-Ami.
28 And the goyim shall know that I YHUH will set Yisrael apart, when My Kadosh-Place shall be in their midst le-olam va-ed.
38 And The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Ben-adam, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog , the chief leader of Meshech and Tuval, and prophesy against him,
3 And say, This says The Master YHUH; See I AM against you, O Gog, the chief leader of Meshech and Tuval:
4 And I will turn you around and put hooks into your jaws and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with armor and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia, Ethiopia-Sudan and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer and all his units; Beit Togarmah from the north quarters and all his units: and many goyim with you.
7 Be prepared, prepare yourself, you and all your groups that are assembled to you and be a guard over them.
8 After many yamim you shall be visited: in the latter years you shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword and is gathered out of many peoples, against the mountains of Yisrael, which had been a continual waste: but it is brought out of the goyim and they all shall dwell safely.
9 You shall ascend and come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you and all your units and many goyim with you.
10 This says The Master YHUH; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind and you shall devise an evil plan:
11 And you shall say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest from war, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil and to take a prey; to turn your hand upon the former ruined places that are now inhabited and upon the people that are gathered out of the goyim, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheva and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions of it, shall say to you, Did you come there to take a spoil? Have you gathered your army to take a prey? To carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, Ben-adam, prophesy and say to Gog, This says The Master YHUH; In that yom when My people of Yisrael dwell safely, shall you not know it?
15 And you shall come from your place out of the northern parts, you and many goyim with you, all of them riding upon horses, a great kehilla and a mighty army:
16 And you shall come up against My people of Yisrael, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter yamim, and I will bring you against My land, that the goyim may know Me, when I shall be set apart in you, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 This says The Master YHUH; Are you the one I have spoken about in times past by My avadim the neviim of Yisrael, who prophesied in those yamim for many years that I would bring you against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Yisrael, says The Master YHUH that My anger shall come up in My face.
19 For in My zeal and in the fire of My anger have I spoken, Surely in that yom there shall be a great shaking in the land of Yisrael;
20 So that the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the shamayim and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep upon the earth and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at My presence and the mountains shall be thrown down and the steep places shall fall and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all My mountains, says The Master YHUH: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with dahm; and I will rain upon him and upon his units and upon the many goyim that are with him, an overflowing rain, with great hailstones, fire and brimstone.
23 And I will magnify Myself and set Myself apart; and I will be known in the eyes of many goyim and then they shall know that I AM YHUH.
39 Therefore, Ben-adam, prophesy against Gog, and say, This says The Master YHUH; See, I AM against you, O Gog, the chief leader of Meshech and Tuval:
2 And I will turn you around and lead you forward and will cause you to come up from the northern parts and will bring you upon the mountains of Yisrael:
3 And I will smite your bow out of your left hand and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.
4 You shall fall upon the mountains of Yisrael, you and all your units and the goyim that are with you: I will give you to every kind of ravenous bird and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 You shall fall in the open field: for I have spoken it, says The Master YHUH.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the coastlands: and they shall know that I AM YHUH.
7 So will I make My kadosh Name known in the midst of My people Yisrael; and I will not let them defile My kadosh Name anymore: and the goyim shall know that I AM YHUH, the Kadosh-One in Yisrael.
8 See, it shall come and it shall be done, says The Master YHUH; this is the yom of which I have spoken.
9 And they that dwell in the cities of Yisrael shall go out and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the armor, the bows and the arrows and the clubs and the spears and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that plundered them and rob those that robbed them, says The Master YHUH.
11 And it shall come to pass in that yom, that I will give to Gog a graveyard in Yisrael, the valley of those passing by east of the sea: and they shall close off the valley and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitudes: and they shall call it The Valley of Hamon-Gog.
12 And seven chodashem shall Beit Yisrael be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.
13 Yes, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them for their fame in the yom that I shall be lifted up, says The Master YHUH.
14 And they shall separate men, who shall pass through the land continually to bury those that remain upon the face of the land, to cleanse it: At the end of seven chodashem shall they do a search.
15 And the travelers that pass through the land and see a man's bones, shall set up an ot by it, until the undertakers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon-Gog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. In this manner shall they cleanse the land.
17 And, you Ben-adam, this says The Master YHUH; Speak to every feathered fowl and to every beast of the field saying, Assemble yourselves and come; gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Yisrael, that you may eat flesh and drink dahm.
18 You shall eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the dahm of the leaders of the earth, of rams, of lambs and of goats, of bulls, all of the fatlings of Bashan.
19 And you shall eat fat until you are full and drink dahm until you are drunk, at My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 In this manner you shall be filled at My shulchan with horses and mirkavot, with mighty men and with all the men of war, says The Master YHUH.
21 And I will set My tifereth among the goyim and all the goyim shall see My mishpat that I have executed and My hand that I have laid upon them.
22 So Beit Yisrael shall know that I AM YHUH their Ahlohim from that yom and forward.
23 And the goyim shall know that Beit Yisrael went into exile for their iniquity: because they trespassed against Me, therefore I hid My face from them and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so they all fell by the sword.
24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done to them and have hid My face from them.
25 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; Now will I bring back again the exiles of Yaakov and have rachamim upon kol Beit Yisrael, and will be zealous for My kadosh Name;
26 After they have borne their shame and all their trespasses by which they have trespassed against Me, when they dwelt safely in their land, with no one to make them afraid.
27 When I have brought them back again from the goyim and gathered them out of their enemies' lands and am made kadosh through them in the sight of many goyim;
28 Then shall they know that I AM YHUH their Ahlohim, who caused them to be led into exile among the goyim: but I have gathered them to their own land and have left none of them there anymore.
29 Neither will I hide My face from them anymore: for I have poured out My Ruach Hakodesh upon Beit Yisrael, says The Master YHUH.
40 In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth yom of the chodesh, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, the same yom the Hand of YHUH was upon me and brought me back there.
2 In the visions of Ahlohim He brought me into the land of Yisrael and set me upon a very high har towards the south, which was as the structure of a city.
3 And He brought me there and, see, there was a Man, whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax in His hand and a measuring rod; and He stood in the gate.
4 And the Man said to me, Ben-adam, see with your eyes and hear with your ears and set your lev upon all that I shall show you; for the purpose that I might show them to you are you brought here: declare all that you see to Beit Yisrael.
5 And see a wall on the outside of the Bayit all around and in the Man's hand a measuring rod of six cubits long by the cubit and a hand wide: so He measured the width of the wall structure, one rod; and the height, one rod.
6 Then He came to the gate which looks toward the east and went up the stairs of it and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one rod wide; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one rod wide.
7 And every little room was one rod long and one rod wide; and between the little rooms were five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate inside was one rod.
8 He measured also the porch of the gate inside, one rod.
9 Then He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts of it, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was on the inside.
10 And the little rooms of the gate eastward were three on this side and three on that side; they three were of one measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.
11 And He measured the width of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
12 The space also before the little rooms was one cubit on this side and the space was one cubit on that side: and the little rooms were six cubits on this side and six cubits on that side.
13 He measured then the gate from the roof of one little room to the roof of another: the width was twenty-five cubits, door to door.
14 He made also posts of sixty cubits, even to the post of the courtyard around the gate.
15 And from the front of the gate of the entrance to the front of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.
16 And there were narrow windows to the little rooms and to their posts inside the gate all around and likewise to the arches: and windows were all around inside: and upon each post were palm eytzim.
17 Then He brought me into the outside courtyard and, see, there were rooms and a pavement made for the courtyard all around: thirty rooms were upon the pavement.
18 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates was the lower pavement.
19 Then He measured the width from the front of the lower gate to the front of the inner courtyard outside, a hundred cubits eastward and northward.
20 And the gate of the outward courtyard that looked toward the north, He measured the length of it and the width of it.
21 And the little rooms of it were three on this side and three on that side; and the posts of it and the arches of it were after the measure of the first gate: the length of it was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
22 And their windows and their arches and their palm eytzim, were after the measure of the gate that looks toward the east; and they went up to it by seven steps; and the arches of it were in front of them.
23 And the gate of the inner courtyard was over against the gate toward the north and toward the east; and He measured from gate to gate a hundred cubits.
24 After that He brought me toward the south and see a gate toward the south: and He measured the posts of it and the arches of it according to these measures.
25 And there were windows in it and in the arches of it round about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
26 And there were seven steps to go up to it and the arches of it were in front of them: and it had palm eytzim, one on this side and another on that side, upon the posts of it.
27 And there was a gate in the inner courtyard toward the south: and He measured from gate to gate toward the south a hundred cubits.
28 And He brought me to the inner courtyard by the south gate: and He measured the south gate according to these measures;
29 And the little rooms of it and the posts of it and the arches of it, according to these measures: and there were windows in it and in the arches of it round about: it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
30 And the arches round about were twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.
31 And the arches of it were toward the outer courtyard; and palm eytzim were upon the posts of it: and the going up to it had eight steps.
32 And He brought me into the inner courtyard toward the east: and He measured the gate according to these measures.
33 And the little rooms of it and the posts of it and the arches of it, were according to these measures: and there were windows in it and in the arches of it round about: it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
34 And the arches of it were toward the outward courtyard; and palm eytzim were upon the posts of it, on this side and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
35 And He brought me to the north gate and measured it according to these measures;
36 The little rooms of it, the posts of it and the arches of it and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
37 And the posts of it were toward the outer courtyard; and palm eytzim were upon the posts of it, on this side and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
38 And the rooms and the entries of it were by the posts of the gates, where they washed the burnt offering.
39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side and two tables on that side, to slay on it the burnt offering and the sin offering and the trespass offering.
40 And at the side outside, as one goes up to the entry of the north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was at the porch of the gate, were two tables.
41 Four tables were on this side and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, on which they killed their sacrifices.
42 And the four tables were of cut stone for the burnt offering, of a cubit and a half long and a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high: on which also they laid the instruments with which they killed the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
43 And inside were hooks, a hand wide, fastened all around: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.
44 And outside the inner gate were the rooms of the singers in the inner courtyard, which was at the side of the north gate; and they faced toward the south: one at the side of the east gate facing toward the north.
45 And He said to me, This room that faces toward the south is for the kohanim, the keepers of the duties of the Bayit.
46 And the room that faced toward the north is for the kohanim, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Tzadok among the sons of Lewi, who come near to YHUH to serve Him.
47 So He measured the courtyard, a hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide, foursquare; and the altar that was before the Bayit.
48 And He brought me to the porch of the Bayit and measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side and five cubits on that side: and the width of the gate was three cubits on this side and three cubits on that side.
49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and He brought me by the steps by which they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side and another on that side.
41 Afterward He brought me to the Hekal and measured the posts, six cubits wide on the one side and six cubits wide on the other side.
2 And the width of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side and five cubits on the other side: and He measured the length of it, forty cubits: and the width, twenty cubits.
3 Then He went inward and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the width of the door, seven cubits.
4 So He measured the length of it, twenty cubits; and the width, twenty cubits, before the Hekal: and He said to me, This is the most Kadosh-Place.
5 After He measured the wall of the Bayit, six cubits; and the width of every side room, four cubits, around the Bayit on every side.
6 And the side rooms were three, one over another and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the Bayit for the side rooms all around, that they might be supported, but they were fastened to the wall of the Bayit.
7 And there was a widening and a winding upwards to the side rooms: for the winding around the Bayit went still upward all around the Bayit: therefore the width of the Bayit was still upward and so it increased from the lowest room to the highest by the midst.
8 I saw also the height of the Bayit all around: the foundations of the side rooms, were a full rod of six large cubits.
9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side room outside, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place of the side rooms that were inside.
10 And between the rooms was the wideness of twenty cubits all around the Bayit on every side.
11 And the doors of the side rooms were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north and another door toward the south: and the width of the place that was left was five cubits all around.
12 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end toward the west was seventy cubits wide; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around and the length of it ninety cubits.
13 So He measured the Bayit, a hundred cubits long; and the separate place and the building, with the walls of it, a hundred cubits long;
14 Also the width of the face of the Bayit and of the separate place toward the east, a hundred cubits.
15 And He measured the length of the building over against the separate place that was behind it and the galleries of it on the one side and on the other side, a hundred cubits, with the inner Hekal and the porches of the courtyard;
16 The doorposts and the narrow windows and the galleries all around on their three stories, opposite the door, paneled with wood all around and from the ground up to the windows and the windows were covered;
17 From the space above the door, even to the inner Bayit and outside and by all the walls all around, inside and outside, by measure.
18 And it was made with cheruvim and palm eytzim, so that a palm eytz was between a cheruv and a cheruv; and every cheruv had two faces;
19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm eytz on the one side and the face of a young lion toward the palm eytz on the other side: it was made through the entire Bayit all around,
20 From the ground to above the door were cheruvim and palm eytzim made and on the wall of the Hekal.
21 The posts of the Hekal were squared and the front of the Kadosh-Place; the appearance of one as the appearance of the other.
22 The altar of wood was three cubits high and the length of it two cubits; and the corners of it and the length of it and the walls of it, were of wood: and He said to me, This is the shulchan that is before YHUH.
23 And the Hekal and the Kadosh-Place had two doors.
24 And the doors had two panels apiece, two turning panels; two panels for the one door and two panels for the other door.
25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the Hekal, cheruvim and palm eytzim, like as were made upon the walls; and there was thick wood upon the front of the porch outside.
26 And there were narrow windows and palm eytzim on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch and upon the side rooms of the Bayit and thick wood.
42 Then He brought me out into the outer courtyard, the derech toward the north: and He brought me into the room that was over against the separate place and which was before the building toward the north.
2 Along the length of a hundred cubits was the north door and the width was fifty cubits.
3 Opposite the twenty cubits that were for the inner courtyard and opposite the pavement that was for the outer courtyard, was gallery against gallery in three stories.
4 And before the rooms was a derech of ten cubits width inward, a derech of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.
5 Now the upper rooms were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, higher than the lower and than the middle ones of the building.
6 For they were in three stories, but had no pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was set back more than the lowest and the middle levels from the ground.
7 And the wall that was outside opposite the rooms, toward the outer courtyard facing the rooms, the length of it was fifty cubits.
8 For the length of the rooms that were in the outer courtyard was fifty cubits: and, see, facing the Hekal was a hundred cubits.
9 And from under these rooms was the entrance on the east side, as one goes into them from the outer courtyard.
10 The rooms were in the thickness of the wall of the courtyard toward the east, opposite the separate place and opposite the building.
11 And the derech in front of them was like the appearance of the rooms which were toward the north, as long as them and as wide as them: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions and according to their doors.
12 And according to the doors of the rooms that were toward the south was a door at the head of the derech, even the derech directly before the wall toward the east, as one enters them.
13 Then said He to me, The north rooms and the south rooms, which are before the separate place, they are kadosh rooms, where the kohanim that approach to YHUH shall eat the most kadosh things: there shall they place the most kadosh things and the grain offering and the sin offering and the trespass offering; for the place is kadosh.
14 When the kohanim enter in it, then shall they not go out of the Kadosh-Place into the outer courtyard, but there they shall lay their garments aside in which they serve; for they are kadosh; and shall put on other garments and shall approach those things which are for the people.
15 Now when He had made an end of measuring the inner Bayit, He brought me out toward the gate facing toward the east and measured it all around.
16 He measured the east side with the measuring rod, five hundred rods, with the measuring rod all around.
17 He measured the north side, five hundred rods, with the measuring rod all around.
18 He measured the south side, five hundred rods, with the measuring rod.
19 He turned around to the west side and measured five hundred rods with the measuring rod.
20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall all around, five hundred rods long and five hundred wide, to make a separation between the Kadosh-Place from the common place.
43 Afterward He brought me to the gate, even the gate that looks toward the east:
2 And, see, the tifereth of the Ahlohim of Yisrael came from the derech of the east: and His voice was like a noise of many mayim: and the earth shone with His tifereth.
3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the visions that I saw by the River Chevar; and I fell upon my face.
4 And the tifereth of YHUH came into the Bayit by the derech of the gate facing toward the east.
5 So The Ruach took me up and brought me into the inner courtyard; and, see, the tifereth of YHUH filled the Bayit.
6 And I heard Him speaking to me from the Bayit; and the Man stood by me.
7 And He said to me, Ben-adam, the place of My kesay and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Yisrael le-olam-va-ed and My kadosh Name, shall Beit Yisrael no more defile, neither they, nor their melechim, by their whoring, nor by the corpses of their melechim on their high places.
8 In their setting of their threshold by My thresholds and their post by My posts and the wall between Me and them, they have even defiled My kadosh Name by their abominations that they have committed: so I have consumed them in My anger.
9 Now let them put away their whoring and the corpses of their melechim, far from Me and I will dwell in the midst of them le-olam-va-ed.
10 You Ben-adam, show this Bayit to Beit Yisrael, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, show them the design of the Bayit and the structure of it and the exits and the entrances and all the designs of it and all the mishpatim of it and all its Torot: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole design of it and all the mishpatim of it and do them.
12 This is the Torah of the Bayit; Upon the top of the har the whole limit of it all around shall be most kadosh. See, this is the Torah of the Bayit.
13 And these are the measurements of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and a hand width; even the bottom shall be a cubit and the width a cubit and the border of it by the edge of it all around shall be one span: and this shall be the upper part of the altar.
14 And from the base upon the ground even to the lower edge shall be two cubits and the width one cubit; and from the lesser edge even to the greater edge shall be four cubits and the width one cubit.
15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four horns.
16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve wide, square in the four squares of it.
17 And the edge shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen wide in the four squares of it; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom of it shall be a cubit around; and its stairs shall face east.
18 And He said to me, Ben-adam, this says The Master YHUH; These are the mishpatim of the altar in the yom when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings on it and to sprinkle dahm on it.
19 And you shall give to the kohanim the Lewiym that are of the zera of Tzadok, who approach Me, to serve to Me, says The Master YHUH, a young bull for a sin offering.
20 And you shall take of the dahm of it and put it on the four horns of it and on the four corners of the edge and upon the border all around: in this manner shall you cleanse and purge it.
21 You shall take the bull also of the sin offering and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the Bayit, outside the Kadosh-Place.
22 And on the second yom you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bull.
23 When you have made an end of cleansing it, you shall offer a young bull without blemish and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
24 And you shall offer them before YHUH and the kohanim shall cast salt upon them and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering to YHUH.
25 Seven yamim shall you prepare every yom a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bull and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.
26 Seven yamim shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.
27 And when these yamim are over, it shall be, that upon the eighth yom and thereafter, the kohanim shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar and your shalom offerings; and I will accept you, says The Master YHUH.
44 Then He brought me back by the derech of the outer gate of the Kadosh-Place that looks toward the east; and it was closed.
2 Then said YHUH to me; This gate shall be closed, it shall not be opened and no man shall enter in by it; because YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, has entered in by it, therefore it shall be closed.
3 It is for the Nasi; the Nasi, He shall sit in it to eat lechem before YHUH; He shall enter by the derech of the porch of that gate and shall go out by the derech of the same.
4 Then He brought me along the derech of the north gate before the Bayit: and I looked and, see, the tifereth of YHUH filled the Bayit of YHUH: and I fell upon my face.
5 And YHUH said to me, Ben-adam, mark well and see with your eyes and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the mishpatim of the Bayit of YHUH and all the Torot of it; and mark well the entering in of the Bayit, with every going out of the Kadosh-Place.
6 And you shall say to the rebellious, even to Beit Yisrael, This says The Master YHUH; O Beit Yisrael, enough of all your abominations,
7 In that you have brought into My Kadosh-Place foreigners, uncircumcised in lev and not in brit-milah in flesh, to be in My Kadosh-Place, to defile it, even My Bayit, when you offer My lechem, the fat and the dahm and they have broken My brit because of all your abominations.
8 And you have not kept the charge of My kadosh things: but you have set others to guard My charge in My Kadosh-Place in your place.
9 This says The Master YHUH; No ger, uncircumcised in lev, nor not in brit-milah in flesh, shall enter into My Kadosh-Place, even any son of a foreigner that is among the children of Yisrael.
10 And the Lewiym that have gone far away from Me, when Yisrael went astray, who also went astray away from Me after their idols; even they shall bear their iniquity.
11 Yet they were avadim in My Kadosh-Place, having charge at the gates of the Bayit and serving the Bayit: they did slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice of the people and they did stand before them to serve them.
12 But because they ministered to them in front of their idols and caused Beit Yisrael to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up My hand against them, says The Master YHUH and they shall bear their iniquity.
13 And they shall not come near to Me, to perform the office of a kohen to Me, nor to come near to any of My kadosh things, in the Most Kadosh-Place: but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed.
14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the Bayit, for all the service of it and for all that shall be done in it.
15 But the kohanim the Lewiym, the sons of Tzadok, that kept the charge of My Kadosh-Place when the children of Yisrael went astray from Me, they shall come near to Me to serve Me and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the dahm, says The Master YHUH:
16 They shall enter into My Kadosh-Place and they shall come near to My shulchan, to serve Me and they shall keep My charge.
17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner courtyard, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, while they serve in the gates of the inner courtyard and inside the Bayit.
18 They shall have linen head coverings upon their heads and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not dress themselves with any thing that causes sweat.
19 And when they go out into the outer courtyard, even into the outer courtyard to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they ministered and lay them in the kadosh rooms and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not mix among the people with their garments.
20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor allow their hair to grow long; they shall only trim their hair.
21 Neither shall any kohen drink wine, when they enter into the inner courtyard.
22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, or her that is divorced: but they shall take virgins of the zera of Beit Yisrael, or a widow that had a kohen before.
23 And they shall teach My people the difference between the kadosh and profane and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in a dispute they shall stand in mishpat; and they shall
judge according to My mishpatim: and they shall keep My Torot and My mishpatim in all My moadeem; and they shall set apart My Shabbats.
25 And they shall not come near any dead person to defile themselves: except for abba, or for eema, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that has had no husband, for these in the mishpacha they may defile themselves.
26 And after he is cleansed, they shall count for him seven yamim.
27 And in the yom that he goes into the Kadosh-Place, to the inner courtyard, to serve in the Kadosh-Place, he shall offer his sin offering, says The Master YHUH.
28 And it shall be to them for an inheritance: I AM their inheritance: and you shall give them no possession in Yisrael: I AM their possession.
29 They shall eat the grain offering and the sin offering and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Yisrael shall be theirs.
30 And the first of all the bikkurim of all things and every contribution of all, of every sort of your offerings, shall be the kohen's: you shall also give to the kohen the first of your dough, that he may cause the bracha to rest in your Bayit.
31 The kohanim shall not eat anything that is dead by itself, or torn, whether it be fowl, or beast.
45 Moreover, when you shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer a contribution to YHUH, a kadosh portion of the land: the length shall be the length of twenty-five thousand rods and the width shall be ten thousand. This shall be kadosh in all the borders of it all around.
2 Of this there shall be for the Kadosh-Place five hundred in length, with five hundred in width, square all around; and fifty cubits all around as open space.
3 And of this measure shall you measure the length of twenty five thousand and the width of ten thousand: and in it shall be the Kadosh-Place and the most Kadosh-Place.
4 The kadosh portion of the land shall be for the kohanim the avadim of the Kadosh-Place, which shall come near to serve YHUH: and it shall be a place for their houses and kadosh ground for the Kadosh-Place.
5 And the twenty five thousand cubits of length and the ten thousand of width, shall also the Lewiym, the avadim of the Bayit, have for themselves, twenty rooms as a possession.
6 And you shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand cubits wide, twenty five thousand long, besides the contribution of the kadosh portion: it shall be for kol Beit Yisrael.
7 And a portion shall be for the Nasi on the one side and on the other side of the contribution of the kadosh portion and of the possession of the city, before the contribution of the kadosh portion and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be alongside one of the portions, from the west border to the east border.
8 In the land shall be His possession in Yisrael: and My leaders shall no more oppress My people; and the rest of the land they shall give to Beit Yisrael according to their tribes.
9 This says The Master YHUH; Let it suffice you, O leaders of Yisrael: remove violence and plundering and execute mishpat and justice, take away your oppressions from My people, says The Master YHUH.
10 You shall have just balances and a just ephah and a just bath.
11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of a homer and the ephah the tenth part of a homer: the measure of it shall be after the homer.
12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your minah.
13 This is the contribution that you shall offer; one-sixth part of an ephah of a homer of wheat and you shall give one-sixth part of an ephah of a homer of barley:
14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, you shall offer one-tenth part of a bath out of the kor, which is a homer of ten baths; for ten baths are a homer:
15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Yisrael; for a grain offering and for a burnt offering and for shalom offerings, to make reconciliation for them, says The Master YHUH.
16 All the people of the land shall give this contribution for the Nasi in Yisrael.
17 And it shall be the Nasi's part to give burnt offerings and grain offerings and drink offerings, in the moadeem and in the Chodashim and in The Shabbats, in all appointed times of Beit Yisrael: He shall prepare the sin offering and the grain offering and the burnt offering and the shalom offerings, to make reconciliation for Beit Yisrael.
18 This says The Master YHUH; In the first chodesh, in the first yom of the chodesh, you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the Kadosh-Place:
19 And the kohen shall take of the dahm of the sin offering and put it upon the posts of the Bayit and upon the four corners of the edge of the altar and upon the posts of the gate of the inner courtyard.
20 And you shall do the same on the seventh yom of the chodesh for everyone that goes astray and for him that is foolish: so shall you reconcile the Bayit.
21 In the first chodesh, in the fourteenth yom of the chodesh, you shall have the Pesach, a moed of seven yamim; matzah shall be eaten.
22 And upon that yom shall the Nasi prepare for Himself and for all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.
23 And for seven yamim of the moed He shall prepare a burnt offering to YHUH, seven bulls and seven rams without blemish daily for the seven yamim; and a male goat daily for a sin offering.
24 And he shall prepare a grain offering of an ephah for a bull and an ephah for a ram and a hin of oil for an ephah.
25 In the seventh chodesh, on the fifteenth yom of the chodesh, shall He do likewise on the moed for the seven yamim, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering and according to the grain offering and according to the oil.
46 This says The Master YHUH; The gate of the inner courtyard that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working yamim; but on The Shabbat it shall be opened and in the yom of the chodesh it shall be opened.
2 And the Nasi shall enter by the derech of the porch of that gate from the outside and shall stand by the post of the gate and the kohanim shall prepare His burnt offering and His shalom offerings and He shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then He shall go out; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before YHUH in The Shabbats and in the Chodashim.
4 And the burnt offering that the Nasi shall offer to YHUH on The Shabbat yom shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish.
5 And the grain offering shall be an ephah for a ram and the grain offering for the lambs, as he shall be able to give and a hin of oil for an ephah.
6 And in the yom of the chodesh it shall be a young bull without blemish and six lambs and a ram: they shall be without blemish.
7 And he shall prepare a grain offering, an ephah for a bull and an ephah for a ram and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain to and a hin of oil for an ephah.
8 And when the Nasi shall enter, He shall go in by the derech of the porch of that gate and He shall go out by the derech of it.
9 But when the people of the land shall come before YHUH in the solemn moadeem, he that enters in by the derech of the north gate to worship shall go out by the derech of the south gate; and he that enters by the derech of the south gate shall go out by the derech of the north gate: he shall not return by the derech of the gate by which he came in, but shall go out opposite it.
10 And the Nasi in the midst of them, when they go in, He shall go in; and when they go out, He shall go out.
11 And in the moadeem and in the moadeem the grain offering shall be an ephah to a bull and ephah to a ram and to the lambs as he is able to give and a hin of oil for an ephah.
12 Now when the Nasi shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering, or shalom offerings voluntarily to YHUH, one shall then open for Him the gate that looks toward the east and He shall prepare His burnt offering and His shalom offerings, as He did on The Shabbat yom: then He shall go out; and after His going out one shall shut the gate.
13 You shall prepare a burnt offering to YHUH daily of a lamb of the first year without blemish: you shall prepare it every boker.
14 And you shall prepare a grain offering for it every shachrit, one sixth of an ephah and one third part of a hin of oil, to moisten the fine flour; a grain offering continually by a perpetual ordinance to YHUH.
15 In this manner shall they prepare the lamb and the grain offering and the oil, every shachrit for a continual burnt offering.
16 This says The Master YHUH; If the Nasi gives a gift to any of His sons, the inheritance of it shall be His sons; it shall be their possession by inheritance.
17 But if He gives a gift of His inheritance to one of His avadim, then it shall be his until the year of yovel; after it shall it return to the Nasi: but His inheritance shall be His sons for them.
18 Moreover the Nasi shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but He shall give His sons inheritance out of His own possession: that My people be not scattered every man from his possession.
19 After this, He brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the kadosh rooms of the kohanim, which faced north: and, see, there was a place on the two sides westward.
20 Then He said to me, This is the place where the kohanim shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the grain offering; that they bear them not out into the outer courtyard, to set apart the people.
21 Then He brought me out into the outer courtyard and caused me to pass by the four corners of the courtyard; and, see, in every corner of the courtyard there was a courtyard.
22 In the four corners of the courtyard there were courts joined of forty cubits long and thirty wide: these four corners were of one measure.
23 And there was a row of building stones all around them, all around them were four and it was made for boiling places under the rows all around.
24 Then said He to me, These are the places of those that boil, where the avadim of the Bayit shall boil the sacrifices of the people.
47 Afterward He brought me again to the door of the Bayit; and, see, mayim issued out from under the threshold of the Bayit eastward: for the front of the Bayit stood toward the east and the mayim came down from under from the right side of the Bayit, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then He brought me out by the derech of the gate northward and led me about the derech outside to the outer gate by the derech that looks eastward; and, see, there mayim ran on the right side.
3 And when the Man that had the line in His hand went out eastward, He measured a thousand cubits and He brought me through the mayim; the mayim were to the ankles.
4 Again He measured a thousand cubits and brought me through the mayim; the mayim were to the knees. Again He measured a thousand cubits and brought me through; the mayim were to the loins.
5 Afterward He measured a thousand cubits; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the mayim were risen, mayim to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And He said to me, Ben-adam, have you seen this? Then He brought me and caused me to return to the bank of the stream.
7 Now when I had returned, see, at the bank of the stream were very many eytzim, on the one side and on the other.
8 Then He said to me, These mayim flow out toward the east country and go down into the desert and enter the sea: which being made to flow into the sea, the mayim shall be healed.
9 And it shall come to pass, that everything that lives, which moves, wherever the streams shall go, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these mayim shall come there: and they shall be healed; and everything shall live where the stream comes.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-Gedi even to En-Eglaim; there shall be a place to spread out nets; their fish shall be the same kind, as the fish of the Great Sea, also very many.
11 But its swamps and the marshes shall not be healed; they shall be given over to salt.
12 And by the stream upon the banks of it, on this side and on that side, shall grow all eytzim for food, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit of it be consumed: it shall bring out new fruit according to its chodashem because the mayim came out of the Kadosh-Place: and its fruit shall be for food and its leaves for medicine.
13 This says The Master YHUH; This shall be the border, by which you shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Yisrael: Yoseph shall have two portions.
14 And you shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning which I lifted up My hand to give it to your ahvot: and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance.
15 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the Great Sea, the derech of Hethlon, as men go to Tzedad;
16 Hamath, Berothah, Sivrayim, which is between the border of Dameshek and the border of Hamath; Hatzar-Hattichon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-Enan, the border of Dameshek and on the north northward and the border of Hamath. This is the north side.
18 And the east side you shall measure from Hauran and from Dameshek and from Gilad and from the land of Yisrael, by the Yarden, from the border to the eastern side of the sea. And this is the east side.
19 And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the mayim of Merivah in Kadesh, along the river to the Great Sea. And this is the south side southward.
20 The west side also shall be the Great Sea from the border, until opposite the approach to Hamath. This is the west side.
21 So shall you divide this land for yourselves according to the tribes of Yisrael.
22 And it shall come to pass, that you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance for yourselves and to the foreigners that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be to you as one born in the country among the children of Yisrael; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Yisrael.
23 And it shall come to pass, that in whatever tribe that the ger sojourns, there shall you give him his inheritance, says The Master YHUH.
48 Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the derech of Hethlon, as one goes to Hamath, Hazar-Enan, the border of Dameshek northward, to the coast of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan.
2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, a portion for Asher.
3 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even to the west side, a portion for Naphtali.
4 And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, a portion for Menasheh.
5 And by the border of Menasheh, from the east side to the west side, a portion for Efrayim.
6 And by the border of Efrayim, from the east side even to the west side, a portion for Reuven.
7 And by the border of Reuven, from the east side to the west side, a portion for Yahudah.
8 And by the border of Yahudah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the offering which you shall offer of twenty five thousand rods in width and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side to the west side: and the Kadosh-Place shall be in the midst of it.
9 The land contribution that you shall offer to YHUH shall be twenty five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width.
10 And for them, even for the kohanim, shall be this kadosh land contribution; toward the north twenty five thousand cubits in length and toward the west ten thousand cubits in width and toward the east ten thousand cubits in width and toward the south twenty five thousand cubits in length: and the Kadosh-Place of YHUH shall be in the midst of it.
11 It shall be for the kohanim that are kadosh from the sons of Tzadok; who have kept My charge, which did not go astray when the children of Yisrael went astray, as the Lewiym went astray.
12 And this contribution of the land that is offered shall be to them a thing most kadosh by the border of the Lewiym.
13 And opposite the border of the kohanim the Lewiym shall have twenty five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand cubits in width: all the length shall be twenty five thousand cubits and the width ten thousand cubits.
14 And they shall not sell it, neither exchange it, nor transfer the bikkurim of the land: for it is kadosh to YHUH.
15 And the five thousand cubits, that are left in the width opposite the twenty five thousand cubits, shall be for common use of the city, for dwelling and for open land: and the city shall be in the midst of it.
16 And these shall be the measures of it; the north side four thousand five hundred cubits and the south side four thousand five hundred cubits and on the east side four thousand five hundred cubits and the west side four thousand five hundred cubits.
17 And the open spaces of the city shall be toward the north two hundred fifty cubits and toward the south two hundred fifty cubits and toward the east two hundred fifty cubits and toward the west two hundred fifty cubits.
18 And the rest of the length opposite the contribution of the kadosh portion shall be ten thousand cubits eastward and ten thousand cubits westward: and it shall be opposite the contribution of the kadosh portion; and the increase of it shall be for food to them that serve the city.
19 And they that work the city shall serve it out of all the tribes of Yisrael.
20 All the land contribution shall be twenty five thousand cubits by twenty five thousand cubits: you shall offer the kadosh land contribution foursquare, with the possession of the city.
21 And the remnant shall be for the Nasi, on one side and on the other side of the kadosh land contribution and of the possession of the city, over against the twenty five thousand cubits of the contribution toward the east border and westward over against the twenty five thousand cubits toward the west border, opposite the portions for the Nasi: and it shall be the kadosh land contribution; and the Kadosh-Place of the Bayit shall be in the midst of it.
22 Moreover from the possession of the Lewiym and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the Nasi’s; between the border of Yahudah and the border of Benyamin, it shall be for the Nasi.
23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side to the west side, Benyamin shall have a portion.
24 And by the border of Benyamin, from the east side to the west side, Shimon shall have a portion.
25 And by the border of Shimon, from the east side to the west side, Yissachar has a portion.
26 And by the border of Yissachar, from the east side to the west side, Zevulon has a portion.
27 And by the border of Zevulon, from the east side to the west side, Gad has a portion.
28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar to the mayim of Merivah in Kadesh and to the river toward the Great Sea.
29 This is the land, which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Yisrael for inheritance and these are their portions, says The Master YHUH.
30 And these are the exits of the city on the north side, four thousand five hundred cubits.
31 And the gates of the city shall be called after the names of the tribes of Yisrael: three gates northward; one gate of Reuven, one gate of Yahudah, one gate of Lewi.
32 And at the east side four thousand five hundred cubits: and three gates; and one gate of Yoseph, one gate of Benyamin, one gate of Dan.
33 And at the south side four thousand five hundred cubits: and three gates; one gate of Shimon, one gate of Yissachar, one gate of Zevulon.
34 At the west side four thousand five hundred cubits, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
35 It was all around eighteen thousand cubits: and the name of the city from that yom forward even le-olam-va-ed shall be, YHUH -Shamma; YHUH-Is-There. X
1:1 Called the “illegal chapter” by the traditional Jewish rabbis, since it so vividly speaks of The Messiah as YAH. Many rabbis teach that those who study this chapter risk insanity. Maaseh Mirkavah is the official name of this chapter.
1:26 YAH emanating as The Son of Man, The Messiah.
1:26 The pre-existing Son of YAH , who was one with The Father. All chariot rides lead to the driver, The Messiah, fueled by the Set-Apart Spirit.
1:27 What Messiah looks like in an esteemed eternal state. No man has, or can see The Father. So it is most clear that even in this chariot ride, Ezekiel sees a sephira/manifestation of YAH , the Man Messiah.
1:28 Hebrews 1:3.
1:28 Ezekiel worships a Man on a throne in heaven, or the express image of YAH , The Son of YAH , which is why this chapter had been declared illegal for Jews according to the traditional rabbis.
2:3 All 12 tribes.
3:1 All 12 tribes.
3:7 All 12 tribes.
3:24 Many Yisraelites had the Spirit before Acts chapter 2.
4:5 Efrayim’s punishment was for 2,730 years, or 390 years times the multiple of 7 in Leviticus 26:27-28, or from 734 BCE until 1996 CE.
4:6 390 days + 40 days is 430 years, from 596 BCE to 166 BCE and the removal of the punishment around the time of the victory of the Maccabees.
4:6 Based on both punishments being fully lifted by 1996 CE, we have seen a massive acceleration of Efraimites rediscovering their ten-tribe heritage and Jews returning to YAH through Messiah.
4:9 Symbolic of Efrayim’s food of affliction, eaten by Ezekiel, to identify with both houses.
4:13 Both houses were driven among and became nations, or were influenced strongly by nations. Efrayim was never driven into Judah, as some falsely teach.
5:4 Both houses.
5:7 Because of the promise of physical multiplicity.
5:10 Both houses fully exiled.
6:8 Israel has filled all the nations.
6:11 All Israel.
7:12 Of Judah’s full capture.
8:16 The 24 orders of the kohanim, plus the High Priest.
8:16 Sun-day worship is sinful and YAH sees it just that way.
9:2 The manifestations of YAH according to the Aramaic Peshitta.
9:3 Probably Messiah.
9:9 Two-house reference.
9:11 The Son always obeys The Father who always sends Him.
10:1 Messiah’s throne.
10:9 Another mirkavah/chariot in the Spirit.
11:1 See footnote on Ezekiel 8:16.
11:14 The Word of YAH is always Messiah as seen in John 1:1 and elsewhere. The Word, Messiah, gave the entire First Covenant to the prophets.
11:16 YAH will provide a little protection to assure their survival as His people while in exile.
11:17 Promise of restoration.
11:18 In the restoration and regathering of both houses of Israel.
11:19 Reunite us as one.
11:19 By the new birth, or circumcision of the heart.
11:20 A reversal of the “Lo-Ami” curse of Hosea chapter 1.
11:23 Mt. of Olives, the place where the divine presence always goes, to the east, whenever YAH removes it from the west.
12:2 Both houses.
12:10 A reference to some crossover of the ten tribes into Judah. Not a proof text that all the northern kingdom had returned. The term “that are among them” is a qualifier, not a statement of totality. For not all of Israel’s northern kingdom were indeed “among them.”
12:15 Even Jewish-Israel is among all nations. How much more Efrayim, greater in number and in exile for a longer period of time.
12:24 Both houses.
13:3 Like the deniers of Messiah, who attempt to reunite the two houses in their own strength.
13:16 As it was then, there are many today, many who think they can bring two house unity in Israel without Messiah as King over both houses. They are deceived and are whitewashed walls about to be exposed.
14:16 YAH has no grandchildren.
16:3 A reminder to all who boast in being Jewish, as their sole means of attaining YAH’s favor.
16:7 As promised through physical multiplicity.
16:8 Israel became His collective bride.
16:51 A warning not to run to Judah, or Judaism for righteousness, but to Messiah alone.
16:52 Efrayim and Sodom.
16:53 Both houses will return together. Unredeemed Judah in the land today is not the Jewish redeemed remnant. That remnant is still mostly in the exile and will return when Efrayim returns, not when the orthodox Jews of modern-day Jerusalem “allow it.”
16:55 A simultaneous return. This is clear.
16:60 The Renewed Covenant through Messiah.
16:61The two houses will be reached by YAH’s efforts and His brit, not the other way around.
17:3 Cedars of Lebanon, or Jerusalem’s Temple.
17:4 Nebuchadnezzar is the great eagle.
17:4 City of merchants is Babylon.
17:10The east wind of mishpat from Babylon will destroy the vine of Israel.
17:15 Zedekiah’s rebellion against Nebuchadnezzar for which he was blinded.
17:18 Zedekiah broke the oath with Nebuchadnezzar.
17:19 Zedekiah also broke YAH’s brit.
17:22 Mt. Zion.
17:22 Zerubbabel in a historic application and Messiah in an end time application.
17:23 Matthew 13.
17:24 Remnant Judah.
17:24 Large segments of both houses.
18:4 This speaks of spiritual death in the Lake of Fire, since all humanity dies physically both sinner and saint. The spirit of the lost does not live forever in hell, but is burned and dies.
18:24 Messiah taught us from this Ezekiel chapter in Matthew 24:13, when He reminded us that it is not how you start to walk with YAH in your Yisraelite return, but rather will you be walking with Him, His way, at the end of your race, the end of your earthly sojourn.
18:25 Certainly we need His ways in order to treat both houses equally.
18:31 The calling for the new birth and renewal of Israel.
19:6 King Jehoiakim.
19:9 Zedekiah blinded and taken captive to Babylon.
19:13 Exile of both houses.
20:11 We are not called to study Hebrew roots as some wrongly teach, but we are to live in them as a lifestyle.
20:13 All 12 tribes.
20:25 Degradation into things such as Easter, Christmas and Lent and false Shabbats, based on the modern week, as opposed to the Torah week.
20:34 The promise of restoration.
20:35 YAH pleads His offer of imparted righteousness to Israel while they still are in the nations, before their return to the land.
20:37 Scattered Israel enters the eternal Renewed Covenant in the exile, as we pass under the rod of correction.
20:38 Not all will be brought back. Only those who are chosen. None of the elect will be left behind in the nations.
20:39 Those who name the Name of YAH must remove themselves from all ties to paganism.
21:4 Both houses.
21:10 YAH’s son is Israel as well.
21:26 A pattern set to emerge on Judah’s throne.
21:27 The crown of Judah would go from Jehoiachin to Zedekiah and then to Gedalyahu the caretaker governor. The crown would remain vacant and “be no more” until the first coming of Messiah, or the one to whom it really belongs. This has nothing to do with British Israelite fantasy involving Scotland, Ireland and England.
21:30 The Ammonites taunted the Jews when Nebuchadnezzar decided to invade Jerusalem rather than their land. YAH assures them that their turn will come in their own land by the same sword.
22:2 Those given a prophetic anointing by YAH can judge by The Word and the Spirit.
22:7 Sadly this has not changed.
22:15 That’s where you’ll find Efrayim. “Among the nations.”
22:30 No human mediator did qualify. It was also extremely early to send the true Mediator, The Messiah, as per First Timothy 2:5.
23:2 The two sisters are the two houses. The one mother is Jerusalem, the capital of a united monarchy before the division of the kingdom. This chapter is compared to Second John, which is a complimentary book to this entire chapter.
23:7 Efrayim never cared what kind of paganism it was, as long as it was some form of it.
23:9 721 BCE.
23:11 Judah was worse than Efrayim. Thus why would an Efraimite run to unbelieving Judah for Torah, or any other instruction? Instead, that task has been assigned to the remnant of believing Judah.
23:14 Babylonian idolatry.
23:16 Judah sought idolatrous lovers from both Assyria and Babylon.
23:19 Both sisters added yet more lovers.
23:22 Against Jerusalem.
23:25 YAH is the zealous husband over Israel.
23:30 YAH allowed both houses to literally become one with the heathens that they lusted for.
23:31 Judah will inherit the same cup of mishpat and exile as Efrayim.
24:16 Jerusalem and the loss of his own wife.
24:17 Yisraelite men wear head coverings.
24:23 A clear reference that all Yisraelites, not just kohanim, wore head coverings.
25:3 YAH alone is allowed to discipline Israel. If man attempts to harm either house they will be destroyed.
25:7 Today as promised, the Ammonites are extinct as a distinct nation.
26: 20 Possible location of the Lake of Fire.
26:20 The Renewed Jerusalem.
27:12 Spain. Europe.
27:13 Japan. Greece?
27:13 Parts of modern Russia?
27:19 Tribe of Dan and modern Japan?
27:26 Wind of mishpat.
27:36 The Phoenician city-states are gone from the earth as promised.
28:10 This is a clear hint, or remez indicating that as a result of colonization by Solomon, Tyre was considered a Yisraelite colony and as Yisraelites, they would be judged at the hands of nations.
28:13 s.a.tan, the real spirit behind Tyre’s king and greed.
28:13 In the pashat/literal this is a continuation of the prophecy of mishpat against Tyre. But suddenly in verse 13 the text shifts to the Garden of Eden and becomes a revelation (or a sod/mystery) about the true motivating spirit behind the greed of Tyre. It is none other than s.a.tan. Scripture often speaks in the literal, with a sudden shift to a yet deeper level of Hebraic understanding.
28:14 s.a.tan as the anointed one of heaven, covering the other messengers with YAH’s radiated tifereth, even as the true Messiah did and still does.
28:14 In heaven, in eternity past.
28:14 Other heavenly beings.
28:15 Until s.a.tan rebelled.
28:16 Out of the heavens and from planets like Rahab and Mars, where s.a.tan also brought destruction.
28:16 He was the reflection of YAH to other angels and covered them with light. He was their head covering. The stones of fire refer to other planets where YAH gave Him authority prior to his rebellion.
28:18 Lake of Fire for s.a.tan.
28:18 YAH’s people will see s.a.tan’s destruction after the millennium.
28:19 Revelation 20:10.
28:25 Both houses.
29:12 YAH always uses exiles, to humble the proud and lofty nations.
29:15 Egypt never regained world dominance again.
29:16 All 12 tribes.
29:18 For YAH’s will to be done.
29:21 Around the time Egypt is captured, Israel will hear the voice of deliverance.
30:3 The end-times, or last seven years of this age, also known as the 70th week of Israel.
30:3 In the literal, or pashat it spoke of a historical mishpat by YAH upon the nations using Babylon as a tool of correction upon those who abused either house of Israel. In an end-time, or eschatological setting, it speaks of Israel’s re-gathering, during the 70th week of Israel.
31:4 In prophetic language, YAH often speaks of a nation as an individual, based on the father of that nation. Even though here He is talking to the Assyrians, He addresses them, as He would be speaking directly to Ashshur the father of the nation (Genesis 10:11). YAH also does the same with Israel, often addressing the patriarch Jacob, when He is actually addressing the entire nation.
31:14 It seems that the Lake of Fire is somewhere deep in the pit of the earth.
33:4 Watchmen of two-house restoration are expected to do their job.
33:6 As can be seen the term “taken away” in both covenants is not a good thing, or an escape, but a removal for mishpat.
33:6 Both are guilty.
33:7 All 12 tribes.
33:32 The ongoing plague of both houses.
34:2 Our national disaster was and is still caused by the shepherds who are afraid of truth and of proclaiming truth, or who teach Israel how to return under man's approval rather, than YAH’s. A shepherd is to be financially provided for in all areas, to enable him to minister. But he is not to be in the ministry with solely a profit motive.
34:3 Israel’s shepherds must be able to teach Torah and Messiah from both covenants.
34:4 By exile. A true shepherd of Israel will be actively seeking all the lost and wandering sheep from both houses of Israel.
34:6 Which is one of many reasons why both houses were exiled. There were very few shepherds after YAH’s own heart.
34:8 Too busy building their own perversion of the kingdom, such as the separate entity gentile church, or Judaism without Messiah, or the one-house heresy that refuses to search for the ten tribes in the exile.
34:10 As demonstrated historically, YAH will remove all those who refuse to seek out His plan for His lost and wandering sheep within both exiled houses, both in the spirit and in the physical.
34:11 “Search and seek” is why Messiah came in direct fulfillment of this prophesy. He affirms such in John 10:16-17. He came to seek, find, regather and restore both houses of Israel.
34:12 This is a prophecy of the absolute necessity of the incarnation when YAH /Messiah would have to become as His sheep and dwell on the earth among His sheep, in order to draw, find and recover them.
34:12 Personal salvation is part of the deliverance from exile.
34:1 2 Every nation.
34:12 A reference to the Great Tribulation that YAH will use to regather His people home to the land of Israel.
34:13 The gathering is not "a rapture" but a return, as seen in Mathew 24.
34:13 All Israel will be regathered.
34:14 The mountains refer to all the land, including the mountains of Efrayim.
34:15 Because He alone is the Good Shepherd and He alone knows where to find His sheep.
34:16 Quoted by Messiah in Luke 19:10. He did not come to build a “gentile church,” but to find the lost sheep of Israel who had become nations and return them to the fold.
34:16 In the process of reuniting the two houses and feeding the starving sheep, He will feed the false shepherds with mishpat.
34:17 Messiah is coming to judge and settle all differences between the sheep of Judah and the sheep of Efrayim, as well as between the sheep and goats as spoken of in Matthew 25.
34:18 Even the true remnant of Israel is constantly seduced by various deviant religions and false names for YAH , taught by the shepherds who are responsible for their destruction in the first place.
34:19 Leftover rot, with such teachings as “saved nations” and “Messianic nations.”
34:21 Weak ones have been re-scattered, as believing leaders sent Efraimites back into confusion by withholding Yisraelite recognition. Rather than gather the lost sheep, these shepherds continue to gore the sheep. Until they are healed and nurtured and taught their identity as Israel in Messiah, they are considered diseased. Messiah came to put an end to that.
34:22He is compelled by love to bring unity and restoration by His mission to earth, since no others are able and willing, nor do they know where to look for the so called “lost tribes.”
34:23 Over both folds of the sheep.
34:23 His Torah.
34:23 The greater, or the “eschatological Dawid” always refers to Messiah and not a resurrected literal Dawid as Messiah. Dawid will of course rise also to reign under Messiah, but not in place of Messiah.
34:23 One Shepherd over all 12 tribes.
34:24 The true solution to the exile.
34:25 The Shepherd YAH coming to earth to seek His own sheep will make the renewed and everlasting brit with all Israel, to place all under the authority of the greater, or end-time Dawid.
34:25 All gentile domination will cease.
34:26 Jerusalem and its environment will be a blessing, not a place of gentile domination.
34:26 The latter, or kingdom rain.
34:27 The olive and fig tree will fully blossom again as all Israel dwells in safety.
34:27 Foreign domination.
34:29 The exile and foreign domination will be over in the coming kingdom on earth.
34:30 All 12 tribes.
34:31 The term “men” as connected to the men of YAH’s pasture, always refers to Israel, as seen often in both covenants. This term also often comes into play in the Renewed Covenant, in a sod, or mystery level of teaching hidden things.
35:5 Great Tribulation and other end-time battles, as they had done throughout history.
35:5 At the time of their redemption.
35:6 When the Day of YAH fully comes, Edom will be removed completely from the land of Israel, by a bloodletting from YAH and receive impending mishpat, for their perpetual hatred of Israel over the birthright sold by Esau.
35:10 Judah and Efrayim.
35:10 Jerusalem and Samaria.
35:10 Note that 150 years after Efrayim’s exile into the nations YAH still refers to Israel as two nations that never reunited, even at the time of the return from Babylon.
35:13YAH will answer all of Edom’s talk of owning the land and their boast that Allah is the true mighty one, by removing them from the land of Israel and from Mt. Seir their original homeland.
35:14 During the age to come, or Messianic millennial kingdom.
35:15 Both houses.
36:8 Netsarim, or branches. Early Torah-keepers who followed Messiah were known as His Netsarim, or branches. They are the ones returning from the nations and bringing fruit to and amongst Israel for YAH.
36:8 Fruit of the Spirit.
36:10 All Israel will once again multiply on the land.
36:15 All pagan influences and customs will be removed at the end of the exile.
36:15 Judah and Efrayim.
36:20 Exile is a defilement of the true Name. This verse is quoted in Romans 2:24, further validating the Yisraelite makeup of the congregation at Rome.
36:21 YAH is zealous over his true Name and will guard it.
36:22 YAH will end the exile of both houses by sending Messiah, so that his Name YAH is no longer hidden and abused among the nations.
36:23 When Israel knows and uses the true Name, along with full obedience to His Torah.
36:24 All 12 tribes are in all countries, not just Anglo-Saxon ones as some falsely teach.
36:25 Renewed Covenant water baptism.
36:25 YAH gives Israel the unmerited favor of the new birth at the end of the exile, at the dawn of the Messianic Age.
36:26 Circumcised, or born-again in heart.
36:26 The Set-Apart Spirit.
36:26 YAH will renew His brit with Israel.
36:27 Renewed Covenant Israel will both guard and do His Torah through the enabling of the indwelling Spirit after the new birth.
36:28 Reversal of the Hosea 1, Lo-Ami curse.
36:29 Saved from the mishpat of breaking His Torah.
36:29 No more famine of food, or His Word.
36:31 At the end of the exile.
36:36 Islamic end time nations.
37:2 A fullness from all the nations.
37:5 The bones of all Israel will be revived to live again.
37:6 The nation will be fully revived and restored.
37:7 “Bone to bone” is a two-house reference.
37:9 Spiritually and physically.
37:9 The breath of life returns to Israel from the same four corners to which they went, as it finds them there.
37:10 Israel revived and fully restored.
37:11 All 12 tribes.
37:12 The end of the exile and our return to the land of Israel. This speaks of three resurrections: physical, spiritual and national.
37:15 Messiah returns a second time to bring to pass the two-stick restoration of Israel.
37:16 Both pieces of wood, or both houses, have friends who have joined them, but may not be biological Yisraelites. But in the restoration and regathering of both houses, they are included because The Father considers them Israel.
37:17 Both houses are destined to become one olive tree in the hands of the end-time Son of Man, Messiah our King.
37:18 Most who ask about, or express an interest in the two sticks, are Yisraelites, or else they would be like most who read these verses and do not stop to ask and meditate upon them.
37:18 This question still needs to be asked and the answer sought for. Most believers have no clue as to what the two wooden sticks represent, or of their significance in their own personal lives. The two sticks of the two-house reunion still raise many questions.
37:19 Because Efrayim received the birthright of Joseph after Jacob bypassed Manasseh and because Efrayim became by far the largest and most predominant tribe of the north. Also because their first king Jeroboam was an Efraimite.
37:19 The other 9 tribes.
37:19 The wonderful and earth-changing final event of this age. The House of Israel/Efrayim being rejoined to the House of Judah, after 2,900 years of division, strife and civil war.
37:19 The two houses can come together only in Messiah’s hand. Any attempts to seek church, or Jewish leaders in summits of the flesh are ordained to result in failure. He and He alone can find us, revive us and rejoin us – bone-to-bone and stick-to-stick.
37:20 Meaning “in your hand continually,” implying that the two-house message is not a side issue, but is one that true prophets must continually present before the eyes of all Yisraelites, lest we forget the true meaning of “Yout kingdom come” and our “King is coming”.
37:21 That’s where the ten tribes are. They are not in Jewish-Israel, nor modern Jewry, other than by a small crossover representation. The “fullness of the nations” are just where YAH said they’d be, in and among the nations, filling the gentile nations, often camouflaged as nations.
37:21 All sides and lands.
37:22 Not man, or man’s planning, or man’s chochmah, or man’s aliyah/immigration, or man’s laws of immigration.
37:22 Future tense. An unfulfilled prophecy.
37:22 All Israel’s territory shall be returned, including the Palestinian and Jordanian occupied West Bank and all the mountains of Efrayim.
37:22 Messiah ‑ YAH’s Son.
37:22 Judah by and large sadly continues to reject Israel’s one and only chosen King for both nations of Israel. The very fact that Jewish-Israel does not claim the same King as Efrayim-Israel, is further solid evidence that the two houses have never been fully reunited as some false teachings continue to foolishly claim. We have not missed the reunion, as it remains a future end-time event.
37:22 When and only when the King comes.
37:23 Clearly both houses remain defiled, both houses have sinned and both houses have not been cleansed. The reunion could not have been a past event for had it been so, then no sin, disgusting practice, nor idolatry would now be found in either house.
37:23 Both houses have not entered the final cleansing, so this remains a future prophecy.
37:24 The restoration must have one King and Messiah. It cannot be done apart from and without the arrival of, the King Messiah, as some have so foolishly tried to do. Some have mapped out plans, to make the two houses one, with just The Father and Torah. But Scripture here indicates that the unifying supernatural power will be found in a King like Dawid, also called Dawid, who is to reappear in the end times. He and He alone will make both flocks fully obedient and subjected, as outlined in John 10:16-17.
37:24 The true Messiah will cause a renewed desire to perform Torah in both houses.
37:25 When the kingdom is fully restored, all Israel that is redeemed and Torah-compliant will return physically to the land given to Jacob, which includes Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran, along with other parts of the Middle East as well. Then the Greater Dawid will usher in the greater Israel.
37:25 Only The Messiah lives forever and as such the two-house reunion can take place only through Him and not The Father alone, or man’s plans alone.
37:26 Messiah will bring peace between YAH and the men of His flock, as well as between the two sheepfolds i.e., between the two houses. He has come to remove the long held enmity between Judah and Efrayim.
37:26 The Renewed Covenant with Israel is eternal in the sense that it will never be changed and is unconditional. As outlined in Hebrews 8 and Jeremiah 31:31, it was cut with both houses of Israel, not with true nations, who can join in the brit, as long as Messiah is their Messiah and they follow His ways of Torah.
37:26 In the land of Israel.
37:26 According to the brit promise of physical multiplicity.
37:26 In the pashat/literal this speaks of the rebuilding of the millennial Temple. In the remez/hint, it is Messiah Himself as YAH’s Tabernacle living among us.
37:27 Another reference to the reversal of the curse of Lo-Ami, in Hosea chapter one.
37:28 Another dual application. In the pashat/literal this speaks of the rebuilding of the millennial Temple. In the remez/hint, it is Messiah Himself as YAH’s Tabernacle living among us.
38:2This understanding of the battle of Gog and Magog is covered in depth.
38:2 An area due north of Israel. Many claim this is Russia and all the Moslem states of the former Soviet Union.
38:2 After the kingdom has been fully restored and the millennium is over, s.a.tan leads one final global revolt against the reunited and restored throne of Dawid. We see this as a post-millennial event, as outlined chronologically in both Ezekiel chapters 37-39 and Revelation 20:8-9. There, as in these verses, YAH destroys them on the mountains of Israel, after they have surrounded Jerusalem and the city of the set apart ones.
38:4 YAH brings them in according to His plan, against their own reluctance.
38:6 Modern Turkey and surrounding northern Moslem nations.
38:6 An all-out assault.
38:8 End of the age to come.
38:11 As will be the case only during the millennium, not before, when the land is on high alert and all of the exiles are not home.
38:13 A coalition led by the USA, Spain and some others?
38:14 Millennial reign.
38:16 After the age to come.
38:16 Islamic end-time nations.
38:20 As stated in the Scroll of Revelation, YAH’s response by supernatural power will be swift and immediate.
38:22 A sudden destruction.
39:1 Aramaic Peshitta replaces Gog with China, making this a confederacy of Moslems, Russia and China.
39:1 Gog could be the leader known as anti messiah, since he is not thrown into the Lake of Fire until after the millennium and the Gog-Magog war/rebellion.
39:6 Mongolia in Aramaic Peshitta.
39:6 Japan according to Peshitta.
39:7 The ultimate purpose of the battle of Gog and Magog is to preserve Israel in kingdom tifereth, reestablish YAH’s true Name among his people Israel and introduce it to the nations, to some even for the very first time.
39:8 The start of the 8th day, or eternity when all things become new, or are considered fully renewed.
39:9 Could be a remez/hint and not seven literal years.
39:11 Valley of Gog’s annihilation.
39:12 Another use of the number seven, which may be a gematria, or a numerical hint of “full death,” as opposed to seven literal chodashem.
39:22 All 12 tribes.
39:25 All 12 tribes.
39:28 By definition, based on the full revelation of Scripture, "none of them” would mean none who are part of the elect remnant, since we know that many who hate YAH and/or His Son, will not be returning spiritually, or physically.
39:29 All 12 tribes.
40:4 A glimpse into the future of the New Jerusalem.
40:39 For both houses in the millennium.
40:40 For both now restored houses.
43:3 Meaning Messiah continues to appear to Ezekiel, in much the same manner as He had earlier.
43:7 During the age to come.
43:10 All 12 tribes.
44:2 Past tense prior to it actually being shut. A good example of the “prophetic perfect.”
44:2 This was fulfilled when Messiah entered the Eastern Gate as recorded in the Good News. Today the gate remains shut, in fulfillment of this prophecy. The Moslems think they have successfully stopped the coming of the “Jewish” Messiah,” by cementing the gate in the middle ages and putting graves in front of the Eastern Gate, since no Torah keeping Jew – not to mention a priest ‑ would step on graves. In fact, they were merely being used to fulfill this prophecy, proving that The Messiah had actually already come.
44:3 Ha Sar-The Prince ‑ The Messiah. Only He can walk through walls to get into that gate to perform millennial Temple duties.
44:3 That happened at His first advent and will happen again during millennial Temple services.
44:7 The binding act of circumcision is eternal, as seen here in the age to come. If it will be a requirement to worship YAH in His reign on earth, why would anyone claim that it has been abolished, even if for only a short time?
44:9 Clearly all the redeemed in the millennium are Yisraelites because YAH states that no nations, or strangers will be worshipping Him.
44:9 True Yisraelite worshippers must have both circumcisions. Let no man fool you into losing your crown.
44:14 Because the splendor of the millennial Temple and millennial people will require greater set apartness, He will raise up others to minister in place of the rejected, who will be somehow relegated to hard labor in the service.
44:15 The sons of Tzadok are lifted, as the other sons of Lewi are demoted.
44:22 Must be equally yoked. For instance, a Shabbat-keeper should never marry a Sunday-keeper.
44:22 Because she knows the pressures and the trials of the ministry and can be helpful to a priest seeking a wife.
44:23 If you love Messiah and are willing to learn that, you will surely walk as Israel.
45:1 In the kingdom.
45:6 All 12 tribes.
45:17 In the age to come Messiah Himself will lead the sons of Tzadok and the sons of Israel in worshipping His Father. If we are Israel, we ought to do the same even now.
45:17 Note also how all the feasts of YAH are eternal and have never been set aside.
45:22 Messiah walks the Torah walk and proves He is the real Messiah.
46:1 It will be open to remind Israel of just how set apart are Shabbat and New Months.
46:2 In the sacrifices of the age to come, Messiah will teach all Israel that all worship must be directed to Father YAH. We will watch Him in action. He will work hand-in-glove with the sons of Tzadok.
46:9 Symbolic of moving forward and never backward in our walk with YAH.
46:10 Following Messiah as our older brother on a daily basis.
46:16 Sons of Israel.
46:18 Because He rules and reigns in right-ruling. This is a prophecy stating that He will not abuse the people, unlike both houses in the days of their abusive kings.
47:8 Probably the Dead Sea.
47:9 An idiom meaning Yisraelites as seen elsewhere. YAH will heal them through the healing waters of the age to come.
47:12 Eternity described, as seen vividly in Revelation 22:1-3. The two banks represent two houses, both receiving life, food and healing in an eternity with YAH.
47:22 All tribes must be open to all who wish to live with them.
47:22 This will occur in the millennium.
47:23 When all tribes are revealed more clearly in the kingdom, strangers can choose. But right now, we can only choose Messiah to get in, since we do not always know tribal affiliation.
48:22 Even Messiah has an initial land inheritance in Israel. Yet according to First Corinthians, He will turn over all things in the kingdom to The Father so that at the end of the age, He has no land inheritance, for He is YAH in the flesh and does not need land.
48:29 Note that believers in the age to come will divide the land and choose a tribe after their return. Many Ephraimites will be choosing a tribe, if one has not been revealed to them by the Set-Apart Spirit.
48:30 In order to affirm the entrances recorded in the Scroll of Revelation, Ezekiel speaks of the same 12 gates as 12 exits, giving a second witness to the 12 gates named after the 12 tribes of Israel.
48:31 No gate for Christians, or nations, meaning all believers must be part of the Commonwealth of Israel to enter the New Jerusalem.
48:31 In a very interesting switch, the tribes have gates named in a different direction than the original order of camping around the wilderness Tabernacle as found in Numbers. This is all part of YAH keeping His Word to make all things new, including tribal positioning in the age to come.
48:32 Represents Efrayim and Manasseh.
48:35 When YAH is in our midst in that day, correct tribal positioning and human desire will no longer matter.