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Ezekiel 11

 

 

Introduction
1The presumption of the princes.
4Their sin and judgment.
13Ezekiel complaining, God shews him his purpose in saving a remnant;
21and punishing the wicked.
22The glory of God leaves the city.
24Ezekiel is returned to the captivity.

Verse 1
Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD'S house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
the spirit
24; 3:12,14; 8:3; 37:1; 40:1,2; 41:1; 1 Kings 18:12; 2 Kings 2:16; Acts 8:39; 2 Corinthians 12:1-4; Revelation 1:10
the east
10:19; 43:4
behold
8:16
Jaazaniah
2 Kings 25:23
Pelatiah
13; 22:27; Isaiah 1:10,23; Hosea 5:10

Verse 2
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
Esther 8:3; Psalms 2:1,2; 36:4; 52:2; Isaiah 30:1; 59:4; Jeremiah 5:5; 18:18; Micah 2:1,2

Verse 3
Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.
It is not, etc
or, It is not for us to build houses near.
7:7; 12:22,27; Isaiah 5:19; Jeremiah 1:11,12; Amos 6:5; 2 Peter 3:4
this city
7-11; 24:3-14; Jeremiah 1:13

Verse 4
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.
3:2-15,17-21; 20:46,47; 21:2; 25:2; Isaiah 58:1; Hosea 6:5; 8:1

Verse 5
And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
the Spirit
2:2; 3:24,27; 8:1; Numbers 11:25,26; 1 Samuel 10:6,10; Acts 10:44; 11:15
Speak
2:4,5,7; 3:11; Isaiah 58:1
Thus have
28:2; 29:3; 38:11; Psalms 50:21; Isaiah 28:15; Malachi 3:13,14; Mark 3:22-30; James 3:6
for
38:10; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 7:9; 139:2,3; Jeremiah 16:17; 17:10; Mark 2:8; John 2:24; John 2:25; 21:17; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23

Verse 6
Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain.
7:23; 9:9; 22:2-6,9,12,27; 24:6-9; 2 Kings 21:16; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 2:30,34; Jeremiah 7:6,9; Lamentations 4:13; Hosea 4:2,3; Micah 3:2,3,10; 7:2; Zephaniah 3:3; Matthew 23:35

Verse 7
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.
Your
24:3-13; Micah 3:2,3
but
3:9-11; 2 Kings 25:18-22; Jeremiah 52:24-27

Verse 8
Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
Job 3:25; 20:24; Proverbs 10:24; Isaiah 24:17,18; 30:16,17; 66:4; Jeremiah 38:19-23; 42:14-16; 44:12,13; Amos 9:1-4; John 11:48; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16

Verse 9
And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
and deliver
21:31; Deuteronomy 28:36,49,50; 2 Kings 24:4; Nehemiah 9:36,37; Psalms 106:41; Jeremiah 5:15-17; 39:6
and will
5:8,10,15; 16:38,41; 30:19; Psalms 106:30; Ecclesiastes 8:11; John 5:27; Romans 13:4; Jude 1:15

Verse 10
Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
fall
2 Kings 25:19-21; Jeremiah 39:6; 52:9,10,24-27
in
Numbers 34:8,9; Joshua 13:5; 1 Kings 8:65; 2 Kings 14:25
and ye
6:7; 13:9,14,21,23; Psalms 9:16; Jeremiah 9:24

Verse 11
This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:
3,7-10

Verse 12
And ye shall know that I am the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.
for we have not walked
or, which have not walked.
21; 20:16,21,24; Leviticus 26:40; 1 Kings 11:33; 2 Kings 21:22; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:34; Psalms 78:10; Jeremiah 6:16; Daniel 9:10
but
8:10,14,16; 16:44-47; Leviticus 18:3,24-28; Deuteronomy 12:30,31; 2 Kings 16:3,10,11; 2 Kings 17:11-23; 18:12; 21:2; 2 Chronicles 13:9; 28:3; 33:2-9; 36:14; Psalms 106:35-39; Jeremiah 10:2

Verse 13
And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
And it
Whilst the prophet, in vision, was delivering this message to the princes, Pelatiah suddenly died; and it is highly probable the he was actually struck dead at this very time, in so remarkable a manner as to render the vision much noticed. The prophet, alarmed and distressed for the welfare of his people, anxiously enquired whether the Lord meant to destroy the remnant of Israel.
when
1; 37:7; Numbers 14:35-37; Deuteronomy 7:4; 1 Kings 13:4; Proverbs 6:15; Jeremiah 28:15-17; Hosea 6:5; Acts 5:5,10; 13:11
Then
Deuteronomy 9:18,19; Joshua 7:6-9; 1 Chronicles 21:16,17; Psalms 106:23; 119:120
Ah
9:8; Amos 7:2,5

Verse 15
Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
thy brethren
Jeremiah 24:1-5
Get
Isaiah 65:5; 66:5; John 16:2
unto
33:24

Verse 16
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
Thus saith
Leviticus 26:44; Deuteronomy 30:3,4; 2 Kings 24:12-16; Psalms 44:11; Jeremiah 24:5,6; 30:11; Jeremiah 31:10
as a
Psalms 31:20; 90:1; 91:1,9-16; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 4:5; 8:14; Jeremiah 26:7,11; Jeremiah 42:11

Verse 17
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
28:25; 34:13; 36:24; 37:21-28; 39:27-29; Isaiah 11:11-16; Jeremiah 3:12,18; Jeremiah 24:5; 30:10,11,18; 31:8-10; 32:37-41; Hosea 1:10,11; Amos 9:14,15

Verse 18
And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
21; 5:11; 7:20; 37:23; 42:7,8; Isaiah 1:25-27; 30:22; Jeremiah 16:18; Hosea 14:8; Micah 5:10-14; Colossians 3:5-8; Titus 2:12

Verse 19
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
I will give
36:26,27; Deuteronomy 30:6; 2 Chronicles 30:12; Jeremiah 24:7; 32:39,40; Zephaniah 3:9; John 17:21-23; Acts 4:32; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:3-6; Philippians 2:1-5
I will put
18:31; 2 Kings 22:19; Psalms 51:10; Jeremiah 31:33; Luke 11:13; John 14:26; Romans 11:2; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 4:23
I will take
36:26,27; Isaiah 48:4; Zechariah 7:12; Romans 2:4,5

Verse 20
That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
they may
12; Psalms 105:45; 119:4,5,32; Luke 1:6,74,75; Romans 16:26; 1 Corinthians 11:2; Titus 2:11,12
and they
14:11; 36:28; 37:27; Jeremiah 11:4; 24:7; 30:22; 31:33; 32:38; Hosea 2:23; Zechariah 13:9; Hebrews 8:10; 11:16

Verse 21
But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.
whose
Ecclesiastes 11:9; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Hebrews 3:12,13; 10:38; James 1:14,15; Jude 1:19
their detestable
18; Jeremiah 1:16; 2:20
I will
9:10; 20:31,38; 22:31; Jeremiah 29:16-19

Verse 22
Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
1:19,20; 10:19

Verse 23
And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
the glory
8:4; 9:3; 10:4,18; 43:4; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 23:37-39; 24:1,2
which
43:2

Verse 24
Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
the spirit
1; 8:3; 2 Kings 2:16; 2 Corinthians 12:3
into
1:3; 3:12,15; Psalms 137:1
So
Genesis 17:22; 35:13; Acts 10:16

Verse 25
Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had shewed me.
2:7; 3:4,17,27

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 11:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezekiel-11.html.

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