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Ezekiel 7

 

 

Introduction
1The final desolation of Israel.
16The mournful repentance of them that escape.
20The enemies defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abominations.
23Under the type of a chain is shewn the miserable captivity of all orders of men.

Verse 2
Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
unto
12:22; 21:2; 40:2; 2 Chronicles 34:7
An end
Two or three MSS. read ketz ba, ba hakketz, "the end cometh, come is the end;" which is supported by all the ancient versions.
3,5,6; 11:13; Genesis 6:13; Deuteronomy 32:20; Jeremiah 5:31; 51:13; Lamentations 1:9; 4:18; Amos 8:2,10; Matthew 24:6,13,14; 1 Peter 4:7

Verse 3
Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
and I
8,9; 5:13; 6:3-7,12,13
will judge
8,27; 11:10,11; 16:38; 18:30; 33:20; 34:20-22; 36:19; Revelation 20:12,13
recompense
Heb. give.

Verse 4
And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
mine
9; 5:11; 8:18; 9:10; 24:14; Jeremiah 13:14; Zechariah 11:6
but
11:21; 16:43; 23:31; 23:49; Jeremiah 16:18; 25:14; Hosea 9:7; 12:2; Hebrews 10:30
and ye
27; 6:7,14; 12:20

Verse 5
Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
5:9; 2 Kings 21:12,13; Daniel 9:12; Amos 3:2; Nahum 1:9; Matthew 24:21

Verse 6
An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
An end
This is similar to the second verse; but there is a paronomasia, or play upon words, here, deserving of notice: ketz ba, ba hakketz, haikeetz ailayich, "the end cometh, come is the end: it waketh for thee." Ketz, is an end; haikeetz, is to wake or watch.
3; Jeremiah 44:27
watcheth for thee
Heb. awaketh against thee.
Zechariah 13:7
behold
10; 21:25; 39:8; 2 Peter 2:5

Verse 7
The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
morning
Genesis 19:15,24; Isaiah 17:14; Amos 4:13
the time
12; 12:23-25,28; Isaiah 13:22; Zephaniah 1:14-16; 1 Peter 4:17
the day
Isaiah 22:5; Jeremiah 20:7
sounding again
or, echo.

Verse 8
Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
pour
9:8; 14:19; 20:8,13,21,33; 22:31; 30:15; 36:18; 2 Chronicles 34:21; Psalms 79:6; Isaiah 42:25; Jeremiah 7:20; Lamentations 2:4; 4:11; Daniel 9:11,27; Hosea 5:10; Nahum 1:6; Revelation 14:10; 16:2-21
accomplish
6:12
and I
3,4

Verse 9
And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
thee
Heb. upon thee. and ye.
the Lord
Isaiah 9:13; Micah 6:9; Galatians 6:7; Revelation 20:13

Verse 10
Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
behold, it
6; 1 Thessalonians 5:3
the morning
the rod
19:14; 21:10,13; Numbers 17:8; Isaiah 10:5
pride
Proverbs 14:3; 16:18; Isaiah 28:1; Daniel 4:37; James 4:6

Verse 11
Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.
Violence
23; Isaiah 5:7; 9:4; 14:29; 59:6-8; Jeremiah 6:7; Amos 3:10; 6:3; Micah 2:2; 3:3; Micah 6:12; James 2:13
none
2,16; 5:4,11; 6:11; Zephaniah 1:18
multitude
or, tumult. theirs. or, their tumultuous persons. neither.
24:16-24; Psalms 78:64; Jeremiah 16:5,6; 22:18; 25:33

Verse 12
The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
time
5-7,10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; James 5:8,9
let
Isaiah 24:1,2; Jeremiah 32:7,8,24,25
for
13,14; 6:11,12; Isaiah 5:13,14

Verse 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 thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
the seller
Ecclesiastes 8:8; Leviticus 25:24-28,31
they were yet alive
Heb. their life were yet among the living. neither.
13:22; 33:26,27; Job 15:25; Psalms 52:7
in, etc
or, whose life is in his iniquity. the iniquity of his life. Heb. his iniquity.

Verse 14
They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
have
Jeremiah 4:5; 6:1; 51:27
for
11,12; Isaiah 24:1-7; Jeremiah 6:11; 7:20; 12:12

Verse 15
The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
5:12; Deuteronomy 32:23-25; Jeremiah 14:18; 15:2,3; Lamentations 1:20

Verse 16
But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
they
6:8; Ezra 9:15; Isaiah 1:9; 37:31; Jeremiah 44:14,28
like
6:9; Isaiah 38:14; 59:11
mourning
36:31; Proverbs 5:11-14; Jeremiah 31:9,18,19; 50:4,5; Zechariah 12:10-14

Verse 17
All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
hands
21:7; Isaiah 13:7,8; Jeremiah 6:24; Hebrews 12:12
be weak as water
Heb. go into water.

Verse 18
They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
shall also
Isaiah 3:24; 15:2,3; Jeremiah 48:37; Amos 8:10
and horror
Genesis 15:12; Job 21:6; Psalms 35:26; 55:4,5; Jeremiah 3:25; Revelation 6:15-17

Verse 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 day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
shall cast
2 Kings 7:7,8,15; Proverbs 11:4; Isaiah 2:20; 30:22; Zephaniah 1:18; Matthew 16:26
removed
Heb. for a separation, or uncleanness. they shall not.
Job 20:12-23; Psalms 78:30,31; Ecclesiastes 5:10; Isaiah 55:2; Luke 12:19,20
it is the stumbling-block of their iniquity
or, their iniquity is their stumbling-block.
14:3,4,7; 44:12; Romans 11:9

Verse 20
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.
the beauty
24:21; 1 Chronicles 29:1,2; 2 Chronicles 2:9; 3:1-17; Ezra 3:12; Psalms 48:2; 50:2; 87:2,3; Isaiah 64:11; Haggai 2:3
but
5:11; 8:7-10,15,16; 2 Kings 21:4,7; 23:11,12; 2 Chronicles 33:4-7; 36:14; Jeremiah 7:30
set it far from them
or, made it unto them an unclean thing.
22; 9:7; 24:21; Jeremiah 7:14; Lamentations 1:10; 2:1,7

Verse 21
And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
2 Kings 24:13; 25:9,13-16; 2 Chronicles 36:18,19; Psalms 74:2-8; 79:1; Jeremiah 52:13-23

Verse 22
My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
face
Psalms 10:11; 35:22; 74:10,11,18-23; Jeremiah 18:17
robbers
or, burglars.

Verse 23
Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
a chain
19:3-6; Jeremiah 27:2; 40:1; Lamentations 3:7; Nahum 3:10
for
9:9; 11:6; 22:3-6,9,13,27; 2 Kings 21:16; 24:4; Isaiah 1:15; 59:3,7; Jeremiah 2:34; 7:6; 22:17; Hosea 4:2; Micah 2:2; 7:2; Zephaniah 3:3,4

Verse 24
Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
I will bring
21:31; 28:7; Psalms 106:41; Jeremiah 4:7; 12:12; Habakkuk 1:6-10
they shall
That is, "the Chaldeans shall possess the houses of the Jews." The antecedents of pronouns are thus frequently understood in Hebrew poetry.
Jeremiah 6:12; Lamentations 5:2
I will also
33:28; Isaiah 5:14
the pomp
That is, the magnificence of their greatest and haughtiest princes.
their holy places shall be defiled
or, they shall inherit their holy places.
21:2; 2 Chronicles 7:19; Psalms 83:12

Verse 25
Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
Destruction
Heb. Cutting off. and they.
Isaiah 57:21; 59:8-12; Jeremiah 8:15,16; Lamentations 4:17,18; Micah 1:12

Verse 26
Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
Mischief shall
Leviticus 26:18,21,24,28; Deuteronomy 32:23; Jeremiah 4:20
then
14:1; 20:1-3; 33:31; Jeremiah 21:2; 37:17; 38:14-28
but
Psalms 74:9; Lamentations 2:9; Amos 8:11,12; Micah 3:6
ancients
8:1; 14:1; 20:1; Jeremiah 18:18

Verse 27
The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
king
12:10-22; 17:15-21; 21:25; Jeremiah 52:8-11
I will
4-8; 18:30; Isaiah 3:11; Romans 2:5-10
according to their deserts
Heb. with their judgments.
Matthew 7:2; James 2:13
and they
4; 1 Kings 20:28; Psalms 9:16; Joel 3:17

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 7:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezekiel-7.html.

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