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Ezekiel

 

Ezekiel 1

Ezekiel 2

Ezekiel 2:3-7; "And he went on to say to me: "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to rebellious nations that have rebelled against me. They themselves and their forefathers have transgressed against me down to this selfsame day. And the sons insolent of face and hard of heart - I am sending you to them, and you must say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said.' And as for them, whether they will hear or refrain - for they are a rebellious house - they will certainly know also that a prophet himself happened to be in the midst of them. (vs.6) "And you, O son of man, do not be afraid of them; and of their words do not be afraid, because there are obstinate ones and things pricking you and it is among scorpions that you are dwelling. Of their words do not you be afraid, and at their faces do not you be struck with terror, for they are a rebellious house. And you must speak my words to them, regardless of whether they hear or they refrain, for they are a case of rebellion."

Ezekiel 3

Ezekiel 3:7,8 "But as for the house of Israel, they will not want to listen to you, for they are not wanting to listen to me; because all those of the house of Israel are hardheaded and hardhearted. Look! I have made your face exactly as hard as their faces and your forehead exactly as hard as their foreheads."

Ezekiel 3:17,18 "Son of man, a watchman is what I have made you to the house of Israel, and you must hear from my mouth speech and you must warn them from me. When I say to someone wicked, 'You will positively die,' and you do not actually warn him and speak in order to warn the wicked one from his wicked way to preserve him alive, he being wicked, in his error he will die, but his blood I shall ask back from your own hand."

Ezekiel 4

Ezekiel 4:13 "And Jehovah went on to say: "Just like this the sons of Israel will eat their bread unclean among the nations to which I shall disperse them."

Ezekiel 5

Ezekiel 5:5,6 "This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, 'This is Jerusalem. In the midst of the nations I have set her, with lands all around her. And she proceeded to behave rebelliously against my judicial decisions in wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the lands that are all around her, for my judicial decisions they rejected and, as for my statutes, they did not walk in them.' "

Ezekiel 5:11-17 " 'Therefore as I am alive,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, 'surely for the reason that it was my sanctuary that you defiled with all your disgusting things and with all your detestable things, I myself also am the One that will diminish [you] and my eye will not feel sorry and I myself also will not show compassion. A third of you - by the pestilence they will die, and by famine they will come to their end in the midst of you. And another third - by the sword they will fall all around you. and the [last] third I shall scatter even to every wind, and a sword is what I shall draw out after them. And my anger will certainly come to its finish and I will appease my rage on them and comfort myself; and they will have to know that I myself, Jehovah, have spoken in my insistence on exclusive devotion, when I bring my rage to its finish upon them. (vs.14) " 'And I shall make you a devastated place and a reproach among the nations that are all around you before the eyes of every passerby. And you must become a reproach and an object of reviling words, a warning example and a horror to the nations that are all around you, when I do in you acts of judgment in anger and in rage and in raging reproofs. I myself, Jehovah, have spoken. (vs.16) " 'When I send the injurious arrows of the famine upon them, which must prove to be for ruination, which [arrows] I shall send to bring YOU people to ruin, even famine I shall increase upon YOU people and I will break YOUR rods around which ring-shaped loaves are suspended. And I will send upon YOU people famine and injurious wild beasts, and they must bereave you of children, and pestilence and blood themselves will pass along through you, and a sword I shall bring in upon you. I myself, Jehovah, have spoken.' " // This reminds me of Revelation 11 where God's people are in "sackcloth".

Ezekiel 6

Ezekiel 6:8-10 " ' "And when it occurs I will let YOU have as a remnant the ones escaping from the sword among the nations, when YOU get scattered among the lands. And YOUR escaped ones will certainly remember me among the nations which they will have been taken captive, because I have been broken up at their fornicating heart that has turned aside from me and at their eyes that are going in fornication after their dungy idols; and they will certainly feel a loathing in their faces at the bad things that they have done in all their detestable things. And they will have to know that I am Jehovah; not in vain did I speak about doing to them this calamitous thing." ' "

Ezekiel 7

Ezekiel 7:8 " 'Now shortly I shall pour out my rage upon you, and I will bring my anger against you to its finish, and I will judge you according to your ways and bring upon you all your detestable things."

Ezekiel 7:14:18 "And they have girded on sackcloth, and shuddering has covered them; and on all faces there is shame and on all their heads there is baldness." - Revelation 11 "sackcloth"

Ezekiel 7:24-27 "And I will bring in the worst ones of the nations, and they will certainly take possession of their houses, and I will cause the pride of the strong ones to cease, and their sanctuaries must be profaned. There will come anguish, and they will certainly seek peace but there will be none. There will come adversity upon adversity, and there will occur report upon report, and people will actually seek a vision from a prophet, and the law itself will perish from a priest and counsel from elderly men. The king himself will go into mourning; even a chieftain will clothe himself with desolation, and the very hands of the people of the land will get disturbed. According to their way I shall act toward them, and with their judgments I shall judge them; and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.' " // People have sought true prophets of Jehovah in times of trouble as they did with Daniel and Jeremiah. This thought of "people will actually seek a vision from a prophet" may possibly applied to the "Elijah" of our day - Time will tell.

Ezekiel 8

Ezekiel 9

Ezekiel 9:4 "And Jehovah went on to say to him: "Pass through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and you must put a mark on the foreheads of the men that are sighing and groaning over all the detestable things that are being done in the midst of it."/// The "persons to be "sealed" being secured from destruction and marked for reward" - This definition is a bit different from the sealing of the 144,000 in Revelation 7:3-5 defined as "ownership and security, together with destination" - Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words (1985) page 553.

Ezekiel 9:6 Notice that this sealing work and "killing" starts with Jehovah's "sanctuary".

Ezekiel 9:9 "...and the city is full of crookedness.." - Malachi 4:5,6

Ezekiel 10

Ezekiel 11

Ezekiel 11:1,2 "...princes of the people. Then he said to me:"Son of man, these are the men that are scheming hurtfulness and advising bad counsel against this city.."

Ezekiel 11:8-12 " 'A sword YOU have feared, and a sword I shall bring upon YOU,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. 'And I shall certainly bring YOU forth out of the midst of her and give YOU into the hand of strangers and execute upon YOU acts of judgment. By the sword YOU will fall. On the border Of Israel I shall judge YOU people; and YOU will have to know that I am Jehovah. She herself will not prove to be for YOU a widemouthed cooking pot, and YOU yourselves will not prove to be flesh in the midst of her. On the border of Israel I shall judge YOU, and YOU  will have to know that I am Jehovah, because in my regulations YOU did not walk and my judgments YOU did not do, but according to the judgments of the nations that are round about YOU, YOU have done.' "

Ezekiel 11:16 "therefore say, 'This is what the sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: "Although I have put them far away among the nations, and although I have scattered them among the lands, yet I shall become to them a sanctuary for a little while among the lands to which they have come." ' // "for a little while" can be translated as "in a little way." Ref. footnote - Possible parallel with Daniel 11:34 "a little help".

Ezekiel 11:17-20 "Therefore say, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said:"I will also collect YOU from the peoples and gather YOU from the lands among which YOU have been scattered, and I will give YOU the soil of Israel. And they will certainly come there and remove all its disgusting things and all its detestable things out of it. And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I shall put inside them; and I shall certainly remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, in order that they may walk in my own statutes and keep my own judicial decisions and actually carry them out; and they may really become my people and I myself may become their God." ' (underlining mine) Notice the time period - this would primarily happen after Michael stands up - Daniel 12:1

Ezekiel 12

Ezekiel 12:25 "...There will be no postponement anymore, for in YOUR days, O rebellious house, I shall speak a word and certainly do it," is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.' "

Ezekiel 13

Ezekiel 13:1-7 speaks of "stupid prophets, who are walking after their own spirit" (vs.3) and "They have visioned what is untrue and a lying divination, those who are saying, 'The utterance of Jehovah is,' when Jehovah himself has not sent them, and they have waited to have a word come true. It is not an untrue vision that YOU men have visioned, and a lying divination that YOU have said, when saying, 'The utterance of Jehovah is,' when I myself have spoken nothing?" ' (vs.6,7) // This would pertain to any false teaching such as "1914".

Ezekiel 13:8-23 " 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: " 'For the reason that YOU men have spoken untruth and YOU have visioned a lie, therefore here I am against YOU,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah." And my hand has come to be against the prophets that are visioning untruth and that are diving a lie. In the intimate group of my people they will not continue on, and in the register of the house of Israel they will not be written, and to the soil of Israel they will not come; and YOU people will have to know that I am the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, for the reason, yes, for the reason that they have led my people astray, saying, "There is peace!" when there is no peace, and there is one building a partition wall, but in vain there are those plastering it with whitewash.' (vs.11) "Say to those plastering with whitewash that it will fall. A flooding downpour will certainly occur, and YOU, O hailstones, will fall, and a blast of windstorms itself will cause a splitting. And, look! the wall must fall. Will it not be said to YOU men, "Where is the coating with which YOU did the plastering?' (vs.13) "Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, 'I will also cause a blast of windstorms to burst forth in my rage, and in my anger there will occur a flooding downpour, and in rage there will be hailstones for an extermination. And I will tear down the wall that YOU men have plastered with whitewash and bring it into contact with the earth, and its foundation must be exposed. And she will certainly fall, and YOU must come to an end in the midst of her; and YOU will have to know that I am Jehovah.' (vs.15) " 'And I will bring my rage to its finish upon the wall and upon those plastering it with whitewash, and I shall say to YOU men: "The wall is no more, and those plastering it are no more, the prophets of Israel that are prophesying to Jerusalem and that are visioning for her a vision of peace, when there is no peace," ' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah...(vs.18) And you must say, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: "Woe to the women sewing bands together upon all elbows and making veils upon the head of every size in order to hunt souls!...(vs.22) By reason of dejecting the heart of a righteous one with falsehood, when I myself had not caused him pain, and for making the hands of a wicked one strong so that he would not turn back from his bad way in order to preserve him alive, therefore untruth YOU women will not keep on visioning, and divination YOU will divine no longer; and I will deliver my people out of YOUR hand, and YOU will have to know that I am Jehovah.' " // Men or women teaching false prophesy as Jehovah's word are supporting Satan's efforts. Notice too how false teachings are protected by their false teachers by "whitewash" - They are protecting it and glorifying it. This is very applicable to the teaching of "1914". See also Jeremiah chapter 23. and Ezekiel 22:28

Ezekiel 14

Ezekiel 14:9-11 " 'And as for the prophet, in case he gets fooled and actually speaks a word, I myself, Jehovah, have fooled that prophet; and I will stretch out my hand against him and annihilate him from the midst of my people Israel. And they will have to bear their error. The error of the inquirer will prove to be just the same as the error of the prophet, in order that those of the house of Israel may no more go wandering off from following me and may no more go defiling themselves with all their transgressions. And they must become my people and I myself shall become their God,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah." // This "fooled prophet" allows himself to be fooled - The context indicates that it is talking about false prophets.

Ezekiel 14:12-23 "...(vs.13)"Son of man, as regards a land, in case it commits a sin against me in acting unfaithfully, I will also stretch out my hand against it and break for it the rods around which ring-shaped loaves are suspended, and I will send upon it famine and cut off from it earthling man and domestic animal." (vs.14) " 'And had these three men proved to be in the midst of it, Noah, Daniel and Job, they themselves because of their righteousness would deliver their soul,'...(vs.16) were these three men in the midst of it, as I am alive,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, 'neither sons nor daughters would they deliver; they, only they themselves, would be delivered and the land itself would become a desolate waste..." // This idea of "neither sons nor daughters would they deliver; they, only they themselves, would be delivered" is repeated a total of four times - For famine (vs.13), injurious wild beasts and a desolating of the land (vs.15), sword (vs.17), and pestilence (vs.19). See also the marriage link with reference to these verses.

Ezekiel 15

Ezekiel 15:8 " 'And I will make the land a desolate waste, for the reason that they have acted unfaithfully,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah."

Ezekiel 16

Ezekiel 16 speaks of God's "Jerusalem" (vs.1) as becoming "very, very pretty" (vs.13). However, she becomes a prostitute; "In the case of the wife that commits adultery, she takes strangers instead of her own husband." (vs.32 - does refer to false teachings such as "1914" ); (vs.62) " 'And I, I myself, will establish my covenant with you; and you will have to know that I am Jehovah, in order that you may remember and actually be ashamed and you may no more come to have any reason to open [your] mouth because of your humiliation, when I make an atonement for you for all that you have done,' is the utterance of the sovereign Lord Jehovah."

Ezekiel 17

Ezekiel 17:22-24 " 'This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: "I myself will also take and put some of the lofty treetop of the cedar; from the top of its twigs I shall pluck off a tender one and I will myself transplant [it] upon a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain of the height of Israel I shall transplant it, and it will certainly bear boughs and produce fruit and become a majestic cedar. And under it there will actually reside all the birds of every wing; in the shadow of its foliage they will reside. And all the trees of the field will have to know that I myself, Jehovah, have abased the high tree, have put on high the low tree, have dried up the still-moist tree and have made the dry tree blossom. I myself, Jehovah, have spoken and have done [it]." ' " // This "tender one" being Jesus - See "Sprout" in Zechariah 3:8; 6:12,13.

Ezekiel 18

Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul that is sinning - it itself will die. A son himself will bear nothing because of the error of the father, and a father himself will bear nothing because of the error of the son. Upon his own self the very righteousness of the righteous one will come to be, and upon his own self the very wickedness of a wicked one will come to be." - See Ezekiel 14:12-23 comments.

Ezekiel 18:21,22 " 'Now as regards someone wicked, in case he should turn back from all his sins that he has committed and he should actually keep all my statutes and execute justice and righteousness, he will positively keep living. He will not die. All his transgressions that he has committed - they will not be remembered against him. For his righteousness that he has done he will keep living.' "

Ezekiel 18:30,31 " 'Therefore each one according to his ways is how I shall judge YOU, O house of Israel,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. 'Turn back, yes, cause a turning back from all YOUR transgressions, and let nothing prove to be for YOU people a stumbling block causing error. Throw off from yourselves all YOUR transgressions in which YOU have transgressed and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit, for why should YOU die, O house of Israel?' "- See Malachi 4:5,6

Ezekiel 18:32 " 'For I do not take any delight in the death of someone dying,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. 'So cause a turning back and keep living, O YOU people.'"

Ezekiel 19

Ezekiel 20

Ezekiel 20:33-44 " 'As I am alive,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, 'it will be with a strong hand and with a stretched-out arm and with outpoured rage that I will rule as king over YOU people. And I will bring YOU forth from the peoples, and I will collect YOU together out of the lands to which YOU have been scattered with a strong hand and with a stretched-out arm and with outpoured rage. And I will bring YOU into the wilderness of the peoples and put myself on judgment with YOU there face to face. (vs.36) " 'Just as I put myself on judgment with YOUR forefathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I shall put myself on judgment with YOU,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. 'And I will make YOU pass under the rod and bring YOU into the bond of the covenant. And I will clean out from YOU the revolters and the transgressors against me, for out of the land of their alien residence I shall bring them forth, but onto the soil of Israel they will not come; and YOU people will have to know that I am Jehovah.' (vs.39) "And YOU, O house of Israel, this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, 'Go serve each one of YOU his own dungy idols. And afterward if YOU are not listening to me, then my holy name YOU will no more profane by YOUR gifts and by YOUR dungy idols.' (vs.40) " 'For in my holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, 'there is where they, the whole house of Israel in its entirety, will serve me, in the land. There I shall take pleasure in them, and there I shall require YOUR contributions and the first-fruits of YOUR presentations in all YOUR holy things. Because of the restful odor I shall take pleasure in YOU, when I bring YOU forth from the peoples and I actually collect YOU together from the lands to which YOU have been scattered, and I will be sanctified in YOU before the eyes of the nations.' (vs.42) " 'And YOU people will have to know that I am Jehovah, when I bring YOU onto the soil of Israel, into the land that I lifted up my hand [in an oath] to give to YOUR forefathers. And YOU will certainly remember there YOUR ways and all YOUR dealings by which YOU defiled yourselves, and YOU will actually feel a loathing at YOUR own faces because of all YOUR bad things that YOU did. And YOU will have to know that I am Jehovah when I take action with YOU for the sake of my name, not according to YOUR bad ways or according to YOUR corrupted dealings, O house of Israel, 'is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah." // Notice that "and I will be sanctified in YOU before the eyes of the nations" has not occurred yet at the time of this writing - And it shows that God's people had to straighten their ways. - Compare Malachi 3:2-4

Ezekiel 21

Ezekiel 22

Ezekiel 22:28 "And her prophets have plastered for them with whitewash, visioning an unreality and divining for them a lie, saying: "This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said," when Jehovah himself has not spoken." - See also Ezekiel 13:8-23

Ezekiel 23

Ezekiel 24

Ezekiel 25

Ezekiel 26

Ezekiel 27

Ezekiel 28

Ezekiel 28 Pictures the king of Tyre as haughty and wealthy and wise but because he was making himself as a god, he was to die  by the hand of strangers. Verse 12 introduces us to a dirge that parallels the king of Tyre with Satan - the beautiful guardian ("covering") Cherub.

Ezekiel 29

Ezekiel 30

Ezekiel 31

Ezekiel 31 Pictures Pharaoh the king of Egypt as a cedar with its treetop among the clouds and all the populous nations would dwell in its shade. I also believe it parallels some characteristics with Satan. - See "1914" link

Ezekiel 32

Ezekiel 33

Ezekiel 33:11 "..' "As I am alive," is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, "I take delight, not in the death of the wicked one, but in that someone wicked turns back from his way and actually keeps living. Turn back, turn back from YOUR bad ways, for why is it that YOU should die, O house of Israel?" '

Ezekiel 34

Ezekiel 34:10 "This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, 'Here I am against the shepherds, and I shall certainly ask back my sheep from their hand and make them cease from feeding [my] sheep, and the shepherds will no longer feed themselves; and I will deliver my sheep out of their mouth, and they will not become food for them.' "

Ezekiel 34:15,16 "I myself shall feed my sheep, and I myself shall make them lie down," is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. "The lost one I shall search for, and the dispersed one I shall bring back, and the broken one I shall bandage and the ailing one I shall strengthen, but the fat one and the strong one I shall annihilate. I shall feed that one with judgment."

Ezekiel 34:23-30 "And I will raise up over them one shepherd, and he must feed them, even my servant David. He himself will feed them, and he himself will become their shepherd. And I myself, Jehovah, will become their God, and my servant David a chieftain in the midst of them. I myself, Jehovah, have spoken. (vs.25) " ' "And I will conclude with them a covenant of peace, and I shall certainly cause the injurious wild beast to cease out of the land, and they will actually dwell in the wilderness in security and sleep in the forests. And I will make them and the surroundings of my hill a blessing, and I will cause the pouring rain to descend in its time. Pouring rains of blessing there will prove to be. And the tree of the field must give its fruitage, and the land itself will give its yield, and they will actually prove to be on their soil in security. And they will have to know that I am Jehovah when I break the bars of their yoke and I have delivered them out of the hand of those who had been using them as slaves. And they will no longer become something to plunder for the nations; and as regards the wild beast of the earth, it will not devour them, and they will actually dwell in security, with no one to make [them] tremble. (vs.29) " ' "And I will raise up for them a planting for a name, and they will no more become those taken away by famine in the land, and they will no longer bear the humiliation by the nations. 'And they will have to know that I, Jehovah their God, am with them and that they are my people, the house of Israel,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah." ' // Notice the time - This has not happened yet and it is talking about blessings for God's people who he takes back from bad shepherds (Ezekiel 34:10)

Ezekiel 35

Ezekiel 36

Ezekiel 36 shows us that God's people had been humiliated before nations and now the nations will be humiliated and Jehovah causes it "Not for YOUR sakes...but for my holy name...'And I shall certainly sanctify my great name, which was being profaned among the nations, which YOU profaned in the midst of them; and the nations will have to know that I am Jehovah,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, 'when I am sanctified among YOU before their eyes. And I will take YOU out of the nations and collect YOU together out of all the lands and bring YOU in upon YOUR soil." (vs.22-24) // We can see the importance of the beginning of the "Lord's prayer" in Mathew 6:9 for God's name to be sanctified. Jehovah's people have profaned his name by teaching falsehood as Jehovah's word. But it is Jehovah himself that will see to it that his holy name is sanctified. // Compare Isaiah 65:8,9; Exodus 32:11-14

Ezekiel 37

Ezekiel 37 introduces us to "dry bones" that come to life. These bones that come to life are identified "..as regards these bones, they are the whole house of Israel. Here they are saying, 'Our bones have become dry, and our hope has perished. We have been severed off to ourselves.' " (vs.11) // Verse 14; " 'And I will put my spirit in YOU, and YOU must come to life, and I will settle YOU upon YOUR soil; and YOU will have to know that I myself, Jehovah, have spoken and I have done [it],' is the utterance of Jehovah." Notice the wording "the whole house of Israel" with reference to comments for verses 15-20. Also notice "our hope has perished" - this could also be reflected in Zechariah 3:2.

Ezekiel 37:15-25: Verses 15 to 20 talk about two sticks representing two groups of God's people and they are joined together; "..and I shall actually make them one stick, and they must become one in my hand." (vs.19). Verse 22; "And I shall actually make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one king is what all of them will come to have as king, and they will no longer continue to be two nations, nor will they be divided any longer into two kingdoms. And they will no longer defile themselves with their dungy idols and with their disgusting things and with all their transgressions; and I shall certainly save them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse them, and they must become my people, and I myself shall become their God. (vs.24-25;) " ' "And my servant David will be king over them, and one shepherd is what they will all come to have...and David my servant will be their chieftain to time indefinite." // This agrees with the illustrations in Revelation which depict two groups coming together - See Revelation 11 "two witnesses" comments. Notice "and I will cleanse them" denoting a cleansing work is needed - See Malachi 4:5,6.

Ezekiel 38

Ezekiel 39

Ezekiel 38 thru 39:20 describes the battle between Jehovah and Satan with "Gog and Maygog" - See Revelation 20:8. This is also after Michael hands the kingdom over to his father after his 1,000 year reign.

Ezekiel 39:21-29 speaks of the two groups of God's people coming together and Jehovah pours his spirit upon them. This happens during the 1,000 year reign of Michael.

Ezekiel 40

Ezekiel 41

Ezekiel 42

Ezekiel 40-42 Show us measurements of God's (house) buildings and things.

Ezekiel 43

Ezekiel 43 explains the reason for the measurements in chapters 40-42 and more measurements and methods in chapter 43. Verses 10-12; "As for you, O son of man, inform the house of Israel about the House, that they may feel humiliated because of their errors, and they must measure the pattern. And if they actually feel humiliated because of all that they have done, the ground plan of the House, and its arrangement and its exits and its entryways, and all its ground plans and all its specifications, and all its ground plans and all its laws do you make known to them and write before their eyes, in order that they may observe all its ground plan and all its specifications and may actually carry them out. This is the law of the House. On the top of the mountain its entire territory all around is something most holy. Look! This is the law of the House." // Notice "in order that they may observe" - denoting the importance of straightening their ways to conform to Jehovah's standards of measurement.

Ezekiel 44

Ezekiel 44:15-22 " 'And as for the Levitical priests...(vs.22) And no widow or divorced woman should they take for themselves as wives, but virgins of the offspring of the house of Israel or the widow who happens to be the widow of a priest they may take.' " // The term "divorced woman" most likely denotes that she was or still is a transgressor of Jehovah's law. // It does show the importance of a proper marriage in Jehovah's eyes. // I am unsure of the term "widow" in this case - I will have to research it at a later time.

Ezekiel 45

Ezekiel 46

Ezekiel 47

Ezekiel 47:1-9 "..there was water going forth from under the threshold of the house...being brought forth into the sea itself, [its] water is also actually healed. And it must occur that every living soul that swarms, in every place to which the double-size torrent comes, will get life...and the [seawater] will get healed, and everything will be alive where the torrent comes." // Although parts of this may be literal, it would be most fitting for this to be primarily symbolic - Representing the physical and spiritual blessings of David's 1000 year reign - See comments for verse 11 and Revelation 22:1,2,16

Ezekiel 47:11 "There are its swampy places and its marshy places, and they will not be healed. To salt they will be certainly given." // See comments for verses 1-9. And compare Jeremiah 17:5-8 and Zechariah 14:16-17 comments.

Ezekiel 47:12 "And alongside the torrent there will come up, along its bank on this side and on that side, all sorts of trees for food. Their leafage will not wither, nor will their fruitage be consumed. In their months they will bear new fruit, because the water for them - it is coming forth from the very sanctuary. And their fruitage must prove to be for food and their leafage for healing." // The term "nor will their fruitage be consumed" simply means the fruitage will not run out.

Ezekiel 47:21-23 "And YOU must apportion this land to yourselves, to the twelve tribes of Israel. And it must occur that YOU should allot it for inheritance to yourselves and to the alien residents who are residing as aliens in YOUR midst, who have become father to sons in the midst of YOU. And they must become to YOU like a native among the sons of Israel. With YOU people they will fall [by lot] into an inheritance in the midst of the tribes of Israel. And it must occur that in the tribe with which the alien resident has taken up residence as an alien, there is where YOU should give his inheritance," is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.  // Notice how the aliens can become like a native of Israel. This also is in agreement of Jehovah's promise to Abraham that "all the nations of the earth must bless themselves by means of him" (Genesis 18:18)

Ezekiel 48

Ezekiel 48:15 Note that the word "profane" is translated "common" by the Rotherham Emphasized Bible which I feel leads to less confusion in this passage.

 

   
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