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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Ezekiel 14

Verses 1-23

Ezekiel 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 14:14 Comments - When we read about the lives of Noah, Daniel and Job, we find three men in the Scriptures with which no fault could be found. All other individuals in the Scriptures reveal some form of sin and human failure. A second observation that we can make is that these men lived about fifteen hundred years apart. Noah lived during the pre-flood age and may serve to represent the standard of righteousness from the time of creation until the Flood. Job lived in the age when the nation of Israel was born, matured and fallen. Thus, Job represents the standard of righteousness for this period of human history. Daniel’s fame had spread rapidly among the Chaldeans as well as among the Jewish captives in this foreign land. Daniel may represent the standard of righteousness for the age called the “Times of the Gentiles,” (Luke 21:24) which began with the fall of Jerusalem. Ezekiel 14:14 refers to judgment and deliverance of righteous men. We may note that each of these ages ended with divine judgment and destruction. Noah’s age ended with the Flood. Job’s age ended with the fall of Jerusalem. Daniel’s age will end with the seven-year Tribulation Period, which he prophesied about in his writings. Thus, these three men may serve to represent true righteousness in each of their times.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Ezekiel 14". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.