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Ezekiel 12

Overview

Ezekiel 12:1, Under the type of Ezekiel’s removing, Ezekiel 12:8, is shewn the captivity of Zedekiah; Ezekiel 12:17, Ezekiel’s trembling shews the Jews’ desolation; Ezekiel 12:21, The Jews’ presumptuous proverb is reproved; Ezekiel 12:26, The speediness of the vision.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 13:18 - Smite Jeremiah 27:2 - put Ezekiel 12:9 - the rebellious Ezekiel 12:25 - O rebellious

Verse 2

thou: Ezekiel 2:3, Ezekiel 2:6-8, Ezekiel 3:9, Ezekiel 3:26, Ezekiel 3:27, Ezekiel 17:12, Ezekiel 24:3, Ezekiel 44:6, Deuteronomy 9:7, Deuteronomy 9:24, Deuteronomy 31:27, Psalms 78:40, Isaiah 1:23, Isaiah 30:1, Isaiah 30:9, Isaiah 65:2, Jeremiah 4:17, Jeremiah 5:23, Jeremiah 9:1-6, Daniel 9:5-9, Acts 7:51, Acts 7:52

which: Deuteronomy 29:4, Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10, Isaiah 29:9-12, Isaiah 42:19, Isaiah 42:20, Jeremiah 5:21, Matthew 13:13, Matthew 13:14, Mark 4:12, Mark 8:17, Mark 8:18, Luke 8:10, John 9:39-41, John 12:40, Acts 28:26, Acts 28:27, Romans 11:7, Romans 11:8, 2 Corinthians 3:14, 2 Corinthians 4:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 4:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:11

for: Ezekiel 2:5

Reciprocal: Isaiah 43:8 - General Ezekiel 12:25 - O rebellious

Verse 3

prepare: Ezekiel 12:10-12, Ezekiel 4:1-17, Jeremiah 13:1-11, Jeremiah 18:2-12, Jeremiah 19:1-15, Jeremiah 27:2

stuff: or, instruments, By stuff our translators meant furniture or goods, as the word frequently denotes in our early writers; but the original, keley has not only this sense - as in Ezekiel 12:4, but is also used for any kind of utensils or instruments whatever; and here probably denotes carriages, or other means for removing goods. This was intended to signify that the captivity was at hand.

it may: Ezekiel 33:11, Deuteronomy 5:29, Deuteronomy 32:29, Psalms 81:13, Jeremiah 18:11, Jeremiah 25:4-7, Jeremiah 26:3, Jeremiah 36:3, Jeremiah 36:7, Luke 13:8, Luke 13:9, Luke 13:34, Luke 20:13, 2 Timothy 2:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:20 - stuff Deuteronomy 8:5 - consider Joshua 5:10 - kept the passover Isaiah 30:1 - the rebellious Jeremiah 10:17 - thy wares Jeremiah 43:9 - great Jeremiah 46:19 - furnish thyself to go into captivity Ezekiel 2:1 - Son Ezekiel 3:27 - for they Ezekiel 12:7 - I brought Ezekiel 18:28 - he considereth Ezekiel 21:6 - before Ezekiel 37:20 - in thine Hebrews 3:1 - consider

Verse 4

at even: Ezekiel 12:12, 2 Kings 25:4, Jeremiah 39:4, Jeremiah 52:7

they that go forth into: Heb. the goings forth of

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:20 - stuff Jeremiah 46:19 - furnish thyself to go into captivity Ezekiel 12:3 - stuff

Verse 5

Dig thou: Heb. Dig for thee, This was to shew that Zedekiah should escape from the city through a breach in the wall. 2 Kings 25:4, Jeremiah 39:2-4

Reciprocal: Job 24:16 - In the dark Amos 4:3 - ye shall go

Verse 6

thou shalt: This intimated that Zedekiah should steal out of the city in the twilight, carrying on his shoulders some of his property, with his head covered, not only as in distress but to escape detection. These prophecies, which were accurately fulfilled, are supposed to have been delivered in the sixth year of Zedekiah, five years before the taking of Jerusalem.

cover: 1 Samuel 28:8, 2 Samuel 15:30, Job 24:17

for I: Ezekiel 12:11, Ezekiel 4:3, Ezekiel 24:24, Isaiah 8:18, Isaiah 20:2-4

Reciprocal: Joshua 5:10 - kept the passover 2 Kings 7:5 - in the twilight Ezekiel 12:12 - General

Verse 7

I did so: Ezekiel 2:8, Ezekiel 24:18, Ezekiel 37:7, Ezekiel 37:10, Jeremiah 32:8-12, Matthew 21:6, Matthew 21:7, Mark 14:16, John 2:5-8, John 15:14, Acts 26:19

I brought: Ezekiel 12:3-6

digged: Heb. digged for me

Reciprocal: Joshua 5:10 - kept the passover 2 Kings 7:5 - in the twilight

Verse 9

the rebellious: Ezekiel 12:1-3, Ezekiel 2:5-8

What: Ezekiel 17:12, Ezekiel 20:49, Ezekiel 24:19

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 21:7 - Wherefore Ezekiel 37:18 - Wilt

Verse 10

This: 2 Kings 9:25, Isaiah 13:1, Isaiah 14:28, Malachi 1:1

prince: That is, Zedekiah king of Judah. Ezekiel 7:27, Ezekiel 17:13-21, Ezekiel 21:25-27, Jeremiah 21:7, Jeremiah 24:8, Jeremiah 38:18

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 12:3 - prepare

Verse 11

I am: Ezekiel 12:6

remove and go: Heb. by removing go, Jeremiah 15:2, Jeremiah 52:15, Jeremiah 52:28-30

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 4:3 - This Ezekiel 24:24 - Ezekiel Zechariah 3:8 - wondered at

Verse 12

Ezekiel 12:6, 2 Kings 25:4, Jeremiah 39:4, Jeremiah 42:7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:36 - bring thee 2 Kings 7:5 - in the twilight Job 24:16 - In the dark Jeremiah 21:7 - I will Jeremiah 24:8 - So will Jeremiah 32:4 - General Jeremiah 37:17 - thou shalt Jeremiah 52:8 - General Lamentations 2:6 - the king Ezekiel 12:4 - at even Ezekiel 21:26 - Remove Amos 4:3 - ye shall go

Verse 13

My net: This was to intimate, that though he escaped out of the city, the Chaldeans should overtake him, and carry him to Babylon. Jeremiah had predicted that his "eyes should see the eyes of the king of Babylon," and here Ezekiel foretold that he should not see Babylon, though he should die there; and Josephus says that he thought the two prophecies so inconsistent with each other, that he believed neither; yet both were exactly fulfilled, and the enigma of Ezekiel explained, when Zedekiah was brought to Nebuchadnezzar at Riblah, where he had his eyes put out, and was then carried to Babylon, and there died. Ezekiel 17:16, Ezekiel 17:20, Ezekiel 19:8, Ezekiel 19:9, Ezekiel 32:3, Job 19:6, Psalms 11:6, Isaiah 24:17, Isaiah 24:18, Jeremiah 50:24, Lamentations 1:13, Lamentations 3:47, Lamentations 4:19, Lamentations 4:20, Hosea 7:12, Luke 21:35

and I: 2 Kings 25:5-7, Jeremiah 34:3, Jeremiah 39:7, Jeremiah 52:8-11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:36 - bring thee 2 Kings 25:7 - and put out Job 18:10 - snare Isaiah 51:20 - a wild Jeremiah 32:4 - General Jeremiah 37:17 - thou shalt Jeremiah 38:18 - then Jeremiah 52:11 - put out the eyes of Zedekiah Lamentations 2:6 - the king Lamentations 2:9 - her king Ezekiel 21:26 - Remove

Verse 14

I will scatter: Ezekiel 5:10-12, Ezekiel 17:21, 2 Kings 25:4, 2 Kings 25:5

I will draw: Ezekiel 5:2, Ezekiel 5:12, Ezekiel 14:17, Ezekiel 14:21, Leviticus 26:33, Jeremiah 42:16, Jeremiah 42:22

Reciprocal: Psalms 68:1 - be scattered Jeremiah 49:32 - I will scatter Jeremiah 49:37 - I will send the sword Ezekiel 22:15 - scatter Zechariah 2:6 - spread Revelation 11:6 - have power over

Verse 15

Ezekiel 12:16, Ezekiel 12:20, Ezekiel 5:13, Ezekiel 6:7, Ezekiel 6:14, Ezekiel 7:4, Ezekiel 11:10, Ezekiel 24:27, Ezekiel 25:11, Ezekiel 26:6, Ezekiel 28:26, Ezekiel 33:33, Ezekiel 39:28, Ezekiel 14:18, Psalms 9:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:27 - General 2 Kings 25:11 - the rest Psalms 59:11 - Slay Psalms 68:1 - be scattered Jeremiah 9:16 - scatter Jeremiah 29:18 - will deliver Jeremiah 49:32 - I will scatter Ezekiel 22:15 - scatter Zechariah 2:6 - spread James 1:1 - scattered

Verse 16

I will: Ezekiel 6:8-10, Ezekiel 14:22, Ezekiel 14:23, Isaiah 1:9, Isaiah 6:13, Isaiah 10:22, Isaiah 24:13, Jeremiah 4:27, Jeremiah 30:11, Amos 9:8, Amos 9:9, Matthew 7:14, Matthew 24:22, Romans 11:4, Romans 11:5

a few men: Heb. men of number, Genesis 13:16, Isaiah 10:19, Romans 9:27

that they: Ezekiel 14:22, Ezekiel 14:23, Ezekiel 36:31, Leviticus 26:40, Leviticus 26:41, Jeremiah 3:24, Jeremiah 3:25, Daniel 9:5-12

and they: Deuteronomy 29:24-28, 1 Kings 9:6-9, Jeremiah 22:8, Jeremiah 22:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:12 - I am the Lord 1 Kings 20:28 - ye shall know 2 Kings 25:11 - the rest Psalms 59:11 - Slay Jeremiah 5:10 - but make Jeremiah 21:6 - they Jeremiah 42:2 - left Ezekiel 6:9 - they shall Ezekiel 12:15 - General Amos 5:3 - The city

Verse 18

Ezekiel 4:16, Ezekiel 4:17, Ezekiel 23:33, Leviticus 26:26, Leviticus 26:36, Deuteronomy 28:48, Deuteronomy 28:65, Job 3:24, Psalms 60:2, Psalms 60:3, Psalms 80:5, Psalms 102:4-9

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:12 - that we may eat it Job 6:7 - as my sorrowful meat Job 21:25 - never Lamentations 5:9 - General Daniel 10:7 - but

Verse 19

with carefulness: 1 Kings 17:10-12

that her: Ezekiel 6:6, Ezekiel 6:7, Ezekiel 6:14, Ezekiel 36:3, Isaiah 6:11, Jeremiah 4:27, Jeremiah 9:10, Jeremiah 9:11, Jeremiah 10:22, Jeremiah 18:16, Jeremiah 32:28, Jeremiah 33:10, Jeremiah 33:12, Micah 7:13, Zechariah 7:14

all that is therein: Heb. the fulness thereof, Psalms 24:1, 1 Corinthians 10:26, 1 Corinthians 10:28

because: Ezekiel 7:23, Genesis 6:11-13, Psalms 107:34, Jeremiah 6:7, Micah 3:10-12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:51 - which also Deuteronomy 28:65 - the Lord 1 Kings 17:12 - that we may eat it Job 6:7 - as my sorrowful meat Lamentations 5:9 - General Ezekiel 4:16 - eat Ezekiel 19:7 - the fulness

Verse 20

Ezekiel 15:6, Ezekiel 15:8, Isaiah 3:26, Isaiah 7:23, Isaiah 7:24, Isaiah 24:3, Isaiah 24:12, Isaiah 64:10, Isaiah 64:11, Jeremiah 4:7, Jeremiah 4:23-29, Jeremiah 12:10-12, Jeremiah 16:9, Jeremiah 19:11, Jeremiah 24:8-10, Jeremiah 25:9, Jeremiah 34:22, Lamentations 5:18, Daniel 9:17

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 7:4 - and ye Ezekiel 12:15 - General Ezekiel 13:9 - and ye Ezekiel 33:28 - I will lay

Verse 21

Reciprocal: Matthew 23:36 - General

Verse 22

what: Ezekiel 18:2, Ezekiel 18:3, Jeremiah 23:33-40

The days: Ezekiel 12:27, Ezekiel 11:3, Isaiah 5:19, Jeremiah 5:12, Jeremiah 5:13, Amos 6:3, 2 Peter 3:3, 2 Peter 3:4

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:14 - but what Jeremiah 1:12 - I will Jeremiah 17:15 - General Lamentations 4:18 - our end is near Ezekiel 7:2 - unto Ezekiel 21:7 - it cometh Ezekiel 21:23 - as a Hosea 9:7 - days of visitation Joel 1:15 - the day of Amos 5:18 - desire Habakkuk 1:5 - for Matthew 24:48 - My Luke 12:45 - and if Romans 2:4 - despisest

Verse 23

I will: Ezekiel 18:3, Isaiah 28:22

The days: Ezekiel 12:25, Ezekiel 7:2, Ezekiel 7:5-7, Ezekiel 7:10-12, Joel 2:1, Zephaniah 1:14, Malachi 4:1, Matthew 24:34, James 5:8, James 5:9

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 1:12 - I will Jeremiah 48:16 - near Lamentations 4:18 - our end is near Ezekiel 7:7 - the time Ezekiel 12:28 - There shall Ezekiel 13:6 - have seen Amos 8:2 - the end Micah 7:4 - the day Romans 2:4 - despisest Revelation 22:10 - for

Verse 24

Ezekiel 13:23, 1 Kings 22:11-13, 1 Kings 22:17, Proverbs 26:28, Jeremiah 14:13-16, Jeremiah 23:14-29, Lamentations 2:14, Zechariah 13:2-4, Romans 16:18, 1 Thessalonians 2:5, 2 Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 2:3

Reciprocal: Psalms 12:2 - flattering Jeremiah 14:14 - divination Ezekiel 13:6 - have seen Ezekiel 21:29 - they see Micah 7:4 - the day

Verse 25

I will: Ezekiel 12:28, Ezekiel 6:10, Numbers 14:28-34, Isaiah 14:24, Isaiah 55:11, Lamentations 2:17, Daniel 9:12, Zechariah 1:6, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:13, Luke 21:33

in your: Jeremiah 16:9, Habakkuk 1:5, Mark 13:30, Mark 13:31

O rebellious: Ezekiel 12:1, Ezekiel 12:2

Reciprocal: Numbers 11:23 - thou shalt 1 Kings 8:20 - hath performed 2 Kings 25:21 - So Judah Jeremiah 1:12 - I will Ezekiel 12:23 - The days Ezekiel 17:24 - I the Lord have spoken Ezekiel 22:3 - that her Ezekiel 24:3 - the rebellious Ezekiel 36:8 - at hand Zephaniah 2:2 - the decree Mark 13:29 - know

Verse 26

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 15:6 - I am

Verse 27

for: Ezekiel 12:22, Isaiah 28:14, Isaiah 28:15, Daniel 10:14, 2 Peter 3:4

Reciprocal: Isaiah 5:19 - Let him Jeremiah 17:15 - General Lamentations 4:18 - our end is near Ezekiel 11:3 - It is not Daniel 8:26 - wherefore Amos 5:18 - desire Amos 6:3 - put Matthew 24:48 - My Luke 12:45 - and if

Verse 28

There shall: Ezekiel 12:23-25, Jeremiah 4:7, Jeremiah 44:28, Matthew 24:48-51, Mark 13:32-37, Luke 21:34-36, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, Revelation 3:3

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 1:12 - I will Jeremiah 17:15 - General Jeremiah 48:16 - near Ezekiel 7:7 - the time Ezekiel 12:25 - I will Hosea 5:7 - a month Luke 12:45 - and if Revelation 11:6 - have power over

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 12". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-12.html.