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Ezekiel 21

Overview

Ezekiel 21:1, Ezekiel prophesies against Jerusalem with a sign of sighing; Ezekiel 21:8, The sharp and bright sword; Ezekiel 21:18, against Jerusalem; Ezekiel 21:25, against the kingdom; Ezekiel 21:28, and against the Ammonites.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:14 - General Ezekiel 35:1 - General

Verse 2

set: Ezekiel 4:3, Ezekiel 4:7, Ezekiel 20:46, Ezekiel 25:2, Ezekiel 28:21, Ezekiel 29:2, Ezekiel 38:2, Ephesians 6:19

and drop: Deuteronomy 32:2, Amos 7:16, Micah 2:6, Micah 2:11, *marg.

against: Ezekiel 4:7, Ezekiel 6:2, Ezekiel 20:46, Ezekiel 36:1, Jeremiah 26:11, Jeremiah 26:12, Acts 6:13, Acts 6:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 14:2 - General 2 Chronicles 8:11 - holy Ezekiel 7:2 - unto Ezekiel 7:24 - their holy places shall be defiled Ezekiel 11:4 - General Ezekiel 13:17 - set thy Ezekiel 35:2 - set

Verse 3

Behold: Ezekiel 5:8, Ezekiel 26:3, Jeremiah 21:13, Jeremiah 50:31, Jeremiah 51:25, Nahum 2:13, Nahum 3:5

will draw: Ezekiel 21:9-11, Ezekiel 21:19, Ezekiel 5:12, Ezekiel 14:17, Ezekiel 14:21, Exodus 15:9, Leviticus 26:25, Leviticus 26:33, Deuteronomy 32:41, Deuteronomy 32:42, Psalms 17:13, Isaiah 10:5, Isaiah 34:5, Jeremiah 47:6, Jeremiah 47:7, Jeremiah 51:20, Zephaniah 2:12, Zechariah 13:7

the righteous: Ezekiel 9:5, Ezekiel 9:6, Job 9:22, Ecclesiastes 9:2, Jeremiah 15:2-4

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 5:17 - and I Ezekiel 13:8 - behold Ezekiel 20:47 - from the south Ezekiel 28:22 - I am against Ezekiel 34:10 - I am Ezekiel 35:3 - I am Luke 23:31 - General

Verse 4

against: Ezekiel 6:11-14, Ezekiel 7:2, Ezekiel 20:47

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:25 - will bring Job 9:22 - He destroyeth Isaiah 34:6 - filled Jeremiah 25:27 - because Ezekiel 14:17 - I bring Ezekiel 21:16 - Go Ezekiel 21:30 - Shall I cause it to return Zechariah 13:7 - O sword Luke 23:31 - General

Verse 5

all: Ezekiel 20:48, Numbers 14:21-23, Deuteronomy 29:24-28, 1 Kings 9:7-9

it shall: Ezekiel 21:30, 1 Samuel 3:12, Isaiah 45:23, Isaiah 55:11, Jeremiah 23:20, Nahum 1:9

Reciprocal: Isaiah 34:6 - filled Jeremiah 25:27 - because Jeremiah 30:24 - fierce Zechariah 13:7 - O sword

Verse 6

Sigh: Ezekiel 21:12, Ezekiel 6:11, Ezekiel 9:4, Isaiah 22:4, Jeremiah 4:19, Jeremiah 9:17-21, John 11:33-35

with the: Isaiah 16:11, Isaiah 21:3, Jeremiah 30:6, Daniel 5:6, Daniel 8:27, Nahum 2:10, Habakkuk 3:16

before: Ezekiel 4:12, Ezekiel 12:3-5, Ezekiel 37:20, Jeremiah 19:10

Reciprocal: Esther 4:1 - and cried Jeremiah 6:24 - We have Ezekiel 32:18 - wail Mark 7:34 - he sighed John 11:38 - groaning 1 Peter 5:6 - that

Verse 7

Wherefore: Ezekiel 12:9-11, Ezekiel 20:49, Ezekiel 24:19

For the: Ezekiel 7:26, 2 Kings 21:12, Isaiah 7:2, Isaiah 28:19, Jeremiah 6:22-24, Jeremiah 49:23

and every: Exodus 15:15, Deuteronomy 20:8, *marg. Joshua 2:9-11, Joshua 5:1, 2 Samuel 17:10, Nahum 2:10

all hands: Job 4:3, Job 4:4, Isaiah 35:3, Jeremiah 50:43, Luke 21:26, Hebrews 12:12

faint: Leviticus 26:36, Isaiah 13:7, Jeremiah 8:18, Lamentations 5:17

weak as water: Heb. go into water, Ezekiel 7:17, *marg.

it cometh: Ezekiel 7:2-12, Ezekiel 12:22-28, 1 Peter 4:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:31 - and bring Deuteronomy 1:28 - discouraged Isaiah 19:3 - the spirit Jeremiah 6:24 - We have Jeremiah 9:1 - General Ezekiel 21:15 - that their Ezekiel 22:14 - Thine heart Ezekiel 32:18 - wail Daniel 5:6 - and his knees Mark 7:34 - he sighed

Verse 9

A sword: Ezekiel 21:3, Ezekiel 21:15, Ezekiel 21:28, Deuteronomy 32:41, Deuteronomy 32:42, Job 20:25, Isaiah 66:16, Jeremiah 12:12, Jeremiah 15:2, Amos 9:4

sharpened: Psalms 7:11-13, Isaiah 27:1, Isaiah 34:5, Isaiah 34:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 7:12 - he will Isaiah 5:28 - arrows Jeremiah 29:16 - General Jeremiah 46:4 - furbish Ezekiel 14:17 - I bring Ezekiel 33:2 - When I bring the sword upon a land Zechariah 13:7 - O sword Matthew 24:6 - ye shall hear

Verse 10

it is furbished: Jeremiah 46:4, Nahum 3:3, Habakkuk 3:11

should: Esther 3:15, Ecclesiastes 3:4, Isaiah 5:12-14, Isaiah 22:12-14, Amos 6:3-7, Nahum 1:10, Luke 21:34, Luke 21:35

it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree: or, it is the rod of my son, it despiseth every tree, Ezekiel 21:25-27, Ezekiel 19:11-14, Ezekiel 20:47, 2 Samuel 7:14, Psalms 2:7-9, Psalms 89:26-32, Psalms 89:38-45, Psalms 110:5, Psalms 110:6, Revelation 2:27

Reciprocal: Numbers 17:2 - twelve rods Isaiah 34:6 - filled Ezekiel 7:10 - the rod Ezekiel 21:13 - contemn Ezekiel 21:15 - it is made Ezekiel 21:28 - The sword Hosea 9:1 - Rejoice Zechariah 13:7 - O sword

Verse 11

to give: Ezekiel 21:19, Jeremiah 25:9, Jeremiah 25:33, Jeremiah 51:20-23

Verse 12

howl: Ezekiel 21:6, Ezekiel 9:8, Ezekiel 30:2, Jeremiah 25:34, Joel 1:13, Micah 1:8

terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my: or, they are thrust down to the sword with my. smite. This was an expression of deep affliction. Ezekiel 21:14, Ezekiel 6:11, Jeremiah 31:12

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:36 - I will send Isaiah 13:6 - Howl ye Jeremiah 4:8 - howl Jeremiah 31:19 - I smote Zephaniah 1:11 - Howl

Verse 13

Because: etc. or, When the trial hath been, what then, shall they not also belong to the despising rod? a trial. Job 9:23, 2 Corinthians 8:2

contemn: Ezekiel 21:10, Ezekiel 21:25

it shall: Ezekiel 21:27

Reciprocal: Numbers 17:2 - twelve rods 2 Chronicles 28:22 - in the Ezekiel 7:10 - the rod Ezekiel 19:11 - she had

Verse 14

smite: Ezekiel 21:17, Ezekiel 6:11, Numbers 24:10

hands together: Heb. hand to hand

let the: Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24, 2 Kings 24:1, 2 Kings 24:10-16, 2 Kings 25:1-7, Daniel 3:19

entereth: Ezekiel 8:12, 1 Kings 20:30, 1 Kings 22:25, Amos 9:2

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 11:15 - Have Jeremiah 9:21 - General Ezekiel 21:12 - terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my Ezekiel 22:13 - I have

Verse 15

point: or, glittering, or fear

against: Ezekiel 21:22, Ezekiel 15:7, Jeremiah 17:27

that their: Ezekiel 21:7, Ezekiel 20:47

it is made: Ezekiel 21:10, Ezekiel 21:28

wrapped up: or, sharpened, Ezekiel 21:9-11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:31 - And I will make Leviticus 26:36 - I will send Jeremiah 9:21 - General Lamentations 5:17 - our heart

Verse 16

Go: Ezekiel 21:4, Ezekiel 21:20, Ezekiel 14:17, Ezekiel 16:46

either: Genesis 13:9

or on the left: Heb. set thyself, take the left hand

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 49:21 - earth

Verse 17

smite: Ezekiel 21:14, Ezekiel 22:13, Numbers 24:10

and I: Ezekiel 5:13, Ezekiel 16:42, Deuteronomy 28:63, Isaiah 1:24, Zechariah 6:8

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:13 - honey Jeremiah 4:4 - lest

Verse 19

Ezekiel 4:1-3, Ezekiel 5:1-17, Jeremiah 1:10

Reciprocal: Isaiah 28:19 - the time Jeremiah 4:7 - destroyer Ezekiel 21:3 - will draw Ezekiel 21:11 - to give Ezekiel 23:23 - Babylonians

Verse 20

Rabbath: Ezekiel 25:5, Deuteronomy 3:11, 2 Samuel 12:26, Jeremiah 49:2, Amos 1:14, Rabbah

the defenced: 2 Samuel 5:9, 2 Chronicles 26:9, 2 Chronicles 32:5, 2 Chronicles 33:14, Psalms 48:12, Psalms 48:13, Psalms 125:1, Psalms 125:2, Isaiah 22:10, Lamentations 4:12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:41 - whet Joshua 13:25 - Rabbah 2 Samuel 11:1 - Rabbah 2 Samuel 12:27 - Rabbah 1 Chronicles 20:1 - Rabbah Ezekiel 21:16 - Go Ezekiel 21:28 - concerning the

Verse 21

the king: Proverbs 16:33, Proverbs 21:1

parting: Heb. mother

to use: Numbers 23:28, Deuteronomy 18:10, 1 Samuel 15:23, Proverbs 16:10, Acts 16:16

he made: Or, as the Vulgate, "he mingled his arrows:" "They wrote on several arrows," says Jerome, "the names of the cities they intended to assault; and then putting them altogether promiscuously in a quiver, they drew then out thence as lots are drawn; and that city whose name was written on the arrow first drawn, was the city they first made war on."

arrows: or, knives

images: Heb. teraphim, Genesis 31:19, Genesis 31:30, Judges 17:5, Judges 18:14, Judges 18:18, Judges 18:20, Judges 18:24, 2 Kings 23:24, Hosea 3:4, Hosea 4:12, Zechariah 10:2

Reciprocal: Judges 18:5 - Ask counsel Esther 3:7 - they cast Pur Joel 3:9 - Prepare Micah 5:1 - he hath

Verse 22

captains: or battering rams, Heb. rams, Ezekiel 4:2

to lift: Exodus 32:17, Exodus 32:18, Joshua 6:10, Joshua 6:20, 1 Samuel 17:20, Job 39:25, Jeremiah 51:14

to appoint: Ezekiel 4:2, Jeremiah 32:24, Jeremiah 33:4, Jeremiah 52:4

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 19:32 - cast a bank 2 Kings 25:1 - pitched Esther 3:7 - they cast Pur Isaiah 29:3 - General Isaiah 37:33 - cast Jeremiah 4:16 - give out Jeremiah 20:16 - let him Jeremiah 50:15 - Shout Ezekiel 21:15 - against Ezekiel 26:8 - he shall make Joel 3:9 - Prepare Micah 5:1 - he hath

Verse 23

as a: Ezekiel 11:3, Ezekiel 12:22, Isaiah 28:14, Isaiah 28:15

to them that have sworn oaths: or, for the oaths made unto them, Ezekiel 17:13-19, 2 Chronicles 36:13

but: 2 Kings 24:20, 2 Kings 25:1-7, Jeremiah 52:3-11

call: Ezekiel 21:24, Ezekiel 29:16, Numbers 5:15, 1 Kings 17:18, Revelation 16:19

Reciprocal: Psalms 7:12 - he will Jeremiah 44:21 - did Ezekiel 13:6 - lying Ezekiel 17:19 - surely Ezekiel 23:24 - I will set

Verse 24

your transgressions: Ezekiel 16:16-22, Ezekiel 22:3-12, Ezekiel 22:24-31, Ezekiel 23:5-21, Ezekiel 24:7, Isaiah 3:9, Jeremiah 2:34, Jeremiah 3:2, Jeremiah 5:27, Jeremiah 5:28, Jeremiah 6:15, Jeremiah 8:12, Jeremiah 9:2-7, Hosea 4:2, Micah 3:10-12

ye shall: Isaiah 22:17, Isaiah 22:18, Jeremiah 15:2, Amos 9:1-3

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:18 - art thou come Jeremiah 44:21 - did Ezekiel 16:57 - thy wickedness Ezekiel 21:23 - call Ezekiel 23:18 - discovered

Verse 25

profane: Ezekiel 17:19, 2 Chronicles 36:13, Jeremiah 24:8, Jeremiah 52:2

whose: Ezekiel 21:29, Ezekiel 7:6, Ezekiel 30:3, Ezekiel 35:5, Psalms 7:9, Psalms 9:5, Psalms 9:6, Jeremiah 51:13

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:19 - And he did 2 Kings 25:6 - they took Job 18:20 - his day Psalms 37:13 - his day Jeremiah 21:7 - I will Jeremiah 32:4 - General Jeremiah 34:3 - and thine Jeremiah 37:2 - neither Jeremiah 37:17 - thou shalt Jeremiah 38:18 - then Jeremiah 47:4 - the day Jeremiah 52:9 - they took Ezekiel 7:27 - king Ezekiel 12:10 - prince Ezekiel 17:15 - shall he escape Ezekiel 19:14 - she hath Ezekiel 21:10 - General Ezekiel 21:13 - contemn Amos 9:11 - the tabernacle 1 Timothy 1:9 - profane

Verse 26

Remove: Ezekiel 12:12, Ezekiel 12:13, Ezekiel 16:12, 2 Kings 25:6, 2 Kings 25:27, Jeremiah 13:18, Jeremiah 39:6, Jeremiah 39:7, Jeremiah 52:9-11, Jeremiah 52:31-34, Lamentations 5:16

exalt: Ezekiel 17:24, 1 Samuel 2:7, 1 Samuel 2:8, Psalms 75:7, Psalms 113:7, Psalms 113:8, Luke 1:52

Reciprocal: Job 22:29 - the humble person Isaiah 40:4 - valley Jeremiah 21:7 - I will Jeremiah 32:4 - General John 18:31 - It John 19:15 - We have

Verse 27

I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: Heb. Perverted, perverted, perverted, will I make it. Haggai 2:21, Haggai 2:22, Hebrews 12:26, Hebrews 12:27

until: Ezekiel 21:13, Ezekiel 17:22, Ezekiel 17:23, Ezekiel 34:23, Ezekiel 37:24, Ezekiel 37:25, Genesis 49:10, Numbers 24:19, Psalms 2:6, Psalms 72:7-10, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 23:5, Jeremiah 23:6, Jeremiah 30:21, Jeremiah 33:15, Jeremiah 33:16, Jeremiah 33:21, Jeremiah 33:26, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 9:25, Hosea 3:5, Amos 9:11, Amos 9:12, Micah 5:2, Haggai 2:7, Zechariah 6:12, Zechariah 6:13, Zechariah 9:9, Malachi 3:1, Malachi 4:2, Matthew 28:18, Luke 1:32, Luke 1:69, Luke 2:11, John 1:4, John 1:9, Ephesians 1:20-22, Philippians 2:9, Philippians 2:10, 1 Peter 3:22, Revelation 19:11-16

Reciprocal: Job 22:29 - the humble person Psalms 113:7 - raiseth Matthew 24:7 - nation shall John 18:31 - It John 19:15 - We have Acts 26:6 - the promise

Verse 28

concerning the: Ezekiel 21:20, Ezekiel 25:2-7, Jeremiah 49:1-5, Amos 1:13-15, Zephaniah 2:8-10

The sword: Ezekiel 21:9, Ezekiel 21:10

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 46:4 - furbish Ezekiel 21:15 - it is made Ezekiel 22:4 - have I Zechariah 13:7 - O sword Matthew 24:6 - ye shall hear

Verse 29

they see: Ezekiel 12:24, Ezekiel 13:23, Ezekiel 22:28, Isaiah 44:25, Isaiah 47:13, Jeremiah 27:9

to bring: Ezekiel 13:10, Lamentations 2:14

whose: Ezekiel 21:25, Job 18:20, Psalms 37:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:8 - the neck Jeremiah 14:14 - divination Jeremiah 47:4 - the day Ezekiel 13:6 - lying Ezekiel 35:5 - in the Zechariah 10:2 - the diviners 2 Thessalonians 2:11 - that

Verse 30

Shall I cause it to return: or, Cause it to return, Ezekiel 21:4, Ezekiel 21:5, Jeremiah 47:6, Jeremiah 47:7

I will: Ezekiel 16:38, Ezekiel 28:13, Ezekiel 28:15, Genesis 15:14

in the: Ezekiel 16:3, Ezekiel 16:4

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 21:27 - he put Ezekiel 21:32 - thy blood

Verse 31

pour: Ezekiel 7:8, Ezekiel 14:19, Ezekiel 22:22, Nahum 1:6

I will blow: Ezekiel 22:20, Ezekiel 22:21, Psalms 18:15, Isaiah 30:33, Isaiah 37:7, Isaiah 40:7, Haggai 1:9

brutish: or, burning

and skilful: Isaiah 14:4-6, Jeremiah 4:7, Jeremiah 6:22, Jeremiah 6:23, Jeremiah 51:20, Jeremiah 51:21, Habakkuk 1:6-10

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 17:4 - for Lamentations 1:14 - delivered Ezekiel 7:24 - I will bring Ezekiel 9:10 - mine Ezekiel 11:9 - and deliver Ezekiel 20:21 - I would Ezekiel 31:11 - delivered Ezekiel 36:18 - I poured 2 Peter 2:12 - as natural

Verse 32

for fuel: Ezekiel 20:47, Ezekiel 20:48, Malachi 4:1, Matthew 3:10, Matthew 3:12

thy blood: Ezekiel 21:30, Isaiah 34:3-7

thou shalt be no: This prophecy against the Ammonites was fulfilled about five years after the taking of Jerusalem; and their name has utterly perished from the face of the earth. Ezekiel 25:10, Zephaniah 2:9

for I: Numbers 23:19, Matthew 24:35

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 5:17 - I the Ezekiel 9:10 - mine Ezekiel 22:20 - to blow Ezekiel 26:14 - for I

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 21". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-21.html.