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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ezekiel 15

 

 

Introduction
1By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work,
6is shewn the rejection of Jerusalem.

Verse 2
Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
What
The vine is only noble and useful while producing fruit: for, when cut down, its wood is fit only for fuel. So Israel, having ceased to be fruitful, they are good for nothing, but, like a withered branch of a vine, to be burnt.
Deuteronomy 32:32,33; Psalms 80:8-16; Song of Solomon 2:13,15; 6:11; 7:12; 8:11,12; Isaiah 5:1-7; Jeremiah 2:21; Hosea 10:1; Matthew 21:33-41; Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-16; John 15:1-6
among
Isaiah 44:23; Micah 3:12; Zechariah 11:2

Verse 3
Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
Jeremiah 24:8; Matthew 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34,35

Verse 4
Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?
it is cast
Psalms 80:16; Isaiah 27:11; John 15:6; Hebrews 6:8
the fire
Isaiah 1:31; Amos 4:11; Malachi 4:1; Matthew 3:12; Hebrews 12:29
Is it meet
Heb. Will it prosper.

Verse 5
Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?
meet
Heb. made fit.
Jeremiah 3:16; *marg:

Verse 6
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2; 17:3-10; 20:47,48; Isaiah 5:1-6,24,25; Jeremiah 4:7; 7:20; 21:7; 24:8-10; Jeremiah 25:9-11,18; 44:21-27; Zechariah 1:6

Verse 7
And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.
I will set
14:8; Leviticus 17:10; 20:3-6; 26:17; Psalms 34:16; Jeremiah 21:10
they shall
1 Kings 19:17; Isaiah 24:18; Jeremiah 48:43,44; Amos 5:19; 9:1-4
and ye shall
6:7; 7:4; 11:10; 20:38,42,44; Psalms 9:16

Verse 8
And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.
I will
6:14; 14:13-21; 33:29; Isaiah 6:11; 24:3-12; Jeremiah 25:10,11; Zephaniah 1:18
committed a trespass
Heb. trespassed a trespass.
2 Chronicles 36:14-16

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 15:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezekiel-15.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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