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Ezekiel 2

 

 

Introduction
1Ezekiel's commission.
6His instruction.
9The roll of his heavy prophecy.

Verse 1
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
Son
3,6,8; 3:1,4,10,17; 4:1; 5:1; 7:2; 12:3; 13:2; 14:3,13; 15:2; 16:2; 17:2; 20:3; 37:3; Psalms 8:4; Daniel 8:17; Matthew 16:13-16; John 3:13,16
stand
1:28; Daniel 10:11,19; Matthew 17:7; Acts 9:6; 26:16

Verse 2
And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
3:12,14,24; 36:27; Numbers 11:25,26; Judges 13:25; 1 Samuel 16:13; Nehemiah 9:30; Joel 2:28,29; Revelation 11:11

Verse 3
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
I send
3:4-8; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Isaiah 6:8-10; Jeremiah 1:7; 7:2; 25:3-7; 26:2-6; 36:2; Mark 12:2-5; Luke 24:47,48; John 20:21,22; Romans 10:15
a rebellious nation
Heb. rebellious nations.
16:1-63; 20:1-49; 23:1-49
rebelled
20:18-30; Numbers 20:10; 32:13,14; Deuteronomy 9:24,27; 1 Samuel 8:7,8; 2 Kings 17:17-20; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:16-18,26,33-35; Psalms 106:16-21,28,32-40; Jeremiah 3:25; Jeremiah 16:11,12; 44:21; Daniel 9:5-13; Acts 7:51

Verse 4
For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
they
3:7; Deuteronomy 10:16; 31:27; 2 Chronicles 30:8; 36:13; Psalms 95:8; Isaiah 48:4; Jeremiah 3:3; Jeremiah 5:3; 6:15; 8:12; Matthew 10:16
impudent
Heb. hard of face.
Proverbs 21:29
Thus
1 Kings 22:14; Jeremiah 26:2,3; Acts 20:26,27

Verse 5
And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
whether
7; 3:10,11,27; Matthew 10:12-15; Acts 13:46; Romans 3:3; 2 Corinthians 2:15-17
yet
3:19; 33:9,33; Luke 10:10-12; John 15:22

Verse 6
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
be not
3:8,9; 2 Kings 1:15; Isaiah 51:12; Jeremiah 1:8,17; Micah 3:8; Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:4; Acts 4:13,19,29; Ephesians 6:19; Philippians 1:28; 2 Timothy 1:7
briers
or, rebels.
2 Samuel 23:6,7; Isaiah 9:18; Jeremiah 6:28; Micah 7:4
scorpions
Luke 10:19; Revelation 9:3-6
though they
3:9,26,27; Proverbs 30:13,14; Isaiah 51:7; Jeremiah 18:18; Amos 7:10-17; Hebrews 11:27; 1 Peter 3:14

Verse 7
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
thou
3:10,17; Jeremiah 1:7,17; 23:28; 26:2; Jonah 3:2; Matthew 28:20
whether
most rebellious
Heb. rebellion.

Verse 8
But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
Be
Leviticus 10:3; Numbers 20:10-13,24; 1 Kings 13:21,22; Isaiah 50:5; 1 Peter 5:3
open
3:1-3,10; Jeremiah 15:16; 1 Timothy 4:14-16; Revelation 10:9

Verse 9
And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
an hand
8:3; Jeremiah 1:9; Daniel 5:5; 10:10,16-18
a roll
All ancient books were written so as to be rolled up: hence {volumen,} a volume, from {volvo,} I roll
&
3:1; Hebrews 10:7; Revelation 5:1-5; 10:8-11

Verse 10
And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
spread
Isaiah 30:8-11; Habakkuk 2:2
was written within
Contrary to the state of rolls in general, which are written on the inside only.
lamentations
Isaiah 3:11; Jeremiah 36:29-32; Revelation 8:13; 9:12; 11:14

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezekiel-2.html.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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