They have eyes but don't see a thing, they have ears but don't hear a thing. Each one went straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; they didn't turn when they went. They’ll realize that I am God when I scatter them among foreign countries. Try it FREE. 12 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. “Then they shall know that I am the LORD, when I scatter … (V)”, 17 The word of the Lord came to me: 18 “Son of man, tremble as you eat your food,(W) and shudder in fear as you drink your water. “As I have done, so it will be done to them. 12 1-6 God’s Message came to me: “Son of man, you’re living with a bunch of rebellious people. As it grew dark and as they watched, I left, throwing my bundle across my shoulders. Pack the few items an exile could carry, and leave your home to go somewhere else. an urgent message the prophet is under compulsion to proclaim. They will go into exile as captives.’. S Jer 24:8; S 52:11; S La 4:20; Eze 17:16, S 2Ki 25:5; S Jer 21:7; S Eze 5:10, 12; 17:21, Jer 10:22; S Eze 6:6-14; Mic 7:13; Zec 7:14, Jer 14:14; Eze 13:23; Mic 3:6; Zec 13:2-4, Nu 14:28-34; S Isa 14:24; S 55:11; Jer 16:9; Hab 1:5, S Eze 11:3; Da 10:14; Mt 24:48-50; 2Pe 3:4. Ezekiel. Perhaps(C) they will understand,(D) though they are a rebellious people. 16 “I’ll permit a few of them to escape the killing, starvation, and deadly sickness so that they can confess among the foreign countries all the disgusting obscenities they’ve been involved in. They have eyes but don't see a thing, they have ears but don't hear a thing. But I’ll make sure he gets caught and is taken to Babylon. What I say happens. Maybe then they’ll understand what’s going on, rebels though they are. 12 Again a message came to me from the Lord: 2 “Son of dust,” he said, “you live among rebels who could know the truth if they wanted to, but they don’t want to; they could hear me if they would listen, but they won’t, 3 for they are rebels. Some have objected to this expression, for it generally meant land-owners of the wealthier class of people; and as Ezekiel was in Babylon, such a term could not be applied to the captives; but the objection has no weight. (Y) 20 The inhabited towns will be laid waste and the land will be desolate. 23-25 “Tell them, ‘God, the Master, says, This proverb’s going to have a short life!’, “Tell them, ‘Time’s about up. NIV 2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. 3 “So now, son of man, pretend you are being sent into exile. I. 7 So I did as I was commanded. Leave in broad daylight with everyone watching and go off, as if into exile. The land of Israel - is put generally for the land where the children of Israel dwelt, whether at home, or in exile. All the cities and villages will be emptied out and the fields destroyed. The plan of the book displays the characteristic gospel style. 21-22 God’s Message came to me: “Son of man, what’s this proverb making the rounds in the land of Israel that says, ‘Everything goes on the same as ever; all the prophetic warnings are false alarms’? What I say happens.”’. They’ll realize that I am God when I scatter them among foreign countries. 3 So, son of man, pack up your exile duffel bags. As I am now doing, it will be done to all the people of Israel. False alarms and easygoing preaching are a thing of the past in the life of Israel. Then you’ll realize that I am God.’”. I’m using you as a sign for the family of Israel.”. They have ears but refuse to hear. 12 1-6 God ’s Message came to me: “Son of man, you’re living with a bunch of rebellious people. Every warning is about to come true. Pack the few items an exile could carry, and leave your home to go somewhere else. 21-22 God’s Message came to me: “Son of man, what’s this proverb making the rounds in the land of Israel that says, ‘Everything goes on the same as ever; all the prophetic warnings are false alarms’? They're rebels all. Ezekiel’s message Ezekiel’s major commission was to act as a “watchman” on God’s behalf. I, God, am doing the speaking. When God has delivered us, we must glorify him and edify others, by acknowledging our sins. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. 3 “So now, son of man, pretend you are being sent into exile. As they watch, dig through the wall of the house and carry your bundle through it. (T), 15 “They will know that I am the Lord, when I disperse them among the nations(U) and scatter them through the countries. The words “Chaldean” and … The best value in digital Bible study. MSG. False alarms and easygoing preaching are a thing of the past in the life of Israel. Every warning is about to come true. I got my stuff together and brought it out in the street where everyone could see me, bundled it up the way someone being taken off into exile would, and then, as the sun went down, made a hole in the wall of the house with my hands. “Tell them, ‘Time’s about up. Thursday of 18th Week in Course This day we commemorate St. Clare of Assisi, the friend of St. Francis who founded the second … 3 “Therefore, son of man, pack your belongings for exile and in the daytime, as they watch, set out and go from where you are to another place. Ezekiel 12 Signs of the Coming Exile 1 Again a message came to me from the Lord: 2 “Son of man, you live among rebels who have eyes but refuse to see. I’m using you as a sign for the family of Israel.”. They have eyes but don’t see a thing, they have ears but don’t hear a thing. In full sight of the people, put the bundle on your shoulder and walk out into the night. "To interpret a biblical text, we need to be patient, to put aside all other concerns, and to give it our time, interest and undivided attention." So, son of man, pack up your exile duffel bags. (AB) 23 Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’ Say to them, ‘The days are near(AC) when every vision will be fulfilled. 2 "Son of man, you're living with a bunch of rebellious people. JOSEPHUS [Antiquities, 10.7] reports that Ezekiel sent a copy of this prophecy to Zedekiah. (I) During the day I brought out my things packed for exile. Barnes' Notes on the Bible. Cover your face so that you cannot see the land, for I have made you a sign(H) to the Israelites.”. Ezekiel 12 Judah's Captivity Symbolized. As in Ezekiel 12:22. The message I speak will be fulfilled, declares the Lord GOD.'" 16 But I will spare a few of them from the sword, famine and plague, so that in the nations where they go they may acknowledge all their detestable practices. Ezekiel 12:25 The Message (MSG) 23-25 “Tell them, ‘God, the Master, says, This proverb’s going to have a short life!’. Ezekiel 12:4 Lit baggage. Every warning is about to come true. And each straight forward they go, whither the spirit is to go, they go, they turn not round in their going. Then in the evening, while they are watching, go out like those who go into exile. THE MESSAGE Ezekiel 12. Go to Audio Bible. 7 I did exactly as he commanded me. Leave in broad daylight with everyone watching and go off, as if into exile. Messages to be heeded (12:17-28) Ezekiel’s starvation diet symbolized the shortage of food in Jerusalem during the last great siege (see 4:9-17). I got my stuff together and brought it out in the street where everyone could see me, bundled it up the way someone being taken off into exile would, and then, as the sun went down, made a hole in the wall of the house with my hands. For they are a rebellious people. Tell the people of this land, everyone living in Jerusalem and Israel, God’s Message: ‘You’ll eat your meals shaking in your boots and drink your water in terror because your land is going to be stripped bare as punishment for the brutality rampant in it. As I am now doing, it will be done to all the people of Israel. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people. $3.99 a month for 40+ study tools. So now put on a demonstration to show them what being exiled will be like. Ezekiel 12:25 because I, the LORD, will speak whatever word I speak, and it will be fulfilled without delay. They're rebels all. I, God, am doing the speaking. Tell them, ‘Listen to God ’s Message!’ God, the Master, pronounces doom on the empty-headed prophets who do their own thing and know nothing of what’s going on!Your prophets, Israel, are like jackals scavenging through the ruins. Maybe then they’ll understand what’s going on, rebels though they are. 8 In the morning the word of the Lord came to me: 9 “Son of man, did not the Israelites, that rebellious people, ask you, ‘What are you doing?’(J), 10 “Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: This prophecy concerns the prince in Jerusalem and all the Israelites who are there.’ 11 Say to them, ‘I am a sign(K) to you.’, “As I have done, so it will be done to them. I’ll scatter to the four winds those who helped him escape, along with his troops, and many will die in battle. 8-10 The next morning God spoke to me: “Son of man, when anyone in Israel, that bunch of rebels, asks you, ‘What are you doing?’ Tell them, ‘God, the Master, says that this Message especially concerns the prince in Jerusalem—Zedekiah—but includes all the people of Israel.’, 11 “Also tell them, ‘I am drawing a picture for you. They’re rebels all. They have eyes but don't see a thing, they have ears but don't hear a thing. 12-15 “The prince will put his bundle on his shoulders in the dark and leave. None of what I say is on hold. False alarms and easygoing preaching are a thing of the past in the life of Israel. 12 1 God's Message came to me: 2 "Son of man, you're living with a bunch of rebellious people. True prophets, which is ever followed by a recognition of the book displays the characteristic gospel.... 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