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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Ezekiel 12:19-20

He was then to explain to his audience that the Jews in Jerusalem would eat and drink like he had done. The Lord would strip their land of its abundance because the people had committed so much violence contrary to His law. He would also desolate the inhabited cities and the countryside of Judah. Then His people would know that He was the Lord. He loved them enough to discipline them (cf. Hebrews 12:5-11). read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 12:1-20

Symbols of Exile, Flight, and FamineEzekiel’s audience being blind to the meaning of the vision he has just described, he is commanded to give them, in new symbolic actions, a further representation of the coming fate of Jerusalem and its king and people. He is told to gather together such things as one leaving home would take with him, and to carry these out of his house by day. At night he is to dig a hole in a wall, and pass through it with his face covered and his baggage on his shoulder.... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 12:1-28

§ 4. Further Prophecies of Israel's Guilt and approaching Punishment (Ezekiel 12-19)This is a somewhat miscellaneous group of prophecies intermediate in date between the preceding (August-September, 591 b.c.) and succeeding (July-August, 590 b.c.) sections. It includes fresh symbols of exile, flight, and famine (Eze 12:1-20), a doctrine of prophecy, true and false (Eze 12:21 to Eze 14:11), an explanation of God's exceptional treatment of Jerusalem in sparing a remnant (Eze 14:12-23), Ezekiel's... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Ezekiel 12:1-28

Ezekiel 12:2 It is as easy to close the eyes of the mind as those of the body; and the former is more frequently done with wilfulness, and yet not attended to, than the latter; the actions of the mind being more quick and transient than those of the senses. Butler. The one Enemy we have in this Universe is Stupidity, Darkness of Mind; of which darkness, again there are many sources, every sin a source, and probably self-conceit the chief source. Darkness of mind, in every kind and variety,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Ezekiel 12:1-28

CHAPTERS 12-19 Signs, Messages, and Parables 1. Signs given through the prophet (Ezekiel 12:1-20 ) 2. The message of speedy judgment (Ezekiel 12:21-28 ) 3. The message against false prophets and prophetesses. (Ezekiel 13:1-23 ) 4. The message against the elders (Ezekiel 14:1-23 ) 5. The parable of the vine given to the fire (Ezekiel 15:1-8 ) 6. The parable of the abandoned child and Israel’s whoredom (Ezekiel 16:1-63 ) 7. The parable of the riddle of the two eagles and the vine... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 12:1-28

DISTRIBUTING THE RESPONSIBILITY While these visions and prophecies may be new as to the particular occasions for them, yet they are in substance the same as the preceding. “THE PRINCE IN JERUSALEM” (Ezekiel 12:1-16 ) In chapter 10 we had a vision of the judgment upon the city of Jerusalem, in chapter 11, upon the princes, and in this upon the king himself (v. 10). The explanation of the action commanded the prophet in Ezekiel 12:1-7 is given in Ezekiel 12:8-16 . It is thought that this was... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Ezekiel 12:1-28

Ezekiel's Vision Ezekiel 12:0 Ezekiel will speak nothing in his own name. He does not guarantee one word of what he speaks by his own authority. The wondrous imagery is not the birth of his fancy, it is something which his soul's eyes have seen. Ezekiel makes no sermons, he simply tells what he has heard. It was his business to deliver messages, not to make them. When he is incoherent, he makes no apology; when we cannot follow him, he cannot help it; when he is apparently mad, he does not... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Ezekiel 12:17-20

We have here another sermon of the Prophet; which though short is solemn, and full of significance. The whole nation of Israel is under divine correction. The portion already carried away into Babylon, and those that remained at Jerusalem, were all alike brought under the rod. In such seasons, fear, and sorrow, and distress of mind, are the suited and becoming feelings of the heart. Ezekiel is to set the example. For it is highly proper the prophets of the Lord should be first in having a... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 12:17-20

17-20 The prophet must eat and drink in care and fear, with trembling, that he might express the condition of those in Jerusalem during the siege. When ministers speak of the ruin coming upon sinners, they must speak as those that know the terrors of the Lord. Afflictions are happy ones, however grievous to flesh and blood, that improve us in the knowledge of God. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Ezekiel 12:17-28

The Sign of Bread and Water v. 17. Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, v. 18. Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness, his entire bearing, as he partook of his scanty meal, of the barest necessaries of life, being one of anxiety in the presence of an impending calamity; v. 19. and say unto the people of the land, the Jews among the captives of Chaldea, Thus saith the Lord God of the inhabitants of Jerusalem and of the... read more

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