It was alienating Gods property, it was the basest ingratitude to the best of benefactors, and a perfidious treacherous violation of the most sacred engagements. Translated by Rhodes, Erroll F. One of the great crimes of the northern tribes of Israel was their worship of Molech, leading to the Assyrian captivity 2 Kings 17:17. Note, Those hearts go a whoring from God that take a complacency in the pomp of the world and put a confidence in its wealth, and in an arm of flesh,. With their idols they have committed adultery , have broken their marriage-covenant with God, have lusted after the gratifications of a carnal sensual mind in the worship of God.
Ezekiel 36:26 Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire Come, Holy Spirit, Calm My Mind Hear Us, O Savior! The implication may be that she was without wealth and without the benefits of culture and civilization, as the world sees them. This intimates the many cruelties of the Chaldean soldiers towards the Jews that fell into their hands, whom, it is probable, they used barbarously. The Lord sent Ezekiel to be a sign. Thus she increased her whoredoms; she fell in love, fell in league, with the Chaldeans. Then the Lord said to me; Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah and tell them their abominations? And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit. The prophet Hosea, in his time, observed that the two tribes retained their integrity, in a great measure, when the ten tribes had apostatized , Ephraim indeed compasses me about with lies, but Judah yet rules with God and is faithful with the saints; and this was justly expected from them: , Though thou Israel play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend ; but this lasted not long. This was a staggering accusation for God to make, yet it was true.
Swore unto them, as in Ezekiel 20:5; that I would scatter them among the Heathen, and disperse them through the countries; after they came to be settled in the land of Canaan, they sinning against the Lord; which was fulfilled in the times of the Babylonish captivity, and in their destruction by the Romans; but was threatened and foretold while they were in the wilderness, Leviticus 26:33; with this compare Psalm 106:26. On sprinkling with water as a ritual act of cleansing, see Ex 30:19-20; Lv 14:51; Num 19:18; cp. Doubtless it is itself one of the worst of sins, for the worst of other sins are compared to it here and often elsewhere, which should increase our detestation and dread of all manner of fleshly lusts, all appearances of them and approaches to them, as warring against the soul, infatuating sinners, bewitching them, alienating their minds from God and all that is good, debauching conscience, rendering them odious in the eyes of the pure and holy God, and drowning them at last in destruction and perdition. The prophet's message is in time and must be understood within the constraints and challenges posed by the historical situation in which it was uttered. As there is no doubt who is designated by John, we cannot but recognize, in the vision of Ezekiel, the Glory of God in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you give me a question and don't have an immediate answer, it may be an issue I need to look into. To Ezekiel, it appeared as a firmament; to John as a sea of glass. Jim Rosscup's excellent book -. In some sense cured of their previous idolatry, they could move forward in humility instead of pride. סוּסִ֖ים sū·sîm Noun - masculine plural A swallow, swift type of bird. You who judged your sisters, bear your own shame also: Jerusalem and Judah proudly thought themselves better than Samaria and Sodom, but this proud judgment only made them guiltier.
But the ultimate fulfillment of physical and spiritual blessings awaits Israel's national recognition of her Messiah Jesus when they call upon Him at His return cf. We find one of the kings of Israel giving a thousand talents to the king of Assyria, to engage him in his interests,. And Oholibah played the harlot under me, and burned towards her lovers, even as far as Assyria, standing near;. Premillennialists will be disappointed, even dismayed by what they feel is a departure from natural hermeneutics on some prophecies. וַתֵּקַע is esloched in Old French, dislocated.
All that need be said of the comparison that follows is that here also Ezekiel follows in the footsteps of Jeremiah. Hezekiah himself was faulty this way when he was proud of the court which the king of Babylon made to him and complimented his ambassadors with the sight of all his treasures,. The cherubim, in the vision of the first chapter, were illustrations of the aboundant life of His redeemed. I will judge you as women who break wedlock or shed blood are judged: God would bring the punishment of death upon Israel. Yet again and again Yahweh promised to establish His covenant with them again. Anciently harlot meant in our language either the male or female prostitute. The people were very easy, for they thought themselves very safe and happy now that they had such powerful allies; and therefore attended the ambassadors with loud huzzas and acclamations of joy.
This covenant should be equated with the new covenant relationship, which will provide peace Nu 25:12; Jos 9:15; 10:1; Ps 29:11; 85:8; Isa 54:10. Reprinted from the 1879 edition. ע֥וֹד זֹ֖את עָ֣שׂוּ לִ֑י טִמְּא֚וּ אֶת־מִקְדָּשִׁי֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא וְאֶת־שַׁבְּתוֹתַ֖י חִלֵּֽלוּ: they defiled My sanctuary on that day: On the day they slaughter their children for idolatry, they come before Me in My sanctuary to commit abominations therein, to provoke Me. Shows how ancient wisdom is still much needed today. He diminished their provision and gave them to their enemies the Philistines gave you up to the will of those who hate you. These you sacrificed to them to be devoured: Israel became so degenerate in her devotion to idols that she offered her own sons and daughters and sacrificed them to the pagan idols such as the detestable Molech. The last nine chapters contain Ezekiel's vision of the New Temple.
When they began an acquaintance with Egypt they remembered how merrily their fathers worshipped the golden calf, what music and dancing they had at that sport, which they learned in Egypt; and they hoped they should now have a fair pretence to come to that again. But they way of sin is down-hill. God inundated the earth to remove the impurities and wickedness that had been caused by man. The ten tribes probably resumed the Egyptian rites, in order to enlist the Egyptians against Judah 2Ch 12:2-4. God had said indeed that he would reckon with them for the golden calf, that idol of Egypt ; but such was his patience that he seemed to have forgotten it till they, by their league now with the Egyptians against the Chaldeans, did, as it were, put him in mind of it; and in the day when he visits he will now, as he has said, visit for that. God's purpose in giving Israel one heart and a new spirit is so they will walk in My statues and keep My ordinances. Samaria did so, Jerusalem did so, like lewd women.