1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
- Ezekiel 24:1 Called Tebeth, which containeth part of December and part of January: in the which month and day Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem.
- Ezekiel 24:3 Whereby was meant Jerusalem.
- Ezekiel 24:4 That is the citizens, and the chief men thereof.
- Ezekiel 24:5 Or, heap.
- Ezekiel 24:5 Meaning, of the innocents, whom they had slain, who were the cause of the kindling of God’s wrath against them.
- Ezekiel 24:6 Whose iniquities and wicked citizens there yet remain.
- Ezekiel 24:6 Signifying that they should not be destroyed all at once, but by little and little.
- Ezekiel 24:6 Spare none estate or condition.
- Ezekiel 24:7 The city showed her cruelty to all the world, and was not ashamed thereof, neither yet hid it.
- Ezekiel 24:9 Or, an heap of wood.
- Ezekiel 24:10 Meaning, that the city should be utterly destroyed, and that he would give the enemies an appetite thereunto.
- Ezekiel 24:11 Or, bottom.
- Ezekiel 24:12 The city hath flattered herself in vain.
- Ezekiel 24:13 I labored by sending my Prophets to call thee to repentance, but thou wouldest not.
- Ezekiel 24:14 That is, the Babylonians.On 8 Jan 585 B.C., a man escaped from Jerusalem to give Ezekiel the news of the fall of Jerusalem.
A 2-part message unfolds with Ez. 33.25-29 and 33.30-33 which we report below in sequence.
- Ezekiel 33:26 As they that are ready still to shed blood.
- Ezekiel 33:30 In derision.
- Ezekiel 33:31 This declareth that we ought to hear God’s word with such zeal and affection, that we should in all points obey it, else we abuse the word to our own condemnation, and make of his ministers, as though they were jests to serve men’s foolish fantasies.
- Ezekiel 33:32 Or, pleasant, and love song.When called to the office and ministry of the Word of God, Ezekiel was told that he would be speaking to rebellious, hard-hearted, stubborn, liberal, soothsaying, necromancing, superstitious and unbelieving people.
- Ezekiel 2:4 Hebrew, hard of face.
- Ezekiel 2:5 This declareth on the one part God’s great affection toward his people, that notwithstanding their rebellion, yet he will send his Prophets among them, and admonisheth his ministers on the other part that they cease not to do their duty, though the people be never so obstinate: for the word of God shall be either to their salvation or greater condemnation.Questions:
- If a young ordinand, would you continue with your studies if you have the forewarning and prediction of rebuttal and hardship?
- How should this be preached in 2015?
- What can one say to secularists, liberals, necromancing Tractoes and Romanists as well as TBNers?