Ezekiel

Ezekiel (I-zee´kee-uhl)

The book of, an OT book of prophecies attributed to the sixth-century prophet Ezekiel (Heb., “God strengthens”). This prophet was taken hostage to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar in 597 BCE and, there, among the exiles, he continued to deliver prophetic oracles and relate ecstatic visions until 571 BCE.

Outline of Contents

Ezekiel

I. Oracles of judgment against Judah and Jerusalem (Ezek 1:1-24:27)

A. Vision of God’s glory and call of Ezekiel (Ezek 1:1-3:21)

B. Symbolic acts: the coming siege of Jerusalem (Ezek 3:22-5:17)

C. Oracles of judgment and announcement of its imminence (Ezek 6:1-7:27)

D. Abominations in the Temple: God’s glory departs (Ezek 8:1-11:25)

E. Symbolic acts describing the exile and sayings against unresponsive people and false prophets (Ezek 12:1-14:23)

F. Historical allegories and sermons: against the people, their kings, and individual wickedness (Ezek 15:1-20:49)

G. Further oracles of judgment (Ezek 21:1-23:49)

H. Symbolic acts: the siege begins (Ezek 24:1-27)

II. Oracles against foreign nations (Ezek 25:1-32:32)

A. Judah’s immediate neighbors: Ammon, Moab, Edom, the Philistines (Ezek 25:1-17)

B. Tyre (Ezek 26:1-28:26)

C. Egypt (Ezek 29:1-32:32)

III. Prophecies of future restoration (Ezek 33:1-39:29)

A. Announcement of Jerusalem’s fall: Ezekiel’s role as watchman and importance of individual responsibility (Ezek 33:1-33)

B. Promises of deliverance from exile and restoration in the land (Ezek 34:1-37:28)

C. God and Magog: the enemy’s ultimate defeat (Ezek 38:1-39:29)

IV. Program for reorganization of the restored community (Ezek 40:1-48:35)

A. Plans for new Temple: God’s glory returns (Ezek 40:1-43:12)

B. Temple regulations and personnel (Ezek 43:13-46:24)

C. The healing waters of the Temple spring (Ezek 47:1-12)

D. Division of the land (Ezek 47:13-48:35)

Ezek 1:1-24:27

The Vision of the Chariot
1In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens ... View more

Ezek 1:1-3:21

The Vision of the Chariot
1In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens ... View more

Ezek 3:22-5:17

Ezekiel Isolated and Silenced
22Then the hand of the Lord was upon me there; and he said to me, Rise up, go out into the valley, and there I will speak with you ... View more

Ezek 6:1-7:27

Judgment on Idolatrous Israel
1The word of the Lord came to me:2O mortal, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,3and say, You ... View more

Ezek 8:1-11:25

Abominations in the Temple
1In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before ... View more

Ezek 12:1-14:23

Judah's Captivity Portrayed
1The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, you are living in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, wh ... View more

Ezek 15:1-20:49

The Useless Vine
1The word of the Lord came to me:2O mortal, how does the wood of the vine surpass all other wood—
the vine branch that is among the trees of th ... View more

Ezek 21:1-23:49

The Drawn Sword of God
1 The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, set your face toward Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries; prophesy against the land o ... View more

Ezek 24:1-27

The Boiling Pot
1In the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, write down the name of this day, ... View more

Ezek 25:1-32:32

Proclamation against Ammon
1The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, set your face toward the Ammonites and prophesy against them.3Say to the Ammonites, Hear th ... View more

Ezek 25:1-17

Proclamation against Ammon
1The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, set your face toward the Ammonites and prophesy against them.3Say to the Ammonites, Hear th ... View more

Ezek 26:1-28:26

Proclamation against Tyre
1In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, ... View more

Ezek 29:1-32:32

Proclamation against Egypt
1In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, set your face again ... View more

Ezek 33:1-39:29

Ezekiel Israel's Sentry
1The word of the Lord came to me:2O Mortal, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of th ... View more

Ezek 33:1-33

Ezekiel Israel's Sentry
1The word of the Lord came to me:2O Mortal, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of th ... View more

Ezek 34:1-37:28

Israel's False Shepherds
1The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to them—to the shepherds: Thus sa ... View more

Ezek 38:1-39:29

Invasion by Gog
1The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy agains ... View more

Ezek 40:1-48:35

The Vision of the New Temple
1In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after t ... View more

Ezek 40:1-43:12

The Vision of the New Temple
1In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after t ... View more

Ezek 43:13-46:24

The Altar
13These are the dimensions of the altar by cubits (the cubit being one cubit and a handbreadth): its base shall be one cubit high, and one cubit wide, ... View more

Ezek 47:1-12

Water Flowing from the Temple
1Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple; there, water was flowing from below the threshold of the temple toward the ... View more

Ezek 47:13-48:35

The New Boundaries of the Land
13Thus says the Lord GOD: These are the boundaries by which you shall divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of ... View more

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