|Overview - Ezekiel 16|
|1||Under the similitude of a wretched infant is shewn the natural state of Jerusalem.|
|6||God's extraordinary love towards her.|
|15||Her monstrous whoredom.|
|35||Her grievous judgment.|
|44||Her sin, equal to her mother, and exceeding her sisters, Sodom and Samaria, calls for judgments.|
|60||Mercy is promised her in the end.|
Ezekiel 16:39 (King James Version)
And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
- And I
- For the enormous idolatries and cruelties of Judah and Jerusalem, Jehovah determined to gather together the surrounding nations, both those with whom they had formed alliances, as the Egyptians and Assyrians, and such as had always been inimical to them, as Edom, Ammon, Moab, and Philistia, to inflict, or to witness, his judgments upon them. Having exposed their enormous crimes to view, He would pass sentence upon them: He would give Jerusalem into the hands of the Chaldeans, who would destroy the city and temple which they had polluted; level their cities and high places with the ground; slay, plunder, and enslave the people.
- they shall throw
- Ezekiel 16:24 Ezekiel 16:25 Ezekiel 16:31 ; 7:22-24 Isaiah 27:9
- shall strip
- 10-20 ; Ezekiel 23:26 Ezekiel 23:29 Isaiah 3:16-24 ; Hosea 2:3 Hosea 2:9-13
- thy fair jewels
- Hebrew instruments of thine ornament.