So I did as I was commanded. During the day I brought out my things packed for exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands. I took my belongings out at dusk, carrying them on my shoulders while they watched.
References for Ezekiel 12:7
In the morning the word of the LORD came to me:
“Son of man, did not the Israelites, that rebellious people, ask you, ‘What are you doing?’
References for Ezekiel 12:9
“Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: This prophecy concerns the prince in Jerusalem and all the Israelites who are there.’
Say to them, ‘I am a sign to you.’ “As I have done, so it will be done to them. They will go into exile as captives.
References for Ezekiel 12:11
“The prince among them will put his things on his shoulder at dusk and leave, and a hole will be dug in the wall for him to go through. He will cover his face so that he cannot see the land.
References for Ezekiel 12:12
I will spread my net for him, and he will be caught in my snare; I will bring him to Babylonia, the land of the Chaldeans, but he will not see it, and there he will die.
References for Ezekiel 12:13
I will scatter to the winds all those around him—his staff and all his troops—and I will pursue them with drawn sword.
References for Ezekiel 12:14
“They will know that I am the LORD, when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries.
References for Ezekiel 12:15
But I will spare a few of them from the sword, famine and plague, so that in the nations where they go they may acknowledge all their detestable practices. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”
References for Ezekiel 12:16
The word of the LORD came to me: