Ezekiel 12:1

Ezekiel Dramatizes the Exile

1 The word of the Lord came to me:

Ezekiel 12:1 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 12:1

The word of the Lord came unto me, saying.
] The word of prophecy, as the Targum; the vision of the cherubim being over, this, very likely, immediately followed upon the former; though the exact time of the prophecy cannot be fixed, because the date is not given; it must be between the sixth month of the sixth year of Jehoiachin's captivity, ( Ezekiel 8:1 ) ; and the fifth month of the seventh year, ( Ezekiel 20:1 ) .

Ezekiel 12:1 In-Context

1 The word of the Lord came to me:
2 "Son of man, you are living among a rebellious house. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.
3 "Son of man, pack your bags for exile and go into exile in their sight during the day. You will go into exile from your place to another place while they watch; perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house.
4 During the day, bring out your bags like an exile's bags while they look on. Then in the evening go out in their sight like those going into exile.
5 As they watch, dig through the wall and take the [bags] out through it.
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