Ezekiel 3:23

23 So I arose and went out into the valley, and behold, 1the glory of the LORD stood there, like the glory that I had seen 2by the Chebar canal, 3and I fell on my face.

Ezekiel 3:23 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 3:23

Then I arose and went forth into the plain
He was obedient to the heavenly vision, which was owing to the hand of the Lord being upon him; the power of the Spirit and grace of God influences and engages to obedience; he went forth where he was ordered, though he knew not what would be said to him, or what he should see there: and, behold, the glory of the Lord stood there;
the glorious Person described in ( Ezekiel 1:26-28 ) ; as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar;
( Ezekiel 1:1-3:27 ) ( 28:1-26 ) ; which vision was repeated for greater certainty, and to confirm the prophecies delivered to him, and to encourage him in the performance of his office: and I fell on my face;
as he did before, when he first saw this glorious object, ( Ezekiel 1:28 ) .

Ezekiel 3:23 In-Context

21 But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul."
22 And the hand of the LORD was upon me there. And he said to me, "Arise, go out into the valley, and there I will speak with you."
23 So I arose and went out into the valley, and behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, like the glory that I had seen by the Chebar canal, and I fell on my face.
24 But the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and he spoke with me and said to me, "Go, shut yourself within your house.
25 And you, O son of man, behold, cords will be placed upon you, and you shall be bound with them, so that you cannot go out among the people.

Cross References 3

  • 1. See Ezekiel 1:28
  • 2. See Ezekiel 1:1
  • 3. See Ezekiel 1:28