Ezekiel 7:8

8 Now I will soon 1pour out my wrath upon you, and 2spend my anger against you, 3and judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations.

Ezekiel 7:8 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 7:8

Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee
It might be very well said to be shortly, or near at hand, that the Lord would bring down his judgments upon this people; since it was some time in the sixth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity that this prophecy was delivered; and it was in the ninth year that Nebuchadnezzar came up against Jerusalem; so that it was but about three years before God would begin to pour out his fury on them: and accomplish mine anger upon thee;
not only send it, and begin to express it, but go on to finish it, till he had spent all his fury upon them he meant and threatened, and their sins deserved: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and I will recompense thee
for all thine abominations;
which is repeated from ( Ezekiel 7:3 ) , for the confirmation of it, and to show the certainty of it, that nothing would prevent it.

Ezekiel 7:8 In-Context

6 An end has come; the end has come; it has awakened against you. Behold, it comes.
7 Your doom has come to you, O inhabitant of the land. The time has come; the day is near, a day of tumult, and not of joyful shouting on the mountains.
8 Now I will soon pour out my wrath upon you, and spend my anger against you, and judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations.
9 And my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity. I will punish you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst. Then you will know that I am the LORD, who strikes.
10 "Behold, the day! Behold, it comes! Your doom has come; the rod has blossomed; pride has budded.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Ezekiel 9:8; Ezekiel 14:19; Ezekiel 20:8, 13, 21, 33, 34; Ezekiel 22:22; Ezekiel 36:18
  • 2. See Ezekiel 5:13
  • 3. [See ver. 3 above]
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