Ezekiel 11:23

23 The glory of the LORD went up from within the city and stopped above the mountain east of it.

Ezekiel 11:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
ESV
23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain that is on the east side of the city.
NLT
23 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the city and stopped above the mountain to the east.
MSG
23 The Glory of God ascended from within the city and rested on the mountain to the east of the city.
CSB
23 The glory of the Lord rose up from within the city and stood on the mountain east of the city.

Ezekiel 11:23 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 11:23

And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city,
&c.] Of Jerusalem, whither it was removed from the door of the east gate of the temple, ( Ezekiel 10:19 ) ; though no mention is made of such removal; and now, having left the temple, it leaves the city: and stood upon the mountain, which [is] on the east side of the city;
either waiting for the repentance of the inhabitants of it, leaving them with reluctance; or in order to bring down his judgments upon it, and behold its destruction and ruin: this mountain was the mountain of Olives, as the Targum interprets it: and so Jarchi and Kimchi; see ( Zechariah 14:5 ) . Christ stood on this mountain and wept over Jerusalem, and from hence he ascended to heaven. This Jarchi calls the third remove of the Shechinah or glory of the God of Israel. The Rabbins say F17 it removed ten times, and reckon them thus,

``from the mercy seat to the cherub; from the cherub to the cherub; from the cherub to the threshold; from the threshold to the court; from the court to the altar; from the altar to the roof; from the roof to the wall; from the wall to the city; from the city to the mountain; from the mountain to the wilderness; and from the wilderness it ascended and sat in its own place, according to ( Hosea 5:15 ) .''

FOOTNOTES:

F17 T. Bab. Roshhashana, fol. 31. 1.

Ezekiel 11:23 In-Context

21 But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their vile images and detestable idols, I will bring down on their own heads what they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.”
22 Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, spread their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.
23 The glory of the LORD went up from within the city and stopped above the mountain east of it.
24 The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the Spirit of God. Then the vision I had seen went up from me,
25 and I told the exiles everything the LORD had shown me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ezekiel 1:28; Ezekiel 8:4; S Ezekiel 10:4
  • 2. Zechariah 14:4