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Ezekiel 21:2

2 “Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuary. Prophesy against the land of Israel

Read Ezekiel 21:2 Using Other Translations

Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,
"Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel
“Son of man, turn and face Jerusalem and prophesy against Israel and her sanctuaries.

What does Ezekiel 21:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 21:11

What [is] my strength, that I should hope?
&c.] For a perfect restoration of health, suggested by Eliphaz; since it was so sadly weakened by the present affliction, which made death more desirable than life lengthened out in so much weakness, pain, and sorrow; or "that I should bear" F23, such a weight and heavy load that lay upon him, and crushed him, and to which his strength was not equal; or continue and endure F24;

what [is] mine end, that I should prolong my life?
what end can be answered by living, or desiring a long life? His children were gone, and none left to take care of and provide for; his substance was taken away from him, so that he had not to support himself, nor to be useful to others, to the poor; he had lost all power, authority, and influence, among men, and could be no more serviceable by his counsel and advice, and by the administration of justice and equity as a civil magistrate; and as to religious matters, he was reckoned an hypocrite and a wicked man by his friends, and had lost his character and interest as a good man; and so for him to live could answer no valuable end, and, therefore, he desires to die; for what is here, and in ( Job 6:12 Job 6:13 ) said, contain reasons of his above request.


F23 (lxya yk) (oti upomenw) , Sept. "ut sustineam", V. L.
F24 "Ut durem", Junius & Tremellius.
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