Ezekiel 3:22

22 The hand of the LORD was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.”

Ezekiel 3:22 in Other Translations

22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.
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."
22 Then the LORD took hold of me and said, “Get up and go out into the valley, and I will speak to you there.”
22 God grabbed me by the shoulder and said, "Get up. Go out on the plain. I want to talk with you."
22 Then the hand of the Lord was on me there, and He said to me, "Get up, go out to the plain, and I will speak with you there."

Ezekiel 3:22 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 3:22

And the hand of the Lord was there upon me
At Telabib, ( Ezekiel 3:15 ) . The Targum interprets "the hand of the Lord" of the spirit of prophecy, which remained upon him there; but it seems to design a fresh impulse of the Spirit, a powerful emotion of the split upon his spirit, stirring up to attention to what might be said unto him: and he said unto me;
the same glorious Person, the Lord Christ, described in ( Ezekiel 1:26-28 ) ; arise, go forth into the plain;
or "the valley" F23; the Arabic version renders it, "the desert"; a solitary place, free from noise and hurry, and from the company and conversation of men; and so more fit for retirement and contemplation, and for attention to divine orders. What plain this was is not certain; Kimchi thinks it was the plain in which Babel was built, and where the Lord showed the prophet what he had in his providence done in this place formerly, in confounding the languages of men, and causing their devices to cease; and I will there talk with thee;
when alone, sedate, and composed; so God sometimes brings his people into a low and humble state and condition, into the valley of humility, and there grants them communion with himself; see ( Hosea 2:14 ) ; perhaps the allusion to a custom among the Jews of revealing secrets to others in fields and deserts, and such like solitary places; see ( Genesis 31:4 Genesis 31:5 ) F24.


F23 (heqbh la) "in istam convallem", Junius & Tremellius, Polanus, "in vallem", Vatablus, Coeceius; "in vallem, quasi fissum locum", Starckius.
F24 Vid. Menasseh Ben Israel, Spes Israelis, p. 110.

Ezekiel 3:22 In-Context

20 “Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.
21 But if you do warn the righteous person not to sin and they do not sin, they will surely live because they took warning, and you will have saved yourself.”
22 The hand of the LORD was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.”
23 So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the LORD was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown.
24 Then the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet. He spoke to me and said: “Go, shut yourself inside your house.

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