Ezekiel 12:1

1 Again a message came to me from the LORD :

Ezekiel 12:1 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 12:1

The word of the Lord came unto me, saying.
] The word of prophecy, as the Targum; the vision of the cherubim being over, this, very likely, immediately followed upon the former; though the exact time of the prophecy cannot be fixed, because the date is not given; it must be between the sixth month of the sixth year of Jehoiachin's captivity, ( Ezekiel 8:1 ) ; and the fifth month of the seventh year, ( Ezekiel 20:1 ) .

Ezekiel 12:1 In-Context

1 Again a message came to me from the LORD :
2 “Son of man, you live among rebels who have eyes but refuse to see. They have ears but refuse to hear. For they are a rebellious people.
3 “So now, son of man, pretend you are being sent into exile. Pack the few items an exile could carry, and leave your home to go somewhere else. Do this right in front of the people so they can see you. For perhaps they will pay attention to this, even though they are such rebels.
4 Bring your baggage outside during the day so they can watch you. Then in the evening, as they are watching, leave your house as captives do when they begin a long march to distant lands.
5 Dig a hole through the wall while they are watching and go out through it.