Commentary on
Ezekiel 20:1-15

Elohimís Dealings with Israel Rehearsed

20:1  And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to enquire of Yehuveh, and sat before me.
20:2  Then came the word of Yehuveh unto me, saying,
20:3  Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Are ye come to enquire of me? As I live, saith Yehuveh Elohim, I will not be enquired of by you.
20:4  Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:
20:5  And say unto them, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am Yehuveh your Elohim;
20:6  In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:
20:7  Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am Yehuveh your Elohim.
20:8  But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
20:9  But I wrought for my nameís sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.
20:10  Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness.
20:11  And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
20:12  Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Yehuveh that sanctify them.
20:13  But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
20:14  But I wrought for my nameís sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.
20:15  Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;

Commentary on 20:1-15
[16 September 2007]:  Th


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:            
16 September 2007
Latest Update:                   16 September 2007


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