The type of Ezekiel's removing.
Ezekiel 12:1 The word of the LORD also came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 12:2 Sonne of man, thou dwellest in the middest of a rebellious house, which haue eyes to see, and see not: they haue eares to heare, and heare not: for they [are] a rebellious house. Ezekiel 12:3 Therefore thou sonne of man, prepare thee stuffe for remoouing, and remooue by day in their sight, and thou shalt remoue from thy place to another place in their sight; it may be they will consider, though they [bee] a rebellious house. Ezekiel 12:4 Then shalt thou bring foorth thy stuffe by day in their sight, as stuffe for remoouing: and thou shalt goe foorth at euen in their sight, as they that goe foorth into captiuitie. Ezekiel 12:5 Digge thou through the wall in their sight, and cary out thereby. Ezekiel 12:6 In their sight shalt thou beare it vpon [thy] shoulders, [and] cary [it] foorth in the twy light: thou shalt couer thy face, that thou see not the ground: for I haue set thee for a signe vnto the house of Israel. Ezekiel 12:7 And I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my stuffe by day, as stuffe for captiuity, and in the euen I digged through the wall with mine hand, I brought [it] foorth in the twy light, [and] I bare [it] vpon [my] shoulder in their sight.
It sheweth the captivity of Zedekiah.
Ezekiel 12:8 And in the morning came the word of the LORD vnto me, saying, Ezekiel 12:9 Sonne of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, sayd vnto thee, What doest thou? Ezekiel 12:10 Say thou vnto them; Thus saith the Lord GOD; This burden [concerneth] the Prince in Ierusalem, and all the house of Israel that [are] among them. Ezekiel 12:11 Say, I [am] your signe: like as I haue done, so shall it be done vnto them: they shall remooue [and] goe into captiuitie. Ezekiel 12:12 And the Prince that [is] among them, shall beare vpon his shoulder in the twylight, and shall goe forth: they shall digge through the wall to cary out thereby: he shall couer his face, that he see not the ground with [his] eyes. Ezekiel 12:13 My net also will I spread vpon him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I wil bring him to Babylon to the land of the Caldeans, yet shall hee not see it, though he shall die there. Ezekiel 12:14 And I will scatter toward euery winde all that are about him to helpe him, and all his bands, and I wil draw out the sword after them. Ezekiel 12:15 And they shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I shal scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countreys. Ezekiel 12:16 But I will leaue a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence, that they may declare all their abominations among the heathen whither they come, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Ezekiel's trembling sheweth the Jews' desolation.
Ezekiel 12:17 Moreouer, the worde of the LORD came to me, saying; Ezekiel 12:18 Sonne of man, eate thy bread with quaking, and drinke thy water with trembling and with carefulnesse, Ezekiel 12:19 And say vnto the people of the land; Thus sayth the Lord GOD, of the inhabitants of Ierusalem, [and] of the land of Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulnes, and drinke their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence of them that dwell therein. Ezekiel 12:20 And the cities that are inhabited, shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate, and yee shall know that I [am] the LORD.
The Jews' presumptuous proverb is reproved.
Ezekiel 12:21 And the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 12:22 Sonne of man, what [is] that prouerbe, that ye haue in the land of Israel, saying; The dayes are prolonged, and euery vision faileth? Ezekiel 12:23 Tell them therefore, Thus sayth the Lord GOD; I will make this prouerbe to cease, and they shall no more vse it as a prouerbe in Israel: but say vnto them, The dayes are at hand, and the effect of euery vision. Ezekiel 12:24 For there shall bee no more any vaine vision, nor flattering diuination, within the house of Israel. Ezekiel 12:25 For I [am] the LORD: I will speake, & the word that I shall speake, shall come to passe: it shall be no more prolonged: for in your dayes, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will performe it, sayth the Lord GOD.
The speediness of the vision.
Ezekiel 12:26 Againe the word of the LORD came to me, saying; Ezekiel 12:27 Sonne of man, behold, [they of] the house of Israel say; The vision that he seeth [is] for many dayes [to come], and he prophecieth of the times that are far off. Ezekiel 12:28 Therefore say vnto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, There shal none of my words be prolonged any more, but the worde which I haue spoken, shall be done, sayth the Lord GOD.