Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Ezekiel 12

The type of Ezekiel's removing.

Ezekiel 12:1 Then came the word of Yahweh unto me, saying: Ezekiel 12:2 Son of man, In the midst of a perverse house, dost thou, dwell,—Who have eyes, to see—and have not seen, Ears, have they to hear—and have no heard, For, a perverse house, they are. Ezekiel 12:3 Thou, therefore, Son of man, Prepare thee baggage for exile, and exile thyself, by day, before their eyes,—so shalt thou exile thyself out of thy place unto another place, before their eyes, peradventure, they will consider,—though, a perverse house, they are. Ezekiel 12:4 Therefore shalt thou take forth thy baggage, as baggage for exile, by day before their eyes,—and, thou thyself, shalt go forth in the evening, before their eyes, like them who go forth to exile. Ezekiel 12:5 Before their eyes, break thou forth by thyself through the wall,—and carry forth through it. Ezekiel 12:6 Before their eyes, Upon the shoulder, shalt thou lift it, In thick darkness, take it forth, Thy face, shalt thou cover, so that thou see not the land; For, a sign, have I appointed thee to the house of Israel. Ezekiel 12:7 And I did so, just as I was commanded, My baggage, took I forth as baggage for exile, by day, and, in the evening, I brake forth by myself through the wall, by force: in the twilight, I took it forth—on to my shoulder, I lifted it, before their eyes.

It sheweth the captivity of Zedekiah.

Ezekiel 12:8 Then came the word of Yahweh unto me, in the morning, saying: Ezekiel 12:9 Son of man, Have not the house of Israel, the perverse house, said unto thee,—What art thou, doing? Ezekiel 12:10 Say unto them, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh,—[For] the Bearer, is this burden, in Jerusalem, and [for] all the house of Israel, such as are in their midst. Ezekiel 12:11 Say, I, am your sign: As I have done, so, shall it be done to them, Into exile—into captivity, shall they go. Ezekiel 12:12 Yea, the Bearer who is in their midst, Upon his shoulder, shall lift it. In thick darkness, shall he go forth, Through the wall, shall they break, to bear forth through it,—His face, shall he cover, to the end that, his own eye, may not see the land. Ezekiel 12:13 Then will I spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare; And I will take him to Babylon, in the land of the Chaldeans, The which, indeed, he shall not see. And yet, there, shall he die! Ezekiel 12:14 And, all who are round about him to help him, and all his troops, will I scatter to every wind,—and, a sword, will I make bare after them. Ezekiel 12:15 So shall they know, that, I, am Yahweh,—By my dispersing them among the nations, And scattering them throughout the lands. Ezekiel 12:16 Yet will I leave remaining of them, men easily counted, from the sword, from the famine and from the pestilence,—that they may recount all their abominations among the nations whither they have come, So shall they know, that, I, am Yahweh.

Ezekiel's trembling sheweth the Jews' desolation.

Ezekiel 12:17 Then came the word of Yahweh unto me, saying: Ezekiel 12:18 Son of man, Thy bread, with trembling, shalt thou eat,—And, thy water, in agitation and in fear, shalt thou drink. Ezekiel 12:19 Then shalt thou say unto the people of the land, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, upon the soil of Israel, Their bread, with anxious care, shall they eat, And, their water, in astonishment, shall they drink,—That there land, may be deserted, of her fulness, because of the violence of all them who dwell therein: Ezekiel 12:20 Yea, the cities that are inhabited, shall be laid waste, And, the land, shall become, an astonishment,—So shall ye know, that, I, am Yahweh.

The Jews' presumptuous proverb is reproved.

Ezekiel 12:21 And the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying: Ezekiel 12:22 Son of man, What is this proverb ye have, concerning the soil of Israel, saying,—The days, are prolonged, Therefore, shall every vision, come to nought? Ezekiel 12:23 Therefore, say unto them, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, I will cause this proverb, to cease, And they shall use it as a proverb no more, in Israel,—But speak unto them, The days, are drawn near, And the substance of every vision. Ezekiel 12:24 For there shall no more be—Any vision of falsehood, Or divination of deceit, In the midst of the house of Israel. Ezekiel 12:25 For, I, Yahweh, will speak whatsoever word I please to speak, And it shall be done, It shall not be delayed any more,—For, in your own days, O perverse house, will I speak a word, and perform it, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.

The speediness of the vision.

Ezekiel 12:26 And the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying: Ezekiel 12:27 Son of man, Lo! the house of Israel, are saying, The vision which he, seeth, is for many days, Yea, for times far away, hath, he, prophesied. Ezekiel 12:28 Therefore, say unto them, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, None of my words, shall be delayed any more,—Whatsoever word I speak, then, shall it be performed, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.

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