The type of Ezekiel's removing.
Ezekiel 12:1 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, Ezekiel 12:2 'Son of man, in the midst of the rebellious house thou art dwelling, that have eyes to see, and they have not seen; ears they have to hear, and they have not heard; for a rebellious house [are] they. Ezekiel 12:3 And thou, son of man, make to thee vessels of removal, and remove by day before their eyes, and thou hast removed from thy place unto another place before their eyes, it may be they consider, for a rebellious house they [are]. Ezekiel 12:4 And thou hast brought forth thy vessels as vessels of removal by day before their eyes, and thou, thou dost go forth at even before their eyes, as the goings forth of a removal. Ezekiel 12:5 Before their eyes dig for thee through the wall, and thou hast brought forth by it. Ezekiel 12:6 Before their eyes on the shoulder thou dost bear, in the darkness thou dost bring forth, thy face thou dost cover, and thou dost not see the earth, for a type I have given thee to the house of Israel.' Ezekiel 12:7 And I do so, as I have been commanded; my vessels I have brought forth as vessels of removal by day, and at even I have dug for me through the wall with the hand; in the darkness I have brought forth, on the shoulder I have borne away, before their eyes.
It sheweth the captivity of Zedekiah.
Ezekiel 12:8 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, in the morning, saying, Ezekiel 12:9 'Son of man, have they not said unto theethe house of Israelthe rebellious houseWhat art thou doing? Ezekiel 12:10 say unto them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: 'The prince [is] this burden in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel who are in their midst. Ezekiel 12:11 Say: I [am] your type; as I have done so it is done to them, into a removal, into a captivity, they do go. Ezekiel 12:12 As to the prince who [is] in their midst, on the shoulder he beareth in the darkness, and he goeth forth, through the wall they dig to bring forth by it, his face he covereth, that he may not look on the very surface of the land. Ezekiel 12:13 And I have spread My net for him, and he hath been caught in My snare, and I have brought him in to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, and it he doth not seeand there doth he die. Ezekiel 12:14 'And all who are round about him to help him, and all his bands, I do scatter to every wind, and a sword I draw out after them. Ezekiel 12:15 And they have known that I [am] Jehovah, in My scattering them among nations, and I have spread them through lands; Ezekiel 12:16 and I have left of them, a few in number, from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence, so that they recount all their abominations among the nations whither they have come, and they have known that I [am] Jehovah.'
Ezekiel's trembling sheweth the Jews' desolation.
Ezekiel 12:17 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, Ezekiel 12:18 'Son of man, thy bread in haste thou dost eat, and thy water with trembling and with fear thou dost drink; Ezekiel 12:19 and thou hast said unto the people of the land, Thus said the Lord Jehovah concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, concerning the land of Israel: Their bread with fear they do eat, and their water with astonishment drink, because its land is desolate, because of its fulness, because of the violence of all who are dwelling in it. Ezekiel 12:20 And the cities that are inhabited are laid waste, and the land is a desolation, and ye have known that I [am] Jehovah.'
The Jews' presumptuous proverb is reproved.
Ezekiel 12:21 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, Ezekiel 12:22 'Son of man, what [is] this simile to you, concerning the land of Israel, saying, Prolonged are the days, and perished hath every vision? Ezekiel 12:23 therefore say unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have caused this simile to cease, And they use it not as a simile again in Israel, But speak to them: Drawn near have the days, And spoken hath every vision. Ezekiel 12:24 For there is no more any vain vision, and flattering divination, In the midst of the house of Israel. Ezekiel 12:25 For I [am] Jehovah, I speak, The word that I speakit is done, It is not prolonged any more, For, in your days, O rebellious house, I speak a word, and I have done it, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'
The speediness of the vision.
Ezekiel 12:26 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: Ezekiel 12:27 'Son of man, lo, the house of Israel are saying, The vision that he is seeing [is] for many days, and of times far off he is prophesying, Ezekiel 12:28 therefore say unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: None of my words are prolonged any more, When I speak a wordit is done, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!'