Ezekiel 16:51-63

 

 

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AN OUTLINE
OF EZEKIEL 16
An Allegory of Unfaithful Jerusalem (NIV)
God's Unfaithful Bride (NET)
God's Grace to Unfaithful Jerusalem (NASB)
Jerusalem the Unfaithful (Good News Bible)

Ezekiel 16:1-14 LOVINGKINDNESS
The Lord's Loving kindnesses to Jerusalem
Ezekiel 16:15-34 UNFAITHFULNESS
Unfaithful Jerusalem's Harlotry
Ezekiel 16:35-50 JUDGMENT
God's Judgment on Jerusalem
Ezekiel 16:51-63 RESTORATION
Sodom & Samaria Will be Restored (53-58) (GNB)
Jerusalem Will Be Ashamed (53-58) (CEV)
Covenant that Lasts Forever (59-63) (GNB)

 

Ezekiel 16:51 Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominations more than they. Thus you have made your sisters appear righteous by all your abominations which you have committed  (NASB: Lockman)

 

Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your (idolatrous) abominations more than they (Lk12:47,48; Ro 3:9-20)

“you have multiplied your abominable deeds beyond them.”

Samaria - Less "light" and yet less sin than Judah who had the law and the covenants, the Shekinah glory in the Temple, etc. Greater light conveys greater responsibility. Dear saint, don't miss this. We will give an account for our stewardship of God's gifts. Are you redeeming the time? Are you storing up for yourself treasure in heaven? Are you living as a light which brings glory to Your Father? The time is short. Don't waste your life, for it is but a vapor and then it is gone! Make Psalm 90:12 the prayer of your heart! That is God's will and He will answer it affirmatively as you sincerely pray in faith, believing that He is faithful.

Abominations - The Hebrew word tow'ebah is derived from a verb (ta'ab) meaning to abhor.  Is there any sin in your life which the Lord abhors? Beloved, confess and repent that you might be made by His Holy Spirit a holy vessel, sanctified (set apart), useful to Him as your Lord and Master, prepared for every good work He has already prepared for you in Christ (Eph 2:10). Ask God's Spirit to give you a holy loathing for the sin that so easily entangles you.

"you have made (seemed to justify) your sisters (Sodom and Samaria) appear righteous by all your abominations which you have committed. (Amp - you even make them appear righteous in comparison with you)" (Jer 3:8-11; Mt12:41,42)

 

Ezekiel 16:52 Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.  (NASB: Lockman)

Amplified: Take upon you and bear your own shame and disgrace [in your punishment], you also who called in question and judged your sisters, for you have virtually absolved them by your sins in which you behaved more abominably than they; they are more right than you. Yes, be ashamed and confounded and bear your shame and disgrace, you also, for you have seemed to justify your sisters and make them appear righteous.

Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters . Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they (Ezek 16:56; Mt 7:1-5; Lk 6:37; Ro 2:1,10,26,27) (Ezekiel 16:54,63; 36:6,7,15,31,32; 39:26; 44:13; Jer 23:40; 31:19; 51:51; Hos 10:6; Ro 1:32; 6:21)

they are more in the right than you  (Ge 38:26; 1Sa 24:17; 1Ki 2:32)

Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous

 

Ezekiel 16:53  Nevertheless, I will restore their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and along with them your own captivity,  (NASB: Lockman)
 

Nevertheless, I will restore their captivity (Ezek 16:60,61; 29:14; 39:25; Job 42:10; Ps14:7; 85:1; 126:1; Is1:9; Jer 20:16; 31:23; 48:47; 49:6,39; Joel 3:1)

along with them your own captivity (Amp adds "in the day of the Lord")" (Isa 19:24,25; Jer 12:16; Ro 11:23-31)

 

Ezekiel 16:54 in order that you may bear your humiliation and feel ashamed for all that you have done when you become a consolation to them.   (NASB: Lockman)

Amp: That you [Judah], amid your shame and disgrace, may be compelled to recognize your wickedness and be thoroughly ashamed and confounded at all you have done, becoming [converted and bringing] consolation and comfort to [your sisters.]

in order that you may bear your humiliation, and feel ashamed for all that you have done when you become a consolation to them.

that you may bear your humiliation (Ezek 16:52,63; 36:31,32; Jer2:26)

when you become a consolation to them (Ezek 14:22,23)

 

Ezekiel 16:55 Your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, will return to their former state, and you with your daughters will also return to your former state.  (NASB: Lockman)
 

And your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, will return to their former state, and you with your daughters will also return to your former state.

you with your daughters will also return to your former state (Ezek 16:
53; 36:11; Mal 3:4)

 

Ezekiel 16:56 As the name of your sister Sodom was not heard from your lips in your day of pride  (NASB: Lockman)
 

As the name of your sister Sodom was not heard from your lips in your day of pride  (Is 65:5; Zeph 3:11; Lk 15:28-30; 18:11)

Amplified: "[except] as a byword in the day of your pride"

 

Ezekiel 16:57 before your wickedness was uncovered, so now you have become the reproach of the daughters of Edom and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines --those surrounding you who despise you.  (NASB: Lockman)
 

before your wickedness was uncovered (Ezek 16:36,37; 21:24; 23:18,19; Ps 50:21; La 4:22; Ho2:10; 7:1; 1Corinthians 4:5)

so now you have become the reproach of the daughters of Edom (2Ki 16:5-7; 2Chr28:5,6,18-23; Is 7:1; 14:28)

Reproach - and a byword

and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines-- those surrounding you who despise you (Jer 33:24)

 

Ezekiel 16:58  You have borne the penalty of your lewdness and abominations," the LORD declares.  (NASB: Lockman)
 

You have borne the penalty of your lewdness and (idolatrous) abominations the LORD declares

You have borne the penalty (Ezek 23:49; Ge4:13; La 5:7)

 

Ezekiel 16:59 For thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also do with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath by breaking the covenant  (NASB: Lockman)
 
For thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also do with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath by breaking the covenant.

I will also do with you as you have done (Ezek 7:4,8,9; 14:4; Isaiah 3:11; Jer 2:19; Mt 7:1,2; Ro 2:8,9)

you who have despised the oath by breaking the covenant (Ezek 17:13-16; Ex 24:1-8; Dt 29:10-15,25; 2Chronicles 34:31,32; Is24:5; Je22:9; 31:)

 

Ezekiel 16:60 "Nevertheless, I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.   (NASB: Lockman)
 
Nevertheless, I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.

"
I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth" (Ezek 16:
8; Lev 26:42,45; Neh 1:5-11; Ps 105:8; 106:45; Jer 2:2; 33:20-26; Hos 2:15; Lk 1:72)

"I will establish an everlasting covenant with you" (Ezek 137:26,27; Is 55:3; 2Sa 23:5; Jer 31:31-34; 32:38-41; 50:5; Ho 2:19,20; Heb 8:10; 12:24; 13:20)

 

Ezekiel 16:61 Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both your older and your younger; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.  (NASB: Lockman)

 
Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both your older and your younger; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.

Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed" (Ezek 16:
63; 20:43; 36:31,32; Job 42:5,6; Ps 119:59; Jer 31:18-20; 50:4,5)

when you receive your sisters, both your older and your younger (Ezek 16:53-55; Song 8:8,9; Isa 2:2-5; 11:9,10; Ho 1:9-11; Ro 11:11; Ro 15:8,9,16; Gal 4:26,27; Eph 2:12-14; 3:6)

I will give them to you as daughters (
Is 49:18-23; 54:1,2; 60:4; 66:7-12; Gal 4:26-31)

not because of your covenant (Jer 31:31-40; Jn 15:16; Heb 8:13)

 

Ezekiel 16:62 Thus I will establish My covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD,  (NASB: Lockman)
 
Thus I will establish My covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD

I will establish My covenant with you (Ezek 16:
60; Da9:27; Ho2:18-23)

you shall know that I am the LORD (Ezek 6:7; 39:22; Jer 24:7; Joel 3:17)

 

Ezekiel 16:63 so that you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth anymore because * of your humiliation, when I have forgiven you for all that you have done," the Lord GOD declares  (NASB: Lockman)
 
in order that you may remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth anymore because of your humiliation (shame),

in order that you may remember and be ashamed (Ezek 16:61; 36:31,32; Ezra 9:6; Da9:7,8)

never open your mouth anymore because of your humiliation (shame), " (Job 40:4,5; Ps 39:9; La 3:39; Ro 2:1; 3:19,27; 9:19,20)

when I have forgiven you for all that you have done (Ro 5:1,2; 1 Co 4:7; Ep 2:3-5; Titus 3:3-7)

Forgiven - This is the great Hebrew verb "kaphar" (cf Yom Kippur) which means to make atonement for Israel's sins, clearly looking forward to the Cross of Christ which propitiates or satisfies God's holy wrath on sin, allowing Him to be both just and the Justifier, granting grace to all who place their faith in the finished work of Calvary.


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