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EZEKIEL BACKGROUND
Timeline, Charts, etc

Overview of the Book of Ezekiel - Major Divisions
Timeline of Ezekiel: Establish the Historical Context
Introduction to the Inductive Study of Ezekiel
God's Plan for Jerusalem: Five Prophetic Mountain Peaks

Departure of the Glory of Jehovah from Solomon's Temple
Ezekiel Devotional Commentary - F B Meyer
Ezekiel Devotionals - Today in the Word, Our Daily Bread, Morning & Evening
Jehovah Shammah - The LORD is There - Ezekiel 48:35

CHRONOLOGY OF
EZEKIEL'S PROPHECIES

PROPHECY OF
JUDGMENT
The LORD is not there

PROPHECY OF
RESTORATION
The LORD is There

FATE
OF JUDAH

Before the Siege
FOES
OF JUDAH

During the Siege
FUTURE
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After the Siege

593-588 BC

587-586

586-571

7 YEARS
OF PROPHESYING

HORROR & NO HOPE

15 YEARS
OF PROPHESYING
HOPE

Ezekiel 1:1-3:27
Ezekiel Sees the Glory & Receives the Call
Ezekiel 4:1-24:27
Judgments
 Against Judah
Ezekiel 25:1-32:32
Judgments Against the Gloating Nations
Ezekiel 33:1-39:29
Restoration of Israel to the LORD
Ezekiel 40:1-48:35 
Visions of the Temple
Jehovah Shammah

Another Overview Chart by Charles Swindoll
Another Book Chart - Ezekiel

Outline of the Book of Ezekiel from Dr John MacArthur - The book can be largely divided into sections about condemnation/retribution and then consolation/restoration. A more detailed look divides the book into 4 sections. First, are prophecies on the ruin of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 1:1–24:27). Second, are prophecies of retribution on nearby nations (Ezekiel 25:1–32:32), with a glimpse at God’s future restoration of Israel (Ezekiel 28:25,26). Thirdly, there is a transition chapter (Ezekiel 33:1-33) which gives instruction concerning a last call for Israel to repent. Finally, the fourth division includes rich expectations involving God’s future restoration of Israel (Ezekiel 34:1–48:35). (Reference)

I. Prophecies of Jerusalem’s Ruin (Ezekiel 1:1–24:27)

A. Preparation and Commission of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:1–3:27)

1. Divine appearance to Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:1–28)
2. Divine assignment to Ezekiel (Ezekiel 2:1–3:27)

 

B. Proclamation of Jerusalem’s Condemnation (Ezekiel 4:1–24:27)

1. Signs of coming judgment (Ezekiel 4:1–5:4)
2. Messages concerning judgment (Ezekiel 5:5–7:27)
3. Visions concerning abomination in the city and temple (Ezekiel 8:1–11:25)
4. Explanations of judgment (Ezekiel 12:1–24:27)

 

II. Prophecies of Retribution to the Nations (Ezekiel 25:1–32:32)

A. Ammon (Ezekiel 25:1–7)


B. Moab (Ezekiel 25:8–11)


C. Edom (Ezekiel 25:12–14)


D. Philistia (Ezekiel 25:15–17)


E. Tyre (Ezekiel 26:1–28:19)


F. Sidon (Ezekiel 28:20–24)

 

Excursus: The Restoration of Israel (Ezekiel 28:25, 26)

 

G. Egypt (Ezekiel 29:1–32:32)

 

III. Provision for Israel’s Repentance (Ezekiel 33:1–33)

 

IV. Prophecies of Israel’s Restoration (Ezekiel 34:1–48:35)

A. Regathering of Israel to the Land (Ezekiel 34:1–37:28)

1. Promise of a True Shepherd (Ezekiel 34:1–31)
2. Punishment of the nations (Ezekiel 35:1–36:7)
3. Purposes of restoration (Ezekiel 36:8–38)
4. Pictures of restoration—dry bones and two sticks (Ezekiel 37:1–28)

 

B. Removal of Israel’s Enemies from the Land (Ezekiel 38:1–39:29)

1. Invasion of Gog to plunder Israel (Ezekiel 38:1–16)
2. Intervention of God to protect Israel (Ezekiel 38:17–39:29)

 

C. Reinstatement of True Worship in Israel (Ezekiel 40:1–46:24)

1. New temple (Ezekiel 40:1–43:12)
2. New worship (Ezekiel 43:13–46:24)

 

D. Redistribution of the Land in Israel (Ezekiel 47:1–48:35)

1. Position of the river (Ezekiel 47:1–12)
2. Portions for the tribes (Ezekiel 47:13–48:35)

Ezekiel Inductive Bible Study
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Ezekiel 1-32 - Part 1 - Then You Will Know that I Am the LORD
Ezekiel 33-48 - Part 2 - When My Sanctuary is in Their Midst Forever 

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Multiple aids to assist your inductive study of Ezekiel 33-48 - Part 2 - Check these out!

Ezekiel for Children - 26 Page Pdf with lots of colorful pictures!

Notes Corresponding to Lectures on Ezekiel
From Louisiana Precept

Ezekiel 1-3  Ezekiel's Commission and Yours!
Ezekiel 4-7 Be sure, Your Sins will Find You Out 
Ezekiel 8-11 Are You Lonely for God? 

Ezekiel 12-14 Are YOU Ready for What's Coming? 

Ezekiel 15-16 What Does God Expect From His Own? 

Ezekiel 17-19 No excuses, No Explanations Just Do It Right! 

Ezekiel 20-21 I WILL Be King Over You 

Ezekiel 22-24 A Man to Build Up the Wall & Stand in the Gap

Ezekiel 25-28 The Colossal Lie...The Disastrous Deception 

Ezekiel 29-32 Are You Leaning on a Reed? 

Ezekiel 33-34 For Want of a Watchman, a Shepherd 

Ezekiel 33-34 Repentance Leads to Life 

Ezekiel 35-36 An End is Coming. What Will it be Like? 
Ezekiel 35-36 God's Method of Rescue 

Ezekiel 37 Understanding Israel's History 
Ezekiel 37 How is Restoration like Resurrection? 

Ezekiel 38-39 Gog Gets His Due 

Ezekiel 40-43 God's Love Song for Israel
Ezekiel 40-43 Architectural Lessons in Theology 

Ezekiel 44-46 Israel's Salvation 
Ezekiel 44-46 Comfort & Conviction- God's Consistency 

Ezekiel 47-48 The Lord IS There! 
Ezekiel 47-48 Sacrifices for Sin in the Future? 

Ezekiel Commentary
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This commentary adheres to a literal interpretation of the Scriptures, a belief that God is not yet finished with the nation of Israel, a belief in a literal return of Christ to literally reign and rule on the earth for 1000 years. Many of the older commentaries (pre-1900) tend to be non-literal on many of the prophetic promises to Israel so extreme caution is advised when reading anyone's comments (including mine!) Your watchword in prophetic passages should always be "Be a Berean!" (Acts 17:11- note)

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Albert Barnes
Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel
Amillennial
Be A Berean (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the text literally

Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
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The Key to Ezekiel’s First Thirty Chapters -- Allan A. MacRae

Ezekiel And The Twelve- Similar Concerns As An Indication Of A Shared Tradition-  David M. Morgan

The Temple Vision of Ezekiel --  Merrill F. Unger

The Temple Vision of Ezekiel—Part 1 --  Merrill F. Unger

The Temple Vision of Ezekiel—Part 2 -- Merrill F. Unger

Ezekiel’s Vision By The River Chebar (Ezekiel 1:28) --  John Merle Ripe

The Function of the Millennial Sacrifices in Ezekiel’s Temple, Part 1 --  Jerry M. Hullinger

The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Ezekiel -- By- Mark F. Rooker

The Unfolding Accuracy Of The Bible-Demonstrated In Two Prophecies About Nations In The Book Of Ezekiel --  Carl T. Martin

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Isaiah 23, Ezekiel 26 Proclaiming the Future: History and Theology in Prophecies Against Tyre - Thomas Renz.

Rethinking Ezekiel’s Invasion By Gog -- J. Paul Tanner

Beyond The Grave: Ezekiel’s Vision Of Death And Afterlife - Daniel I. Block

Rosh- An Ancient Land Known to Ezekiel- James Price

Diglossia, Revelation and Ezekiel's Inaugural Rite (Ezekiel 1-3) - Daniel Fredericks.
A Vision of God in Ezekiel 1:1-20 - Mark Dever

Commentary on the Vision of Ezekiel, Introductory to His Prophecy - Professor Havernick (Nov, 1848)

The Glory Of YHWH In The Old Testament With Special Attention To The Book Of Ezekiel --  Pieter de Vries.

Beyond The Grave: Ezekiel’s Vision Of Death And Afterlife -- Daniel I. Block

The Prophet Of The Spirit: The Use Of Rwh (Ruwach)̣ In The Book Of Ezekiel -- Daniel I. Block

Ezekiel's Vision of Israel's Restoration—Part 1 (Ezekiel 37) -- Merrill F. Unger

Ezekiel's Vision of Israel's Restoration—Part 2 (Ezekiel 37) -- Merrill F. Unger.

Ezekiel’s Vision of Israel’s RestorationPart 3 — Merrill F. Unger
Ezekiel's Prophecy of the Temple - Randall Price

Ezekiel 26:1-14- A Proof Text For Inerrancy or Fallibility of The Old Testament? - Paul Ferguson

Brian Bell
Ezekiel Sermon Notes
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M
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Literal Interpretation of the Scripture
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Ezekiel 1 Introduction to Ezekiel
Ezekiel 2, 3 When God Gives You a Message
Ezekiel 4, 5 Ezekiel Plays in the Dirt
Ezekiel 6, 7 Crushing the Heart of God
Ezekiel 8 My Chia Pet, or God?
Ezekiel 9 GOD Has Left The Building
Ezekiel 10 God’s On The Move
Ezekiel 11 Little Sanctuary’s & Fleshy Hearts
Ezekiel 12 Action Sermons
Ezekiel 13 Soul Hunters
Ezekiel 14 Comfortable Christianity?
Ezekiel 15 The Wood of The Vine
Ezekiel 16 Israel’s Unfaithful Wife

Ezekiel 17 2 Eagles, 1 Vine, & a Tender Twig
Ezekiel 20:1-44 For My Name’s Sake
Ezekiel 23, 24: 2 Cities, 2 Harlots, Too Late
Ezekiel 26, 27 Tyre the Sinking Ship
Ezekiel 28 The Infamous Downfall
Ezekiel 29-32 Egypt
Ezekiel 34 The True Shepherd
Ezekiel 35, 36 Purified or Petrified
Ezekiel 37 Dem Bones
Ezekiel 38, 39 From GOD to Gog
Ezekiel 40-43 Defeat, Dismay…But One Day
Ezekiel 44-48 Worship Reorganized

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Ezekiel 1
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Adam Clarke
Ezekiel Commentary 
Amillennial

Ezekiel 1
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Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

Thomas Constable
Millennial
Literal Interpretation of the Scripture
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Ezekiel 35

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Ezekiel 37

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Ezekiel 39

Ezekiel 40

Ezekiel 41

Ezekiel 42

Ezekiel 43

Ezekiel 44

 

David Cooper
The Visions and Oracles of the Prophet Ezekiel
Literal Perspective
 Written from January, 1947 - September, 1950
Israel Became a Nation in May, 1948

Some Preliminary Observations - Includes Outline at Bottom of Page

Ezekiel 1-2 The Call and Commission of Ezekiel

Ezekiel 3 the Beginnings of Ezekiel's Ministry

Ezekiel 4-7 The Final Collapse of Judah Under the Babylonian Siege

Ezekiel 8-11 Jehovah's Withdrawal from the City and it's Downfall

Ezekiel 12 The Flight and Capture of the King Symbolically Represented and Warning Against a Wrong Attitude Concerning Prophecy

Ezekiel 13-14 Prophecy and Idolatry

Ezekiel 15-16 Israel, the Burnt Vine and the Unfaithful Wife

Ezekiel 17 The Riddle of the Two Great Eagles and the Messianic Reign of Christ

Ezekiel 18 God's Reply to Proverb “The Fathers have Eaten Sour Grapes & the Children's Teeth are Set on Edge”

Ezekiel 19 The Young Lions and the Rods of Judah

Ezekiel 20:1-44 Israel's Past and Future Experiences

Ezekiel 20:45-21:32 The Sword of Jehovah

Ezekiel 22 Sinful Jerusalem and Her Punishment

Ezekiel 23 The Lewdness of Oholah and Oholibah

Ezekiel 24 The Boiling Caldron

Ezekiel 25 Oracles Concerning Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia

Ezekiel 26-28 The Oracle Concerning Tyre

Ezekiel 29-32 the Oracles Concerning Egypt

Ezekiel 33 The Watchman on the Wall

Ezekiel 34:1-16 The Untrue Shepherds of Israel

Ezekiel 34:17-33 The Flock of Jehovah and its Shepherd

Ezekiel 35 The Judgment upon Edom

Ezekiel 36:1-15 The Curse Removed from the Land of Israel

Ezekiel 36:16-38 Israel's Restoration to the Land of the Fathers and Her Conversion

Ezekiel 37:1-14 The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel 37:15-28 The Scattered Nation of Israel Reunited under King Messiah

Ezekiel 38 The Overthrow of the Russian Forces that Invade Palestine

Ezekiel 39 The Overthrow of the Antichrist's Forces Invade Palestine

Ezekiel 40:1-4 The Millennial Jerusalem

Ezekiel 40-43 The Millennial Temple

Ezekiel 44-46 The Prince and the Glorified Millennial Temple

Ezekiel 47-48 The Land of Israel in the Millennium

W A Criswell
Ezekiel Sermons
Millennial
Literal Interpretation of the Scripture

Ezekiel 1:1 I Saw Visions of God

Ezekiel 1:1-3 The Trio of Mighty Prophets
Ezekiel 1:3 Who is the Prophet Ezekiel?
Ezekiel 1:1-7 Who is the Prophet Ezekiel?

Ezekiel 2:1-10 The Book of Ezekiel 

Ezekiel 3:1-3 The Golden Heart

Ezekiel 3:1-7 The Preaching of Ezekiel

Ezekiel 3:10-15 The Sympathetic Heart

Ezekiel 3:16-17 The Watchman for Souls

Ezekiel 9:1-11;14:12-20 Facing Life, Death, And Judgment

Ezekiel 14:13-20 Noah, Daniel and Job

Ezekiel 16:45 The Sins Of Sodom

Ezekiel 18: 30b-32 The Enabling Mercy of God

Ezekiel 22:30 Standing in the Breach

Ezekiel 25-32 God Speaks to America

Ezekiel 28:13-19 The Origin of Satan

Ezekiel 33:11 The Pleading of God

Ezekiel 36-39 Before The Coming of Christ

Ezekiel 36:16-36 The Gospel According To Ezekiel

Ezekiel 36:16-38 The Miracle of New Birth

Ezekiel 37:1-24 Rising Of Israel

Ezekiel 37:1-10 The Resurrection of the Dead

Ezekiel 38-39 Armageddon

Ezekiel 38:8-16 Understanding Prophecy

Ezekiel 40-48 The Millennial Temple

Ezekiel 47:9 The River of Life

Ezekiel 47:9 The River of Life

Ron Daniel
Ezekiel Sermons 
Millennial
Literal Interpretation of the Scripture
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Ezekiel 1:1-21
Ezekiel 1:22-28

Ezekiel 2-3

Ezekiel 8-11
Ezekiel 18
Ezekiel 19-20

Ezekiel 21

Ezekiel 22

Ezekiel 23

Ezekiel 24

Ezekiel 25

Ezekiel 26-28

Ezekiel 29-32

Ezekiel 33

Ezekiel 34

Ezekiel 35-37

Ezekiel 38-39

Ezekiel 40-42

Ezekiel 45-48

Dan Duncan
Ezekiel Sermons 
Believers Chapel
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Ezekiel 1:1-26 God's Glory
Ezekiel 2:1 - 3:27 God's Watchman
Ezekiel 4:1-5:17 God's Actor
Ezekiel 6:1-7 God's Mill
Ezekiel 8:1-9:11 Sacrilege and Slaughter in the Sanctuary
Ezekiel 10:1-11:25 Glory Departed
Ezekiel 12:1 - 13:23 Rebels and Foxes
Ezekiel 14:1 - 15:8 Idols in the Heart
Ezekiel 16:1-63 The Harlot
Ezekiel 17:1-18:32 Responsibility
Ezekiel 19:1-20:49 For My Name's Sake
Ezekiel 21:1-22:31 The Sword of the Lord
Ezekiel 23:1-24:27 Two Sisters and a Boiling Pot MP3
Ezekiel 25:1-26:21 Judgment on the Nations MP3
Ezekiel 27-28 Pride Before Destruction
Ezekiel 29-30 A Sword on Egypt
Ezekiel 31-32 Pharaoh's Fall
Ezekiel 33:1-33 The Watchman
Ezekiel 34:1-31 The Shepherd
Ezekiel 35:1-36:38 The Restoration
Ezekiel 38:1-39:29 The Last Battle
Ezekiel 40:1-42:20 The Temple
Ezekiel 43:1-27 Glory Returns
Ezekiel 44:1-46:24 Ministry and Worship
Ezekiel 47:1-48:35 Abundant Life

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Prospect of Divine Judgment (Ezekiel 1:1-32:32)

Ezekiel 1:1-3:27 Taking on a Tough Task

Ezekiel 4:1-11:25 Living by the Lord’s Values

Ezekiel 12:1-17:24 Acting on God’s Word

Ezekiel 18:1-24:27 Accepting Individual Responsibility

Ezekiel 25:132:32 Declaring Universal Accountability
 

Perspective on Divine Redemption (Ezekiel 33:1-48:35)
Ezekiel 33:1-33 How to Be Redeemed

Ezek 34:1-37:28 How to Live as Redeemed People

Ezekiel 38:1-39:29 How to Live in a Threatening World

Ezekiel 40:1-48:35 How to Live with Hope

Patrick Fairbairn
Ezekiel Commentary
1842

Ligonier Ministry Critique by Keith Mathison: Patrick Fairbairn was a prominent Scottish Presbyterian of the nineteenth century. He is most well-known for his books on the interpretation of prophecy and on typology. In this classic commentary, he puts his principles of interpretation to work, and the result is a commentary that should still be consulted today. As far as the cover art on this reprint is concerned, I have no comment. (Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ezekiel)

Rosscup - This amillennial work is quite old but shows the student how a man of that persuasion dealt with the great prophetical portions like chaps. 34–48.

Spurgeon - This exposition has passed through three editions, and has gained for its author a high place among elucidators of difficult parts of Scripture. Dr. Fairbairn has a cool judgment and a warm heart; he has cast much light upon Ezekiel’s wheels, and has evidently felt the touch of the live coal, which is better still.

Table of Contents

Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
Ezekiel 3:12-27
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5-6
Ezekiel 6
Ezekiel 7
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 9
Ezekiel 10
Ezekiel 11
Ezekiel 12
Ezekiel 13
Ezekiel 14
Ezekiel 15
Ezekiel 16
Ezekiel 17
Ezekiel 18
Ezekiel 19
Ezekiel 20
Ezekiel 21
Ezekiel 22
Ezekiel 23
Ezekiel 24
Ezekiel 25
Ezekiel 26
Ezekiel 27
Ezekiel 28:1-19
Ezekiel 28:20-26
Ezekiel 29
Ezekiel 30
Ezekiel 31
Ezekiel 32
Ezekiel 33
Ezekiel 34
Ezekiel 35
Ezekiel 36
Ezekiel 37
Ezekiel 38
Ezekiel 39
Ezekiel 40-48 Preliminary Remarks
Ezekiel 40
Ezekiel 41
Ezekiel 42
Ezekiel 43
Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47:1-12
Ezekiel 47:13-23, Ezekiel 48

Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Israelology - Commentary on Israel
Literal Interpretation of the Scripture
Note: This resource is listed because it has numerous
commentary notes that relate to the OT Prophetic Books

Israelology: Part 1 of 6  Introduction: Definition of Terms 
Israelology: Part 2 of 6  Israel Present (Note: Article begins on Page 2) 
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Israelology: Part 3 of 6  Israel Present (Continued) (
Israelology: Part 4 of 6 - Israel Future (Part One) 
Israelology: Part 5 of 6 - Israel Future (Part Two)
Israelology: Part 6 of 6 Other Relevant Topics - Illustrations of Israel (including marriage) 

Joe Guglielmo
Ezekiel Sermons
Calvary Chapel of Manitowoc
Millennial
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Ezekiel 1-2
Ezekiel 3-5
Ezekiel 6-8
Ezekiel 9-11
Ezekiel 12-15
Ezekiel 16-17
Ezekiel 18-20
Ezekiel 21-22
Ezekiel 23-24
Ezekiel 25-26
Ezekiel 27-28

Ezekiel 29-32
Ezekiel 33
Ezekiel 34-35
Ezekiel 36
Ezekiel 37
Ezekiel 38
Ezekiel 39
Ezekiel 40-43
Ezekiel 44-45
Ezekiel 46-48

A C Gaebelein
Ezekiel Commentary
Millennial
Literal Interpretation of the Scripture

James Gray (President of Moody Bible Institute 1904-1934) wrote: "I know of no expounder of Holy Scripture on this side of the Atlantic in the same class as Mr. Gaebelein. His work on the Old Testament prophets especially is unique. To understand and expound them not for scholars but for the people, calls for a combination of gifts bestowed upon very few. Such a teacher must believe in the inerrancy of the autographs of Scripture. He must interpret it literally except where it clearly indicates to the contrary....He must know and rely upon the Holy Spirit as the Revealer of the truth whose record He has inspired....Mr. Gaebelein meets all these demands, for which we who reap the benefits give God the praise." (Ref)

Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
Ezekiel 6
Ezekiel 7
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 9
Ezekiel 10
Ezekiel 11
Ezekiel 12
Ezekiel 13
Ezekiel 14
Ezekiel 15
Ezekiel 16
Ezekiel 17
Ezekiel 18
Ezekiel 19
Ezekiel 20
Ezekiel 21
Ezekiel 22
Ezekiel 23
Ezekiel 24
Ezekiel 25
Ezekiel 26
Ezekiel 27
Ezekiel 28
Ezekiel 29
Ezekiel 30
Ezekiel 31
Ezekiel 32
Ezekiel 33
Ezekiel 34
Ezekiel 35
Ezekiel 36
Ezekiel 37
Ezekiel 38
Ezekiel 39
Ezekiel 40
Ezekiel 41
Ezekiel 42
Ezekiel 43
Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

John Gill
Ezekiel Commentary
Amillennial

Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
Ezekiel 6
Ezekiel 7
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 9
Ezekiel 10
Ezekiel 11
Ezekiel 12
Ezekiel 13
Ezekiel 14
Ezekiel 15
Ezekiel 16
Ezekiel 17
Ezekiel 18
Ezekiel 19
Ezekiel 20
Ezekiel 21
Ezekiel 22
Ezekiel 23
Ezekiel 24
Ezekiel 25
Ezekiel 26
Ezekiel 27
Ezekiel 28
Ezekiel 29
Ezekiel 30
Ezekiel 31
Ezekiel 32
Ezekiel 33
Ezekiel 34
Ezekiel 35
Ezekiel 36
Ezekiel 37
Ezekiel 38
Ezekiel 39
Ezekiel 40
Ezekiel 41
Ezekiel 42
Ezekiel 43
Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

GotQuestions
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What are the Major Prophets and Minor Prophets?

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What were the wheels in Ezekiel 1?

What does the Bible mean when it says that we will receive a new heart?

Is the king of Tyre prophecy in Ezekiel 28 referring to Satan?

What are Gog and Magog?

What is the meaning of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37?

What does the Bible mean when it refers to the four winds?

Will there be animal sacrifices during the millennial kingdom?

How, why, and when did Satan fall from heaven?

Robert Hawker
Ezekiel Commentary

Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
Ezekiel 6
Ezekiel 7
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 9
Ezekiel 10
Ezekiel 11
Ezekiel 12
Ezekiel 13
Ezekiel 14
Ezekiel 15
Ezekiel 16
Ezekiel 17
Ezekiel 18
Ezekiel 19
Ezekiel 20
Ezekiel 21
Ezekiel 22
Ezekiel 23
Ezekiel 24
Ezekiel 25
Ezekiel 26
Ezekiel 27
Ezekiel 28
Ezekiel 29
Ezekiel 30
Ezekiel 31
Ezekiel 32
Ezekiel 33
Ezekiel 34
Ezekiel 35
Ezekiel 36
Ezekiel 37
Ezekiel 38
Ezekiel 39
Ezekiel 40
Ezekiel 41
Ezekiel 42
Ezekiel 43
Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

Matthew Henry
Ezekiel Commentary
Amillennial

Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
Ezekiel 6
Ezekiel 7
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 9
Ezekiel 10
Ezekiel 11
Ezekiel 12
Ezekiel 13
Ezekiel 14
Ezekiel 15
Ezekiel 16
Ezekiel 17
Ezekiel 18
Ezekiel 19
Ezekiel 20
Ezekiel 21
Ezekiel 22
Ezekiel 23
Ezekiel 24
Ezekiel 25
Ezekiel 26
Ezekiel 27
Ezekiel 28
Ezekiel 29
Ezekiel 30
Ezekiel 31
Ezekiel 32
Ezekiel 33
Ezekiel 34
Ezekiel 35
Ezekiel 36
Ezekiel 37
Ezekiel 38
Ezekiel 39
Ezekiel 40
Ezekiel 41
Ezekiel 42
Ezekiel 43
Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

A M Hodgkin
Christ in All The Scriptures
Christ in Ezekiel

Ezekiel -- The Lord set Jeremiah to be an iron pillar in the land of Judah. In the same way, He set Ezekiel for a pillar among his own captive people by the river Chebar, in the land of the Chaldeans, and told him that as an adamant, harder than flint, had He made his forehead (Eze 3:9). Strength characterized the ministry of the prophet whose name means ''God will strengthen.''

For a time, Jeremiah and Ezekiel were contemporary; for the latter began his prophecy in the fifth year of [Jehoiachin's] captivity and prosecuted it for twenty-two years at least [Jer 1:1-3] (Eze 1:1,2; 29:17). He took up the theme of Jeremiah, concerning the future of his people, and developed it.

''A Sanctuary.''
Like Jeremiah, Ezekiel was a priest as well as a prophet, and in all probability the ''thirtieth year,'' of which he speaks in the first verse, was the thirtieth year of his own age-- the age when the priests entered upon their sacred duties. God withdrew His presence from His sanctuary at Jerusalem, and His chosen people were henceforth represented by the captives in Babylon. To these He promised to be ''as a little sanctuary'' in the land of their captivity, indicating that He would not confine His glory to any particular spot. Ezekiel was called to be a sort of ministering priest to his people in this spiritual sanctuary.

This book may be divided into three parts--
Chapters 1 - 24. Testimonies from God against Israel in general and against Jerusalem in particular.
Chapters 25 - 32. Judgments denounced against surrounding nations.
Chapters 33 - 48. The subject of Israel is resumed, and their restoration and blessing foretold.

Ezekiel himself divides his prophecies into fourteen parts, which may be traced by his prefixing the date to each. The main object of his message seems to be to comfort the exiles in their desolation, to fortify them against the idolatry by which they were surrounded, and to inspire them with the glorious prospect the future held in store for them if, with true hearts, they would turn to their God.

[Ezekiel's] wealth of imagery imparts a singular beauty to his prophecies. They glow with life and action and brilliant coloring, and for this very reason are more difficult to understand. But with the assurance that ''whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning'' [Rom 15:4], we may count on the Holy Spirit to unfold their teaching to our understanding.

Vision of the Cherubim.
Ezekiel stands out as a man entirely abandoned to God's use. To prepare him for service, the Lord granted him a double vision. In the vision of the cherubim, Ezekiel saw four living creatures which were absolutely at God's disposal. ''They went every one straight forward: whither the Spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went'' (Eze 1:12). Such unswerving following the Lord expected from His prophet, and such He expects from us. The lion, the strongest animal; the ox, the most enduring; the eagle, the highest soaring; man, made in the image of God -- these four bring before us the highest forms of natural life. These four living ones, with their wings and their wheels full of eyes, moving with the symmetry of one organism, and the rapidity of lightning in the midst of ''the enfolding fire,'' give us a picture of God's will perfectly executed, as His redeemed saints will be enabled to fulfill it when they see Him as He is, and as they should aim at fulfilling it here below.

Vision of the Lord.
We have not far to seek to find ''Christ in Ezekiel.'' The prophet beholds him, in vision, in the very first chapter. For surely the ''Man'' upon the throne [Eze 1:26] can be none other than the only-begotten Son, the representative of the invisible God. We recognize, in this vision, the prophetic announcement of the Holy Incarnation. The details of the vision seen by the captive on the banks of the Chebar correspond minutely with the details of the vision of the captive in the isle called Patmos [Rev 1:9]. Over eighty points of contact may be found between the two books. As there is no doubt who is designated by John, we cannot but recognize, in the vision of Ezekiel, the Glory of God in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel saw ''a throne as an appearance of a sapphire stone, and the likeness as the appearance of a Man above upon it.'' John saw ''a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne'' [Rev 4:2-4].
They both saw the rainbow, the token of the covenant;

They both saw ''the terrible crystal'' of the purity of God's presence, which nothing can evade. To Ezekiel, it appeared as a firmament; to John as a sea of glass.

They both had a vision of burning lamps of the fire of God's Spirit, and of the four living creatures, whose sound was as the sound of many waters (Eze 1:24; Rev 19:4-6).

To both was given, by the One encircled by the rainbow, the roll of a book, which he was commanded to eat, and then go and prophesy (Eze 1:28; 2:1,8-10; 3:1-4; Rev 10:1,2,8-11).

''This,'' said Ezekiel, ''was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord'' (Eze 1:28). When we read of the ''glory of the Lord'' in this book, we see in it the manifested presence of God as revealed in the Eternal Son, who, in the fullness of time, ''became flesh, and dwelt amongst us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father'' [John 1:14].

The sight of Christ upon the Cross-- bearing our sin-- brings us salvation. The sight of Christ upon the Throne-- baptizing with the Holy Ghost-- sets us free for service. Ezekiel says that the Spirit entered into him, and that then he heard Him that spake unto him [Eze 2:1,2]. The personality of the Holy Spirit finds frequent expression in this book.

A Man at God's Disposal.
The Lord sent Ezekiel to be a prophet. Whether they accepted or rejected him, they could not but ''know that there had been a prophet among them'' [Eze 2:5]. Often, we read ''the hand of the Lord was upon me,'' and often such words as ''the Spirit took me up.'' Do we, as workers, know what it is to have the Lord's hand so strong upon us that His Spirit can take us up and wield us as He wills? Ezekiel was a faithful and obedient prophet; he spoke when the Lord opened his mouth, and was willing to be dumb when the Lord closed it, and therefore ''they knew that it was the Word of the Lord.''

Ezekiel was sent to his own people. It may be easier to some to go as a missionary to India or China than to speak the Lord's message to their own relations, or the members of their own church; but perhaps He is saying to them as He said to Ezekiel: ''Thou are not sent to many people of a hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. . . go, get thee unto the children of thy people, and speak to them'' (Eze 3:5,11). Ezekiel had to give the Lord's message to very difficult people: to the prophets, the elders, the shepherds, the princes; to Jerusalem and the land of Israel; to the leading heathen nations; to inanimate objects-- dry bones, fowls, beasts, forests.

A Watchman.
The Lord sent Ezekiel to be a watchman. He told him not to be afraid of the people, but to give them warning, and that if he did not do so, He would require their blood at his hands (chapters 3 and 33). These chapters set before us very plainly our personal responsibility in giving the Lord's message and warning men of sin. Paul was so faithful in doing this that he was able to say, ''I am pure from the blood of all men'' (Acts 20:26).

A Sign.
The Lord sent Ezekiel to be a sign. ''Ezekiel is unto you a sign'' (Eze 24:24; 4:3; 12:11). The portrayal of the imaginary siege of Jerusalem was no doubt exactly calculated to make the men of those times think; for God fits His signs to the times. In the British Museum, part of a similar tile of the same date may be seen, with a plan of Babylon drawn upon it. To be God's sign to the people, Ezekiel willingly sacrificed all his private interests. He was willing to lie in any position God told him; to smite with his hand or strike with his foot; to go forth into the plain, or shut himself up within his house; to sacrifice his personal appearance (5:1); to eat his food by weight, or move house at a day's notice. The severest test of all was when God took away the desire of his eyes [ie., his wife] and commanded him not to weep. He who wept by the grave of Lazarus understands the sorrow of our human hearts, and does not rebuke us for it. But He needed Ezekiel as a sign, and so He commanded him not to weep for his own private grief, but to weep betterly for the sins of his people (Eze 24:15-18; 21:6,7).

The Lord will not ask the same extraordinary things of us that He asked of Ezekiel, but the line [ie., the path] of following Him, who was despised and rejected of men, is certain to lie across the will of nature, right athwart the course of this world. Does the Lord find in us those who are absolutely pliant in His hands, as Ezekiel was? He is seeking such. ''I sought for a man to stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none'' (Eze 22:30; 13:5).

The Glory of the Lord.
The Key-note of the book of Ezekiel is The Glory of the Lord, that is, His manifested presence. It occurs twelve times in the first eleven chapters. Then, there is a great gap, and we do not meet with it again till the forty-third chapter. The glory of the Lord was grieved away from the Temple at Jerusalem by the idolatry of the people, and not till the city had been overturned to the uttermost could the glory come back and take up its abode in the new Temple. The message was, ''Ye have defiled My sanctuary''; therefore ''I will make thee waste'' [Eze 5:11]. Through several chapters, the prophet is commanded to declare the judgments that were coming on the land on account of the ''detestable things'' and ''the abominations'' which the people had introduced into the sanctuary. In the eighth chapter, Ezekiel is spiritually transported from the land of the Chaldeans to Jerusalem, and in a vision sees the four kinds of grievous idolatries which were practised in the courts of the Lord's house, even to the worshipping of the sun with their faces to the east and their backs to the sanctuary.

We see the glory of the Lord gradually removing. Grieved away from the inner sanctuary by the sin of idolatry, the brightness fills the court. Then it departed from the threshold and rested over the cherubim, those beings who perfectly fulfilled God's will and responded to His power. As the cherubim mounted [up] from the earth, the glory of the Lord abode above their free pinions [ie., wings] and mounted [up] with them, forsaking the city and removing to the mountains [chapters 8 - 10]. In the same way, it is possible for a Christian so to provoke, resist, grieve, straiten, limit, vex, quench the Holy Spirit, that the heart may become like a ruined temple bereft of the glory.

There is many a blighted life from which the early glow has departed through simple disobedience-- refusing to give the Lord's message, it may be. ''God can do so much with a spark, and it is dreadful when He cannot get a conductor of it'' (Bramwell Booth). We grieve the Holy Spirit when we do not allow ourselves time for communion with God; we limit Him by doubting His power to cleanse and keep and fill. We vex the Holy Spirit by our rebellion, by not really saying in very truth ''Thy will be done.'' And if rebellion is persisted in, the Holy Spirit may be quenched. [cp. Eph 4:30; Isa 50:2; 63:10; 1The 5:19]

The spirit of worldliness is one of the chief idols that is grieving the Holy Spirit away from His temple. It is sapping the very life of the Church today. How much of the worldly spirit of utter selfishness there is in the business life, in the undue estimation of wealth and position, in love of display, and in friendships made with people of the world, forgetting that ''whosoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God'' [James 4:4]. Christians conform to the world's ways, and read the world's books, and dress in the world's fashions, instead of being a people separated unto the Lord. The real cure for this worldliness is such a vision of Christ Jesus as shall make the earthly lights pale before the splendor of it. If our hearts are satisfied with Him, the world will have no hold upon us. He said: ''The Prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in Me'' [John 14:30]. Are we able to say: ''The world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not''? [1Joh 3:1].

Shepherds.
Chapter 34 contains a warning to the false shepherds who feed themselves and feed not the flock. It closes with a most beautiful prophecy of Christ as the Good Shepherd, which our Lord evidently applies to Himself in the tenth chapter of John. His promise of searching out His sheep, and bringing them back to their own land, is primarily for the Jews; but Jesus Himself spoke of His ''other sheep,'' which are not of the Jewish fold, which should also hear His voice, and that all should ultimately be gathered in one fold with one Shepherd [John 10:16].

A Clean Heart.
Chapter 36 is also first for Israel, and points forward to the time of the restoration of God's chosen people, when they shall be gathered out of all the countries and brought into their own land, and there cleansed from all their iniquities, and become God's witnesses among the nations.

But it contains also a glorious picture of the Gospel and of Christ's power to cleanse and save to the uttermost. Verses 16-28 show the deep and universal defilement of sin and God's judgment of it. They show that there is nothing in us, as sinners, to commend us to God; that the salvation which is in Christ Jesus is all of His free grace and for the honor of His Holy Name, which we have profaned by our iniquities. The cleansing from all sin is promised, and with it, the corresponding promise of the new heart; that He will take away our stony heart, and give us a heart of flesh, and put His Spirit within us to enable us to walk so as to please Him.

Dry Bones.
Chapter 37 again refers primarily to the Jews. ''Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel.'' It is again a promise of salvation and restoration to God's chosen people. But it contains a beautiful Gospel picture of God's power to raise those who are dead in trespasses and sins. It corresponds with His words to Nicodemus about the necessity of the new birth, and the mighty action of the Holy Spirit, coming unseen as the wind, to quicken the dead [Eph 2:1,2; John 3:3-8]. The chapter closes with the renewed promise of the future David to be the Shepherd-King of God's people.

Judgment.
Ezek 38 and Ezek 39 contain an account of the judgment that the Lord will bring upon His people through the instrumentality of Gog and his northern army. This is thought to be the final terrible trial of the chosen people, known as the time of Jacob's trouble. In chapter 21, the Lord says He will send a sword against Jerusalem, and ''I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more, until He comes whose right it is; and I will give it Him'' [Eze 21:27]. In chapter 22, after speaking of Israel's dispersion, He says He will gather them together into the midst of Jerusalem as they gather metal into the midst of a furnace to melt it, so will He gather His people and melt them in the fire of His wrath [Eze 22:15-22]. These terrible final judgments will be blessed to the conversion of the Jewish people and their restoration to the Divine favor.

The Temple.
The last nine chapters contain Ezekiel's vision of the New Temple. This vision has never yet been fulfilled. The Temple built by Zerubbabel, and that by Herod, fell far short of the size of the New Temple of which Ezekiel was given the plan by the angel. ''Just what the meaning of this vision is, it is by no means easy to determine. . . The new distribution of the land according to the twelve tribes and the prince and his portion, and the suburbs; the new city and the immense Temple area, -- all combine to point to a future re-establishment of Israel and to the millenial glory. It has never yet had its appropriate fulfilment. To spiritualize it, as some do, exhausting all its splendors and hopes in the Christian dispensation, is to mistake its meaning and [to] dwarf its magnificent proportions. For unmistakably, the vision has to do with Israel in the last and glorious days when all God hath promised for that people shall have its accomplishment.'' [Outline Studies in the Books of the Old Testament, p.274, Moorehead.]

When the Temple was complete [in his vision], Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord returning by the way of the east gate-- the direction in which it had left the city-- and filling the house of the Lord [Eze 11:23; 43:2,4].

- - [The primary picture here is of the Lord Jesus Christ, who likewise departed in rejection via the Mount of Olives, but who someday will return to reign from the same direction (cp. the references above with Mat 26:27-31; Joh 14:28-31; 18:1; Zech 14:4; Rev 1:15; 14:2; 18:1; 19:1,6).

- - However, there are also lessons here which we may apply to the Christian life.] If we have grieved the Spirit of the Lord away from our hearts, we must expect His return by the way that He went. That is to say, we must come back to the very point where we failed, and confess that particular sin to the Lord, and obey Him on that point, before we can expect Him to return. ''The Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey Him'' [Acts 5:32]. In this chapter, we read of the glory definitely coming back, and taking up its abode in the Temple, and continuing to fill it. This is what God expects shall be the normal condition of every Christian. ''Be filled with the Spirit'' (Eph 5:18).

The River.
If we are filled with the Spirit, there must be an overflow to others; and this brings us to the vision of the river (chapter 47). Whatever is the future application of this chapter to Israel [see Zech 14:8,9; Rev 22:1,2], its spiritual application to us today is clear. The Lord wants to make His rivers of blessing flow out though every saved soul (Joh 7:37-39). Are we, as workers for Christ, ''ministering the Spirit'' to others?

The rivers issued out from the sanctuary. It is only from the presence of the Lord that we can go forth to bless others.

It was from the south side of the altar-- pointing again to the place of sacrifice as the source of blessing. ''A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb''; ''A Lamb as it had been slain'' [Rev 22:1; 5:6].

The river rose to the ankles, to the knees, to the loins, for the Lord means His power in us to increase till it becomes ''waters to swim in, a river that I could not pass over'' --self lost in the fulness of the Spirit.

Wherever the river came the fish lived, the banks grew green, clothed with trees, bearing fruit for meat and leaves for medicine. God wants to use us wherever we go to bring life to dead souls, and blessing and healing to all around us.

- - The only places that were not healed were the marshes. They were given up to salt. A marsh is something that is always taking in and never giving out. Unless we are giving out, in some way, to others, we shall become stagnant and useless.

''Rivers of living water.'' This is God's purpose for us. Do not let us reason from our old past experience of failure, nor from the parched condition of the Church around us. God says He will do a new thing: ''Behold, I will do a new thing: now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert -- viz. in the most unlikely places -- to give drink to My people, My chosen'' [Isa 43:19,20].

Life.
Throughout the Book of Ezekiel, we see Christ as the Giver of Life.

The cherubim, in the vision of the first chapter, were illustrations of the aboundant life of His redeemed.

The Man clothed in linen, who is thought by many to be the Angel of the Covenant, our Great High Priest, set the mark of life upon God's faithful ones, that their lives should be spared in the destruction of the city (Eze 9:2).

His first word to the out-cast babe-- which represented Israel, and became ''perfect through His comeliness,'' which He had put upon it-- was Live (Eze 16:6).

His word through the watchman was: ''I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked. . . turn ye, turn ye, why will ye die, O house of Israel? (33:11).

His care as a Shepherd is over the life of His sheep (ch. 34).

He answered His own question, ''Can these dry bones live?'' with the words, ''Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live'' (Ezek 37:3,5).

Finally, as we have seen, His promise was,
''Everything shall live whither the river cometh.'' [Ezek 47:9].

''Son of Man.'' [eg., Eze 2:1,3,6,8; etc.]
Throughout the book, God addresses Ezekiel as the ''Son of man.''
It is part of His wondrous grace that He has chosen man to be His messenger to his fellow-men, instead of choosing angels. The greatest exhibition of this grace is the fact that the Son of God became the Son of Man to fit Him to be God's messenger to us. ''For verily, He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham''; in all things made like unto His brethren, that He might be able to succour [ie., to come to the aid of, to help] and to save us [Heb 2:16-18].

The book closes with the promise of God's continued presence. ''The name of the city from that day shall be Jehovah-shammah, The Lord is there.'' [Eze 48:35; cp. Jer 3:17; Zech 2:10; Rev 21:3; 22:3]

Hymns
Related to Ezekiel
Ezekiel  Hymns - Click for links to hymns listed below

Ezekiel 1:10
From Out the Cloud of Amber Light

Ezekiel 3:11
Tell Me the Old, Old Story

Ezekiel 3:22
Psalm of the Valley

Ezekiel 11:19
Come, O Thou All Victorious Lord
Hearts of Stone, Relent, Relent
Jesus, Thou All Redeeming Lord
Take My Heart, O Father!

Ezekiel 16:60
Blessèd Savior, Who Hast Taught Me

Ezekiel 18:31
Get Right with God
O Turn Ye, for Why Will Ye Die
Sinners, Turn: Why Will You Die?

Ezekiel 33:3
Watchmen! Onward to Your Stations

Ezekiel 33:11
Would Jesus Have the Sinner Die?
Yea, as I Live, Jehovah Saith

Ezekiel 34:12
Long upon the Mountains
Ezekiel 34:26
Even Me
Father, Who on Man Dost Shower
O, Father, Thou Who Givest All
Oh, Revive Us by Thy Word
Showers of Blessing
Sing We the Glory of Our God
There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
Thy Bounties, Gracious Lord

Ezekiel 36:2
Is This the Kind Return?

Ezekiel 36:26
Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Come, Holy Spirit, Calm My Mind
Hear Us, O Savior!
Holy, and True, and Righteous Lord
Lord Proclaims His Grace Abroad, The
Now Sweeping Down the Years untold
O for a Glance of Heavenly Day
Pour Thy Blessings, Lord, Like Showers

Ezekiel 36:27
Spirit of God, That Moved of Old

Ezekiel 37:5
Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Ezekiel 43:27
My God, Accept My Heart This Day

 

H A Ironside
Ezekiel Commentary Notes
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Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
Ezekiel Commentary
One of the best "older" pre-1900 commentaries (tends to present a more literal interpretation.)
Ezekiel Commentary Unabridged  Version
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Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
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Keil & Delitzsch
Commentary on the Old Testament
Ezekiel Commentary
See caveat regarding this commentary

Rosscup: This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work...Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter.

Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
Ezekiel 6
Ezekiel 7
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Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

Paul Kretzmann
Ezekiel Commentary
Lutheran Theologian
Seems to be millennial

Introduction
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
Ezekiel 6
Ezekiel 7
Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel 9
Ezekiel 10
Ezekiel 11
Ezekiel 12
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Ezekiel 40
Ezekiel 41
Ezekiel 42
Ezekiel 43
Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

David Legge
Ezekiel Sermons
Literal Perspective

Ezekiel 1:1-3: The Man And The Message
Ezekiel 1:1-28: Visualizing The Invisible
Ezekiel 2-3: The Preparation Of The Preacher
Ezekiel 4-5: Signs Of Judgement

Ezekiel 6-7: 
The End Is Here!
Ezekiel 8-9: A Journey Of Judgement To The House Of God
Ezekiel 10-11: Glory - Past, Absent And Future
Ezekiel 12-13: The Signs And Blunders Movement
Ezekiel 14: Strange Answers To Strange Prayers
Ezekiel 15-16: A Vine, A Wife, Two Eagles And A Twig - Part 1
Ezekiel 16-17: A Vine, A Wife, Two Eagles And A Twig - Part 2
Ezekiel 18-19: The Administration Of God's Government
Ezekiel 20: The Road Of Rebellion
Ezekiel 21-22: No Man For The Hour
Ezekiel 23: Double Trouble - Two Harlot Sisters
Ezekiel 24: When The Cost Comes Home
Ezekiel 25-32: God's Judgement Of The Gentile World
Ezekiel 28:11-19: Lucifer's Life Story
Ezekiel 33-34: Watchmen And Shepherds
Ezekiel 35-37: The Valley Of Dry Bones
Ezekiel 38-39: Northern Invaders
Ezekiel 40-43:12: The Millennial Temple
Ezekiel 43:13-46:24: Temple Worship In The Millennium
Ezekiel 47-48: The Millennial Holy Land

Alan MacRae
Ezekiel Commentary
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J Vernon McGee
Ezekiel Commentaries
Millennial
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F B Meyer
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Ezekiel 12:25,28
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Ezekiel 25:8, 9
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Ezekiel 28:12
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Ezekiel 30:25
Ezekiel 31:17
Ezekiel 32:1, 17
Ezekiel 33:33
Ezekiel 34:15
Ezekiel 35:10
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Ezekiel 37:4, 9
Ezekiel 38:3
Ezekiel 39:25
Ezekiel 40:4
Ezekiel 41:1
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Miscellaneous Resources
Ezekiel Commentaries, Sermons, Devotionals

Note: This list is for your convenience but I strongly encourage you to read these as good Bereans (Acts 17:11) for many of these works have an emphasis on application rather than careful observation and accurate interpretation!

Overview of the Book of Ezekiel - Major Divisions On Site
Timeline of Ezekiel: Establish the Historical Context On Site
Introduction to the Inductive Study of Ezekiel On Site
Departure of the Glory of Jehovah from Solomon's Temple On Site
God's Plan for Jerusalem: Five Prophetic Mountain Peaks On Site

Ezekiel - The Top Five Commentaries - Ligonier - Keith Mathison - Be a Berean for the recommendations are very biased as they are all amillennial and often interpret prophetic passages from a non-literal perspective! (See Rosscup's comments below on Block, Duguid, Allen)

Best Commentaries on Ezekiel - Tim Challies- Be a Berean for the recommendations are very biased as they are all amillennial and often interpret prophetic passages from a non-literal perspective! (See Rosscup's comments below on Block, Duguid, Allen)

Below are several representative well written critiques on Ezekiel Commentaries from Dr. Jim Rosscup's excellent book - Commentaries For Biblical Expositors. It is interesting how Rosscup's opinions are considerably at variance with the recommendations of Mathison and Challies, who both exclude any works with a hint of millennial discussion. E.g., they both rate Block's work number one but his treatment of prophetic sections is far from literal.

Alexander, Ralph. Ezekiel. Chicago: Moody Press, 1976. In the Everyman’s Bible Commentary series, this work by the former Associate Professor of Old Testament Languages and Exegesis at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary is a very well studied, helpful survey. Alexander is keenly aware of interpretive problems and engages them discerningly even if briefly due to his limited space. His outlook is premillennial and dispensational. The discussion of views in Ezekiel 38–39 is one of the especially helpful sections.

Allen, Leslie C. Ezekiel 1–19 and Ezekiel 20–48 (WBC). 2 vols. Dallas: Word Books, 1990–1994. One finds the expected WBC fulness of exegetical inquiry (technical notes, verse comments, general summary explanation) and a phenomenal bibliography most pertinent to scholars, as well as numerous opinions of a redactor arranging material. Passages about future blessing for Israel regathered to its land are discussed in details, yet shrouded in haze with no commitment to a clear perspective that conveys light. One is left without help on when all the aspects could convincingly be fulfilled to make good sense of prophecy (cf. 36:24ff.; 37:1–14). In the latter passage, a tiny ray of light appears in a brief reference to the Apostle Paul’s belief in an eschatological consummation for the Israelite people, yet this is vaguely seen as an incorporation into the community of faith, “life from the dead” (Rom. 11:15) (II, 188). Seeing Ezekiel 40–48 realized in a future time strikes the author as “a desperate expedient that sincerely attempts to preserve belief in an inerrant prophecy” (II, 214). The WBC writer has no light on how the section can have meaningful fulfillment, and is tossed at sea, seeing the details as never implemented and yet not to be realized. In such a view, what does an expositor have to say that can allow Scripture to have a meaningful purpose, if it runs into this kind of frustration? Does God not know how to lead a prophet to make sense?

Block, Daniel I. The Book of Ezekiel (NICOT). 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. Block’s all-around attempt provides the best detailed study by an evangelical on chapters 1–24, nearly 900 pp. on the first vol. that give masterful attention to phrases, grammar, background, views, etc. In vol. 2 the expertise continues to give much light, again with great detail on some issues and only brief comment on others. Premillennialists will be disappointed, even dismayed by what they feel is a departure from natural hermeneutics on some prophecies. Block keeps asserting a restoration of Israel to its own land (that should be Palestine), as in Ezek 36:24, 28; 37:14, 21, yet leaves readers without explanation of when in the prophetic picture. Then his comments on Ezek. 40–48 seem at times lost in a maze when he says what Ezekiel expects “lays the foundation for the Pauline spiritualization of the temple” fitting with the New Covenant, where Gentile communities may be transformed into the living temple of God (1Cor. 3:16–17) (II, 506). He sees fulfillment of Ezekiel’s river of Ezek 47:1–12 in Rev. 22:1, and in distinction to a natural hermeneutic justifies a non-literal view on the inadequate reasoning that Ezekiel saw this in a vision. He sees details as unrealistic for a natural situation, such as a stream flowing from a temple (II, 700–01).
Did literal water then not flow out of a literal rock in Israel’s wilderness journey? So he sees vague generalized significance such as renewing people’s relationship with God (701), as in the river in Rev. 22:1. Somehow he sees Rev. 22 as “in perfect keeping with the historical interpretation of the text,” with no more curse (701), rather than recognizing a distinction between a future millennial temple with details fulfilled to Israel distinctively, and a later, eternal estate along some similar lines but then with ultimate realities. Though Block rejects such a perspective, one will find hermeneutics that is more natural and realistic in R. Alexander, Cooper, Enns, Feinberg (his commentary, plus his chapter on the temple in Prophecy in the Making, ed. Carl F. H. Henry, Carol Steam, IL., Creation House, 1982), and Ezekiel notes in The MacArthur Study Bible.

Brownlee, W. H. and Leslie C. Allen. Ezekiel. 2 volumes (Word Biblical Commentary). Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1986–90. 301 pp. Brownlee prepared notes on Chapters 1–19, then died. Allen and Gerald Keown took the material, finished it, and Allen did the second volume covering the rest of the book. One will, in Chapters 1–19, find strange opinions in place of a sane explanation of the text (cf. on Ezek 1:3; 2:9–3:2; 4:4, etc.). Generally he does not manipulate texts but sometimes he does. More often he is careful and reliable on detail of the text, philology, etc. But he strains to contend for his error that Ezekiel is in Gilgal, Jordan Valley, not in Babylonia. Seeing Ezekiel 26 fulfilled by Alexander the Great, Brownlee construes matters to have references to Alexander taken as glosses, redacted later, so the passage is not miraculous prophecy (p. xxxvii). The introduction overall reveals a scholar given to radical critical theory. Allen seeks a line between older, higher critical treatment and a newer literary method. He sees most of the book as from Ezekiel but feels that others redacted the text later. At many points he shows a good amount of light on passages. He sees the King of Tyre and not Satan in Ezek 28:11–19. The dispensational approach to prophecies is untenable to him. The two sticks passage is realized in the church, he says, and he is vague about Chapters 40–48, not helpful, viewing a dispensational, futurist explanation as “desperate.”
The work is, overall, a disappointment.

Cooke, George A. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel (ICC). 2 volumes. London: T. & T. Clark, 1936. A helpful work in philological detail and some problem verses because it presents material on possible interpretations. It is confused on much of the prophetical material.

Cooper, Lamar E. Ezekiel (New American Commentary). Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994. A premillennial, dispensational conviction orientates Cooper’s view of prophecy here, and guides in his attempt to show how it fits with the rest of Scripture best (49). A good chart of dates in the book and chronology of key dates in exile and restoration appear (54–55). These precede the well-organized, lucid commentary. Views of some texts are quite sketchy, or details bypassed (cf. lying on the sides, 4:4–8; those spared in relation to both righteous and wicked dying in 21:3–4; God finding no man in 22:30; generalizing the “king” in 28:11–19). Cooper deals concisely with several texts where he sees fulfillment in a future kingdom (Ezek. 36, 37). Seeing “Gog” as a symbol of a future Babylon will be odd even to many dispensationalists. Cooper gives a good, brief survey of main views on chaps. 40–48, and seeks to reason why he favors a description of future literal millennial worship in an Israel-centered situation. Yet one can wonder amid such contention for literality in details why a literal flow of a river and a symbolical flow are mingled confusingly in Ezek. 47 (409–11), and why Cooper says that Ezekiel and John (Rev. 22) describe “the same area” (410). Despite these misleading words, he later apparently sees these as different areas—Ezekiel’s on earth during the millennium, and John’s in the heavenly city after the millennium (413–14).

Duguid, Iain. Ezekiel (NIV Application Commentary). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. - An associate professor of OT, Westminster Theological Seminary (Calif.), did these 568 pp. combining explanation with application.
He is amillennial on long-range prophecy. Some remarks cause more problems than they resolve, an example being in the forty days/years lying down (Ezek. 4) somehow representing the exile which was 70 years (90). Death for the disobedient in Chap. 18 seems to be “death” in exile (237), but the righteous being spared is not reconciled with the righteous marked for safety in Chap. 9, yet righteous along with wicked going down before the invader in 21:3, 4. One is left unsure how certain descriptions in Chap. 28 can reasonably fit Tyre’s king, i.e. being in “Eden” and being an “anointed cherub.” Seeming outright acknowledgment of “future” restoration for Israel (it sounds literal, 414–15) poses a question not answered about when/how. The commentary elsewhere puts it not in a future millennium but in the new heavens and new earth (409). What of Ezek 36:38? Duguid sees no literal future of the details in Chaps. 40–48 but symbolic ideas, “a view of heaven from halfway there” (479), Christ Himself as the new temple, the many details of sacrifice speaking only of His sacrifice (481–83). Some will herald this, but others will feel that the commentator makes claims he could not reasonably justify with a natural hermeneutic.

Dyer, Charles. “Ezekiel,” in Bible Knowledge Commentary, ed. John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck. Volume I. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1983. - Dyer surveys well, mixing synopsis with detail, hitting problem areas competently and offering considerable help on much in the book from a conservative, dispensational stance. He is often quite worthwhile in passages about a future for Israel, on history, background, and theology. Even some dispensationalists will disagree with his case for the northern invader of Ezekiel 38 coming within the tribulation period, and his reasoning which is not always well-informed about other views and how they can answer him (cf. Alexander on Ezekiel, for example). Much in Chapters 40ff. is helpful, and he has some well-done charts of the temple, altar, division of the land to portions of Israel, etc.

Enns, Paul. Ezekiel (Bible Study Commentary). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986. 199 pp. As in his books in this series on Joshua, Judges and Ruth, Enns provides an excellent survey as a conservative, here developing a dispensational stance for a future for Israel in the land of Palestine. He explains many details well, provides good synopses of sections, and often supplies reasons for his views. He believes the invader in Ezekiel 38 comes in the middle of the tribulation period, as J. Dwight Pentecost argues in Things to Come. Good argumentation is used for seeing the temple in Ezekiel 40ff. as literal in Palestine after the Second Advent. He handles verses in an attempt to answer criticism on a dispensational view, gives good charts on temple, altar, land area, etc. and distinguishes the river in Chapter 47 from that in the New Jerusalem (p. 194).

Feinberg, Charles L. The Prophecy of Ezekiel. Chicago: Moody Press, 1969. This treatment of the book is very helpful from the premillennial dispensational viewpoint. The author grapples with most of the problems and is lucid in his development of the argument. The fact that he has a consistent system of prophecy relating to the Messiah and his kingdom, whereas many commentators do not, really shows up in his insistence on a literal understanding of chaps. 40–48. In addition to this commentary, one should also read his paper delivered at the Jerusalem Conference on Biblical Prophecy, 1971, “The Rebuilding of the Temple”, printed in Prophecy in the Making, Editor Carl F. H. Henry, published by Creation House, Carol Stream, Illinois.

Keil, C. F. The Prophecies of Ezekiel. 2 volumes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1950. Valuable from the standpoint of the Hebrew text. Deals with problems verse-by-verse. Usually very helpful from an amillennial viewpoint.

Price, Randall. The Coming Last Days Temple. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1999. One meets with a 732-pp. pb by a Ph. D in mid-East studies, University of Texas in relation to Ezekiel 40–48 (cf. also Hulinger). Price refers to sentiments to rebuild a temple, and argues for a future literal rebuilt structure in the tribulation period before Christ’s Second Advent, also one in the millennium connected with an Israelite regathering to Palestine. Part of the argument focuses on the motif for such a temple, the history of the interest, problems that need to be overcome, and how animal sacrifices as in Ezek. 40–46 can be meaningful. Price does not favor the more usual dispensational view that the sacrifices are “memorial” in retrospection to Christ’s cross, rather he argues that the literal offerings make an atonement related to cleansing ritual uncleanness so that sinful worshippers can approach the present, holy God (554–55). He never seems to show convincingly why Christ’s sacrifice would not suffice, or prove persuasively that his theory has to be necessary under the New Covenant in which believers are freed from all things (Acts 13:38–39). His logic is that Christ’s literal presence among His people requires animal sacrifices; one wonders, if so, why God’s intimate presence would be approachable in the eternal state (Rev. 22:3–5) on the basis of Christ’s one sacrifice, not needing animal offerings. Much of the rationale will not prove enough of what needs proving even to normal dispensationalists, as well as to others (cf. 554–57). Price also teamed with Thomas Ice to write another book, Ready to Rebuild: The Imminent Plan to Rebuild the Last Days Temple (Harvest House, 1992). A further work is by J. W. Schmitt and J. C. Laney, Messiah’s Coming Temple. Ezekiel’s Prophetic Vision of the Future Temple (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1997). This latter book argues for a literal realization of details in Ezek. 40–48 in relation to a literal regathering of Israel, and defends the view in comparison with other views (a mere ideal, allegorical fulfillment today or in the New Jerusalem, etc.). Schmitt and Laney answer objections to such a view, and reason its plausibility (as do Alexander, Cooper, Enns, Feinberg, etc.).

Tatford, Frederick. Dead Bones Live: An Exposition of the Prophecy of Ezekiel. Eastbourne, Sussex: Prophetic Witness Publishing House, 1977. A prolific writer (ca. 50 titles) on a lay-person’s level, who has specialized in prophetic books, authored this premillennial study. He argues for connecting the Palestinian invader of chapters 38, 39 with the Gog-Magog battle (Revelation 20) at the climax of the millennium, a thousand years after the Second Advent. He sees a physical return of Jews to Palestine, and sees Ezekiel 37 as predicting both this and a spiritual revitalizing of the nation. The temple of chapters 40–46 is, to him, a literal structure of the future millennium with animal sacrifices literally offered as “visible reminders” of Christ’s death for atonement (p. 258). The work is 275 pp.

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Ezekiel 8-11 Ezekiel "visits" Jerusalem
Ezekiel 12-13  Pack Your Baggage, Ezekiel
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Ezekiel 16 Jerusalem: An Adulterous Woman
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Example of comments on Ezekiel 34:25 "I will make a covenant of peace with them" - The archetype for this covenant of peace is the covenant with Noah in which the Lord swore after the flood to never again destroy all living things by water (Gen 9:8-17). This covenant should be equated with the new covenant relationship, which will provide peace (Nu 25:12; Jos 9:15; 10:1; Ps 29:11; 85:8; Isa 54:10). Because of sin, man lost peace with God (Gen 3:15; 4:8), but peace was available through the Mosaic covenant as a result of obedience (Lev 26:6). The covenant of peace looks forward to the blessings Israel will experience in the Millennium. But even now peace may be experienced through relationship with Christ. It is only in Christ, the one true son of David, that this prophecy is fulfilled. Some of the benefits have begun already, such as the peace that surpasses understanding (Php 4:7; cp. Jn 14:27). Other benefits await full implementation at the time when  Messiah (the promised Davidic king) comes again. The language used to describe Israel's future restoration (live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest) is cast in the language of the exodus, suggesting that the restoration of Israel will be a new exodus, reminiscent of the nation's earlier deliverance from Egyptian bondage.

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Ezekiel Commentary - some nice features but not always literal interpretation. Is amillennial (He makes no mention whatsoever of the possibility that the Temple in Ezekiel 40-48 could be the "Millennial Temple."). So while he has some interesting insights if you adhere to a literal interpretation of Scripture, you need to Be a Berean with this commentary. Here are some excerpts from his comments on Ezekiel. Note the one where he "replaces" Israel with the church but then qualifies it with the statement that "there may be a place" for Israel in end-time events. Caveat Emptor!

Utley writes - "This is not to imply that God has totally rejected the Jews (cf. Romans 9–11). There may be a place and purpose for end-time, believing Israel (cf. Zech. 12:10)....Although I believe that God will use national Israel in some way in the end-time setting (cf. Romans 9–11), I do believe that the Church is spiritual Israel...This has surely affected the way I understand Ezekiel. But before you say to yourself, “aha!” let me remind you that you, too, are pre-suppositional. We are all trying to understand the individual books of the Bible and then put them together into a perspective that embraces all of God’s revelation. And, it is not easy!"

An example of Utley's non-literal approach. Read Ezek 43:7. Utley comments "Obviously this is metaphorical of power and majesty and not meant to be turned into God, the eternal Spirit, actually sitting on a chair/throne!"

Contrast Utley's non-literal interpretation with John MacArthur's literal interpretation of Ezek 43:7 - "The King of Glory (Ps 24:7–10) claims the millennial temple as His place to dwell. Cf. 1Ch 29:23; Zec 6:13. There will be human, unresurrected people in the kingdom, who entered when Christ returned and destroyed all the wicked. They will worship at this actual temple." (The MacArthur Study Bible)

Dr Charles Dyer says "God said the new temple is to be the place of His throne...the place...where He will live among the Israelites forever (Ezek 43:7; cf. Ezek 43:9). The temple will serve as God’s earthly dwelling place among His people." (Bible Knowledge Commentary)

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Ezekiel 14 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 14 Devotionals Multiple Devotionals

Ezekiel 14 "Through the Bible" Commentary

F B Meyer
Ezekiel 14:12-20 The Man Who Had Connections With God Stephen Cole
Ezekiel 15 Devotionals Multiple Devotionals
Ezekiel 15:2-4: Wicked Men Useful in Their Destruction Only Jonathan Edwards
Ezekiel 16 Jerusalem: An Adulterous Woman
Ezekiel 16-19 Sour Grapes
I Dolphin

Ezekiel 16 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 16 Devotionals Multiple Devotionals
Ezekiel 16 Expository Comments C H Spurgeon
Ezekiel 16:1-17 A Story of Redemption Robert Neighbour
Ezekiel 16:1-14 The Glory Of Grace Alan Carr
Ezekiel 17 The Parable of the Cedar and the Two Eagles John Gifford Bellett
Ezekiel 18:4, 27 The Death of the Soul (~18 pages) James Hastings
Ezekiel 17 Devotionals
Ezekiel 18 Devotionals
Ezekiel 19 Devotionals
Multiple Devotionals

Ezekiel 18: "It is Not Fair"

Bob Fromm

Ezekiel 18 "Through the Bible" Commentary

F B Meyer

Ezekiel 18 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet

Ezekiel 19:12 God's Awful Judgment in the Breaking and Withering of the Strong Rods of a Community

Jonathan Edwards
Sixteen Things That Make God Angry Ezekiel 22:11
Ezekiel 33:26
Ezekiel 20-22 Israel: A Case History
Ezekiel 23-24 The Story of Two Sisters
Ezekiel 25-28 God Judges the Nations, Part I
Ezekiel 29-32 God Judges the Nations, Part II - Egypt
I Dolphin
Ezekiel 20 Devotionals
Ezekiel 21 Devotionals
Ezekiel 22 Devotionals
Multiple Devotionals

Ezekiel 20 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

Ezekiel 22 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 22:23-30 The Search Is Still On For One Man Sammy Burgess
Ezekiel 22:14: The Future Punishment of the Wicked Jonathan Edwards
Ezekiel 22:18-22 The Joy Of Living In God's Furnace Alan Carr
Ezekiel 22 : 30 Standing in the Gap J. Mike Minnix
Ezekiel 23 Devotionals Multiple Devotionals
Ezekiel 23-24 The Story of Two Sisters I Dolphin
Ezekiel 23:37-39: A Warning To Professors Jonathan Edwards
Ezekiel 24 Devotionals Multiple Devotionals

Ezekiel 24 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 24-26 Against the Odds Back to the Bible
Ezekiel 25 Devotionals
Ezekiel 26 Devotionals
Ezekiel 27 Devotionals
Ezekiel 28 Devotionals
Ezekiel 29 Devotionals
Ezekiel 30 Devotionals
Ezekiel 31 Devotionals
Ezekiel 32 Devotionals
Ezekiel 33 Devotionals
Ezekiel 34 Devotionals
Multiple Devotionals

Ezekiel 26: "Then they shall know that I am the Lord"

Bob Fromm

Ezekiel 26 - Proclaiming the Future: History and Theology in Prophecies Against Tyre

Thomas Renz

Ezekiel 26 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

Ezekiel 27 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

Ezekiel 28 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 28 Is Satan in Isaiah and Ezekiel?

Ezekiel 38 and the Rapture

Tony Garland
Ezekiel 28:11-17 The Hope of Heaven: Paradise Lost (Genesis 2-3) Bob Deffinbaugh
Ezekiel 28:11-26 God's Description of Satan
Ezekiel 33:1-13 The Judgments of God
Ezekiel 34:1-15 A Prophecy Against the Shepherds
Robert Neighbour
Ezekiel 33-34 Meanwhile, Back in Jerusalem-Israel's Glorious Future Announced
Ezekiel 36-39 The Restoration of Israel and the End Time
I Dolphin

Ezekiel 31 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

Ezekiel 32 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

Ezekiel 33 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet

Ezekiel 33:6-7 The Watchman (Read Ezekiel 33:6-7) Bonar's introductory comment "Some one, then, must undertake the ungracious task of probing and laying bare the evils of the age; for men must not be allowed to congratulate themselves that all is well. If others will not, he ("The Watchman") will." Bonar's comment begs the question - "Will I be that watchman?" "Will you, beloved of the Lord?" May our Father grant us His Spirit's grace and power to work while it is still day, to Redeem the Time for the days are evil, doing so all for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Horatius Bonar
Ezekiel 33:3 Blood on our Hands Roy Fish
Ezekiel 33:11 God and the Sinner (~18 pages) James Hastings

Ezekiel 33:11 Why will ye die?

Ezekiel 33:11-12 Choose Repentance over Guilt

Don Robinson
Ezekiel 33:30-33 Beware of Loving it Without Living It! Franklin L Kirksey

Ezekiel 33 "Through the Bible" Commentary

Ezekiel 34 "Through the Bible" Commentary

F B Meyer

Ezekiel 34: The True Shepherd

Bob Fromm
Ezekiel 34:1-25 Shepherds: True and False Wil Pounds

Ezekiel 34 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 34 God—A Shepherd to Israel Funeral Message
Ezekiel 25-48: The Victorious & Abundant Life through the Knowledge of God Imanuel Christian
Ezekiel 33 Expository Comments
Ezekiel 34 Expository Comments
Ezekiel 36 Expository Comments
Ezekiel 37 Expository Comments
C H Spurgeon

Ezekiel 37 "Through the Bible" Commentary

F B Meyer
Ezekiel 35 Devotionals
Ezekiel 36 Devotionals
Multiple Devotionals

Ezekiel 36:24-28 Out-Pouring of the Spirit on the Jews

 

Excerpts from preceding sermon given (1759-1836) - Take, for example, the passage before us. It is delivered to the Jews in their present dispersed state: and it provides for them all the blessings which they stand in need of, both in this world and in the world to come. Let us consider these promises, I. As delivered more immediately to the Jewish people—Whatever reference these promises might have to the period of their return from Babylon, it is manifest that they did not receive at that time a full accomplishment; and, consequently, that we must look forward to the future restoration of the Jews as the period fixed for their final completion. The Jews are destined to be restored to their own land—Of this, I conceive, there can be no reasonable doubt. The prophets speak so fully and so plainly on this subject, that we must divest language of all force and certainty before we can set aside the hope of their restoration to their own land. Whether that event shall precede or follow their conversion, I presume not to determine. It should seem, from the writings of Moses, that the conversion of some, at least, will precede their return to Palestine: “When thou shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and obey his voice, then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity [Note: Deuteronomy 30:1-3.].” The Prophet Jeremiah, on the other hand, represents both events as simultaneous: “They shall come with weeping; and with supplications will I lead them [Note: Jeremiah 31:8-9.].” But in the passage before us, the prophet speaks of their conversion as subsequent to their restoration: “I will bring you into your own land: then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean.” All of these testimonies doubtless are true; and they are easily reconciled, by only referring them to the different stages of their conversion, as viewed in its commencement, its progress, and its consummation. But, whatever be determined with respect to this, their future restoration to the land of their fathers is as certain as any event which yet remains to be fulfilled. It is, however, not to this, but to the conversion of their souls, that I would chiefly draw your attention—[This is indisputably promised to them in the words of my text. And it is surprising how universally this view of the passage has been overlooked by the Christian world. There are few passages of Holy Scripture that are more frequently cited by the preachers of the everlasting Gospel than this: but, as though we were determined to rob the Jews of their interest in them, we have always omitted the first and last verses of the text, and applied the remainder altogether to ourselves: thus cutting off, as it were, the head and the feet, which marked the promise as belonging to the Jews, that we might seize upon the body as our own exclusive property. It is surprising that benevolence, which certainly is characteristic of the Christian world, should never have led us to contemplate and delight in the prospects here set forth for the comfort of God’s ancient people. But we have been as unmindful of their spiritual interests as if no such promise had been ever made to them, yea, and as if no such people existed in the world. And this is the more remarkable, because the same connexion between their conversion to God and their restoration to their own land is generally marked in the prophetic writings, and especially in places where these peculiar promises are made to them [Note: See Ezekiel 11:17-20 and Jeremiah 32:37-39.]. But it is certain that God will bestow upon them all the blessings which are here specified; sanctifying them wholly to himself, and making them, as in the days of old, his own peculiar people. The gift of God’s Holy Spirit was declared, upon the day of Pentecost, to be reserved, not for the Jews of that day only, but “for them, and for their children, and for all that were afar off, even as many as the Lord their God should call [Note: Acts 2:39.].”

Charles Simeon

Ezekiel 36 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 36:25ff The Covenant

The Lord proclaims His grace abroad!
“Behold, I change your hearts of stone;
Each shall renounce his idol-god,
And serve, henceforth, the Lord alone.

“My grace, a flowing stream, proceeds
To wash your filthiness away;
Ye shall abhor your former deeds,
And learn my statutes to obey.

“My truth the great design ensures,
I give myself away to you;
You shall be mine, I will be yours,
Your God unalterably true.

“Yet not unsought, or unimplored,
The plenteous grace I shall confer;
No—your whole hearts shall seek the Lord,
I’ll put a praying spirit there.

“From the first breath of life divine
Down to the last expiring hour,
The gracious work shall all be mine,
Begun and ended in my power.”
William Cowper
Olney Hymns
Ezekiel 36:24-38 Restoration, Renewal, Revival Gene Brooks
Ezekiel 36:25-38 A Holy Nation
Ezekiel 37:1-14 The Dry Bones and the Spirit of Life
Alexander Maclaren
Ezekiel 36:26 A New Heart (~19 pages) James Hastings

Ezekiel 36:22-32 A New Heart and a New Spirit

Wil Pounds
Ezekiel 37:1-14 When God Invades The Boneyard Sammy Burgess

Ezekiel 37 - Ezekiel's Vision of Israel's Restoration—Part 1

Ezekiel 37 - Ezekiel's Vision of Israel's Restoration—Part 2

Ezekiel 37 - Ezekiel’s Vision of Israel’s RestorationPart 3

Merrill F Unger

Ezekiel 37:1-6 Universal Restoration of the Jews

 

Excerpts from preceding sermon given (1759-1836) - WHILST the Jews at large, and the generality of Christians also, believe that the dispersed of Israel will one day be restored to their own land, there is an assured expectation, both amongst the one and the other, that the Messiah will in due time reign over the face of the whole earth. But, whilst this blessed event is expected by all, there lurks in the minds of the generality a persuasion, that in the present state of the Jews their conversion to Christ is impracticable; and that, whenever it shall be effected, it will be by some miraculous interposition, like that which took place at their deliverance from Egypt: and hence all attempts to convert them to Christianity are thought nugatory at least, if not presumptuous. In opposition to these discouraging apprehensions, which would paralyze all exertions in their behalf, I have selected this portion of Holy Writ, which meets the objections in the fullest possible manner, and shows, beyond all doubt, that we are bound to use the means which God has appointed for their conversion, and that in the diligent use of those means we may reasonably hope for God’s blessing on our labours.

Charles Simeon
Ezekiel 37 Devotionals Multiple Devotionals

Ezekiel 37 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet
Ezekiel 37 Video - Dry Bones! Dan Difelice
Ezekiel 37 Song - "Valley of Dry Bones!" Michael Card
Ezekiel 37 Song - "Days of Elijah"

And these are the days of Ezekiel
The dry bones becoming as flesh

Twila Paris
Ezekiel 37:3 Life from the Dead (~21 pages) James Hastings
Ezekiel 37:10 Israel's Place in History Daniel C Snaddon
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Mission Impossible: Reaching Out To The Dead
Ezekiel 37:1-28 Valley of Dry Bones
Alan Carr
The Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 - Part 1
The Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 - Part 2
The Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 - Part 3
The Battle of Ezekiel 38-39 - Part 4
Jack Kelly
Ezekiel 38 Devotionals
Ezekiel 39 Devotionals
Ezekiel 40 Devotionals
Multiple Devotionals
Ezekiel 40-48 - Ezekiel's Prophecy of the Temple
Other resources related to Ezekiel by Randall Price
Randall Price
Ezekiel 40-48 The Millennial Temple (An Exercise in Literal Interpretation) John Whitcomb
Worship in the Millennium - some pages are missing but still interesting insights Dwight Pentecost
Ezekiel 40-48 Memorials and Shadows - Animal Sacrifices of the Millennium Bob Bolender

Ezekiel 40-48 Ezekiel’s Temple: Premillennial Achilles’ Heel?
Millennial Sacrifices
The Predicted Millennial Temple

Tony Garland
Ezekiel 40-48 Earth's Golden Age: The Millennium I Dolphin
Ezekiel 41 Devotionals
Ezekiel 42 Devotionals
Ezekiel 43 Devotionals
Ezekiel 44 Devotionals
Ezekiel 45 Devotionals
Ezekiel 46 Devotionals
Ezekiel 47 Devotionals
Multiple Devotionals
Ezekiel 47:1-12 Getting In Over Your Head
Ezekiel 47:1-12 At the Mercy of the River
Alan Carr

Ezekiel 47 Church Pulpit Commentary (Works by various Anglican pastors)

James Nisbet

Ezekiel 47 The Millennial River (excellent diagram of what this might look like)
Millennium 1
Millennium 2
Millennium 3
Millennial Temple Diagrams

Middletown Bible
Ezekiel 47:1 The River of Life Alexander Maclaren

MP3s by Chapter - Ezekiel

Monergism
Ezekiel 48 Devotionals Multiple Devotionals
Ezekiel 48:35 Jehovah-Shammah

As birds their infant brood protect,
And spread their wings to shelter them,
Thus saith the Lord to His elect,
“So will I guard Jerusalem.”

And what then is Jerusalem,
This darling object of His care'
Where is its worth in God’s esteem'
Who built it? who inhabits there'

Jehovah founded it in blood,
The blood of His incarnate Son;
There dwell the saints, once foes to God,
The sinners whom He calls His own.

There, though beseiged on every side
Yet much beloved, and guarded well,
From age to age they have defied
The utmost force of earth and hell.

Let earth repent, and hell despair,
This city has a sure defence;
Her name is call’d, “The Lord is there,”
And who has power to drive Him thence'
William Cowper
Olney Hymns
Ezekiel 48:35 The Names of God - Jehovah-Shammah Don Robinson
Ezekiel 48:35 The God Who is There Jehovah Shammah - In Depth Study On Site
Ezekiel 48:35 The God Who is There Jehovah Shammah Brian Bill

Net Bible Notes
Ezekiel Commentary Notes
Literal Interpretation of the Scripture

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Peter Pett
Ezekiel Commentary

Be A Berean (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the text literally, (in his own words) at times looks for a "deeper inner meaning," and finally is amillennial (Comments on Rev 20).

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Matthew Poole
Ezekiel Commentary Notes

Be A Berean (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the text literally, e.g., here are his comments on 1000 years in Revelation 20 - "whether these thousand years signify that certain space of time, or a long time, I cannot say; only it is probable, that if it signifies an uncertain, indefinite time."

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Pulpit Commentary
Ezekiel Commentary

Be A Berean (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the text literally, often replaces promises to Israel as now given to the church and finally is amillennial (Comments on Rev 20).

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Our Daily Bread
Ezekiel Devotions
Radio Bible Class
Knowing God Through Ezekiel -
33 page booklet - good introduction

Updated February 14, 2016
Click for All Devotionals on One page

Ezekiel 1:1-5, 22-28: Just Imagine

Ezekiel 2:1-3:4: Social Stomachs

Ezekiel 3:1: Eating Words
Ezekiel 3:16: Beware of Warnings

Ezekiel 14:3: Idols in the Heart
Ezekiel 14:1-8 The Heart Of Idolatry
Ezekiel 16:49: What's the Real Problem?
Ezekiel 16:49: The Gift Of Self-Indulgence
Ezekiel 18:1-18: No More Excuses
Ezekiel 18:1-9 Dangerous Proverbs
Ezekiel 18:4: Who's To Blame?
Ezekiel 18:19-32: What Are the Possibilities?

Ezekiel 18:26-32 Warning!
Ezekiel 18:31: A Father’s Invitation
Ezekiel 24:16: Sin is Serious

Ezekiel 25:1-7; Matthew 5:43-48 When Not to Rejoice

Ezekiel 28:15 Blackbeard

Ezekiel 29:1-9 That Is Mine!

Ezekiel 33:24, 31: For Now--or Forever?
Ezekiel 33:30-33 Live It!

Ezekiel 34:11-16 Meet Shrek

Ezekiel 34:25-31 Extraordinary Showers
Ezekiel 36:16-28 The Name
Ezekiel 36:20: A Help or A Hindrance?
Ezekiel 36:21: God's People, God's Honor

Ezekiel 36:22-31 Transformed Hearts
Ezekiel 36:23: For His Name's Sake
Ezekiel 39:25: The Name of Names
Ezekiel 39:26: How To Get A New Heart
Ezekiel 43:2 Seeing God's Glory

C I Scofield
Ezekiel Notes
Not all chapters have notes and those that do are brief.
Literal Interpretation
Introduction

Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel 3
Ezekiel 4
Ezekiel 5
Ezekiel 6
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Ezekiel 43
Ezekiel 44
Ezekiel 45
Ezekiel 46
Ezekiel 47
Ezekiel 48

Charles Simeon
Ezekiel Sermons

Ezekiel 2:4 Commission given to Ministers.

Ezekiel 7:5-9 Approaching End of God’s Forbearance

Ezekiel 8:15 Hidden Abominations exposed.

Ezekiel 9:4 Duty and Benefit of mourning for sin.

Ezekiel 11:5 The Omniscience of God.

Ezekiel 11:23 Departure of God from his Temple.

Ezekiel 12:23 Death and Eternity near at hand.

Ezekiel 13:10-12 Delusive Confidence reproved

Ezekiel 14:4 Heart Idolatry condemned.

Ezekiel 16:62-63 The Effect of God’s Mercy on the renewed Soul

Ezekiel 17:22-24 Parable of the Twig of a Cedar

Ezekiel 18:25-30 Equity of God in his Judgments.

Ezekiel 20:37 Conversion, in its Commencement and Progress.

Ezekiel 20:40-44 Restoration of the Jews, and the Conversion of a Soul, Compared.

Ezekiel 20:49 Men’s Treatment of the Gospel

Ezekiel 33:8 Office and Responsibility of Ministers.

Ezekiel 33:11 God expostulating with Sinners.

Ezekiel 33:31-32 The Self-deception of covetous Professors.

Ezekiel 34:16 Christ’s Execution of his Pastoral Office.

Ezekiel 34:23-24 David a Type of Christ

Ezekiel 34:29 Christ the Plant of Renown.

Ezekiel 36:24-28 Out-pouring of the Spirit on the Jews

Ezekiel 36:31 The Duty of Self-loathing.

Ezekiel 36:32 God’s Mercies not given for our Merits.

Ezekiel 37:1-6 Universal Restoration of the Jews

Ezekiel 37:11-13 Souls quickened by the Gospel

Ezekiel 37:15-22 The Sticks of Judah and of Ephraim joined.

Chuck Smith
Ezekiel Sermon Notes
Calvary Chapel
Literal Interpretation

THE FOLLOWING ARE FULL EXPOSITIONAL MESSAGES

Ezekiel 1-5 Commentary

Ezekiel 6-10 Commentary

Ezekiel 11-15 Commentary

Ezekiel 16-20 Commentary

Ezekiel 21-25 Commentary

Ezekiel 26-30 Commentary

Ezekiel 31-35 Commentary

Ezekiel 36-39 Commentary

Ezekiel 40-48 Commentary

THE FOLLOWING ARE SERMON NOTES IN OUTLINE FORM

Ezekiel 3:15-21 Understanding, The Key To Compassion

Ezekiel 3:17-21 Delivering our Souls

Ezekiel 6:9 God's Broken Heart

Ezekiel 8 To Each His Own

Ezekiel 8:7-12 Redecorating

Ezekiel 8:7-12 The All Seeing God

Ezekiel 9 The Judgment of the LORD

Ezekiel 9:8

Ezekiel 9:8 I Was Left

Ezekiel 11:19 A New Heart

Ezekiel 13:10 False Prophets

Ezekiel 14:1-6 Idolatry

Ezekiel 14:1 Idolatry

Ezekiel 14:1-6 Idolatry

Ezekiel 16:8-14 Perfection of Beauty

Ezekiel 16:14 The Beauty of the LORD

Ezekiel 16:49 The Sin of Sodom

Ezekiel 18:4 All Souls Are Mine

Ezekiel 18:29-32 The Ways of God

Ezekiel 18:30

Ezekiel 20:41 Accepted in the Beloved

Ezekiel 21:26 The King is Coming

Ezekiel 22:30-31 God Wants You

Ezekiel 22:30 God Sought For a Man and Found None

Ezekiel 22:30 The Man God Seeks

Ezekiel 22:30-31 God's Vain Search

Ezekiel 22:30-31 The Seeking God
Ezekiel 24:14

Ezekiel 24:14 Knowing God

Ezekiel 26 The Destruction of Tyre

Ezekiel 26:3-14 The Sure Word of Jehovah

Ezekiel 26:3-14, 36:34-36 God's Sure Word

Ezekiel 26:14 God Has Spoken

Ezekiel 28:1-2 Am I God?

Ezekiel 30:6-7 A Broken Crutch

Ezekiel 33:17  The Equal Ways of God

Ezekiel 34:23-24, 31 The Good Shepherd

Ezekiel 34:23-24 The Coming Prince

Ezekiel 34:23-24 The Good Shepherd

Ezekiel 34:30-31 A Call to the Flock

Ezekiel 36-39 The Current Mid East Crisis

Ezekiel 36:27 The Necessity of the Spirit's Work

Ezekiel 36:36 2554 Years Ago

Ezekiel 36:36 The God of His Word

Ezekiel 37-39 The Coming War

Ezekiel 37:24-27 God's Tabernacle With Man

Ezekiel 38-39 The Coming War

Ezekiel 39:27-29 When God Pours Out His Spirit on Israel

Ezekiel 42:20 The Wall of Separation

Ezekiel 43:1-7 The Restoration of Glory

Ezekiel 44:1-3 The Coming Prince

Ezekiel 44:1-3 The Coming Prince

Ezekiel 44:17-18, 21 Worshipping the LORD

Ezekiel 48:35 The LORD is There (Jehovah Shammah)

C H Spurgeon
All of Spurgeon's Sermons
Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1:15-19: God's Providence
Ezekiel 3:17 The Message from the Lord's Mouth - Pdf
Ezekiel 9:8 Spared!
Ezekiel 9:8 The Greatest Wonder of Grace
Ezekiel 9:9: Evil and Its Remedy
Ezekiel 11:5: Thus Saith The Lord - Book of Common Prayer Weighed in the Balances
Ezekiel 11:16: A Little Sanctuary
Ezekiel 12:27 Now - A Sermon for Young Men and Young Women
Ezekiel 13:10-12 The Wall Daubed With Untempered Mortar
Ezekiel 14:20 A Delusion Dispelled
Ezekiel 15:1-2: The Fruitless Vine
Ezekiel 16:1-2: Vile Ingratitude!
Ezekiel 16:5, 6 Ezekiel’s Deserted Infant

Ezekiel 16:8 Two Immutable Things
Ezekiel 16:9-14 The Privileged Man
Ezekiel 16:54: How Saints May Help the Devil
Ezekiel 16:62,63 The Heart Full and the Mouth Closed
Ezekiel 17:24: Divine Destruction and Protection
Ezekiel 18:23, 32, 33:11: Pleading and Encouragement
Ezekiel 20:34-38 The Bond of the Covenant
Ezekiel 20:41 Sweet Savor
Ezekiel 24:19 An Ancient Question Modernized
Ezekiel 27:26 Thy Rowers Have Brought Thee Into Great Waters

Ezekiel 33:5: The Warning Neglected
Ezekiel 33:11: Pleading and Encouragement
Ezekiel 33:11 Turning From Death
Ezekiel 33:22 God's Hand at Eventide
Ezekiel 34:15 A Promise and a Providence
Ezekiel 34:16 A Time of Finding for Lost Sheep
Ezekiel 34:26 The Church of Christ

Ezekiel 34:27 The Yoke Removed and the Lord Revealed
Ezekiel 34:30,31 A Call to the Lord's Own Flock
Ezekiel 36:9 A Vision of the Field
Ezekiel 35:10 Jehovah-Shammah
Ezekiel 36:11 Hope for the Future
Ezekiel 36:25 Cleansing: A Covenant Blessing
Ezekiel 36:26 The Heart of Flesh
Ezekiel 36:26 The New Heart
Ezekiel 36:26 The Stony Heart Removed
Ezekiel 36:26, 27 Covenant Blessings
Ezekiel 36:27 The Holy Spirit in Covenant
Ezekiel 36:27 The Covenant Promise of the Spirit
Ezekiel 36:27 The Necessity of the Spirit's Work
Ezekiel 36:31 Mistaken Notions About Repentance
Ezekiel 36:31 What Self Deserves
Ezekiel 36:32 Free Grace
Ezekiel 36:37 Prayer—the Forerunner of Mercy
Ezekiel 36:37,38 Enquire of the Lord
Ezekiel 37:1-10 The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews
Ezekiel 37:9: Come From the Four Winds, O Breath!
Ezekiel 37:11-13 Despair Denounced and Grace Glorified
Ezekiel 40:4 Taught That We May Teach
Ezekiel 47:5 Waters to Swim In
Ezekiel 47:8 The Modern Dead Sea and the Living Waters
Ezekiel 43:12 Holiness, the Law of God's House
Ezekiel 48:35: Jehovah-Shammah: A Glorious Name for the New Year

TODAY IN THE WORD
Ezekiel Devotionals
Moody Bible Institute
Literal and millennial

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John Trapp Commentary
Ezekiel

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Paul Van Gorder
Ezekiel
The Old Testament Presents... Reflections of Christ

EZEKIEL
During the time between the surrender of Jerusalem by the worthless king Jehoiachin [Jeconiah], and its destruction under Zedekiah, many of the nobles of Judah were taken as captives to Babylon. The prophet Jeremiah remained in the city until its overthrow. He sent a message to the captives, recorded in the 29th chapter of his prophecy, warning them against the delusion of believing that they would soon return from their exile. Among those captives was a young man by the name of Ezekiel, a member of the priestly line who also became a prophet. His name means ''God shall strengthen'' or ''strength of God.'' Like Jeremiah, his prophecy was principally concerned with Judah and Jerusalem, though it did extend to ''the house of Israel.''

A new generation had been born during the exile, and Ezekiel brought to them a testimony of the judgment that would fall upon their beloved city. He also presented the reason for that judgment.

Like Isaiah before him, Ezekiel was granted a vision of God. Isaiah's experience focused upon the holiness of God; Ezekiel's centered not only upon holiness, but also upon God's glory.

Except for Revelation, no book in the divine library contains so many symbols. Ezekiel said that while he was a captive by the river Chebar, ''...the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God'' (Ezek 1:1).

OUTLINE OF THE BOOK--
Ezekiel's Vision and Commission (Ezek 1-3)
This records the prophet's initial vision of the cherubim and the glory of God, and his commission as a watchman over Israel.
Visions of Judgment (4-11)
The prophet receives a series of strange signs and visions that reveal the wickedness of the people and the coming judgment. The glory of God is seen departing from the temple.
Visions of Captivity (12-24)
Ezekiel is transported in the Spirit to [Jerusalem], where he receives further signs and visions of reproof and impending doom. He gives news of the homeland to the exiles.
Judgment on Gentile Nations (25-32)
The sentence of judgment is pronounced upon seven Gentile powers.
Desolation and Restoration Prophesied (33-37)
Ezekiel hears of Jerusalem's fall. A long desolation upon Palestine is predicted, and the literal restoration of Israel is promised at the return of Christ, the true Shepherd.
Invasion from the North (38,39)
After the restoration, a northern confederation, headed by Russia, will camp in the mountains of Judea and be destroyed by the Lord.
Glory Returns to Israel (40-48)
With the enemies of Israel crushed and the nation spiritually reborn, the glory of God returns. The temple is rebuilt, and God's anointed Ruler is worshiped as King over all the earth. The holy city is named Jehovah-Shammah, ''The Lord is there'' (48:35).
We will now consider several of the key passages of Ezekiel, centering our attention upon the reflections of Christ that occur throughout the book.

EZEKIEL'S COMMISSION (chapter 1)
In vision, the prophet saw the cherubim, who ''had the likeness of a man'' (v.5). Each had four faces: the face of a lion, an ox, a man, and an eagle. Wherever cherubim are mentioned in the Bible, they are either guarding or declaring the holiness of God. And where but in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ is the holiness of God more fully displayed and declared?
He is the lion, the King who has the right to reign [Gen 49:9,10].
Like the beast of servitude, the ox, He is the Servant of Jehovah. He said that He did not come to be ministered to, but to serve, and to ''give His life a ransom for many'' (Mat 20:28).
He is the Word made flesh, dwelling among us (John 1:14). He is therefore, the perfect man.
Beyond that, He soars higher than any other, and like the eagle, He can look directly into the face of God with unblinking eye. This is because He is more than perfect man; He is God manifest in the flesh. ''In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God'' (John 1:1).
Ezekiel's vision of the Lord prepared him for his ministry. Throughout the book, this phrase appears repeatedly: ''The word of the Lord came unto me.'' This was his authority, and its recurrence may form the divisions of the book. Another phrase that occurs frequently is: ''They shall know that I am Jehovah.''

GOD'S DECREE (Ezek 21:27)
The Lord pronounced these solemn words recorded in Ezekiel:
I will overturn, overturn, overturn it,
and it shall be no more, until He comes whose right it is;
and I will give it Him. (Ezek 21:27)
This prophecy was uttered 600 years before Christ came. It is preceded by these awesome words of God: ''Remove the diadem, and take off the crown'' (v.26). From the deliverance of this prophecy until now, the world has gone through a process of overturning, of the removing of diadems, and of kingdoms falling. Jerusalem, the crossroads of the world, has been at the center of anarchy, change, confusion, and misrule. What has been true of Jerusalem has also been true of the whole world. Not a government in all the world has the slightest assurance that it will remain for many more years. The ''overturning'' has entered every realm of life-- not only the political, but the ecclesiastical, the social, and the economic as well. Yes, world conditions today paint a dark picture indeed! Even so, a few Bible scholars are teaching that through the good offices of the church a spiritual millenium is coming. Never!

THE REIGN OF THE RIGHTFUL KING--
The 'overturning'' will continue until the coming of the One ''whose right it is'' to reign (Ezek 21:27). And who is that? Jesus Christ, God's anointed Ruler. He is the anointed One, earth's Redeemer and Israel's Messiah. The promise of God the Father is, ''...and I will give it Him'' (v.27). This is what the world needs today. Until the Prince of Peace comes, the governments of this earth will be characterized by instability and unrest.

With this truth in his heart, and with the stability of the throne of God before his eyes, Ezekiel was ready for an unfolding of the future. He saw it as few have ever been permitted to see it.

Ezekiel 37 records a great vision. The Spirit of God put the prophet in a valley that was full of dry bones. There came a great shaking, and the bones began to come together. Flesh and skin then appeared upon them, but no life was in them. Ezekiel watched as, at the command of the Lord God, breath came into the assembled bodies from the four winds, and they came to life. They rose to their feet as a great army of men.

God Himself interpreted the vision for Ezekiel. He identified the bones as ''the whole house of Israel'' (Ezek 37:11). He then told Ezekiel to say on His behalf,
Behold, O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves,
And shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land; then shall ye know that I, the Lord, have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.
(Ezek 37:12-14)
God gave further information to the listening prophet in verse 22. ''And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all.'' The kingdom will be united in the endtime. Ezek 37 closes with this promise of Jehovah: ''And the nations shall know that I, the Lord, do sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore'' (v.28). Who is this One in the midst of restored and resurrected Israel? It is none other than Jehovah, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ezek 40 through Ezek 48 describe a scene never before witnessed upon this earth. What is it? The magnificent millenial temple.

The prophecy of Ezekiel closes with the presence of the Lord (the Lord Jesus Christ) reigning and ruling in Jerusalem. ''...and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there'' (Ezek 48:35). [cp. Rev 21:3; 22:3]

DISCLAIMER: Before you consult commentaries, sermons or other resources, first consult the Word of God, studying the Scriptures diligently (2Ti 2:15-note) and inductively (See inductive Bible study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all truth (John 16:13).
 

THOUGHTS ON
INTERPRETATION
OF PROPHETIC BOOKS

 

In regard to the OT Prophetic books such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the 12 "Minor" Prophets, remember that the most accurate interpretation is derived by applying the following principles:

 

(1) Read the Scripture literally (unless the text is clearly figurative, e.g., Jesus said "I am the door..." Jn 10:9). If one interprets a text symbolically (allegorically, figuratively, spiritualizing) when that text makes good sense literally, one potentially opens themselves to the danger of inaccurate interpretation, for then the question arises as to who's "symbolic" interpretation is correct and how imaginative one should be in evaluating a "supposed symbol"? Many of the commentaries and sermons on the OT prophetic books unfortunately are replete with non-literal interpretations (except when it comes to Messianic Passages, which are usually interpreted literally). Therefore the watchword when reading any commentary on Old Testament prophecy is caveat emptor ("buyer beware"). Read all commentaries like the Bereans (Acts 17:11-note).

 

(2) Study the context which is always "king" in interpretation (don't take verses out of context.)

 

(3) Passages addressed to Israel should be interpreted as directed to the literal nation of Israel and should not be interpreted as addressed to the NT Church, an entity not mentioned in the Old Testament. The promises of Jehovah to the nation of Israel (e.g., see Millennial Promises) remain valid (Jer 31:35, 36, 37, Nu 23:19, Lk 21:33) and have not been passed on to the NT Church because Israel has "defaulted" (See study Israel of God). Remember that while Scripture has only one correct interpretation, there can be many legitimate applications (See Application), and therefore the OT prophetic books are extremely applicable in the lives of NT believers.

 

(4) Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. While an attempt has been made to list resources that adhere to these basic interpretative guidelines, not all the works listed in these collections have been read in detail. Therefore should you discover a resource you feel is NOT conservative and/or orthodox, please email your concerns.

 

Related Resources:

 

Inductive Bible Study - Guidelines to Assure Accurate Interpretation

Inductive Bible Study Interpretation of Prophetic Scripture

Interpretative Views of the Revelation of Jesus Christ
Allegorical Interpretation - Tony Garland
Interpreting Symbols - Tony Garland
Basic Considerations in Interpreting Prophecy - John Walvoord

Millennium - Biblical descriptions of this time on earth, primarily from the OT prophets


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