Ezekiel

Ezekiel accurately predicted the fall of Jerusalem in 587 BC. And he foresaw the future restoration of Judah.

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 1516, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize


SUMMARY

Title

The Book is named for its author.

Author

The author of this book is Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi.

The name Ezekiel means “God will strengthen” or “God will harden.”

Ezekiel and Jeremiah and Zechariah were the only prophet-priests. All three prophesied during the exile or post-exile eras.

Date

Ezekiel’s ministry began in the fourth month on the fifth day of the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin (see Ezekiel 1:1-2). That was July 31, 593 BC.

Ezekiel’s ministry ended in the 27th year, in the first month on the first day (see Ezekiel 29:17). That was March 26, 571 BC.

Purpose

Ezekiel was among the exiles deported to Babylon during the rule of Nebuchadnezzar.

His ministry was to prepare his fellow captives for the fall of Jerusalem. Few people believed him, until it happened in 587 BC.

Then after the fall of Jerusalem, Ezekiel’s message centered on the future restoration of Judah.

Ezekiel has a unique focus on the majesty of the LORD God. His prophecies are delivered by means of mystical visions.

His writing are among the great literary and spiritual portions of the Old Testament.

 


OUTLINE

JUDGMENT ON JUDAH

Ezekiel Prepares

Ezekiel 1:1-3. Ezekiel’s visions begin

Ezekiel 1:4-14. Four living creatures

Ezekiel 1:14-21. Four wheels

Ezekiel 1:22-25. The expanse

Ezekiel 1:26-28. The throne of the LORD God

Ezekiel 2:1-7. Ezekiel is called to be a prophet

Ezekiel 2:8-10. Ezekiel is given his message

Ezekiel 3:1-3. Ezekiel consumes God’s words

Ezekiel 3:4-11. Ezekiel’s mission is to speak those words

Ezekiel 3:12-16. Ezekiel is teleported to Tel Aviv

Ezekiel 3:17-21. Ezekiel becomes their watchman

Ezekiel 3:22-27. Ezekiel’s public ministry begins

Ezekiel Prophecies against Judah and Jerusalem

JUDGMENT IS DUE TO DISOBEDIENCE

Ezekiel 4:1-3. Ezekiel draws a sketch of Jerusalem

Ezekiel 4:4-8. Ezekiel lays on his side

Ezekiel 4:9-17. Ezekiel cooks his food over a fire of human dung

Ezekiel 5:1-17. Ezekiel shaves his hair and divides it

Ezekiel 6:1-14. The destruction of the Israel was caused by her own idolatry

Ezekiel 7:1-27. Their end is near

Ezekiel 8:1-18. Wickedness in the temple

Ezekiel 9:1-11. An angel marks the forehead of the righteous people in Jerusalem

Ezekiel 10:1-22. The glory of the LORD God begins to depart

Ezekiel 11:1-13. The extent of the sins of the leaders of Jerusalem

Ezekiel 11:14-21. The exiles will be restored

Ezekiel 11:22-25. The glory of the LORD God departs

THE FUTILITY OF FALSE OPTIMISM

Ezekiel 12:1-4. The sign of baggage

Ezekiel 12:5-16. The sign of a hole in the wall

Ezekiel 12:17-20. The sign of trembling while eating and drinking

Ezekiel 12:21-25. Judgment is certain (part 1)

Ezekiel 12:26-28. Judgment is certain (part 2)

Ezekiel 13:1-23. Judgment is certain (part 3)

Ezekiel 14:1-11. Judgment is certain (part 4)

Ezekiel 14:12-23. Judgment is certain (part 5)

Ezekiel 15:1-8. Parable of the tangled vine

Ezekiel 16:1-63. Parable of the cheating spouse

Ezekiel 17:1-24. A parable about two eagles

Ezekiel 18:1-32. Accept personal responsibility

Ezekiel 19:1-14. A funeral dirge for three terrible kings

THE HISTORY OF JUDAH’S CORRUPTION

Ezekiel 20:1-31. Israel’s long history of rebelling against the LORD God

Ezekiel 20:32-49. The LORD God will regather them in the future

Ezekiel 21:1-7. The sword will drawn

Ezekiel 21:8-17. The sword will be sharpened

Ezekiel 21:18-27. The sword will be directed toward Jerusalem

Ezekiel 21:28-32. The sword will be directed toward Ammon

Ezekiel 22:1-16. The cause of judgment

Ezekiel 22:17-22. The means of judgment

Ezekiel 22:23-31. The recipients of judgment

Ezekiel 23:1-49. The parable of two adulterous sisters

Ezekiel 24:1-14. The parable of the boiling pot

Ezekiel 24:15-27. Ezekiel’s wife dies

JUDGEMENT ON GENTILE NATIONS

Judgment on Ammon

Ezekiel 25:1-7. Judgment of Ammon

Judgment on Moab

Ezekiel 25:8-11. Judgment of Moab

Judgment on Edom

Ezekiel 25:12-14. Judgment of Edom

Judgment on Philistia

Ezekiel 25:15-17. Judgment of Philistia

Judgment on Tyre

Ezekiel 26:1-21. Ezekiel prophecies the destruction of Tyre

Ezekiel 27:1-36. Ezekiel’s funeral dirge over the city of Tyre

Ezekiel 28:1-19. The downfall of the prince of Tyre

Judgment on Sidon

Ezekiel 28:20-26. Judgment on Sidon

Judgment on Egypt

Ezekiel 29:1-21. Against pharaoh Apriès of Egypt

Ezekiel 30:1-19. Egypt will be destroyed

Ezekiel 30:20-26. Egypt will be scattered

Ezekiel 31:1-9. An allegory of mighty Assyria as a cedar tree

Ezekiel 31:10-14. Ezekiel foresees the fall of Assyria

Ezekiel 31:15-18. Ezekiel foresees Assyria descend into the grave

Ezekiel 32:1-16. A lament for Pharaoh

Ezekiel 32:17-32. The descent of Egypt into sheol

BLESSINGS FOR ISRAEL

New life for Israel

Ezekiel 33:1-20. Ezekiel is reappointed as prophet

Ezekiel 33:21-33. Ezekiel begins prophesying again

Ezekiel 34:1-31. Ezekiel prophesies against the false shepherds

Ezekiel 35:1-15. Edom will be destroyed

Ezekiel 36:1-15. The people will be blessed

Ezekiel 36:16-38. The people will be regathered

Ezekiel 37:1-28. The ministry of resurrection

Ezekiel 38:1-16. Gog invades Israel

Ezekiel 38:17-23. Ezekiel prophesies against Gog

Ezekiel 39:1-8. Ezekiel prophesies against Gog, continued

Ezekiel 39:9-20. After the battle

Ezekiel 39:21-29. The effects of the battle on Israel

New Order for Israel

Ezekiel 40:1-4. Ezekiel is shown the new temple

Ezekiel 40:5-27.  The outer court

Ezekiel 40:28-49. The inner court

Ezekiel 41:1-26. The dimensions of the new temple

Ezekiel 42:1-14. The chambers in the inner court

Ezekiel 42:15-20. The outer walls of the temple

Ezekiel 43:1-12. The glory of the LORD God returns

Ezekiel 43:23-27. The altar of burnt offering

Ezekiel 44:1-31. The duties of the ministers in the new temple

Ezekiel 45:1-12. Land for the temple ministers

Ezekiel 45:13-25. The offerings

Ezekiel 46:1-24. The offerings, continued

Ezekiel 47:1-12. The river from the temple

Ezekiel 47:13-23. The boundaries of the land

Ezekiel 48:1-29. Dividing the land among the tribes

Ezekiel 48:30-35. The gates of the city

 


MEMORIZE

Ezekiel 3:8. I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. (NIV translation)

Ezekiel 36:11. I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the LORD. (NIV translation)

Ezekiel 36:24. For I will take you away from among the nations, gather you back from all the foreign lands, and bring you back to your own land. (NAB translation)

Ezekiel 36:25. I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. (NAB translation)

Ezekiel 36:26. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. (NAB translation)

Ezekiel 36:27. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees. (NAB translation)

Ezekiel 36:28. You shall live in the land I gave your fathers; you shall be my people, and I will be your God.  (NAB translation)

Ezekiel 36:29. I will save you from all your impurities; I will order the grain to be abundant, and I will not send famine against you. (NAB translation)

Ezekiel 36:30. I will increase the fruit on your trees and the crops in your fields; thus you shall no longer bear among the nations the reproach of famine.  (NAB translation)

Ezekiel 37:1. The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. (NIV translation)

Ezekiel 37:2. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. (NIV translation)

Ezekiel 37:3. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.”(NIV translation)

Ezekiel 37:4. Then he said to me, “Prophecy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!’ (NIV translation)

Ezekiel 37:5. This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. (NIV translation)

Ezekiel 37:6. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.” (NIV translation)

Ezekiel 37:7a. So I prophesied as I was commanded.  (NIV translation)

Great verses to memorize from the entire Bible

 


EZEKIEL

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 1516, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize

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