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2019 March 28
Ezekiel 3

The Apocalypse Tapestry: Eat The Book (1377-1382)
Jean Bondol (Design) and Nicholas Bataille (Weaving)
International Gothic Style
Chateau d'Angers, Loire Valley, Departement of Maine-et-Loire, Angers, France
Image Credit: Iamyouasheisme

     [ Illustration: Today's image depicts John eating the book which was given to him, a parallel to the incident in today's chapter in which Ezekiel eats the book which the LORD gives him. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Ezekiel 3, Ezekiel eats the book (scroll) which the LORD gave him in chapter 2. It's taste is sweet. This concept occurs in several passages of Scripture. The closest parallel is in Revelation 10:8-11, where John (depicted in the tapestry above) eats the scroll which the Lord gives him by the hand of an angel. In both cases, the taste is sweet. In John's case, the effect is to make the stomach bitter. Ezekiel reports a similar effect ('bitterness, and heat of spirit') - perhaps directly from eating the scroll, perhaps indirectly.
     Various other parallels occur in Scripture. In Jeremiah 15:16, Jeremiah says, "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts." Likewise the Psalmist says, "How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Psalms 119:103).

     [ Sermons: Steven J Lawson. G I Williamson. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Ezekiel 3: Ezekiel 1. Ezekiel 2. Ezekiel 3. Ezekiel 4. Ezekiel 5. ]
[1] Ezekiel 2:8-9; Ezekiel 2:3; Revelation 10:9-10.
[2] Jeremiah 25:17.
[3] Jeremiah 15:16; Jeremiah 20:7-18; Jeremiah 6:11; Jeremiah 15:16; Jeremiah 20:9.
[4] Ezekiel 2:3, 7.
[5] Matthew 15:21-28; Matthew 8:10-12; Matthew 11:21; Matthew 11:23; Matthew 12:41-42.
[6] Jonah 3:5-10; Matthew 11:20-24; Matthew 12:41-42.
[7] Jeremiah 25:3-4; Ezekiel 2:4; Ezekiel 24:7.
[8] Exodus 4:15-16; Jeremiah 1:18.
[9] Jeremiah 17:1.
[10] Ezekiel 2:8.
[11] Ezekiel 2:3; Exodus 32:7; Ezekiel 33:2; Ezekiel 33:12; Ezekiel 33:17; Daniel 9:24; Daniel 10:14.
[12] Ezekiel 8:3; Ezekiel 11:1; Ezekiel 11:24; Acts 8:39.
[13] Ezekiel 2:8.
[14] Jeremiah 20:8-9; Amos 3:8.
[15] Daniel 4:19; Ezra 9:3-4; Lamentations 3:28; Isaiah 3:26; Lamentations 1:1; Job 2:13; 1 Kings 19:4-8; Galatians 1:17.
[16] Ezekiel 33:1-20; Ezekiel 3:1; Ezekiel 33:5; Ezekiel 33:9; Habakkuk 2:1; Jeremiah 6:17; Isaiah 56:10.
[17] Ezekiel 33:2-9; Jeremiah 6:17.
[18] Ezekiel 18:4, 13, 20; Ezekiel 33:6-8; Ezekiel 18:30-32.
[19] Proverbs 29:1; Jeremiah 44:4-5.
[20] Isaiah 8:14; 1 Corinthians 1:23; Romans 9:32-33; 1 Peter 2:8; Ezekiel 7:19; Ezekiel 44:12.
[21] 1 Thessalonians 5:14; James 5:20.
[22] Ezekiel 1:3; Ezekiel 37:1; Ezekiel 8:4.
[23] Ezekiel 1:1-4, 28; Ezekiel 9:3; Ezekiel 10:18.
[24] Ezekiel 2:2; Daniel 10:8-10, 19.
[25] Jeremiah 37:21; Jeremiah 38:6; Ezekiel 4:8.
[26] Psalm 51:15; Jeremiah 1:17; Luke 1:20-22.
[27] Ezekiel 24:27; Ezekiel 33:22.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge & Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). PROVERBS: Book of Proverbs. ECCLESIASTES: Book of Ecclesiastes Dramatized. SONG OF SOLOMON: Song of Solomon Dramatized. ISAIAH: Isaiah Dramatized. JEREMIAH: Jeremiah Dramatized. LAMENTATIONS: Lamentations Dramatized. EZEKIEL: Ezekiel Dramatized. VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Ezekiel Detailed Outline

Ezekiel 3

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1. Before the Siege of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 1:1 - Ezekiel 23:49) - 593 - 586 B.C. Babylon

A. The Messenger and Siege Motif (1:1 - 5:17)

2). The Commission: To be a Watchman (Continued) - (2:1 - 3:21)

     1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat [this] that thou findest; eat [this] -- this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. 2 So I opened [this] my mouth, and he caused me to eat [this] -- that roll. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

     4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. 5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; 6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. 7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent [strong of forehead] and hardhearted [severe of heart]. 8 Behold, I have made [this] thy face strong against their faces, and [this] thy forehead strong against their foreheads. 9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. 10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, [this] all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. 11 And go, get thee to them of the captiviy, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

     12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place. 13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing. 14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me. 15 Then I came to them of the captiviy at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

     16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die [Dying you shall die]; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered [this] thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live [living he shall live], because he is warned; also thou hast delivered [this] thy soul.

3). The Watchman's Mark: He Becomes Dumbstruck (3:22-27)

     22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee. 23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. 24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. 25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: 26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover [a man of correction]: for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with thee, I will open [this] thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

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