Ezekiel Chapter 33
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6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.
30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD.
31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
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Matthew Henry's Ezekiel Chapter 33 Bible commentary...
Ezekiel's duty as a watchman. (1-9) He is to vindicate the Divine government. (10-20) The desolation of Judea. (21-29) Judgments on the mockers of the prophets. (30-33)1-9 The prophet is a watchman to the house of Israel. His business is to warn sinners of their misery and danger. He must warn the wicked to turn from their way, that they may live. If souls perish through his neglect of duty, he brings guilt upon himself. See what those have to answer for, who make excuses for sin, flatter sinners, and encourage them to believe they shall have peace, though they go on. How much wiser are men in their temporal than in their spiritual concerns! They set watchmen to guard their houses, and sentinels to warn of the enemies' approach, but where the everlasting happiness or misery of the soul is at stake, they are offended if ministers obey their Master's command, and give a faithful warning; they would rather perish, listening to smooth things.
10-20 Those who despaired of finding mercy with God, are answered with a solemn declaration of God's readiness to show mercy. The ruin of the city and state was determined, but that did not relate to the final state of persons. God says to the righteous, that he shall surely live. But many who have made profession, have been ruined by proud confidence in themselves. Man trusts to his own righteousness, and presuming on his own sufficiency, he is brought to commit iniquity. If those who have lived a wicked life repent and forsake their wicked ways, they shall be saved. Many such amazing and blessed changes have been wrought by the power of Divine grace. When there is a settled separation between a man and sin, there shall no longer be a separation between him and God.
21-29 Those are unteachable indeed, who do not learn their dependence upon God, when all creature-comforts fail. Many claim an interest in the peculiar blessings to true believers, while their conduct proves them enemies of God. They call this groundless presumption strong faith, when God's testimony declares them entitled to his threatenings, and nothing else.
30-33 Unworthy and corrupt motives often lead men to the places where the word of God is faithfully preached. Many come to find somewhat to oppose: far more come of curiosity or mere habit. Men may have their hearts changed. But whether men hear or forbear, they will know by the event that a servant of God has been among them. All who will not know the worth of mercies by the improvement of them, will justly be made to know their worth by the want of them.
Leslee's Ezekiel Chapter 33 comment on 1/28/2013, 8:28am...
I hear the responsibility of all prophets. We must declare God's will. We must live it and speak it.
DAVID's Ezekiel Chapter 33 comment on 1/10/2013, 4:31pm...
Ezekiel 33:1-9, God sets his servant as a watchman to the people (you over me, verse 7), I have set thee/you a watchman to the house of Israel, therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me! (verse 8), when I say, o wicked man, thou shat surely die, if thou doest not speak to warn him/warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his sins/iniquities, but his blood will I require at thine/your hands! (verse 9), but if thou dost, thou/you shalt have delivered thy/your soul. Repent, turn from the ways of the world, and be transformed by the renewing of your mind! And do not after the gods of the people of the people which are round about you... turn, repent, and see the goodness of God. Without repentance, fasting, and prayer, there is no way to see God... May the blessings of Jesus Christ be upon you, for this is the true GOD and eternal life.. Amen.
Anonymous's Ezekiel Chapter 33 comment about verse 12 on 12/30/2012, 7:30pm...
Some would say that this verse means you can be saved but if you donít live up to Godís standards you can lose your salvation. I find this hard to believe, because itís not what I do, but what Jesus has done for me Calvary. Once saved, always saved. Yes you can lose the joy of your salvation but not your salvation.
ARAMIDE's Ezekiel Chapter 33 comment on 2/16/2012, 9:34am...
IT TALKS ABOUT THE PENALTY FOR SIN AND THAT IF U REPENT AND AMMEND UR WAYS U WILL LIVE , AND UR PAST SINS WILL BE WIPED OFF. THANKS
Tim Way's Ezekiel Chapter 33 comment on 7/23/2010, 7:30pm...
This chapter of Ezekiel is a good template for scriptural repentance.
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