Ezekiel 39-40

Ezekiel 39-40

Chapter 39: Gog and Magog are destroyed

The slaughter and burial of the forces of Gog and Magog are described. For seven years they burn the weapons of war and for seven months they bury the dead. The Lord will have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and He shall restore it. The Lord will no longer hide His face from them.

Chapter 40: Ezekiel sees the Temple

In the fourteenth year after the destruction of Jerusalem, Ezekiel has a vision of a man with an appearance of brass, who had a line of flax in his hand and a measuring reed. The Temple is described: the exact dimensions of the east, north and south gates are given. There is further description of the eight tables for the preparation of sacrifices, the chambers, and the porch. All measurements are given precisely in cubits.

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Ezekiel 11-12

Ezekiel 11-12

Chapter 11: The Visions: Destruction of Israel

Ezekiel sees a vision of the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of the jews. The judgments of God are delivered against those who remained in Jerusalem and to them who mocked the predictions of the prophets. God promises favour to those who went into captivity, and ultimately promises a restoration in the last days. The shechinah leaves the city.

Chapter 12: Scattering among all nations

The Lord speaks to Ezekiel and tells him that the people of Jerusalem “…have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” (Ezekiel 12:2) God then commands Ezekiel to remove his stuff from one place to another, as a type of displacement that the people of Jerusalem will soon undergo. Disaster will soon fall upon the nations and they will be scattered.