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6:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 6:2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 6:3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
6:5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.
6:6 In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
6:10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
6:11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.
6:12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them.
6:13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
6:14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.


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Everything King James Bible:Ezekiel
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Ezekiel
Book: Ezekiel
Chapter: 6

Overview:
The Divine judgments for Idolatry. (1-7) A remnant shall be
saved. (8-10) The calamities are to be lamented. (11-14)

1-7. War desolates persons, places, and things esteemed most
sacred. God ruins idolatries even By the hands of idolaters. It
is just with God to make that a Desolation, which we make an
Idol. The superstitions to which many trust for safety, often
cause their ruin. And the Day is at Hand, when idols and
Idolatry will be as thoroughly destroyed from the professedly
Christian Church as they were from among the Jews.

8-10 A remnant of Israel should be left; at length they should
remember the Lord, their obligations to him, and rebellion
against him. True penitents see Sin to be that abominable thing
which the Lord hates. Those who truly loathe Sin, loathe
themselves because of Sin. They give Glory to God By their
Repentance. Whatever brings men to remember Him, and their sins
against him, should be regarded as a blessing.

11-14 It is our duty to be affected, not only with our own sins
and sufferings, but to look with compassion upon the miseries
wicked people bring upon themselves. Sin is a desolating thing;
therefore, stand in awe, and Sin not. If we know the worth of
souls, and the danger to which unbelievers are exposed, we shall
deem every sinner who takes Refuge in Jesus from the wrath to
come, an abundant recompence for all contempt or opposition we
may meet with.

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