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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The reproof of lying prophets,
10and their untempered morter.
17Of prophetesses and their pillows.
 
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Chapter 13

Verse 2
Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;


prophesy against
14:9,10; 22:25,28; 2 Chronicles 18:18-24; Isaiah 9:15; 56:9-12; Jeremiah 5:31; Jeremiah 6:13,14; 8:10; 14:13-15; 23:2,11-22,25,26; 27:14,18; 28:12-17; Jeremiah 29:8,9; 37:19; Lamentations 4:13; Micah 3:6,11; Zephaniah 3:4; 2 Peter 2:1-3
prophesy out of
Heb. are prophets out of.
3,17; Jeremiah 14:14; 23:16,26
Hear
34:7,9; 1 Kings 22:19; Isaiah 1:10; 28:14; Jeremiah 28:15; 29:20-24,31,32; Amos 7:16,17

Verse 3
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
Woe
18; 34:2; Jeremiah 23:1; Matthew 23:13-29; Luke 11:42-47,52; 1 Corinthians 9:16
foolish
Proverbs 15:2,14; Lamentations 2:14; Hosea 9:7; Zechariah 11:15; Matthew 23:16-26; Luke 11:40; 1 Timothy 6:4; 2 Timothy 3:9
follow
Heb. walk after. have seen nothing. or, things which they have not seen.
6,7; Jeremiah 23:28-32

Verse 4
O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
prophets
Crafty, mischievous, and ravenous; always scheming something for their own interest; while they would not risk their persons to avert the mischief which they had caused.
like
Song of Solomon 2:15; Micah 2:11; 3:5; Matthew 7:15; Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Galatians 2:4; Ephesians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:9,10; 1 Timothy 4:1,2; Titus 1:10-12; Revelation 13:11-14; 19:20

Verse 5
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
have not
22:30; Exodus 17:9-13; 32:11,12; Numbers 16:21,22,47,48; 1 Samuel 12:23; Psalms 106:23; Jeremiah 15:1; 23:22; 27:18; Malachi 1:9
gaps
or, breaches.
Isaiah 58:12; Lamentations 2:13,14
made up the hedge
Heb. hedged the hedge. to stand.
Job 40:9; Psalms 76:7; Isaiah 27:4; Ephesians 6:13,14; Revelation 16:14; 20:8,9
the day
30:3; Isaiah 2:12; 13:6,9; 34:8; Joel 1:15; 2:1,31; 3:14; Amos 5:18-20; Zephaniah 1:14-18; 2:2,3; Malachi 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 6:17

Verse 6
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
have seen
23; 12:23,24; 22:28; Lamentations 2:14; 2 Peter 2:18
lying
21:23,29; Jeremiah 14:14; 29:8; Zechariah 10:2
saying
7; Jeremiah 23:31,32; 28:2,15
made
22; 1 Kings 22:6,27,37; Proverbs 14:15; Jeremiah 29:31; 37:19; Mark 13:6,22,23; 2 Thessalonians 2:11

Verse 7
Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?
The Lord
2,3,6; Matthew 24:23,24

Verse 8
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
behold
5:8; 21:3; 26:3; 28:22; 29:3,4,10; 35:3; 38:3,4; 39:1; Jeremiah 50:31,32; Jeremiah 51:25; Nahum 2:13; 3:5,6; 1 Timothy 4:1,8; 1 Peter 3:12

Verse 9
And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
mine
11:13; 14:9,10; Psalms 101:7; Jeremiah 20:3-6; 28:15-17; 29:21,22,31,32; Revelation 19:20
assembly
or, secret, or council. neither shall they be.
Exodus 32:32,33; Ezra 2:59,62,63; Nehemiah 7:62,64; Psalms 69:5,28; 87:6; Isaiah 4:3; Daniel 12:1; Hosea 9:3; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Hebrews 12:23; Revelation 13:8; 20:12,15
neither shall they enter
20:38
and ye
11:10,12; 12:20; 1 Kings 22:24,25; Jeremiah 23:20

Verse 10
Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
seduced
2 Kings 21:9; Proverbs 12:26; Jeremiah 23:13-15; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3:13; 1 John 2:26; Revelation 2:20
Peace
16; Isaiah 57:21; Jeremiah 4:10; 6:14; 8:11,15; 14:13; 23:17; 28:9; Malachi 3:15
and one
These false prophets pretend to be a wall of defence; but their wall is bad, and their morter is worse. One gives a lying vision; another pledges himself that it is true; and the people believe what they say, and trust not in God, nor turn from their sins.
a wall
or, a slight wall. others.
22:28; 2 Chronicles 18:12; Isaiah 30:10; Jeremiah 5:31; Micah 2:11

Verse 11
Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
there shall
It shall wash off this bad morter, sweep away the wall, and level it with the earth. In the East, where the walls are often built with unbaked bricks, desolations of this kind are frequently occasioned by tempestuous rains.
38:22; Job 27:21; Psalms 11:6; 18:13,14; 32:6; Isaiah 25:4; 28:2,15-18; Isaiah 29:6; 32:19; Nahum 1:3,7,8; Matthew 7:25,27; Luke 6:48,49

Verse 12
Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
Where
Deuteronomy 32:37; Judges 9:38; 10:14; 2 Kings 3:13; Jeremiah 2:28; 29:31,32; 37:19; Lamentations 2:14,15

Verse 13
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
a stormy
Leviticus 26:28; Isaiah 30:30; Psalms 107:25; 148:8; Jeremiah 23:19; Jonah 1:4
and great
Exodus 9:18-29; Psalms 18:12,13; 105:32; 148:8; Isaiah 30:30; Haggai 2:17; Revelation 8:7; Revelation 11:19; 16:21

Verse 14
So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
the foundation
Psalms 11:3; Micah 1:6; Habakkuk 3:13; Matthew 7:26,27; Luke 6:49; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
ye shall be
Jeremiah 6:15; 8:12; 14:15; 23:15
and ye shall know
9,21,23; 14:8

Verse 15
Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
The wall
Nehemiah 4:3; Psalms 62:3; Isaiah 30:13

Verse 16
To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
see visions
10; Jeremiah 5:31; 6:14; 8:11; 28:1,9-17; 29:31
and there
Isaiah 48:22; 57:20,21

Verse 17
Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
set thy
4:3; 20:46; 21:2
the daughters
Isaiah 3:16-26; 4:4
prophesy
Judges 4:4; 2 Kings 22:14; Luke 2:36; 2 Peter 2:1
out of
2; Revelation 2:20

Verse 18
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
Woe
that sew
Rather,"that fasten cushions;" by which they intimated that they might indulge and repose themselves in security, for no enemy would disturb them. The apartments of the easterns are well supplied with cushions, on which they sit, lean, rest their heads, and prop up their arms.
10,16; Jeremiah 4:10; 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:3
armholes
or, elbows. hunt souls.
22:25; Ephesians 4:14; 2 Peter 2:14
will ye save

Verse 19
And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
pollute
20:39; 22:26
for handfuls
1 Samuel 2:16,17; Proverbs 28:21; Micah 3:5,11; Malachi 1:10; Romans 16:18; 1 Peter 5:2; 2 Peter 2:2,3
to slay
22; Proverbs 19:27; Romans 14:15; 1 Corinthians 8:11
to save
Jeremiah 23:14,17

Verse 20
Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
I am
8,9,15,16
to make them fly
or, into gardens. and will.
2 Timothy 3:8,9

Verse 21
Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
and ye shall

Verse 22
Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
with lies
9:4; Jeremiah 4:10; 14:13-17; 23:9,14; Lamentations 2:11-14
and strengthened
Jeremiah 23:14; 27:14-17; 28:16; 29:32
by promising him life
or, that I should save his life. Heb. by quickening him.
16; Genesis 3:4,5; Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11; 23:17; 2 Peter 2:18,19

Verse 23
Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
ye shall see
6-16; 12:24; Deuteronomy 18:20; Micah 3:6; Zechariah 13:3; 2 Timothy 3:9
for I
21; 34:10; Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; 1 Corinthians 11:19; Jude 1:24; Revelation 12:9,11; Revelation 13:5,8; 15:2
and ye
9,21; 14:8; 15:7


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=eze&chapter=013>.  

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