Scribal Note: There are no specific divine commentaries on the content of verses within this chapter. Upon enquiry of The Spirit as to the absence of such commentaries on Ezekiel Ch 12, The Lord shares His divine intent on this chapter:
speak to My prophet Ezekiel as an example of how I speak to My prophets in the end times of this age
of grace and trial:
in the time of the preparation of My bride,
in the time of preparation for My return.”
Eze 12:1 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
Eze 12:2 "Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house.
Eze 12:3 "Therefore, son of man, prepare your belongings for captivity, and go into captivity by day in their sight. You shall go from your place into captivity to another place in their sight. It may be that they will consider, though they are a rebellious house.
Eze 12:4 "By day you shall bring out your belongings in their sight, as though going into captivity; and at evening you shall go in their sight, like those who go into captivity.
Eze 12:5 "Dig through the wall in their sight, and carry your belongings out through it.
Eze 12:6 "In their sight you shall bear them on your shoulders and carry them out at twilight; you shall cover your face, so that you cannot see the ground, for I have made you a sign to the house of Israel."
Eze 12:7 So I did as I was commanded. I brought out my belongings by day, as though going into captivity, and at evening I dug through the wall with my hand. I brought them out at twilight, and I bore them on my shoulder in their sight.
Eze 12:8 And in the morning the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Eze 12:9 "Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, 'What are you doing?'
Eze 12:10 "Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "This burden concerns the prince in Jerusalem and all the house of Israel who are among them." '
Eze 12:11 "Say, 'I am a sign to you. As I have done, so shall it be done to them; they shall be carried away into captivity.'
Eze 12:12 "And the prince who is among them shall bear his belongings on his shoulder at twilight and go out. They shall dig through the wall to carry them out through it. He shall cover his face, so that he cannot see the ground with his eyes.
Eze 12:13 "I will also spread My net over him, and he shall be caught in My snare. I will bring him to Babylon, to the land of the Chaldeans; yet he shall not see it, though he shall die there.
Eze 12:14 "I will scatter to every wind all who are around him to help him, and all his troops; and I will draw out the sword after them.
Eze 12:15 "Then they shall know that I am the LORD, when I scatter them among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries.
Eze 12:16 "But I will spare a few of their men from the sword, from famine, and from pestilence, that they may declare all their abominations among the Gentiles wherever they go. Then they shall know that I am the LORD."
Eze 12:17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Eze 12:18 "Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and anxiety.
Eze 12:19 "And say to the people of the land, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the land of Israel: "They shall eat their bread with anxiety, and drink their water with dread, so that her land may be emptied of all who are in it, because of the violence of all those who dwell in it.
Eze 12:20 "Then the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall become desolate; and you shall know that I am the LORD." ' "
Eze 12:21 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Eze 12:22 "Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, 'The days are prolonged, and every vision fails'?
Eze 12:23 "Tell them therefore, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel." But say to them, "The days are at hand, and the fulfilment of every vision.
Eze 12:24 "For no more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.
Eze 12:25 "For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it," says the Lord GOD.' "
Eze 12:26 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Eze 12:27 "Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.'
Eze 12:28 "Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done," says the Lord GOD.' "