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Confusion regarding how God punishes sin in light of 1 Samuel 3:11

The main issue I have stems with 1 Samuel 3:11-14 and 1 Samuel 2:31-33 11 And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about ...
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Is Ezekiel 33:10-20 relevant to the contemporary Church, and what are its theological implications for soteriology?

God says that a righteous person who sins will not be saved by their past righteousness. Conversely, if a wicked person repents and turns from their sins, they will live and not be punished for their ...
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In Ezekiel 29:3, was the writer addressing the office of pharaoh in general?

According to, The IVP Bible Background COMMENTARY Old Testament. P.716 Ezekiel 29:3. identity of pharaoh. The reigning monarch in Egypt at this time was Apries (Ho- phra), who ruled 589-570 B . C . ...
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Did any Early Christian exegesis interpret Ezekiel 29:3 to mean 'pharaoh made himself'?

In Latin Vulgate Old Testament Bible: Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I come against thee, Pharao king of Egypt, thou great dragon that liest in the midst of thy rivers, ...
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Ez. 16:8 "...behold, thy time was the time of love;"---What does this phrase suggest?

Ezekiel 16:8 KJV Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love;... What exactly is "time of love" referenced by this verse?
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Does God command you to walk in his law

Does Ezekiel 36:27 “… and I will cause you to walk in my statues and be careful to obey my rules“, imply that God would require individuals with his spirit to follow the law?
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Most Holy Place

Where is this & what building does it refer to 'Most Holy Place' - Ezekiel chapters 40-43 relate to this Ezekiel 41:4 New Living Translation The inner room of the sanctuary was 35 feet long and ...
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Is this verse in Ezekiel 21:10 obscure due to difficulties in the Hebrew text? If so, how are those difficulties best explained

I have checked a variety of translations of this verse, and they all seem to have differences, indicative of unclear Hebrew language. For example (the relevant part of the verse following the ...
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Could the "7 Thunders" be in reference to the "7 Bowls" of God's wrath, which are heralded by way of the "7th Trumpet"? Rev, 10:3,4

As John has already written about the first 6 trumpet blasts, there can only be 1 more trumpet blast to come, which is to herald God's ultimate wrath, by way of the pouring out of the bowls of His ...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

In Ezekiel 18:2, Ezekiel conveys a message from God to the people of Israel. Why do you quote this proverb concerning the land of Israel: ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s ...
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What does "no pleasure" mean in Ezekiel 33:11?

Ezekiel 33:11 "Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your ...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

When I hear people ask who the Two Witnesses are, responses often jump to Moses and Elijah, Enoch and Elijah, Zechariah, Haggai, and others guesses. It seems to me the Bible tells us who the Two ...
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Does righteousness come from the law or not? [closed]

In Ezekiel 18:9 it says (ESV): "walks in my statutes, and keeps my rules by acting faithfully—he is righteous; he shall surely live, declares the Lord God." And in Ezekiel 14:14 (ESV) it ...
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Is the Mark of the Beast the Satanic imitation of Phylacteries (Dt. 6) and/or the 'Mark' of Ezek. 9

Note: This Question was inspired by a friend's report after she read 'Hebrew Insights from Revelation,' by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg and Pinchas Shir In Det. 6, God instructs Moses to institute the ...
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Ezekiel 20:31 - Narrative congruence

Ezekiel 20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house ...
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Did David choose the pestilence in 1 Chronicles 21:13?

After having sinned David is given three options from which to choose 1 Chronicles 21:12 NLT You may choose three years of famine, three months of destruction by your enemies, or three days of severe ...
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How long was the weeping of Tammuz?

In the book of Ezekiel, it describes women weeping for the god, Tammuz, in the Temple. I've heard that supposedly the weeping lasted for only a couple of days, while others say it lasted for the month ...
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Is the great altar in Ezekiel 43:13-17 still in the future?

KJV Ezekiel 43:13-17 13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border ...
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Ezekiel 40-48 - Why are sin offerings made in the new temple?

Why are sin offerings necessary in 43 & 45? This seems contrary to the idea that Jesus is the final sacrifice. I've read a few different interpretations such as memorial sacrifices, or non literal,...
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Ezekiel 44:9 no one of uncircumcised heart or uncircumcised flesh can enter my sanctuary

Being told here that in the 3rd temple which he gives us detailed dimensions and floor plans for that no one of uncircumcised heart or uncircumcised flesh can enter the sanctuary. How do christians ...
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Why are some words in the Hebrew Bible doubled? [closed]

With the Strong's dictionary App, i was trying to make sense of Ezekiel 37:25. Here some Hebrew words are repeated twice. For instance the Hebrew word “ben” means “son”. But what does “ben ben” mean? ...
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Which version of Ezekiel 37 is accurate?

I was comparing various passages in the KJV (translated from the Masoretic Text) with the Septuagint (LXX) to see what the differences would be. One of the passages that I used was from Ezekiel 37, ...
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Cherub two or four wings! How did Ezekiel know they were Cherubim?

20 These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they were cherubim. 21 Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and beneath their wings ...
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What is meaning that men were prostrating themselves in Ezekiel 8:16?

Does that particular word mean some type of Male satisfaction sexually? Eze 8:16 - Then He brought me into the inner courtyard of the LORD’S house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the ...
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Has Ezekiel 22:19-22 happened, or is it yet to happen?

Eze22:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, ...
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Why are the righteous cut off together with the wicked in Ezekiel 21:3?

KJV Ezekiel 21 : 3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the ...
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Romans 1:23 an allusion to Ezekiel 8:10?

Romans 1:23 KJV And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Ezekiel 8:10 KJV So I went in ...
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Meaning of "food" and "drink" in Colossians 2:16

After Paul discusses Jesus abolishing the handwriting of requirements that were against us, he writes in Colossians 2:16-17 (NKJV, emphasis mine): So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or ...
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What does perfection mean in Matt 5:48? [duplicate]

Of what exactly does the perfection that Matthew 5:48 (KJV) speaks consist when it says: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. I ask because in Hebrews 4:15 (...
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Is the "house" in Ezekiel 40:5 according to some translations, the Temple of Yahweh?

Why is the word Bayith (Strong's 1004) in Ezekiel 40:5 translated by some as Temple and others as House? For example: And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about (KJV) I saw a wall ...
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Why would God create vessels of wrath prepared for destruction (Romans 9:21-22) if He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11)?

Ezekiel 33:11 11 Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways,...
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Why were Artaxerxes and Nebuchadnezzar called "king of kings"?

Ezekiel26:7 YLT For, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in unto Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, From the north -- a king of kings, With horse, and with chariot, and with horsemen, Even ...
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What is the prophesied time frame for Ezekiel 37:14? [closed]

14And I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it,” declares the LORD.’” I’m ...
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Are the "pit" or "world below" of Ezekiel 26:19-21 and the "abyss" of Luke 8:31 the same place?

Ezekiel 26:19-21 (ESV): 19 “For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you, ...
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Why does Ezekiel refer to Jerusalem as "south"?

Ezekiel 21:2 (in other versions 20:46) "Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest of the southland." As is evident from v. 6 (in ...
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What is the meaning of ואַחַר in Ezekiel 20:39?

וְאַתֶּם בֵּית-יִשְׂרָאֵל כֹּה-אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, אִישׁ גִּלּוּלָיו לְכוּ עֲבֹדוּ, וְאַחַר, אִם-אֵינְכֶם שֹׁמְעִים אֵלָי; וְאֶת-שֵׁם קָדְשִׁי לֹא תְחַלְּלוּ-עוֹד, בְּמַתְּנוֹתֵיכֶם וּבְגִלּוּלֵיכֶם ...
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Is Ezekiel 20:26 intimating that God actually commanded child sacrifice?

Ezekiel 20:25-26 So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live; 26 and I defiled them through their gifts—the sacrifice of every firstborn—that I might ...
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What statutes and ordinances does Ezekiel 11:19-20 refer to?

Ezekiel 11:19-20 (NASB): 19 And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 so that they may ...
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Why do some think that Ezekiel had his first vision on his 30th birthday?

Why do some think that Ezekiel had his first vision on his 30th birthday in [Ezekiel 1]? The Bible Project mentions the vision happening on Ezekiel's birthday in this video
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How does the prophet say they are daughters of one mother in Ezekiel 23:2?

Ezekiel 23:1-2 NASB The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, 2 “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother; It is clear in the above text that the prophet is referring to ...
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Noah was righteous - but what about his sons?

EZEKIEL 14:16 even though these three men were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither sons nor daughters; only they would be delivered, ‘These three men’ refers to Noah, ...
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A cherub took fire in its hand in Eze 10:7. Why did a seraph in Isa 6:6 need tongs for red coals?

Isa 6:6 NKJV - Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. Eze 10:7 NKJV - And the cherub stretched out his hand from among ...
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Why does God condition his divine intervention and mercy on intercessory prayer? Ezekiel 22:29-31

Ezekiel 22:29-31 (ESV): 29 The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the sojourner without justice. 30 And ...
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In Ezekiel 10:4, Why does Ezekiel see a Cloud not a man as the כְּבֽוֹד יְהֹוָה֙ Glory of YHVH - when Hebrews 1:3 definition of God's Glory is Jesus?

If Hebrews 1:3 describes God's Glory as [Jesus] when referencing "ὃς ὢν ἀπαύγασμα τῆς δόξης" (Who being the brightness of His glory). - Then Jesus the Nazarene [was/is/will be] the radiance ...
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Should we understand Deuteronomy 16:20, Ezekiel 18:9 and Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 to be the same teaching?

[Deuteronomy 16:20 NASB20] (20) "Justice, [and only] justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you. [Ezekiel 18:9 NASB20] (9) [if] he ...
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What is the significance of the little book/scroll that John and Ezekiel must eat (Rev. 10:10, Ezek. 2:9-3:3)?

There are two references to these "little books" or "scrolls", one in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 10:2: "and having in his hand a little scroll being open. And he ...
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Was there comfort in Sheol according to Ezekiel 32:31?

Ezekiel 32: 17 In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 18“Son of man, wail over the multitude of Egypt, and send them down, her ...
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Ezekiel 28:15, blameless vs perfect

Ezekiel 28:15 New International Version You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. New King James Version You were perfect in your ways from the ...
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How do people understand the imagery in Ezekiel 1?

Ezekiel is a very imagistic chapter - you have a whirlwind, 4 cherubs with 4 faces and 4 wheels. What do these represent? and how do they fit into the wider old testament?
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At which point did God try to destroy the Israelites whilst they were in Egypt as alluded in Ezekiel 20:8?

Ezekiel 20:8 NIV 8 “‘But they rebelled against me and would not listen to me; they did not get rid of the vile images they had set their eyes on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. So I said I ...
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