Ezekiel – 22

This chapter falls into three divisions:
(a) a description of the sins committed within the city (verses 1-16);
(b) the certainty of judgment (verses 17-22); and
(c) an indictment of all classes of the community (verses 23-31).

  1. Group the sins enumerated in verses 1-12 under the following two heads:
    (a) religious, and
    (b) social. Notice how, with the loss of a true conception of far are the sins mentioned here prevalent among us today?
  2. What four classes are mentioned in verses 24-29, and what charges are made against them?
    What is the saddest feature of the situation, as stated in verse 30?
    Cf. verse 19 (‘all become dross’) and Jer. 5:1-5.

Notes

  1. Verse 4. ‘Your days to a close’: i.e., to the day of your judgment.
  2. Verse 13. Striking the hands was an expression of horror. Cf. 21:14, 17.
  3. Verse 30. ‘Build up the wall’ i.e., act as a bastion against the inroads of wickedness.
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