Ezekiel 11:4
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New International Version
Therefore prophesy against them; prophesy, son of man."

King James Bible
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man.

World English Bible
Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore prophesy concerning them, prophesy, son of man.'

Ezekiel 11:4 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

It is not near - That is, the threatened invasion.

This city is the caldron, and we be the flesh - See the vision of the seething pot, Jeremiah 1:13. These infidels seem to say: "We will run all risks, we will abide in the city. Though it be the caldron, and we the flesh, yet we will share its fate: if it perish, we will perish with it." Or they may allude to the above prediction of Jeremiah, in order to ridicule it: "We were to have been boiled long ago: but the fulfillment of that prediction is not near yet."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ezekiel 3:2,17 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll...

Ezekiel 20:46,47 Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field...

Ezekiel 21:2 Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop your word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

Ezekiel 25:2 Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Hosea 6:5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth...

Hosea 8:1 Set the trumpet to your mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant...

A Little Sanctuary
The Lord hears the unkind speeches of the prosperous when they speak bitterly of those who are plunged in adversity. Read the context--"Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the Lord: unto us is this land given in possession." This unbrotherly language moved the Lord to send the prophet Ezekiel with good and profitable words to the children of the captivity.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 34: 1888

Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
To declare emphatically that the people of God are a covenant people, various signs were in sovereignty vouchsafed. The lights in the firmament of heaven were appointed to be for signs, affording direction to the mariner, the husbandman, and others. Miracles wrought on memorable occasions, were constituted signs or tokens of God's universal government. The gracious grant of covenant signs was made in order to proclaim the truth of the existence of God's covenant with his people, to urge the performance
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Ezekiel 3:4
He then said to me: "Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them.

Ezekiel 3:17
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.

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