Ezekiel 20:46
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New International Version
"Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest of the southland.

King James Bible
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop [words] against the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

World English Bible
Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop [your word] toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

Young's Literal Translation
Son of man, set thy face the way of Teman, and prophesy unto the south, and prophesy unto the forest of the field -- the south;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Set thy face toward the south - Towards Judea, which lay south from Babylon, or Mesopotamia, where the prophet then dwelt.

The forest of the south field - The city of Jerusalem, as full of inhabitants as the forest is of trees.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Ezekiel 4:7 Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it.

Ezekiel 6:2 Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

toward. Towards Judea, which lay south of Mesopotamia, where the prophet now dwelt.

and drop

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,

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb...

Job 29:22 After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped on them.

Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear you the word of the LORD: You say, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not your word against the house of Isaac.

Micah 2:6 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

the forest The city of Jerusalem, as full of inhabitants as the forest is of trees.

Jeremiah 13:19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it...

Jeremiah 22:7 And I will prepare destroyers against you, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down your choice cedars...

Zechariah 11:1,2 Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars...

Library
Ten Reasons Demonstrating the Commandment of the Sabbath to be Moral.
1. Because all the reasons of this commandment are moral and perpetual; and God has bound us to the obedience of this commandment with more forcible reasons than to any of the rest--First, because he foresaw that irreligious men would either more carelessly neglect, or more boldly break this commandment than any other; secondly, because that in the practice of this commandment the keeping of all the other consists; which makes God so often complain that all his worship is neglected or overthrown,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Tithing
There are few subjects on which the Lord's own people are more astray than on the subject of giving. They profess to take the Bible as their own rule of faith and practice, and yet in the matter of Christian finance, the vast majority have utterly ignored its plain teachings and have tried every substitute the carnal mind could devise; therefore it is no wonder that the majority of Christian enterprises in the world today are handicapped and crippled through the lack of funds. Is our giving to be
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

Ezekiel
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Isaiah 30:6
A prophecy concerning the animals of the Negev: Through a land of hardship and distress, of lions and lionesses, of adders and darting snakes, the envoys carry their riches on donkeys' backs, their treasures on the humps of camels, to that unprofitable nation,

Jeremiah 13:19
The cities in the Negev will be shut up, and there will be no one to open them. All Judah will be carried into exile, carried completely away.

Ezekiel 20:45
The word of the LORD came to me:

Ezekiel 21:2
"Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuary. Prophesy against the land of Israel

Ezekiel 21:4
Because I am going to cut off the righteous and the wicked, my sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.

Amos 7:16
Now then, hear the word of the LORD. You say, "'Do not prophesy against Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.'

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