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

King James Bible
Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, set thy face against Jerusalem, and drop [words] against the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

World English Bible
Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop [your word] toward the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, set thy face unto Jerusalem, and prophesy unto the holy places, and prophesy unto the ground of Israel;

Ezekiel 21:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Set thy face toward Jerusalem - This is a continuation of the preceding prophecy; and in this chapter the prophet sets before them, in the plainest language, what the foregoing metaphors meant, so that they could not complain of his parables.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

set

Ezekiel 4:3,7 Moreover take you to you an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between you and the city: and set your face against it...

Ezekiel 20:46 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 25:2 Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

Ezekiel 28:21 Son of man, set your face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,

Ezekiel 29:2 Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:

Ezekiel 38:2 Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

and drop

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...

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 2:6,11 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame...

against

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,

Ezekiel 20:46 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 36:1 Also, you son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say, You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:

Jeremiah 26:11,12 Then spoke the priests and the prophets to the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die...

Acts 6:13,14 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law...

Library
Carried Captive into Babylon
In the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem," to besiege the city. 2 Kings 25:1. The outlook for Judah was hopeless. "Behold, I am against thee," the Lord Himself declared through Ezekiel. "I the Lord have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath" it shall not return any more. . . . Every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water." "I will pour out Mine indignation
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Sundry Sharp Reproofs
This doctrine draws up a charge against several sorts: 1 Those that think themselves good Christians, yet have not learned this art of holy mourning. Luther calls mourning a rare herb'. Men have tears to shed for other things, but have none to spare for their sins. There are many murmurers, but few mourners. Most are like the stony ground which lacked moisture' (Luke 8:6). We have many cry out of hard times, but they are not sensible of hard hearts. Hot and dry is the worst temper of the body. Sure
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Job 29:22
After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears.

Ezekiel 4:7
Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.

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

Ezekiel 21:1
The word of the LORD came to me:

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

Ezekiel 28:21
"Son of man, set your face against Sidon; prophesy against her

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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