Ezekiel 12:9
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New Living Translation
"Son of man, these rebels, the people of Israel, have asked you what all this means.

King James Bible
Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, What doest thou?

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said unto thee, What doest thou?

World English Bible
Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, What are you doing?

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, have they not said unto thee -- the house of Israel -- the rebellious house -- What art thou doing?

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Ezekiel 12:9 Parallel Commentaries
The Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

A Believer's Privilege at Death
'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Phil 1:1I. Hope is a Christian's anchor, which he casts within the veil. Rejoicing in hope.' Rom 12:12. A Christian's hope is not in this life, but he hash hope in his death.' Prov 14:42. The best of a saint's comfort begins when his life ends; but the wicked have all their heaven here. Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.' Luke 6:64. You may make your acquittance, and write Received in full payment.' Son, remember that
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

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
Ezekiel 2:5
And whether they listen or refuse to listen--for remember, they are rebels--at least they will know they have had a prophet among them.

Ezekiel 12:1
Again a message came to me from the LORD:

Ezekiel 12:8
The next morning this message came to me from the LORD:

Ezekiel 17:12
"Say to these rebels of Israel: Don't you understand the meaning of this riddle of the eagles? The king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, took away her king and princes, and brought them to Babylon.

Ezekiel 20:49
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, they are saying of me, 'He only talks in riddles!'"

Ezekiel 24:19
Then the people asked, "What does all this mean? What are you trying to tell us?"

Ezekiel 37:18
When your people ask you what your actions mean,

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