The prophet, Ezekiel, was taken to Babylon at the start of Zedekiah’s reign, 11 years before Jerusalem finally fell to the Babylonians.
1. How does the LORD describe the children of Israel and their fathers?
v 3 and 4 He said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me even to this very day. The children are impudent and stiff-hearted. ...
2. What will the children of Israel know, whether or not they listen to Ezekiel?
v 5 They, whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse, for they are a rebellious house, yet they will know, that there has been a prophet amongst them.
3. What was in the scroll of a book that Ezekiel was given?
v 9 and 10 When I looked, behold, a hand was stretched out to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was in it. He spread it before me. It was written within and without; and lamentations, mourning, and woe were written in it.
- v 1 to 5 The LORD gives a message for the rebellious children of Israel. Whether or not they will listen they will know that a prophet has been among them
- v 6 to 10 Ezekiel is told not to be afraid of the people’s opposition when he speaks to them about the LORD's warning message. Ezekiel is shown a scroll