Ezekiel Chapter 17 Verses The first eagle, Nebuchadnezzar, had gone to Lebanon, which represented Jerusalem.
The sin of Adam in eating the forbidden fruit, visited on his posterity, seems to have suggested the peculiar form; noticed also by Jeremiah Jeremiah It is a universal mark of corrupt nature to lay the blame, which belongs to ourselves, on others and to arraign the justice of God.
The sons, therefore as the Jews herecannot complain of being unjustly afflicted by God Lamentations 5: The same God who "recompenses the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children," is immediately after set forth as "giving to every man according to his ways" Jeremiah Whatever penalties fall on communities for connection with sins of their fathers, individual adults who repent shall escape 2 Kings God does not here change the principle of His administration, but is merely about to manifest it so personally to each that the Jews should no longer throw on God and on their fathers the blame which was their own.
The first case is given in Ezekiel The excellencies are selected in reference to the prevailing sins of the age, from which such a one stood aloof; hence arises the omission of some features of righteousness, which, under different circumstances, would have been desirable to be enumerated.
Each age has its own besetting temptations, and the just man will be distinguished by his guarding against the peculiar defilements, inward and outward, of his age. Piety is the root of all charity; to render to each his own, as well to our neighbor, as to God. The superstitious are compared to harlots; their eyes go eagerly after spiritual lusts.
The righteous man not merely refrains from the act, but from the glance of spiritual lust Job Israel--not merely those of the Gentiles, but even those of Israel.
The fashions of his countrymen could not lead him astray. After duties of justice come those of benevolence. It is not enough to refrain from doing a wrong to our neighbor, we must also do him good. The bread owned by a man, though "his," is given to him, not to keep to himself, but to impart to the needy.
The letter of the law was restricted to the Jewish polity, and is not binding now; and indeed the principle of taking interest was even then sanctioned, by its being allowed in the case of a foreigner. The second case is that of an impious son of a pious father. His pious parentage, so far from excusing, aggravates his guilt.
The different sense of the phrase in Ezekiel Therefore translate, "Wherefore doth not the son bear the iniquity of his father? But GROTIUS supports English Version, wherein the Jews contradict the prophet, "Why sayest thou so doth not the son often, as in our case, though innocent bear that is, suffer for the iniquity of their father?
Two last cases, showing the equity of God: Hitherto the cases had been of a change from bad to good, or vice versa, in one generation compared with another.
Here it is such a change in one and the same individual. This, as practically affecting the persons here addressed, is properly put last. The exile in Babylon gave a season for repentance of those sins which would have brought death on the perpetrator in Judea while the law could be enforced; so it prepared the way for the Gospel [GROTIUS].
If men perish, it is because they will not come to the Lord for salvation; not that the Lord is not willing to save them John 5:The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel. Chapter 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour a grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?
3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. In the book of Ezekiel 18th Chapter it is a sin to look upon your neighbors wife in that manner or to touch a women during her menstruation.
Intimacy should not be. Even for husbands and wives to restrain themselves from each other as to fasting. Bible commentary on the Book of Ezekiel, chapter 18, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics.
| Home | Old Testament Studies 2 "What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children's teeth are set on edge'? Ezekiel "The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying," "What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?" Ezekiel Chapter 18 Questions.
1. What Question does Ezekiel ask . Temperance: Proverb and Ezekiel 18th Chapter husbands and wives to restrain themselves from each other as to fasting. Restraints from strong drinks: Proverbs . Proverbs 18 While there are hundreds of different English translations of God’s Word, The Israel Bible not only has the original Hebrew language, which has never changed, it has the most faithful English translation of the original text right beside it.