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Ezekiel 14:3-4

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14:3 “Son of man, these men have erected their idols in their hearts and placed the obstacle leading to their iniquity 1  right before their faces. Should I really allow them to seek 2  me? 14:4 Therefore speak to them and say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: When any one from the house of Israel erects his idols in his heart and sets the obstacle leading to his iniquity before his face, and then consults a prophet, I the Lord am determined to answer him personally according to the enormity of his idolatry. 3 

Ezekiel 14:7

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14:7 For when anyone from the house of Israel, or the foreigner who lives in Israel, separates himself from me and erects his idols in his heart and sets the obstacle leading to his iniquity before his face, and then consults a prophet to seek something from me, I the Lord am determined to answer him personally.

Ezekiel 18:30

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18:30 “Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, 4  O house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent 5  and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity. 6 

Ezekiel 44:12

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44:12 Because they used to minister to them before their idols, and became a sinful obstacle 7  to the house of Israel, consequently I have made a vow 8  concerning them, declares the sovereign Lord, that they will be responsible 9  for their sin.

1 tn Heb “the stumbling block of their iniquity.” This phrase is unique to the prophet Ezekiel.

2 tn Or “I will not reveal myself to them.” The Hebrew word is used in a technical sense here of seeking an oracle from a prophet (2 Kgs 1:16; 3:11; 8:8).

3 tn Heb “in accordance with the multitude of his idols.”

4 tn Heb “ways.”

5 tn The verbs and persons in this verse are plural whereas the individual has been the subject of the chapter.

6 tn Or “leading to punishment.”

7 tn Heb “a stumbling block of iniquity.” This is a unique phrase of the prophet Ezekiel (cf. also Ezek 7:19; 14:3, 4, 7; 18:30).

8 tn Heb “I lifted up my hand.”

9 tn Heb “will bear.”



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