7:19 They will discard their silver in the streets, and their gold will be treated like filth. 1 Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them on the day of the Lord’s fury. 2 They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs because their wealth 3 was the obstacle leading to their iniquity. 4
14:3 “Son of man, these men have erected their idols in their hearts and placed the obstacle leading to their iniquity 5 right before their faces. Should I really allow them to seek 6 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. 7
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.
18:30 “Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, 8 O house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent 9 and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity. 10
3 tn Heb “it.” Apparently the subject is the silver and gold mentioned earlier (see L. C. Allen, Ezekiel [WBC], 1:102).
5 tn Heb “the stumbling block of their iniquity.” This phrase is unique to the prophet Ezekiel.
7 tn Heb “in accordance with the multitude of his idols.”
8 tn Heb “ways.”
9 tn The verbs and persons in this verse are plural whereas the individual has been the subject of the chapter.
10 tn Or “leading to punishment.”