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Ezekiel 8:3

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8:3 He stretched out the form 1  of a hand and grabbed me by a lock of hair on my head. Then a wind 2  lifted me up between the earth and sky and brought me to Jerusalem 3  by means of divine visions, to the door of the inner gate which faces north where the statue 4  which provokes to jealousy was located.

Ezekiel 34:10-12

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34:10 This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand my sheep from their hand. I will no longer let them be shepherds; 5  the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore. I will rescue my sheep from their mouth, so that they will no longer be food for them.

34:11 “‘For this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out. 34:12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will seek out my flock. I will rescue them from all the places where they have been scattered on a cloudy, dark day. 6 

Ezekiel 37:23

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37:23 They will not defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, and all their rebellious deeds. I will save them from all their unfaithfulness 7  by which they sinned. I will purify them; they will become my people and I will become their God.

1 tn The Hebrew term is normally used as an architectural term in describing the pattern of the tabernacle or temple or a representation of it (see Exod 25:8; 1 Chr 28:11).

2 tn Or “spirit.” See note on “wind” in 2:2.

3 map For the location of Jerusalem see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Or “image.”

5 tn Heb “I will cause them to cease from feeding sheep.”

6 sn The imagery may reflect the overthrow of the Israelites by the Babylonians in 587/6 b.c.

7 tc Heb “their dwellings.” The text as it stands does not make sense. Based on the LXX, a slight emendation of two vowels, including a mater, yields the reading “from their turning,” a reference here to their turning from God and deviating from his commandments. See BDB 1000 s.v. מְשׁוּבָה, and D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:407.



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