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Ezekiel 3:21-24

3:21 However, if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he 1  does not sin, he will certainly live because he was warned, and you will have saved your own life.”

Isolated and Silenced

3:22 The hand 2  of the Lord rested on me there, and he said to me, “Get up, go out to the valley, 3  and I will speak with you there.” 3:23 So I got up and went out to the valley, and the glory of the Lord was standing there, just like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River, 4  and I threw myself face down.

3:24 Then a wind 5  came into me and stood me on my feet. The Lord 6  spoke to me and said, “Go shut yourself in your house.

1 tn Heb “the righteous man.”

2 tn Or “power.”

sn Hand in the OT can refer metaphorically to power, authority, or influence. In Ezekiel God’s hand being on the prophet is regularly associated with communication or a vision from God (1:3; 3:14, 22; 8:1; 37:1; 40:1).

3 sn Ezekiel had another vision at this location, recounted in Ezek 37.

4 tn Or “canal.”

5 tn See the note on “wind” in 2:2.

6 tn Heb “he.”

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