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Ezekiel Chapter 15 and 16

Ezekiel Chapter 15 and 16

I.       Ezekiel Chapter 15 Outline: Useless vine tree

A.     The prophet proclaim sadly of the bitterness of God’s anger (15:1-5)

1.        It’s not better than any other wood, and can not be use for any vessel. (15:1-3)

2.        It is thrown into the fire for fuel; the fire devours both ends of it, and its middle is burned. (15:4)

3.        When it was whole, no object could be made of it.  After it’s been burned it’s even more useless (15:5)

B.     God’s mercy gave it hope (15:6-8)

1.        Inhabitants of Jerusalem are the vine tree. (15:6)

2.        Will burn Jerusalem as fuel.  Although it go out from one fire, but another fire will devour them. (15:7)

3.        God will make the land desolate, because they have persisted in unfaithfulness. (15:8)

II.    Ezekiel Chapter 16 Outline: Comparing Jerusalem to a harlot who has forgotten the grace

A.     God’s love, mercy, and redemption toward Jerusalem during its youth (16:1-14)

1.        Born in Canaan; father is Amorite, and mother is Hittite. (16:1-3)

2.        On the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. (16:4)

3.        No eye pitied you.  When you were thrown out into the open field you were detested. (16:5)

4.        I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood.  I made you live, but you were naked and bare. (16:6-7)

5.        When I passed by you again and looked upon you, I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness, and I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you. (16:8)

6.        Washed off your blood with water, anointed with oil and adorned you with ornaments, and succeeded to royalty. (16:9-13)

7.        Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, and God has bestowed upon you the splendor. (16:14)

B.     Jerusalem poured out its harlotry (16:15-43)

1.        Worshipped idols. (-22)

 a.      Played harlot because of own beauty. (16:15-16)

 b.      Made idol image out of God’s jewelry and gold and silver. (16:17-18)

 c.      Set the fine flour, oil, and honey God has given as sweet incense. (16:19)

 d.      Offered God’s children to idol by passing them through fire. (16:20-21)

 e.      Did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, struggling in your blood. (16:22)

2.        Relying on the gentile’s political coalition (16:23-29)

 a.      You built your high places at the head of every road, and you offered yourself to everyone who passed by. (16:23-25)

 b.      Also committed harlotry with the Egyptians, and increased your acts of harlotry to provoke Me to anger. (16:26-27)

 c.      You also played the harlot with the Assyrians. (16:28)

 d.      Were not satisfy, and continued with act of harlotry with the Chaldea. (16:29)

3.        Worse than the harlot. (-34)

 a.      You do all these things, the deeds of a brazen harlot. (16:30-32)

 b.      You have despise the gift and made your payments to all your lovers, and hired them to come to you from all around for your harlotry. (16:33)

 c.      Harlots gain payments, but you gave payment to solicit harlotry. (16:34)

C.     Declaring the punishment to the harlot (16:35-43)

1.        Your nakedness uncovered in your harlotry with your lovers, and gave the blood of your children to the idol. (16:35-36)

2.        I will gather all those you loved, and all those you hated to go against you. (16:37)

3.        I will judge you as women who break wedlock or shed blood are judged. (16:38)

4.        I will give you into your enemy’s hands, take all possessions, and destroy all things to calm my anger. (16:39-42)

5.        Because you did not remember the days of your youth, and will recompense your deeds on your own head. (16:43)

D.     The parable of Samaria and Sodom (16:44-59)

1.        Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you: `Like mother, like daughter!' (16:44)

2.        You are your mother's daughter, and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children. (16:45)

3.        Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells to the north of you; and your younger sister, who dwells to the south of you, is Sodom. (16:46)

4.        You became more corrupt than they in all your ways. (16:47-48)

5.        The iniquity of Sodom is pride, fullness of food, abundance of idleness, and does not have compassion; therefore I took them away. (16:49-50)

6.        Samaria did not commit half of your sins, and you will bear your own shame because you justified your sisters. (16:51-52)

E.     Prophecy of restoration (16:53-63)

1.        The captive will be brought back. (16:53-59)

 a.      The captive, which are Sodom, Samaria, and Judah, will be bring back. ()

 b.      You may bear your own shame and be disgraced by all that you did when you comforted them. (16:54-55)

 c.      For your sister Sodom was not a byword in your mouth in the days of your pride. (16:56-57)

 d.      The reproach of the daughters of Syria and all those around her, and of the daughters of the Philistines, who despise you everywhere. (16:57)

 e.      I will deal with you as you have done, who despised the oath by breaking the covenant. (16:58-59)

2.        The everlasting covenant (16:60-63)

 a.      I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. (16:60)

 b.      I will give your older and younger sisters to you for daughters, and you will remember your ways and be ashamed. (16:61-63)