The Tetragrammaton  =  hwhy = YaHuWaH


Yechezqe'l [Aluahiym strengthens]


[He prophesied while the Hekal still stood, though its days were numbered. However, his target audience was the Northern Kingdom (2:3), which had been exiled 130 years earlier (722 B.C.E.) - therefore what is said to them comes down to us today.]


1:1 Now it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Kebar, that the heavens were opened (Rev. 4:1), and I saw visions of Aluahiym. 1:2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Yahuwyakiyn’s captivity, 1:3 the Word of YaHuWaH came expressly to Yechezqe'l the priest, the son of Buwziy, in the land of the Kasdiy by the river Kebar; and the Hand of YaHuWaH came upon him there. 1:4 I looked, and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a huge cloud, and fire folding in on itself, and a brightness around it, and out of its midst as it were glowing metal out of the midst of the fire.

[(See Ex. 20:19.) The cloud and fire allude to YaHuWaH’s presence, especially as embodied in the pillar of cloud and fire that led the camp of Ysra'al through the wilderness. ]

1:5 Also from within her came the likeness of four living creatures. This was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.  [Rev. Chp. 4] 1:6 Each one had four faces, and each one of them had four wings. 1:7 Their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot; and they sparkled like polished brass. 1:8 They had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four of them had their faces and their wings thus: 1:9 their wings were joined one to another; they didn’t turn when they went; each one went straight forward. 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they had the face of a man; and the four of them had the face of a lion on the right side; and the four of them had the face of an ox on the left side; the four of them also had the face of an eagle. 1:11 Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above. Two wings of each one touched another, and two covered their bodies. 1:12 Each one went straight forward: going wherever the Ruwach was to go, and they did not turn when they went.  1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches: the fire went back and forth among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. 1:14 The living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.  1:15 Now as I saw the living creatures, behold, one [chariot] wheel on the earth beside each of the living creatures with its four faces.  1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like a beryl, and all four had the same form; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.  1:17 When they went, they went in any one of four directions: they did not turn aside when they went. 1:18 As for their rims, they were high and awesome; and their rims were covered with eyes, all around the four of them.  1:19 When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. [They move in perfect harmony, operating as one unit like a school of fish].

1:20 Wherever the Ruwach was to go, they went; because there the Ruwach went: and the wheels were lifted together with them; for the Ruwach of the living creature was in the wheels. 

 1:21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them: for the Ruwach of the living creature was in the wheels. 1:22 Over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of an expanse, like an awesome crystal to look on, stretched out over their heads. 1:23 Under the expanse were their wings straight, the one toward the other: each one had two which covered on this side, and every one had two which covered on that side, their bodies. 1:24 When they went, I heard the noise of their wings like the noise of great waters, like the Voice of the Almighty, a noise of tumult like the noise of an army: when they stood, they let down their wings. 1:25 And a Voice came from above the expanse that was over their heads. When they stood, they let down their wings. 1:26 Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; and on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man high above it. 1:27 And from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw what looked like glowing metal with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw what looked like fire, and there was brightness around Him.  1:28 As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the Splendor of YaHuWaH. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a Voice of One that spoke.


2:1 He said to me, Son of Adam, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you. 2:2 The Ruwach entered into me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet; and I heard Him Who spoke to me.  2:3 He said to me, Son of Adam, I send you to the children of Ysra'al, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against Me. They and their fathers have transgressed against Me even to this very day. 2:4 The children are impudent and stiff-hearted: I am sending you to them; and you shall tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH. 2:5 And they -- whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse, (for they are a rebellious house) -- shall know that there has been a prophet among them. 2:6 You, son of Adam, don’t be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, 


YashaYahuw 5:6 I shall lay it a wasteland. It won’t be pruned nor hoed, but it shall grow briers and thorns. I shall also command the clouds that they rain no rain on it.” 5:7 For the vineyard of YaHuWaH Master of Armies is the House of Ysra'al, [Tehillium 80] and the men of Yahuwdah His pleasant plant:  ..... 7:23 It shall happen in That Day that every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels, let it be for briers and thorns. 7:24 People shall go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land shall be briers and thorns. 7:25 All the hills that were cultivated with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep.” ... 9:18 For Wickedness (Rishâh [ZkharYâhu 5: 8]) burns like a fire. It devours the briers and thorns; yes, it kindles in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke. ... 10:17 The Light of Ysra'al [YaHuWaH] shall be for a Fire, and His Kadosh-One [Yahuwshua] for a Flame; and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in a single day [The sovereign of Ashshuwr (Successful One)], 10:18 and it will finish off the abundance of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both being and body, and it will be like when a sick person wastes away. ... 27:2 In That Day, sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine! 27:3 I, YaHuWaH, guard it. I shall water it every moment. Lest anyone damage it, I shall keep it night and day. 27:4 Wrath is not in Me, but if I should find briers and thorns, I would do battle! I would march on them and I would burn them together.


and you do dwell among scorpions [5th Trump of Rev. 9]: don’t be afraid of their words, nor be discouraged by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.  2:7 You shall speak My Words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse; for they are most rebellious. 2:8 But you, son of Adam, hear what I tell you; don’t be rebellious like that rebellious house: open your mouth, and eat that which I give you. 2:9 When I looked, behold, a hand was stretched out to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was in it.  2:10  Then He spread it before me: and it was written on the inside and the outside. And written on it were lamentations, and mourning, and woe. [Rev. 11 - sackcloth message given to the House of Ysra'al of today!]


3:1 He said to me, Son of Adam, eat that which you find. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the House of Ysra'al. 3:2 So I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll. 3:3 He said to me, Son of Adam, feed your stomach, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you. Then I ate it; and it was as sweet as honey to my mouth. (Rev 10:9-11 & chp. 11)


Rev. 10:9 I went to the Messenger, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, “Take it, and eat it up [Hebrew expression "to receive knowledge]. It shall make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it shall be as sweet as honey.”10:10 I took the little book out of the Messenger’s hand, and ate it up. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth. When I had eaten it [received the knowledge], my stomach was made bitter.   YirmeYahuw 15:16 Your Words were found, and I ate them; and Your Words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by Your Name, YaHuWaH, Aluah Master of Armies. 

This scroll: David also described Yahuwah’s words as sweeter than honey. (Psalm 119:11) But it may specifically refer to the instructions for building the Dwelling Place which Yahuwah wrote on the two tablets of stone, and over which Moshah wrote all the commandments of the Torah. They hold the blueprint for building a unified community. To my mouth: where the Torah is meant to be. (Deut. 30:14)


3:4 He said to me, Son of Adam, go to the House of Ysra'al, and speak My Words to them. 3:5 For you are not sent to a people of a foreign speech and of a difficult language, but to the House of Ysra'al;  3:6 not to many peoples of a foreign speech and of a difficult language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you. 3:7 But the House of Ysra'al will not listen to you; for they will not listen to Me: for all the House of Ysra'al are hard of head [obstinate] and hard-hearted. 3:8 Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads.  3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don’t be afraid of them, neither be discouraged by their looks, though they are a rebellious House. 3:10 Moreover He said to me, Son of Adam, all My Words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears. 3:11 And Go! Come to the exiles, to the children of your people, and speak to them, and tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH; whether they will hear, or whether they will refuse.

 3:12 Then the Ruwach lifted me up, and I heard behind me a great rumbling Voice, saying, 'Blessed be the Splendor of YaHuWaH from His Place.' 


3:13 I heard the noise of the wings of the living creatures as they touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, even the noise of a great rushing. 3:14 So the Ruwach lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my ruwach; and the Hand of YaHuWaH was strong on me. 3:15 Then I came to them of the exiles at Tel Abiyd, that lived by the river Kebar, and to where they lived; and I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days. 3:16 It happened at the end of seven days, that the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 3:17 Son of Adam, I have made you a watchman to the House of Ysra'al: therefore hear the Word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.

 3:18 When I tell the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. 3:19 Yet if you warn the wicked, and he doesn’t turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your being. 3:20 Again, when a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand. 3:21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning; and you have delivered your being. 


 3:22 The Hand of YaHuWaH was there on me; and He said to me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will talk with you there. 3:23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and behold, the Splendor of YaHuWaH stood there, as the Splendor which I saw by the river Kebar; and I fell on my face. 3:24 Then the Ruwach entered into me, and set me on my feet; and He spoke with me, and said to me, Go, shut yourself inside your house. 3:25 But you, son of Adam, behold, they shall put cords on you, and shall bind you with them, so that you will not go out in the midst of them: 3:26 and I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be mute, and shall not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious House. 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse: for they are a rebellious House.


[Whoever can hear, let him listen: or, the one who hears will hear. Compare Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 22:11. ---  He who has an ear, let him hear what Ruwach HaQadosh says to the assemblies.]


4:1 You also, son of Adam, take a tile, and lay it before yourself, and portray on it a city, even Yahrushalom: 4:2 and lay siege against it, and build forts against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it, and plant battering rams against it all around.  4:3 Take for yourself an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between you and the city: and set your face toward it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the House of Ysra'al.  


 [But they had already been gone from the land for 130 years --- so it is more likely that this sign is for the time the House of Ysra'al is reading this prophecy—today, when this wall of iron is finally rusting away.]

YirmeYahuw 1:15 For, behold, I shall call all the families of the kingdoms of the north,” says YaHuWaH; “and they shall come, and they shall each set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Yahrushalom, and against all its walls all around, and against all the cities of Yahuwdah. (not yet fulfilled in the fullest sense) 


 4:4 Moreover lie on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the House of Ysra'al on it; according to the number of the days that you shall lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity. 4:5 For I have appointed the years of their iniquity to be to you a number of days, even three hundred ninety days: [eventually was multiplied by 7 = 2730 years - ending in 2008] so you shall bear the iniquity of the House of Ysra'al.


Thus the length of time determined as the Northern Kingdom’s punishment was 390 years. So why has it never returned from exile? Two punishments had been assigned to the House of Ysra'al from which they needed redeeming, symbolized by the names of Hushuwa's sons. (Hos. 1) The first was “no mercy”, and the second was “not being a people”. But He also said, “In the place where it was said to them, “You are not My people”, they shall be called “Sons of the Living Aluahiym.” (Hushuwa. 1:10) Can you think of any people from every nation, kindred, tribe, and people, who describe themselves as redeemed and are called “sons of Aluahiym”? (Hint: Yahuwchanan 1:12; 1 Yahuch. 3:2) Whomever fits this description is where we will find Ephraim today. Sha'ul said all of creation was eager for the time when it would be revealed who these "sons of Aluahiym" are. (Rom. 8:19) Remember the prodigal’s father, who had one son still at home, looking expectantly for his other son to return? Yahuwdah was still safe at home then, but though YaHuWaH had forsaken Ephraiym “for a moment”, His heart longed to have His "firstborn" back! So He says, "Declare it to the far-off coastlands that He who scattered Ysra'al will regather him and watch over him like a shepherd.”(YirmeYahuw 31:10) He said, I will send for many fishermen, and they will fish them out... for My eyes are on all their journeyings..." (Yirm. 16:16) But first, He said, He would repay double for their sins. I.e., He would double their sentence. That brings us to 780 years. From the first overthrow by Assyria in 734 B.C.E., that comes out to 46 C.E., or if we count from the final overthrow in 722, then 58 C.E.—either way, right about the time Sha'ul was saying, “I’m turning to the nations!” But where did he look for those “nations”? In synagogues! So these were people already feeling the call back to the covenant. Before long, the Apostles were raving about how many were "returning to YaHuWaH from among the nations".  So why is there not a Northern Kingdom today? Because there were two sentences running concurrently for Ephraiym. The first ran out soon after Yahuwshua’s day. Individuals from Ephraiym began responding to Him, and Hushuwa's judgment of "no pity" was no longer in effect. But Leviticus 26 also says that if they would not repent, He’d increase their punishment seven times. Hushuwa's other sentence--that of “not being a people”—a unified ethnic group recognizable as a nation--lasted 2,730 years from the time Ashshuwr took Ysra'al into exile, and it was not up until right around 1996—or possibly 2008. Either way, we’re right in the thick of that time! That's why the blinders are only now being removed from our eyes.


 4:6 Again, when you have accomplished these, you shall lie on your right side, and shall bear the iniquity of the House of Yahuwdah: forty days, each day for a year, have I appointed it to you.


There is a clear distinction made between the punishment of the two houses. Yahuwdah’s exile was only now about to begin—only a few years after Y’hezq’el gave this prophecy, in 586 B.C.E. And some came back to Yahrushalom as soon as possible and rebuilt it and the Temple. (See Ezra and Nekhemyah.) But many others remained in Babylon since they were respected and even honored there. The version of the Talmud considered most authoritative was not the one written in Ysra'al, but the one compiled in Babylon, meaning that the greatest scholars were still there, though they were free to return to the Land. The same is true in our day when the right of return is again in effect. Yirmeyahuw set the sentence of this exile at 70 years (Yirm.29:10) So if we count the ten additional years Y’hezq’el and some other exiles were there, we have the doubled sentence of 80 years. (See note on v. 5.) Yahuwdah’s sentence was not immediately multiplied by seven, as threatened in Lev. 26 to 280 years. But some 586 years later, in A.D. 70, we see Yahuwdah being exiled again. But there was no return 200 years later. Yahuwdah did not return until 1948—a full 1878 years later! Could it be that because of Yahuwdah’s general rejection of Yahuwshuah, it was multiplied seven times again? This seems to be the case, for seven times 280 is 1,960, which, when the originally-fulfilled 80 years is subtracted, is 1880—only two years different, which is explained by the errors that are known to have been made in determining the incumbent Gregorian calendar.


4:7 You shall set your face toward the siege of Yahrushalom, with your arm uncovered; and you shall prophesy against it. 4:8 Behold, I lay bands on you, and you shall not turn you from one side to the other, until you have accomplished the days of your siege. 4:9 Take for yourself also wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it; according to the number of the days that you shall lie on your side, even three hundred ninety days, you shall eat of it. 4:10 Your food which you shall eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time you shall eat it. 4:11 You shall drink carefully - water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time you shall drink.


A sixth of a hin is about one liter or a quart. When food is rationed out, we are considered to be in a famine. But still there was food and water, even if in short supply. The real famine, Amos tells us (8:11), is of hearing the words of YaHuWaH. Again, His word has been available all along, but those who controlled it fed it to us only in measured amounts, tickling our ears with this to keep us from hearing the rest. The bread we were given kept us alive but was not enough to accomplish YaHuWaH’s goal of the restoration of both houses of Ysra'al. The providential juxtaposition of the last verse of Judges (21:25) with the first verse of Ruth shows us that what causes this famine is everyone doing what is right in his own eyes because there is no king in Ysra'al. When Yahuwdah and Ysra'al again choose the same king from the House of Dawiyd (34:23), the famine will be over forever.


 4:12 You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of Adam.  4:13  YaHuWaH said, Even thus shall the children of Ysra'al eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them. 4:14 Then said I, Ah Master YaHuWaH! behold, my being has not been polluted; for from my youth up even until now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself, or is torn of animals; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth. 4:15 Then he said to me, Behold, I have given you cow’s dung for man’s dung, and you shall prepare your bread thereon. 4:16 Moreover He said to me, Son of Adam, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Yahrushalom: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay: 4:17 that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.


5:1 You, son of Adam, take a sharp sword; You shall take it as a barber’s razor to you, and shall cause it to pass on your head and on your beard: then take balances to weigh (judgement term), and divide the hair. 5:2 A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and you shall take a third part, and strike with the sword around it; and a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them. 5:3 You shall take of it a few in number, and enclose them in the corners of your garments.


Corners: where the tzitziyoth are worn (Num. 15:38) to remind us to keep YaHuWaH’s commandments. Those enclosed in these corners would thus represent those who do remember YaHuWaH’s Commandments.


 5:4 Of these again you shall take, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; from it shall a fire come forth into all the House of Ysra'al. 


This may mean yet another punishment even of the faithful remnant, or it may refer to those who are purified in advance of the rest, whose light spreads to the whole remnant—depending on how well we do our part.


5:5 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: This is Yahrushalom; I have set her in the midst of the nations, and countries are around her. 5:6 She has rebelled against My ordinances in doing wickedness more than the nations, and against My statutes more than the countries that are around her; for they have rejected My ordinances, and as for My statutes, they have not walked in them. 5:7 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because you are turbulent more than the nations that are around you, and have not walked in My statutes, neither have kept My ordinances, neither have done after the ordinances of the nations that are around you; 5:8 therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I, even I, AM against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations. 5:9 I will do in you that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all your abominations. 5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of you, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments on you; and the whole remnant of you will I scatter to all the winds. 5:11 Therefore, as I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, surely, because you have defiled My Set-apart Place with all your detestable things, and with all your abominations, therefore will I also diminish you; neither shall My eye spare, and I also will have no pity. 5:12 A third part of you shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of you; and a third part shall fall by the sword around you; and a third part I will scatter to all the winds, and will draw out a sword after them. 5:13 Thus shall My anger be accomplished, and I will cause My wrath toward them to rest, and I shall be comforted; and they shall know that I, YaHuWaH, have spoken in My jealousy, when I have accomplished My wrath on them. 5:14 Moreover I will make you a desolation and a reproach among the nations that are around you, in the sight of all that pass by. 5:15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment, to the nations that are around you, when I shall execute judgments on you in anger and in wrath, and in wrathful rebukes; (I, YaHuWaH, have spoken it;) 5:16 when I shall send on them the evil arrows of famine, that are for destruction, which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine on you, and will break your staff of bread; 5:17 and I will send on you famine and evil animals/beasts, and they shall bereave you; and pestilence and blood shall pass through you; and I will bring the sword on you: I,  YaHuWaH, have spoken it.


Beasts: possibly an allusion to the ones in Daniel 7 and Rev. 13-17, as well as literal vicious wild animals, for they would bereave Ysra'al by making her sons indistinguishable from those in the nations in which they forgot they were in exile. Blood: i.e., death, for the root word means “to render silent”, as when all of someone’s blood is shed.


6:1 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 6:2 Son of Adam, set your face toward the mountains of Ysra'al, and prophesy to them,  6:3 and say, You mountains of Ysra'al, hear the Word of the Master YaHuWaH: Thus says the Master YaHuWaH to the mountains and to the hills, to the watercourses and to the valleys: Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword on you, and I will destroy your high places. 6:4 Your altars shall become desolate, and your pillars of idolatry shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.


Pillars of idolatry: from the word for “heat”, because they were usually phallic symbols or because they were used for sun-worship. A vestige of these today is found in church steeples under which people worship on the sun’s day.


 6:5 I will lay the dead bodies of the children of Ysra'al before their idols; and I will scatter your bones around your altars. 6:6 In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your incense altars may be cut down, and your masterpieces may be abolished.

Masterpieces: or works of art, accomplishments, in which we tend to place our security.

 6:7 The slain shall fall in the midst of you, and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH. 6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, in that you shall have some that escape the sword among the nations, when you shall be scattered through the countries. 6:9 Those of you that escape shall remember Me among the nations where they shall be carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart, that has departed from Me, and with their eyes, which play the prostitute after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.


Among the nations: This specifies that we must still be out among the nations when we bring YaHuWaH back to mind, and we will remain there until the time YaHuWSHuWaH returns to gather us at the resurrection and the Great Shofar. This is beginning to take place! Crushed: or broken (hearted), for He is a jilted lover. Unfaithful: i.e., adulterous.


6:10 They shall know that I AM YaHuWaH: I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them. 


Not without purpose: or, not in vain, not without cause, not for nothing. I.e., His plan that underlies this would prove successful. It would have the effect He intends. What a firm basis for optimism!


6:11 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Strike with your hand, and stamp with your foot, and say, Alas! because of all the evil abominations of the House of Ysra'al; for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.


Strike… stomp: He is to essentially rant and rave—throw a tantrum or “pitch a fit”! What could get the people’s attention more effectively? Ephraiym’s response would eventually be similar but in a positive vein. (YirmeYahuw 31:19)


 6:12 He who is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he who is near shall fall by the sword; and he who remains and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish My wrath on them. 6:13 You shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when their slain men shall be among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the places where they offered pleasant aroma to all their idols. 6:14 I will stretch out My hand on them, and make the Land desolate and waste, from the wilderness toward Diblah, throughout all their habitations: and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


7:1 Moreover the Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 7:2 You, son of Adam, thus says the Master YaHuWaH to Eretz-Ysra'al, An end: the end is come on the four corners of the Land.


The ends being cut off of four corners is, of course, reminiscent of the reminders to keep Yahuwah’s commandments being taken away from the extremities of our garments (Num. 15:38-39). The word for corners here is indeed the one used for the extremities of the garment, and really means “wings”, suggesting the removal of Yahuwah’s protection over us as well. But it also corresponds with Y’hezq’el’s cutting off the extremities of his beard and the hair at the sides of his head (contrast the norm in Lev. 19:27)—which represents leaving the four corners unguarded, and thus leaving the “gates” vulnerable to enemies. Often we see the Land suffering for the people’s sin.


7:3 Now is the end on you, and I will send My anger on you, and will judge you according to your ways; and I will bring on you all your abominations. 7:4 My eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity; but I will bring your ways on you, and your abominations shall be in the midst of you: and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH . 7:5 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: A calamity, an only calamity; behold, it comes. 7:6 An end has come, the end has come; it awakes against you; behold, it comes. 7:7 Your doom has come to you, inhabitant of the Land: the time has come to get up early, the day is near, a day of noisy disturbance, and I don't mean the joyful grape-stomping shout on the mountains. 

 

Noisy disturbance: It is confusing enough to hear loud noises before dawn, but He is making it clear that this is not a joyful commotion.


 7:8 Now will I shortly pour out My wrath on you, and accomplish My anger against you, and will judge you according to your ways; and I will bring on you all your abominations.  7:9 My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will bring on you according to your ways; and your abominations will be right among you; and you shall know that I, YaHuWaH, do strike. 7:10 Behold, the day, behold, it comes: your doom is gone forth; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded.  


There is an edge of “I told you it was coming” in His voice. He will only put up with us in mercy for so long; seventy times seven is still a finite number. They have filled their cup, and now must drink it. Aharon’s rod blossomed in order to stop the pride of those who would presume to take his position (Num. 17), but this shows that we did not learn from it; that pride has not been done away with. So YaHuWaH will beat them with it.


7:11 Violence (hamas) is risen up into a rod of wickedness; none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of their wealth: neither shall there be eminency among them. 


Violence...rod: It is as if terrorists have now taken over the government. Not from them: or, none of them. There is a Hebrew word play on the similarities of the sounds in the last sentence: Lo mehem w’lo mehamonam w’lo mehemehem w’lo noah bahem. No distinction among them: or, no [one] among them [will be] eminent.


7:12 The time is come, the day draws near: don’t let the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn; for wrath is on all its multitude. 7:13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they be yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole clamoring multitude of it, none shall return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life. 7:14 They have blown the shofar, and have made all ready; but none goes to the battle; for My wrath is on all its clamoring multitude. 7:15 The sword is outside, and the pestilence and the famine within: he who is in the field shall die with the sword: and he who is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. (sounds like the fall of Babel!)

 7:16 But those of those who escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his own guilt. 

7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be fluid as water.


Be fluid like water: or, have water flowing off them, i.e., they will wet themselves due to the painful realization of their situation. In any case, there is no strength in the part of the body designed to express worship; they are either forced to buckle before those they had chosen to worship in the days of favor, or that YaHuWaH is simply not granting them repentance, for this is merely “jailhouse religion”, and He does not have to honor that. The whole camp has been permeated by their perversion, so a price must be paid.


 7:18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be on all faces, and baldness on all their heads. 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be off limits to them; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in The Day of the Wrath of YaHuWaH: they shall not satisfy their beings, neither fill their bowels; because it has been the stumbling block of their iniquity. (6th seal)


They seem to be fasting since it was their physical desires that had tempted them to sin, and the silver and gold had also allured them away from YaHuWaH. Off limits: or, no longer attractive, as this is the word used of a woman who must remain separated from her husband during her menstrual period.


7:20 As for the beauty of His ornament, He set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it to them as an unclean thing. 


It: i.e., the gold and silver, which was meant to decorate Yahuwah’s Temple as His bride’s jewelry, but was instead offered to His rivals, their pagan lovers. In our day the truth that Yahuwah has condescended to grant us mercy has again been twisted to say we no longer need to obey His commandments, and though those who subscribe to this view think they are on a mountaintop, in His eyes they are deep in a sewer pit. They have taken what He meant for one purpose and have found a way to make it benefit self instead.


7:21 I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall profane it. 7:22 My Face will I turn also from them, and they shall profane My secret place; and robbers shall enter into it, and profane it. 


(For Elohiym Who said, Let there be Light in the darkness, has made us believe that this Light is the Brightness of His Splendor as seen in the Face of YaHuWSHuWaH ha Mashiyach. 2 Cor. 4:6)


7:23 Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence (Hamas). 7:24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the nations, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the arrogance of the bullies to cease; and their set-apart places shall be profaned. 


Bullies: the Hebrew term connotes those who roughly push others around for the sake of their greed. They would be “out-bullied” by the “injurious” Gentiles who do not even have the vestiges of scruples about hurting others that those who grew up in Ysra'al would still have to some extent, despite their wandering from the Covenant. The places they treat as sacred: not Yahuwah’s set-apart places, but their own.


 7:25 Anguish comes; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. 7:26 Engulfing disaster shall come on engulfing disaster, and rumor shall be on rumor; and they shall seek a vision of the prophet; but the Torah shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the elders.  7:27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the common people shall tremble: I will do to them after their way, and according to their own judgments will I judge them; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


8:1 It happened in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, and the elders of Yahuwdah sat before me, that the Hand of the Master YaHuWaH fell there on me. 8:2 Then I saw, and behold, a Likeness as the appearance of fire; from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, as the appearance of brightness, as it were glowing metal. 

[Revelation 1:13-15 echoes this and shows that this personage is indeed Yahuwshua - THE WORD OF YAHUWAH.]

 8:3 He put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my head; and the Ruwach lifted me up between earth and the sky, and brought me in the visions of Aluahiym to Yahrushalom, to the door of the gate of the inner court that looks toward the north; where the image of jealousy, which causes jealousy was situated. 


Statue of zeal to acquire: or, image of jealousy - that makes its [the Temple’s] owner jealous. This was a common idiom for Ishtar, the Babel goddess from which the term Easter is derived. This will be an important fact to keep in mind throughout this and the next chapter. It also reminds us of the golden calf, which Aharon said was an image of YaHuWaH (thus giving the calf credit for what YaHuWaH had done), and which Moshah ground up and made the people drink like the water that was a test of the faithfulness of a jealous husband’s wife. (Numbers 5)


8:4 Behold, the Splendor [Weightiness] of the Aluahiym of Ysra'al was there, according to the appearance that I saw in the plain.  8:5 Then said He to me, Son of Adam, please lift up your eyes toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes northward, and lo and behold, from the north gate of the altar,  I saw the "image of jealousy" in the entrance. 8:6 He said to me, Son of Adam, do you see what they do? Even the tremendously disgusting things that the House of Ysra'al do commit here, [making Me] distance [Myself] from being over My Set-apart Place? But you shall again see yet other great abominations.


[Here: Remember that the Northern Kingdom has been exiled for some 130 years and has not been using the literal Hekal in Yahrushalom. So figuratively, in the place where they supposedly worship YaHuWaH, the Northern Kingdom is actually worshipping idols. In the latter days, what could this apply to but the Body of Mashiyach, which is called the Hekal of YaHuWaH which houses the Ruwach of Qadoshness (1 Cor. 3:16), but now has much paganism in it? - "churchanity"!]


8:7 He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall. 


Mithras (the Roman army’s version of Tammuz/Nimrod, derived from Persia—see v. 14) was worshipped in caves, especially on December 24-25, so here we find a cave built into the Temple of Yahuwah as an expression of what later became “Christmas”. So add this to the list of what Yahuwah has against the Northern Kingdom.


8:8 Then said He to me, Son of Adam, dig now in the wall: and when I had dug in the wall, behold, a door.  8:9 He said to me, Go in, and see the wicked abominations that they do here. 8:10 So I went in and saw; and see, every form of creeping things, and abominable animals, and all the idols of the House of Ysra'al, portrayed around on the wall.


8:7 He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall. 8:8 Then said He to me, "Son of Adam, dig now in the wall" [system of beliefs that we cling to that become a hindrance to our growth ]: and when I had dug in the wall, behold, a door.  8:9 He said to me, "Go in, and see the wicked abominations that they do here." 8:10 So I went in and saw; and see, every form of creeping things, and abominable animals, and all the idols of the House of Ysra'al, portrayed around on the wall. [could also represent all the various names for the Creator and His Anointed that are proclaimed by "churchanity" and the "Ysra'al of today"- many being an abomination - and many of these names have become our idols!]


 8:11 There stood before them seventy men of the elders of the House of Ysra'al; and in the midst of them stood Ya'azanYahuw (“YaHuWaH lends His ear.”) the son of Shaphan, every man with his censer in his hand; and the odor of the cloud of incense went up.


 [Seventy men: suggesting the House of Ysra'al’s dispersion into all 70 biblical nations  (See Gen. 10.) .... and the modern Sanhedrin ]

 His father’s name, Shafan, means “coney/hyrax/rock badger”, linked with the hare in Deut. 14:27 among the unclean beasts that chew the cud but do not have a divided hoof—i.e.,, they meditate on Scripture, but do not walk the walk. Since this is all in the context of Ishtar worship (v. 3), the connection with the hare suggests a possible allusion to the predecessor of the “Easter bunny”. In any case, his name suggests YaHuWaH listening to an unclean beast, so this Ya’azanYahuw’s name, though itself honorable, is an insult to YaHuWaH.


 8:12 Then said He to me, Son of Adam, have you seen what the elders of the House of Ysra'al do in the dark, every man in his chambers of his own masterpiece/imagination? For they say, YaHuWaH doesn’t see us;  YaHuWaH has forsaken the Land. Chambers of his masterpiece: or showpiece; alt., the innermost places of his imagination.

8:13 He said also to me, You shall again see yet other great abominations which they do. 8:14 Then He brought me to the door of the gate of YaHuWaH’s House which was toward the north; and see, there sat the women weeping for Tammuz!


Bewailing Tammuz: a common practice originating when, after the execution of Nimrod the rebel against Yahuwah who founded Babylon, his widow, Semiramis, proclaimed his son Tammuz to be his reincarnation (hence the mother-and-infant images carried over so identically into the Roman church), and was called “the embodiment of Nimrod”. I.e., he was the “son who is his father”—essentially what the Church says about “Jesus”, at least in practice. His widow/mother went to the underworld to beg to have him back, and was told that he would come back for at least part of every year if everything on earth could be persuaded to weep for him. It must therefore have been a religion with many missionaries. Since Yahuwah does not want us to have the names of pagan deities on our lips (Psalm 16:4), we should not use this Babylonian name for the fourth month, during which it began, since that is when the land begins to dry up after the rains cease (roughly equivalent to the Roman July; in the West this was practiced in the spring, and lasted forty days; thus, it is the origin of the practice known today as Lent). Semiramis was worshipped as the earth-goddess, and Tammuz was said to have risen into the sky and become the sun. Thus worshipping on the Day of the Sun is also related to this ancient mystery religion.


 8:15 Then said He to me, Have you seen this, son of Adam? You shall again see yet greater abominations than these. 8:16 He brought me into the inner court of YaHuWaH’s House; and see, at the door of the Hekal of YaHuWaH, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men [24 course priests + the high priest], with their backs toward the Hekal of YaHuWaH, and their faces toward the east (Kadima); and they were worshipping the sun toward the east. 


 So they were having none other than an “Easter sunrise service”! So this practice is another thing for which YaHuWaH finds the House of Ysra'al guilty. 


8:17 Then He said to me, Have you seen this, son of Adam? Is it a light thing to the House of Yahuwdah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the Land with violence (Hamas), and have turned again to provoke Me to anger. Look! They are even stretching out the trimmed branch toward their nose. 


Now He turns back to Yehudah and says, “What you are doing is just as bad as what your brothers have been doing!” Yehudah has the duty to redeem his brother Efrayim, but Judaism has accumulated much superstition as well. Stretching out the trimmed branch: another common practice when mourning for Tammuz, whose name appears to mean “sprout of life” and was considered by the Sumerians to be the deity of food or vegetation. Nimrod was called the “Branch of Kush”, so the generic branch became a symbol of him as well. It is also easy to see the connection between the “trimming” of the branch and the “trimming” of the Christmas tree.


8:18 Therefore will I also deal in wrath; My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet will I not listen to them.



9:1 Then He cried in my ears with a loud Voice, saying, Cause those who are in charge of the city to draw near, every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. 9:2 Behold, six men came from the way of the upper gate, which lies toward the north, every man with his slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man in the midst of them clothed in linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side [7 in all]. They went in, and stood beside the bronze altar. 9:3 The Weightiness of the Aluahiym of Ysra'al was gone up from the keruwb, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the House: and He called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn by his side. 9:4  YaHuWaH said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Yahrushalom, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry over all the abominations that are done in its midst.    (the sealing of Rev. 7?)


In Revelation 7:3, such marking identifies these people as YaHuWaH’s servants. Judgment may not come on the earth until they are sealed. A scroll is written in ink on the inside and sealed on the outside. But a mark can wash off; the practice it symbolizes must be perpetuated for the promise to remain current. The blood of the lamb similarly marked those in Mitsrayim to be spared from otherwise-certain death; thus this mark correlates with the practice of Passover, about which the passages placed inside the tefillin, also worn on the forehead, speak; James Trimm points out, and we can see clearly from this context, that its counterfeit—the mark of the beast (Rev. 13)—therefore corresponds with the observance of Easter instead. Passover is only the first of three pilgrim festivals commanded in Ex. 23, and so the analogy extends to all of YaHuWaH’s mandated appointments with Ysra'al, and Easter would in the same way represent, by extension, Christmas, Lent, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and all the rest of the whitewashed festivals that stem from paganism instead of YaHuWaH’s commands. Observant Jews are therefore more on track in this regard than most modern Christians.


9:5 To the others He said in my hearing, Go through the city after him, and strike: don’t let your eye spare, neither have pity; 9:6 kill utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but don’t come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at My Hekal. Then they began at the old men that were before the House. 9:7 He said to them, Defile the House, and fill the courts with the slain. Go forth! They went forth, and struck in the city. 9:8 It happened, while they were smiting, and I was left, that I fell on my face, and cried, and said, Ah Master YaHuWaH! will you destroy all the residue of Ysra'al in Your pouring out of Your wrath on Yahrushalom? 9:9 Then said He to me, The iniquity of the House of Ysra'al and Yahuwdah is exceedingly great, and the Land is full of blood, and the city full of perversion: for they say, YaHuWaH has forsaken the Land, and YaHuWaH doesn’t see. 9:10 As for Me also, My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will bring their way on their head.  9:11 Behold, the man clothed in linen, who had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as You have commanded me.


10:1 Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the keruwbiym there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. 10:2 He spoke to the man clothed in linen, and said, Go in between the whirling wheels, even under the keruwb, and fill both your hands with coals of fire 


[Burning coals: always associated in Scripture with purification and/or judgment. The only time a man goes into the Most -Set-apart is on Yom Kippur, the time for examining our motives, and the High Priest does indeed wear only white linen then. The fire from which he would take the burning coals is the golden altar of incense, which represents our prayers. The fire is what “motivates” the incense to go up, so the coals represent the motives behind our prayers. These are exactly what YaHuWaH uses to judge us. We must be motivated not by what makes us feel nice, but by what benefits Ysra'al and pleases YaHuWaH. We are not naturally inclined to have the best motives, but at the moments when we do have them, YaHuWaH hears us and takes us through what we need to experience in order to remove self from the equation.]


 from between the keruwbiym, and scatter them over the city. He went in as I watched.


Rev. 14:18 Another messenger came out from the altar, he who has power over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the earth’s grapes are fully ripe!”  Rev. 8:5 The messenger took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. And there were 1. peals of thunders, 2. sounds, 3. lightnings, and an  4. earthquake.


 10:3 Now the keruwbiym stood on the right side of the House, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court. 10:4 The Splendor of YaHuWaH  mounted up from the keruwb, and stood over the threshold of the House; and the House was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the Brightness of YaHuWaH’s Splendor. 

This rising is a continuation from 9:3, in which He had risen from His usual resting-place.

10:5 The sound of the wings of the keruwbiym was heard even to the outer court, as the Voice of Aluahiym Almighty when He speaks. 10:6 It came to pass, when He commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the keruwbiym, that he went in, and stood beside a wheel. 10:7 The keruwb stretched forth his hand from between the keruwbiym to the fire that was between the keruwbiym, and took of it, and put it into the hands of him who was clothed in linen, who took it and went out. 10:8

  Rev. 8:5 The messenger took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. And there were 1. peals of thunders, 2. sounds, 3. lightnings, and an  4. earthquake.


There appeared in the keruwbiym the form of a man’s hand under their wings.


A human hand: literally, Adam’s hand. This may represent the fact that because of Ysra'al’s enthronement of Yahuwah, Adam was in the process of being reconciled with the kh’ruvim that had barred him from the Garden.


10:9 I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the keruwbiym, one wheel beside one keruwb, and another wheel beside another keruwb; and the appearance of the wheels was like a beryl stone.  10:10 As for their appearance, the four of them had one likeness, like a wheel within a wheel. 10:11 When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn’t turn as they went, but to the place where the head looked they followed it; they didn’t turn as they went.  10:12 Their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes all around, even the wheels that the four of them had.  10:13 As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, "Wheel work (galgal)." 10:14 Every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the keruwb, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third face the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. 10:15 The keruwbiym mounted up: this is the living creature that I saw by the river Kebar.  10:16 When the keruwbiym went, the wheels went beside them; and when the keruwbiym lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels also didn’t turn from beside them. 10:17 When they stood, these stood; and when they mounted up, these mounted up with them: for the Ruwach of the living creature was in them. 10:18 The Splendor of YaHuWaH went forth from over the threshold of the House, and stood over the keruwbiym. 10:19 The keruwbiym lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight when they went forth, and the wheels beside them: and they stood at the door of the east gate of YaHuWaH’s House; and the Splendor of the Aluahiym of Ysra'al was over them above.  10:20 This is the living creature that I saw under the Aluahiym of Ysra'al by the river Kebar; and I knew that they were keruwbiym. 10:21 Every one had four faces, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings. 10:22 As for the likeness of their faces, they were the faces which I saw by the river Kebar, their appearances and themselves; they went every one straight forward.


11:1 Moreover the Ruwach lifted me up, and brought me to the East Gate of YaHuWaH's House, which looks eastward: and see, at the door of the gate twenty-five men; and I saw in the midst of them Ya'azanYahuw the son of Azzuwr, and PelatYahuw the son of BenaYahuw, princes of the people. 11:2 He said to me, Son of Adam, these are the men who devise iniquity, and who give wicked counsel in this city;  11:3 who say, It is not near let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh. 11:4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of Adam. 11:5 The Ruwach of YaHuWaH fell on me, and He said to me, Speak, Thus says YaHuWaH: Thus you have said, House of Ysra'al; for I know the things that come into your mind. 11:6 You have multiplied your slain in this city, and you have filled its streets with the slain. 11:7 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Your slain whom you have laid in its midst, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron; but you shall be brought forth out of its midst.


He changes their metaphor to one that is much less “tasty”. Many are also predicting the fall of the “spiritual Yahrushalom” as seen here, but thinking they will escape the consequences by means of the “rapture”. But Yahuwah says he will take these over-confident people away in a different way and to a different context than they expect:


11:8 You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword on you, says the Master YaHuWaH. 11:9 I will bring you forth out of its midst, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you. 11:10 You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Ysra'al; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH. 11:11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall you be the flesh in its midst; I will judge you in the border of Ysra'al; 11:12 and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH: for you have not walked in My statutes, neither have you executed My ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the nations that are around you. 11:13 It happened, when I prophesied, that PlatYahuw the son of B'naYahuw died. Then fell I down on my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Master YaHuWaH! will You make a full end of the remnant of Ysra'al? 11:14 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 11:15 Son of Adam, your brothers, even your brothers, the men of your relatives, and all the House of Ysra'al, all of them, they are the ones to whom the inhabitants of Yahrushalom have said, Go far away from YaHuWaH! This land has been given to us for a possession (replacement theology). 11:16 Therefore say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Whereas I have removed them far off among the nations, and whereas I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them a diminished sanctuary for a little while in the countries where they are come.

[Christianity with their g_d, l_ord, and je-zus - and bibles?? - but it was better than outright heathenism - until the time when the following wonderful prophecies are fulfilled!] 


 11:17 Therefore say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will gather you from the peoples, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you Eretz-Ysra'al.  11:18 They shall come there, and they shall take away all the detestable things of it and all its abominations from there. 11:19 I will give them one heart, and I will put a new Ruwach within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh; 11:20 that they may walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances, and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their Aluahiym. 

11:21 But as for them whose heart walks after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will bring their way on their own heads, says the Master YaHuWaH. 


11:22 Then did the keruwbiym lift up their wings, and the wheels were beside them; and the Splendor of the Aluahiym of Ysra'al was over them above. 11:23 The Splendor of YaHuWaH went up from the midst of the city, and stood on the mountain which is on the east side of the city. [Mount of Olives where Yahuwshua will return - directly east of the Temple Mount ! (Zkh. 14:4; Acts 1:11)]

11:24 The Ruwach lifted me up, and brought me in the vision by the Ruwach of Aluahiym into Kasdiy, to those in exile. So the vision that I had seen went up from me. 11:25 Then I spoke to those in exile all the things that YaHuWaH had shown me.


12:1 The Word of YaHuWaH also came to me, saying, 12:2 Son of Adam, you dwell in the midst of the rebellious House, who have eyes to see, and don’t see, who have ears to hear, and don’t hear; for they are a rebellious House.  12:3 Therefore, you son of Adam, prepare your baggage for moving, and move by day in their sight; and you shall move from your place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they are a rebellious House. 12:4 You shall bring forth your baggage by day in their sight, as baggage for moving; and you shall go forth yourself at even in their sight, as when men go forth into exile. 12:5 Dig through the wall in their sight, and carry your baggage out that way. 12:6 In their sight you shall bear it on your shoulder, and carry it forth in the dark; you shall cover your face, so that you don’t see the land: for I have set you for a sign to the House of Ysra'al. 12:7 I did so as I was commanded: I brought forth my baggage by day, as baggage for removing, and in the even I dug through the wall with my hand; I brought it forth in the dark, and bore it on my shoulder in their sight. 12:8 In the morning came the Word of YaHuWaH to me, saying, 12:9 Son of Adam, has not the House of Ysra'al, the rebellious House, said to you, What are you doing? 12:10 Say to them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: This message concerns the prince in Yahrushalom, and all the House of Ysra'al among whom they are. 12:11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have done, so shall it be done to them; they shall go into exile, into captivity. 12:12 The prince who is among them shall bear on his shoulder in the dark, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, because he shall not see the land with his eyes. 12:13 My net also will I spread on him, and he shall be taken in My snare; and I will bring him to Babel to the land of the Kasdiy; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.  


This is a strange prophecy, but it makes complete sense when we remember that King TzidqiYahuw indeed had his eyes put out by the Babylonians before he was taken to Babel, but not until after he saw his own sons put to death. (2 Kings 25:7) This is the point of Y’hezq’El’s being sure he could not see the ground (v. 6). Covering his face would also be an expression of grief. (2 Shmuel 19:4)


12:14 All who surround him - his assistants and all his strike-forces - I will disperse to every wind, and I will keep a hungry sword behind them!


Strike forces: “wings” of an army, from the root word for “an impending stroke”. I.e., all his “secret service agents” were scattered, removing his protection.


 12:15 They shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I shall disperse them among the nations, and scatter them through the countries. 12:16 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH. 


12:17 Moreover the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 12:18 Son of Adam, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with fearfulness; 12:19 and tell the people of the Land, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH concerning the inhabitants of Yahrushalom, and Eretz-Ysra'al: They shall eat their bread with fearfulness, and drink their water in dismay, that her Land may be desolate of all that is therein, because of the violence (Hamas) of all those who dwell therein. 12:20 The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the Land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am YaHuWaH. 12:21 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 12:22 Son of Adam, what is this proverb that you have in Eretz-Ysra'al, saying, The days are prolonged, and every prophetic vision fails? 12:23 Tell them therefore, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: " I will put a stop to this saying, and they will no longer use it as a proverb in Ysra'al, because, tell them, " The days are at hand and the fulfillment of every prophetic vision."


I.e., “It has been a long time since He started warning us, and nothing has happened yet.” Today people also say, “There is nothing to be afraid of. Judgment has not come yet.” (2 Kefa 3:3-15) But today Yahuwah is showing us that if we do not fear Him, there is “more to fear than fear itself”. Compare YaHuWSHuWaH’s words about those who allow themselves to be sidetracked and abuse His delay. (Luke 12:42ff)


12:24 For there shall be no more any false vision nor flattering divination within the House of Ysra'al. 12:25 For I AM YaHuWaH; I will speak, and the Word that I shall speak shall be performed; it shall be no more deferred: for in your days, rebellious House, will I speak the Word, and will perform it, says the Master YaHuWaH. 12:26 Again the Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 12:27 Son of Adam, behold, they of the House of Ysra'al say, The vision that he sees is for many day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off. 12:28 Therefore tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: There shall none of My Words be deferred any more, but the Word which I shall speak shall be performed, says the Master YaHuWaH.


13:1 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 13:2-3 Son of Adam, prophesy against the prophets of Ysra'al who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy out of their own heart, Hear the Word of YaHuWaH: Thus says the Master YaHuWaH, Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own ruwach, and have seen nothing! 13:4 Ysra'al, your prophets have been like foxes in the waste places. 13:5-6 You have not gone up into the gaps, neither built up the wall [correct teachings] for the House of Ysra'al, to stand in the battle in the Day of YaHuWaH.  They have seen falsehood and lying divination, who say, YaHuWaH says; but YaHuWaH has not sent them: and they have made men to hope that the word would be confirmed.  13:7 Haven’t you seen a false vision, and haven’t you spoken a lying divination, in that you say, YaHuWaH says; but I have not spoken?  (includes "interpretations" that uphold false doctrines - trinity, rapture, replacement of Ysra'al, etc.) 

 13:8-10 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because you have spoken falsehood, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, says the Master YaHuWaH.  My hand shall be against the prophets who see false visions, and who divine lies: they shall not be in the council of My people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the House of Ysra'al, neither shall they enter into Eretz-Ysra'al; and you shall know that I AM the Master YaHuWaH.  Because, even because they have seduced My people, saying, Peace; and there is no peace; and when one builds up a wall [teachings/doctrines], behold, they coat  [cover it up by false preaching] it with plaster [more lies]:


Outer wall: where the defenses of the city of Gamla were breached in Roman times. By limiting themselves to politically correct messages of “sweetness and light”, they fail to point out the weak spots in the wall that could be repaired in time. Instead, they whitewash the walls with “fluff” like the rapture doctrine which causes people to expect to escape Yahuwah’s firm hand.


 13:11 tell those who coat it with plaster,"Indeed it shall fall!" There shall be an overflowing shower; and you will fall, O hailstones: fall!  - and a stormy wind shall tear it. 


Indeed, it will fall: Who said anything about it falling before this? The key is that the words for plaster (tafel) and “you will fall” (tipol) are spelled exactly the same way in Hebrew without the vowel points.


 13:12 Behold when the wall [false doctrines] has fallen, shall it not be said to you, Where is the coating with which you have smeared it? 13:13 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will even tear it with a stormy wind in My wrath; and there shall be an overflowing shower in My anger, and great hailstones in wrath to consume it. 13:14 So will I break down the wall [false doctrines] that you have smeared with plaster, and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation ["The Lie"- not Yahuwshua and His Word]  shall be uncovered; and it shall fall, and you shall be consumed in its midst: and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.  Thus will I accomplish My wrath on the wall, and on those who have daubed it with plaster; and will say to you, The wall is no more, neither those who daubed it;


(On another layer - Is it possible that this "wall" could also symbolically include "Wall" street upon which so many lean for security and wealth - and in itself is a lie?)


 13:16 to wit, the prophets [preachers] of Ysra'al who prophesy concerning Yahrushalom [churchanity], and who see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, says the Master YaHuWaH.   You, son of Adam, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy against them, 13:18 and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Woe to the women/false prophets [ or female preachers] sewing magic charms upon all wrists, and make veils for the head of persons of every size to hunt beings! Will you hunt the beings of My people, and save beings alive for yourselves? 13:19 You have profaned Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread [money], to kill the beings who should not die, and to save the beings alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies (the Lie). 13:20 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against your magic charms [cleaver preaching], with which you  hunt, even the beings you hunt like birds, and I will tear them from your arms; and I will let the beings go, even the beings whom you hunt like birds. 


Again, there are many layers to this prophecy, for Yahuwah was dealing with many types of rebellion at the same time. The term for amulets can also be rendered cushions, and “make them sprout” can have the shade of meaning of “making them fly”; some even render it “hunt souls like birds”. A cushion that covers the forearm (v. 18) when hunting birds suggests hunting with a falcon or hawk. An unclean bird of prey has symbolized Gentile governments bent on conquest since the time of Nimrod, founder of Babylon. Missionaries have often compromised with occupying governments’ agendas in order to gain access to the tribes they have conquered. Sometimes they feed their bellies so they will listen to their spiritual message, and today we hear of governments funding after-school food programs in churches to provide a forum for the themes they wish to advance as well. To keep the bird from wounding one’s hand, a glove that limits the movement of the joints (v. 18) must be used. Yahuwah’s Hand is an idiom for the Mashiyach. Compromises that blunt and limit His real message must be used in order to retain the funding source. But this only highlights what the bird of prey will do if one does not have the cushion there! Why should we deal with such a hunting aid?


13:21-22 Your veils [of deceit] also will I tear, and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall be no more be in your hand to be hunted; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.   Because with lies (the Lie) you have grieved the heart of the righteous, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, and be saved alive (saved by "grace" and endless "forgiving" - but never changing!): 13:23 Therefore you shall no more see false visions, nor practice divination. I will deliver My people out of your hand; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.



14:1 Then came certain of the elders of Ysra'al to me, and sat before me. 14:2 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 14:3 Son of Adam, these men have taken their idols into their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of them at all?  14:4 Therefore speak to them, and tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Every man of the House of Ysra'al who takes his idols into his heart, and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and comes to the prophet; I  YaHuWaH will answer him therein according to the multitude of his idols;


Temptation is inevitable (Mat. 18:7), but giving it space is not. They were putting their idols in a place where they could not miss them, as a constant reminder—something we are instead told to do with Yahuwah’s words. (Deut. 11:18-20) By their actions, these leaders have given the wrong message and set a bad example for the rest of Ysra'al. People in ancient times were not so foolish as to worship wood or stones as such. Each idol was linked with a particular purpose which matched a desire of the human heart. Ba’al-Peor was worshipped so one could have more authority in the underworld after his death. Asherah was worshipped for the sake of fertility, etc. The images were just symbols, but in making them, the worshipper felt like he was more in control of the demon behind them. (See 1 Cor. 10:20.) In modern society, we do not bow down to carvings, but we still worship our desires by putting them first. An idol may be something as simple as your right to your own opinion. When we cannot get what we desire, we come to Him, still bearing the lipstick and perfume of our illicit lover, and expect Him to do something for us!


14:5 that I may capture the House of Ysra'al in their own heart, because they are all estranged from Me through their idols.


Capture: Since they already had their hearts set on believing a lie, Yahuwah sent them a strong delusion. (2 Thess. 2:11)


 14:6 Therefore tell the House of Ysra'al, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Return, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations. 14:7 For everyone of the House of Ysra'al, or of the strangers who sojourn in Ysra'al, who separates himself from Me, and takes his idols into his heart, and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and comes to the prophet to inquire of Me for himself; I YaHuWaH will answer him by Myself: 14:8-9 and I will set My face against that man, and will make him an astonishment, for a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of My people; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.  If the prophet (preacher, etc.) is deceived and speak a word, I,  YaHuWaH, have deceived that prophet [giving a strong delusion], and I will stretch out My Hand on him, and will destroy him from the midst of My people Ysra'al. 14:10 They shall bear their iniquity: the iniquity of the prophet shall be even as the iniquity of him who seeks to him; 14:11-12 that the House of Ysra'al may go no more astray from Me, neither defile themselves any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be My people, and I may be their Aluahiym, says the Master YaHuWaH. 

 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 14:13 Son of Adam, when a land sins against Me by committing a trespass, and I stretch out My Hand on it, and break the staff of its bread, and send famine on it, and cut off from it man and animal [Adam and the Beast]; 14:14-15 though these three men, Noah, Dani'el, and Iyowb, were in it, they should deliver but their own beings by their righteousness, says the Master YaHuWaH.  If I cause evil animals to pass through the Land, and they ravage it, and it be made desolate, so that no man may pass through because of the animals; 14:16 though these three men were in it, as I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, they should deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only should be delivered, but the Land should be desolate.  14:17 Or if I bring a sword on that Land, and say, sword, go through the Land; so that I cut off from it man and animal; 14:18 though these three men were in it, as I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, they should deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only should be delivered themselves. 14:19 Or if I send a pestilence into that Land, and pour out My wrath on it in blood, to cut off from it man and animal; 14:20 though Noah, Dani'el, and Iyowb, were in it, as I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, they should deliver neither son nor daughter; they should but deliver their own beings by their righteousness. 14:21 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: How much more when I send My four sore judgments on Yahrushalom [churchanity], the sword, and the famine, and the evil animals, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and animal! [Rev. 6:7 - fourth seal - same four judgments !] 14:22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be carried forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth to you, and you shall see their way and their doings; and you shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought on Yahrushalom [churchanity], even concerning all that I have brought on it.  14:23 They shall comfort you, when you see their way and their doings; and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, says the Master YaHuWaH.


When the righteous see what all these chastisements have done for the lifestyle of the small remnant who survive them, they will recognize that it was more than worth it all.  In vain: without cause, to no purpose, for nothing. I.e., every stroke of judgment that He lays on it will achieve its purpose and make it more righteous than ever.



15:1 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 15:2 Son of Adam, how could the woody stalk of the grape vine be better than any pruned tree of the forest? 15:3 Shall wood be taken of it to make any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? It is too flimsy to hang any kind of tool on. 15:4 Look, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire has devoured both its ends, and its midst is burned: is it profitable for any work? 15:5 Behold, when it was whole, it was good for no work: how much less, when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned, shall it yet be good for any work! 15:6 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Yahrushalom [churchanity]. 15:7 I will set My face against them; they shall go forth from the fire, but the fire shall devour them; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I set My face against them. 15:8 I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, says the Master YaHuWaH.


[Ysra'al is called a vine that was planted to bear fruit for YaHuWaH. (Psalm 80:19ff; YashaYahuw 5) It is not designed to be useful for anyone else’s purposes.]


16:1 Again the Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 16:2 Son of Adam, cause Yahrushalom to know her abominations; 16:3 and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH to Yahrushalom: Your origen and your birth is of the land of the Kena'an; the Emoriy was your father, and your mother was a Chittiy.

 [Emoriy and Chittiy: the origins of the Yebusite city that existed on the site of Yahrushalom previously.]

16:4 As for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to cleanse you; you weren’t salted at all, nor swaddled at all. 16:5 No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you, to have compassion on you; but you were cast out in the open field, for that your person was abhorred, in the day that you were born. 16:6 When I passed by you, and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you, Though you are in your blood, live; yes, I said to you, Though you are in your blood, live. 16:7 I caused you to multiply like that which grows in the field, and you increased and grew great, and you attained to excellent ornament; your breasts were fashioned, and your hair was grown; yet you were naked and bare. 16:8 Now when I passed by you, and looked at you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread My skirt/garment over you, and covered your nakedness: 


[Spreading a garment over someone is an idiom and a symbol of marrying them, as seen in the story of Bo'az and Ruwt.]


 yes, I swore to you, and entered into a Covenant with you, says the Master YaHuWaH, and you became Mine.  16:9 Then I washed you with water; yes, I thoroughly washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.


Ruth washed and anointed herself before asking Boaz to spread his garment over her as kinsman-redeemer. (Ruth 3:3) Your blood: This time the blood of niddah, in which a woman is temporarily unavailable to her husband.


 16:10 I clothed you also with embroidered work, and shod you with sealskin [Tabernacle covering], and I girded you about with fine linen, and covered you with silk. 16:11 I decked you with ornaments, and I put bracelets on your hands, and a chain on your neck. 16:12 I put a ring on your nose, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown/turban on your head. 16:13 Thus you were decked with gold and silver; and your clothing was of fine linen, and silk, and embroidered work; you ate fine flour, and honey, and oil; and you were exceeding beautiful, and you prospered to royal estate. 16:14 Your renown went forth among the heathen for your beauty; for it was perfect, through My Majesty which I had put on [labash] you, says the Master YaHuWaH.  16:15 But you trusted in your beauty, and played the prostitute because of your renown, and poured out your prostitution on everyone who passed by; his it was. 16:16 You took of your garments, and made for yourselves high places decked with various colors, and played the prostitute on them: which should not have come about, neither shall it be so. 


 Now Yahrushalom is full of steeples and minarets (both phallic symbols that stemmed from earlier pagan practices. [literal Yahrushalom as well as "churchanity"]


16:17 You also took your beautiful jewels of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself masculine shapes, and played the prostitute with them;


Masculine shapes: or, images of a man—which is reminiscent of the counterfeit kingdom portrayed in Daniel, Revelation, and Lev. 24:10ff.


 16:18 and you took your embroidered garments, and spread them over them, and did set My oil and My incense before them. 


Spread them over: i.e., propositioning them as if to marry them (see v. 8), yet not actually doing so. The most recent instance of this kind of activity was when Christianity adopted many pagan practices and put Biblically-oriented titles on them so as to grant them a new legitimacy, then forgot that there had ever been a difference between the two religions. This was actually offering YaHuWaH’s things to demons!


16:19 My bread also which I gave you, fine flour, and oil, and honey, with which I fed you, you even set it before them for a pleasant aroma; and thus it was, says the Master YaHuWaH.  Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne to Me, and you have slaughterd these to them to be devoured. Was your prostitution a small matter, 16:21 that you have slain My children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire to them? 16:22 In all your abominations and your prostitution you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, and were wallowing in your blood. 16:23-24 It has happened after all your wickedness, (woe, woe to you! says the Master YaHuWaH),  that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have made yourselves a lofty place in every street. 16:25 You have built your lofty place at the head of every way, (churches everywhere) and have made your beauty an abomination, and have opened your feet to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your prostitution. 16:26 You have also committed sexual immorality with the Mitsriy, your neighbors, great of flesh; and have multiplied your prostitution, to provoke Me to anger. 16:27 See therefore, I have stretched out My hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, [made their "gospel" worthless] and delivered you to the will of those who hate you, even the daughters of the Pelishtiym [unbelievers], are ashamed of your lewd way. 16:28 You have played the prostitute also with the sons of Ashshuwr/Babel, because you were insatiable; yes, you have played the prostitute with them, and yet you weren’t satisfied. 16:29 You have moreover multiplied your prostitution to the land of merchants, to Kasdiy [Babel]; and yet you weren’t satisfied with this. 16:30 How weak is your heart, says the Master YaHuWaH, seeing you do all these things, the work of an impudent prostitute; 16:31 in that you build your vaulted place at the head of every way, and make your lofty place in every street, [churches everywhere] and you have not been as a prostitute, in that you scorn pay. 16:32 A wife who commits adultery! who takes strangers instead of her husband! 16:33 They give gifts to all prostitutes; but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and bribe them, that they may come to you on every side for your prostitution. 16:34 You are different from other women in your prostitution, in that no one follows you to play the prostitute; and whereas you give hire, and no hire is given to you, therefore you are different. 16:35-36 Therefore, prostitute, hear the Word of YaHuWaH:  Thus says the Master YaHuWaH, Because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness uncovered through your prostitution with your lovers; and because of all the idols of your abominations, and for the blood of your children, that you gave to them; 16:37 therefore see, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all those who you have loved, with all those who you have hated; I will even gather them against you on every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness. 16:38 I will judge you, as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy. 16:39  I will also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your vaulted place, and break down your lofty places; and they shall strip you of your clothes, and take your beautiful jewels; and they shall leave you naked and bare.   

Rev. 17:16 The ten horns which you saw on the Beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall lay her waste and naked, and eat her flesh, and burn her with fire!] 

16:40 They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone you with stones, and thrust you through with their swords. 16:41 They shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women; and I will cause you to cease from playing the prostitute, and you shall also give no hire any more. 16:42 So will I cause My wrath toward you to rest, and My jealousy shall depart from you, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry. 16:43 Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have raged against Me in all these things; therefore, behold, I also will bring your way on your head, says the Master YaHuWaH: and you shall not commit this lewdness with all your abominations.  16:44 Behold, everyone who uses proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

 Rev. 17:5 And on her forehead a name was written:(as a secret)  BABEL THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE WHORES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” ( in Hebrew: BABEL HA'GEDOLAH HI, EIM HA'ZENUT wSHIQUTSEI HA'ARETS)


Though Protestants declared their independence from Rome, they still celebrate her changed times and accept her changed laws (Daniel 7:25). Thus they are really very much like her, and have not returned to their true roots.


16:45 You are the daughter of your mother, who loathes her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and their children: your mother was a Chittiy, and your father an Emoriy. 16:46 Your elder sister is Shomerown, who dwells at your left hand, she and her daughters; and your younger sister, who dwells at your right hand, is Sedom and her daughters. 16:47 Yet have you not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, you were more corrupt than they in all your ways. 16:48 As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, Sedom your sister has not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters. 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sedom: arrogance, being glutted with bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters (surrounding small cities); neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 16:50 They were haughty, and committed abomination before Me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. 16:51 Neither has Shomerown committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have made your sisters seem more righteous than you by all your abominations which you have done. 16:52 You also, bear you your own shame, in that you have given judgment for your sisters; through your sins that you have committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous than you: yes, be also confounded, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters. 16:53 I will turn again their captivity, the captivity of Sedom and her daughters, and the captivity of Shomerown and her daughters, and the captivity of your captives in the midst of them;


This is one of many scriptures that leads us to believe that the largely-secular/atheist Jewish state in the Land now will again be displaced, for it is not until the rest of Ysra'al returns (under King Yahuwshua) that Yahuwdah is counted as returning from exile. Some who have unnecessarily remained in exile have met Yahuwshua and have been a major catalyst in the return of the Northern Kingdom to their Hebraic roots—and have been surpassed in many cases!


16:54 that you may bear your own shame, and may be ashamed because of all that you have done, in that you are a comfort to them. 16:55 Your sisters, Sedom and her daughters, shall return to their former condition; and Shomerown and her daughters shall return to their former condition; and you and your daughters shall return to your former condition.


Former: ancient or original—the condition of being exalted (v. 56). Not until these “lost sheep” were found, could any of the flock return home?


 16:56 For your sister Sedom was not mentioned by your mouth in the day of your pride, 16:57 before your wickedness was uncovered, as at the time of the reproach of the daughters of Aram, and of all who are around her, the daughters of the Pelishtiym, who despise you everywhere. 16:58 You have borne your lewdness and your abominations, says YaHuWaH. 16:59 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will also deal with you as you have done, who have despised the oath in breaking the Covenant. 16:60 Nevertheless I will remember My Covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish to you an everlasting Covenant. 16:61 Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder sisters and your younger; and I will give them to you for daughters, but not by your covenant. 16:62-63 I will establish My Covenant with you; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH;  that you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more, because of your shame, when I have forgotten all that you have done, says the Master YaHuWaH.


The Northern Kingdom will not convert to modern rabbinic Judaism, which is largely man-made; when she returns, it will not be by Yahuwdah’s doing, but YaHuWaH’s. Not through her futile attempts at peace with her sworn enemies, but when Yahuwdah’s King brings a rod of iron. Remember, we would be nothing without Him.


17:1 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 17:2 Son of Adam, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the House of Ysra'al;  17:3 and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: A great eagle with great wings and long feathers, full of feathers, which had various colors, came to Lebanown, and took the top of the cedar:[What was idiomatically called Lebanown in v. 3 is shown to represent Yahrushalom] 17:4 he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs of it, and carried it to a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants [Babel - Rev. 18].


Eagle: The first bird listed among the abominations not to be eaten among flying creatures. (Lev. 11:13) Since this is also the first time the eagle is mentioned in Scripture, it sets the tone in Hebraic thought for the realization that something unclean is being spoken of. The Torah also compares the army that will come to punish Yahuwah’s people if they disobey to an eagle. (Deut. 28:49) And in Daniel 7:4, an eagle’s wings (on a lion) are seen as specifically idiomatic of Babel/Babylon. Highest branch: During the first siege, the royalty, nobility, and the best of Ysra'al’s youths (including Y’hezq’el and Daniel) were the ones taken to exile in Babel


17:5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful soil; he placed it beside many waters; he set it as a willow tree.  17:6 It grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and its roots were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs. 


 [Vine: one description Ya'aqob gave of Yowseph. (Gen. 49:22) Since it is the Northern Kingdom (often called by the name of Ephrayim, the son of Yowseph) being addressed here (v. 2), rather than Yahuwdah, who was taken captive at that time, we also need to consider what this means for the rest of Ysra'al. The scepter of Babel has been passed to the United States, since it is the literal conqueror of Babel’s homeland (now called Iraq). And a large contingent of Yowseph’s descendants are in this land [USA], from which the return of the Ephraimite tribes is emanating due to the freedoms this land and those influenced by it afford, as Babel did in its day, allowing the Jews to remain a strong community even in exile. YaHuWaH is building His community while still in exile, just as the stones for the Temple had to be cut outside of Yahrushalom, then brought there after being fully prepared in advance. (1 Kings 6:7)]


17:7 There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and behold, this vine did bend its roots toward him, and shot forth its branches toward him, from the beds of its plantation, that he might water it. 17:8 It was planted in a good soil by many waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine. 17:9 Say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Shall it prosper? Shall he not pull up its roots, and cut off its fruit, that it may wither; that all its fresh springing leaves may wither? And not by a strong arm or much people can it be raised from its roots.  17:10 Yes, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? Shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind [judgment/confrontation] touches it? It shall wither in the beds where it grew. 17:11 Moreover the Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 17:12 Say now to the rebellious House, Don’t you know what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babel came to Yahrushalom, and took its king, and its princes, and brought them to him to Babel: 17:13 and he took of the seed royal, and made a covenant with him; he also brought him under an oath, and took away the mighty of the land; 17:14 that the kingdom might be base, that it might not lift itself up, but that by keeping his covenant it might stand. 17:15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Mitsrayim [second eagle], that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? Shall he escape who does such things? Shall he break the covenant, and yet escape?


Egypt: the second eagle in the parable (v. 7). In order to get out from under subjection to Babel, Yehudah’ s king Tsidqiyahu was courting Egypt, whom he thought strong enough to help him throw off the yoke of Babel. (2 Kings 24:20) Had he been righteous and repented, he would not have needed to ask anyone but Yahuwah for help. Egypt is the place of our bondage, and one of its modern equivalents is the Roman Catholic Church and all its daughters. Many in Ysra'al, even the government there now, are courting the Church as allies due to its sheer numbers and clout, but this passage tells us that such a course will actually backfire. And asking the secular government of Ysra'al to aid our cause would only bring us back under the Babylonian system. We need to grow where Yahuwah has let us be sown into exile until the time comes to go back as a Kingdom. At that time, Babylon will have no power to stop what we do. He will transplant us to His Land at the proper time. While we must not partake of the philosophy of Babel, we should be grateful for the freedoms it affords us to begin preparing for the Kingdom before the King arrives.


17:16 As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, surely in the place where the king dwells who made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he broke, even with him in the midst of Babel he shall die. 17:17 Neither shall Par'oh with his mighty army and great company help him in the war, when they cast up mounds and build forts, to cut off many persons. 17:18 For he has despised the oath by breaking the covenant; and behold, he had given his hand, and yet has done all these things; he shall not escape. 17:19 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: As I live, surely My oath that he has despised, and My Covenant that he has broken, I will even bring it on his own head. 17:20 I will spread My net on him, and he shall be taken in My snare, and I will bring him to Babel, and will enter into judgment with him there for his trespass that he has trespassed against Me. 17:21 All his fugitives in all his bands shall fall by the sword, and those who remain shall be scattered toward every wind: and you shall know that I, YaHuWaH, have spoken it. 17:22 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will also take of the lofty top of the cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I will plant it on a high and lofty mountain [Hekal Mount]: 17:23 in the mountain of the height of Ysra'al will I plant it; and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all birds of every wing; in the shade of its branches shall they dwell. 17:24 All the trees of the field shall know that I, YaHuWaH, have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish; I, YaHuWaH, have spoken and have done it.


Nebukhadnetzar himself was described as a proud tree brought low in a dream given directly to him. (Dani'el 4:10ff) His Kingdom (which in Dani'el’s overview extends all the way until the end times through a series of empires to whom its scepter is passed) would finally be displaced by that of the Mashiyach. (Dan. 2:35, 44) Indeed, Yahuwshua uses the same imagery of the birds nesting in its branches to speak of His Kingdom (Mat. 13:32)



18:1 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me again, saying, 18:2 What do you mean, that you use this proverb concerning Eretz-Ysra'al, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge/blunted? [YirmeYahuw 31:29-30] 


Sour grapes: or, unripe grapes, a sin in itself because grapes should not be eaten before the firstfruits are brought to YaHuWaH, and by that time they should be ripe. Blunted: feeling dulled from being ground together.


 18:3 As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, you shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Ysra'al.  18:4 Behold, all beings are Mine; as the being of the father, so also the being of the son is Mine: the being who sins, he shall die.


The same idiom of the reversal of this proverb is used in YirmeYahuw 31:29-30, but the fuller context there is the exile of both houses of Ysra'al (31:27), which will be accomplished within a few weeks of Y’hezq’El’s prophecy here. Thus all of Ysra'al is still inheriting the punishment their fathers earned. But this "inclusion" puts all of Ysra'al in the category of guilty (see Rom. 11:32) sets the stage for the Renewed Covenant for both houses together. (Yirm. 31:3ff) which they will not break. Yahuwshua made that covenant possible, but it will not be fully ratified until the Kingdom (the context of the rest of YirmeYahuw 31), when both houses of Ysra'al are regathered (31:28). Thus, though he begins to foretell it now, this promise does not apply immediately. The correction must come first. The exile is just beginning, and in some ways it will last about 2,600 years. Some try to say that if each one will die for his own sins, and all one needs to do to be counted righteous again is repent (as the rest of this chapter would seem to imply), then Yahuwshua’s blood slaughter was not necessary—and Yahuwdah often concludes that no blood slaughter is necessary today because of this chapter. But many other Scriptures (notably chapters 40-49 of this very book) make it clear that blood slaughter will again be a regular activity in the Temple that is yet to come, and without Yahuwshua’s slaughter for the whole nation (Yahuwchanan 11:50), the tribes that had forsaken the covenant could not have been regathered, nor can there be a Kingdom without the King. So the assertions made in this chapter, like those in the “New Testament” must be taken in the overall context of the rest of Scripture, not in isolation. Since the regathering has now begun, though, our emphasis must be on making sure we do not continue in the sins of our ancestors, so that we will not continue to inherit the curse they brought upon themselves and us. (Deut. 27:26)


18:5 But if a man is just, and does that which is lawful and right, 18:6 and has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of the House of Ysra'al, neither has defiled his neighbor’s wife, neither has come near to a woman in her impurity,


Eaten on the mountains: i.e., partaken of food offered to idols at their cultic sites. Notice that the list of things abominable in Yahuwah’s eyes starts off with something as simple as eating. The first step in returning to what is acceptable to Him has to do with eating foods “acceptable” (Heb., kosher) to Him. Paul shows in 1 Cor. 10 how physically partaking of certain foods can actually make us sharers in sacrifices to demons. But even if the food is kosher, when eating, our largest gate is frequently open, and eating with anyone is an expression of fellowship with them. If the motivators and goals of someone we know are not all about Yahuwah, should we eat with them? The way to stop our teeth from being set on edge is to increasingly remove ourselves from fellowship from anything not dedicated to Yahuwah, that is, not part of Ysra'al, for exchanging energy with it diminishes from what we can give to our true fellows. Lifted up his eyes: an action meant to be directed toward Yahuwah. (Psalm 123:1; 141:8) The chief idols specific to the House of Ysra'al were the golden calves Yarab’am set up (2 Kings 10:29), hearkening back to the Golden Calf Aharon made while Moshah was on Mt. Sinai. At that time their lewd activity was also preceded by sitting down to eat in honor of these idols. (Ex. 32:6) That is why this continuum begins with eating and proceeds to sexual sins. Off limits: due to being on her menstrual cycle. When someone gets to the point of again keeping the instructions in this regard, it shows he is very serious about returning to the Torah. This is part of the preamble to our restoration, so we must concentrate on keeping them on the literal level (for we are not even there yet) so we can also learn the deeper lessons they hold.


18:7 and has not wronged any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has taken nothing by robbery, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment; 


This is a summary of the Torah’s requirements similar to that given by another prophet (Mikha 6:8). Some specific passages this alludes to are Ex. 22:21-27; Deut. 12:2; Lev. 18:19-20; 25:14. What is held in pledge is often one’s outer garment (Deut. 24;12-13). It is the outer garment on which the tzitziyoth are worn (Num. 15:38). It is the corners of the garment that the Northern Kingdom will take hold of when returning to Torah (Zkh. 8:23), and Yahuwdah should not withhold this from the Northern Kingdom. (Compare Mat. 5:40)


18:8 he who has not given forth on interest, neither has taken any bonus, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true justice between man and man, 


At interest: literally, with a bite. Might this include even receiving interest from banks, since we do not know whether any other lenders to the bank are Ysra'alites? A bonus: he has overcharged or “price-gouged”, taking advantage of another’s weakness at a time of crisis.

18:9-10 has walked in My statutes, and has kept My ordinances, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, says the Master YaHuWaH.  If he fathers a son who is a robber, a shedder of blood, and who does any one of these things, 18:11 and who does not any of those duties, but even has eaten on the mountains, and defiled his neighbor’s wife, 18:12 has wronged the poor and needy, has taken by robbery, has not restored the pledge, and has lifted up his eyes to the idols, has committed abomination, 18:13 has given forth on interest, and has taken increase; shall he then live? he shall not live: he has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be on him.


Even if someone is not violent or a murderer (v. 10), if he does any of these seemingly “lesser” sins (many of them overtly forbidden only to Ysra'al) are counted as just as guilty in Yahuwah’s eyes, for we should know better. Blood…on himself: i.e., he will be responsible for his own death; it is his own fault and no one else’s. He cannot blame it on his parents, as their proverb said. (v. 2) Note how much emphasis psychology today has put on parents’ mistakes to explain and excuse the way their children act. How timely these verses still are!


18:14 Now, behold, if he fathers a son, who sees all his father’s sins, which he has done, and fears, and does not such like;  18:15 who has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of the House of Ysra'al, has not defiled his neighbor’s wife,  18:16 neither has wronged any, has not taken anything to pledge, neither has taken by robbery, but has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment; 18:17 who has withdrawn his hand from the poor, who has not received interest nor increase, has executed My ordinances, has walked in My statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live. 18:18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, robbed his brother, and did that which is not good among his people, behold, he shall die in his iniquity. 18:19 Yet you say, Why doesn’t the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son has done that which is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes, and has done them, he shall surely live. 18:20 The being who sins, he shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him. 18:21 But if the wicked turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 18:22 None of his transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him: in his righteousness that he has done he shall live. 18:23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Master YaHuWaH; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?  18:24 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? None of his righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die. 


Matt.  7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘My Master, My Master,’ shall enter into the Reign of YaHuWaH; but he who does the will of My Father Who is in the heavens. 7:22 Many shall tell Me in that Day, ‘My Master, My Master, didn’t we prophesy in Your Name, in Your Name cast out demons, and in Your Name do many mighty works?’ 7:23 Then I shall tell them, ‘Never did I acknowledge you: 10:43 even if you are on My lap and do not do the will of My Father Who is in heaven, out of My lap will I cast you away!  Depart from Me, all you who workers of Lawlessness [Torah-less-ness]!


18:25 Yet you say, The way of the Master is not equal. Hear now, House of Ysra'al: Is My way not equal? Aren’t your ways unequal? 18:26 When the righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and dies therein; in his iniquity that he has done shall he die. 18:27 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his being alive. 18:28 Because he considers, and turns away from all the stepping-across-the-line that he has done, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 18:29 Yet says the House of Ysra'al, The way of the Master is not level. House of Ysra'al, are not My ways level? Aren’t your ways not level? 18:30 Therefore I will judge each of you, House of Ysra'al, everyone according to his ways, says the Master YaHuWaH. Return, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, in which you have transgressed; and make yourself a new heart and a new Ruwach:[thru Yahuwshua] for why will you die, House of Ysra'al? 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Master YaHuWaH: therefore turn yourselves, and live.



19:1 Moreover, take up a lamentation for the leaders of Ysra'al, 19:2 and say, What was your mother? A lioness: she couched among lions, in the midst of the young lions she nourished her cubs. 19:3 She brought up one of her cubs: he became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. 19:4 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks to the land of Mitsrayim. 


There are many hints here that this is referring to Yoseyf, who, as an individual, was taken to Mitsrayim as a slave, but also to his descendants, the House of Efrayim (which also represents the whole Northern Kingdom, since it was an Efrayimite king who started its downward trend), who, in our exile, have been enslaved to the figurative Mitsrayim, which in some cases refers to the world system, and in some cases the Roman Church and all her daughters.


19:5 Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her cubs, and made him a young lion. 19:6 He went up and down among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. 19:7 He knew their palaces, and laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and its fullness, because of the noise of his roaring. 19:8 Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces; and they spread their net over him; he was taken in their pit. 


This “cub” is the House of Yahuwdah, and in particular, Dawiyd and Shlomo and their kingly line, which became strong first through war and then through diplomacy, through which the idolatry of the surrounding nations was taken in. The Northern Kingdom did this too, but King Menashe did worse. He was the “straw that broke the camel’s back”, spelling doom for the throne in Yahrushalom. Though on a small scale in several locations, descendants of Dawiyd have ruled over some of the other tribes in exile, as the throne over Yahuwdah and all Ysra'al simultaneously, it will be resumed only when Mashiyach returns.


19:9 They put him in a cage with hooks, and brought him to the king of Babel; they brought him into strongholds, that his voice should no more be heard on the mountains of Ysra'al. 19:10 Your mother was like a vine, in your blood, planted by the waters: it was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters. 19:11 It had strong rods for the scepters of those who bore rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches. 19:12 But it was plucked up in fury, it was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit: its strong rods were broken off and withered; the fire consumed them. 19:13 Now it is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land. 19:14 Fire is gone out of the rods of its branches, it has devoured its fruit, so that there is in it no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation. (see Psalms 80)



20:1 It happened in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Ysra'al came to inquire of YaHuWaH, and sat before me. [This would appear to be the day after the Temple was destroyed.]

 20:2 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 20:3 Son of Adam, speak to the elders of Ysra'al, and tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Is it to inquire of Me that you have come? As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, I will not be inquired of by you. 20:4 Will you judge them, son of Adam, will you judge them? 


[This is a veiled prophecy that forms the basis for Yahuwchanan 5:27, in which the Father gives Yahuwshua the authority to judge because He is a son of Adam, and can thus identify more experientially with the mitigating factors in how humans decide to behave the way they do.]


 Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers; 20:5 and tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: In the day when I chose Ysra'al, and swore to the seed of the House of Ya'aqob, and made Myself known to them in the land of Mitsrayim, when I swore to them, saying, I am YaHuWaH your Aluahiym;  20:6 in that day I swore to them, to bring them forth out of the land of Mitsrayim into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the esteem of all lands. 20:7 I said to them, Cast away every man the abominations of his eyes, and don’t defile yourselves with the idols of Mitsrayim; I am YaHuWaH your Aluahiym. 20:8 But they rebelled against Me, and would not listen to Me; they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Mitsrayim. Then I said I would pour out My wrath on them, to accomplish My anger against them in the midst of the land of Mitsrayim. 20:9 But I acted for My Name’s sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, among which they were, in whose sight I made Myself known to them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Mitsrayim.


Compare 36:21-32; YashaYahuw 48:11. For My own sake, for My own sake, will I do it; for how should My Name be profaned? and My Qabod I will not give to another.


 20:10 So I caused them to go forth out of the land of Mitsrayim, and brought them into the wilderness.  20:11 I gave them My statutes, and showed them My ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them.  20:12 Moreover also I gave them My Shabbaths, to be a distinguishing sign between Me and them, that they might know that I AM YaHuWaH Who sets them apart. 20:13 But the House of Ysra'al rebelled against Me in the wilderness: they didn’t walk in My statutes, and they rejected My ordinances, by which a man shall live if he carries them out;(Yahuwshua did this - He was the only one.) and My Shabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I said I would pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to consume them. 20:14 But I worked for My Name’s sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out. 20:15 Moreover also I swore to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the Land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the esteem of all lands;


 [This promise of the Land was first made to Abraham, but it was the Malak YaHuWaH—that is, the “proto-Yahuwshua”—who was the “Right Hand” that carried the torch between the animal halves when YaHuWaH cut the covenant. (Gen. 15) Abraham was put to sleep during this time, so that only YaHuWaH made the oath, so it was His responsibility to carry it out no matter how Abraham’s descendants would later respond to it. This is why it cost Yahuwshua’s life to restore the promise to us, their still later descendants.]


 20:16 because they rejected My ordinances, and didn’t walk in My statutes, and profaned My Shabbaths: for their heart went after their idols. 20:17 Nevertheless My eye spared them, and I didn’t destroy them, neither did I make a full end of them in the wilderness. 20:18 I said to their children in the wilderness, Don’t walk in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their ordinances, nor defile yourselves with their idols. 20:19 I AM YaHuWaH your Aluahiym: walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances, and do them;  20:20 and make My Sabbaths Set-apart; and they shall be a distinguishing sign between Me and you, that you may know that I AM YaHuWaH your Aluahiym. 20:21 But the children rebelled against Me; they didn’t walk in My statutes, neither kept My ordinances to do them, by which a man shall live if he carries them out; they profaned My Shabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My wrath on them, to accomplish My anger against them in the wilderness. 20:22 Nevertheless I withdrew My Hand, and worked for My Name’s sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them forth. 20:23 Moreover I swore to them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; 20:24 because they had not executed My ordinances, but had rejected My statutes, and had profaned My Shabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols. 20:25 Moreover also I gave them statutes that were not good, and ordinances in which they should not live;[He gave them over to the stubbornness of their hearts. ]  20:26 and I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that opens the womb, that I might stun them to the end that they might know that I am YaHuWaH. 


Stun them: by the horrifying practice of sacrificing their own children, which is the only possible logical conclusion of the course they have chosen. Instead of the Torah, the non-beneficial customs (v. 25) refer to what He consigned them to after they left the Torah behind! Psalm 81:11-12 says He gave them over to the stubbornness of their hearts. (Compare Rom. 1:24; Acts 7:42; 2 Thess. 2:11) He could not simply leave them to themselves, though; He had to give them an overseer of some kind. (Compare vv. 32-34.) Like all nations, if they would not have Him, they would have to be put under the jurisdiction of a lesser elohim who would not be as merciful or patient as He. (Compare Daniel 10:13, 20.) YaHuWaH: His Name is a composite of all the tenses of “to be”: hayah, hoveh, yihyeh— the One Who was, is, and will be.


Therefore, son of Adam, speak to the House of Ysra'al, and tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: In this moreover have your fathers blasphemed Me, in that they have committed a trespass against Me. 20:28 For when I had brought them into the Land, which I swore to give to them, then they saw every high hill, and every thick tree, and they offered there their slaughterers, and there they presented the provocation of their offering; there also they made their pleasant aroma, and they poured out there their drink offerings. 20:29 Then I said to them, What does the high place where you go mean? So its name is called Bamah [high place] to this day.  20:30 Therefore tell the House of Ysra'al, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Do you pollute yourselves after the manner of your fathers? and do you play the prostitute after their abominations? 20:31 and when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through the fire, do you pollute yourselves with all your idols to this day? and shall I be inquired of by you, House of Ysra'al? As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, I will not be inquired of by you; 20:32 and that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, in that you say, "We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone." 


He will not let Ysra'al become successful at anything they are not meant to be. Recall how just prior to the Holocaust, the Jews in Germany seemed as German as anyone else, but the Gentiles themselves searched out their genealogies, knowing they were not “one of them”. Others might fall into the same sins and get away unscathed, but we belong to Yahuwah, and He will correct His chosen no matter how far they, like Yonah, try to go in the opposite direction:


20:33 As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, surely with a mighty Hand, and with an outstretched Arm, and with wrath poured out, will I be King over you: 20:34 and I will bring you out from the peoples, and will gather you out of the countries in which you are scattered, with a Mighty Hand, and with an outstretched Arm, and with wrath poured out; 20:35 and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you face to face.


  [Joseph Good points out that the terminology here fits the season of Yom Kippur, at which time YaHuWaH judges us for the sake of removing our sins from us:]


20:36-37 Like as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Mitsrayim, so will I enter into judgment with you, says the Master YaHuWaH.  I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant; 


Pass under the rod: Every tenth animal to pass under it is the one selected as the tithe of that flock. (Lev. 27:32) Bond: in the sense of being tied, harnessed, or even imprisoned. Yahuwshuah, indeed, will rule with a rod of iron. (Psalm 2:9)


20:38-39 and I will purge out from among you the rebels, and those who disobey against Me; I will bring them forth out of the land where they sojourn, but they shall not enter into Eretz-Ysra'al: and then you will know that I am YaHuWaH.  


[His Name could not be attached to us during that time of chastening. This may explain why, despite the mercy He had on us “while we were yet sinners” (Rom. 5:8), His true Name was obscured until we reached a certain stage of repentance. Then you will know: To remove so many from lands they had thought were their own will be such a huge undertaking and the outcome (their being separated into those who will go into the land and those who will not) so unlikely that having this prophecy of it in advance will be enough evidence that it was really He alone that accomplished this. Yahuwshua will hand-pick His subjects, passing all through a purifying fire which will not consume those who are written in His book. (Dan. 12:1)]


As for you, House of Ysra'al, thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Go, serve everyone his idols, and hereafter also, if you will not listen to Me; but My set-apart Name you shall no more profane with your gifts, and with your idols. 20:40 For on My Set-apart Mountain, the [most] elevated mountain of Ysra'al (Mikha 4:1), says the Master YaHuWaH, there shall all the House of Ysra'al, all of them, serve Me in the Land: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the first fruits of your offerings, with all your Set-apart things. 20:41 As a soothing aroma will I accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples, and gather you out of the countries in which you have been scattered; and I will be Set-apart in you in the sight of the nations.


Soothing aroma: Numbers 29:1-2 specifies that the “ascending” or “staircase” we make on Yom T’ruah (9 days before Yom Kippur, see v. 35, and a time long associated with the trumpet that resurrects the righteous dead) is to be such a means of causing YaHuWaH to relax. Here we are told that we ourselves are to be this aroma, and indeed it appears that we will ascend in some way (1 Thess. 4:16-17) when He collects us.


 20:42 You shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I shall bring you into Eretz-Ysra'al, into the country which I swore to give to your fathers. 20:43 There you shall remember your ways, and all your doings, in which you have polluted yourselves; and you shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that you have committed. 20:44-45 You shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I have dealt with you for My Name’s sake, not according to your evil ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, you House of Ysra'al, says the Master YaHuWaH.

 [ this was repeated three previous times in this chapter (vv. 9, 14, 22), but here He explains that none of His mercy has anything to do with what we deserved.]


 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 20:46 Son of Adam, set your face toward the South, and drop your Word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South; 20:47 and tell the forest of the South, Hear the Word of YaHuWaH: Thus says the Master YaHuWaH, Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it shall devour every green tree in you, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burnt thereby. 20:48 All flesh shall see that I, YaHuWaH, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched. 20:49 Then said I, Ah Master YaHuWaH! They say of me, Isn’t he a speaker of parables? 

 [The ultimate Son of Adam would indeed speak in parables. (Mat. 13:3, 35; Luke 8:10)] (The Trumpets of Revelation ?)


21:1 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 21:2 Son of Adam, set your face toward Yahrushalom, and drop your Word toward the sanctuaries, and prophesy against Eretz-Ysra'al; 21:3 and tell Eretz-Ysra'al, Thus says YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth My sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.  21:4 Seeing then that I will cut off [Cut off: that is, from the land, not necessarily killed.] from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My sword go forth out of its sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:


Usually judgment is said to begin in the north, so there is a reason it starts in the south.(See note on 20:46.) “Negev” means “parched”, and so it is now. But on the deeper level, we see that it is the drought and famine of hearing the words of Yahuwah (Amos 8:11) that begins the downward spiral toward the need for such judgment.


21:5 and all flesh shall know that I, YaHuWaH, have drawn forth My sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.[YirmeYahuw 25] 21:6 Sigh therefore, you son of Adam; with the breaking of your thighs and with bitterness you will sigh before their eyes. 21:7 It shall be, when they ask you, Why do you sigh? that you shall say, Because of the news, for it comes; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every ruwach shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it comes, and it shall be done, says the Master YaHuWaH. The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 21:9 Son of Adam, prophesy, and say, Thus says YaHuWaH: Say, A sword, a sword, it is sharpened, and also polished; 21:10 it is sharpened that it may make a slaughter; it is polished that it may be as lightning: shall we then make mirth? The rod of My son, it condemns every tree. 21:11 It is given to be polished, that it may be handled: the sword, it is sharpened, yes, it is polished, to give it into the hand of the killer. 21:12 Cry and wail, son of Adam; for it is on My people, it is on all the princes of Ysra'al: they are delivered over to the sword with My people; strike therefore on your thigh. 21:13 For there is a trial; and what if even the rod (Babel) that condemns shall be no more? says the Master YaHuWaH.  You therefore, son of Adam, prophesy, and strike your hands together; and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the deadly wounded: it is the sword of the great one who is deadly wounded, which enters into their chambers. 21:15 I have set a turning sword points against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: Alas! It is made as lightning, it is compressed for slaughter. 


Turning: or threatening. This is to remind us of the gates of Eden, where the kh’ruvim guard the gates with fiery swords. Compressed: by the repeated folding over as seen in v. 14.


 21:16 Gather yourselves together, go to the right, set yourselves in array, go to the left, wherever your face is set. 21:17 I will also strike My hands together, and I will cause My wrath to rest: I,  YaHuWaH, have spoken it.  21:18 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me again, saying, 21:19 Also, you son of Adam, appoint two ways, that the sword of the king of Babel may come; they both shall come forth out of one land: and mark out a place, mark it out at the head of the way to the city. 21:20 You shall appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammowniy, and to Yahuwdah in Yahrushalom the fortified. 21:21 For the king of Babel stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he shook the arrows back and forth, he consulted the household idols, he looked in the liver. 21:22 In his right hand was the divination for Yahrushalom, to set battering rams, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds, to build forts.  21:23 It shall be to them as a false divination in their sight, who have sworn oaths to them; but he brings iniquity to memory, that they may be taken. 21:24 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because you have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your doings your sins appear; because you have come to memory, you shall be taken with the hand. 21:25 You, deadly wounded wicked one, the prince of Ysra'al, whose day is come, in the time of the iniquity of the end,


Wicked prince of Ysra'al: in the immediate context, TzidqiYahuw - Last king of Yahuwdah; in the long-range prophetic sense, the counterfeit Mashiyach of the end times. "I saw one of his heads as having been wounded to death."


 21:26 thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Remove the turban, and take off the crown; the one will not be the other; exalt that which is low, and abase that which is high.


[Here we have a physical description of how the counterfeit Mashiyach will appear. Turban: the head-dress of the high priest. (Ex. 28:4) Crown: the head-dress of the king. The one will not be the other: The same man should not be in both roles, as king Uzziyahuw tried to be. (2 Chron. 26:18)  However, the 2nd beast has two horns - and according to types, one is a crown and the other that of a priest.]


 [21:27 “I will consider it (wearing of the turban and crown) distortion, distortion, distortion! This, too, shall not come to be until the One whose right it is arrives, and I will assign it [to Him].[SFWH of I] (Only Yahuwshua is allowed to wear both the turban and the crown… He will be a priest upon His throne)


 21:27 Overthrown, overthrown, I will make it overthrown! It shall be no longer, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him.


21:28 You, son of Adam, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH concerning the children of Ammowniy, and concerning their reproach; and say, A sword, a sword is drawn, for the slaughter it is polished, to cause it to devour, that it may be as lightning; 21:29 while they see for you false visions, while they divine lies to you, to lay you on the necks of the wicked who are deadly wounded, whose day is come in the time of the iniquity of the end. 21:30 Cause it to return into its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your birth, will I judge you. 21:31 I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow on you with the fire of My wrath; and I will deliver you into the hand of brutish men, skillful to destroy. 21:32 You shall be for fuel to the fire; your blood shall be in the midst of the land; you shall be remembered no more: for I, YaHuWaH, have spoken it.


A rabbinic teaching says that if YaHuWaH removes someone’s name from the Book of Life, it is as if he had never existed, since YaHuWaH has forgotten him. (Compare YashaYahuw 14:22; 21:9; Mat. 7:23.) This is how “He will wipe away tears from every eye” (Rev. 21:4) The things that caused them will no longer exist. He uses them now for His purposes, but ultimately the things that come against us are only illusions, and we need to believe not in what they appear to be, but trust in the eternal sameness of YaHuWaH which is more real than they. (Prov. 10:25)  When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more;  but the righteous stand firm forever.


22:1 Moreover the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 22:2 You, son of Adam, will you judge, will you judge the city of blood?


 [ City of blood: See Luke 11:50 for one example of how this refers to Yahrushalom.  Therefore also the wisdom of Aluahiym said, ‘I will send to them prophets and emissaries; and some of them they will kill and persecute, 11:50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 11:51 from the blood of Habel to the blood of  ZekarYahuw, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.’ Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation. 11:52 Woe to you Torah scholars! For you took away the key of knowledge [His Name]. You didn’t enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in, you hindered. [made it unlawful to use His Name]”]


 Then cause her to know all her abominations. 22:3 You shall say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: A city that sheds blood in the midst of her, that her time may come, and that makes idols against herself to defile her! 22:4 You have become guilty in your blood that you have shed, and are defiled in your idols which you have made [Rabbinic Judaism/Zionism]; and you have been causing your days to draw near, and have reached your years:


 [Reached your years: come all the way up to the limit of YaHuWaH’s patience. Yahuwshua says we are to release seventy times seven (Mat. 18:22), which totals 490. This is the exact number of years YaHuWaH tolerated Yahuwdah’s failure to observe the Shabbatical year for the land’s fields (2 Chron. 36:21), since 70 years is the length of the sentence. (YirmeYahuw 25:11) ]


therefore have I made you a reproach to the nations, and a mocking to all the countries. 22:5 Those who are near, and those who are far from you, shall mock you, you infamous one and full of tumult. 22:6 Behold, the princes of Ysra'al, everyone according to his power, have been in you to shed blood. 


They set up the laws of the land in such a way that they would receive kickbacks from services people could not do without. The Church has done the same thing—creating “needs” that only it can “meet”. Notice how many times in this chapter crimes other than murder are called bloodshed. This is because “the life (soul) of the flesh is in the blood”, and when we do things that destroy respect for one another, we make a unified society impossible.


22:7 In you have they made light of father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow. 22:8 You have despised My Set-apart things, and have profaned My Shabbaths.

 22:9 Slanderous men have been in you to shed blood; and in you they have eaten on the mountains: in the midst of you they have committed lewdness. 22:10 In you have they uncovered their fathers’ nakedness; in you have they humbled her who was unclean in her impurity. 22:11 One has committed abomination with his neighbor’s wife; and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and another in you has humbled his sister, his father’s daughter. 22:12 In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten Me, says the Master YaHuWaH. 22:13 Behold, therefore, I have struck My hand at your dishonest gain which you have made, and at your blood which has been in the midst of you. 22:14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with you? I,  YaHuWaH, have spoken it, and will do it. 22:15 I will scatter you among the nations, and disperse you through the countries; and I will consume your filthiness out of you. 22:16 You shall profane yourself in the sight of the heathen; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.

[16. “‘“And you will make a new start within yourself for the eyes of the Gentiles. Then you will know that I am YaHuWaH.”’”SFor Ysra'al]

22:17 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 22:18 Son of Adam, the House of Ysra'al is become dross to Me: all of them are brass and tin and iron and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver. 22:19 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because you have all become dross, therefore, behold, I will gather you into the midst of Yahrushalom. 22:20 As they gather silver and brass and iron and lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire on it, to melt it; so will I gather you in My anger and in My wrath, and I will lay you there, and melt you. 22:21 Yes, I will gather you, and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst.  22:22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so you will be melted in its midst; and you will know that I, YaHuWaH, have poured out My wrath on you. [modern Israel?] 

22:23 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 22:24 Son of Adam, tell her, You are a land that is not cleansed, nor rained on in the day of indignation. 22:25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in its midst, like a roaring lion tearing the prey: they have devoured beings; they take treasure and precious things; they have made her widows many in its midst. 22:26 Her priests have done violence to My Torah, and have profaned My Set-apart things: they have made no distinction between the Set-apart and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from My Shabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 22:27 Her princes in its midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy beings, that they may get dishonest gain. 22:28 Her prophets have daubed for them with whitewash, seeing false visions, and divining lies to them, saying, "Thus says the Master YaHuWaH", when YaHuWaH has not spoken. 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery; yes, they have troubled the poor and needy, and have oppressed the foreigner wrongfully. 22:30 I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before Me for the Land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.  22:31 Therefore have I poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath: their own way have I brought on their heads, says the Master YaHuWaH.


Yet he has already told us there will be enough of a remnant left to make the city feel it was worth all the pain. (14:22), so there is a glimmer of hope. Parallel passages say that when He can find no one to intercede, His Own Arm would bring deliverance. (YashaYahuw 59:16-21; 63:5) These passages all speak of the retribution that must come, but before this “deliverance” takes place - is the destruction of His enemies, but redemption for those who turn from transgression, and renewal of covenant. Once the Man who is called YaHuWaH’s Arm (Yash. 53:5) did show up to rebuild the sheepfold and be its door (Yahuwchanan 10:7), new life could be poured back into all this scrap metal. Since there is now someone to stand in the gap, judgment is not the end of the story. As we now have an opening to return, we can embrace the judgment that is again necessary to purify away the dross that is still there (1 Kefa 4:12-13), so that this time it can actually be effective.


23:1 The Word of YaHuWaH  came again to me, saying, 23:2 Son of Adam, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:


One mother: possibly an allusion back to Sarah or Ribqah, the common mothers of all Ysra'al. They spent time in the tents of other men to save their husbands’ lives. YaHuWaH spared them from being violated, but this may have opened the door for their “daughters” to develop a taste for the exotic instead of the familiar:


23:3 and they played the prostitute in Mitsrayim; they played the prostitute in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there was handled the bosom of their virginity. 23:4 The names of them were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister: and they became Mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Shomerown is Oholah, and Yahrushalom Oholibah.


Ohalah means “her own tent” (the attitude of the Northern Kingdom, which wanted its own worship sites), and Ohalibah means “My tent is in her” (for YaHuWaH had set His Name in Yahrushalom). Shomron: the capital of the Northern Kingdom, called the elder because Ya'aqob called Yoseyf’s son Efrayim his firstborn. Belonged to Me: the simple explanation for His jealousy over them.


 23:5 Oholah played the prostitute when she was Mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Ashshuwr her neighbors, 23:6 who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses. 23:7 She bestowed her prostitution on them, the choicest men of Ashshuwr all of them; and on whoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself. 23:8 Neither has she left her prostitution since the days of Mitsrayim; for in her youth they lay with her, and they handled the bosom of her virginity; and they poured out their prostitution on her.


One’s impressionable youth sets the stage for her outlook and preferences all her life. Ysra'al did voluntarily submit to Mitsrayim before she was enslaved there, choosing to be public servants—still a tendency of both houses of Ysra'al and still a temptation since whatever culture we are working to benefit can draw us into itself and demand too much of the time and energy that should be put into Ysra'al.


23:9 Therefore I delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Ashshuwr, on whom she doted.  23:10 These uncovered her nakedness; they took her sons and her daughters; and her they killed with the sword: and she became a byword among women; for they executed judgments on her. 23:11 Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her doting than she, and in her prostitution which were more than the prostitution of her sister. Compare YirmeYahuw 3:6-10. 23:12 She doted on the Ashshuwr, governors and rulers, her neighbors, clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.  23:13 I saw that she was defiled; for they both had the same habit. 23:14 She increased her prostitution; for she saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Kasdiym portrayed with vermilion, 23:15 girded with girdles on their waists, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them princes to look on, after the likeness of the sons of Babel in Kasdiym, the land of their birth. 23:16 As soon as she saw them she doted on them, and sent messengers to them into Kasdiy. 23:17 The sons of Babel came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their prostitution, and she was polluted with them, and her being was alienated from them. 


They quickly lost their luster. Ephrayim will be disgusted with himself when he recognizes how much energy he put into such foolishness. (YirmeYahuw 31:19) We have inherited lies! (Yirm. 16:16) We must be merciful to those who are recognizing this, but show no mercy on the things they have been carrying, which they were driven to obey.  


23:18 So she uncovered her prostitution, and uncovered her nakedness: then My being was alienated from her, like as My being was alienated from her sister. 


It is a stretch to say that if He divorced Efrayim, he did not divorce Yahuwdah too. But if she never committed to another husband in covenant (but only whored around), He can take her back. (Deut. 24:3-4)


23:19 Yet she multiplied her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth, in which she had played the prostitute in the land of Mitsrayim. 23:20 She doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of donkeys, and whose issue is like the issue of horses. 23:21 Thus you called to memory the lewdness of your youth, in the handling of your bosom by the Mitsrites for the breasts of your youth. 23:22 Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will raise up your lovers against you, from whom your being is alienated, and I will bring them against you on every side:  23:23 those of Babel and all the Kasdiy, Peqowd and Showa and Qowa, and all the Ashshuwr with them; desirable young men, governors and rulers all of them, princes and men of renown, all of them riding on horses. 23:24 They shall come against you with weapons, chariots, and wagons, and with a company of peoples; they shall set themselves against you with buckler and shield and helmet all around; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they shall judge you according to their judgments.


Rev. 17:15 He said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. [link to 13:7] 17:16 The ten horns which you saw on the Beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall lay her waste and naked, and eat her flesh, and burn her with fire!  …. 17:17 For YaHuWaH has put in their hearts to do what He has in mind, and to be of one mind, and to give their reign to the Beast, until the Words of YaHuWaH should be accomplished. 17:18 The woman whom you saw is the Great City having dominion over the kings of the earth.”  ["Great City" problem: If we let Scripture interpret Scripture, then this "Great City" according to Rev. 11:8 must be Yahrushalom where our Master was put on the tree --- (And their dead bodies lie in the street of  the Great City, which spiritually is called Sedom and Mitsrayim, where also their Sovereign was hung on a pole). … and Yahrushalom was called "Sedom and Amorah" in the TaNaK several times.]


 23:25 I will set My jealousy against you, and they shall deal with you in fury; they shall take away your nose and your ears; and your residue shall fall by the sword: they shall take your sons and your daughters; and your residue shall be devoured by the fire. 23:26 They shall also strip you of your clothes, and take away your beautiful jewels. 23:27 Thus will I make your lewdness to cease from you, and your prostitution brought from the land of Mitsrayim; so that you shall not lift up your eyes to them, nor remember Mitsrayim any more. 23:28 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will deliver you into the hand of them whom you hate, into the hand of them from whom your being is alienated; 23:29 and they shall deal with you in hatred, and shall take away all your labor, and shall leave you naked and bare; and the nakedness of your prostitution shall be uncovered, both your lewdness and your prostitution. 23:30 These things shall be done to you, because you have played the prostitute after the heathen, and because you are polluted with their idols. [Rev. 17]  23:31 You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore will I give her cup [Her cup: The cup of the adulterous woman is detailed in Numbers 5.] into your hand. 23:32 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: You will drink of your sister’s cup, which is deep and large; you will be ridiculed and held in derision; it contains much. [Tehillim 75:8 For in the Hand of YaHuWaH there is a cup, full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours it out. Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs. ]

 23:33 You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Shomerown. 23:34-35 You shall even drink it and drain it out, and you shall gnaw the broken pieces of it, and shall tear your breasts; for I have spoken it, says the Master YaHuWaH.  Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because you have forgotten Me, and cast Me behind your back, therefore you also bear your lewdness and your prostitution. 23:36  YaHuWaH said moreover to me: Son of Adam, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? then declare to them their abominations. 23:37 For they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands; and with their idols have they committed adultery; and they have also caused their sons, whom they bore to me, to pass through the fire to them to be devoured.  23:38 Moreover this they have done to Me: they have defiled My Set-apart Place in the same day, and have profaned My Shabbaths. 23:39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into My Set-apart Place to profane it; and behold, thus have they done in the midst of My House.  23:40 Furthermore you have sent for men who come from far, to whom a messenger was sent, and behold, they came; [YashaYahuw 39:1-8] for whom you did wash yourself, paint your eyes, and decorate yourself with ornaments, 23:41 and sit on a stately bed, with a table prepared before it, whereupon you set My incense and My oil. 23:42 The voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with men of the common sort were brought drunkards from the wilderness; and they put bracelets on the hands of the two of them, and beautiful crowns on their heads. 23:43 Then said I of her who was old in adulteries, now will they play the prostitute with her, and she with them. 23:44 They went in to her, as they go in to a prostitute: so went they in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women. 23:45 Righteous men, they shall judge them with the judgment of adulteresses, and with the judgment of women who shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.  23:46 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will bring up a company against them, and will give them to be tossed back and forth and robbed. 23:47 The company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall kill their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.  23:48 Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the Land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness. 23:49 They shall recompense your lewdness on you, and you shall bear the sins of your idols; and you shall know that I am the Master YaHuWaH.


24:1 Again, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 24:2 Son of Adam, write the name of the day, even of this same day: the king of Babel drew close to Yahrushalom this same day. 24:3 Utter a parable to the rebellious house, and tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH, Set a pot on the fire! Set it on, and also pour water into it: 24:4 gather pieces of meat into it, each of the best cuts: the thigh, and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones. 24:5 Take the choice of the flock, and also a pile up the bones under the pot; bring it to a rapid boil; yes, let its bones be boiled within it as well.  24:6 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Woe to the bloody city,  the pot whose blood residue is in it, and whose rust is not gone out of it! 


Residue: rust-colored scum that proves the animal was not slaughtered in a kosher manner. (See v. 7.)  The Hebrew term comes from a root meaning “weakness”. Bones: within which there is marrow, from which additional blood residue can come. A lot: the way the scapegoat is chosen at Yom Kippur, a context also suggested by the cliff in v. 7, since in second Temple times, the goat was not just released into the wilderness, but actually thrown off a cliff to ensure its demise.


Take out of it piece after piece; don't let a lot be cast on it. 24:7 For her blood is in the midst of her; she has put it on the glaring face of a cliff; she didn’t spill it out on the ground to cover it with dust.


Spill it out: This is commanded when animals are slaughtered for consumption outside Yahrushalom. (Lev. 17:13) Blood is where the life (or soul, or appetite) is. Burying it is symbolic of suppressing our selfishness. Yet here it is not only reserved but put in a place of prominence. Dust: symbolic of Abraham’s—and Ysra'el’s--seed. (Gen. 13:16; 28:14) 


 24:8 That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have set her blood on the bare rock, that it should not be covered. 24:9 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great. 24:10 Heap on the wood, make the fire hot, boil well the flesh, and make thick the broth, and let the bones be burned. 24:11 Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its brass may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed. 24:12 She has wearied herself with toil; yet her great rust doesn’t go forth out of her; her rust doesn’t go forth by fire. 24:13 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have cleansed you and you weren’t cleansed, you shall not be cleansed from your filthiness any more, until I have caused My wrath toward you to rest. 24:14-15 I,  YaHuWaH, have spoken it: it shall happen, and I will do it: I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says the Master YaHuWaH.   Also the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 24:16 Son of Adam, behold, I will take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet you shall neither mourn nor weep, neither shall your tears run down. 24:17 Sigh, but not aloud, make no mourning for the dead; bind your headdress on you, and put your shoes on your feet, and don’t cover your lips, and don’t eat men’s bread. 

 24:18 So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

 24:19 The people said to me, Won’t you tell us what these things are to us, that you do so? 24:20 Then I said to them, The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 24:21 Speak to the House of Ysra'al, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will profane My Set-apart Place, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes, and that which your being pities; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind shall fall by the sword. 24:22 You shall do as I have done: you shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.  24:23 Your turbans shall be on your heads, and your shoes on your feet: you shall not mourn nor weep; but you shall pine away in your iniquities, and moan one toward another.  24:24 Thus Yehezqe'l shall be a sign to you; according to all that he has done, you will do. When this comes, then you will know that I AM the Master YaHuWaH.


 24:25 You, son of Adam, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of their esteem, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their heart, their sons and their daughters, 24:26 that in that day he who escapes shall come to you, to cause you to hear it with your ears? 24:27 In that day your mouth will be opened to him who has escaped, and you shall speak, and be no more mute: so you will be a sign to them; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


25:1 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 25:2 Son of Adam, set your face toward the children of Ammown, and prophesy against them:  25:3 and tell the children of Ammown, Hear the Word of the Master YaHuWaH: Thus says the Master YaHuWaH, Because you said, Aha, against My Set-apart Place, when it was profaned; and against Eretz-Ysra'al, when it was made desolate; and against the House of Yahuwdah, when they went into captivity: 25:4 therefore, behold, I will deliver you to the children of the east for a possession, and they shall set their encampments in you, and make their dwellings in you; they shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk. 25:5 I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the children of Ammown a resting place for flocks: and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.  For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because you have clapped your hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced with all the contempt of your being against Eretz-Ysra'al; 25:7 therefore, behold, I have stretched out My hand on you, and will deliver you for a spoil to the nations; and I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish out of the countries: I will destroy you; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH. 25:8 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because Mow'ab and Se'iyr say, Behold, the House of Yahuwdah is like all the heathen; 25:9 therefore, behold, I will open the side of Mow'ab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the esteem of the country, Bayith Yeshimowth, Ba'al Me'own, and Qiryathayim, 25:10 to the children of the east, to go against the children of Am'mown; and I will give them for a possession, that the children of Am'mown may not be remembered among the nations. 


Among the nations: At Sukkoth 70 bulls are offered for the sake of the ingathering of the nations, for in Genesis 10, 70 nations are listed, which may indeed be the way national boundaries are restored when Yahuwshua brings His Kingdom over them all. But Ammon, Moab, and Edom (which is also called Seir) are not among those 70, for they were divided off from the “nation” of Eber later, all being descendants of Abraham or his nephew Lot. However, this has not yet taken place, for though there is no longer a nation called the Ammonites, their name is preserved in the modern name of Rabbah (mentioned in v. 5): Amman, Jordan.


25:11 and I will execute judgments on Mow'ab; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.  Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because Edom has dealt against the House of Yahuwdah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself on them; 25:13 therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH, I will stretch out my hand on Edom, and will cut off man and animal from it; and I will make it a wasteland from Teyman; even to Dedan shall they fall by the sword. 


Edom is still a wasteland. It is in southwestern Jordan today. Theyman and D’dan are in modern-day Saudi Arabia, which is also mostly desert with no vegetation.


25:14 I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Ysra'al; and they shall do in Edom according to My anger and according to My wrath; and they shall become intimately acquainted with My vengeance, says the Master YaHuWaH. 


Edom: In Jewish tradition, the torch was passed from Edom to Rome, and Edom figuratively refers to the Church. My people: an allusion in particular to the Northern Kingdom (Hoshea 1:9-10). Many of them are still in the church today, but will be brought out as they recognize that they are really Ysra'al. Those that are left will be avenged according to what they did to the least of Yahuwshua’s brethren (Mat. 25:40), and this will be carried out by Ysra'al herself. Ironically, the church has always declared herself immune to YaHuWaH’s vengeance, though they have failed to keep most of His commandments. It has been long delayed (Mat. 24:48), so they assume it has been cancelled, meaning the awakening will be all the more rude.


 25:15 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because the Pelishtiym have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with contempt of being to destroy with perpetual enmity; 25:16 therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH, Behold, I will stretch out My hand on the Pelishtiym, and I will cut off the Kerethiy, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast. 25:17 I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I shall lay My vengeance on them.


26:1 It happened in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 26:2 Son of Adam, because Tsor has said against Yahrushalom, Aha, she is broken: the gates of the peoples are turned over to me;  I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste: 26:3 therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH, Behold, I am against you, Tsor, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up. 26:4 They shall destroy the walls of Tsor, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her a bare rock. 26:5 She shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken it, says the Master YaHuWaH ; and she shall become a spoil to the nations.


Arthur Custance (Doorway Papers, Vol. VII, Part III, Chapter 3) documents how this took place in exactly the way it is foretold here. Since Tsor resisted Nebukhadnetzar’s yoke, he began a siege of the city a year after the fall of Yahrushalom, which then lasted 13 years. Its aqueduct was destroyed, contributing to its isolation. Little by little its riches were transferred across to the island by their large fleet of ships. The part of the city that was on the mainland apparently capitulated, but Jerome reports that Nebukhadnetzar found nothing worthy of his efforts, and it slowly fell into ruin. But the island remained prosperous and was not subdued for another 240 years until, in 332 B.C.E., Alexander the Great built a causeway using the ruined houses. This took seven months, and so much material was needed to bridge the deep inlet that they indeed scraped the very dust of the city from the shore into the sea! (v. 12) The book of 2 Maccabees tells some of the story of how it was plundered. Tsor revived in Roman times before slowly falling into decline. The Muslims stopped the commerce. By modern times, the causeway trapped silt, forming a wide land bridge, and the ruins of the city barely rise above the sea, and today fishermen have been photographed stretching their nets to dry on the fallen columns of the city that juts out into the “midst of the sea”!


 26:6 Her daughters who are in the field shall be slain with the sword: and they shall know that I am YaHuWaH.  For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will bring on Tsor, Nebuwkadne'tstsar king of Babel, king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and much people. 26:8 He shall kill your daughters in the field with the sword; and he shall make forts against you, and cast up a mound against you, and raise up the buckler against you. 26:9 He shall set his battering engines against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers. 26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wagons, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into your gates, as men enter into a city in which is made a breach. 26:11 With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all your streets; he shall kill your people with the sword; and the pillars of your strength shall go down to the ground. 26:12 They shall make a spoil of your riches, and make a prey of your merchandise; and they shall break down your walls, and destroy your pleasant houses; and they shall lay your stones and your timber and your dust in the midst of the waters. 26:13 I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be no more heard.  26:14 I will make you a bare rock; you shall be a place for the spreading of nets; you shall be built no more: for I  YaHuWaH  have spoken it, says the Master YaHuWaH. 26:15 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH to Tsor: shall not the islands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when the slaughter is made in the midst of you? 26:16 Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay aside their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit on the ground, and shall tremble every moment, and be astonished at you. 26:17 They shall take up a lamentation over you, and tell you, How you are destroyed, who were inhabited by seafaring men, the renowned city, who was strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, who caused their terror to be on all who lived there!  26:18 Now shall the islands tremble in the day of your fall; yes, the islands that are in the sea shall be dismayed at your departure. 26:19 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: When I shall make you a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep on you, and the great waters shall cover you;


Amowts 5:8 seek Him Who made the Kimah (seven stars) and Kesil (Orion), and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night; Who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth: YaHuWaH is His Name! [Tsunami?]


 26:20 then will I bring you down with those who descend into the pit, to the people of old time, and will make you to dwell in the lower parts of the earth, in the places that are desolate of old, with those who go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I will set esteem in the land of the living: 26:21 I will make you a terror, and you shall no more have any being; though you are sought for, yet you will never be found again, says the Master YaHuWaH.


27:1 The Word of YaHuWaH  came again to me, saying, 27:2 You, son of Adam, take up a lamentation over Tsor; 27:3 and tell Tsor, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Master YaHuWaH: You, Tsor, have said, I am perfect in beauty.  27:4 Your borders are in the heart of the seas! Your builders have perfected your beauty. 


Your borders: Her sphere of influence is wherever the sea is passable. Your builders: YaHuWaH is cutting down Tzur’s pride by saying that all the beauty she bragged about (v. 3) was brought in from outside. The places listed below were known for having the finest skill and workmanship in the areas Tsor hired them for. If it were not for trade and commerce, she would be much like any other city.


27:5 They have made all your planks of fir trees from Seniyr; they have taken a cedar from Lebanown to make a mast for you. 27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; they have made your benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the coasts of Kittiy. 27:7 Of fine linen with embroidered work from Mitsrayim was your sail, that it might be to you for a banner; blue and purple from the islands of Eliyshah was your awning.


Sail: or ensign, banner, rallying pole. Note the comparison of Tsor to a ship throughout this chapter. Elishah: one of the Greek regions (populated from a son of Yawan), possibly Aeolia.


 27:8 The inhabitants of Tsiydown and Arwad were your rowers: your wise men, Tsor, were in you, they were your pilots. 27:9 The old men of Gebal and the wise men of it were in you your repairers of ship seams: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to deal in your merchandise. 27:10 Paras and Luwd and Puwt were in your army, your men of war: they hung the shield and helmet in you; they set forth your comeliness. 27:11 The men of Arwad with your army were on your walls all around, and the Gammadites were in your towers; they hung their shields on your walls all around; they have perfected your beauty. 27:12 Tarshiysh was your merchant because of your great wealth. they gave you silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for your wares. 27:13 Yawan, Tuwbal, and Meshek, they were your traders; they proffered the souls of mankind and vessels of brass for your merchandise. 


[Yawan: Greece. It is the Greek system of logic and culture that Rome adopted, and it sustains the torch that passed from Babel to Rome down to the global trade network centered in the nation that recently captured literal Babel. Tubal and Meshekh are under the same spiritual power. (38:2) Meshekh means to prolong, drag on, or draw out—similar to Mosheh, whose name meant to be drawn out. Souls of mankind: Compare the reference to Babel in Rev. 18:13. The system that Babel and Tsor engendered does indeed make human beings subordinate to their agendas. We can detect the same attitude in companies that no longer speak of “personnel” but only of “human resources”—people made in Elohim’s image being counted as just one more of many tools to get the job done. It is being enslaved to the system of trade through debt that helps prolong our “sojourn in Meshekh” (Ps. 120:5) and keeps us from being “drawn out” of it by the Torah (written by Mosheh), just as was the case for Ysra'al in Mitsrayim, for according to the Book of Yasher our forebears became slaves through entanglements with the Mitsrayimian society to which they obligated themselves voluntarily. In Greek, Yahuwshua’s community is named “the called-out ones”. We must apply this to the “matrix” that holds us captive today.]


 27:14 They of the house of Togarmah traded for your wares with horses and war horses and mules. 27:15 The men of Dedan were your traders; many islands were the market of your hand: they brought payment in horns of ivory and ebony. 27:16 Aram was your merchant by reason of the multitude of your handiworks: they traded for your wares with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies. 27:17 Yahuwdah, and Eretz-Ysra'al, they were your traffickers: they traded for your merchandise wheat of Minniyth, and confections, and honey, and oil, and balm. 27:18 Dammeseq was your merchant for the multitude of your handiworks, because of your great wealth of goods, with the wine of Chelbon, and white wool. 27:19 Dan and Yawan traded with yarn for your wares: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were among your merchandise.


Note that Dan was so well-established in its own right as a tribe that it is listed separately from the rest. It was a seafaring tribe, which would endear it to Tsor and Tsidown. But it is missing from the list of Ysra'alite tribes in the book that describes Babylon’s undoing. (Rev. 7:5-8)


 27:20 Dedan was your trader in precious cloths for riding. 27:21 Arab, and all the princes of Qedar, they were the merchants of your hand; in lambs, and rams, and goats, in these were they your merchants. 27:22 The traders of Sheba and Ra'mah, they were your traders; they traded for your wares with the chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.  27:23 Charan and Kanneh and Eden, the traders of Sheba, Ashshuwr and Kilmad, were your traders.  27:24 These were your traders in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich clothing, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your merchandise. 27:25 The ships of Tarshiysh were your caravans for your merchandise: and you were replenished, and made very glorious in the heart of the seas. 27:26 Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the heart of the seas.


East wind: can also mean “spirit of antiquity”, and indeed it is the resurgence of the ancient ways that will sink the ship of Tsor and Babel. The seas: the very thing that made Tsor wealthy proves to be her undoing.


  27:27 Your riches, and your wares, your merchandise, your mariners, and your pilots, your repairers of ship seams, and the dealers in your merchandise, and all your men of war, who are in you, with all your company which is in the midst of you, shall fall into the heart of the seas in the day of your ruin. 27:28 At the sound of the cry of your pilots the suburbs shall shake. 27:29 All who handled the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships; they shall stand on the land, 27:30 and shall cause their voice to be heard over you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust on their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes: 27:31 and they shall make themselves bald for you, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for you in bitterness of being with bitter mourning. 27:32 In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for you, and lament over you, saying, Who is there like Tsor, like her who is brought to silence in the midst of the sea?  27:33 When your wares went forth out of the seas, you filled many peoples; you did enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of your riches and of your merchandise.  27:34 In the time that you were broken by the seas in the depths of the waters, your merchandise and all your company did fall in the midst of you. 27:35 All the inhabitants of the islands are astonished at you, and their kings are horribly afraid; they are troubled in their face.


Are troubled: literally, thunder [with rage]. This is echoed nearly word-for-word in regard to Babel in Rev. 18:9, so we know the two are speaking of the same system, initiated by Nimrod at the Tower of Babel and thus bearing its name, but still alive today in modern Babel - that rulers throughout history have tried in many ways to revive. “Come out of her, My people, lest you share in her sins…and…her plagues.” (Rev. 18:4)


27:36 The merchants among the peoples hiss at you; you are become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being. [cf Rev. 18 - vs. 8-24!]


Bereshiyth 10:2 The sons of Yepheth: Gomer, Magowg, Maday, Yawan, Tuwbal, Meshek, and Tiyreya. 10:3 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riyphath, and Towgarmah.  10:4 The sons of Yawan: Eliyshah, Tarshiysh, Kittiy, and Dodaniym. 10:5 Of these were the islands of the nations [gentiles] spread out into their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations. .......  10:6 The sons of Cham: Kuwsh, Mitsrayim, Puwt, and Kena'an. 10:7 The sons of Kuwsh: Seba, Chawiylah, Sabta, Ra'amah, and Sabteca. The sons of Ra'amah: Sheba and Dedan.


28:1 The Word of YaHuWaH  came again to me, saying, 28:2 Son of Adam, tell the prince of Tsor, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of Aluahiym, in the midst of the seas; yet you are man, and not Al, though you did set your heart as the heart of Aluahiym— 28:3 behold,  are you indeed wiser than Daniy'el? Can no secret be kept hidden from you? 28:4 By your wisdom and by your understanding you have gotten yourself riches, and have gotten gold and silver into your treasures; 28:5 by your great wisdom and by your traffic you have increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches— 28:6 therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because you have set your heart as the heart of Aluahiym, 28:7 therefore, behold, I will bring foreigners on you that strike terror on the nations; and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they shall defile your brightness.


What could be a better description of the terrorist attacks being perpetrated against the greatest trading nations of today? But we could also apply it to the one who tried to rebuild Babylon.


 28:8 They shall bring you down to the pit; and you shall die the death of those who are slain, in the heart of the seas. 28:9 Will you yet say before him who kills you, I am Aluahiym? but you are man, and not Al, in the hand of him who wounds you. 28:10-11 You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, says the Master YaHuWaH.  


Moreover the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 28:12 Son of Adam, take up a lamentation over the king of Tsor, and tell him, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of Aluahiym; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, emerald, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and beryl. The workmanship of your percussion instruments and your socket-cavities were right within yourself; on the day that you were created they were securely fastened and made ready. 


In Eden: This tips us off to the fact that we are dealing with something much more ancient than literal Tsor alone—a spirit that inhabited and motivated it, but which existed long beforehand. Socket-cavities: i.e., receptacles in which to mount the precious stones or musical instruments, but the same term is used as the root for the word “female” in Hebrew. This gives us a clue about the role the antitype of this king played, especially as relates to the Phoenicians, from which Izebel came. Izebel insisted that her husband Ahab, could do anything he pleased since he was the king, but she was the real mastermind behind his actions. The spirit of Izebel, in which the woman dominates and usurps the role of the man, is resurging at full force in our day. Why? When we compare the other lists of these same jewels throughout Scripture, we see them as bedecking YaHuWaH’s Bride (Rev. 21:19-20). So this is the clothing of YaHuWaH’s bride. Yet who, other than Adam and Hawah, was in Eden? None other than the serpent. You were created: a phrase designed to put in his place the one who wanted to be “like Aluahiym”. (YashaYahuw 14:12-14)


28:14 You were the anointed keruwb who overshadows: and I permitted you to come to the restricted mountain of Aluahiym; you have walked about freely right among the stones of fire. 


Overshadows: protects and screens by shutting off access to the throne, but the term also means to weave together or intertwine, just as the two kh’ruvim atop the Ark of the Covenant, symbolically overshadowing the place where YaHuWaH sat, were actually from one piece of gold. This again suggests the role of a bride and groom. Yahuwshua may have been represented by the other kh’ruv, since the allegorical level of Ruth 3:12; 4:6 indicates that they both have the right of atonement. Stones of fire: probably referring to the brazen altar and the altar of incense—i.e., a priestly role. It would appear, then, that the unfallen haSatan was also the first high priest before YaHuWaH!


 28:15 You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you. 


Unrighteousness: choosing to be rich rather than continuing to be the pattern (v. 12) that revealed YaHuWaH to the rest of the created order. Therefore another pattern needed to be made. The “broken mold” had to be recast so that this role could be filled again. Adam was created in YaHuWaH’s image, and, under the influence of this same “king”, also failed in that role. YaHuWaH raised up Abraham and from him, Ysra'al, to restore what Adam broke, and through Ysra'al came the Hekal, which chapter 43 calls a pattern—the only other time this same Hebrew term is used in Scripture. So what the Hekal represents on earth is what haSatan used to be. ??? Yahuwshua identified His body with the Hekal (Yochanan 2:21), and this is the Scriptural authority by which He could do so. Of course, His body does not mean only His physical body, but those of whom He is the spiritual Head. (Eph. 5:30)


28:16 By the abundance of your traffic they filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I have cast you as profane out of the mountain of Aluahiym; and I have destroyed you, covering keruwb, from the midst of the stones of fire.


Here He reverts briefly to speaking about the city itself. But indeed YaHuWaH’s bejeweled bride is also described as a city in Rev. 21. HaSatan continued to have a “seat” in a series of cities such as Babel, Athens, Rome, etc. (Rev. 2:13) So Tsor is the civic embodiment of a bride deposed because she thought it was beneath her dignity to obey:


 28:17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I have cast you to the ground; I have laid you before kings, that they may inspect you.


“She” made an excellent wife until she started using her gifts for her own gain instead of for her Husband’s sake. Compare the story of Queen Washti (Esther 1:9-18). So we surmise that haSatan is YaHuWaH’s adversary because “she” was in the position of YaHuWaH’s first bride, but she coveted His position. She was meant to be under authority. When tempting human beings, the serpent approached Hawah first, for when out from under her husband’s covering, she was more vulnerable. This disrupted the structure of human society from the start. After this YaHuWaH clearly consigned her to being under her husband’s rule so that some semblance of order could be restored. (Gen. 3:16) Since Yahuwshua uses “heaven” as a shortened form of “the Kingdom of heaven”, haSatan’s being cast down (Rev. 12:10) would correlate with his/her being bound for 1,000 years during the Kingdom. (Rev. 20:3)


 28:18 By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your traffic, you have profaned your sanctuaries; therefore have I brought forth a fire from the midst of you; it has devoured you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all those who see you. 28:19 All those who know you among the peoples shall be astonished at you: you have become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being.


 [Compare YashaYahuw 14:4-17, where the same judgment comes on Babel, to which Tsor’s scepter was passed.]



 28:20 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 28:21 Son of Adam, set your face toward Tsiydown, and prophesy against it,


Tsiydown was Tsor’s sister city, from which Izebel came, and where she was princess. (1 Kings 16:31) Its name means “the greatest hunter”—undoubtedly named in honor of Nimrod (Gen. 10:8-9), who began the rebellion against YaHuWaH after the Deluge in the original Babel. (Gen. 11)


28:22 and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against you, Tsiydown; and I will be esteemed in the midst of you; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and I will be treated as in a category of My own. 28:23 For I will send pestilence into her, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall fall in the midst of her, with the sword on her on every side; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


But as Washti had to be replaced by another queen (Hadassah), there was a vacancy in the position of YaHuWaH’s bride. Who was chosen to fill it? Our clue, again, is the stones listed in v. 13. Notice that they are grouped in threes, just as on the High Priest’s breastplate, where they represent each of the tribes of Ysra'al. (Ex. 28:17-20) Tsor is missing some jewels in v. 13 from those on the High Priest’s breastplate (the entire third row, representing Gad, Asher, and Yissachar), showing that indeed haSatan comes up short of the perfection found more fully in Ysra'al, as Hadassah’s beauty outshone Washti’s. Two of these three are children of Leah’s handmaid and the son Leah bore when she hired Ya'aqob with her son’s mandrakes. (Gen. 30) This correlates with the nearer kinsman not wanting responsibility for Ruth as well as Naomi because it would reduce the inheritance his own children received. (Ruth 4:6) Yahuwshua, on the other hand, was willing to redeem all twelve tribes of Ysra'al. (YashaYahuw 49:6) One of these three that haSatan lacked, Asher, is the tribe within whose land Tsor was situated (Yahuwshua 19:24, 29), and because this tribe did not dispossess them as they were told, they became a thorn in their sides. (Num. 33:55) The spirit of Izebel was allowed into Ysra'al, and the result was the killing of the prophets—the vengeance of an ex-wife scorned. This motif explains why haSatan hates YaHuWaH’s chosen people so vehemently. We walk in the spirit of EliYahuw (the restoration of all things, Mal. 4:5; Mat. 17:11), and what will oppose us is the spirit of Tsor (Jezebel). But her days are numbered (compare Rev. 12:12)…


28:24 There shall be no more a pricking brier to the House of Ysra'al, nor a hurting thorn of any that are around them, that did contempt to them; and they shall know that I am the Master YaHuWaH.


Thorns are the direct result of the curse YaHuWaH put on mankind after we sinned and did not take responsibility for it. (Gen. 3:18) So this scenario bespeaks the partial rescinding of the curse during the Kingdom (compare Yashayahuw 11:9), paralleling YaHuWaH’s shielding Goshen from the worst of the plagues of Mitsrayim. (Ex. 9:26; 10:23) The Mashiyach is called Ysra'al in one sense (YashaYahuw 49:1-6). He was brought forth by Ysra'al (Rev. 12:13), and those He gathers form the substance of Ysra'al. We, His people, are to complete the Body of which He is the Head. Compare His attitude to that of haSatan’s here—as well as Chuwah’s and Adam’s. (Gen. 3:1-6  3:6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food [lust of the flesh], and that it was a delight to the eyes [lust of the eyes], and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise [pride of life], she took of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate. ... so they could be like "Aluahiym"!; Phil 2:5 Have this in your mind, which was also within haMashiyach YaHuWSHuWaH, 2:6 Who, existing in the form of Aluahiym, didn’t consider equality with Aluah  a thing to be grasped, (as did Chuwah and Adam - Gen. 3:6 - "be like Aluahiym") 2:7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondman, being made in the likeness of the sons of Adam. 2:8 And being found in fashion "Like a son of Adam"Daniel 7: 13], He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, even the death of the stake. ) He came to undo and make reparation for this strong temptation. Compare the context here with YashaYahuw 49:6:


28:25 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: When I shall have gathered the House of Ysra'al from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and shall be Set-apart in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their own Land which I gave to My servant Ya'aqob. 28:26 They shall dwell securely therein; yes, they shall build houses, and plant vineyards, and shall dwell securely, when I have executed judgments on all those who do them contempt all around them; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH their Aluahiym. 


[This land will include Tzur’s former territory!  Note that we are gathered away from the peoples before we are gathered away from their lands, so that they can notice our love for one another. (Yahuwch. 13:35) It is difficult for modern folks to understand, but it states here that this is accomplished by building walls between ourselves and those who are unset-apart. This is the method of “evangelism” YaHuWaH chooses. (Compare Mat. 10:11-14)] 


29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth day of the month, the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 29:2 “Son of Adam, set your face against Par'oh king of Mitsrayim (churchanity), and prophesy against him and against all Mitsrayim (churchanity). 29:3 Speak and say, ‘Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: “Behold, I am against you, Par'oh king of Mitsrayim (churchanity), the great crocodile that lies in the midst of his rivers, that has said, ‘My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.’ 


Crocodile: the counterfeit of what Mosheh’s rod became (Ex. 7:9, this being an alternate pronunciation of the same word, tannin). This arrogant one thinks that he created rivers just because he can divert them. The pope boasted that he had “changed” the Shabbath to Sunday just to prove he had the authority to do so! (Dr. Samuel Bacchiochi) Water is often symbolic of the Word of YaHuWaH, and the Church has co-opted even this with its own (personally-centered) version of the Gospel.


29:4 I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will make the fish of your rivers stick to your scales; and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, with all the fish of your rivers which stick to your scales. 29:5 I’ll cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers. You’ll fall on the open field. You won’t be brought together, nor gathered. I have given you for food to the animals of the earth and to the birds of the sky.  [Compare the “Feast of Leviathan” (Rev. 19:17-18), the “king of the proud” (Iyob 41:34).]


29:6 All the inhabitants of Mitsrayim (churchanity) will know that I AM YaHuWaH, because they have been a staff of reed to the House of Ysra'al. 29:7 When they took hold of you by your hand, you broke, and tore all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke, and paralyzed all of their thighs.” 29:8 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: “Behold, I will bring a sword on you, and will cut off Adam and Beast from you. 29:9 The land of Mitsrayim (churchanity) shall be a desolation and a waste; and they shall know that I am YaHuWaH. Because he has said, ‘The river is mine, and I have made it;’  29:10 therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Mitsrayim an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seweneh even to the border of Kuwsh. 29:11 No foot of Adam shall pass through it, nor foot of animal shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. 29:12 I will make the land of Mitsrayim (churchanity) a desolation in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be a desolation forty years; and I will scatter the Mitsrites among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.” 


This part of the prophecy does not yet appear to have been fulfilled. Will there be nuclear fallout rendering that land uninhabitable, possibly as punishment for Mitsrayim’s latter-day crimes against Ysra'al? 


29:13 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: “At the end of forty years will I gather the Mitsriy from the peoples where they were scattered; 29:14 and I will bring back the captivity of Mitsrayim, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathrows, into the land of their birth; and they shall be there a base kingdom. 29:15 It shall be the base of the kingdoms; neither shall it any more lift itself up above the nations: and I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations. 29:16 It shall be no more the confidence of the House of Ysra'al, bringing iniquity to memory, when they turn to look after them: and they shall know that I am the Master YaHuWaH.”’”  


[Ysra'al was never to return to Mitsrayim (Deut. 17:16). Having to do so at times in both the Lewites’ and Ephrayim’s history has been a punishment. (Hoshea 8:13; 9:3) A sword will follow those who turn back to it for security. (Yirm. 42:13-18)]


It came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying,  29:18 Son of Adam, Nebuwkadne'tstsar king of Babel caused his army to serve a great service against Tsor: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was worn; yet had he no wages, nor his army, from Tsor, for the service that he had served against it. 29:19 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will give the land of Mitsrayim (churchanity) to Nebuwkadne'tstsar king of Babel; and he shall carry off her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army. 


[This giving over of the apostate Church to the commercial system with which she is in love is paralleled in Rev. 17:3-18 by the vision of the woman (a harlot) riding the beast, which then turns violently against her.]


 29:20 I have given him the land of Mitsrayim (churchanity) as his recompense for which he served, because they worked for Me, says the Master YaHuWaH.  29:21 In that day will I cause a horn to bud forth to the House of Ysra'al, and I will give you the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


 [The next three chapters show just how strong a hold haSatan has in the religious system, as he does in the world economic system. But YaHuWaH makes war on everything that holds us captive. All He wants is to set us at rest in His presence, but we cling to so many other “securities”, so He has to destroy them in order to get us back.]


30:1 The Word of YaHuWaH  came again to me, saying, 30:2 Son of Adam, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Wail, Alas for The Day!  30:3 For the Day is near, even The Day of YaHuWaH is near; it shall be a Day of clouds, a time of the heathen  [Luke 21:24].  30:4 A sword shall come on Mitsrayim, and anguish shall be in Kuwsh, when the slain shall fall in Mitsrayim; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.


 [But on the metaphorical level, the collapse of the Church, which must come after YaHuWaH removes all those who have provided its covering, will strike terror in the hearts of the commercial system that has formed such intricate ties with it]. 


 30:5 Kuwsh, and Puwt, and Luwd, and all the mixed people, and Kuwb, and the children of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword. 30:6-7 Thus says YaHuWaH: They also who uphold Mitsrayim shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from Migdowl of Seveneh shall they fall in it by the sword, says the Master YaHuWaH.  They shall be desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities shall be in the midst of the cities that are wasted. 30:8 They shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I have set a fire in Mitsrayim, and all her helpers are destroyed.  30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from before Me in ships to make the careless Kuwshiy afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Mitsrayim; for, behold, it comes. 30:10 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will also make the multitude of Mitsrayim to cease, by the hand of Nebuwkadne'tstsar king of Babel. 30:11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought in to destroy the land; and they shall draw their swords against Mitsrayim (churchanity), and fill the land with the slain. 30:12 I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men; and I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I, YaHuWaH, have spoken it.  


Sell the land: as in Yoseyf’s day, but into the opposite hands. Strangers: literally, those who have become estranged or alienated—i.e., those who were once part of it, but have parted ways from it and not amicably. Remember that Mitsrayim is a picture of the Church, whose main focus is on preparing for life after death. These strangers could also be those who sneak into its ranks with their own private agendas and pretend to be benefactors. With its “Come one, come all”, over-friendly stance, the Church is not on the alert for the wolves in sheep’s clothing who come in to devour the flock, and this could be its downfall; at best, its energies are co-opted and diverted from their intended course.


30:13 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause the images to cease from Noph; and there shall be no more a prince from the land of Mitsrayim: and I will put a fear in the land of Mitsrayim. 30:14 I will make Pathrows desolate, and will set a fire in Tso'an, and will execute judgments on No. 30:15 I will pour My wrath on Siyn, the stronghold of Mitsrayim; and I will cut off the multitude of No. 30:16 I will set a fire in Mitsrayim: Siyn shall be in great anguish, and No shall be broken up; and Noph shall have adversaries in the daytime. 30:17 The young men of Awen and of Piy Beseth shall fall by the sword; and these cities shall go into captivity. 30:18 At Tachpanches also the day shall withdraw itself, when I shall break there the yokes of Mitsrayim (churchanity), and the pride of her power shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.  30:19 Thus will I execute judgments on Mitsrayim (churchanity); and they shall know that I am YaHuWaH.  It happened in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 30:21 Son of Adam, I have broken the arm of Par'oh king (the Pope) of Mitsrayim (churchanity); and behold, it has not been bound up, to apply healing medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword. 30:22 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against (the Pope) Par'oh king of Mitsrayim (churchanity), and will break his arms, the strong arm, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.


[The leader of mystical “Mitsrayim” is the pope, and his power was broken by the Protestant Reformation - his power to literally "kill and murder" has been broken. The pope has been seeking the restoration of both aspects of his power—the physical (temporal, political) as well as the spiritual. But YaHuWaH is saying that not only will the one that was lost not be restored; in the end he will lose the other as well.]


 30:23  I will scatter the Mitsriy among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries. 30:24 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babel, and put My sword in his hand: but I will break the arms of Par'oh, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man. 30:25 I will hold up the arms of the king of Babel; and the arms of Par'oh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am YaHuWaH, when I shall put My sword into the hand of the king of Babel, and he shall stretch it out on the land of Mitsrayim (churchanity). 30:26 I will scatter the Mitsriy among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; and they shall know that I am YaHuWaH. 


[Babel (the system of commerce) had already brought the system of Tsor (wealth) under his control, so YaHuWaH gives Mitsrayim (the religious system) over to him as well, so that He can destroy both of them at once, for they were all trying to rebuild the original Babel. The crown passed from one conqueror to another, and now the United States, which has been the leader of the commercial world since World War II, has militarily taken over the literal Babel, so now the heirs to both aspects of Babel are unified again for the first time. This will undoubtedly cause eventual friction with the Ysra'alites living under that crown. Oddly enough, the unification of all mankind that Babel has always sought is also one of the Christian doctrines, though it is not in agreement with the Torah, which specifies that Ysra'al is to be set apart from all other nations.]

 [The Church, too, has found the system of commerce so comfortable that she does not wish to leave it behind when YaHuWaH has said He wants those within her who are truly His to be known as Ysra'al again instead, and to make all the lifestyle changes that entails. But when He says, “Come out of her My people”, it is so they will not partake of the plagues that must come upon her. (Rev. 17-18)]



31:1 It happened in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 31:2 Son of Adam, tell Par'oh king of Mitsrayim (churchanity ?), and to his multitude: Whom are you like in your greatness? 31:3 Behold, the Ashshuwr was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs. 31:4 The waters nourished it, the deep made it to grow: its rivers ran all around its plantation; and it sent out its channels to all the trees of the field. 31:5 Therefore its stature was exalted above all the trees of the field; and its boughs were multiplied, and its branches became long by reason of many waters, when it shot them forth. 31:6 All the birds of the sky made their nests in its boughs; and under its branches did all the animals of the field bring forth their young; and under its shadow lived all great nations. 31:7 Thus was it beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its root was by many waters. 31:8 The cedars in the garden of Aluahiym could not hide it; the fir trees were not like its boughs, and the plane trees were not as its branches; nor was any tree in the garden of Aluahiym like it in its beauty. 31:9 I made it beautiful by the multitude of its branches, so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of Aluahiym, envied it. 31:10 Therefore thus said the Master YaHuWaH: Because you are exalted in stature, and he has set his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; 31:11 I will even deliver him into the hand of the mighty one of the nations; he shall surely deal with him; I have driven him out for his wickedness. 31:12 Strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: on the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the watercourses of the land; and all the peoples of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him. 31:13 On his ruin all the birds of the sky shall dwell, and all the animals of the field shall be on his branches; 31:14 to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, neither set their top among the thick boughs, nor that their mighty ones stand up on their height, even all who drink water: for they are all delivered to death, to the lower parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with those who go down to the pit.  31:15 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: In the day when he went down to she'owl I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained its rivers; and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanown to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him. 31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to she'owl with those who descend into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanown, all that drink water, were comforted in the lower parts of the earth. 31:17 They also went down into she'owl with him to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were his arm, that lived under his shadow in the midst of the nations. 31:18 To whom are you thus like in esteem and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet you will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the lower parts of the earth: you shall lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. This is Par'oh and all his motley crowd, says the Master YaHuWaH.


32:1 It happened in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 32:2 Son of Adam, take up a lamentation over Par'oh king of Mitsrayim, and tell him, You were likened to a young lion of the nations: yet you are as a crocodile in the seas; and you did break forth with your rivers, and troubled the waters with your feet, and fouled their rivers.


Recall that Par'oh is a type of the pope and his Catholic system, which includes the Protestants which are still in their orbit. The young lion is symbolic of Yahuwdah, which the “church” was comparable to when it began, but it came to look more like the beast, for it troubled the waters of Torah by its feet (another name for set-apart festival days in Ex. 23:14, where “three times a year” literally reads “three feet each year” in Ibriy). The Church’s festivals confused truth with pagan error and clouded every definition of holiness for those truly righteous who were caught within its realm of influence for lack of being taught YaHuWaH’s true appointments. (Compare 34:19.)


32:3 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I will spread out My net on you with a company of many peoples; and they shall bring you up in My net. 32:4 I will leave you on the land, I will cast you forth on the open field, and will cause all the birds of the sky to settle on you, and I will satisfy the animals of the whole earth with you. This is the background for the feast of Leviathan as described in Rev. 19:17-21.

 32:5 I will lay your flesh on the mountains, and fill the valleys with your height. 32:6 I will also water with your blood the land in which you swim, even to the mountains; and the watercourses shall be full of you. 32:7 When I shall extinguish you [Paroah/The Beast], I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light. 

[According to Yoel 2:10; 3:15; YashaYahuw 13:10; 24:23; Mat. 24:29, and Rev. 8:12, the time frame for this scenario is the “latter days” after the time of “Great Tribulation”.]


32:8 All the bright lights of the sky will I make dark over you, and set darkness over your land, 

[Rev 16:10 5th plague - The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the Beast, and his reign was darkened. They gnawed their tongues because of the pain,  16:11 and they blasphemed the Aluahiym of heaven because of their pains and their sores [first plague]. They didn’t repent of their works.]


 says the Master YaHuWaH.  I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples [Tribulation] , when I shall bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known. 


[Mitsrayim, and by metaphor, the Church. So these lands must be those that have not accepted the authority of the pope or, possibly, simply the “Gospel” in the Christian sense.]


32:10 Yes, I will make many peoples amazed at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for you, when I shall brandish My sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall. 32:11 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: The sword of the king of Babel shall come on you.  32:12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause your multitude to fall; the terrible of the nations are they all: and they shall bring to nothing the pride of Mitsrayim, and all its multitude shall be destroyed.


32:13 I will destroy also all her beasts from beside many waters; neither shall the foot of Adam trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of animals trouble them. 32:14 Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to run like oil, says the Master YaHuWaH.  32:15 When I shall make the land of Mitsrayim  desolate and waste, a land destitute of that of which it was full, when I shall strike all those who dwell therein, then shall they know that I am YaHuWaH.  32:16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters of the nations shall lament therewith; over Mitsrayim, and over all her multitude, shall they lament therewith, says the Master YaHuWaH. 

32:17 It happened also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 32:18 Son of Adam, wail for the confused crowd of Mitsrayim, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, to the lower parts of the earth, with those who go down into the pit. 32:19 Whom do you pass in beauty? Go down, and be laid with the uncircumcised.


How is the Church any different from others in the world? There are now acting just like others who also live for self. There is nothing set-apart about that! Uncircumcised: a few literally circumcised Mitsrayimians have been found by archaeologists, but very few. But in the metaphorical sense, most Christian nations now consider circumcision normal, though it is rarely done on the eighth day as YaHuWaH commanded. Christians do not consider themselves uncircumcised, though they think physical circumcision profits nothing. If the heart is not circumcised and the selfishness removed, they are right. But YaHuWaH wants His people to be circumcised in both ways, and those who do not obey His Torah will indeed be surprised to find themselves cast out with the evildoers with whom they think they have nothing in common.


32:20 They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword; drag her and all her confused crowds away. 32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of she'owl with those who help him: they are gone down, they lie still, even the uncircumcised, slain by the sword. 32:22 Ashshuwr is there and all her company; her graves are all around her; all of them slain, fallen by the sword; 32:23 whose graves are set in the uttermost parts of the pit, and her company is around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who caused terror in the land of the living. 32:24 There is Eylam and all her multitude around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who are gone down uncircumcised into the lower parts of the earth, who caused their terror in the land of the living, and have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit. 32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude; her graves are around her; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for their terror was caused in the land of the living, and they have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of those who are slain.


 32:26 There is Meshek, Tuwbal, and all their multitude; their graves are around them; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for they caused their terror in the land of the living. 32:27 They shall not lie with the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone down to she'owl with their weapons of war, and have laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities are on their bones; for they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living. 32:28 But you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shall lie with those who are slain by the sword. 32:29 There is Edom, her kings and all her princes, who in their might are laid with those who are slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with those who go down to the pit. 


[If Mitsrayim and Edom both picture the church, why are they listed separately in the same chapter? Because Par'oh is more symbolic of the head of the Church (the pope)—the aristocracy and the religious system--and Edom symbolizes the masses who are led around and enslaved by the Church but are actually kindred with Ysra'al, for Ysra'al will one day take possession of a remnant of them (Amos 9).]


32:30 There are the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Tsiydoniy, who are gone down with the slain; in the terror which they caused by their might they are put to shame; and they lie uncircumcised with those who are slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit. 32:31 Par'oh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Par'oh and all his army, slain by the sword, says the Master YaHuWaH. 32:32 For I have put his terror in the land of the living; and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword, even Par'oh and all his confused multitude, says the Master YaHuWaH.


None of these nations have given YaHuWaH credit when He used them to chastise Ysra'al at one time or another; they took the credit for themselves. Mitsrayim also defeated these peoples, yet now she comes to the same end as they, so where is her advantage? She surrounds herself with graves as well; the centerpiece of her culture is preparation for the afterlife (much as it is in the Church). They took pride in their crypts, but their actual experience after death will involve no such esteem. Instead, they are placed in a hole in the ground! What they have stored up for was not the kingdom, so moth and rust will devour it before they can receive any dividends from it. But those who walk out Torah with confidence in YaHuWaH, and give Him the credit for their successes, will be resurrected to a reward.


33:1 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 33:2 Son of Adam, speak to the children of your people, and tell them, When I bring the sword on a land, and the people of the land take a man from within their borders, and set him for their watchman; 33:3 if, when he sees the sword come on the land, he blow the shofar, and warn the people;  33:4 then whoever hears the sound of the shofar, and doesn’t take warning, if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be on his own head. 


[Borders: literally, extremities. Those whom others consider extreme are often the ones who are best at guarding the territory, and this is done best on its edges. They are usually not those known as leaders and rarely popular, but like half the tribe of Menashe who were better at overseeing the tribes who wanted to live east of the Yarden, YaHuWaH positions those who are best at the task where they will be most useful. These texts are about Yom Teruach - the blowing of the Shofar of warning.]


33:5 He heard the sound of the shofar, and didn’t take warning; his blood shall be on him; whereas if he had taken warning,    [Take warning: or, receive teaching, accept the light shone upon him, be admonished.]  he would have delivered his being.  33:6 But if the watchman sees the sword come, and doesn’t blow the shofar, and the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes, and take any person from among them; he is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. 33:7 So you, son of Adam, I have set you a watchman to the House of Ysra'al; therefore hear the Word at My mouth, and give them warning from Me.


 Yechezqe'l is given the task of warning people who have long been exiled from the land. How could he communicate with them when he himself was a captive in Babel? This dilemma points to the main thrust of this message being for those of the “lost sheep of the House of Ysra'al” (the Northern Kingdom) who would later read his writings, brought to them by Yahuwshua’s disciples hundreds of years later. As with YirmeYahuw, Y’hezq’el is a prophet to the nations, though he did not go out to the nations in his lifetime. Both of their prophecies are very much focused on the regathering of the House of Ysra'al that is taking place right now.


 33:8 When I tell the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and you don’t speak to warn the wicked from his path; that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand.


Compare Lev. 19:16-17. Warn… from his path: literally, shine a light to guide; i.e., to make him realize that the path he is on is the wrong one. This should be all that it takes, as the adage says, “A word to the wise is sufficient.”


33:9 Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his path to turn from it, and he doesn’t turn from his way; he shall die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your being. 33:10 You, son of Adam, tell the House of Ysra'al: Thus you speak, saying, Our transgressions and our sins are on us, and we pine away in them; how then can we live? 33:11 Tell them,  As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH,  I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn, turn from your evil ways; for why will you die, House of Ysra'al?

 33:12 You, son of Adam, tell the children of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his disobedience; and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness; neither shall he who is righteous be able to live thereby in the day that he sins. 33:13 When I tell the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his righteousness, and commit iniquity, none of his righteous deeds shall be remembered; but in his iniquity that he has committed, therein shall he die. 33:14 Again, when I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; 33:15 if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that which he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. 33:16 None of his sins that he has committed shall be remembered against him: he has done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.


Compare Yahuwshua’s parable of the two sons. (Mat. 21:28ff) The one who did the right things was counted righteous, no matter what he had said he would do.


33:17 Yet the children of your people say, The way of YaHuWaH is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal. 33:18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, he shall even die therein. 33:19 When the wicked turns from his wickedness, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. 33:20 Yet you say, The way of YaHuWaH is not equal. House of Ysra'al, I will judge every one of you after his ways.


 33:21 It happened in the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one who had escaped out of Yahrushalom came to me, saying, The city has been struck. 33:22 Now the Hand of YaHuWaH had been on me in the evening, before he who was escaped came; and He had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more mute. 33:23 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 33:24  Son of Adam, they who inhabit those waste places in Eretz-Ysra'al speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the Land: but we are numerous; the Land is given us for inheritance. 


Desolate places: or, ruins. Numerous: as if they deserved more because of greater numbers. These people were living in the land of Ysra'al, but wanted to inhabit the “real Land”, like Israel of today, for though they are on the soil, it is not the inheritance of Abraham if they are not keeping the Torah. Like Abraham, we must again become as one man in order to truly inherit what he received. Otherwise, we are merely trespassers on His Land.


33:25 Therefore tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: You eat meat with the blood, and lift up your eyes to your idols, and shed blood: and shall you possess the Land? 


Eating meat with blood (even if clean types of meat) is considered worse by YaHuWaH even than idolatry! The life (soul, self, or motivation) is in the blood. Meat with the blood still in it, in Hebraic metaphor, symbolizes a “Gospel with one’s own soul still in it”—i.e., with self at the center, emphasizing “personal deliverance”. The main reason we cannot possess the Land is if we want it for our own purposes, not YaHuWaH’s. Shed blood: the ultimate contrast with loving one’s neighbor as himself.


 33:26 You stand on your sword, you work abomination, and every one of you defiles his neighbor’s wife: and shall you possess the Land? 33:27 You shall tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: As I live, surely those who are in the waste places shall fall by the sword; and him who is in the open field will I give to the animals to be devoured; and those who are in the strongholds and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. 33:28 I will make the Land a desolation and an astonishment; and the pride of her power shall cease; and the mountains of Ysra'al shall be deserted, since no one crosses over. 33:29 Then shall they know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I have made the Land a desolation and an astonishment, because of all their abominations which they have committed.  33:30-31 As for you, son of Adam, the children of your people talk of you by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, everyone to his brother, saying, Please come and hear what is the Word that comes forth from YaHuWaH.  They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your Words, but don’t do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain. 33:32 Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don’t do them. 33:33 When this comes to pass, (behold, it comes), then shall they know that a prophet has been among them.


As if he were just one of many spectacular novelties, they say, “Hey, you’ve got to come hear this speaker!” But they leave out the crucial element of being “doers” of the word he brings. (Compare Ya'aqob 1:22.) As My people: thus this warning applies to those who today know they are Ysra'al, not just christians.


34:1 The Word of YaHuWaH came to me, saying, 34:2 Son of Adam, prophesy against the shepherds [pastors] of Ysra'al, prophesy, and tell them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Woe to the shepherds of Ysra'al who feed themselves! Shouldn’t the shepherds feed the sheep?  34:3 You eat the fat, and you clothe yourself with the wool, you slaughter the best-fed; but you don’t feed the sheep.


Slaughtering in a present-day context often involves discrediting those who might call their bluff. Remember that Yahuwshua said that if they persecuted Him, they certainly would do so to His followers.


 34:4 You haven’t strengthened the diseased, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought back that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and harshness you have dominated them. 34:5 They were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food to all the animals of the field, and were scattered. 34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill: yes, My sheep were scattered on all the surface of the earth; and there was none who searched or sought.

Mountains…hill: places typically used for pagan worship.

34:7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the Word of YaHuWaH: 34:8 As I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, surely because My sheep became a prey, and My sheep became food to all the wild animals of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did My shepherds search for My sheep, but the shepherds fed themselves, and didn’t feed My sheep; 


Wild animals: literally, animals of the field, which can mean a place with no boundaries. By not keeping the standards high and enforcing them, the sheep are prey to any religion, philosophy, or temptation.


34:9-10 therefore, you shepherds, hear the Word of YaHuWaH:  Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require My sheep at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the sheep; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; and I will snatch My sheep from their mouth, that they may not be food for them.

This snatching of His sheep from the jurisdiction of the pastors of "churchanity" is being done right now.

34:11 For thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I Myself (Memra/Living Word/Yahuwshua), even I, will search for My sheep, and will seek them out. 34:12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered abroad, so will I seek out My sheep; and I will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 34:13 I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own Land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Ysra'al, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 34:14 I will feed them with good pasture; and on the mountains of the height of Ysra'al shall their fold be: there shall they lie down in a good fold; and on fat pasture shall they feed on the mountains of Ysra'al. 34:15-16  I Myself (My Memra/Living Word/Yahuwshua) will be the Shepherd of My sheep, and I will cause them to lie down, says the Master YaHuWaH.  I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but the fat and the strong I will destroy; I will feed them in justice.


Yahuwchanan 10:11 I AM the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 10:12 He who is a hired hand, and not even a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, abandons the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them. 10:13 The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and does not care about the sheep.


 34:17 As for you, O My flock, thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, the rams and the he-goats.


 [Rams and he-goats: the root words mean “prominent ones” and “prepared ones”. This is the background for Yahuwshua’s prophecy that when He comes back He will separate between the sheep and the goats. ( Matt. 25:31 “But when the Son of Adam comes in His splendor, and all the set apart messengers with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His esteem. 25:32 Before Him all the heathen masses shall be gathered before Him, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 25:33 He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.


 34:18 Does it seem a small thing to you to have fed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the settled waters, but you must foul the residue with your feet?


Settled waters: those that are not frothy from constant motion, but are still and deep, easy to drink from. Flock animals do not enjoy drinking from rougher waters. (Compare Tehillim 23:2.) This water would also give a better reflection. (Compare Ya'aqob 1:23ff) Feet: an idiom for YaHuWaH’s festivals (Ex. 23:14), so here it would symbolize the confusion that resulted when pagan holidays were mixed in with the biblical ones, then eventually replaced them altogether within the Church. There is no pure water (also an idiom for Torah) left there to drink. And even goats will not eat what has been underfoot.


 34:19 As for My sheep, they eat that which you have trodden with your feet, and they drink that which you have fouled with your feet. 34:20 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH to them: Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 34:21 Because you thrust with side and with shoulder, and push all the weaker with your horns, until you have scattered them abroad; 34:22 therefore will I save My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 34:23 I will set up One Shepherd over them, and He shall feed them, even My servant Alef wTaw Dawiyd; He shall feed them, and He shall be their shepherd. 34:24 I,  YaHuWaH, will be their Aluahiym, and My servant Dawiyd prince among them; I,  YaHuWaH, have spoken it.  34:25 I will make with them a covenant of shalom, and will cause evil animals to cease out of the Land; and they shall dwell securely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.  34:26 I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing. 34:27 The tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their Land; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I have broken the bars of their yoke, and have rescued them from those who serve themselves at their expense. 34:28 They shall no more be a prey to the nations, neither shall the animals of the earth devour them; but they shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid. 34:29 I will raise up to them a plantation for renown, and they shall be no more consumed with famine in the Land, neither bear the shame of the nations any more. 34:30-31 They shall know that I,  YaHuWaH, their Aluahiym am with them, and that they, the House of Ysra'al, are My people, says the Master YaHuWaH.  You My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, are Adam (man), and I am your Aluahiym, says the Master YaHuWaH. 


You: plural, but Adam is singular. The unification of Ysra'al into “one man” will be complete, and the Adam who fell from favor will be restored! 


35:1 Moreover the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 35:2 Son of Adam, set your face against Mount Se'iyr [Edom descendants of Esaw], and prophesy against it, 35:3 and tell it, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against you, Mount Se'iyr, and I will stretch out My hand against you, and I will make you a desolation and an astonishment. 35:4 I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH. 35:5 Because you have had a perpetual enmity, and have given over the children of Ysra'al to the power of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time of the iniquity of the end; 35:6 therefore, as I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, I will prepare you for bloodshed, and bloodshed shall pursue you: since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed shall pursue you. 35:7 Thus will I make Mount Se'iyr an astonishment and a desolation; and I will cut off from it him who passes through and him who returns.


The one who passes through and the one who returns: literally, the Hebrew and the repentant. These are the people that YaHuWaH has already begun taking out of the Church.


35:8 I will fill its mountains with its slain: in your hills and in your valleys and in all your watercourses shall they fall who are slain with the sword. 35:9 I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH. 35:10 Because you have said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; though YaHuWaH was there: 35:11 therefore, as I live, says the Master YaHuWaH, I will do according to your anger, and according to your envy which you have shown out of your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them, when I shall judge you. 35:12 You shall know that I,  YaHuWaH, have heard all your insults which you have spoken against the mountains of Ysra'al, saying, They are laid desolate, they have been given us for food.


 [Food: what was foremost in Esau (Edom)’s mind and what he sold his birthright for. He later tried to steal back what he had sold away. The Church has claimed to have replaced Ysra'al (swallowing it up), since YaHuWaH supposedly terminated His covenant with them. But He will prove one day that the opposite is the case.]


 35:13 You have magnified yourselves against Me with your mouth, and have multiplied your Words against Me: I have heard it. 35:14 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: When the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate. 35:15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the House of Ysra'al, because it was desolate, so will I do to you: you shall be desolate, Mount Se'iyr, and all Edom [churchanity], even all of it; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


36:1 You, son of Adam, prophesy to the mountains of Ysra'al, and say, You mountains of Ysra'al, hear the Word of YaHuWaH. 36:2 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because the enemy has said against you, Aha! and, The ancient high places are ours in possession; 36:3 therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because, even because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that you might be a possession to the residue of the nations, and you are taken up in the lips of talkers, and the evil report of the people; 36:4 therefore, you mountains of Ysra'al, hear the Word of the Master YaHuWaH: Thus says the Master YaHuWaH to the mountains and to the hills, to the watercourses and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the cities that are forsaken, which are become a prey and derision to the rest of the nations that are all around;  36:5 therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Surely in the fire of My jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the nations - that is, about Edom, all of it, that have appointed My Land to themselves for a possession with the joy of all their heart, with contempt of being, to cast it out for a prey.  36:6 Therefore prophesy concerning Eretz-Ysra'al, and tell the mountains and to the hills, to the watercourses and to the valleys, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath, because you have borne the shame of the nations:  36:7 therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I have sworn, saying, Surely the nations that are around you, they shall bear their shame. 36:8 But you, mountains of Ysra'al, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to My people Ysra'al; for they are about to arrive! 36:9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn into you, and you shall be tilled and sown; 36:10 and I will multiply Adam on you, all the House of Ysra'al, even all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited, and the waste places shall be built; 36:11 and I will multiply on you man and animal; and they shall increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited after your former estate, and will do better to you than at your beginnings: and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.   Yes, I will cause Adam to walk on you, even My people Ysra'al; and they shall possess you, and you shall be their inheritance, and you shall no more henceforth bereave them of children.

 36:13 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Because they say to you, You are a devourer of men, and have been a bereaver of your nation; 36:14-16 therefore you shall devour men no more, neither bereave your nation any more, says the Master YaHuWaH; neither will I let you hear any more the shame of the nations, neither shall you bear the reproach of the peoples any more, neither shall you cause your nation to stumble any more, says the Master YaHuWaH.  Moreover the Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 36:17 Son of Adam, when the House of Ysra'al lived in their own Land, they defiled it by their way and by their doings: their way before Me was as the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity. 36:18 Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had poured out on the Land, and because they had defiled it with their idols; 36:19 and I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. 36:20 When they came to the nations, where they went, they profaned My Set-apart Name; in that men said of them, These are the people of YaHuWaH, and are gone forth out of His Land.  36:21 But I had respect for [spared] My Set-apart Name, which the House of Ysra'al had profaned among the nations, where they went.


Spared My Name: partly by allowing it to be substituted with other names so it would not be used flippantly as they have come to be. He thus separated His true Name from His reputation (though in Hebrew a name and a reputation are one and the same) in order to preserve it un-besmirched to the end of the age.


36:22 Therefore tell the House of Ysra'al, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: I don’t do this for your sake, House of Ysra'al, but for My Set-apart Name, which you have profaned among the nations, where you went. 36:23 I will Set-apart My Great Name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, says the Master YaHuWaH, when I shall be Set-apart in you before their eyes. 

 [YashaYahuw 48:11. For My own sake, for My own sake, will I do it; for how should My Name be profaned? and My Qabod  I will not give to another.]

 36:24 For I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own Land. 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean:(red heifer ritual) from all your filthiness, and from all your idols I will  cleanse you. 36:26 I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new Ruwach within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.  36:27 I will put My Ruwach within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My ordinances, and do them.


Alternate of vs. 27: Then I will bestow My Breath on your innermost part, and ordain that you will walk within My prescribed limits, and you will guard My legal procedures and carry them out.  Bestow My breath (or spirit): as in Bereshiyth 2:7  YaHuWaH Aluahiym formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. and Yahuwchanan 20:22. When He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Ruwach haQadosh!


36:28 You shall settle in the Land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your Aluahiym. 


[When Ysra'al is established within us as a people, then we can go into the physical land with the same name. Trying to get permission from those of Yahuwdah who call themselves Ysra'al (YashaYahu 48:1) yet do not use His Name, let alone respect Who He is, makes us partakers in that illegitimacy. It must be clearly YaHuWaH’s doing, not men’s!][48:1 “Hear this, House of Ya'aqob (impostor/ supplanter), you who are CALLED by the name of  Ysra'al, and have come forth out of the waters [unbelievers] of Yahuwdah; who swear by the Name of YaHuWaH, and cause the Aluahiym of Ysra'al to be remembered, but not reliably or correctly, 48:2 (for they call themselves of the Kodesh city (Zionist), and lean  on the Aluahiym of Ysra'al; YaHuWaH  of hosts is His Name.) Rev. 2:2,9;3:9 --- [beit-ha'keneset of ha'shatan]


 36:29 I will deliver you from all your uncleanness: and I will call for the grain, and will multiply it, and lay no famine on you. 36:30 I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that you may receive no more the reproach of famine among the nations. 36:31 Then you shall remember your evil ways, and your doings that were not good; and you shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. 36:32 Nor for your sake do I this, says the Master YaHuWaH, Let it be clear to you! Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O House of Ysra'al. 36:33 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: In the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be built. 36:34 The land that was desolate shall be tilled, whereas it was a desolation in the sight of all who passed by.  36:35 Then they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited. 36:36 Then the nations that are left around you shall know that I, YaHuWaH, have built the ruined places, and planted that which was desolate: I,  YaHuWaH, have spoken it, and I will do it!   36:37 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: For this, moreover, will I be inquired of by the House of Ysra'al, to do it for them: I will increase them with men like a flock.  36:38 As a Set-apart flock, as the flock of Yahrushalom in her appointed feasts, so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men; and they shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


37:1 The Hand of YaHuWaH was on me, and He brought me out in the Ruwach of YaHuWaH, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 37:2 He caused me to pass by them all around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry. 37:3 He said to me, O mortal, can these bones live? I answered, O YaHuWaH, my Master, only you know. 37:4 Again He said to me, Prophesy over these bones, and tell them: O dry bones! Hear the Word of YaHuWaH. 37:5 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH to these bones: Behold, I will cause Breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 37:6 I will lay sinews on you, and will bring up flesh on you, and cover you with skin, and put Breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I AM YaHuWaH.


He tells them twice that Breath (spirit) will come into them. The first time, with the coming of the Mashiyach, we were reborn as individuals. He was authorized to give life to whomever He chose. (Yahuwchanan 5:21; compare Yahuwch. 20:22) The second time, it must be corporately. This infusion of breath came with the departure of YaHuWaH’s wrath from the Northern Kingdom only a few years ago.


 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a rattling, and behold, and the bones came together, bone matching to bone. 37:8 I saw, and, behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh came up, and skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them. 37:9 Then said He to me, Prophesy to the Breath, prophesy, O mortal! Say to the Breath, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Come, O Breath from the four winds, and breathe on these slain, that they may live again. 37:10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the Breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army. (me'ode me'ode) 37:11 Then He said to me, Son of Adam, these bones are the whole House of Ysra'al: behold, they say, Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off. 37:12 Therefore prophesy, and tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into Eretz-Ysra'al. 37:13 You shall know that I AM YaHuWaH, when I have opened your graves, and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. 37:14 I will put My Ruwach in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own Land: and you shall know that I, YaHuWaH, have spoken it and performed it, says YaHuWaH. 


Spoken: This is how YaHuWaH created the first time, and how He now re-creates us. (Compare Ps. 104:30.)[YashaYahuw  11:12 He will set up a Banner [Mashiyach] for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth.  Matt. 24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.


37:15 The Word of YaHuWaH  came again to me, saying, 37:16 You, son of Adam, take one stick, and write on it, For Yahuwdah, and for the children of Ysra'al his companions: then take another stick, and write on it, For Yowseph, the stick of Ephraiym, and for all the House of Ysra'al his companions: 37:17 and bring them together for yourself into one stick and they shall become one in your hand. 37:18 When the children of your people shall speak to you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these? 37:19 tell them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will take the stick of Yowseph, which is in the hand of Ephraiym, and the tribes of Ysra'al his companions; and I will put them with it, even with the stick of Yahuwdah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.  


ZekharYahuw 11:14 Then I chopped in two my other staff, even The One that Binds/Union, that I might break the brotherhood between Yahuwdah and Ysra'al. .... but then ... 10:6 “I will strengthen the House of Yahuwdah, and I will save the House of Yowseph, and I will bring them back; for I have mercy on them; and they will be as though I had not cast them off: for I AM YaHuWaH their Aluahiym, and I will hear them.] and  YashaYahuw  11:12 He will set up a Banner [Mashiyach] for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth.  11:13 The envy also of Efrayim will depart, and those who persecute  Yahuwdah will be cut off. Efrayim won’t envy  Yahuwdah, and  Yahuwdah won't persecute Ephrayim.



Millennial Times

 37:20 The sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. 37:21 Say to them, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I will take the children of Ysra'al from among the nations, where they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own Land: 37:22 and I will make them one nation in the Land, on the mountains of Ysra'al; and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all; 37:23 neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them out of all their dwelling places, in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My people, and I will be their Aluahiym. 37:24 My servant Dawiyd [through Yahushua] shall be king over them; and they all shall have one Shepherd: they shall also walk in My ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. 37:25 They shall dwell in the Land that I have given to Ya'aqob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children’s children, into the ages and beyond: and Dawiyd My servant shall be their prince into the ages and beyond.  37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of shalom with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My Set-apart Place in the midst of them forevermore. 37:27 My Tent also shall be with them; and I will be their Aluahiym, and they shall be My people. 37:28 The nations shall know that I AM YaHuWaH Who Sets-apart Ysra'al, when My Set-apart Place shall be in the midst of them forevermore.


Chapter 38 is a detailed picture  of Revelation 20:7-10

20:7 And after the thousand years, Satan will be released from his prison, 20:8 and he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gowg and Magowg, to gather them together to the war; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 20:9 They went up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the set-apart ones, and the beloved city. Fire came down out of heaven from Aluahiym, and devoured them. 


Beresiyth 10:2 The sons of Yepheth: Gomer, Magowg, Maday, Yawan, Tuwbal, Meshek, and Tiyreya. 10:3 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riyphath, and Towgarmah.  10:4 The sons of Yawan: Eliyshah, Tarshiysh, Kittiy, and Dodaniym. 10:5 Of these were the islands of the nations [gentiles] spread out into their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations. ....

10:6 The sons of Cham: Kuwsh, Mitsrayim, Puwt, and Kena'an. 10:7 The sons of Kuwsh: Sheba, Chawiylah, Sabta, Ra'amah, and Sabteca. The sons of Ra'amah: Sheba and Dedan. 

None of the peoples who come with Gog and Magog are descendants of Shem.


Note on Gowg:

The only other mention of someone named Gowg in Scripture is in 1 Chron. 5:1- 4, where he is identified as a descendant of Ruwben (first-born of Ya'aqob) and the leader of a dynasty in that tribe.

5:1 The sons of Ruwben the firstborn of Ysra'al (for he was the firstborn; but, because he defiled his father’s couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Yowseph the son of Ysra'al; and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.  5:2 For Yahuwdah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the prince {Mashiach}; but the birthright was Yowseph’s:) 5:3 the sons of Re'uwben the firstborn of Ysra'al: Chanowk, and Palluw, Chetsron, and Karmiy.  5:4 The sons of Yo'el: Shema'Yahuw his son, Gowg his son, Shim'iy his son....

 So an Ysra'alite is leading heathen peoples to battle against the rest of Ysra'al. All of Yahuwshua’s other enemies have been put under His feet by the end of the Millennial Kingdom, so this final attempt at rebellion has to originate with an insider who has experienced the benefits of the kingdom all along. ----- (as did Judas who betrayed Mashiyach!)

Magowg is often seen as the land ruled over by Gowg. But the name means overtopping, which also relates to Re’uwben’s lack of self-control. (Gen. 49:4)


38:1 The Word of YaHuWaH  came to me, saying, 38:2 Son of Adam, set your face toward Gowg (seems to be the "king"), of the land of Magowg.  He is the chief prince of Meshek, and Tuwbal, and prophesy against him, 38:3 and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against you, Gowg,  chief prince of Meshek, and Tuwbal: 38:4 and I will turn you around, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth, with all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords; 38:5 Paras, Kuwsh, and Puwt with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 38:6 Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his hordes; even many peoples with you. 38:7 Be prepared, yes, prepare yourself, you, and all your companies who are assembled to you, and be a guard to them. 38:8 After many days you shall be visited: in the latter years you shall come into the Land that is brought back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, on the mountains of Ysra'al, which have been a continual waste; but it is brought forth out of the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them. 38:9 You shall ascend, you shall come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the Land, you, and all your hordes, and many peoples with you. 38:10 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: It shall happen in That Day, that things shall come into your mind, and you shall devise an evil device: 

 

 (Nahum 1:11-prophecy about Nineveh - northern Iraq - There is one gone forth out of you, who devises evil against YaHuWaH, who counsels wickedness.)      Speculative Note: ( What Yechezqe'l prophesied, then, is an  end-time battle involving the following nations coming against Ysra'al: 1) Turkey (Meshek,  Tuwbal, Magowg[?], Gomer, Togarmah; 2) Iran (Paras), 3) Sudan (Ethiopia or Kuwsh), and 4)  Libya.) Aram (Syria) is missing because of these texts: "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.... And behold at evening tide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us." YashaYahuw 17:1, 14 

"Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!" YirmeYahuw 49:24-25  So is Mitsrayim because: Danial  11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also on the countries; and the land of Mitsrayim shall not escape.


 38:11 and you shall say, "I will go up to the Land of unwalled villages; I will go to those who are at rest, who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates"; 38:12 to take the spoil and to take the prey; to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered out from the nations,

 (7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a huge throng, which no one was able to count, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before haKisei and before haSeh, clothed with long white robes, with palm branches in their hands. 7:10 They shout with a great sound, saying, “haYeshuah leiEloheinu - the One, Who sits on haKisei, and to haSeh!”[the Deliverance belongs to Eloheinu and the Lamb]


 who have gotten livestock and goods, who dwell in the middle of the earth. 38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions of it, shall say to you, Have you come to take the spoil? have you assembled your company to take the prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great spoil?

None of the peoples who come with Gog and Magog are descendants of Shem.

These people are on the sidelines, thinking they are far enough from the conflict. These three nations listed in 38:13 who are curious about the purpose. Apparently since they do nothing to avert the attack, they are considered complicit and are destroyed too.

 

38:14 Therefore, son of Adam, prophesy, and tell Gowg, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: In That Day when My people Ysra'al dwells securely, shall you not know it? 38:15 You shall come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you, and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army; 38:16 and you shall come up against My people Ysra'al, as a cloud to cover the Land: it shall happen in the latter days, that I will bring you against My Land, that the nations may know Me, when I shall be set apart in you, Gowg, before their eyes. 38:17 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Are you he of whom I spoke in old time by My servants the prophets of Ysra'al, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 38:18 It shall happen in that day, when Gowg shall come against Eretz-Ysra'al, says the Master YaHuWaH, that My wrath shall come up into My nostrils. 38:19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath have I spoken, Surely in that Day there shall be a great shaking in Eretz-Ysra'al; 38:20 so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the field, and all creeping things who creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the surface of the earth, shall shake at My presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.


Fish…birds…living things…creeping things…humans: all the categories of living beings listed at creation (Gen. 1) and that we are commanded not to worship. (Deut. 5:8) Mountains thrown down: This is a catastrophic event of ancient proportions rather than a typical earthquake as we experience them today. They used to be anticipated due to regular bypasses of Mars when its orbit crossed earth’s, so that sieges could be timed to coincide with them so the huge crustal tides could do all the work of breaking down the walls, but since we have not experienced this phenomenon for nearly 3,000 years, it will take them by surprise.


 38:21 I will call for a sword against him to all My mountains, says the Master YaHuWaH: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. 38:22 With pestilence and with blood will I enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him, and on his hordes, and on the many peoples who are with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire, and sulfur.


 [Rev. 20:9 They went up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the set-apart ones, and the beloved city. Fire came down out of heaven from Aluahiym, and devoured them.] 


 38:23 I will magnify Myself, and set apart Myself, and I will make Myself known in the eyes of many heathen; and they shall know that I am YaHuWaH.


39:1 You, son of Adam, prophesy against Gowg, and say, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Behold, I am against you, Gowg, prince of Rowsh, Meshek, and Tuwbal!


Gog is usually identified as the ruler of Magog, a Yafethic people. Meshekh means “drawing out”, and Tuval means “you shall be brought”. They were both brothers of Magog. Yet the fact that Gog and Magog show up again after the Messianic Kingdom (Rev. 20:7-9) to lead an army assembled by haSatan indicates that there is a spiritual dimension behind their identity, much like the Prince of the Kingdom of Persia or the Prince of Greece whom Mikha’el told Daniel he had to fight. (Dan. 10:13, 20) The Septuagint version of Amos 7:1 identifies the “king of the locusts” which eat the “latter growth” (see also Rev. 9:11) as none other than Gog. This is especially intriguing since Prov. 30:27 says the locusts have no king. [Septuagint Translation of 7:1 reads: "Thus the YaHuWaH Al showed me, and behold a swarm of locusts were coming, and behold, one of the young devastating locusts was Gog, the King." ][Yet Proverbs 30:7 reveals that "the locusts have no king,"] [But in Rev.   9:1 The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky which had fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him. 9:2 He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit. 9:3 Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. ..... The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war. 9:10 They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months. 9:11 They have over them as king the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is “Abaddon,” but in Greek, he has the name “Apollyon.” 9:12 The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.]

So these are clearly not literal locusts. The only other mention of someone named Gog in Scripture is in 1 Chron. 5:3, 4, where he is identified as a descendant of Re’uwben and the leader of a dynasty in that tribe. So an Ysra'alite is leading heathen peoples to battle against the rest of Ysra'al. All of Yahuwshua’s other enemies have been put under His feet by the end of the Millennial Kingdom, so this final attempt at rebellion has to originate with an insider who has experienced the benefits of the kingdom all along. ----- (as was Judas who betrayed Mashiyach!)


39:2  I will turn you around, and will lead you on, and will cause you to come up from the uttermost parts of the north; and I will bring you on the mountains of Ysra'al; 39:3 and I will strike your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.  39:4 You shall fall on the mountains of Ysra'al, you, and all your hordes, and the peoples who are with you: I will give you to the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the animals of the field to be devoured. 39:5-7 You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken it, says the Master YaHuWaH.   I will send a fire on Magowg, and on those who dwell securely in the islands; and they shall know that I am YaHuWaH. My set-apart Name will I make known in the midst of My people Ysra'al; neither will I allow My set-apart Name to be profaned any more: and the nations shall know that I am YaHuWaH, the set-apart One in Ysra'al. 39:8 Behold, it comes, and it shall be done, says the Master YaHuWaH;  this is the Day about which I have spoken.  39:9 Those who dwell in the cities of Ysra'al shall go forth, and shall make fires of the weapons and burn them, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the war clubs, and the spears, and they shall make fires of them seven years; 39:10 so that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall make fires of the weapons; and they shall plunder those who plundered them, and rob those who robbed them, says the Master YaHuWaH.  It shall happen in That Day, that I will give to Gowg a place for burial in Ysra'al, the valley of those who pass through on the east of the sea; and it shall stop those who pass through: and there shall they bury Gowg and all his multitude; and they shall call it The valley of Hamowm Gowg. 39:12 Seven months shall the House of Ysra'al be burying them, that they may cleanse the Land. 39:13 Yes, all the people of the Land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown in the day that I shall be esteemed, says the Master YaHuWaH.  They shall set apart men of continual employment, who shall pass through the Land, and, with those who pass through, those who bury those who remain on the surface of the Land, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. 


Set aside…continually: i.e., hire professionals who know how to deal with radioactive waste or disease-ridden corpses. (Missler) Note that they cannot even begin the cleanup for seven months after the disaster. By that time, after they have been carrion for the birds and beasts (v. 5), there are not even corpses left, only isolated bones:


39:15 Those who pass through the Land shall pass through; and when any sees a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, until the undertakers have buried it in the valley of Hamowm Gowg. 39:16 Hamownah shall also be the name of a city. Thus shall they cleanse the Land. 39:17 You, son of Adam, thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Speak to the birds of every sort, and to every animal of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to My slaughter that I do slaughter for you, even a great slaughter on the mountains of Ysra'al, that you may eat flesh and drink blood. 39:18 You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan. 39:19 You shall eat fat until you be full, and drink blood until you are drunk, of My slaughter which I have slaughterd for you. 39:20 You shall be filled at My table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, says the Master YaHuWaH. 39:21 I will set My esteem among the nations; and all the nations shall see My sentence that I have executed, and My hand that I have laid on them.


Sentence: Their crime cannot be merely seeking plunder. Though by the end of the Kingdom Ysra'al will be supremely wealthy, this common motive does not seem adequate to justify this strong a response from YaHuWaH. Yes, He guards Ysra'al as the pupil of His eye. (Zkh. 2:8) But what sort of plunder would this mainly-Yafethic horde led by an Ysra'alite from the tribe of Re’uven be seeking? In the context of 1 Chron. 5, where Gog’s genealogy is cited, it specifically states that the birthright was taken from Re’uven and given to Yoseyf, and the throne given to Yehudah. Gog’s great-grandson is named Ba’al, and his tribal land was Ba’al-Meon--the habitation of Ba’al (v. 8). This heavy connection with the name of Ba’al (one of the main ancient manifestations of haSatan) suggests an antipathy for YaHuWaH early on. Heylel (haSatan’s title in YashaYahuw 14:12) was also a “firstborn” whose position, like Re’uven’s, was given to another because he did not prove to deserve it or live up to his potential (Gen. 49:3-4), since the firstborn is to be priest to the family. So there is a strong undercurrent of envy and the wish to regain a lost estate rather than mere material spoils. But why, then, are all these Yafethites interested in joining this futile jealousy? Because Noah pronounced the blessing that Yafeth would inhabit the tents of Shem (Gen. 9:19ff) because these two sons together covered up their father’s nakedness. Re’uven’s particular sin is described in Torah law as “uncovering his father’s nakedness”. (Lev. 20:11) But for this, Re’uven would have remained leader (as Gog is described in 38:2; both literally say “head”). So Re’uven undid what his ancestor and that of Meshekh and Tuval had done. “Tents of Shem” is an idiom for being under his teaching. Yafeth has indeed benefited from having the Hebrew scriptures, but has often been mistaught from them, expecting to receive personal rather than national deliverance. Though the Church as such is done away with as the Kingdom begins and the Torah goes forth from Yahrushalom to all the world (Habaqquq 2:14), there will apparently still remain many “Christian nations” among the Yafethites (as Russia and the West have usually been), who also resent Yoseyf’s, Levi’s, and Yehudah’s positions of privilege during the Kingdom (thinking, as in Christian teaching, that they deserve equal treatment though they did not respond to the Torah until conditions were more favorable, though they still live for self, and though they never chose to be as set-apart as these living in tents around Yahrushalom did). They have had enough of the direct, untempered Torah, and prefer the sugar-coating of the “New Testament” instead. (The Arab nations, who were Christian before they were Muslim, also seem included in chapter 38’s litany, since they are also descendants of Abraham and harbor deep resentments over YaHuWaH’s choice of Yitzhaq over Yishmael. This may be why the horde is described as being “like the sand of the sea”—an idiom for Abraham’s seed-- in Rev. 20:8.) They still have something within them that answers to haSatan’s whispering after living under a perfect and benevolent King for so long. YaHuWaH uses the wicked to punish Ysra'al; haSatan uses those who seem righteous—who by human reasoning have the right of the firstborn—to try to destroy us. They are not plainly identifiable as enemies, or we wouldn’t have been fooled into allowing them into the covert positions through which wars are usually won. They did not fall solidly in the category of YaHuWaH’s enemies at the beginning of the Kingdom and were spared because YaHuWaH is merciful and they had honored Him to some extent, though by the name of Ba’al (“Lord, lord”) rather than by His true covenant Name. He allowed them a full thousand years to mature (Lk. 13:8), so punishment is swift and decisive now that their cup is full. This sentence deals a final blow to any rebellion every rearing its head again. As there are contradictions or overlaps in most attempts to identify precisely who the players are, it seems that genealogy is not the most important factor, but which spirit they end up following and which camp they are in by this point. There are parallels here with the sons of David (a type and title of Mashiyach) vying for who should be his successor, and David in his last words telling the successor he chose to kill someone he had promised that he himself would not kill, because he had acted insolently in the face of David’s undeserved mercy. (2 Shmuel 19:21-23; 1 Kings 2:8ff)


 39:22 So the House of Ysra'al shall know that I am YaHuWaH their Aluahiym, from that day and forward. 39:23 The nations shall know that the House of Ysra'al went into captivity for their iniquity; because they trespassed against Me, and I hid My face from them: so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they fell all of them by the sword.  39:24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions did I to them; and I hid My face from them. 39:25 Therefore thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Now will I bring back the captivity of Ya'aqob, and have mercy on the Whole House of Ysra'al; and I will be jealous for My set-apart Name. 39:26 They shall bear their shame, and all their trespasses by which they have trespassed against me, when they shall dwell securely in their Land, and none shall make them afraid;  39:27 when I have brought them back from the peoples, and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and Am set apart in them in the sight of many nations. 39:28 They shall know that I am YaHuWaH their Aluahiym, in that I caused them to go into captivity among the nations, and have gathered them to their own Land; and I will leave none of them any more there; 39:29 neither will I hide My face any more from them; for I have poured out My Ruwach on the House of Ysra'al, says the Master YaHuWaH.


40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, 

[The tenth day of the first month as designated by YaHuWaH at the Exodus is the day the lamb is selected to be slain as the Passover. (Ex. 12:2-6)] (this could also be on the beginning of the civil year which begins on the 1st day of the 7th month. … so the 10th day of this month would be Yom Kippur.)


in the fourteenth year after that the city was struck, in the same day, the Hand of YaHuWaH was on me, and He brought me there. 40:2 In the visions of Aluahiym, He brought me into Eretz-Ysra'al, and set me down on a very high Mountain, 


[YashaYahuw 2:2 and Mikha 4:1 tell us that in the latter days the Mountain of the House of YaHuWaH will be lifted higher than any other hill. (Every other mountain and hill will be lowered as well, according to YashaYahuw 40:4). This is the context in which we must see this mountain.] 


whereon was as it were the frame of a city on the south.  40:3 He brought me there; and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.


Rev. 11:1 A reed like a rod  was given to me, and ha'malak stood, saying, “Rise, and measure [a judgment term - this shall be a time of judgment & trial for Yahuw's people]  YaHuWaH's Hekal, the altar and the ones worshiping in it. 


 40:4 The man said to me, Son of Adam, see with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you; for, to the intent that I may show them to you, you are brought here: declare all that you see to the House of Ysra'al. 


[The House of Ysra'al had already ceased to be a Household as such over 100 years prior to this. Only today is it being prepared to again be one single entity. So the House of Ysra'al as a House has never heard this prophecy. It was written to be read some 2,500 years after Y’hezq’el lived! The purpose of the vision, as clarified in chapter 43, is to make the House of Ysra'al act on it and become what YaHuWaH wants us to be.]


 40:5 Behold, a wall on the outside of the House all around, and in the man’s hand a measuring reed six cubits long, of a cubit and a handbreadth each: so he measured the thickness of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed. 40:6 Then came he to the gate which looks toward the east, and went up its steps: and he measured the threshold of the gate, one reed broad; and the other threshold, one reed broad. 40:7 Every guard-room was one reed long, and one reed broad; and the space between the lodges was five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate toward the house was one reed. 40:8 He measured also the porch of the gate toward the house, one reed. 40:9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its posts, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was toward the house. 40:10 The guard-room's of the gate eastward were three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.  40:11 He measured the breadth of the opening of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits; 40:12 and a border before the guard-rooms, one cubit on this side, and a border, one cubit on that side; and the lodges, six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side. 40:13 He measured the gate from the roof of the one guard-room to the roof of the other, a breadth of twenty-five cubits; door against door. 40:14 He made also posts, sixty cubits; and the court reached to the posts, around the gate.  40:15 From the forefront of the gate at the entrance to the forefront of the inner porch of the gate were fifty cubits. 40:16 There were closed windows to the guard-rooms, and to their posts within the gate all around, and likewise to the arches; and windows were around inward; and on each post were palm trees. 40:17 Then brought he me into the outer court; and behold, there were chambers and a pavement, made for the court all around: thirty chambers were on the pavement.  40:18 The pavement was by the side of the gates, answerable to the length of the gates, even the lower pavement. 40:19 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate to the forefront of the inner court outside, one hundred cubits, both on the east and on the north. 40:20 The gate of the outer court whose prospect is toward the north, he measured its length and its breadth. 40:21 The guard-rooms of it were three on this side and three on that side; and its posts and its arches were after the measure of the first gate: its length was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits. 40:22 The windows of it, and its arches, and the palm trees of it, were after the measure of the gate whose prospect is toward the east; and they went up to it by seven steps; and its arches were before them. 40:23 There was a gate to the inner court over against the other gate, both on the north and on the east; and he measured from gate to gate one hundred cubits. 40:24 He led me toward the south; and behold, a gate toward the south: and he measured its posts and its arches according to these measures. 40:25 There were windows in it and in its arches all around, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits. 40:26 There were seven steps to go up to it, and its arches were before them; and it had palm trees, one on this side, and another on that side, on its posts. 40:27 There was a gate to the inner court toward the south: and he measured from gate to gate toward the south a hundred cubits. 40:28 Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he measured the south gate according to these measures; 40:29 and its guard-rooms, and its posts, and its arches, according to these measures: and there were windows in it and in its arches all around; it was fifty cubits long, and twenty-five cubits broad. 40:30 There were arches all around, twenty-five cubits long, and five cubits broad. 40:31 The arches of it were toward the outer court; and palm trees were on its posts: and the ascent to it had eight steps. 40:32 He brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate according to these measures; 40:33 and its lodges, and its posts, and its arches, according to these measures: and there were windows therein and in its arches all around; it was fifty cubits long, and twenty-five cubits broad. 40:34 The arches of it were toward the outer court; and palm trees were on its posts, on this side, and on that side: and the ascent to it had eight steps. 40:35 He brought me to the north gate: and he measured it according to these measures; 40:36 its guard-rooms, its posts, and its arches: and there were windows therein all around; the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits. 40:37 The posts of it were toward the outer court; and palm trees were on its posts, on this side, and on that side: and the ascent to it had eight steps. 40:38 A chamber with its door was by the posts at the gates; there they washed the burnt offering. 40:39 In the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that side, to kill thereon the burnt offering and the sin offering and the trespass offering. 40:40 On the one side outside, as one goes up to the entry of the gate toward the north, were two tables; and on the other side, which belonged to the porch of the gate, were two tables. 40:41 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they killed the slaughterers. 40:42 There were four tables for the burnt offering, of cut stone, a cubit and a half long, and a cubit and a half broad, and one cubit high; whereupon they laid the instruments with which they killed the burnt offering and the slaughter. 40:43 The hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened within all around: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering. 40:44 Outside of the inner gate were chambers for the singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south; one at the side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north. 40:45 He said to me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the house; 40:46 and the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the altar: these are the sons of Tsadowq, who from among the sons of Lewi come near to YaHuWaH  to minister to Him. 40:47 He measured the court, one hundred cubits long, and a hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar was before the house. 40:48 Then he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side. 40:49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; even by the steps by which they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.


41:1 He brought me to the Hekal, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tent. 41:2 The breadth of the entrance was ten cubits; and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side: and he measured its length, forty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits. 41:3 Then he went inward, and measured each post of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the breadth of the entrance, seven cubits. 41:4 He measured its length, twenty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the Hekal: and he said to me, This is the Most Set-apart Place. 41:5 Then he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, all around the house on every side. 41:6 The side chambers were in three stories, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which belonged to the house for the side chambers all around, that they might have hold therein, and not have hold in the wall of the house. 41:7 The side chambers were broader as they encompassed the house higher and higher; for the encompassing of the house went higher and higher around the house: therefore the breadth of the house continued upward; and so one went up from the lowest chamber to the highest by the middle chamber. 41:8 I saw also that the house had a raised base all around: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits. 41:9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chambers, on the outside, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place of the side chambers that belonged to the house.  41:10 Between the chambers was a breadth of twenty cubits around the house on every side. 41:11 The doors of the side chambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits all around.  41:12 The building that was before the separate place at the side toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length ninety cubits. 41:13 So he measured the house, one hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with its walls, one hundred cubits long; 41:14 also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, one hundred cubits.  41:15 He measured the length of the building before the separate place which was at its back, and its galleries on the one side and on the other side, one hundred cubits; and the inner Hekal, and the porches of the court; 41:16 the thresholds, and the closed windows, and the galleries around on their three stories, over against the threshold, with wood ceilings all around, and from the ground up to the windows, (now the windows were covered), 41:17 to the space above the door, even to the inner house, and outside, and by all the wall all around inside and outside, by measure. 41:18 It was made with keruwbiym and palm trees; and a palm tree was between keruwb and keruwb, and every keruwb had two faces; 41:19 so that there was the face of a man toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side. thus was it made through all the House all around: 41:20 from the ground to above the door were keruwbiym and palm trees made: thus was the wall of the Hekal.  41:21 As for the Hekal, the door posts were squared; and as for the face of the Set-apart Place, the appearance of it was as the appearance of the Hekal.  41:22 The altar was of wood, three cubits high, and its length two cubits; and its corners, and its length, and its walls, were of wood: and he said to me, This is the table that is before YaHuWaH. 41:23 The Hekal and the Set-apart Place had two doors. 41:24 The doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves: two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other. 41:25 There were made on them, on the doors of the Hekal, keruwbiym and palm trees, like as were made on the walls; and there was a threshold of wood on the face of the porch outside.  41:26 There were closed windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch: thus were the side chambers of the house, and the thresholds.


42:1 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was over against the building toward the north. 42:2 Before the length of one hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits. 42:3 Over against the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and over against the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery against gallery in the third story. 42:4 Before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits’ breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north. 42:5 Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middle, in the building. 42:6 For they were in three stories, and they didn’t have pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was straitened more than the lowest and the middle from the ground. 42:7 The wall that was outside by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court before the chambers, its length was fifty cubits. 42:8 For the length of the chambers that were in the outer court was fifty cubits: and behold, before the Hekal were one hundred cubits. 42:9 From under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goes into them from the outer court.  42:10 In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, before the separate place, and before the building, there were chambers. 42:11 The way before them was like the appearance of the way of the chambers which were toward the north; according to their length so was their breadth: and all their exits were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.  42:12 According to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door at the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one enters into them. 42:13 Then said he to me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they are the set-apart chambers, where the priests who are near to YaHuWaH  shall eat the most set-apart things: there shall they lay the most set-apart things, and the meal offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is set-apart. 42:14 When the priests enter in, then shall they not go out of the Set-apart Place into the outer court, but there they shall lay their garments in which they minister; for they are set-apart: and they shall put on other garments, and shall approach to that which pertains to the people. 42:15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it all around. 42:16 He measured on the east side with the measuring reed five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed all around. 42:17 He measured on the north side five hundred reeds with the measuring reed all around.  42:18 He measured on the south side five hundred reeds with the measuring reed. 42:19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed. 42:20 He measured it on the four sides: it had a wall around it, the length five hundred, and the breadth five hundred, to make a separation between that which was set-apart and that which was common.


43:1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looks toward the east. 43:2 Behold, the splendor of the Aluahiym of Ysra'al came from the way of the east: and His Voice was like the sound of many waters; and the land shined with His splendor. 43:3 It was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city; and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river-Kebar; and I fell on my face. 43:4 The splendor of YaHuWaH came into the House by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.  43:5 The Ruwach took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the splendor of YaHuWaH filled the House. 43:6 I heard one speaking to me out of the House; and a man stood by me. 43:7 He said to me, Son of Adam, this is the Place of My throne, and the Place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Ysra'al forever. The House of Ysra'al shall no more defile My Set-apart Name, neither they, nor their kings, by their prostitution, and by the dead bodies of their kings in their high places; 43:8 in their setting of their threshold by My threshold, and their doorpost beside My doorpost, and there was but the wall between me and them; and they have defiled My set-apart Name by their abominations which they have committed: therefore I have consumed them in My anger. 43:9 Now let them put away their prostitution, and the dead bodies of their kings, far from me; and I will dwell in the midst of them forever. 43:10 You, son of Adam, confront the House  of Ysra'al with the Hekal, that they may blush from shame over how they have distorted it; and let them measure the pattern. 43:11 If they be ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the form of the House, and its fashion, and its exits, and its entrances, and all its forms, and all its ordinances, and all its forms, and all its instructions; and write it in their sight; that they may keep the whole form of it, and all its ordinances, and do them.

 43:12 This is the instruction of the House: on the top of the mountain the whole limit around it shall be most set-apart. Behold, this is the instruction of the House. 43:13 These are the measures of the altar by cubits (the cubit is a cubit and a handbreadth): the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and its border around its edge a span; and this shall be the base of the altar. 43:14 From the bottom on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser ledge to the greater ledge shall be four cubits, and the breadth a cubit. 43:15 The upper altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth and upward there shall be four horns. 43:16 The altar hearth shall be twelve cubits long by twelve broad, square in the four sides of it.  43:17 The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides of it; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and its bottom shall be a cubit around; and its steps shall look toward the east. 43:18 He said to me, Son of Adam, thus says the Master YaHuWaH: These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. 43:19 You shall give to the priests the Lewiym who are of the seed of Tsadowq, who are near to Me, to minister to Me, says the Master YaHuWaH, a young bull for a sin offering. 43:20 You shall take of its blood, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the ledge, and on the border all around: thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it. 43:21 You shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and it shall be burnt in the appointed place of the House, outside of the Set-apart Place. 43:22 On the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bull. 43:23 When you have finished cleansing it, you shall offer a young bull without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish. 43:24 You shall bring them near to YaHuWaH, and the priests shall cast salt on them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering to YaHuWaH. 43:25 Seven days you shall prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bull, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish. 43:26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.  43:27 When they have accomplished the days, it shall be that on the eighth day, and forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, says the Master YaHuWaH.


44:1 Then he brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the Set-apart Place, which looks toward the east; and it was shut. 44:2  YaHuWaH said to me, This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, neither shall any man enter in by it; for YaHuWaH, the Aluahiym of Ysra'al, has entered in by it; therefore it shall be shut. 44:3 As for the prince, he shall sit therein as prince to eat bread before YaHuWaH; he shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate, and shall go out by the way of the same. 44:4 Then he brought me by the way of the north gate before the House; and I looked, and behold, the splendor of YaHuWaH  filled the House of YaHuWaH: and I fell on my face. 44:5  YaHuWaH said to me, Son of Adam, mark well, and see with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I tell you concerning all the ordinances of the House of YaHuWaH, and all its laws; and mark well the entrance of the House, with every exit of the Set-apart Place. 

44:6 You shall tell the rebellious, even to the House of Ysra'al, Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: you House of Ysra'al, let it suffice you of all your abominations, 44:7 in that you have brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My Set-apart Place, to profane it, even My House, when you offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken My Covenant, to add to all your abominations. 44:8 You have not performed the duty of My set-apart things; but you have set performers of My duty in My Set-apart Place for yourselves. 44:9 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH, No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into My Set-apart Place, of any foreigners who are among the children of Ysra'al.  44:10 But the Lewiym who went far from Me, when Ysra'al went astray, who went astray from Me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity. 44:11 Yet they shall be ministers in My Set-apart Place, having oversight at the gates of the House, and ministering in the House: they shall kill the burnt offering and the slaughter for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them. 44:12 Because they ministered to them before their idols, and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the House of Ysra'al; therefore have I lifted up My hand against them, says the Master YaHuWaH, and they shall bear their iniquity.  44:13 They shall not come near to Me, to execute the office of priest to Me, nor to come near to any of My set-apart things, to the things that are most set-apart; but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed. 44:14 Yet will I make them performers of the duty of the House, for all its service, and for all that shall be done therein. 44:15 But the priests the Lewiym, the sons of Tsadowq, who performed the duty of My Set-apart Place when the children of Ysra'al went astray from Me, they shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood, says the Master YaHuWaH:  they shall enter into My Set-apart Place, and they shall come near to My table, to minister to Me, and they shall keep My instruction. 44:17 It shall be that, when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come on them, while they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within. 44:18 They shall have linen turbans on their heads, and shall have linen breeches on their waists; they shall not gird themselves with anything that causes sweat. 44:19 When they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they minister, and lay them in the set-apart chambers; and they shall put on other garments, that they not set apart the people with their garments. 44:20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor allow their locks to grow long; they shall only trim their heads by clipping 44:21 Neither shall any of the priests drink wine, when they enter into the inner court. 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her who is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of the House of Ysra'al, or a widow who is the widow of a priest. 44:23 They shall teach My people the difference between the set-apart and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. 44:24 In a controversy they shall stand to judge; according to My ordinances shall they judge it: and they shall keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts; and they shall make My Shabbaths set-apart. 44:25 They shall go in to no dead person to defile themselves; but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister who has had no husband, they may defile themselves. 44:26 After he is cleansed, they shall reckon to him seven days. 44:27 In the day that he goes into the Set-apart Place, into the inner court, to minister in the Set-apart Place, he shall offer his sin offering, says the Master YaHuWaH.  They shall have an inheritance: I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Ysra'al; I am their possession. 44:29 They shall eat the meal offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every devoted thing in Ysra'al shall be theirs. 44:30 The first of all the first fruits of every thing, and every offering of everything, of all your offerings, shall be for the priest: you shall also give to the priests the first of your dough, to cause a blessing to rest on your house. 44:31 The priests shall not eat of anything that dies of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or animal.


45:1 Moreover, when you shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer an offering to  YaHuWaH, a set-apart portion of the land; the length shall be the length of twenty-five thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand: it shall be set-apart in all its border all around. 45:2 Of this there shall be for the Set-apart Place five hundred in length by five hundred in breadth, square all around; and fifty cubits for its suburbs all around. 45:3 Of this measure you shall measure a length of twenty-five thousand, and a breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the Set-apart Place, which is most set-apart. 45:4 It is a set-apart portion of the land; it shall be for the priests, the ministers of the Set-apart Place, who come near to minister to YaHuWaH; and it shall be a place for their houses, and a Set-apart Place for the Set-apart Place. 45:5 Twenty-five thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth, shall be to the Lewiym, the ministers of the House, for a possession to themselves, for twenty chambers. 45:6 You shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and twenty-five thousand long, side by side with the offering of the set-apart portion: it shall be for the whole House of Ysra'al. 45:7 Whatever is for the prince shall be on the one side and on the other side of the set-apart offering and of the possession of the city, in front of the set-apart offering and in front of the possession of the city, on the west side westward, and on the east side eastward; and in length answerable to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border. 45:8 In the land it shall be to him for a possession in Ysra'al: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; but they shall give the land to the House of Ysra'al according to their tribes. 45:9 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: Let it suffice you, princes of Ysra'al: remove violence and spoil, and execute justice and righteousness; dispossessing my people, says the Master YaHuWaH.  You shall have just balances, and a just efah, and a just bath. 45:11 The efah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of a homer, and the efah the tenth part of a homer: its measure shall be after the homer. 45:12 The shekel shall be twenty gerahs. Twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels shall be your mina. 45:13 This is the offering that you shall offer: the sixth part of an efah from a homer of wheat; and you shall give the sixth part of an efah from a homer of barley; 45:14 and the set portion of oil, of the bath of oil, the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is ten baths, even a homer; (for ten baths are a homer;)  45:15 and one lamb of the flock, out of two hundred, from the well-watered pastures of Ysra'al—for a meal offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make atonement for them, says the Master YaHuWaH.  All the people of the land shall give to this offering for the prince in Ysra'al. 45:17 It shall be the prince’s part to give the burnt offerings, and the meal offerings, and the drink offerings, in the feasts, and on the new moons, and on the Sabbaths, in all the appointed feasts of the House of Ysra'al: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meal offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make atonement for the House of Ysra'al. 45:18 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: In the first month, in the first day of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish; and you shall cleanse the Set-apart Place. 45:19 The priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it on the door posts of the house, and on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the posts of the gate of the inner court. 45:20 So you shall do on the seventh day of the month for everyone who errs, and for him who is simple: so you shall make atonement for the house.  45:21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the Pesach, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. 


[ Note that the month called the first, is the month in which Pesach falls, not the month of “Rosh haShanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkoth. And this demonstrates that the lunar calendar has been re-established as the norm.]


 45:22 On that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering. 45:23 The seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to YaHuWaH, seven bulls and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a male goat daily for a sin offering. 45:24 He shall prepare a meal offering, an efah for a bull, and an efah for a ram, and a hin of oil to an efah. 45:25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, in the feast, shall he do the like the seven days; according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meal offering, and according to the oil. (Sukkot)


46:1 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Shabbath day it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened. [Three kinds of days] 46:2 The prince shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate outside, and shall stand by the post of the gate; and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening. 46:3 The people of the land shall worship at the door of that gate before YaHuWaH on the Shabbaths and on the New Moons. 46:4 The burnt offering that the prince shall offer to YaHuWaH shall be on the Shabbath day six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish; 46:5 and the meal offering shall be an efah for the ram, and the meal offering for the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin of oil to an efah. 46:6 On the day of the New Moon it shall be a young bull without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram; they shall be without blemish: 46:7 and he shall prepare a meal offering, an efah for the bull, and an efah for the ram, and for the lambs according as he is able, and a hin of oil to an efah. 46:8 When the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of the gate, and he shall go forth by its way. 46:9 But when the people of the land shall come before YaHuWaH in the appointed feasts, he who enters by the way of the north gate to worship shall go forth by the way of the south gate; and he who enters by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate by which he came in, but shall go forth straight before him.  46:10 The prince, when they go in, shall go in with of them; and when they go out, he shall go out. 46:11 In the feasts and in the solemnities the meal offering shall be an efah for a bull, and an efah for a ram, and for the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin of oil to an efah. 46:12 When the prince shall prepare a freewill offering, a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to YaHuWaH, one shall open for him the gate that looks toward the east; and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he does on the Shabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate. 46:13 You shall prepare a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to YaHuWaH daily: morning by morning you shall prepare it. 46:14 You shall prepare a meal offering with it morning by morning, the sixth part of an efah, and the third part of a hin of oil, to moisten the fine flour; a meal offering to YaHuWaH continually by a perpetual ordinance. 46:15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meal offering, and the oil, morning by morning, for a continual burnt offering. 46:16 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: If the prince give a gift to any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance. 46:17 But if he give of his inheritance a gift to one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty; then it shall return to the prince; but as for his inheritance, it shall be for his sons. 46:18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance, to thrust them out of their possession; he shall give inheritance to his sons out of his own possession, that my people not be scattered every man from his possession.

  46:19 Then he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the set-apart chambers for the priests, which looked toward the north: and behold, there was a place on the hinder part westward. 46:20 He said to me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the meal offering; that they not bring them forth into the outer court, to set apart the people. 46:21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a court. 46:22 In the four corners of the court there were courts enclosed, forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four in the corners were of one measure. 46:23 There was a wall around in them, around the four, and boiling places were made under the walls all around.  46:24 Then said he to me, These are the boiling houses, where the ministers of the House shall boil the slaughter of the people.


47:1 He brought me back to the door of the House; and behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the House eastward; (for the forefront of the House was toward the east;) and the waters came down from under, from the right side of the House, on the south of the altar.  47:2 Then he brought me out by the way of the gate northward, and led me round by the way outside to the outer gate, by the way of the gate that looks toward the east; and behold, there ran out waters on the right side. 47:3 When the man went forth eastward with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the ankles. 47:4 Again he measured one thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the knees. Again he measured one thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the waist. 47:5 Afterward he measured one thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass through; for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed through. 47:6 He said to me, Son of Adam, have you seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the bank of the river. 47:7 Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. 47:8 Then said he to me, These waters issue forth toward the eastern region, and shall go down into the Arabah; and they shall go toward the sea; into the sea shall the waters go which were made to issue forth; and the waters shall be healed. 47:9 It shall happen, that every living creature which swarms, in every place where the rivers come, shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish; for these waters are come there, and the waters of the sea shall be healed, and everything shall live wherever the river comes. 47:10 It shall happen, that fishermen shall stand by it: from Eyn Gediy even to Eyn Eglayim shall be a place for the spreading of nets; their fish shall be after their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. 47:11 But the miry places of it, and its marshes, shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt. 47:12 By the river on its bank, on this side and on that side, shall grow every tree for food, whose leaf shall not wither, neither shall its fruit fail: it shall bring forth new fruit every month, because its waters issue out of the Set-apart Place; and its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for healing.


Rev. 22:1 He showed me a stream of living water, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of Aluahiym and the Lamb [one throne]. 22:2 In the middle of its street, on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 


 47:13 Thus says the Master YaHuWaH: This shall be the border, by which you shall divide the land for inheritance according to the twelve tribes of Ysra'al: Yowseph shall have two portions. 47:14 You shall inherit it, one as well as another; for I swore to give it to your fathers: and this land shall fall to you for inheritance. 47:15 This shall be the border of the land: On the north side, from the great sea, by the way of Chethlon, to the entrance of Tsedad; 47:16 Chamath, Berowthah, Sibraiym, which is between the border of Dammeseq and the border of Chamath; Chatsar ha-Tiykown, which is by the border of Chawran. 47:17 The border from the sea, shall be Chatsar Eynon at the border of Dammeseq; and on the north northward is the border of Chamath. This is the north side. 47:18 The east side, between Chawran and Dammeseq and Gil'ad, and Eretz-Ysra'al, shall be the Yarden; from the north border to the east sea you shall measure. This is the east side. 47:19 The south side southward shall be from Tamar as far as the waters of Meriybah Qadesh, to the brook of Mitsrayim, to the Great Sea. This is the south side southward. 47:20 The west side shall be the Great Sea, from the south border as far as over against the entrance of Chamath. This is the west side. 47:21 So you shall divide this land to you according to the tribes of Ysra'al. 47:22 It shall happen, that you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance to you and to the strangers who sojourn among you, who shall father children among you; and they shall be to you as the native-born among the children of Ysra'al; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Ysra'al. 47:23 It shall happen, that in what tribe the stranger sojourns, there you shall give him his inheritance, says the Master YaHuWaH.


48:1 Now these are the names of the tribes: From the north end, beside the way of Chethlon to the entrance of Chamath, Chatsar Eynan at the border of Dammeseq, northward beside Chamath, (and they shall have their sides east and west), 1. Dan, one portion. 48:2 By the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, 2. Asher, one portion. 48:3 By the border of Asher, from the east side even to the west side, 3. Naphtaliy, one portion. 48:4 By the border of Naphtaliy, from the east side to the west side, 4. Menashsheh, one portion. 48:5 By the border of Menashsheh, from the east side to the west side, 5. Ephrayim, one portion. 48:6 By the border of Ephrayim, from the east side even to the west side, 6. Re'uwben, one portion. 48:7 By the border of Re'uwben, from the east side to the west side, 7. Yahuwdah, one portion. 48:8 By the border of Yahuwdah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the offering which you shall offer, twenty-five thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the portions, from the east side to the west side: and the Set-apart Place shall be in its midst.

 48:9 The offering that you shall offer to YaHuWaH shall be twenty-five thousand reeds in length, and ten thousand in breadth. 48:10 For these, even for the priests, shall be the set-apart offering: toward the north twenty-five thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south twenty-five thousand in length: and the Set-apart Place of YaHuWaH shall be in its midst. 48:11 It shall be for the priests who are set apart of the sons of Tsadowq, who have kept My instruction, who didn’t go astray when the children of Ysra'al went astray, as the Lewiym went astray. 48:12 It shall be to them an offering from the offering of the land, a thing most set-apart, by the border of the Lewiym. 48:13 Answerable to the border of the priests, the Lewiym shall have twenty-five thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth: all the length shall be twenty-five thousand, and the breadth ten thousand. 48:14 They shall sell none of it, nor exchange it, nor shall the first fruits of the land be alienated; for it is set-apart to YaHuWaH.  The five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs; and the city shall be in its midst. 48:16 These shall be its measures: the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. 48:17 The city shall have suburbs: toward the north two hundred fifty, and toward the south two hundred fifty, and toward the east two hundred fifty, and toward the west two hundred fifty. 48:18 The remainder in the length, answerable to the set-apart offering, shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward; and it shall be answerable to the set-apart offering; and its increase shall be for food to those who labor in the city. 48:19 Those who labor in the city, out of all the tribes of Ysra'al, shall cultivate it. 48:20 All the offering shall be twenty-five thousand by twenty-five thousand: you shall offer the set-apart offering foursquare, with the possession of the city. 48:21 The residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the set-apart offering and of the possession of the city; in front of the twenty-five thousand of the offering toward the east border, and westward in front of the twenty-five thousand toward the west border, answerable to the portions, it shall be for the prince: and the set-apart offering and the Set-apart Place of the house shall be in its midst. 48:22 Moreover from the possession of the Lewiym, and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the prince’s, between the border of Yahuwdah and the border of Binyamin, it shall be for the prince. 

48:23 As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, 8. Binyamin, one portion. 48:24 By the border of Binyamin, from the east side to the west side, 9. Shim'own, one portion. 48:25 By the border of Shim'own, from the east side to the west side, 10. Yissakar, one portion. 48:26 By the border of Yissakar, from the east side to the west side, 11. Zebuwluwn, one portion. 48:27 By the border of Zebuwluwn, from the east side to the west side, 12. Gawd, one portion. 48:28 By the border of Gawd, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar to the waters of Meriybah Qadesh, to the brook of Mitsrayim, to the Great Sea. 48:29 This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Ysra'al for inheritance, and these are their several portions, says the Master YaHuWaH.  These are the exits of the city: On the north side four thousand and five hundred reeds by measure;  48:31 and the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Ysra'al, three gates northward: the gate of Re'uwben, one; the gate of Yahuwdah, one; the gate of Lewi, one. 48:32 At the east side four thousand and five hundred reeds, and three gates: even the gate of Yowseph, one; the gate of Binyamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.  48:33 At the south side four thousand and five hundred reeds by measure, and three gates: the gate of Shim'own, one; the gate of Yissakar, one; the gate of Zebuwluwn, one.  48:34 At the west side four thousand and five hundred reeds, with their three gates: the gate of Gawd, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtaliy, one. 48:35 It shall be eighteen thousand reeds around: and the name of the city from that day shall be, YaHuWaH - IS THERE!