Judgment?…or forgiveness?

Ezekiel 32:17-28

It came to pass also in the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying:

18 ​​“Son of man, wail over the multitude of Egypt,

​​And cast them down to the depths of the earth,

​​Her and the daughters of the famous nations,

​​With those who go down to the Pit:

19 ​‘​Whom do you surpass in beauty?

​​Go down, be placed with the uncircumcised.’

20 ​​“They shall fall in the midst of those slain by the sword;

​​She is delivered to the sword,

​​Drawing her and all her multitudes.

21 ​​The strong among the mighty

​​Shall speak to him out of the midst of hell

​​With those who help him:

​‘​They have gone down,

​​They lie with the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.’

22 ​​“Assyria is there, and all her company,

​​With their graves all around her,

​​All of them slain, fallen by the sword.

23 ​​Her graves are set in the recesses of the Pit,

​​And her company is all around her grave,

​​All of them slain, fallen by the sword,

​​Who caused terror in the land of the living.

24 ​​“There is Elam and all her multitude,

​​All around her grave,

​​All of them slain, fallen by the sword,

​​Who have gone down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth,

​​Who caused their terror in the land of the living;

​​Now they bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit.

25 ​​They have set her bed in the midst of the slain,

​​With all her multitude,

​​With her graves all around it,

​​All of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword;

​​Though their terror was caused

​​In the land of the living,

​​Yet they bear their shame

​​With those who go down to the Pit;

​​It was put in the midst of the slain.

26 ​​“There are Meshech and Tubal and all their multitudes,

​​With all their graves around it,

​​All of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword,

​​Though they caused their terror in the land of the living.

27 ​​They do not lie with the mighty

​​Who are fallen of the uncircumcised,

​​Who have gone down to hell with their weapons of war;

​​They have laid their swords under their heads,

​​But their iniquities will be on their bones,

​​Because of the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

28 ​​Yes, you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised,

​​And lie with those slain by the sword.

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The phrase, ‘those who live by the sword shall fall by the sword’ comes to mind.  Those who ‘spread terror in the land of the living—-went down to the grave, in shame, with their weapons of war.

“…they caused their terror in the land of the living….”

“…​​All around her grave,

​​All of them slain, fallen by the sword,…”

“…Who have gone down to hell with their weapons of war;…”

The Lord will act justly, will avenge the deaths of the innocent.

“…you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised,

​​And lie with those slain by the sword….”

There is forgiveness for those who will accept it.  There is judgment and death for those who won’t.

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2 thoughts on “Judgment?…or forgiveness?

  1. “There is forgiveness for those who will accept it.” It all comes down to the “change of heart.” I do not get why some people want to go through life hurting others in this life, never thinking about their “eternal life.” You and I both know there are many such as this, in this nation. Truly I guess we should be sad for them. I pray daily their hearts will change. So many seem to me to believe in heaven and they do not seem to believe in hell. You cannot believe in one and not believe in the other. Good post and God Bless, SR

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