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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