[Ezekiel 13:1] AND THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME UNTO ME, SAYING,
[Ezekiel 13:2] SON OF MAN, PROPHESY AGAINST THE PROPHETS OF ISRAEL THAT
PROPHESY, AND SAY THOU UNTO THEM THAT PROPHESY OUT OF THEIR OWN HEARTS, HEAR
YE THE WORD OF THE LORD;
Ezekiel is speaking against false prophets.
[Ezekiel 13:3] THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; WOE UNTO THE FOOLISH PROPHETS, THAT FOLLOW THEIR OWN SPIRIT, AND HAVE SEEN NOTHING!
[Ezekiel 13:4] O ISRAEL, THY PROPHETS ARE LIKE THE FOXES IN THE DESERTS.
<<DESERTS>>: Hebrew "Charovot" meaning "ruined places"
or "deserted areas". Just as foxes enter through broken down walls and cause
greater damage so too do the false prophets take advantage of weakness to
cause more harm
(Moshkovitz, Daat Mikra)..
[Ezekiel 13:5] YE HAVE NOT GONE UP INTO THE GAPS,
NEITHER MADE UP THE HEDGE FOR THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL TO STAND IN THE BATTLE
IN THE DAY OF THE LORD.
Instead of strengthening us, false prophets and bad leaders drag us down.
[Ezekiel 13:6] THEY HAVE SEEN VANITY AND LYING DIVINATION,
SAYING, THE LORD SAITH: AND THE LORD HATH NOT SENT THEM: AND THEY HAVE MADE
OTHERS TO HOPE THAT THEY WOULD CONFIRM THE WORD.
[Ezekiel 13:7] HAVE YE NOT SEEN A VAIN VISION, AND HAVE YE NOT SPOKEN A
LYING DIVINATION, WHEREAS YE SAY, THE LORD SAITH IT; ALBEIT I HAVE NOT SPOKEN?
[Ezekiel 13:8] THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; BECAUSE YE HAVE SPOKEN
VANITY, AND SEEN LIES, THEREFORE, BEHOLD, I AM AGAINST YOU, SAITH THE LORD
[Ezekiel 13:9] AND MINE HAND SHALL BE UPON THE PROPHETS THAT SEE VANITY,
AND THAT DIVINE LIES: THEY SHALL NOT BE IN THE ASSEMBLY OF MY PEOPLE, NEITHER
SHALL THEY BE WRITTEN IN THE WRITING OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, NEITHER SHALL
THEY ENTER INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL; AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD
<<NEITHER SHALL THEY BE WRITTEN IN THE WRITING OF THE HOUSE OF
ISRAEL>>: Those who have done well and whom God has chosen have been
recorded in the Book of the House of Israel.
[Ezekiel 13:10] BECAUSE, EVEN BECAUSE THEY HAVE SEDUCED
MY PEOPLE, SAYING, PEACE; AND THERE WAS NO PEACE; AND ONE BUILT UP A WALL,
AND, LO, OTHERS DAUBED IT WITH UNTEMPERED MORTER:
<<SAYING, PEACE; AND THERE WAS NO PEACE>>: The Oslo Peace
arrangements were a recipe for the murder of innocent Jewish people. Those
who were responsible should take the blame. In effect, nearly all peace treaties
forced on Israel had something of Oslo within them. Oslo just brought out
into the open the ugly evil that nobody really wanted to admit to but everybody
[Ezekiel 13:11] SAY UNTO THEM WHICH DAUB IT WITH UNTEMPERED
MORTER, THAT IT SHALL FALL: THERE SHALL BE AN OVERFLOWING SHOWER; AND YE,
O GREAT HAILSTONES, SHALL FALL; AND A STORMY WIND SHALL REND IT.
[Ezekiel 13:12] LO, WHEN THE WALL IS FALLEN, SHALL IT NOT BE SAID UNTO YOU, WHERE IS THE DAUBING WHEREWITH YE HAVE DAUBED IT?
[Ezekiel 13:13] THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; I WILL EVEN REND IT WITH
A STORMY WIND IN MY FURY; AND THERE SHALL BE AN OVERFLOWING SHOWER IN MINE
ANGER, AND GREAT HAILSTONES IN MY FURY TO CONSUME IT.
[Ezekiel 13:14] SO WILL I BREAK DOWN THE WALL THAT YE HAVE DAUBED WITH UNTEMPERED
MORTER AND BRING IT DOWN TO THE GROUND, SO THAT THE FOUNDATION THEREOF SHALL
BE DISCOVERED, AND IT SHALL FALL, AND YE SHALL BE CONSUMED IN
THE MIDST THEREOF: AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD.
[Ezekiel 13:15] THUS WILL I ACCOMPLISH MY WRATH UPON
THE WALL, AND UPON THEM THAT HAVE DAUBED IT WITH UNTEMPERED MORTER, AND WILL
SAY UNTO YOU, THE WALL IS NO MORE, NEITHER THEY THAT DAUBED IT;
[Ezekiel 13:16] TO WIT, THE PROPHETS OF ISRAEL WHICH PROPHESY CONCERNING
JERUSALEM, AND WHICH SEE VISIONS OF PEACE FOR HER, AND THERE IS NO PEACE,
SAITH THE LORD GOD.
<<AND THERE IS NO PEACE>>: No, and there never was a chance
of there being peace and they should have known that in advance. I did (and
I said so, on this list), and so did most other people. It was too obvious.
The Palestinians were telling us to our faces that as soon as they could
they would try and kill as many of us as they could even at their own
self-expense. People in positions of responsibility who did not realize this should have to make an accounting of themselves.
[Ezekiel 13:17] LIKEWISE, THOU SON OF MAN, SET THY
FACE AGAINST THE DAUGHTERS OF THY PEOPLE, WHICH PROPHESY OUT OF THEIR OWN
HEART; AND PROPHESY THOU AGAINST THEM,
<<THE DAUGHTERS OF THY PEOPLE>>: Women also mislead us.
[Ezekiel 13:18] AND SAY, THUS SAITH THE LORD
GOD; WOE TO THE WOMEN THAT SEW PILLOWS TO ALL ARMHOLES, AND MAKE KERCHIEFS
UPON THE HEAD OF EVERY STATURE TO HUNT SOULS! WILL YE HUNT THE SOULS OF MY
PEOPLE, AND WILL YE SAVE THE SOULS ALIVE THAT COME UNTO YOU?
[Ezekiel 13:19] AND WILL YE POLLUTE ME AMONG MY PEOPLE FOR HANDFULS OF BARLEY
AND FOR PIECES OF BREAD, TO SLAY THE SOULS THAT SHOULD NOT DIE, AND TO SAVE
THE SOULS ALIVE THAT SHOULD NOT LIVE, BY YOUR LYING TO MY PEOPLE THAT HEAR
[Ezekiel 13:20] WHEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; BEHOLD, I AM AGAINST
YOUR PILLOWS, WHEREWITH YE THERE HUNT THE SOULS TO MAKE THEM FLY, AND I WILL
TEAR THEM FROM YOUR ARMS, AND WILL LET THE SOULS GO, EVEN THE SOULS THAT
YE HUNT TO MAKE THEM FLY.
[Ezekiel 13:21] YOUR KERCHIEFS ALSO WILL I TEAR, AND
DELIVER MY PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR HAND, AND THEY SHALL BE NO MORE IN YOUR HAND
TO BE HUNTED; AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD.
Moshkovitz (Daat Mikra) says that the women were making all kinds of
spells and witchcraft and binding people with "magic" scarfs and so on.
[Ezekiel 13:22] BECAUSE WITH LIES YE HAVE MADE THE
HEART OF THE RIGHTEOUS SAD, WHOM I HAVE NOT MADE SAD; AND STRENGTHENED THE
HANDS OF THE WICKED, THAT HE SHOULD NOT RETURN FROM HIS WICKED WAY, BY PROMISING
They were giving the wicked false hope. If it were not for these delusions
those who were stricken with misfortune may have repented and been able to
[Ezekiel 13:23] THEREFORE YE SHALL SEE NO MORE VANITY,
NOR DIVINE DIVINATIONS: FOR I WILL DELIVER MY PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR HAND: AND
YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD.