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Ezekiel 6:8-10 – Some Are Spared Destruction

Summary

In the midst of judgment, God will spare some of the Judeans from the coming doom upon the land.

Analysis

After a condemnation of the idolatry of Judah on the "mountains of Israel" (a reference to the "high places" where local gods-probably Canaanite-were worshipped), the Lord will punish the land and high places with destruction (6:1-7). Yet some people will escape the fall of Judah; God will "spare some" from destruction (6:8). These will be carried captive into exile, where they can reflect upon their sin, repent, and learn again of the Lord, who alone is God (6:10).

Ezekiel 6:8-10

8 But I will spare some. Some of you shall escape the sword among the nations and be scattered through the countries. 9Those of you who escape shall remember me among the nations where they are carried captive, how I was crushed by their wanton heart that turned away from me, and their wanton eyes that turned after their idols. Then they will be loathsome in their own sight for the evils that they have committed, for all their abominations. 10And they shall know that I am the Lord; I did not threaten in vain to bring this disaster upon them.

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