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Passage: Ezekiel 6:8-10

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).