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Passage: Ezekiel 10:15-19

Ezekiel 10:15-19 – The Glory of the Lord Departs from the Temple

Summary

In a vision, Ezekiel sees the glory of the Lord depart from the temple to God's throne-chariot.

Analysis

The throne-chariot of God is a powerful symbol of God's presence and glory in this book. After speaking about many of the abominations and sins of Israel, Ezekiel sees the throne-chariot again (10:1). The "cherubim" are the living heavenly beings (10:20) who carry the throne of God. The "glory" or throne leaves the house of God (temple) where God's glory had dwelt in the past. God's presence, glory, and blessing are about to leave the temple and Jerusalem (10:19).