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Title: EZEKIEL CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE


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  • EZEKIEL CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE

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PROPHET - DATE JONAH (825-785BC)? JOEL (800BC)? HOSEA (785-725BC)? MICAH (785-710BC)? AMOS (784BC)? ISAIAH (701-681BC)? NAHUM (700BC)? ZEPHANIAH (630BC)? JEREMIAH (629-588BC)? DANIEL (606-534BC)? HABAKKUK (598BC)? EZEKIEL (597-573BC)? OBADIAH (588-562BC)? EZRA (536-456BC)? HAGGAI (532-512BC)? ZECHARIAH (520-475BC)? ESTHER (485-465BC)? NEHEMIAH (465-424BC)? MALACHI (420-397BC)? KING / EVENT - DATE TIGLATH-PILESER (745-727BC)? HEZEKIAH (JUDAH) (726-698BC)? SHALMANESER (727-722BC)? ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB (705-681BC)? NEBUCHADNEZZAR (605-562BC)? ZEDEKIAH (JUDAH) (597-586BC)? JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? BELSHAZZAR (541-523BC)? CYRUS (559-529BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? DARIUS (511-475BC)?
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OUTLINE EZEKIEL CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
  • APOSTASY OF ISRAEL AND SAMARIA V. 1-8
  • ISRAEL AND SAMARIA DESTROYED V. 9-10
  • APOSTASY OF JUDAH AND JERUSALEM V. 11-21
  • JUDAH AND JERUSALEM DESTROYED V. 22-35
  • WICKEDNESS OF THEM BOTH V. 36-44
  • THE RUIN OF THEM BOTH V. 45-49

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READ EZEKIEL 231-2
  • TWO HARLOT SISTERS
  • 1 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying
  • 2 "Son of man, there were two women, The
    daughters of one mother.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 231-2
  • TWO HARLOT SISTERS
  • 1 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying
  • 2 "Son of man, there were two women, The
    daughters of one mother.
  • WHO WERE THESE TWO WOMEN?
  • WHO WAS THEIR MOTHER?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 231-2
  • TWO HARLOT SISTERS
  • 1 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying
  • 2 "Son of man, there were two women, The
    daughters of one mother.
  • WHO WERE THESE TWO WOMEN?
  • Israel and Judah?
  • WHO WAS THEIR MOTHER? SARAH?
  • Israel and Judah were branches of the same stock.
  • All the Hebrews were derived from one source,
  • Abraham and Sarah

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READ EZEKIEL 233-4
  • TWO HARLOT SISTERS
  • 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, They
    committed harlotry in their youth Their breasts
    were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there
    pressed.
  • 4 Their names Oholah the elder and Oholibah her
    sister They were Mine, And they bore sons and
    daughters. As for their names,Samaria is Oholah,
    and Jerusalem is Oholibah.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 233-4
  • TWO HARLOT SISTERS
  • 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, They
    committed harlotry in their youth Their breasts
    were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there
    pressed.
  • 4 Their names Oholah the elder and Oholibah her
    sister They were Mine, And they bore sons and
    daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah,
    and Jerusalem is Oholibah.
  • WHO WERE THESE TWO SISTERS?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THEM?
  • WHEN DID THEY BEGIN THEIR HARLOTRY?
  • WHAT WERE THEIR NAMES?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 233
  • 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, They
    committed harlotry in their youth Their breasts
    were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there
    pressed.
  • WHERE DID THEY BEGIN THEIR HARLOTRY? WHEN?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND THEM? WHEN?
  • READ LEVITICUS 177
  • 7 They shall no more offer their sacrifices to
    demons, after whom they have played the harlot.
    This shall be a statute forever for them
    throughout their generations. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 233
  • 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, They
    committed harlotry in their youth Their breasts
    were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there
    pressed.
  • WHERE DID THEY BEGIN THEIR HARLOTRY? WHEN?
  • WHAT DID JOSHUA COMMAND THEM? WHEN?
  • READ JOSHUA 2414-15
  • 14 Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in
    sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods
    which your fathers served on the other side of
    the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!
  • 15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the
    LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you
    will serve, whether the gods which your fathers
    served that were on the other side of the River,
    or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you
    dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve
    the LORD." NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 233
  • 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, They
    committed harlotry in their youth Their breasts
    were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there
    pressed.
  • MANY YEARS LATER WHAT DID THE LORD SAY?
  • READ EZEKIEL 166
  • 6 When I passed by you and saw you struggling in
    your own blood, I said to you in your blood,
    'Live!' Yes, I said to you in your blood, 'Live!'
    NKJV
  • READ EZEKIEL 1622
  • 22 And in all your abominations and acts of
    harlotry you did not remember the days of your
    youth, when you were naked and bare, struggling
    in your blood. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 233
  • 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, They
    committed harlotry in their youth Their breasts
    were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there
    pressed.
  • MANY YEARS LATER WHAT DID THE LORD SAY?
  • READ EZEKIEL 207-8
  • 7 Then I said to them, 'Each of you, throw away
    the abominations which are before his eyes, and
    do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt.
    I am the LORD your God.'
  • 8 But they rebelled against Me and would not
    obey Me. They did not all cast away the
    abominations which were before their eyes, nor
    did they forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I said,
    'I will pour out My fury on them and fulfill My
    anger against them in the midst of the land of
    Egypt.' NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 234
  • TWO HARLOT SISTERS
  • 4 Their names Oholah the elder and Oholibah her
    sister They were Mine, And they bore sons and
    daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah,
    and Jerusalem is Oholibah.
  • WHO WERE THESE TWO SISTERS?
  • OHOLAH - (her own tent)
  • - symbolic name for Samaria, capital of Israel.
  • OHOLIBAH - (my tent is in her)
  • - symbolic name for for Jerusalem, the capital of
    Judah.
  • WHO WAS THEIR MOTHER? SARAH?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 234
  • 4 Their names Oholah the elder and Oholibah her
    sister They were Mine, And they bore sons and
    daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah,
    and Jerusalem is Oholibah.
  • WHO WAS OHOLAH? ISRAEL? - SAMARIA?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT ISRAEL?
  • READ JEREMIAH 36-8
  • 6 The LORD said also to me in the days of Josiah
    the king Have you seen what backsliding Israel
    has done? She has gone up on every high mountain
    and under every green tree, and there played the
    harlot.
  • 7 And I said, after she had done all these
    things, 'Return to Me.' But she did not return.
    And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 234
  • TWO HARLOT SISTERS
  • 4 Their names Oholah the elder and Oholibah her
    sister They were Mine, And they bore sons and
    daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah,
    and Jerusalem is Oholibah.
  • WHO WAS OHOLIBAH? JUDAH? - JERUSALEM?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT JERUSALEM?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1644-45
  • 44 Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use
    this proverb against you 'Like mother, like
    daughter!'
  • 45 You are your mother's daughter, loathing
    husband and children and you are the sister of
    your sisters, who loathed their husbands and
    children your mother was a Hittite and your
    father an Amorite. NKJV

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READ EZEKIEL 235-6
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 5 "Oholah played the harlot even though she was
    Mine And she lusted for her lovers, the
    neighboring Assyrians,
  • 6 Who were clothed in purple, Captains and
    rulers, All of them desirable young men, Horsemen
    riding on horses.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 235-6
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 5 "Oholah played the harlot even though she was
    Mine And she lusted for her lovers, the
    neighboring Assyrians,
  • 6 Who were clothed in purple, Captains and
    rulers, All of them desirable young men, Horsemen
    riding on horses.
  • WHO WAS THE FIRST TO PLAY THE HARLOT? Oholah?
  • WITH WHOM? Assyrians?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 235
  • 5 "Oholah played the harlot even though she was
    Mine And she lusted for her lovers, the
    neighboring Assyrians,
  • 6 Who were clothed in purple, Captains and
    rulers, All of them desirable young men, Horsemen
    riding on horses.
  • WHO WAS THE FIRST TO PLAY THE HARLOT? ISRAEL?
  • WITH WHOM? ASSYRIA?
  • WHAT DID MENAHEM D? WHY?
  • READ 2 KINGS 1519-20
  • 19 Pul king of Assyria came against the land
    and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of
    silver, that his hand might be with him to
    strengthen the kingdom under his control.
  • 20 And Menahem exacted the money from Israel,
    from all the very wealthy, from each man fifty
    shekels of silver, to give to the king of
    Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and
    did not stay there in the land. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 235
  • 5 "Oholah played the harlot even though she was
    Mine And she lusted for her lovers, the
    neighboring Assyrians,
  • 6 Who were clothed in purple, Captains and
    rulers, All of them desirable young men, Horsemen
    riding on horses.
  • WHO WAS THE FIRST TO PLAY THE HARLOT? ISRAEL?
  • WITH WHOM? ASSYRIA?
  • WHO DID ISRAEL GO TO? WHY?
  • READ HOSEA 88-9
  • 8 Israel is swallowed up Now they are among the
    Gentiles Like a vessel in which is no pleasure.
  • 9 For they have gone up to Assyria, Like a wild
    donkey alone by itself Ephraim has hired lovers.
    NKJV

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READ EZEKIEL 237-8
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 7 Thus she committed her harlotry with them, All
    of them choice men of Assyria And with all for
    whom she lusted, With all their idols, she
    defiled herself.
  • 8 She has never given up her harlotry brought
    from Egypt, For in her youth they had lain with
    her, Pressed her virgin bosom, And poured out
    their immorality upon her.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 237-8
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 7 Thus she committed her harlotry with them, All
    of them choice men of Assyria And with all for
    whom she lusted, With all their idols, she
    defiled herself.
  • 8 She has never given up her harlotry brought
    from Egypt, For in her youth they had lain with
    her, Pressed her virgin bosom, And poured out
    their immorality upon her.
  • WHO WAS THE OLDER SISTER? ISRAEL? SAMARIA?
  • HOW DID SHE DEFILE HERSELF? IDOLATRY?
  • WHY DID SHE NEVER GIVE UP HER IDOLATRY?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 237
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 7 Thus she committed her harlotry with them, All
    of them choice men of Assyria And with all for
    whom she lusted, With all their idols, she
    defiled herself.
  • HOW DID SHE DEFILE HERSELF? IDOLATRY?
  • READ HOSEA 53
  • 3 I know Ephraim, And Israel is not hidden from
    Me
  • For now, O Ephraim, you commit harlotry Israel
    is defiled. NKJV
  • READ HOSEA 610
  • 10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of
    Israel
  • There is the harlotry of Ephraim Israel is
    defiled. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 237
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 7 Thus she committed her harlotry with them, All
    of them choice men of Assyria And with all for
    whom she lusted, With all their idols, she
    defiled herself.
  • HOW DID ISRAEL DEFILE HERSELF? IDOLATRY?
  • READ ISAIAH 577-8
  • 7 On a lofty and high mountain you have set your
    bed Even there you went up To offer sacrifice.
  • 8 Also behind the doors and their posts you have
    set up your remembrance For you have uncovered
    yourself to those other than Me, And have gone up
    to them you have enlarged your bed And made a
    covenant with them you have loved their bed,
    Where you saw their nudity.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 238
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 8 She has never given up her harlotry brought
    from Egypt, For in her youth they had lain with
    her, Pressed her virgin bosom, And poured out
    their immorality upon her.
  • WHAT DID SHE NEVER GIVE UP? IDOLATRY?
  • WHAT DID SHE DO IN EGYPT?
  • WHAT DID AARON DO? WHY?
  • READ EXODUS 321-4

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 238
  • WHAT DID AARON DO? WHY?
  • READ EXODUS 321-4
  • 1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed
    coming down from the mountain, the people
    gathered together to Aaron, and said to him,
    "Come, make us gods that shall go before us for
    as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out
    of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has
    become of him."
  • 2 And Aaron said to them, "Break off the golden
    earrings which are in the ears of your wives,
    your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to
    me."
  • 3 So all the people broke off the golden
    earrings which were in their ears, and brought
    them to Aaron.
  • 4 And he received the gold from their hand, and
    he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made
    a molded calf. Then they said, "This is your god,
    O Israel, that brought you out of the land of
    Egypt!" NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 238
  • 8 She has never given up her harlotry brought
    from Egypt, For in her youth they had lain with
    her, Pressed her virgin bosom, And poured out
    their immorality upon her.
  • WHAT DID SHE NEVER GIVE UP? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THEM? WHY?
  • READ ISAIAH 301-3
  • 1 "Woe to the rebellious children," says the
    LORD, "Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who
    devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may
    add sin to sin
  • 2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not
    asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the
    strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow
    of Egypt!
  • 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be
    your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt
    shall be your humiliation. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 238
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 8 She has never given up her harlotry brought
    from Egypt, For in her youth they had lain with
    her, Pressed her virgin bosom, And poured out
    their immorality upon her.
  • WHAT DID SHE NEVER GIVE UP? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THEM? WHY?
  • READ ISAIAH 311
  • 1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, And
    rely on horses, Who trust in chariots because
    they are many, And in horsemen because they are
    very strong,
  • But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
    Nor seek the LORD! NKJV

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READ EZEKIEL 239-10
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 9 "Therefore I have delivered her Into the hand
    of her lovers, Into the hand of the Assyrians,
    For whom she lusted.
  • 10 They uncovered her nakedness, Took away her
    sons and daughters, And slew her with the sword
    She became a byword among women, For they had
    executed judgment on her.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 239-10
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 9 "Therefore I have delivered her Into the hand
    of her lovers, Into the hand of the Assyrians,
    For whom she lusted.
  • 10 They uncovered her nakedness, Took away her
    sons and daughters, And slew her with the sword
    She became a byword among women, For they had
    executed judgment on her.
  • TO WHOM DID THE LORD DELIVER HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY HE WOULD DO?
  • WHAT WILL THE ASSYRIANS DO TO HER?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 239
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 9 "Therefore I have delivered her Into the hand
    of her lovers, Into the hand of the Assyrians,
    For whom she lusted.
  • TO WHOM DID THE LORD DELIVER HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY HE WOULD DO?
  • READ HOSEA 29-10
  • 9 I will return and take away My grain in its
    time And My new wine in its season, And will take
    back My wool and My linen, Given to cover her
    nakedness.
  • 10 Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight
    of her lovers, And no one shall deliver her from
    My hand. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 239
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 9 "Therefore I have delivered her Into the hand
    of her lovers, Into the hand of the Assyrians,
    For whom she lusted.
  • TO WHOM DID THE LORD DELIVER HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY HE WOULD DO?
  • READ HOSEA 113-5
  • 3 "I taught Ephraim to walk, Taking them by
    their arms But they did not know that I healed
    them.
  • 4 I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of
    love,
  • And I was to them as those who take the yoke from
    their neck. I stooped and fed them.
  • 5 "He shall not return to the land of Egypt But
    the Assyrian shall be his king, Because they
    refused to repent. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 239
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 9 "Therefore I have delivered her Into the hand
    of her lovers, Into the hand of the Assyrians,
    For whom she lusted.
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY HE WOULD DO? WHY?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1635-37
  • 35 'Now then, O harlot, hear the word of the
    LORD!
  • 36 Thus says the Lord GOD "Because your
    filthiness was poured out and your nakedness
    uncovered in your harlotry with your lovers, and
    with all your abominable idols, and because of
    the blood of your children which you gave to
    them,
  • 37 surely, therefore, I will gather all your
    lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you
    loved, and all those you hated I will gather
    them from all around against you and will uncover
    your nakedness to them, that they may see all
    your nakedness.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 239
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 9 "Therefore I have delivered her Into the hand
    of her lovers, Into the hand of the Assyrians,
    For whom she lusted.
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY HE WOULD DO? WHY?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1639-41
  • 39 I will also give you into their hand, and
    they shall throw down your shrines and break down
    your high places. They shall also strip you of
    your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and
    leave you naked and bare.
  • 40 They shall also bring up an assembly against
    you, and they shall stone you with stones and
    thrust you through with their swords.
  • 41 They shall burn your houses with fire, and
    execute judgments on you in the sight of many
    women and I will make you cease playing the
    harlot, and you shall no longer hire lovers.
    NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2310
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 10 They uncovered her nakedness, Took away her
    sons and daughters, And slew her with the sword
    She became a byword among women, For they had
    executed judgment on her.
  • TO WHOM DID THE LORD DELIVER HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE ASSYRIANS DO?
  • READ 2 KINGS 1527-30
  • 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel,
    Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came and took
    Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor,
    Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali
    and he carried them captive to Assyria.
  • 30 Then Hoshea the son of Elah led a conspiracy
    against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and struck and
    killed him so he reigned in his place in the
    twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2310
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 10 They uncovered her nakedness, Took away her
    sons and daughters, And slew her with the sword
    She became a byword among women, For they had
    executed judgment on her.
  • TO WHOM DID THE LORD DELIVER HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE ASSYRIANS DO?
  • READ 2 KINGS 176
  • 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of
    Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to
    Assyria, and placed them in Halah and by the
    Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of
    the Medes. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2310
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 10 They uncovered her nakedness, Took away her
    sons and daughters, And slew her with the sword
    She became a byword among women, For they had
    executed judgment on her.
  • TO WHOM DID THE LORD DELIVER HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE ASSYRIANS DO?
  • READ 2 KINGS 1724-25
  • 24 Then the king of Assyria brought people from
    Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and from
    Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of
    Samaria instead of the children of Israel and
    they took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its
    cities.
  • 25 And it was so, at the beginning of their
    dwelling there, that they did not fear the LORD
    therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which
    killed some of them.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2310
  • THE OLDER SISTER, SAMARIA
  • 10 They uncovered her nakedness, Took away her
    sons and daughters, And slew her with the sword
    She became a byword among women, For they had
    executed judgment on her.
  • TO WHOM DID THE LORD DELIVER HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE ASSYRIANS DO?
  • READ 2 KINGS 1811-12
  • 11 Then the king of Assyria carried Israel away
    captive to Assyria, and put them in Halah and by
    the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities
    of the Medes,
  • 12 because they did not obey the voice of the
    LORD their God, but transgressed His covenant and
    all that Moses the servant of the LORD had
    commanded and they would neither hear nor do
    them. NKJV

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READ EZEKIEL 2311-13
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 11 "Now although her sister Oholibah saw this,
    she became more corrupt in her lust than she, and
    in her harlotry more corrupt than her sister's
    harlotry.
  • 12 "She lusted for the neighboring Assyrians,
    Captains and rulers, Clothed most gorgeously,
    Horsemen riding on horses, All of them desirable
    young men.
  • 13 Then I saw that she was defiled Both took
    the same way.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2311-13
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 11 "Now although her sister Oholibah saw this,
    she became more corrupt in her lust than she, and
    in her harlotry more corrupt than her sister's
    harlotry.
  • 12 "She lusted for the neighboring Assyrians,
    Captains and rulers, Clothed most gorgeously,
    Horsemen riding on horses, All of them desirable
    young men.
  • 13 Then I saw that she was defiled Both took
    the same way.
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Oholibah?
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE?
  • WHO DID SHE LUST AFTER? Assyrians?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HER?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2311
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 11 "Now although her sister Oholibah saw this,
    she became more corrupt in her lust than she, and
    in her harlotry more corrupt than her sister's
    harlotry.
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Oholibah?
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HER?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1647
  • 47 You did not walk in their ways nor act
    according to their abominations but, as if that
    were too little, you became more corrupt than
    they in all your ways. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2311
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 11 "Now although her sister Oholibah saw this,
    she became more corrupt in her lust than she, and
    in her harlotry more corrupt than her sister's
    harlotry.
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Oholibah?
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HER?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1651-52
  • 51 "Samaria did not commit half of your sins but
    you have multiplied your abominations more than
    they, and have justified your sisters by all the
    abominations which you have done.
  • 52 You who judged your sisters, bear your own
    shame also, because the sins which you committed
    were more abominable than theirs they are more
    righteous than you. Yes, be disgraced also, and
    bear your own shame, because you justified your
    sisters. NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2311
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Oholibah?
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HER?
  • READ JEREMIAH 36-8
  • 6 The LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the
    king "Have you seen what backsliding Israel has
    done? She has gone up on every high mountain and
    under every green tree, and there played the
    harlot.
  • 7 And I said, after she had done all these
    things, 'Return to Me.' But she did not return.
    And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
  • 8 Then I saw that for all the causes for which
    backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had
    put her away and given her a certificate of
    divorce yet her treacherous sister Judah did not
    fear, but went and played the harlot also.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2311
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 11 "Now although her sister Oholibah saw this,
    she became more corrupt in her lust than she, and
    in her harlotry more corrupt than her sister's
    harlotry.
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Jerusalem?
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HER?
  • READ JEREMIAH 310-11
  • 10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister
    Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart,
    but in pretense," says the LORD.
  • 11 Then the LORD said to me, "Backsliding Israel
    has shown herself more righteous than treacherous
    Judah.

44
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2311
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Jerusalem?
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT MANASSEH?
  • READ 2 CHRONICLES 331-4
  • 1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became
    king, and he reigned fifty-five years in
    Jerusalem.
  • 2 But he did evil in the sight of the LORD,
    according to the abominations of the nations whom
    the LORD had cast out before the children of
    Israel.
  • 3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah
    his father had broken down he raised up altars
    for the Baals, and made wooden images and he
    worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
  • 4 He also built altars in the house of the LORD,
    of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem shall
    My name be forever."

45
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2311
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Jerusalem?
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT MANASSEH?
  • READ 2 CHRONICLES 335-7
  • 5 He built altars for all the host of heaven in
    the two courts of the house of the LORD.
  • 6 He caused his sons to pass through the fire in
    the Valley of the Son of Hinnom he practiced
    soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and
    consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much
    evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to
    anger.
  • 7 He even set a carved image, the idol which he
    had made, in the house of God, of which God had
    said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this
    house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out
    of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name
    forever." (2 Kings 211-9)

46
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2312
  • 12 "She lusted for the neighboring Assyrians,
    Captains and rulers, Clothed most gorgeously,
    Horsemen riding on horses, All of them desirable
    young men.
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Jerusalem?
  • WHO DID SHE LUST AFTER? Assyrians? WHY?
  • WHAT DID KING AHAZ DO? WHY?
  • READ 2 KINGS 167-8
  • 7 Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-Pileser king
    of Assyria, saying, "I am your servant and your
    son. Come up and save me from the hand of the
    king of Syria and from the hand of the king of
    Israel, who rise up against me."
  • 8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was
    found in the house of the LORD, and in the
    treasuries of the king's house, and sent it as a
    present to the king of Assyria. NKJV

47
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2312
  • 12 "She lusted for the neighboring Assyrians,
    Captains and rulers, Clothed most gorgeously,
    Horsemen riding on horses, All of them desirable
    young men.
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Jerusalem?
  • WHO DID SHE LUST AFTER? Assyrians? WHY?
  • WHAT DID TIGLATH-PILESER DO?
  • READ 2 CHRONICLES 2820-21
  • 20 Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came to him
    and distressed him, and did not assist him.
  • 21 For Ahaz took part of the treasures from the
    house of the LORD, from the house of the king,
    and from the leaders, and he gave it to the king
    of Assyria but he did not help him. NKJV

48
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2312
  • 12 "She lusted for the neighboring Assyrians,
    Captains and rulers, Clothed most gorgeously,
    Horsemen riding on horses, All of them desirable
    young men.
  • WHO WAS THE YOUNGER SISTER? Jerusalem?
  • WHO DID SHE LUST AFTER? Assyrians? WHY?
  • WHAT DID THE RABSHAKEH SAY TO JERUSALEM?
  • READ ISAIAH 368-9
  • 8 Now therefore, I urge you, give a pledge to my
    master the king of Assyria, and I will give you
    two thousand horses if you are able on your
    part to put riders on them!
  • 9 How then will you repel one captain of the
    least of my master's servants, and put your trust
    in Egypt for chariots and horsemen? NKJV

49
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2313
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 13 Then I saw that she was defiled Both took
    the same way.
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING THEM?
  • READ 2 KINGS 1719
  • 19 Judah did not keep the commandments of the
    LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of
    Israel which they made. NKJV
  • READ HOSEA 122
  • 2 The LORD also brings a charge against Judah,
    And will punish Jacob according to his ways
    According to his deeds He will recompense him.
    NKJV

50
READ EZEKIEL 2314-16
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 14 But she increased her harlotry She looked at
    men portrayed on the wall, Images of Chaldeans
    portrayed in vermilion,
  • 15 Girded with belts around their waists,
    Flowing turbans on their heads, All of them
    looking like captains, In the manner of the
    Babylonians of Chaldea, The land of their
    nativity.
  • 16 As soon as her eyes saw them, She lusted for
    them And sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

51
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2314-16
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 14 But she increased her harlotry She looked at
    men portrayed on the wall, Images of Chaldeans
    portrayed in vermilion,
  • 15 Girded with belts around their waists,
    Flowing turbans on their heads, All of them
    looking like captains, In the manner of the
    Babylonians of Chaldea, The land of their
    nativity.
  • 16 As soon as her eyes saw them, She lusted for
    them And sent messengers to them in Chaldea.
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE ON THE WALL?
  • WHY DID SHE LUST AFTER THEM?

52
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2314-15
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 14 But she increased her harlotry She looked at
    men portrayed on the wall, Images of Chaldeans
    portrayed in vermilion,
  • 15 Girded with belts around their waists,
    Flowing turbans on their heads, All of them
    looking like captains, In the manner of the
    Babylonians of Chaldea, The land of their
    nativity.
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE ON THE WALL?
  • HOW DID NAHUM DESCRIBE THEM?
  • READ NAHUM 23
  • 3 The shields of his mighty men are made red,
    The valiant men are in scarlet. The chariots come
    with flaming torches In the day of his
    preparation, And the spears are brandished. NKJV

53
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2314-15
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 14 But she increased her harlotry She looked at
    men portrayed on the wall, Images of Chaldeans
    portrayed in vermilion,
  • 15 Girded with belts around their waists,
    Flowing turbans on their heads, All of them
    looking like captains, In the manner of the
    Babylonians of Chaldea, The land of their
    nativity.
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE ON THE WALL?
  • WHAT DID THEY PAINT ON THEIR WALLS?
  • JEREMIAH 2214
  • 14 .'I will build myself a wide house with
    spacious chambers, And cut out windows for it,
    Paneling it with cedar And painting it with
    vermilion.' NKJV

54
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2314-15
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 14 But she increased her harlotry She looked at
    men portrayed on the wall, Images of Chaldeans
    portrayed in vermilion,
  • 15 Girded with belts around their waists,
    Flowing turbans on their heads, All of them
    looking like captains, In the manner of the
    Babylonians of Chaldea, The land of their
    nativity.
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE ON THE WALL?
  • WHAT DID EZEKIEL SEE ON THE WALLS?
  • READ EZEKIEL 810
  • 10 So I went in and saw, and there - every sort
    of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the
    idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all
    around on the walls.

55
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2315
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 15 Girded with belts around their waists,
    Flowing turbans on their heads, All of them
    looking like captains, In the manner of the
    Babylonians of Chaldea, The land of their
    nativity.
  • WHAT DID SHE SEE ON THE WALL?
  • WHO WERE THE BABYLONIANS?
  • READ GENESIS 108-12
  • 8 Cush begot Nimrod he began to be a mighty one
    on the earth.
  • 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD
    therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod the mighty
    hunter before the LORD.
  • 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel,
    Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
    NKJV

56
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2315
  • 15 Girded with belts around their waists,
    Flowing turbans on their heads, All of them
    looking like captains, In the manner of the
    Babylonians of Chaldea, The land of their
    nativity.
  • WHY DID SHE LUST AFTER THEM?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THE BABYLONIANS?
  • READ ISAIAH 526-28
  • 26 He will lift up a banner to the nations from
    afar, And will whistle to them from the end of
    the earth Surely they shall come with speed,
    swiftly.
  • 27 No one will be weary or stumble among them,
    No one will slumber or sleep Nor will the belt
    on their loins be loosed, Nor the strap of their
    sandals be broken
  • 28 Whose arrows are sharp, And all their bows
    bent
  • Their horses' hooves will seem like flint, And
    their wheels like a whirlwind. NKJV

57
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2316
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 16 As soon as her eyes saw them, She lusted for
    them And sent messengers to them in Chaldea.
  • HOW DID SHE LUST AFTER THEM?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT JERUSALEM?
  • READ EZEKIEL 69-10
  • 9 Then those of you who escape will remember Me
    among the nations where they are carried captive,
    because I was crushed by their adulterous heart
    which has departed from Me, and by their eyes
    which play the harlot after their idols they
    will loathe themselves for the evils which they
    committed in all their abominations.
  • 10 And they shall know that I am the LORD I have
    not said in vain that I would bring this calamity
    upon them."

58
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2316
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 16 As soon as her eyes saw them, She lusted for
    them And sent messengers to them in Chaldea.
  • WHY DID SHE LUST AFTER THEM?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT JERUSALEM?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1627-29
  • 28 You also played the harlot with the
    Assyrians, because you were insatiable indeed
    you played the harlot with them and still were
    not satisfied.
  • 29 Moreover you multiplied your acts of harlotry
    as far as the land of the trader, Chaldea and
    even then you were not satisfied. NKJV

59
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2316
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO JUDAH JERUSALEM?
  • WHY?
  • READ 2 KINGS 241-4
  • 1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
    came up, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for
    three years. Then he turned and rebelled against
    him.
  • 2 And the LORD sent against him raiding bands of
    Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites,
    and bands of the people of Ammon He sent them
    against Judah to destroy it, according to the
    word of the LORD which He had spoken by His
    servants the prophets.
  • 3 Surely at the commandment of the LORD this
    came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight
    because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all
    that he had done,
  • 4 and also because of the innocent blood that he
    had shed for he had filled Jerusalem with
    innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon.
    NKJV

60
READ EZEKIEL 2317-18
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 17 "Then the Babylonians came to her, into the
    bed of love, And they defiled her with their
    immorality So she was defiled by them, and
    alienated herself from them.
  • 18 She revealed her harlotry and uncovered her
    nakedness. Then I alienated Myself from her, As I
    had alienated Myself from her sister.

61
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2317-18
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 17 "Then the Babylonians came to her, into the
    bed of love, And they defiled her with their
    immorality So she was defiled by them, and
    alienated herself from them.
  • 18 She revealed her harlotry and uncovered her
    nakedness. Then I alienated Myself from her, As I
    had alienated Myself from her sister.
  • WHAT DID THE BABYLONIANS DO TO HER?
  • WHAT DID JERUSALEM DO?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD DO?

62
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2317
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 17 "Then the Babylonians came to her, into the
    bed of love, And they defiled her with their
    immorality So she was defiled by them, and
    alienated herself from them.
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO JERUSALEM?
  • WHAT DID PHAROAH DO?
  • WHAT DID THE CHALDEANS DO?
  • READ JEREMIAH 374-5
  • 4 Now Jeremiah was coming and going among the
    people, for they had not yet put him in prison.
  • 5 Then Pharaoh's army came up from Egypt and
    when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem
    heard news of them, they departed from Jerusalem.

63
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2317
  • HOW DID THE LORD RESPOND TO THIS?
  • READ JEREMIAH 377-10
  • 7 "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Thus
    you shall say to the king of Judah, who sent you
    to Me to inquire of Me "Behold, Pharaoh's army
    which has come up to help you will return to
    Egypt, to their own land.
  • 8 And the Chaldeans shall come back and fight
    against this city, and take it and burn it with
    fire."'
  • 9 Thus says the LORD 'Do not deceive
    yourselves, saying, "The Chaldeans will surely
    depart from us," for they will not depart.
  • 10 For though you had defeated the whole army of
    the Chaldeans who fight against you, and there
    remained only wounded men among them, they would
    rise up, every man in his tent, and burn the city
    with fire.'" NKJV

64
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2317
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 17 "Then the Babylonians came to her, into the
    bed of love, And they defiled her with their
    immorality So she was defiled by them, and
    alienated herself from them.
  • WHAT DID GEDALIAH SAY TO THE PEOPLE? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 409
  • 9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of
    Shaphan, took an oath before them and their men,
    saying, "Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldeans.
    Dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon,
    and it shall be well with you. NKJV

65
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2318
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 18 She revealed her harlotry and uncovered her
    nakedness. Then I alienated Myself from her, As I
    had alienated Myself from her sister.
  • WHAT DID JERUSALEM DO?
  • READ ISAIAH 577-8
  • 7 "On a lofty and high mountain You have set
    your bed Even there you went up To offer
    sacrifice.
  • 8 Also behind the doors and their posts You have
    set up your remembrance For you have uncovered
    yourself to those other than Me, And have gone up
    to them You have enlarged your bed And made a
    covenant with them You have loved their bed,
    Where you saw their nudity. NKJV

66
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2318
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 18 She revealed her harlotry and uncovered her
    nakedness. Then I alienated Myself from her, As I
    had alienated Myself from her sister.
  • WHAT DID JERUSALEM DO?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD DO?
  • READ PSALMS 7859-61
  • 59 When God heard this, He was furious, And
    greatly abhorred Israel,
  • 60 So that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,
    The tent He had placed among men,
  • 61 And delivered His strength into captivity,
    And His glory into the enemy's hand. NKJV

67
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2318
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 18 She revealed her harlotry and uncovered her
    nakedness. Then I alienated Myself from her, As I
    had alienated Myself from her sister.
  • WHAT DID JERUSALEM DO?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD DO?
  • READ PSALMS 10640-42
  • 40 Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled
    against His people, So that He abhorred His own
    inheritance.
  • 41 And He gave them into the hand of the
    Gentiles,
  • And those who hated them ruled over them.
  • 42 Their enemies also oppressed them, And they
    were brought into subjection under their hand.
    NKJV

68
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2318
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 18 She revealed her harlotry and uncovered her
    nakedness. Then I alienated Myself from her, As I
    had alienated Myself from her sister.
  • WHAT DID JERUSALEM DO?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JERUSALEM?
  • READ JEREMIAH 68
  • 8 Be instructed, O Jerusalem, Lest My soul
    depart from you Lest I make you desolate, A land
    not inhabited.
  • READ JEREMIAH 128
  • 8 My heritage is to Me like a lion in the
    forest It cries out against Me Therefore I have
    hated it. NKJV

69
READ EZEKIEL 2319-21
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 19 "Yet she multiplied her harlotry In calling
    to remembrance the days of her youth, When she
    had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
  • 20 For she lusted for her paramours, Whose flesh
    is like the flesh of donkeys, And whose issue is
    like the issue of horses.
  • 21 Thus you called to remembrance the lewdness
    of your youth, When the Egyptians pressed your
    bosom Because of your youthful breasts.

70
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2319-21
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 19 "Yet she multiplied her harlotry In calling
    to remembrance the days of her youth, When she
    had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
  • 20 For she lusted for her paramours, Whose flesh
    is like the flesh of donkeys, And whose issue is
    like the issue of horses.
  • 21 Thus you called to remembrance the lewdness
    of your youth, When the Egyptians pressed your
    bosom Because of your youthful breasts.
  • WHAT DID SHE CALL TO REMEMBRANCE?
  • WHAT DID SHE DO IN EGYPT?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1625-26

71
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2319-21
  • THE YOUNGER SISTER, JERUSALEM
  • 19 "Yet she multiplied her harlotry In calling
    to remembrance the days of her youth, When she
    had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
  • READ EZEKIEL 1625-26
  • 25 You built your high places at the head of
    every road, and made your beauty to be abhorred.
    You offered yourself to everyone who passed by,
    and multiplied your acts of harlotry.
  • 26 You also committed harlotry with the
    Egyptians, your very fleshly neighbors, and
    increased your acts of harlotry to provoke Me to
    anger. NKJV

72
READ EZEKIEL 2322-24
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 22 "Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Lord GOD
  • 'Behold, I will stir up your lovers against you,
    From whom you have alienated yourself, And I will
    bring them against you from every side
  • 23 The Babylonians, All the Chaldeans, Pekod,
    Shoa, Koa, All the Assyrians with them,All of
    them desirable young men, Governors and rulers,
    Captains and men of renown, All of them riding on
    horses.
  • 24 And they shall come against you With
    chariots, wagons, and war-horses, With a horde of
    people. They shall array against you Buckler,
    shield, and helmet all around. 'I will delegate
    judgment to them, And they shall judge you
    according to their judgments.

73
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2322-24
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 22 "Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Lord GOD
  • 'Behold, I will stir up your lovers against you,
    From whom you have alienated yourself, And I will
    bring them against you from every side
  • 23 The Babylonians, All the Chaldeans, Pekod,
    Shoa, Koa, All the Assyrians with them,All of
    them desirable young men, Governors and rulers,
    Captains and men of renown, All of them riding on
    horses.
  • 24 And they shall come against you With
    chariots, wagons, and war-horses, With a horde of
    people. They shall array against you Buckler,
    shield, and helmet all around. 'I will delegate
    judgment to them, And they shall judge you
    according to their judgments.
  • WHAT WILL HER LOVERS DO?
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST HER?
  • WHAT DID THE LORD DELEGATE THEM TO DO?

74
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2322
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 22 "Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Lord GOD
  • 'Behold, I will stir up your lovers against you,
    From whom you have alienated yourself, And I will
    bring them against you from every side
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST HER? WHY?
  • WHAT WILL HER LOVERS DO? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 430
  • 30 "And when you are plundered, What will you
    do?
  • Though you clothe yourself with crimson, Though
    you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, Though
    you enlarge your eyes with paint, In vain you
    will make yourself fair Your lovers will despise
    you They will seek your life. NKJV

75
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2322
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 22 "Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Lord GOD
  • 'Behold, I will stir up your lovers against you,
    From whom you have alienated yourself, And I will
    bring them against you from every side
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST HER? WHY?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1636-37
  • 36 Thus says the Lord GOD "Because your
    filthiness was poured out and your nakedness
    uncovered in your harlotry with your lovers, and
    with all your abominable idols, and because of
    the blood of your children which you gave to
    them,
  • 37 Surely, therefore, I will gather all your
    lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you
    loved, and all those you hated I will gather
    them from all around against you and will uncover
    your nakedness to them, that they may see all
    your nakedness. NKJV

76
QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2323-24
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 23 The Babylonians, All the Chaldeans, Pekod,
    Shoa, Koa, All the Assyrians with them,All of
    them desirable young men, Governors and rulers,
    Captains and men of renown, All of them riding on
    horses.
  • 24 And they shall come against you With
    chariots, wagons, and war-horses, With a horde of
    people. They shall array against you Buckler,
    shield, and helmet all around. 'I will delegate
    judgment to them, And they shall judge you
    according to their judgments.
  • WHO WILL THE LORD BRING AGAINST HER? WHY?
  • WHAT DID HEZEKIEH DO? WHY?
  • READ 2 KINGS 2014-18

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READ 2 KINGS 2014-18
  • WHAT DID HEZEKIEH DO?
  • 14 Then Isaiah the prophet went to King
    Hezekiah, and said to him, "What did these men
    say, and from where did they come to you? So
    Hezekiah said, "They came from a far country,
    from Babylon."
  • 15 And he said, "What have they seen in your
    house? So Hezekiah answered, "They have seen all
    that is in my house there is nothing among my
    treasures that I have not shown them."
  • WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO HEZEKIAH?
  • 17 'Behold, the days are coming when all that is
    in your house, and what your fathers have
    accumulated until this day, shall be carried to
    Babylon nothing shall be left,' says the LORD.
  • 18 'And they shall take away some of your sons
    who will descend from you, whom you will beget
    and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the
    king of Babylon.'"

78
READ EZEKIEL 2325-27
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 25 I will set My jealousy against you, And they
    shall deal furiously with you They shall remove
    your nose and your ears, And your remnant shall
    fall by the sword They shall take your sons and
    your daughters, And your remnant shall be
    devoured by fire.
  • 26 They shall also strip you of your clothes And
    take away your beautiful jewelry.
  • 27 'Thus I will make you cease your lewdness and
    your harlotry Brought from the land of Egypt, So
    that you will not lift your eyes to them, Nor
    remember Egypt anymore.'

79
QUESTION EZEKIEL 2325-27
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 25 I will set My jealousy against you, And they
    shall deal furiously with you They shall remove
    your nose and your ears, And your remnant shall
    fall by the sword They shall take your sons and
    your daughters, And your remnant shall be
    devoured by fire.
  • 26 They shall also strip you of your clothes And
    take away your beautiful jewelry.
  • 27 'Thus I will make you cease your lewdness and
    your harlotry Brought from the land of Egypt, So
    that you will not lift your eyes to them, Nor
    remember Egypt anymore.'
  • WHY IS THE LORD JEALOUS?
  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM?
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD CAUSE THEM TO FORGET?

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2325
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 25 I will set My jealousy against you, And they
    shall deal furiously with you They shall remove
    your nose and your ears, And your remnant shall
    fall by the sword They shall take your sons and
    your daughters, And your remnant shall be
    devoured by fire.
  • HOW WILL THE LORD JUDGE THEM?
  • READ EZEKIEL 2047-48
  • 47 Say to the forest of the South, 'Hear the
    word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord GOD
    "Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it
    shall devour every green tree and every dry tree
    in you the blazing flame shall not be quenched,
    and all faces from the south to the north shall
    be scorched by it.
  • 48 All flesh shall see that I, the LORD, have
    kindled it it shall not be quenched. NKJV

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2325
  • 25 I will set My jealousy against you, And they
    shall deal furiously with you They shall remove
    your nose and your ears, And your remnant shall
    fall by the sword They shall take your sons and
    your daughters, And your remnant shall be
    devoured by fire.
  • DID THE LORD WARN THEM ABOUT THIS?
  • READ DEUTERONOMY 2919-20
  • 19 So it may not happen, when he hears the words
    of this curse, that he blesses himself in his
    heart, saying, 'I shall have peace, even though I
    follow the dictates of my heart' as though the
    drunkard could be included with the sober.
  • 20 "The LORD would not spare him for then the
    anger of the LORD and His jealousy would burn
    against that man, and every curse that is written
    in this book would settle on him, and the LORD
    would blot out his name from under heaven. NKJV

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2325
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 25 I will set My jealousy against you, And they
    shall deal furiously with you They shall remove
    your nose and your ears, And your remnant shall
    fall by the sword They shall take your sons and
    your daughters, And your remnant shall be
    devoured by fire.
  • HOW DID THE CHALDEANS PUNISH PEOPLE?
  • READ DANIEL 25
  • 5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans,
    "My decision is firm if you do not make known
    the dream to me, and its interpretation, you
    shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be
    made an ash heap. NKJV
  • HOW DID DANIEL RESPOND?

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2325
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 25 I will set My jealousy against you, And they
    shall deal furiously with you They shall remove
    your nose and your ears, And your remnant shall
    fall by the sword They shall take your sons and
    your daughters, And your remnant shall be
    devoured by fire.
  • HOW DID THE CHALDEANS PUNISH PEOPLE?
  • READ DANIEL 35-6
  • 5 .At the time you hear the sound of the horn,
    flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with
    all kinds of music, you shall fall down and
    worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar
    has set up
  • 6 and whoever does not fall down and worship
    shall be cast immediately into the midst of a
    burning fiery furnace." NKJV
  • HOW DID DANIEL RESPOND?

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2325
  • HOW DID THE CHALDEANS PUNISH PEOPLE?
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO AHAB ZEDEKIAH?
  • READ JEREMIAH 2921-23
  • 21 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of
    Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and
    Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who prophesy a lie
    to you in My name Behold, I will deliver them
    into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
    and he shall slay them before your eyes.
  • 22 And because of them a curse shall be taken up
    by all the captivity of Judah who are in Babylon,
    saying, "The LORD make you like Zedekiah and
    Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the
    fire"
  • 23 because they have done disgraceful things in
    Israel, have committed adultery with their
    neighbors' wives, and have spoken lying words in
    My name, which I have not commanded them. Indeed
    I know, and am a witness, says the LORD. NKJV

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2326
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 26 They shall also strip you of your clothes And
    take away your beautiful jewelry.
  • WHAT WILL THE CHALDEANS DO?
  • DID THE LORD WARN THEM ABOUT THIS?
  • READ ISAIAH 318-23
  • 18 In that day the Lord will take away the
    finery The jingling anklets, the scarves, and
    the crescents
  • 19 The pendants, the bracelets, and the veils
  • 20 The headdresses, the leg ornaments, and the
    headbands The perfume boxes, the charms,
  • 21 and the rings The nose jewels,
  • 22 the festal apparel, and the mantles The
    outer garments, the purses,
  • 23 and the mirrors The fine linen, the turbans,
    and the robes.

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2326
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 26 They shall also strip you of your clothes And
    take away your beautiful jewelry.
  • HOW WILL THE LORD JUDGE THEM? WHY?
  • WHAT WILL THE CHALDEANS DO?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1638-39
  • 38 And I will judge you as women who break
    wedlock or shed blood are judged I will bring
    blood upon you in fury and jealousy.
  • 39 I will also give you into their hand, and
    they shall throw down your shrines and break down
    your high places. They shall also strip you of
    your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and
    leave you naked and bare.

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2326
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 26 They shall also strip you of your clothes And
    take away your beautiful jewelry.
  • WHAT WILL THE PEOPLE SAY?
  • HOW WILL THE LORD RESPOND?
  • READ JEREMIAH 1322
  • 22 And if you say in your heart, "Why have these
    things come upon me? For the greatness of your
    iniquity Your skirts have been uncovered, Your
    heels made bare. NKJV

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2327
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 27 'Thus I will make you cease your lewdness and
    your harlotry Brought from the land of Egypt, So
    that you will not lift your eyes to them, Nor
    remember Egypt anymore.'
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO? WHY?
  • READ EZEKIEL 1643
  • 43 Because you did not remember the days of your
    youth, but agitated Me with all these things,
    surely I will also recompense your deeds on your
    own head," says the Lord GOD. "And you shall not
    commit lewdness in addition to all your
    abominations. NKJV

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QUESTION EZEKIEL 2327
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 27 'Thus I will make you cease your lewdness and
    your harlotry Brought from the land of Egypt, So
    that you will not lift your eyes to them, Nor
    remember Egypt anymore.'
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO? WHY?
  • READ HOSEA 34-5
  • 4 The children of Israel shall abide many days
    without king or prince, without sacrifice or
    sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim.
  • 5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return
    and seek the LORD their God and David their king.
    They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the
    latter days. NKJV

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READ EZEKIEL 2328-29
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 28 "For thus says the Lord GOD 'Surely I will
    deliver you into the hand of those you hate, into
    the hand of those from whom you alienated
    yourself.
  • 29 They will deal hatefully with you, take away
    all you have worked for, and leave you naked and
    bare. The nakedness of your harlotry shall be
    uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotry.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2328-29
  • JUDGMENT ON JERUSALEM
  • 28 "For thus says the Lord GOD 'Surely I will
    deliver you into the hand of those you hate, into
    the hand of those from whom you alienated
    yourself.
  • 29 They will deal hatefully with you, take away
    all you have worked for, and leave you naked and
    bare. The nakedness of your harlotry shall be
    uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotry.
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO? WHY?
  • WHAT WILL THEIR ENEMIES DO?

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2328-29
  • 28 "For thus says the Lord GOD 'Surely I will
    deliver you into the hand of those you hate, into
    the hand of those from whom you alienated
    yourself.
  • 29 They will deal hatefully with you, take away
    all you have worked for, and leave you naked and
    bare. The nakedness of your harlotry shall be
    uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotry.
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO? WHY?
  • DID THE LORD WARN THEM ABOUT THIS?
  • READ DEUTERONOMY 2847-48
  • 47 "Because you did not serve the LORD your God
    with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance
    of everything,
  • 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom
    the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in
    thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything
    and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until
    He has destroyed you.

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2328-29
  • 28 "For thus says the Lord GOD 'Surely I will
    deliver you into the hand of those you hate, into
    the hand of those from whom you alienated
    yourself.
  • 29 They will deal hatefully with you, take away
    all you have worked for, and leave you naked and
    bare. The nakedness of your harlotry shall be
    uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotry.
  • WHAT WILL THE LORD DO ? WHY?
  • READ JEREMIAH 1327
  • 27 I have seen your adulteries And your lustful
    neighings, The lewdness of your harlotry, Your
    abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe to
    you, O Jerusalem! Will you still not be made
    clean? NKJV

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QUESTIONS EZEKIEL 2328-29
  • 28 "For thus says the Lord GOD 'Surely I will
    deliver you into the hand of those you hate, into
    the hand of those from whom you alienated
    yourself.
  • 29 They will deal hatefully with you, take away
    all you have worked for, and leave you naked and
    bare. The nakedness of your harlotry shall be
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