- There are two parables in chapter 19.
The first is found in verses _________ and the second is found in verses
- The first parable compares the princes
of Israel to young lions. Who or what is the mother?
- Where was the first of her cubs
- On the basis of 2 Kings 23:34, who
was represented by this cub?
- Where was the second of her cubs taken?
- Who was represented by this cub?
- In the second parable, the mother
is like a vine. Again, who or what is the mother?
- According to verse 13, where is the vine
- The chapter began and ended with what
description of its contents?
- Chapter 20 begins by noting the
date. How many years before Christ was it when the elders came to
inquire of the LORD in this
- The LORD
tells Ezekiel to say to them, "I will not be inquired of you." That is,
the LORD will not be
inquired of by them. Where did we previously see that the LORD
had said this? (See
- According to Ezek. 20:4, one
purpose of what God says through the prophet in verses 5-32 is what?
Three times in verses 5-52, we see
a a certain interaction between God and Israel. Each time the people
__________, then God "resolved" (NAS) to ____________________ , but he
relented for the sake of _____________________.
- Where are the three places in
chapter 20 where we see this scenario described?
- The first time refers to what period in
Israel's history? (See Ex. 32:8, 11-14).
- In what manner did Israel rebel on
this occasion according to Ezek. 20?
- The second time refers to what
period in Israel's history? (See Ezek. 20:13, cf. Num. 14:11-35)
- In what manner did Israel rebel on this
occasion according to Ezek. 20?
- Though God relented, he did do something
about Israel's rebellion. What was it that God did do according to Ezek.
20:23 (cf. Nu. 14:26-35)
- In Ezekiel 20:33-44, the Lord looks
forward to the day he would do what? (See especially 20:34, 41).
- According to Ezekiel 36:19-24, why would
God do this?
- FOR DISCUSSION: Will God ultimately deal
with all mankind as he dealt with Israel as described in Ezekiel 20 and
Ezekiel 36? And if not, why was it important that he deal with Israel as
- What is the meaning of the phrase "pass under the rod"
in 20:37? (compare Lev. 27:32)
- What was the reaction of those who
heard these things from Ezekiel?