Ezekiel 36* The land shall be delivered from heathen oppressors. (1-15)The people are reminded of former sins, and promiseddeliverance. (16-24) Also holiness, and gospel blessings.(25-38)1-15 Those who put contempt and reproach on God's people, willhave them turned on themselves. God promises favour to hisIsrael. We have no reason to complain, if the more unkind menare, the more kind God is. They shall come again to their ownborder. It was a type of the heavenly Canaan, of which all God'schildren are heirs, and into which they all shall be broughttogether. And when God returns in mercy to a people who returnto him in duty, all their grievances will be set right. The fullcompletion of this prophecy must be in some future event. 16-24 The restoration of that people, being typical of ourredemption by Christ, shows that the end aimed at in oursalvation is the glory of God. The sin of a people defiles theirland; renders it abominable to God, and uncomfortable tothemselves. God's holy name is his great name; his holiness ishis greatness, nor does any thing else make a man truly great. 25-38 Water is an emblem of the cleansing our polluted soulsfrom sin. But no water can do more than take away the filth ofthe flesh. Water seems in general the sacramental sign of thesanctifying influences of the Holy Ghost; yet this is alwaysconnected with the atoning blood of Christ. When the latter isapplied by faith to the conscience, to cleanse it from evilworks, the former is always applied to the powers of the soul,to purify it from the pollution of sin. All that have aninterest in the new covenant, have a new heart and a new spirit,in order to their walking in newness of life. God would give aheart of flesh, a soft and tender heart, complying with his holywill. Renewing grace works as great a change in the soul, as theturning a dead stone into living flesh. God will put his Spiritwithin, as a Teacher, Guide, and Sanctifier. The promise ofGod's grace to fit us for our duty, should quicken our constantcare and endeavour to do our duty. These are promises to bepleaded by, and will be fulfilled to, all true believers inevery age.
Copyright information for MHCC
Welcome to STEP Bible
From Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Use the search box to find Bibles, commentaries, passages, search terms, etc. Here are some examples:
This shows how to quickly lookup a passage.
Looking up a passage in three different translations is also easy.
This asks STEP to search for the Greek word for 'brother' and show the results in the ESV.
This example runs both a 'Hebrew word search' and a 'Text' search and shows the results in both the NIV and ESV.
You can mix most searches. This finds any word translated as 'throne' in the Prophets and the New Testament, but only in verses concerning the topic 'David'. This excludes verses which refer to a 'throne' in other contexts.
Interlinear Hebrew & Greek is available for some translations with grammar (and more soon). To reverse the interlinear order, click on a version abbreviation under the verse number.
© Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK - 2018