mispahoth (occurs only here), from saphah, to join, or cleave closely. (Calmet) --- Souls. It contains a simple statement of what really took place in their catching of souls, namely, "they catch the souls of the people of God, and preserve their own souls;" i.e., they rob the people of God of their lives, and take care of their own (Kliefoth). VIRG. Will ye hunt the souls of my people? Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:17; Jeremiah 44:19). Compare verses: Ezekiel 9:21, Ezekiel 9:22, Ezekiel 9:23. But now he is treating of the people. It is evident from the law that some ceremonies are useful, since God commands nothing superfluous; but Satan by his cunning turns everything useful to man’s destruction. Just let a man live a fairly decent and respectable life, outraging in no gross manner the properties and standards of civilised society, and they believe all will be well with him; God will not be hard on him. Livy says, that the augur stood at the threshold with his head covered, and uttered these words, “O Jupiter, hear;” (23) so that it is probable that veils covered the heads of those who wished to consult God, that they might be as it were separated from the world, and no longer look upon human things, but have only spiritual eyesight. --- Pillows. The cry of perpetual torment rises to heaven; the wail of woe ascends day and night from the trampled and despairing, from the suffering and the dying, from the sinning and sinking of our kind, our brethren and sisters for whom Christ died. 20, 21., and Isaias v. 7. Of course you may be startled, you may be offended when I say so,--mean you. If we were so hopelessly sunk in sin that there was no rescue from it, if death were for us the end of all things, if at the last judgment we had no Advocate with the Father, then there might be some reason for seeking to bury out of sight facts so hateful and irremediable; but with the blessed Gospel of our Lord proclaiming salvation from sin, with the great fact of the resurrection of Christ from the dead attesting that death is but the gate into a higher and nobler life, with the promise of His perpetual intercession at the right hand of the Eternal Judge, why should we hesitate to know the worst that can be known? (Challoner) (Worthington) --- People are often said to do what they only announce, Leviticus xiii. To all arm-holes— See Jeremiah 38:12. O indignum facinus Are precious souls no more set by? To hunt souls.] Now, this old trade of sewing pillows, of making cushions for all elbows that feel the hardness and uncomfortableness of unwelcome facts, is not yet extinct. The meaning is that their prophecies brought comfort to the wicked and sadness to the righteous (. head of every stature — “men of every age,” old and young, great and small, if only these had pay to offer them. The word "magic band" (BDB 492) is found only here in the OT and has been interpreted several ways. Or if you do escape the detection and chastisement of your fellowmen, you cannot escape from the omniscience of God, who will judge everyone according to the deeds done in the body. It is made from a perversion of the eternal decrees of God, and mistaken notions of Divine sovereignty. 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,. 18.Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes — Rather, who sew coverings [fillets, or bandages] upon all joints of the hand. And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the. The word מספחות mispachoth, translated here kerchiefs, and by the Vulgate cervicalia, bolsters, Calmet contends, means a sort of nets used in hunting, and in every place where it occurs it will bear this meaning; and hence the use to which it is here said to be applied, to hunt souls. To all arm-holes; all comers had the same answer, these women made not any difference. 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!. FRANCIS. Use this … Saphah occurs 1 Samuel 2:36 (put = attach); Ezekiel 26:19 (abiding = cleaving). Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. to hunt souls; to bring them into their nets and snares; to catch them with their false prophecies, and deceive them by their fallacious signs, and superstitious rites and ceremonies, and so ruin and destroy them (n); will ye hunt the souls of my people; that cleave to me, and regard my prophets; will ye endeavour to ensnare those, and seek to destroy their peace and comfort, and even their souls? DRYDEN. “No eye saw me; it will never be known.” This is a most wretched, yet common delusion, Sin will out. nephesh. (Ezekiel 13:4). 13 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. It afterwards follows, Is it not to hunt souls? Upon the head of every stature.] The Targum is, "the souls of my people can ye destroy or quicken? Symmachus, "veils;" (Septuagint and Kimchi) or "nets" designed "to take" the unwary; as mispachot maybe properly rendered, ver. Discomfort has no merit in itself. The meaning is almost identical with the “wall of untempered mortar.” The prophets predicted safety when there was none. Ezekiel 13:18. Believing that God is somehow in a wrestling match with Satan, these false ministers are in the business of “hunting for souls” (Ezek. Ecl. "The prophetesses may be represented as covering the heads of those whom they by their prophesyings destined to death; as the head of Haman was covered when he was really in those circumstances.". And say, thus saith the Lord God, woe to the [women] that sew. Make kerchiefs - magical vails, which they put over the heads of those consulting them, as if to fit them for receiving a response, that they might be rapt in spiritual trance above the world. נפשׁ nepesh signifies a person, or life, as well as soul. They know little or nothing of a complete surrender of the soul to God as their Father, to Christ as their Saviour, to the Holy Ghost as their Sanctifier; of the necessity of that new birth which gives an entire change to the bias of the will, and which makes life henceforth one long endeavour, even amid failure and weakness, to conform to the pattern of the perfect Christ; they do not apprehend the bearing upon human life and destiny of the momentous facts of our Lord’s incarnation, death, resurrection, and ascension. Stature — That is, of every age, whether younger or elder, which usually is seen by their stature. There is often something very quaint and forcible about the imagery of the old prophets. The inevitable consequence of their act is represented as having been intended by them; and this intention is then still further defined as being to catch the souls of the people of God; i.e., to allure them to destruction, and take care of their own souls. To make kerchiefs.] "prophesying." For, as Kliefoth has observed, "it is evident that there is not a word in the text about adultery, or amulets, or straps used in prayer." What does it mean to stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30)? HOR. Harmer, ii. Ezekiel 13:1-16 mentions … They used these aids to impress people and to cast spells on (to influence) people to bring them under their power (cf. Lastly, he signifies that punishment is prepared for the women who ensnare God’s people, because although those who are deceived are worthy of death, yet God will still exact punishment of Satan’s ministers who have endeavored to despoil him of his rights. Ezekiel 13:18-20 "the souls that ye hunt to make them fly" Those who attack the pre-tribulation rapture sometimes read Ezekiel 13:18-20 in the King James, and wrongly conclude this is a condemnation of rapture teachers, who they see as ones who "hunt the souls to make them fly" and believe in the "fly away" doctrine of the pretrib rapture. A. Make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature. Will ye hunt the souls?] The meaning of these verses is entirely dependent upon the view to be taken of ידי, which the majority of expositors, following the lead of the lxx, the Syriac, and the … Will ye save the souls alive that come unto you — Literally, and save souls alive for yourselves? ), The Chaldeans were to capture Jerusalem. - Like the prophets in Ezekiel 13:2, the prophetesses are here described as prophesying out of their own heart (Ezekiel 13:17); and in Ezekiel 13:18 and Ezekiel 13:19 their offences are more particularly described. Make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature. A large proportion of the people are always on the roads and thoroughfares of the land. sew pillows to all armholes = sew together coverings upon all the joints of My hands: i.e. Dræber I Sjæle, der hører til mit Folk, og holder Sjæle i Live af Egennytte? That is, they flattered them with promises of life, peace, and security. Ezekiel 2:15 (puttest = holdest). There is no doubt that by these tricks they deluded the minds and eyes of the simple. pillows coverings for purposes of concealment. to hunt souls; to bring them into their nets and snares; to catch them with their false prophecies, and deceive them by their fallacious signs, and superstitious rites and ceremonies, and so ruin and destroy themF14Gussetius thinks that by the words rendered "pillows" and "kerchiefs" are meant "nets", with which they covered their heads and arms; for, otherwise, what connection is there between the above things and hunting? Woe; calamities of all sorts shall fall upon them. 123. 18. Whence it appears that they laid them under the armpits of those by whom they were consulted, although he afterwards seems to hint that they themselves reclined upon these pillows. App-1B. kerchiefs = wraps that cleave close round the head. "The activities attributed to these women suggest that they were more like witches or sorcerers than prophets [cf. or rather, will not the devil deal by you both as the cock master doth by his fighting cocks, take pleasure in their mutual killing one another, that he may make a supper of them both? But there is nothing to justify the assumption that ידי is an unusual form for ידים, which even Ewald takes it to be (Lehrbuch, 177a). Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes. The prophet's discourse seems to point out that state of softness and effeminacy to which the predictions of those false prophetesses allured the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Calvin explains, “Will ye hunt My people‘s souls and yet will ye save your own souls”; I, the Lord God, will not allow it. It is not more certain that you are here this morning, not more certain that that is a window, not more certain that that is a ceiling, not more certain that that is a chair, not more certain that that is a carpet, than it is certain that God has declared destruction to the finally impenitent. This also overthrows another explanation given of the words, namely, that they refer to carpets, which the prophetesses had sewed together for all their arm-joints, so as to form comfortable beds upon splendid carpets, that they may indulge in licentiousness thereon. You cannot long live inconsistently with your Christian profession as a member of Christ’s Church and keep up the semblance of godliness, but soon some act of dishonesty or immorality will declare that you are but a whited sepulchre and a vile hypocrite. q.d., I hardly think you will. And thou, son of man, direct thy face towards the daughters of thy people, who prophesy out of their heart and prophesy against them, Ezekiel 13:18. The Targum is, "the souls of my people can ye destroy or quicken? Then they had veils or coverings which they put over their heads. Your distress and anxiety is meat and drink to them. Ezekiel 13:18. But the skeleton will not always remain in its inner chamber; it will stalk abroad in due season, whatever we do, and overwhelm us with fear and shame. ye shall not be able to do it: and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? souls. Activity and motion characterise our times and country. Hence this mark of universality ought to be noticed emphatically, because these women did not attend to the disposition with which persons came, but only grasped at their reward, and thus the gate was as open to all as that of the market-place. To get what Ezekiel 13:20 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Comment. : AMP: And say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women who sew pillows to all armholes … implying a doubt whether they really thought that they could carry on such conduct as theirs with perfect impunity (Hvernick). See also Shaw's Travels, 209, 4to; who says that several velvet or damask bolsters were placed on the carpets or matrasses in Barbary. [Note: Cooper, p157. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. 17 Ezekiel, son of man, now condemn the women of Israel who preach messages that come from their own imagination. 1 Sam. It is said, then, woe to those who sew pillows or cushions; it is the same thing — to all armholes, and to those who make covers for the head of every stature. Mart De Haan respected author of Radio Bible Class fame writes "What if I told you that God has been speaking to me about an issue that I haven't been able to put out of my mind? It has also been understood as a veil or type of head covering. Ever wonder why so many have different interpretations of scripture? Meanwhile we must remark that false prophets were always immoderately fond of outward signs; for since they have nothing substantial to offer, they have need of ostentation to dazzle all eyes. That sew pillows to all arm holes - I believe this refers to those cushions which are so copiously provided in the eastern countries for the apartments of women; on which they sit, lean, rest their heads, and prop up their arms. Sir John Chardin also mentions a mattress with large cushions placed at the back and sides of the person, who uses it as a bed. כסתות על כל אצילי "pulvillos super omnes cubitos manus", Calvin; "pro omnibus cubitis manuum", Piscator. Odours and perfumes of sweetest fragrance are diffused through the room; fountains or vases of coldest water help to cool the heated air of the tropics. make kerchiefs — magical veils, which they put over the heads of those consulting them, as if to fit them for receiving a response, that they might be rapt in spiritual trance above the world. Women are insinuative creatures, especially when they have a repute for holiness, and are esteemed prophetic. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the Lord! The word כּסתות, from כּסת, with ת fem. See Chald. 28:7).” (Taylor) ii. ; cervicalia, Vulg.) Terna tibi haec primum triplici diversa colore Licia circumdo, terque haec altaria circum Effigiem duco. But there is no doubt that they wished to represent a kind of sleep, like the foolish who consult oracles, and think themselves in ecstasies, and snatched away beyond all thoughts of this world. Let me, however, not be misunderstood. This may be a strong eastern manner of expressing that these women hoodwinked their votaries, and kept them in spiritual darkness. of every age, whether younger or elder, which usually is somewhat seen by their stature or growth. I mean the various devices and delusions by which sinning is rendered easy, and the way to perdition made smooth. (m) "Velamina", Polanus. Let me just indicate one or two directions in which we are specially ingenious and industrious in sewing pillows for our elbows. But whilst, no doubt, some were of this dissolute character, I do not think that the passage is to be interpreted literally; I believe it is best interpreted figuratively. (Calmet) --- We might read the Vulgate, "Did they give?" , as some render the word, upon all sorts of persons (for they refused none that came to them they could get any thing by), upon their heads, either as a token of victory and triumph, signifying that they should have the better of their enemies, and rejoice over them; or to make them proud, and suggest to them that they should never be stripped of their ornaments; or else, as the former sign shows that they lulled them asleep upon pillows, and led them on in a carnal security, so they kept them in blindness and ignorance: and this they did. pulvilli) is merely an inference drawn from this passage, and is decidedly erroneous; for the word תּפר (to sew together) is inapplicable to cushions, as well as the phrase על כּל־אצּילי ידי, inasmuch as cushions are not placed upon the joints of the hands, and still less are they sewed together upon them. As to his saying, upon all arms, and upon the head of every stature. And what an accommodation to us are these ever-multiplying railways, linking together not only the larger towns, but even the populous villages, into a network of iron roads. I. viii. ? They used these aids to impress people and to cast spells on (to influence) people to bring them under their power (cf. Fitting the humours of all sorts and sizes of people, by prophesying to the younger of pleasure, and to the elder sort for profit. What are Gog and Magog? Calvin explains, "Will ye hunt My people's souls and yet will ye save your own souls"; I, the Lord God, will not allow it. — These kerchiefs or veils seem to have been thrown over the heads of those who came to consult the soothsayers concerning the future, in order to blindfold them and draw them into the magic circle. That sew pillows.] For in 4:13 it tells you what Paul is explaining to the Christians at the Thessalonians Church. Ezekiel 13:19. I rather mean you than them. Universalism comes out and tries to quell this fear, and wants to sew two pillows under my arm sleeves, and wants to sew two pillows under your arm sleeves. Ezekiel 13:18 Context. (T. De Witt Talmage.). It is not impossible that every stature may refer to images of different sizes: Lanea et effigies erat, altera cerea: major Lanea, quae poenis compesceret inferiorem. “To keep alive is to predict life and good fortune and to slay is to predict death.” — Toy. - Like the prophets in Ezekiel 13:2, the prophetesses are here described as prophesying out of their own heart (Ezekiel 13:17); and in Ezekiel 13:18 and Ezekiel 13:19 their offences are more particularly described. make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature = make mantles to cover the heads (and therefore the eyes) of those on whom the judgments of God"s hand were about to fall, lest they should see. A fourth pillow is the hope of escaping detection. (i) These superstitious women for money would prophecy and tell every man his fortune giving them pillows to lean on, and kerchiefs to cover their heads, to the intent they might the more allure them and bewitch them. ). And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! “Ah yes,” I think I hear someone say,--“yes, I see; you mean the rich sinners, who fare sumptuously every day,--who never know what it is to want a luxury or a comfort,--who have little work and much pay,--who spend on an article of fancy more than would keep a poor family for twelve months,--who can commit great and many sins, and cover them over with gold and silver, so that they shall never be mentioned,--who pacify conscience with wine or alms, and appease society by their high social standing.” No! In token of most certain and constant rest and peace. 11. The latter is also a decisive reason for rejecting the explanation given by Hvernick, namely, that the kesâthōth were carpets, which were used as couches, and upon which these voluptuous women are represented as reclining. But he here speaks only of the death of souls, as if he said that the women laid those snares to deceive wretched souls. i. “Ezekiel’s language suggests that these were more like witches or sorceresses who practised strange magic arts (cf. - Ezekiel 13:17. לעמּי is used instead of the genitive (stat. Wherefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold" I will come upon your charms, where ye are ensnaring the souls like birds; "and I will tear them from your arms and will let the souls go" free, "even the souls" which ye are ensnaring like birds. Ezekiel 14:1 (cleave). The cushion has two sides: on the one side is Election, and on the other is Reprobation. 17 “And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own hearts. The quicker and the better we know it, the more curable it will be, and the sooner will come our true peace. Prophesy against them 18 and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the women who sew magic bands upon all wrists, and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature, in the hunt for souls!Will you hunt down souls belonging to … Ezekiel 13:1-16 mentions … 13:18 "sew magic bands on all their wrists" This group is seen more like sorceresses than prophetesses. In truth, it is specially prosperous at the present time. head of every stature—"men of every age," old and young, great and small, if only these had pay to offer them. Ezekiel 13:18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD Woe to the [women] that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Probably some kind of ornamental dress which rendered women more enticing, so that they could the more successfully hunt or inveigle souls (men) into the worship of their false gods. Ezekiel 13 concerns the time just before the day of the Lord (verse 5), a time many believe we are living in today. Will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes. The art which they most study is the art of making themselves comfortable. 18 Tell them they're doomed! viii. Comment. It could hardly refer merely to the luxurious voluptuousness of these women, as so many of the early commentators believed. And ye profane me with my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay souls which should not die, and to keep alive which should not live, by your lying to my people who hearken to lying. Everywhere pain is racking fair human bodies; secret anguish is tormenting human souls; sin in its hydra-headed forms, through drunkenness and lust and anger and godlessness, is working ruin incalculable. To hunt: all this is a pretence, while really it is spreading a net, as hunters do, to catch the prey and devour it. Plumptre gave the meaning of this comparison as follows. lib. Bertholet thinks these were amulets which possessed some natural magnetic power. (Read Ezekiel 8:13-18) The yearly lamenting for Tammuz was attended with infamous practices; and the worshippers of the sun here described, are supposed to have been priests. The image of the text is easily understood. (n) Gussetius thinks that by the words rendered "pillows" and "kerchiefs" are meant "nets", with which they covered their heads and arms; for, otherwise, what connection is there between the above things and hunting? Ezekiel 13-18 New International Version (NIV) False Prophets Condemned. Hab. Life would scarcely be one whir poorer to them if these events had never taken place, This being so, they have none of the Lord’s anxiety, nor the anxiety of His apostles, to bring the world into the kingdom of God. constr.) Job 30:7 (gathered together). Will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?] Render thus: "Woe to the women that" put charms on every finger-joint, that set veils upon heads of every height to ensnare souls. &c. Protestants, "Will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?" First occurrence Genesis 6:15 . "Fly" is peculiarly appropriate as to those lofty spiritual flights to which they pretended to raise their dupes when they veiled their heads with kerchiefs and made them rest on luxurious arm-cushions ( Ezekiel 13:18). and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature; whether taller or lower; the word stature, according to Kimchi, is used, because the people stood when they inquired of these prophetesses whether they should have peace or not, or good or evil should befall them: or, "of every age", as the Septuagint version; young or old; they put these kerchiefs, or "veils" (m), as some render the word, upon all sorts of persons (for they refused none that came to them they could get any thing by), upon their heads, either as a token of victory and triumph, signifying that they should have the better of their enemies, and rejoice over them; or to make them proud, and suggest to them that they should never be stripped of their ornaments; or else, as the former sign shows that they lulled them asleep upon pillows, and led them on in a carnal security, so they kept them in blindness and ignorance: and this they did. 1 Samuel 28:7]." This is a pillow on which many a sinner has slept soundly and fatally. pillows to all armholes. Ye catch the souls of my people, and keep your souls alive. the sense is they could neither do the one nor the other; and yet such was their iniquity, that they sought to do both. Ezekiel 13 concerns the time just before the day of the Lord (verse 5), a time many believe we are living in today. Ezekiel 13:18 Translation & Meaning. There is no more common pillow for sinful and fatal lethargy than the one you are sleeping on, which has this inscription: “It is not I.” “I am not the person meant; it is the rich man; it is the hypocrite; it is my neighbour; anybody but me.” In other words, thousands are continuing in their sins and vicious career, because they never apply the warnings and descriptions of God’s Word and servants to themselves. "Save" is explained (Eze 13:22), "promising life" [Grotius]. Nothing is to be gained by concealment but temporary peace of the most delusive kind. ], make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature. Ezekiel 28 Prince of Tyre represents Satan, in rebellion in heaven 1 But the deceived ones will turn against Satan 6 King of Tyre represents Satan on earth, compared to his origin 11 Zidon, the last enemies destroyed at the end of the 1000 years 20 The righteous inherit the earth - universe at peace 24 For a chart showing relationships between verses here and ones in Revelation, go. To hunt — All this is really spreading a net, as hunters do, to catch the prey. Garlands, fillets, and amulets of various kinds are mentioned as being used on the hand, not only in the Greek mysteries, but in the ancient Babylonian incantations; but whether these “cushions” were. The veil was a conspicuous ornament in the east - women whatever their "stature" (or, height) putting them on - and it was worn by magicians in order to seem more mysterious and awful. 98. A careless voluptuous life is that which is here particularly reprehended. hunt souls—eagerly trying to allure them to the love of yourselves (Pr 6:26; 2Pe 2:14), so as unwarily to become your prey. The meaning of these verses is entirely dependent upon the view to be taken of ידי, which the majority of expositors, following the lead of the lxx, the Syriac, and the … Carpets, mattresses, and cushions are the furniture of divans. "I am nevertheless disposed to understand the clause in a different sense. What is the meaning of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37? You cannot long tamper with the intoxicating cup, and not give evidence of intemperance. 13:18). the sense is they could neither do the one nor the other; and yet such was their iniquity, that they sought to do both. "Will ye" ensnare "the souls of my people," and keep your own souls alive, and will ye profane my name "among my people for handfuls of barley and pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to" keep alive "the souls that should not live, by lying to my people" who listen to "a lie? Read Ezekiel 13:18 - 'Det Danske Bibel' translation - og sig: Så siger den Herre HE EN: Ve dem, der syr Bind til alle Håndled og laver Slør til alle Hoveder efter hver Legemshøjde for at fange Sjæle! ye shall not be able to do it: and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it; 16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD. Ewald, 186e), means a covering or concealment equals כּסוּת. 1. as amulets. dare you promise they shall live when I do promise no such thing? See also H. W. F. Saggs, "External Souls in the Old Testament [, ]," Journal of Semitic Studies (1974):1-12. “We may perhaps read between the lines the thought that their utterances, like their veils, were adapted to suit every age and every taste.’ Ezekiel points out, we may believe, what he had seen. Of wool and wax the forms were wrought; The woollen was erect and tall, And scourg'd the waxen image small. In the first place, they sew coverings together to wrap round all the joints of the hand of God, so that He cannot touch them; i.e., they cover up and conceal the word of God by their prophesying, more especially its rebuking and threatening force, so that the threatening and judicial arm of God, which ought above all to become both manifest and effective through His prophetic word, does not become either one or the other. 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