ezekiel 13:18 meaning

But he here speaks only of the death of souls, as if he said that the women laid those snares to deceive wretched souls. David, by a like art, tells old men of gold and silver, young men of honey and honeycomb, to be found in God’s statutes. Nothing is to be gained by concealment but temporary peace of the most delusive kind. We do not lounge in luxurious divans and voluptuous saloons: we are in the hurry of business, bustling hither and thither. Make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature. 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." 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 … 30, 31. 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. As the men are said to have "built a wall" (Ezekiel 13:10), so the women are said to "sew pillows," etc., both alike typifying the "peace" they promised the impenitent. “No eye saw me; it will never be known.” This is a most wretched, yet common delusion, Sin will out. They glory in making you uncomfortable. 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? You were on the holy mount of God; you … Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save … I have several drawings of eastern ladies, who are represented on sofas; and often with their arm thrown over a pillow, which is thereby pressed close to their side, and against which they thus recline. This may be a strong eastern manner of expressing that these women hoodwinked their votaries, and kept them in spiritual darkness. The word כּסתות, from כּסת, with ת fem. That sew pillows; a figurative speech, expressing their flatteries and security, which the women promised to every one that came to them to know the fate of themselves and others; in token of which safety and ease, either these women did put them for these inquirers to sleep on; or else to lean on as they lay on their side at meat; or else these gypsies, fortune-tellers, did sleep or pretend to sleep on those pillows, and thereby signify the peace, safety, and ease which this people should have. There is the pillow of Procrastination. "The fox is cunning (Luke 13:32); it spoils the vine and its fruits (Song of Song of Solomon 2:15); and it burrows among ruins (Nehemiah 4:3). 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. The prophetesses predicted ease, prosperity, and luxury when there should be none. 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. ], Cushions, by making people easy in their sins, and promising them impunity, (Challoner) by disguising the truth, or not admonishing people of their danger, chap. It is made from a perversion of the eternal decrees of God, and mistaken notions of Divine sovereignty. Ver. 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. — 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. 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. The punishment for this will not fail to come. 98. What is the meaning of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37? 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. 17 Ezekiel, son of man, now condemn the women of Israel who preach messages that come from their own imagination. stature = tall figure. 123. It afterwards follows, Is it not to hunt souls? And in those veils he had seen a net cast over the victims of the false prophetesses, a snare from which they could not escape.” — Plumptre. Render thus: "Woe to the women that" put charms on every finger-joint, that set veils upon heads of every height to ensnare souls. The object being to cover the head so that God"s hand may not be seen (Isaiah 26:11). no, you will not be able to do it; and what wickedness is it in you to attempt the one or the other? to show that the accent rests upon עמּי. The subject is the false religious leaders of the present-day house of Israel—the United States and Britain. Will ye hunt the souls of my people? 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? To all arm-holes— See Jeremiah 38:12. 17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them, 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! Bertholet thinks these were amulets which possessed some natural magnetic power. This then is the reason why men and women who intend to deceive, always heap together a number of ceremonies. In token of most certain and constant rest and peace. Or the covering of the head may have been of the ornamental or triumphal kind, to denote prosperity or victory; as pillows denoted tranquillity and plenty: and both may have been significantly applied to the heads and arms of those who consulted the prophetesses. It is marvellous what power we have of putting out of sight, and even out of mind for a time, what is disagreeable to us, of shutting our ears to what we do not wish to hear, of persuading ourselves that, after all, things are not so bad as some would have us believe, of settling down comfortably on our cushions, and taking our ease. 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. Ezekiel 13:17-19. And so to destroy them. נפשׁ nepesh signifies a person, or life, as well as soul. your souls, which are yours, can you quicken?'. Then they had veils or coverings which they put over their heads. See also H. W. F. Saggs, "External Souls in the Old Testament [, ]," Journal of Semitic Studies (1974):1-12. of Aleppo, 4to, 101. 6, 7). Sat. They used these aids to impress people and to cast spells on (to influence) people to bring them under their power (cf. head of every stature—"men of every age," old and young, great and small, if only these had pay to offer them. Some suppose that Ezekiel refers to the abandoned women whose vile and detestable ways are graphically described in the Book of Proverbs (chaps. HOR. Let us, then, change the figure, and adapt it to our customs. (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. Make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature. So common are these pillows, that it is rare indeed for any person to be without one of some kind, and many have more than one. 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 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. Upon the head of every stature.] They wear magic charms on their wrists and scarves on their heads, then trick others into believing they can predict the future. What does this verse really mean? 1 Sam. Hebrew. For the souls of the people were also their own. Make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature — 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. Calvin explains, 'Will ye hunt my people's souls, and yet will ye save your own souls?' Today we make this plain to see. And say, thus saith the Lord God, woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes,.... Or, "put pillows to all elbows"F12למתפרות "applicantibus, sive accommodantibus", Gataker; "conjungentibus, vel adunantibus", Gussetius, Ebr. Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes. “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. 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. First occurrence Genesis 6:15 . p. 395, 565. 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. 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!. These coverings differed in length according to the stature of the inquirer. 2. as phylacteries (Origen's Hexapla) 3. as … mispahoth (occurs only here), from saphah, to join, or cleave closely. O indignum facinus Are precious souls no more set by? And again, when we proceed to the next clause, the traditional rendering of מספּחות, as signifying either pillows (ὑπαυχένια, Symm. With regard to the word “stature,” the opinion of those who think it used, because the women ordered those who consulted the oracles to stand, appears to me forced, and not in accordance with the Prophet’s intention. 73, &c. Around his waxen image first I wind Three woollen fillets, of three colours join'd; Thrice bind about his thrice-devoted head, Which round the sacred altar thrice is led. In the second place, they make coverings upon the heads of men, and construct them in such a form that they exactly fit the stature or size or every individual, so that the men neither hear nor see; i.e., by means of their flattering lies, which adapt themselves to the subjective inclinations of their hearers at the time, they cover up the senses of the men, so that they retain neither ear nor eye for the truth." 11. "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.". Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? Stature — That is, of every age, whether younger or elder, which usually is seen by their stature. Ezekiel 14:1 (cleave). Will ye . Hebrew komah = height. 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. Are you no whit afraid thus to profane my name, and to insnare my people? 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. (Ezekiel 13:4). 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. Women are insinuative creatures, especially when they have a repute for holiness, and are esteemed prophetic. Comment. Harmer, ii. A. 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. Of wool and wax the forms were wrought; The woollen was erect and tall, And scourg'd the waxen image small. These impostors pretended to save, while they really destroyed. This is not a question, but a statement. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the Lord! Will ye save the souls alive that come unto you, These hunters of souls killed without mercy, but saved some alive — the very ones that deserved to die (, ). This is a pillow on which many a sinner has slept soundly and fatally. Pillows for all elbows. He is so indignant at their feebleness and effeminacy, that he describes as women, and pronounces his woe upon the persistency of their endeavours to accommodate themselves and their teaching to the wishes and desires of the community. The only excuse for the infliction of pain, whether of body or mind, is the sincere desire to bring about thereby a more thorough and lasting immunity from it; the earnest wish to show a man that the position he is occupying may for the time be pleasant, but, being deceptive, it can end at last only in trouble more serious than that which you unwillingly bring upon him. 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. Most ancient interpreters and many modern interpreters have understood the "pillows" (or charms) and "kerchiefs" (or veils), as appliances to which the sorcerers had resort in order to attract notice. Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, The exact meaning of this expression is not known. And there is one other direction in which we are in constant danger of weakly sewing pillows for our elbows, of concealing from ourselves painful facts--that is, as regards our present condition and future prospects in the sight of God. Use this … To hunt — All this is really spreading a net, as hunters do, to catch the prey. A fourth pillow is the hope of escaping detection. The Septuagint renders it proskephalaia = for the head. ], make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature. [Note: Cooper, p157. 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. the sense is they could neither do the one nor the other; and yet such was their iniquity, that they sought to do both. . I mean the various devices and delusions by which sinning is rendered easy, and the way to perdition made smooth. 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. “To keep alive is to predict life and good fortune and to slay is to predict death.” — Toy. - will ye hunt after souls, and when they are yours ("come unto you"), will ye promise them life? Now, all this is very well, when one can afford it, and the place of destination is such as you desire. 13 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Still less can it stand for the singular יד. "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? will ye save … souls … that come unto you—Will ye haul after souls, and when they are yours ("come unto you"), will ye promise them life? See also H. W. F. Saggs, "External Souls in the Old Testament [ Ezekiel 13:17-21]," Journal of Semitic Studies (1974):1-12. And what a comfort, to those who can afford it, are our first-class carriages, with their softly cushioned seats, their resting plates for the arms, and “pillows for all armholes.” One could almost sleep there as in his own bed, and travel hundreds of miles without seeing the inside of a house. The construction is the same as in 1 Samuel 14:16. hide from the People the hands of Jehovah lifted up and stretched forth in judgment (Isaiah 26:11; Isaiah 5:2, Isaiah 5:10). The meaning "cushion" or "pillow" (lxx προσκεφάλαια, Vulg. 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. The cushion has two sides: on the one side is Election, and on the other is Reprobation. Of course you may be startled, you may be offended when I say so,--mean you. And their use is significant of the greatest ease and luxury. “We can only guess at what, precisely, were the magic wristbands and head veils created by the sorceresses.” (Vawter and Hoppe) iii. As to his saying, upon all arms, and upon the head of every stature. The image of the text is easily understood. "I am nevertheless disposed to understand the clause in a different sense. p. 395,565. ; 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? Here and in the following verses it is nearly equivalent to persons. Ezekiel 13:18, NIV: "and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Ewald, 186e), means a covering or concealment equals כּסוּת. 28:7).” (Taylor) ii. Will ye save — Can you preserve them alive, whom you deceive by your promises? We quieten ourselves by saying, “Let not your heart be troubled, all is right; sin cannot be the dreadful thing it is made out to be; do as well as you can; God is merciful.” As for the inevitable and dreaded future, we shut it off from view. Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive [that come] unto you? But “save” is used (Ezekiel 13:19) of the false prophetesses promising life to the impenitent, so that English Version and Grotius explain it best. Let me, however, not be misunderstood. Carpets, mattresses, and cushions are the furniture of divans. The meaning is almost identical with the “wall of untempered mortar.” The prophets predicted safety when there was none. Ezekiel 13:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ezekiel 13:20, NIV: "'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds." To hunt souls— To destroy men, to expose them to God's vengeance by lulling them into security. But the sense which I have proposed is more simple, namely, that these women must not be yielded to because they have hunted the souls of the people; as if the Prophet had said, the people are precious to God, who has undertaken the care of them. They used these aids to impress people and to cast spells on (to influence) people to bring them under their power (cf. p. 947. See also Shaw's Travels, 209, 4to; who says that several velvet or damask bolsters were placed on the carpets or matrasses in Barbary. Ezekiel 13:18 tn The Hebrew term occurs in the Bible only here and in v. 21. They profane God among His people; namely, by delivering the suggestions of their own heart to the people as divine revelations, for the purpose of getting their daily bread thereby (cf. It has also been understood as a veil or type of head covering. 4 O Israel, thy prophets are like … Ezekiel 13 concerns the time just before the day of the Lord (verse 5), a time many believe we are living in today. ), is neither supported by the usage of the language, nor in harmony with על ראשׁ. 20, 21., and Isaias v. 7. 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 … Here God reproves one crime, but he will shortly add another, namely, the profanation of his sacred name. , 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. Discomfort has no merit in itself. The object is shown in Isaiah 26:11. armholes = My hands; referring to the judgments they were to execute (Ezekiel 14:9, Ezekiel 14:13). This may be figurative language, designed to express that men were taught to recline at ease on their couches, and to partake of banquets. These interpret the words of the prophet almost literally; they regard these “pillows and kerchiefs” as literal pillows and kerchiefs with which they furnished their chambers and decked their persons to allure souls into their snares, and ruin them. 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 Vulgate, have regarded as identical with ידים or יד, and understood as referring to the hands of the women or prophetesses. And nosy they lie on one side, and now on the other, and all your preaching and warning cannot rouse them. The Targum is, "the souls of my people can ye destroy or quicken? 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