Ezekiel 5:13

"'Then my anger will cease and my wrath against them will subside, and I will be avenged. And when I have spent my wrath upon them, they will know that I the Lord have spoken in my zeal." NIV translation

The good news is that God's wrath has an end and He will spare a portion of the people. Those that are left are left for a purpose which is to tell others about what God has done.

Ezekiel 5:14 & 15

"'I will make you a ruin and a reproach among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by. You will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and an object of horror to the nations around you when I inflict punishment on you in anger and in wrath and with stinging rebuke. I the Lord have spoken.'" NIV translation

Israel was to be an example for those around them but had failed. In this judgment, they would be an example and a lesson for the nations. They are a lesson for the world today as well in the fact that God would do this to His "chosen people".

Ezekiel 5:16 & 17

"'When I shoot at you with my deadly and destructive arrows of famine, I will shoot to destroy you. I will bring more and more famine upon you and cut off your supply of food. I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will leave you childless. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I the Lord have spoken.'" NIV translation

What started out with a prophet performing a drama is now clearly spoken by the Lord. It is made clear that this judgment is from Him and by Him.

Ezekiel Chapter Five Study Quiz