In this chapter, Ezekiel is told to use a parable and riddle to proclaim God’s message to the people. Ezekiel describes how Jehoiachin and Zedekiah were treated and subsequently acted toward their Babylonian captors. The previous chapter ended (16:60-63) with God promising to remember His covenant with the Israelites and to establish and everlasting covenant with them when He is done disciplining them for their sins. This then sets the stage for Ezekiel to share God’s message.
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