Questions about the Book of Ezekiel

Ezekiel is the twenty-sixth book of the bible. Ezekiel was a priest whose name means “God will strengthen,” He was among the Jewish exiles carried away to Babylon between the first and final deportation of Judah. The book of Ezekiel can be divided into seven parts: 1) The call of Ezekiel, 2) The warnings of judgment upon Jerusalem, 3) The judgments upon the Gentile nations, 4) Ezekiel’s responsibility as watchman, 5) The predictions of events to take place at the end of the Age, when Israel is again in her own land, 6) The Millennial Temple and its worship, 7) The division of the land during the Millennial Age. The author of this book is Ezekiel. Listed below are questions on the book of Ezekiel. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

Ezekiel Chapter 1

1) How old was Ezekiel and where was he living when he saw visions of God in verse one? (Ezekiel 1:1)

2) How long had the people of Judah been in exile in Babylonia when Ezekiel had his vision in these verses? (Ezekiel 1:2-3)

3) To what natural occurrence did Ezekiel liken what he saw coming toward him in verse four? (Ezekiel 1:4)

4) What were the human and nonhuman features of the living beings Ezekiel described in these verses? (Ezekiel 1:5-11)

5) How were the creatures positioned in relation to one another, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 1:9-11)

6) What was remarkable about the way the creatures moved in verse twelve of this book? (Ezekiel 1:12)

7) What did Ezekiel compare the light to, or brightness, coming from the creatures in verses thirteen and fourteen (Ezekiel 1:13-14)

8) What unique characteristics did Ezekiel notice in the wheels that accompanied the creatures in these verses? (Ezekiel 1:15-18)

9) Why would it not be accurate to say that the “wheels” were vehicles used by the creatures in these verses? (Ezekiel 1:19-21)

10) How did Ezekiel describe the sound of the wings of the four creatures in verse twenty-four? (Ezekiel 1:24)

11) How did Ezekiel describe the person who spoke from the “expanse” above the creatures in these verses? (Ezekiel 1:25-28)

12) What did Ezekiel realize he was seeing, according to verse twenty-eight? (Ezekiel 1:28)

13) How did Ezekiel respond when he saw the “likeness of the glory of the Lord” in verse twenty-eight of this book? (Ezekiel 1:28)

Ezekiel Chapter 2

1) What mission did God assign to the prophet Ezekiel, according to these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 2:3-5)

2) What images did God use to describe the reception Ezekiel was likely to get for his message in verse six? (Ezekiel 2:6)

3) What warning did God give Ezekiel concerning his own behavior in verse eight? (Ezekiel 2:8)

4) What did God command Ezekiel to do with the scroll He presented to him in these books and verses? (Ezekiel 2:8-9 and 3:1-2)

Ezekiel Chapter 3

1) What did God command Ezekiel to do with the scroll He presented to him in these verses? (Ezekiel 3:1-2)

2) How did the scroll taste to Ezekiel when he ate it in verse three of this book? (Ezekiel 3:3)

3) Who did God know would have been more receptive to His word than His own people in these verses? (Ezekiel 3:5-7)

4) What did God promise to do for Ezekiel in the face of the stubbornness of the Jews in verses eight and nine? (Ezekiel 3:8-9)

5) Where were the Jews at when Ezekiel carried God’s message to them in these verses? (Ezekiel 3:10-11)

6) What was Ezekiel’s experience of the glory of God when God had finished speaking to him in verses twelve and thirteen? (Ezekiel 3:12-13)

7) How did Ezekiel describe his state of mind after being commissioned by God in these verses? (Ezekiel 3:14-15)

8) What was Ezekiel’s role in relation to Israel in verse seventeen of this book? (Ezekiel 3:17)

9) How did God explain Ezekiel’s accountability for speaking God’s Word to a wicked man in verses eighteen and nineteen of this book? (Ezekiel 3:18-19)

10) Under what circumstances would Ezekiel be accountable for the death of a righteous person in verses twenty and twenty-one of this book? (Ezekiel 3:20-21)

11) What experience did Ezekiel have again after his seven days of mourning in these verses? (Ezekiel 3:22-23)

12) How did God establish when Ezekiel was to speak or remain silent in these verses? (Ezekiel 3:24-27)

Ezekiel Chapter 4

1) What model did God instruct Ezekiel to build in order to illustrate his first message in these verses? (Ezekiel 4:1-3)

2) What was the duration of God’s punishment of Israel as predicted by Ezekiel’s symbolic action in verses four and five? (Ezekiel 4:4-5)

3) How long did Ezekiel lie on his right side to illustrate the punishment of Judah in these verses? (Ezekiel 4:6-8)

4) What were Ezekiel’s cooking and eating habits supposed to illustrate about what would happen in Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 4:9-13)

5) How did God respond when Ezekiel didn’t want to defile himself in order to illustrate the extent of the famine in verse fifteen? (Ezekiel 4:15)

6) Why would Israel and Judah suffer so much, according to God in verse seventeen? (Ezekiel 4:17)

Ezekiel Chapter 5

1) What was Ezekiel to do with each third of the hair he shaved from his own head, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 5:1-4)

2) How had Jerusalem repaid the favor that God had shown in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 5:5-7)

3) How did Jerusalem compare to the pagan nations around her in verse seven of this book? (Ezekiel 5:7)

4) How was God’s coming punishment to compare with those of the past and the future in verse nine? (Ezekiel 5:9)

5) To what depths did God predict that people would descend when He punished them in verse ten? (Ezekiel 5:10)

6) What sin prompted God to destroy each third of the people of Jerusalem in the manner predicted by Ezekiel? (Ezekiel 5:11-12)

7) What did God say the people would know after He vented His wrath in verse fifteen? (Ezekiel 5:13)

8) How would other nations respond to the people once favored by God in verses fourteen and fifteen? (Ezekiel 5:14-15)

9) What various forms of suffering and destruction did God predict for His people in these verses? (Ezekiel 5:16-17)

Ezekiel Chapter 6

1) What geographical feature did Ezekiel prophesy against (figuratively) in these verses? (Ezekiel 6:1-3)

2) What did God promise that Israel would see at all the sites of pagan worship in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 6:4-6)

3) What knowledge would come out of the devastation to be visited on Israel in verse seven? (Ezekiel 6:7)

4) What would happen to those who escaped death by the sword in verse eight? (Ezekiel 6:8)

5) What would become apparent to the exiles about God and about themselves in verse nine? (Ezekiel 6:9)

6) By carrying through on His Word, what was God proving about His threats in verse ten? (Ezekiel 6:10)

7) What attitude and emotion did God command Ezekiel to demonstrate in verse eleven? (Ezekiel 6:11)

8) How was God going to express His wrath against Israel in verse twelve of this book? (Ezekiel 6:12)

9) Where would the greatest concentration of the dead be found when God judged Israel in verse thirteen? (Ezekiel 6:13)

10) What was the primary purpose of God’s wrath and judgment in verse fourteen? (Ezekiel 6:14)

Ezekiel Chapter 7

1) What was the first two-word message that God told Ezekiel to proclaim in these verses? (Ezekiel 7:1-3)

2) What did God resolve that He would not do this time, as He had so often in the past in verse four? (Ezekiel 7:4)

3) What different words did God use to describe what was about to happen to Israel in these verses? (Ezekiel 7:5-7)

4) What was God poised to “repay” in verses eight and nine of this book? (Ezekiel 7:8-9)

5) What would the people know about the origin of the disaster from the sheer magnitude of the disaster? (Ezekiel 7:9)

6) What human vices did God say would run rampant, causing much misery in verses ten and eleven? (Ezekiel 7:10-11)

7) What resource had the people come to trust in, which would now fail them in these verses? (Ezekiel 7:12-13)

8) What other potential defense would be stopped by God’s wrath in verse fourteen? (Ezekiel 7:14)

9) What did Ezekiel say about the possibility of escaping from the coming wrath of God, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 7:15-16)

10) What were some of the dramatic evidences of helplessness in Ezekiel’s prophecy in these verses? (Ezekiel 7:17-19)

11) What was God going to allow to happen according to the riches and edifices in which Israel took pride? (Ezekiel 7:20-22)

12) For what crimes against their fellow humans did God hold Israel accountable in verse twenty-three? (Ezekiel 7:23)

13) What did Ezekiel predict that the people would do to try to avert God’s wrath in these verses? (Ezekiel 7:24-27)

14) What lesson did God realize Israel would learn from the disaster that was about to come upon them in verse twenty-seven of this book? (Ezekiel 7:27)

Ezekiel Chapter 8

1) Where was Ezekiel when the vision from God came to him in verse one of this book? (Ezekiel 8:1)

2) How did Ezekiel describe the figure whon appeared before him in verse two? (Ezekiel 8:2)

3) Where was Ezekiel transported in his vision, according to verse three? (Ezekiel 8:3)

4) What was the first thing that the man called to Ezekiel’s attention in verse five? (Ezekiel 8:5)

5) What would soon be the effect of the detestable things that were being done in the temple in verse six? (Ezekiel 8:6)

6) What did Ezekiel observe in an inner room after digging through a wall, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 8:7-10)

7) What were the elders of Israel doing in the inner room with the pictures on the walls in verse eleven? (Ezekiel 8:11)

8) Why weren’t the elders afraid of introducing idol worship into the temple in verse twelve? (Ezekiel 8:12)

9) What was going on at the entrance to the north gate in verse fourteen? (Ezekiel 8:14)

10) What did the man repeat after each situation he showed to Ezekiel in verse fifteen? (Ezekiel 8:15)

11) What were twenty-five men doing in the inner court of the temple in verse sixteen? (Ezekiel 8:16)

12) Besides the practices in the temple, what sin did God hold against Jerusalem in verse seventeen? (Ezekiel 8:17)

13) What did God promise to do to Jerusalem because of its great sin in verse eighteen? (Ezekiel 8:18)

Ezekiel Chapter 9

1) Who did God summon before Him, as Ezekiel watched in these verses? (Ezekiel 9:1-2)

2) What occurrence must have emphasized God’s power and holiness for Ezekiel in verse three? (Ezekiel 9:3)

3) What instruction did the Lord give to the man with the writing kit in verse four of this book? (Ezekiel 9:4)

4) What characteristics was God looking for in the people who would receive the mark in verse four? (Ezekiel 9:4)

5) What orders were given to the six men with deadly weapons, according to verse five? (Ezekiel 9:5)

6) Which people were to be spared from the general slaughter in Jerusalem in verse six? (Ezekiel 9:6)

7) What did God command to be done to the temple in verse seven of this book? (Ezekiel 9:7)

8) What emotion did Ezekiel express when he was alone before the Lord in verse eight? (Ezekiel 9:8)

9) Why was God driven to such extreme action against Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 9:9-10)

10) What did the man with the writing kit report back to God in verse eleven? (Ezekiel 9:11)

Ezekiel Chapter 10

1) How did Ezekiel attempt to describe what he saw in the presence of God in verse one? (Ezekiel 10:1)

2) What did God command his servant to do with the coals he was to take from between the wheels of the cherubim in verse two? (Ezekiel 10:2)

3) As Ezekiel watched, what movement took place first with the cloud that represented God’s glory in verses three and four of this book? (Ezekiel 10:3-4)

4) How far did the radiance and sound of God’s glory extend in verses four and five? (Ezekiel 10:4-5)

5) How did one of the cherubim assist the man in white with the coals in these verses? (Ezekiel 10:6-7)

6) What new detail did Ezekiel learn about the cherubim as he watched in verse eight? (Ezekiel 10:8)

7) What did Ezekiel notice about the wheels of the cherubim, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 10:9-11)

8) What unique feature virtually covered the cherubim in verse twelve? (Ezekiel 10:12)

9) What did the four faces of the cherubim look like to Ezekiel in verse fourteen? (Ezekiel 10:14)

10) How was the wheels, related to the creatures Ezekiel called cherubim in these verses? (Ezekiel 10:15-17)

11) What specific movements of the glory of the Lord did Ezekiel witness, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 10:18-19)

12) Where had Ezekiel seen the living creatures before, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 10:20-22)

13) What features of the cherubim especially stood out in Ezekiel’s mind in verses twenty-one and twenty-two of this book? (Ezekiel 10:21-22)

Ezekiel Chapter 11

1) What did God show Ezekiel at the east gate of the temple in verse one of this book? (Ezekiel 11:1)

2) What did God tell Ezekiel about the leaders of Jerusalem in verse two? (Ezekiel 11:2)

3) What was the attitude of the twenty-five leaders of Jerusalem toward their plight and their future in verse three? (Ezekiel 11:3)

4) What did the Spirit command Ezekiel to do in relation to the twenty-five leaders? (Ezekiel 11:4)

5) What was God’s accusation against the leaders of Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 11:5-6)

6) What did God predict would happen to the leaders of Jerusalem who felt they were safe in these verses? (Ezekiel 11:7-10)

7) In what sense did the leaders of Israel fail to understand the nature of God in verses eleven and twelve? (Ezekiel 11:11-12)

8) What happened to one of the leaders even as Ezekiel was prophesying in verse thirteen? (Ezekiel 11:13)

9) What attitude did the people of Jerusalem hold toward Ezekiel and the other exiles in verse fifteen? (Ezekiel 11:15)

10) What ray of hope did God offer to the exiles in verse sixteen of this book? (Ezekiel 11:16)

11) What did God promise about the future of the exiled Israelites in verse seventeen? (Ezekiel 11:17)

12) What internal difference did Ezekiel foresee in the Jews who would return to the land? (Ezekiel 11:18-20)

13) How did God determine the punishment for those who insisted on idolatry in verse twenty-one? (Ezekiel 11:21)

14) When the glory departed from Jerusalem, where did Ezekiel go, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 11:22-25)

Ezekiel Chapter 12

1) What was God’s description of the rebelliousness of Israel in these first two verses? (Ezekiel 12:1-2)

2) What did God command Ezekiel to do in order to “act out” the prophecy he was giving, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 12:3-6)

3) How did Ezekiel report that he responded to God’s command in verse seven? (Ezekiel 12:7)

4) How did God tell Ezekiel to interpret his actions to make them clear to the people? (Ezekiel 12:8-11)

5) What would happen to the prince of Jerusalem, according to the prophecy in these verses? (Ezekiel 12:12-14)

6) What point did God wish to make by scattering the inhabitants of Jerusalem in verse fifteen? (Ezekiel 12:15)

7) For what purpose did God intend to spare a few people from “sword, famine and plague”? (Ezekiel 12:16)

8) What was the symbolic meaning of the way God told Ezekiel to eat his food in these verses? (Ezekiel 12:17-20)

9) What proverb was heard frequently in the city of Jerusalem at the time in verse twenty-two? (Ezekiel 12:22)

10) How did God promise to respond to the false proverb that was common in Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 12:22-25)

11) How did God tell Ezekiel to respond to the common wisdom that Ezekiel’s prophecies were about a time in the distant future, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 12:26-28)

Ezekiel Chapter 13

1) Who did God tell Ezekiel to prophesy to in these verses in these first two verses of this book? (Ezekiel 13:1-2)

2) Where did the false prophets get the message they were preaching in verse two? (Ezekiel 13:2)

3) What had the prophets of Israel actually seen in verse three of this book? (Ezekiel 13:3)

4) What animal did Ezekiel compare the false prophets to in verse four of this book? (Ezekiel 13:4)

5) What had the false prophets not done that God expected of His prophets in verse five? (Ezekiel 13:5)

6) What verbal “signature” did the prophets use to give their words more weight in verses six and seven? (Ezekiel 13:6-7)

7) What attitude did God take toward the false prophets in verse eight? (Ezekiel 13:8)

8) What way did the Lord promise to silence the false prophets in, according to verse nine? (Ezekiel 13:9)

9) With what pleasing message were Israel’s prophets leading the people astray in verse ten? (Ezekiel 13:10)

10) What did God predict about the flimsy wall covered with whitewash in these verses? (Ezekiel 13:11-12)

11) What imagery did God use to portray the fate of the false prophets and their lies in these verses? (Ezekiel 13:13-16)

12) What practices did God condemn in the prophetesses of Israel in these verses? (Ezekiel 13:17-19)

13) What did God promise to do for the people who had been ensnared by the prophetesses in verses twenty and twenty-one? (Ezekiel 13:20-21)

14) How did the false prophets have justice completely reversed in verse twenty-two? (Ezekiel 13:22)

15) What would God prove by delivering His people from the false prophets in verse twenty-three? (Ezekiel 13:23)

Ezekiel Chapter 14

1) Who had come to visit and inquire of Ezekiel the prophet in verse one of this book? (Ezekiel 14:1)

2) What did God reveal to Ezekiel about the elders who came to him in verse three? (Ezekiel 14:3)

3) What message was Ezekiel instructed to give the elders about their duplicity in verse four? (Ezekiel 14:4)

4) What did God hope to accomplish by answering the elders Himself in verse five? (Ezekiel 14:5)

5) What did God call the people to do immediately in verse six of this book? (Ezekiel 14:6)

6) What promise did God reiterate about people who tried to seek Him without giving up their idols in these verses? (Ezekiel 14:7-8)

7) How would God treat any prophet who would presume to answer a double-minded seeker in verses nine and ten? (Ezekiel 14:9-10)

8) What did God desire from His people, according to verse eleven of this book? (Ezekiel 14:11)

9) What was the cause of God’s judgment in the first example given to Ezekiel in these verses? (Ezekiel 14:12-13)

10) What form did God’s judgment take in the first hypothetical example in verse thirteen? (Ezekiel 14:13)

11) What three great servants of God are used for Ezekiel’s examples of faithfulness in verse fourteen? (Ezekiel 14:14)

12) In a circumstance that required God’s judgment, how many could be saved by exemplary men of faith? (Ezekiel 14:14)

13) What was the second example of judgment that God gave to Ezekiel in verse fifteen? (Ezekiel 14:15)

14) What family members could Noah, Daniel, and Job save from God’s judgment by their own righteousness, according to verse sixteen? (Ezekiel 14:16)

15) What was a third example of a means of punishment God might use against unfaithfulness in verse seventeen? (Ezekiel 14:17)

16) What expression in this word from God illustrates the certainty of it in verse eighteen? (Ezekiel 14:18)

17) What was the fourth calamity that God might use to execute justice in verse nineteen? (Ezekiel 14:19)

18) If Noah, Daniel, and Job were present in God’s hypothetical country, who would be saved by his or her righteousness in verse twenty? (Ezekiel 14:20)

19) How did God portray the prospects for Jerusalem in comparison to the examples He had given in verse twenty-one? (Ezekiel 14:21)

20) When the exiled Jews encountered the survivors of Jerusalem, what would they know about the justice of God’s punishment of Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 14:22-23)

Ezekiel Chapter 15

1) What is required of the people to do in verse two, according to the writer of this book? (Ezekiel 15:2)

2) What is required of the people to do in verse three, according to the writer of this book? (Ezekiel 15:3)

3) Why did God vow to treat the remnant of His people in Jerusalem like a vine thrown into the fire, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 15:6-8)

Ezekiel Chapter 16

1) What reception did the allegorical Jerusalem get at the time of her birth in these verses? (Ezekiel 16:3-5)

2) Into what relationship did God enter with the woman when she was grown in verse eight? (Ezekiel 16:8)

3) How are God’s blessings to His people described in the allegory Ezekiel told in these verses? (Ezekiel 16:9-14)

4) How did Jerusalem respond to God’s love and her good fortune, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 16:15-19)

5) With what nations did Jerusalem prostitute herself in these verses? (Ezekiel 16:23-29)

6) What punishment does God detail for Jerusalem’s unfaithfulness, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 16:35-43)

7) How would God reverse the fortunes of the Jews and the Canaanites in order to humble them? (Ezekiel 16:53-58)

8) What did God promise to do for Israel in the final analysis in these verses? (Ezekiel 16:59-63)

Ezekiel Chapter 17

1) What is described in the parable told by Ezekiel in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 17:1-6)

2) How did the vine respond to the appearance of another eagle in verses seven and eight? (Ezekiel 17:7-8)

3) What fate did God predict for the “unfaithful” vine in verses nine and ten? (Ezekiel 17:9-10)

4) How did God explain the allegory of the two eagles and the vine in these verses? (Ezekiel 17:11-15)

5) What did God say would happen to the king who turned to Egypt for help in these verses? (Ezekiel 17:16-21)

6) After all of this destruction, what did God intend to do with a “shoot” in these verses? (Ezekiel 17:22-24)

Ezekiel Chapter 18

1) What parable was current in Israel that God wanted to correct these three verses? (Ezekiel 18:1-3)

2) Whose sin did God say has the power to condemn a person to death in verse four? (Ezekiel 18:4)

3) What sinful activities does God’s “righteous man” abstain from in these verses? (Ezekiel 18:5-8)

4) What positive activities are part of the righteous person’s life, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 18:5-9)

5) What will happen to the “violent son” of a righteous person who commits the sins his or her father avoided in these verses? (Ezekiel 18:10-13)

6) In Ezekiel’s story, how does the violent son’s son respond to what he sees in his father? (Ezekiel 18:14-17)

7) How would God judge the son who did not follow the evil practices of his father in verse seventeen? (Ezekiel 18:17)

8) Whose actions are the final determiner of every soul’s fate, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 18:19-20)

9) How does God feel about a wicked person who repents in these verses? (Ezekiel 18:21-23)

10) What happens to a righteous person’s good deeds if he or she later turns to sin in verse twenty-four? (Ezekiel 18:24)

11) What logic does God explain His justice through Ezekiel by, in these verses? (Ezekiel 18:25-29)

12) What does God call each person to do in light of His coming judgment in verse thirty? (Ezekiel 18:30)

13) What new things does a repentant person possess in verse thirty-one? (Ezekiel 18:31)

14) What does God desire for each soul He has created in verse thirty-two? (Ezekiel 18:32)

Ezekiel Chapter 19

1) What picture did Ezekiel use to portray Judah’s princes in his lament in these verses? (Ezekiel 19:1-9)

2) How did Ezekiel use the image of a vine to sketch a “before and after” picture of Judah in these verses? (Ezekiel 19:10-14)

Ezekiel Chapter 20

1) What was God’s reaction to the elders’ request in verses two and three of this book? (Ezekiel 20:2-3)

2) What was the first instance of His love and favor with which God confronted the elders of Israel? (Ezekiel 20:4-7)

3) How did Israel respond when God delivered them out of Egypt in verse eight? (Ezekiel 20:8)

4) How did God bless Israel in spite of their unfaithfulness, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 20:9-12)

5) Even after they had been delivered from Egypt, how did Israel treat God and His law in verse thirteen? (Ezekiel 20:13)

6) What was God’s concern for His name in verse fourteen of this book? (Ezekiel 20:14)

7) What punishment did the generation of the Exodus suffer for their sin in these verses? (Ezekiel 20:15-16)

8) How did God show His pity to the elder generation and offer a new start to the younger generation in these verses? (Ezekiel 20:17-20)

9) What was to be the punishment for the second generation’s rebellion in verse twenty-three? (Ezekiel 20:23)

10) To what pagan practice did God “give them over” in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 20:25-26)

11) How did Israel continue to rebel against God, once they had taken possession of the promised-land? (Ezekiel 20:27-29)

12) What practices of the current generation led God to swear that He would not allow their elders to inquire of Him in these verses? (Ezekiel 20:30-31)

13) Why did God say that they would never worship “wood and stone” as they seemed to desire in these verses? (Ezekiel 20:32-38)

14) What would be different about the Israel that God would gather from their exile in the future in these verses? (Ezekiel 20:39-42)

15) What would Israel realize about God and about them selves when He accomplished His final deliverance in these three verses? (Ezekiel 20:43-44)

16) Where did God tell Ezekiel to direct his prophecy in these verses? (Ezekiel 20:45-46)

17) What image of natural disaster did God use to illustrate what was about to happen to Judah? (Ezekiel 20:46-48)

18) What did Ezekiel tell God that the people were likely to say about his prophecy in verse forty-nine? (Ezekiel 20:49)

Ezekiel Chapter 21

1) What new image did God use to describe the destruction to come in verse three? (Ezekiel 21:3)

2) Which of the people were to be “cut off” from the land of Judah and Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 21:3-4)

3) What did God intend for the people to understand through the immensity of disaster in verse five? (Ezekiel 21:5)

4) What sign was Ezekiel to give through his behavior in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 21:6-7)

5) How would the scepter of Judah (symbol of nationhood) stand up to the sharpened sword of God’s judgment? (Ezekiel 21:8-10)

6) What emotion was Ezekiel portraying by wailing and beating his breast in these verses? (Ezekiel 21:11-12)

7) According to the prophecy, what was going to become of the scepter of Judah in these verses? (Ezekiel 21:13-17)

8) What did God reveal in advance that the king of Babylon would decide to do, guided by pagan divination? (Ezekiel 21:18-22)

9) Since the people felt they were safe, how would they respond to the approach of the army of Babylon in verse twenty-three? (Ezekiel 21:23)

10) Why were the people of Jerusalem going to be taken captive in verse twenty-four? (Ezekiel 21:24)

14. What did Ezekiel say it would take to restore the throne of Judah in verse twenty-seven? (Ezekiel 21:27)

15. How would the Ammonites be judged for their insulting delight in the destruction of Judah, according to these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 21:28-32)

Ezekiel Chapter 22

1) What had made Jerusalem guilty and defiled, according to Ezekiel in these verses? (Ezekiel 22:1-4)

2) What consequences had Jerusalem brought upon herself by her sin in verses four and five? (Ezekiel 22:4-5)

3) What accusation did Ezekiel bring against the princes of Israel in verse six? (Ezekiel 22:6)

4) What direct contradictions of God’s laws were taking place in Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 22:7-12)

5) What was the chief thing Israel had “forgotten” in verse twelve of this book? (Ezekiel 22:12)

6) What did God predict about the courage and strength of Judah in the face of His judgments? (Ezekiel 22:13-16)

7) What image did God use to illustrate how He would purify Israel, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 22:17-22)

8) What particular sins did God hold against the civil and religious leaders of the people in these verses? (Ezekiel 22:23-29)

9) Who did God look for before he decreed the destruction of Jerusalem in verse thirty? (Ezekiel 22:30)

10) Who did God hold responsible for the destruction of Jerusalem in verse thirty-one? (Ezekiel 22:31)

Ezekiel Chapter 23

1) Who was represented by the two sisters in Ezekiel’s parable in these verses? (Ezekiel 23:1-4)

2) Where were the two sisters first guilty of unfaithfulness and prostitution in verse three? (Ezekiel 23:3)

3) After what nation’s warriors did the first sister, representing Samaria, lust in these verses? (Ezekiel 23:5-8)

4) What other sin followed along with “prostitution” in verse seven of this book? (Ezekiel 23:7)

5) What judgment did God hand over Oholah , the first sister to in verses nine and ten? (Ezekiel 23:9-10)

6) How did the one woman behave when she saw what happened to her sister in these verses? (Ezekiel 23:11-13)

7) In what way did Oholibah (Judah) go farther than Oholah in her sin in these verses? (Ezekiel 23:14-21)

8) What did God promise would happen to Oholibah, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 23:22-24)

9) Whose standards of punishment would be applied against Judah in these verses? (Ezekiel 23:24-26)

10) What words are used to describe what would be Judah’s condition after she was judged? (Ezekiel 23:28-34)

11) What attitude toward God compelled Him to allow Judah’s suffering in verse thirty-five? (Ezekiel 23:35)

12) What sins did the Lord list that He held against Israel and Judah in these verses? (Ezekiel 23:36-41)

13) Who did even the children of prostitutes belong to in verse thirty-seven? (Ezekiel 23:37)

14) How would the two sisters be treated by evil men and righteous men, respectively, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 23:42-45)

15) How did God intend to put an end to the prostitution of His people, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 23:46-48)

Ezekiel Chapter 24

1) Of what cataclysmic event did God inform Ezekiel on the very day it was taking place far away in these verses? (Ezekiel 24:1-2)

2) What procedures of a normal sacrificial meal did God detail at the beginning of the cooking pot prophecy? (Ezekiel 24:3-5)

3) What did God call the city of Jerusalem in Ezekiel’s day in verse six of this book? (Ezekiel 24:6)

4) According to the prophecy, what was wrong with the “cooking pot” of Judah in these verses? (Ezekiel 24:6-8)

5) Why did God intend to take the “cooking” far beyond the point where it would give pleasure to the people? (Ezekiel 24:9-12)

6) What would be necessary in order for Judah to be “clean” once again in verse thirteen? (Ezekiel 24:13)

7) What would be the basis of God’s judgment against Judah in verse fourteen? (Ezekiel 24:14)

8) What unusual command did the Lord give Ezekiel along with a disturbing prediction in these verses? (Ezekiel 24:15-17)

9) What did Ezekiel do when his wife died as God had predicted in verse eighteen? (Ezekiel 24:18)

10) What question did the exiles ask Ezekiel about his unusual behavior in verse nineteen? (Ezekiel 24:19)

11) What intention did God declare to the exiles in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 24:20-21)

12) What attitude had the exiles had toward the city of Jerusalem and its leaders who remained there in verse twenty-one? (Ezekiel 24:21)

13) What did God predict that the exiles would do in response to the news about Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 24:22-24)

14) When would Ezekiel be released from the command to remain silent except when he had a word from the Lord? (Ezekiel 24:25-27)

Ezekiel Chapter 25

1) What was the first foreign nation against which Ezekiel was instructed to prophesy in verses one and two? (Ezekiel 25:1-2)

2) What attitude did God hold against the people of Ammon in verse three of this book? (Ezekiel 25:3)

3) What group did Ezekiel prophesy that Ammon would fall victim to in verses four and five? (Ezekiel 25:4-5)

4) How did Ezekiel describe the reaction of the Ammonites to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple of God in verse six of this book? (Ezekiel 25:6)

5) What point did God desire to make by the destruction of Ammon in verse seven? (Ezekiel 25:7)

6) What blasphemy was uttered by Moab and Seir in verse eight of this book? (Ezekiel 25:8)

7) Who was God’s instrument to punish Moab in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 25:9-11)

8) What was the source of Edom’s guilt before God in verse twelve? (Ezekiel 25:12)

9) What people did God intend to use to express His vengeance against Edom in verse fourteen? (Ezekiel 25:14)

10) How did God feel about the long-standing hostility of the Philistines against Judah in these verses? (Ezekiel 25:15-17)

Ezekiel Chapter 26

1) What bad news about Jerusalem did the people of Tyre assume to be good news for them in verses one and two? (Ezekiel 26:1-2)

2) What sorts of destruction did God decree for Tyre in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 26:3-6)

3) What king is named as the final destroyer of Tyre in these verses? (Ezekiel 26:7-11)

4) What specific components of the wealth of Tyre were slated for destruction in these verses? (Ezekiel 26:12-13)

5) How lasting was the judgment against Tyre in verse fourteen of this book? (Ezekiel 26:14)

6) What reaction of foreign princes would underline the extent of the destruction in Tyre in these verses? (Ezekiel 26:15-18)

7) In what way was the end of the kingdom of Tyre going to be the worst of those described in these verses? (Ezekiel 26:19-21)

Ezekiel Chapter 27

1) For what city outside of Israel did God instruct Ezekiel to “take up a lament” in verses one and two? (Ezekiel 27:1-2)

2) With what riches and skills was Tyre generously endowed in these verses? (Ezekiel 27:3-9)

3) What countries did some of Tyre’s soldiers hail from, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 27:10-11)

4) What were some of the exotic products that were traded through Tyre in these verses? (Ezekiel 27:12-24)

5) What disaster did Ezekiel predict would bring an end to Tyre in these verses? (Ezekiel 27:25-36)

Ezekiel Chapter 28

1) Who was Ezekiel instructed to speak God’s Word to in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 28:1-2)

2) What chain of events brought the ruler of Tyre to his current estimation of himself in these verses? (Ezekiel 28:2-5)

3) What judgment did God declare for the ruler who thought of himself as a god in these verses? (Ezekiel 28:6-10)

4) What were some of the glories of Tyre for which people would mourn in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 28:11-14)

5) What “before” and “after” pictures are presented of the character of the king of Tyre in these verses? (Ezekiel 28:15-19)

6) What other trading kingdom besides Tyre was to come under God’s judgment in these verses? (Ezekiel 28:20-24)

7) What reversal of fortunes would eventually take place between Israel and her neighbors, according to these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 28:25-26)

Ezekiel Chapter 29

1) What attitude or belief on the part of Pharaoh King of Egypt brought him under God’s judgment in verse three? (Ezekiel 29:3)

2) What figure of speech is used to describe the power and extent of God’s judgment on Egypt in these verses? (Ezekiel 29:4-5)

3) How had Egypt hurt God’s people Israel most recently in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 29:6-7)

4) Over what crucial resource did God want to demonstrate that He had power in verse ten? (Ezekiel 29:10)

5) How long was the devastation of the land going to last in these verses? (Ezekiel 29:11-12)

6) Following the initial punishment, what would be the fate of the kingdom of Egypt in these verses? (Ezekiel 29:13-15)

7) What false promise of assistance did God want to eliminate for Israel in verse sixteen? (Ezekiel 29:16)

8) About what foreign war did God inform Ezekiel because of its bearing on Egypt in these verses? (Ezekiel 29:17-20)

Ezekiel Chapter 30

1) What did Ezekiel prophesy about the greatness and wealth of Egypt in these verses? (Ezekiel 30:1-4)

2) What great cites, along with their idols, was doomed to destruction in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 30:13-19)

3) In the third word to Ezekiel concerning Egypt, what physical image was used to illustrate how unreliable she was to become as an ally for Israel? (Ezekiel 30:20-26)

Ezekiel Chapter 31

1) What formerly great nation is described as a comparison for Egypt in these verses? (Ezekiel 31:1-9)

2) Why was Assyria judged like a huge tree that is cut down and abandoned in these verses? (Ezekiel 31:10-13)

3) According to the allegory, how did the smaller nations fare who had allied themselves with Assyria in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 31:15-17)

Ezekiel Chapter 32

1) To what powerful animals did Ezekiel liken Egypt in his lament in these verses? (Ezekiel 32:1-8)

2) What reaction to Egypt’s downfall was predicted for other peoples and nations in these verses? (Ezekiel 32:9-10)

3) What was the consistent complaint against the nations God had already consigned to “the pit” in these verses? (Ezekiel 32:22-30)

Ezekiel Chapter 33

1) In the event of a threat to a city, what is the responsibility of the watchman and the people in these verses? (Ezekiel 33:1-6)

2) What title and picture of his duties did God give to Ezekiel, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 33:7-9)

3) What result did God want from the warnings given by His “watchman” in these verses? (Ezekiel 33:10-11)

4) How did God say He would judge a righteous person who turns and does evil in verses twelve and thirteen? (Ezekiel 33:12-13)

5) What concrete steps might a wicked person take to demonstrate true repentance in these verses? (Ezekiel 33:14-16)

6) What “argument” did God have with the exiles regarding justice in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 33:17-20)

7) What point in his exile did Ezekiel receive confirmation of the fall of Jerusalem at in verse twenty-one? (Ezekiel 33:21)

8) What restriction on the prophet was lifted at about the time of the fall of Jerusalem in verse twenty-two? (Ezekiel 33:22)

9) What assumption was made by those who were left in Judah after the first deportation from Jerusalem? (Ezekiel 33:23-24)

10) Why did God say that the remaining Jews did not deserve to possess the land in these verses? (Ezekiel 33:25-26)

11) What judgment did God pronounce on the remnant that had stayed in Jerusalem in these verses? (Ezekiel 33:27-29)

12) What did God inform Ezekiel that the people were saying about him in verse thirty of this book? (Ezekiel 33:30)

13) What was the difference between what the people heard and what they did in these verses? (Ezekiel 33:31-32)

14) What did God say would vindicate Ezekiel in the eyes of his fellow exiles in verse thirty-three? (Ezekiel 33:33)

Ezekiel Chapter 34

1) Why was God angry with the “shepherds” of Israel in verses one and two? (Ezekiel 34:1-2)

2) What comforts and privileges were the rulers taking for themselves in verse three? (Ezekiel 34:3)

3) What needs of the common people were being overlooked by their leaders in verse four? (Ezekiel 34:4)

4) What condition did God find “His sheep” in, at this point in Israel’s history in these verses? (Ezekiel 34:5-6)

5) What did God promise to do on behalf of the helpless sheep in these verses? (Ezekiel 34:7-10)

6) How does God describe His care for the flock (that is, His people) in these verses? (Ezekiel 34:11-16)

7) Why did God find it necessary to judge some of the sheep, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 34:17-19)

8) How would the weak and strong sheep fare under God’s one shepherd in these verses? (Ezekiel 34:20-24)

9) What are the various forms of deliverance and blessing promised to God’s people in these verses? (Ezekiel 34:25-29)

10) What undeniable conclusion would Israel draw from God’s activity on their behalf in verse thirty? (Ezekiel 34:30)

11) How did God describe His relationship to Israel in verse thirty-one of this book? (Ezekiel 34:31)

Ezekiel Chapter 35

1) What did God promise to do to Mount Seir (Edom) in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 35:1-4)

2) What had the Edomites done to anger God, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 35:5-6)

3) What unrighteous attitudes formed the basis for God’s judgment of Edom in verse eleven? (Ezekiel 35:11)

4) How did God intend to vindicate His name by turning the tables on Edom in these verses? (Ezekiel 35:14-15)

Ezekiel Chapter 36

1) How did God, through Ezekiel, show that He understood all that had happened to Israel at the hands of their enemies in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 36:1-5)

2) What did God promise to do to Israel’s enemies in answer to their scorn in verses six and seven? (Ezekiel 36:6-7)

3) What changes did Ezekiel predict in the land of Israel, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 36:8-12)

4) What did God’s people do while they were dwelling in the land to defile it and reap God’s judgment? (Ezekiel 36:16-19)

5) How was God’s name slandered by the very judgment He visited on His people in these verses? (Ezekiel 36:20-21)

6) Whose sake did God act to restore Israel and punish her enemies for in these verses? (Ezekiel 36:22-23)

7) What did God intend to prove to the other nations who had witnessed Israel’s punishment in verse twenty-three? (Ezekiel 36:23)

8) Once God had gathered His people, what internal changes did He promise them in these verses? (Ezekiel 36:24-28)

9) What calamities did God intend to reverse for Israel in verses twenty-nine and thirty? (Ezekiel 36:29-30)

10) How would God’s people feel about their past rebellion after He restored them in verse thirty-one? (Ezekiel 36:31)

11) What message would the surrounding nations get from God’s restoration of Israel in these verses? (Ezekiel 36:33-36)

Ezekiel Chapter 37

1) What strange sight was Ezekiel shown in a vision in verses one and two of this book? (Ezekiel 37:1-2)

2) What question did the Lord ask of Ezekiel, and how did he answer in verse three? (Ezekiel 37:3)

3) What did God promise to do with the dry bones in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 37:4-6)

4) What happened as Ezekiel began to prophesy to the bones, as God had commanded in verses seven and eight? (Ezekiel 37:7-8)

5) How did the restored bodies begin to breathe again in verses nine and ten of this book? (Ezekiel 37:9-10)

6) What saying of the people had given rise to the image of “dry bones” in verse eleven? (Ezekiel 37:11)

7) What did God explain to Ezekiel about the meaning of the vision of the valley of dry bones in verses eleven and twelve? (Ezekiel 37:11-12)

8) What would God’s people know and receive when God acted in their behalf in these verses? (Ezekiel 37:13-14)

9) What visual demonstration did God tell Ezekiel to do with two sticks in these verses? (Ezekiel 37:15-17)

10) What good news was contained in Ezekiel’s symbolic action with two sticks in these verses? (Ezekiel 37:18-22)

11) What sins would God cleanse in order to make Israel His people again in verse twenty-three? (Ezekiel 37:23)

12) How was Israel’s relationship to God and God’s treatment of them going to change, according to the prophecy in these verses? (Ezekiel 37:24-28)

Ezekiel Chapter 38

1) Who was Ezekiel told to address his next prophecy to, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 38:1-3)

2) What gathering of the enemies of Israel would be accomplished by God “pulling them together” in these verses? (Ezekiel 38:4-6)

3) What great invasion would be plotted by Gog in verses seven through nine of this book? (Ezekiel 38:7-9)

4) What purpose would the various nations arrive at an evil scheme for in these verses? (Ezekiel 38:10-13)

5) Why was God going to allow a great assault on Israel in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 38:14-16)

6) What response would God be poised when Gog threatened Israel for in these verses? (Ezekiel 38:18-23)

Ezekiel Chapter 39

1) What did God intend to do to the homeland of the aggressors while they fell in battle on the mountains of Israel, according to these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 39:1-6)

2) What is God prepared to defend in the great battle of the nations in verses seven and eight? (Ezekiel 39:7-8)

3) What unusual provisions would Israel have for years to come, after God’s intervention in their behalf in verses nine and ten? (Ezekiel 39:9-10)

4) How does Ezekiel describe the magnitude of the death and destruction wrought against the forces of Gog in these verses? (Ezekiel 39:11-16)

5) What gory “sacrifice” would the birds and wild beasts have set before them in these verses? (Ezekiel 39:17-20)

6) In this demonstration of His glory, what would the nations see and what would Israel understand in verses twenty-one and twenty-two? (Ezekiel 39:21-22)

7) Why did God want the rest of the nations to be clear on His reasons for turning against Israel in the past in these verses? (Ezekiel 39:23-24)

8) What are the various ways in which God will show compassion on His people in the future in these verses? (Ezekiel 39:25-29)

Ezekiel Chapter 40

1) What was the specific time of Ezekiel’s vision of the temple in verse one? (Ezekiel 40:1)

2) Whom did Ezekiel meet when God transported him to Jerusalem in a vision in verses two and three? (Ezekiel 40:2-3)

3) What instructions did the man have for Ezekiel before they set out on their exploration in verse four? (Ezekiel 40:4)

4) What was impressive about the wall that surrounded the temple Ezekiel saw in verse five? (Ezekiel 40:5)

5) What are some examples of how detailed Ezekiel’s description of the east gate area becomes in these verses? (Ezekiel 40:6-16)

6) What did the man do each time he stopped at the outer court, the north gate, and the south gate in these verses? (Ezekiel 40:17-27)

7) What sorts of rooms did Ezekiel see before he actually came into the temple in these verses? (Ezekiel 40:28-47)

8) What was at the center of the temple structure, according to verse forty-eight? (Ezekiel 40:48)

Ezekiel Chapter 41

1) What was at the center of the temple structure in verse fifteen of this book? (Ezekiel 41:15)

2) How were the internal parts of the temple decorated in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 41:16-26)

Ezekiel Chapter 42

1) What important activity was to take place in the side rooms around the temple in these verses? (Ezekiel 42:1-13)

2) What specific regulations were given with regard to the priests’ garments inside and outside the temple in verse fourteen of this book? (Ezekiel 42:14)

3) How was the whole temple area kept distinct, from the “common” parts of the city in these verses? (Ezekiel 42:15-20)

Ezekiel Chapter 43

1) What did the man of bronze show to Ezekiel after he had toured the whole restored temple area in verses one and two of this book? (Ezekiel 43:1-2)

2) How did Ezekiel describe the return of the glory of God to the temple in these verses? (Ezekiel 43:3-4)

3) Where was Ezekiel transported after his initial vision of the glory of God approaching from the east in verse five? (Ezekiel 43:5)

4) What did the voice from within the temple say in verses six and seven of this book? (Ezekiel 43:6-7)

5) How had Israel angered God and brought on, their own destruction in these verses? (Ezekiel 43:8-9)

6) What response did God hope to produce in the people when Ezekiel related his vision of the temple in these verses? (Ezekiel 43:10-11)

7) How was Ezekiel instructed to preserve the details and dimensions of the temple God showed him in verse eleven? (Ezekiel 43:11)

8) How much ground was to be dedicated as holy ground in verse twelve of this book? (Ezekiel 43:12)

9) How was the altar in the new temple to be constructed, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 43:13-17)

10) What specific instructions were given for a week-long dedication of the altar in these verses? (Ezekiel 43:18-26)

11) How did God promise to respond after the eighth day of sacrifices and offerings in verse twenty-seven? (Ezekiel 43:27)

Ezekiel Chapter 44

1) What special instructions did the guide in Ezekiel’s vision have for the east gate to the sanctuary in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 44:1-3)

2) How did Ezekiel react when he saw the glory of the Lord in verse four of this book? (Ezekiel 44:4)

3) To what instructions did God tell Ezekiel to pay particular attention, in order to correct God’s people? (Ezekiel 44:5-6)

4) What practice would God not tolerate in the restored temple in verses seven through nine of this book? (Ezekiel 44:7-9)

5) Why were the Levites to be limited only to certain duties within the temple in these verses? (Ezekiel 44:10-14)

6) What group did God designate to serve as priests in the inner court in these verses? (Ezekiel 44:15-16)

7) What were some ways in which the priests were expected to maintain a greater degree of purity in their life than were the common people? (Ezekiel 44:17-27)

8) What provisions did God make for the sustenance of the priests in these verses? (Ezekiel 44:28-31)

Ezekiel Chapter 45

1) How did God redraw the map of Jerusalem to provide for the temple, the priests, and the prince in an equitable way, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 45:1-8)

2) What abuses of power by prior rulers did God want to eliminate in the restored kingdom in these verses? (Ezekiel 45:9-12)

3) What sorts of offerings did God specify for special days on the Jewish calendar in these verses? (Ezekiel 45:13-25)

Ezekiel Chapter 46

1) How was the opening and closing of certain gates to be a part of the temple ceremonies in these verses? (Ezekiel 46:1-12)

2) What were the required daily offerings, according to these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 46:13-15)

3) How did God’s laws on inheritance insure separateness for His people and justice among them in these verses? (Ezekiel 46:16-18)

4) What practical provision was made in the temple since most of the sacrifices were followed by feasts in these verses? (Ezekiel 46:19-24)

Ezekiel Chapter 47

1) What did Ezekiel see coming out of the temple at the end of his tour of restoring the temple of God in verses one and two in this book? (Ezekiel 47:1-2)

2) What happened to the stream of water as it got farther away from the temple in these verses? (Ezekiel 47:3-6)

3) What good effects did the river in Ezekiel’s vision have along its route in these verses? (Ezekiel 47:7-12)

4) What were God’s instructions for the division of the land among the tribes in these verses? (Ezekiel 47:13-21)

5) How did God instruct His people to regard aliens who had settled among them for legal purposes in these verses? (Ezekiel 47:22-23)

Ezekiel Chapter 48

1) How specific were God’s instructions about which tribe was to receive which piece of land, according to these verses? (Ezekiel 48:1-7 and 23-29)

2) What purposes did God set aside the “special gift” of land at the center of the country for in these verses? (Ezekiel 48:8-22)

3) What different groups were specifically provided for within the special sector of land in these verses? (Ezekiel 48:8-22)

4) How were the gates of the city of Jerusalem to be named in these verses of this book? (Ezekiel 48:30-34)

5) How did the name of the city reflect its reason for being in verse thirty-five? (Ezekiel 48:35)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose