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Ezekiel 32:21 – Speaking Out of the Midst of Sheol

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Ezekiel 32:21 – The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him: they are gone down, they lie still, even the uncircumcised, slain by the sword. — World English Bible version

This speaks of the king of Egypt, and of the death of his rulership. Pictorially, the kings that have gone before into oblivion are said to “speak” with a taunting cry to the King of Egypt, to the effect that he and his helpers would join them in their condition, where they have fallen from their former poistion of pomp and pride, and have been made to lie still in the oblivious condition of sheol. This scripture is similiar to Isaiah 14:9. The language used here is similar to that when we say that history “speaks” to us, not that the former kings actually spoke. (See also Genesis 4:10) Any idea of sheol containing compartments of living souls after death would have to be read into what is being said.


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