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Ezekiel 32:27 – Weapons In Sheol


Ezekiel 32:27 – They shall not lie with the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone down to Sheol with their weapons of war, and have laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities are on their bones; for [they were] the terror of the mighty in the land of the living. — World English Bible version.

This is a continuation of verse 21 and continues to speak of the same thing. We should note here that it is speaking figuratively of oblivion, or the condition of the grave. (Ecclesiastes 9:10) Literally man did take their weapons of war to their graves with them, but this is speaking figuratively of not only these mighty ones of the uncircumcised being in sheol, but also their weapons of war have become inactive along with them their inactivity in sheol. If this were literal and speaking of the some compartments in sheol where the soul or spirits of people continue in life after death, one would have to also reason that they carried their weapons of war into the compartment of sheol, and were actually alive there with their literal swords under their heads. Again, one would have to read into this the compartment theory of sheol, or that these were actually alive in sheol.

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