Workers For Jesus Online Bible Study Table of Contents

About this Bible Study........The King James Version of the Bible is written in a beautiful form of the English language. It can be hard for modern English readers to understand.  In this study, you will find notes and summaries in brown just above the the verses from the Bible. We recommend that you read the notes and summaries first, and then read the verses in their KJV form. 

Timeline of the Bible

God creates the world. --- God destroys the world with the flood, but saves  Noah and his family.---
 God chooses Abraham and his descendants to His people. ---Abraham's grandson, Jacob, has 12 sons who lead the 12 tribes of Israel.--- The Israelites become slaves in Egypt.--- God helps the Israelites escape and leads them to Canaan. ---The Israelites fight in wars and take control of Canaan.---Judges lead the Israelites, but the Israelites want to have kings instead of judges. --- David is Israel's greatest king.--- Israel divides into 2 parts: Israel and Judah.--- The people of Israel and Judah continue to sin and worship false gods.--- God allows the Assyrians and the Babylonians to take the Israelites out of Israel and Judah.---  This book of the Bible happens during this time The Israelites (Jews) live in Babylonia and then Persia. --- When Persia defeats the Babylonians, the Jews go back to Judah.--- The Jews build God's Temple in Jerusalem again.--- Greece defeats Persia, and the Greeks control Judah (also now called Israel).--- The Jews become independent for 100 years.-- The Romans take control of Israel.--- Jesus is born. At age 30, Jesus begins his ministry. ---Jesus is crucified and then is resurrected. --- A Roman named Saul is converted to Christianity and becomes Paul.--- Christianity spreads. --- Paul write letters to Christians in other places. In the year, 70 A.D., God's Temple in Jerusalem is destroyed again.


Ezekiel 25 - 27

God says He will punish Ammon.
God will punish Moab and Edom.
God talks about Tyre and the other countries who celebrated
when Jerusalem was destroyed.
The Lord talks about Tyre.
Ezekiel sings a sad song for Tyre.

Ezekiel was one of the Israelites who got sent away (exiled) to Babylon.  He had lived in Jerusalem before the exile. He was in the first group to be exiled to Babylon.  His book starts 5 years after the exile. He was 30 years old when he began to see visions and became a prophet. Ezekiel and some of the other Israelite exiles had a camp by the river named Chebar.

Ezekiel 25

God says He will punish Ammon.

God spoke to me again. He said,"Son of Man, say this prophecy about the Ammonties. Tell them to hear this: You were happy when my temple was made dirty.   You were against Israel when it was empty.  You were against Judah when its people were captured. Now, I will let the men from the east capture you.  They will take over your land and build palaces.  They will eat your food and drink your milk.

[1] The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
[2] Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;
[3] And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;
[4] Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk.

I will make your city of Rabbah a home for camels.  Your other places will be sheep pastures. You will know that I am the Lord.
[5] And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

You were happy when Israel had trouble.  So, I will punish you. I will let the heathen people capture you.  I will cut you off from the rest of the world. You won't be a country anymore. I will destroy you. You will know that I am the Lord."

[6] For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel;
[7] Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

God will punish Moab and Edom.

The Lord said, "Moab and Seir said that Judah was the same as other nations that did not belive in God.  So, I will let other people attack them on their borders. These are: Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim. The Ammonites will be captured. No one will remember them.  I will punish Moab. They will know that I am the Lord."

[8] Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;
[9] Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim,
[10] Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.
[11] And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

The Lord said, "The people of Edom were against Judah. They were taking revenge on them.  I will punish Edom.  I will cut off the animals and people from Edom.  The land will be empty from the place named Teman to the place named Dedan. They will be killed violently.

[12] Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
[13] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.

I will take vengeance on Edom. My people Israel will attack Edom. They will do what I tell them to do. They will show My anger. Edom will know I am punishing them."

[14] And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD.

The Lord said, "The Philistines have treated other nations badly.  I will punish the Philistines and destroy them.  They will know that I am the Lord."

[15] Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;
[16] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
[17] And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

Ezekiel 26

God talks about Tyre and the other countries who celebrated when Jerusalem was destroyed.

God spoke to me on the first day of the month in the 11th year.  He said, "Son of man, the people of Tyrus celebrated because Jerusalem was destroyed. I will be against Tyrus and punish them.  Other nations will attack them like the sea makes waves come up.

[1] And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
[2] Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:
[3] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

The nations will destroy the city walls and destroy the city towers.  I will clean off the dust so the city is bare like the top of a rock that fishermen use to dry their nets.  Other countries will take the things from their city.  I have said this will happen.

[4] And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.
[5] It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.

The daughters who are working in the field will be killed by swords.  They will know that I am the Lord."

[6] And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

The Lord God said, "I will bring the king of Babylon, Nebuchadrezzar, to attack Tyrus. He will have horses, chariots, horse soldiers, and many soldiers.

[7] For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.

Nebuchadrezzar will kill the daughters in the field. He will build a fort and attack you. He will use his weapons to break down the walls and the towers.

[8] He shall slay with the sword thy daughters in the field: and he shall make a fort against thee, and cast a mount against thee, and lift up the buckler against thee.
[9] And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.

There will be so many horses that they will make dust to cover you. Their horses will be so loud and powerful that your walls will shake when they enter your gates through the broken wall.

[10] By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.

The armies on the horses will go down all of your streets and kill people with their swords. Your strong buildings will go down to the ground.

[11] With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.

They will take your valuable things. They will break your walls and destroy your pretty homes.  They will put your stones, wood, and dust in the middle of the river.

[12] And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.

I will make your music stop. I will make your land bare like the smooth top of a rock where fishermen spread their nets to dry. You will not build anymore. I am the Lord, and that's what I said."

[13] And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
[14] And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

The Lord talks about Tyre.

This is what the Lord said to Tyrus.  The islands will shake when you fall.  The princes of the sea will come down from their thrones. They will take off their old robes and put on fancy clothing.  They will sit on the ground. They will be afraid.

[15] Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee?
[16] Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment, and be astonished at thee.

They will talk about being sad for you. They will say, "How did this happen? You used to be very strong. Now, you have fallen.  The islands are afraid because you are gone."

[17] And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!
[18] Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.

This is what the Lord God said, "I will destroy you. You will be an empty city.  I will tell the deep water to cover you. I will bring you down into the pit.  I will set you in the low parts of the earth. You will be with other people who are in the pit.

[19] For thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall make thee a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover thee;
[20] When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

Everyone will be afraid of you.  They will look for you, but they will never find you."

[21] I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 27

Ezekiel sings a sad song for Tyre.

The Lord spoke to me. He said, "Son of man, say a sad poem for the place named Tyrus (Tyre). Say this: you are at the entry of the sea.  Many people from many different places buy things from you. You have said that you are perfect and beautiful. You say you control the seas. 

[1] The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
[2] Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
[3] And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty.
[4] Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.

Your ships are built with fir trees from the area of Senir and cedar trees from Lebanon.
[5] They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.

You used oak wood from Bashan to make the oars for your boats. Ashurite workers brought ivory from the Chittim islands (Cyprus) and made your benches. 

[6] Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.

Embroidered linen cloth came from Egypt and made sails. You made canopies (tents for shade) with blue and purple cloth from the islands of Elishah.

[7] Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.

People who lived in Zidon and Arvad were your sailors. Your smart men were your ship pilots.

[8] The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.

The skilled men of Gebal repaired your ships.  Ships from all over came to buy things in your stores.

[9] The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.

Men from Persia, Lud, and Phut were in your army.  They protected you and made your beautiful.

[10] They of Persia and of Lud and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they set forth thy comeliness.

Men from Arvad Gamad fought with your army and protected your city. They used their shields to protect your city walls. They helped to make you beautiful.

[11] The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.

There were many other areas who traded with you. They were:

Tarshish (possible modern Tunisia) traded silver, iron, tin, and lead.

[12] Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

Javan, Tubal, and Meshech (Greece and Turkey) traded slaves and brass.

[13] Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

Togarmah (near Turkey) traded horses and mules.

[14] They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.

You bought things from the salesmen in Dedan.  They traded ivory and ebony.

[15] The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.

Syria traded emeralds, purple dye, fancy sewing, expensive cloth, coral, and precious rocks.

[16] Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.

Judah and Israel traded wheat in your markets at Minnith and Pannag. They also traded honey, oil, and ointment for healing.
[17] Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.

Damascus (city in the country of Syria) traded wine and white wool.

[18] Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.

The areas of Dand and Javan traded iron, cassia (spice), and calamus (plant for medicine).

[19] Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.

The area of Dedan traded expensive clothes for chariots.

[20] Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.

Arabia and Kedar traded lambs, rams, and goats.

[21] Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.

The areas of Sheba and Raamah traded spices, jewels, and gold.

[22] The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.

The areas of Haran, Canneh, Eden, Sheba, Assur, and Chilmad traded expensive, fancy clothes, and expensive wooden chests.

[23] Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Assur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.
[24] These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.

The boats from Tarshish brought you many things.
[25] The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas.

You were like a great ship. You were sailing great,  but there was a storm and your ship was destroyed.

[26] Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.

Everything was lost in the sea - your money, your things to sell, your sailors, your leaders, your workmen, your soldiers, and your store owners.

[27] Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.

Your leaders cry, and the other countries hear them.

[28] The suburbs shall shake at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.

The men who sailed your boats will come to stay on dry land.

[29] And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;

They will cry loudly and talk bad about you. They will mourn. They will shave their heads and wear rough clothing to show their grief.

[30] And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
[31] And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.

They will cry and sing a sad song.  Their sad song will say, "Where is another city like Tyre? It is has been destroyed in the middle of the sea. When the city was strong, they sold things all over the area. They made their kings rich. Now, everything is gone. The people and the kings will be afraid. Other countries will hate you. You will never be strong again."

[32] And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?
[33] When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
[34] In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.
[35] All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance.
[36] The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.