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Ezekiel 13: 17 – 23

Ezekiel 13: 17 – 23 is not a teaching against the Rapture.

In this passage, the “daughters of thy people” are false prophetesses, or sorceresses, I Samuel 28:3 calls them “those who had familiar spirits” such as the woman at Endor that King Saul consulted with beginning in I Samuel 28:7.

These women in Ezekiel 13 would “sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls!” The exact meaning of the pillows and kerchiefs is not certain, but it is believed that it is referring to trying to put the people at ease. Matthew Henry in his commentary states: “…they did all they could to make people secure, which is signified by laying them easy, and to make people proud, which is signified by dressing them fine with handkerchiefs, perhaps laid or embroidered on their heads…”

Ezekiel 13:19 tells us that these women were doing this out of a selfish motive. They were doing it for “…handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread...” and they were supposedly placing curses on the innocent and promising life to wrongdoers. God declared that He was against these women, and that He would set His people free.

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