Quotations/Allusions to the Old Testament book of Ezekiel in the New Testament
|Ezek 5:11 -‘So as I live,’ declares the Lord God, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your abominations, therefore I will also withdraw, and My eye will have no pity and I will not spare.||Ro 14:11|
|Ezek 11:20 – that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.||Re 21:7|
|Ezek 37:5 – “Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life.||Re 11:11|
|Ezek 37:10 – So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.||Re 11:11|
|Ezek 37:27 – “My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.||2Co 6:16|
A quotation is a word-for-word citation of the original source, often preceded by “it is written.”
An allusion is a reference to the original source using the the same key words or thoughts without quoting word for word.
Because the New Testament writers often borrow the language of the Old Testament (allusion) rather than quote verses directly, different scholars have different counts for the number of times an Old Testament book is quoted in the New Testament. Comparison of various sources reveals considerable variation as to what is interpreted as an Old Testament quotation. Also, many of the Old Testament quotes are from the Septuagint (LXX) which is why the New Testament wording may appear somewhat different.