"He read out his text from the Prophecies of Ezekiel"

The Book of Ezekiel describes the seven visions experienced by the prophet. It foretells the destruction of Jerusalem; how Israel will be purged of troublesome influences such as the Ammonites and Moabites (see notes for pages 31 and 39); and how a new Israel will be established. The lines which the divine quotes come from Ezekiel 21:27.