Sunday, May 23, 2010
Ezekiel's God as portrayed by Samuel Jackson
Here is Samuel Jackson delivering his famous Ezekiel 25:17 line in Pulp Fiction. But only a small part of it is actually from Ezekiel, the rest is embellished. The rewrite in the movie is actually much softer because he says blessed are those who help the weak for he is truly his brother's keeper. No such sentiment is found in Ezekiel. But his expression of anger Ezekiel would be proud of.
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with malice in their hearts, and with ancient hostility sought to destroy Judah, therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Kerethites and destroy those remaining along the coast. I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I take vengeance on them.’