Ezek. 16:6, “I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, ‘Live.’” These words form part of an allegory setting forth the history of the Jewish people. God is here represented as speaking them into national being. In their degradation and misery He constituted Himself their Deliverer and King, and gave them a unique place among the nations. The word “live,” therefore, describes the commencement of their national history.
That the passage may be regarded as illustrative of the free, sovereign and invincible grace of God in quickening His elect when dead in trespasses and sins is not denied. The above, however, is its primary meaning.