E Z E K I E L.
In this chapter we have a further, and no less
terrible, denunciation of the judgments of God, which were coming
with all speed and force upon the Jewish nation, which would
utterly ruin it; for when God judges he will overcome. This
destruction of Judah and Jerusalem is here, I. Represented by a
sign, the cutting, and burning, and scattering of hair, ver. 1-4. II. That sign is
expounded, and applied to Jerusalem. 1. Sin is charged upon
Jerusalem as the cause of this desolation—contempt of God's law
(ver. 5-7) and profanation
of his sanctuary, ver. 11.
2. Wrath is threatened, great wrath (ver. 8-10), a variety of miseries
(ver. 12, 16, 17),
such as should be their reproach and ruin, ver. 13-15.