E Z E K I E L.
The prophet had observed to us (ch. viii. 4) that when he was in vision
at Jerusalem he saw the same appearance of the glory of God there
that he had seen by the river Chebar; now, in this chapter, he
gives us some account of the appearance there, as far as was
requisite for the clearing up of two further indications of the
approaching destruction of Jerusalem, which God here gave the
prophet:—I. The scattering of the coals of fire upon the city,
which were taken from between the cherubim, ver. 1-7. II. The removal of the glory of
God from the temple, and its being upon the wing to be gone,
ver. 8-22. When God goes
out from a people all judgments break in upon them.