E Z E K I E L.
Though the vision of God's glory had gone up from
the prophet, yet his word comes to him still, and is by him sent to
the people, and to the same purport with that which was discovered
to him in the vision, namely, to set forth the terrible judgments
that were coming upon Jerusalem, by which the city and temple
should be entirely laid waste. In this chapter, I. The prophet, by
removing his stuff, and quitting his lodgings, must be a sign to
set forth Zedekiah's flight out of Jerusalem in the utmost
confusion when the Chaldeans took the city, ver. 1-16. II. The prophet, by eating his
meat with trembling, must be a sign to set forth the famine in the
city during the siege, and the consternation that the inhabitants
should be in, ver.
17-20. III. A message is sent from God to the people, to
assure them that all these predictions should have their
accomplishment very shortly, and not be deferred, as they flattered
themselves they would be, ver.