E Z E K I E L.
In this chapter, I. The prophet is consulted by
some of the elders of Israel, ver.
1. II. He is instructed by his God what answer to give
them. He must, 1. Signify God's displeasure against them, ver. 2, 3. And, 2. He must show
them what just cause he had for that displeasure, by giving them a
history of God's grateful dealings with their fathers and their
treacherous dealings with God. (1.) In Egypt, ver. 5-9. (2.) In the wilderness, ver. 10-26. (3.) In Canaan,
ver. 27-32. 3. He must
denounce the judgments of God against them, ver. 33-36. 4. He must tell them likewise
what mercy God had in store for them, when he would bring a remnant
of them to repentance, re-establish them in their own land, and set
up his sanctuary among them again, ver. 37-44. 5. Here is another word
dropped towards Jerusalem, which is explained and enlarged upon in
the next chapter, ver.