E Z E K I E L.
Here are three separate messages which God
entrusts the prophet to deliver concerning Judah and Jerusalem, and
all to the same purport, to show them their sins and the judgments
that were coming upon them for those sins. I. Here is a catalogue
of their sins, by which they had exposed themselves to shame and
for which God would bring them to ruin, ver. 1-16. II. They are here compared to
dross, and are condemned as dross to the fire, ver. 17-22. III. All orders and degrees
of men among them are here found guilty of the neglect of the duty
of their place and of having contributed to the national guilt,
which therefore, since none appeared as intercessors, they must all
expect to share in the punishment of, ver. 23-31.