Eze 11:3
11:3 Who say, {a} [It is] not near; let us build houses: this
     [city is] the {b} caldron, and we [are] the flesh.

     (a) Thus the wicked derided the prophets as though they
         preached only errors, and therefore gave themselves
         still to their pleasures.
     (b) We will not be pulled out of Jerusalem, till the hour
         of our death comes, as the flesh is not taken out of
         the caldron until it is boiled.

Eze 11:7
11:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have
     laid in the midst of it, they [are] {c} the flesh, and this
     [city is] the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of
     the midst of it.

     (c) Contrary to their vain confidence he shows in what
         sense the city is the caldron: that is, because of the
         dead bodies that have been murdered in it, and so lit
         as flesh in the caldron.

Eze 11:9
11:9 And I will bring you out of the midst of it, and deliver
     you into {d} the hands of strangers, and will execute
     judgments among you.

     (d) That is, of the Chaldeans.

Eze 11:10
11:10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border
      of {e} Israel; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.

      (e) That is, in Riblah, read 2Ki 25:6.

Eze 11:13
11:13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the
      son of {f} Benaiah died. Then I fell down upon my face,
      and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt
      thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?

      (f) It seems that this noble man died of some terrible
          death, and therefore the prophet feared some strange
          judgment of God toward the rest of the people.

Eze 11:15
11:15 Son of man, thy {g} brethren, [even] thy brethren, the men
      of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, [are]
      they to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said,
      Retire far from the LORD: to us is this land given in

      (g) They that remained at Jerusalem thus reproached them
          that were gone into captivity as though they were cast
          off and forsaken by God.

Eze 11:16
11:16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have
      cast them far off among the nations, and although I have
      scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them
      as a little {h} sanctuary in the countries where they
      shall come.

      (h) They will be yet a little church: showing that the
          Lord will ever have some to call on his Name, whom he
          will preserve and restore, though they are for a time

Eze 11:19
11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new
      spirit within you; and I will take the {i} stony heart out
      of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

      (i) Meaning, the heart to which nothing can enter and
          regenerate them anew, so that their heart may be soft
          and ready to receive my graces.

Eze 11:25
11:25 Then I spoke to them of the {k} captivity all the things
      that the LORD had shown me.

      (k) When Jeconiah was led away captive.