Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 14\\

In this chapter are contained the displeasure of God at hypocritical
idolaters that sought unto him, and at the false prophets; the
judgments that should come upon them, and which should not be averted
by the intercession of the best of men; and yet a promise that a
remnant should be saved. The elders of Israel are said to sit before
the prophet, \\#Eze 14:1\\; to whom the Lord gives an account of them,
\\#Eze 14:2,3\\; and orders the prophet what he should say to them, that
the Lord would answer them himself, \\#Eze 14:4,5\\; and that he should
bid the house of Israel repent and turn from their idols, or else the
Lord would set his face against them, and cut them off, both them and
the false prophets they sought unto; and this is threatened in order to
reform them, and continue them his covenant people, \\#Eze 14:6-11\\; and
then the judgment of famine is particularly threatened; to avert which,
the prayers of the best of men would be of no effect, \\#Eze 14:12-14\\;
and next the judgment of noisome beasts, with the same intimation,
\\#Eze 14:15,16\\; likewise the sword, \\#Eze 14:17,18\\; and also the
pestilence, \\#Eze 14:19,20\\; and much less when they should be all sent
together, \\#Eze 14:21\\; and the chapter is concluded with a promise
that a remnant should be saved; which would be a comfort to the
captives of Babylon, and accounts for what the Lord had done, or would
do, in Jerusalem, \\#Eze 14:22,23\\.