Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 31\\

This chapter contains a confirmation of the preceding prophecy, of the
ruin of the king of Egypt, by the example of the king of Assyria, to
whom he was like in grandeur and pride, and would be in his fall. The
time of the prophecy is observed, \\#Eze 31:1\\, the prophet is ordered to
give the following relation to the king of Egypt, \\#Eze 31:2\\ in which the
king of Assyria is compared to a large and flourishing cedar, for the
extent of his dominions, the prosperous state of his empire, and his
exaltation above all other princes, which drew upon him their envy
\\#Eze 31:3-9\\, wherefore because of his pride, his heart being lifted up
with these things, \\#Eze 31:10\\, ruin came upon him; which is described by
the instruments and manner of it, and the effects following it; mourning
and fear in some, solace and comfort to others, and destruction to his
associates, \\#Eze 31:11-17\\, wherefore Pharaoh is called upon to consider
all this, who was like to him in greatness and pride, and should have
the like fate with him; nor could his greatness any more secure him than
it did the Assyrian monarch, \\#Eze 31:18\\.