Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 33\\

This chapter treats of the prophet's duty, and the people's sins;
contains a vindication of the justice of God; a threatening of
destruction to those who remained in the land after the taking of the
city; and a detection of the hypocrisy of the prophet's hearers. The
duty of a watchman in general is declared, \\#Eze 33:1-6\\, an application
of this to the prophet, \\#Eze 33:7\\: the sum of whose business is to warn
the wicked man of his wickedness; and the consequence of doing, or not doing
it, is expressed, \\#Eze 33:8,9\\, an objection of the people, and the
prophet's answer to it, \\#Eze 33:10,11\\, who is bid to acquaint them, that
a righteous man trusting to his righteousness, and sinning, should not
live; and that a sinner repenting of his sins should not die,
\\#Eze 33:12-16\\, the people's charge of inequality in the ways of God is
retorted upon them, and removed from the Lord, and proved against them,
\\#Eze 33:17-20\\, then follows a prophecy, delivered out after the news was
brought of the taking of the city, threatening with ruin those that
remained in the land, confident of safety, and that for their sins,
which are particularly enumerated, \\#Eze 33:21-29\\, and the chapter is
closed with a discovery of the hypocrisy of those that attended the
prophet's ministry, \\#Eze 33:30-33\\.