Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 7\\

This chapter contains a prophecy of the speedy destruction of the Jews,
as being just at hand; of the particular judgments that should come
upon them; of the horror that should seize them, and the distress that
all ranks of men among them should be in, a few only escaping, who are
described as in mournful circumstances. The destruction in general is
denounced as being very near; the end being come, which is often
repeated; and as it is represented as sudden, so without mercy; which
is declared, \\#Eze 7:1-14\\; the particular judgments, sword, pestilence,
and famine, are mentioned in \\#Eze 7:15\\, and the few that should escape
are compared to mourning doves, \\#Eze 7:16\\; the trembling, horror, and
shame that should be upon all, are intimated in \\#Eze 7:17,18\\; the
unprofitableness of their gold and silver to deliver them, and the
unsatisfying nature of these things, are expressed, \\#Eze 7:19\\; the
profanation and destruction of their temple are prophesied of,
\\#Eze 7:20-22\\; and for their murder, rapine, and oppression, it is
threatened that their houses should be possessed by the worst of
Heathens, and their holy places defiled; and one calamity should come
upon another; when their application to prophets, priests, and ancient
men for counsel, would be in, vain, \\#Eze 7:23-26\\; and king, prince,
and people, should be in the most melancholy and distressed
circumstances, \\#Eze 7:27\\.