12:2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, and see a not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they [are] a rebellious house.
(a) That is, they receive not the fruit of that which they see and hear. 12:6 In their sight shalt thou bear [it] upon [thy] shoulders, [and] carry [it] forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that thou mayest not see the ground: for I have set thee [for] a b sign to the house of Israel.
(b) That as you do, so shall they do, and therefore in you they will see their own plague and punishment. 12:9 Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to thee, What c doest thou?
(c) Do they not deride your doings? 12:13 My net also will I spread upon d him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon [to] the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
12:16 But I will leave a e few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
(d) When the king will think to escape by fleeing, I will take him into my net, as in ( Ezekiel 32:3 ).
(e) Who would bear his Name, and would be his Church. 12:22 Son of man, what [is] that proverb [that] ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days f are prolonged, and every vision faileth?
(f) Because they did not immediately see the prophecies accomplished, they contemned them as though they would never be fulfilled. 12:27 Son of man, behold, [they of] the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth [is] for g many days [to come], and he prophesieth of the times [that are] distant.
(g) That is, it will not come to pass in our days, and therefore we care not for it: thus the wicked ever abuse Gods patience and benignity.