Ezekiel 12:24

24 For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel.

Ezekiel 12:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
ESV
24 For there shall be no more any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.
NLT
24 “There will be no more false visions and flattering predictions in Israel.
MSG
24 False alarms and easygoing preaching are a thing of the past in the life of Israel.
CSB
24 For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 12:24 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 12:24

For there shall be no more any vain vision
Or prophecy; such as the false prophets had given out, that the people should be in peace and safety, and not be delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon; which they gave heed to, and so encouraged the lying prophets to go on prophesying smooth things; when the prophecies of the true prophets were accomplished, then the false ones were rejected, and their prophecies no more regarded; nor could there be any more a place for them, or a reception of them: nor flattering divination within the house of Israel;
the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions, read, "in the midst of the children of Israel"; and so the Targum; but Kimchi says, that copies that so read are wrong; and which is confirmed by the Masora, which observes, that the reading is so in all places but in this. The Syriac version renders it "doubtful prediction"; and the Vulgate Latin version, "ambiguous divination"; like the prophecies and answers of the Heathen oracles, which were delivered in terms of doubtful signification, and might be taken in more senses than one. The Septuagint version is, "he that divines for grace"; in order to ingratiate himself into the people, to gain their good will, or their money, or both; and therefore divines smooth things, and flatters them with that which is most agreeable to their inclination; but when they shall see the city taken, and themselves carried captive, they will no more regard such soothing diviners, who pretended from the stars to tell what shall come to pass, as the Arabic version suggests.

Ezekiel 12:24 In-Context

22 “Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’?
23 Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’ Say to them, ‘The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.
24 For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel.
25 But I the LORD will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, you rebellious people, I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the Sovereign LORD.’ ”
26 The word of the LORD came to me:

Cross References 1

  • 1. Jeremiah 14:14; Ezekiel 13:23; Micah 3:6; Zechariah 13:2-4