Ezekiel 13:4

4 Your prophets, Israel, are like jackals among ruins.

Read Ezekiel 13:4 Using Other Translations

O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel.
“O people of Israel, these prophets of yours are like jackals digging in the ruins.

What does Ezekiel 13:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 13:4

O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes of the deserts.
] The false prophets, as the Targum; these are called Israel's prophets, because received, embraced, and encouraged by them; not the Lord's, for they were not sent by him, nor had any messages from him; and such are comparable to foxes, for their craftiness and cunning, and lying in wait to deceive, as these seduced the Lord's people, ( Ezekiel 13:10 ) ; and such are false teachers, who walk in craftiness, and handle the word of God deceitfully, and are deceitful workers; and to foxes in the deserts, which are hungry and ravenous, and make a prey of whatsoever comes within their reach, as these prophets did of the people, ( Ezekiel 13:19 ) . Kimchi interprets "deserts" of breaches and ruinous places in the walls of a vineyard, where the foxes lie, or through which they enter into the vineyard and spoil it; as these false prophets entered in among the Israelites, like to a vineyard, and did them much hurt and damage, by insinuating themselves among the weak, and those of little faith, which the above writer compares to breaches in vineyards; see ( Song of Solomon 2:15 ) . It may be the deserts may have respect to the land of Chaldea, where Israel was carried captive, and where these foxes, the false prophets, could play their part to advantage; not being under the notice and restraints of the sanhedrim at Jerusalem.

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