Ezekiel 14:1

Idolaters Condemned

1 Some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat down in front of me.

Read Ezekiel 14:1 Using Other Translations

Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
Then certain of the elders of Israel came to me and sat before me.
Then some of the leaders of Israel visited me, and while they were sitting with me,

What does Ezekiel 14:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 14:1

Then came certain, of the elders of Israel unto me
The Syriac version adds, "to consult the Lord"; by the prophet. These, according to Kimchi, were the elders of the captivity, the heads of the captives that were now in Babylon with Ezekiel: but there are others that think they were some that came from Jerusalem to Babylon on some business or another; and having heard much of the prophet, came to visit him, and to hear his prophecies, and inquire of the Lord by him: and sat before me;
silent and pensive, as persons in anxiety and distress; or as hearers of him, for sitting is a hearing gesture; they sat and heard with great attention, gravity, and seriousness, with seeming affection and reverence; and all this was not in a visionary way, but was a real fact; see ( Ezekiel 33:31 Ezekiel 33:32 ) .

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