Ezekiel 14:10

10 They will bear their guilt—the prophet will be as guilty as the one who consults him.

Ezekiel 14:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;
ESV
10 And they shall bear their punishment--the punishment of the prophet and the punishment of the inquirer shall be alike--
NLT
10 False prophets and those who seek their guidance will all be punished for their sins.
MSG
10 They'll be equally guilty, the prophet and the one who goes to the prophet,
CSB
10 They will bear their punishment-the punishment of the one who inquires will be the same as that of the prophet-

Ezekiel 14:10 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 14:10

And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity
Both the false prophet, and those that sought unto him, and were deceived by him; and which being laid according to the strictness of divine justice, is intolerable: sad is the case when a man is obliged to bear his own sins, and the punishment of them, and has no surety to undertake for him, and be a mediator between God and him, and make atonement for him: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him
that seekest [unto him];
they being both alike culpable, each pursuing the desires of their own evil hearts; the one seeking for smooth things to be spoken to him; the other speaking them, in order to gratify him, and for the sake of gain; the one being a false prophet, and the other seeking to and inquiring of him, though he was such, slighting and rejecting the true prophets of the Lord; both being deceived, and both blind, and so should fall into the same ditch, being under the same judicial blindness and hardness of heart. The Targum is,

``according to the sin of him that comes to learn and learns not; according to the sin of the false prophet shall it be.''

Ezekiel 14:10 In-Context

8 I will set my face against them and make them an example and a byword. I will remove them from my people. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
9 “ ‘And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.
10 They will bear their guilt—the prophet will be as guilty as the one who consults him.
11 Then the people of Israel will no longer stray from me, nor will they defile themselves anymore with all their sins. They will be my people, and I will be their God, declares the Sovereign LORD.’ ”
12 The word of the LORD came to me: