And the people said unto me
Either seriously, as being desirous of knowing what was meant by
all this; since they had reason to believe that it was not out of
want of affection in Ezekiel to his wife that he so behaved; and
therefore there must be some hidden meaning in it, which they
should be glad to be informed of: or in a ludicrous manner,
deriding the prophet for his conduct, and despising what he meant
to instruct them in hereby: wilt thou not tell us what
these things are to us, that thou doest so?
for they suspected it vas not on his own account, but to signify
something to them, that these things were done; and laughing at
him, they say, to what purpose are these things done? if you do
not tell us for what reason they are done, instruct us by words,
and not by actions; these were his fellow captives in Babylon.