Ezekiel 12:14

14 I'll scatter to the four winds those who helped him escape, along with his troops, and many will die in battle.

Ezekiel 12:14 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 12:14

And I will scatter to every wind all that [are] about him to
help him
Either his bodyguards, the men of war that were with him when he fled, ( Jeremiah 52:7 ) ; or his auxiliary troops, the Egyptians, whom he had taken into his pay for his assistance: and all his bands:
or "wings" F23; the wings of his army. The Targum interprets it his army; these were all scattered from him when he was taken, ( Jeremiah 52:8 ) ; and I will draw out the sword after them:
which fled into Egypt, and other countries; so that they did not escape, though they went not into captivity; see ( Ezekiel 5:12 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F23 (wypga) "alas militum", Montanus; "alas ejus", Cocceius, Starckius; so Ben Melech.

Ezekiel 12:14 In-Context

12 "The prince will put his bundle on his shoulders in the dark and leave. He'll dig through the wall of the house, covering his face so he won't have to look at the land he'll never see again.
13 But I'll make sure he gets caught and is taken to Babylon. Blinded, he'll never see that land in which he'll die.
14 I'll scatter to the four winds those who helped him escape, along with his troops, and many will die in battle.
15 They'll realize that I am God when I scatter them among foreign countries.
16 "I'll permit a few of them to escape the killing, starvation, and deadly sickness so that they can confess among the foreign countries all the disgusting obscenities they've been involved in. They will realize that I am God."