Ezekiel 14:10

10 They'll be equally guilty, the prophet and the one who goes to 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'll oppose those people to their faces, make an example of them - a warning lesson - and get rid of them so you will realize that I am God.
9 "'If a prophet is deceived and tells these idolaters the lies they want to hear, I, God, get blamed for those lies. He won't get by with it. I'll grab him by the scruff of the neck and get him out of there.
10 They'll be equally guilty, the prophet and the one who goes to the prophet,
11 so that the house of Israel will never again wander off my paths and make themselves filthy in their rebellions, but will rather be my people, just as I am their God. Decree of God, the Master.'"
12 God's Message came to me: