Ezekiel 14:10

10 False prophets and those who seek their guidance will all be punished for their sins.

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 turn against such people and make a terrible example of them, eliminating them from among my people. Then you will know that I am the LORD .
9 “‘And if a prophet is deceived into giving a message, it is because I, the LORD, have deceived that prophet. I will lift my fist against such prophets and cut them off from the community of Israel.
10 False prophets and those who seek their guidance will all be punished for their sins.
11 In this way, the people of Israel will learn not to stray from me, polluting themselves with sin. They will be my people, and I will be their God. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!’”
12 Then this message came to me from the LORD :
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