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Bible Commentaries

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Ezekiel 24

Verses 1-27

The final prophecy in this division described the coming destruction of the city. This was first done under the parable of a cauldron set on a fire, filled with water, and made to boil. The prophet applied his figure directly, declaring that Jerusalem was indeed a cauldron. It will be remembered that the conspirators seen by the prophet on an earlier occasion had declared that Jerusalem was a cauldron, and they the flesh, and by that had intended to indicate their safety. Ezekiel would seem now to turn to their own figure and use it against them, making it indicate, not safety but judgment, as he foretold the certainty of the coming destruction of Jerusalem and its people.

At this time the prophet was bereft of his wife, and commanded to give no external manifestation of grief. He obeyed the command and so unusual was his attitude in the presence of grief that the people inquired what he meant. He answered that Jehovah was about to visit them with calamity so dire that they would not be able to find relief in mourning or weeping.

The prophet was then told that the news of the fall of the city would be conveyed to him, and that in that day his mouth would be opened, and he would be able to speak with assurance the messages of Jehovah.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Ezekiel 24". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/ezekiel-24.html. 1857-84.