DOOM: Heb "tsephiyrah". The KJV has, prob wrongly,
"morning". The Heb word is used only 3 times: here, v 10, and Isa 28:5
("crown"). Prob sig a circle or circuit (Ellicott).
The people were beyond any sort of discipline, be it gentle or
cruel. They were responding to nothing. Cp Isa 9:13.
As in year of Jubilee (Lev 25), a bounding of all transactions
by a release. The difference: this will be a release to God of the Sabbaths
remaining to the Land (Lev 24:34; 2Ch 36:21). When God's judgments come, buyers
and sellers are all alike (Isa 24:1-3).
// Jam 5:1-3; Mat 6:20. The casting of silver and gold away in
times of God's judgement occurs on other occasions (Isa 2:20). Given this
description, we do well to reflect on how much we value the things that the
world seems to offer us. Those things will be of no value when the Lord returns.
OR FILL THEIR STOMACHS WITH IT: At the fall of
Jerusalem, in one night's time, 2,000 Jewish captives were dissected because it
was rumored some had swallowed gold and other valuables (Josephus, WRev
THEIR BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY: The riches, etc of
CHAINS: Restraint, slavery, bonds, yokes (Jer 27). It
was the practice of the victorious invader to chain the captives together, so as
to transport them away to their places of slavery: "Lots were cast for her
nobles, and all her great men were put in chains" (Nah 3:10). In making chains,
Ezekiel would be reminding his countrymen that this would be the fate of those
in the land of Judah who had ignored Yahweh.