Vv 12,13: In this prophecy, Ezekiel implies that Zedekiah's
eyes will be put out. This ought to be compared with Jer 34:3: "You will see the
king of Babylon with your own eyes, and he will speak with you face to face. And
you will go to Babylon."
Perhaps Zedekiah, in comparing the two prophecies, believed
they represented a contradiction, and chose to believe neither. But both were in
fact fulfilled: Zedekiah did see the king of Babylon at Riblah, and then his
eyes were put out, after which he was carried away to Babylon (2Ki 25:6,7; cp
Jos Ant 6.10.c.7).
A FEW OF THEM: That remnant of Eze 5.
THE DAYS GO BY AND EVERY VISION COMES TO NOTHING: "My
master is staying away a long time" (Mat 24:48). "They will say, 'Where is this
"coming" he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has
since the beginning of creation' " (2Pe 3:4).
IT SHALL BE FULFILLED WITHOUT DELAY... i WILL FULFILL WHATEVER
I SAY: The longsuffering of God does come to an end when the wickedness of man
goes beyond redemption. Echoed in the language of Jesus in Mat 24:35; Luke
THE VISION HE SEES IS FOR MANY YEARS FROM NOW, AND HE
PROPHESIES ABOUT THE DISTANT FUTURE: "You put off the evil day and bring
near a reign of terror" (Amo 6:3).