12:2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, and see a not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they [are] a rebellious house.
(a) That is, they receive not the fruit of that
which they see and hear.
In their sight shalt thou bear [it] upon [thy] shoulders, [and] carry [it] forth
in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that thou mayest not see the ground:
for I have set thee [for] a b sign to
the house of Israel.
(b) That as you do, so shall they do, and
therefore in you they will see their own plague and punishment.
Son of man, hath not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to thee,
What c doest thou?
(c) Do they not deride your doings?
My net also will I spread upon d him,
and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon [to] the land
of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
(d) When the king will think to escape by
fleeing, I will take him into my net, as in (Ezekiel
But I will leave a e few men of them
from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare
all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know
that I [am] the LORD.
(e) Who would bear his Name, and would be his
Son of man, what [is] that proverb [that] ye have in the land of Israel, saying,
The days f are prolonged, and every
(f) Because they did not immediately see the
prophecies accomplished, they contemned them as though they would never be
Son of man, behold, [they of] the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth
[is] for g many days [to come], and he
prophesieth of the times [that are] distant.
(g) That is, it will not come to pass in our
days, and therefore we care not for it: thus the wicked ever abuse God's
patience and benignity.