18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
18 "When your people ask you, 'Won't you tell us what you mean by this?'
18 And when your people say to you, 'Will you not tell us what you mean by these?'
18 "When your people ask you, 'Are you going to tell us what you're doing?'
18 "And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, 'Will you not show us what you mean by these?'--
18 When your people ask you what your actions mean,
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 37:18
Commentary on Ezekiel 37:15-28
(Read Ezekiel 37:15-28)
This emblem was to show the people, that the Lord would unite Judah and Israel. Christ is the true David, Israel's King of old; and those whom he makes willing in the day of his power, he makes to walk in his judgments, and to keep his statutes. Events yet to come will further explain this prophecy. Nothing has more hindered the success of the gospel than divisions. Let us study to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace; let us seek for Divine grace to keep us from detestable things; and let us pray that all nations may be obedient and happy subjects of the Son of David, that the Lord may be our God, and we may be his people for evermore.