20 The inhabited towns will be laid waste and the land will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the Lord.' "

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 12:20

Commentary on Ezekiel 12:17-20

(Read Ezekiel 12:17-20)

The prophet must eat and drink in care and fear, with trembling, that he might express the condition of those in Jerusalem during the siege. When ministers speak of the ruin coming upon sinners, they must speak as those that know the terrors of the Lord. Afflictions are happy ones, however grievous to flesh and blood, that improve us in the knowledge of God.