46 "Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest of the southland.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:46

Commentary on Ezekiel 20:45-49

(Read Ezekiel 20:45-49)

Judah and Jerusalem had been full of people, as a forest of trees, but empty of fruit. God's word prophesies against those who bring not forth the fruits of righteousness. When He will ruin a nation, who or what can save it? The plainest truths were as parables to the people. It is common for those who will not be wrought upon by the word, to blame it.