22 "Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 12:22

Commentary on Ezekiel 12:21-28

(Read Ezekiel 12:21-28)

From that forbearance of God, which should have led them to repent, the Jews hardened themselves in sin. It will not serve for an excuse in speaking evil, to plead that it is a common saying. There is but a step between us and an awful eternity; therefore it concerns us to get ready for a future state. No one will be able to put from himself the evil day, unless by seeking peace with the Lord.

27 "Son of man, the Israelites are saying, 'The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.'

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 12:27

Commentary on Ezekiel 12:21-28

(Read Ezekiel 12:21-28)

From that forbearance of God, which should have led them to repent, the Jews hardened themselves in sin. It will not serve for an excuse in speaking evil, to plead that it is a common saying. There is but a step between us and an awful eternity; therefore it concerns us to get ready for a future state. No one will be able to put from himself the evil day, unless by seeking peace with the Lord.