Chapter 5

In this chapter we have a further, and no less terrible, denunciation of the judgments of God, which were coming with all speed and force upon the Jewish nation, which would utterly ruin it; for when God judges he will overcome. This destruction of Judah and Jerusalem is here, I. Represented by a sign, the cutting, and burning, and scattering of hair, Ezek. 5:1-4. II. That sign is expounded, and applied to Jerusalem. 1. Sin is charged upon Jerusalem as the cause of this desolation—contempt of God’s law (Ezek. 5:5-7) and profanation of his sanctuary, Ezek. 5:11. 2. Wrath is threatened, great wrath (Ezek. 5:8-10), a variety of miseries (Ezek. 5:12, 16, 17), such as should be their reproach and ruin, Ezek. 5:13-15.