Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
Further and Final Predictions Concerning the judgment of Jerusalem
1. Jehovah rehearses His mercies bestowed upon Israel (Ezekiel 20:1-49)
2. The impending judgment announced (Ezekiel 21:1-32)
4. The parable of the boiling pot and the last word (Ezekiel 24:1-27)
Ezekiel 20:1-49. The chapter contains a divine retrospect and an arraignment of the people for their national sins. The following division will greatly assist in an analytical study of this chapter. Ezekiel 20:1-9 describe the nation’s sins in Egypt. Ezekiel 20:10-17 give the history of the first generation which came out of Egypt. It is a wonderful condensed rehearsal of all they were and what the Lord had done for them. The record of the second generation is contained in Ezekiel 20:18-26. This is followed by a description of their unfaithfulness and sins in the land (Ezekiel 20:27-32). Judgment then is announced and a future restoration promised. Ezekiel 20:40-44 are yet to be fulfilled. The fire of judgment to sweep over the south field (Judah) is announced in the final paragraph (Ezekiel 20:45-49).