Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,Ezekiel 7:1-27. This chapter closes the first great message of Ezekiel. This great judgment message is written in beautiful language, which, in the Authorized Version, is marred by numerous incorrect renderings. The reader will find a reliable metrical translation in our larger commentary on Ezekiel.
First, the end is announced to come upon the entire land; it could no longer be averted.
There is another day coming in which the Lord will deal in fearful judgments with this earth. Now is the day of salvation in which God speaks in love through His Son, When wickedness and apostasy has reached its climax, the day of salvation will end and “the day of vengeance of our God” will begin. Then He will speak in His wrath and vex them in His sore displeasure Psalm 2:5. Then will they say to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:16-17. God’s judgments for the future are as sure as were His judgments in the past. There is a set time, the day of the Lord, when He, to whom the Father has given all judgments, will tread “the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty” Revelation 19:15.
Then follows a solemn description of the doom of Jerusalem and the reasons why such a judgment is executed.