Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
Here God threatens those hypocrites who pretended to worship
him, while they loved and practised idolatry, 1-11.
He declares his irreversible purpose of punishing so guilty a
nation, in behalf of which no intercession of the people of God
shall be of any avail. The gross idolaters of Jerusalem and
Judah shall be visited with God's four sore judgments, famine,
wild beasts, 15, 16;
the sword, 17, 18;
and pestilence, 19-21.
A remnant shall be delivered from the wrath coming upon the
whole land, 22, 23.
NOTES ON CHAP. XIV
Verse 1. Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me
These probably came to tempt him, or get him to say something that
would embroil him with the government. They were bad men, as we
shall see in the third verse.