Ezekiel 12:22
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New International Version
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'?

King James Bible
Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, what is that proverb which ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days shall be prolonged, and every vision faileth?

World English Bible
Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Young's Literal Translation
Son of man, what is this simile to you, concerning the land of Israel, saying, Prolonged are the days, and perished hath every vision?

Ezekiel 12:22 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth? - These are the words of the infidels and scoffers, who, because vengeance was not speedily executed on an evil work, set their heart to do iniquity. "These predictions either will not come in our days, or will wholly fail; why then should we disquiet ourselves about them?" Strange, that the very means used by the most gracious God to bring sinners to repentance, should be made by them the very instruments of their own destruction! See 2 Peter 3:4.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what

Ezekiel 18:2,3 What mean you, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes...

Jeremiah 23:33-40 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? you shall then say to them...

The days

Ezekiel 12:27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many days to come...

Ezekiel 11:3 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.

Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come...

Jeremiah 5:12,13 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come on us; neither shall we see sword nor famine...

Amos 6:3 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

2 Peter 3:3,4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts...

Library
A Common Mistake and Lame Excuse
'... He prophesieth of the times that are far off.'--EZEKIEL xii. 27. Human nature was very much the same in the exiles that listened to Ezekiel on the banks of the Chebar and in Manchester to-day. The same neglect of God's message was grounded then on the same misapprehension of its bearings which profoundly operates in the case of many people now. Ezekiel had been proclaiming the fall of Jerusalem to the exiles whose captivity preceded it by a few years; and he was confronted by the incredulity
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Last Agony
'In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. 2. And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. 3. And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarse-chim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Peter 3:4
They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."

Isaiah 5:19
to those who say, "Let God hurry; let him hasten his work so we may see it. The plan of the Holy One of Israel-- let it approach, let it come into view, so we may know it."

Jeremiah 5:12
They have lied about the LORD; they said, "He will do nothing! No harm will come to us; we will never see sword or famine.

Ezekiel 7:26
Calamity upon calamity will come, and rumor upon rumor. They will go searching for a vision from the prophet, priestly instruction in the law will cease, the counsel of the elders will come to an end.

Ezekiel 11:3
They say, 'Haven't our houses been recently rebuilt? This city is a pot, and we are the meat in it.'

Ezekiel 12:21
The word of the LORD came to me:

Ezekiel 12:27
"Son of man, the Israelites are saying, 'The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.'

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