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But to them it will seem like a false divination in their eyes, that is, to those who have sworn oaths to them. But he brings their iniquity to remembrance, so that they may be seized. Bible

“But to them.” The Hebrew text is difficult to translate in an understandable way in part due to the subject matter and pronouns. The king of Babylon is coming to attack Jerusalem, “but to them” (the Israelites) this seemed like a false divination because they had sworn an oath of loyalty to Babylon. But the king of Babylon was aware of their iniquity (or “guilt,” the word can mean either) and so to him the country and Jerusalem could be captured.


Commentary for: Ezekiel 21:23