It came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that a fugitive from Jerusalem came to me, saying, “The city has been defeated.” Bible see other translations

“fugitive.” In this case, a “fugitive from Jerusalem,” meaning one who had escaped death but also escaped the ungodly and dangerous leadership in Jerusalem. This “fugitive” was most likely part of the Babylonian captivity, but a person whose life was spared and who now could start over in Babylon.

“defeated.” Literally, “struck, struck down.” The city had been taken by the enemy.

Commentary for: Ezekiel 33:21