Ezekiel 12:13 Index
"My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there."
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" . . . yet shall he not see it . . . "

  • The fulfillment of this feature of prophecy is recorded in (Jeremiah 52:11). Before Zedekiah was carried to Babylon his eyes were put out in Riblah; hence he did not see the land of the Chaldeans. Josephus records the interesting, though perhaps apocryphal, story that Zedekiah was inclined to believe the warnings of Jeremiah regarding the Captivity, but his counselors dissuaded him from carrying out the prophet's advice. When news of Ezekiel's prophecy stating that Zedekiah should not see the land of the Chaldeans reached Jerusalem, the king concluded the two prophecies to be contradictory, and so disbelieved them both (Antiquities x. 7. 2). (4BC 615)