Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?
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George Leo Haydock
Proverb, or common saying. (Worthington)
Prolonged. They took occasion from God's long suffering to become more wicked, (Calmet) and even asserted that the prophets told nothing but lies, (Theodoret) and spoke of events at a great distance, that they might not be detected. If what they announced came to pass, they attributed it to chance; (Calmet) if it did not, being only conditional, they ridiculed this idea as a mere subterfuge. (Haydock)
As the prophets had long before foretold the captivity, and it had not yet taken place, (Worthington) in general, though many were already in exile, (Haydock) they concluded that it would never be realized. Thus heretics deny the general judgment, 1 Peter iii. (Worthington)
Every vision, on this head, ver. 28. Many events were revealed that regarded the times of Christ, Daniel ix. (Haydock)