Consequently he means, O stupid and mindless people, surely some of you will not become friends and take the same path in life without getting to know one another, that is, without perceiving that the other shares the same behavior and attitudes? Scripture says, remember, ‘Every creature loves its like, and people stick close to those like themselves.(Sir. 13:15-16)’
Agreed? As they cannot do this well, so neither can man be acceptable to God, unless he keep his laws. (Worthington)
The prophet here proves his mission, intimating that if he were not inspired, he would soon be open to detection. He had been banished from Bethel, chap. vii. By many similes, he shows that the event will prove the sincerity of his character, and that he cannot resist the holy spirit which is in him.