The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleEzekiel 20:4
Wilt thou judge them, son of man?
&c.] Excuse them, patronise
them, defend their cause, and plead for them? surely thou wilt not; or
rather, wilt thou not reprove and correct them, judge and condemn them,
for their sins and wickedness? this thou oughtest to do:
wilt thou judge [them]?
this is repeated, to show the vehemency of the
speaker, and the duty of the prophet:
cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:
the sins they
committed, which were abominable in themselves, and rendered them
abominable unto God, and what came upon them for them; by which they
would be led to see the abominable evils which they also had been
guilty of, in which they had imitated their fathers, and what they had
reason to expect in consequence of them.