The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleEzekiel 17:10
Yea, behold, [being] planted…
Supposing it ever so well
planted, as first by Nebuchadnezzar; and still put into a better
condition by the assistance of the king of Egypt, as was imagined:
shall it prosper?
it shall not; their own strength, with the help of
the king of Egypt, will not be able to protect them from the rage of
the king of Babylon:
shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it?
very hurtful to vines, and by which is meant the Chaldean army; for
Babylon, as Kimchi observes, lay northeast of the land of Israel; and
it signifies how easily the destruction would be brought about, it
would be only a touch of the east wind, and this vine would wither away
it shall wither in the furrows where it grew;
notwithstanding its being
watered by Egypt, or the help and assistance that could afford it; or
amidst all its prosperity, and the means of it, and the springing
growing hope it had; or in the very country itself where it had been
planted, and had flourished; Zedekiah and his princes were taken in the
plains of Jericho, and his children and princes were put to death in
Riblah, (Jeremiah 52:8-10) .