The doom that Ezekiel predicts for Jerusalem will affect every social institution, including religious ones.
This chapter is a long oracle of doom upon Judah and Jerusalem for their many sins. When the promised day of destruction comes, every segment of Jewish society will fail. Prophets will not see visions, priests will have no teaching from the law, and the wise will find no counsel of wisdom (7:26). Each of these offices represents a key aspect of Israelite religion: prophecy, law and ritual, and Wisdom encompasses the qualities of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. The Old Testament book of Proverbs, which sometimes invokes a Woman as the personification of Wisdom, is a collection of aphorisms and moral teachings. Along with other biblical passages, it teaches, "The fear of the... More. Kings and rules also will fail, along with the people of the land (7:27). Thus all of the Israelite society will fail and fall into destruction, according to God’s word.