Ezek. 13:10 Because, in truth, because they have misled my people, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace; and because, when the people build a wall, these prophets smear whitewash on it.
Ezek. 13:11 Say to those who smear whitewash on it that it shall fall. There will be a deluge of rain, great hailstones will fall, and a stormy wind will break out.
Ezek. 13:12 When the wall falls, will it not be said to you, “Where is the whitewash you smeared on it?”
The Israelites were facing destruction and yet there were prophets giving them false hope. Instead of calling the people to repentance and helping them face their sins, they whitewashed over all the things the people had done. The people were given a false sense of peace, telling them that no harm would come to them. They were told that their sins were not all that bad and therefore there would not be any consequences.
The result of this kind of talk was like someone who built up a wall in a hurry, not taking the …