וְהָיוּ שְׁלֹשֶׁת הָאֲנָשִׁים הָאֵלֶּה בְּתוֹכָהּ נֹחַ דָּנִיֵּאל וְאִיּוֹב הֵמָּה בְצִדְקָתָם יְנַצְּלוּ נַפְשָׁם נְאֻם אֲדֹנָי ה’
Even if these three men - Noah, Daniel and Job - were in it, they would only save their own souls through their righteousness, says the L-rd G-d.
Why does the Navi use Noah, Daniel and Job of all people as his examples? Rashi explain that each of these men saw destruction followed by rejuvenation. Noah saw the world flooded and rebuilt. Daniel lost his lofty office and was thrown into a pit of lions, only to be restored to his former exalted position. Job lost everything, only to later have it replaced. Therefore these are appropriate examples in the prophet Ezekiel’s message to a generation that saw the Temple destroyed and rebuilt.