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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 11

Verse 1

spirit . As in Ezekiel 2:2 . Hebrew. ruach, App-9 . See note on Ezekiel 8:3 .

the east gate . Compare Ezekiel 43:1 .

the LORD'S. Hebrew. Jehovah. s. App-4 .

door = entrance.

five and twenty men . These are not the same as in Ezekiel 8:16 , but were princes of the People, a title never given to priests, who were called "princes of the sanctuary" (Isaiah 43:28 ). They were probably those referred to in Jeremiah 38:4 .

men. Hebrew Ish App-14 .

Jaazaniah . Not the same as in Ezekiel 8:11 .

Verse 2

Son of man. See note on Ezekiel 2:1 .

men . Plural of Hebrew. 'enosh . App-14 .

mischief = vanity. Hebrew. 'amen. App-44 .

wicked = evil. Hebrew ra'a'. App-44 .

Verse 3

this city = it (or she), as in verses: Ezekiel 11:7 , Ezekiel 11:11 .

Verse 4

prophesy . . . prophesy. Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ), for emphasis.

Verse 6

mind = spirit. Hebrew. ruach . App-9 .

Verse 7

the Lord GOD . Hebrew. Adonai Jehovah . See note on Ezekiel 2:4 .

but I will bring you forth . A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ), with some codices and two early printed editions (one Rabbinic), read "when I take you".

Verse 8

Ye have feared , &c. Compare Jeremiah 42:16 .

I will bring a sword , &c. See note on Ezekiel 5:17 .

saith the LORD = [is] Adonai Jehovah's oracle.

Verse 9

strangers = foreigners.

Verse 10

in the border of Israel: i.e. at Riblah, in the extreme north of the land (2 Kings 25:18-21 .Jeremiah 52:24-27; Jeremiah 52:24-27 ). Compare Ezekiel 11:11 .

ye shall know, &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:7 .

Verse 12

statutes . . . judgments . See note on Deuteronomy 4:1 . have

done after the manners , &c. Reference to Pentateuch, (Leviticus 18:3 , Leviticus 18:4 .Deuteronomy 12:30 , Deuteronomy 12:31 ). App-92 .

heathen = nations.

Verse 13

fell I down , Re. See note on Ezekiel 1:28 .

Ah. Figure of speech Epchonesis. App-6 .

a full end. Compare Jeremiah 4:27 ; Jeremiah 5:10 , Jeremiah 5:18 .

the remnant of Israel . Compare Ezekiel 9:8 .

Verse 15

thy brethren . . . thy brethren. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 .

kindred = redemption.

Verse 16

I have scattered, &c. Compare Jeremiah 30:11 ; Jeremiah 31:10 , &c.

will I be = will become.

as a little sanctuary = a sanctuary for a little while.

sanctuary = as a holy place, or asylum, as in Isaiah 8:14 .

Verse 17

I will even gather you , Compare Jeremiah 31:10 . Reference to Pentateuch, (Deuteronomy 30:3 ). App-92 .

people = peoples.

the land of Israel. Here, "the land", in Hebrew is 'admath (adamah) = the soil of Israel, This expression occurs seventeen times in Ezekiel (Ezekiel 11:17 ; Ezekiel 12:12 Eze 19:22 ; Ezekiel 13:9 ; Ezekiel 18:2 ; Ezekiel 20:38 , Ezekiel 20:42 ; Ezekiel 21:3 (Hebrew - Ezekiel 11:8 ); Ezekiel 25:3 , Ezekiel 25:6 ; Ezekiel 33:24 ; Ezekiel 36:6 ; Ezekiel 37:1 Ezekiel 37:2 ; Ezekiel 38:18 , Ezekiel 38:19 ; "unto the land" Ezekiel 7:2 ; Ezekiel 21:3 (Hebrew. Ezekiel 11:8 ). The three occurrences of the expres sion, with eretz instead of'admath, are thus safeguarded by the Massorah: viz. Ezekiel 27:17 ; Ezekiel 40:2 , Ezekiel 47:18 . (See Ginsburg's Massorah, vol. i, p. 107, 1100) and App-93 .

Verse 19

I will give , &c. Compare Ezekiel 36:25-27 ; and Jeremiah 32:39 .

Verse 20

That they may walk , &c. Reference to Pentateuch, (Deuteronomy 12:30 , Deuteronomy 12:31 ). App-92 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

Verse 92

the God of Israel. See note on Isaiah 29:23 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 11". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-11.html. 1909-1922.