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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 25

Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

Verse 2

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

Verse 3

Ammonites, See Ezekiel 21:28 . Ammon was a party to the plot against Gedaliah, the governor whom Nebuchadnezzar appointed after the destruction of Jerusalem, See Jeremiah 40:14 ; Jeremiah 41:10 , Jeremiah 41:15 .

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

the land of Israel = the soil of Israel. Hebrew ' admath . See note on Ezekiel 11:17 .

Verse 4

Behold. Fig, Asterismos . App-6 .

I will deliver. Josephus (Antiquities x. 9, 7) tells us that Nebuchadnezzar subdued the Ammonites and Moabites in the fifth year after the destruction of Jerusalem. Compare Jeremiah 49:23 .

the man of the east: i.e. the Babylonians. See Ezekiel 21:19 , Ezekiel 21:20 . Jeremiah 25:21 .

men = s ons.

palaces. Hebrew rows: i.e. of tents encampments.

Verse 5

Rabbah . See Deuteronomy 3:11 .

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

Verse 6

heart . Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 7

upon. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ) reads "against".

heathen = nations.

people = peoples. thou shalt know, &c. So in Ezekiel 16:22 Ezekiel 22:16 ; Ezekiel 25:7 ; Ezekiel 35:4 .

Verse 8

Moab. Descended from Lot, like the Ammonites (Genesis 19:37 ). Usually hostile to Israel.

Verse 9

Beth = jeshimoth. Now 'Ain Surveirneh, near the north-east corner of the Dead Sea (Numbers 33:49 . Joshua 12:3 ; Joshua 13:20 ).

Baal = meon. Now Tell M'ain (Numbers 32:38 . 1 Chronicles 5:8 . of, two miles south of Heshbon. Kiriathaim. Now el Hdreiyat, between Dibon and Medeba (Jeremiah 48:1 , Jeremiah 48:23 ).

Verse 11

they shall know , &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:10

Verse 12

Edom. Descended from Esau (Genesis 36:1 , Genesis 36:43 ). For their unbrotherly spirit, see Psalms 137:7 . Lamentations 4:21 , Lamentations 4:22 ; and Obadiah 1:10-16 ,

Verse 13

man. Hebrew. 'adam . App-14 .

Taman. A grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:11 ). A town or city in Edom, not yet identified.

Verse 14

by the hand , &c. See Numbers 24:17-19 .

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

Verse 16

the Philistines . Compare Psalms 60:8 , Psalms 60:9 ; Psalms 108:9 , Psalms 108:10 . Isaiah 11:14 .

cut off the Cherethims . Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia ( App-6 ), for emphasis. Hebrew. lrikralti larethim ; in English, I will cut off the cutters off.

Cherethims . A tribe of the Philistines (1 Samuel 30:14 .Zephaniah 2:5; Zephaniah 2:5 ). David's body-guard, drawn partly from them.

Verse 17

vengeance. Hebrew, plural = great vengeance.

they shall know, &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:10 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 25". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-25.html. 1909-1922.