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the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
Son of man . See note on Ezekiel 2:1 .
shepherds = rulers.
the Lord GOD . Hebrew Adonai Jehovah. See note on Ezekiel 2:4 .
kill = kill for sacrifice, and eating. Hebrew. zaback . App-48 .
them that are fed = the fat ewe.
neither. Note the Figure of speech Paradiastole ( App-6 ), emphasising the five counts.
oruelty = rigour. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 1:13 , Exodus 1:14 .Leviticus 25:46 , Leviticus 25:53 , its only other occurrences).
because there is no shepherd: or, without a shepherd.
As I live . Figure of speech Deisis. App-6 .
saith the Lord God = [is] Adonai Jehovah's oracle.
Therefore = Therefore [I repeat] O ye, &c.
Behold . Figure of speech Asterismos . App-6 .
I, even I . Note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ), for emphasis.
In the day . See App-18 .
people = nations.
land = soil.
rivers = ravines. Hebrew. aphikim . See note on "channels", 2 Samuel 22:16 .
destroy : or, watch", reading (? = R) for (? = D)).
cattle and cattle : i.e. between the sheep and the goats: rams being the sheep, while the he-goats are set in contrast.
Seemeth it: or, supply "Is it".
you: i.e. ye goats. The verse goes on to describe the evil work of the goats in fouling the pastures of the sheep. There is a solemn application of this to the churches and congregations in the present day,
your : i.e. the goats.
save = bring saltation or deliverance to.
one shepherd = one ruler. Compare Isaiah 40:11 . Joh 10:11 .
My servant David. Occurs only here, Ezekiel 34:24 ; Eze 37:24 , 1 Kings 11:32 , 1 Kings 11:34 , and Ezekiel 14:8 . Compare Jeremiah 30:9 . Hosea 3:5 . David. Either David the king, or Messiah, of Whom he was the type.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
Prince = a leader. Compare Isaiah 9:6 , Isaiah 9:7 ; Isaiah 55:4 .
a covenant of peace. Compare Ezekiel 37:2 ,
wilderness = a place of pasture. Compare Psalms 65:12 . Not a barren place or desert, unless so stated or implied.
they. shall know. See note en Ezekiel 6:10 .
safe = confident.
in = on.
when I have broken: or, by My breaking.
those , &c.: i.e. the f:dse rulers.
heathen = nations.
beast. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "beasts".
land: or, earth.
plant. Referring to Messiah, as in verses: Ezekiel 34:23 , Ezekiel 34:24 . of renown: for fame.
consumed = pinched [with hunger].
shall they know . See note on Ezekiel 6:10 . Some codices, with three early printed editions, read "shall the nations know",
flock. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version omitted these two words "flock, the".
are = ye [are]
men. Hebrew ' adam , App-14 . I: i.e. human beings, not "sheep", as spoken of in this chapter.
your God. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Jehovah your Elohim".
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 34". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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