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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 6

Verse 1

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

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

the mountains . Specially defiled by the high places. Compare Ezekiel 6:13 .

Verse 3

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

rivers: or, ravines . Compare Ezekiel 36:4 , s. Hebrew aphikim. See note on "channels", 2 Samuel 22:16 .

Behold , Figure of speech Asteriemos. App-6 .

bring a sword . See note on Ezekiel 5:17 .

destroy your high places . Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:30 ).

Verse 4

images = sun = images. Ref, to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:30 ). App-92 . Compare 2 Chronicles 14:5 ; 2Ch 34:4 , 2 Chronicles 34:7 , Isaiah 17:8 ; Isaiah 27:9 .

idols = manufactured gods.

Verse 5

children = sons, their. Some codices, with Vulgate, read "your".

Verse 6

waste. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:31 ). App-92 .

Verse 7

the slain = a slain one.

ye shall know that am the LORD , This formula occurs twenty-one times in Ezekiel: five times at the beginning of a verse (Ezekiel 6:13 ; Ezekiel 11:12 ; Ezekiel 20:42 , Ezekiel 20:44 ; Ezekiel 37:13 ); five times in the middle of a verse (7, 9; Ezekiel 15:7 ; Ezekiel 17:21 ; Ezekiel 22:22 ; Ezekiel 37:14 ); and eleven times at the end of the verse (Ezekiel 6:7 ; Ezekiel 7:4 ; Ezekiel 11:10 ; Ezekiel 12:20 ; Ezekiel 13:14 ; Ezekiel 14:8 ; Ezekiel 20:38 ; Ezekiel 25:5 ; Eze 25:35 , Ezekiel 25:9 ; Ezekiel 36:11 ; Ezekiel 37:6 ). In two instances, which are thus safe-guarded (see App-93 ), the verb is feminine. (Ezekiel 13:21 , Ezekiel 13:23 ). Outside Ezekiel it occurs only twice (Exodus 10:2 . 1 Kings 20:28 ). See Ginsburg's Massorah, vol. i, pp 467, 468, 122, 128. For another formula, see note on Ezekiel 6:10 , and Ezekiel 13:9 .

Verse 8

ye. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "he": i.e. Israel,

Verse 9

I am broken with. Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate read "I have broken".

whorish: i.e. idolatrous.

evils . Hebrew. nI's'. App-44 .

Verse 10

they shall know that I am the LORD . This expression occurs again in Ezekiel 6:14 ; Ezekiel 12:15 ; Ezekiel 20:26 ; Ezekiel 30:8 ; Eze 30:32 , Ezekiel 30:15 . Other similar passages outside Ezekiel are, first, Exodus 7:5 .Leviticus 23:43 (reference to Pentateuch); then 1Sa 17:44 , 1 Samuel 17:47 . 1 Kings 8:43 ; 1Ki 18:37 . 2 Chronicles 6:33 .Psalms 59:13 ; Psalms 83:18 ; Psalms 109:27 . Isaiah 19:12 ; Isaiah 41:20 ; Isaiah 46:6 ; Jeremiah 31:34 . See Ginsburg's Massorah, vol. i, 118, 134, 135, 137.

Verse 11

the house of Israel See note on Exodus 16:31 .

Verse 13

sweet savour = savour of appeasement, or, rest.

Verse 14

So will I : or, And I will.

stretch out My hand. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 7:6 , &c.)

Diblath = Diblathaim (Numbers 33:46 . Jeremiah 48:22 ). A Massoretic note records the fact that some MSS, read Riblah"; but many codices, with ten early printed editions, Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Diblah".

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-6.html. 1909-1922.