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Ezekiel 32

Overview

Ezekiel 32:1, A lamentation for the fearful fall of Egypt; Ezekiel 32:11, The sword of Babylon shall destroy it; Ezekiel 32:17, It shall be brought down to hell, among all the uncircumcised nations.

Verse 1

am 3417, bc 587

in the twelfth: On Wednesday, March 22, am 3417, the twelfth year of Jeconiah's captivity, about a year and half after the destruction of Jerusalem, and at a time when Pharaoh was in power and prosperity. Ezekiel 32:17, Ezekiel 1:2, Ezekiel 29:1, Ezekiel 29:17, Ezekiel 30:20

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 44:30 - I will Ezekiel 20:1 - in the seventh Ezekiel 24:1 - the ninth year Ezekiel 40:1 - In the five

Verse 2

take up: Ezekiel 32:16, Ezekiel 32:18, Ezekiel 19:1, Ezekiel 27:2, Ezekiel 27:32, Ezekiel 28:12, Jeremiah 9:18

Thou art like: Ezekiel 19:2-6, Ezekiel 38:13, Genesis 49:9, Numbers 24:9, Proverbs 28:15, Jeremiah 4:7, Nahum 2:11-13

and thou art as: Ezekiel 29:3, Psalms 74:13, Psalms 74:14, Isaiah 27:1, Isaiah 51:9

whale: or, dragon

and troubledst: Ezekiel 34:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:21 - great Genesis 12:15 - princes Deuteronomy 22:8 - thou bring Jeremiah 46:8 - riseth Ezekiel 26:17 - take Ezekiel 29:15 - rule Ezekiel 32:13 - neither Amos 5:1 - I take

Verse 3

Ezekiel 12:13, Ezekiel 17:20, Ecclesiastes 9:12, Jeremiah 16:16, Lamentations 1:13, Hosea 7:12, Habakkuk 1:14-17

Reciprocal: Job 18:8 - he is cast Job 19:6 - compassed

Verse 4

Ezekiel 29:5, Ezekiel 31:12, Ezekiel 31:13, Ezekiel 39:4, Ezekiel 39:5, Ezekiel 39:17-20, 1 Samuel 17:44-46, Psalms 63:10, Psalms 74:14, Psalms 79:2, Psalms 79:3, Psalms 83:9, Psalms 83:10, Psalms 110:5, Psalms 110:6, Isaiah 14:19, Isaiah 18:6, Isaiah 34:2-7, Isaiah 66:24, Jeremiah 8:2, Jeremiah 25:33, Joel 3:19, Revelation 19:17, Revelation 19:18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:24 - that dieth Jeremiah 34:20 - and their Ezekiel 35:8 - General

Verse 5

And I: To represent the power, rapaciousness, and cruelty of Pharaoh, he had been compared to a fierce young lion, and also to an immense, overgrown sea-monster, or crocodile; and here it is predicted that God would cast a net over him, by which many companies of people should drag him out of his rivers, and cast him into the open field, mountains, valleys, etc., to be devoured by birds and beasts of prey; that is, his ruin would be complete, and attended with terrible miseries to the Egyptians, and afford a large booty to their enemies.

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:24 - that dieth Isaiah 34:3 - and the mountains Ezekiel 31:12 - upon Ezekiel 35:8 - General Ezekiel 39:4 - I will

Verse 6

water: Exodus 7:17, Isaiah 34:3, Isaiah 34:7, Revelation 14:20, Revelation 16:6

the land: Egypt, so called because interspersed by numerous canals, and overflowed annually by the Nile.

wherein thou swimmest: or, of thy swimming

Verse 7

put thee out: or, extinguish thee, Job 18:5, Job 18:6, Proverbs 13:9

I will cover the heaven: Destroy the empire. Ezekiel 30:3, Ezekiel 30:18, Exodus 10:21-23, Isaiah 13:10, Isaiah 34:4, Jeremiah 13:16, Joel 2:2, Joel 2:31, Joel 3:15, Amos 8:9, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:12, Revelation 6:13

make: Overwhelm the dependent states.

the sun: The king.

the moon: The queen, or some state less than the kingdom.

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - and let Job 9:7 - sealeth Isaiah 5:30 - if one look Isaiah 24:23 - the moon Jeremiah 4:23 - the heavens Lamentations 2:1 - covered Joel 2:10 - the sun Mark 13:24 - General Luke 21:25 - signs Revelation 8:12 - and the third part of the sun

Verse 8

bright lights of heaven: Heb. lights of the light in heaven, Genesis 1:14

dark: Heb. them dark, Proverbs 20:20

set darkness upon: Involve the whole land in desolation and woe.

Reciprocal: Job 38:19 - darkness Isaiah 5:30 - if one look Isaiah 13:10 - General Isaiah 24:23 - the moon Isaiah 34:4 - all the Isaiah 45:7 - create darkness Jeremiah 4:23 - the heavens Lamentations 2:1 - covered Matthew 24:29 - shall the Luke 21:25 - signs Revelation 6:12 - the sun Revelation 8:12 - and the third part of the sun

Verse 9

vex: Heb. provoke to anger, or grief, Revelation 11:18, Revelation 18:10-15

when: Ezekiel 29:12, Ezekiel 30:23, Ezekiel 30:26, Jeremiah 25:15-25

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 46:12 - heard Jeremiah 46:25 - and their Ezekiel 30:9 - great Revelation 18:9 - shall bewail

Verse 10

amazed: Ezekiel 27:35, Deuteronomy 29:24, 1 Kings 9:8

my sword: Deuteronomy 32:41

and they: Ezekiel 26:16, Ezekiel 30:9, Exodus 15:14-16, Jeremiah 51:9, Zechariah 11:2, Revelation 18:10

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 46:5 - fear Jeremiah 49:21 - earth Jeremiah 50:46 - General Ezekiel 26:15 - shake Ezekiel 27:29 - shall come Ezekiel 28:17 - I will lay Ezekiel 29:8 - cut Ezekiel 31:18 - thou shalt Revelation 18:9 - shall bewail

Verse 11

The sword: Ezekiel 26:7, Ezekiel 30:4, Ezekiel 30:22-25, Jeremiah 43:10, Jeremiah 46:13, Jeremiah 46:24-26

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 46:26 - I will Ezekiel 30:10 - I will Ezekiel 31:11 - the mighty

Verse 12

the terrible: Ezekiel 28:7, Ezekiel 30:11, Ezekiel 31:11, Deuteronomy 28:49, Deuteronomy 28:50, Habakkuk 1:6, Habakkuk 1:7

they shall: Ezekiel 29:19, Isaiah 25:2, Isaiah 25:3

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 26:7 - I will Acts 25:23 - with

Verse 13

destroy: Ezekiel 29:8, Ezekiel 30:12

neither: Ezekiel 32:2, Ezekiel 29:11, Ezekiel 34:18

Reciprocal: Hebrews 6:13 - he sware

Verse 14

and cause: The neighbouring countries shall be in a state of quietness, like a river that smoothly glides along, having no longer a political crocodile to foul their waters, or to disturb their peace.

Verse 15

destitute of that whereof: Heb. desolate from the fulness thereof, Ezekiel 29:12, Ezekiel 29:19, Ezekiel 29:20, Psalms 24:1, Psalms 107:34

then: Ezekiel 6:7, Ezekiel 30:26, Exodus 7:5, Exodus 14:4, Exodus 14:18, Psalms 9:16, Psalms 83:17, Psalms 83:18

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:17 - thou shalt Ezekiel 30:25 - they shall know Ezekiel 37:6 - ye shall

Verse 16

Ezekiel 32:2, Ezekiel 26:17, 2 Samuel 1:17, 2 Samuel 3:33, 2 Samuel 3:34, 2 Chronicles 35:25, Jeremiah 9:17

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 19:1 - take Ezekiel 28:12 - take up Ezekiel 32:18 - wail Amos 5:1 - I take

Verse 17

in the twelfth: Ezekiel 32:1, Ezekiel 1:2

the fifteenth: That is, of the twelfth month, just a fortnight after the preceding prophecy.

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 8:1 - in the sixth year Ezekiel 24:1 - the ninth year Ezekiel 40:1 - In the five

Verse 18

wail: Ezekiel 32:2, Ezekiel 32:16, Ezekiel 21:6, Ezekiel 21:7, Isaiah 16:9, Micah 1:8, Luke 19:41, Romans 12:15

cast: That is, predict that they shall be cast down. Ezekiel 43:3, Jeremiah 1:10, Hosea 6:5

the daughters: The cities and colonies of the celebrated nations afterwards enumerated.

unto the: Ezekiel 32:21, Ezekiel 32:24-32, Ezekiel 26:20, Ezekiel 31:14, Psalms 30:9, Psalms 63:9, Isaiah 14:15

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:33 - into the Psalms 88:5 - Free Isaiah 5:14 - hell Isaiah 14:18 - all of Isaiah 25:5 - shalt bring Ezekiel 19:1 - take Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring Ezekiel 30:7 - General Ezekiel 30:18 - the pomp Ezekiel 31:16 - When I Luke 10:15 - thrust

Verse 19

dost: Ezekiel 27:3, Ezekiel 27:4, Ezekiel 28:12-17, Ezekiel 31:2, Ezekiel 31:18

go: Isaiah 14:9-15

with: Ezekiel 32:21, Ezekiel 32:24, Ezekiel 32:29, Ezekiel 32:30, Ezekiel 28:10, 1 Samuel 17:26, 1 Samuel 17:36, Jeremiah 9:25, Jeremiah 9:26

Reciprocal: Isaiah 14:11 - pomp Ezekiel 32:25 - all of them Ezekiel 32:26 - all of

Verse 20

fall: Ezekiel 32:23-26, Ezekiel 32:29, Ezekiel 32:30, Ezekiel 29:8-12

she is delivered to the sword: or, the sword is laid

draw: Psalms 28:3, Proverbs 24:11, Jeremiah 22:19

Reciprocal: Isaiah 14:11 - pomp Ezekiel 31:17 - went Ezekiel 32:26 - all of Ezekiel 44:13 - bear Luke 10:15 - thrust

Verse 21

strong: Pharaoh is here represented as descending into the regions of the dead, whither many mighty warriors and potentates had gone before him, who welcome him to their dreary mansion. Ezekiel 32:27, Isaiah 1:31, Isaiah 14:9, Isaiah 14:10, Luke 16:23, Luke 16:24

gone: Ezekiel 32:19, Ezekiel 32:24, Ezekiel 32:25, Numbers 16:30-34, Psalms 9:17, Psalms 55:15, Proverbs 14:32

Reciprocal: Job 21:32 - he be Ezekiel 26:16 - all the princes Ezekiel 28:10 - the deaths Ezekiel 31:18 - thou shalt Ezekiel 32:18 - unto the Habakkuk 2:6 - take

Verse 22

Ezekiel 32:24, Ezekiel 32:26, Ezekiel 32:29, Ezekiel 32:30, Ezekiel 31:3-18, Numbers 24:24, Psalms 83:8-10

Asshur: Isaiah 30:33, Isaiah 37:36-38, Nahum 1:7-12, Nahum 3:1-19

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:11 - Asshur 1 Chronicles 1:17 - Asshur Nahum 3:18 - O King

Verse 23

graves: The niches in the sides of the subterranean burying places. Ezekiel 26:20, Isaiah 14:15

which: Ezekiel 32:24-27, Ezekiel 32:32, Ezekiel 26:17, Ezekiel 26:20, Isaiah 14:16, Isaiah 51:12, Isaiah 51:13

terror: or, dismaying

the land: Ezekiel 26:20, Job 28:13, Psalms 27:13, Psalms 116:9, Psalms 142:5, Isaiah 38:11, Jeremiah 11:19

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:37 - the carcase Isaiah 14:19 - go Isaiah 30:33 - for the king Jeremiah 49:37 - to be Ezekiel 32:20 - fall Ezekiel 32:26 - caused Nahum 3:18 - O King

Verse 24

Elam: Genesis 10:22, Genesis 14:1, 1 Chronicles 1:17, Jeremiah 25:25, Jeremiah 49:34-39, Daniel 8:2

which are: Ezekiel 32:18, Ezekiel 32:21, Ezekiel 26:20

which caused: Ezekiel 32:23

borne: Ezekiel 32:25, Ezekiel 32:30, Ezekiel 16:52, Ezekiel 16:54, Ezekiel 34:29, Ezekiel 36:6, Ezekiel 36:7, Ezekiel 36:15, Ezekiel 39:26, Ezekiel 44:13, Jeremiah 3:24, Jeremiah 3:25, Habakkuk 2:16

Reciprocal: Ezra 4:9 - Elamites Ezekiel 28:10 - the deaths Ezekiel 31:18 - thou shalt Ezekiel 32:19 - with Ezekiel 32:22 - General Ezekiel 32:26 - all of

Verse 25

set her: Psalms 139:8, Revelation 2:22

a bed: A cell, or bier, in the sepulchral vault, in which the corpse was deposited.

all of them: Ezekiel 32:19, Ezekiel 32:21, Ezekiel 44:7, Ezekiel 44:9, 2 Samuel 1:20, 1 Chronicles 10:4, Acts 7:51

though: Luke 12:4, Luke 12:5

Reciprocal: Isaiah 57:2 - rest Jeremiah 49:34 - Elam Ezekiel 32:24 - borne Ezekiel 32:30 - and bear Ezekiel 39:26 - they have borne

Verse 26

Meshech: Supposed to be the Moschi, a people between Iberia and Armenia, from whom, probably the Muscovites are descended. Ezekiel 27:13, Ezekiel 38:2, Ezekiel 38:3, Ezekiel 39:1, Genesis 10:2, Genesis 10:12, 1 Chronicles 1:5

Tubal: Probably the Tibarenians, a people of Pontus, west of the Moschians.

all of: Ezekiel 32:19, Ezekiel 32:20, Ezekiel 32:24

caused: Ezekiel 32:23, Ezekiel 32:27, Ezekiel 32:32

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:27 - General Ezekiel 26:20 - in the land Ezekiel 32:22 - General

Verse 27

shall not: Ezekiel 32:21, Job 3:13-15, Isaiah 14:18, Isaiah 14:19

to hell: That is, to the grave; and are buried in their armour, with their weapons lying by their sides, as was a very ancient practice in various nations.

their weapons of war: Heb. weapons of their war, Isaiah 54:17, 2 Corinthians 10:4

but: Ezekiel 18:20, Job 20:11, Psalms 49:14, Psalms 92:7, Psalms 92:9, Psalms 109:18, Proverbs 14:32, John 8:24

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:36 - this Ezekiel 26:20 - in the land Ezekiel 32:26 - caused Ezekiel 32:32 - General Luke 10:15 - thrust

Verse 28

Daniel 2:34, Daniel 2:35

Verse 29

Edom: Ezekiel 25:1-17, Ezekiel 35:1-15, Genesis 25:30, Genesis 36:1-19, Isaiah 34:1-17, Isaiah 63:1-6, Jeremiah 49:7-22, Amos 1:11, Amos 1:12, Obadiah 1:1, Obadiah 1:2-9, Malachi 1:3, Malachi 1:4

laid: Heb. given, or put

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 25:21 - Edom Ezekiel 32:19 - with Ezekiel 32:20 - fall Ezekiel 32:22 - General Ezekiel 35:2 - and prophesy

Verse 30

the princes: The kings of Media, Armenia, and other nations north of Chaldea, or of the Syrians and others north of Judah, with "all the Zidonians," kings of Zidon, Tyre, and other cities of Phoenicia. Ezekiel 38:6, Ezekiel 38:15, Ezekiel 39:2, Jeremiah 25:22

and bear: Ezekiel 32:24, Ezekiel 32:25

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:33 - into the Jeremiah 25:26 - all the kings Ezekiel 28:21 - Zidon Ezekiel 32:19 - with Ezekiel 32:20 - fall Ezekiel 32:22 - General Ezekiel 39:26 - they have borne

Verse 31

Pharaoh shall: Pharaoh, who said he was a god, shall be found among the dead.

shall be: Shall console himself, when he sees all these mighty nations and proud conquerors in the same condition as himself. Ezekiel 14:22, Ezekiel 31:16, Lamentations 2:13

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 31:17 - dwelt

Verse 32

Ezekiel 32:27, Genesis 35:5, Job 31:23, Jeremiah 25:15-38, Zephaniah 3:6-8, 2 Corinthians 5:11, Hebrews 10:31, Revelation 6:15-17

Reciprocal: Isaiah 19:1 - Egypt Jeremiah 9:26 - Egypt Jeremiah 12:14 - I will Jeremiah 25:19 - Pharaoh Jeremiah 43:11 - he shall smite Jeremiah 46:2 - Against Egypt Jeremiah 46:24 - she shall Lamentations 1:21 - thou wilt Ezekiel 26:20 - in the land Ezekiel 28:26 - when I Ezekiel 29:2 - against all Ezekiel 32:23 - which Ezekiel 32:26 - caused

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 32". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-32.html.