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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 10



Verse 1

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-8.

firmament = expanse. Compare Ezekiel 1:22.

a sapphire stone. Compare Ezekiel 1:26. Exodus 24:10.

Verse 2

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14. Not the same word in verses: Ezekiel 10:8, Ezekiel 10:14, Ezekiel 10:21. Ish is used of the man clothed with linen.

between = amid.

the wheels = the whirling [wheels]. The word here and in verses: Ezekiel 10:6-13 is galgal. Not the same word as in verses: Ezekiel 10:6, Ezekiel 10:9, Ezekiel 10:10, Ezekiel 10:12, Ezekiel 10:13-; Eze_10:19, and chs. Ezekiel 1:15 and Ezekiel 11:22. In these it is orphan, from aphan, to turn round: as in Exodus 14:25, &c. Galgal occurs in Psalms 77:18 (in the heaven); Ezekiel 83:13. Ecclesiastes 12:6. Isaiah 5:28; Isaiah 17:13. Jeremiah 47:3; and Ezekiel 23:24; Ezekiel 26:10. Daniel 7:9 (Chaldean).

scatter = toss.

Verse 3

the cloud, &c. It was here as in Exodus 19:9; Exodus 24:15, Exodus 24:16, Exodus 24:18, Numbers 9:19; Numbers 12:10. 1 Kings 8:10,

Verse 4

the glory, &c. See note on Ezekiel 1:28.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

filled, he. As in 1 Kings 8:10,

Verse 5

sound: i.e. their movement, as though about to depart in flight. Compare Ezekiel 10:18.

ALMIGHTY GOD. Hebrew. "El Shaddai. App-4.

Verse 6

the wheels = the wheel. Hebrew "ophan. See note on Ezekiel 10:2

Verse 7

one: or, the.

Verse 8

man"s = human. Hebrew. "adam. App-14. The same word as in Ezekiel 10:14; Ezekiel 10:21. Not the same as in verses: Ezekiel 10:2, Ezekiel 10:3, Ezekiel 10:6.

Verse 9

beryl stone stone of Tarshish,

Verse 11

the head = one head (singular),

Verse 12

even the wheels, &c.: or, to the four of them belonged their wheels.

Verse 13

O wheel: or, Roll, roll; as implying urgency and celerity for the accomplishment of all that was sym bolized by the imagery of this chapter. Same word as in Ezekiel 10:2. See note.

Verse 14

a cherub the cherub, identifying it with that of Ezekiel 10:7.

Verse 15

cherubims, Hebrew. shervbim, plural; Eng. plural = cherubs. lifted up. To bear away the symbol of the Divine presence. living creature, Singular.

Verse 17

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 18

departed. This is what is signified by this chapter. in Ezekiel 43:1-7, &c., it is seen to return when Israel shall again be restored. The latter will be as literal as the former.

off = over.

Verse 19

every one: or [the whole].

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

God. Hebrew. Elohim, App-4.

Verse 20

the cherubims: i.e. which he had seen in Eze 1.

Verse 22

every one. Hebrew. ish (App-14), as in Ezekiel 10:2, Ezekiel 10:3, Ezekiel 10:6.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 10:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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