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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 11



Verse 1

spirit. As in Ezekiel 2:2. Hebrew. ruach, App-9. See note on Ezekiel 8:3.

the east gate. Compare Ezekiel 43:1.

the LORD"S. Hebrew. Jehovah.s. App-4.

door = entrance.

five and twenty men. These are not the same as in Ezekiel 8:16, but were princes of the People, a title never given to priests, who were called "princes of the sanctuary" (Isaiah 43:28). They were probably those referred to in Jeremiah 38:4.

men. Hebrew Ish App-14.

Jaazaniah. Not the same as in Ezekiel 8:11.

Verse 2

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

men. Plural of Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

mischief = vanity. Hebrew. "amen. App-44.

wicked = evil. Hebrew ra"a". App-44.

Verse 3

this city = it (or she), as in verses: Ezekiel 11:7, Ezekiel 11:11.

Verse 4

prophesy . . . prophesy. Figure of speech Epizeuxis (App-6), for emphasis.

Verse 6

mind = spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 7

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

but I will bring you forth. A special various reading called Sevir (App-34), with some codices and two early printed editions (one Rabbinic), read "when I take you".

Verse 8

Ye have feared, &c. Compare Jeremiah 42:16.

I will bring a sword, &c. See note on Ezekiel 5:17.

saith the LORD = [is] Adonai Jehovah"s oracle.

Verse 9

strangers = foreigners.

Verse 10

in the border of Israel: i.e. at Riblah, in the extreme north of the land (2 Kings 25:18-21. Jeremiah 52:24-27). Compare Ezekiel 11:11.

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

Verse 12

statutes . . . judgments. See note on Deuteronomy 4:1. have

done after the manners, &c. Reference to Pentateuch, (Leviticus 18:3, Leviticus 18:4. Deuteronomy 12:30, Deuteronomy 12:31). App-92.

heathen = nations.

Verse 13

fell I down, Re. See note on Ezekiel 1:28.

Ah. Figure of speech Epchonesis. App-6.

a full end. Compare Jeremiah 4:27; Jeremiah 5:10, Jeremiah 5:18.

the remnant of Israel. Compare Ezekiel 9:8.

Verse 15

thy brethren . . . thy brethren. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6.

kindred = redemption.

Verse 16

I have scattered, &c. Compare Jeremiah 30:11; Jeremiah 31:10, &c.

will I be = will become.

as a little sanctuary = a sanctuary for a little while.

sanctuary = as a holy place, or asylum, as in Isaiah 8:14.

Verse 17

I will even gather you, Compare Jeremiah 31:10. Reference to Pentateuch, (Deuteronomy 30:3). App-92.

people = peoples.

the land of Israel. Here, "the land", in Hebrew is "admath (adamah) = the soil of Israel, This expression occurs seventeen times in Ezekiel (Ezekiel 11:17; Ezekiel 12:12, Ezekiel 19:22; Ezekiel 13:9; Ezekiel 18:2; Ezekiel 20:38, Ezekiel 20:42; Ezekiel 21:3 (Hebrew - Ezekiel 11:8); Ezekiel 25:3, Ezekiel 25:6; Ezekiel 33:24; Ezekiel 36:6; Ezekiel 37:1, Ezekiel 37:2; Ezekiel 38:18, Ezekiel 38:19; "unto the land" Ezekiel 7:2; Ezekiel 21:3 (Hebrew. Ezekiel 11:8). The three occurrences of the expres sion, with eretz instead of"admath, are thus safeguarded by the Massorah: viz. Ezekiel 27:17; Ezekiel 40:2, Ezekiel 47:18. (See Ginsburg"s Massorah, vol. i, p. 107, 1100) and App-93.

Verse 19

I will give, &c. Compare Ezekiel 36:25-27; and Jeremiah 32:39.

Verse 20

That they may walk, &c. Reference to Pentateuch, (Deuteronomy 12:30, Deuteronomy 12:31). App-92.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 92

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


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 11:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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