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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 12



Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

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

rebellious = perverse. See note on Ezekiel 2:3.

Verse 3

stuff = vessels, or baggage.

removing: i.e. for captivity.

Verse 4

at even. The sign (Ezekiel 12:11) that the prince (Zedekiah) would try to escape by night (2 Kings 25:4. Jeremiah 39:4).

Verse 5

Dig thou through the wall. The sign (Ezekiel 12:2) that Zedekiah would do this "betwixt the walls" (2 Kings 25:4. Jeremiah 39:4).

Verse 6

cover thy face. The sign (Ezekiel 12:11) that Zedekiah would disguise himself.

the ground = the land: i.e. the land Zedekish was going forth from and would never see again. Hebrew. eth haerez.

a sign. Hebrew. "oth. Compare Genesis 1:14. Divine portents as to things that were to come.

Verse 7

as = according as,

captivity. See notes on Ezekiel 12:3.

Verse 10

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

burden coneerneth the prince (i.e. Zedekiah). Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia (App-6), for emphasis. Hebrew. hannasi hammassa. Eng. "this grief [concerneth] the chief

Verse 13

My net, &c.: i.e. the Chaldean army which overtook Zedekish.

not see it. The Figure of speech Amphibologia, or AEnigma (App-6), as in Jeremiah 34:3. The explanation is given in 2 Kings 25:7, and Jeremiah 39:7; Jeremiah 39:52, Jeremiah 39:11. Zedekish was taken to Babylon, but he never saw it, though he died there,

Verse 14

wind. Hebrew. ruach, App-9. draw out the sword, &c. See note on Ezekiel 5:2, Ezekiel 5:17.

Verse 16

they shall know. See note on Ezekiel 6:10.

I shall scatter them. Ref to Pent, (Leviticus 26:33. Deuteronomy 4:27; Deuteronomy 28:64). App-92.

Verse 18

I will leave, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 4:27).

men. Hebrew, plural of enosh. App-14.

from. Some codices, with four early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and from", which em phasises the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6), to enhance the completeness of the enumeration.

heathen = nations.

Verse 19

of the inhabitants = to the inhabitants.

the land, &c. = concerning the land, &c. Hebrew admath. See note on Ezekiel 11:17.

her. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "their".

all. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version omitted this "all".

Verse 20

the cities . . . shall be laid waste. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:31). App-92.

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

Verse 22

what . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

proverb. See the Structure, "i", on p. 1119.

prolonged: i.e. protracted, or postponed.

Verse 23

are at hand. The fulfilment took place five years later.

effect = word: i.e. the [fulfilled] word, meaning, or purpose.

Verse 24

vain vision.Compare Lamentations 2:14.

house.Some codices, with one early printed edition (Rabbinic in margin), Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "sons".

Verse 25

prolonged : i.e. delayed, or deferred.

with the LORD = [isj Adonai Jehovah"s oracle.

Verse 27

behold. Figure of speech Asterisnaos. App-6,


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 12:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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