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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 24



Verse 1

the ninth year. Of Jehoiachin"s captivity. See the table, p. 1105. Compare Ezekiel 1:2.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

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

this same day. Compare 2 Kings 26:1. Jeremiah 39:1; Jeremiah 52:4. The captives of Israel thus knew what was going on in Jerusalem.

Verse 3

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

pot: or, caldron, using the words of the scoffers in Ezekiel 11:3, and compare Jeremiah 1:13.

Verse 5

burn = pile up.

bones. Ginsburg thinks we should read "wood". them. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "him".

Verse 6

the bloody city. See note on Ezekiel 22:2.

scum = verdigris. Occurs only in this chapter.

let no lot fall, &c. Signifying that the city was to be destroyed, not lotted out to or by the conquerors.

Verse 7

not. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version omitted this "not". to cover it with duet. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 17:13).

10 spice it well, &c.: or, boil it down till only the bones are left.

Verse 11

brass = copper.

hot = scorched.

Verse 12

shall be in the fire. Ginsburg thinks it should read "with a stench".

Verse 14

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

Verse 16

the desire of thine eyes. Put by the Figure of speech Periphrasis (App-6): for Ezekiel"s wife. A symbol of Jerusalem, See Ezekiel 24:21.

stroke: or plague.

Verse 17

bind, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:6; Leviticus 13:45; Leviticus 21:10). cover not thy lips. Compare Micah 3:7.

the bread of men : i.e. the bread or food brought to the house of mourners. Compare Jeremiah 16:5-7. Hosea 9:4,

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

Verse 18

as = according as.

Verse 21

desire . . . pitieth. Note the Figure of speech Paronomaeia (App-6), to call attention to the emphasis. Hebrew. mahmad. . . mahmal.

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

left = left behind.

Verse 23

ye shall not. Some codices read "yet shall ye neither". mourn moan. iniquities. Hebrew. "avah. App-44,

Verse 25

in the day See App-18.

desire = delight.

minds = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 26

he that escapeth. This we find exactly fulfilled in eh. Ezekiel 33:21, by the flight, on the fifth day of the tenth month, in the twelfth year.

Verse 27

no more dumb: i.e. as regards his nation and his testimony to it. In the interval his prophecies are concerning other nations (Ezekiel chapters 25-32).

they shall know, &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:10.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 24:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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