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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 9



Verse 1

He cried, &c. Contrast "though they cry", &c. (Ezekiel 8:18)

every man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

destroying = dashing (in pieces).

weapon. A various reading called Sevir. (App-34), with some codices, four early printed editions, Septuagint, and Syriac, reads "weapons" (plural)

Verse 2

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

six men. Evidently supernatural. Angels are often called "men".

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

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

weapon. A various reading called Sevir, with some codices, one early printed edition, and Syriac, reads weapons (plural)

a writer"s inkhorn. See Ezekiel 9:41. Seen in use in the East to this day.

Verse 3

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

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

God. Hebrew. Elohin, App-4.

cherub. Singular, as in Ezekiel 1:20.

He: or, It. the house: i.e. the Temple building.

the man clothed with linen. Compare Daniel 10:5, Daniel 10:6. Revelation 1:13.

Verse 4

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

set a mark. Compare Revelation 7:3; Revelation 9:4; Revelation 13:16, Revelation 13:17; Revelation 20:4.

mark. Hebrew Occurs elsewhere only in Job 31:35.

Verse 5

spare = shield.

Verse 6

begin at My sanctuary. Compare Isaiah 10:12. Jeremiah 25:29; Jeremiah 49:12. Malachi 3:5. 1 Peter 4:17.

ancient = elders.

Verse 8

I fell upon my face. See note on Ezekiel 1:28.

Ah. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6.

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

Verse 9

iniquity. Hebrew `avnh, App-44.

exceeding great. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6. Hebrew = "great, by degree, degree",

Hath forsaken. See Ezekiel 8:12.

Verse 10

Mine eye, &c. See note on Ezekiel 5:11; Ezekiel 5:7, Ezekiel 5:4; Ezekiel 8:18.

according as. Some codices, with three early printed editions, read "according to all which".


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 9:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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