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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

Ezekiel 39

 

 

Verses 1-29

2. Leave but the sixth part of thee] RV 'lead thee on.'

6. Isles] RM 'coastlands.' God will not only destroy the army of Gog in Palestine, but will extend His judgments into the lands from which Gog and his allies have come.

8. It is come.. it is done] RV 'it cometh.. it shall be done.'

9. Set on fire] RV 'make fires of.' Burn them with fire] RV 'make fires of them': so in Ezekiel 39:10.

11. There of graves] RV 'for burial.'

Valley of the passengers] RV 'valley of them that pass through.' Others read, 'a valley of Abarim,' Abarim being the region E. of the Dead Sea. The sea] the Dead Sea.

Stop the noses, etc.] RV 'stop them that pass through.' The valley, formerly a roadway, will be blocked by corpses. Hamon-gog] means 'the multitude of Gog.'

14. With the passengers] should probably be omitted, and bury should perhaps be 'search out.' There were to be two classes of officials, the searchers and the buriers, and this v. deals with the former. The duties of both are described in v.

15. Earth] RV 'land.'

15. And the passengers, etc.] RV 'and they that pass through the land shall pass through.' When the searchers found any human remains they were to set up a mark to attract the attention of the buriers, who followed them.

16. And.. Hamonah] RV 'and Hamonah shall also be the name of a city.' The reference seems to be to a city to be built near the valley of Hamon-gog, in commemoration of God's victory over Gog and his 'multitude.'

18. Bashan] a district E. of the Jordan, famous for its cattle: see Deuteronomy 32:14; Psalms 22:12.

24. Have I done] RV 'did I'

26. After that they have borne] RV 'and they shall bear'; more probably, 'and they shall forget.'

Dwelt safely.. made them afraid] RV 'shall dwell securely.. shall make them afraid.'

28. Have left] RV 'I will leave.'

 


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 39:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcb/ezekiel-39.html. 1909.

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