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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Ezekiel 44

 

 

Verse 1

the gate of the outward sanctuary = the outer gate of the sanctuary.


Verse 2

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

man. Hebrew "ish. App-14. Therefore the prince of Ezekiel 44:3 is more than man: either the risen David, or the Messiah Himself".

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

God. Hebrew. Elohim, App-4.


Verse 3

It is for the prince; the prince. Hebrew The Prince: as prince: i.e. the risen David, the vice-regent of the Messiah (Ezekiel 34:23, Ezekiel 34:24; Ezekiel 37:24, Ezekiel 37:25); or, the Messiah Himself. See note on "man", Ezekiel 44:2.


Verse 4

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.


Verse 5

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

mark well = set thine heart.

ordinances = statutes.

laws. Heb, text "law"; but margin and some codices, with four early printed editions, read "laws".

entering in = entrance.

going forth = outgoings.


Verse 6

rebellious. Hebrew rebellion, put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for rebellious people.

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


Verse 7

strangers = aliens. Hebrew "sons of the foreigner "

uncircumcised in heart. Reference to Pentateuch, (Leviticus 26:41. Deuteronomy 10:16), App-92. Compare Jeremiah 9:25, Jeremiah 9:26.

pollute = profane.

offer = bring near.

the fat and the blood. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 3:16, Leviticus 3:17). they. Most of the ancient versions read "ye".


Verse 8

ye have not kept, &c. See Ezekiel 40:46, &c.

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

yourselves: i.e. your own pleasure.


Verse 9

Thus saith, &c. This emphatic commencement is repeated in Ezekiel 45:9, Ezekiel 45:18; Ezekiel 46:1, Ezekiel 46:16; Ezekiel 47:13. Compare Ezekiel 31:10, Ezekiel 31:15; Ezekiel 43:18.

stranger = foreigner.

children = sons.


Verse 10

the Levites. These are distinguished here from the priests (15-27); see S2 and S1, above and consult note on Ezekiel 43:19; and Deuteronomy 17:2.

are gone away = went astray.

idols = dirty idols.

iniquity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the punishment due to it. Reif, "avah. App-44.


Verse 11

Yet. Refers to the portion of service reserved for these Levites.

for the People i.e. the Nation. See note on ordinances", Ezekiel 43:18.

they shall stand. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 10:8). App-92. Compare Ezekiel 44:15 and Numbers 16:9.


Verse 12

caused, &c, = were to the house of Israel for s stumblingblock of iniquity.

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


Verse 13

not come near unto Me. This is to be the punishment in the coming future order.

a priest. See note on Ezekiel 43:19.

most holy place = holy of holies.


Verse 17

they shall be clothed, &c. Reference to Pentateuch, (Exodus 28:42). App-92.

within = toward [the house].


Verse 18

bonnets = head = dresses, or turbans. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 39:28). App-92. Compare Ezekiel 24:1. Isaiah 61:10.

they. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read and they".

with, &c. Hebrew = "with sweat"; sweat being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6, for that which causes sweat.


Verse 19

utter = outer.

chambers = storerooms. Hebrew. lishkah. See note on Ezekiel 40:17. Same word as Ezekiel 41:10; but not elsewhere in Eze 41.

and they shall. Hebrew text of some codices reads "they shall"; and margin "and shall". Compare Ezekiel 42:14.


Verse 20

Neither shall they, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 21:5). App-92.

only poll = surely clip.


Verse 21

Neither shall any, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:9).

wine. Hebrew. yayin. See App-27.

when, &c. They might do so at other times.


Verse 22

Neither shall they, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 21:14). App-92.


Verse 23

And they shall teach, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:11). App-92.

profane = common.

them. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "men".


Verse 24

And in controversy, do. Ref to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 17:9). App-92.

controverey = strife.

assemblies = appointed seasons.

they shall hallow, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 19:30),


Verse 25

And they shall come, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 21:1). App-92.

person = human being. Hebrew "adam. App-14.

for brother. Some codices. with one early printed edition, read "or for", completing the Figure of speech Paradiastole (App-6).


Verse 26

And after he is cleansed. seven days. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 6:10, "on the eighth day "). App-92.


Verse 27

in the day. See App-18.

sin offering. App-43.


Verse 28

I am their inheritance. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 18:20. Deuteronomy 10:9; Deuteronomy 18:1, Deuteronomy 18:2). App-92.


Verse 29

every dedicated thing, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 18:14. A verbal reference. App-92.


Verse 30

first of all, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 13:2; Exodus 22:29, Exodus 22:30; Exodus 23:19. Numbers 3:13; Numbers 18:12, Numbers 18:13).

oblation = heave offering. Hebrew. terumah. See note on Exodus 29:27. The word is often repeated here. See Ezekiel 45:6, Ezekiel 45:7, Ezekiel 45:13, Ezekiel 45:16; Ezekiel 48:8-10, Ezekiel 48:12, Ezekiel 48:18, Ezekiel 48:20, Ezekiel 48:21.

the first of your dough. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 15:20).


Verse 31

dead of itself, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 22:8).

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 44:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ezekiel-44.html. 1909-1922.

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