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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Ezekiel 6



Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

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

the mountains. Specially defiled by the high places. Compare Ezekiel 6:13.

Verse 3

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

rivers: or, ravines. Compare Ezekiel 36:4, s. Hebrew aphikim. See note on "channels", 2 Samuel 22:16.

Behold, Figure of speech Asteriemos. App-6.

bring a sword. See note on Ezekiel 5:17.

destroy your high places. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:30).

Verse 4

images = sun = images. Ref, to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:30). App-92. Compare 2 Chronicles 14:5; 2 Chronicles 34:4, 2 Chronicles 34:7, Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9.

idols = manufactured gods.

Verse 5

children = sons, their. Some codices, with Vulgate, read "your".

Verse 6

waste. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:31). App-92.

Verse 7

the slain = a slain one.

ye shall know that am the LORD, This formula occurs twenty-one times in Ezekiel: five times at the beginning of a verse (Ezekiel 6:13; Ezekiel 11:12; Ezekiel 20:42, Ezekiel 20:44; Ezekiel 37:13); five times in the middle of a verse (7, 9; Ezekiel 15:7; Ezekiel 17:21; Ezekiel 22:22; Ezekiel 37:14); and eleven times at the end of the verse (Ezekiel 6:7; Ezekiel 7:4; Ezekiel 11:10; Ezekiel 12:20; Ezekiel 13:14; Ezekiel 14:8; Ezekiel 20:38; Ezekiel 25:5; Ezekiel 25:35, Ezekiel 25:9; Ezekiel 36:11; Ezekiel 37:6). In two instances, which are thus safe-guarded (see App-93), the verb is feminine. (Ezekiel 13:21, Ezekiel 13:23). Outside Ezekiel it occurs only twice (Exodus 10:2. 1 Kings 20:28). See Ginsburg"s Massorah, vol. i, pp 467, 468, 122, 128. For another formula, see note on Ezekiel 6:10, and Ezekiel 13:9.

Verse 8

ye. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "he": i.e. Israel,

Verse 9

I am broken with. Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate read "I have broken".

whorish: i.e. idolatrous.

evils. Hebrew. nI"s". App-44.

Verse 10

they shall know that I am the LORD. This expression occurs again in Ezekiel 6:14; Ezekiel 12:15; Ezekiel 20:26; Ezekiel 30:8; Ezekiel 30:32, Ezekiel 30:15. Other similar passages outside Ezekiel are, first, Exodus 7:5. Leviticus 23:43 (reference to Pentateuch); then 1 Samuel 17:44, 1 Samuel 17:47. 1 Kings 8:43; 1 Kings 18:37. 2 Chronicles 6:33. Psalms 59:13; Psalms 83:18; Psalms 109:27. Isaiah 19:12; Isaiah 41:20; Isaiah 46:6; Jeremiah 31:34. See Ginsburg"s Massorah, vol. i, 118, 134, 135, 137.

Verse 11

the house of Israel See note on Exodus 16:31.

Verse 13

sweet savour = savour of appeasement, or, rest.

Verse 14

So will I: or, And I will.

stretch out My hand. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 7:6, &c.)

Diblath = Diblathaim (Numbers 33:46. Jeremiah 48:22). A Massoretic note records the fact that some MSS, read Riblah"; but many codices, with ten early printed editions, Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Diblah".


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 6:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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