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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 10

Verse 1

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-8 .

firmament = expanse. Compare Ezekiel 1:22 .

a sapphire stone . Compare Ezekiel 1:26 . Exodus 24:10 .

Verse 2

man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 . Not the same word in verses: Ezekiel 10:8 , Ezekiel 10:14 , Ezekiel 10:21 . Ish is used of the man clothed with linen.

between = amid.

the wheels = the whirling [wheels]. The word here and in verses: Ezekiel 10:6-13 is galgal. Not the same word as in verses: Ezekiel 10:6 , Ezekiel 10:9 , Ezekiel 10:10 , Ezekiel 10:12 , Ezekiel 10:19; Ezekiel 10:19 , and chs. Ezekiel 1:15 and Ezekiel 11:22 . In these it is orphan, from aphan, to turn round: as in Exodus 14:25 , &c. Galgal occurs in Psalms 77:18 (in the heaven); Eze 83:13 .Ecclesiastes 12:6 . Isaiah 5:28 ; Isaiah 17:13 .Jeremiah 47:3 ; and Ezekiel 23:24 ; Ezekiel 26:10 . Daniel 7:9 (Chaldean).

scatter = toss.

Verse 3

the cloud , &c. It was here as in Exodus 19:9 ; Exodus 24:15 , Exodus 24:16 , Exodus 24:18 , Numbers 9:19 ; Num 12:10 . 1 Kings 8:10 ,

Verse 4

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

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

filled, he. As in 1 Kings 8:10 ,

Verse 5

sound : i.e. their movement, as though about to depart in flight. Compare Ezekiel 10:18 .

ALMIGHTY GOD . Hebrew. 'El Shaddai. App-4 .

Verse 6

the wheels = the wheel. Hebrew 'ophan. See note on Ezekiel 10:2

Verse 7

one: or, the.

Verse 8

man's = human. Hebrew. 'adam . App-14 . The same word as in Ezekiel 10:14 ; Ezekiel 10:21 . Not the same as in verses: Ezekiel 10:2 , Ezekiel 10:3 , Ezekiel 10:6 .

Verse 9

beryl stone stone of Tarshish,

Verse 11

the head = one head (singular),

Verse 12

even the wheels, &c.: or, to the four of them belonged their wheels.

Verse 13

O wheel : or, Roll, roll; as implying urgency and celerity for the accomplishment of all that was sym bolized by the imagery of this chapter. Same word as in Ezekiel 10:2 . See note.

Verse 14

a cherub the cherub, identifying it with that of Ezekiel 10:7 .

Verse 15

cherubims, Hebrew. shervbim, plural; Eng. plural = cherubs. lifted up. To bear away the symbol of the Divine presence. living creature, Singular.

Verse 17

spirit . Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 18

departed . This is what is signified by this chapter. in Ezekiel 43:1-7 , &c., it is seen to return when Israel shall again be restored. The latter will be as literal as the former.

off = over.

Verse 19

every one: or [the whole].

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

God. Hebrew. Elohim, App-4 .

Verse 20

the cherubims : i.e. which he had seen in Ezekiel 1:0 .

Verse 22

every one . Hebrew. ish ( App-14 ), as in Ezekiel 10:2 , Ezekiel 10:3 , Ezekiel 10:6 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 10". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-10.html. 1909-1922.