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Ezekiel 24

Verse 1

the ninth year. Of Jehoiachin's captivity. See the table, p. 1105. Compare Ezekiel 1:2 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

Verse 2

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

this same day. Compare 2Ki 26:1 .Jeremiah 39:1 ; Jeremiah 52:4 . The captives of Israel thus knew what was going on in Jerusalem.

Verse 3

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

pot : or, caldron, using the words of the scoffers in Ezekiel 11:3 , and compare Jeremiah 1:13 .

Verse 5

burn = pile up.

bones. Ginsburg thinks we should read "wood". them. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "him".

Verse 6

the bloody city . See note on Ezekiel 22:2 .

scum = verdigris. Occurs only in this chapter.

let no lot fall, &c. Signifying that the city was to be destroyed, not lotted out to or by the conquerors.

Verse 7

not. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version omitted this "not". to cover it with duet. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 17:13 ).

10 spice it well , &c.: or, boil it down till only the bones are left.

Verse 11

brass = copper.

hot = scorched.

Verse 12

shall be in the fire. Ginsburg thinks it should read "with a stench".

Verse 14

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

Verse 16

the desire of thine eyes. Put by the Figure of speech Periphrasis ( App-6 ): for Ezekiel's wife. A symbol of Jerusalem, See Ezekiel 24:21 .

stroke : or plague.

Verse 17

bind, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:6 ; Leviticus 13:45 ; Leviticus 21:10 ). cover not thy lips. Compare Micah 3:7 .

the bread of men : i.e. the bread or food brought to the house of mourners. Compare Jeremiah 16:5-7 . Hosea 9:4 ,

men. Hebrew, plural of 'enosh . App-14 .

Verse 18

as = according as.

Verse 21

desire . . . pitieth . Note the Figure of speech Paronomaeia ( App-6 ), to call attention to the emphasis. Hebrew. mahmad. . . mahmal.

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

left = left behind.

Verse 23

ye shall not. Some codices read "yet shall ye neither". mourn moan. iniquities. Hebrew. 'avah . App-44 ,

Verse 25

in the day See App-18 .

desire = delight.

minds = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 26

he that escapeth. This we find exactly fulfilled in eh. Ezekiel 33:21 , by the flight, on the fifth day of the tenth month, in the twelfth year.

Verse 27

no more dumb : i.e. as regards his nation and his testimony to it. In the interval his prophecies are concerning other nations (Ezekiel chapters 25-32).

they shall know , &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:10 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 24". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.