Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 25

Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

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

Verse 3

Ammonites, See Ezekiel 21:28. Ammon was a party to the plot against Gedaliah, the governor whom Nebuchadnezzar appointed after the destruction of Jerusalem, See Jeremiah 40:14; Jeremiah 41:10, Jeremiah 41:15.

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

the land of Israel = the soil of Israel. Hebrew "admath. See note on Ezekiel 11:17.

Verse 4

Behold. Fig, Asterismos. App-6.

I will deliver. Josephus (Antiquities x. 9, 7) tells us that Nebuchadnezzar subdued the Ammonites and Moabites in the fifth year after the destruction of Jerusalem. Compare Jeremiah 49:23.

the man of the east: i.e. the Babylonians. See Ezekiel 21:19, Ezekiel 21:20. Jeremiah 25:21.

men = sons.

palaces. Hebrew rows: i.e. of tents encampments.

Verse 5

Rabbah. See Deuteronomy 3:11.

ye shall know, &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:7.

Verse 6

heart. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 7

upon. A special various reading called Sevir (App-34) reads "against".

heathen = nations.

people = peoples. thou shalt know, &c. So in Ezekiel 16:22, Ezekiel 22:16; Ezekiel 25:7; Ezekiel 35:4.

Verse 8

Moab. Descended from Lot, like the Ammonites (Genesis 19:37). Usually hostile to Israel.

Verse 9

Beth = jeshimoth. Now "Ain Surveirneh, near the north-east corner of the Dead Sea (Numbers 33:49. Joshua 12:3; Joshua 13:20).

Baal = meon. Now Tell M"ain (Numbers 32:38. 1 Chronicles 5:8. of, two miles south of Heshbon. Kiriathaim. Now el Hdreiyat, between Dibon and Medeba (Jeremiah 48:1, Jeremiah 48:23).

Verse 11

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

Verse 12

Edom. Descended from Esau (Genesis 36:1, Genesis 36:43). For their unbrotherly spirit, see Psalms 137:7. Lamentations 4:21, Lamentations 4:22; and Obadiah 1:10-16,

Verse 13

man. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

Taman. A grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:11). A town or city in Edom, not yet identified.

Verse 14

by the hand, &c. See Numbers 24:17-19.

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

Verse 16

the Philistines. Compare Psalms 60:8, Psalms 60:9; Psalms 108:9, Psalms 108:10. Isaiah 11:14.

cut off the Cherethims. Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia (App-6), for emphasis. Hebrew. lrikralti larethim; in English, I will cut off the cutters off.

Cherethims. A tribe of the Philistines (1 Samuel 30:14. Zephaniah 2:5). David"s body-guard, drawn partly from them.

Verse 17

vengeance. Hebrew, plural = great vengeance.

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

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.