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the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 ,
Son of man . See note on Ezekiel 2:1 .
children = sons.
a = one.
man. Hebrew. ish, App-14 .
coasts = borders: i.e. one man out from within the border. of their land.
the sword = judgment. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of the Effect), App-8 , for that which executes the judgment.
his own head = himself: "head" being put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), App-6 , for the whole person.
nephesh . App-13 .
person = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
iniquity. Hebrew ' avah . App-44 . Not the same as ise verses: Ezekiel 33:13 , Ezekiel 33:15 , Ezekiel 33:18 .
wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha '. App-44 . iniquity. Hebrew 'avah App-44 .
in: or, for.
transgressions. Hebrew. pasha . App-44 .
sins . Hebrew. chata . App-44 .
pine away, &c. Ref: to Pentateuch. See notes on Ezekiel 4:12 with Ezekiel 24:23 .
As H live, he. Figure of speech Delete. App-6 .
saith the Lord GOD = [is] Adonai Jehovah's oracle, See note on Ezekiel 2:4 .
turn ye. Note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis . App-6 .
evil. Hebrew. ra'a. App-44 .
why will ye die . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis . App-6 .
thereby: or, therein.
in the day = when. See App-18 .
for his righteousness = thereby, or therein, in the day, &c.
sinneth . Hebrew. chata '. App-44 .
trust = confide. Hebrew batch App-69 .
righteousnesses = righteous deeds. In Hebrew text it is singular. ("righteousness "); but the margin, with four early printed editions, reads "righteousnesses" (plural) for: or, in. Compare Ezekiel 33:9 .
iniquity. Hebrew ' aval App-44 . Not the same word as in Ezekiel 33:5 , but same as in verses: Ezekiel 33:15 , Ezekiel 33:18 .
for it = thereby, or therein, as in Ezekiel 33:12 ,
that which is . . . right = judgment and righteousness.
restore the pledge , he. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 22:26 . Leviticus 6:2 , Leviticus 6:4 , Leviticus 6:5 .Deuteronomy 24:6 , Deuteronomy 24:10-13 , Deuteronomy 24:17 ).
give again. Note the Figure of speech Asyndeton ( App-6 ), hurrying on to the climax at end of verse.
he shall surely live. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 18:5 ).
he shall not die . Note the Figure of speech Pleonasm ( App-6 ), for emphasis.
sins. Hebrew text reads "sin"; but margin, some codices, and four early printed editions, read "sins" (p1.)
the LORD . One of the emendations of the Sopherim , by which they say they changed Jehovah of the primitive text to Adonai. See App-32 .
equal. See note on "pondereth", Proverbs 21:2 .
thereby : or, in them: i.e. in those deeds.
the Lord. Hebrew. Adonai . App-4 .
the twelfth year . . . tenth month . . . fifth day. This is the date of the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. See Ezekiel 40:1 . The event in the twenty-fifth year is said to be the fourteenth year from the twelfth (i.e. from the tenth month of tho twelfth year to the first month of the twenty-fifth). The prophecies of the preceding chapters were given to Ezekiel in the Land before this twelfth year. See the table on p. 1105, and App-50 .). This was the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month and ninth day (Jeremiah 39:1 , Jeremiah 39:2 ; 2 Kings 25:1-4 ).
came unto me. While still in the Land, probably in hiding,
the evening. Doubtless, of the same day of his escape. he that was escaped. As foretold in Ezekiel 24:26 .
my mouth was opened . Compare Ezekiel 24:27 ; Ezekiel 29:21 , i.e. in prophecy.
no more dumb : i. e silent from prophesying, Note the Figure of speech Pleonasm ( App-6 ), to emphasise the fact.
wastes = ruins.
the land of Israel = the soil of Israel. Hebrew ' admath. Not the same word as in Ezekiel 33:28 , which is 'eretz . See note on Ezekiel 11:17 .
Ye eat with the blood = eat over ( 'al ) the blood: i.e. over or near (as the heathen in their necromancy). Reference to Pentateuch (not to Deuteronomy 12:16 (where it is lo = not), but to Leviticus 19:26 (where it is ' al = over), as here, and where it is connected with the idolatrous practices of the heathen.
idols = manufactured gods.
shall ye. ? Note the Figure of speech Protests ( App-6 ).
Ye: i.e. Ye [men]. The verb is masculine.
Ye stand upon your sword = Ye take your stand (first occurrence Genesis 18:8 , Genesis 18:22 ), [leaning] upon, &c. The posture assumed by necromancers waiting for the rites, ye work, &c.: i.e. ye [women] work, &c. The verb is feminine.
the land. Hebrew ' eretz. Not the same word as in Ezekiel 33:24 .
shall they know, he. See note on Ezekiel 6:10 .
against = about.
doors = entrances.
to = with.
as the People cometh: or, according as an assembly cometh together.
shew much love: or, counterfeit lovers. Hebrew ' agabim . See note on next verse.
10. Figure of speech Asterismos . App-6 .
a very lovely song. Hebrew ' agabim = a song for the pipes. Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia (Revelation 6:0; Revelation 6:0 ), with "lovers", in Ezekiel 33:31 .
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