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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 46

Verse 1

Thus saith, &c. See note on Ezekiel 44:9 .

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

Verse 2

his : i.e. the prince, who offers for the nation. See notes above, on Ezekiel 45:16 , Ezekiel 45:17 , Ezekiel 45:20 , Ezekiel 45:22 .

burnt offering . App-43 .

peace offerings . App-43 .

Verse 3

the People of the land . They worship only; they do not offer. Compare Ezekiel 45:16 .

door = entrance.

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

Verse 4

offer = bring near. App-43 .

Verse 5

meat offering = meal, or gift, offering. App-43 . ephah. App-51 .

hin . App-51 .

Verse 9

solemn feasts = appointed times,

Verse 10

the prince , &c, As for the prince, when they come in, ho shall come in in the midst of them; and when they go forth, he shall go forth.

shall go forth . Heb, text reads "shall they go forth". Some codices read in margin "he"; other codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "he

Verse 11

solemnities = appointed seasons.

Verse 12

one. Supply the Ellipsis, "[the gatekeeper] shall".

he shall prepare , &c. It will be the prince's duty to offer for the nation. See notes on Ezekiel 45:16 , Ezekiel 45:17 , Ezekiel 45:20 , Ezekiel 45:22 .

as = according as.

Verse 13

daily prepare , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Ex, Eze 29:38 . Numbers 28:3 ). App-92 .

Verse 14

for it = thereupon.

temper = mix.

Verse 16

sons. The Septuagint and Syriac read "son's

Verse 17

the year of liberty = the year of jubilee. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 25:10 ). App-92 . This shows that this prophecy will, and must yet, be literally fulfilled. Moreover, the jubilee occurred only twice in a century.

but, &c. = truly, it is his own inheritance; as to his sons, to them it shall go.

Verse 18

every man. Heb, 'ish . App-14 .

Verse 19

holy . See note on Exodus 3:2 .

chambers = storerooms. Heb, lishkah . See note on Ezekiel 40:17 .

behold . Figure of speech Asterismos . App-6 .

on the two sides = on the farthest side.

Verse 20

to sanctify the People . Compare Ezekiel 44:19 .

Verse 21

utter = outer. The boiling places.

Verse 22

courts joined = courts covered over, or closed courts, cloisters.

corners. Hebrew. m hukzaoth , This hybrid word has the extraordinary points ( App-31 ) or dots on the top, denoting that it does not properly belong to the primitive text. It is omitted in Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate. The clause should therefore read: "these four were of the some measure" (see Ginsburg's Introduction, pp. 382-3).

Verse 23

And there was a. row of building = And there was an enclosure. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "And there was a now building".

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 46". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-46.html. 1909-1922.