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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 5

Verse 1

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

knife = sword, as in Ezekiel 5:12, and Ezekiel 11:8, Ezekiel 11:10

take thee a barber"s rasor = as a barber"s rasor shalt thou take it. This is the sign of the Assyrian army; Isaiah 7:20).

thee. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "the".

Verse 2

in the midst of the city. Which he had graven on the brick See the signification in Ezekiel 5:12,

fulfilled = completed. Compare Ezekiel 4:8.

a = the. Compare Ezekiel 5:1.

in to.

wind. Hebrew ruach. App-9.

draw out a sword, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:33).

sword. Same word as "knife" (vs Ezekiel 5:1). App-92.

Verse 4

the house of Israel. As in Ezekiel 4:3.

Verse 5

the Lord GOD = Adonai Jehovah, As in Ezekiel 2:4

This is Jerusalem. Compare Ezekiel 4:1.

Verse 6

changed = rejected, or rebelled against. Compare Ezekiel 20:8, Ezekiel 20:13, Ezekiel 20:21, Numbers 20:24; Numbers 27:14. Hebrew. march. Occurs forty-two times in O.T., and rendered "changed" only here. See notes on Ezekiel 2:3, Ezekiel 2:6.

wickedness. Hebrew. rdshii". App-44.

they : i.e. the nations and the countries.

Verse 7

multiplied = rebelled.

statutes. See notes on Genesis 26:5. Deuteronomy 4:1.

neither have kept = and have not kept.

neither have done, &c.: or, "and according to the statutes of the nations which are round about you have not done". Some codices, with two early printed editions and Syriac, omit this "not". Compare Ezekiel 11:12.

Verse 8

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos, App-6.

Verse 10

the fathers shall eat, &c. = fathers shall eat, &c. (no Art.) Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:29. Deuteronomy 28:53).

Verse 11

as I live. Figures of speech Deesis and Anthropopatheia. App-6.

saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah"s oracle.

hast defiled. This charge is substantiated in Eze 8.

diminish thee. So the Western codices. Hebrew. "egra" (with Resh = r). But the Eastern oodices read "egda" (with Daleth = d) =. "I shall cut off", with the former reading in margin, But some codices, with two early printed editions, read "cut off" in the text.

Mine eye, &c. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6, Ref to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 13:8). Compare Ezekiel 7:4; Ezekiel 8:18; Ezekiel 9:10. App-92.

Verse 12

A third pert, &c. This is the signification of the sign (verses: Ezekiel 5:1-4).

pestilence, and with famine. Op. Josephus, Antiquities x, 8. i.

all the winds = all quarters, Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6.

Verse 13

and. Note the Figure of speech Polyeyndeton (App-6).

I will be comforted. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:36). Compare Isaiah 1:24, App-92.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

zeal = jealousy.

Verse 14

I will make thee waste. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:31, Leviticus 26:32). App-92,

Verse 15

be a reproach and a taunt, Sc. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:37, the words being different). App-92.

unto. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "in", or "among".

Verse 16

I shall sand, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:23, Deuteronomy 32:24).

which: or, who.

break your staff of bread, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:26). App-92. Compare Ezekiel 4:13.

Verse 17

So will I send, Sc, Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:22. Deuteronomy 32:24),

I will bring the sword, Re. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:25). App-92. Compare Ezekiel 6:3; Ezekiel 11:8; Ezekiel 11:14, Ezekiel 11:17; Ezekiel 29:8; Ezekiel 33:2. Not used elsewhere in O.T.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.