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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezekiel 7

Verse 1

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

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

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

the land of Israel = the soil or ground of Israel. 'Ad math Israel, not 'eretz, as in the next clause. See note on Ezekiel 11:17 .

An end . . . the end . . . the end . The Figure of speech Repetitio for emphasis. Compare verses: Ezekiel 2:3 . See App-6 .

the land . Hebrew. 'eretz.

Verse 4

Mine eye . Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

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

Verse 6

An end . . . the end . . . it watcheth . Figure of speech Paronomasia. App-6 . Hebrew. kez . . . hakez, : . . . hekes.

it = she. Note the sudden change of gender, referring to "the morning" of Ezekiel 7:7 .

Verse 7

The morning is come = The turn (or circle) hath come round.

sounding again . Occurs only here.

Verse 8

An evil, an only evil . Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 .

evil = calamity. Hebrew. raa. App-44 .

only = sole. Some codices, with four early printed editions and Aramaean, read "calamity after calamity", reading 'ahar (after) instead of 'ahad

behold . Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

Verse 10

the rod hath blossomed : i.e. Nebuchadnezzar's sceptre is ready.

pride = insolence, or presumption : i.e. Israel's sin, which has called for the judgment.

Verse 11

a rod of wickedness : i.e. a rod to punish the wickedness. Genitive of Relation. App-17 .

wickedness = lawlessness. Hebrew rasha. App-44 . neither shall there be wailing for them. Some codices, with four early printed editions, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "no rest for them".

Verse 13

to that : i.e. to the possession.

although they were yet alive : i.e. at the time of the redemption, when, at the jubilee, the property sold would come back to the seller. Ref to Pentateuch (Leviticus 25:0 ). App-92 .

the vision : or, indignation, if chardn is read for chazan , "wrath"; i.e. ? = R for? = D, as in Ezekiel 7:12 and Ezekiel 7:14 .

strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life : or, no man by his iniquity shall strengthen his life.

iniquity . Hebrew. avah. App-44 .

Verse 14

They have blown . Some codices, with Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "Blow ye".

Verse 15

The sword . Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for war.

The sword is without . Reference to Pentateuch, (Deuteronomy 32:25 ).

Verse 16

iniquity . As in Ezekiel 7:13 but here is put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6 , for the judgment which was the consequence of it.

Verse 18

baldness. A sign of mourning.

Verse 19

deliver = rescue.

souls = cravings of their animal nature. Hebrew. nepheah. App-13 .

Verse 20

it: i.e. His Sanctuary, or His holy city Jerusalem.

and. Some codices, with Syriac and Vulgate, read this "and" in the text = "and their".

Verse 21

strangers = foreigners.

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha', App-44 .

pollute = profane.

Verse 23

Make a chain. The sign of captivity, answering to the other sign in Ezekiel 7:11 - ("q").

bloody crimes = crimes of bloodshed i.e. capital crimes.

Verse 24

heathen = nations.

the strong. The Septuagint evidently read `uzzam, instead of `uzzim ("the fierce ones"), Compare Ezekiel 24:21 .

holy . See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 25

Destruction : or, Cutting off.

Verse 26

Mischiefs = Calamity. Hebrew. chavah.

shall come. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:23 ).

rumour = hearing. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for what is heard.

upon = after; but a special reading called Sevir ( App-34 ), reads "upon". This is followed by Authorized Version and Revised Version.

they seek. But in vain. See Ezekiel 7:25 .

the law. This was the special province of the priest (Deuteronomy 17:8-13 ; Deuteronomy 33:10 ), as the vision was that of the prophet, and counsel that of elders. Compare Jeremiah 18:18 .

ancients = elders.

Verse 27

desolation . Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for rent garments, which were the outward expression of inward grief.

deserts = judgments, Compare Ezekiel 7:23 .

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

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-7.html. 1909-1922.