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Bible Commentaries
Ezekiel 9

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

He cried , &c. Contrast "though they cry", &c. (Ezekiel 8:18 )

every man . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

destroying = dashing (in pieces).

weapon . A various reading called Sevir . ( App-34 ), with some codices, four early printed editions, Septuagint, and Syriac, reads "weapons" (plural)

Verse 2

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

six men. Evidently supernatural. Angels are often called "men".

men. Heb, plural of enosh. App-14 .

man. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .

weapon . A various reading called Sevir, with some codices, one early printed edition, and Syriac, reads weapons (plural)

a writer's inkhorn . See Eze 9:41 . Seen in use in the East to this day.

Verse 3

the glory, &c. See note on Ezekiel 1:28 .

the God of Israel . See note on Isaiah 29:23 .

God . Hebrew. Elohin, App-4 .

cherub . Singular, as in Ezekiel 1:20 .

He: or, It. the house: i.e. the Temple building.

the man clothed with linen . Compare Daniel 10:5 , Daniel 10:6 . Revelation 1:13 .

Verse 4

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

set a mark. Compare Revelation 7:3 ; Revelation 9:4 ; Revelation 13:16 , Revelation 13:17 ; Revelation 20:4 .

mark. Hebrew Occurs elsewhere only in Job 31:35 .

Verse 5

spare = shield.

Verse 6

begin at My sanctuary. Compare Isaiah 10:12 .Jeremiah 25:29 ; Jeremiah 49:12 .Malachi 3:5 . 1 Peter 4:17 .

ancient = elders.

Verse 8

I fell upon my face. See note on Ezekiel 1:28 .

Ah. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6 .

Lord GOD . Hebrew. Adonai Jehovah . App-4 . See note on Ezekiel 2:4 .

Verse 9

iniquity . Hebrew `avnh, App-44 .

exceeding great. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 . Hebrew = "great, by degree, degree",

Hath forsaken . See Ezekiel 8:12 .

Verse 10

Mine eye, &c. See note on Ezekiel 5:11 ; Ezekiel 5:7 , Ezekiel 5:4 ; Ezekiel 8:18 .

according as . Some codices, with three early printed editions, read "according to all which".

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezekiel 9". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezekiel-9.html. 1909-1922.
 
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