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Ezekiel 43

Introduction

Overview

Ezekiel 43:1, The returning of the glory of God into the temple; Ezekiel 43:7, The sin of Israel hindered God’s presence; Ezekiel 43:10, The prophet exhorts them to repentance, and observation of the law of the house; Ezekiel 43:13, The measures, Ezekiel 43:18. and the ordinances of the altar.

Verse 1

the gate that: Ezekiel 40:6, Ezekiel 42:15, Ezekiel 44:1, Ezekiel 46:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 31:6 - that they

Verse 2

the glory: Ezekiel 1:28, Ezekiel 3:23, Ezekiel 9:3, Ezekiel 10:18, Ezekiel 10:19, Isaiah 6:3, John 12:41

came: Ezekiel 11:23

and his voice: Ezekiel 1:24, Revelation 1:15, Revelation 14:2, Revelation 19:1, Revelation 19:6

the earth: Ezekiel 10:4, Isaiah 60:1-Leviticus :, Habakkuk 2:14, Habakkuk 3:3, Revelation 18:1, Revelation 21:23

Reciprocal: Leviticus 9:4 - to day Leviticus 9:6 - and the glory 1 Kings 8:11 - for the glory Psalms 80:1 - shine Isaiah 17:12 - make a noise Ezekiel 8:4 - General Ezekiel 44:2 - because Zechariah 14:4 - his feet John 3:23 - much Acts 12:7 - and a

Verse 3

according to the appearance: Ezekiel 1:4-Hosea :, Ezekiel 8:4, Ezekiel 9:3, Ezekiel 10:1-Song of Solomon :, Ezekiel 11:22, Ezekiel 11:23

to destroy the city: or, to prophesy that the city should be destroyed, Ezekiel 9:1, Ezekiel 9:5, Ezekiel 32:18, Jeremiah 1:10, Revelation 11:3-Joshua :

the river: Ezekiel 1:3, Ezekiel 3:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:13 - me he restored Jeremiah 25:17 - and made Jeremiah 38:23 - shalt cause Ezekiel 1:1 - by the river Ezekiel 1:28 - This Ezekiel 3:15 - that dwelt Ezekiel 10:15 - This Ezekiel 44:4 - and I fell Hosea 6:5 - have I Matthew 17:6 - General Revelation 11:5 - fire

Verse 4

the glory: Though the personal presence of Immanuel in the second temple rendered it more glorious than that of Solomon - Haggai 2:5-1 Samuel :, yet this part of the vision rather relates to the times predicted in the whole of this description, those which shall succeed the conversion of the Jews, and their restoration to their own land.

came: Ezekiel 10:18, Ezekiel 10:19, Ezekiel 44:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 40:34 - a cloud 1 Kings 8:11 - for the glory Ezekiel 10:3 - and the Ezekiel 11:1 - the east Ezekiel 11:23 - the glory Ezekiel 44:1 - looketh Ezekiel 44:4 - the glory

Verse 5

the spirit: Ezekiel 3:12-2 Chronicles :, Ezekiel 8:3, Ezekiel 11:24, Ezekiel 37:1, Ezekiel 40:2, 1 Kings 18:12, 2 Kings 2:16, Acts 8:39

and brought: Song of Solomon 1:4, 2 Corinthians 12:2-Numbers :

the glory: Ezekiel 44:4, Exodus 40:34, 1 Kings 8:10, 1 Kings 8:11, 2 Chronicles 5:14, Isaiah 6:3, Haggai 2:7-1 Samuel :

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:43 - sanctified 2 Kings 21:5 - in the two courts 2 Chronicles 7:1 - the glory Ezekiel 8:16 - the inner Ezekiel 10:4 - and the house Matthew 4:1 - of the spirit Revelation 1:12 - see

Verse 6

I heard: Leviticus 1:1, Isaiah 66:6, Revelation 16:1

the man: Ezekiel 40:3

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 9:1 - cried Revelation 1:12 - see

Verse 7

the place of my throne: Ezekiel 1:26, Ezekiel 10:1, Psalms 47:8, Psalms 99:1, Isaiah 6:1, Jeremiah 3:17, Jeremiah 14:21, Jeremiah 17:12, Acts 7:48, Acts 7:49, Revelation 22:3

and the place: 1 Chronicles 28:2, Psalms 99:5, Isaiah 66:1, Matthew 5:34, Matthew 5:35

where I: Ezekiel 43:9, Ezekiel 37:26-Hosea :, Ezekiel 48:35, Exodus 29:45, Psalms 68:18, Psalms 132:14, Joel 3:17, Matthew 28:20, John 1:14, John 14:23, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Revelation 21:2, Revelation 21:3

no more: Ezekiel 20:39, Ezekiel 23:38, Ezekiel 23:39, Ezekiel 39:7, Hosea 14:8, Zechariah 13:2, Zechariah 14:20, Zechariah 14:21

by the carcases: Ezekiel 43:9, Leviticus 26:30, Jeremiah 16:18

Reciprocal: Numbers 2:2 - about the Psalms 46:5 - God is Isaiah 12:6 - great Jeremiah 7:30 - they Ezekiel 9:1 - cried Ezekiel 37:23 - shall they defile Ezekiel 44:7 - ye have brought Hosea 14:3 - neither

Verse 8

setting: Ezekiel 5:11, Ezekiel 8:3-Nehemiah :, Ezekiel 23:39, Ezekiel 44:7, 2 Kings 16:14, 2 Kings 16:15, 2 Kings 21:4-Judges :, 2 Kings 23:11, 2 Kings 23:12, 2 Chronicles 33:4, 2 Chronicles 33:7

and the wall between me and them: or, for there was but a wall between me and them

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:23 - General 1 Kings 12:32 - like unto 2 Kings 16:10 - the pattern Jeremiah 7:30 - they Jeremiah 35:4 - door Ezekiel 37:23 - shall they defile Ezekiel 40:6 - threshold

Verse 9

Now let: Rather, "Now shall they put away their whoredom and the carcases of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them forever." It is a prediction and promise, and not an exhortation. Ezekiel 18:30, Ezekiel 18:31, Hosea 2:2, Colossians 3:5-1 Samuel :

the carcases: Ezekiel 43:7, Ezekiel 37:23

and I: Ezekiel 43:7, Ezekiel 37:26-Hosea :, 2 Corinthians 6:16

Reciprocal: Psalms 46:5 - God is Jeremiah 4:1 - put away

Verse 10

show: Ezekiel 40:4, Exodus 25:40, 1 Chronicles 28:11, 1 Chronicles 28:19

that they: Ezekiel 43:11, Ezekiel 16:61, Ezekiel 16:63, Ezekiel 23:31, Ezekiel 23:32, Romans 6:21

pattern: or, sum, or number

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:28 - Behold 2 Chronicles 30:15 - were ashamed Ezekiel 44:5 - concerning Micah 3:8 - to declare

Verse 11

show them: Ezekiel 40:1 - Ezekiel 42:20, Ezekiel 44:5, Ezekiel 44:6, Hebrews 8:5

all the ordinances: 1 Corinthians 11:2

and do: Ezekiel 11:20, Ezekiel 36:27, Matthew 28:20, John 13:17

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:40 - that thou make Joshua 22:28 - Behold 2 Kings 16:10 - the pattern 1 Chronicles 28:11 - the pattern 2 Chronicles 30:15 - were ashamed Isaiah 65:25 - my Ezekiel 43:10 - that they Romans 6:21 - whereof Hebrews 9:1 - had

Verse 12

Upon: Ezekiel 40:2, Ezekiel 42:20, Psalms 93:5, Joel 3:17, Zechariah 14:20, Zechariah 14:21, Revelation 21:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:40 - that thou make Exodus 28:36 - HOLINESS Exodus 39:1 - holy place Leviticus 11:46 - This Leviticus 15:32 - General Psalms 110:3 - beauties Isaiah 4:3 - shall be Isaiah 35:8 - the unclean Micah 4:1 - the mountain Luke 19:46 - General 1 Corinthians 3:17 - destroy

Verse 13

the measures: Exodus 27:1-Ruth :, 2 Chronicles 4:1

The cubits: Ezekiel 40:5, Ezekiel 41:8

bottom: Heb. bosom

edge: Heb. lip

Reciprocal: Exodus 38:1 - the altar Ezekiel 40:10 - they three Ezekiel 43:14 - the lower settle

Verse 14

the lower settle: These settles were ledges by which the altar was narrowed towards the top; and the whole of it may thus be computed:

Height - in Cubits Base Ezekiel 43:13, 1 To first ledge Ezekiel 43:14, 1 To upper ledge Ezekiel 43:14, 4 To hearth Ezekiel 43:15, 4 Total Height 10

Breadth - in Cubits Upper ledge Ezekiel 43:17, 14 For higher ledge Ezekiel 43:14, 2 For lower ledge Ezekiel 43:14, 2 For base Ezekiel 43:13, 2 Total Breadth 20

Hence the upper part of the altar was only twelve cubits square - Ezekiel 43:16, the upper settle, or ledge, being in all fourteen cubits - Ezekiel 43:17, deducting two cubits from its dimensions. Though this altar was the same in height, and breadth with that of Solomon, yet it differed materially from it in having settles or ledges; on which the priests walked round the altar, to officiate in offering sacrifices.

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 45:9 - execute Ezekiel 45:19 - and upon the four corners

Verse 15

the altar: Heb. Harel, that is, the mountain of God, Probably so called in opposition to the idolatrous high places.

the altar: Heb. Ariel, that is, the lion of God, Rather, "the hearth of God," from the Arabic irat or iryat a hearth, and ail God. Isaiah 29:1, Isaiah 29:2, Isaiah 29:7

four horns: Exodus 27:2, Leviticus 9:9, 1 Kings 2:28, Psalms 118:27

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 43:14 - the lower settle Ezekiel 43:20 - take

Verse 16

twelve cubits: Exodus 27:1, 2 Chronicles 4:1, Ezra 3:3

square: Exodus 38:1, Exodus 38:2

Reciprocal: Isaiah 29:1 - woe Ezekiel 43:14 - the lower settle Ezekiel 43:20 - and on the four

Verse 17

and the border: Exodus 25:25, Exodus 30:3, 1 Kings 18:32

his stairs: Rather, "its ascents," maalothehoo probably an inclined plane; for the law ordained that the priest should not ascend by stairs. Exodus 20:26

look toward: Ezekiel 8:16, Ezekiel 40:6, 1 Kings 6:8, Nehemiah 9:4

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 43:14 - the lower settle Ezekiel 43:20 - and on the four

Verse 18

to offer: Ezekiel 45:18, Ezekiel 45:19, Exodus 40:29, Leviticus 1:5-Esther :, Leviticus 8:18-Ecclesiastes :, Leviticus 16:19, Hebrews 9:21-Isaiah :, Hebrews 10:4-2 Kings :, Hebrews 12:24

Verse 19

the priests: Ezekiel 40:46, Ezekiel 44:15, Ezekiel 48:11, 1 Samuel 2:35, 1 Samuel 2:36, 1 Kings 2:27, 1 Kings 2:35, Isaiah 61:6, Isaiah 66:22, Jeremiah 33:18-Song of Solomon :, 1 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9

which approach: Numbers 16:5, Numbers 16:40, Numbers 18:5

a young: Ezekiel 45:18, Ezekiel 45:19, Exodus 29:10, Exodus 29:11, Leviticus 4:3-Habakkuk :, Leviticus 8:14, Leviticus 8:15, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 7:27

Reciprocal: Leviticus 16:6 - for himself Ezekiel 45:4 - which

Verse 20

take: Ezekiel 43:15, Exodus 29:12, Exodus 29:36, Leviticus 4:25, Leviticus 4:30, Leviticus 4:34, Leviticus 8:15, Leviticus 9:9

and on the four: Ezekiel 43:16, Ezekiel 43:17

thus shalt: Ezekiel 43:22, Ezekiel 43:26, Leviticus 16:19, Hebrews 9:21-Isaiah :

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 45:19 - and upon the four corners

Verse 21

burn: Exodus 29:14, Leviticus 4:12, Leviticus 8:17, Hebrews 13:11, Hebrews 13:12

Verse 22

a kid: Ezekiel 43:25, Exodus 29:15-Job :, Leviticus 8:18-Ecclesiastes :, Isaiah 53:6, Isaiah 53:10, 1 Peter 1:19

and they: Ezekiel 43:20, Ezekiel 43:26

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 45:18 - and cleanse

Verse 24

cast salt: Leviticus 2:13, Numbers 18:19, 2 Chronicles 13:5, Matthew 5:13, Mark 9:49, Mark 9:50, Colossians 4:6

Verse 25

Exodus 29:35-Haggai :, Leviticus 8:33

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:36 - every day Leviticus 8:35 - the tabernacle Ezekiel 43:22 - a kid

Verse 26

they shall: Leviticus 8:34

consecrate themselves: Heb. fill their hands, Exodus 29:24, Exodus 32:29, *marg.

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:41 - and consecrate them Exodus 29:30 - seven days Leviticus 9:1 - the eighth day Ezekiel 43:20 - thus shalt Ezekiel 43:22 - and they Ezekiel 45:18 - and cleanse Malachi 3:4 - the offering

Verse 27

that upon: Leviticus 9:1

make: Romans 15:16, Philippians 2:17, Hebrews 13:15

peace offerings: or, thank offerings

I will accept: Ezekiel 20:40, Ezekiel 20:41, Job 42:8, Hosea 8:13, Romans 12:1, Ephesians 1:6, Colossians 1:20, Colossians 1:21, 1 Peter 2:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:36 - every day Leviticus 16:6 - for himself Deuteronomy 33:10 - whole Deuteronomy 33:11 - accept Ezekiel 45:17 - peace offerings Malachi 3:4 - the offering

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 43". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-43.html.