It was there that ezekiel saw some of his visions eze 1. A commentary on the book of ezekiel by pastor galen l. A river in the land of the chaldeans, on the bank of which some of the jewish exiles, including the prophet ezekiel, were settled. Ezekiel witnessed marvelous things in his prophetic visions even as he lived through terrible things on earth. Ezekiels bitterness and anger are either reflections of gods attitude toward his people, or more likely a reflection of the prophets realization that he has to pronounce doom on those he loves. David guzik commentary on ezekiel 31 describes the allegory of the mighty tree, representing how egypt will fall just as assyria had before. The prophet is so overcome by the vision that he falls on his face. Ezekiel 31 and it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the lord came unto me, saying,son of man. Ezekiel s in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. Ezekiel 31 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available. Arranged chronologically, the seventh stands in the center, with six on either side. The destruction and residence in hell of wicked nations such as assyria, elam, edom, tyre, meshech, tubal, and egypt is.
Pastor steve will move through the book in a methodical fashion to unveil the lords message to israel and all believers. Assyria and egypt and their presentday equivalents will be punished. Doughty southside christian church december 2014 introduction. Ezekiel 31 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Ezekiel 31 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. Now, says ezekiel, just such an operation is going on. In ezekiel 31 the lord was reminding egypt that assyria not the assyrian was a like great cedar in lebanon, as beautiful and powerful as any of those in eden. This is a reference to the prophecy of the doom of assyria, as fully recounted in nahum.
Ezekiel 31 commentary john gills exposition on the. Ezekiel 31 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse. Ezekiels in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. The book of ezekiel stands in the english bible fourth among the major prophets.
It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in ezekiels prophecy. Ezekiel 31 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Israels leaders are indicted for their failure to care for the nation. The commentary follows the chapter divisions of the book. Ezekiel chapters 25 to 39 free bible commentary in easy. Ezekiel 31 commentary john gills exposition on the whole bible. The shepherds have violated the economics of their. Ezekiel describes his vision as an elaborate and complex image that symbolizes the majesty of yahweh and proclaims yahwehs sovereignty over all the nations of the earth. Ezekiel cliffsnotes study guides book summaries, test. For the day is near, even the day of the lord is near.
This commentary adheres to a literal interpretation of the scriptures, a belief that god is not yet finished with the nation of israel, a belief in a literal return of christ to literally reign and rule on the earth for years. Ezekiel may have drawn on an ancient myth of a cosmic tree of life to emphasize the greatness of egypts fall. Ezekiel 31 pharaoh as a felled cedar of lebanon in bible. Ezekiel chapters 25 to 39 free bible commentary in easy english. These discussion questions are provided to help you think through the major issues of this section of the book. His name means strengthened by god, which, indeed, he was for the propheti. King james version 1 and it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the lord came unto me, saying, 2 son of man, speak unto pharaoh king of egypt, and to his multitude. In passing sentence upon great criminals it is usual to consult precedents, and to see what has been done to others in the like case, which serves both to direct and to justify the proceedings.
The book of ezekiel would have been hidden away nignaz sefer yehezkel. Eze ezk christian bible study resources, dictionary, concordance and. Ezekiel chapters 1 to 24 free bible commentary in easy english. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of ezekiel. While ezekiel 34 reflects gods care for his sheep like other shepherding passages, e. The prophet is to show an instance of one whom the king of egypt resembled in greatness, the assyrian, compared to a stately cedar. They enjoy the oratory or perhaps the speaker himself and his style of speaking. Ezekiel 31 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. These doubts were strong enough, in those early days, to raise the question of whether ezekiel should be one of the biblical books. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the bible.
Ezekiel 31 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. They are meant to be thoughtprovoking, not definitive. Title the book has always been named for its author, ezekiel 1. A free bible version and commentary on the old testament book of ezekiel in easy english. Among all israel, god can find no man who will lead the people in his way, so he allows the natural processes of destruction and degeneration to occur. These are thirteen in number, and cover a period of twentyone years a period of three sevens. But it was cut down by the ruler of the nations babylon egypt would be cut down in the same way. Ezekiel 31 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Study the bible online using commentary on ezekiel 31 and more.
Biblical commentator susan galambush observes that chapters 2932 contain seven oracles against egypt, balancing the seven oracles against israels. Ezekiel 34 uses the metaphor of shepherding to illustrate how israels leaders shepherds oppressed the people flock within gods kingdom. In 609 egypt came to assyrias aid against babylon and in 605 was defeated along with assyria in the battle of carchemish. How do the metaphors of chapter 31 affect ones interpretation of chapter 28. Ezekiel 31 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. Everyone knows the story jesus told about the good shepherd who went in search of the one sheep that was lost luke 15.
The book of ezekiel chapters 31 to 35 a britam biblical commentary contents. The peoples leaders have failed but there is a search and rescue operation going on. The shepherds looked only to their own interests by clothing and feeding themselves at the expense of the needs of the flock ezek. The prophecy of this chapter, as the two chapters before, is against egypt, and designed for the humbling and mortifying of pharaoh. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Ezekiel 31 new international version niv pharaoh as a felled cedar of lebanon. Along with ezekiel s declaration of judgment to israel came a message of hope in a future restoration, though the message was veiled by mysterious symbols and events that still generate wonder and debate today. The prophet ezekiel had a most unenviable assignment. Ezekiel 31 is the thirtyfirst chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old. The book opens with an account of the vision that summoned ezekiel to his prophetic calling.
Matthew henry commentary on ezekiel 31 king james version word,i have given more thought to your comment about the trees. Not that egypt was, like assyria, utterly to cease to be, but it was, like assyria, to lose its prominence in the empire of the world. Study ezekiel 31 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Ezekiel chapter 31 matthew henry complete commentary on.
People love to hear a good sermon and to be entertained. Bible commentary on the book of ezekiel, chapter 34, by dr. Ezekiel 31 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophetpriest ezekiel, and is one of the books of the prophets. Once israel is sufficiently weak from her own ungodly ideas and behaviors, he will send the assyrian to finish the job isaiah 10. Reckoning the three in the 11th year as one year, and the three in the. Read ezekiel 31 commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. This book is basically about the destruction and exile of judah and the promise of its eventual restoration by god.
The word of the lord came to me again, saying, son of man, prophesy and say, thus says the lord god. Why did ezekiel use metaphors from the garden of eden. Study ezekiel 31 using wesleys explanatory notes to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Ezekiel 31 pharaoh as a felled cedar of lebanon in. The rabbis were greatly troubled by the fact that the book of ezekiel gives certain laws, chiefly as to the temple procedures, which actually contradict the laws given in the book of leviticus. Ezekiel 30 is the thirtieth chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. Ezekiel prophesied between 30th and 50th years ie 5th to 25th years of captivity cp eze 40. Ezekiel 31 the prophecy of this chapter, as the two chapters before, is against egypt, and designed for the humbling and mortifying of pharaoh. Ezekiel 31 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, spanning 23 volumes, covered the entire bible with verse by. He was called to preach a message of coming judgment to the rebellious children of israel, on the occasion of the lords delivery of the nation into enslavement under the babylonians. A commentary on the book of ezekiel southside christian. Read ezekiel 31 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete.5 96 658 1436 650 1267 626 334 1479 1033 1354 1164 1563 235 1181 1273 1010 985 1367 1549 1051 623 1223 562 1384 1186 1512 124 1405 358 816 214 285 365 735 644 1443 277 7 65 166 1427 993