Ezekiel chapters 25 to 39 free bible commentary in easy. These doubts were strong enough, in those early days, to raise the question of whether ezekiel should be one of the biblical books. Ezekiel 31 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, spanning 23 volumes, covered the entire bible with verse by. This book is basically about the destruction and exile of judah and the promise of its eventual restoration by god. A commentary on the book of ezekiel by pastor galen l. Ezekiel 31 pharaoh as a felled cedar of lebanon in bible. The shepherds looked only to their own interests by clothing and feeding themselves at the expense of the needs of the flock ezek. Study the bible online using commentary on ezekiel 31 and more. Ezekiel 31 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Ezekiel prophesied between 30th and 50th years ie 5th to 25th years of captivity cp eze 40. In 609 egypt came to assyrias aid against babylon and in 605 was defeated along with assyria in the battle of carchemish. While ezekiel 34 reflects gods care for his sheep like other shepherding passages, e. 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.
Ezekiel witnessed marvelous things in his prophetic visions even as he lived through terrible things on earth. Ezekiel chapter 31 matthew henry complete commentary on. Read ezekiel 31 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Ezekiel s in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. 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. Doughty southside christian church december 2014 introduction. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the bible. Why did ezekiel use metaphors from the garden of eden.
Ezekiel 31 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Once israel is sufficiently weak from her own ungodly ideas and behaviors, he will send the assyrian to finish the job isaiah 10. Ezekiel 31 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. A commentary on the book of ezekiel southside christian. A river in the land of the chaldeans, on the bank of which some of the jewish exiles, including the prophet ezekiel, were settled. Study ezekiel 31 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophetpriest ezekiel, and is one of the books of the prophets. Ezekiel may have drawn on an ancient myth of a cosmic tree of life to emphasize the greatness of egypts fall.
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. 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. Ezekiel 31 pharaoh as a felled cedar of lebanon in. Bible commentary on the book of ezekiel, chapter 34, by dr.
Assyria and egypt and their presentday equivalents will be punished. Ezekiel 31 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. Ezekiel 31 is the thirtyfirst chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. The peoples leaders have failed but there is a search and rescue operation going on. People love to hear a good sermon and to be entertained. Ezekiels in babylon, having been exiled there after the first siege of judah by the babylonians. The book opens with an account of the vision that summoned ezekiel to his prophetic calling. How do the metaphors of chapter 31 affect ones interpretation of chapter 28. 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. Ezekiel 31 new international version niv pharaoh as a felled cedar of lebanon.
This is a reference to the prophecy of the doom of assyria, as fully recounted in nahum. 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. Ezekiel 31 is the thirtyfirst chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old. Ezekiel 34 uses the metaphor of shepherding to illustrate how israels leaders shepherds oppressed the people flock within gods kingdom. Arranged chronologically, the seventh stands in the center, with six on either side. Israels leaders are indicted for their failure to care for the nation. Study ezekiel 31 using wesleys explanatory notes to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. A free bible version and commentary on the old testament book of ezekiel in easy english. The prophet ezekiel had a most unenviable assignment.
The word of the lord came to me again, saying, son of man, prophesy and say, thus says the lord god. Ezekiel chapters 25 to 39 free bible commentary in easy english. 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. The book of ezekiel stands in the english bible fourth among the major prophets. The book of ezekiel would have been hidden away nignaz sefer yehezkel. Ezekiel 31 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. They enjoy the oratory or perhaps the speaker himself and his style of speaking.
The book of ezekiel has always been a problem book. The commentary follows the chapter divisions of the book. Ezekiel cliffsnotes study guides book summaries, test. Ezekiel 31 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on.
Biblical commentator susan galambush observes that chapters 2932 contain seven oracles against egypt, balancing the seven oracles against israels. They are meant to be thoughtprovoking, not definitive. The prophecy of this chapter, as the two chapters before, is against egypt, and designed for the humbling and mortifying of pharaoh. 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. It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in ezekiels prophecy. Ezekiel chapters 1 to 24 free bible commentary in easy english. The prophet is so overcome by the vision that he falls on his face. Eze ezk christian bible study resources, dictionary, concordance and. Ezekiel 31 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. But it was cut down by the ruler of the nations babylon egypt would be cut down in the same way. Title the book has always been named for its author, ezekiel 1. It ranks second in actual word count among the prophetic books 39,407 words as compared to jeremiahs 42,659, and stands. 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.
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 31 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of ezekiel. The destruction and residence in hell of wicked nations such as assyria, elam, edom, tyre, meshech, tubal, and egypt is. Everyone knows the story jesus told about the good shepherd who went in search of the one sheep that was lost luke 15. Ezekiel 31 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available.
For the day is near, even the day of the lord is near. Ezekiel 31 commentary john gills exposition on the. Read ezekiel 31 commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. Ezekiel 31 commentary john gills exposition on the whole bible. Matthew henry commentary on ezekiel 31 king james version word,i have given more thought to your comment about the trees. 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. Now, says ezekiel, just such an operation is going on. These discussion questions are provided to help you think through the major issues of this section of the book. Reckoning the three in the 11th year as one year, and the three in the.
The shepherds have violated the economics of their. Pastor steve will move through the book in a methodical fashion to unveil the lords message to israel and all believers. 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 to show an instance of one whom the king of egypt resembled in greatness, the assyrian, compared to a stately cedar. 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. 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. These are thirteen in number, and cover a period of twentyone years a period of three sevens. Ezekiel 31 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Ezekiel 30 is the thirtieth chapter of the book of ezekiel in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. His name means strengthened by god, which, indeed, he was for the propheti. The book of ezekiel chapters 31 to 35 a britam biblical commentary contents.870 818 403 1040 1164 730 196 166 362 647 532 1635 1340 756 583 900 467 971 1228 999 1569 1240 1329 1373 646 306 692 1110 939 1372 1309 1407