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* Or, confi.
safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having nei- A.C. 587. ther bars nor gates,
12 + To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine dently. hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and +Hch. To spunil upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which prey the prey. have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of Heb. navel. the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil ?
14 [ Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before
17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Heb by the Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that
my fury shall come up face. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel ;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon
the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the || steep places shall fall, and Or, towers, every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and osanctify myself; and
I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall 23. & xxxvii. know that I am the LORD.
* Or, strike thee with sir
draw thee back with an hook of sir teeth, as ch. Xxxviii. +. + Heb, the sides of the north.
17 The feast of the fowls. 23 Israel, having been plagued for their sins, skal
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and
2 And I will turn thee back, and * leave but the sixth plagues; or, part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from † the north
parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and
all thy bands, and the people that is with thee : I will give * Heb. wing. thee unto the ravenous birds of every # sort, and to the beasts Heb. to de- of the field § to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon | the open field : for I have spoken face of the
it, saith the Lord God.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that Or, confi- dwell * carelessly in the isles : and they shall know that I
am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel ; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD), the Holy One in Israel.
8 9 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth,
and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields + Or, jarclins, and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the + hand+ Or, make a staves, and the spears, and they shall I burn them with fire
seven years :
10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests ; for they shall burn the weapons with fire : and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
11 q And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of
the passengers of the east of the sea : and it shall stop | Or, mouths & noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and
all his multitude: and they shall call it' The valley of ll That is, the || Hamon-gog.
tire of them.
multitude of Goy
fowl of every
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying A.C.587. of them, that they may cleanse the land.
13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God.
14 And they shall sever out *men of continual employ- * Heb, men of ment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it : after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he + set up a sign by it, + Heb. bud. till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be #Hamonah. That is, the Thus shall they cleanse the land.
17 [ And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak $ unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the Heb. to the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on wing. every side to my || sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a || Or, slaughgreat sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of Heb. great goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon
them. 22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.
23 | And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity : because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies : so fell they all by the sword.
24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.
25 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy
A.C. 587. 26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their
trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
27 When I have brought them again from the people, and pach. xxxvi. gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and Pam sancti
fied in them in the sight of many nations ;
28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them
more there. 29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have ? poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.
* Heb. by my
Joel ii. 28. Acts ii. 17.
Ezekiel's Vision of the second Temple 39.
1 The time, manner, and end of the vision. 6 The description of the east gate,
20 of the north gate, 24 of the south gate, 32 of the east gate, 35 and of the north gate.
39 Eight tables. 44 The chambers. 48 The porch of the house. 1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the
39 This vision of the second temple was presented to Ezekiel towards the conclusion of his mission. In his preceding prophecies he predicted the return of the Jews to their own land,—the punishment upon their enemies, -the great contest which should take place in the latter days,--and the eventual overthrow of the power of Gog and Magog. From this subject he is naturally led to describe the peaceable and flourishing state of the Church in the latter days, typified by the rebuilding of the temple, on the return of the people after the decree of Cyrus. This rebuilding is circumstantially described, but expressions are used respecting the glory of the divine presence, which is represented as filling the house, which could not refer to that temple. The new temple, described by Ezekiel is larger than all Jerusalem, and the new Jerusalem larger than all the land of Canaan; these prophetic dimensions, therefore, demonstrate that these things cannot be understood literally, but spiritually. The expression, ch. xliii
. 5, “the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever," cannot allude to the glory which, in the person of Christ, only temporarily visited the second temple. It evidently seems to prefigure the eventual restoration, and ultimate glory of the Jewish nation, when they should again inhabit the land of their fathers, and rebuild in Jerusalem the temple of Jehovah. ---Vide a Dissertation on Ezekiel's Vision of the Temple, Ordinances of the priests, &c. &c. &c. by Archbishop Secker, inserted in Archbishop Newcome's Translation of Ezekiel; Lightfoot's Chronicle, p. 132.
face was the ivay toward
selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and A.C. 574. brought me thither.
2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, * by which 2.0; upon was as the frame of a city on the south.
3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine
eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee ; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.
5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth : so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
6 q Then came he unto the gate + which looketh toward + Heb, whose the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad ; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.
7 And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.
8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.
9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.
10 And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.
11 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
12 The I space also before the little chambers was one 1 Hcb. limit, cubit on this side, and the space was one cubit on that side : and the little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side.
13 He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber to the roof of another : the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door.
14 'He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate.