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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 32:1-16

Here, I. The prophet is ordered to take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, Ezek. 32:2. It concerns ministers to be much of a serious spirit, and, in order thereunto, to be frequent in taking up lamentations for the fall and ruin of sinners, as those that have not desired, but dreaded, the woeful day. Note, Ministers that would affect others with the things of God must make it appear that they are themselves affected with the miseries which sinners bring upon themselves by their sins.... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 32:8

All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee ,.... Or, "all the lights of the light" F1 כל מאורי אור "omnia luminaria lucis", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius. ; the rest of the luminaries of heaven; the other five planets, as Kimchi, besides the sun and moon: and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God ; as there must needs be, the sun, moon, and stars, and all the lights of heaven, being darkened above: there seems to be an allusion to the thick darkness... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 32:8

And set darkness upon thy land - As I did when a former king refused to let my people go to the wilderness to worship me. I will involve thee, and thy house, and thy people, and the whole land, in desolation and wo. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 32:1-10

Judgment on a proud king. The mightiest king is not irresponsible. Although he may find no authority on earth to exercise control over him, he shall find that an unseen Power holds him in check, and chastises his oppressions. From the ubiquity of God's scepter he cannot escape. We have here described— I. A MONSTER OF MISCHIEF . He is represented as "a young lion of the nations," as "a whale in the seas." He is noteworthy, not for intellectual or manly qualities, but merely for... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 32:1-10

God's teaching in history. As the prophet continues his utterance in the same strain, our thought is directed to the same class of truths, and we learn— I. THAT GREAT SINNERS ARE GREAT TROUBLERS . Egypt was a young lion among the nations, fierce, dangerous, dreaded ( Ezekiel 32:2 ). It was a crocodile in the river, "breaking forth," " troubling the waters," and "fouling" them ( Ezekiel 32:2 ). Great cities like Rome and Sparta, powerful kingdoms like Assyria anti... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 32:7-10

The sympathy of nature and of man with a fallen people. The greatness of the catastrophe by which Egypt is to be overwhelmed is depicted by the prophet in a strikings, and poetical manner. It is represented that an impression is made thereby upon the heavenly bodies by which the earth is illumined, and upon the nations and kings who are astonished witnesses of the overthrow of one of the greatest monarchies of the world. I. THE LUMINARIES OF THE DAY AND OF THE NIGHT ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 32:8

Lights darkened. I. MAN CANNOT DISPENSE WITH LIGHTS OF HEAVEN . He may never look up. Yet he cannot live without the light that comes from over his head. In spiritual experience there are men who ignore the light above and the very existence of the heavenly world. Yet they are not the less largely dependent on those higher influences. If the sun were blotted out, all life on our globe would perish in darkness and cold—the world reduced to a block of silent frozen matter. If... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 32:7-10

Ezekiel 32:7-10. And when I shall put thee out When I shall cast thee down from thy power, and extinguish all thy glory. I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark It is well known that the downfall of states and kingdoms, kings and princes, is often expressed in the Scriptures by these or such like metaphors: see notes on Isaiah 13:10; Isaiah 24:23; Isaiah 30:26. But here the expressions may mean, I will make every thing look sad and dismal, or will cause a universal... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 32:1-32

The end of Egypt (32:1-32)Again Pharaoh (or Egypt) is likened to the mythological monster of the Nile who will be caught, dragged out of the river and left to rot in the sun. His blood will flow over the land and his carcass will be meat for birds and wild animals (32:1-6; cf. 29:3-5). A terrifying darkness throughout the country will impress upon people that this judgment is the work of the sovereign God (7-8).Neighbouring nations will tremble when they see multitudes of Egyptian people killed... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Ezekiel 32:8

bright lights = light = bearers. Ref, to Pentateuch (Genesis 1:14 ). App-92 , Hebrew. ma'or . saith the Lord GOD = [is] Adonai Jehovah's oracle. read more

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