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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 16:60-63

Here, in the close of the chapter, after a most shameful conviction of sin and a most dreadful denunciation of judgments, mercy is remembered, mercy is reserved, for those who shall come after. As was when God swore in his wrath concerning those who came out of Egypt that they should not enter Canaan, ?Yet? (says God) ?your little ones shall;? so here. And some think that what is said of the return of Sodom and Samaria (Ezek. 16:53, 55), and of Jerusalem with them, is a promise; it may be... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 16:62

And I will establish my covenant with thee ,.... See Gill on Ezekiel 16:60 ; and which is repeated for the comfort of the Lord's people, being ashamed upon the remembrance of their evil ways; and to show the certainty of it, as well as because it is a matter of the greatest importance: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord ; a covenant keeping God; true and faithful to my promises, and able to make them good: this is a principal blessing of the covenant of grace, to know the Lord, ... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 16:62

Verse 62 The Prophet here confirms his former teaching, namely, that although the Jews rendered God’s covenant vain as far as they possibly could, yet it should be firm and fixed. But we must hold what I have mentioned, that this discourse is specially limited to the elect, because the safety of the whole people was already desperate. Hence God shows that the covenant which he had made with Abraham could not be abolished by the, perfidy of man. And this is what Paul says in the third chapter of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 16:1-63

The thought that underlies Ezekiel's parable, that Israel was the bride of Jehovah, and that her sin was that of the adulterous wife, was sufficiently familiar. Isaiah ( Isaiah 1:21 ) had spoken of the "faithful city that had become a harlot." Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 2:2 ) had represented Jehovah as remembering "the kindness of her youth, the love of her espousals." What is characteristic of Ezekiel's treatment of that image is that he does not recognize any period in which Israel had been... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 16:60-63

Reconciliation. It is not possible to conceive a more sudden and extraordinary change than that which occurs in passing from the fifty-ninth to the sixtieth verse of this chapter. From an exposure of the vilest treachery and threats of condign and awful punishment, the Lord, speaking by the mouth of his prophet, passes to promises of the most gracious and tender character. It is a wonderful revelation of the Divine heart. As the moral Governor, the Administrator of the affairs of nations,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 16:60-63

A rift in the stormcloud. Human life is a season of probation. Far better to be chastised here, however severely, than to hear the sentence of doom at the last assize. Present corrections have a merciful design. Above the moral tempest calmly beams the star of mercy. To restoration repentance is needful. I. THE SOURCE OF REPENTANCE . "I," said God, "will remember my covenant with thee." Although God may severely punish, he does not cast off, if there be a vestige of hope.... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 16:60-63

A picture of reviewed favour. "Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth," etc. There is perhaps a reference here to the return of the Jews from their captivity in Babylon to their own land. But it seems beyond doubt that the prophet points to the gospel covenant and its spiritual blessings. Two facts seem to us to afford conclusive proof of this. I. THE RENEWED FAVOUR OF GOD TOWARDS HIS PEOPLE ORIGINATED WITH HIMSELF .... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 16:60-63

Ezekiel 16:60-63. Nevertheless, I will remember my covenant with thee, in the days of thy youth I will yet have some regard for you, because you were formerly my people, by virtue of the covenant that I made with you at your coming out of Egypt. And I will establish with you an everlasting covenant Such a one as shall never be abolished, namely, that of the gospel: see note on Jeremiah 32:40. Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed Thou shalt be affected with a deep sense of,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 16:44-63

Worthless sisters (16:44-63)Ezekiel refers back to Israel’s mixed parentage in Canaan to introduce two sisters of the prostitute (who, in Ezekiel’s time was identified with Judah’s capital Jerusalem). The two sisters were the cities Samaria (capital of the former northern kingdom) and Sodom. Both cities were destroyed by God’s judgment, but Jerusalem’s sin was worse than both (44-48). Sodom was well known for its greed and immorality, Samaria for its idolatry, but both cities now appeared... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Ezekiel 16:62

62. (Hosea 2:19; Hosea 2:20). thou shalt know that I am the Lord—not, as elsewhere, by the judgments falling on thee, but by My so marvellously restoring thee through grace. read more

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