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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 28:1-10

We had done with Tyrus in the foregoing chapter, but now the prince of Tyrus is to be singled out from the rest. Here is something to be said to him by himself, a message to him from God, which the prophet must send him, whether he will hear or whether he will forbear. I. He must tell him of his pride. His people are proud (Ezek. 27:3) and so is he; and they shall both be made to know that God resists the proud. Let us see, 1. What were the expressions of his pride: His heart was lifted up,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 28:10

Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised ,.... Or the death of the wicked, as the Targum; the first and second death, temporal and eternal: the former by the hand of strangers , the Chaldeans, in various shapes; and the latter will follow upon it: it may denote the various kinds of death which the inhabitants of Rome will die when destroyed, some by famine, some by pestilence, and others by fire; when these plagues shall come upon her in one day, Revelation 18:8 . for I have... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 28:10

The deaths of the uncircumcised - Two deaths, temporal and eternal. Ithobaal was taken and killed by Nebuchadnezzar. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 28:1-10

Pride's terrible fall. A real king incorporates in himself all that is best and mightiest in the people. The aims, and enterprises, and ambitions, and spirit of the nation should find a place in his breast. He is a mirror, in which the life of the empire is reflected. Whether he leads or whether he follows the bent of the nation's will (and, in part, he will do both), he becomes the visible exponent of the nation's life. All that is good in the empire, and all that is evil, blossoms in... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 28:1-10

The course and doom of arrogance. This prophecy is directed against "the Prince [or, 'King'] of Tyre" ( Ezekiel 28:1 ), and was doubtless meant lot him particularly; but it may be taken that he was representative of his court and of his people, and that the denunciation and doom here recorded apply to the state as well as to its head. We have suggested to us the course as well as the doom of arrogance. I. IT BEGINS IN A DANGEROUS AND IRREVERENT COMPLACENCY . The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 28:1-10

The Prince of Tyre; or, the expression and punishment of pride. "The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Son of man, say unto the Prince of Tyre," etc. Following the prophecies concerning the city and state of Tyre, and completing them, Ezekiel delivers these concerning the king of the famous city. They apply to him, not only as a person, but as the representative of the people in their prosperity, power, and pride. "Throughout the East," says the 'Speaker's Commentary,' "the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 28:3-10

The folly of worldly wisdom. It might not have occurred to an ordinary observer that Tyre owed its position to its wisdom, and its downfall to an unwise confidence in that wisdom. Bat the Prophet Ezekiel looked below the surface, and traced the arrogance and presumptuous ungodliness of the great city to its claim to worldly prudence, sagacity, and skill, which, being substituted for true and Divine wisdom, became the occasion of the city's downfall and destruction. I. THE RANGE ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 28:10

The climax comes in the strongest language of Hebrew scorn. As the uncircumcised were to the Israelite ( 1 Samuel 17:36 ; 1 Samuel 31:4 ), so should the King of Tyro, unhonored, unwept, with no outward marks of reverence, be among the great cues of the past who dwell in Hades. Ezekiel returns to the phrase in Ezekiel 31:18 ; Ezekiel 32:24 . The words receive a special force from the fact that the Phoenicians practiced circumcision before their intercourse with the Greeks (Herod;... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Ezekiel 28:1-10

The prophecy against the prince of Tyre. Throughout the east the majesty and glory of a people were collected in the person of their monarch, who in some nations was worshipped as a god. The prince is here the embodiment of the community. Their glory is his glory, their pride his pride. The doom of Tyre could not be complete without denunciation of the prince of Tyre. Idolatrous nations and idolatrous kings were, in the eyes of the prophet, antagonists to the true God. In them was embodied the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 28:1-19

Judgment on the king of Tyre (28:1-19)The king of Tyre, as representative of the whole nation, is now condemned on account of the pride for which Tyre was famous. Because of the wealth and strength that the country gained through clever trading, Tyre saw itself as all-powerful, answerable to no one. It considered itself to be a god among the nations of the commercial world (28:1-5).Yahweh, the only true God, will tolerate Tyre’s arrogance no longer. The day of Tyre’s judgment has come (6-7).... read more

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