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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 32:3

Thus saith the Lord God ,.... The Lord God Almighty, who is able to manage this fierce and turbulent creature, this mighty monarch and disturber of the nations: I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people ; meaning the Chaldean army, which the Lord would instigate, and by his providence bring against the king of Egypt, and surround him as fishes in a net, and take him and his people; see Ezekiel 12:13 , and they shall bring thee up in my net ; out of... 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 32:2-3

The lion in a net. Pharaoh is compared both to a young lien and to a whale. The young lion has left his mark at the watering-place of the cattle. Therefore a net is spread for him, and he is entrapped. I. THE GREATEST ERE UNDER THE POWER OF GOD . The lion is the king of beasts; the whale is the greatest sea-monster. Yet both are under the power of their Creator. Kings are subject to God. Successful rich men have not grown out of his reach. Men of great intellect are not... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 32:3

I will spread out my net. The imagery of Ezekiel 29:3 is repeated, with a variation as to the mode of capture. There is no evidence that the crocodile was ever taken with a net; but Ezekiel may have chosen the comparison for that very reason. What was impossible in the parable, according to its letter, was possible when it received its application. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 32:3-6

Ezekiel 32:3-6. I will spread out my net over thee, &c. I will bring thine enemies upon thee, who shall encompass thee on every side, and master thee as a wild beast or monstrous fish is taken in a net. Then will I leave thee upon the land That is, leave thee to certain destruction, or take away from thee all means of recovery. For Pharaoh being here spoken of as a water animal, leaving him upon the land, signified leaving him to certain death, without the means of escaping it; for... 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 32:3

the Lord GOD . Hebrew. Adonai Jehovah , See note on Ezekiel 2:4 . company = gathered host. Compare Ezekiel 16:40 . many: or, mighty. people = peoples. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Ezekiel 32:3

3. with a company of many people—namely, the Chaldeans (Ezekiel 29:3; Ezekiel 29:4; Hosea 7:12). my net—for they are My instrument. read more

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