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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 32:1-16

1-16 It becomes us to weep and tremble for those who will not weep and tremble for themselves. Great oppressors are, in God's account, no better than beasts of prey. Those who admire the pomp of this world, will wonder at the ruin of that pomp; which to those who know the vanity of all things here below, is no surprise. When others are ruined by sin, we have to fear, knowing ourselves guilty. The instruments of the desolation are formidable. And the instances of the desolation are frightful.... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Ezekiel 32:1-16

Lament over the King of Egypt v. 1. And it came to pass in the twelfth year, after the carrying away of Jelioiachin, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, v. 2. Son of man, a weak human being, and yet the messenger of the almighty God, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, very likely Pharaoh-hophra, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, in his behavior over against them, in the terror which... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Ezekiel 32:1-32

CHAPTER 321And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first 2[day] of the month, the word of Jehovah came to me, saying: Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and say to him: Young lion of the heathen peoples thou didst imagine thyself [thou didst compare thyself to such an one], and thou [wast] as the dragon in the sea [in the seas], and brakest forth in thy streams, and didst trouble the water with thy feet, and didst trample their... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Ezekiel 32:1-32

The sixth prophecy followed the fifth after an interval of nearly two years, but was closely associated with it, in that it consisted of a lamentation for Pharaoh whose doom was first described as the taking of a dragon in the seas and casting him forth on the land. The effect of this downfall would be widespread, bringing desolation to his own land, supplying booty to other lands, and making men everywhere tremble in the presence of the judgment of Jehovah. This prophecy was uttered almost... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 32:1-16

The Sixth Oracle. A Lament Over Pharaoh and Egypt (Ezekiel 32:1-16 ). The date of the oracle is March 585 BC. It follows the destruction of Jerusalem. The versions vary, seeking to alter the date to before that in Ezekiel 33:21 (probably to maintain a smooth chronology). But there is no valid reason to do so. read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 32:1-32

The Oracles Against Egypt (Ezekiel 29:1 to Ezekiel 32:32 ). This section of the book is composed of seven oracles issued against Egypt. The fact that there are seven is probably deliberate in order to emphasise the divine completeness of the condemnation, for throughout the Near East seven was the number of divine perfection. Egypt was the great power to the south, as Assyria, Babylon and Persia were successively to the north. Except in very weak times, she had always seen the land of Canaan... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 32:3-7

“Thus says the Lord Yahweh, I will throw my dragnet over you, with a large group of many peoples, And they will bring you up in my net. And I will leave you on the land, I will cast you out on the open field, And will cause all the birds of the air to settle on you, And I will satiate all the beasts of the earth with you. And I will strew your flesh on the mountains, And fill the valleys with your tossed out carcass. I will also water with your blood the land in which you swim, Even to the... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 32:1-16

Ezekiel 32:1-Nehemiah : . The Dirge over Pharaoh.— A dirge is now sung over Pharaoh, in which he is likened, as before ( Ezekiel 29:3), to a crocodile— brutal and turbulent; but Yahweh will catch him in His net, and hurl his huge dripping carcase over mountain and valley, to be devoured by beasts and birds. Pharaoh, the brilliant luminary (the figure changes here), shall be extinguished; and other nations, when they behold Egypt’ s fate, shall tremble at the thought that the like may happen... read more

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - Ezekiel 32:3

My net; a large, long, and wide net, drawn out to full extent. Over thee; with which both lions and crocodiles might be taken, and in which this lion and crocodile should certainly be taken; for God, whose hand never erreth, will spread the net. With a company of many people: in the countries where these creatures were hunted, they went in mighty companies to the game, as they accounted it. Bring thee up in my net; drag thee along to destroy thee, pull thee up out of the pit, in which the net... read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Ezekiel 32:1-32

PROPHETIC DIRGES OVER EGYPT’S FALL (Chap. 32)EXEGETICAL NOTES.—Ezekiel 32:1. “In the twelfth year”—in the twelfth year from the carrying away of Jehoiakin: Jerusalem was by this time overthrown, and Amasis was beginning to revolt against Pharaoh-Hophra.Ezekiel 32:2. “Like a young lion and as a whale”—any monster of the waters: here the crocodile of the Nile. As a lion on dry land and a crocodile in the waters, Pharaoh is terrible alike by land and sea.Ezekiel 32:3. “I will spread my net”—the... read more

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