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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 39:8-22

Though this prophecy was to have its accomplishment in the latter days, yet it is here spoken of as if it were already accomplished, because it is certain (Ezek. 39:8): ?Behold it has come, and it is done; it is as sure to be done when the time shall come as if it were done already; this is the day whereof I have long and often spoken, and, though it has been long in coming, yet at length it has come.? Thus it was said unto John (Rev. 21:6), It is done. To represent the routing of the army of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 39:13

Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them ,.... That is, a great number of the common people of the land of Israel, especially of those that dwell near the field of battle, shall be employed in burying the slain; and which they will be very ready to do, for the reasons above mentioned: and it shall be to them a renown ; or, "for a name" F7 לשם "in nomen", Pagninus, Montanus, Piscator, Cocceius, Starckius. ; they shall be commended for their humanity to their enemies, and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 39:1-20

In the first main division Ezekiel repeats the substance of what has already been advanced concerning the defeat of Gog (verses 1-8), after which he strives to represent its completeness (verses 9-20), by setting forth read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 39:1-21

The terrible doom of rebels. We may regard it as certain that this prophecy has in view the final conflict between good and evil in this world. Already , in the preceding prophecies, Ezekiel has been portraying the prosperous times of Messiah ' s reign; and now he has a vision of an age still more remote, when shall come the final clash of arms between God and a rebel world. We may take it that Satan, or Apollyon, will be the real leader in this final onset. All the forces of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 39:11-16

Contain a second proof of the completeness of Gog's destruction, viz. the length of time occupied in burying the slain and cleansing the land. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 39:12-13

The time that should be occupied in Gog's funeral should be seven months—so great should be the number of the dead—the sacred number seven recalling the seven years consumed in the burning of the weapons ( Ezekiel 39:9 ), and reminding one of the "seven times heated" furnace into which the Hebrew children were cast, and of the "seven times" of Nebuchadnezzar's humiliation ( Daniel 3:19 ; Daniel 4:23 ). The parties who should conduct his obsequies should be the house of Israel , even ... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 39:11-16

Ezekiel 39:11-16. I will give unto Gog a place there of graves Houbigant translates this passage, An illustrious place for sepulture, the valley of passengers opposite to the sea; through which the travellers shall pass, stopping their noses According to the Chaldee, the scene here spoken of was the lake of Gennesareth. In the Hebrew language, all lakes are called by the name of seas. The same is called the eastern sea, (Ezekiel 47:18,) to distinguish it from the Mediterranean, called the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 39:1-29

Destruction of the armies of Gog (39:1-29)Ezekiel repeats that God was the one who drew out the forces of Gog, his purpose being to destroy them (39:1-3). Their dead soldiers lie unburied in the fields, and their cities are in ashes (4-6). The terrible massacre helps people to see how frightening is the power of God when he acts in holy anger against evil (7-8).So great were the armies of Gog in size, that their weapons provide firewood for the people of Israel for the next seven years (9-10).... read more

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