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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 8:1-6

Ezekiel was now in Babylon; but the messages of wrath he had delivered in the foregoing chapters related to Jerusalem, for in the peace or trouble thereof the captives looked upon themselves to have peace or trouble, and therefore here he has a vision of what was done at Jerusalem, and this vision is continued to the close of the 11th chapter. I. Here is the date of this vision. The first vision he had was in the fifth year of the captivity, in the fourth month and the fifth day of the month,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 8:6

He said furthermore unto me, son of man ,.... He continued his speech to the prophet, saying seest thou what they do ? the idolatrous Jews, who had set up a graven image at the northern gate of the court, where the altar was, and were sacrificing to it: even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here ; for to set up an idol where he was, and an altar by his altar, and to sacrifice to Baal, and not to him, or to Baal along with him, or besides him, or to any... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 8:6

Verse 6 Now God complains with his Prophet; and we must always mark the object and consider God’s design, because at the end of the chapter we shall see how severe a vengeance God was about to take on the people. Hence the Prophet prevents those obstreperous reproaches with which the people loaded him through envy, when he chastised them according to their deserts. Hence he doubtless wished the exiles to be persuaded of what they could scarcely conceive, namely, that the destruction of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 8:1-6

The vision of the image of jealousy. "And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month," etc. This and the following three chapters are one discourse, or the record of one vision. In this chapter we see how the prophet was transported in spirit to the temple at Jerusalem, and caused to behold the open and the secret idolatrous abominations of which the people of Israel were guilty. Several portions of these verses have already engaged our attention in other connections. Moreover, ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 8:1-16

Gradual disclosure of human sin. The prophet notes the exact date of the vision, so that, if any doubt arose, the circumstance could be verified, so long as any one of these elders survived. These details of day and month may seem to many readers needless and tedious; yet, in an earlier day, they probably served an important purpose, and may be again useful in a future age. Even now they demonstrate with what diligent care the prophet preserved the records of Divine manifestations. The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 8:6

That I should go far off, etc. The lesson taught was that already implied in the fact that the glorious vision and come to him from the north ( Ezekiel 1:4 ). The temple was already as a God-deserted shrine. His return to it now was but the coming of the Judge and the Destroyer. We are reminded of the ΄εταβαίνωμεν ἔντευθεν , ("Let us depart hence"), which was heard in the darkness of the night before the later destruction of Jerusalem (Josephus, 'Bell. Jud.' 6.5.3) Bad begins, but... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 8:3-6

Ezekiel 8:3-6. And he put forth the form of a hand He appeared so to do. This, and all that follows, to the end of Ezekiel 8:16, was done in vision only, as appears from the expression here used: and brought me in the visions of God, &c. In a similar manner, it was represented to the Prophet Elisha’s mind, (2 Kings 5:26,) what Gehazi was doing when he took the presents from Naaman, which the prophet there calls being present with Gehazi. To Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate ... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 8:1-18

8:1-24:27 THE SINS OF JERUSALEMIdolatry in the temple (8:1-18)A year and two months had now passed since God called Ezekiel to be a prophet. By this time people recognized him as a prophet, and leaders among the exiles came to discuss their affairs with him (8:1; cf. 1:1-2). While the leaders were sitting talking with him, Ezekiel was suddenly caught up by the Spirit of God and taken, as it were, to Jerusalem (2-3).Ezekiel knew immediately that these visions were from God, because the first... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Ezekiel 8:6

seeest thou . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . abominations. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the idols and the sin of idolatry which Jehovah abominated. the house of Israel . See note on Exodus 16:31 . I should go far off. Literally to a removal far away: i.e. that they (or I) should remove, &c. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Ezekiel 8:6

6. that I should go far off from my sanctuary—"that I should (be compelled by their sin to) go far off from my sanctuary"— ( :-); the sure precursor of its destruction. read more

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