Commentaries on the First Twenty Chapters of the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel Volume 1

Commentaries on the First Twenty Chapters of the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...see, will refute that comment. Let this, then, remain fixed, that the Prophet does not here promise the people any mitigation of their punishment, but goes on denouncing the vengeance which he formerly mentioned. First he says, it shall be filled up: 7173, keleh, signifies sometimes "to finish," but also, " to be accomplished," " to consume," and also, " to be consumed." In this place God signifies that there should be no end to the punishments until he was satisfied. The 'image is taken from men desirous of vengeance, whose eagerness does not cease till they satiate themselves with revenge. God, therefore, here likens himself to men when he speaks of the end or fulfilment of his anger. Now he adds, I will cause my fwry to rest upon them, that is, my fury shall be, as it were, fixed upon them. For " rest" is not to be received here for " cease," for wrath is said to rest when it has spent itself, but God wishes here to mark by his Prophet the perseverance or untiring course of his vengeance. M y wrath, therefore, shall rest upon them, that is, it shall not remove or pass away; for God is said to withdraw his hand when he ceases to punish us, but here the rest of his wrath is its perpetual continuing. He adds, I will take comfort. Here God transfers to himself what properly does not belong to him, for he does not delight himself after the manner of men when he takes vengeance on wickedness; but we know that God's judgment cannot be comprehended, unless he puts on the character of man, and in some manner transforms himself. Hence he is said to receive comfort in the approbation of just judgment. For this comfort signifies, that God cannot hear the contempt...
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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873343
  • 9781236873347