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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Ezekiel Chapter 25

Ezekiel 25:3

eze 25:3

Aha - When thou shouldest have pitied, thou didst proudly insult over my people.

Ezekiel 25:4

eze 25:4

The men of the east - The Arabians, associates of Nebuchadnezzar, who recompensed their service, with giving them this country when it was conquered, as it was five years after the desolation of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 25:5

eze 25:5

Rabbah - The royal city, called since Philadelphia from the king of Egypt who built it. The Ammonites - The land they dwelt in.

Ezekiel 25:7

eze 25:7

Know - Thus God will bring those that were strangers to him into an acquaintance with him, and it will be a blessed effect of their calamities. How much better is it, to be poor and know God, than to be rich, and ignorant of him?

Ezekiel 25:8

eze 25:8

Seir - The seed of Esau, the Edomites. Seir was the mountain where they first planted themselves. Is like - Are no more a select people than others.

Ezekiel 25:9

eze 25:9

The side - That part of his country which was best fortified. Bethjeshimoth - An ancient city; it was a fortress toward the desert, which watched lest any should make an inroad on the country.

Ezekiel 25:10

eze 25:10

With the Ammonites - As I have given Ammon, so I will with them give Moab to the Chaldeans, who will give it to the Arabians.

Ezekiel 25:13

eze 25:13

Teman - A country in the southern coast of Edom. Dedan - Adjoining to Edom.

Ezekiel 25:15

eze 25:15

It - Israel.

Ezekiel 25:16

eze 25:16

The Cherethim - The bowmen, the strength of Philistia. The remnant - Who had escaped the sword of Samuel, David, Hezekiah, and of Psammetichus king of Egypt.

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