SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:1 Â¶ Y el Espíritu me levantó, y me metió por la puerta oriental de la Casa del SEÑOR, la cual mira hacia el oriente; y he aquí a la entrada de la puerta veinticinco varones, entre los cuales vi a Jaazanías hijo de Azur, y a Pelatías hijo de Benaía, príncipes del pueblo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 11:1 Verse 1. At the door of the gate five and twenty men] The same persons, no doubt, who appear, chap. viii. 16, worshipping the sun.
Jaazaniah the son ot Azur] In chap. viii. 16, we find a Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. If Shaphan was also called Azur, they may be the same person.
But it is most likely that there were two of this name, and both chiefs among the people.
Matthew Henry Commentary
Divine judgments against the wicked at Jerusalem. (Ezek. 11:1-13 Divine favour towards those in captivity. (Ezek. 11:14-21) The Divin presence forsakes the city. (Ezek. 11:22-25)
Ezek. 11:1-13 Where Satan cannot persuade men to look upon the judgmen to come as uncertain, he gains his point by persuading them to loo upon it as at a distance. These wretched rulers dare to say, We are a safe in this city as flesh in a boiling pot; the walls of the cit shall be to us as walls of brass, we shall receive no more damage from the besiegers than the caldron does from the fire. When sinners flatte themselves to their own ruin, it is time to tell them they shall have no peace if they go on. None shall remain in possession of the city but those who are buried in it. Those are least safe who are most secure God is often pleased to single out some sinners for warning to others Whether Pelatiah died at that time in Jerusalem, or when the fulfilmen of the prophecy drew near, is uncertain. Like Ezekiel, we ought to be much affected with the sudden death of others, and we should stil plead with the Lord to have mercy on those who remain.
Ezek. 11:14-21 The pious captives in Babylon were insulted by the Jew who continued in Jerusalem; but God made gracious promises to them. It is promised, that God will give them one heart; a heart firmly fixe for God, and not wavering. All who are made holy have a new spirit, new temper and dispositions; they act from new principles, walk by ne rules, and aim at new ends. A new name, or a new face, will not serv without a new spirit. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature The carnal heart, like a stone, cannot be made to feel. Men live amon the dead and dying, and are neither concerned nor humbled. He will make their hearts tender and fit to receive impressions: this is God's work it is his gift by promise; and a wonderful and happy change is wrough by it, from death to life. Their practices shall be agreeable to thos principles. These two must and will go together. When the sinner feel his need of these blessings, let him present the promises as prayers in the name of Christ, they will be performed.
Ezek. 11:22-25 Here is the departure of God's presence from the cit and temple. It was from the Mount of Olives that the vision went up typifying the ascension of Christ to heaven from that very mountain Though the Lord will not forsake his people, yet he may be driven awa from any part of his visible church by their sins, and woe will be upo them when He withdraws his presence, glory, and protection __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ותשׂא 5375 אתי 853 רוח 7307 ותבא 935 אתי 853 אל 413 שׁער 8179 בית 1004 יהוה 3068 הקדמוני 6931 הפונה 6437 קדימה 6921 והנה 2009 בפתח 6607 השׁער 8179 עשׂרים 6242 וחמשׁה 2568 אישׁ 376 ואראה 7200 בתוכם 8432 את 853 יאזניה 2970 בן 1121 עזר 5809 ואת 853 פלטיהו 6410 בן 1121 בניהו 1141 שׂרי 8269 העם׃ 5971