The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleEzekiel 20:49
Then said I, ah Lord God!
&c.] The Septuagint version is,
"by no means, Lord, Lord"; that is, let me not be sent on such an errand;
at least, let it not be delivered in such figurative terms; or let not
such a general calamity befall the people. The Targum is,
``receive my prayer, O Lord God;''
the prophet here either complains of the usage he had met with after
delivering the above prophecy; or rather of what he had met with
before, and which he expected again; and therefore desired either that
he might be excused delivering the prophecy; or, however, that it might
be delivered not in obscure and enigmatical terms, but in plain and
they say of me, doth he not speak parables?
as before, of a lion and her
whelps; and of a vine, and its rods and branches, (Ezekiel 19:1-14) and now
here again, of a fire, and a forest, and trees of it, green and dry;
things not easily understood, and so not attended to and regarded; as if
they should say, this man brings us nothing but parables, riddles, and
enigmas, and such sort of unintelligible stuff, not worth minding; and
rather appears as a man delirious and mad than a prophet. Wherefore
Ezekiel seems to desire that he might be sent to them with a message
more plainly expressed; and which might excite their attention and
regard, and not expose him to their ridicule and contempt; and
accordingly we find it is explained and expressed in clearer terms in
the next chapter.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 20:49". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=eze&chapter=020&verse=049>. 1999.