The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleEzekiel 16:13
Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver…
interprets it of the tabernacle adorned with gold and silver, and linen
curtains, of various dies and colours; but it refers to the ornaments,
bracelets, chain, earrings, and crown before, mentioned; see
(Psalms 45:9,13) ;
and thy raiment [was of] fine linen, and silk, and broidered work;
(See Gill on 16:10); with this compare
(Revelation 19:8) ;
thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil;
which did not a little
contribute to her beauty and comeliness; see (Daniel 1:15) ; this the Targum
explains of the manna with which the Lord fed the Israelites in the
wilderness, and was good, like fine flour, and honey, and oil; and had,
as Jarchi says, the taste of them all: but may be better applied to
spiritual provisions believers are fed with; to the Gospel, and the
doctrines of it, which are as nourishing and strengthening as bread of
fine flour; as sweet as honey to the taste; and which make fat and
plump, and cause the face to shine as oil:
and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a
the Targum is,
``and ye became rich, and were greatly strengthened, and
prospered, and ruled over all kingdoms;''
and had its accomplishment, as Kimchi observes, when the time of the
kingdom of the house of David came: land is true of all believers, who
are a kingdom of priests, a royal priesthood, kings and priests unto
God; have a kingdom of grace; now, which can never be moved, and lies
in righteousness, peace, and joy, in the Holy Ghost; and are heirs of a
kingdom of glory hereafter.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 16:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=eze&chapter=016&verse=013>. 1999.