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Eze 5:1

“balances for weighing.” For more on the biblical balance used in trade, see commentary on Prov. 11:1.

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Eze 5:2

“the city.” That is, Jerusalem. The words “the city” are supplied for clarity in many English versions such as the REV, the Hebrew text reads “it.”

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Eze 5:7

“arrogant.” The NET text note has a good explanation. It notes that the Hebrew word “is likely derived from ) מָנוֹןmanon(, meaning ‘disdain’ )see L. C. Allen, Ezekiel ]WBC[, 1:52(. A derivative from this root is used in Prov 29:21 of a rebellious servant. See HALOT 600 s.v. מָנוֹן.” The word “arrogant” fits the context and the attitude of the people of Jerusalem.

even acted according to the ordinances of the nations.” The pagan nations were more godly than Judah and Jerusalem!

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Eze 5:10

“fathers will eat their sons.” As the famine became more and more widespread, this horrific scene was no doubt played out in real life.

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Eze 5:14

“I will make you a desolation.” Although this is spoken directly of Jerusalem, the Babylonian attack devastated the whole kingdom of Judah as well.

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Eze 5:16

“staff of bread.” “Bread” was a common idiom for food. “Bread” came to be used by metonymy for food in general because bread was the main food in the culture and staple of life. Bread was indeed the staff upon which the people leaned for food, and in literature it is sometimes referred to as the “staff of life” (cp. Lev. 26:26; Ps. 105:16; Ezek. 4:16).

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