Ezekiel 46 Bible Commentary

John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

(Read all of Ezekiel 46)

Verse 3

[3] Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

In the sabbaths — Both weekly and other holy days, which are called sabbaths.

Verse 9

[9] But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.

Go forth over against it — Perhaps, only to prevent all jostling and confusion.

Verse 17

[17] But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them.

His inheritance — Whatever lands of the prince are given to servants, shall at the year of Jubilee revert to the sons of the prince.

For them — And to theirs after them.

Verse 20

[20] Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat offering; that they bear them not out into the utter court, to sanctify the people.

The outer court — Where the people were.

Verse 21

[21] Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court there was a court.

A court — A smaller court made up on the outer sides with the walls of the greater square, and on the inside made with two walls, the one forty cubits long, the other thirty cubits broad.

Verse 23

[23] And there was a row of building round about in them, round about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about.

A row of building — A range of building on the inside of the walls of the lesser courts.

Four — Four courts in the four corners.