Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Ezekiel 29:21

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

Will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud - This may refer generally to the restoration; but particularly to Zerubbabel, who became one of the leaders of the people from Babylon. Or it may respect Daniel, or Mordecai, or Jeconiah, who, about this time, was brought out of prison by Evil-merodach, and afterwards kindly treated.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible
Verses 17-21

The prophet places this prediction out of chronological order, that he may point out what had not been stated in the foregoing prophecy, namely, that the agent who should strike the first blow on Egypt should be the Chaldaean king, Nebuchadnezzar.

Ezekiel 29:18

Yet had he no wages - It is not improbable that the Tyrians before they surrendered their island-citadel managed to remove much of their treasure; but others exlplain the verse; that the siege and capture of Tyre is to be regarded as the “work” appointed, and the possession of Egypt as the “reward or wages” for the work.

Ezekiel 29:21

Egypt being the antagonist of the people of God, her overthrow inaugurated the triumph of good over evil.

The horn … - Or, “an horn to bud forth to the house of Israel.”

I will give thee the opening of the mouth - When these things should begin to come to pass the prophet‘s mouth should be opened to declare their meaning, and to make known the end to which all was tending.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
The besiegers of Tyre obtained little plunder. But when God employs ambitious or covetous men, he will recompense them according to the desires of their hearts; for every man shall have his reward. God had mercy in store for the house of Israel soon after. The history of nations best explains ancient prophecies. All events fulfil the Scriptures. Thus, in the deepest scenes of adversity, the Lord sows the seed of our future prosperity. Happy are those who desire his favour, grace, and image; they will delight in his service, and not covet any earthly recompence; and the blessings they have chosen shall be sure to them for ever.