Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, by R.A. Torrey, [ca. 1880], at sacred-texts.com
Eze 46:1, Ordinances for the prince in his worship; Eze 46:9, and for the people; Eze 46:16, An order for the prince's inheritance; Eze 46:19, The courts for boiling and baking.
Thus saith: Whether the rules for public worship here laid down were designed to be observed in those things wherein they differed from the law of Moses, in the ministrations of the second temple, is not certain. In the latter history of the Jewish church, the law of Moses only was followed, except in the corruption of following the traditions of the fathers.
The gate: The prophet had before observed that the east gate of the outer court was shut, and was told that it must only be opened for the prince; and now he is informed that the gate of the inner court on the east was also shut, and is to be opened only on the sabbath and new moons, till the evening.
shall be shut: Eze 44:1, Eze 44:2
six working: Gen 3:19; Exo 20:9; Luk 13:14
on the sabbath: Eze 45:17; Isa 66:23; Heb 4:9, Heb 4:10
the porch: Joh 10:1-3
by the post: Eze 46:8, Eze 44:3; Ch2 23:13, Ch2 34:31
the priests: Col 1:28
prepare: Or, "offer," as the word asah frequently denotes. The whole of this seems to intimate the constant, reverential, and exemplary attendance of kings on the pure ordinances of religion, in the approaching flourishing days of the church.
he shall worship: Kg1 8:22, Kg1 8:23; Ch1 17:16, Ch1 29:10-12; Ch2 6:13, Ch2 29:29; Mat 26:39; Heb 5:7, Heb 5:8
but the gate: Eze 46:12
Luk 1:10; Joh 10:9; Heb 10:19-22
the burnt: The proportions of the burnt offerings, and also of the meat and drink offerings, are very different here form those prescribed in the Mosaic law. The meat offering, under the law, was only three tenths of an ephah to a bullock, two tenths for a ram, and one tenth for a lamb, with the fourth part of a hin of oil. Eze 45:17; Num 28:9, Num 28:10
the meat: Eze 46:7, Eze 46:11, Eze 46:12, Eze 45:24; Num 28:12
as he shall be able to give: Heb. the gift of his hand, Lev 14:21; Num 6:21; Deu 16:17
he shall go: Eze 46:2, Eze 44:1-3; Col 1:18
when the people: This may intimate, that every thing should be regulated, in divine worship, so as to prevent disorder and interruption, and also that men should go forward and make progress in religion, and not turn their backs upon God.
come before: Exo 23:14-17, Exo 34:23; Deu 16:16; Psa 84:7; Mal 4:4
he that entereth in: Eze 1:12, Eze 1:17; Phi 3:13, Phi 3:14; Heb 10:38; Pe2 2:20,Pe2 2:21
Sa2 6:14-19; Ch1 29:20,Ch1 29:22; Ch2 6:2-4, Ch2 7:4, Ch2 7:5, Ch2 20:27, Ch2 20:28, Ch2 29:28, Ch2 29:29; Ch2 34:30,Ch2 34:31; Neh 8:8, Neh 8:9; Psa 42:4, Psa 122:1-4; Mat 18:20, Mat 28:20; Heb 3:6; Heb 4:14-16; Rev 2:1
in the feasts: Lev. 23:1-44; Num. 15:1-41, 28:1-29:40; Deut. 16:1-22
the meat: Eze 46:5, Eze 46:7
a voluntary: Lev 1:3, Lev 23:38; Num 29:39; Kg1 3:4; Ch1 29:21; Ch2 5:6, Ch2 7:5-7, Ch2 29:31; Ezr 1:4, Ezr 3:5, Ezr 6:17; Rom 12:1; Eph 5:2
open him: Eze 46:1, Eze 46:2, Eze 46:8, Eze 44:3
as he did: Eze 45:17
Thou shalt daily: It is observable, that there is nothing said about the evening sacrifice, or the additional lamb, morning and evening, on the sabbath, which makes an important difference between this and the old laws; and is probably an intimation of that change in the external forms of religion which the coming of the Messiah should introduce. Exo 29:38-42; Num 28:3-8, Num 28:10; Dan 8:11-13; Joh 1:29; Pe1 1:19, Pe1 1:20; Rev 13:8
of the first year: Heb. a son of his year, Exo 12:5; Lev 12:6
every morning: Heb. morning by morning, Psa 92:2; Isa 50:4
the sixth: Num 28:5
a continual: Heb 7:27, Heb 9:26, Heb 10:1-10
If the prince: Gen 25:5, Gen 25:6; Ch2 21:3; Psa 37:18; Mat 25:34; Luk 10:42; Joh 8:35, Joh 8:36; Rom 8:15-17, Rom 8:29-32; Gal 4:7
to the year: That is, the year of Jubilee, called the year of liberty, because there was then a general release. all servants had their liberty; and all alienated estates returned to their former owners. Lev 25:10; Matt. 25:14-29; Luk 19:25, Luk 19:26; Gal 4:30,Gal 4:31
the prince: Eze 45:8; Psa 72:2-4, Psa 78:72; Isa 11:3, Isa 11:4, Isa 32:1, Isa 32:2; Jer 23:5, Jer 23:6
thrust: Eze 22:27; Kg1 21:19; Mic 1:1, Mic 1:2, Mic 3:1-3
inheritance out: Psa 68:18; Joh 10:28; Eph 4:8
my people: Eze 34:3-6, Eze 34:21
the entry: This entry was at the west side of the north gate of the inner court. Eze 40:44-46, Eze 42:9, Eze 44:4, Eze 44:5
a place: This place was at the west corners of the inner court, or court of the priests; where they prepared the most holy things, the trespass and sin offering, which none but the priests might eat; that they might not "bear them out into the utter court, to sanctify the people," that is, by touching them incapacitate them from discharging their ordinary occupations.
boil the trespass: Eze 44:29; Sa1 2:13-15; Ch2 35:13
bake the meat: Lev 2:4-7, 7:1-38
to sanctify: Eze 44:19
in every corner of the court there was a court: Heb. a court in the corner of a court; and a court in a corner of a court, Eze 46:21
court: These court in the corners of the outer court, or court of the people, appear to have been a kind of uncovered apartments, surrounded with little chambers for the cooks, and used for dressing the peace offerings of the people. On these their families and friends feasted; and portions were sent to the poor, the widow, and the orphan; and thus the spirit of devotion preserved the spirit of mercy, charity, and benevolence, in the land.
joined: or, made with chimneys
corners: Heb. cornered, Eze 46:22
Eze 46:20; Mat 24:45; Joh 21:15-17; Pe1 5:2