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Ezekiel 46:18

Ezekiel 46:18

Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance
by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession
Christ, the Prince, will never do this; he will never take any part of his people's inheritance from them, or thrust them out of the possession of any benefit or blessing of grace; they have chosen that good part which shall never be taken from them, ( Luke 10:42 ) , this is said, not as a direction to the prince, as a law enjoined him, or a caution to him against oppression; but as expressing his clemency, grace, and goodness to his subjects, and their safety and security under him: but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession;
whatever Christ gives his sons, whether present grace, or future glory, it is out of his own possession; for all that the Father has are his; all the blessings of goodness are with him; all the fulness of grace is in him; the eternal inheritance is reserved with him in heaven; and it is all his own he gives, and not another's: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession;
or, "that therefore my people may not be scattered every" "men from his possession" F15; because what is given them, and they are in possession of, was Christ's own, and not another's; and which he had a right to dispose of, and therefore they need not fear being dispossessed by another claimant.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (yme wupy al rva Neml) "ideo ne dispergantur populus meus", Starckius.
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