Ezekiel 34:24

24 And 1I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. 2I am the LORD; I have spoken.

Ezekiel 34:24 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 34:24

And I the Lord will be their God
The God of them Christ is the shepherd of, and whom he feeds; the sheep and poor of the flock: this is the great blessing of the everlasting covenant, and than which there cannot be a greater, to have the Lord, the everlasting and unchangeable Jehovah, to be a covenant God and Father: and my servant David a Prince among them;
who should reside among them, dwell with them, by granting them his spiritual presence, and so rule over them, protect and defend them; even he who is the Prince of the kings of the earth, and is exalted, a Prince and a Saviour of his people Israel; he is such a Shepherd as that he is a Prince; and such a Prince as that he is a Saviour and under whose princely government is the greatest safety: I the Lord have spoken it;
and therefore it shall assuredly be. The Targum is,

``I the Lord have decreed it in my word;''
he had determined it within himself, and promised it in covenant, and spoke of it in prophecy, and it should be fulfilled.

Ezekiel 34:24 In-Context

22 I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep.
23 And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.
24 And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the LORD; I have spoken.
25 "I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
26 And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Ezekiel 37:27; Exodus 29:45; Leviticus 26:12
  • 2. See Ezekiel 17:24