Ezekiel 9:11

11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported[a] the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.

Ezekiel 9:11 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 9:11

And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which [had] the
inkhorn by his side
( Ezekiel 9:2 ) ; to whom the orders were given to mark the mourners in the city, ( Ezekiel 9:4 ) . The Syriac version is, "then I saw the man" which must direct him to observe and call to mind the distinguishing goodness of God to his own people: reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me;
meaning that the righteous were marked, and had been preserved, while the others were slain. Christ, as man and Mediator, sustains the character of a servant; as such he has commands enjoined him, which he has obeyed; he has done all he was to do; he has fulfilled the whole will of God, and wrought out the complete salvation of his people; a report of which he made when here on earth, ( John 17:4 ) ; and will do again at the last day; when all his people will be gathered in, and he shall deliver the kingdom to the Father, and present them all to him, having been kept by his power, saying, "lo, I and the children thou hast given me", ( Isaiah 8:18 ) ; when all will be done as was commanded, and he undertook, and the report made accordingly. Ben Melech observes, that the "Keri", or marginal reading is,

``according to all which thou hast commanded me;''
as if he should say, there is nothing wanting of all that was commanded.

Ezekiel 9:11 In-Context

9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. reported...: Heb. returned the word