Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Ezekiel 3:3


He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your belly with this scroll I am giving to you.” So I ate it, 1  and it was sweet like honey in my mouth.


Job 23:12; Job 32:18,19; Ps 19:10; Ps 119:11; Ps 119:97,103; Pr 2:10,11; Jer 6:11; Jer 15:16; Jer 20:9; Eze 2:10; Joh 6:53-63; Joh 7:38; Col 3:16; Re 10:9,10

NET © Notes

tc Heb “I ate,” a first common singular preterite plus paragogic he (ה). The ancient versions read “I ate it,” which is certainly the meaning in the context, and indicates they read the he as a third feminine singular pronominal suffix. The Masoretes typically wrote a mappiq in the he for the pronominal suffix but apparently missed this one.

sn I ate it. A similar idea of consuming God’s word is found in Jer 15:16 and Rev 10:10, where it is also compared to honey and may be specifically reminiscent of this text.

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