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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Ezekiel 21:1 - 17
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   Book of Ezekiel
   Chapter 21
21:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The word of the LORD came to me:
 
21:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuary. Prophesy against the land of Israel
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and say to her: 'This is what the LORD says: I am against you. I will draw my sword from its scabbard and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Because I am going to cut off the righteous and the wicked, my sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then all people will know that I the LORD have drawn my sword from its scabbard; it will not return again.'
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Therefore groan, son of man! Groan before them with broken heart and bitter grief.
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And when they ask you, 'Why are you groaning?' you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt and every hand go limp; every spirit will become faint and every knee become as weak as water.' It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign LORD."
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The word of the LORD came to me:
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Son of man, prophesy and say, 'This is what the Lord says: "'A sword, a sword, sharpened and polished -
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
sharpened for the slaughter, polished to flash like lightning! "'Shall we rejoice in the scepter of my son [Judah]? The sword despises every such stick.
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'The sword is appointed to be polished, to be grasped with the hand; it is sharpened and polished, made ready for the hand of the slayer.
 
21:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people; it is against all the princes of Israel. They are thrown to the sword along with my people. Therefore beat your breast.
 
21:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'Testing will surely come. And what if the scepter [of Judah], which the sword despises, does not continue? declares the Sovereign LORD.'
 
21:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"So then, son of man, prophesy and strike your hands together. Let the sword strike twice, even three times. It is a sword for slaughter - a sword for great slaughter, closing in on them from every side.
 
21:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So that hearts may melt and the fallen be many, I have stationed the sword for slaughter F45 at all their gates. Oh! It is made to flash like lightning, it is grasped for slaughter.
 
21:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
O sword, slash to the right, then to the left, wherever your blade is turned.
 
21:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I too will strike my hands together, and my wrath will subside. I the LORD have spoken."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F45 Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

 
 

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