Ezekiel 13:5
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New International Version
You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair it for the people of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD.

New Living Translation
They have done nothing to repair the breaks in the walls around the nation. They have not helped it to stand firm in battle on the day of the LORD.

English Standard Version
You have not gone up into the breaches, or built up a wall for the house of Israel, that it might stand in battle in the day of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD.

King James Bible
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You did not go up to the gaps or restore the wall around the house of Israel so that it might stand in battle on the day of the LORD.

International Standard Version
You didn't go up to repair the breaches in the walls and you didn't build the walls so Israel's house would be able to endure battle on the Day of the LORD.

NET Bible
You have not gone up in the breaks in the wall, nor repaired a wall for the house of Israel that it would stand strong in the battle on the day of the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
You have not gone up into the breach, neither built up the wall for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They haven't repaired the gaps in the wall or rebuilt the wall for the nation of Israel. So Israel will not be protected in battle on the day of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye have not gone up into the breaches, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
You have not gone up into the breaches, neither built up the wall for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

American King James Version
You have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

American Standard Version
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither built up the wall for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have not gone up to face the enemy, nor have you set up a wall for the house of Israel, to stand in battle in the day of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have not gone up into the breaches, nor made up the fence for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the fence for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

World English Bible
You have not gone up into the gaps, neither built up the wall for the house of Israel, to stand in the battle in the day of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye have not gone up into breaches, Nor do ye make a fence for the house of Israel, To stand in battle in a day of Jehovah.
Study Bible
The Reproof of False Prophets
4"O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins. 5"You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD. 6"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.…
Cross References
Psalm 106:23
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 13:9
Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation; And He will exterminate its sinners from it.

Isaiah 58:12
"Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.

Jeremiah 23:22
"But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds.

Ezekiel 7:19
'They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetite nor can they fill their stomachs, for their iniquity has become an occasion of stumbling.

Ezekiel 13:4
"O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins.

Ezekiel 22:30
"I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.

Ezekiel 30:3
"For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.
Treasury of Scripture

You have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

have not

Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, …

Exodus 17:9-13 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek…

Exodus 32:11,12 And Moses sought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why does your …

Numbers 16:21,22,47,48 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume …

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD …

Psalm 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen …

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, …

Jeremiah 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to …

Jeremiah 27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, …

Malachi 1:9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious to us: …

gaps. or, breaches

Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you …

Lamentations 2:13,14 What thing shall I take to witness for you? what thing shall I liken …

made up the hedge [heb] hedged the hedge
to stand

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Psalm 76:7 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight …

Isaiah 27:4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me …

Ephesians 6:13,14 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand …

Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth …

Revelation 20:8,9 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters …

the day

Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; …

Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud …

Isaiah 13:6,9 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a …

Isaiah 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses …

Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction …

Joel 2:1,31 Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: …

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of …

Amos 5:18-20 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for …

Zephaniah 1:14-18 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, …

Zephaniah 2:2,3 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, …

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the …

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as …

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the …

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

(5) Ye have not gone up into the gaps.--The change of person is frequent enough in prophecy, and especially common in Ezekiel. It is changed back in Ezekiel 13:6, and changed again in Ezekiel 13:7. The gaps refer to the breaches in the wall made by the enemy, which became the rallying point of every brave leader (see Ezekiel 22:30), and the following words express essentially the same thought. The word "hedge" should rather be translated wall--"neither have ye built up the wall." The false prophets, like the hireling shepherds of John 10:12, were only selfish, and had no care for the flock. The whole language is figurative, the breaches in the material walls representing the moral decay of the people.

Verse 5. - The verse contains two distinct images. There were breaches in the walls of Jerusalem, literally and spiritually, and the false prophets had not been as "repairers of the breach" (Isaiah 58:12; Psalm 106:23). The hedge of the vineyard of Israel had been broken through (Isaiah 5:5), and they had done nothing to restore it (Ezekiel 22:30). The day of battle, the day of the Lord, had come, and they were betraying the people instead of helping. Ye have not gone up into the gaps,.... Or "breaches" (d); so the Targum. The allusion is to breaches made in the walls of a city when besieged; at which time those within gather together in great numbers to meet the enemy, and prevent his entrance by the breaches. These words are either spoken to the princes of Israel, the civil magistrates; or to the prophets, who seeing the sins of the people, like a mighty torrent, opening a breach for the wrath and judgments of God to pour in upon them, should have called them, and importunately pressed them to repentance and reformation, and to have put up their prayers, and made intercession to God for them; neither of which they did, and therefore are here blamed; see Ezekiel 22:30;

neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel; or a "fence", a fortification. The Vulgate Latin renders it, "a wall"; a new wall, which is generally made by the besieged within, when a breach is made upon them: it signifies the same as before. Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it of repentance and good works; and so the Targum, which paraphrases the words thus,

"neither have ye done for yourselves good works, to deprecate for the house of Israel, to stand to pray for them:''

to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord: when he came forth in battle array against them, with great wrath and indignation, in the way of his righteous judgments. The Targum is,

"when warriors come up against them in the day of the wrath of the Lord;''

when the Chaldeans came against them by the will of God, he being angry with them.

(d) "in fracturas", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version; "rupturas", Calvin, Piscator, Starckius. 5. not gone up into … gaps—metaphor from breaches made in a wall, to which the defenders ought to betake themselves in order to repel the entrance of the foe. The breach is that made in the theocracy through the nation's sin; and, unless it be made up, the vengeance of God will break in through it. Those who would advise the people to repentance are the restorers of the breach (Eze 22:30; Ps 106:23, 30).

hedge—the law of God (Ps 80:12; Isa 5:2, 5); by violating it, the people stripped themselves of the fence of God's protection and lay exposed to the foe. The false prophets did not try to repair the evil by bringing back the people to the law with good counsels, or by checking the bad with reproofs. These two duties answer to the double office of defenders in case of a breach made in a wall: (1) To repair the breach from within; (2) To oppose the foe from without.

to stand—that is, that the city may "stand."

in … day of … Lord—In the day of the battle which God wages against Israel for their sins, ye do not try to stay God's vengeance by prayers, and by leading the nation to repentance.13:1-9 Where God gives a warrant to do any thing, he gives wisdom. What they delivered was not what they had seen or heard, as that is which the ministers of Christ deliver. They were not praying prophets, had no intercourse with Heaven; they contrived how to please people, not how to do them good; they stood not against sin. They flattered people into vain hopes. Such widen the breach, by causing men to think themselves deserving of eternal life, when the wrath of God abides upon them.
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