Ezekiel 2:10
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New International Version
which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.

New Living Translation
which he unrolled. And I saw that both sides were covered with funeral songs, words of sorrow, and pronouncements of doom.

English Standard Version
And he spread it before me. And it had writing on the front and on the back, and there were written on it words of lamentation and mourning and woe.

New American Standard Bible
When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe.

King James Bible
And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He unrolled it before me, it was written on the front and back; words of lamentation, mourning, and woe were written on it.

International Standard Version
being unrolled right in front of me! Written on both sides were lamentations, mourning, and cries of grief.

NET Bible
He unrolled it before me, and it had writing on the front and back; written on it were laments, mourning, and woe.

New Heart English Bible
He spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He spread the scroll in front of me. There was writing on the front and back. There were funeral songs, songs of mourning, and horrible things written on it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and He spread it before me, and it was written within and without; and there was written therein lamentations, and moaning, and woe.

New American Standard 1977
When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back; and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he spread it before me; and it was written within and without; and there was written therein lamentations and mourning and woes.

King James 2000 Bible
And he spread it before me; and it was written inside and outside: and there was written in it lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

American King James Version
And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

American Standard Version
And he spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and he spread it before me, and it was written within and without: and there were written in it lamentations, and canticles, and woe.

Darby Bible Translation
And he spread it out before me; and it was written within and without; and there were written in it lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

English Revised Version
And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spread it before me: and it was written within and without: and there was written in it lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

World English Bible
He spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Young's Literal Translation
and He spreadeth it before me, and it is written in front and behind, and written on it are lamentations, and mourning, and woe!
Study Bible
Ezekiel's Call
9Then I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it. 10When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe.
Cross References
Revelation 5:1
Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the One seated on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 8:13
And as I observed, I heard an eagle flying overhead, calling in a loud voice, "Woe! Woe! Woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the remaining three angels!"

Isaiah 3:11
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.

Ezekiel 19:1
"As for you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel
Treasury of Scripture

And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

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Isaiah 30:8-11 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that …

Habakkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it …

was written within. Contrary to the state of rolls in general, which are written on the inside only Lamentations

Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his …

Jeremiah 36:29-32 And you shall say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus said the LORD; …

Revelation 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the middle of heaven, …

Revelation 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

Revelation 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe comes quickly.

(10) He spread it before me.--The roll was given to the prophet open, as the book in Revelation 10:8, that he might first see it all as a whole, before becoming thoroughly possessed with it in detail. What he saw was "lamentations, and mourning, and woe;" in other words, this was the whole character of the message he was commissioned to bear until the great judgment in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple should be fulfilled, when, after Ezekiel 33, his prophecies assume a consolatory character. (See Introduction, VI)

Verse 10. - It was written within and without. Commonly such rolls, whether of vellum or papyrus, were written on one side only. This, like the tables of stone (Exodus 32:15), was written, as a symbol of the fulness of its message, on both sides. And as he looked at the roll thus "spread before" him, he saw that it was no evangel, no glad tidings, that he had thus to identify with his work, but one from first to last of lamentations, and mourning, and woe. Jeremiah had been known as the prophet of weeping, and was about this time (probably a little later) writing his own Lamentations (the Hebrew title of the book, however, is simply its first words) over the fall of Jerusalem. Ezekiel's work was to be of a like nature. The word meets us again (Ezekiel 19:1, 14; Ezekiel 26:17; Ezekiel 27:2, 32; Ezekiel 28:12; Ezekiel 32:2, 16) as the keynote of his writings. Out of such a book, though the glad tidings were to come afterwards, his own prophetic work was to be evolved.



And he spread it before me,.... Unrolled it, that what was written in it might he seen and read; that so, understanding it, he might deliver the contents of it to the people: thus the Gospel, and the mysteries of it, must be explained by Christ to his ministers; and their understandings must be opened before they will be capable of making them known to others: and

it was written within and without; on the back, of the vellum or parchment as well as inside; and such writings were called "opisthographa"; of this kind was the book John saw Revelation 5:1. It was usual only to write on the inside; but when they had a great deal to write, then they wrote on the backside also (d); so that this roll being thus written denotes the largeness and abundance of the prophecies contained in this book; some respecting the Jews, and others the nations of the world. The Targum is,

"it was written before and behind, what was from the beginning, and what shall be in the end:''

and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe; afflictions, chastisements, and punishments, that should be inflicted upon the Jews, and other nations of the world; which, when made known to them, and especially when inflicted on them, would occasion sorrow and distress among them. In the Talmud, "lamentations" are interpreted of the punishments of the righteous in this world; "mourning" of the gift of reward to the righteous in the world to come; and "woe" of the punishments of the wicked in the world to come (e). The Targum is,

"if the house of Israel transgress the law, the people shall rule over them; but, if they keep the law, lamentation, and mourning, and sorrow, shall cease from them.''

(d) "----Aut summi plena tam margine libri Scriptus, et in tergo, nec dum finitus Orestes". Juvenal. Satyr. 1.((e) T. Bab. Erubin, fol. 21. 1.10. within and without—on the face and the back. Usually the parchment was written only on its inside when rolled up; but so full was God's message of impending woes that it was written also on the back. 2:6-10 Those who will do any thing to purpose in the service of God, must not fear men. Wicked men are as briers and thorns; but they are nigh unto cursing, and their end is to be burned. The prophet must be faithful to the souls of those to whom he was sent. All who speak from God to others, must obey his voice. The discoveries of sin, and the warnings of wrath, should be matter of lamentation. And those acquainted with the word of God, will clearly perceive it is filled with woe to impenitent sinners; and that all the precious promises of the gospel are for the repenting, believing servants of the Lord.
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