Ezekiel 20:4
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New International Version
"Will you judge them? Will you judge them, son of man? Then confront them with the detestable practices of their ancestors

New Living Translation
"Son of man, bring charges against them and condemn them. Make them realize how detestable the sins of their ancestors really were.

English Standard Version
Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? Let them know the abominations of their fathers,

New American Standard Bible
"Will you judge them, will you judge them, son of man? Make them know the abominations of their fathers;

King James Bible
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will you pass judgment against them, will you pass judgment, son of man? Explain the detestable practices of their fathers to them.

International Standard Version
"Will you judge them? Son of Man, will you indeed judge them? Teach them about the detestable things that their ancestors did.

NET Bible
"Are you willing to pronounce judgment? Are you willing to pronounce judgment, son of man? Then confront them with the abominable practices of their fathers,

New Heart English Bible
Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Will you judge them? Will you judge them, son of man? Tell them about the disgusting things their ancestors did.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers;

New American Standard 1977
“Will you judge them, will you judge them, son of man? Make them know the abominations of their fathers;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Dost thou desire to judge them? Dost thou desire to judge them, son of man? Notify them of the abominations of their fathers:

King James 2000 Bible
Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:

American King James Version
Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:

American Standard Version
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou judgest them, if thou judgest, son of man, declare to them the abominations of their fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou judge them, wilt thou judge, son of man? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers,

English Revised Version
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers;

Webster's Bible Translation
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:

World English Bible
Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers;

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou judge them? Dost thou judge, son of man? The abominations of their fathers cause them to know,
Study Bible
Rebellion in Egypt
3"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Do you come to inquire of Me? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you."' 4"Will you judge them, will you judge them, son of man? Make them know the abominations of their fathers; 5and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day when I chose Israel and swore to the descendants of the house of Jacob and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, when I swore to them, saying, I am the LORD your God,…
Cross References
Matthew 23:32
Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' sins.

Ezekiel 16:2
"Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations

Ezekiel 22:2
"And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.

Ezekiel 23:36
Moreover, the LORD said to me, "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations.
Treasury of Scripture

Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:

judge them. or, plead for them

Ezekiel 14:14,20 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should …

Ezekiel 22:2 Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? …

Ezekiel 23:36,45 The LORD said moreover to me; Son of man, will you judge Aholah and …

Isaiah 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray …

Jeremiah 7:16 Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer …

Jeremiah 11:14 Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up a cry or …

Jeremiah 14:11-14 Then said the LORD to me, Pray not for this people for their good…

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

1 Corinthians 6:2 Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the …

cause

Ezekiel 16:2,3 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations…

Matthew 23:29-37 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build …

Luke 11:47-51 Woe to you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your …

Luke 13:33-35 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: …

Acts 7:51,52 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

(4) Wilt thou judge them?--The form of the repeated question is equivalent to an imperative--judge them. Instead of allowing their enquiry and entreaty for the averting of judgment, the prophet is directed to set before them their long series of apostasies and provocations. "Judge" is used in the sense of "bring to trial," "prefer charges."

Verse 4 - Wilt thou judge them, etc.? The doubled question has the force of a strong imperative. The prophet is directed, as it were, to assume the office of a judge, and as such to press home upon his hearers, and through them upon others, their own sins and those of their fathers. He is led, in doing so, to yet another survey of the nation's history; not now, as in Ezekiel 16, in figurative language, but directly. Wilt thou judge them, son of man?.... Excuse them, patronise them, defend their cause, and plead for them? surely thou wilt not; or rather, wilt thou not reprove and correct them, judge and condemn them, for their sins and wickedness? this thou oughtest to do:

wilt thou judge them? this is repeated, to show the vehemency of the speaker, and the duty of the prophet:

cause them to know the abominations of their fathers: the sins they committed, which were abominable in themselves, and rendered them abominable unto God, and what came upon them for them; by which they would be led to see the abominable evils which they also had been guilty of, in which they had imitated their fathers, and what they had reason to expect in consequence of them. 4. Wilt thou judge? … judge—The emphatical repetition expresses, "Wilt thou not judge? yes, judge them. There is a loud call for immediate judgment." The Hebrew interrogative here is a command, not a prohibition [Maurer]. Instead of spending time in teaching them, tell them of the abomination of their fathers, of which their own are the complement and counterpart, and which call for judgment.20:1-9. Those hearts are wretchedly hardened which ask God leave to go on in sin, and that even when suffering for it; see ver.
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