Ezekiel 20:46
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New International Version
"Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest of the southland.

New Living Translation
"Son of man, turn and face the south and speak out against it; prophesy against the brushlands of the Negev.

English Standard Version
“Son of man, set your face toward the southland; preach against the south, and prophesy against the forest land in the Negeb.

New American Standard Bible
"Son of man, set your face toward Teman, and speak out against the south and prophesy against the forest land of the Negev,

King James Bible
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, face the south and preach against it. Prophesy against the forest land in the Negev,

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, turn to the south and oppose it, talking toward the south.

NET Bible
"Son of man, turn toward the south, and speak out against the south. Prophesy against the open scrub land of the Negev,

New Heart English Bible
"Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, turn to the south, preach against the south, and prophesy against the forest in the Negev.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and preach toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

New American Standard 1977
“Son of man, set your face toward Teman, and speak out against the south, and prophesy against the forest land of the Negev,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Son of man, set thy face toward the south and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

King James 2000 Bible
Son of man, set your face toward the south, and proclaim your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

American King James Version
Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

American Standard Version
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, set thy face against the way of the south, and drop towards the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field.

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop [words] against the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

English Revised Version
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

Webster's Bible Translation
Son of man, set thy face towards the south, and drop thy word towards the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

World English Bible
Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop [your word] toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

Young's Literal Translation
Son of man, set thy face the way of Teman, and prophesy unto the south, and prophesy unto the forest of the field -- the south;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:45-49 Judah and Jerusalem had been full of people, as a forest of trees, but empty of fruit. God's word prophesies against those who bring not forth the fruits of righteousness. When He will ruin a nation, who or what can save it? The plainest truths were as parables to the people. It is common for those who will not be wrought upon by the word, to blame it.
Study Bible
A Prophecy against the South
45Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 46"Son of man, set your face toward Teman, and speak out against the south and prophesy against the forest land of the Negev, 47and say to the forest of the Negev, 'Hear the word of the LORD: thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am about to kindle a fire in you, and it will consume every green tree in you, as well as every dry tree; the blazing flame will not be quenched and the whole surface from south to north will be burned by it.…
Cross References
Isaiah 30:6
The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev. Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them;

Jeremiah 13:19
The cities of the Negev have been locked up, And there is no one to open them; All Judah has been carried into exile, Wholly carried into exile.

Ezekiel 20:45
Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 21:2
"Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and speak against the sanctuaries and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Ezekiel 21:4
"Because I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore My sword will go forth from its sheath against all flesh from south to north.

Amos 7:16
"Now hear the word of the LORD: you are saying, 'You shall not prophesy against Israel nor shall you speak against the house of Isaac.'
Treasury of Scripture

Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

set

Ezekiel 4:7 Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, …

Ezekiel 6:2 Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy …

toward. Towards Judea, which lay south of Mesopotamia, where the prophet now dwelt.

and drop

Ezekiel 21:2 Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop your word toward …

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the …

Job 29:22 After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped on them.

Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear you the word of the LORD: You say, Prophesy not …

Micah 2:6 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not …

the forest The city of Jerusalem, as full of inhabitants as the forest is of trees.

Jeremiah 13:19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: …

Jeremiah 22:7 And I will prepare destroyers against you, every one with his weapons: …

Zechariah 11:1,2 Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars…

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