Ezekiel 21:20
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New International Version
Mark out one road for the sword to come against Rabbah of the Ammonites and another against Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
one road going to Ammon and its capital, Rabbah, and the other to Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
Mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah, into Jerusalem the fortified.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

King James Bible
Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mark out a road that the sword can take to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
Set it to point one way for bringing the sword against Rabbah, the descendants of Ammon, and the other way against Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

NET Bible
Mark out the routes for the sword to take: "Rabbah of the Ammonites" and "Judah with Jerusalem in it."

New Heart English Bible
You shall appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem, the fortified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mark the road that the king and his sword can take to the Ammonite city of Rabbah, and mark the road that leads to Judah and the fortified city of Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt make a way, that the sword may come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Show the way that the sword will come to Rabbath of the Ammonites and to Judah against Jerusalem, the defenced.

King James 2000 Bible
Mark the way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

American King James Version
Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defended.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt make a way that the sword may come to Rabbath of the children of Ammon, and to Juda unto Jerusalem the strong city.

Darby Bible Translation
Appoint a way for the coming of the sword to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah at the fenced [city] of Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt appoint a way, for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defenced.

Webster's Bible Translation
Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbah of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

World English Bible
You shall appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and to Judah in Jerusalem the fortified.

Young's Literal Translation
A way appoint for the coming of the sword, Unto Rabbath of the sons of Ammon, And to Judah, in Jerusalem -- the fenced.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Lord's Sword
19"As for you, son of man, make two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both of them will go out of one land. And make a signpost; make it at the head of the way to the city. 20"You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem. 21"For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the household idols, he looks at the liver.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 3:11
(For only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. Behold, his bedstead was an iron bedstead; it is in Rabbah of the sons of Ammon. Its length was nine cubits and its width four cubits by ordinary cubit.)

Psalm 48:12
Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her towers;

Psalm 48:13
Consider her ramparts; Go through her palaces, That you may tell it to the next generation.

Psalm 125:1
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.

Psalm 125:2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.

Jeremiah 49:2
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "That I will cause a trumpet blast of war to be heard Against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon; And it will become a desolate heap, And her towns will be set on fire. Then Israel will take possession of his possessors," Says the LORD.

Ezekiel 25:5
"I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks. Thus you will know that I am the LORD."

Amos 1:14
"So I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah And it will consume her citadels Amid war cries on the day of battle, And a storm on the day of tempest.
Treasury of Scripture

Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defended.

Rabbath

Ezekiel 25:5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching …

Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold …

2 Samuel 12:26 And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took …

Jeremiah 49:2 Therefore, behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will cause …

Amos 1:14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour …

Rabbah
the defenced

2 Samuel 5:9 So David dwelled in the fort, and called it the city of David. And …

2 Chronicles 26:9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and …

2 Chronicles 32:5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was …

2 Chronicles 33:14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the …

Psalm 48:12,13 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof…

Psalm 125:1,2 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot …

Isaiah 22:10 And you have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have …

Lamentations 4:12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world…

Appoint a way,.... Mark out a way, describe a road, draw one out upon the ground, or point out one upon a table, or tile:

that the sword may come; in which the sword will come; or those that kill with the sword, as the Targum, even the Chaldean army under Nebuchadnezzar:

to Rabbath of the Ammonites; which was the metropolis of the Ammonites, and is now called Philadelphia, as Jerom writes; it is so called, to distinguish it from others of the same name; see 2 Samuel 12:26,

and to Judah in Jerusalem, the defenced city; which was so both by nature and art; it had mountains round about it, and had been fortified by several kings from the time of David, as Solomon, Hezekiah, and Manasseh. Judah is said to be in it; though it would seem more properly that Jerusalem was in Judah, because that people from all parts of Judah, upon hearing of the king of Babylon's intention and near approach to invade their land, fled to Jerusalem, being a fortified place, for security. Now the prophet is bid to describe a way hither; not that one and the same way led to Rabbath and Jerusalem; but he was to describe a way from the place where Nebuchadnezzar stopped, which led to Rabbath, and another which led to Jerusalem. 20. Rabbath of the Ammonites—distinct from Rabbah in Judah (2Sa 12:26). Rabbath is put first, as it was from her that Jerusalem, that doomed city, had borrowed many of her idols.

to Judah in Jerusalem—instead of simply putting "Jerusalem," to imply the sword was to come not merely to Judah, but to its people within Jerusalem, defended though it was; its defenses on which the Jews relied so much would not keep the foe out.21:18-27 By the Spirit of prophecy Ezekiel foresaw Nebuchadnezzar's march from Babylon, which he would determine by divination. The Lord would overturn the government of Judah, till the coming of Him whose right it is. This seems to foretell the overturnings of the Jewish nation to the present day, and the troubles of states and kingdoms, which shall make way for establishing the Messiah's kingdom throughout the earth. The Lord secretly leads all to adopt his wise designs. And in the midst of the most tremendous warnings of wrath, we still hear of mercy, and some mention of Him through whom mercy is shown to sinful men.
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