Ezekiel 21:6
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New International Version
"Therefore groan, son of man! Groan before them with broken heart and bitter grief.

New Living Translation
"Son of man, groan before the people! Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart.

English Standard Version
“As for you, son of man, groan; with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan before their eyes.

New American Standard Bible
"As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight.

King James Bible
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you, son of man, groan! Groan bitterly with a broken heart right before their eyes.

International Standard Version
"And now, Son of Man, you are to start groaning until you're sick to your stomach. You are to groan bitterly right in front of them.

NET Bible
"And you, son of man, groan with an aching heart and bitterness; groan before their eyes.

New Heart English Bible
"Sigh therefore, you son of man; with the breaking of your thighs and with bitterness you will sigh before their eyes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So, son of man, groan with a breaking heart and with bitter crying while the people watch you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Sigh therefore, thou son of man; with the breaking of thy loins and with bitterness shalt thou sigh before their eyes.

New American Standard 1977
“As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cry out therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness cry out before their eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
Sigh therefore, you son of man, with breaking heart; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

American King James Version
Sigh therefore, you son of man, with the breaking of your loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

American Standard Version
Sigh therefore, thou son of man; with the breaking of thy loins and with bitterness shalt thou sigh before their eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou, son of man, mourn with the breaking of thy loins, and with bitterness sigh before them.

Darby Bible Translation
Sigh then, thou son of man; with breaking of the loins, and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

English Revised Version
Sigh therefore, thou son of man; with the breaking of thy loins and with bitterness shalt thou sigh before their eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

World English Bible
Sigh therefore, you son of man; with the breaking of your thighs and with bitterness you will sigh before their eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou, son of man, sigh with breaking of loins, yea, with bitterness thou dost sigh before their eyes,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Lord's Sword
5"Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again."' 6"As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight. 7"And when they say to you, 'Why do you groan?' you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming; and every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it will happen,' declares the Lord GOD."…
Cross References
Ezekiel 9:4
The LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst."

Ezekiel 21:5
"Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again."'

Ezekiel 21:7
"And when they say to you, 'Why do you groan?' you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming; and every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it will happen,' declares the Lord GOD."

Ezekiel 21:12
"Cry out and wail, son of man; for it is against My people, it is against all the officials of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with My people, therefore strike your thigh.

Ezekiel 32:18
"Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the nether world, with those who go down to the pit;
Treasury of Scripture

Sigh therefore, you son of man, with the breaking of your loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

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Ezekiel 37:20 And the sticks where on you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

Jeremiah 19:10 Then shall you break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with you,

(6) With the breaking of thy loins.--The loins were regarded as the seat of strength (Job 40:16); and the breaking of these, therefore, expresses entire prostration. Comp. Psalm 66:11; Psalm 69:23; Isaiah 21:3; Nahum 2:10. The prophet was to do this "before their eyes," i.e., was in some way to express before them a sense of extreme dejection and prostration, such as should call forth the question and reply of the following verse. With the expression "Every heart shall melt" comp. Luke 21:26.

Verse 6. - Sigh therefore, etc. As in other instances (Ezekiel 4:4; Ezekiel 5:1-4), the prophet dramatizes the coming calamity. He is to act the part of a mourner, whose sighs are so deep that they seem to "break his loins" (compare, for the gesture, Nahum 2:1, 10 Isaiah 21:3; Jeremiah 30:6). The strange action was meant to lead to questions. What did it mean? And then he is to answer that he does it "for the tidings" which are to him as certain as if they had already come. He is but doing what all would do, when the messenger brought word, as in Ezekiel 33:21, five years later, that the city was at last smitten. Sigh, therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins,.... As if thy loins were broke, and go as if they were, and sigh as thou goest; or as a woman in travail, having her hands upon her loins as ready to break, and in the utmost distress; or heave, and groan, and sigh, till the girdle of the loins is broke, and by these motions and gesture show the miserable state of this people, and how much thou art affected with it:

and with bitterness sigh before their eyes; in the sight and hearing of the captives at Babylon; who would take care, by some means or other, to inform their brethren at Jerusalem of it, how the prophet sighed and groaned, under an apprehension and assurance of a dreadful calamity coming upon them; using along with his sobs and sighs, and brinish tears, doleful words and bitter lamentations. 6. with the breaking of thy loins—as one afflicted with pleurisy; or as a woman, in labor-throes, clasps her loins in pain, and heaves and sighs till the girdle of the loins is broken by the violent action of the body (Jer 30:6).21:1-17 Here is an explanation of the parable in the last chapter. It is declared that the Lord was about to cut off Jerusalem and the whole land, that all might know it was his decree against a wicked and rebellious people. It behoves those who denounce the awful wrath of God against sinners, to show that they do not desire the woful day. The example of Christ teaches us to lament over those whose ruin we declare. Whatever instruments God uses in executing his judgments, he will strengthen them according to the service they are employed in. The sword glitters to the terror of those against whom it is drawn. It is a sword to others, a rod to the people of the Lord. God is in earnest in pronouncing this sentence, and the prophet must show himself in earnest in publishing it.
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