Ezekiel 3:26
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New International Version
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious people.

New Living Translation
And I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be speechless and unable to rebuke them, for they are rebels.

English Standard Version
And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house.

New American Standard Bible
"Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.

King James Bible
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and you will be mute and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious house.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, I'll make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you'll be mute and unable to reprove them, since they're a rebellious group.

NET Bible
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you can't talk or criticize them, even though they are rebellious people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth that thou shalt be dumb and shalt not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will make your tongue cleave to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be dumb, and shall not be to them one who reproves: for they are a rebellious house.

American King James Version
And I will make your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be dumb, and shall not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.

American Standard Version
and I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will make thy tongue stick fast to the roof of thy mouth, and thou shalt be dumb, and not as a man that reproveth: because they are a provoking house.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.

English Revised Version
and I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.

World English Bible
and I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be mute, and shall not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.

Young's Literal Translation
and thy tongue I cause to cleave unto thy palate, and thou hast been dumb, and art not to them for a reprover, for a rebellious house are they.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:22-27 Let us own ourselves for ever indebted to the mediation of Christ, for the blessed intercourse between God and man; and a true believer will say, I am never less alone than when thus alone. When the Lord opened Ezekiel's mouth, he was to deliver his message boldly, to place life and death, the blessing and the curse, before the people, and leave them to their choice.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth,

that thou shall be dumb,.... Which is to be understood not literally, as if he was really struck dumb, as Zechariah was; see Ezekiel 4:9; but that such silence should be charged upon him by the Lord, that he should be as if his tongue cleaved to the roof of his mouth, as Kimchi interprets it, and as if he was a dumb man: and so the Septuagint version renders it, "I will bind thy tongue"; lay an embargo upon it, that is, it shall be silent; and this sense is confirmed by what follows:

and shall not be to them a reprover; which was in judgment to them, and a giving them up to their own hearts' lusts; for, though reproofs were disagreeable to them, and they chose to be without them, yet they were necessary for them, and might have been useful to them; but they provoking the Lord, he takes away his word from them, and commands his prophet to be silent, and let them alone, to go on in their sins without control; which was a sore judgment upon them:

for they are a rebellious house; See Gill on Ezekiel 2:5.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. I will make my tongue … dumb—Israel had rejected the prophets; therefore God deprives Israel of the prophets and of His word—God's sorest judgment (1Sa 7:2; Am 8:11, 12).

Ezekiel 3:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Watchman for Israel
25"As for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so that you cannot go out among them. 26"Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house. 27"But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
Cross References
Luke 1:20
And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time."

Luke 1:22
When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.

Psalm 137:6
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.

Ezekiel 24:27
At that time your mouth will be opened; you will speak with him and will no longer be silent. So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD."

Ezekiel 33:22
Now the evening before the man arrived, the hand of the LORD was on me, and he opened my mouth before the man came to me in the morning. So my mouth was opened and I was no longer silent.

Daniel 10:15
While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless.

Hosea 4:4
"But let no one bring a charge, let no one accuse another, for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.
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And I will make your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be dumb, and shall not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.

I will

Ezekiel 24:27 In that day shall your mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and …

Psalm 51:15 O Lord, open you my lips; and my mouth shall show forth your praise.

Psalm 137:6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth; …

Jeremiah 1:17 You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak to them all …

Luke 1:20-22 And, behold, you shall be dumb, and not able to speak, until the …

and shalt

Lamentations 2:9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he has destroyed and broken her …

Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks …

Amos 8:11,12 Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine …

Micah 3:6,7 Therefore night shall be to you, that you shall not have a vision; …

a reprover [heb] a man reproving
for

Ezekiel 2:3-8 And he said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, …

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, …

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