Ezekiel 30:3
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New International Version
For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near-- a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

New Living Translation
for the terrible day is almost here--the day of the LORD! It is a day of clouds and gloom, a day of despair for the nations.

English Standard Version
For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near; it will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

Berean Study Bible
For the day is near, the Day of the LORD is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

New American Standard Bible
"For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.

King James Bible
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

Christian Standard Bible
For a day is near; a day belonging to the LORD is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

Contemporary English Version
because you will soon be punished! That will be a time of darkness and doom for all nations.

Good News Translation
The day is near, the day when the LORD will act, A day of clouds and trouble for the nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For a day is near; a day belonging to the LORD is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

International Standard Version
For comes now the day— comes now the Day of the LORD, the day of clouds! The time of the gentiles is fulfilled!

NET Bible
For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near; it will be a day of storm clouds, it will be a time of judgment for the nations.

New Heart English Bible
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The day is near. The day of the LORD is near. It will be a gloomy day, a time of trouble for the nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near, A day of clouds, it shall be the time of the nations.

New American Standard 1977
“For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time for the nations.

American King James Version
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

American Standard Version
For the day is near, even the day of Jehovah is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the day is near, yea the day of the Lord is near: a cloudy day, it shall be the time of the nations.

Darby Bible Translation
For the day is at hand, yea, the day of Jehovah is at hand, a day of clouds; it shall be the time of the nations.

English Revised Version
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a day of clouds; it shall be the time of the heathen.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

World English Bible
For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.

Young's Literal Translation
For near is a day, near is a day to Jehovah! A day of clouds, the time of nations it is.
Study Bible
A Lament for Egypt
2“Son of man, prophesy and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Wail, “Alas, the day is here!” 3For the day is near, the Day of the LORD is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations. 4A sword will come against Egypt, and there will be anguish in Cush when the slain fall in Egypt, its wealth is taken away, and its foundations are torn down.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Ezekiel 7:19
They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will seem unclean. Their silver and gold cannot save them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetites or fill their stomachs with wealth, for it became the stumbling block that brought their iniquity.

Ezekiel 13:5
You did not go up to the gaps or restore the wall around the house of Israel so that it would stand in the battle on the Day of the LORD.

Ezekiel 30:18
The day will be darkened in Tehaphnehes when I break there the yoke of Egypt and her proud strength comes to an end. A cloud will cover her, and her daughters will go into captivity.

Ezekiel 32:7
When I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.

Ezekiel 34:12
As a shepherd looks for his scattered sheep when he is among the flock, so I will look for My flock. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.

Joel 1:15
Alas for the day! For the Day of the LORD is near, and it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

Joel 2:1
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the Day of the LORD is coming; in fact, it is at hand--

Obadiah 1:15
For the Day of the LORD is near for all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your recompense will return upon your own head.

Zephaniah 1:14
The great Day of the LORD is near--near and coming quickly. Listen, the Day of the LORD! Then the cry of the mighty will be bitter.

Treasury of Scripture

For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

the day is

Ezekiel 7:7,12 The morning is come to you, O you that dwell in the land: the time …

Psalm 37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.

Obadiah 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near on all the heathen: as you have done, …

Joel 2:1 Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: …

Zephaniah 1:7,14 Hold your peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the …

Matthew 24:33 So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it …

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: …

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

a cloudy

Ezekiel 30:18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break …

Ezekiel 32:7 And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven, and make the …

Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his …

Exodus 14:20,24 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; …

Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and …

Joel 2:1,2 Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: …

Amos 5:16-20 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD, said thus; Wailing …

the time

Ezekiel 29:12 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the middle of the countries …

Psalm 110:6,6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the …

Psalm 149:7-9 To execute vengeance on the heathen, and punishments on the people…

Isaiah 24:21-23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish …

Isaiah 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is on all nations, and his fury on …

Jeremiah 25:15-29 For thus said the LORD God of Israel to me; Take the wine cup of …

Joel 3:11-14 Assemble yourselves, and come, all you heathen, and gather yourselves …

Zephaniah 3:6,7 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their …

Zechariah 14:3-19 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as …

Revelation 19:13-21 And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name …







(3) The time of the heathen.--The judgment upon Egypt is but an individual instance, and is symbolic of general judgment upon all merely worldly power. Her fall is one step in the general overthrow of whatever exalts and opposes itself to God. Very similar to Ezekiel 30:2-3 are the prophecies in Isaiah 13:6; Isaiah 13:9; Joel 1:13; Joel 1:15; Joel 2:2; Obadiah 1:15; Zephaniah 1:7; Zephaniah 1:14.

Verse 3. - The day of the Lord. Here, as everywhere (see note on Ezekiel 13:5), the words stand for any time in which the Divine judgments manifest themselves in the world's history. Of it Ezekiel says, following in the footsteps of Joel (Joel 2:2), that it shall be a day of cloud, i.e. of darkness and trouble; a day of the heathen, i.e. a time in which the heathen who had exulted in the punishment of Israel should know that the Lord was their Judge also, that he had his "day" appointed for them. For the day is near,.... The day of Egypt's destruction, the time fixed for it:

even the day of the Lord is near; the day appointed by him, and in which he would make himself known by the judgments he executed: Kimchi observes, that, the same year this prophecy was delivered, Egypt was given into the hands of the king of Babylon:

a cloudy day; or; "a day of cloud" (e); which was seldom seen in Egypt in a literal sense, rarely having any rain, their country being watered by the Nile; but now, in a figurative sense, the clouds would gather thick and black, and threaten with a horrible tempest of divine wrath, and of ruin and destruction:

it shall be the time of the Heathen: both when the Heathen nation of the Chaldeans should distress and conquer others; and when Heathen nations, as the Egyptians, Ethiopians, and others, should be destroyed by them. The Targum is,

"it shall be the time of the breaking or destruction of the people.''

(e) "dies nubis", V. L. Pagniaus, Montanus, Cocceius, Starckius. 3. the time of the heathen—namely, for taking vengeance on them. The judgment on Egypt is the beginning of a world-wide judgment on all the heathen enemies of God (Joe 1:15; 2:1, 2; 3:1-21; Ob 15).30:1-19 The prophecy of the destruction of Egypt is very full. Those who take their lot with God's enemies, shall be with them in punishment. The king of Babylon and his army shall be instruments of this destruction. God often makes one wicked man a scourge to another. No place in the land of Egypt shall escape the fury of the Chaldeans. The Lord is known by the judgments he executes. Yet these are only present effects of the Divine displeasure, not worthy of our fear, compared with the wrath to come, from which Jesus delivers his people.



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