Ezekiel 39:23
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword.

New Living Translation
The nations will then know why Israel was sent away to exile--it was punishment for sin, for they were unfaithful to their God. Therefore, I turned away from them and let their enemies destroy them.

English Standard Version
And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity, because they dealt so treacherously with me that I hid my face from them and gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they all fell by the sword.

New American Standard Bible
"The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword.

King James Bible
And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile on account of their iniquity, because they dealt unfaithfully with Me. Therefore, I hid My face from them and handed them over to their enemies, so that they all fell by the sword.

International Standard Version
The nations will also learn that because of Israel's sin the house of Israel went into captivity, since they were unfaithful in their behavior toward me. As a result, I hid my presence from them, turned them over to the control of their enemies, and they died by violence.

NET Bible
The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile due to their iniquity, for they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies; all of them died by the sword.

New Heart English Bible
The nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they trespassed against me, and I hid my face from them: so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they fell all of them by the sword.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the nations will know that the people of Israel went into captivity because they did wrong and rebelled against me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies. They were killed in battle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity, because they broke faith with Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they fell all of them by the sword.

New American Standard 1977
“And the nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity because they rebelled against me, and I hid my face from them and gave them into the hand of their enemies; so they all fell by the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

American King James Version
And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

American Standard Version
And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they trespassed against me, and I hid my face from them: so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they fell all of them by the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the nations shall know that the house of Israel were made captives for their iniquity, because they forsook me, and I hid my face from them: and I delivered them into the hands of their enemies, and they fell all by the sword.

Darby Bible Translation
And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity, because they were unfaithful against me; and I hid my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies, so that they fell all of them by the sword.

English Revised Version
And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they trespassed against me, and I hid my face from them: so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they fell all of them by the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore I hid my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so they all fell by the sword.

World English Bible
The nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they trespassed against me, and I hid my face from them: so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they fell all of them by the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
And known have the nations that for their iniquity, Removed have the house of Israel, Because they have trespassed against Me, And I do hide My face from them, And give them into the hand of their adversaries, And they fall by sword -- all of them.
Study Bible
Israel to Be Restored
22"And the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God from that day onward. 23"The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword. 24"According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them."'"…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:15
"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 59:2
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.

Jeremiah 22:8
"Many nations will pass by this city; and they will say to one another, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this great city?'

Jeremiah 22:9
"Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God and bowed down to other gods and served them.'"

Jeremiah 44:22
"So the LORD was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a ruin, an object of horror and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.

Ezekiel 7:22
'I will also turn My face from them, and they will profane My secret place; then robbers will enter and profane it.

Ezekiel 20:27
"Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed Me by acting treacherously against Me.

Ezekiel 36:18
"Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had shed on the land, because they had defiled it with their idols.

Ezekiel 36:19
"Also I scattered them among the nations and they were dispersed throughout the lands. According to their ways and their deeds I judged them.

Ezekiel 39:29
"I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel," declares the Lord GOD.
Treasury of Scripture

And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

the heathen

Ezekiel 36:18-23,36 Why I poured my fury on them for the blood that they had shed on …

2 Chronicles 7:21,22 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every …

Jeremiah 22:8,9 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every …

Jeremiah 40:2,3 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said to him, The …

Lamentations 1:8 Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that …

Lamentations 2:15-17 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their …

hid I

Ezekiel 39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured …

Deuteronomy 31:17,18 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will …

Deuteronomy 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their …

Psalm 10:1 Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 30:7 LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you …

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: …

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of …

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and …

Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calls on your name, that stirs up himself …

Jeremiah 33:5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with …

gave them

Leviticus 26:25 And I will bring a sword on you, that shall avenge the quarrel of …

Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, …

Judges 2:14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered …

Judges 3:8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold …

Psalm 106:41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated …

Isaiah 42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the …

(23) For their iniquity.--In the times foretold God's dealings shall no longer be misunderstood, nor the sufferings of Israel considered as the result of His want of power to protect them. All the world shall so far understand His righteousness, that they shall see the reasonableness and necessity of His punishing even His chosen people for their sins, and purifying them that they may become His indeed.

Verses 23, 24. - And the heathen shall know. The special lesson for them should be not so much teaching concerning God's supremacy over them, or concerning their relation to Israel, as concerning the principles of God's dealings with Israel. They should learn that if Israel had for a season been abandoned to the sword and driven into exile, it was not because of Jehovah's inability to protect them, but because of their wickedness which had caused him to hide his face from them - an expression which in Ezekiel occurs only here and in ver. 29, though it is found in the Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 31:17, 18) and in the older prophets (Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 54:8; Isaiah 57:17; Isaiah 64:7; Jeremiah 33:5). And the Heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity,.... Before this they thought the captivity of the Jews, and all their distresses, were owing to their own weakness, and the weakness of the God they served, and to the superior strength of their enemies, and the power of their gods; but now, by this strange and amazing destruction of Gog and his army, they will see that it was not owing to those things, but to the sins and transgressions of the people of the Jews:

because they transgressed against me; prevaricated with him, acted a perfidious and treacherous part to him, as the word (i) signifies; which they did, when they delivered Jesus of Nazareth, the true Messiah, into the hands of the Gentiles, to be crucified; it is their disbelief of Christ, and rejection of him, and maltreatment of him, that is here more especially pointed at; and which is the cause of their present long captivity and exile, and of all the afflictions and troubles they have since met with: so the Targum renders it,

"they dealt falsely with my Word;''

the Word made flesh, the incarnate Saviour:

therefore hid I my face from them; took no notice of them, showed them no favour, took no care of them; disregarded their prayers and cries, and removed his presence from them, and all the tokens of it. So the Targum,

"I caused my Shechaniah (or majesty) to remove from them;''

and thus it has been ever since, and now is:

and gave them into the hand of their enemies; the Romans, who took away their place and nation; which they feared would be the case, should many believe in Christ; but the true reason of it was because they did not believe in him, John 11:48,

so fell they all by the sword; that is, through the sword of the conquering Romans; they fell into their hands; some perished by the sword, and others were carried into captivity; and all were punished for their iniquity, trespass, and perfidy.

(i) "praevaricati essent contra me", Pagninus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Polanus, Cocceius, Starckius. 23. hid I my face—(De 31:17; Isa 59:2).39:23-29 When the Lord shall have mercy on the whole house of Israel, by converting them to Christianity, and when they shall have borne the shame of being cast off for their sins, then the nations shall learn to know, worship, and serve him. Then Israel also shall know the Lord, as revealed in and by Christ. Past events do not answer to these predictions. The pouring out of the Spirit is a pledge that God's favour will continue. He will hide his face no more from those on whom he has poured out his Spirit. When we pray that God would never cast us from his presence, we must as earnestly pray that, in order thereto, he would never take his Holy Spirit from us.
Jump to Previous
Acted Adversaries Attackers Broke Captivity Children Clear Covered Dealt Enemies Evil-Doing Exile Face Faith Fell Hand Handed Hands Heathen Hid House Iniquity Israel Nations Prisoners Sin Sword Treacherously Trespassed Unfaithful Wrong
Jump to Next
Acted Adversaries Attackers Broke Captivity Children Clear Covered Dealt Enemies Evil-Doing Exile Face Faith Fell Hand Handed Hands Heathen Hid House Iniquity Israel Nations Prisoners Sin Sword Treacherously Trespassed Unfaithful Wrong
Links
Ezekiel 39:23 NIV
Ezekiel 39:23 NLT
Ezekiel 39:23 ESV
Ezekiel 39:23 NASB
Ezekiel 39:23 KJV

Ezekiel 39:23 Biblia Paralela
Ezekiel 39:23 Chinese Bible
Ezekiel 39:23 French Bible
Ezekiel 39:23 German Bible

Alphabetical: acted adversaries against all And because by enemies exile face fell for from gave hand handed hid house I iniquity into Israel know me my nations of over people sin So sword that the their them they to treacherously unfaithful went were will

OT Prophets: Ezekiel 39:23 The nations shall know that the house (Ezek. Eze Ezk) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Ezekiel 39:22
Top of Page
Top of Page