Ezekiel 5:8
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New International Version
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will inflict punishment on you in the sight of the nations.

New Living Translation
Therefore, I myself, the Sovereign LORD, am now your enemy. I will punish you publicly while all the nations watch.

English Standard Version
therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against you. And I will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations.

New American Standard Bible
therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: See, I am against you, Jerusalem, and I will execute judgments within you in the sight of the nations.

International Standard Version
"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Watch out! I—that's right, even I—am against you. I'll carry out my sentence among you right in front of the nations.

NET Bible
"Therefore this is what the sovereign LORD says: I--even I--am against you, and I will execute judgment among you while the nations watch.

New Heart English Bible
therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Look, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So this is what the Almighty LORD says: I, too, am against you, and I will punish you in front of the nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and I will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

New American Standard 1977
therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, I, even I, am against thee and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against you, and will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.

American King James Version
Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against you, and will execute judgments in the middle of you in the sight of the nations.

American Standard Version
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, am against thee; and I will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, and I myself will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the Gentiles.

Darby Bible Translation
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations;

English Revised Version
therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against thee; and I will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

World English Bible
therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am against thee, even I, And I have done in thy midst judgments, Before the eyes of the nations.
Study Bible
Judgment against Jerusalem
7"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have more turmoil than the nations which surround you and have not walked in My statutes, nor observed My ordinances, nor observed the ordinances of the nations which surround you,' 8therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations. 9'And because of all your abominations, I will do among you what I have not done, and the like of which I will never do again.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 21:5
"I Myself will war against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm, even in anger and wrath and great indignation.

Jeremiah 21:13
"Behold, I am against you, O valley dweller, O rocky plain," declares the LORD, "You men who say, 'Who will come down against us? Or who will enter into our habitations?'

Jeremiah 24:9
I will make them a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.

Ezekiel 5:15
'So it will be a reproach, a reviling, a warning and an object of horror to the nations who surround you when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath and raging rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Ezekiel 11:9
"And I will bring you out of the midst of the city and deliver you into the hands of strangers and execute judgments against you.

Ezekiel 13:8
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you have spoken falsehood and seen a lie, therefore behold, I am against you," declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 15:7
and I set My face against them. Though they have come out of the fire, yet the fire will consume them. Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I set My face against them.

Ezekiel 21:3
and say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am against you; and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 30:19
"Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt, And they will know that I am the LORD."'"

Ezekiel 34:10
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep. So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I will deliver My flock from their mouth, so that they will not be food for them."'"
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against you, and will execute judgments in the middle of you in the sight of the nations.

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Ezekiel 15:7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, …

Ezekiel 21:3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I am against …

Ezekiel 26:3 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Tyrus, …

Ezekiel 28:22 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Zidon; …

Ezekiel 35:3 And say to it, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am …

Ezekiel 39:1 Therefore, you son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus said …

Leviticus 26:17 And I will set my face against you, and you shall be slain before …

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his …

Jeremiah 21:5,13 And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and …

Lamentations 2:5 The LORD was as an enemy: he has swallowed up Israel, he has swallowed …

Lamentations 3:3 Surely against me is he turned; he turns his hand against me all the day.

Zechariah 14:2,3 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the …

Matthew 22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth …

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Ezekiel 25:2-6 Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them…

Ezekiel 26:2 Son of man, because that Tyrus has said against Jerusalem, Aha, she …

Ezekiel 29:6,7 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because …

Ezekiel 35:10-15 Because you have said, These two nations and these two countries …

Deuteronomy 29:23-28 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, …

1 Kings 9:8,9 And at this house, which is high, every one that passes by it shall …

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

Jeremiah 24:9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the …

Jeremiah 50:7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, …

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

(8) In the sight of the nations.--The conspicuousness of Israel's position (see under Ezekiel 5:5) made it necessary that the punishment for their failure to keep God's law should be as public as their sin. All had seen their unfaithfulness; all must see the consequent judgment.

Verse 8. - Therefore, etc. The conjunction is emphatic. It was because Jerusalem, in her high estate had sinned so conspicuously that her punishment was to be equally conspicuous (comp. Lamentations 4:6; Amos 3:2). Therefore thus saith the Lord God, behold, even I, am against thee,.... Or, "behold, I am against thee, even I" (u); who am the Lord God omnipotent, great King, and a dreadful one; and a terrible thing it is for a people to have the mighty God against them; or for any to fall into the hands of the living God: this is repeated to show that it certainly was so; and that the Lord was set upon it; and determined to come forth against them in the way of his judgments, as follows:

and will execute judgments in the midst of thee, in the sight of the nations; that is, inflict punishments upon them for their disregard to his righteous judgments, which should take place in the midst of them, and consume them all around; and should be so manifest as to be seen by all the nations about them.

(u) "ecce ego ad te, etiam ego", Pagninus, Montanus; "ecce ego contra te, etiam ego", Starckius. 8. I, even I—awfully emphatic. I, even I, whom thou thinkest to be asleep, but who am ever reigning as the Omnipotent Avenger of sin, will vindicate My righteous government before the nations by judgments on thee.5:5-17 The sentence passed upon Jerusalem is very dreadful, the manner of expression makes it still more so. Who is able to stand in God's sight when he is angry? Those who live and die impenitent, will perish for ever unpitied; there is a day coming when the Lord will not spare. Let not persons or churches, who change the Lord's statutes, expect to escape the doom of Jerusalem. Let us endeavour to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. Sooner or later God's word will prove itself true.
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