Ezekiel 9:5
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New International Version
As I listened, he said to the others, "Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion.

New Living Translation
Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity!

English Standard Version
And to the others he said in my hearing, “Pass through the city after him, and strike. Your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity.

New American Standard Bible
But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare.

King James Bible
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He spoke as I listened to the others, "Pass through the city after him and start killing; do not show pity or spare them!

International Standard Version
As I continued to listen, he also told the others, "Follow him through the city and start killing. Don't spare anyone you see, and don't show pity of any kind.

NET Bible
While I listened, he said to the others, "Go through the city after him and strike people down; do no let your eye pity nor spare anyone!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to the others as I was listening, "Follow him throughout the city and kill. Don't have any compassion, and don't feel sorry.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go after him through the city and smite; do not let your eye forgive, neither have mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and kill: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity:

American King James Version
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity:

American Standard Version
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go ye through the city after him, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the others he said in my hearing: Go ye after him through the city, and strike: let not your eyes spare, nor be ye moved with pity.

Darby Bible Translation
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have pity.

English Revised Version
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye through the city after him, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

Webster's Bible Translation
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

World English Bible
To the others he said in my hearing, Go through the city after him, and strike: don't let your eye spare, neither have pity;

Young's Literal Translation
And to the others he said in mine ears, 'Pass on into the city after him, and smite; your eye doth not pity, nor do ye spare;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:5-11 The slaughter must begin at the sanctuary, that all may see and know that the Lord hates sin most in those nearest to him. He who was appointed to protect, reported the matter. Christ is faithful to the trust reposed in him. Is he commanded by his Father to secure eternal life to the chosen remnant? He says, Of all that thou hast given me, I have lost none. If others perish, and we are saved, we must ascribe the difference wholly to the mercy of our God, for we too have deserved wrath. Let us still continue to plead in behalf of others. But where the Lord shows no mercy he does no injustice; he only recompenses men's ways.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And, to the others he said in mine hearing,.... To the other six men that had the slaughter weapons in their hands:

go ye after him through the city; that is, after the man clothed with linen; for he was sent out first to take care of the righteous, and preserve them; and the rest were not suffered to stir till he was gone; and then they are bid to go after him. The Syriac version is,

"to them that were with him he said to them before me, go through the city after me;''

as if these were the words of the man clothed with linen to the other six; and so the Arabic version; of it the other is the true reading, and gives the right sense, as the following words show:

and smite; the inhabitants of the city:

let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity; not that the Chaldeans were inclined to mercy and pity, for they were a cruel and barbarous people; but this is said to show the resentment of God against the sins of the Jews; and that it was his will they should act the severe part they did.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. the others—the six officers of judgment (Eze 9:2).

Ezekiel 9:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Slaughter of the Idolaters
4The 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." 5But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare. 6"Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary." So they started with the elders who were before the temple.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:18
Their bows will strike down the young men; they will have no mercy on infants, nor will they look with compassion on children.

Jeremiah 9:21
Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares.

Ezekiel 9:4
and said to him, "Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it."

Ezekiel 9:6
Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary." So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.

Ezekiel 43:3
The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when he came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown.
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And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity:

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