New Living Translation
"Son of man, groan before the people! Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart.
King James Bible
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.
Darby Bible Translation
Sigh then, thou son of man; with breaking of the loins, and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.
World English Bible
Sigh therefore, you son of man; with the breaking of your thighs and with bitterness you will sigh before their eyes.
Young's Literal Translation
And thou, son of man, sigh with breaking of loins, yea, with bitterness thou dost sigh before their eyes,
Ezekiel 21:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:6 Sigh therefore - Thereby express deep sorrow. Breaking of thy loins - Like a woman in travail.
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He said to him, "Walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of all who weep and sigh because of the detestable sins being committed in their city."
Everyone in the world will know that I am the LORD. My sword is in my hand, and it will not return to its sheath until its work is finished.'
When they ask why you are groaning, tell them, 'I groan because of the terrifying news I have heard. When it comes true, the boldest heart will melt with fear; all strength will disappear. Every spirit will faint; strong knees will become as weak as water. And the Sovereign LORD says: It is coming! It's on its way!'"
"Son of man, cry out and wail; pound your thighs in anguish, for that sword will slaughter my people and their leaders--everyone will die!
"Son of man, weep for the hordes of Egypt and for the other mighty nations. For I will send them down to the world below in company with those who descend to the pit.
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