Ezekiel 12:20
Good News Translation
Cities that are now full of people will be destroyed, and the country will be made a wilderness. Then they will know that I am the LORD."

Contemporary English Version
Every town will lie in ruins, and the land will be a barren desert. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the cities that are now inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate: and you shall know that I am the Lord.

New American Bible
Inhabited cities shall be in ruins, the land a desolate place. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.

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And the cities that are now inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate: and you shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 15:6,8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: As the vine tree among the trees of the forests which I have given to the fire to be consumed, so will I deliver up the inhabitants of Jerusalem. . . .

Isaiah 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she shall sit desolate on the ground.

Isaiah 7:23,24 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place where there were a thousand vines, at a thousand pieces of silver, shall become thorns and briers. . . .

Isaiah 24:3,12 With desolation shall the earth be laid waste, and it shall be utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word. . . .

Isaiah 64:10,11 The city of thy sanctuary is become a desert, Sion is made a desert, Jerusalem is desolate. . . .

Jeremiah 4:7,23-29 The lion is come up out of his den, and the robber of nations hath roused himself: he is come forth out of his place, to make thy land desolate: thy cities shall be laid waste, remaining without an inhabitant. . . .

Jeremiah 12:10-12 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot: they have changed my delightful portion into a desolate wilderness. . . .

Jeremiah 16:9 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold I will take away out of this place in your sight, and in your days the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.

Jeremiah 19:11 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Even so will I break this people, and this city, as the potter's vessel is broken, which cannot be made whole again: and they shall be buried in Topheth, because there is no other place to bury in.

Jeremiah 24:8-10 And as the very bad figs, that cannot be eaten, because they are bad: thus saith the Lord: So will I give Sedecias the king of Juda, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that have remained in this city, and that dwell in the land of Egypt. . . .

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold I will send, and take all the kindreds of the north, saith the Lord, and Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon my servant: and I will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all the nations that are round about it: and I will destroy them, and make them an astonishment and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 34:22 Behold I will command, saith the Lord, and I will bring them again to this city, and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Juda a desolation, without an inhabitant.

Lamentations 5:18 For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it.

Daniel 9:17 Now, therefore, O our God, hear the supplication of thy servant, and his prayers: and shew thy face upon thy sanctuary, which is desolate, for thy own sake.

Context
Signs of the Coming Captivity
19And say to the people of the land: Thus saith the Lord God to them that dwell in Jerusalem in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread in care, and drink their water in desolation: that the land may become desolate from the multitude that is therein, for the iniquity of all that dwell therein. 20And the cities that are now inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate: and you shall know that I am the Lord.
Cross References
Isaiah 3:26
And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she shall sit desolate on the ground.

Isaiah 7:23
And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place where there were a thousand vines, at a thousand pieces of silver, shall become thorns and briers.

Isaiah 7:24
With arrows and with bows they shall go in thither: for briers and thorns shall be in all the land.

Jeremiah 4:7
The lion is come up out of his den, and the robber of nations hath roused himself: he is come forth out of his place, to make thy land desolate: thy cities shall be laid waste, remaining without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 25:9
Behold I will send, and take all the kindreds of the north, saith the Lord, and Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon my servant: and I will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all the nations that are round about it: and I will destroy them, and make them an astonishment and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Ezekiel 5:14
And I will make thee desolate, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of every one that passeth by.

Ezekiel 12:15
And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have dispersed them among the nations, and scattered them in the countries.

Ezekiel 12:21
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Ezekiel 36:3
Therefore prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Because you have been desolate, and trodden under foot on every side, and made an inheritance to the rest of the nations, and are become the subject of the talk, and the reproach of the people:

Additional Translations
The inhabited cities will be laid waste, and the land will become desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and you shall know that I am the LORD.

And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.

And their inhabited cities shall be laid utterly waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and ye shall know that I [am] Jehovah.

And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.

And the cities that are inhabited are laid waste, and the land is a desolation, and ye have known that I am Jehovah.'
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