Context10Say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD, This burden concerns the prince in Jerusalem as well as all the house of Israel who are in it. 11Say, I am a sign to you. As I have done, so it will be done to them; they will go into exile, into captivity. 12The prince who is among them will load his baggage on his shoulder in the dark and go out. They will dig a hole through the wall to bring it out. He will cover his face so that he can not see the land with his eyes. 13I will also spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. And I will bring him to Babylon in the land of the Chaldeans; yet he will not see it, though he will die there. 14I will scatter to every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops; and I will draw out a sword after them. 15So they will know that I am the LORD when I scatter them among the nations and spread them among the countries. 16But I will spare a few of them from the sword, the famine and the pestilence that they may tell all their abominations among the nations where they go, and may know that I am the LORD.
17Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying, 18Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety. 19Then say to the people of the land, Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel, They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water with horror, because their land will be stripped of its fullness on account of the violence of all who live in it. 20The inhabited cities will be laid waste and the land will be a desolation. So you will know that I am the LORD.
21Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 22Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, The days are long and every vision fails? 23Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD, I will make this proverb cease so that they will no longer use it as a proverb in Israel. But tell them, The days draw near as well as the fulfillment of every vision. 24For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. 25For I the LORD will speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Lord GOD.
26Furthermore, the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 27Son of man, behold, the house of Israel is saying, The vision that he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies of times far off. 28Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD, None of My words will be delayed any longer. Whatever word I speak will be performed, declares the Lord GOD.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel among whom they are.
Say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: This burden concerneth my prince that is in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel, that are among them.
Darby Bible Translation
Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them.
English Revised Version
Say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD: This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel among whom they are.
Webster's Bible Translation
Say thou to them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, This burden concerneth the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel that are among them.
World English Bible
Say to them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: This burden [concerns] the prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel among whom they are.
Young's Literal Translation
say unto them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: 'The prince is this burden in Jerusalem, and all the house of Israel who are in their midst.
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