Ezekiel 12:20
New International Version
The inhabited towns will be laid waste and the land will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"

New Living Translation
The cities will be destroyed and the farmland made desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"

English Standard Version
And the inhabited cities shall be laid waste, and the land shall become a desolation; and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

Berean Study Bible
The inhabited cities will be laid waste, and the land will become desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

New American Standard Bible
"The inhabited cities will be laid waste and the land will be a desolation. So you will know that I am the LORD."'"

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
The inhabited cities will be destroyed, and the land will become dreadful. Then you 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.

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."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The inhabited cities will be destroyed, and the land will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am Yahweh."

International Standard Version
The towns that are inhabited will lie in ruins, because the land will be devastated. Then they'll learn that I am the LORD."'"

NET Bible
The inhabited towns will be left in ruins and the land will be devastated. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"

New Heart English Bible
The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am the LORD.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The cities where people live will be destroyed, and the country will become a wasteland. Then they will know that I am the LORD.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
“And the inhabited cities will be laid waste, and the land will be a desolation. So you will know that I am the LORD. ”’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their inhabited cities shall be laid utterly waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall 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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And the cities that are inhabited are laid waste, and the land is a desolation, and ye have known that I am Jehovah.'
Study Bible
Signs of the Coming Captivity
19Then tell the people of the land that this is what the Lord GOD says about those living in Jerusalem and in the land of Israel: ‘They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in dread, for their land will be stripped of everything in it because of the violence of all those who dwell in it. 20The inhabited cities will be laid waste, and the land will become desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”
Cross References
Isaiah 3:26
And the gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.

Isaiah 7:23
And on that day, in every place where there used to be a thousand vines worth a thousand shekels of silver, there will be only thorns and briers.

Isaiah 7:24
Men will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with thorns and briers.

Jeremiah 4:7
A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his lair to lay waste to your land. Your cities will be reduced to ruins and lie uninhabited.

Jeremiah 25:9
behold, I will summon all the families of the north, declares the LORD, and I will send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. I will bring them against this land, against its residents, and against all the surrounding nations. So I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and contempt, an everlasting desolation.

Ezekiel 5:14
I will make you a ruin and a disgrace among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by.

Ezekiel 12:15
And they will know that I am the LORD when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them throughout the countries.

Ezekiel 12:21
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 36:3
therefore prophesy and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: Because they have made you desolate and have trampled you on every side, so that you became a possession of the rest of the nations and were taken up in slander by the lips of their talkers,

Treasury of Scripture

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.

Ezekiel 15:6,8
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem…

Isaiah 3:26
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

Isaiah 7:23,24
And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns…







Lexicon
The inhabited
הַנּֽוֹשָׁבוֹת֙ (han·nō·wō·šā·ḇō·wṯ)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

cities
וְהֶעָרִ֤ים (wə·he·‘ā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

will be laid waste,
תֶּחֱרַ֔בְנָה (te·ḥĕ·raḇ·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2717: To parch, to desolate, destroy, kill

and the land
וְהָאָ֖רֶץ (wə·hā·’ā·reṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

will become
תִֽהְיֶ֑ה (ṯih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

desolate.
שְׁמָמָ֣ה (šə·mā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8077: Devastation, astonishment

Then you will know
וִֽידַעְתֶּ֖ם (wî·ḏa‘·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am the LORD.’”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
12:17-20 The prophet must eat and drink in care and fear, with trembling, that he might express the condition of those in Jerusalem during the siege. When ministers speak of the ruin coming upon sinners, they must speak as those that know the terrors of the Lord. Afflictions are happy ones, however grievous to flesh and blood, that improve us in the knowledge of God.
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