Ezekiel 14:17
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New International Version
"Or if I bring a sword against that country and say, 'Let the sword pass throughout the land,' and I kill its people and their animals,

New Living Translation
"Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals.

English Standard Version
“Or if I bring a sword upon that land and say, Let a sword pass through the land, and I cut off from it man and beast,

Berean Study Bible
Or if I bring a sword against that land and say, ‘Let a sword pass through it,’ so that I cut off from it both man and beast,

New American Standard Bible
"Or if I should bring a sword on that country and say, 'Let the sword pass through the country and cut off man and beast from it,'

King James Bible
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

Christian Standard Bible
"Or suppose I bring a sword against that land and say, 'Let a sword pass through it,' so that I wipe out both man and animal from it.

Contemporary English Version
Or suppose I send an enemy to attack a sinful nation and kill its people and livestock.

Good News Translation
"Or I might bring war on that country and send destructive weapons to wipe out people and animals alike,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Or if I bring a sword against that land and say: Let a sword pass through it, so that I wipe out both man and animal from it,

International Standard Version
"Or if I were to bring war to that land and say, 'Hey, sword! Pass throughout the land so I can destroy both man and beasts in it,'

NET Bible
"Or suppose I were to bring a sword against that land and say, 'Let a sword pass through the land,' and I were to kill both people and animals.

New Heart English Bible
"Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, 'Sword, go through the land'; so that I cut off from it man and animal;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Suppose I bring a war against that country by saying, 'I will let a war go throughout this country.' Suppose I destroy the people and the animals in it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say: Let the sword go through the land, so that I cut off from it man and beast;

New American Standard 1977
“Or if I should bring a sword on that country and say, ‘Let the sword pass through the country and cut off man and beast from it,’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or if I bring a sword upon the land and say: Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast out of her;

King James 2000 Bible
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

American King James Version
Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

American Standard Version
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and beast;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or if I bring the sword upon that land, and say to the sword: Pass through the land: and I destroy man and beast out of it:

Darby Bible Translation
Or [if] I bring the sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land, so that I cut off man and beast from it,

English Revised Version
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and beast;

Webster's Bible Translation
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

World English Bible
Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and animal;

Young's Literal Translation
'Or -- a sword I bring in against that land, and I have said: Sword, thou dost pass over through the land, and I have cut off from it man and beast --
Study Bible
God's Irrevocable Sentence
16then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if these three men were in it, they could not deliver their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved, but the land would be desolate. 17Or if I bring a sword against that land and say, ‘Let a sword pass through it,’ so that I cut off from it both man and beast, 18then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if these three men were in it, they could not deliver their sons or daughters; they alone would be saved.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:25
And I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Jeremiah 47:7
How can it rest when the LORD has commanded it? He has appointed it against Ashkelon and the shore of its coastland."

Ezekiel 5:12
A third of your people will die by plague or be consumed by famine within you, a third will fall by the sword outside your walls, and a third I will scatter to every wind and unleash a sword behind them.

Ezekiel 14:18
then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if these three men were in it, they could not deliver their sons or daughters; they alone would be saved.

Ezekiel 21:3
and tell her that this is what the LORD says: 'I am against you, and I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 21:4
Because I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked, My sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.

Ezekiel 25:13
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I will stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off from it both man and beast. I will make it a wasteland, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 29:8
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'I will bring a sword against you and cut off from you man and beast.

Ezekiel 38:21
And I will summon a sword against Gog on all My mountains, declares the Lord GOD, and every man's sword will be against his brother.

Zephaniah 1:3
"I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and the ruins along with the wicked. I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

I bring

Ezekiel 5:12,17 A third part of you shall die with the pestilence, and with famine …

Ezekiel 21:3,4,9-15 And say to the land of Israel, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I am against …

Ezekiel 29:8 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword on …

Ezekiel 38:21,22 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, …

Leviticus 26:25 And I will bring a sword on you, that shall avenge the quarrel of …

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, said …

Jeremiah 47:6 O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere you be quiet? put …

so that

Ezekiel 14:13 Son of man, when the land sins against me by trespassing grievously, …

Ezekiel 25:13 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out my hand …

Jeremiah 33:12 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate …

Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein …

Zephaniah 1:3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, …







Or if I bring a sword upon that land,.... The land which had grievously sinned; the same land into which a famine should come, and through which evil beasts should pass; to which, if the Lord should add, as he would, a third judgment, the sword; suffer a foreign enemy to come in among them, and destroy them. So the Targum,

"or if those that slay with the sword I should bring upon that land;''

the Chaldean army, as he did; the sword has its commission from God; war is not by chance; the invasion of a foreign enemy is from the Lord; and all the mischiefs and ravages of a tumultuous army are all by divine order:

and say, sword, go through the land; not only enter the borders of it, or proceed far in it, but even go through it; which is terrible indeed! but if the Lord bids it go, it must go, and does; it is a servant of his, and punctually obeys his commands; that is, such are those that use it, however profane and wicked they may be in themselves, as generally armies consist of dissolute persons; yet these are under a divine direction, and are obedient to the will of God, though they may know it not. So the Targum,

"and I say that they that kill with the sword pass through the land:''

so that I cut off man and beast from it; by the sword; the one being destroyed as an enemy, the other for food. 14:12-23 National sins bring national judgments. Though sinners escape one judgment, another is waiting for them. When God's professing people rebel against him, they may justly expect all his judgments. The faith, obedience, and prayers of Noah prevailed to the saving of his house, but not of the old world. Job's sacrifice and prayer in behalf of his friends were accepted, and Daniel had prevailed for the saving his companions and the wise men of Babylon. But a people that had filled the measure of their sins, was not to expect to escape for the sake of any righteous men living among them; not even of the most eminent saints, who could be accepted in their own case only through the sufferings and righteousness of Christ. Yet even when God makes the greatest desolations by his judgments, he saves some to be monuments of his mercy. In firm belief that we shall approve the whole of God's dealings with ourselves, and with all mankind, let us silence all rebellious murmurs and objections.
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