Ezekiel 14:23
New International Version
You will be consoled when you see their conduct and their actions, for you will know that I have done nothing in it without cause, declares the Sovereign LORD."

New Living Translation
When you meet them and see their behavior, you will understand that these things are not being done to Israel without cause. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!”

English Standard Version
They will console you, when you see their ways and their deeds, and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, declares the Lord GOD.”

Berean Study Bible
They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done all these things within it,’ declares the Lord GOD.”

King James Bible
And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

New King James Version
And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it,” says the Lord GOD.

New American Standard Bible
Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done without reason whatever I did to it,” declares the Lord GOD.

NASB 1995
"Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done in vain whatever I did to it," declares the Lord GOD.

NASB 1977
“Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done in vain whatever I did to it,” declares the Lord GOD.

Amplified Bible
Then they will reassure you [in regard to the appropriateness of the judgments] when you see their [heinous] conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done without cause whatever I did to it,” declares the Lord GOD.

Christian Standard Bible
They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done what I did to it.” This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done what I did to it." This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

American Standard Version
And they shall comfort you, when ye see their way and their doings; and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall comfort you when you will see their ways and their schemes, and you shall know that it was not without reason that I have done all I have done in it, says THE LORD OF LORDS

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall comfort you, because ye shall see their ways and their thoughts: and ye shall know that I have not done in vain all that I have done in it, saith the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
You will be convinced that I, the LORD God, was right in doing what I did.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall comfort you, when you shall see their ways, and their doings : and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord God.

English Revised Version
And they shall comfort you, when ye see their way and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

Good News Translation
then you will know that there was good reason for everything I did." The Sovereign LORD has spoken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will be comforted when you see how they live. Then you will know that everything I have done was done for a reason," declares the Almighty LORD.

International Standard Version
They'll comfort you when you see how they've lived and what they've done, because you'll know for certain that I haven't done anything that I've done against them without any reason," declares the Lord GOD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they shall comfort you, when ye see their way and their doings, and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.'

Literal Standard Version
And they have comforted you, for you see their way and their doings, and you have known that I have not done all that which I have done in her for nothing,” a declaration of Lord YHWH.

NET Bible
They will console you when you see their behavior and their deeds, because you will know that it was not without reason that I have done everything which I have done in it, declares the sovereign LORD."

New Heart English Bible
They shall comfort you, when you see their way and their doings; and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it,' says the Lord GOD."

World English Bible
They shall comfort you, when you see their way and their doings; and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, says the Lord Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have comforted you, for ye see their way and their doings, and ye have known that not for nought have I done all that which I have done in her -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Irrevocable Sentence
22Yet, behold, some survivors will be left in it—sons and daughters who will be brought out. They will come out to you, and when you see their conduct and actions, you will be comforted regarding the disaster I have brought upon Jerusalem—all that I have brought upon it. 23They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done all these things within it,’ declares the Lord GOD.”

Cross References
Jeremiah 22:8
And many nations will pass by this city and ask one another, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this great city?'

Jeremiah 22:9
Then people will reply, 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.'"

Ezekiel 15:1
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 16:54
So you will bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all you did to comfort them.

Ezekiel 31:16
I made the nations quake at the sound of its downfall, when I cast it down to Sheol with those who descend to the Pit. Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, all the well-watered trees, were consoled in the earth below.


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, said the Lord GOD.

that I have not

Ezekiel 8:6-18
He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations…

Ezekiel 9:8,9
And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem? …

Genesis 18:22-33
And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They will bring you consolation
וְנִחֲמ֣וּ (wə·ni·ḥă·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

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

you see
תִרְא֥וּ (ṯir·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

their conduct
דַּרְכָּ֖ם (dar·kām)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

and actions,
עֲלִֽילוֹתָ֑ם (‘ă·lî·lō·w·ṯām)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5949: An exploit, a performance, an opportunity

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

that
כִּי֩ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it was not
לֹ֨א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

without cause
חִנָּ֤ם (ḥin·nām)
Adverb
Strong's 2600: Gratis, devoid of cost, reason, advantage

that I have done
עָשִׂ֙יתִי֙ (‘ā·śî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

[these things]
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

within it,
בָ֔הּ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

declares
נְאֻ֖ם (nə·’um)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֥י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

GOD.’”
יְהֹוִֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH


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