Ezekiel 21:11
New International Version
“’The sword is appointed to be polished, to be grasped with the hand; it is sharpened and polished, made ready for the hand of the slayer.

New Living Translation
Yes, the sword is now being sharpened and polished; it is being prepared for the executioner.

English Standard Version
So the sword is given to be polished, that it may be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened and polished to be given into the hand of the slayer.

Berean Study Bible
The sword is appointed to be polished, to be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened and polished, to be placed in the hand of the slayer.

King James Bible
And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.

New King James Version
And He has given it to be polished, That it may be handled; This sword is sharpened, and it is polished To be given into the hand of the slayer.’

New American Standard Bible
And it is given to be polished, so that it may be handled; the sword is sharpened and polished, to hand it over to the slaughterer.

NASB 1995
“It is given to be polished, that it may be handled; the sword is sharpened and polished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.

NASB 1977
“And it is given to be polished, that it may be handled; the sword is sharpened and polished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.

Amplified Bible
The sword [of Babylon] is ready to be polished so that it may be handled and put to use; the sword is sharpened and polished to be put in the hand of the slayer (Nebuchadnezzar).

Christian Standard Bible
The sword is given to be polished, to be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened, and it is polished, to be put in the hand of the slayer.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sword is given to be polished, to be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened, and it is polished, to be put in the hand of the slayer.

American Standard Version
And it is given to be furbished, that it may be handled: the sword, it is sharpened, yea, it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he gave it for readiness and to be seized by the hand, because the sword is sharpened and prepared to deliver into the hand of a killer

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he made it ready for his hand to hold: the sword is sharpened, it is ready to put into the hand of the slayer.

Contemporary English Version
My sword has been polished; it's sharp and ready to kill.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I have given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, that it may be in the hand of the slayer.

English Revised Version
And it is given to be furbished, that it may be handled: the sword, it is sharpened, yea, it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.

Good News Translation
The sword is being polished, to make it ready for use. It is sharpened and polished, to be put in the hands of a killer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sword has been handed over to be polished, to be placed in the hand. The sword is being sharpened and polished to be placed in the hands of killers.

International Standard Version
It's intended to be polished so it can be grasped in the hand. The sword is sharpened. It's polished for placement into the hand of the executioner."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it is given to be furbished, That it may be handled; The sword, it is sharpened, Yea, it is furbished, To give it into the hand of the slayer.

Literal Standard Version
And He gives it for polishing, For laying hold of by the hand. It is sharpened—the sword—and polished, To give it into the hand of a slayer.

NET Bible
"'He gave it to be polished, to be grasped in the hand--the sword is sharpened, it is polished--giving it into the hand of the executioner.

New Heart English Bible
It is given to be furbished, that it may be handled: the sword, it is sharpened, yes, it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the killer."'

World English Bible
It is given to be furbished, that it may be handled: the sword, it is sharpened, yes, it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the killer.

Young's Literal Translation
And he giveth it for polishing, For laying hold of by the hand. It is sharpened -- the sword -- and polished, To give it into the hand of a slayer.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD's Sword of Judgment
10it is sharpened for the slaughter, polished to flash like lightning! Should we rejoice in the scepter of My son? The sword despises every such stick. 11The sword is appointed to be polished, to be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened and polished, to be placed in the hand of the slayer. 12Cry out and wail, O son of man, for the sword is wielded against My people; it is against all the princes of Israel! They are tossed to the sword with My people; therefore strike your thigh.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 21:10
it is sharpened for the slaughter, polished to flash like lightning! Should we rejoice in the scepter of My son? The sword despises every such stick.

Ezekiel 21:12
Cry out and wail, O son of man, for the sword is wielded against My people; it is against all the princes of Israel! They are tossed to the sword with My people; therefore strike your thigh.


Treasury of Scripture

And he has given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.

to give

Ezekiel 21:19
Also, thou son of man, appoint thee two ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may come: both twain shall come forth out of one land: and choose thou a place, choose it at the head of the way to the city.

Jeremiah 25:9,33
Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations…

Jeremiah 51:20-23
Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; …









(11) The slayer is here mentioned indefinitely, but in the next and more circumstantial prophecy (Ezekiel 21:19) is declared to be the king of Babylon.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sword
חֶ֙רֶב֙ (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

is appointed
וַיִּתֵּ֥ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to be polished,
לְמָרְטָ֖ה (lə·mā·rə·ṭāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4803: To make smooth, bare or bald, to scour, polish

to be grasped
לִתְפֹּ֣שׂ (liṯ·pōś)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8610: To manipulate, seize, chiefly to capture, wield, to overlay, to use unwarrantably

in the hand.
בַּכָּ֑ף (bak·kāp̄)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

It
הִֽיא־ (hî-)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is sharpened
הוּחַ֤דָּה (hū·ḥad·dāh)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2300: To be, sharp, severe

and
וְהִ֣יא (wə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

polished,
מֹרָ֔טָּה (mō·rāṭ·ṭāh)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4803: To make smooth, bare or bald, to scour, polish

to be placed
לָתֵ֥ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

in the hand
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

of the slayer.
הוֹרֵֽג׃ (hō·w·rêḡ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent


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