Ezekiel 21:6
New International Version
"Therefore groan, son of man! Groan before them with broken heart and bitter grief.

New Living Translation
"Son of man, groan before the people! Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart.

English Standard Version
“As for you, son of man, groan; with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan before their eyes.

Berean Study Bible
But you, son of man, groan! Groan before their eyes with a broken heart and bitter grief.

New American Standard Bible
"As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight.

King James Bible
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
"But you, son of man, groan! Groan bitterly with a broken heart right before their eyes.

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, groan in sorrow and despair so that everyone can hear you.

Good News Translation
"Mortal man, groan as if your heart is breaking with despair. Groan in sorrow where everyone can watch you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you, son of man, groan! Groan bitterly with a broken heart right before their eyes.

International Standard Version
"And now, Son of Man, you are to start groaning until you're sick to your stomach. You are to groan bitterly right in front of them.

NET Bible
"And you, son of man, groan with an aching heart and bitterness; groan before their eyes.

New Heart English Bible
"Sigh therefore, you son of man; with the breaking of your thighs and with bitterness you will sigh before their eyes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So, son of man, groan with a breaking heart and with bitter crying while the people watch you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Sigh therefore, thou son of man; with the breaking of thy loins and with bitterness shalt thou sigh before their eyes.

New American Standard 1977
“As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cry out therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness cry out before their eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
Sigh therefore, you son of man, with breaking heart; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

American King James Version
Sigh therefore, you son of man, with the breaking of your loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

American Standard Version
Sigh therefore, thou son of man; with the breaking of thy loins and with bitterness shalt thou sigh before their eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou, son of man, groan with the breaking of thy loins; thou shalt even groan heavily in their sight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou, son of man, mourn with the breaking of thy loins, and with bitterness sigh before them.

Darby Bible Translation
Sigh then, thou son of man; with breaking of the loins, and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

English Revised Version
Sigh therefore, thou son of man; with the breaking of thy loins and with bitterness shalt thou sigh before their eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

World English Bible
Sigh therefore, you son of man; with the breaking of your thighs and with bitterness you will sigh before their eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou, son of man, sigh with breaking of loins, yea, with bitterness thou dost sigh before their eyes,
Study Bible
The LORD's Sword of Judgment
5Then all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have taken My sword from its sheath, not to return it again.’ 6But you, son of man, groan! Groan before their eyes with a broken heart and bitter grief. 7And when they ask, ‘Why are you groaning?’ you are to say, ‘Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt, and every hand will go limp. Every spirit will faint, and every knee will turn to water.’ Yes, it is coming and it will surely happen, declares the Lord GOD.”…
Cross References
Ezekiel 9:4
"Go throughout the city of Jerusalem," said the LORD, "and put a mark on the foreheads of the men sighing and groaning over all the abominations committed there."

Ezekiel 21:5
Then all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have taken My sword from its sheath, not to return it again.'

Ezekiel 21:7
And when they ask, 'Why are you groaning?' you are to say, 'Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt, and every hand will go limp. Every spirit will faint, and every knee will turn to water.' Yes, it is coming and it will surely happen, declares the Lord GOD."

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

Ezekiel 32:18
"Son of man, wail for the multitudes of Egypt, and consign to the depths of the earth both her and the daughters of the mighty nations, with those who descend to the Pit:

Treasury of Scripture

Sigh therefore, you son of man, with the breaking of your loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

Sigh

Ezekiel 21:12
Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh.

Ezekiel 6:11
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.

Ezekiel 9:4
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

with the

Isaiah 16:11
Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.

Isaiah 21:3
Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

Jeremiah 30:6
Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

before

Ezekiel 4:12
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

Ezekiel 12:3-5
Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house…

Ezekiel 37:20
And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.







Lexicon
But you,
וְאַתָּ֥ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of man,
אָדָ֖ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

groan!
הֵֽאָנַ֑ח (hê·’ā·naḥ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 584: To sigh, groan

Groan
תֵּֽאָנַ֖ח (tê·’ā·naḥ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 584: To sigh, groan

before their eyes
לְעֵינֵיהֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ê·nê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

with a broken
בְּשִׁבְר֤וֹן (bə·šiḇ·rō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7670: Rupture, a pang, ruin

heart
מָתְנַ֙יִם֙ (mā·ṯə·na·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 4975: The waist, small of the back, the loins

and bitter grief.
וּבִמְרִיר֔וּת (ū·ḇim·rî·rūṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4814: Bitterness, grief
(6) With the breaking of thy loins.--The loins were regarded as the seat of strength (Job 40:16); and the breaking of these, therefore, expresses entire prostration. Comp. Psalm 66:11; Psalm 69:23; Isaiah 21:3; Nahum 2:10. The prophet was to do this "before their eyes," i.e., was in some way to express before them a sense of extreme dejection and prostration, such as should call forth the question and reply of the following verse. With the expression "Every heart shall melt" comp. Luke 21:26.

Verse 6. - Sigh therefore, etc. As in other instances (Ezekiel 4:4; Ezekiel 5:1-4), the prophet dramatizes the coming calamity. He is to act the part of a mourner, whose sighs are so deep that they seem to "break his loins" (compare, for the gesture, Nahum 2:1, 10 Isaiah 21:3; Jeremiah 30:6). The strange action was meant to lead to questions. What did it mean? And then he is to answer that he does it "for the tidings" which are to him as certain as if they had already come. He is but doing what all would do, when the messenger brought word, as in Ezekiel 33:21, five years later, that the city was at last smitten. 21:1-17 Here is an explanation of the parable in the last chapter. It is declared that the Lord was about to cut off Jerusalem and the whole land, that all might know it was his decree against a wicked and rebellious people. It behoves those who denounce the awful wrath of God against sinners, to show that they do not desire the woful day. The example of Christ teaches us to lament over those whose ruin we declare. Whatever instruments God uses in executing his judgments, he will strengthen them according to the service they are employed in. The sword glitters to the terror of those against whom it is drawn. It is a sword to others, a rod to the people of the Lord. God is in earnest in pronouncing this sentence, and the prophet must show himself in earnest in publishing it.
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