Ezekiel 24:18
New International Version
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.

New Living Translation
So I proclaimed this to the people the next morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did everything I had been told to do.

English Standard Version
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and at evening my wife died. And on the next morning I did as I was commanded.

Berean Study Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And the next morning I did as I had been commanded.

New American Standard Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And in the morning I did as I was commanded.

King James Bible
So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Christian Standard Bible
I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.

Contemporary English Version
One morning, I was talking with the people as usual, and by sunset my wife was dead. The next day I did what the LORD had told me,

Good News Translation
Early in the day I was talking with the people. That evening my wife died, and the next day I did as I had been told.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.

International Standard Version
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died that evening. The next morning, I did as I had been commanded.

NET Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. In the morning I acted just as I was commanded.

New Heart English Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I was ordered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So I spoke unto the people in the morning, and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

New American Standard 1977
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And in the morning I did as I was commanded.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

King James 2000 Bible
So I spoke unto the people in the morning: and at evening my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

American King James Version
So I spoke to the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

American Standard Version
So I spake unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening: and I did in the morning as he had commanded me.

Darby Bible Translation
-- And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.

English Revised Version
So I spake unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died: and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Webster's Bible Translation
So I spoke to the people in the morning: and at evening my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

World English Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Young's Literal Translation
And I speak unto the people in the morning, and my wife dieth in the evening, and I do in the morning as I have been commanded.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Ezekiel's Wife Dies
17Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your lips or eat the bread of mourners.” 18So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And the next morning I did as I had been commanded. 19Then the people asked me, “Won't you tell us what these things you are doing mean to us?”…
Cross References
Ezekiel 12:7
So I did as I was commanded. I brought out my bags for exile by day, and in the evening I dug through the wall by hand. I took my belongings out at dusk, carrying them on my shoulder as they watched.

Ezekiel 24:16
"Son of man, behold, I am about to take away the desire of your eyes with a fatal blow. But you must not lament or weep or let your tears flow.

Ezekiel 24:17
Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your lips or eat the bread of mourners."

Ezekiel 24:19
Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things you are doing mean to us?"

Treasury of Scripture

So I spoke to the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

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Lexicon
So I spoke
וָאֲדַבֵּ֤ר (wā·’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the people
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

in the morning,
בַּבֹּ֔קֶר (bab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

and in the evening
בָּעָ֑רֶב (bā·‘ā·reḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6153: Evening

my wife
אִשְׁתִּ֖י (’iš·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

died.
וַתָּ֥מָת (wat·tā·māṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

And the next morning
בַּבֹּ֖קֶר (bab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

I did
וָאַ֥עַשׂ (wā·’a·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I had been commanded.
צֻוֵּֽיתִי׃ (ṣuw·wê·ṯî)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order
(18) In the morning: and at even.--What the prophet "spake unto the people in the morning" was what he has recorded (Ezekiel 24:3-14). Shortly after this the warning of Ezekiel 24:15-17 must have come to him, and then his Wife died in the evening of the same day. Accordingly, on the following morning the strange conduct which had been commanded him was observed by the people; their curiosity is awakened, and, rightly surmising that there must be some especial significance in the strange doings of their prophet, they come to inquire the meaning of his actions. In reply (Ezekiel 24:20-24), he announces again the destruction of the Temple, and that in the depth of sorrow and trouble at its fall there shall be no outward show of mourning.

Verse 18. - So I spake unto the people in the morning, etc. In yet another way the calling of the prophet superseded the natural impulses of the man. He knew that his wife's hours were numbered, yet the day was spent, not in ministering at her deathbed, but in one last effort to impress the teachings of the time upon the seared consciences and hardened hearts of his countrymen and neighbors. I cannot help referring to the poem 'Ezekiel,' by B.M., published in 1871, as expressing the meaning of the history better than any commentary. 24:15-27 Though mourning for the dead is a duty, yet it must be kept under by religion and right reason: we must not sorrow as men that have no hope. Believers must not copy the language and expressions of those who know not God. The people asked the meaning of the sign. God takes from them all that was dearest to them. And as Ezekiel wept not for his affliction, so neither should they weep for theirs. Blessed be God, we need not pine away under our afflictions; for should all comforts fail, and all sorrows be united, yet the broken heart and the mourner's prayer are always acceptable before God.
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