Ezekiel 3:8
New International Version
But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are.

New Living Translation
But look, I have made you as obstinate and hard-hearted as they are.

English Standard Version
Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

Berean Study Bible
Behold, I will make your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

King James Bible
Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

New King James Version
Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, I have made your face just as hard as their faces, and your forehead just as hard as their foreheads.

NASB 1995
“Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

NASB 1977
“Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

Amplified Bible
Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

Christian Standard Bible
Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

American Standard Version
Behold, I have made thy face hard against their faces, and thy forehead hard against their foreheads.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, I have hardened your face against their faces, and your forehead I have set firm against their forehead

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And, behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and I will strengthen thy power against their power.

Contemporary English Version
so I will make you as stubborn as they are.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold I have made thy face stronger than their faces: and thy forehead harder than their foreheads.

English Revised Version
Behold, I have made thy face hard against their faces, and thy forehead hard against their foreheads.

Good News Translation
Now I will make you as stubborn and as tough as they are.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, I will make you as stubborn and as hardheaded as they are.

International Standard Version
So pay attention! I'm going to make you just as obstinate and unyielding as they are.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, I have made thy face hard against their faces, and thy forehead hard against their foreheads.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, I have made your face strong against their face, and your forehead strong against their forehead.

NET Bible
"I have made your face adamant to match their faces, and your forehead hard to match their foreheads.

New Heart English Bible
Look, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads.

World English Bible
Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads.

Young's Literal Translation
'Lo, I have made thy face strong against their face, and thy forehead strong against their forehead.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezekiel Eats the Scroll
7But the house of Israel will be unwilling to listen to you, since they are unwilling to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted. 8Behold, I will make your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. 9I will make your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or dismayed at their presence, even though they are a rebellious house.”…

Cross References
Isaiah 50:7
Because the Lord GOD helps Me, I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set My face like flint, and I know that I will not be put to shame.

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain. You finished them off, but they refused to accept discipline. They have made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.

Ezekiel 3:7
But the house of Israel will be unwilling to listen to you, since they are unwilling to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted.

Ezekiel 3:9
I will make your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or dismayed at their presence, even though they are a rebellious house."


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads.

Exodus 4:15,16
And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do…

Exodus 11:4-8
And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: …

1 Kings 21:20
And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.









(8) Thy face strong against their faces.--The word strong is the same here as that rendered impudent (marg. stiff) in Ezekiel 3:7. Of course it must have a different shade of meaning in its application to the rebellious people and to the prophet; but the main thought is taken from the figure of horned animals in their contests, and God promises Ezekiel to make him in the struggle stronger than those who oppose him. The same thing is expressed by another figure in Ezekiel 3:9.

Verse 8. - I have made thy face strong; literally, as in the Revised Version, hard. Ezekiel's name was at once nomen et omen. Hard as Israel might be, he could be made harder, i.e. stronger, than they, end should prevail against them (compare the parallels of Isaiah 1:7; Jeremiah 1:18; Jeremiah 15:20). The boldness of God's prophets is a strictly supernatural gift. Whatever persistency there may be in evil, they will be able to meet it, perhaps to overcome it, by a greater persistency in good.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Behold,
הִנֵּ֨ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

I will make
נָתַ֧תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

your face
פָּנֶ֛יךָ (pā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

as hard
חֲזָקִ֖ים (ḥă·zā·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

as
לְעֻמַּ֣ת (lə·‘um·maṯ)
Preposition-l
Strong's 5980: Society, near, beside, along with

their faces,
פְּנֵיהֶ֑ם (pə·nê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

and your forehead
מִצְחֲךָ֥ (miṣ·ḥă·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4696: Brow, forehead

as hard
חָזָ֖ק (ḥā·zāq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

as
לְעֻמַּ֥ת (lə·‘um·maṯ)
Preposition-l
Strong's 5980: Society, near, beside, along with

their foreheads.
מִצְחָֽם׃ (miṣ·ḥām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4696: Brow, forehead


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