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.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I have made 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have made thy face hard against their faces, and thy forehead hard against their foreheads.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong 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.
Study Bible
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 stubborn and obstinate. 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 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 stubborn and obstinate.

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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

their foreheads.
מִצְחָֽם׃ (miṣ·ḥām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4696: Brow, forehead
(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. 3:1-11 Ezekiel was to receive the truths of God as the food for his soul, and to feed upon them by faith, and he would be strengthened. Gracious souls can receive those truths of God with delight, which speak terror to the wicked. He must speak all that, and that only, which God spake to him. How can we better speak God's mind than with his words? If disappointed as to his people, he must not be offended. The Ninevites were wrought upon by Jonah's preaching, when Israel was unhumbled and unreformed. We must leave this unto the Divine sovereignty, and say, Lord, thy judgments are a great deep. They will not regard the word of the prophet, for they will not regard the rod of God. Christ promises to strengthen him. He must continue earnest in preaching, whatever the success might be.
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