Ezekiel 34:20
New International Version
“’Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

New Living Translation
“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will surely judge between the fat sheep and the scrawny sheep.

English Standard Version
“Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says to them: ‘Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

New King James Version
‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD to them: “Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says to them: “Behold, I, I Myself will also judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

NASB 1995
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them, “Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

NASB 1977
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them, “Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Amplified Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD to them, “Behold, I Myself will judge between the [well-fed] fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Christian Standard Bible
“ ‘Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says to them: See, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

American Standard Version
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah unto them: Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: behold I judge between a fat ewe and a sickly ewe

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will separate between the strong sheep and the weak sheep.

Contemporary English Version
So I, the LORD God, will separate you strong sheep from the weak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord God to you: Behold, I myself will judge between the fat cattle and the lean.

Good News Translation
"So now, I, the Sovereign LORD, tell you that I will judge between you strong sheep and the weak sheep.

International Standard Version
"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says to them: 'Watch me! I'm going to judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them: Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and the lean cattle.

Literal Standard Version
Therefore, thus said Lord YHWH to them: Behold, I—even I, have judged between fat sheep and lean sheep.

New American Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Now I will judge between the fat and the lean.

NET Bible
"'Therefore, this is what the sovereign LORD says to them: Look, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

New Revised Standard Version
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

New Heart English Bible
"'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD to them: "Look, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

World English Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh to them: Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah to them: Lo, I -- even I, have judged between fat sheep and lean sheep.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Good Shepherd
19Why must My flock feed on what your feet have trampled, and drink what your feet have muddied?’ 20Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says to them: ‘Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Since you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak ones with your horns until you have scattered them abroad,…

Cross References
Matthew 25:32
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Ezekiel 34:17
This is what the Lord GOD says to you, My flock: 'I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the goats.

Ezekiel 34:19
Why must My flock feed on what your feet have trampled, and drink what your feet have muddied?'

Ezekiel 34:21
Since you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak ones with your horns until you have scattered them abroad,


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus said the Lord GOD to them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

Behold

Ezekiel 34:10,17
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them…

Psalm 22:12-16
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round…

Matthew 25:31-46
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: …













Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore,
לָכֵ֗ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

this is what
כֹּ֥ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֥י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

says
אָמַ֛ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to them:
אֲלֵיהֶ֑ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

‘Behold,
הִנְנִי־ (hin·nî-)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

I Myself
אָ֕נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will judge
וְשָֽׁפַטְתִּי֙ (wə·šā·p̄aṭ·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

between
בֵּֽין־ (bên-)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the fat
בִרְיָ֔ה (ḇir·yāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1277: Fatted, plump

sheep
שֶׂ֣ה (śeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7716: A member of a, flock, a sheep, goat

and the lean
רָזָֽה׃ (rā·zāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7330: Thin

sheep.
שֶׂ֖ה (śeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7716: A member of a, flock, a sheep, goat


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