Ezekiel 36:13
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New International Version
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because some say to you, "You devour people and deprive your nation of its children,"

New Living Translation
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The other nations taunt you, saying, 'Israel is a land that devours its own people and robs them of their children!'

English Standard Version
Thus says the Lord GOD: Because they say to you, ‘You devour people, and you bereave your nation of children,’

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Because people say to you, “You devour men and deprive your nation of its children,”

New American Standard Bible
"Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because they say to you, "You are a devourer of men and have bereaved your nation of children,"

King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations;

Christian Standard Bible
"'This is what the Lord GOD says: Because some are saying to you, "You devour people and deprive your nation of children,"

Contemporary English Version
It's true that you have been accused of not producing enough food and of letting your people starve.

Good News Translation
"I, the Sovereign LORD, say: It is true that people say that the land eats people and that it robs the nation of its children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: Because people are saying to you, 'You devour men and deprive your nation of children,'

International Standard Version
"This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because some have been saying to you, "You mountains have been devouring human beings and leaving people childless,"

NET Bible
"'This is what the sovereign LORD says: Because they are saying to you, "You are a devourer of men, and bereave your nation of children,"

New Heart English Bible
"'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because they say to you, 'You are a devourer of men, and have been a bereaver of your nation';

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: People say that you devour your people and take the children away from your nation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because they say unto you: Thou land art a devourer of men, and hast been a bereaver of thy nations;

New American Standard 1977
“Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Because they say to you, “You are a devourer of men and have bereaved your nation of children,”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because they say of you, Thou land that devours up men and hast bereaved thy nations of sons,

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, You land devours up men, and has bereaved your nation of children;

American King James Version
Thus said the Lord GOD; Because they say to you, You land devour up men, and have bereaved your nations:

American Standard Version
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because they say unto you, Thou land art a devourer of men, and hast been a bereaver of thy nation;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord God: Because they say of you: Thou art a devourer of men, and one that suffocatest thy nation:

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because they say unto you, Thou devourest men, and hast bereaved thy nation,

English Revised Version
Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because they say unto you, Thou land art a devourer of men, and hast been a bereaver of thy nation;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say to you, Thou land devourest men, and hast bereaved thy nations;

World English Bible
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because they say to you, You are a devourer of men, and have been a bereaver of your nation;

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because they are saying to you: A devourer of men art thou, And a bereaver of thy nations thou hast been,
Study Bible
A Prophecy to the Mountains of Israel
12Yes, I will cause My people Israel to walk upon you; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance, and you will no longer deprive them of their children.’ 13For this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Because people say to you, “You devour men and deprive your nation of its children,” 14therefore you will no longer devour men or deprive your nation of its children, declares the Lord GOD.…
Cross References
Numbers 13:32
So they gave the Israelites a bad report about the land they had spied out: "The land we explored devours its inhabitants, and all the people we saw there are great in stature.

Ezekiel 36:14
therefore you will no longer devour men or deprive your nation of its children, declares the Lord GOD.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the Lord GOD; Because they say to you, You land devour up men, and have bereaved your nations:

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(13) Thou land devourest up men.--Comp. Numbers 13:32, a passage probably in the prophet's mind, though he uses it for a different reason. Israel had so often sinned, and so often, in consequence, suffered the Divine punishments, that the heathen, not recognising the true cause, superstitiously attributed the result to something in the land itself.

With the promises of this chapter comp. Isaiah 54:1-8. It is impossible to interpret that passage otherwise than of spiritual blessings; and Ezekiel, as a devout Jew, as well as a prophet, was thoroughly penetrated with the same hopes as are there expressed by the evangelic prophet.

Thus saith the Lord God, because they say unto you,.... The Heathens that dwelt round about the land of Judea said to the mountains, or to the whole land,

thou land devourest up men; eats up the inhabitants of it; which is part of the ill report the spies, in the times of Moses, brought on it, Numbers 13:32, to which the allusion is here; suggesting, that either the air was unwholesome; or that the land did not produce a sufficiency of food to support the inhabitants of it; or that the curse of God was upon it; and that one judgment or another was ever on it; either famine, or pestilence, or the sword of the enemy, or internal broils among themselves, or wild beasts, whereby the inhabitants of the land were wasted and consumed:

and hast bereaved thy nations; the several tribes, of men and children; so that they were diminished and depopulated: the allusion seems to be to miscarrying women, or such who kill their children in the womb, and become abortive. 13. Thou land devourest up men—alluding to the words of the spies (Nu 13:32). The land personified is represented as doing that which was done in it. Like an unnatural mother it devoured, that is, it was the grave of its people; of the Canaanites, its former possessors, through mutual wars, and finally by the sword of Israel; and now, of the Jews, through internal and external ills; for example, wars, famine (to which Eze 36:30, "reproach of famine among the heathen," implies the allusion here is).36:1-15 Those who put contempt and reproach on God's people, will have them turned on themselves. God promises favour to his Israel. We have no reason to complain, if the more unkind men are, the more kind God is. They shall come again to their own border. It was a type of the heavenly Canaan, of which all God's children are heirs, and into which they all shall be brought together. And when God returns in mercy to a people who return to him in duty, all their grievances will be set right. The full completion of this prophecy must be in some future event.
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