Ezekiel 37:20
New International Version
Hold before their eyes the sticks you have written on

New Living Translation
“Then hold out the pieces of wood you have inscribed, so the people can see them.

English Standard Version
When the sticks on which you write are in your hand before their eyes,

Berean Study Bible
When the sticks on which you write are in your hand and in full view of the people,

King James Bible
And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

New King James Version
And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.

New American Standard Bible
The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.

NASB 1995
“The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.

NASB 1977
“And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.

Amplified Bible
The sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
“When the sticks you have written on are in your hand and in full view of the people,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the sticks you have written on are in your hand and in full view of the people,

American Standard Version
And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thy hand before their eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sticks upon which you write, hold fast in your hand in their sight

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the rods on which thou didst write shall be in thine hand in their presence.

Contemporary English Version
Hold these two sticks where they can be seen by everyone

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sticks whereon thou hast written, shall be in thy hand, before their eyes.

English Revised Version
And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

Good News Translation
"Hold in your hand the two sticks and let the people see them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you hold the sticks in your hand, let the people see them.

International Standard Version
"The batons on which you engrave your writing are to remain right in front of them in your hand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thy hand before their eyes.

Literal Standard Version
And the sticks on which you write have been in your hand before your eyes,

NET Bible
The sticks you write on will be in your hand in front of them.

New Heart English Bible
The sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

World English Bible
The sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sticks on which thou writest have been in thy hand before thine eyes,

Additional Translations ...
Context
One Nation with One King
19you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel associated with him, and I will put them together with the stick of Judah. I will make them into a single stick, and they will become one in My hand.’ 20When the sticks on which you write are in your hand and in full view of the people, 21you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘I will take the Israelites out of the nations to which they have gone, and I will gather them from all around and bring them into their own land.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 37:19
you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel associated with him, and I will put them together with the stick of Judah. I will make them into a single stick, and they will become one in My hand.'

Ezekiel 37:21
you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'I will take the Israelites out of the nations to which they have gone, and I will gather them from all around and bring them into their own land.


Treasury of Scripture

And the sticks where on you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

in thine

Ezekiel 12:3
Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.

Numbers 17:6-9
And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods…

Hosea 12:10
I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.









(20) Before their eyes.--The symbolical action was not only to be performed before the people, but the united wood was to remain in the prophet's hand, while he unfolded to them the Divine promise. That promise is essentially a repetition of Ezekiel 34:11-31; Ezekiel 36:22-30.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When the sticks
הָעֵצִ֜ים (hā·‘ê·ṣîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

on which
אֲ‍ֽשֶׁר־ (’ăšer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you write
תִּכְתֹּ֧ב (tiḵ·tōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

are
וְהָי֨וּ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in your hand
בְּיָדְךָ֖ (bə·yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

and in full view of the people,
לְעֵינֵיהֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ê·nê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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