Ezekiel 4:7
New International Version
Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her.

New Living Translation
“Meanwhile, keep staring at the siege of Jerusalem. Lie there with your arm bared and prophesy her destruction.

English Standard Version
And you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with your arm bared, and you shall prophesy against the city.

Berean Study Bible
You must turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared, and prophesy against it.

New American Standard Bible
"Then you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared and prophesy against it.

King James Bible
Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.

Christian Standard Bible
Face the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared, and prophesy against it.

Contemporary English Version
The brick stands for Jerusalem, so attack it! Stare at it and shout angry warnings.

Good News Translation
"Fix your eyes on the siege of Jerusalem. Shake your fist at the city and prophesy against it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared, and prophesy against it.

International Standard Version
After this, you are to turn toward the rampart of Jerusalem and oppose it with your bare arms, because I'm going to prophesy about it.

NET Bible
You must turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared and prophesy against it.

New Heart English Bible
You shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with your arm uncovered; and you shall prophesy against it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Turn your face toward the blockaded Jerusalem. Shake your fist and prophesy against it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with thine arm uncovered; and thou shalt prophesy against it.

New American Standard 1977
“Then you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared, and prophesy against it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against her.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it.

American King James Version
Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with thine arm uncovered; and thou shalt prophesy against it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So thou shalt set thy face to the siege of Jerusalem, and shalt strengthen thine arm, and shalt prophesy against it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt turn thy face to the siege of Jerusalem, and thy arm shall be stretched out: and thou shalt prophesy against it.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with thine arm uncovered; and thou shalt prophesy against it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thou shalt set thy face towards the siege of Jerusalem, and thy arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.

World English Bible
You shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with your arm uncovered; and you shall prophesy against it.

Young's Literal Translation
And unto the siege of Jerusalem thou dost prepare thy face, and thine arm is uncovered, and thou hast prophesied concerning it.
Study Bible
A Sign of Jerusalem's Siege
6When you have completed these days, lie down again, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah. I have assigned to you 40 days, a day for each year. 7You must turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared, and prophesy against it. 8Now behold, I will tie you up with ropes so you cannot turn from side to side until you have finished the days of your siege.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 21:2
"Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel

Daniel 11:17
He will resolve to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and will reach an agreement with the king of the South. He will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom, but his plan will not succeed or help him.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it.

set

Ezekiel 4:3
Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 6:2
Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

and thine

Isaiah 52:10
The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.







Lexicon
You must turn
תָּכִ֣ין (tā·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

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

toward
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the siege
מְצ֤וֹר (mə·ṣō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4692: Something hemming in, a mound, a siege, distress, a fastness

of Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

with your arm
וּֽזְרֹעֲךָ֖ (ū·zə·rō·‘ă·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

bared,
חֲשׂוּפָ֑ה (ḥă·śū·p̄āh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2834: To strip off, to make naked, to drain away, bail up

and prophesy
וְנִבֵּאתָ֖ (wə·nib·bê·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

against it.
עָלֶֽיהָ׃ (‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(7) Set thy face is a common Scriptural expression for any steadfast purpose. (See Leviticus 17:10; Leviticus 20:3; Leviticus 20:5-6; Leviticus 26:17; 2Chronicles 20:3, marg., &c.) It is a particularly favourite phrase with Ezekiel (Ezekiel 15:7; Ezekiel 20:46, &c.). Here this steadfastness of purpose was to be exercised "toward the siege of Jerusalem;" there would be no relenting in this matter--God's purpose of judgment should surely be fulfilled. Further symbolism to the same effect is added, "Thine arm shall be uncovered," withdrawn from the loose sleeve of the Oriental robe, and made ready for battle. (Comp. Isaiah 52:10.) Withal he is to "prophesy against it," doubtless by words suited to his actions.

Verse 7. - Thine arm shall be uncovered. This, as in Isaiah 52:10, was the symbol of energetic action. The prophet was to be, as it were, no apathetic spectator of the siege which he was thus dramatizing, but is as the representative of the Divine commission to control and guide it. The picture of the prophet's attitude, not merely resting on his side and folding his hands, as a man at ease might do, but looking intently, with bare outstretched arm, at the scene portrayed by him, must, we may well imagine, have added to the startling effect of the whole procedure. We note the phrase, "set thy face," as specially characteristic of Ezekiel (here, and, though the Hebrew verb is not the same, Ezekiel 14:8; Ezekiel 15:7). The words "prophesy against it" may imply some spoken utterance of the nature of a "woe," like that of the son of Ananus (see above), but hardly, I think, a prolonged address. 4:1-8 The prophet was to represent the siege of Jerusalem by signs. He was to lie on his left side for a number of days, supposed to be equal to the years from the establishment of idolatry. All that the prophet sets before the children of his people, about the destruction of Jerusalem, is to show that sin is the provoking cause of the ruin of that once flourishing city.
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