Ezekiel 40:4
New International Version
The man said to me, "Son of man, look carefully and listen closely and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Tell the people of Israel everything you see."

New Living Translation
He said to me, “Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return to the people of Israel and tell them everything you have seen.”

English Standard Version
And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel.”

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man,” he said to me, “look with your eyes, hear with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Report to the house of Israel everything you see.”

King James Bible
And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.

New King James Version
And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.”

New American Standard Bible
And the man said to me, “Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and pay attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. Declare to the house of Israel all that you see.”

NASB 1995
The man said to me, "Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. Declare to the house of Israel all that you see."

NASB 1977
And the man said to me, “Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. Declare to the house of Israel all that you see.”

Amplified Bible
The man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears and set your heart on all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here that I may show it to you. Declare to the house of Israel all that you see.”

Christian Standard Bible
He spoke to me: “Son of man, look with your eyes, listen with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for you have been brought here so that I might show it to you. Report everything you see to the house of Israel.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He spoke to me: "Son of man, look with your eyes, listen with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for you have been brought here so that I might show it to you. Report everything you see to the house of Israel."

American Standard Version
And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall show thee; for, to the intent that I may show them unto thee, art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that man said to me: ‘Son of man, see with your eyes and hear with your ears and put in your heart everything that I show you, because it is to show you I have come here, and everything that you see, show to the children of Israel’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the man said to me, Look with thine eyes at him whom thou hast seen, son of man, and hear with thine ears, and lay up in thine heart all things that I show thee; for thou hast come in hither that I might show thee, and thou shalt show all things that thou seest to the house of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
The man said, "Ezekiel, son of man, pay close attention to everything I'm going to show you--that's why you've been brought here. Listen carefully, because you must tell the people of Israel what you see."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this man said to me: Son of man, see with thy eyes, and hear with thy ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall shew thee: for thou art brought hither that they may be shewn to thee: declare all that thou seest, to the house of Israel.

English Revised Version
And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.

Good News Translation
He said to me, "Watch, mortal man. Listen carefully and pay close attention to everything I show you, because this is why you were brought here. You are to tell the people of Israel everything you see."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes, and listen with your ears. Pay close attention to everything I'm going to show you. You were brought here to be shown these things. Tell the nation of Israel everything that you see."

International Standard Version
This is what the man told me: "Son of Man, watch carefully, listen closely, and remember everything I'm going to be showing you, because you've been brought here to be shown what you're about to see. Be sure that you tell the house of Israel everything that you observe."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the man said unto me: 'Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall show thee, for to the intent that I might show them unto thee art thou brought thither; declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.'

Literal Standard Version
and the man speaks to me: “Son of man, see with your eyes, "" And hear with your ears, "" And set your heart to all that I am showing you, "" For in order to show [it] you, "" You have been brought in here, "" Declare all that you are seeing to the house of Israel.”

NET Bible
The man said to me, "Son of man, watch closely, listen carefully, and pay attention to everything I show you, for you have been brought here so that I can show it to you. Tell the house of Israel everything you see."

New Heart English Bible
The man said to me, "Son of man, see with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you; for, to the intent that I may show them to you, you are brought here: declare all that you see to the house of Israel."

World English Bible
The man said to me, Son of man, see with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you; for, to the intent that I may show them to you, you are brought here: declare all that you see to the house of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and the man speaketh unto me: 'Son of man, see with thine eyes, And with thine ears hear, And set thy heart to all that I am shewing thee, For, in order to shew it thee, Thou hast been brought in hither, Declare all that thou art seeing to the house of Israel.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Man with a Measuring Rod
3So He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze. He was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand. 4“Son of man,” he said to me, “look with your eyes, hear with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Report to the house of Israel everything you see.”

Cross References
Acts 20:27
For I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole will of God.

Deuteronomy 32:46
he said to them, "Take to heart all these words I testify among you today, so that you may command your children to carefully follow all the words of this law.

Isaiah 21:10
O my people, crushed on the threshing floor, I tell you what I have heard from the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel.

Jeremiah 26:2
"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the house of the LORD and speak all the words I have commanded you to speak to all the cities of Judah who come to worship there. Do not omit a word.

Ezekiel 2:1
"Son of man," He said to me, "stand up on your feet and I will speak to you."

Ezekiel 2:3
"Son of man," He said to me, "I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me. To this very day they and their fathers have rebelled against Me.

Ezekiel 2:7
But speak My words to them, whether they listen or refuse to listen, for they are rebellious.

Ezekiel 2:8
And you, son of man, listen to what I tell you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I give you."

Ezekiel 43:10
As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, so that they may be ashamed of their iniquities. Let them measure the plan,

Ezekiel 44:5
The LORD said to me: "Son of man, pay attention; look carefully with your eyes and listen closely with your ears to everything I tell you concerning all the statutes and laws of the house of the LORD. Take careful note of the entrance to the temple, along with all the exits of the sanctuary.

Ezekiel 47:6
"Son of man, do you see this?" he asked. Then he led me back to the bank of the river.


Treasury of Scripture

And the man said to me, Son of man, behold with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you; for to the intent that I might show them to you are you brought here: declare all that you see to the house of Israel.

behold

Ezekiel 2:7,8
And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious…

Ezekiel 3:17
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Ezekiel 43:10
Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.

declare

Isaiah 21:10
O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.

Jeremiah 26:2
Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD'S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:

Acts 20:27
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.









Verse 4. - The threefold summons addressed to the prophet (comp. Ezekiel 44:5) intimated the importance of the communication about to be made, and reminded him of the necessity of giving it the closest attention in order to be able to impart it to the people (comp. Ezekiel 43:10, 11).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of man,”
אָדָ֡ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

he said
וַיְדַבֵּ֨ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to me,
אֵלַ֜י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“look
רְאֵ֣ה (rə·’êh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

with your eyes,
בְעֵינֶיךָ֩ (ḇə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

hear
שְּׁמָ֜ע (šə·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

with your ears,
וּבְאָזְנֶ֨יךָ (ū·ḇə·’ā·zə·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

and pay attention
וְשִׂ֣ים (wə·śîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

to everything
לְכֹ֤ל (lə·ḵōl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

I
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am going to show you,
מַרְאֶ֣ה (mar·’eh)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

for
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

that
לְמַ֥עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

[is why]
הַרְאוֹתְכָ֖ה (har·’ō·wṯ·ḵāh)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

you have been brought
הֻבָ֣אתָה (hu·ḇā·ṯāh)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

here.
הֵ֑נָּה (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's 2008: Hither, thither

Report
הַגֵּ֛ד (hag·gêḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

everything
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

see
רֹאֶ֖ה (rō·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

to the house
לְבֵ֥ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Israel.”
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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