Ezekiel 5:8
New International Version
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will inflict punishment on you in the sight of the nations.

New Living Translation
Therefore, I myself, the Sovereign LORD, am now your enemy. I will punish you publicly while all the nations watch.

English Standard Version
therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against you. And I will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Behold, I Myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.

New American Standard Bible
therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Christian Standard Bible
therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: See, I myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will execute judgments within you in the sight of the nations.

Contemporary English Version
Now all those nations will watch as I turn against you and punish you

Good News Translation
And so I, the Sovereign LORD, am telling you that I am your enemy. I will pass judgment on you where all the nations can see it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: See, I am against you, Jerusalem, and I will execute judgments within you in the sight of the nations.

International Standard Version
"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Watch out! I—that's right, even I—am against you. I'll carry out my sentence among you right in front of the nations.

NET Bible
"Therefore this is what the sovereign LORD says: I--even I--am against you, and I will execute judgment among you while the nations watch.

New Heart English Bible
therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Look, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So this is what the Almighty LORD says: I, too, am against you, and I will punish you in front of the nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and I will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

New American Standard 1977
therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, I, even I, am against thee and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against you, and will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.

American King James Version
Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against you, and will execute judgments in the middle of you in the sight of the nations.

American Standard Version
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, am against thee; and I will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, I am against thee, and I will execute judgment in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, and I myself will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the Gentiles.

Darby Bible Translation
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations;

English Revised Version
therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I, even I, am against thee; and I will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

World English Bible
therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am against thee, even I, And I have done in thy midst judgments, Before the eyes of the nations.
Study Bible
Judgment Against Jerusalem
7Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘You have been more insubordinate than the nations around you; you have not walked in My statutes or kept My ordinances; nor have you even conformed to the ordinances of the nations around you.’ 8Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Behold, I Myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations. 9Because of all your abominations, I will do to you what I have never done before and will never do again.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 21:5
And I Myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm, with anger, fury, and great wrath.

Jeremiah 21:13
Behold, I am against you, Jerusalem, you who sit above the valley, atop the rocky plateau--declares the LORD--you who say, "Who can come against us? Who can enter our habitations?"

Jeremiah 24:9
I will make them a horror and an offense to all the kingdoms of the earth, a disgrace, an object of scorn, ridicule, and cursing, wherever I have banished them.

Ezekiel 5:15
So you will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror to the nations around you, when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath, and raging fury. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Ezekiel 11:9
I will bring you out of the city and hand you over to foreigners; I will execute judgments against you.

Ezekiel 13:8
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you have uttered vain words and seen false visions, I am against you, declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 15:7
And I will set My face against them. Though they may have escaped the fire, yet another fire will consume them. And when I set My face against them, you will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 21:3
and tell her that this is what the LORD says: 'I am against you, and I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 30:19
So I will execute judgment on Egypt, and they will know that I am the LORD.'"

Ezekiel 34:10
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand My flock from them and remove them from tending the flock, so that they can no longer feed themselves. For I will deliver My flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them.'

Nahum 2:13
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of Hosts. "I will send your chariots up in smoke and the sword will devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."

Zechariah 14:2
For I will gather all the nations for battle against Jerusalem, and the city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go into captivity, but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against you, and will execute judgments in the middle of you in the sight of the nations.

even I

Ezekiel 15:7
And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.

Ezekiel 21:3
And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 26:3
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

in the

Ezekiel 25:2-6
Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them; …

Ezekiel 26:2
Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste:

Ezekiel 29:6,7
And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel…







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

against you, [Jerusalem],
עָלַ֖יִךְ (‘ā·la·yiḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and I will execute
וְעָשִׂ֧יתִי (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

judgments
מִשְׁפָּטִ֖ים (miš·pā·ṭîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

among you
בְתוֹכֵ֛ךְ (ḇə·ṯō·w·ḵêḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

in the sight
לְעֵינֵ֥י (lə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the nations.
הַגּוֹיִֽם׃ (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts
(8) In the sight of the nations.--The conspicuousness of Israel's position (see under Ezekiel 5:5) made it necessary that the punishment for their failure to keep God's law should be as public as their sin. All had seen their unfaithfulness; all must see the consequent judgment.

Verse 8. - Therefore, etc. The conjunction is emphatic. It was because Jerusalem, in her high estate had sinned so conspicuously that her punishment was to be equally conspicuous (comp. Lamentations 4:6; Amos 3:2). 5:5-17 The sentence passed upon Jerusalem is very dreadful, the manner of expression makes it still more so. Who is able to stand in God's sight when he is angry? Those who live and die impenitent, will perish for ever unpitied; there is a day coming when the Lord will not spare. Let not persons or churches, who change the Lord's statutes, expect to escape the doom of Jerusalem. Let us endeavour to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. Sooner or later God's word will prove itself true.
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