Ezekiel 7:16
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New International Version
The fugitives who escape will flee to the mountains. Like doves of the valleys, they will all moan, each for their own sins.

New Living Translation
The survivors who escape to the mountains will moan like doves, weeping for their sins.

English Standard Version
And if any survivors escape, they will be on the mountains, like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each one over his iniquity.

Berean Study Bible
The survivors will escape and live in the mountains, all moaning like doves of the valley, each for his own iniquity.

New American Standard Bible
'Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each over his own iniquity.

King James Bible
But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

Christian Standard Bible
The survivors among them will escape and live on the mountains. Like doves of the valley, all of them will moan, each over his own iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
Anyone who survives will escape into the hills, like doves who leave the valleys to find safety. All of you will moan because of your sins.

Good News Translation
Some will escape to the mountains like doves frightened from the valleys. All of them will moan over their sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The survivors among them will escape and live on the mountains like doves of the valley, all of them moaning, each over his own iniquity.

International Standard Version
Fugitives will escape to the mountains like doves fleeing through the valleys, all of them moaning because of their own iniquity.

NET Bible
Their survivors will escape to the mountains and become like doves of the valleys; all of them will moan--each one for his iniquity.

New Heart English Bible
But those of those who escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his iniquity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who survive will escape to the mountains. They will moan like doves in the valleys. They will moan because of their sins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But they that shall at all escape of them, shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his iniquity.

New American Standard 1977
‘Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each over his own iniquity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that escape of them shall be upon the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each one for his iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
But they that escape them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

American King James Version
But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

American Standard Version
But those of them that escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And such of them as shall flee shall escape: and they shall be in the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them trembling, every one for his iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one for his iniquity.

English Revised Version
But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one in his iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

World English Bible
But those of those who escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
And escaped away have their fugitives, And they have been on the mountains As doves of the valleys, All of them make a noising -- each for his iniquity.
Study Bible
The Desolation of Israel
15The sword is outside; plague and famine are within. Those in the country will die by the sword, and those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague. 16The survivors will escape and live in the mountains, all moaning like doves of the valley, each for his own iniquity. 17Every hand will go limp, and every knee will turn to water.…
Cross References
Ezra 9:15
O LORD, God of Israel, You are righteous! For we remain this day as a remnant. Here we are before You in our guilt, though because of it no one can stand before You."

Psalm 55:2
Attend to me and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and distraught

Isaiah 37:31
And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root below and bear fruit above.

Isaiah 38:14
I chirp like a swallow or crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak as I look upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my security.

Isaiah 59:11
We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but find none, for salvation, but it is far from us.

Jeremiah 9:19
For the sound of wailing is heard from Zion: 'How devastated we are! How great is our shame, for we have abandoned the land because our dwellings have been torn down.'"

Ezekiel 6:8
Yet I will leave a remnant. For some of you will escape the sword when you are scattered among the nations and throughout the lands.

Ezekiel 14:22
Yet, behold, some survivors will be left in it--sons and daughters who will be brought out. They will come out to you, and when you see their conduct and actions, you will be consoled regarding the disaster I have brought upon Jerusalem--everything that I have brought upon it.

Ezekiel 34:6
My flock went astray on all the mountains and every high hill. They were scattered over the face of all the earth, with no one to search or seek for them.'

Nahum 2:7
It is decreed that the city be exiled and carried away; her maidservants moan like doves, and beat upon their breasts.

Zephaniah 1:14
The great Day of the LORD is near--near and coming quickly. Listen, the Day of the LORD! Then the cry of the mighty will be bitter.

Treasury of Scripture

But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

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Ezekiel 6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that you may have some that shall escape …

Ezra 9:15 O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous: for we remain yet escaped, …

Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we …

Isaiah 37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again …

Jeremiah 44:14,28 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land …

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Ezekiel 6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations where …

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: …

Isaiah 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, …

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Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that …

Proverbs 5:11-14 And you mourn at the last, when your flesh and your body are consumed…

Jeremiah 31:9,18,19 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them…

Jeremiah 50:4,5 In those days, and in that time, said the LORD, the children of Israel …

Zechariah 12:10-14 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of …







(16) Like doves of the valleys.--To this general destruction there will be exceptions, as generally in war there are fugitives and captives; but these, like doves whose home is in the valleys driven by fear to the mountains, shall mourn in their exile. In the mourning "every one for his iniquity," iniquity is to be understood in the sense of the punishment for iniquity; the thought of repentance is not here brought forward. Their utter discouragement and feebleness and grief are further described in Ezekiel 7:17-18.

Verse 16. - They that escape, etc. The sentence is virtually conditional. They that escape shall, it is true, in one sense, escape the immediate doom; but if so, it shall only be to the mountains. These were, in all times (Genesis 19:17; Judges 6:2; 1 Samuel 13:6; Psalm 11:1; 1 Macc. 2:28; Matthew 24:16; Mark 13:14), the natural refuge for those who fled from danger, but even this should fail those of whom the prophet speaks. They should be like the doves of the mountain gorges, that are fluttered at the appearance of the eagle or the fowler, and seem by note (Isaiah 38:14; Isaiah 59:11) and gesture (Nahum 2:7), to be mourning forevermore. There also they shall lie, every man in his iniquity, and wailing for its punishment. We are reminded of Dante's similitudes in 'Inf.,' 5:40, 46, 82. But they that escape of them shall escape,.... Some few should escape the pestilence, famine, and sword, and flee to the mountains, where they should live a very miserable and uncomfortable life; so that this is no contradiction to the wrath of God being upon the whole multitude, Ezekiel 7:12; as it follows:

and shall be on the mountains; whither they shall flee, when the city is broken up and taken; and so the Syriac version reads it, in connection with the preceding words, "and they that escape of them shall escape to the mountains"; barren and desert places, where they shall find no subsistence, nor have any agreeable company and conversation, but live in solitude and distress:

like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, everyone for his iniquity: like doves that live in valleys, or gather together there, and hide themselves in the holes of the rocks, on the sides of the valleys, from birds of prey; or are so called, to distinguish them from wild doves, which, when they have lost their mates, make a very mournful noise, though not loud and clamorous. So those Jews that escaped, being in such an uncomfortable condition, turned out of house and home, and deprived of their substance, should lament their fate; not in loud cries, lest they should be heard by the enemy and taken, but in secret sighs, and in a mournful tone; acknowledging to God, and to one another, their sins; they now became sensible of, which brought these calamities upon them. So God's people, the remnant according to the election of grace, who "escape" the general ruin sin has brought on mankind, are for the most part "upon the mountains", in an afflicted and persecuted state; they are like "doves" for their harmlessness, amiableness, cleanness, modesty chastity, sociableness, and timorous disposition; and like doves "of the valleys", in a low estate, through corruption, temptation, desertion, affliction, and persecution; and "mourn" over their own "iniquity", the sin of their nature, their unbelief and various transgressions being committed against a God of love, contrary to his grace, grieving to his Spirit, and dishonourable to his Gospel; and being what break their bereave them of comfort, and deprive them of communion with God. 16. (Eze 6:6).

like doves—which, though usually frequenting the valleys, mount up to the mountains when fearing the bird-catcher (Ps 11:1). So Israel, once dwelling in its peaceful valleys, shall flee from the foe to the mountains, which, as being the scene of its idolatries, were justly to be made the scene of its flight and shame. The plaintive note of the dove (Isa 59:11) represents the mournful repentance of Israel hereafter (Zec 12:10-12).7:16-22 Sooner or later, sin will cause sorrow; and those who will not repent of their sin, may justly be left to pine away in it. There are many whose wealth is their snare and ruin; and the gaining the world is the losing of their souls. Riches profit not in the day of wrath. The wealth of this world has not that in it which will answer the desires of the soul, or be any satisfaction to it in a day of distress. God's temple shall stand them in no stead. Those are unworthy to be honoured with the form of godliness, who will not be governed by its power.
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