Ezekiel 7:5
New International Version
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “’Disaster! Unheard-of disaster! See, it comes!

New Living Translation
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Disaster after disaster is coming your way!

English Standard Version
“Thus says the Lord GOD: Disaster after disaster! Behold, it comes.

Berean Study Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Disaster! An unprecedented disaster—behold, it is coming!

King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.

New King James Version
“Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘A disaster, a singular disaster; Behold, it has come!

New American Standard Bible
“This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘A disaster, a unique disaster, behold, it is coming!

NASB 1995
“Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘A disaster, unique disaster, behold it is coming!

NASB 1977
“Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘A disaster, unique disaster, behold it is coming!

Amplified Bible
“Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘A disaster is coming, [one so destructive and injurious, so sudden and violent, that it stands alone,] a unique disaster, look it is coming!

Christian Standard Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: Look, one disaster after another is coming!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: Look, one disaster after another is coming!

American Standard Version
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: An evil, an only evil; behold, it cometh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: “Behold, evil is coming in place of evil

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thus saith the Lord; Behold, the end is come.

Contemporary English Version
There's never been anything like the coming disaster.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord God: One affliction, behold an affliction is come.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the Lord GOD: An evil, an only evil; behold, it cometh.

Good News Translation
This is what the Sovereign LORD is saying: "One disaster after another is coming on you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the Almighty LORD says: One disaster after another is coming.

International Standard Version
"This is what the Lord GOD says: 'It's one evil event after another! "'Look out! It's coming!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the Lord GOD: An evil, a singular evil, behold, it cometh.

Literal Standard Version
Thus said Lord YHWH: Calamity, a single calamity, behold, it has come.

NET Bible
"This is what the sovereign LORD says: A disaster--a one-of-a-kind disaster--is coming!

New Heart English Bible
"Thus says the Lord GOD: 'A disaster, a unique disaster; look, it comes.

World English Bible
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: An evil, an only evil; behold, it comes.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Evil, a single evil, lo, it hath come.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Hour of Doom
4I will not look on you with pity, nor will I spare you, but I will punish you for your ways and for the abominations among you. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ 5This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Disaster! An unprecedented disaster— behold, it is coming! 6The end has come! The end has come! It has roused itself against you. Behold, it has come!…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:35
Vengeance is Mine; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly."

2 Kings 21:12
this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah that the news will reverberate in the ears of all who hear it.

2 Kings 21:13
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab, and I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes out a bowl--wiping it and turning it upside down.

Ezekiel 7:2
"O son of man, this is what the Lord GOD says to the land of Israel: 'The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.

Ezekiel 7:12
The time has come; the day has arrived. Let the buyer not rejoice and the seller not mourn, for wrath is upon the whole multitude.

Nahum 1:9
Whatever you plot against the LORD, He will bring to an end. Affliction will not rise up a second time.

Zephaniah 1:18
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them on the Day of the LORD's wrath. The whole earth will be consumed by the fire of His jealousy." For indeed, He will make a sudden end of all who dwell on the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.

Ezekiel 5:9
And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.

2 Kings 21:12,13
Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle…

Daniel 9:12
And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.









(5) An only evil.--That is, an evil so all-embracing as to be complete in itself, and need no repetition. Compare the same thought in Nahum 1:9, "affliction shall not rise up the second time." Some MSS., and the Chaldee, by the alteration of one letter, read "evil after evil," as in Ezekiel 7:26.

Verse 5. - An evil, an only evil, etc. The words imply that the evil would be unique in character, attracting men's notice, not needing repetition. Cornill, however, following Luther, gives "evil after evil," changing one letter m the Hebrew for "one," so as to get the word "after." For is come read, with the Revised Version, it cometh. It is the nearness, not the actual arrival, of the end, that is in the prophet's thoughts. He writes in B.C. 595-4. Jerusalem was not taken till s.c.588

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

GOD
יְהוִ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

‘Disaster!
רָעָ֛ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

An unprecedented
אַחַ֥ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

disaster—
רָעָ֖ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

behold,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

it is coming!
בָאָֽה׃ (ḇā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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