Ezekiel 9:5
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New International Version
As I listened, he said to the others, "Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion.

New Living Translation
Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity!

English Standard Version
And to the others he said in my hearing, “Pass through the city after him, and strike. Your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity.

Berean Study Bible
And as I listened, He said to the others, “Follow him through the city and start killing; do not show pity or spare anyone!

New American Standard Bible
But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare.

King James Bible
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

Christian Standard Bible
He spoke to the others in my hearing: "Pass through the city after him and start killing; do not show pity or spare them!

Good News Translation
And I heard God say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill. Spare no one; have mercy on no one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He spoke as I listened to the others, "Pass through the city after him and start killing; do not show pity or spare them!

International Standard Version
As I continued to listen, he also told the others, "Follow him through the city and start killing. Don't spare anyone you see, and don't show pity of any kind.

NET Bible
While I listened, he said to the others, "Go through the city after him and strike people down; do no let your eye pity nor spare anyone!

New Heart English Bible
To the others he said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him, and strike: do not let your eye spare, neither have pity;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to the others as I was listening, "Follow him throughout the city and kill. Don't have any compassion, and don't feel sorry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And to the others He said in my hearing: 'Go ye through the city after him, and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity;

New American Standard 1977
But to the others He said in my hearing, “Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity, and do not spare.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go after him through the city and smite; do not let your eye forgive, neither have mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and kill: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity:

American King James Version
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity:

American Standard Version
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go ye through the city after him, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the others he said in my hearing: Go ye after him through the city, and strike: let not your eyes spare, nor be ye moved with pity.

Darby Bible Translation
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have pity.

English Revised Version
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye through the city after him, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

Webster's Bible Translation
And to the others he said in my hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

World English Bible
To the others he said in my hearing, Go through the city after him, and strike: don't let your eye spare, neither have pity;

Young's Literal Translation
And to the others he said in mine ears, 'Pass on into the city after him, and smite; your eye doth not pity, nor do ye spare;
Study Bible
Slaughter of the Idolaters
4“Go throughout the city of Jerusalem,” said the LORD, “and put a mark on the foreheads of the men sighing and groaning over all the abominations committed there.” 5And as I listened, He said to the others, “Follow him through the city and start killing; do not show pity or spare anyone! 6Slaughter the old men, the young men and maidens, the women and children, but do not go near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the temple.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:18
Their bows will dash young men to pieces; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; they will not look with pity on the children.

Jeremiah 9:21
For death has climbed in through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, to cut off the children from the streets, the young men from the town squares.

Ezekiel 9:4
"Go throughout the city of Jerusalem," said the LORD, "and put a mark on the foreheads of the men sighing and groaning over all the abominations committed there."

Ezekiel 9:6
Slaughter the old men, the young men and maidens, the women and children, but do not go near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple.

Ezekiel 43:3
The vision I saw was like the one I had seen when He came to destroy the city, and like the ones I had seen by the River Kebar. I fell facedown,

Treasury of Scripture

And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity:

hearing [heb] ears

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Ezekiel 5:11 Why, as I live, said the Lord GOD; Surely, because you have defiled …

Ezekiel 7:4,9 And my eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will …

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Deuteronomy 32:39-42 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, …

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(5) Go ye after him.--No interval is allowed. Here, as in the corresponding visions in Revelation referred to above, judgment waits only until those whom mercy will spare have been protected. (Comp. the deliverance of Lot, Genesis 19:22-25.) The destruction was to be utter and complete, and was to begin at the sanctuary, where the gross sin of the people had culminated. This is one of those many important passages in Scripture (comp. Matthew 25:41; Luke 23:30; Revelation 6:16, &c.) in which God reveals Himself as one who will ultimately take vengeance without pity upon those who have rejected and insulted His mercy and long-suffering kindness. The revelation of future wrath is no less clear and distinct than that of love to those who trust in Him.

And, to the others he said in mine hearing,.... To the other six men that had the slaughter weapons in their hands:

go ye after him through the city; that is, after the man clothed with linen; for he was sent out first to take care of the righteous, and preserve them; and the rest were not suffered to stir till he was gone; and then they are bid to go after him. The Syriac version is,

"to them that were with him he said to them before me, go through the city after me;''

as if these were the words of the man clothed with linen to the other six; and so the Arabic version; of it the other is the true reading, and gives the right sense, as the following words show:

and smite; the inhabitants of the city:

let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity; not that the Chaldeans were inclined to mercy and pity, for they were a cruel and barbarous people; but this is said to show the resentment of God against the sins of the Jews; and that it was his will they should act the severe part they did. 5. the others—the six officers of judgment (Eze 9:2).9:5-11 The slaughter must begin at the sanctuary, that all may see and know that the Lord hates sin most in those nearest to him. He who was appointed to protect, reported the matter. Christ is faithful to the trust reposed in him. Is he commanded by his Father to secure eternal life to the chosen remnant? He says, Of all that thou hast given me, I have lost none. If others perish, and we are saved, we must ascribe the difference wholly to the mercy of our God, for we too have deserved wrath. Let us still continue to plead in behalf of others. But where the Lord shows no mercy he does no injustice; he only recompenses men's ways.
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