Ezekiel 20:23
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New American Standard Bible
"Also I swore to them in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations and disperse them among the lands,

King James Bible
I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;

Darby Bible Translation
I lifted up my hand also unto them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the nations, and disperse them through the countries;

World English Bible
Moreover I swore to them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the nations, and disperse them through the countries;

Young's Literal Translation
I also, I have lifted up My hand to them in the wilderness, To scatter them among nations, And to spread them through lands.

Ezekiel 20:23 Parallel
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Manner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
God's procedure when imitable forms a peculiar argument for duty. That is made known for many reasons; among which must stand this,--that it may be observed and followed as an example. That, being perfect, is a safe and necessary pattern to follow. The law of God proclaims what he wills men as well as angels to do. The purposes of God show what he has resolved to have accomplished. The constitutions of his moral subjects intimate that he has provided that his will shall be voluntarily accomplished
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Leviticus 26:33
'You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.

Deuteronomy 4:27
"The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD drives you.

Deuteronomy 28:64
"Moreover, the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods, wood and stone, which you or your fathers have not known.

Psalm 44:11
You give us as sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations.

Ezekiel 22:15
"I will scatter you among the nations and I will disperse you through the lands, and I will consume your uncleanness from you.

Ezekiel 44:12
"Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn against them," declares the Lord GOD, "that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.

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