Ezekiel 11:8
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New International Version
You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.

King James Bible
Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have feared the sword, and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord Jehovah.

World English Bible
You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword on you, says the Lord Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
A sword ye have feared, And a sword I bring in against you, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Your slain - they are the flesh - Jerusalem is the caldron, and those who have been slain in it, they are the flesh; and though ye purpose to stay and share its fate, ye shall not be permitted to do so, ye shall be carried into captivity.

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Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come on me, and that which I was afraid of is come to me.

Job 20:24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Isaiah 24:17,18 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, O inhabitant of the earth...

Isaiah 30:16,17 But you said, No; for we will flee on horses; therefore shall you flee: and, We will ride on the swift...

Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears on them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke...

Jeremiah 38:19-23 And Zedekiah the king said to Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews that are fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand...

Jeremiah 42:14-16 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet...

Jeremiah 44:12,13 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there...

Amos 9:1-4 I saw the LORD standing on the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head...

John 11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men...

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A Little Sanctuary
The Lord hears the unkind speeches of the prosperous when they speak bitterly of those who are plunged in adversity. Read the context--"Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the Lord: unto us is this land given in possession." This unbrotherly language moved the Lord to send the prophet Ezekiel with good and profitable words to the children of the captivity.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 34: 1888

Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
To declare emphatically that the people of God are a covenant people, various signs were in sovereignty vouchsafed. The lights in the firmament of heaven were appointed to be for signs, affording direction to the mariner, the husbandman, and others. Miracles wrought on memorable occasions, were constituted signs or tokens of God's universal government. The gracious grant of covenant signs was made in order to proclaim the truth of the existence of God's covenant with his people, to urge the performance
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Job 3:25
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.

Isaiah 24:17
Terror and pit and snare await you, people of the earth.

Isaiah 24:18
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opened, the foundations of the earth shake.

Isaiah 66:4
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."

Jeremiah 42:16
then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die.

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