New International Version
"'Let the sword return to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your ancestry, I will judge you.
King James Bible
Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity.
Darby Bible Translation
Restore [it] to its sheath. I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy birth.
World English Bible
Cause it to return into its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your birth, will I judge you.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn it back unto its scabbard, In the place where thou wast produced, In the land of thy birth I do judge thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will judge thee - This seems to refer to Nebuchadnezzar, who, after his return from Jerusalem, became insane, and lived like a beast for seven years; but was afterwards restored, and acknowledged the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Shall I cause it to return. or, Cause it to return
LibraryCarried Captive into Babylon
In the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem," to besiege the city. 2 Kings 25:1. The outlook for Judah was hopeless. "Behold, I am against thee," the Lord Himself declared through Ezekiel. "I the Lord have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath" it shall not return any more. . . . Every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water." "I will pour out Mine indignation …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Sundry Sharp Reproofs
"'Alas, sword of the LORD, how long till you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still.'
But how can it rest when the LORD has commanded it, when he has ordered it to attack Ashkelon and the coast?"
Then all people will know that I the LORD have drawn my sword from its sheath; it will not return again.'
I will turn Rabbah into a pasture for camels and Ammon into a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
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