Ezekiel 21:5
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New International Version
Then all people will know that I the LORD have drawn my sword from its sheath; it will not return again.'

King James Bible
That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.

Darby Bible Translation
and all flesh shall know that I Jehovah have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath: it shall not return any more.

World English Bible
and all flesh shall know that I, Yahweh, have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.

Young's Literal Translation
And known have all flesh that I, Jehovah, Have brought out My sword from its scabbard, It doth not turn back any more.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

It shall not return any more - That is, till all the work that I have designed for it is done. Nor did it; for Nebuchadnezzar never rested till he had subdued all the lands from the south to the north, from the Euphrates to the Nile.

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Ezekiel 20:48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.

Numbers 14:21-23 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD...

Deuteronomy 29:24-28 Even all nations shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land? what means the heat of this great anger...

1 Kings 9:7-9 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name...

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Ezekiel 21:30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge you in the place where you were created, in the land of your nativity.

1 Samuel 3:12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That to me every knee shall bow...

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please...

Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart...

Nahum 1:9 What do you imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

Library
Carried 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
This doctrine draws up a charge against several sorts: 1 Those that think themselves good Christians, yet have not learned this art of holy mourning. Luther calls mourning a rare herb'. Men have tears to shed for other things, but have none to spare for their sins. There are many murmurers, but few mourners. Most are like the stony ground which lacked moisture' (Luke 8:6). We have many cry out of hard times, but they are not sensible of hard hearts. Hot and dry is the worst temper of the body. Sure
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:40
I lift my hand to heaven and solemnly swear: As surely as I live forever,

1 Samuel 3:12
At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family--from beginning to end.

Jeremiah 23:20
The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly.

Jeremiah 25:27
"Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword I will send among you.'

Ezekiel 21:6
"Therefore groan, son of man! Groan before them with broken heart and bitter grief.

Ezekiel 21:30
"'Let the sword return to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your ancestry, I will judge you.

Nahum 1:9
Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.

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