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

King James Bible
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

Darby Bible Translation
Sigh then, thou son of man; with breaking of the loins, and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.

World English Bible
Sigh therefore, you son of man; with the breaking of your thighs and with bitterness you will sigh before their eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou, son of man, sigh with breaking of loins, yea, with bitterness thou dost sigh before their eyes,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sigh - with the breaking of thy loins - Let thy mourning for this sore calamity be like that of a woman in the pains of travail.

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Sigh

Ezekiel 21:12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be on my people, it shall be on all the princes of Israel...

Ezekiel 6:11 Thus said the Lord GOD; Smite with your hand, and stamp with your foot, and say...

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through the middle of Jerusalem...

Isaiah 22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labor not to comfort me...

Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard...

Jeremiah 9:17-21 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women...

John 11:33-35 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled...

with the

Isaiah 16:11 Why my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kirharesh.

Isaiah 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on me, as the pangs of a woman that travails...

Jeremiah 30:6 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail...

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed...

Daniel 8:27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision...

Nahum 2:10 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melts, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins...

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself...

before

Ezekiel 4:12 And you shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it with dung that comes out of man, in their sight.

Ezekiel 12:3-5 Therefore, you son of man, prepare you stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight...

Ezekiel 37:20 And the sticks where on you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

Jeremiah 19:10 Then shall you break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with you,

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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
Ezekiel 9:4
and said to him, "Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it."

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

Ezekiel 21:7
And when they ask you, 'Why are you groaning?' you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt with fear and every hand go limp; every spirit will become faint and every leg will be wet with urine.' It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign LORD."

Ezekiel 21:12
Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people; it is against all the princes of Israel. They are thrown to the sword along with my people. Therefore beat your breast.

Ezekiel 32:18
"Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and consign to the earth below both her and the daughters of mighty nations, along with those who go down to the pit.

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