New Living Translation
The Spirit said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who are planning evil and giving wicked counsel in this city.
King James Bible
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise iniquity, and give wicked counsel in this city:
World English Bible
He said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity, and who give wicked counsel in this city;
Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, these are the men who are devising iniquity, and who are giving evil counsel in this city;
Ezekiel 11:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:2 He - The Lord sitting on the cherub.
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.
All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you're an expert at telling lies.
"What sorrow awaits my rebellious children," says the LORD. "You make plans that are contrary to mine. You make alliances not directed by my Spirit, thus piling up your sins.
So I will go and speak to their leaders. Surely they know the ways of the LORD and understand God's laws." But the leaders, too, as one man, had thrown off God's yoke and broken his chains.
Calamity will follow calamity; rumor will follow rumor. They will look in vain for a vision from the prophets. They will receive no teaching from the priests and no counsel from the leaders.
What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at dawn and hurry to carry them out, simply because you have the power to do so.
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