New Living Translation
"Son of man, cry out and wail; pound your thighs in anguish, for that sword will slaughter my people and their leaders--everyone will die!
King James Bible
Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh.
Darby Bible Translation
Cry and howl, son of man; for it shall be against my people, it shall be against all the princes of Israel: they are given up to the sword along with my people: smite therefore upon the thigh.
World English Bible
Cry and wail, son of man; for it is on my people, it is on all the princes of Israel: they are delivered over to the sword with my people; strike therefore on your thigh.
Young's Literal Translation
Cry and howl, son of man, For it hath been among My people, It is among all the princes of Israel, Cast unto the sword have been My people. Therefore strike on thy thigh,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:12 It - The devouring sword. Upon thy thigh - In token of thy sense of what they must suffer.
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
I turned away from God, but then I was sorry. I kicked myself for my stupidity! I was thoroughly ashamed of all I did in my younger days.'
"Son of man, groan before the people! Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart.
Yes, the sword is now being sharpened and polished; it is being prepared for the executioner.
It will put them all to the test. What chance do they have? says the Sovereign LORD.
"O you corrupt and wicked prince of Israel, your final day of reckoning is here!
"Every leader in Israel who lives within your walls is bent on murder.
"Son of man, prophesy and give this message from the Sovereign LORD: "Weep and wail for that day,
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