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Ezekiel 2:9

    Ezekiel 2:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent to me; and, see, a roll of a book was therein;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when I looked, behold, a hand was put forth unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And looking, I saw a hand stretched out to me, and I saw the roll of a book in it;

    Webster's Revision

    And when I looked, behold, a hand was put forth unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

    World English Bible

    When I looked, behold, a hand was put forth to me; and, behold, a scroll of a book was therein;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when I looked, behold, an hand was put forth unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 2:9

    A hand was sent - Here the hand signifies not only the instrument of conveyance, but an emblem of the Divine power, which the hand of God always signifies.

    A roll of a book - מגלת שפר megillath sepher. All ancient books were written so as to be rolled up; hence volumen, a volume, from volvo, I roll.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 2:9

    Was sent - Rather, was put forth.

    A roll of a book - The book was one of the ancient kind written on skins rolled up together. Hence, our English volume Psalm 40:7. The writing was usually on one side, but in this case it was written within and without, on both sides, the writing as it were running over, to express the abundance of the calamities in store for the devoted people. To eat the book signifies to be thoroughly possessed with its contents (compare Ezekiel 3:10; Jeremiah 15:16). There should be no break between Ezekiel 2:10 and Ezekiel 3.