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Ezekiel 20:32

    Ezekiel 20:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, that you say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, in that ye say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And that which comes into your minds will never take place; when you say, We will be like the nations, like the families of the countries, servants of wood and stone;

    Webster's Revision

    and that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, in that ye say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

    World English Bible

    and that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, in that you say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all; in that ye say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 20:32

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:32

    And that which cometh into your mind - Ye wish to be naturalized among idolaters, and make a part of such nations. But this shall not be at all; you shall be preserved as a distinct people. Ye shall not be permitted to mingle yourselves with the people of those countries: even they, idolaters as they are, will despise and reject you. Besides, I will change your place, restore your captivity; yet not in mercy, but in fury poured out; and reserve you for sorer evils, Ezekiel 20:34.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 20:32

    God's future dealings with His people:

    (1) in judgment Ezekiel 20:32-38;

    (2) in mercy Ezekiel 20:39-44.

    Ezekiel 20:32

    The inquirers had thought that if Jerusalem were taken, and the whole people became sojourners in a foreign land, they would cease to be a separate nation. In their love for idolatry some may have even desired this. But more probably they thought that this very consequence precluded the possibility of such a catastrophe. God answers that He will not allow them to become as the pagan, but this will only subject them to severer trial and stricter rule.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 20:32

    20:32 And that - God to convince them, tells them what they think and have purposed. Shall not be - Shall be quite frustrated. We will be - Will unite with them in marriages, commerce, and religion too; and then we shall be safe among them.