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Ezekiel 20:37

    Ezekiel 20:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will make you go under the rod and will make you small in number:

    Webster's Revision

    And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

    World English Bible

    I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:37

    I will cause you to pass under the rod - This alludes to the custom of tithing the sheep. I take it from the rabbins. The sheep were all penned; and the shepherd stood at the door of the fold, where only one sheep could come out at once. He had in his hand a rod dipped in vermillion; and as they came out, he counted one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine; and as the tenth came out, he marked it with the rod, and said, "This is the tenth;" and that was set apart for the Lord.

    I wilt bring you into the bond of the covenant - You shall be placed under the same obligations as before, and acknowledge your selves bound; ye shall feel your obligation, and live according to its nature.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 20:37

    To pass under the rod - i. e., to be gathered into the flock Micah 7:14.

    The bond - The shepherd collects the flock, and separates the sheep from the goats, which are rejected. Compare Romans 11:7-11.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 20:37

    20:37 I will cause - I will bring you out by number, so that you shall either own my scepter, or by a conquered subjection, yield to my sword and power. Under the rod - Referring to the manner of shepherds in that country, who did tell their sheep in, and out of the fold. Bring you - The voluntary and obedient into covenant with myself.