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Ezekiel 20:46

    Ezekiel 20:46 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Son of man, let your face be turned to the south, let your words be dropped to the south, and be a prophet against the woodland of the South;

    Webster's Revision

    Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

    World English Bible

    Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop [your word] toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:46

    Set thy face toward the south - Towards Judea, which lay south from Babylon, or Mesopotamia, where the prophet then dwelt.

    The forest of the south field - The city of Jerusalem, as full of inhabitants as the forest is of trees.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 20:46

    In this verse occur three Hebrew synonyms for "south," denoting:

    (1) the region on the right, Teman 1 Samuel 23:24;

    (2) the region of dryness, Negeb Joshua 15:4;

    (3) the region of brightness, Darom Deuteronomy 33:23.

    The variety of terms helps the force of the application. Chebar is in the north of Babylonia; from the north the Chaldaeans came upon Judaea (see the Ezekiel 1:4 note).

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 20:46

    20:46 The south - Look toward Jerusalem, and the land of Canaan. Drop thy word - Let thy word distil, begin with softer words, before thou shower down with the vehemency of a storm. The forest - Jerusalem, which was become like a forest.