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Ezekiel 21:12

    Ezekiel 21:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be on my people, it shall be on all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be on my people: smite therefore on your thigh.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Cry and wail, son of man; for it is upon my people, it is upon all the princes of Israel: they are delivered over to the sword with my people; smite therefore upon thy thigh.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give loud cries and make sounds of grief, O son of man: for it has come on my people, it has come on all the rulers of Israel: fear of the sword has come on my people: for this cause give signs of grief.

    Webster's Revision

    Cry and wail, son of man; for it is upon my people, it is upon all the princes of Israel: they are delivered over to the sword with my people; smite therefore upon thy 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Cry and howl, son of man: for it is upon my people, it is upon all the princes of Israel: they are delivered over to the sword with my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 21:12

    Smite - To strike; beat.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 21:12

    Smite - upon thy thigh - See on Jeremiah 31:19 (note). So Homer, Il. 15 ver. 113: -

    Ὡς εφατ'· αυταρ Αρης θαλερω πεπληγετο μηρω

    Χερσι καταπρηνεσσ,ολοφυρομενος δε προσηυδα.

    "She spake; and, with expanded arms his thighs

    Smiting, thus sorrowful the god exclaimed."

    Cowper.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 21:12

    Terrors - Better as in the margin.

    Smite upon thy thigh - A token of mourning (compare the marginal reference note).

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 21:12

    21:12 It - The devouring sword. Upon thy thigh - In token of thy sense of what they must suffer.