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Ezekiel 21:13

    Ezekiel 21:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because it is a trial, and what if the sword scorn even the rod? it shall be no more, said the Lord GOD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For there is a trial; and what if even the rod that contemneth shall be no more? saith the Lord Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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    Webster's Revision

    For there is a trial; and what if even the rod that contemneth shall be no more? saith the Lord Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    For there is a trial; and what if even the rod that condemns shall be no more? says the Lord Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For there is a trial; and what if even the rod that contemneth shall be no more? saith the Lord GOD.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 21:13

    Contemn - To despise with mockery.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 21:13

    Because it is a trial - This will be a trial of strength and skill between the Chaldeans and the Jews; and a trial of faith and patience to the righteous.

    And what if the sword, (Nebuchadnezzar), contemn even the rod? - Overthrow Zedekiah? It will do so; for the regal government of Judea shall be no more. Or, it is tried; that it the sword. Nebuchadnezzar has already shown himself strong and skillful.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 21:13

    Or,

    For it is put to the proof, and if it contemneth even the rod, What shall not be? saith the Lord

    i. e., What horrors will not arise when the sword shall cut down without regard the ruling scepter of Judah!

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 21:13

    21:13 If - But if the king and kingdom of Judah despise this trial, both shall be destroyed and be no more.