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Ezekiel 21:15

    Ezekiel 21:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have set the threatening sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In order that hearts may become soft, and the number of those who are falling may be increased, I have sent death by the sword against all their doors: you are made like a flame, you are polished for death.

    Webster's Revision

    I have set the threatening sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.

    World English Bible

    I have set the threatening sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 21:15

    Wrapped up - It is not a blunt sword, it is carefully sharpened and preserved for the slaughter.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 21:15

    The point of the sword - The threatening sword or terror; as in Genesis 3:24, "the flaming sword."

    And their ruins be multiplied - literally, "to the multiplication of stumblingblocks," that is, so that the causes of their fall may be more numerous. Compare Jeremiah 46:16.

    Made bright ... - Or,

    Ah! It is prepared for a lightning-flash, Drawn for slaughter.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 21:15

    21:15 All their gates - Both of cities, of palaces, and of private houses. Wrapt up - And hath been carefully kept in the scabbard, that it might not be blunted.