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Ezekiel 3:14

    Ezekiel 3:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong on me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Jehovah was strong upon me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the wind, lifting me up, took me away: and I went in the heat of my spirit, and the hand of the Lord was strong on me.

    Webster's Revision

    So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Jehovah was strong upon me.

    World English Bible

    So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Yahweh was strong on me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away: and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit, and the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 3:14

    I went in bitterness - Being filled with indignation at the wickedness and obstinacy of my people, I went, determining to speak the word of God without disguise, and to reprove them sharply for their rebellion; and yet I was greatly distressed because of the heavy message which I was commanded to deliver.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 3:14

    Lifted me up - We are not to suppose that the prophet was miraculously transported from one place to another in the land of his captivity. Compare Matthew 4:1; Acts 8:39. He had been in an ecstatic vision Ezekiel 1:1, and now guided by the Spirit he goes forth among his countrymen.

    The heat of my spirit - Full of the righteous indignation, which God inspired, against the sin which he was to denounce.

    But the hand - and "the hand." The Lord strengthened him for his mission.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 3:14

    3:14 Spirit - Caught him up into the air. Took - Carried me to the place where the captive Jews were crowded together. Bitterness - Not at all pleased with my work. He went in the heat of his spirit; because of the discouragements he foresaw he should meet with. But the hand of the Lord was strong upon him, not only to compel him to the work, but to fit him for it.