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Ezekiel 39:12

    Ezekiel 39:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the children of Israel will be seven months putting them in the earth, so as to make the land clean.

    Webster's Revision

    And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

    World English Bible

    Seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 39:12

    And seven months - It shall require a long time to bury the dead. This is another figurative expression; which, however, may admit of a good deal of literal meaning. Many of the Syrian soldiers had secreted themselves in different places during the pursuit after the battle, where they died of their wounds, of hunger, and of fatigue; so that they were not all found and buried till seven months after the defeat of the Syrian army. This slow process of burying is distinctly related in the three following verses, and extended even to a bone, Ezekiel 39:15; which, when it was found by a passenger, the place was marked, that the buriers might see and inter it. Seven months was little time enough for all this work; and in that country putrescency does not easily take place: the scorching winds serving to desiccate the flesh, and preserve it from decomposition.