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Ezekiel 21:21

Overview - Ezekiel 21
Ezekiel prophesies against Jerusalem with a sign of sighing.
The sharp and bright sword;
18 against Jerusalem;
25 against the kingdom;
28 and against the Ammonites.
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Ezekiel 21:21  (King James Version)
For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
 


the king
Proverbs 16:33 ; 21:1

parting
Hebrew mother. to use.
Numbers 23:28 ; Deuteronomy 18:10 ; 1 Samuel 15:23 ; Proverbs 16:10 ; Acts 16:16

he made
Or, as the Vulgate, "he mingled his arrows:" "They wrote on several arrows," says Jerome, "the names of the cities they intended to assault; and then putting them altogether promiscuously in a quiver, they drew then out thence as lots are drawn; and that city whose name was written on the arrow first drawn, was the city they first made war on."

arrows
or, knives. images. Hebrew teraphim.
Genesis 31:19 Genesis 31:30 ; Judges 17:5 ; Judges 18:14 Judges 18:18 Judges 18:20 Judges 18:24 2 Kings 23:24 ; Hosea 3:4 ; 4:12
Zechariah 10:2
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