Compare Translations for Ezekiel 34:27

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (ASV) And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have broken the bars of their yoke, and have delivered them out of the hand of those that made bondmen of them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (BBE) And the tree of the field will give its fruit and the earth will give its increase, and they will be safe in their land; and they will be certain that I am the Lord, when I have had their yoke broken and have given them salvation from the hands of those who made them servants.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (CEB) The trees in the field will bear fruit, and the earth will yield its harvest. They will be safe on their fertile land, and they will know that I am the LORD when I break the bars of their yoke and deliver them from those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (CEBA) The trees in the field will bear fruit, and the earth will yield its harvest. They will be safe on their fertile land, and they will know that I am the LORD when I break the bars of their yoke and deliver them from those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (CJB) The trees in the field will bear their fruit and the soil its produce, and they will be secure in their land. Then they will know that I am ADONAI, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the power of those who turned them into slaves.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (CSB) The trees of the field will give their fruit, and the land will yield its produce; My flock will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslave them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (DBY) And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase; and they shall be in safety in their land, and shall know that I [am] Jehovah, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them out of the hand of those that kept them in servitude.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (ESV) And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land. And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (GNT) The trees will bear fruit, the fields will produce crops, and everyone will live in safety on his own land. When I break my people's chains and set them free from those who made them slaves, then they will know that I am the Lord.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (GNTA) The trees will bear fruit, the fields will produce crops, and everyone will live in safety on his own land. When I break my people's chains and set them free from those who made them slaves, then they will know that I am the Lord.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (GW) Then the trees in the field will produce fruit, the land will yield crops, and my sheep will live safely in their land. Then they will know that I am the LORD, because I will break off the bars on their yokes and rescue them from the people who made them slaves.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (HNV) The tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the eretz shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bars of their yoke, and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (JUB) And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her fruit, and they shall be safe in their land and shall know that I <em>am</em> the LORD when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (KJV) And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (KJVA) And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (LEB) And the tree of the field will give its fruit, and the land will give its produce, and they will be on their land {safely}, and they will know that I [am] Yahweh when I break their yoke, and I will deliver them from the hand of the ones enslaving them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (MSG) The trees in the orchards will bear fruit, the ground will produce, they'll feel content and safe on their land, and they'll realize that I am God when I break them out of their slavery and rescue them from their slave masters.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NAS) "Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their land. Then they will know that I am the LORD , when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NCV) Also the trees in the countryside will give their fruit, and the land will give its harvest. And the sheep will be safe on their land. Then they will know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their captivity and save them from the power of those who made them slaves.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NIRV) The trees in the fields will bear their fruit. And the ground will produce its crops. The people will be secure in their land. I will break the chains that hold them. I will save them from the powerful hands of those who made them slaves. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NIV) The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NKJV) Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NLT) The orchards and fields of my people will yield bumper crops, and everyone will live in safety. When I have broken their chains of slavery and rescued them from those who enslaved them, then they will know that I am the LORD .

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NRS) The trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase. They shall be secure on their soil; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke, and save them from the hands of those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (NRSA) The trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase. They shall be secure on their soil; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke, and save them from the hands of those who enslaved them.

  • Yechezkel 34:27 (OJB) And the etz hasadeh shall yield her p’ri, and ha’aretz shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their adamah, and shall know that I am Hashem, when I have broken the bars of their ol (yoke), and saved them out of the yad haovedim (hand, power of enslavers) of them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (RHE) And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be in their land without fear: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have broken the bonds of their yoke, and shall have delivered them out of the hand of those that rule over them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (RSV) And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (RSVA) And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (TMB) And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves by them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (TMBA) And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves by them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (WBT) And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that subjected them to service.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (WEB) The tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have broken the bars of their yoke, and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them.

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (WYC) and the tree of the field shall give his fruit, and the earth shall give his seed. And they shall be in their land without dread; and they shall know, that I am the Lord, when I shall all-break the chains of their yoke, and shall deliver them from the hand of them that command to them. (and the tree of the field shall give its fruit, and the earth shall give its seed. And they shall live in their land without any fear; and they shall know, that I am the Lord, when I shall all-break the chains of their yoke, and shall rescue them from the hands, or from the power, of those who commanded to them.)

  • Ezekiel 34:27 (YLT) And given hath the tree of the field its fruit, And the land doth give her increase, And they have been on their land confident, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah, In My breaking the bands of their yoke, And I have delivered them from the hand of those laying service on them.

Commentaries For Ezekiel 34

  • Chapter 34

    The rulers reproved. (1-6) The people are to be restored to their own land. (7-16) The kingdom of Christ. (17-31)

    Verses 1-6 The people became as sheep without a shepherd, were given up as a prey to their enemies, and the land was utterly desolated. No rank or office can exempt from the reproofs of God's word, men who neglect their duty, and abuse the trust reposed in them.

    Verses 7-16 The Lord declared that he intended mercy towards the scattered flock. Doubtless this, in the first place, had reference to the restoration of the Jews. It also represented the good Shepherd's tender care of the souls of his people. He finds them in their days of darkness and ignorance, and brings them to his fold. He comes to their relief in times of persecution and temptation. He leads them in the ways of righteousness, and causes them to rest on his love and faithfulness. The proud and self-sufficient, are enemies of the true gospel and of believers; against such we must guard. He has rest for disquieted saints, and terror for presumptuous sinners.

    Verses 17-31 The whole nation seemed to be the Lord's flock, yet they were very different characters; but he knew how to distinguish between them. By good pastures and deep waters, are meant the pure word of God and the dispensing of justice. The latter verses, ( 23-31 ) , prophesy of Christ, and of the most glorious times of his church on earth. Under Him, as the good Shepherd, the church would be a blessing to all around. Christ, though excellent in himself, was as a tender plant out of a dry ground. Being the Tree of life, bearing all the fruits of salvation, he yields spiritual food to the souls of his people. Our constant desire and prayer should be, that there may be showers of blessings in every place where the truth of Christ is preached; and that all who profess the gospel may be filled with fruits of righteousness.

  • CHAPTER 34

    Ezekiel 34:1-31 . REPROOF OF THE FALSE SHEPHERDS; PROMISE OF THE TRUE AND GOOD SHEPHERD.

    Having in the thirty-third chapter laid down repentance as the necessary preliminary to happier times for the people, He now promises the removal of the false shepherds as preparatory to the raising up of the Good Shepherd.

    2. Jeremiah 23:1 and Zechariah 11:17 similarly make the removal of the false shepherds the preliminary to the interposition of Messiah the Good Shepherd in behalf of His people Israel. The "shepherds" are not prophets or priests, but rulers who sought in their government their own selfish ends, not the good of the people ruled. The term was appropriate, as David, the first king and the type of the true David ( Ezekiel 34:23 Ezekiel 34:24 ), was taken from being a shepherd ( 2 Samuel 5:2 , Psalms 78:70 Psalms 78:71 ); and the office, like that of a shepherd for his flock, is to guard and provide for his people. The choice of a shepherd for the first king was therefore designed to suggest this thought, just as Jesus' selection of fishermen for apostles was designed to remind them of their spiritual office of catching men (compare Isaiah 44:28 , Jeremiah 2:8 , 3:15 , 10:21 , Jeremiah 23:1 Jeremiah 23:2 ).

    3. fat--or, by differently pointing the Hebrew, "milk" [Septuagint]. Thus the repetition "fat" and "fed" is avoided: also the eating of "fat" would not probably be put before the "killing" of the sheep. The eating of sheep's or goats' milk as food ( Deuteronomy 32:14 , Proverbs 27:27 ) was unobjectionable, had not these shepherds milked them too often, and that without duly "feeding" them [BOCHART], ( Isaiah 56:11 ). The rulers levied exorbitant tributes.
    kill . . . fed--kill the rich by false accusation so as to get possession of their property.
    feed not . . . flock--take no care of the people ( John 10:12 ).

    4. The diseased--rather, those weak from the effects of "disease," as "strengthened" (that is, with due nourishment) requires [GROTIUS].
    broken--that is, fractures from wounds inflicted by the wolf.
    brought again . . . driven away--( Exodus 23:4 ). Those "driven away" by the enemy into foreign lands through God's judgments are meant ( Jeremiah 23:3 ). A spiritual reformation of the state by the rulers would have turned away God's wrath, and "brought again" the exiles. The rulers are censured as chiefly guilty (though the people, too, were guilty), because they, who ought to have been foremost in checking the evil, promoted it.
    neither . . . sought . . . lost--Contrast the Good Shepherd's love ( Luke 15:4 ).
    with force . . . ruled--( Exodus 1:13 Exodus 1:14 ). With an Egyptian bondage. The very thing forbidden by the law they did ( Leviticus 25:43 ; compare 1 Peter 5:3 ).

    5. scattered, because . . . no shepherd--that is, none worthy of the name, though there were some called shepherds ( 1 Kings 22:17 , Matthew 9:36 ). Compare Matthew 26:31 , where the sheep were scattered when the true Shepherd was smitten. God calls them "My sheep"; for they were not, as the shepherds treated them, their patrimony whereby to "feed themselves."
    meat to all . . . beasts--They became a prey to the Syrians, Ammon, Moab, and Assyria.

    6. every high hill--the scene of their idolatries sanctioned by the rulers.
    search . . . seek--rather, "seek . . . search." The former is the part of the superior rulers to inquire after: to search out is the duty of the subordinate rulers [JUNIUS].

    10. I will require my flock--( Hebrews 13:17 ), rather, "I require," &c., for God already had begun to do so, punishing Zedekiah and the other princes severely ( Jeremiah 52:10 ).

    11. I . . . will . . . search--doing that which the so-called shepherds had failed to do, I being the rightful owner of the flock.

    12. in the day that he is among--in the midst of (Hebrew) His sheep that had been scattered. Referring to Messiah's second advent, when He shall be "the glory in the midst of Israel" ( Zechariah 2:5 ).
    in the cloudy . . . day--the day of the nation's calamity ( Joel 2:2 ).

    13. And I will bring them out from the people, &c.--( Ezekiel 28:25 , 36:24 , Ezekiel 37:21 Ezekiel 37:22 , Isaiah 65:9 Isaiah 65:10 , Jeremiah 23:3 ).

    14. good pasture--( Psalms 23:2 ).
    high mountains of Israel--In Ezekiel 17:23 , 20:40 , the phrase is "the mountain of the height of Israel" in the singular number. The reason for the difference is: there Ezekiel spoke of the central seat of the kingdom, Mount Zion, where the people met for the worship of Jehovah; here he speaks of the kingdom of Israel at large, all the parts of which are regarded as possessing a moral elevation.

    16. In contrast to the unfaithful shepherds ( Ezekiel 34:4 ). The several duties neglected by them I will faithfully discharge.
    fat . . . strong--that is, those rendered wanton by prosperity ( Deuteronomy 32:15 , Jeremiah 5:28 ), who use their strength to oppress the weak. Compare Ezekiel 34:20 , "the fat cattle" ( Isaiah 10:16 ). The image is from fat cattle that wax refractory.
    with judgment--that is, justice and equity, as contrasted with the "force" and "cruelty" with which the unfaithful shepherds ruled the flock ( Ezekiel 34:4 ).

    17. you, . . . my flock--passing from the rulers to the people.
    cattle and cattle--rather, "sheep and sheep"; Margin, "small cattle," or "flocks of lambs and kids," that is, I judge between one class of citizens and another, so as to award what is right to each. He then defines the class about to be punitively "judged," namely, "the rams and he-goats," or "great he-goats" (compare Isaiah 14:9 , Margin; Zechariah 10:3 , Matthew 25:32 Matthew 25:33 ). They answer to "t he fat and strong," as opposed to the "sick" ( Ezekiel 34:16 ). The rich and ungodly of the people are meant, who imitated the bad rulers in oppressing their poorer brethren, as if it enhanced their own joys to trample on others' rights ( Ezekiel 34:18 ).

    18, 19. Not content with appropriating to their own use the goods of others, they from mere wantonness spoiled what they did not use, so as to be of no use to the owners.
    deep waters--that is, "limpid," as deep waters are generally clear. GROTIUS explains the image as referring to the usuries with which the rich ground the poor ( Ezekiel 22:12 , Isaiah 24:2 ).

    19. they eat--scantily.
    they drink--sorrowfully.

    20. fat . . . lean--the rich oppressors . . . the humble poor.

    21. scattered them abroad--down to the time of the carrying away to Babylon [GROTIUS].

    22. After the restoration from Babylon, the Jews were delivered in some degree from the oppression, not only of foreigners, but also of their own great people ( Nehemiah 5:1-19 ). The full and final fulfilment of this prophecy is future.

    23. set up--that is, raise up by divine appointment; alluding to the declaration of God to David, "I will set up thy seed after thee" ( 2 Samuel 7:12 ); and, "Yet have I set My king on My holy hill of Zion" ( Psalms 2:6 ; compare Acts 2:30 , 13:23 ).
    one shepherd--literally, "a Shepherd, one": singularly and pre-eminently one: the only one of His kind, to whom none is comparable ( Solomon 5:10 ). The Lord Jesus refers to this prophecy ( John 10:14 ), "I am THE Good Shepherd." Also "one" as uniting in one the heretofore divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and also "gathering together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and on earth" ( Ephesians 1:10 ); thus healing worse breaches than that between Israel and Judah ( Colossians 1:20 ). "God by Him reconciling all things unto Himself, whether things in earth or in heaven."
    David--the antitypical David, Messiah, of the seed of David, which no other king after the captivity was: who was fully, what David was only in a degree, "the man after God's own heart." Also, David means beloved: Messiah was truly God's beloved Son ( Isaiah 42:1 , Matthew 3:17 ). Shepherd means King, rather than religious instructor; in this pre-eminently He was the true David, who was the Shepherd King ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ). Messiah is called "David" in Isaiah 55:3 Isaiah 55:4 , Jeremiah 30:9 , Hosea 3:5 .

    24. my servant--implying fitness for ruling in the name of God, not pursuing a self-chosen course, as other kings, but acting as the faithful administrator of the will of God; Messiah realized fully this character ( Psalms 40:7 Psalms 40:8 , Isaiah 42:1 , Isaiah 49:3 Isaiah 49:6 , 53:11 , Philippians 2:7 ), which David typically and partially represented ( Acts 13:36 ); so He is the fittest person to wield the world scepter, abused by all the world kings ( Daniel 2:34 Daniel 2:35 Daniel 2:44 Daniel 2:45 ).

    25. covenant of peace . . . evil beasts . . . to cease . . . dwell safely--The original promise of the law ( Leviticus 26:6 ) shall be realized for the first time fully under Messiah ( Isaiah 11:6-9 , 35:9 , Hosea 2:18 ).

    26. them and the places round about my hill--The Jews, and Zion, God's hill ( Psalms 2:6 ), are to be sources of blessing, not merely to themselves, but to the surrounding heathen ( Isaiah 19:24 , Isaiah 56:6 Isaiah 56:7 , 60:3 , Micah 5:7 , Zechariah 8:13 ). The literal fulfilment is, however, the primary one, though the spiritual also is designed. In correspondence with the settled reign of righteousness internally, all is to be prosperity externally, fertilizing showers (according to the promise of the ancient covenant, Leviticus 26:4 , Psalms 68:9 , Malachi 3:10 ), and productive trees and lands ( Ezekiel 34:27 ). Thus shall they realize the image of Ezekiel 34:14 ; namely, a flock richly pastured by God Himself.

    27. served themselves of them--availed themselves of their services, as if the Jews were their slaves ( Jeremiah 22:13 , 25:14 ; compare Genesis 15:13 , Exodus 1:14 ).

    28. dwell safely--( Jeremiah 23:6 ).

    29. plant of renown--Messiah, the "Rod" and "Branch" ( Isaiah 11:1 ), the "righteous Branch" ( Jeremiah 23:5 ), who shall obtain for them "renown." FAIRBAIRN less probably translates, "A plantation for a name," that is, a flourishing condition, represented as a garden (alluding to Eden, Genesis 2:8-11 , with its various trees, good for food and pleasant to the sight), the planting of the Lord ( Isaiah 60:21 , 61:3 ), and an object of "renown" among the heathen.

    31. ye my flock . . . are men--not merely an explanation of the image, as JEROME represents. But as God had promised many things which mere "men" could not expect to realize, He shows that it is not from man's might their realization is to be looked for, but from GOD, who would perform them for His covenant-people, "His flock" [ROSENMULLER]. When we realize most our weakness and God's power and faithfulness to His covenant, we are in the fittest state for receiving His blessings.