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Ezekiel 9:3 ASV
And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side.
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Ezekiel 9:3 BBE
And the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the winged ones on which it was resting, to the doorstep of the house. And crying out to the man clothed in linen who had the writer's inkpot at his side,
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Ezekiel 9:3 CEB
the glory of Israel's God rose from above the winged creatures where he had been and moved toward the temple's threshold. The LORD called to the man who was dressed in linen with the writing case at his side:
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Ezekiel 9:3 CJB
Then the glory of the God of Isra'el was made to go up from over the keruv, where it had been, to the threshold of the house. He called to the man clothed in linen, who had the scribe's writing equipment at his waist.
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Ezekiel 9:3 RHE
And the glory of the Lord of Israel went up from the cherub, upon which he was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man that was clothed with linen, and had a writer’s inkhorn at his loins.
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Ezekiel 9:3 ESV
Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub on which it rested to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his waist.
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Ezekiel 9:3 GW
Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the angels, where it had been, to the temple's entrance. The LORD called to the person dressed in linen who was carrying paper and pen.
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Ezekiel 9:3 GNT
Then the dazzling light of the presence of the God of Israel rose up from the winged creatures where it had been, and moved to the entrance of the Temple. The Lord called to the man dressed in linen,
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Ezekiel 9:3 HNV
The glory of the God of Yisra'el was gone up from the Keruv, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side.
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Ezekiel 9:3 CSB
Then the glory of the God of Israel rose from above the cherubim where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. He called to the man clothed in linen with the writing equipment at his side.
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Ezekiel 9:3 KJV
And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;
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Ezekiel 9:3 LEB
And the glory of the God of Israel lifted itself up from upon the cherub that he was on [and went] to the threshold of the house, and he called to the man who [was] clothed in linen {with a scribal writing case at his side}.
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Ezekiel 9:3 NAS
Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub on which it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing case.
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Ezekiel 9:3 NCV
Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the creatures with wings, where it had been, to the place in the Temple where the door opened. He called to the man dressed in linen who had the writing case at his side.
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Ezekiel 9:3 NIRV
The glory of the God of Israel had been above the cherubim. It moved from there to the doorway of the temple. Then the LORD called to the man who was dressed in linen clothes. He had the writing kit.
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Ezekiel 9:3 NIV
Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the LORD called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side
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Ezekiel 9:3 NKJV
Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's inkhorn at his side;
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Ezekiel 9:3 NLT
Then the glory of the God of Israel rose up from between the cherubim, where it had rested, and moved to the entrance of the Temple. And the LORD called to the man dressed in linen who was carrying the writer's case.
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Ezekiel 9:3 NRS
Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub on which it rested to the threshold of the house. The Lord called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his side;
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Ezekiel 9:3 RSV
Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherubim on which it rested to the threshold of the house; and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his side.
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Ezekiel 9:3 DBY
And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house; and he called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's ink-horn by his side;
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Ezekiel 9:3 MSG
The Glory of the God of Israel ascended from his usual place above the cherubim-angels, moved to the threshold of the Temple, and called to the man with the writing case who was dressed in linen:
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Ezekiel 9:3 WBT
And the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub on which he was, to the threshhold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, who [had] the writer's inkhorn by his side;
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Ezekiel 9:3 TMB
And the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side;
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Ezekiel 9:3 TNIV
Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the LORD called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side
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Ezekiel 9:3 WEB
The glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side.
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Ezekiel 9:3 WYC
And the glory of the Lord of Israel was taken up from cherub[im], which glory was on it, to the threshold of the house (of the Lord); and the Lord called the man that was clothed with linen clothes, and had a penner of a writer in his loins. (Then the glory of the Lord of Israel was taken up from above the cherubim, which glory was upon them, to the threshold of the House of the Lord; and the Lord called to the man who was clothed in linen clothes, and had a writer's inkhorn at his side.)
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Ezekiel 9:3 YLT
And the honour of the God of Israel hath gone up from off the cherub, on which it hath been, unto the threshold of the house.
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Ezekiel 9 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 9

A vision denoting the destruction of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the departure of the symbol of the Divine presence.

Verses 1-4 It is a great comfort to believers, that in the midst of destroyers and destructions, there is a Mediator, a great High Priest, who has an interest in heaven, and in whom saints on earth have an interest. The representation of the Divine glory from above the ark, removed to the threshold, denoted that the Lord was about to leave his mercy-seat, and to pronounce judgment on the people. The distinguishing character of this remnant that is to be saved, is such as sigh and cry to God in prayer, because of the abominations in Jerusalem. Those who keep pure in times of general wickedness, God will keep safe in times of general trouble and distress.

Verses 5-11 The slaughter must begin at the sanctuary, that all may see and know that the Lord hates sin most in those nearest to him. He who was appointed to protect, reported the matter. Christ is faithful to the trust reposed in him. Is he commanded by his Father to secure eternal life to the chosen remnant? He says, Of all that thou hast given me, I have lost none. If others perish, and we are saved, we must ascribe the difference wholly to the mercy of our God, for we too have deserved wrath. Let us still continue to plead in behalf of others. But where the Lord shows no mercy he does no injustice; he only recompenses men's ways.

Ezekiel 9 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 9

Ezekiel 9:1-11 . CONTINUATION OF THE PRECEDING VISION: THE SEALING OF THE FAITHFUL.

1. cried--contrasted with their "cry" for mercy ( Ezekiel 8:18 ) is the "cry" here for vengeance, showing how vain was the former.
them that have charge--literally, officers; so "officers" ( Isaiah 60:17 ), having the city in charge, not to guard, but to punish it. The angels who as "watchers" fulfil God's judgments ( Daniel 4:13 Daniel 4:17 Daniel 4:23 , Daniel 10:20 Daniel 10:21 ); the "princes" ( Jeremiah 39:3 ) of Nebuchadnezzar's army were under their guidance.
draw near--in the Hebrew intensive, "to draw near quickly."

2. clothed with linen--( Daniel 10:5 , Daniel 12:6 Daniel 12:7 ). His clothing marked his office as distinct from that of the six officers of vengeance; "linen" characterized the high priest ( Leviticus 16:4 ); emblematic of purity. The same garment is assigned to the angel of the Lord (for whom Michael is but another name) by the contemporary prophet Daniel ( Daniel 10:5 , Daniel 12:6 Daniel 12:7 ). Therefore the intercessory High Priest in heaven must be meant ( Zechariah 1:12 ). The six with Him are His subordinates; therefore He is said to be "among them," literally, "in the midst of them," as their recognized Lord ( Hebrews 1:6 ). He appears as a "man," implying His incarnation; as "one" (compare 1 Timothy 2:5 ). Salvation is peculiarly assigned to Him, and so He bears the "inkhorn" in order to "mark" His elect ( Ezekiel 9:4 ; compare Exodus 12:7 , Revelation 7:3 , 9:4 , Revelation 13:16 Revelation 13:17 , 20:4 ), and to write their names in His book of life ( Revelation 13:8 ). As Oriental scribes suspend their inkhorn at their side in the present day, and as a "scribe of the host is found in Assyrian inscriptions accompanying the host" to number the heads of the slain, so He stands ready for the work before Him. "The higher gate" was probably where now the gate of Damascus is. The six with Him make up the sacred and perfect number, seven ( Zechariah 3:9 , Revelation 5:6 ). The executors of judgment on the wicked, in Scripture teaching, are good, not bad, angels; the bad have permitted to them the trial of the pious ( Job 1:12 , 2 Corinthians 12:7 ). The judgment is executed by Him ( Ezekiel 10:2 Ezekiel 10:7 , John 5:22 John 5:27 ) through the six ( Matthew 13:41 , 25:31 ); so beautifully does the Old Testament harmonize with the New Testament. The seven come "from the way of the north"; for it was there the idolatries were seen, and from the same quarter must proceed the judgment (Babylon lying northeast of Judea). So Matthew 24:28 .
stood--the attitude of waiting reverently for Jehovah's commands.
brazen altar--the altar of burnt offerings, not the altar of incense, which was of gold. They "stood" there to imply reverent obedience; for there God gave His answers to prayer [CALVIN]; also as being about to slay victims to God's justice, they stand where sacrifices are usually slain [GROTIUS], ( Ezekiel 39:17 , Isaiah 34:6 , Jeremiah 12:3 , 46:10 ).

3. glory of . . . God--which had heretofore, as a bright cloud, rested on the mercy seat between the cherubim in the holy of holies ( 2 Samuel 6:2 , Psalms 80:1 ); its departure was the presage of the temple being given up to ruin; its going from the inner sanctuary to the threshold without, towards the officers standing at the altar outside, was in order to give them the commission of vengeance.

4. midst of . . . city . . . midst of Jerusalem--This twofold designation marks more emphatically the scene of the divine judgments.
a mark--literally, the Hebrew letter Tau, the last in the alphabet, used as a mark ("my sign," Job 31:35 , Margin); literally, Tau; originally written in the form of a cross, which TERTULLIAN explains as referring to the badge and only means of salvation, the cross of Christ. But nowhere in Scripture are the words which are now employed as names of letters used to denote the letters themselves or their figures [VITRINGA]. The noun here is cognate to the verb, "mark a mark." So in Revelation 7:3 no particular mark is specified. We seal what we wish to guard securely. When all things else on earth are confounded, God will secure His people from the common ruin. God gives the first charge as to their safety before He orders the punishment of the rest ( Psalms 31:20 , Isaiah 26:20 Isaiah 26:21 ). So in the case of Lot and Sodom ( Genesis 19:22 ); also the Egyptian first-born were not slain till Israel had time to sprinkle the blood-mark, ensuring their safety (compare Revelation 7:3 , Amos 9:9 ). So the early Christians had Pella provided as a refuge for them, before the destruction of Jerusalem.
upon the foreheads--the most conspicuous part of the person, to imply how their safety would be manifested to all (compare Jeremiah 15:11 , 39:11-18 ). It was customary thus to mark worshippers ( Revelation 13:16 , Revelation 14:1 Revelation 14:9 ) and servants. So the Church of England marks the forehead with the sign of the cross in baptizing. At the exodus the mark was on the houses, for then it was families; here, it is on the foreheads, for it is individuals whose safety is guaranteed.
sigh and . . . cry--similarly sounding verbs in Hebrew, as in English Version, expressing the prolonged sound of their grief. "Sigh" implies their inward grief ("groanings which cannot be uttered," Romans 8:26 ); "cry," the outward expression of it. So Lot ( 2 Peter 2:7 2 Peter 2:8 ). Tenderness should characterize the man of God, not harsh sternness in opposing the ungodly ( Psalms 119:53 Psalms 119:136 , Jeremiah 13:17 , 2 Corinthians 12:21 ); at the same time zeal for the honor of God ( Psalms 69:9 Psalms 69:10 , 1 John 5:19 ).

5. the others--the six officers of judgment ( Ezekiel 9:2 ).

6. come not near any . . . upon whom . . . mark--( Revelation 9:4 ). It may be objected that Daniel, Jeremiah, and others were carried away, whereas many of the vilest were left in the land. But God does not promise believers exemption from all suffering, but only from what will prove really and lastingly hurtful to them. His sparing the ungodly turns to their destruction and leaves them without excuse [CALVIN]. However, the prophecy waits a fuller and final fulfilment, for Revelation 7:3-8 , in ages long after Babylon, foretells, as still future, the same sealing of a remnant (one hundred forty-four thousand) of Israel previous to the final outpouring of wrath on the rest of the nation; the correspondence is exact; the same pouring of fire from the altar follows the marking of the remnant in both (compare Revelation 8:5 , with Ezekiel 10:2 ). So Zechariah 13:9 , 14:2 , distinguish the remnant from the rest of Israel.
begin at . . . sanctuary--For in it the greatest abominations had been committed; it had lost the reality of consecration by the blood of victims sacrificed to idols; it must, therefore, lose its semblance by the dead bodies of the slain idolaters ( Ezekiel 9:7 ). God's heaviest wrath falls on those who have sinned against the highest privileges; these are made to feel it first ( 1 Peter 4:17 1 Peter 4:18 ). He hates sin most in those nearest to Him; for example, the priests, &c.
ancient men--the seventy elders.

8. I was left--literally "there was left I." So universal seemed the slaughter that Ezekiel thought himself the only one left [CALVIN]. He was the only one left of the priests "in the sanctuary."
fell upon my face--to intercede for his countrymen (so Numbers 16:22 ).
all the residue--a plea drawn from God's covenant promise to save the elect remnant.

9. exceeding--literally, "very, very"; doubled.
perverseness--"apostasy" [GROTIUS]; or, "wresting aside of justice."
Lord . . . forsaken . . . earth . . . seeth not--The order is reversed from Ezekiel 8:12 . There they speak of His neglect of His people in their misery; here they go farther and deny His providence ( Psalms 10:11 ), so that they may sin fearlessly. God, in answer to Ezekiel's question ( Ezekiel 9:8 ), leaves the difficulty unsolved; He merely vindicates His justice by showing it did not exceed their sin: He would have us humbly acquiesce in His judgments, and wait and trust.

10. mine eye--to show them their mistake in saying, "The Lord seeth not."
recompense their way upon their head--( Proverbs 1:31 ). Retribution in kind.

11. I have done as thou hast commanded--The characteristic of Messiah ( John 17:4 ). So the angels ( Psalms 103:21 ); and the apostles report their fulfilment of their orders ( Mark 6:30 ).