Ezekiel 20 LEB

God’s Dealings with Israel for His Name’s Sake

1 And then in the seventh year, in the fifth [month], on the tenth [day] of the month, men from the elders of Israel came to consult Yahweh, and they sat {before me}.a

References for Ezekiel 20:1

    • ̗ 20:1 - Literally "to the face of"
      2 And the word of Yahweh {came}b to me, {saying},c

      References for Ezekiel 20:2

        • ̘ 20:2 - Literally "was"
        • ̙ 20:2 - Literally "to say"
          3 "Son of man,d speak with the elders of Israel, and you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "[Are] you coming to consult me? {As I live},e I will surely not allow myselff to be consulted by you!" ' {declares}g the Lord Yahweh.

          References for Ezekiel 20:3

            • ̚ 20:3 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
            • ̛ 20:3 - Literally "live I"
            • ̜ 20:3 - Or "me"
            • ̝ 20:3 - Literally "declaration of"
              4 Will you judge them? Will you judge [them], son of man?h Make known to them the detestable things of their ancestors.i

              References for Ezekiel 20:4

                • ̞ 20:4 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                • ̟ 20:4 - Or "fathers"
                  5 And you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "On the day of my choosing Israel {I swore}j to the offspring of the house of Jacob, and I made myself known to them in the land of Egypt, and {I swore}k to them, {saying},l 'I [am] Yahweh your God.'

                  References for Ezekiel 20:5

                    • ̠ 20:5 - Literally "and I raised my hand"
                    • ̡ 20:5 - Literally "and I raised my hand"
                    • ̢ 20:5 - Literally "to say"
                      6 On that day {I swore}m to them to bring them out from the land of Egypt to [the] land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey--it [is the most] beautiful of all of the lands.

                      References for Ezekiel 20:6

                        • ̣ 20:6 - Literally "I raised my hand"
                          7 Then I said to them, '[Let] each [one] throw away the detestable things of his eyes, and you must not make yourselves unclean with the idols of Egypt! I [am] Yahweh your God.'
                          8 But they rebelled against me, and they were not willing to listen to me; each [one] {did not throw away}n the detestable things of their eyes; and {they did not abandon}o the idols of Egypt, and I decided to pour out my rage on them, to fully vent my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

                          References for Ezekiel 20:8

                            • ̤ 20:8 - Literally "not they threw away"
                            • ̥ 20:8 - Literally "not they abandoned"
                              9 "Butp I acted for the sake of my name {to keep it from being profaned}q before the eyes of the nations {among whom they lived},r where I made known to them before their eyes, to bring them out from the land of Egypt.

                              References for Ezekiel 20:9

                                • ̦ 20:9 - Or "And"
                                • ̧ 20:9 - Literally "not to be profaned before the eyes of"
                                • ̨ 20:9 - Literally "which they [were] in their midst"
                                  10 And I brought them out from the land of Egypt, and I brought them to the desert,
                                  11 and I gave my statutes to them, and my regulations I made known to them, which, if a person does them, then he will live by them.
                                  12 And also my Sabbaths I gave to them to be a sign between me and between them {so they would know}s that I, Yahweh, [am] [the one] sanctifying them.

                                  References for Ezekiel 20:12

                                    • ̩ 20:12 - Literally "know"
                                      13 "Butt in the desert the house of Israel rebelled against me; {they did not walk in my statutes},u and they rejected my regulations, which, if a person does them, he will live by them, and they greatly profaned my Sabbaths, and I decided to pour out my rage on them in the desert to destroy them,

                                      References for Ezekiel 20:13

                                        • ̪ 20:13 - Or "And"
                                        • ̫ 20:13 - Literally "in my statutes not they went"
                                          14 and I acted for the sake of my name, [that it] not be profaned before the eyes of the nations {before whom I brought them out}.v

                                          References for Ezekiel 20:14

                                            • ̬ 20:14 - Literally "which I brought out them before their eyes"
                                              15 And also {I myself swore}w to them in the desert not to bring them into the land that I had given [to them], flowing with milk and honey--it [is the most] beautiful of all of the lands--

                                              References for Ezekiel 20:15

                                                • ̭ 20:15 - Literally "I, I raised my hand"
                                                  16 because they despised my judgments, and {they did not walk in my statutes},x and my Sabbaths they profaned, for their heart was going after their idols.

                                                  References for Ezekiel 20:16

                                                    • ̮ 20:16 - Literally "and my statutes not they went in them"
                                                      17 But my eye took pity on them by not destroying them, and {I did not completely destroy them}y in the desert.

                                                      References for Ezekiel 20:17

                                                        • ̯ 20:17 - Literally "and not I make them complete destruction"
                                                          18 "And I said to their children in the desert, 'You must not go in the statutes of your parents;z you must not keep their regulations, and you must not make yourself unclean with their idols.

                                                          References for Ezekiel 20:18

                                                            • ̰ 20:18 - Or "fathers"
                                                              19 I, Yahweh, [am] your God, [so] go in my statutes and keep my regulations and do them.
                                                              20 And treat my Sabbaths as holy, and they will be a sign between me and between you {that you may know}{ that I, Yahweh, [am] your God.'

                                                              References for Ezekiel 20:20

                                                                • ̱ 20:20 - Literally "know"
                                                                  21 But the children rebelled against me; {they did not walk in my statutes},| and {they did not observe my regulations},} which [if] a person does them, then he will live by them. My Sabbaths they desecrated, and I decided to pour out my rage on them, to finish my anger against them in the desert.

                                                                  References for Ezekiel 20:21

                                                                    • ̲ 20:21 - Literally "in statutes my not they went"
                                                                    • ̳ 20:21 - Literally "my regulations not they kept to do them"
                                                                      22 But I withheld my hand, and I acted for the sake of my name not to be profaned before the eyes of the nations [before] whom I [had] brought them out before their eyes.
                                                                      23 What is more, {I swore}~ to them in the desert to scatter them among the nations and to disperse them in the lands,

                                                                      References for Ezekiel 20:23

                                                                        • ̴ 20:23 - Literally "I will raise my hand"
                                                                          24 because they did not [do] my regulations, and my statutes they despised, and my Sabbaths they profaned, and their eyes were after the idols of their ancestors.

                                                                          References for Ezekiel 20:24

                                                                            • ̵ 20:24 - Or "fathers"
                                                                              25 And in turn I gave to them rules [that were] not good and regulations {by which they will not live}.€

                                                                              References for Ezekiel 20:25

                                                                                • ̶ 20:25 - Literally "regulations not they will live by them"
                                                                                  26 And I defiled them through their gifts in sacrificing all of [the] first offspring of [the] womb, in order that I will cause them to be stunned, so that they will know that I [am] Yahweh.

                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 20:26

                                                                                    • ̷ 20:26 - Or "so that"
                                                                                      27 "Therefore speak to the house of Israel, son of man,‚ and you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Again [in] this your ancestors blasphemed me {atƒ their display of infidelity toward me}." '„

                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 20:27

                                                                                        • ̸ 20:27 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                                                        • ̹ 20:27 - Or "by"
                                                                                        • ̺ 20:27 - Literally "at/in acting unfaithfully they against me in/by unfaithfulness"
                                                                                          28 And I brought them to the land that {I swore}… to give† to them, and they saw every high hill and every leafy tree, and they offered their sacrifices, and they presented there the provocation of their offering, and they gave there their fragrant incense offering, and they poured out their libations there.

                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 20:28

                                                                                            • ̻ 20:28 - Literally "I raised my hand"
                                                                                            • ̼ 20:28 - Hebrew "give it"
                                                                                              29 And I said to them, 'What [is] the high place‡ to which you are going?' And {it is called}ˆ Bamah until this day.

                                                                                              References for Ezekiel 20:29

                                                                                                • ̽ 20:29 - Hebrew Bamah, which became its name
                                                                                                • ̾ 20:29 - Literally "it is called name its"
                                                                                                  30 Therefore thus say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "In the way of your ancestors‰ [will] you defile yourself, and after their vile idols [will] you prostitute [yourselves]?

                                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 20:30

                                                                                                    • ̿ 20:30 - Or "fathers"
                                                                                                      31 And {when you lift up your gifts, sacrificing your children}Š through the fire, you are defiling yourself through all of your idols until {today},‹ and will I let myselfŒ be consulted by you, house of Israel?" ' {As I live}," {declares}Ž the Lord Yahweh, "I will not let myself be consulted by you!

                                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 20:31

                                                                                                        • ̀ 20:31 - Literally "at to lift up your gifts at causing to pass over your children"
                                                                                                        • ́ 20:31 - Literally "the day"
                                                                                                        • ͂ 20:31 - Hebrew "me"
                                                                                                        • ̓ 20:31 - Literally "Live I"
                                                                                                        • ̈́ 20:31 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                                                                        • ͅ 20:31 - Hebrew "me"
                                                                                                          32 And {what you are planning}, surely it will not be--that you are saying, 'Let us be like the nations, like the clans‘ of the lands, {serving wood and stone}!'’

                                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 20:32

                                                                                                            • ͆ 20:32 - Literally "what is going up on your spirit"
                                                                                                            • ͇ 20:32 - Or "tribes"
                                                                                                            • ͈ 20:32 - Literally "to serve wood and stone"
                                                                                                              33 "{As I live},"“ {declares}” the Lord Yahweh, "{surely}• with [a] strong hand and with [an] outstretched arm and with {rage pouring forth}– I will reign as king over you!

                                                                                                              References for Ezekiel 20:33

                                                                                                                • ͉ 20:33 - Literally "live I"
                                                                                                                • ͊ 20:33 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                                                                                • ͋ 20:33 - Literally "if not"
                                                                                                                • ͌ 20:33 - Literally "rage poured out"
                                                                                                                  34 And I will bring you from the peoples, and I will gather you from the countries [to] which you were scattered with [a] strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with rage poured out.
                                                                                                                  35 Then I will bring you to the desert of the peoples, and I will execute justice on you there face to face.
                                                                                                                  36 {Just as}— I executed justice on your ancestors˜ in the desert of the land of Egypt, likewise I will execute justice on you!" {declares}™ the Lord Yahweh.

                                                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 20:36

                                                                                                                    • ͍ 20:36 - Literally "Like what"
                                                                                                                    • ͎ 20:36 - Or "fathers"
                                                                                                                    • ͏ 20:36 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                                                                                      37 "And I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant.
                                                                                                                      38 And I will purge the rebels from [among] you and the [ones] transgressing against me; I will bring them out from the land {where they are living as aliens},š but into the land of Israel they will not come, and [then] you will know that I [am] Yahweh.

                                                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 20:38

                                                                                                                        • ͐ 20:38 - Literally "from the land of living as an alien there"
                                                                                                                          39 And you, house of Israel, thus says the Lord Yahweh: "[Let] each one go serve his idols [now] and after, if you [are] not listening to me, but {my holy name}› you will not profane [any] longer with your gifts and with your idols.

                                                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 20:39

                                                                                                                            • ͑ 20:39 - Literally "the name of my holiness"
                                                                                                                              40 "For on {my holy mountain},œ on the mountain of the height of Israel," {declares} the Lord Yahweh, "there all of the house of Israel will serve me, all of them,ž in the land. I will take pleasure in them, and there I will accept your contributions and the best of your portions with all of your holy objects.

                                                                                                                              References for Ezekiel 20:40

                                                                                                                                • ͒ 20:40 - Literally "the mountain of my holiness"
                                                                                                                                • ͓ 20:40 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                                                                                                • ͔ 20:40 - Hebrew "it/him"
                                                                                                                                  41 I will accept you as {a fragrant incense offering}Ÿ when I bring you out from the peoples and I gather you from the lands [to] which you were scattered, and I will show myself holy among you before the eyes of the nations.

                                                                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 20:41

                                                                                                                                    • ͕ 20:41 - Literally "a fragrance of an incense offering"
                                                                                                                                      42 And you will know that I [am] Yahweh {when I bring you} to the land of Israel, to the land that {I swore}  to give to your ancestors.

                                                                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 20:42

                                                                                                                                        • ͖ 20:42 - Literally "I raised my hand"
                                                                                                                                          43 And you will remember there your ways, and all of your deeds {by which you were made unclean},¡ and you will feel a loathing {for yourself}¢ for all of your evils that you have done.

                                                                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 20:43

                                                                                                                                            • ͗ 20:43 - Literally "which you were made unclean by them"
                                                                                                                                            • ͘ 20:43 - Literally "for your face"
                                                                                                                                              44 And you will know that I [am] Yahweh {when I deal with you}£ for the sake of my name and {not according to your evil ways}¤ or {according to}¥ your corrupted deeds, house of Israel," {declares}¦ the Lord Yahweh.

                                                                                                                                              References for Ezekiel 20:44

                                                                                                                                                • ͙ 20:44 - Literally "at/in doing my with you"
                                                                                                                                                • ͚ 20:44 - Literally "not like your ways the evil"
                                                                                                                                                • ͛ 20:44 - Literally "like"
                                                                                                                                                • ͜ 20:44 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                                                                                                                  45 § And the word of Yahweh {came}¨ to me, {saying},©

                                                                                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 20:45

                                                                                                                                                    • ͝ 20:45 - Ezekiel 20:45-21:32 in the English Bible is 21:1-37 in the Hebrew Bible
                                                                                                                                                    • ͞ 20:45 - Literally "was"
                                                                                                                                                    • ͟ 20:45 - Literally "to say"
                                                                                                                                                      46 "Son of man,ª set your face [toward] the way of [the] south,« and preach to [the] south, and prophesy against the forest of the territory of the Negev.

                                                                                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 20:46

                                                                                                                                                        • ͠ 20:46 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                                                                                                                        • ͡ 20:46 - Or "Teman"
                                                                                                                                                          47 And you must say to the forest of the Negev, 'Hear the word of Yahweh, thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I am kindling against you a fire, and it will devour in you every fresh tree and every dry tree; [the] blaze of [the] flame will not be quenched, and all the surfaces from [the] south [to] [the] north will be scorched by it.
                                                                                                                                                          48 And all creatures will see that I, Yahweh, I kindled it--it will not be quenched!" '"
                                                                                                                                                          49 Then I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh, they are saying about me, '[Is] he not posing a parable?'"