1 "And you, son of man, take for yourself a sword, sharp [as] {a barber's razor}. Take it for yourself, and you must cause [it] to pass over your head and over your beard, and you must take for yourself a set of scales for weighing, and you must divide them.

References for Ezekiel 5:1

    • a 5:1 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
    • b 5:1 - Hebrew "you"
    • c 5:1 - Literally "the razor of the barbers"
    • d 5:1 - That is, the hairs
      2 A third you must burn with fire in the midst of the city at {the completion} of the days of the siege, and you must take a third, and you must strike [it] with the sword around it, and a third you must scatter to the wind, and I will draw a sword behind them.

      References for Ezekiel 5:2

        • e 5:2 - Or "middle"
        • f 5:2 - Literally "the completing"
          3 And you must take from these a few in number, and you must tuck them in your hem.
          4 And from them again you shall take [some], and you must throw them in the middle of the fire, and you must burn them with fire; from it a fire will go out to all of the house of Israel.
          5 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: This [is] Jerusalem in the midst of the nations [where] I have put her, and countries [are] around her.
          6 But she has rebelled against my regulations to the point of wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that [are] around her; for they rejected my regulations, and [as for] my statutes, they did not walk in them.
          7 Therefore, thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because of your commotion more than the nations that [are] around you--you did not walk in my statutes, and you did not do my regulations, and according to the regulations of the nations that [are] around you, you did not do.
          8 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Look! I, {even I}, am against you, and I will execute judgment in the midst of you before the eyes of the nations,

          References for Ezekiel 5:8

            • g 5:8 - Literally "surely I"
              9 and I will do with you [that] which I have not done, and which I will not do again, because of all of your detestable things.
              10 Therefore parents will eat children in the midst of you, and children will eat their parents, and I will execute judgment in you, and I will scatter your entire remnant to every wind.

              References for Ezekiel 5:10

                • h 5:10 - Literally "to thus"
                • i 5:10 - Or "fathers"
                • j 5:10 - Or "sons"
                • k 5:10 - Or "sons"
                • l 5:10 - Or "fathers"
                  11 Therefore {as surely as I live}, {declares} the Lord Yahweh, {Surely} because you have defiled my sanctuary with all of your vile idols and with all of your detestable things, {now indeed I} will reduce, and my eye will not take pity, and surely I will show no compassion.

                  References for Ezekiel 5:11

                    • m 5:11 - Literally "alive I [am]"
                    • n 5:11 - Literally "declaration of"
                    • o 5:11 - Literally "If not"
                    • p 5:11 - Literally "and also I"
                      12 A third of you will die because of the plague, and because of the famine they will perish in the midst of you, and a third will fall through the sword around you, and a third I will scatter to every direction of the wind, and I will draw [the] sword behind them.
                      13 And my anger will come to an end, and I will place my rage on them, and I will relent, and they will know that I, Yahweh, have spoken in my passion {when I fully vent my rage against them}.

                      References for Ezekiel 5:13

                        • q 5:13 - Literally "at my finishing my anger against them"
                          14 And I will make you into a desolate place and into a disgrace among the nations that surround you before the eyes of {every one who passes by}.

                          References for Ezekiel 5:14

                            • r 5:14 - Literally "every one of passing by"
                              15 And it will be [an] object of taunting and [an] object of mockery, a warning and a horror to the nations that [are] around you whenever I execute judgments against you in anger and in wrath and in furious punishments! I, Yahweh, have spoken!

                              References for Ezekiel 5:15

                                • s 5:15 - Or "and you will be"
                                • t 5:15 - Hebrew "taunt"
                                  16 When I send my arrows of deadly famine against them, which will be as destruction that I will send [in order] to destroy you, I will increase famine against you, and I will break {the supply of food} for you.

                                  References for Ezekiel 5:16

                                    • u 5:16 - Literally "staff of bread"
                                      17 And I will send against you famine and fierce animals, and they will make you childless; and plague and blood will pass through you, and I will bring [the] sword upon you. I, Yahweh, I have spoken!"

                                      References for Ezekiel 5:17

                                        • v 5:17 - Hebrew "animal"