Yahweh’s Avenging Messenger Destroys the Wicked in the City

1 And he called in my ears [with] a loud voice, {saying}, "[They] have come near, the punishers of the city, and each [with] his weapon of destruction in his hand.

References for Ezekiel 9:1

    • a 9:1 - Literally "to say"
    • b 9:1 - Or "Come near" (imperative)
      2 And look! Six men coming from the way of {the upper gate} that faced {northward}, and each [with] his weapon for shattering in his hand; and one man [was] in the midst of them, dressed in linen, and the writing case of the scribe [was] at his side. And they came and stood beside the bronze altar.

      References for Ezekiel 9:2

        • c 9:2 - Literally "the gate of the upper"
        • d 9:2 - Literally "faced north + directive"
        • e 9:2 - Or "of"
        • f 9:2 - Or "his"
          3 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}.

          References for Ezekiel 9:3

            • g 9:3 - Hebrew "which he was on it"
            • h 9:3 - That is, the temple
            • i 9:3 - Literally "whom a writing case of a scribe [was] at his side"
              4 And Yahweh said to him, "Go through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and you must place a mark on the foreheads of the men {who are groaning and lamenting} about all of the detestable things {that are being done} in the midst of her."

              References for Ezekiel 9:4

                • j 9:4 - Literally "the men the groaning and the lamenting"
                • k 9:4 - Literally "the being done"
                  5 And to the others he said in my hearing, "Go through the city behind him and kill! Your eyes shall not take pity, and you shall not have compassion.
                  6 You must kill {totally} old man, young man and young woman, and little children and women, but {concerning} every man {with the mark on him} you must not approach; and from my sanctuary you must begin." And they began with the old men who {were before} the house.

                  References for Ezekiel 9:6

                    • l 9:6 - Literally "to destruction"
                    • m 9:6 - Literally "upon"
                    • n 9:6 - Literally "which is on him the mark"
                    • o 9:6 - Literally "[were] to the face of"
                    • p 9:6 - That is, the temple
                      7 And he said to them, "Defile the house and fill the courtyards [with] the dead; go out! And they went out, and they killed in the city.

                      References for Ezekiel 9:7

                        • q 9:7 - Or "temple"
                          8 {And then} {as they were striking}, and I [was] left behind, I fell on my face, and I cried out, and I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! "[Will] you [be] destroying all of the remnant of Israel {while you pour out your rage} on Jerusalem?"

                          References for Ezekiel 9:8

                            • r 9:8 - Literally "and it was"
                            • s 9:8 - Literally "in their striking"
                            • t 9:8 - Literally "when pouring out your rage"
                              9 And he said to me, "The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah [is] {exceedingly} great, and the land is filled with bloodguilt, and the city is full of injustice. For they say Yahweh abandoned the land, and {Yahweh does not see}.

                              References for Ezekiel 9:9

                                • u 9:9 - Literally "with very very"
                                • v 9:9 - Literally "not Yahweh [is] seeing
                                  10 And I, my eye will not take pity, and I will not have compassion; their way I will bring on their head."
                                  11 And look! The man clothed in linen [and] {with a writing case at his side} [was] bringing back a word, {saying}, "I have done all that you commanded me."

                                  References for Ezekiel 9:11

                                    • w 9:11 - Literally "which/whom the writing-case [was] at his side"
                                    • x 9:11 - Literally "to say"