Ezekiel 12:17

17 The word of the LORD came to me:

Ezekiel 12:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
ESV
17 And the word of the LORD came to me:
NLT
17 Then this message came to me from the LORD :
MSG
17 God's Message came to me:
CSB
17 The word of the Lord came to me:

Ezekiel 12:17 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 12:17

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying.
] Here follows another sign of the desolation of the Jews, which the prophet was unto them; as the former signified their going into captivity, this their famine and distress at the siege of Jerusalem, and the dreadful calamities attending and following that.

Ezekiel 12:17 In-Context

15 “They will know that I am the LORD, when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries.
16 But I will spare a few of them from the sword, famine and plague, so that in the nations where they go they may acknowledge all their detestable practices. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”
17 The word of the LORD came to me:
18 “Son of man, tremble as you eat your food, and shudder in fear as you drink your water.
19 Say to the people of the land: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says about those living in Jerusalem and in the land of Israel: They will eat their food in anxiety and drink their water in despair, for their land will be stripped of everything in it because of the violence of all who live there.