17 “Or if I bring a sword against that country and say, ‘Let the sword pass throughout the land,’ and I kill its people and their animals,

Read Ezekiel 14:17 Using Other Translations

Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
"Or if I bring a sword upon that land and say, Let a sword pass through the land, and I cut off from it man and beast,
“Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals.