Ezekiel 23:47

47 The mob will stone them and cut them down with their swords; they will kill their sons and daughters and burn down their houses.

Read Ezekiel 23:47 Using Other Translations

And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
And the host shall stone them and cut them down with their swords. They shall kill their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses.
For their enemies will stone them and kill them with swords. They will butcher their sons and daughters and burn their homes.

What does Ezekiel 23:47 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 23:47

And the company shall stone them with stones
Which was the punishment of adulterers and idolaters, ( Deuteronomy 13:10 ) ( 22:24 ) , this seems to refer to the Chaldean army casting out stones from their slings and engines into the city of Jerusalem, when they besieged it, by which they killed some, and beat down the houses, which fell upon others, and destroyed them. So the Targum,

``and the army shall stone them with the stones of a sling:''
and dispatch them with their swords;
cut them in pieces with them, such as sallied out of the city upon them, or they found without, or by any means fell into their hands: they shall slay their sons and their daughters;
when they broke into the city, and took it; or when they found them making their escape, and hiding themselves in secret places: and burn up their houses with fire;
as they did; the temple, the king's palace, the houses of noblemen, and all the houses in Jerusalem; see ( Jeremiah 52:13 ) .
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