Ezekiel 5:3

3 But take a few hairs and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.

Ezekiel 5:3 in Other Translations

3 Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts.
3 And you shall take from these a small number and bind them in the skirts of your robe.
3 Keep just a bit of the hair and tie it up in your robe.
3 "Retrieve a few of the hairs and slip them into your pocket.
3 But you are to take a few strands from the hair and secure them in the folds of your [robe].

Ezekiel 5:3 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 5:3

Thou shall also take thereof a few in number
These are they that were left in the land of Judea by Nebuzaradan, for vinedressers and husbandmen, and such as returned out of Egypt into the land of Judah, ( Jeremiah 44:28 ) ( 52:16 ) ; and bind them in thy skirts;
in the pockets of them; signifying both the very small number of them, and their preservation. Jarchi and Kimchi interpret these of those that were carried captive to Babylon, and lived there, and were preserved, and returned again.

Ezekiel 5:3 In-Context

1 “Now, son of man, take a sharp sword and use it as a barber’s razor to shave your head and your beard. Then take a set of scales and divide up the hair.
2 When the days of your siege come to an end, burn a third of the hair inside the city. Take a third and strike it with the sword all around the city. And scatter a third to the wind. For I will pursue them with drawn sword.
3 But take a few hairs and tuck them away in the folds of your garment.
4 Again, take a few of these and throw them into the fire and burn them up. A fire will spread from there to all Israel.
5 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Kings 25:12; S Psalms 74:11; Jeremiah 39:10
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