Ezekiel 7:18

18 They will put on sackcloth and be clothed with terror. Every face will be covered with shame, and every head will be shaved.

Ezekiel 7:18 in Other Translations

18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
18 They put on sackcloth, and horror covers them. Shame is on all faces, and baldness on all their heads.
18 They will dress themselves in burlap; horror and shame will cover them. They will shave their heads in sorrow and remorse.
18 They dress in rough burlap - sorry scarecrows, Shifty and shamefaced, with their heads shaved bald.
18 They will put on sackcloth, and horror will overwhelm them. Shame will cover all [their] faces, and all their heads will be bald.

Ezekiel 7:18 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 7:18

They shall also gird [themselves] with sackcloth
As a token of mourning, ( Genesis 37:34 ) ; and horror shall cover them:
either the horror of a guilty conscience, or the perpetual dread and terror of the enemy: and shame [shall be] upon all faces;
because of their sins and transgressions, which they shall now be convinced of; or because of their desolate condition, their sins had brought them into: and baldness upon all their heads;
through the plucking off of the hair of their heads in their distress; for to make baldness as a token of mourning for the dead was forbidden the Jews, ( Deuteronomy 14:1 ) .

Ezekiel 7:18 In-Context

16 The fugitives who escape will flee to the mountains. Like doves of the valleys, they will all moan, each for their own sins.
17 Every hand will go limp; every leg will be wet with urine.
18 They will put on sackcloth and be clothed with terror. Every face will be covered with shame, and every head will be shaved.
19 “ ‘They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’s wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin.
20 They took pride in their beautiful jewelry and used it to make their detestable idols. They made it into vile images; therefore I will make it a thing unclean for them.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Jeremiah 4:8; Jeremiah 48:37; Jeremiah 49:3
  • 2. S Psalms 55:5
  • 3. S Isaiah 15:2-3; Ezekiel 27:31; Amos 8:10
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