Ezekiel 7:5

5 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “ ‘Disaster! Unheard-of[a] disaster! See, it comes!

Ezekiel 7:5 in Other Translations

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
5 "Thus says the Lord GOD: Disaster after disaster! Behold, it comes.
5 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Disaster after disaster is coming your way!
5 "I, God, the Master, say: 'Disaster after disaster! Look, it comes!
5 This is what the Lord God says: Look, one disaster after another is coming!

Ezekiel 7:5 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 7:5

Thus saith the Lord God
Here should be a stop, a colon, requiring attention to what follows, it being something awful and terrible: an evil, an only evil, behold, it cometh;
meaning the destruction of the city and temple; which, though but one, was such an one as was never known before nor was there any like it. The Targum is,

``evil after evil, lo, it cometh;''
one evil after another; when one evil is gone, another comes, as in ( Ezekiel 7:26 ) . The Syriac version is, "behold, evil for evil comes"; the evil of punishment for the evil of sin.

Ezekiel 7:5 In-Context

3 The end is now upon you, and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.
4 I will not look on you with pity; I will not spare you. I will surely repay you for your conduct and for the detestable practices among you. “ ‘Then you will know that I am the LORD.’
5 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “ ‘Disaster! Unheard-of disaster! See, it comes!
6 The end has come! The end has come! It has roused itself against you. See, it comes!
7 Doom has come upon you, upon you who dwell in the land. The time has come! The day is near! There is panic, not joy, on the mountains.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 2 Kings 21:12

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac "Disaster after"