Ezekiel 14:23
Good News Translation
then you will know that there was good reason for everything I did." The Sovereign LORD has spoken.

Contemporary English Version
You will be convinced that I, the LORD God, was right in doing what I did.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall comfort you, when you shall see their ways, and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord God.

New American Bible
They shall console you when you see their ways and their deeds, and you shall know that not without reason did I do to it everything I did—oracle of the Lord GOD.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they shall comfort you, when you shall see their ways, and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord God.

that I have not

Ezekiel 8:6-18 And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou see, thinkest thou, what these are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should depart far off from my sanctuary? and turn thee yet again and thou shalt see greater abominations. . . .

Ezekiel 9:8,9 And the slaughter being ended I was left; and I fell upon my face, and crying, I said: Alas, alas, alas, O Lord God, wilt thou then destroy all the remnant of Israel, by pouring out thy fury upon Jerusalem? . . .

Genesis 18:22-33 And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord. . . .

Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way through which the Lord thy God hath brought thee for forty years through the desert, to afflict thee and to prove thee, and that the things that were known in thy heart might be made known, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments or no.

Nehemiah 9:33 And thou art just in all things that have come upon us: because thou hast done truth, but we have done wickedly.

Proverbs 26:2 As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or there: so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man.

Jeremiah 7:17-28 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem? . . .

Jeremiah 22:8,9 And many nations shall pass by this city: and they shall say every man to his neighbour: Why hath the Lord done so to this great city? . . .

Daniel 9:7,14 To thee, O Lord, justice: but to us confusion of face, as at this day to the men of Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, to them that are near, and to them that are far off, in all the countries whither thou hast driven them, for their iniquities, by which they have sinned against thee. . . .

Romans 2:5 But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God:

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and magnify thy name? For thou only art holy. For all nations shall come and shall adore in thy sight, because thy judgments are manifest.

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets: and thou hast given them blood to drink. For they are worthy.

Context
God's Irrevocable Sentence
22Yet there shall be left in it some that shall be saved, who shall bring away their sons and daughters: behold they shall come among you, and you shall see their way, and their doings: and you shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, in all things that I have brought upon it. 23And they shall comfort you, when you shall see their ways, and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord God.
Cross References
Jeremiah 22:8
And many nations shall pass by this city: and they shall say every man to his neighbour: Why hath the Lord done so to this great city?

Jeremiah 22:9
And they shall answer: Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God, and have adored strange gods, and served them.

Ezekiel 15:1
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Ezekiel 16:54
That thou mayest bear thy shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, comforting them.

Ezekiel 31:16
I shook the nations with the sound of his fall, when I brought him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of pleasure, the choice and best in Libanus, all that were moistened with waters, were comforted in the lowest parts of the earth.

Additional Translations
They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done all these things within it, declares the Lord GOD.’”And they shall comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, said the Lord GOD.

And they shall comfort you, when ye see their way and their doings; and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord Jehovah.

And they shall comfort you, because ye shall see their ways and their thoughts: and ye shall know that I have not done in vain all that I have done in it, saith the Lord.

And they shall comfort you, when ye see their way and their doings; and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord Jehovah.

And they shall comfort you, when ye see their way and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.

They shall comfort you, when you see their way and their doings; and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, says the Lord Yahweh.

And they have comforted you, for ye see their way and their doings, and ye have known that not for nought have I done all that which I have done in her -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'
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