Ezekiel 24:16
Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "with one blow I am going to take away the person you love most. You are not to complain or cry or shed any tears.

Contemporary English Version
"Ezekiel, son of man, I will suddenly take the life of the person you love most. But I don't want you to complain or cry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, behold I take from thee the desire of thy eyes with a stroke, and thou shall not lament, nor weep; neither shall thy tears run down.

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Son of man, behold I take from thee the desire of thy eyes with a stroke, and thou shall not lament, nor weep; neither shall thy tears run down.

the desire

Ezekiel 24:18,21,25 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening: and I did in the morning as he had commanded me. . . .

Proverbs 5:19 Why art thou seduced, my son, by a strange woman, and art cherished in the bosom of another?

Songs 7:10 I to my beloved, and his turning is towards me.

with a

Job 36:18 Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man: neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside.

yet

Ezekiel 24:21-24 Speak to the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will profane my sanctuary, the glory of your realm, and the thing that your eyes desire, and for which your soul feareth: your sons, and your daughters, whom you have left, shall fall by the sword. . . .

Leviticus 10:2,3 And fire coming out from the Lord destroyed them: and they died before the Lord. . . .

Jeremiah 22:10,18 Weep not for him that is dead, nor bemoan him with your tears: lament him that goeth away, for he shall return no more, nor see his native country. . . .

1 Thessalonians 4:13 And we will not have you ignorant brethren, concerning them that are asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope.

thy tears

Jeremiah 9:1,18 Who will give water to my head, and a fountain of tears to my eyes? and I will weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people. . . .

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride: weeping it shall weep, and my eyes shall run down with tears, because the flock of the Lord is carried away captive.

Lamentations 2:18 Sade. Their heart cried to the Lord upon the walls of the daughter of Sion: Let tears run down like a torrent day and night: give thyself no rest, and let not the apple of thy eye cease.

run [heb] go

Context
Ezekiel's Wife Dies
15And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 16Son of man, behold I take from thee the desire of thy eyes with a stroke, and thou shall not lament, nor weep; neither shall thy tears run down.17Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead: let the tire of thy head be upon thee, and thy shoes on thy feet, and cover not thy face, nor eat the meat of mourners.…
Cross References
Job 23:2
Now also my words are in bitterness, and the hand of my scourge is more grievous than my mourning.

Songs 7:10
I to my beloved, and his turning is towards me.

Jeremiah 13:17
But if you will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride: weeping it shall weep, and my eyes shall run down with tears, because the flock of the Lord is carried away captive.

Jeremiah 16:5
For thus saith the Lord: Enter not into the house of feasting, neither go thou to mourn, nor to comfort them: because I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the Lord, my mercy and commiserations.

Jeremiah 22:10
Weep not for him that is dead, nor bemoan him with your tears: lament him that goeth away, for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.

Ezekiel 24:15
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Ezekiel 24:18
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening: and I did in the morning as he had commanded me.

Ezekiel 24:21
Speak to the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will profane my sanctuary, the glory of your realm, and the thing that your eyes desire, and for which your soul feareth: your sons, and your daughters, whom you have left, shall fall by the sword.

Additional Translations
“Son of man, behold, I am about to take away the desire of your eyes with a fatal blow. But you must not lament or weep or let your tears flow.Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet neither shall you mourn nor weep, neither shall your tears run down.

Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet thou shalt neither mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.

Son of man, behold I take from thee the desire of thine eyes by violence: thou shalt not lament, neither shalt thou weep.

Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke; yet thou shalt not mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.

Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.

Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thy eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.

Son of man, behold, I will take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet you shall neither mourn nor weep, neither shall your tears run down.

'Son of man, lo, I am taking from thee the desire of thine eyes by a stroke, and thou dost not mourn, nor weep, nor let thy tear come.
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