Ezekiel 12:22
New International Version
“Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’?

New Living Translation
“Son of man, you’ve heard that proverb they quote in Israel: ‘Time passes, and prophecies come to nothing.’

English Standard Version
“Son of man, what is this proverb that you have about the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days grow long, and every vision comes to nothing’?

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by, and every vision fails’?

King James Bible
Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

New King James Version
“Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, ‘The days are prolonged, and every vision fails’?

New American Standard Bible
“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have about the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long, and every vision fails’?

NASB 1995
“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails ‘?

NASB 1977
“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails’?

Amplified Bible
“Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails’?

Christian Standard Bible
“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have about the land of Israel, which goes, ‘The days keep passing by, and every vision fails’?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, what is this proverb you people have about the land of Israel, which goes: The days keep passing by, and every vision fails?

American Standard Version
Son of man, what is this proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Son of man, what is this parable that is spoken concerning you in the land of Israel, and they are saying, ‘The days are prolonged and every vision shall be cut off’?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Son of man, what is your parable on the land of Israel, that ye say, The days are long, the vision has perished?

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, you've heard people in Israel use the saying, "Time passes, and prophets are proved wrong."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel? saying: The days shall be prolonged, and every vision shall fail.

English Revised Version
Son of man, what is this proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "why do the people of Israel repeat this proverb: 'Time goes by, and predictions come to nothing'?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in Israel: 'Days go by, and every vision comes to nothing'?

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, what's this proverb you have concerning Israel's land that says, 'The days pass slowly and every vision ends in nothing.'?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying: The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

Literal Standard Version
“Son of man, what [is] this allegory to you, concerning the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision has perished?

NET Bible
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel, 'The days pass slowly, and every vision fails'?

New Heart English Bible
"Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, 'The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?'

World English Bible
Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Young's Literal Translation
Son of man, what is this simile to you, concerning the land of Israel, saying, Prolonged are the days, and perished hath every vision?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Presumptuous Proverb
21Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 22“Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by, and every vision fails’? 23Therefore tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘I will put an end to this proverb, and in Israel they will no longer recite it.’ But say to them: ‘The days are at hand when every vision will be fulfilled.…

Cross References
2 Peter 3:4
"Where is the promise of His coming?" they will ask. "Ever since our fathers fell asleep, everything continues as it has from the beginning of creation."

Isaiah 5:19
to those who say, "Let Him hurry and hasten His work so that we may see it! Let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come so that we may know it!"

Jeremiah 5:12
They have lied about the LORD and said: "He will not do anything; harm will not come to us; we will not see sword or famine.

Ezekiel 7:26
Disaster upon disaster will come, and rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction from the priests will perish, as will counsel from the elders.

Ezekiel 11:3
They are saying, 'Is not the time near to build houses? The city is the cooking pot, and we are the meat.'

Ezekiel 12:21
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 12:27
"Son of man, take note that the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision that he sees is for many years from now; he prophesies about the distant future.'


Treasury of Scripture

Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

what

Ezekiel 18:2,3
What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge? …

Jeremiah 23:33-40
And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD…

The days

Ezekiel 12:27
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.

Ezekiel 11:3
Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.

Isaiah 5:19
That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!









(22) In the land of Israel, is not here simply equivalent to the "in Israel" of Ezekiel 12:23, but refers to a proverb current among those who had not yet been carried into captivity, and who fancied that they should not be.

Verse 22. - What is that proverb, etc.? The words indicate how the previous messages had been received. Like the men of Jerusalem, the exiles could not believe that the judgment was so near. They said, in words that had become proverbial:

(1) The days are prolonged. "Month after month passes" (it is obvious that they had so passed since Ezekiel began his work), "and yet the end comes not." Such throughout the world's history has been the cry of those of little, or of no, faith (Amos 6:3; Isaiah 5:19; Jeremiah 17:15; Matthew 24:48; 2 Peter 3:4).

(2) Every vision faileth. "The prophet is a dreamer of dreams. We have heard of many such visions, yet still all things continue as they were."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of man,
אָדָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

what
מָֽה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is this
הַזֶּה֙ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

proverb
הַמָּשָׁ֤ל (ham·mā·šāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4912: A pithy maxim, a simile

[that] you have in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the land
אַדְמַ֥ת (’aḏ·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 127: Ground, land

of Israel:
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

‘The days
הַיָּמִ֔ים (hay·yā·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

go by,
יַֽאַרְכוּ֙ (ya·’ar·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 748: To be, long

and every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

vision
חָזֽוֹן׃ (ḥā·zō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2377: A sight, a dream, revelation, oracle

fails’?
וְאָבַ֖ד (wə·’ā·ḇaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish


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