Ezekiel 14:17
New International Version
"Or if I bring a sword against that country and say, 'Let the sword pass throughout the land,' and I kill its people and their animals,

New Living Translation
“Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals.

English Standard Version
“Or if I bring a sword upon that land and say, Let a sword pass through the land, and I cut off from it man and beast,

Berean Study Bible
Or if I bring a sword against that land and say, ‘Let a sword pass through it,’ so that I cut off from it both man and beast,

King James Bible
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

New King James Version
“Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, ‘Sword, go through the land,’ and I cut off man and beast from it,

New American Standard Bible
Or if I were to bring a sword on that country and say, ‘A sword is to pass through the country,’ and I eliminated human and animal life from it,

NASB 1995
"Or if I should bring a sword on that country and say, 'Let the sword pass through the country and cut off man and beast from it,'

NASB 1977
“Or if I should bring a sword on that country and say, ‘Let the sword pass through the country and cut off man and beast from it,’

Amplified Bible
Or if I were to bring a sword on that land and say, ‘Let a sword go through the land and cut off man and animal from it,’

Christian Standard Bible
“Or suppose I bring a sword against that land and say, ‘Let a sword pass through it,’ so that I wipe out both people and animals from it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Or if I bring a sword against that land and say: Let a sword pass through it, so that I wipe out both man and animal from it,

American Standard Version
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and beast;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if I bring a sword on this land, and I will say: "The sword shall pass through in the land, and I shall destroy from it children of men and beasts

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Or again if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Let the sword go through the land; and I cut off from them man and beast:

Contemporary English Version
Or suppose I send an enemy to attack a sinful nation and kill its people and livestock.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or if I bring the sword upon that land, and say to the sword: Pass through the land: and I destroy man and beast out of it:

English Revised Version
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and beast;

Good News Translation
"Or I might bring war on that country and send destructive weapons to wipe out people and animals alike,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Suppose I bring a war against that country by saying, 'I will let a war go throughout this country.' Suppose I destroy the people and the animals in it.

International Standard Version
"Or if I were to bring war to that land and say, 'Hey, sword! Pass throughout the land so I can destroy both man and beasts in it,'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say: Let the sword go through the land, so that I cut off from it man and beast;

Literal Standard Version
Or [if] I bring a sword in against that land, and I have said: Sword, pass over through the land, and I have cut off man and beast from it—

NET Bible
"Or suppose I were to bring a sword against that land and say, 'Let a sword pass through the land,' and I were to kill both people and animals.

New Heart English Bible
"Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, 'Sword, go through the land'; so that I cut off from it man and animal;

World English Bible
Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and animal;

Young's Literal Translation
'Or -- a sword I bring in against that land, and I have said: Sword, thou dost pass over through the land, and I have cut off from it man and beast --

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Irrevocable Sentence
16then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if these three men were in it, they could not deliver their own sons or daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the land would be desolate. 17Or if I bring a sword against that land and say, ‘Let a sword pass through it,’ so that I cut off from it both man and beast, 18then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if these three men were in it, they could not deliver their own sons or daughters. They alone would be delivered.…

Cross References
Leviticus 26:25
And I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Jeremiah 47:7
How can it rest when the LORD has commanded it? He has appointed it against Ashkelon and the shore of its coastland."

Ezekiel 5:12
A third of your people will die by plague or be consumed by famine within you, a third will fall by the sword outside your walls, and a third I will scatter to every wind and unleash a sword behind them.

Ezekiel 14:18
then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if these three men were in it, they could not deliver their own sons or daughters. They alone would be delivered.

Ezekiel 21:3
and tell her that this is what the LORD says: 'I am against you, and I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

Ezekiel 21:4
Because I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked, My sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.

Ezekiel 25:13
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I will stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off from it both man and beast. I will make it a wasteland, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 29:8
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I will bring a sword against you and cut off from you man and beast.

Ezekiel 38:21
And I will summon a sword against Gog on all My mountains, declares the Lord GOD, and every man's sword will be against his brother.

Zephaniah 1:3
"I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and the idols with their wicked worshipers. I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth," declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

I bring

Ezekiel 5:12,17
A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them…

Ezekiel 21:3,4,9-15
And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked…

Ezekiel 29:8
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee.

so that

Ezekiel 14:13
Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:

Ezekiel 25:13
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.

Jeremiah 33:12
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Or
א֛וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

if I bring
אָבִ֖יא (’ā·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

a sword
חֶ֥רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

that
הַהִ֑יא (ha·hî)
Article | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

land
הָאָ֣רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and say,
וְאָמַרְתִּ֗י (wə·’ā·mar·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Let a sword
חֶ֚רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

pass
תַּעֲבֹ֣ר (ta·‘ă·ḇōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

through it,’
בָּאָ֔רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

so that I cut off
וְהִכְרַתִּ֥י (wə·hiḵ·rat·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

from it
מִמֶּ֖נָּה (mim·men·nāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

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

and beast,
וּבְהֵמָֽה׃ (ū·ḇə·hê·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal


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