Ezekiel 21:2
New International Version
“Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuary. Prophesy against the land of Israel

New Living Translation
“Son of man, turn and face Jerusalem and prophesy against Israel and her sanctuaries.

English Standard Version
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel

King James Bible
Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

New King James Version
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, preach against the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

New American Standard Bible
“Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem, and speak prophetically against the sanctuaries and prophesy against the land of Israel;

NASB 1995
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and speak against the sanctuaries and prophesy against the land of Israel;

NASB 1977
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and speak against the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Amplified Bible
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and direct your [prophetic] word against the sanctuaries; prophesy against the land of Israel

Christian Standard Bible
“Son of man, face Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Son of man, turn your face toward Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel,

American Standard Version
Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and gaze at their holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore prophesy, son of man, set thy face steadfastly toward Jerusalem, and look toward their holy places, and thou shalt prophesy against the land of Israel,

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, son of man, condemn the places in Jerusalem where people worship. Warn everyone in Israel

Douay-Rheims Bible
Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and let thy speech flow towards the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel:

English Revised Version
Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Good News Translation
"Mortal man," he said, "denounce Jerusalem. Denounce the places where people worship. Warn the land of Israel

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Son of man, turn to Jerusalem, preach against the holy places. Prophesy against the land of Israel.

International Standard Version
"Son of Man, look toward Jerusalem, preach against its sanctuaries, and prophesy against Israel's land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and preach toward the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Literal Standard Version
“Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and prophesy to the holy places, and prophesy to the ground of Israel;

NET Bible
"Son of man, turn toward Jerusalem and speak out against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel

New Heart English Bible
"Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and speak against the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

World English Bible
Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop [your word] toward the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Young's Literal Translation
'Son of man, set thy face unto Jerusalem, and prophesy unto the holy places, and prophesy unto the ground of Israel;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD's Sword of Judgment
1And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2“Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel 3and 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.…

Cross References
Job 29:22
After my words, they spoke no more; my speech settled on them like dew.

Ezekiel 4:7
You must turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared, and prophesy against it.

Ezekiel 20:46
"Son of man, set your face toward the south, preach against it, and prophesy against the forest of the Negev.

Ezekiel 21:1
And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 25:2
"Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites and prophesy against them.

Ezekiel 28:21
"Son of man, set your face against Sidon and prophesy against her.

Amos 7:16
Now, therefore, hear the word of the LORD. You say: 'Do not prophesy against Israel; do not preach against the house of Isaac.'


Treasury of Scripture

Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop your word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,

set

Ezekiel 4:3,7
Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel…

Ezekiel 20:46
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;

Ezekiel 25:2
Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

and drop

Deuteronomy 32:2
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

Amos 7:16
Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

Micah 2:6,11
Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame…

against

Ezekiel 4:7
Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it.

Ezekiel 6:2
Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,

Ezekiel 20:46
Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;









(2) Set thy face . . . drop thy word . . . prophesy.--These expressions, with the "say to the land" of Ezekiel 21:3, connect this with 20:46, 47; but there they were followed by figurative terms, while here we have plainly "Jerusalem," "the holy places," and "the land of Israel."

Verses 2, 3. - The opening words, reproducing those of Ezekiel 20:46, indicate that the interpretation of that parable is coming. So the three variants of "south" are shown to mean respectively Jerusalem, the holy places, and the land of Israel. So, in ver. 3, the righteous and the wicked take the place of the "green" and the "dry" tree, and the fire is explained as meaning the sword of the invader. The teaching of ch. 18, had shown that Ezekiel had entered, as regards the ultimate judgment of individual men, into the spirit of Abram's words "That be far from thee to destroy the righteous with the wicked" (Genesis 18:25). But in regard to temporal judgments there would be in this case, as in the complaint of Job 9:22, no distinction. The sword went forth "against all flesh."

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

set
שִׂ֤ים (śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

your face
פָּנֶ֙יךָ֙ (pā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Jerusalem
יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and preach
וְהַטֵּ֖ף (wə·haṭ·ṭêp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5197: To ooze, distil gradually, to fall in drops, to speak by inspiration

against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the sanctuaries.
מִקְדָּשִׁ֑ים (miq·dā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

Prophesy
וְהִנָּבֵ֖א (wə·hin·nā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

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


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