Ezekiel 21:3
New International Version
and say to her: 'This is what the LORD says: I am against you. I will draw my sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

New Living Translation
Tell her, ‘This is what the LORD says: I am your enemy, O Israel, and I am about to unsheath my sword to destroy your people—the righteous and the wicked alike.

English Standard Version
and say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD: Behold, I am against you and will draw my sword from its sheath and will cut off from you both righteous and wicked.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
and say to the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am against you; and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

New King James Version
and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I am against you, and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off both righteous and wicked from you.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
and say to it, 'This is what the LORD says: I am against you. I will draw my sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

Contemporary English Version
that I am about to punish them. I will pull out my sword and have it ready to kill everyone, whether good or evil.

Good News Translation
that I, the LORD, am saying: I am your enemy. I will draw my sword and kill all of you, good and evil alike.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and say to it: This is what the LORD says: I am against you. I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off both the righteous and the wicked from you.

International Standard Version
Declare to Israel, 'This is what the LORD says: "Watch out! I'm against you! I'm going to unsheathe my sword to kill both the righteous and the wicked among you.

NET Bible
and say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: Look, I am against you. I will draw my sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
and tell the land of Israel, 'Thus says the LORD: "Look, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tell the land of Israel, 'This is what the LORD says: I am against you. I will take my sword out of its scabbard and kill the righteous people and the wicked people among you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
say to the land of Israel: Thus saith the LORD: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Behold, I am against you; and I shall draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thou shalt say to the land of Israel, Thus hath the LORD said: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
And say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD; Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

American King James Version
And say to the land of Israel, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

American Standard Version
and say to the land of Israel, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and thou shalt say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I am against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and I will destroy out of thee the transgressor and unrighteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And say to the land of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I come against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off in thee the just, and the wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
and say to the land of Israel, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, and I will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

English Revised Version
and say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

World English Bible
and tell the land of Israel, Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said unto the ground of Israel: Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am against thee, And have brought out My sword from its scabbard, And have cut off from thee righteous and wicked.
Study Bible
The LORD's Sword of Judgment
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. 4Because I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked, My sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.…
Cross References
Isaiah 34:5
When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens, then it will come down upon Edom, upon the people I have devoted to destruction.

Isaiah 57:1
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; devout men are swept away, with none considering that the righteous are guided from the presence of evil.

Jeremiah 21:13
Behold, I am against you, Jerusalem, you who sit above the valley, atop the rocky plateau--declares the LORD--you who say, "Who can come against us? Who can enter our habitations?"

Jeremiah 47:6
Alas, O sword of the LORD, how long until you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still!'

Ezekiel 5:8
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I Myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.

Ezekiel 13:8
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you have uttered vain words and seen false visions, I am against you, declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 14:17
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,

Ezekiel 29:10
therefore I am against you and against your rivers. I will turn the land of Egypt into a ruin, a desolate wasteland from Migdol to Syene, and as far as the border of Cush.

Nahum 2:13
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of Hosts. "I will send your chariots up in smoke and the sword will devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."

Nahum 3:5
"Behold, I am against you," declares the LORD of Hosts. "I will lift your skirts over your face. I will show your nakedness to the nations and your shame to the kingdoms.

Zechariah 13:7
Awake, O sword, against My shepherd, against the man who is My Companion," declares the LORD of Hosts. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn My hand against the little ones.

Treasury of Scripture

And say to the land of Israel, Thus said the LORD; Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.

Behold

Ezekiel 5:8
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Ezekiel 26:3
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

Jeremiah 21:13
Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?

will draw

Ezekiel 21:9-11,19
Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: …

Ezekiel 5:12
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 14:17,21
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: …

the righteous

Ezekiel 9:5,6
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: …

Job 9:22
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.







Lexicon
and tell
וְאָמַרְתָּ֞ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

that this is what
כֹּ֚ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘I am against you,
אֵלַ֔יִךְ (’ê·la·yiḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

and I will draw
וְהוֹצֵאתִ֥י (wə·hō·w·ṣê·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

My sword
חַרְבִּ֖י (ḥar·bî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

from its sheath
מִתַּעְרָ֑הּ (mit·ta‘·rāh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8593: A knife, razor, a scabbard

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

from you
מִמֵּ֖ךְ (mim·mêḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

both the righteous
צַדִּ֥יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

and the wicked.
וְרָשָֽׁע׃ (wə·rā·šā‘)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
(3, 4) The righteous and the wicked.--This explains the green tree and the dry of Ezekiel 20:47; and "all flesh" of Ezekiel 21:4-5, corresponds to "all faces" of the same. These expressions are meant to show the universality of the approaching desolation. The actual separation in God's sight between the righteous and the wicked has already been plainly set forth in 9:4-6. But still in this, as in all national judgments, the innocent must of necessity be involved in the same temporal sufferings with the guilty. The general terms of this prophecy are to be limited by what is elsewhere said of the mercy which shall be shown to a remnant.

21:1-17 Here is an explanation of the parable in the last chapter. It is declared that the Lord was about to cut off Jerusalem and the whole land, that all might know it was his decree against a wicked and rebellious people. It behoves those who denounce the awful wrath of God against sinners, to show that they do not desire the woful day. The example of Christ teaches us to lament over those whose ruin we declare. Whatever instruments God uses in executing his judgments, he will strengthen them according to the service they are employed in. The sword glitters to the terror of those against whom it is drawn. It is a sword to others, a rod to the people of the Lord. God is in earnest in pronouncing this sentence, and the prophet must show himself in earnest in publishing it.
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