Ezekiel 21:5
New International Version
Then all people will know that I the LORD have drawn my sword from its sheath; it will not return again.'

New Living Translation
Everyone in the world will know that I am the LORD. My sword is in my hand, and it will not return to its sheath until its work is finished.’

English Standard Version
And all flesh shall know that I am the LORD. I have drawn my sword from its sheath; it shall not be sheathed again.

Berean Study Bible
Then all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have taken My sword from its sheath, not to return it again.’

King James Bible
That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.

New King James Version
that all flesh may know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath; it shall not return anymore.” ’

New American Standard Bible
So humanity will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword from its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again.”’

NASB 1995
"Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again."'

NASB 1977
“Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again.”’

Amplified Bible
and all living will know [without any doubt] that I the LORD have drawn My sword out of its sheath; it will not be sheathed again.”’

Christian Standard Bible
So all humanity will know that I, the LORD, have taken my sword from its sheath—it will not be sheathed again.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So all the people will know that I, Yahweh, have taken My sword from its sheath--it will not be sheathed again."

American Standard Version
and all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everybody shall know that I, LORD JEHOVAH, have brought out my sword from its sheath, and it shall not return again

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and all flesh shall know that I the Lord have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath: it shall not return any more.

Contemporary English Version
knowing that my sword will never be put away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That all flesh may know that I the Lord have drawn my sword out of its sheath not to be turned back.

English Revised Version
and all flesh shall know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.

Good News Translation
Everyone will know that I, the LORD, have drawn my sword and that I will not put it away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then everyone will know that I, the LORD, have taken my sword from its scabbard, and I will not put it back again.'

International Standard Version
Then everyone will know that I am the LORD, who unsheathed my sword, and who won't have to unsheathe it again."'

JPS Tanakh 1917
and all flesh shall know that I the LORD have drawn forth My sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.

Literal Standard Version
And all flesh has known that I, YHWH, "" Have brought out My sword from its scabbard, "" It does not turn back anymore.

NET Bible
Then everyone will know that I am the LORD, who drew my sword from its sheath--it will not be sheathed again!'

New Heart English Bible
and all flesh shall know that I, the LORD, have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more."'

World English Bible
and all flesh shall know that I, Yahweh, have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.

Young's Literal Translation
And known have all flesh that I, Jehovah, Have brought out My sword from its scabbard, It doth not turn back any more.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD's Sword of Judgment
4Because I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked, My sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north. 5Then all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have taken My sword from its sheath, not to return it again.’ 6But you, son of man, groan! Groan before their eyes with a broken heart and bitter grief.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:40
For I lift up My hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,

1 Samuel 3:12
On that day I will carry out against Eli everything I have spoken about his family, from beginning to end.

Jeremiah 23:20
The anger of the LORD will not turn back until He has fully accomplished the purposes of His heart. In the days to come you will understand this clearly.

Jeremiah 25:27
"Then you are to tell them that this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'Drink, get drunk, and vomit. Fall down and never get up again, because of the sword I will send among you.'

Ezekiel 21:6
But you, son of man, groan! Groan before their eyes with a broken heart and bitter grief.

Ezekiel 21:30
Return the sword to its sheath! In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin, I will judge you.

Nahum 1:9
Whatever you plot against the LORD, He will bring to an end. Affliction will not rise up a second time.


Treasury of Scripture

That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.

all

Ezekiel 20:48
And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.

Numbers 14:21-23
But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD…

Deuteronomy 29:24-28
Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? …

it shall

Ezekiel 21:30
Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity.

1 Samuel 3:12
In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

Isaiah 45:23
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.









(5) It shall not return any more--i.e., until it has fully accomplished its purpose. Other judgments upon Israel had been arrested in mercy--the sword had been returned to the scabbard while its work was still incomplete. This will go on to the end.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

flesh
בָּשָׂ֔ר (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

will know
וְיָֽדְעוּ֙ (wə·yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I,
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

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

have taken
הוֹצֵ֥אתִי (hō·w·ṣê·ṯî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

My sword
חַרְבִּ֖י (ḥar·bî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 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 8593: A knife, razor, a scabbard

not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to return it
תָשׁ֖וּב (ṯā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

again.’
עֽוֹד׃ (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more


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