Ezekiel 26:9
New International Version
He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and demolish your towers with his weapons.

New Living Translation
He will pound your walls with battering rams and demolish your towers with sledgehammers.

English Standard Version
He will direct the shock of his battering rams against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.

Berean Study Bible
He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and tear down your towers with his axes.

King James Bible
And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.

New King James Version
He will direct his battering rams against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.

New American Standard Bible
And he will direct the blow of his battering rams against your walls, and he will tear down your towers with his axes.

NASB 1995
"The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.

NASB 1977
“And the blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.

Amplified Bible
He will direct the [shocking] blow of his battering rams against your walls, and he will tear down your towers with his crowbars.

Christian Standard Bible
He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and tear down your towers with his iron tools.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and tear down your towers with his iron tools.

American Standard Version
And he shall set his battering engines against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he will put the points of his spears in your walls, and your towers they shall tear down with their swords

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall cast down with his swords thy walls and thy towers.

Contemporary English Version
He will command some of his troops to use large wooden poles to beat down your walls, while others use iron rods to knock down your watchtowers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall set engines of mar and battering rams against thy walls, and shall destroy thy towers with his arms.

English Revised Version
And he shall set his battering engines against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down thy towers.

Good News Translation
They will pound in your walls with battering rams and tear down your towers with iron bars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will direct his battering rams against your walls, and he will cut down your towers with his axes.

International Standard Version
"'He'll direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and will breach your fortified towers with axes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he shall set his battering engines Against thy walls, And with his axes He shall break down thy towers.

Literal Standard Version
And he places a battering-ram before him against your walls, "" And he breaks your towers with his weapons.

NET Bible
He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and tear down your towers with his weapons.

New Heart English Bible
He shall set his battering engines against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers.

World English Bible
He shall set his battering engines against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers.

Young's Literal Translation
And a battering-ram before him he placeth against thy walls, And thy towers he breaketh by his weapons.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prophecy Against Tyre
8He will slaughter the villages of your mainland with the sword; he will set up siege works against you, build a ramp to your walls, and raise his shields against you. 9He will direct the blows of his battering rams against your walls and tear down your towers with his axes. 10His multitude of horses will cover you in their dust. When he enters your gates as an army entering a breached city, your walls will shake from the noise of cavalry, wagons, and chariots.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 21:22
In his right hand appears the portent for Jerusalem, where he is to set up battering rams, to call for the slaughter, to lift a battle cry, to direct the battering rams against the gates, to build a ramp, and to erect a siege wall.

Ezekiel 26:4
They will destroy the walls of Tyre and demolish her towers. I will scrape the soil from her and make her a bare rock.

Ezekiel 26:8
He will slaughter the villages of your mainland with the sword; he will set up siege works against you, build a ramp to your walls, and raise his shields against you.

Ezekiel 26:10
His multitude of horses will cover you in their dust. When he enters your gates as an army entering a breached city, your walls will shake from the noise of cavalry, wagons, and chariots.


Treasury of Scripture

And he shall set engines of war against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers.

2 Chronicles 26:15
And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.









(9) Engines of war.--This is now generally understood to mean battering-rams, although the word is a different one from that used in Ezekiel 4:2; Ezekiel 21:22. There are two words here which may form one compound word.

Axes in the original is swords. It may either be used, the specific for the general, swords for all instruments of war; or it may be a poetic hyperbole, to express the power of the swords of Nebuchadnezzar's army--they shall even break down the towers.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He will direct
יִתֵּ֖ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the blows
וּמְחִ֣י (ū·mə·ḥî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4239: A stroke, battering-ram

of his battering rams
קָֽבָלּ֔וֹ (qā·ḇāl·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6904: Something in front, a military siege engine

against your walls
בְּחֹֽמוֹתָ֑יִךְ (bə·ḥō·mō·w·ṯā·yiḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 2346: A wall of protection

and tear down
יִתֹּ֖ץ (yit·tōṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5422: To pull down, break down

your towers
וּמִ֨גְדְּלֹתַ֔יִךְ (ū·miḡ·də·lō·ṯa·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4026: A tower, a rostrum, a, bed of flowers

with his axes.
בְּחַרְבוֹתָֽיו׃ (bə·ḥar·ḇō·w·ṯāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword


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