Ezekiel 35:4
New International Version
I will turn your towns into ruins and you will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
I will demolish your cities and make you desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
I will lay your cities waste, and you shall become a desolation, and you shall know that I am the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

King James Bible
I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

New King James Version
I shall lay your cities waste, And you shall be desolate. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
“I will turn your cities to ruins, And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

NASB 1995
"I will lay waste your cities And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

NASB 1977
“I will lay waste your cities, And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Amplified Bible
“I will destroy your cities And you will become a wasteland. Then you shall know [without any doubt] that I am the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am Yahweh."

American Standard Version
I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your cities I shall make a wilderness and you shall be a desolation, and you shall know that I AM LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will cause desolation in thy cities, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
leaving your towns in ruins. Your land will be a desert, and then you will know that I am the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will destroy thy cities, and thou shalt be desolate: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

English Revised Version
I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

Good News Translation
I will leave your cities in ruins And your land desolate; Then you will know that I am the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a wasteland. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

International Standard Version
I'm going to turn your cities into ghost towns, and you will become a ruin. Then you will learn that I am the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
I make your cities a ruin, and you are a desolation, "" And you have known that I [am] YHWH.

NET Bible
I will lay waste your cities; and you will become desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD!

New Heart English Bible
I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate; and you shall know that I am the LORD.

World English Bible
I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy cities a waste I make, and thou art a desolation, And thou hast known that I am Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prophecy Against Mount Seir
3and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: Behold, I am against you, O Mount Seir. I will stretch out My hand against you and make you a desolate waste. 4I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 5Because you harbored an ancient hatred and delivered the Israelites over to the sword in the time of their disaster at the final stage of their punishment,…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 18:16
So Micaiah declared: "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.'"

Ezekiel 6:6
Wherever you live, the cities will be laid waste and the high places will be demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works blotted out.

Ezekiel 35:9
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 35:15
As you rejoiced when the inheritance of the house of Israel became desolate, so will I do to you. You will become a desolation, O Mount Seir, and so will all of Edom. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

Malachi 1:3
but Esau I have hated, and I have made his mountains a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals."

Malachi 1:4
Though Edom may say, "We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins," this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Land of Wickedness, and a people with whom the LORD is indignant forever.


Treasury of Scripture

I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate, and you shall know that I am the LORD.

lay

Ezekiel 35:9
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 6:6
In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.

Joel 3:19
Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

and thou

Ezekiel 35:9,12
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD…

Ezekiel 6:7
And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Exodus 9:14
For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.









Verse 4. - They shall know that I am Jehovah. By this expressive formula Ezekiel intimates the moral effect which should be produced upon the nations of the earth, whether by beholding or by experiencing the Divine judgments (Ezekiel 6:7, 13; Ezekiel 7:4, 9; Ezekiel 11:10, 12; Ezekiel 13:9, 14, 21, 23; Ezekiel 14:8; Ezekiel 15:7, et passim; cf. Exodus 6:7; Exodus 7:50 17; 29:46; 31:13; all of which passages belong to Wellhausen's grundschrift, which it is supposed had no existence in the time of Ezekiel).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will turn your cities
עָרֶ֙יךָ֙ (‘ā·re·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

into
אָשִׂ֔ים (’ā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

ruins,
חָרְבָּ֣ה (ḥā·rə·bāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2723: Waste, desolation, ruin

and you
וְאַתָּ֖ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

will become
תִֽהְיֶ֑ה (ṯih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a desolation.
שְׁמָמָ֣ה (šə·mā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8077: Devastation, astonishment

Then you will know
וְיָדַעְתָּ֖ (wə·yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

am the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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