Ezekiel 6:10
New International Version
And they will know that I am the LORD; I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.

New Living Translation
They will know that I alone am the LORD and that I was serious when I said I would bring this calamity on them.

English Standard Version
And they shall know that I am the LORD. I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them.”

Berean Study Bible
And they will know that I am the LORD; I did not declare in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them.

King James Bible
And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

New King James Version
And they shall know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them.”

New American Standard Bible
Then they will know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would inflict this disaster on them.”’

NASB 1995
“Then they will know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would inflict this disaster on them."’

NASB 1977
“Then they will know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would inflict this disaster on them.”’

Amplified Bible
Then they will know [without any doubt] that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would bring this disaster [as punishment] on them.”’

Christian Standard Bible
And they will know that I am the LORD; I did not threaten to bring this disaster on them without a reason.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they will know that I am the LORD; I did not threaten to bring this disaster on them without a reason.”

American Standard Version
And they shall know that I am Jehovah: I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall know that I AM LORD JEHOVAH, and it was not for nothing I said that I shall do this evil to them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall know that I the Lord have spoken.

Contemporary English Version
and they will know that I am the LORD and that my warnings must be taken seriously.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall know that I the Lord have not spoken in vain that I would do this evil to them.

English Revised Version
And they shall know that I am the LORD: I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

Good News Translation
They will know that I am the LORD and that my warnings were not empty threats."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then you will know that I am the LORD and that the disaster I promised was not an empty threat.

International Standard Version
Then they'll know that I am the LORD. I didn't declare this evil that's intended for them without a reason.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

Literal Standard Version
And they have known that I [am] YHWH, I have not spoken to do this evil to them for nothing.

NET Bible
They will know that I am the LORD; my threats to bring this catastrophe on them were not empty.'

New Heart English Bible
They shall know that I am the LORD: I have not said in vain that I would bring this disaster on them."'"

World English Bible
They shall know that I am Yahweh: I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have known that I am Jehovah, Not for nought have I spoken to do to them this evil.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Remnant to be Blessed
9Then in the nations to which they have been carried captive, your survivors will remember Me—how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts that turned away from Me, and by their eyes that lusted after idols. So they will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their abominations. 10And they will know that I am the LORD; I did not declare in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them. 11This is what the Lord GOD says: Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and cry out “Alas!” because of all the wicked abominations of the house of Israel, who will fall by sword and famine and plague.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 6:9
Then in the nations to which they have been carried captive, your survivors will remember Me--how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts that turned away from Me, and by their eyes that lusted after idols. So they will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their abominations.

Ezekiel 6:11
This is what the Lord GOD says: Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and cry out "Alas!" because of all the wicked abominations of the house of Israel, who will fall by sword and famine and plague.

Ezekiel 12:25
because I, the LORD, will speak whatever word I speak, and it will be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak a message and bring it to pass, declares the Lord GOD.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them.

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

Ezekiel 14:22,23
Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it…

Jeremiah 5:12-14
They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine: …









Verse 10. - I have not said in vain, etc. The thought of that self-loathing and repentance reconciles Ezekiel to his work. To "labour in vain" is the great misery of all workers for God. A time will come when he shall see that God has not sent him to such a work "in vain." What before was dark will be made clear unto him (comp. Ezekiel 14:23). Ezekiel's words, "not in vain," are echoed frequently by St. Paul (1 Corinthians 15:14, 58; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Philippians 2:16, et al.). The corresponding phrase, "I have broken their eyes," sounds strange to us; but, after all, the heart is not literally broken more than the eyes, and figuratively the same words may be applied to either, so that there is no need for supposing, with some critics, that a more appropriate verb has been dropped out. Eyes and heart were alike involved in the sin (Ezekiel 20:7, 8, 24; Numbers 15:39), and both came under the same chastisement that was to lead them to repentance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

declare
דִּבַּ֔רְתִּי (dib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

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

vain
חִנָּם֙ (ḥin·nām)
Adverb
Strong's 2600: Gratis, devoid of cost, reason, advantage

that I would bring
לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this
הַזֹּֽאת׃ (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

calamity
הָרָעָ֥ה (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

upon them.
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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