Ezekiel 6:4
New International Version
Your altars will be demolished and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will slay your people in front of your idols.

New Living Translation
All your altars will be demolished, and your places of worship will be destroyed. I will kill your people in front of your idols.

English Standard Version
Your altars shall become desolate, and your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain before your idols.

Berean Study Bible
Your altars will be demolished and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will cast down your slain before your idols.

New American Standard Bible
"So your altars will become desolate and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will make your slain fall in front of your idols.

New King James Version
Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

King James Bible
And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

Christian Standard Bible
Your altars will be desolated and your shrines smashed. I will throw down your slain in front of your idols.

Contemporary English Version
Every altar will be smashed, and in front of the idols I will put to death the people who worship them.

Good News Translation
The altars will be torn down and the incense altars broken. All the people there will be killed in front of their idols.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your altars will be desolated and your incense altars smashed. I will throw down your slain in front of your idols.

International Standard Version
Your altars will become desolate and your sun pillars will be shattered. I'll throw your slain down right in front of your idols.

NET Bible
Your altars will be ruined and your incense altars will be broken. I will throw down your slain in front of your idols.

New Heart English Bible
Your altars shall become desolate, and your incense altars shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your altars will be destroyed, and your incense burners will be smashed. I will kill people in front of your idols.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And your altars shall become desolate, and your sun-images shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

New American Standard 1977
“So your altars will become desolate, and your incense altars will be smashed; and I shall make your slain fall in front of your idols.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And your altars shall be desolate, and your images of the sun shall be destroyed, and I will cause your dead to fall before your idols.

King James 2000 Bible
And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

American King James Version
And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

American Standard Version
And your altars shall become desolate, and your sun-images shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And your altars shall be broken to pieces, and your consecrated plats; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will throw down your altars, and your idols shall be broken in pieces: and I will cast down your slain before your idols.

Darby Bible Translation
And your altars shall be desolate, and your sun-images shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain [men] before your idols;

English Revised Version
your altars shall become desolate, and your sun-images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

Webster's Bible Translation
And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

World English Bible
Your altars shall become desolate, and your incense altars shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

Young's Literal Translation
And desolated have been your altars, And broken your images, And I have caused your wounded to fall before your idols,
Study Bible
Judgment Against Idolatry
3You are to say: ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD! This is what the Lord GOD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places. 4Your altars will be demolished and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will cast down your slain before your idols. 5I will lay the corpses of the Israelites before their idols and scatter your bones around your altars.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:30
I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the remains of your idols; and My soul will despise you.

1 Samuel 5:4
But when they got up early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on his face before the ark of the LORD, with his head and his hands broken off and lying on the threshold. Only the torso remained.

2 Chronicles 14:5
He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and under him the kingdom was at peace.

Isaiah 27:9
Therefore Jacob's guilt will be atoned for, and the fruit of the removal of his sin will be this: When he makes all the altar stones like crushed bits of chalk, no Asherah poles or incense altars will remain standing.

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 6:13
Then you will know that I am the LORD, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, and under every green tree and leafy oak--the places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols.

Treasury of Scripture

And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.

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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.

2 Chronicles 14:5
Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.

2 Chronicles 34:4
And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.

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Ezekiel 6:5,13
And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars…

Leviticus 26:30
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

1 Kings 13:2
And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.







Lexicon
Your altars
מִזְבְּח֣וֹתֵיכֶ֔ם (miz·bə·ḥō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

will be demolished
וְנָשַׁ֙מּוּ֙ (wə·nā·šam·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

and your incense altars
חַמָּֽנֵיכֶ֑ם (ḥam·mā·nê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2553: A sun-pillar

will be smashed;
וְנִשְׁבְּר֖וּ (wə·niš·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7665: To break, break in pieces

and I will cast down
וְהִפַּלְתִּי֙ (wə·hip·pal·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

your slain
חַלְלֵיכֶ֔ם (ḥal·lê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2491: Pierced, polluted

before
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

your idols.
גִּלּוּלֵיכֶֽם׃ (gil·lū·lê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1544: A log, an idol
(4) Your images.--The original word indicates, as is shown in the margin, that these were images used in connection with the worship of the sun. The whole verse is taken from Leviticus 26:30. The same woes were there foretold by Moses in the contingency of the people's disobedience; that contingency had now come to pass, the promised judgments had already begun, and Ezekiel declares that the fulfilment of them was close at hand.

Your slain men before your idols.--Their idols should be worshipped no longer by the living, but by the prostrate bodies of their dead worshippers. In this and the following verse a kind of poetic justice is described. There was nothing so utterly defiling under the Mosaic law as the touch of a dead body. (See Numbers 9:6-10; 2Kings 23:14; 2Kings 23:16.) The Israelites had defiled the land with idols, now the idols themselves should be defiled with their dead bodies.

Verse 4. - Your images, etc. The "sun images" of the Revised Version shows why these are mentioned as distinct from the "idols." The chammanim were pillars or obelisks identified with the worship of Baal as the sun god, standing on his altars (2 Chronicles 34:4), coupled with the "groves," or Asherim (Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9), and with the "high places" in 2 Chronicles 14:5. I will cast down your slain men before your idols. As in the prophecy against Bethel (1 Kings 13:2), and in Josiah's action (2 Kings 33:16), this was the ne plus ultra of desecration. Where throe had been the sweet savour of incense there should be the sickening odour of the carcases of the slain. The word for "idols" (gillulim), though found elsewhere, notably in Ezekiel's favourite textbooks (Leviticus 26:30; Deuteronomy 29:17), is more prominent in his writings (where it occurs thirty-six times) then in any other book of the Old Testament, and means, primarily, a cairn or heap of stones, which, like the "sun images," came to be associated with Baal. Ezekiel repeats both words in ver. 6, with all the emphasis of scorn. He predicts the coming of a time when the work of destruction should be done more thoroughly than even Josiah lind done it. When that time came, the familiar formula, "Ye shall know that I am the Lord," should receive yet another fulfilment. 6:1-7. War desolates persons, places, and things esteemed most sacred. God ruins idolatries even by the hands of idolaters. It is just with God to make that a desolation, which we make an idol. The superstitions to which many trust for safety, often cause their ruin. And the day is at hand, when idols and idolatry will be as thoroughly destroyed from the professedly Christian church as they were from among the Jews.
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