Ezekiel 20:4
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New American Standard Bible
"Will you judge them, will you judge them, son of man? Make them know the abominations of their fathers;

King James Bible
Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou judge them, wilt thou judge, son of man? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers,

World English Bible
Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers;

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou judge them? Dost thou judge, son of man? The abominations of their fathers cause them to know,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Wilt thou judge them? - We should rather say, Wilt thou not judge them? i. e., wilt thou not pronounce sentence upon them? Compare Ezekiel 22:2.

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Manner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
God's procedure when imitable forms a peculiar argument for duty. That is made known for many reasons; among which must stand this,--that it may be observed and followed as an example. That, being perfect, is a safe and necessary pattern to follow. The law of God proclaims what he wills men as well as angels to do. The purposes of God show what he has resolved to have accomplished. The constitutions of his moral subjects intimate that he has provided that his will shall be voluntarily accomplished
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Matthew 23:32
"Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.

Ezekiel 16:2
"Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations

Ezekiel 22:2
"And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.

Ezekiel 23:36
Moreover, the LORD said to me, "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations.

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