Ezekiel 21:16
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New American Standard Bible
"Show yourself sharp, go to the right; set yourself; go to the left, wherever your edge is appointed.

King James Bible
Go thee one way or other, either on the right hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy face is set.

Darby Bible Translation
Gather up strength, go to the right hand, turn thee, go to the left, whithersoever thy face is appointed.

World English Bible
Gather yourselves together, go to the right, set yourselves in array, go to the left, wherever your face is set.

Young's Literal Translation
Take possession of the right, place thyself at the left, Whither thy face is appointed.

Ezekiel 21:16 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The prophet addresses the sword,

Gather thyself up, O sword, to the right or to the left.

Another rendering is: "Turn thee backwards! get thee to the right! Set thee forwards (?)!get thee to the left! O whither is thy face appointed?

Ezekiel 21:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Light for them that Sit in Darkness;
OR, A DISCOURSE OF JESUS CHRIST: AND THAT HE UNDERTOOK TO ACCOMPLISH BY HIMSELF THE ETERNAL REDEMPTION OF SINNERS: ALSO, HOW THE LORD JESUS ADDRESSED HIMSELF TO THIS WORK; WITH UNDENIABLE DEMONSTRATIONS THAT HE PERFORMED THE SAME. OBJECTIONS TO THE CONTRARY ANSWERED. 'Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.'--Galatians 3:13. by John Bunyan--1674 ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. This solemn and searching treatise was first published in 1674, a copy of which is in
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

The Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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