Ezekiel 3:8
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New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.

King James Bible
Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have made thy face hard against their faces, and thy forehead hard against their foreheads.

World English Bible
Behold, I have made your face hard against their faces, and your forehead hard against their foreheads.

Young's Literal Translation
'Lo, I have made thy face strong against their face, and thy forehead strong against their forehead.

Ezekiel 3:8 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

I have made ... thy forehead strong - I have given thee a strength superior to theirs; a metaphor taken from horned animals.

Ezekiel 3:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Epistle xxxiv. To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse .
To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse [1331] . Gregory to Venantius, &c. Many foolish men have supposed that, if I were advanced to the rank of the episcopate, I should decline to address thee, or to keep up communication with thee by letter. But this is not so; since I am compelled by the very necessity of my position not to hold my peace. For it is written, Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet (Isai. lviii. 1). And again it is written, I have given thee for a watchman
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Iranian Conquest
Drawn by Boudier, from the engraving in Coste and Flandin. The vignette, drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a statuette in terra-cotta, found in Southern Russia, represents a young Scythian. The Iranian religions--Cyrus in Lydia and at Babylon: Cambyses in Egypt --Darius and the organisation of the empire. The Median empire is the least known of all those which held sway for a time over the destinies of a portion of Western Asia. The reason of this is not to be ascribed to the shortness of its duration:
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9

Cross References
Isaiah 50:7
For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.

Ezekiel 3:7
yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate.

Ezekiel 3:9
"Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house."

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