New American Standard Bible
"For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.
King James Bible
For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.
Darby Bible Translation
For the day is at hand, yea, the day of Jehovah is at hand, a day of clouds; it shall be the time of the nations.
World English Bible
For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.
Young's Literal Translation
For near is a day, near is a day to Jehovah! A day of clouds, the time of nations it is.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The time of the pagan - The time when the pagan (Egyptians) shall be judged.
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
'They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetite nor can they fill their stomachs, for their iniquity has become an occasion of stumbling.
"You have not gone up into the breaches, nor did you build the wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD.
"In Tehaphnehes the day will be dark When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt. Then the pride of her power will cease in her; A cloud will cover her, And her daughters will go into captivity.
"And when I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud And the moon will not give its light.
"As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.
Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
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