New International Version
You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
King James Bible
Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye have feared the sword, and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord Jehovah.
World English Bible
You have feared the sword; and I will bring the sword on you, says the Lord Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
A sword ye have feared, And a sword I bring in against you, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
Ezekiel 11:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Your slain - they are the flesh - Jerusalem is the caldron, and those who have been slain in it, they are the flesh; and though ye purpose to stay and share its fate, ye shall not be permitted to do so, ye shall be carried into captivity.
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The Lord hears the unkind speeches of the prosperous when they speak bitterly of those who are plunged in adversity. Read the context--"Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the Lord: unto us is this land given in possession." This unbrotherly language moved the Lord to send the prophet Ezekiel with good and profitable words to the children of the captivity. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 34: 1888
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.
Terror and pit and snare await you, people of the earth.
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opened, the foundations of the earth shake.
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."
then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die.
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