Ezekiel 20:23
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New International Version
Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries,

King James Bible
I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;

Darby Bible Translation
I lifted up my hand also unto them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the nations, and disperse them through the countries;

World English Bible
Moreover I swore to them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the nations, and disperse them through the countries;

Young's Literal Translation
I also, I have lifted up My hand to them in the wilderness, To scatter them among nations, And to spread them through lands.

Ezekiel 20:23 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I withdrew mine hand - I had just lifted it up to crush them as in a moment; for they also were idolatrous, and walked in the steps of their fathers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Ezekiel 20:15 Yet also I lifted up my hand to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them...

Deuteronomy 32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

Revelation 10:5,6 And the angel which I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his hand to heaven...

that I. The predictions of the dispersion of Israel, delivered by Moses just before his death, are evidently here referred to; they received a partial accomplishment at the Babylonian captivity but are more exactly fulfilling at this day

Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Deuteronomy 28:64-68 And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even to the other; and there you shall serve other gods...

Deuteronomy 32:26,27 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men...

Psalm 106:27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

Jeremiah 15:4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah...

Library
Ten Reasons Demonstrating the Commandment of the Sabbath to be Moral.
1. Because all the reasons of this commandment are moral and perpetual; and God has bound us to the obedience of this commandment with more forcible reasons than to any of the rest--First, because he foresaw that irreligious men would either more carelessly neglect, or more boldly break this commandment than any other; secondly, because that in the practice of this commandment the keeping of all the other consists; which makes God so often complain that all his worship is neglected or overthrown,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Tithing
There are few subjects on which the Lord's own people are more astray than on the subject of giving. They profess to take the Bible as their own rule of faith and practice, and yet in the matter of Christian finance, the vast majority have utterly ignored its plain teachings and have tried every substitute the carnal mind could devise; therefore it is no wonder that the majority of Christian enterprises in the world today are handicapped and crippled through the lack of funds. Is our giving to be
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

Ezekiel
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

Cross References
Leviticus 26:33
I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.

Deuteronomy 4:27
The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you.

Deuteronomy 28:64
Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods--gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known.

Psalm 44:11
You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations.

Ezekiel 22:15
I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you through the countries; and I will put an end to your uncleanness.

Ezekiel 44:12
But because they served them in the presence of their idols and made the people of Israel fall into sin, therefore I have sworn with uplifted hand that they must bear the consequences of their sin, declares the Sovereign LORD.

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