New International Version
"I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
King James Bible
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
Darby Bible Translation
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the fence, and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
World English Bible
I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
Young's Literal Translation
And I seek of them a man making a fence, And standing in the breach before Me, In behalf of the land -- not to destroy it, And I have not found.
Ezekiel 22:30 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I sought for a man - I saw that there was a grievous breach made in the moral state and feeling of the people, and I sought for a man that would stand in the gap; that would faithfully exhort, reprove and counsel with all long-suffering and doctrine. But none was to be found!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I sought. God, speaking after the manner of men, sought for some Moses, Phineas, or Samuel, to stand in the gap on this occasion; but as he found none, its destruction was inevitable
LibraryGod Seeks Intercessors
"I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night. Ye that are the Lord's remembrancers, keep not silence, and give Him no rest till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth."--ISA. lxii. 6, 7. "And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor."--ISA. lix. 16. "And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered, and there was none to uphold."--ISA. lxiii. 5. "There is none that calleth upon Thy name, that …
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession
How those who Fear Scourges and those who Contemn them are to be Admonished.
So he said he would destroy them-- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.
He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.
I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so my own arm achieved salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.
No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us and have given us over to our sins.
"Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.
I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. None of them repent of their wickedness, saying, "What have I done?" Each pursues their own course like a horse charging into battle.
Then the LORD said to me: "Even if Moses and Samuel were to stand before me, my heart would not go out to this people. Send them away from my presence! Let them go!
Jump to PreviousBehalf Breach Broken Build Destroy Destruction Fence Found Gap Hedge Making Searched Seek Sought Stand Standing Station Wall
Jump to NextBehalf Breach Broken Build Destroy Destruction Fence Found Gap Hedge Making Searched Seek Sought Stand Standing Station Wall
LinksEzekiel 22:30 NIV
Ezekiel 22:30 NLT
Ezekiel 22:30 ESV
Ezekiel 22:30 NASB
Ezekiel 22:30 KJV
Ezekiel 22:30 Bible Apps
Ezekiel 22:30 Biblia Paralela
Ezekiel 22:30 Chinese Bible
Ezekiel 22:30 French Bible
Ezekiel 22:30 German Bible
Ezekiel 22:30 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.