Ezekiel 26:20
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New International Version
then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of long ago. I will make you dwell in the earth below, as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the pit, and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living.

King James Bible
When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

Darby Bible Translation
then will I bring thee down, with them that go down to the pit, to the people of old time, and will cause thee to dwell in the lower parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I will set glory in the land of the living.

World English Bible
then will I bring you down with those who descend into the pit, to the people of old time, and will make you to dwell in the lower parts of the earth, in the places that are desolate of old, with those who go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I will set glory in the land of the living:

Young's Literal Translation
And I have caused thee to go down, With those going down to the pit, Unto the people of old, And I have caused thee to dwell in the land, The lower parts -- in wastes of old, With those going down to the pit, So that thou art not inhabited, And I have given beauty in the land of the living.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And I shall set glory in the land of the living - Judea so called, the land of the living God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I shall bring

Ezekiel 32:18-32 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations...

Numbers 16:30,33 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them...

Psalm 28:1 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Isaiah 14:11-19 Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you...

Luke 10:15 And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hell.

in places

Job 30:3-6 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste...

Psalm 88:3-6 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave...

Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night...

Lamentations 3:6 He has set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

and I shall set

Ezekiel 28:25,26 Thus said the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered...

Ezekiel 39:7,25-29 So will I make my holy name known in the middle of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more...

Isaiah 4:5 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and on her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day...

Zechariah 2:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which spoiled you...

in the land

Ezekiel 32:23,26,27,32 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword...

Psalm 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Library
True Greatness
[This chapter is based on Daniel 4.] Exalted to the pinnacle of worldly honor, and acknowledged even by Inspiration as "a king of kings" (Ezekiel 26:7). Nebuchadnezzar nevertheless at times had ascribed to the favor of Jehovah the glory of his kingdom and the splendor of his reign. Such had been the case after his dream of the great image. His mind had been profoundly influenced by this vision and by the thought that the Babylonian Empire, universal though it was, was finally to fall, and other kingdoms
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Matthew 11:23
And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.

2 Peter 2:5
if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;

Psalm 27:13
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 88:6
You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.

Isaiah 14:9
The realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you-- all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones-- all those who were kings over the nations.

Isaiah 14:10
They will all respond, they will say to you, "You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us."

Jeremiah 33:9
Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.'

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