New International Version
Because of all your detestable idols, I will do to you what I have never done before and will never do again.
King James Bible
And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.
Darby Bible Translation
and I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.
World English Bible
I will do in you that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all your abominations.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have done in thee that which I have not done, And that which I do not its like again, Because of all thine abominations.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will do in thee that which I have not done - The destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar was one of the greatest calamities that ever fell on any nation or place before; and that by the Romans under Titus exceeded all that has taken place since. These two sackages of that city have no parallel in the history of mankind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The sentence here passed upon Jerusalem is very dreadful, and the manner of expression makes it yet more so: the judgments are various, the threatening of them varied, reiterated; so that one may well say, Who is able to stand in God's sight when he is angry.
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
For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again.
You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem.
"At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people--everyone whose name is found written in the book--will be delivered.
"You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins."
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