New Living Translation
O sword, slash to the right, then slash to the left, wherever you will, wherever you want.
King James Bible
Go thee one way or other, either on the right hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy face is set.
Darby Bible Translation
Gather up strength, go to the right hand, turn thee, go to the left, whithersoever thy face is appointed.
World English Bible
Gather yourselves together, go to the right, set yourselves in array, go to the left, wherever your face is set.
Young's Literal Translation
Take possession of the right, place thyself at the left, Whither thy face is appointed.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:16 Go - O sword, take thy own course.
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
Let their hearts melt with terror, for the sword glitters at every gate. It flashes like lightning and is polished for slaughter!
I, too, will clap my hands, and I will satisfy my fury. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
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