New Living Translation
"Son of man, are you ready to judge Jerusalem? Are you ready to judge this city of murderers? Publicly denounce her detestable sins,
King James Bible
Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou, son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? Yea, cause her to know all her abominations,
World English Bible
You, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? then cause her to know all her abominations.
Young's Literal Translation
'And thou, son of man, dost thou judge? dost thou judge the city of blood? then thou hast caused it to know all its abominations,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:2 Judge - The question is doubled, to awaken the prophet more fully, and to quicken him to his work.
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
Then he said to me, "The sins of the people of Israel and Judah are very, very great. The entire land is full of murder; the city is filled with injustice. They are saying, 'The LORD doesn't see it! The LORD has abandoned the land!'
You have murdered many in this city and filled its streets with the dead.
"Son of man, confront Jerusalem with her detestable sins.
"Son of man, bring charges against them and condemn them. Make them realize how detestable the sins of their ancestors really were.
Now this message came to me from the LORD:
and give her this message from the Sovereign LORD: O city of murderers, doomed and damned--city of idols, filthy and foul--
The LORD said to me, "Son of man, you must accuse Oholah and Oholibah of all their detestable sins.
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