Ezekiel 7:23
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New Living Translation
"Prepare chains for my people, for the land is bloodied by terrible crimes. Jerusalem is filled with violence.

King James Bible
Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.

Darby Bible Translation
Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.

World English Bible
Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.

Young's Literal Translation
Make the chain; for the land Hath been full of bloody judgments, And the city hath been full of violence.

Ezekiel 7:23 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:23 A chain - To bind the captives.

Ezekiel 7:23 Parallel Commentaries

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There is a Blessedness in Reversion
Blessed are the poor in spirit. Matthew 5:3 Having done with the occasion, I come now to the sermon itself. Blessed are the poor in spirit'. Christ does not begin his Sermon on the Mount as the Law was delivered on the mount, with commands and threatenings, the trumpet sounding, the fire flaming, the earth quaking, and the hearts of the Israelites too for fear; but our Saviour (whose lips dropped as the honeycomb') begins with promises and blessings. So sweet and ravishing was the doctrine of this
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Ezekiel
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

Cross References
Isaiah 59:3
Your hands are the hands of murderers, and your fingers are filthy with sin. Your lips are full of lies, and your mouth spews corruption.

Jeremiah 6:7
She spouts evil like a fountain. Her streets echo with the sounds of violence and destruction. I always see her sickness and sores.

Jeremiah 27:2
This is what the LORD said to me: "Make a yoke, and fasten it on your neck with leather straps.

Ezekiel 8:17
"Have you seen this, son of man?" he asked. "Is it nothing to the people of Judah that they commit these detestable sins, leading the whole nation into violence, thumbing their noses at me, and provoking my anger?

Ezekiel 9:9
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!'

Ezekiel 11:6
You have murdered many in this city and filled its streets with the dead.

Ezekiel 18:12
oppresses the poor and helpless, steals from debtors by refusing to let them redeem their security, worships idols, commits detestable sins,

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