Ezekiel 21:21
Text Analysis
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
5975 [e]עָמַ֨ד
4428 [e]מֶלֶךְ־
the kingN-msc
894 [e]בָּבֶ֜ל
of BabylonN-proper-fs
413 [e]אֶל־
517 [e]אֵ֣ם
the partingN-fsc
1870 [e]הַדֶּ֗רֶךְ
of the roadArt | N-cs
7218 [e]בְּרֹ֛אשׁ
at the forkPrep-b | N-msc
8147 [e]שְׁנֵ֥י
of twoNumber-mdc
1870 [e]הַדְּרָכִ֖ים
the roadsArt | N-cp
7080 [e]לִקְסָם־
to usePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
7081 [e]קָ֑סֶם
7043 [e]קִלְקַ֤ל
he shakesV-Piel-Perf-3ms
2671 [e]בַּֽחִצִּים֙
the arrowsPrep-b, Art | N-mp
7592 [e]שָׁאַ֣ל
he consultsV-Qal-Perf-3ms
8655 [e]בַּתְּרָפִ֔ים
the imagesPrep-b, Art | N-mp
7200 [e]רָאָ֖ה
he looksV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3516 [e]בַּכָּבֵֽד׃
at the liverPrep-b, Art | N-fs

Hebrew Texts
יחזקאל 21:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּֽי־עָמַ֨ד מֶלֶךְ־בָּבֶ֜ל אֶל־אֵ֣ם הַדֶּ֗רֶךְ בְּרֹ֛אשׁ שְׁנֵ֥י הַדְּרָכִ֖ים לִקְסָם־קָ֑סֶם קִלְקַ֤ל בַּֽחִצִּים֙ שָׁאַ֣ל בַּתְּרָפִ֔ים רָאָ֖ה בַּכָּבֵֽד׃

יחזקאל 21:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי־עמד מלך־בבל אל־אם הדרך בראש שני הדרכים לקסם־קסם קלקל בחצים שאל בתרפים ראה בכבד׃

יחזקאל 21:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי־עמד מלך־בבל אל־אם הדרך בראש שני הדרכים לקסם־קסם קלקל בחצים שאל בתרפים ראה בכבד׃

יחזקאל 21:21 Hebrew Bible
כי עמד מלך בבל אל אם הדרך בראש שני הדרכים לקסם קסם קלקל בחצים שאל בתרפים ראה בכבד׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the household idols, he looks at the liver.

King James Bible
For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the king of Babylon stands at the split in the road, at the fork of the two roads, to practice divination: he shakes the arrows, consults the idols, and observes the liver.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the king

Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: …

parting [heb] mother
to use

Numbers 23:28 And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks toward Jeshimon.

Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or …

1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as …

Proverbs 16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses …

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed …

he made. Or as the Vulgate, `he mingled his arrows.' They wrote on several arrows,' says Jerome, the names of the cities they intended to assault; and then putting them altogether promiscuously in a quiver, they drew then out thence as lots to be drawn; and that city whose name was written on the arrow first drawn, was the city they first made war on.'

arrows. or, knives
images [heb] teraphim

Genesis 31:19,30 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images …

Judges 17:5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, …

Judges 13:14,18,20,24 She may not eat of any thing that comes of the vine, neither let …

2 Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and …

Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, …

Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declares to …

Zechariah 10:2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, …

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