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Ezekiel 7 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Day of the Lord’s Wrath

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying: And you, son of man, thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel:

An end, the end is coming
    upon the four corners of the land.
Now the end has come upon you,
    and I will send My anger upon you,
and will judge you according to your ways,
    and will recompense upon you all your abominations.
My eye shall not spare you,
    nor will I have pity;
but I will recompense your ways upon you,
    and your abominations shall be in your midst.

And you shall know that I am the Lord!

Thus says the Lord God:

A disaster, a singular disaster;
    it is coming!
An end is coming,
    the end has come;
it watches for you;
    it has come!
Your doom has come to you,
    O inhabitant in the land;
the time has come, the day of trouble is near,
    and not the joyful shouting on the mountains.
Now I will shortly pour out My fury upon you,
    and accomplish My anger upon you;
and I will judge you according to your ways,
    and will recompense you for all your abominations.
My eye shall not spare,
    nor will I have pity;
I will recompense you according to your ways,
    and your abominations that are in your midst.

And you shall know that I am the Lord who strikes.

10 The day is coming!
    Your doom has gone out;
the rod has blossomed,
    pride has budded.
11 Violence has risen up
    into a rod of wickedness;
none of them shall remain,
    none of their people,
none of their wealth,
    nor anything eminent among them.
12 The time has come,
    the day has drawn near.
Do not let the buyer rejoice,
    or the seller mourn,
    for wrath is against all their multitude.
13 For the seller shall not return
    to that which is sold,
    although they both live;
for the vision concerning the whole multitude
    shall not return;
nor shall any strengthen his life
    by his iniquity.

14 They have blown the trumpet
    even to make all ready,
but none goes to the battle;
    for My wrath is against all the multitude.
15 The sword is outside,
    and the pestilence and the famine within.
He who is in the field
    shall die by the sword;
and he who is in the city,
    famine and pestilence shall devour him.
16 Even when their survivors escape,
    they shall be on the mountains
like doves of the valleys,
    all of them mourning,
    every one over his iniquity.
17 All hands shall be feeble,
    and all knees shall be weak as water.
18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth,
    and horror shall cover them;
and shame shall be upon all faces,
    and baldness upon all their heads.

19 They shall cast their silver in the streets,
    and their gold shall become abhorrent;
their silver and their gold
    shall not be able to deliver them
    in the day of the wrath of the Lord;
they shall not satisfy their souls,
    or fill their stomachs,
    for their iniquity has become a stumbling block.
20 They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride,
    and made the images of their abominations
and of their detestable things with it;
    therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them.
21 I will give it into the hands of the strangers
    as plunder and to the wicked of the earth for destruction,
    and they shall pollute it.
22 My face also I will turn from them,
    and they shall pollute My secret place;
for the robbers shall enter
    and defile it.

23 Make a chain,
    for the land is full of bloody crimes,
    and the city is full of violence.
24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the nations,
    and they shall possess their houses;
I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease,
    and their holy places shall be defiled.
25 When destruction comes,
    then they shall seek peace, but there shall be none.
26 Mischief shall come upon mischief,
    and rumor shall be upon rumor.
Then they shall seek a vision of the prophet;
    but the law shall perish from the priest,
    and counsel from the elders.
27 The king shall mourn,
    and the prince shall be clothed with desolation,
    and the hands of the people of the land shall tremble.
I will do to them according to their way,
    and according to what they deserve I will judge them.

And they shall know that I am the Lord!

Modern English Version (MEV)

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Ezekiel 7 New International Version (NIV)

The End Has Come

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says to the land of Israel:

“‘The end! The end has come
    upon the four corners of the land!
The end is now upon you,
    and I will unleash my anger against you.
I will judge you according to your conduct
    and repay you for all your detestable practices.
I will not look on you with pity;
    I will not spare you.
I will surely repay you for your conduct
    and for the detestable practices among you.

“‘Then you will know that I am the Lord.’

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘Disaster! Unheard-of[a] disaster!
    See, it comes!
The end has come!
    The end has come!
It has roused itself against you.
    See, it comes!
Doom has come upon you,
    upon you who dwell in the land.
The time has come! The day is near!
    There is panic, not joy, on the mountains.
I am about to pour out my wrath on you
    and spend my anger against you.
I will judge you according to your conduct
    and repay you for all your detestable practices.
I will not look on you with pity;
    I will not spare you.
I will repay you for your conduct
    and for the detestable practices among you.

“‘Then you will know that it is I the Lord who strikes you.

10 “‘See, the day!
    See, it comes!
Doom has burst forth,
    the rod has budded,
    arrogance has blossomed!
11 Violence has arisen,[b]
    a rod to punish the wicked.
None of the people will be left,
    none of that crowd—
none of their wealth,
    nothing of value.
12 The time has come!
    The day has arrived!
Let not the buyer rejoice
    nor the seller grieve,
    for my wrath is on the whole crowd.
13 The seller will not recover
    the property that was sold—
    as long as both buyer and seller live.
For the vision concerning the whole crowd
    will not be reversed.
Because of their sins, not one of them
    will preserve their life.

14 “‘They have blown the trumpet,
    they have made all things ready,
but no one will go into battle,
    for my wrath is on the whole crowd.
15 Outside is the sword;
    inside are plague and famine.
Those in the country
    will die by the sword;
those in the city
    will be devoured by famine and plague.
16 The fugitives who escape
    will flee to the mountains.
Like doves of the valleys,
    they will all moan,
    each for their own sins.
17 Every hand will go limp;
    every leg will be wet with urine.
18 They will put on sackcloth
    and be clothed with terror.
Every face will be covered with shame,
    and every head will be shaved.

19 “‘They will throw their silver into the streets,
    and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean.
Their silver and gold
    will not be able to deliver them
    in the day of the Lord’s wrath.
It will not satisfy their hunger
    or fill their stomachs,
    for it has caused them to stumble into sin.
20 They took pride in their beautiful jewelry
    and used it to make their detestable idols.
They made it into vile images;
    therefore I will make it a thing unclean for them.
21 I will give their wealth as plunder to foreigners
    and as loot to the wicked of the earth,
    who will defile it.
22 I will turn my face away from the people,
    and robbers will desecrate the place I treasure.
They will enter it
    and will defile it.

23 “‘Prepare chains!
    For the land is full of bloodshed,
    and the city is full of violence.
24 I will bring the most wicked of nations
    to take possession of their houses.
I will put an end to the pride of the mighty,
    and their sanctuaries will be desecrated.
25 When terror comes,
    they will seek peace in vain.
26 Calamity upon calamity will come,
    and rumor upon rumor.
They will go searching for a vision from the prophet,
    priestly instruction in the law will cease,
    the counsel of the elders will come to an end.
27 The king will mourn,
    the prince will be clothed with despair,
    and the hands of the people of the land will tremble.
I will deal with them according to their conduct,
    and by their own standards I will judge them.

“‘Then they will know that I am the Lord.’”

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 7:5 Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac Disaster after
  2. Ezekiel 7:11 Or The violent one has become
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