Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 21 of 48 (32 verses.)

Ezekiel 21:11Wrench


[I YHVH] gave [Nebuchadnezzar] the sword.
I told him to sharpen it to [a shine].
Ready, pointing, gleaming, [the Emperor] passes [the sword-force] into the hand of [Babylon's] killer [general].


Note: YAH chooses pagans to execute his bloody punishments.
YAH never commands his holy people to commit violence.

Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 21:11:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SN"Therefore, human being, groan! Groan bitterly, as if your heart would break, as they watch.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SR''The sword is appointed to be polished, to be grasped with the hand; it is sharpened and polished, made ready for the hand of the slayer.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNThe Adonai says, 'I have told Nebuchadnezzar to shine his sword. It is in his hand. It has been sharpened and shined. It is ready for the killer's hand.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNYes, the sword is now being sharpened and polished; it is being prepared for the executioner!
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNThe sword is given to be polished, to be grasped in the hand; it is sharpened, the sword is polished, to be placed in the slayer's hand.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SN''The sword is made to glisten, to be held and brandished. It's sharpened and polished, ready to be brandished by the killer.'
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNThe sword is being polished, to make it ready for use. It is sharpened and polished, to be put in the hands of a killer.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'It is given to be polished, that it may be handled; the sword is sharpened and polished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.