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

Ezekiel 21:14Wrench

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โ€œSo you, โ€˜son of Adamโ€™, prophesy.
Strike your hands together [in protest.
Wake up the infidels. Pound a]
sword [on the ground.
Warn the jerks of the coming war.
Armies advance to smash the pigs one,]
two, 3 times, ['til nothing remains but blood and ash and rotting flesh].
[Prefigure the] twisting, slicing [sword of war that guts the Jews'] mighty-men on every side.

Communication

Note: Again, a verse that most translations make into nonsense.
However, The Message and the NLT do a defensible job of paraphrasing this verse.

The point is that YAH calls us to use the dramatic arts, not sermons, to communicate his messages to the world.



Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 21:14:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SN"Human being, prophesy. Say that Adonai Elohim says to say this: โ€˜A sword, a sword has been sharpened and polished,
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SR'So then, son of man, prophesy and strike your hands together. Let the sword strike twice, even three times. It is a sword for slaughter-- a sword for great slaughter, closing in on them from every side.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SN'Son of man, prophesy. Clap your hands. Let the sword strike twice. Let it strike even three times. It is a sword to kill people. It is a sword to kill many people. It is closing in on them from every side.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SN'Son of man, prophesy to them and clap your hands vigorously. Then take the sword and brandish it twice, even three times, to symbolize the great massacre they will face!
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNAnd you, mortal, prophesy; strike hand to hand. Let the sword fall twice, thrice; it is a sword for killing. A sword for great slaughter- it surrounds them;
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SN'So, prophesy, son of man! Clap your hands. Get their attention. Tell them that the sword's coming down once, twice, three times. It's a sword to kill, a sword for a massacre, A sword relentless, a sword inescapable--
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SN"Now, mortal man, prophesy. Clap your hands, and the sword will strike again and again. It is a sword that kills, a sword that terrifies and slaughters.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'You therefore, son of man, prophesy and clap your hands together; and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword for the slain. It is the sword for the great one slain, which surrounds them,
King James Version (unedited)KJVThou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which entereth into their privy chambers.