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

Ezekiel 21:15Wrench


I set the point of [war's] sword against all the [hypocrites' city] gates, to dissolve [their] heart[s], to multiply [their] ruins. Oh! The [sword of war flashes] bright [as lightning], razor-sharpened for slaughter.


Note: This indicates that the prophet is to wave a sword in city squares, clashing it against the courthouse gates, to get peoples' attention.
Try that and you'll be a persecuted prophet.

Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 21:15:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNsharpened in order to slaughter and slaughter, polished to flash like lightning. But how can we rejoice? My son rejects the rod and every other stick.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRSo that hearts may melt and the fallen be many, I have stationed the sword for slaughter at all their gates. Oh! It is made to flash like lightning, it is grasped for slaughter.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNPeople's hearts will melt away in fear. Many will be wounded or killed. I have prepared the sword to kill people at all of their city gates. It flashes like lightning. It is in the killer's hand.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNLet their hearts melt with terror, for the sword glitters at every gate. It flashes like lightning; it is polished for slaughter!
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNtherefore hearts melt and many stumble. At all their gates I have set the point of the sword. Ah! It is made for flashing, it is polished for slaughter.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNPeople collapsing right and left, going down like dominoes. I've stationed a murderous sword at every gate in the city, Flashing like lightning, brandished murderously.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNIt makes my people lose courage and stumble. I am threatening their city with a sword that flashes like lightning and is ready to kill.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNthat their hearts may melt, and many fall at all their gates. I have given the glittering sword. Ah! It is made for striking like lightning, it is wrapped up in readiness for slaughter.
King James Version (unedited)KJVI have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.