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

Ezekiel 21:23Wrench


The [Jews] who swore [treaty] oaths to [Babylon] see [YAH's] prophecy as false divination.
But the [emperor's attack] refreshes their memory.
[War makes the Jews] realize [the depth of their] depravity.ā€


Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 21:23:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNThe word of Adonai came to me:
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRIt will seem like a false omen to those who have sworn allegiance to him, but he will remind them of their guilt and take them captive.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SN'The decision to attack Jerusalem will seem like the wrong advice to those who made a treaty with Nebuchadnezzar. But he will remind them that they are guilty. And he will take them away as prisoners.'
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNThe people of Jerusalem will think it is a mistake, because of their treaty with the Babylonians. But the king of Babylon will remind the people of their rebellion. Then he will attack and capture them.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNBut to them it will seem like a false divination; they have sworn solemn oaths; but he brings their guilt to remembrance, bringing about their capture.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SN'To the Judah leaders, who themselves have sworn oaths, it will seem like a false divination, but he will remind them of their guilt, and so they'll be captured.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNThe people of Jerusalem won't believe this because of the treaties they have made. But this prediction is to remind them of their sins and to warn them that they will be captured.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'And it will be to them like a false divination in their eyes; they have sworn solemn oaths But he brings iniquity to remembrance, that they may be seized.
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken.