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Ezekiel 21:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I have set the threatening sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt, and their stumblings be multiplied: ah! it is made as lightning, it is pointed for slaughter.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— that [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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I 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] sharpened for the slaughter.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In order that the heart may melt, and the stumbling-blocks be multiplied, I have set the threatening sword against all their gates: ah! it is made glittering, it is whetted for the slaughter.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That the heart, may melt, And the overthrow be multiplied, at all their gates, I have recompensed a slaying by the sword: Surely it hath been made ready to flash like lightning, keen for slaughter.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To melt the heart, and to multiply the ruins, By all their gates I have set the point of a sword. Ah, it is made for brightness, Wrapped up for slaughter.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And languish in heart, and that multiplieth ruins. In all their gates I have set the dread of the sharp sword, the sword that is furbished to glitter, that is made ready for slaughter.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I haue set the point of the sword against all their gates, that [their] heart may faint, and their ruines be multiplied. Ah, it is made bright, it is wrapt vp for the slaughter.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and the weak ones be multiplied at every gate-- they are given up to the slaughter of the sword: it is well fitted for slaughter, it is well fitted for glittering.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I have set 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the point 19
{0019} Prime
אִבְחָה
'ibchah
{ib-khaw'}
From an unused root (apparently meaning to turn); brandishing of a sword.
of the sword 2719
{2719} Prime
חֶרֶב
chereb
{kheh'-reb}
From H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
against x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
their gates, 8179
{8179} Prime
שַׁעַר
sha`ar
{shah'-ar}
From H8176 in its original sense; an opening, that is, door or gate.
that x4616
(4616) Complement
לְמַעַן
ma`an
{mah'-an}
From H6030; properly heed, that is, purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically in order that.
[their] heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
may faint, 4127
{4127} Prime
מוּג
muwg
{moog}
A primitive root; to melt, that is, literally (to soften, flow down, disappear), or figuratively (to fear, faint).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and [their] ruins 4383
{4383} Prime
מִכְשׁוֹל
mikshowl
{mik-shole'}
Masculine from H3782; a stumblingblock, literally or figuratively (obstacle, enticement (specifically an idol), scruple).
be multiplied: 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
ah! 253
{0253} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A variation for H0162; Oh! (expressive of grief or surprise).
[it is] made y6213
[6213] Standard
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
bright, 1300
{1300} Prime
בָּרָק
baraq
{baw-rawk'}
From H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword.
x6213
(6213) Complement
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
[it is] wrapped up 4593
{4593} Prime
מָעֹט
ma`ot
{maw-ote'}
Passive adjective of H4591; thinned (as to the edge), that is, sharp.
for the slaughter. 2874
{2874} Prime
טֶבַח
tebach
{teh'-bakh}
From H2873; properly something slaughtered; hence a beast (or meat, as butchered); abstractly butchery (or concretely a place of slaughter).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 21:15

_ _ point — “the whirling glance of the sword” [Fairbairn]. “The naked (bared) sword” [Henderson].

_ _ ruins — literally, “stumbling-blocks.” Their own houses and walls shall be stumbling-blocks in their way, whether they wish to fight or flee.

_ _ made bright — made to glitter.

_ _ wrapped, etc. — namely, in the hand of him who holds the hilt, or in its scabbard, that the edge may not be blunt when it is presently drawn forth to strike. Gesenius, translates, “sharpened,” etc.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 21:8-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezekiel 21:15

All their gates — Both of cities, of palaces, and of private houses. Wrapt up — And hath been carefully kept in the scabbard, that it might not be blunted.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
point:
or, glittering, or fear

against:

Ezekiel 21:22 At his right hand was the divination for Jerusalem, to appoint captains, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting, to appoint [battering] rams against the gates, to cast a mount, [and] to build a fort.
Ezekiel 15:7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from [one] fire, and [another] fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I set my face against them.
Jeremiah 17:27 But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

that their:

Ezekiel 21:7 And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak [as] water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 20:47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

it is made:

Ezekiel 21:10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, [as] every tree.
Ezekiel 21:28 And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say thou, The sword, the sword [is] drawn: for the slaughter [it is] furbished, to consume because of the glittering:

wrapped up:
or, sharpened,
Ezekiel 21:9-11 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: ... And 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.
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