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Ezekiel 3:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou [art] not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, [but] to the house of Israel;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, [but] to the house of Israel,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, [but] to the house of Israel;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For thou art not sent to a people of strange language, and of difficult speech, [but] to the house of Israel;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, not unto a people deep of lip and heavy of tongue, art, thou, sent—[but] unto the house of Israel:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For, not unto a people deep of lip and heavy of tongue [art] thou sent—unto the house of Israel;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou art not sent to a people of a profound speech, and of an unknown tongue, but to the house of Israel:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou [art] not sent to a people of a strange speech, and of an hard language, [but] to the house of Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou art not sent to a people of hard speech, [but] to the house of Israel;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou [art] not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, [but] to the house of Yisrael;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
[art] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
sent 7971
{7971} Prime
שָׁלַח
shalach
{shaw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
a people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
of a strange 6012
{6012} Prime
עָמֵק
`ameq
{aw-make'}
From H6009; deep (literally or figuratively).
speech 8193
{8193} Prime
שָׂפָה
saphah
{saw-faw'}
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
and of an hard 3515
{3515} Prime
כָּבֵד
kabed
{kaw-bade'}
From H3513; heavy; figuratively in a good sense (numerous) or in a bad sense (severe, difficult, stupid).
language, 3956
{3956} Prime
לָשׁוֹן
lashown
{law-shone'}
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
[but] to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל; 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 3:5

_ _ See Margin, Hebrew, “deep of lip, and heavy of tongue,” that is, men speaking an obscure and unintelligible tongue. Even they would have listened to the prophet; but the Jews, though addressed in their own tongue, will not hear him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 3:1-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou:

Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
Jonah 3:2-4 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. ... And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
Acts 26:17-18 Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, ... To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

of a strange speech and of an hard language:
Heb. deep of lip and heavy of tongue, and so,
Ezekiel 3:6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
Psalms 81:5 This he ordained in Joseph [for] a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: [where] I heard a language [that] I understood not.
Isaiah 33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, [that thou canst] not understand.
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Ps 81:5. Is 33:19. Ezk 3:6. Jna 1:2; 3:2. Ac 26:17.

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