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Ezekiel 39:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And seven months shall the house of Israel be in burying them, that they may cleanse the land.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So shall the house of Israel bury them (that they may cleanse the land),—seven months;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the house of Israel have buried them—in order to cleanse the land—seven months.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the house of Israel shall bury them for seven months to cleanse the land.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And seuen moneths shall the house of Israel bee burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the house of Israel shall bury them, that the land may be cleansed in the space of seven months.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And seven months shall the house of Yisrael be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And seven 7651
{7651} Prime
שֶׁבַע
sheba`
{sheh'-bah}
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
months 2320
{2320} Prime
חֹדֶשׁ
chodesh
{kho'-desh}
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
shall 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.
be burying 6912
{6912} Prime
קָבַר
qabar
{kaw-bar'}
A primitive root; to inter.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
of them, 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.
they may cleanse 2891
{2891} Prime
טָהֵר
taher
{taw-hare'}
A primitive root; properly to be bright; that is, (by implication) to be pure (physically sound, clear, unadulterated; Levitically uncontaminated; morally innocent or holy).
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the land. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezekiel 39:12

(h) And seven months shall the house of Israel be in burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

(h) Meaning a long time.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
cleanse:

Ezekiel 39:14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
Ezekiel 39:16 And also the name of the city [shall be] Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
Numbers 19:16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
Deuteronomy 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged [is] accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance.
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