Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

You are to burn a third of it in the middle of the city when you've finished your siege. Next, you are to take another third of it and beat it with your sword. Last, you are to scatter the remaining third to the wind, after which I'll unsheathe my sword and pursue them.

New American Standard Bible

"One third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the days of the siege are completed Then you shall take one third and strike it with the sword all around the city, and one third you shall scatter to the wind; and I will unsheathe a sword behind them.

King James Version

Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

Holman Bible

You are to burn up a third of it in the city when the days of the siege have ended; you are to take a third and slash it with the sword all around the city; and you are to scatter a third to the wind, for I will draw a sword to chase after them.

A Conservative Version

A third part thou shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city when the days of the siege are fulfilled, and thou shall take a third part, and smite with the sword round about it, and a third part thou shall scatter to the wind.

American Standard Version

A third part shalt thou burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and thou shalt take a third part, and smite with the sword round about it; and a third part thou shalt scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Amplified

You shall burn one part with fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and you shall take a second part and strike with the sword round about it; and a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Bible in Basic English

You are to have a third part burned with fire inside the town, when the days of the attack are ended; and a third part you are to take and give blows with the sword round about it; and give a third part for the wind to take away, and let loose a sword after them.

Darby Translation

A third part shalt thou burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife; and a third part thou shalt scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and thou shalt take a third part and smite about it with a knife; and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt burn the third in fire in the midst of the city, according to the filling up of the days of the siege: and taking the third thou shalt strike it with the sword round about it; and the third thou shalt scatter to the wind; and I will draw out the sword after them.

King James 2000

You shall burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and you shall take a third part, and strike about it with a sword: and a third part you shall scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A third you must burn with fire in the midst of the city at {the completion} of the days of the siege, and you must take a third, and you must strike [it] with the sword around it, and a third you must scatter to the wind, and I will draw a sword behind them.

Modern King James verseion

You shall burn a third part with fire in the middle of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and you shall take a third part and beat around it with a sword; and you shall scatter a third part in the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And burn the third part thereof in the fire in the midst of the city, and cut the other third part in pieces with a knife. As for the third part that remaineth, cast it in the wind, and then show the bare knife.

NET Bible

Burn a third of it in the fire inside the city when the days of your siege are completed. Take a third and slash it with a sword all around the city. Scatter a third to the wind, and I will unleash a sword behind them.

New Heart English Bible

A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and you shall take a third part, and strike with the sword around it; and a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.

The Emphasized Bible

A third part in the fire, shalt thou burn in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled, - and thou shalt take a third part, thou shalt smite it with the cuting instrument round about it, and a third part, shalt thou scatter to the wind, and sword, will I, make bare after then;

Webster

Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

World English Bible

A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled; and you shall take a third part, and strike with the sword around it; and a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Youngs Literal Translation

A third part with fire thou dost burn in the midst of the city, at the fulness of the days of the siege; and thou hast taken the third part, thou dost smite with a weapon round about it; and the third part thou dost scatter to the wind, and a weapon I draw out after them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 94

with fire
אוּר 
'uwr 
Usage: 7

שׁלישׁי 
Sh@liyshiy 
שׁלישׁי 
Sh@liyshiy 
Usage: 108
Usage: 108

in the midst
תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

of the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

when the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of the siege
מצוּר מצור 
Matsowr 
Usage: 26

and thou shalt take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

and smite
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

סביבה סביב 
Cabiyb 
Usage: 334

it with a knife
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

and a third part
שׁלישׁי 
Sh@liyshiy 
Usage: 108

in the wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

and I will draw out
רוּק 
Ruwq 
Usage: 19

a sword
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Ezekiel Dramatizes Jerusalem's Fall

1 "Now as for you, Son of Man, you are to go find a sharp sword and use it like a barber's razor. You are to cut your hair and beard. Then you are to take a weighing scale and divide your shaved hair into three parts. 2 You are to burn a third of it in the middle of the city when you've finished your siege. Next, you are to take another third of it and beat it with your sword. Last, you are to scatter the remaining third to the wind, after which I'll unsheathe my sword and pursue them. 3 You are to preserve a few strands of hair and hide them in the folds of your garment.



Cross References

Ezekiel 5:12

A third of you will die by pestilence, starving because of the famine in your midst. Another third will die violently by the violence of war around you. The final third I'll scatter to the wind as I unsheathe my sword to pursue them.

Leviticus 26:33

"I'll scatter you among the nations and draw the sword after you so that your land becomes desolate and your towns become ruins.

Jeremiah 9:16

I'll scatter them among nations that neither they nor their ancestors have known, and I'll pursue them with the sword until I've finished them off."

Ezekiel 4:1-8

"And now Son of Man, you are to take a brick, set it in front of you, and inscribe on it the outline of the city that is, Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 12:14

I'll scatter every attendant who surrounds him, along with his entire army, to every wind. When I unsheathe my sword to pursue them,

Jeremiah 9:21-22

For death comes up through our windows; it has come into our palaces to eliminate children from the streets and young men from the town squares.

Jeremiah 15:2

"When they say to you, "Where can we go?', say to them, "This is what the LORD says: "Those destined for death, to death will go; those destined for the sword, to the sword will go; and those destined for captivity, to captivity will go.

Jeremiah 24:10

I'll send the sword, famine, and plague against them until they're completely destroyed from the land which I gave them and their ancestors.'"

Jeremiah 38:2

"This is what the LORD says: "Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague, but the one who goes over to the Chaldeans will live. His life will be spared, and he will live.'

Amos 9:2-3

"Even if they burrow into Sheol, from there my hand will find them. Even if they ascend to the heavens, from there I will bring them down.

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