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Ezekiel 24:25-27 New English Translation (NET Bible)

25 “And you, son of man, this is what will happen on the day I take[a] from them their stronghold—their beautiful source of joy, the object in which their eyes delight, and the main concern of their lives,[b] as well as their sons and daughters:[c] 26 On that day a fugitive will come to you to report the news.[d] 27 On that day you will be able to speak again;[e] you will talk with the fugitive and be silent no longer. You will be an object lesson for them, and they will know that I am the Lord.”


  1. Ezekiel 24:25 tn Heb “(Will) it not (be) in the day I take?”
  2. Ezekiel 24:25 tn Heb “the uplifting of their soul.” According to BDB 672 s.v. מַשָּׂא 2, the term “uplifting” refers to “that to which they lift up their soul, their heart’s desire.” However, this text is the only one listed for this use. It seems more likely here that the term has its well-attested nuance of “burden, load,” referring to that which weighs them down emotionally and is a constant source of concern or worry.
  3. Ezekiel 24:25 tn In the Hebrew text there is no conjunction before “their sons and daughters.” For this reason one might assume that the preceding descriptive phrases refer to the sons and daughters, but verse 21 suggests otherwise. The descriptive phrases appear to refer to the “stronghold,” which parallels “my sanctuary” in verse 21. The children constitute a separate category.
  4. Ezekiel 24:26 tn Heb “to make the ears hear.”
  5. Ezekiel 24:27 tn Heb “your mouth will open.”
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