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19 And in my passion, in the fire of my wrath, I spoke[a] that certainly[b] on that day a great earthquake will be on the land of Israel. 20 And the fish of the sea and the birds[c] of the heaven[d] and the animals[e] of the field and all of the creeping things that creep on the earth and all of the humans[f] who are on the surface of the earth will shake at my presence;[g] and the mountains will be demolished, and the steep mountain sides will fall, and every wall on[h] the earth will fall. 21 And I will call against him[i] in all of my mountains a sword,’ declares[j] the Lord Yahweh, ‘And the sword of each person will be against his brother.

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  1. Ezekiel 38:19 Or “I asserted”
  2. Ezekiel 38:19 Literally “if not”
  3. Ezekiel 38:20 Hebrew “bird”
  4. Ezekiel 38:20 Or “sky”
  5. Ezekiel 38:20 Hebrew “animal”
  6. Ezekiel 38:20 Or “every human being”
  7. Ezekiel 38:20 Literally “from the face of me”
  8. Ezekiel 38:20 Or “to”
  9. Ezekiel 38:21 Or “summon against him” (cf. NJPS)
  10. Ezekiel 38:21 Literally “declaration of”