Ezekiel 20:35

“And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I wil bring you into the wildernes of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you face to face.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will take you into the waste land of the peoples, and there I will take up the cause with you face to face.
- Basic English Bible

and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you face to face.
- Darby Bible

And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
- Webster's Bible

and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you face to face.
- World English Bible

And I have brought you in unto the wilderness of the peoples, And have been judged with you there face to face.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I plead with you face to face.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 20:35


20:35 Bring you - Drive you. The wilderness - Into the most horrid parts of the world; into the mountainous parts of Media, Hyrcania, Iberia, Caspia, Albania, and Scythia. Plead with you - Pass sentence, and execute it on you.


Discussion for Ezekiel 20:35

  • The end-time gathering for Ezekiel 20: 33-38 is none other than America, an aviation nation a land of whirring wings Isaiah 18: 1 , which lies west of Israel beyond the rivers of Cush Ethiopia Isaiah 18: 1 Zephaniah 3: 10 , A powerful and oppressive nation Isaiah 18: 7 . Soon, the pruning annihilation of Isaiah 18: 5-6 will turn America into the wilderness of Ezekiel 20: 33-38 and Revelation 12: 5-6 and 13-17 where God will prepare a 1,260-day sanctuary for the woman whose child was caught up to God and His throne Revelation 12: 5 . This woman with a crown of twelve stars represents the children of Israel which are the end-time Jews and grafted-in gentile Christians according to John 10: 16 and Romans 11, which are His worshipers, His dispersed ones Zephaniah 3: 10 , The remnant of Israel Zephaniah 3: 13 . This pruning annihilation of America Isaiah 18: 5-6 , according to the proven Judah Ben Samuel timeline, can be expected this spring when the grape flower becomes a ripening grape Isaiah 18: 5 NASB .
  • Revelations 12 states Israel will be fed in this "wilderness of the nations" for a period of 1,260 days. I interpret that symbolically to mean that Israel would be exiled throughout the nations but would be fed, meaning that Israel would survive. The only question I have is about the 1,260 days. If that is symbolic also, what does it mean?
  • Alexander Zephyr for verse 35
    The same what I think of Ezekiel 37:1, 12: no real physical resurrection of the dead (open graves and dry bones)and no real physical geographical place of 'The Wilderness of the nations, as all of symbolical, metaphorical expressions are 'in line with the fantastic symbolism of Ezekiel throughout his entire Book. So,
    why are we looking for particular geographical location of ‘The Wilderness of the nations’, if Ezekiel just uses this metaphorical symbol to show the spiritual emptiness of idolatrous nations who do not know Almighty God of Israel and His Immortal Torah. That is why God wants His People Israel get out of this ‘Wilderness’!

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