Ezekiel 22:30

“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I sought for a man among them, that should make vp the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I sought for a man among them, that should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I was looking for a man among them who would make up the wall and take his station in the broken place before me for the land, so that I might not send destruction on it: but there was no one.
- Basic English Bible

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the fence, and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
- Darby Bible

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
- Webster's Bible

I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
- World English Bible

And I seek of them a man making a fence, And standing in the breach before Me, In behalf of the land -- not to destroy it, And I have not found.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the breach before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 22:30


22:30 I sought - God speaks after the manner of men. A man - Any one, among princes, prophets, priests, or people, to repair the breach. And stand - Interpose between a sinful people, and their offended God, and intreat for mercy. But - All were corrupted.


Discussion for Ezekiel 22:30

  • ISAAC DAVIDSON for verse 30
    God reveals over people because he finds none of them to show compassion for the wandering or lost because of sins.
  • Esther. C.L Oliver for verse 30
    Praise GOD before Christ came nobody could stand in the gap, but after the death and resurrection of JESUS CHRIST, the barrier was broken by HIS blood, now as many as will make themselves available to be GOD 'S mouth or legs or hands HE will use to deliver others
  • Nwachukukwu Moses I for verse 30
    It beats my imagination how with so many preachers and ministers,the burden for souls in the heart of God have not yet been lifted.why are there no men who would stand in the gap when there are men here and there?it is because though men are present every where,they are not available for God to use them.
  • Gilbert Barima Osei Boadu for verse 30
    God is looking for a man who would avail his herself.No matters the person low level of education,background,weaknesses.What matter is the person availability.So let 's avail ourselves,so that we could b use by him.
  • Earl fosu for verse 30
    Before this verse was Gods reaction towards Israel's leaders,who lack an iota of truth in whatever they did or said. Consequently, God ws looking for that man,that leader like Moses, who will rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land.
  • Debbera Brown for verse 30
    GOD looked for a man among them. Likely through HIS eyes into eternity and found none. Jesus the SON of God and Man was the only one able to stand in the gap before GOD. This a profound verse.

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