Ezekiel 9:6

“Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Slay vtterly olde and yong; both maides, and litle children, and women: but come not neere any man vpon whom is the marke, and begin at my sanctuary: then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary. So they started with the elders who {were} before the temple."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

slay utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the old men that were before the house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give up to destruction old men and young men and virgins, little children and women: but do not come near any man who has the mark on him: and make a start at my holy place. So they made a start with the old men who were before the house.
- Basic English Bible

Slay utterly the old man, the young man, and the maiden, and little children, and women; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the elders who were before the house.
- Darby Bible

Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the elderly men who were before the house.
- Webster's Bible

kill utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but don't come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the old men that were before the house.
- World English Bible

aged, young man, and virgin, and infant, and women, ye do slay -- to destruction; and against any man on whom [is] the mark ye do not go nigh, and from My sanctuary ye begin.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

slay utterly the old man, the young man and the maiden, and little children and women; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.' Then they began at the elders that were before the house.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 9:6


9:6 At my sanctuary - There are the great sinners, and the abominable sins which have brought this on them.


Discussion for Ezekiel 9

  • Pete
    God is just and merciful
  • Steve McCloud
    It IS a brutal punishment. Horrible evil is the result of unrepented sin! God is Holy. God is serious. God is not fooling around. And it is the same God we serve today. Fortunately God has sent us a way out. If we repent and turn to Christ we can be forgiven but if we are truly born again in Christ, we must strive to remain in Him and not turn back to our former sins.
  • Bruce
    1: It's a picture of endtime. Judgment Day! All without The Blood covering of Jesus will be cast into the lake of fire. Revelation20:15./ call John 6:44/ /ask forgiveness, you will be cleansed by His Blood. Baptized with The Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew 3:11 / You will be changed: 2Corinthians5:17, You will know! / Lake of Fire: eternal punishment
  • 1
    People here saying God was punishing people! Say what? Why would you punish children and old and women so brutally?
  • Falola Opeyemi olatoun
    God want genew repentance
  • T
    Ezekiel was given a vision of the Abominations in the Temple. Why women crying for Tammuz was bad. I looked up Tammuz and found out he was the man that had sex with his mother and he was said to have been the son of Nimrod of Babylon. Tammuz was a hunter and a shepherd, he was killed by a boar and dies at 40y, his mother made him a God and the people worshiped him 40 days of mourning.

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