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Ezekiel 20:5-6

Context
20:5 and say to them:

“‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: On the day I chose Israel I swore 1  to the descendants 2  of the house of Jacob and made myself known to them in the land of Egypt. I swore 3  to them, “I am the Lord your God.” 20:6 On that day I swore 4  to bring them out of the land of Egypt to a land which I had picked out 5  for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, 6  the most beautiful of all lands.

Ezekiel 20:15

Context
20:15 I also swore 7  to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them to the land I had given them – a land flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands.

1 tn Heb “I lifted up my hand.”

2 tn Heb “seed.”

3 tn Heb “I lifted up my hand.”

4 tn Heb “I lifted up my hand to them.”

5 tn Or “searched out.” The Hebrew word is used to describe the activity of the spies in “spying out” the land of Canaan (Num 13-14); cf. KJV “I had espied for them.”

6 sn The phrase “a land flowing with milk and honey,” a figure of speech describing the land’s abundant fertility, occurs in v. 15 as well as Exod 3:8, 17; 13:5; 33:3; Lev 20:24; Num 13:27; Deut 6:3; 11:9; 26:9; 27:3; Josh 5:6; Jer 11:5; 32:23 (see also Deut 1:25; 8:7-9).

7 tn Heb “I lifted up my hand.”



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