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Ezekiel 39:17-21

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39:17 “As for you, son of man, this is what the sovereign Lord says: Tell every kind of bird and every wild beast: ‘Assemble and come! Gather from all around to my slaughter 1  which I am going to make for you, a great slaughter on the mountains of Israel! You will eat flesh and drink blood. 39:18 You will eat the flesh of warriors 2  and drink the blood of the princes of the earth – the rams, lambs, goats, and bulls, all of them fattened animals of Bashan. 39:19 You will eat fat until you are full, and drink blood until you are drunk, 3  at my slaughter 4  which I have made for you. 39:20 You will fill up at my table with horses and charioteers, 5  with warriors and all the soldiers,’ declares the sovereign Lord.

39:21 “I will display my majesty 6  among the nations. All the nations will witness the judgment I have executed, and the power I have exhibited 7  among them.

1 tn Or “sacrifice” (so also in the rest of this verse).

2 sn See Rev 19:17-18.

3 sn Eating the fat and drinking blood were God’s exclusive rights in Israelite sacrifices (Lev 3:17).

4 tn Or “sacrifice” (so also in the rest of this verse).

5 tn Heb “chariots.”

6 tn Or “my glory.”

7 tn Heb “my hand which I have placed.”



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