EZEKIEL 25:17

And I will execute great vengeance upon them

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This is the final verse in Ezekiel, chapter 25 with God saying He will prevail against the people who are enemies to Israel including theAmmonites, Edomites, Philistines and Cherethims. This verse has been popularized in recent years by the movie Pulp Fiction (1994) in which Samuel L. Jackson's character misquotes this verse and adds to it for dramatic effect.

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And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

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Ezekiel 25:17 Translation & Meaning

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And I will execute וְעָשִׂ֤יתִי To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application execute
great גְּדֹל֔וֹת Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
vengeance נְקָמ֣וֹת Avengement, whether the act of the passion vengeance
upon them with furious חֵמָ֑ה Heat; figuratively, anger, poison (from its fever) upon furious
rebukes; בְּתוֹכְח֖וֹת Chastisement; figuratively (by words) correction, refutation, proof (even in defense) rebukes
and they shall know וְיָֽדְעוּ֙ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) know
that כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
I אֲנִ֣י I I
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the Lord, יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
when I shall lay בְּתִתִּ֥י To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) lay
my vengeance נִקְמָתִ֖י Avengement, whether the act of the passion vengeance
upon them. נִקְמָתִ֖י Avengement, whether the act of the passion upon

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  • 15  Thus saith the Lord God; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;

  • 16  Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.

  • 17  And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.




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