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- Ezekiel 25:17
“And I will execute great vengeance upon them”
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT
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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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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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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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