Ezekiel 21:14-17 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
14 Son of man, prophesy! say: Thus says the Lord:
A sword, a sword has been sharpened,
a sword, a sword has been burnished:
15 Sharpened to make a slaughter,
burnished to flash lightning!
Why should I stop now?
You have rejected the rod and every judgment!
16 I have given it over to the burnisher
that he might hold it in his hand,
A sword sharpened and burnished
to be put in the hands of an executioner.
17 Cry out and howl, son of man,
for it is destined for my people,
For all the princes of Israel,
victims of the sword with my people.
Therefore, slap your thigh,
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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