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Nevertheless I withdrew my hand and acted for the sake of my name, so that it would not be defiled in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I brought them out. Bible other translations

“eyes of the nations in whose sight I brought them out.” This is the figure antanaclasis, “word-clashing,” when a word is used in the same sentence with two different meanings. In this case, “eyes” is used twice. The first time refers to the mental eyes, the mind or understanding, and the second time it refers to the physical eyes, the sight. [For more on antanaclasis, see commentary on 1 Sam. 1:24].


Commentary for: Ezekiel 20:22