A third part you are to burn in the fire in the middle of the city when the days of the siege are completed; and you are to take a third part and strike it with the sword around the city; and a third part you are to scatter to the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them. Bible other translations

“the city.” That is, Jerusalem. The words “the city” are supplied for clarity in many English versions such as the REV, the Hebrew text reads “it.”

Commentary for: Ezekiel 5:2