And when the children of your people shall speak to you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these?
Treasury of Scripture
Ezekiel 12:9 Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, What do you?
Ezekiel 17:12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know you not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem...
Ezekiel 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?
Ezekiel 24:19 And the people said to me, Will you not tell us what these things are to us, that you do so?
ContextOne Nation with One King
15The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, 16Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick, and write on it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions: 17And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand. 18And when the children of your people shall speak to you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these? 19Say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand. 20And the sticks where on you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. 21And say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, where they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22And I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. 23Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. 24And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 25And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelled; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. 26Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the middle of them for ever more. 27My tabernacle also shall be with them: yes, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the middle of them for ever more.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these?
And when the children of thy people shall speak to thee, saying: Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by this?
Darby Bible Translation
And when the children of my people speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not declare unto us what thou meanest by these?
King James Bible
And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
Young's Literal Translation
And when sons of thy people speak unto thee, saying, Dost thou not declare to us what these are to thee?