Deuteronomy 7:16

Hebrew Bible

14 You will be blessed beyond all peoples; there will be no barrenness among you or your livestock. 15 The Lord will protect you from all sickness, and you will not experience any of the terrible diseases that you knew in Egypt; instead he will inflict them on all those who hate you. 16 You must destroy all the people whom the Lord your God is about to deliver over to you; your eye must not pity them or worship their gods, for that will be a snare to you. 17 If you think, “These nations are more numerous than I—how can I dispossess them?” 18 you must not fear them. You must carefully recall what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and all Egypt,

Ezekiel 5:11

Hebrew Bible

9 I will do to you what I have never done before and will never do again because of all your abominable practices. 10 Therefore, fathers will eat their sons within you, Jerusalem, and sons will eat their fathers. I will execute judgments on you, and I will scatter any survivors to the winds. 11 “Therefore, as surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, because you defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your abominable practices, I will withdraw; my eye will not pity you, nor will I spare you. 12 A third of your people will die of plague or be overcome by the famine within you. A third of your people will fall by the sword surrounding you, and a third I will scatter to the winds. I will unleash a sword behind them. 13 Then my anger will be fully vented; I will exhaust my rage on them, and I will be appeased. Then they will know that I, the Lord, have spoken in my jealousy when I have fully vented my rage against them.

 Notes and References

"... 'the eye showing pity,' see 5:11; 7:4,9; 8:18; 9:5, 10; 16:5; and 24:14 below. This phrase also appears to reflect Deuteronomic influence, though in Deuteronomy it always has reference to human eyes having pity in the execution of justice. But this 'compassionate' interpretation is out of place in the present context (compare 24:14). Compare Deuteronomy 7:16; 13:9-10; 19:12-13, 21; 25:12 ..."

Block, Daniel I. The Book of Ezekiel: Chapters 1-24 (p. 631) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007

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