17 I will also smite mine hands together, and I will cause my fury to rest: I the Lord have said it.
17 I too will strike my hands together, and my wrath will subside. I the Lord have spoken."
17 I also will clap my hands, and I will satisfy my fury; I the Lord have spoken."
17 Then I'll clap my hands, a signal that my anger is spent. I, God, have spoken."
17 "I also will beat My fists together, And I will cause My fury to rest; I, the Lord, have spoken."
17 I, too, will clap my hands, and I will satisfy my fury. I, the Lord, have spoken!"
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 21:17
Commentary on Ezekiel 21:1-17
(Read Ezekiel 21:1-17)
Here is an explanation of the parable in the last chapter. It is declared that the Lord was about to cut off Jerusalem and the whole land, that all might know it was his decree against a wicked and rebellious people. It behoves those who denounce the awful wrath of God against sinners, to show that they do not desire the woful day. The example of Christ teaches us to lament over those whose ruin we declare. Whatever instruments God uses in executing his judgments, he will strengthen them according to the service they are employed in. The sword glitters to the terror of those against whom it is drawn. It is a sword to others, a rod to the people of the Lord. God is in earnest in pronouncing this sentence, and the prophet must show himself in earnest in publishing it.