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What the…? Ezekiel 25:17

Ezekiel 25:17.

“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”

Jules Winnfield – Pulp Fiction

This famous passage spoken by killer Jules Winnfield (played by Samuel L Jackson) is said to be a passage from the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament.  It is an awesome passage but hardly a biblical quote.  Ezekiel 25:17 from the King James Version reads:

And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

So if you are trying to look up the passage in your family Bible, forget it.  It does not exist and was made up, albeit with heavy influence from the Bible verse, for the movie.

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