The Meaning of Ezekiel 30:3 Explained

Ezekiel 30:3

KJV: For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

YLT: For near is a day, near is a day to Jehovah! A day of clouds, the time of nations it is.

Darby: For the day is at hand, yea, the day of Jehovah is at hand, a day of clouds; it shall be the time of the nations.

ASV: For the day is near, even the day of Jehovah is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.

What does Ezekiel 30:3 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Ezekiel 30

1  The desolation of Egypt and her helpers
20  The arm of Babylon shall be strengthened to break the arm of Egypt

What do the individual words in Ezekiel 30:3 mean?

for near the day [is] and Even near the day [is] of Yahweh a day of clouds the time of the Gentiles it will be
כִּֽי־ קָר֣וֹב י֔וֹם וְקָר֥וֹב י֖וֹם לַֽיהוָ֑ה י֣וֹם עָנָ֔ן עֵ֥ת גּוֹיִ֖ם יִֽהְיֶֽה

קָר֣וֹב  near 
Parse: Adjective, masculine singular
Root: קָרֹוב  
Sense: near.
י֔וֹם  the  day  [is] 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: יׄום 
Sense: day, time, year.
וְקָר֥וֹב  and  Even  near 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Adjective, masculine singular
Root: קָרֹוב  
Sense: near.
י֖וֹם  the  day  [is] 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: יׄום 
Sense: day, time, year.
לַֽיהוָ֑ה  of  Yahweh 
Parse: Preposition-l, Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
י֣וֹם  a  day 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: יׄום 
Sense: day, time, year.
עָנָ֔ן  of  clouds 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: עָנָן  
Sense: cloud, cloudy, cloud-mass.
עֵ֥ת  the  time 
Parse: Noun, common singular construct
Root: עֵת  
Sense: time.
גּוֹיִ֖ם  of  the  Gentiles 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural
Root: גֹּוי 
Sense: nation, people.
יִֽהְיֶֽה  it  will  be 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: אֶהְיֶה 
Sense: to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out.