The executors from the north (Ezek 9:1-9:2)

“Then Yahweh cried

In my hearing

With a loud voice,


‘Draw near!

You executioners

Of the city!

Each with his destroying weapon

In his hand.’

Six men came

From the direction

Of the upper gate,

Which faces north.

Each with his weapon

For slaughter

In his hand.”

Yahweh cried out to Ezekiel to stand closer to him so that he could see the 6 executioners of the city of Jerusalem coming to the city with deadly weapons in their hands. These executioners came from the northern upper gate as they were ready to use their weapons to kill people.