Ezekiel 16:18
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New International Version
And you took your embroidered clothes to put on them, and you offered my oil and incense before them.

New Living Translation
You used the beautifully embroidered clothes I gave you to dress your idols. Then you used my special oil and my incense to worship them.

English Standard Version
And you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set my oil and my incense before them.

New American Standard Bible
"Then you took your embroidered cloth and covered them, and offered My oil and My incense before them.

King James Bible
And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set My oil and incense before them.

International Standard Version
You took your embroidered gowns and made clothes to cover them. Then you offered my olive oil and incense to them.

NET Bible
You took your embroidered clothing and used it to cover them; you offered my olive oil and my incense to them.

New Heart English Bible
and you took your embroidered garments, and covered them, and set my oil and my incense before them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You took off your embroidered clothes and covered the idols with them. You offered my olive oil and incense in their presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and thou didst take thy richly woven garments and cover them, and didst set Mine oil and Mine incense before them.

New American Standard 1977
“Then you took your embroidered cloth and covered them, and offered My oil and My incense before them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou didst take thy garments of many colours and cover them; and thou hast set my oil and my incense before them.

King James 2000 Bible
And took your embroidered garments, and covered them: and you have set my oil and my incense before them.

American King James Version
And took your broidered garments, and covered them: and you have set my oil and my incense before them.

American Standard Version
and thou tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them, and didst set mine oil and mine incense before them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou tookest thy garments of divers colours, and coveredst them : and settest my oil and my sweet incense before them.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou tookest thine embroidered garments, and coveredst them; and thou didst set mine oil and mine incense before them.

English Revised Version
and thou tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them, and didst set mine oil and mine incense before them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And hast taken thy broidered garments, and covered them: and thou hast set my oil and my incense before them.

World English Bible
and you took your embroidered garments, and covered them, and did set my oil and my incense before them.

Young's Literal Translation
And dost take the garments of thy embroidery, And thou dost cover them, And My oil and My perfume thou hast set before them.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
17"You also took your beautiful jewels made of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself male images that you might play the harlot with them. 18"Then you took your embroidered cloth and covered them, and offered My oil and My incense before them. 19"Also My bread which I gave you, fine flour, oil and honey with which I fed you, you would offer before them for a soothing aroma; so it happened," declares the Lord GOD.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 14:14
even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves," declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 16:10
"I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk.

Ezekiel 16:17
"You also took your beautiful jewels made of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself male images that you might play the harlot with them.

Ezekiel 16:19
"Also My bread which I gave you, fine flour, oil and honey with which I fed you, you would offer before them for a soothing aroma; so it happened," declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 27:16
"Aram was your customer because of the abundance of your goods; they paid for your wares with emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies.
Treasury of Scripture

And took your broidered garments, and covered them: and you have set my oil and my incense before them.

This seems to intimate that the Israelites not only spent their own wealth and abundance in building and decorating idol temples, and in maintaining their worship, but that they made use of the holy vestments, and the various kinds of offerings which belonged to Jehovah, in order to honour and serve the idols of the heathen.

Ezekiel 16:10 I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' …

Verses 18, 19. - Mine oil and mine incense. This, as afterwards in Ezekiel 23:41, was the crowning aggravation of the guilt. The very gifts of God, designed for his worship, were prostituted to that of his rivals. The "oil" is that of Exodus 30:23-25, perfumed and set apart for sacred uses. The act of covering the idol was, as in ver. 8, the symbol of the marriage union. In the sweet savour we have the familiar phrase of Ezekiel 6:13. The scene brought before us is that of a sacrificial feast, in which cakes of flour, honey, and oil were eaten whilst incense was offered. So we have the "adored liba" of Virgil, 'AEneid,' 7:109, or more fully in Tibullus, 'Eleg.,' 1:7, 53, 54, the "thuria honores," the "liba ... dulcia melle." Thus it was, etc. As in ver. 16, the description seems to rouse an instinctive abhorrence in the prophet's mind, which finds utterance in this form: "Yes, it was even so." The words are, however, taken by the LXX., Vulgate, and Luther as opening the following verse: "And it came to pass that." And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them,.... The images of men, the idols they worshipped; see Jeremiah 10:4; so the Papists at this day cover their idols, the images of the Virgin Mary, and other saints, with rich apparel, to draw the attention, admiration, and reverence of the people to them:

and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them; the oil which the Lord gave them for food, the land of Canaan being a land of oil olive; or which was to light the lamps in the temple with; or was used in sacrifice to the Lord, particularly in the meat offerings; and the incense, which was offered unto him on the altar of incense; these were set upon the altars of idols, and before them, the male images before mentioned; see Hosea 2:8. 18. tookest thy … garments … coveredst them—that is, the idols, as if an adulteress were to cover her paramours with garments which she had received from the liberality of her husband.

my oil—the holy anointing oil sacred to God (Ex 30:22-25). Also that used in sacrifices (Le 2:1, 2).16:1-58 In this chapter God's dealings with the Jewish nation, and their conduct towards him, are described, and their punishment through the surrounding nations, even those they most trusted in. This is done under the parable of an exposed infant rescued from death, educated, espoused, and richly provided for, but afterwards guilty of the most abandoned conduct, and punished for it; yet at last received into favour, and ashamed of her base conduct. We are not to judge of these expressions by modern ideas, but by those of the times and places in which they were used, where many of them would not sound as they do to us. The design was to raise hatred to idolatry, and such a parable was well suited for that purpose.
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