Ezekiel 16:21
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New International Version
You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols.

New Living Translation
Must you also slaughter my children by sacrificing them to idols?

English Standard Version
that you slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering by fire to them?

Berean Study Bible
You slaughtered My children and delivered them up through the fire to idols.

New American Standard Bible
"You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire.

King James Bible
That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

Christian Standard Bible
You slaughtered my children and gave them up when you passed them through the fire to the images.

Contemporary English Version
You slaughtered my children, so you could offer them as sacrifices.

Good News Translation
without taking my children and sacrificing them to idols?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You slaughtered My children and gave them up when you passed them through the fire to the images.

International Standard Version
you also slaughtered my sons and offered them to idols, incinerating them in fire.

NET Bible
you slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols.

New Heart English Bible
that you have slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire to them?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You slaughtered my children and presented them as burnt offerings to idols.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that thou hast slain My children, and delivered them up, in setting them apart unto them?

New American Standard 1977
“You slaughtered My children, and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that thou hast sacrificed my children and given them over to them that they might cause them to pass through the fire unto them?

King James 2000 Bible
That you have slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

American King James Version
That you have slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

American Standard Version
that thou hast slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire unto them?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast sacrificed and given my children to them, consecrating them by fire.

Darby Bible Translation
that thou didst slay my children and give them up in passing them over to them?

English Revised Version
that thou hast slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire unto them?

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

World English Bible
that you have slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through [the fire] to them?

Young's Literal Translation
That thou dost slaughter My sons, And dost give them up in causing them to pass over to them?
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
20You even took the sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them as food to idols. Was your prostitution not enough? 21You slaughtered My children and delivered them up through the fire to idols. 22And in all your abominations and acts of prostitution, you did not remember the days of your youth when you were naked and bare, wallowing in your own blood.…
Cross References
Exodus 13:2
"Consecrate to Me every firstborn male. The firstborn from every womb among the Israelites belongs to Me, both of man and beast."

2 Kings 17:17
They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire and practiced divination and soothsaying. They devoted themselves to doing evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.

Psalm 106:37
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.

Jeremiah 19:5
They have built high places to Baal on which to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal--something I never commanded or mentioned, nor did it ever enter My mind.

Treasury of Scripture

That you have slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

my children

Psalm 106:37 Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils,

to pass

Leviticus 18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, …

Leviticus 20:1-5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…

Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or …

2 Kings 17:17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the …

2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and …

2 Kings 23:10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom…

That thou hast slain my children,.... By creation, as all born into the world are; and by national adoption, as all the Jewish children were; and particularly the firstborn were eminently his, and which are here designed, as Jarchi interprets it; for they were the children that were slain and sacrificed to Molech; see Ezekiel 20:26;

and delivered, them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? for the sake of idols, for the worship of them; this they did before they were slain; they first caused them to pass through between two fires, and so dedicated them to the idol, and then slew them; or slew them by burning them in the fire, or by putting them into the arms of the "idol", made burning hot. 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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