Ezekiel 16:24
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New International Version
you built a mound for yourself and made a lofty shrine in every public square.

New Living Translation
you built a pagan shrine and put altars to idols in every town square.

English Standard Version
you built yourself a vaulted chamber and made yourself a lofty place in every square.

Berean Study Bible
you built yourself a mound and made yourself a lofty shrine in every public square.

New American Standard Bible
that you built yourself a shrine and made yourself a high place in every square.

King James Bible
That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.

Christian Standard Bible
you built yourself a mound and made yourself an elevated place in every square.

Contemporary English Version
but you also built places on every street corner

Good News Translation
by the side of every road you built places to worship idols and practice prostitution.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you built yourself a mound and made yourself an elevated place in every square.

International Standard Version
"You built raised mounds and high places for yourself on every plaza.

NET Bible
you built yourself a chamber and put up a pavilion in every public square.

New Heart English Bible
that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have made yourselves a lofty place in every street.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
you built yourself platforms and illegal worship sites in every city square.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that thou hast built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee a lofty place in every street.

New American Standard 1977
that you built yourself a shrine and made yourself a high place in every square.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that thou hast also built unto thee a high place and hast made thee an altar in every street.

King James 2000 Bible
That you have also built unto you an eminent place, and have made yourself a high place in every street.

American King James Version
That you have also built to you an eminent place, and have made you an high place in every street.

American Standard Version
that thou hast built unto thee a vaulted place, and hast made thee a lofty place in every street.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou didst also build thee a common stew, and madest thee a brothel house in every street.

Darby Bible Translation
that thou didst also build unto thee a place of debauchery, and didst make thee a high place in every street:

English Revised Version
that thou hast built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee a lofty place in every street.

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou hast also built to thee an eminent place, and hast made thee a high place in every street.

World English Bible
that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have made yourselves a lofty place in every street.

Young's Literal Translation
That thou dost build to thee an arch, And dost make to thee a high place in every broad place.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
23Woe! Woe to you, declares the Lord GOD. And after all your other wickedness, 24you built yourself a mound and made yourself a lofty shrine in every public square. 25At the head of every street you built your lofty shrines and degraded your beauty. With increasing promiscuity, you spread your legs to all who passed by.…
Cross References
1 Kings 14:23
They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

Psalm 78:58
They enraged Him with their high places and provoked His jealousy with their idols.

Isaiah 57:7
On a high and lofty hill you have made your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifices.

Jeremiah 11:13
Your gods are indeed as numerous as your cities, O Judah, and the altars you have set up to shame—the altars to burn incense to Baal—are as many as the streets of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 16:23
Woe! Woe to you, declares the Lord GOD. And after all your other wickedness,

Ezekiel 16:31
But when you built your shrines at the head of every street and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were not even like a prostitute, because you scorned payment.

Ezekiel 16:39
Then I will hand you over to your lovers, and they will level your mounds and tear down your lofty shrines. They will strip off your clothes, take your fine jewelry, and leave you naked and bare.

Ezekiel 20:28
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, there they offered their sacrifices, presented offerings that provoked Me, sent up their fragrant incense, and poured out their drink offerings.

Ezekiel 20:29
So I asked them: What is this high place to which you go?’ (And to this day it is called Bamah.)

Treasury of Scripture

That you have also built to you an eminent place, and have made you an high place in every street.

thou hast

Ezekiel 16:31,39 In that you build your eminent place in the head of every way, and …

Ezekiel 20:28,29 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted …

2 Kings 21:3-7 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had …

2 Kings 23:5-7,11,12 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had …

2 Chronicles 33:3-7 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had …

eminent place. or, brothel house
and hast

Leviticus 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and …

Psalm 78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved …

Isaiah 57:5,7 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the …

Jeremiah 2:20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and …

Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up your eyes to the high places, and see where you have not …

Jeremiah 17:3 O my mountain in the field, I will give your substance and all your …







(24) Built unto thee an eminent place.--The word means literally, arches. Such arched rooms were used in connection with the worship of idols for licentious purposes, and hence the translation of the margin indicates the real object of the structure, whether the word be taken in its literal sense, or spiritually, of unfaithfulness to God. In the following verse the indiscriminateness of Israel's idolatry is expressed in the strongest terms, and then in the following verses the adoption of the idolatries of several nations in particular is specified.

Verse 24. - An eminent place; lofty (Revised Version); but the word strictly points to the form of a vault, with the added meaning, as in the LXX., οἵκημα πορνικόν, and the Vulgate, lupanar, of its being used for prostitution. It is, at hast, a curious fact that the Latin fornicari and its derivatives, take their start from the fornices, the vaults or cells which were the haunts of the harlots of Rome. Looking to the fact that all the worst forms of sensual evil came to Rome from the East, and specially from Syria -

"Jampridem in Tiberim Syrus defluxit Orontes"

(Juv., 'Sat.', 3:62) - it seems probable that the practice was a survival of the custom to which Ezekiel refers. As in the Mylitta worship at Babylon (Herod., 1:262; Bar., 6:43), and that of Aphrodite at Corinth, prostitution assumed a quasi-religious character, and tThat thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place,.... Or a "brothel" (k); and so the Septuagint version, "a whoring house"; not content to commit idolatry privately, they built a public place for idolatrous worship. The Targum renders it, "altar", The word has the signification of a pit or ditch; with which compare Proverbs 22:14;

and hast made thee an high place in every street; of Jerusalem, and other cities; it was usual to erect high places in streets, where altars were built, and idols set up to be worshipped: it denotes the public manner in which they committed idolatry, and the multitude of their idols; which shows their impudence and hardness of heart.

(k) , Sept. "lupanar", V. L. "prostibulum", so some in Starckius. 24. eminent place—rather, "a fornication-chamber," often connected with the impure rites of idolatry; spiritual fornication, on "an eminent place," answering to "fornication-chamber," is mainly meant, with an allusion also to the literal fornication associated with it (Jer 2:20; 3:2).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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