Ezekiel 16:32
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New International Version
"'You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!

New Living Translation
Yes, you are an adulterous wife who takes in strangers instead of her own husband.

English Standard Version
Adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!

New American Standard Bible
"You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

King James Bible
But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!

International Standard Version
who commits adultery, preferring a stranger over her husband!

NET Bible
"'Adulterous wife, who prefers strangers instead of her own husband!

New Heart English Bible
"'A wife who commits adultery. who takes strangers instead of her husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are an adulterous wife who prefers strangers to her husband.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou wife that committest adultery, that takest strangers instead of thy husband--

New American Standard 1977
“You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

Jubilee Bible 2000
but as a wife that commits adultery, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

King James 2000 Bible
But as a wife that commits adultery, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

American King James Version
But as a wife that commits adultery, which takes strangers instead of her husband!

American Standard Version
A wife that committeth adultery! that taketh strangers instead of her husband!

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as an adulteress, that bringeth in strangers over her husband.

Darby Bible Translation
O adulterous wife, that taketh strangers instead of her husband.

English Revised Version
A wife that committeth adultery! that taketh strangers instead of her husband!

Webster's Bible Translation
But as a wife that committeth adultery, who taketh strangers instead of her husband!

World English Bible
A wife who commits adultery! who takes strangers instead of her husband!

Young's Literal Translation
The wife who committeth adultery -- Under her husband -- doth receive strangers.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
31"When you built your shrine at the beginning of every street and made your high place in every square, in disdaining money, you were not like a harlot. 32"You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband! 33"Men give gifts to all harlots, but you give your gifts to all your lovers to bribe them to come to you from every direction for your harlotries.…
Cross References
James 4:4
You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.

Ezekiel 16:31
"When you built your shrine at the beginning of every street and made your high place in every square, in disdaining money, you were not like a harlot.

Ezekiel 16:33
"Men give gifts to all harlots, but you give your gifts to all your lovers to bribe them to come to you from every direction for your harlotries.
Treasury of Scripture

But as a wife that commits adultery, which takes strangers instead of her husband!

Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was …

Ezekiel 23:37,45 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and …

Jeremiah 2:25,28 Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst: …

Jeremiah 3:1,8,9,20 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Hosea 2:2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am …

Hosea 3:1 Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, …

2 Corinthians 11:2,3 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused …

But as a wife that committeth adultery,.... Who has a husband, and is provided for with all the necessaries of life, with food and clothing; and so has no need to prostitute herself for a livelihood, as common strumpets do; but does it purely for the satiating of her lust: and such were the people of the Jews, they were married to the Lord, who took care of them, and provided everything for them, and acted the part of a husband to them; so that it was the weakness of their hearts, and the strength of their corruptions, which led them to depart from him, and commit idolatry; which in them was adultery, while the sin of the Gentiles was as simple fornication:

which taketh strangers instead of her husband; that takes other men into her bed instead of her husband, not for the sake of gain, but lust; and this was the case of the Jews, who were a wicked people, an idolatrous generation; who took strange gods to worship instead of the true God, who had been a husband to them, Jeremiah 31:32. 32. instead of her husband—referring to Nu 5:19, 20, 29. Fairbairn translates, "whilst under her husband."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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