Ezekiel 16:38
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New International Version
I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring on you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.

New Living Translation
I will punish you for your murder and adultery. I will cover you with blood in my jealous fury.

English Standard Version
And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

New American Standard Bible
"Thus I will judge you like women who commit adultery or shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

King James Bible
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.

International Standard Version
I'll judge you with the same standards by which I issue verdicts against a woman who commits adultery and murder. I'll avenge the blood you've shed with impassioned wrath.

NET Bible
I will punish you as an adulteress and murderer deserves. I will avenge your bloody deeds with furious rage.

New Heart English Bible
I will judge you, as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will punish you the same way that those who are guilty of prostitution and murder are punished. I will give you the death penalty in my fury and burning anger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring upon thee the blood of fury and jealousy.

New American Standard 1977
“Thus I shall judge you, like women who commit adultery or shed blood are judged; and I shall bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will judge thee by the laws regarding women who commit adultery and those that shed blood; and I will give thee away in blood of fury and of jealousy.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy.

American King James Version
And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give you blood in fury and jealousy.

American Standard Version
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring upon thee the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will judge thee as adulteresses, and they that shed blood are judged: and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will judge thee with the judgments of women that commit adultery and shed blood; and I will give thee up to the blood of fury and jealousy;

English Revised Version
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring upon thee the blood of fury and jealousy.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

World English Bible
I will judge you, as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have judged thee -- judgments of adulteresses, And of women shedding blood, And have given thee blood, fury, and jealousy.
Study Bible
Judgment on Jerusalem
37therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, even all those whom you loved and all those whom you hated. So I will gather them against you from every direction and expose your nakedness to them that they may see all your nakedness. 38"Thus I will judge you like women who commit adultery or shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy. 39"I will also give you into the hands of your lovers, and they will tear down your shrines, demolish your high places, strip you of your clothing, take away your jewels, and will leave you naked and bare.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 22:22
"If a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Psalm 79:3
They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem; And there was no one to bury them.

Psalm 79:5
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

Jeremiah 18:21
Therefore, give their children over to famine And deliver them up to the power of the sword; And let their wives become childless and widowed. Let their men also be smitten to death, Their young men struck down by the sword in battle.

Ezekiel 23:24
'They will come against you with weapons, chariots and wagons, and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you on every side with buckler and shield and helmet; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they will judge you according to their customs.

Ezekiel 23:25
'I will set My jealousy against you, that they may deal with you in wrath. They will remove your nose and your ears; and your survivors will fall by the sword. They will take your sons and your daughters; and your survivors will be consumed by the fire.

Ezekiel 23:45
"But they, righteous men, will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.

Ezekiel 35:6
therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you.

Zephaniah 1:17
I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind, Because they have sinned against the LORD; And their blood will be poured out like dust And their flesh like dung.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give you blood in fury and jealousy.

as women [heb] with judgments of women

Ezekiel 16:40 They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone …

Ezekiel 23:45-47 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of …

Genesis 38:11,24 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your …

Leviticus 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he …

Deuteronomy 22:22-24 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then …

Matthew 1:18,19 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother …

John 8:3-5 And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery; …

shed

Ezekiel 16:20,21,36 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have …

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in …

Exodus 21:12 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

Numbers 35:31 Moreover you shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, …

Psalm 79:3-5 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and …

Jeremiah 18:21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their …

Zephaniah 1:17 And I will bring distress on men, that they shall walk like blind …

Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is …

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have …

(38) Women that break wedlock and shed blood.--Under the Mosaic law the penalty for adultery was death (Leviticus 20:10), and the same penalty also was attached to the devotion of "seed to Moloch" (Leviticus 20:1-5), and to murder (Exodus 21:12). The Jewish method of capital punishment on individuals was by stoning (see Leviticus 20:2, and comp. John 8:5), and of punishing an apostate city was by the sword (Deuteronomy 13:15). Hence both modes are mentioned together in Ezekiel 16:40, though somewhat at the expense of the consistency of the allegory. The last clause would be more exactly translated, "I will make thee blood of fury and jealousy," the fury referring to the avenging of murder, and the jealousy to the punishment of adultery, each requiring the life, or blood, of the offender.

Verse 38. - The bloodshed may refer, as in ver. 36, to the Moloch sacrifices, or may include also other crimea, assassinations and judicial murders (Jeremiah 2:34). Strictly speaking, the punishment of the adulteress was death by stoning (Leviticus 20:2, 10; Deuteronomy 21:21; Deuteronomy 22:21; John 8:5). Did Ezekiel think of the stones cast against the city from the catapult engines of the Chahleans as a literal counterpart of that punishment? In the last clause read, with the Revised Version, I will bring upon thee the blood of fury and jealousy; sc. the death which was inflicted by the indignation of Jehovah as the Husband against whom Judah had sinned. And I will judge thee as women that break wedlock,.... The marriage covenant, defile the marriage bed, and were adulteresses, who by the law of Moses were to be punished with death, Leviticus 20:10;

and shed blood are judged; who also were punished with death according to the original law in Genesis 9:6; the Jews were not only guilty of spiritual adultery, that is, idolatry; but also of murder, by sacrificing their infants to idols; and murder often follows upon adultery, as Kimchi observes; and, these people were guilty of shedding innocent blood on other accounts; but the first mentioned is chiefly designed here:

and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy; by way of retaliation; blood being shed, blood is given, and that in wrath and vengeance; the allusion is to a jealous and abused husband, that avenges himself of the person that has injured him; see Revelation 16:6. 38-40. judge thee, as women that break wedlock—(Le 20:10; compare Eze 16:2). In the case of individual adulteresses, stoning was the penalty (Joh 8:4, 5). In the case of communities, the sword. Also apostasy (De 13:10) and sacrificing children to Molech (Le 20:1-5) incurred stoning. Thus the penalty was doubly due to Israel; so the other which was decreed against an apostate city (De 13:15, 16) is added, "they shall stone thee with stones and thrust thee through with … swords." The Chaldeans hurled stones on Jerusalem at the siege and slew with the sword on its capture.

shed blood … judged—(Ge 9:6).

jealousy—image taken from the fury of a husband in jealousy shedding the blood of an unfaithful wife, such as Israel had been towards God, her husband spiritually. Literally, "I will make thee (to become) blood of fury and jealousy."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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