Ezekiel 20:25
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New International Version
So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live;

New Living Translation
I gave them over to worthless decrees and regulations that would not lead to life.

English Standard Version
Moreover, I gave them statutes that were not good and rules by which they could not have life,

New American Standard Bible
"I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live;

King James Bible
Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances they could not live by.

International Standard Version
So I gave them statutes that weren't good and ordinances by which they could not live.

NET Bible
I also gave them decrees which were not good and regulations by which they could not live.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I also allowed them to follow laws that were no good and rules by which they could not live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and ordinances whereby they should not live;

New American Standard 1977
“And I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this reason I also gave them statutes that were not good and rights by which they could not live,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments by which they should not live;

American King James Version
Why I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;

American Standard Version
Moreover also I gave them statutes that were not good, and ordinances wherein they should not live;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I also gave them statutes that were not good, and judgments, in which they shall not live.

Darby Bible Translation
And I also gave them statutes that were not good, and ordinances whereby they should not live;

English Revised Version
Moreover also I gave them statutes that were not good, and judgments wherein they should not live;

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments by which they should not live;

World English Bible
Moreover also I gave them statutes that were not good, and ordinances in which they should not live;

Young's Literal Translation
And I also, I have given to them statutes not good, And judgments by which they do not live.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:10-26. The history of Israel in the wilderness is referred to in the new Testament as well as in the Old, for warning. God did great things for them. He gave them the law, and revived the ancient keeping of the sabbath day. Sabbaths are privileges; they are signs of our being his people. If we do the duty of the day, we shall find, to our comfort, it is the Lord that makes us holy, that is, truly happy, here; and prepares us to be happy, that is, perfectly holy, hereafter. The Israelites rebelled, and were left to the judgments they brought upon themselves. God sometimes makes sin to be its own punishment, yet he is not the Author of sin: there needs no more to make men miserable, than to give them up to their own evil desires and passions.
Study Bible
Rebellion in the Desert
24because they had not observed My ordinances, but had rejected My statutes and had profaned My sabbaths, and their eyes were on the idols of their fathers. 25"I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live; 26and I pronounced them unclean because of their gifts, in that they caused all their firstborn to pass through the fire so that I might make them desolate, in order that they might know that I am the LORD."'…
Cross References
Romans 1:21
For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and darkened in their foolish hearts.

Romans 1:28
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.

Psalm 81:12
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

Isaiah 66:4
So I will choose their punishments And will bring on them what they dread. Because I called, but no one answered; I spoke, but they did not listen. And they did evil in My sight And chose that in which I did not delight."
Treasury of Scripture

Why I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;

I gave The simple meaning of this place is, that when the Israelites had rebelled against God, despised his statutes, and polluted his sabbaths, in effect cast him off, and given themselves up wholly to their idols, then He, in a just judgment for their disobedience abandoned them, `gave them up to a reprobate mind,'

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

and suffered them to walk after the idolatrous, cruel, and impious customs and ordinances of the heathen; by which they were ripened for the destruction which he intended to bring upon them, that they might learn to know God by his judgments, seeing they had despised his mercies. In the same sense God is said judicially to `send a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie' to those who `received not the love of the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.'

Ezekiel 20:26,39 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass …

Ezekiel 14:9-11 And if the prophet be deceived when he has spoken a thing, I the …

Deuteronomy 4:27,28 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be …

Deuteronomy 28:36 The LORD shall bring you, and your king which you shall set over …

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their …

Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears on …

Romans 1:21-28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

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