Ezekiel 23:43
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New International Version
Then I said about the one worn out by adultery, 'Now let them use her as a prostitute, for that is all she is.'

New Living Translation
Then I said, 'If they really want to have sex with old worn-out prostitutes like these, let them!'

English Standard Version
“Then I said of her who was worn out by adultery, ‘Now they will continue to use her for a whore, even her!’

New American Standard Bible
"Then I said concerning her who was worn out by adulteries, 'Will they now commit adultery with her when she is thus?'

King James Bible
Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I said concerning this woman worn out by adultery: Will they now have illicit sex with her, even her?

International Standard Version
"After she had worn herself out by her adulterous behavior, I asked her, 'Will they continue with their sexual immorality and with their prostitution?'

NET Bible
Then I said about the one worn out by adultery, 'Now they will commit immoral acts with her.'

New Heart English Bible
Then I said of her who was old in adulteries, 'Now will they play the prostitute with her, and she with them.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I said, 'She is worn out from her acts of adultery.' Yet, men continued to have sex with her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said I of her that was worn out by adulteries: Still they commit harlotries with her, even her.

New American Standard 1977
“Then I said concerning her who was worn out by adulteries, ‘Will they now commit adultery with her when she is thus?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Now shalt thy whoredoms come to an end, and she with them;

King James 2000 Bible
Then said I unto her that had grown old in adulteries, Will they now commit harlotries with her, and she with them?

American King James Version
Then said I to her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit prostitutions with her, and she with them?

American Standard Version
Then said I of her that was old in adulteries, Now will they play the harlot with her, and she with them .

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said to her that was worn out in her adulteries: Now will this woman still continue in her fornication.

Darby Bible Translation
And I said of her that was old in adulteries, Will she now commit her fornications, even she.

English Revised Version
Then said I of her that was old in adulteries, Now will they commit whoredoms with her, and she with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said I to her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit lewd deeds with her, and she with them?

World English Bible
Then I said of her who was old in adulteries, Now will they play the prostitute with her, and she [with them].

Young's Literal Translation
And I say of the worn-out one in adulteries, Now they commit her whoredoms -- she also!
Study Bible
Judgment on Both Sisters
42"The sound of a carefree multitude was with her; and drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the common sort. And they put bracelets on the hands of the women and beautiful crowns on their heads. 43"Then I said concerning her who was worn out by adulteries, Will they now commit adultery with her when she is thus?' 44"But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 23:3
and they played the harlot in Egypt. They played the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and there their virgin bosom was handled.

Ezekiel 23:44
"But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.
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whoredoms with her [heb] her whoredoms

(43) Will they now commit?--This should not be made a question, nor should the opening of Ezekiel 23:44 be made adversative. The thought is that, after all means of reclamation had failed, God gave her up to her sins. Translate, Now shall her whoredom be committed, even this. And they went in, &c.

Verse 43. - The whole verse is obscure, and has been very differently rendered.

(1) The Authorized Version may be paraphrased, "Then said I to her that was worn out with her whoredoms, passed her prime and enfeebled, Will they (the foreign nations) commit whoredoms (enter into alliances) with her? sc. What is there to attract now? And yet the habit is inveterate. She has grown old in her vice, and cannot cease from it."

(2) The Revised Version takes it not as a question, but as a statement: Now said I of her that was old in adulteries, Now will they commit, etc. So, in the main, Keil. The text is probably corrupt, and resists conjectural emendation. In any case the general meaning is clear. The sin is of too long standing to be cured. Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries,.... That had been an old adulterer or idolater; meaning either Aholah the ten tribes, who from Jeroboam's time had been guilty of idolatry; or Aholibah the two tribes, who had remained longer in their own country, and had been long given to idolatry; or both of them, as some think, the whole body of the people of Israel, who had been addicted to idolatry ever since they came out of Egypt, and so was like an old harlot indeed: now the Lord said "unto her", or "concerning her" (l); in his own mind, after the manner of men. So the Targum,

"I said concerning the congregation of Israel, whose people are old in sins:''

will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them? will they commit adultery with such an old harlot? are they not weary of her? and will they not rather loath and despise her? as it is common when such prostitutes grow old; and what pleasure can she take, thus advanced in years, in such impurities? suggesting that alliances and confederacies between the Jews and the nations of the world could not be agreeable on either side, especially to the former; but so it was, and so were their idolatries likewise. The Targum is,

"now she will leave her idols, and return to thy worship; but she returned not.''

(l) "de inveterata illa", Vatablus. 43. Will they, etc.—Is it possible that paramours will desire any longer to commit whoredoms with so worn-out an old adulteress?23:1-49 A history of the apostacy of God's people from him, and the aggravation thereof. - In this parable, Samaria and Israel bear the name Aholah, her own tabernacle; because the places of worship those kingdoms had, were of their own devising. Jerusalem and Judah bear the name of Aholibah, my tabernacle is in her, because their temple was the place which God himself had chosen, to put his name there. The language and figures are according to those times. Will not such humbling representations of nature keep open perpetual repentance and sorrow in the soul, hiding pride from our eyes, and taking us from self-righteousness? Will it not also prompt the soul to look to God continually for grace, that by his Holy Spirit we may mortify the deeds of the body, and live in holy conversation and godliness?
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