Ezekiel 33:26
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New International Version
You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?'

New Living Translation
Murderers! Idolaters! Adulterers! Should the land belong to you?'

English Standard Version
You rely on the sword, you commit abominations, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife; shall you then possess the land?

New American Standard Bible
"You rely on your sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?"'

King James Bible
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?

Christian Standard Bible
You have relied on your swords, you have committed detestable acts, and each of you has defiled his neighbor's wife. Should you then receive possession of the land?'

Contemporary English Version
and spread violence throughout the land. Everything you do is wicked; you are even unfaithful in marriage. And you claim the land is yours!

Good News Translation
You rely on your swords. Your actions are disgusting. Everyone commits adultery. What makes you think that the land is yours?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have relied on your swords, you have committed detestable acts, and each of you has defiled his neighbor's wife. Should you then receive possession of the land?"

International Standard Version
You keep trusting in your weapons, you continue to commit loathsome deeds, men keep defiling their neighbors' wives, and you're going to take possession of the land?'

NET Bible
You rely on your swords and commit abominable deeds; each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Will you possess the land?'

New Heart English Bible
You stand on your sword, you work abomination, and every one of you defiles his neighbor's wife: and shall you possess the land?"'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You rely on your swords. You do disgusting things. You dishonor your neighbor's wife. Should the land be given to you?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife; and shall ye possess the land?

New American Standard 1977
“You rely on your sword, you commit abominations, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife. Should you then possess the land?’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile each one his neighbour's wife, and shall ye possess the land?

King James 2000 Bible
You stand upon your sword, you work abomination, and you defile every one his neighbor's wife: and shall you possess the land?

American King James Version
You stand on your sword, you work abomination, and you defile every one his neighbor's wife: and shall you possess the land?

American Standard Version
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbor's wife: and shall ye possess the land?

Douay-Rheims Bible
You stood on your swords, you have committed abominations, and every one hath defiled his neighbour's wife; and shall you possess the land by inheritance?

Darby Bible Translation
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife; and shall ye possess the land?

English Revised Version
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbor's wife: and shall ye possess the land?

World English Bible
You stand on your sword, you work abomination, and every one of you defiles his neighbor's wife: and shall you possess the land?

Young's Literal Translation
Ye have stood on your sword, Ye have done abomination, Each the wife of his neighbour ye have defiled, And the land ye possess!
Study Bible
Explanation of Jerusalem's Fall
25"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "You eat meat with the blood in it, lift up your eyes to your idols as you shed blood. Should you then possess the land? 26"You rely on your sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?"' 27"Thus you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "As I live, surely those who are in the waste places will fall by the sword, and whoever is in the open field I will give to the beasts to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and in the caves will die of pestilence.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:29
So is the one who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.

Jeremiah 41:7
Yet it turned out that as soon as they came inside the city, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and the men that were with him slaughtered them and cast them into the cistern.

Ezekiel 22:11
"One has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law. And another in you has humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Micah 2:2
They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away. They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.

Zephaniah 3:3
Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.
Treasury of Scripture

You stand on your sword, you work abomination, and you defile every one his neighbor's wife: and shall you possess the land?

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Genesis 27:40 And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and …

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening …

work

Ezekiel 18:12 Has oppressed the poor and needy, has spoiled by violence, has not …

Leviticus 18:26-30 You shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall …

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of …

1 Kings 11:5-7 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and …

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

Revelation 21:8,27 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

and ye

Ezekiel 18:6,11,15 And has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes …

Ezekiel 22:9-11 In you are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in you they eat …

Jeremiah 5:8,9 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his …

and shall

Leviticus 18:25,28 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof …

Leviticus 20:22 You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and …

Deuteronomy 4:25,26 When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall …

Deuteronomy 29:18-23 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, …

Joshua 23:15,16 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come …

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and …

Psalm 50:16-20 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, …

Psalm 94:20,21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

(26) Ye stand upon your sword.--Not to engage in war, which cannot here be thought of, but to take part in individual crimes of violence.

Verse 26. - Ye stand upon your sword. The words point to the open assertion of the law that might is right. Men relied on the sword, and on that only, for their support. Assassinations, as in Jeremiah 41, were, so to speak, as the order of the day. Ye work abomination. The noun, Ezekiel's ever-recurring word, indicates both the act of idolatry and the foul orgiastic rites that accompanied it. The verb, curiously enough, has the feminine suffix. Was it used intentionally, either as pointing to the prominence of women in those rites (Jeremiah 44:15), or to the degrading vices which involved the loss of true manhood (2 Kings 23:7)? So some have thought; but I agree with Keil, Smend, and others, in seeing only an error of transcription. Once more, after heaping up his accusations, Ezekiel asks the question, "Shall ye possess the land?" "Are you the seed of Abraham?" You trust in it, and think to support yourselves by it, and secure your possession and right of it by that means. So the Targum,

"you stand in your strength:''

ye work abomination; that which is abominable to God, and not fit to be named among men; Jarchi interprets it of sodomy: the word is in the feminine gender, and may be rendered, "ye women work abomination"; referring to that unnatural lust the apostle speaks of, Romans 1:26 so Ben Melech:

and ye defile everyone his neighbour's wife; were guilty of adultery; and which was so common, that scarce any were free from it, and therefore is charged upon the whole body of them:

and shall ye possess the land? such vile creatures as these, guilty of the abominations for which the land formerly spewed out its ancient inhabitants, the Canaanites? and the present possessors might expect the same, as being very unworthy inheritors of it, whatever high thoughts they might have of themselves. 26. Ye stand upon your sword—Your dependence is, not on right and equity, but on force and arms.

every one—Scarcely anyone refrains from adultery.33:21-29 Those are unteachable indeed, who do not learn their dependence upon God, when all creature-comforts fail. Many claim an interest in the peculiar blessings to true believers, while their conduct proves them enemies of God. They call this groundless presumption strong faith, when God's testimony declares them entitled to his threatenings, and nothing else.
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