Ezekiel 7:20
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New International Version
They took pride in their beautiful jewelry and used it to make their detestable idols. They made it into vile images; therefore I will make it a thing unclean for them.

New Living Translation
They were proud of their beautiful jewelry and used it to make detestable idols and vile images. Therefore, I will make all their wealth disgusting to them.

English Standard Version
His beautiful ornament they used for pride, and they made their abominable images and their detestable things of it. Therefore I make it an unclean thing to them.

New American Standard Bible
They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them.

King James Bible
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He appointed His beautiful ornaments for majesty, but they made their abhorrent images from them, their detestable things. Therefore, I have made these into something filthy for them.

International Standard Version
"As for his beautiful ornament, he set it up in majesty, but they made detestable images and loathsome idols. Therefore, I'll give them something loathsome—

NET Bible
They rendered the beauty of his ornaments into pride, and with it they made their abominable images--their detestable idols. Therefore I will render it filthy to them.

New Heart English Bible
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it to them as an unclean thing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were proud of their beautiful jewels and used them to make disgusting and detestable statues [of false gods]. That is why I will make their jewels disgusting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as for the beauty of their ornament, which was set for a pride, they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things thereof; therefore have I made it unto them as an unclean thing.

New American Standard 1977
‘And they transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because they turned the glory of his ornament into pride and made in her the images of their abominations of their statues; therefore I have set it far from them.

King James 2000 Bible
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things from it: therefore have I set it far from them.

American King James Version
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

American Standard Version
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it unto them as an unclean thing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have turned the ornament of their jewels into pride, and have made of it the images of their abominations, and idols: therefore I have made it an uncleanness to them.

Darby Bible Translation
And he set in majesty his beautiful ornament; but they made therein the images of their abominations [and] of their detestable things: therefore have I made it an impurity unto them.

English Revised Version
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it unto them as an unclean thing.

Webster's Bible Translation
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

World English Bible
As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations [and] their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it to them as an unclean thing.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the beauty of his ornament, For excellency He set it, And the images of their abominations, Their detestable things -- they made in it, Therefore I have given it to them for impurity,
Study Bible
The Desolation of Israel
19'They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetite nor can they fill their stomachs, for their iniquity has become an occasion of stumbling. 20They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them. 21'I will give it into the hands of the foreigners as plunder and to the wicked of the earth as spoil, and they will profane it.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 7:30
"For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight," declares the LORD, "they have set their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.

Lamentations 2:7
The Lord has rejected His altar, He has abandoned His sanctuary; He has delivered into the hand of the enemy The walls of her palaces. They have made a noise in the house of the LORD As in the day of an appointed feast.

Ezekiel 5:11
'So as I live,' declares the Lord GOD, 'surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your abominations, therefore I will also withdraw, and My eye will have no pity and I will not spare.

Ezekiel 9:7
And He said to them, "Defile the temple and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!" Thus they went out and struck down the people in the city.

Ezekiel 11:18
"When they come there, they will remove all its detestable things and all its abominations from it.

Ezekiel 23:38
"Again, they have done this to Me: they have defiled My sanctuary on the same day and have profaned My sabbaths.
Treasury of Scripture

As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

the beauty

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will …

1 Chronicles 29:1,2 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon …

2 Chronicles 2:9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am …

Ezra 3:12 But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who …

Psalm 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, …

Psalm 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

Psalm 87:2,3 The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob…

Isaiah 64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, …

Haggai 2:3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and …

but.

Ezekiel 5:11 Why, as I live, said the Lord GOD; Surely, because you have defiled …

Ezekiel 8:7-10,15,16 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold …

2 Kings 21:4,7 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, …

2 Kings 23:11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to …

2 Kings 12:2 And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all …

2 Chronicles 33:4-7 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had …

2 Chronicles 36:14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed …

Jeremiah 7:30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, said the LORD…

set it far from them. or, made it unto them and unclean thing

Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret …

Ezekiel 9:7 And he said to them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the …

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will …

Jeremiah 7:14 Therefore will I do to this house, which is called by my name, wherein …

Lamentations 1:10 The adversary has spread out his hand on all her pleasant things: …

Lamentations 2:1,7 How has the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his …

(20) In majesty.--Rather, for pride. That which had been given them "for the beauty of ornament," viz., their silver and gold (Ezekiel 7:19), they had perverted to purposes of pride. Nay, further, they had even made their idols of it; therefore God "set it far from them." The same strong word is used here as in Ezekiel 7:19 = made it filth unto them. The singular and plural pronouns, "he," "his," "they," "their," "them," all alike refer to the people.

Verse 20. - As for the beauty of his ornament. The latter word is commonly used of the necklaces, armlets, etc., of women (Exodus 33:4-6; Isaiah 49:18; Jeremiah 2:32; Jeremiah 4:30). So again in Ezekiel 16:7, 11; Ezekiel 23:40. The singular is used of the people collectively, or of each man individually, like German man or French on. He set it in majesty; better, he - or to give the sense they - turned it to pride. Wealth and art had ministered, as in Isaiah 2:16, first to mere pride and pomp; then they made out of their ornaments the idols which they worshipped, and which were now, the same emphatic word being repeated, as a pollution to them. As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty,.... Or, "for pride" (i). The gold, silver, jewels, riches, and treasure, which the Lord gave to this people, they made a bad use of; and instead of contributing to the support of his worship and interest, and of giving liberally to the poor, they converted it to their own pride and luxury: or rather the temple, as Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it, is meant; which was a beautiful structure, and adorned with gifts, and set for glory, majesty, and excellency by the Lord; yea, where his excellent Majesty dwelt himself:

but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein; or, "of it" (k); that is, of their gold and silver, which is another bad use they put their riches to: or rather "in it" (l); that is, the temple; where, having made their idols, they placed them; see Jeremiah 7:30;

therefore have I set it far from them; that being destroyed, and they being carried away captive into a strange land, far from that.

(i) "in superbiam", V. L. Calvin, Starckius. (k) "ex eo", Tigurine version. (l) "In eo". Pagninus, Montanus, Polanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Starckius. 20. beauty of his ornament—the temple of Jehovah, the especial glory of the Jews, as a bride glories in her ornaments (the very imagery used by God as to the temple, Eze 16:10, 11). Compare Eze 24:21: "My sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes."

images … therein—namely, in the temple (Eze 8:3-17).

set it far from them—God had "set" the temple (their "beauty of ornament") "for His majesty"; but they had set up "abominations therein"; therefore God, in just retribution, "set it far from them," (that is, removed them far from it, or took it away from them [Vatablus]). The Margin translates, "Made it unto them an unclean thing" (compare Margin on Eze 7:19, "removed"); what I designed for their glory they turned to their shame, therefore I will make it turn to their ignominy and ruin.7:16-22 Sooner or later, sin will cause sorrow; and those who will not repent of their sin, may justly be left to pine away in it. There are many whose wealth is their snare and ruin; and the gaining the world is the losing of their souls. Riches profit not in the day of wrath. The wealth of this world has not that in it which will answer the desires of the soul, or be any satisfaction to it in a day of distress. God's temple shall stand them in no stead. Those are unworthy to be honoured with the form of godliness, who will not be governed by its power.
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