Psalm 106:39
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New International Version
They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.

New Living Translation
They defiled themselves by their evil deeds, and their love of idols was adultery in the LORD's sight.

English Standard Version
Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.

New American Standard Bible
Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.

King James Bible
Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They defiled themselves by their actions and prostituted themselves by their deeds.

International Standard Version
Therefore, they became unclean because of what they did; they have acted like whores by their evil deeds.

NET Bible
They were defiled by their deeds, and unfaithful in their actions.

New Heart English Bible
Thus were they defiled with their works, and prostituted themselves in their deeds.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were defiled by their works and they committed fornication with their inventions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They became filthy because of what they did. They behaved like prostitutes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus were they defiled with their works, And went astray in their doings.

New American Standard 1977
Thus they became unclean in their practices,
            And played the harlot in their deeds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus they were defiled with their own works and went a whoring with their own inventions.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus were they defiled with their own works, and played the harlot with their own deeds.

American King James Version
Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

American Standard Version
Thus were they defiled with their works, And played the harlot in their doings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and was defiled with their works: and they went aside after their own inventions.

Darby Bible Translation
And they were defiled with their works, and went a-whoring in their doings.

English Revised Version
Thus were they defiled with their works, and went a whoring in their doings.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went astray with their own inventions.

World English Bible
Thus were they defiled with their works, and prostituted themselves in their deeds.

Young's Literal Translation
And they are defiled with their works, And commit whoredom in their habitual doings.
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good
38And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the blood. 39Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds. 40Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people And He abhorred His inheritance.…
Cross References
Leviticus 17:7
"They shall no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat demons with which they play the harlot. This shall be a permanent statute to them throughout their generations."'

Leviticus 18:24
'Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.

Numbers 15:39
"It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot,

Judges 2:17
Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed themselves down to them. They turned aside quickly from the way in which their fathers had walked in obeying the commandments of the LORD; they did not do as their fathers.

Psalm 73:27
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.

Ezekiel 20:18
"I said to their children in the wilderness, 'Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers or keep their ordinances or defile yourselves with their idols.

Hosea 4:12
My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner's wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlot, departing from their God.
Treasury of Scripture

Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

defiled

Isaiah 24:5,6 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because …

Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; …

Ezekiel 20:18,30,31,43 But I said to their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the …

went

Exodus 34:16 And you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters …

Leviticus 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices to devils, after whom …

Leviticus 20:5,6 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, …

Numbers 15:39 And it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and …

Jeremiah 3:1,2,6-9 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Ezekiel 16:15 But you did trust in your own beauty, and played the harlot because …

Ezekiel 23:3 And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions …

Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for you have gone …

Revelation 17:1-6 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, …

their own

Psalm 106:29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague …

Verse 39. - Thus were they defiled with their own works. The heathen "works," which they adopted from them (ver. 35), had become "their own works," and made them a "defiled" and "polluted" people. And went a-whoring with their own inventions; i.e. "became spiritually adulterous," deserted God, and were unfaithful to him (comp. Ezekiel 23:2-21; Hosea 2:2-5). Thus were they defiled with their own works,.... Not the land only, but they themselves also; or "with their works" (a), with the works of the Heathen they learned, Psalm 106:35, or rather with their own works, the works of the flesh, especially their shocking idolatries: sin is of a defiling nature; it has defiled all men, it defiles all of men, all the faculties of their souls, and all the members of their bodies; nor can anything truly and thoroughly cleanse from it but the blood of Christ: even men's works of righteousness are as filthy rags and defiling, and much more their evil works.

And went a whoring with their own inventions; after other gods; idolatry is often in Scripture signified by whoredom; the idolatry of Israel and Judah is represented by two harlots and their lewd practices, in Ezekiel 23:1 and hence the apostate church of Rome is compared to a whore, because of her idolatry, Revelation 17:1.

(a) "operibus earum", Muis; so Ainsworth. 106:34-48 The conduct of the Israelites in Canaan, and God's dealings with them, show that the way of sin is down-hill; omissions make way for commissions: when they neglected to destroy the heathen, they learned their works. One sin led to many more, and brought the judgments of God on them. Their sin was, in part, their own punishment. Sinners often see themselves ruined by those who led them into evil. Satan, who is a tempter, will be a tormentor. At length, God showed pity to his people for his covenant's sake. The unchangeableness of God's merciful nature and love to his people, makes him change the course of justice into mercy; and no other change is meant by God's repentance. Our case is awful when the outward church is considered. When nations professing Christianity, are so guilty as we are, no wonder if the Lord brings them low for their sins. Unless there is general and deep repentance, there can be no prospect but of increasing calamities. The psalm concludes with prayer for completing the deliverance of God's people, and praise for the beginning and progress of it. May all the people of the earth, ere long, add their Amen.
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