Ezekiel 16:27
New International Version
So I stretched out my hand against you and reduced your territory; I gave you over to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were shocked by your lewd conduct.

New Living Translation
That is why I struck you with my fist and reduced your boundaries. I handed you over to your enemies, the Philistines, and even they were shocked by your lewd conduct.

English Standard Version
Behold, therefore, I stretched out my hand against you and diminished your allotted portion and delivered you to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your portion. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd conduct.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold now, I have stretched out My hand against you and diminished your rations. And I delivered you up to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd conduct.

King James Bible
Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.

Christian Standard Bible
"'Therefore, I stretched out my hand against you and reduced your provisions. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the Philistine women, who were embarrassed by your indecent conduct.

Contemporary English Version
So I punished you by letting those greedy Philistine enemies take over some of your territory. But even they were offended by your repulsive behavior.

Good News Translation
"Now I have raised my hand to punish you and to take away your share of my blessing. I have handed you over to the Philistines, who hate you and are disgusted with your immoral actions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your provisions. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the Philistine women, who were embarrassed by your indecent behavior.

International Standard Version
"Therefore, look out! I've reached out to oppose you. I withdrew your rations and delivered you to those Philistine women who hate you. Even they were embarrassed at your wicked ways!

NET Bible
So see here, I have stretched out my hand against you and cut off your rations. I have delivered you into the power of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed by your obscene conduct.

New Heart English Bible
See therefore, I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, and delivered you to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'So I used my power against you. I took away some of your land, and I handed you over to your greedy enemies, the Philistines, who were ashamed of what you had done.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, therefore I have stretched out My hand over thee, and have diminished thine allowance, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, that are ashamed of thy lewd way.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold now, I have stretched out My hand against you and diminished your rations. And I delivered you up to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd conduct.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee and have diminished thy liberty and delivered thee unto the will of those that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of thy lewd way.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your allowance of food, and delivered you unto the will of them that hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd way.

American King James Version
Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, and delivered you to the will of them that hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of your lewd way.

American Standard Version
Behold therefore, I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food , and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, that are ashamed of thy lewd way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, I will stretch out my hand upon thee, and will take away thy justification: and I will deliver thee up to the will of the daughters of the Philistines that hate thee, that are ashamed of thy wicked way.

Darby Bible Translation
And behold, I stretched out my hand over thee, and diminished thine appointed portion; and I gave thee over unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, who were confounded at thy lewd way.

English Revised Version
Behold therefore, I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thy ordinary food, and delivered thee to the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of thy lewd way.

World English Bible
See therefore, I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary [food], and delivered you to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd way.

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, I have stretched out My hand against thee, And I diminish thy portion, And give thee to the desire of those hating thee, The daughters of the Philistines, Who are ashamed of thy wicked way.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
26You prostituted yourself with your lustful neighbors, the Egyptians, and increased your promiscuity to provoke Me to anger. 27Therefore I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your portion. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd conduct. 28Then you prostituted yourself with the Assyrians because you were not satisfied. Even after that, you were still not satisfied.…
Cross References
Isaiah 9:12
Aram from the east and Philistia from the west have devoured Israel with open mouths. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.

Ezekiel 16:57
before your wickedness was uncovered? Even so, you are now scorned by the daughters of Edom and all those around her, and by the daughters of the Philistines--all those around you who despise you.

Zephaniah 3:19
Behold, at that time, I will deal with all who afflict you. I will save the lame and gather the scattered; and I will appoint praise and fame for the disgraced throughout the earth.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, and delivered you to the will of them that hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of your lewd way.

I have

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

Isaiah 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and …

Isaiah 9:12,17 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour …

and have

Deuteronomy 28:48-57 Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send …

Isaiah 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, does take away from Jerusalem …

Hosea 2:9-12 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, …

thine Chukkach, `thy portion;' the household provision of a wife- food, clothes, and money.

delivered
The Jews, under Manasseh, and the succeeding kings of Judah, made the temple itself the scene of their open and abominable idolatries, in addition to all their idol temples! which appears to be meant by `the eminent place,' and `highplaces in every street,'

Ezekiel 16:24 That you have also built to you an eminent place, and have made you …

Allured by the prosperity of the Egyptians, they also connected themselves with them, and joined in their multiplied and abominable idolatries. And when Jehovah punished them by wars and famines, and by the Philistines, whose daughters are represented as ashamed of their enormous idolatries, instead of being amended, they formed alliances with the Assyrians, and worshipped their gods: and they even followed every idol which was worshipped between Canaan and Chaldea.

Ezekiel 16:37 Behold, therefore I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have …

Ezekiel 23:22,25,28,29,46,47 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will raise …

Psalm 106:41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated …

Jeremiah 34:21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand …

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these shall hate the …

daughters. or, cities

2 Kings 24:2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of …

2 Chronicles 28:18,19 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and …

Isaiah 9:12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour …

which

Ezekiel 16:47,57 Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: …

Ezekiel 5:6,7 And she has changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, …







Lexicon
Therefore
וְהִנֵּ֨ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

I stretched out
נָטִ֤יתִי (nā·ṭî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

My hand
יָדִי֙ (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

against you
עָלַ֔יִךְ (‘ā·la·yiḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and reduced
וָאֶגְרַ֖ע (wā·’eḡ·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1639: To scrape off, to shave, remove, lessen, withhold

your portion.
חֻקֵּ֑ךְ (ḥuq·qêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

I gave you over
וָאֶתְּנֵ֞ךְ (wā·’et·tə·nêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

to the desire
בְּנֶ֤פֶשׁ (bə·ne·p̄eš)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of those who hate you,
שֹׂנְאוֹתַ֙יִךְ֙ (śō·nə·’ō·w·ṯa·yiḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

the daughters
בְּנ֣וֹת (bə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of the Philistines,
פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

who were ashamed
הַנִּכְלָמ֖וֹת (han·niḵ·lā·mō·wṯ)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3637: To wound, to taunt, insult

of your lewd
זִמָּֽה׃ (zim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2154: A plan, device, wickedness

conduct.
מִדַּרְכֵּ֥ךְ (mid·dar·kêḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(27) Diminished thine ordinary food.--This cutting short of the power and prosperity of Israel was a discipline of correction designed to bring her to a consciousness of her sin.

The daughters of the Philistines, i.e., their cities, according to the figurative language of the chapter, and indeed the common figurative language of Scripture. Philistia was but a small power in the south-west corner of Palestine, yet from the time of the Judges down through the whole period of the monarchy, they were the persistent foes of Israel. During the time immediately before Samuel, they held nearly the entire land in subjection, and although subdued by David, they became troublesome again in the times of the later kings (see 2Chronicles 26:7; 2Chronicles 28:18), and are often spoken of not only by the earlier prophets, Isaiah and Amos, but also by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:20; Jeremiah 47:1; Jeremiah 47:4), Ezekiel (Ezekiel 25:15-16), and Zechariah Zechariah 9:6).

Ashamed of thy lewd way.--The Philistines, true to their own false gods, despised the Israelites for their unfaithfulness to Jehovah. It is the old but ever new story of the heathen repelled from the truth by the unworthiness of its professed followers.

Verse 27. - Have diminished thine ordinary food. The husband was bound to provide his wife with food and raiment (Exodus 21:10). Here his first discipline for the unfaithful wife is to place her on a short allowance. Jehovah, to interpret the parable, had placed Israel under the discipline of famine and other visitations that involved a loss of wealth and power. Hosea 2:9, 10 supplies a striking parallel. The daughters of the Philistines. So in ver. 57. The phrase, like "the daughter of Zion," indicates the Philistine cities. These had been, from the days of Samuel to those of Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:18), among the most persistent enemies of Judah (comp. Amos 1:6; Amos 3:9; Joel 3:4; Isaiah 9:12; Isaiah 14:29). In the words, were ashamed of thy lewd way, the prophet points, as his master had done (Jeremiah 2:10), to the fact that other nations had at least been faithful to their inherited religion, while Judah had forsaken hers. 16:1-58 In this chapter God's dealings with the Jewish nation, and their conduct towards him, are described, and their punishment through the surrounding nations, even those they most trusted in. This is done under the parable of an exposed infant rescued from death, educated, espoused, and richly provided for, but afterwards guilty of the most abandoned conduct, and punished for it; yet at last received into favour, and ashamed of her base conduct. We are not to judge of these expressions by modern ideas, but by those of the times and places in which they were used, where many of them would not sound as they do to us. The design was to raise hatred to idolatry, and such a parable was well suited for that purpose.
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