Ezekiel 16:3
New International Version
and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says to Jerusalem: Your ancestry and birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

New Living Translation
Give her this message from the Sovereign LORD: You are nothing but a Canaanite! Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

English Standard Version
and say, Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth are of the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

Berean Study Bible
and tell her this is what the Lord GOD says to Jerusalem: ‘Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

New American Standard Bible
and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem, "Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

King James Bible
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.

Christian Standard Bible
You are to say, 'This is what the Lord GOD says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hethite.

Contemporary English Version
and tell them that I, the LORD God, am saying: Jerusalem, you were born in the country where Canaanites lived. Your father was an Amorite, and your mother was a Hittite.

Good News Translation
Tell Jerusalem what the Sovereign LORD is saying to her: "You were born in the land of Canaan. Your father was an Amorite, and your mother was a Hittite.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to say: This is what the Lord GOD says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

International Standard Version
You are to declare, 'This is what the Lord GOD says to Jerusalem: "Your birth place was the territory that belonged to the Canaanites. Your father was an Ammonite and your mother was a Hittite.

NET Bible
and say, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

New Heart English Bible
and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: Your birth and your birth is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was your father, and your mother was a Hittite.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tell them, 'This is what the Almighty LORD says to the people of Jerusalem: Your birthplace and your ancestors were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite, and your mother was a Hittite.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and say: Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem: Thine origin and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was a Hittite.

New American Standard 1977
and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem, “Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said concerning Jerusalem: Thy habitation and thy race was of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite and thy mother a Hittite.

King James 2000 Bible
And say, Thus says the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother a Hittite.

American King James Version
And say, Thus said the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother an Hittite.

American Standard Version
and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah unto Jerusalem: Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was a Hittite.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord God to Jerusalem: Thy root, and thy nativity is of the land of Chanaan, thy father was an Amorrhite, and thy mother a Cethite.

Darby Bible Translation
and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah unto Jerusalem: Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite: thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother a Hittite.

English Revised Version
and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem: Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was an Hittite.

Webster's Bible Translation
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother a Hittite.

World English Bible
and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh to Jerusalem: Your birth and your birth is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was your father, and your mother was a Hittite.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah to Jerusalem: Thy birth and thy nativity Are of the land of the Canaanite, Thy father the Amorite, and thy mother a Hittite.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
2“Son of man, confront Jerusalem with her abominations 3and tell her this is what the Lord GOD says to Jerusalem: ‘Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4On the day of your birth your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing. You were not rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths.…
Cross References
Joshua 13:4
to the south, all the land of the Canaanites, from Mearah of the Sidonians to Aphek, as far as the border of the Amorites;

Isaiah 43:27
Your first father sinned, and your spokesmen rebelled against Me.

Ezekiel 16:2
"Son of man, confront Jerusalem with her abominations

Ezekiel 16:4
On the day of your birth your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing. You were not rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths.

Treasury of Scripture

And say, Thus said the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother an Hittite.

Thy birth, [heb] Thy cutting out, or habitation

Ezekiel 16:45 You are your mother's daughter, that lothes her husband and her children; …

Ezekiel 21:30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge you in the …

Genesis 11:25,29 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, …

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth…

Nehemiah 9:7 You are the LORD the God, who did choose Abram, and brought him forth …

Isaiah 1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law …

Isaiah 51:1,2 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek …

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, …

Matthew 11:24 But I say to you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of …

Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, …

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the …

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the …

Amorite

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the …

Deuteronomy 20:17 But you shall utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the …

1 Kings 21:26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things …

2 Kings 21:11 Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations, and has …

Hittite

Ezra 9:1 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, …







Lexicon
and tell [her]
וְאָמַרְתָּ֞ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

this is what
כֹּה־ (kōh-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֤י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

says
אָמַ֨ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to Jerusalem:
לִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם (lî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

‘Your origin
מְכֹרֹתַ֙יִךְ֙ (mə·ḵō·rō·ṯa·yiḵ)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4351: Origin

and your birth
וּמֹ֣לְדֹתַ֔יִךְ (ū·mō·lə·ḏō·ṯa·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4138: Nativity, lineage, native country, offspring, family

were in the land
מֵאֶ֖רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of the Canaanites.
הַֽכְּנַעֲנִ֑י (hak·kə·na·‘ă·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3669: Canaanite -- inhabitant of Canaan

Your father
אָבִ֥יךְ (’ā·ḇîḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

was an Amorite
הָאֱמֹרִ֖י (hā·’ĕ·mō·rî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 567: Amorites -- perhaps 'mountain dwellers', a Canaanite tribe

and your mother
וְאִמֵּ֥ךְ (wə·’im·mêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

a Hittite.
חִתִּֽית׃ (ḥit·tîṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2850: Hittite -- a Chittite
(3) Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan.--In the original the words "births" and "nativities" are in the plural, already indicating what the whole context makes plain, that the reference is not to the natural, but to the spiritual origin of Israel. So our Lord says to the Jews of His time, "Ye are of your father, the devil" (John 8:44; comp. Matthew 3:9); and Isaiah addresses his contemporaries as "rulers of Sodom" and "people of Gomorrha" (Isaiah 1:10). The word births, as indicated by the margin, comes from a verb meaning to cut or dig out, as stone from the quarry; and there is a play upon this sense in Isaiah 51:1. Israel's character, her spiritual nativity, was thoroughly Canaanitish.

An Amorite . . . an Hittite.--These two tribes, especially the former, as the most prominent in Canaan, are frequently put for the whole (Genesis 15:16; Deuteronomy 1:44, with Numbers 14:45; Joshua 10:5; 2Kings 21:11, &c). The dealings of the patriarchs in Canaan were particularly with the Hittites (Genesis 23; Genesis 26:34-35; Genesis 27:46; Genesis 28:1; Genesis 28:6-8). This once great and powerful nation had almost faded from history; but their monuments and inscriptions are just now beginning to be discovered and deciphered.

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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