Ezekiel 16:30
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New International Version
"'I am filled with fury against you, declares the Sovereign LORD, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen prostitute!

New Living Translation
"What a sick heart you have, says the Sovereign LORD, to do such things as these, acting like a shameless prostitute.

English Standard Version
“How sick is your heart, declares the Lord GOD, because you did all these things, the deeds of a brazen prostitute,

Berean Study Bible
How weak-willed is your heart, declares the Lord GOD, while you do all these things, the acts of a shameless prostitute!

New American Standard Bible
"How languishing is your heart," declares the Lord GOD, "while you do all these things, the actions of a bold-faced harlot.

King James Bible
How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;

Christian Standard Bible
"'How your heart was inflamed with lust--the declaration of the Lord GOD--when you did all these things, the acts of a brazen prostitute,

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD God, say that you were so disgusting that you would have done anything to get what you wanted.

Good News Translation
This is what the Sovereign LORD is saying: "You have done all this like a shameless prostitute.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How your heart was inflamed with lust"--the declaration of the Lord GOD--"when you did all these things, the acts of a brazen prostitute,

International Standard Version
"How weak is your heart," declares the Lord GOD, "when you committed all of these deeds, the acts of an imperious whore!

NET Bible
"'How sick is your heart, declares the sovereign LORD, when you perform all of these acts, the deeds of a bold prostitute.

New Heart English Bible
"'How weak is your heart, says the Lord GOD, since you do all these things, the work of an impudent prostitute;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'You have no will power! declares the Almighty LORD. You do everything a shameless prostitute does.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of a wanton harlot;

New American Standard 1977
“How languishing is your heart,” declares the Lord GOD, “while you do all these things, the actions of a bold-faced harlot.

Jubilee Bible 2000
How inconsistent is thy heart, said the Lord GOD, having done all these things, the work of a powerful harlot:

King James 2000 Bible
How weak is your heart, says the Lord GOD, seeing you do all these things, the work of a brazen harlot;

American King James Version
How weak is your heart, said the LORD GOD, seeing you do all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;

American Standard Version
How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord Jehovah, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an impudent harlot;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein shall I cleanse thy heart, saith the Lord God: seeing thou dost all these the works of a shameless prostitute?

Darby Bible Translation
How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord Jehovah, seeing thou doest all these [things], the work of a whorish woman, under no restraint;

English Revised Version
How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;

Webster's Bible Translation
How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious lewd woman;

World English Bible
How weak is your heart, says the Lord Yahweh, since you do all these things, the work of an impudent prostitute;

Young's Literal Translation
How weak is thy heart, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, In thy doing all these, The work of a domineering whorish woman.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
29So you extended your promiscuity to Chaldea, the land of merchants—but even with this you were not satisfied! 30How weak-willed is your heart, declares the Lord GOD, while you do all these things, the acts of a shameless prostitute! 31But when you built your shrines at the head of every street and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were not even like a prostitute, because you scorned payment.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:13
The woman named Folly is loud; she is naive and knows nothing.

Isaiah 1:3
The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's manger, but Israel does not know; My people do not understand."

Isaiah 3:9
The expression on their faces testifies against them, and like Sodom they flaunt their sin; they do not conceal it; woe to them, for they have brought disaster upon themselves.

Jeremiah 3:3
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refused to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are fools; they have not known Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but they do not know how to do good."

Ezekiel 16:29
So you extended your promiscuity to Chaldea, the land of merchants--but even with this you were not satisfied!

Treasury of Scripture

How weak is your heart, said the LORD GOD, seeing you do all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;

weak

Proverbs 9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing.

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel …

Jeremiah 2:12,13 Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be …

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

the work

Judges 16:15,16 And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart …

Proverbs 7:11-13,21 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house…

Isaiah 3:9 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they …

Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter …

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







(30) Weak.--The English word scarcely expresses the force of the original :--languishing with desire. The word heart occurs here only in the feminine.

Verse 30. - How weak, etc.! The weakness is that expressed in the Latin impotens libidinis, with no strength to resist the impulses of desire. The word imperious (perhaps masterful would be better) is that of one who is subject to no outward control. One is reminded of Dante on Semimlnis ('Inf.,' 5:56). The strange renderings of the LXX. (τὶ διαθῶ τὴυ θυγατέρα σου) and the Vulgate (in quo mundabo cor tuum) are difficult to account for, but probably indicate that the present text is corrupt. How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord God,.... Through sin; and being destitute of the grace of God, and so unable to resist any temptation, or oppose any corruption or lust, but carried away with everyone that offers; indulging every lust, and yet not satisfied; weak as water, unstable, fickle, and inconstant, seeking after new gods, and new kinds of worship. The Targum is,

"how strong is the wickedness of thy heart!''

the stronger the wickedness of the heart, the weaker, the heart is:

seeing thou doest all these things; all the idolatries before mentioned; which was an argument not of her strength, but weakness, and yet of boldness, impudence, and resolution, to have her will:

the work of an imperious whorish woman; a whore, as she is impudent, is imperious, is one that rules and governs. The Targum is, who rules over herself; does what she pleases, will have her will and way, and cannot bear any contradiction; and who rules over others, such as are her gallants, obliging them to do as she commands. Jarchi's note is,

"over whom her imagination (or corruption) rules.'' 30. weak … heart—Sin weakens the intellect ("heart") as, on the contrary, "the way of the Lord is strength to the upright" (Pr 10:29).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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