Ezekiel 16:32
New International Version
"'You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!

New Living Translation
Yes, you are an adulterous wife who takes in strangers instead of her own husband.

English Standard Version
Adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!

Berean Study Bible
You adulterous wife! You receive strangers instead of your own husband!

New American Standard Bible
"You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

King James Bible
But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!

Christian Standard Bible
You adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!

Contemporary English Version
You are nothing but an unfaithful wife who would rather have sex with strangers than with your own husband.

Good News Translation
You are like a woman who commits adultery with strangers instead of loving her husband.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!

International Standard Version
who commits adultery, preferring a stranger over her husband!

NET Bible
"'Adulterous wife, who prefers strangers instead of her own husband!

New Heart English Bible
"'A wife who commits adultery. who takes strangers instead of her husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are an adulterous wife who prefers strangers to her husband.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou wife that committest adultery, that takest strangers instead of thy husband--

New American Standard 1977
“You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

Jubilee Bible 2000
but as a wife that commits adultery, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

King James 2000 Bible
But as a wife that commits adultery, who takes strangers instead of her husband!

American King James Version
But as a wife that commits adultery, which takes strangers instead of her husband!

American Standard Version
A wife that committeth adultery! that taketh strangers instead of her husband!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An adulteress resembles thee, taking rewards of her husband.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as an adulteress, that bringeth in strangers over her husband.

Darby Bible Translation
O adulterous wife, that taketh strangers instead of her husband.

English Revised Version
A wife that committeth adultery! that taketh strangers instead of her husband!

Webster's Bible Translation
But as a wife that committeth adultery, who taketh strangers instead of her husband!

World English Bible
A wife who commits adultery! who takes strangers instead of her husband!

Young's Literal Translation
The wife who committeth adultery -- Under her husband -- doth receive strangers.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
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. 32You adulterous wife! You receive strangers instead of your own husband! 33Men give gifts to all their prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.…
Cross References
James 4:4
You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.

Ezekiel 16:31
But 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.

Ezekiel 16:33
Men give gifts to all their prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.

Treasury of Scripture

But as a wife that commits adultery, which takes strangers instead of her husband!

Ezekiel 16:8
Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

Ezekiel 23:37,45
That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them

Jeremiah 2:25,28
Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go…







Lexicon
You adulterous wife!
הַמְּנָאָ֑פֶת (ham·mə·nā·’ā·p̄eṯ)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize

You receive
תִּקַּ֖ח (tiq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

strangers
זָרִֽים׃ (zā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

instead of
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

your own husband!
אִישָׁ֔הּ (’î·šāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person
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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