Ezekiel 16:38
New International Version
I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring on you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.

New Living Translation
I will punish you for your murder and adultery. I will cover you with blood in my jealous fury.

English Standard Version
And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Berean Study Bible
And I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and those who shed blood; so I will bring upon you the wrath of your bloodshed and jealousy.

New American Standard Bible
"Thus I will judge you like women who commit adultery or shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

King James Bible
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

Christian Standard Bible
I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about the shedding of your blood in jealous wrath.

Contemporary English Version
I will find you guilty of being an unfaithful wife and a murderer, and in my fierce anger I will sentence you to a violent death!

Good News Translation
I will condemn you for adultery and murder, and in my anger and fury I will punish you with death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.

International Standard Version
I'll judge you with the same standards by which I issue verdicts against a woman who commits adultery and murder. I'll avenge the blood you've shed with impassioned wrath.

NET Bible
I will punish you as an adulteress and murderer deserves. I will avenge your bloody deeds with furious rage.

New Heart English Bible
I will judge you, as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will punish you the same way that those who are guilty of prostitution and murder are punished. I will give you the death penalty in my fury and burning anger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring upon thee the blood of fury and jealousy.

New American Standard 1977
“Thus I shall judge you, like women who commit adultery or shed blood are judged; and I shall bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will judge thee by the laws regarding women who commit adultery and those that shed blood; and I will give thee away in blood of fury and of jealousy.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy.

American King James Version
And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give you blood in fury and jealousy.

American Standard Version
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring upon thee the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will judge thee as adulteresses, and they that shed blood are judged: and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will judge thee with the judgments of women that commit adultery and shed blood; and I will give thee up to the blood of fury and jealousy;

English Revised Version
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring upon thee the blood of fury and jealousy.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

World English Bible
I will judge you, as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have judged thee -- judgments of adulteresses, And of women shedding blood, And have given thee blood, fury, and jealousy.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Judgment on Jerusalem
37therefore I will surely gather all the lovers with whom you found pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose you before them, and they will see all your nakedness. 38And I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and those who shed blood; so I will bring upon you the wrath of your bloodshed and jealousy. 39Then I will hand you over to your lovers, and they will level your mounds and tear down your lofty shrines. They will strip off your clothes, take your fine jewelry, and leave you naked and bare.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 22:22
If a man is found lying with another man's wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

Psalm 79:3
They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.

Psalm 79:5
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

Jeremiah 18:21
Therefore, hand their children over to famine, pour out the power of the sword upon them. Let their wives become childless and widowed, their husbands be slain by disease, and their young men struck down by the sword in battle.

Ezekiel 23:24
They will come against you with a host of peoples, with weapons, chariots, and wagons. They will array themselves against you on every side with buckler and shield and helmet. I will delegate judgment to them, and they will punish you by their own standards.

Ezekiel 23:25
And I will set My jealous rage against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and ears, and your survivors will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and your remnant will be consumed by fire.

Ezekiel 23:45
But righteous men will sentence them to the punishment of those who commit adultery and bloodshed, because they are adulteresses with blood on their hands.

Ezekiel 35:6
therefore, as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will give you over to bloodshed and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, it will pursue you.

Zephaniah 1:17
I will bring such distress on mankind that they will walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their flesh like dung.

Treasury of Scripture

And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give you blood in fury and jealousy.

as women [heb] with judgments of women

Ezekiel 16:40 They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone …

Ezekiel 23:45-47 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of …

Genesis 38:11,24 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your …

Leviticus 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he …

Deuteronomy 22:22-24 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then …

Matthew 1:18,19 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother …

John 8:3-5 And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery; …

shed

Ezekiel 16:20,21,36 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have …

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in …

Exodus 21:12 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

Numbers 35:31 Moreover you shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, …

Psalm 79:3-5 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and …

Jeremiah 18:21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their …

Zephaniah 1:17 And I will bring distress on men, that they shall walk like blind …

Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is …

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have …







Lexicon
And I will sentence you
וּשְׁפַטְתִּיךְ֙ (ū·šə·p̄aṭ·tîḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

to the punishment
מִשְׁפְּטֵ֣י (miš·pə·ṭê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

of women who commit adultery
נֹאֲפ֔וֹת (nō·’ă·p̄ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize

and those who shed
וְשֹׁפְכֹ֖ת (wə·šō·p̄ə·ḵōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

blood;
דָּ֑ם (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

so I will bring upon you
וּנְתַתִּ֕יךְ (ū·nə·ṯat·tîḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the wrath
חֵמָ֖ה (ḥê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2534: Heat, anger, poison

of your bloodshed
דַּ֥ם (dam)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

and jealousy.
וְקִנְאָֽה׃ (wə·qin·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7068: Ardor, zeal, jealousy
(38) Women that break wedlock and shed blood.--Under the Mosaic law the penalty for adultery was death (Leviticus 20:10), and the same penalty also was attached to the devotion of "seed to Moloch" (Leviticus 20:1-5), and to murder (Exodus 21:12). The Jewish method of capital punishment on individuals was by stoning (see Leviticus 20:2, and comp. John 8:5), and of punishing an apostate city was by the sword (Deuteronomy 13:15). Hence both modes are mentioned together in Ezekiel 16:40, though somewhat at the expense of the consistency of the allegory. The last clause would be more exactly translated, "I will make thee blood of fury and jealousy," the fury referring to the avenging of murder, and the jealousy to the punishment of adultery, each requiring the life, or blood, of the offender.

Verse 38. - The bloodshed may refer, as in ver. 36, to the Moloch sacrifices, or may include also other crimea, assassinations and judicial murders (Jeremiah 2:34). Strictly speaking, the punishment of the adulteress was death by stoning (Leviticus 20:2, 10; Deuteronomy 21:21; Deuteronomy 22:21; John 8:5). Did Ezekiel think of the stones cast against the city from the catapult engines of the Chahleans as a literal counterpart of that punishment? In the last clause read, with the Revised Version, I will bring upon thee the blood of fury and jealousy; sc. the death which was inflicted by the indignation of Jehovah as the Husband against whom Judah had sinned. 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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