Ezekiel 16:52
New International Version
Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous than you. So then, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.

New Living Translation
Shame on you! Your sins are so terrible that you make your sisters seem righteous, even virtuous.

English Standard Version
Bear your disgrace, you also, for you have intervened on behalf of your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. So be ashamed, you also, and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.

Berean Study Bible
So now you must bear your disgrace, since you have brought justification for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you, because your sins were more vile than theirs. So you too must bear your shame and disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous.

New American Standard Bible
"Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.

King James Bible
Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

Christian Standard Bible
You must also bear your disgrace, since you have helped your sisters out. For they appear more righteous than you because of your sins, which you committed more detestably than they did. So you also, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous.

Contemporary English Version
So their punishment will seem light compared to yours. You will be disgraced and put to shame because of your disgusting sins.

Good News Translation
And now you will have to endure your disgrace. Your sins are so much worse than those of your sisters that they look innocent beside you. Now blush and bear your shame, because you make your sisters look pure."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must also bear your disgrace, since you have been an advocate for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you because of your sins, which you committed more abhorrently than they did. So you also, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous."

International Standard Version
So now, bear your own shame as you mediate for your sisters. The sins that you've committed are more detestable than theirs. That makes them more righteous than you. Indeed, be ashamed and bear your reproach, because you've made your sisters to be more righteous than you."

NET Bible
So now, bear your disgrace, because you have given your sisters reason to justify their behavior. Because the sins you have committed were more abominable than those of your sisters; they have become more righteous than you. So now, be ashamed and bear the disgrace of making your sisters appear righteous.

New Heart English Bible
You also, bear you your own shame, in that you have given judgment for your sisters; through your sins that you have committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous that you: yes, be also confounded, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will have to suffer disgrace because you accused your sisters. Yet, your sins are more disgusting than theirs. They look like they are innocent compared to you. Be ashamed of yourself and suffer disgrace, because you have made your sisters look like they are innocent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou also, bear thine own shame, in that thou hast given judgment for thy sisters; through thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous than thou; yea, be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

New American Standard 1977
“Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou also, who hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they; they are more righteous than thou; be thou confounded also and bear thy shame in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

King James 2000 Bible
You also, who have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than you: yea, be disgraced also, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.

American King James Version
You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than you: yes, be you confounded also, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.

American Standard Version
Thou also, bear thou thine own shame, in that thou hast given judgment for thy sisters; through thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous that thou: yea, be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou therefore bear thy punishment, for that thou hast corrupted thy sisters by thy sins which thou hast committed beyond them; and thou hast made them appear more righteous than thyself: thou therefore be ashamed, and bear thy dishonour, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore do thou also bear thy confusion, thou that hast surpassed thy sisters with thy sine, doing more wickedly than they: for they are justified above thee, therefore be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, thou that hast justified thy sisters.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou also, who hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own confusion, because of thy sins in which thou hast acted more abominably than they: they are more righteous than thou. So be thou ashamed also, and bear thy confusion, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

English Revised Version
Thou also, bear thine own shame, in that thou hast given judgment for thy sisters; through thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou also, who hast judged thy sisters, bear thy own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yes, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

World English Bible
You also, bear you your own shame, in that you have given judgment for your sisters; through your sins that you have committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous that you: yes, be also confounded, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou also -- bear thy shame, That thou hast adjudged to thy sisters, Because of thy sins that thou hast done more abominably than they, They are more righteous than thou, And thou, also, be ashamed and bear thy shame, In thy justifying thy sisters.
Study Bible
Judgment on Jerusalem
51But Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have multiplied your abominations beyond theirs, and all the abominations you have committed have made your sisters appear righteous. 52So now you must bear your disgrace, since you have brought justification for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you, because your sins were more vile than theirs. So you too must bear your shame and disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous. 53But I will restore Sodom and her daughters from captivity, as well as Samaria and her daughters. And I will restore you along with them.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 3:11
And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than unfaithful Judah.

Ezekiel 16:47
You not only walked in their ways and practiced their abominations, but soon you were more depraved than they were.

Ezekiel 16:48
As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did as you and your daughters have done.

Ezekiel 16:53
But I will restore Sodom and her daughters from captivity, as well as Samaria and her daughters. And I will restore you along with them.

Ezekiel 32:24
Elam is there with all her multitudes around her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword--those who went down uncircumcised to the earth below, who once spread their terror in the land of the living. They bear their disgrace with those who descend to the Pit.

Treasury of Scripture

You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than you: yes, be you confounded also, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.

which hast

Ezekiel 16:56
For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride,

Matthew 7:1-5
Judge not, that ye be not judged…

Luke 6:37
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

bear thine

Ezekiel 16:54,63
That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them…

Ezekiel 36:6,7,15,31,32
Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen: …

Ezekiel 39:26
After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.

they are more

Genesis 38:26
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

1 Samuel 24:17
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

1 Kings 2:32
And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.







Lexicon
So now
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

you
אַ֣תְּ ׀ (’at)
Pronoun - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

must bear
שְׂאִ֣י (śə·’î)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

your disgrace,
כְלִמָּתֵ֗ךְ (ḵə·lim·mā·ṯêḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3639: Insult, reproach, ignominy

since
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you have brought justification
פִּלַּלְתְּ֙ (pil·lalt)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

for your sisters.
לַֽאֲחוֹתֵ֔ךְ (la·’ă·ḥō·w·ṯêḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 269: Sister -- a sister

For they appear more righteous
תִּצְדַּ֣קְנָה (tiṣ·daq·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous

than you,
מִמֵּ֑ךְ (mim·mêḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

because your sins
בְּחַטֹּאתַ֛יִךְ (bə·ḥaṭ·ṭō·ṯa·yiḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

were more vile
הִתְעַ֥בְתְּ (hiṯ·‘aḇt)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8581: To loathe, detest

than theirs.
מֵהֵ֖ן (mê·hên)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2004: They

So you
אַ֥תְּ (’at)
Pronoun - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

too
וְגַם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

must bear
וּשְׂאִ֣י (ū·śə·’î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

your shame
בּ֙וֹשִׁי֙ (bō·wō·šî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

and disgrace,
כְלִמָּתֵ֔ךְ (ḵə·lim·mā·ṯêḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3639: Insult, reproach, ignominy

since you have made your sisters
אַחְיוֹתֵֽךְ׃ (’aḥ·yō·w·ṯêḵ)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 269: Sister -- a sister

appear righteous.
בְּצַדֶּקְתֵּ֖ךְ (bə·ṣad·deq·têḵ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous
(52) Hast judged thy sisters.--Judah had approved the judgments upon Sodom and Samaria, as it is always easy for man to approve judgments upon the sins of others; but now this must be brought home to herself for her own greater sins. (Comp. Romans 2)

Having described the sin and the punishment, the prophet now goes on in the remainder of the chapter to speak of the restoration of Israel. This is first declared in the strongest terms to be impossible (Ezekiel 16:53-59), and the efforts of many commentators to transform the language into a covert promise of restoration are entirely unsuccessful. After this, indeed, in Ezekiel 16:60-63, the establishment of the Divine covenant with Israel is fully and distinctly promised. Yet there is no contradiction between the two, for the prophet had a right to suppose that the people would remember what had been so plainly declared before: that while the nation as a whole must perish, yet after the purifying chastisements of the Lord He would have mercy upon and bless a remnant who should be saved. The general doom is first announced as irrevocable; then the exception is made for the few.

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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