Ezekiel 22:16
New International Version
When you have been defiled in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the LORD.’”

New Living Translation
And when I have been dishonored among the nations because of you, you will know that I am the LORD.”

English Standard Version
And you shall be profaned by your own doing in the sight of the nations, and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

Berean Study Bible
And when you have defiled yourself in the eyes of the nations, then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ”

King James Bible
And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

New King James Version
You shall defile yourself in the sight of the nations; then you shall know that I am the LORD.” ’ ”

New American Standard Bible
Then you will defile yourself in the sight of the nations, and you will know that I am the LORD.”’”

NASB 1995
“You will profane yourself in the sight of the nations, and you will know that I am the LORD."’”

NASB 1977
“And you will profane yourself in the sight of the nations, and you will know that I am the LORD.”’”

Amplified Bible
You will defile yourself in the sight of the [Gentile] nations, and you will know [without any doubt] that I am the LORD.”’”

Christian Standard Bible
You will be profaned in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will be profaned in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.”

American Standard Version
And thou shalt be profaned in thyself, in the sight of the nations; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall admonish you before the eyes of the nations, and you shall know that I AM LORD JEHOVAH”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will give heritages in thee in the sight of the nations, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
You will be humiliated in the eyes of other nations. Then you will know that I, the LORD God, have done these things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will possess thee in the sight of the Gentiles, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt be profaned in thyself, in the sight of the nations; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

Good News Translation
And so the other nations will dishonor you, but you will know that I am the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will be dishonored in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"

International Standard Version
When you've been defiled in the sight of the nations, then you'll know that I am the LORD."'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt be profaned in thyself, in the sight of the nations; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.'

Literal Standard Version
And you have been defiled in yourself Before the eyes of nations, And you have known that I [am] YHWH.”

NET Bible
You will be profaned within yourself in the sight of the nations; then you will know that I am the LORD.'"

New Heart English Bible
You shall be profaned in yourself, in the sight of the nations; and you shall know that I am the LORD."'"

World English Bible
You shall be profaned in yourself, in the sight of the nations; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast been polluted in thyself Before the eyes of nations, And thou hast known that I am Jehovah.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sins of Jerusalem
15I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you throughout the lands; I will purge your uncleanness. 16And when you have defiled yourself in the eyes of the nations, then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

Cross References
Psalm 83:18
May they know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, are Most High over all the earth.

Ezekiel 6:7
The slain will fall among you, and you will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 22:17
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall take your inheritance in yourself in the sight of the heathen, and you shall know that I am the LORD.

take thine inheritance in thyself.

Ezekiel 7:24
Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.

Ezekiel 25:3
And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;

Isaiah 43:28
Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

thou shalt know

Ezekiel 6:7
And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 39:6,7,28
And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD…

Exodus 8:22
And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.









(16) Shalt take thine inheritance.--Rather, thou shalt be profaned by thyself. The same word occurs in Ezekiel 7:24, and is there rendered "shall be defiled;" it admits of either sense, according to its derivation. The meaning is that through their own misconduct they forfeit the privileges of a holy nation, and become profaned or dishonoured in the sight of the heathen. The first prophecy of this chapter closes with the terrible warning of Ezekiel 22:14-16, showing the extreme suffering necessary for the purification of Israel.

Verse 16. - Thou shalt take thine inheritance, etc.; better, with the Revised Version, Keil, and most other commentators, shalt be profaned in thyself, etc. The prophet is still speaking of punishment, not of restoration.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And when you have defiled
וְנִחַ֥לְתְּ (wə·ni·ḥalt)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

yourself
בָּ֖ךְ (bāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

in the eyes
לְעֵינֵ֣י (lə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the nations,
גוֹיִ֑ם (ḡō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

then you will know
וְיָדַ֖עַתְּ (wə·yā·ḏa·‘at)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am the LORD.’”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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