Ezekiel 23:16
New International Version
As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

New Living Translation
When she saw these paintings, she longed to give herself to them, so she sent messengers to Babylonia to invite them to come to her.

English Standard Version
When she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

Berean Study Bible
At the sight of them, she lusted for them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

King James Bible
And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

New King James Version
As soon as her eyes saw them, She lusted for them And sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

New American Standard Bible
And when she saw them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

NASB 1995
“When she saw them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

NASB 1977
“And when she saw them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

Amplified Bible
When she saw [the sketches of] them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

Christian Standard Bible
At the sight of them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the sight of them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

American Standard Version
And as soon as she saw them she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she was joined to them in the vision of her eyes, and she sent them Messengers into the land of the Chaldeans

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she doted upon them as soon as she saw them, and sent forth messengers to them into the land of the Chaldeans.

Contemporary English Version
As soon as she looked at them, she wanted to have sex with them. And so, she sent messengers to bring them to her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She doted upon them with the lust of her eyes, and she sent messengers to them into Chaldea.

Good News Translation
As soon as she saw them, she was filled with lust and sent messengers to them in Babylonia.

International Standard Version
"She lusted after them when she saw them, so she sent messengers to summon them from Chaldea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as soon as she saw them she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

Literal Standard Version
And she lusts on them at the sight of her eyes, And sends messengers to them, to Chaldea.

New American Bible
As soon as she set eyes on them she lusted for them, and she sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

NET Bible
When she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

New Revised Standard Version
When she saw them she lusted after them, and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

New Heart English Bible
As soon as she saw them she doted on them, and sent messengers to them into Chaldea.

World English Bible
As soon as she saw them she doted on them, and sent messengers to them into Chaldea.

Young's Literal Translation
And she doteth on them at the sight of her eyes, And sendeth messengers to them, to Chaldea.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Adultery of Oholah and Oholibah
15wearing belts on their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like officers of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth. 16At the sight of them, she lusted for them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. 17Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. But after she had been defiled by them, she turned away in disgust.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:28
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Isaiah 57:9
You went to Molech with oil and multiplied your perfumes. You have sent your envoys a great distance; you have descended even to Sheol itself.

Ezekiel 23:15
wearing belts on their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like officers of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.

Ezekiel 23:20
and lusted after their lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.


Treasury of Scripture

And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted on them, and sent messengers to them into Chaldea.

Ezekiel 16:29
Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.

Genesis 3:6
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

and sent

Ezekiel 23:40,41
And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments, …

Ezekiel 16:17,29
Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them, …

2 Peter 2:14
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:











(16) Saw them with her eyes.--This is to be taken in a sense wide enough to include knowledge obtained in any way, as well as by actual sight. The intercourse between Judaea and Babylon was so close that many of the people had seen the Babylonians personally, while others knew of them through their report.

Sent messengers.--Ahaz "sent messengers" to Assyria (2Kings 16:7), and Hezekiah entertained ambassadors from Babylon (2Kings 20:13); but besides these, the whole history of the times implies that there must have been frequent embassies of which no special mention is made. One from Zedekiah is incidentally mentioned by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:3), of which there is no record in history.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
At the sight
לְמַרְאֵ֣ה (lə·mar·’êh)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

of them she lusted
וַתַּעְגְּבָ֥ה (wat·ta‘·gə·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5689: To have inordinate affection, lust

for them
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and sent
וַתִּשְׁלַ֧ח (wat·tiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

messengers
מַלְאָכִ֛ים (mal·’ā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

to them
אֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

in Chaldea.
כַּשְׂדִּֽימָה׃ (kaś·dî·māh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3778: Chaldeans -- a region of southern Babylon and its inhab


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