Ezekiel 23:3
New International Version
They became prostitutes in Egypt, engaging in prostitution from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed.

New Living Translation
They became prostitutes in Egypt. Even as young girls, they allowed men to fondle their breasts.

English Standard Version
They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled.

Berean Study Bible
and they played in Egypt, prostituting themselves from their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin bosoms caressed.

New American Standard Bible
and they played the harlot in Egypt. They played the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and there their virgin bosom was handled.

King James Bible
And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

Christian Standard Bible
who acted like prostitutes in Egypt, behaving promiscuously in their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin nipples caressed.

Contemporary English Version
While they were young and living in Egypt, they became prostitutes.

Good News Translation
When they were young, living in Egypt, they lost their virginity and became prostitutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who acted like prostitutes in Egypt, behaving promiscuously in their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin nipples caressed.

International Standard Version
They committed sexual immorality in Egypt. They did this in their youth. There, their breasts were caressed. Their virgin breasts were fondled.

NET Bible
They engaged in prostitution in Egypt; in their youth they engaged in prostitution. Their breasts were squeezed there; lovers fondled their virgin nipples there.

New Heart English Bible
and they played the prostitute in Egypt; they played the prostitute in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there was handled the bosom of their virginity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They became prostitutes in Egypt when they were young. There men fondled and caressed their breasts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they committed harlotries in Egypt; they committed harlotries in their youth; there were their bosoms pressed, and there their virgin breasts were bruised.

New American Standard 1977
and they played the harlot in Egypt. They played the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed, and there their virgin bosom was handled.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

King James 2000 Bible
And they committed harlotries in Egypt; they committed harlotries in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they handled the breasts of their virginity.

American King James Version
And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

American Standard Version
and they played the harlot in Egypt; they played the harlot in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there was handled the bosom of their virginity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and they went a-whoring in Egypt in their youth: there their breasts fell, there they lost their virginity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they committed fornication in Egypt, in their youth they committed fornication: there were their breasts pressed down, and the teats of their virginity were bruised.

Darby Bible Translation
And they committed whoredom in Egypt; they committed whoredom in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there were handled the teats of their virginity.

English Revised Version
and they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they committed lewd deeds in Egypt; they committed lewd deeds in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they were first corrupted.

World English Bible
and they played the prostitute in Egypt; they played the prostitute in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there was handled the bosom of their virginity.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go a-whoring in Egypt, In their youth they have gone a-whoring, There they have bruised their breasts, And there they have dealt with the loves of their virginity.
Study Bible
The Adultery of Oholah and Oholibah
2“Son of man, there were two women, daughters of the same mother, 3and they played in Egypt, prostituting themselves from their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin bosoms caressed. 4The older was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They became Mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. As for their identities, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Revelation 11:8
Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city--figuratively called Sodom and Egypt--where their Lord was also crucified.

Leviticus 17:7
They must no longer offer their sacrifices to the goat demons to which they have prostituted themselves. This will be a permanent statute for them for the generations to come.'

Jeremiah 3:9
Indifferent to her immorality, Israel had defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

Ezekiel 23:4
The older was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They became Mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. As for their identities, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 23:8
She did not give up the prostitution she began in Egypt, when men slept with her in her youth, caressed her virgin bosom, and poured out their lust upon her.

Ezekiel 23:21
So you revisited the indecency of your youth, when the Egyptians caressed your bosom and pressed your young breasts.

Ezekiel 23:43
Then I said of her who had grown old in adulteries: 'Now let them use her as a prostitute, for that is all she is!'

Hosea 1:2
When the LORD first spoke to Hosea, He told him, "Go, take a prostitute as your wife and have children of adultery, because this land is flagrantly prostituting itself by departing from the LORD."

Treasury of Scripture

And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

in Egypt

Ezekiel 20:8
But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 17:7
And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

Deuteronomy 29:16
(For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;

in their

Ezekiel 23:8,19,21
Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her…

Ezekiel 16:22
And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.

Hosea 2:15
And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.







Lexicon
and they played
וַתִּזְנֶ֣ינָה (wat·tiz·ne·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

in Egypt,
בְמִצְרַ֔יִם (ḇə·miṣ·ra·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

prostituting themselves
זָנ֑וּ (zā·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

from their youth.
בִּנְעוּרֵיהֶ֖ן (bin·‘ū·rê·hen)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons

Their breasts
שְׁדֵיהֶ֔ן (šə·ḏê·hen)
Noun - mdc | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7699: The breast of a, woman, animal

were fondled
מֹעֲכ֣וּ (mō·‘ă·ḵū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4600: To press, to pierce, emasculate, handle

there,
שָׁ֚מָּה (māh)
Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

and their virgin
בְּתוּלֵיהֶֽן׃ (bə·ṯū·lê·hen)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1331: Virginity, the tokens of it

bosoms
דַּדֵּ֖י (dad·dê)
Noun - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 1717: Breast, teat, nipple

caressed.
עִשּׂ֔וּ (‘iś·śū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
(3) In Egypt.--The idolatries of Israel in Egypt have already been spoken of in the Note to Ezekiel 20:8. (See also Ezekiel 23:19 below.)

23:1-49 A history of the apostacy of God's people from him, and the aggravation thereof. - In this parable, Samaria and Israel bear the name Aholah, her own tabernacle; because the places of worship those kingdoms had, were of their own devising. Jerusalem and Judah bear the name of Aholibah, my tabernacle is in her, because their temple was the place which God himself had chosen, to put his name there. The language and figures are according to those times. Will not such humbling representations of nature keep open perpetual repentance and sorrow in the soul, hiding pride from our eyes, and taking us from self-righteousness? Will it not also prompt the soul to look to God continually for grace, that by his Holy Spirit we may mortify the deeds of the body, and live in holy conversation and godliness?
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