Ezekiel 23:40
New International Version
"They even sent messengers for men who came from far away, and when they arrived you bathed yourself for them, applied eye makeup and put on your jewelry.

New Living Translation
"You sisters sent messengers to distant lands to get men. Then when they arrived, you bathed yourselves, painted your eyelids, and put on your finest jewels for them.

English Standard Version
They even sent for men to come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent; and behold, they came. For them you bathed yourself, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with ornaments.

Berean Study Bible
Furthermore, they sent messengers for men who came from afar; and behold, when they arrived, you bathed for them, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with jewelry.

New American Standard Bible
"Furthermore, they have even sent for men who come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent; and lo, they came-- for whom you bathed, painted your eyes and decorated yourselves with ornaments;

King James Bible
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,

Christian Standard Bible
"In addition, they sent for men who came from far away when a messenger was dispatched to them. And look how they came! You bathed, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with jewelry for them.

Contemporary English Version
They sent messengers to attract men from far away. When those men arrived, the two sisters bathed themselves and put on eye shadow and jewelry.

Good News Translation
"Again and again they sent messengers to invite men to come from a great distance, and the men came. The two sisters would bathe and put on eye shadow and jewelry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In addition, they sent for men who came from far away when a messenger was dispatched to them. And look how they came! You bathed, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with jewelry for them.

International Standard Version
"In addition, they sent messengers for men to come from afar. When they arrived, you bathed yourself for them, painted your eyes, adorned yourself with jewelry,

NET Bible
"They even sent for men from far away; when the messenger arrived, those men set out. For them you bathed, painted your eyes, and decorated yourself with jewelry.

New Heart English Bible
"'Furthermore you have sent for men who come from far, to whom a messenger was sent, and look, they came; for whom you did wash yourself, paint your eyes, and decorate yourself with ornaments,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"They even sent messengers to invite men to come from far away. When the men arrived, they washed themselves for the men, painted their eyes, and put on their jewels.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And furthermore ye have sent for men that come from far; unto whom a messenger was sent, and, lo, they came; for whom thou didst wash thyself, paint thine eyes, and deck thyself with ornaments;

New American Standard 1977
“Furthermore, they have even sent for men who come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent; and lo, they came—for whom you bathed, painted your eyes, and decorated yourselves with ornaments;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, behold, they came for the love of whom thou didst wash thyself, paint thy eyes, and deck thyself with ornaments,

King James 2000 Bible
And furthermore, that you have sent for men to come from afar, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom you did wash yourself, painted your eyes, and decked yourself with ornaments,

American King James Version
And furthermore, that you have sent for men to come from far, to whom a messenger was sent; and, see, they came: for whom you did wash yourself, painted your eyes, and decked yourself with ornaments,

American Standard Version
And furthermore ye have sent for men that come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent, and, lo, they came; for whom thou didst wash thyself, paint thine eyes, and deck thyself with ornaments,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They sent for men coming from afar, to whom they had sent a messenger: and behold they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, and didst paint thy eyes, and wast adorned with women's ornaments.

Darby Bible Translation
And furthermore, they sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and behold, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thine eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments;

English Revised Version
And furthermore ye have sent for men that come from far: unto whom a messenger was sent, and, lo, they came; for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thine eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments;

Webster's Bible Translation
And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, to whom a messenger was sent; and lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paint thy eyes, and deck thyself with ornaments,

World English Bible
Furthermore you have sent for men who come from far, to whom a messenger was sent, and behold, they came; for whom you did wash yourself, paint your eyes, and decorate yourself with ornaments,

Young's Literal Translation
And also that they send to men coming from afar, Unto whom a messenger is sent, And lo, they have come in for whom thou hast washed, Painted thine eyes, and put on adornment.
Study Bible
Judgment on Both Sisters
39On the very day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it. Yes, this they did inside My house. 40Furthermore, they sent messengers for men who came from afar; and behold, when they arrived, you bathed for them, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with jewelry. 41You sat on a couch of luxury with a table spread before it, on which you had set My incense and My oil.…
Cross References
1 Peter 3:3
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair or gold jewelry or fine clothes,

2 Kings 9:30
Now when Jehu arrived in Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. So she painted her eyes, adorned her head, and looked down from a window.

Proverbs 6:25
Do not lust in your heart for her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.

Isaiah 3:18
In that day the Lord will take away the finery of their anklets and headbands and crescents,

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.

Jeremiah 4:30
And you, O devastated one, what will you do, though you dress yourself in scarlet, though you adorn yourself with gold jewelry, though you enlarge your eyes with paint? You adorn yourself in vain; your lovers despise you; they want to take your life.

Ezekiel 16:13
So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothes were of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.

Hosea 2:13
I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she burned incense to them, when she decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers. But Me she forgot," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And furthermore, that you have sent for men to come from far, to whom a messenger was sent; and, see, they came: for whom you did wash yourself, painted your eyes, and decked yourself with ornaments,

ye have

Ezekiel 23:13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,

Isaiah 57:9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes, …

to come [heb] coming

2 Kings 20:13-15 And Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all the house of his …

thou didst

Ruth 3:3 Wash yourself therefore, and anoint you, and put your raiment on …

Esther 2:12 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after …

paintedst {Kachalt aineych} rendered by the LXX [] `thou didst paint thine eyes with stibium,' and Vulgate [],`thou didst paint round thine eyes with stibium,' or lead ore; whence it is called in Arabic [kochl], and in Syriac [kechlo], and koochlo

2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted …

Jeremiah 4:30 And when you are spoiled, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself …

and deckedst

Ezekiel 16:13-16 Thus were you decked with gold and silver; and your raiment was of …

Proverbs 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, …

Isaiah 3:18-23 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling …







Lexicon
Furthermore,
וְאַ֗ף (wə·’ap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

they sent
תִשְׁלַ֙חְנָה֙ (ṯiš·laḥ·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

messengers
מַלְאָ֜ךְ (mal·’āḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

for men
לַֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים (la·’ă·nā·šîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who came
בָּאִ֖ים (bā·’îm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from afar;
מִמֶּרְחָ֑ק (mim·mer·ḥāq)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4801: Remoteness, a distant place, from afar

and behold,
וְהִנֵּה־ (wə·hin·nêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

when they arrived,
בָ֔אוּ (ḇā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

you bathed
רָחַ֛צְתְּ (rā·ḥaṣt)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7364: To wash, wash off or away, bathe

for them,
לַאֲשֶׁ֥ר (la·’ă·šer)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

painted
כָּחַ֥לְתְּ (kā·ḥalt)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3583: To paint

your eyes,
עֵינַ֖יִךְ (‘ê·na·yiḵ)
Noun - cdc | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

and adorned yourself
וְעָ֥דִית (wə·‘ā·ḏîṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5710: To advance, pass on, continue, to remove, to bedeck

with jewelry.
עֶֽדִי׃ (‘e·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5716: Finery, an outfit, a headstall
(40) Paintedst thine eyes.--The figure is that of a lewd woman preparing herself for her paramour, and awaiting his arrival. Painting the eyes, or rather the lids and lashes, was an ancient custom, still preserved in the East. (Comp. 2Kings 9:30.)

Verse 40. - Ye have sent for men to come from far, etc. The words obviously refer to the embassies which had been sent from time to time by both Samaria and Jerusalem to Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon. The imagery of the earlier stage of the harlot's progress is resumed, and we have a picture almost the counterpart of that in Proverbs 7:10-21. She takes her bath, paints her eyelashes with kohol, the black pigment still used in the East, as Jezebel had done (2 Kings 9:30). She decks herself with jewels, and sits on a divan (a sofa-conch, rather than bed), and prepares a table for a banquet. And on that table are the incense and the oil, symbols alike of wealth and worship, which Jehovah claims as his, and which she offers to her lovers (comp. Ezekiel 16:13, 19; Hosea 2:5, 8). 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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