Ezekiel 23:7
New International Version
She gave herself as a prostitute to all the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after.

New Living Translation
And so she prostituted herself with the most desirable men of Assyria, worshiping their idols and defiling herself.

English Standard Version
She bestowed her whoring upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them, and she defiled herself with all the idols of everyone after whom she lusted.

Berean Study Bible
She offered sexual favors to all the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all the idols of those for whom she lusted.

King James Bible
Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.

New King James Version
Thus she committed her harlotry with them, All of them choice men of Assyria; And with all for whom she lusted, With all their idols, she defiled herself.

New American Standard Bible
She bestowed her obscene practices on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.

NASB 1995
“She bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.

NASB 1977
“And she bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.

Amplified Bible
She bestowed [freely] her immoralities on them, the choicest men of Assyria, all of them; and with all whom she adored and lusted after, she defiled herself with their idols.

Christian Standard Bible
She offered her sexual favors to them; all of them were the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all those she lusted after and with all their idols.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She offered her sexual favors to them; all of them were the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all those she lusted after and with all their idols.

American Standard Version
And she bestowed her whoredoms upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them; and on whomsoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she poured her fornication upon them, on all the choice ones of the sons of Assyria, and upon everyone who was joined with their idols, and she defiled herself

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she bestowed her fornication upon them; all were choice sons of the Assyrians: and on whomsoever she doted herself, with them she defiled herself in all their devices.

Contemporary English Version
She had sex with all the important Assyrian officials and even worshiped their disgusting idols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she committed her fornications with those chosen men, all sons of the Assyrians: and she defiled herself with the uncleanness of all them on whom she doted.

English Revised Version
And she bestowed her whoredoms upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them: and on whomsoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself.

Good News Translation
She was the whore for all the Assyrian officers, and her lust led her to defile herself by worshiping Assyrian idols.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She became a prostitute for all the important men in Assyria. She dishonored herself with the idols of all those with whom she fell in love.

International Standard Version
She bestowed her sexual favors on them—all of them, the best of the Assyrians—and with whomever she lusted for. "She defiled herself with all their idols.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she bestowed her harlotries upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them; and on whomsoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself.

Literal Standard Version
And she gives her whoredoms on them, The choice of the sons of Asshur, All of them—even all on whom she lusted, She has been defiled by all their idols.

NET Bible
She bestowed her sexual favors on them; all of them were the choicest young men of Assyria. She defiled herself with all whom she desired--with all their idols.

New Heart English Bible
She bestowed her prostitution on them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them; and on whoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself.

World English Bible
She bestowed her prostitution on them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them; and on whoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself.

Young's Literal Translation
And she giveth her whoredoms on them, The choice of the sons of Asshur, All of them -- even all on whom she doted, By all their idols she hath been defiled.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Adultery of Oholah and Oholibah
6clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all desirable young men, horsemen mounted on steeds. 7She offered sexual favors to all the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all the idols of those for whom she lusted. 8She 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.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 20:7
And I said to them: 'Each of you must throw away the abominations before his eyes, and you must not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'

Ezekiel 22:3
and tell her that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'O city who brings her own doom by shedding blood within her walls and making idols to defile herself,

Ezekiel 22:4
you are guilty of the blood you have shed, and you are defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close and have come to the end of your years. Therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations and a mockery to all the lands.

Hosea 5:3
I know all about Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me. For now, O Ephraim, you have turned to prostitution; Israel is defiled.

Hosea 6:10
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: Ephraim practices prostitution there, and Israel is defiled.


Treasury of Scripture

Thus she committed her prostitutions with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.

committed he whoredoms with them.

Ezekiel 16:15
But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.

Genesis 10:22
The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

with all their

Ezekiel 23:30
I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.

Ezekiel 20:7
Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Ezekiel 22:3,4
Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself…









(7) With all their idols.--The reality breaks through the figure, and leaves no doubt of the meaning of the allegory.

Verses 7-10. - The next two verses paint the consequence of the alliance first with Assyria and then with Egypt. She adopted the religion of Assyria, probably in the form of the worship of Ishtar (Ashtoreth) as the queen of heaven. Having done this, the kings of Israel sought to play off one kingdom against the other (see Hosea 7:11; 2 Kings 17:4). It was, in fact, the discovery of Hoshea's treachery in this matter that led Shalmaneser to besiege Samaria. The result of that siege is described in general terms in Ver. 10. She, the city of Samaria, was slain with the sword, tier sons and daughters were taken into exile. So she became famous (i.e. infamous, like the Latin famosus), literally, a name among women, so. among the neighboring nations.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She offered
וַתִּתֵּ֤ן (wat·tit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

sexual favors
תַּזְנוּתֶ֙יהָ֙ (taz·nū·ṯe·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8457: Harlotry, idolatry

to all
כֻּלָּ֑ם (kul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the elite
מִבְחַ֥ר (miḇ·ḥar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4005: Choicest, best

of Assyria.
אַשּׁ֖וּר (’aš·šūr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 804: Ashshur

She defiled herself
נִטְמָֽאָה׃ (niṭ·mā·’āh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2930: To be or become unclean

with all
וּבְכֹ֧ל (ū·ḇə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the idols
גִּלּוּלֵיהֶ֖ם (gil·lū·lê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1544: A log, an idol

of those for whom
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

she lusted.
עָֽגְבָ֛ה (‘ā·ḡə·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5689: To have inordinate affection, lust


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