Ezekiel 33:32
New International Version
Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.

New Living Translation
You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings love songs with a beautiful voice or plays fine music on an instrument. They hear what you say, but they don't act on it!

English Standard Version
And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, you are to them like a singer of love songs with a beautiful voice, who skillfully plays an instrument. They hear your words but do not put them into practice.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.

King James Bible
And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

Christian Standard Bible
Yes, to them you are like a singer of passionate songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don't obey them.

Contemporary English Version
They treat you as though you were merely singing love songs or playing music. They listen, but don't do anything you say.

Good News Translation
To them you are nothing more than an entertainer singing love songs or playing a harp. They listen to all your words and don't obey a single one of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don't obey them.

International Standard Version
As far as they are concerned, you sing romantic songs with a beautiful voice and play a musical instrument well. They'll listen to what you have to say, but they won't put it into practice!

NET Bible
Realize that to them you are like a sensual song, a beautiful voice and skilled musician. They hear your words, but they do not obey them.

New Heart English Bible
Look, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To them you are nothing more than a singer with a beautiful voice who sings love songs or a musician who plays an instrument. They listen to your words, but they don't do them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and, lo, thou art unto them as a love song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; so they hear thy words, but they do them not--

New American Standard 1977
“And behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not practice them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, thou art unto them as a singer of love songs, one that has a good voice and can sing well: and they shall hear thy words, but they will not do them.

King James 2000 Bible
And, lo, you are unto them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear your words, but they do them not.

American King James Version
And, see, you are to them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear your words, but they do them not.

American Standard Version
And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou art to them as a musical song which is sung with a sweet and agreeable voice: and they hear thy words, and do them not.

Darby Bible Translation
And behold, thou art unto them as a lovely song, a pleasant voice, and one that playeth well on an instrument; and they hear thy words, but they do them not.

English Revised Version
And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And lo, thou art to them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do not perform them.

World English Bible
Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don't do them.

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, thou art to them as a singer of doting loves, A pleasant voice, and playing well on an instrument, And they have heard thy words, and they are not doing them.
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Word of Jerusalem's Fall
31So My people come to you as usual, sit before you, and hear your words; but they do not put them into practice. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest gain. 32Indeed, you are to them like a singer of love songs with a beautiful voice, who skillfully plays an instrument. They hear your words but do not put them into practice. 33So when it comes to pass—and surely it will come—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”…
Cross References
Mark 6:20
because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When he heard John's words, he was greatly perplexed; yet he listened to him gladly.

Ezekiel 14:1
Then some of the elders of Israel came and sat down before me.

Treasury of Scripture

And, see, you are to them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear your words, but they do them not.

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a pleasant voice [heb] a song of loves







Lexicon
Indeed, you [are]
וְהִנְּךָ֤ (wə·hin·nə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

to them
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

like a singer of love
עֲגָבִ֔ים (‘ă·ḡā·ḇîm)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5690: Love, amative words

songs
כְּשִׁ֣יר (kə·šîr)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7892: A song, singing

with a beautiful
יְפֵ֥ה (yə·p̄êh)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3303: Fair, beautiful

voice,
ק֖וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

who skillfully
וּמֵטִ֣ב (ū·mê·ṭiḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2895: To be pleasing or good

plays an instrument.
נַגֵּ֑ן (nag·gên)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5059: To touch or play a stringed instrument

They hear
וְשָֽׁמְעוּ֙ (wə·šā·mə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

your words
דְּבָרֶ֔יךָ (də·ḇā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

but do not
אֵינָ֖ם (’ê·nām)
Adverb | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

put them into practice.
וְעֹשִׂ֥ים (wə·‘ō·śîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
Verse 32. - A very lovely song; literally, a song of love, an erotic idyll, the word being the same as in Ver. 31. Yet this was the meaning of the large gathering. They came to hear the prophet, as they would to hear a hired singer at a banquet, like those of Amos 6:5. The prophet's words passed over them and left no lasting impression. All that they sought was the momentary tickling of the sense. The words receive a special significance from Psalm 137:3. The Jewish exiles were famous among their conquerors for the minstrel's art. The nobler singers refused to "sing the songs of Zion in a strange land;" others, it may be, were not so scrupulous. Had the prophet seen his people gather to listen to such a singer? Were they better occupied when they were listening to his message from Jehovah. 33:30-33 Unworthy and corrupt motives often lead men to the places where the word of God is faithfully preached. Many come to find somewhat to oppose: far more come of curiosity or mere habit. Men may have their hearts changed. But whether men hear or forbear, they will know by the event that a servant of God has been among them. All who will not know the worth of mercies by the improvement of them, will justly be made to know their worth by the want of them.
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