Isaiah 57:7
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New International Version
You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill; there you went up to offer your sacrifices.

New Living Translation
You have committed adultery on every high mountain. There you have worshiped idols and have been unfaithful to me.

English Standard Version
On a high and lofty mountain you have set your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifice.

Berean Study Bible
On a high and lofty hill you have made your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifices.

New American Standard Bible
"Upon a high and lofty mountain You have made your bed. You also went up there to offer sacrifice.

King James Bible
Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.

Christian Standard Bible
You have placed your bed on a high and lofty mountain; you also went up there to offer sacrifice.

Contemporary English Version
You have spread out your beds on the tops of high mountains, where you sacrifice to idols.

Good News Translation
You go to the high mountains to offer sacrifices and have sex.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have placed your bed on a high and lofty mountain; you also went up there to offer sacrifice.

International Standard Version
"You have made your bed on a high and lofty mountain, and you went up to offer sacrifice there.

NET Bible
On every high, elevated hill you prepare your bed; you go up there to offer sacrifices.

New Heart English Bible
On a high and lofty mountain you have set your bed; there also you went up to offer sacrifice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You've made your bed on a high and lofty mountain. You've gone to offer sacrifices there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Upon a high and lofty mountain Hast thou set thy bed; Thither also wentest thou up To offer sacrifice.

New American Standard 1977
“Upon a high and lofty mountain You have made your bed. You also went up there to offer sacrifice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Upon the lofty and high mountain thou hast set thy bed: even there thou didst go up to offer sacrifice.

King James 2000 Bible
Upon a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even there you went up to offer sacrifice.

American King James Version
On a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even thither went you up to offer sacrifice.

American Standard Version
Upon a high and lofty mountain hast thou set thy bed; thither also wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Upon a high and lofty mountain thou hast laid thy bed, and hast gone up thither to offer victims.

Darby Bible Translation
Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither didst thou go up to offer sacrifice.

English Revised Version
Upon a high and lofty mountain hast thou set thy bed: thither also wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.

Webster's Bible Translation
Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither thou wentest up to offer sacrifice.

World English Bible
On a high and lofty mountain you have set your bed; there also you went up to offer sacrifice.

Young's Literal Translation
On a mountain, high and exalted, Thou hast set thy couch, Also thither thou hast gone up to make a sacrifice.
Study Bible
God Condemns Idolatry
6Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; indeed, they are your lot. Even to them you have poured out a drink offering, you have offered a grain offering. Should I relent because of these? 7On a high and lofty hill you have made your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifices. 8Behind the door and doorpost you have set up your memorial. Forsaking me, you uncovered your bed; you climbed up and opened it wide. And you have made a pact with those whose bed you have loved; you have gazed upon their nakedness.…
Cross References
Isaiah 57:3
But come here, you sons of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

Isaiah 65:7
both for your iniquities and those of your fathers," says the LORD. "Because they burned incense on the mountains and scorned Me on the hills, I will measure into their laps full payment for their former deeds."

Jeremiah 2:20
"For long ago you broke your yoke and tore off your chains, saying, "I will not serve!" Indeed, on every high hill and under every green tree you lay down as a prostitute.

Jeremiah 3:6
Now in the days of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every green tree to prostitute herself there.

Ezekiel 16:16
You took some of your garments and made colorful high places for yourself, and on them you prostituted yourself. Such things should not have happened; never should they have occurred!

Ezekiel 16:24
you built yourself a mound and made yourself a lofty shrine in every public square.

Ezekiel 23:41
You sat on a couch of luxury with a table spread before it, on which you had set My incense and My oil.

Treasury of Scripture

On a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even thither went you up to offer sacrifice.

Jeremiah 2:20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and …

Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up your eyes to the high places, and see where you have not …

Ezekiel 16:16,25 And of your garments you did take, and decked your high places with …

Ezekiel 20:28,29 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted …

Ezekiel 23:17,41 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled …







(7) Set thy bed . . .--Idolatry being as adultery, the "bed" follows naturally as representing the locality of the idol-worship. Comp. Ezekiel 16:31; Ezekiel 23:17.

Verse 7. - Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed. Instead of reserving thy marriage-bed for me, Jehovah (Isaiah 54:5), thou hast set it up on those "high places," with which the hill-tops of Judaea are everywhere crowned (see 1 Kings 14:23; 1 Kings 16:4; 2 Chronicles 33:17; Ezekiel 15:16, etc.). Almost every hill-top is still, in a sense, held sacred in Palestine (Conder, in 'Quarterly Statement of Palest. Explor. Fund,' 1875, p. 39). Even thither wentest thou up, etc. (On the persistency of the Jews in maintaining the high-place worship, see 1 Kings 14:23; 1 Kings 15:14; 1 Kings 22:43; 2 Kings 12:3; 2 Kings 14:4; 2 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 21:3, etc.) The best kings failed in their attempts to put it down Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed,.... Temples and altars, which are usually built on high places, where they commit spiritual adultery; that is, idolatry, in imitation of the Heathens, who had their temples and altars on high places; and the idolatry of the church of Rome, in this context, is all along expressed in language agreeable to the Heathen idolatry, and in allusion to it. Some think this phrase denotes impudence in their idolatrous worship; for not content to worship under trees, in valleys, and under clifts of rocks, and such dark places; now, as not blushing at, or being ashamed of their actions, erect their altars in the most public places. Perhaps some reference may be had to the city of Rome itself, built on seven mountains, the seat of antichrist, and where the principal bed for idolatry is set up. The Targum is,

"on a high and lofty mountain thou hast the place of the house of thy dwelling;''

which agrees very well with the great city, the seat of the beast.

Even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice; the sacrifice of the mass, to do which the idolaters go to their high places, their temples, and to their high altars, and especially in the great city. 7. Upon … high mountain … bed—image from adultery, open and shameless (Eze 23:7); the "bed" answers to the idolatrous altar, the scene of their spiritual unfaithfulness to their divine husband (Eze 16:16, 25; 23:41).57:3-12 The Lord here calls apostates and hypocrites to appear before him. When reproved for their sins, and threatened with judgments, they ridiculed the word of God. The Jews were guilty of idolatry before the captivity; but not after that affliction. Their zeal in the worship of false gods, may shame our indifference in the worship of the true God. The service of sin is disgraceful slavery; those who thus debase themselves to hell, will justly have their portion there. Men incline to a religion that inflames their unholy passions. They are led to do any evil, however great or vile, if they think it will atone for crimes, or purchase indulgence for some favourite lust. This explains idolatry, whether pagan, Jewish, or antichristian. But those who set up anything instead of God, for their hope and confidence, never will come to a right end. Those who forsake the only right way, wander in a thousand by-paths. The pleasures of sin soon tire, but never satisfy. Those who care not for the word of God and his providences, show they have no fear of God. Sin profits not; it ruins and destroys.
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