Isaiah 65:4
New International Version
who sit among the graves and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs, and whose pots hold broth of impure meat;

New Living Translation
At night they go out among the graves, worshiping the dead. They eat the flesh of pigs and make stews with other forbidden foods.

English Standard Version
who sit in tombs, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pig’s flesh, and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels;

Berean Study Bible
sitting among the graves, spending nights in secret places, eating the meat of pigs and polluted broth from their bowls.

New American Standard Bible
Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places; Who eat swine's flesh, And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.

King James Bible
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Christian Standard Bible
sitting among the graves, spending nights in secret places, eating the meat of pigs, and putting polluted broth in their bowls.

Contemporary English Version
They spend their nights hiding in burial caves; they eat the meat of pigs, cooked in sauces made of stuff unfit to eat.

Good News Translation
At night they go to caves and tombs to consult the spirits of the dead. They eat pork and drink broth made from meat offered in pagan sacrifices.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
sitting among the graves, spending nights in secret places, eating the meat of pigs, and putting polluted broth in their bowls.

International Standard Version
who sit among graves, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pigs' meat, with the broth of detestable things in their pots;

NET Bible
They sit among the tombs and keep watch all night long. They eat pork, and broth from unclean sacrificial meat is in their pans.

New Heart English Bible
who sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat pig's flesh, and the broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They sat among the graves and spent their nights in caves. They ate pork and in their pots made broth from unclean foods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That sit among the graves, And lodge in the vaults; That eat swine's flesh, And broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

New American Standard 1977
Who sit among graves, and spend the night in secret places; Who eat swine’s flesh, And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who remain asleep among the graves, and lodge in the deserts, who eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

King James 2000 Bible
Who remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, who eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

American King James Version
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

American Standard Version
that sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; that eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They lie down to sleep in the tombs and in the caves for the sake of dreams, even they that eat swine's flesh, and the broth of their sacrifices: all their vessels are defiled:

Douay-Rheims Bible
That dwell in sepulchres, and sleep in the temple of idols: that eat swine's flesh, and profane broth is in their vessels.

Darby Bible Translation
who sit down among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things [is in] their vessels;

English Revised Version
which sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Webster's Bible Translation
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

World English Bible
who sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat pig's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Young's Literal Translation
Who are dwelling among sepulchres, And lodge in reserved places, Who are eating flesh of the sow, And a piece of abominable things -- their vessels.
Study Bible
Judgments and Promises
3to a people who continually provoke Me to My face, sacrificing in the gardens and burning incense on altars of brick, 4sitting among the graves, spending nights in secret places, eating the meat of pigs and polluted broth from their bowls. 5They say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me, for I am holier than you!’ Such people are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day long.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:7
And the pig, though it has a split hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.

Isaiah 66:3
Whoever slaughters an ox is like one who slays a man; whoever sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever presents a grain offering is like one who offers pig's blood; whoever offers incense is like one who praises an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways and delighted in their abominations.

Isaiah 66:17
"Those who dedicate and purify themselves to enter the groves--to follow one in the midst of those who eat the flesh of swine and vermin and rats--will perish together," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 4:14
"Ah, Lord GOD," I said, "I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."

Treasury of Scripture

Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

remain

Numbers 19:11,16-20
He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days…

Deuteronomy 18:11
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Matthew 8:28
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

which eat

Isaiah 66:3,17
He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations…

Leviticus 11:7
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

Deuteronomy 14:8
And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.

broth, or, pieces

Exodus 23:19
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

Exodus 34:26
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

Deuteronomy 14:3,21
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing…







Lexicon
sitting
הַיֹּֽשְׁבִים֙ (hay·yō·šə·ḇîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

among the graves,
בַּקְּבָרִ֔ים (baq·qə·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6913: A grave, sepulcher

spending nights
יָלִ֑ינוּ (yā·lî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

in secret places,
וּבַנְּצוּרִ֖ים (ū·ḇan·nə·ṣū·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

eating
הָאֹֽכְלִים֙ (hā·’ō·ḵə·lîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

the meat
בְּשַׂ֣ר (bə·śar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

of pigs
הַחֲזִ֔יר (ha·ḥă·zîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2386: Swine, boar

and polluted broth
פִּגֻּלִ֖ים (pig·gu·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6292: Foul thing, refuse

from their bowls.
כְּלֵיהֶֽם׃ (kə·lê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus
(4) Which remain among the graves.--Probably the rock graves of Palestine, which, although they were ceremonially unclean, were not unfrequently used as dwellings (Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:3). The charge may be one merely of neglecting the precepts of the Law, but possibly also may imply that the graves were frequented, as in Isaiah 8:19; Isaiah 29:4, for necromantic purposes.

Lodge in the monuments . . .--Here, again, the words probably point to practices more or less idolatrous, and common among the heathen of the time. Jerome (in loc.) notes the fact that men went to sleep in the crypts of the Temple of 'sculapius, in the hope of gaining visions of the future, and translates in delubris idolorum.

Which eat swine's flesh.--The flesh of swine was apparently forbidden, not on sanitary grounds only or chiefly, but because that animal was sacrificed in the festivals of Thammuz (Ezekiel 8:14), or Adonis. (Comp. Isaiah 66:17.) It may be noted, as against the view that the verse points to the practices of the Babylonian exiles, that no reference to swine has been found in any cuneiform inscriptions. In Egypt, as in Palestine, it was looked upon as unclean (Herod. ii. 47, 48). On the worship of Thammuz, see an article by the Rev. A. H. Sayce, in the Contemporary Review for September, 1883.

Broth of abominable things.--The words indicate, as before, a sacrificial feast of unclean meats, and therefore connected with a violation of the Mosaic law, possibly with some form of heathen mysteries or divination from the viscera of slaughtered animals. The word occurs here and in Isaiah 66:3, once in Deuteronomy (Isaiah 29:17), and frequently in Leviticus (Leviticus 11:11; Leviticus 11:13; Leviticus 18:26; Leviticus 18:30).

Verse 4. - Which remain among the graves. The rock tombs of Palestine seem to be meant. Persons "remained among" these, in spite of the ceremonial defilement thereby incurred, either with the object of raising the dead, and obtaining prophecies from them, or of getting prophetic intimations made to them in dreams (see Jerome's 'Comment.,' ad loc.). And lodge in the monuments; or, in the crypts. "N'tsurim may refer to the mysteries celebrated in natural caves and artificial crypts" (Delitzsch). An account of such mysteries is given by Chwolsohn in his' Die Ssabier und der Ssabismus,' vol. it. pp. 332, et seq. Which eat swine's flesh. Not in mere defiance of the Law, but in sacrificial meals (Isaiah 66:17) of which swine's flesh formed a part. Swine were sacrificial animals in Egypt (Herod., 2:47, 48), in Phoenicia (Lucian, 'De Dea Syra,' § 54), and with the Greeks and Romans. They do not appear to have been employed for the purpose either by the Assyrians or the Babylonians. It was probably in Palestine that the Jews had eaten "swine's flesh," at sacrifices to Baal or Astarte (Ashtoreth). In later times to do so was regarded as one of the worst abominations (1 Macc. 1:41-64; 2 Macc, 6. and 7.). Broth of abominable things. Either broth made from swine's flesh, or from the flesh of other unclean animals, as the hare and rabbit (Leviticus 11:5, 6), or perhaps simply broth made from the flesh of any animals that had been offered to idols (Acts 15:29). 65:1-7 The Gentiles came to seek God, and find him, because they were first sought and found of him. Often he meets some thoughtless trifler or profligate opposer, and says to him, Behold me; and a speedy change takes place. All the gospel day, Christ waited to be gracious. The Jews were bidden, but would not come. It is not without cause they are rejected of God. They would do what most pleased them. They grieved, they vexed the Holy Spirit. They forsook God's temple, and sacrificed in groves. They cared not for the distinction between clean and unclean meats, before it was taken away by the gospel. Perhaps this is put for all forbidden pleasures, and all that is thought to be gotten by sin, that abominable thing which the Lord hates. Christ denounced many woes against the pride and hypocrisy of the Jews. The proof against them is plain. And let us watch against pride and self-preference, remembering that every sin, and the most secret thoughts of man's heart, are known and will be judged by God.
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