Ezekiel 14:5
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New American Standard Bible
in order to lay hold of the hearts of the house of Israel who are estranged from Me through all their idols."'

King James Bible
That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.

Darby Bible Translation
that I may take the house of Israel by their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.

World English Bible
that I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.

Young's Literal Translation
in order to catch the house of Israel by their heart, in that they have become estranged from off me by their idols -- all of them.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

That I may take ... - i. e., that I may take them, as in a snare, deceived by their own heart.

Ezekiel 14:5 Parallel Commentaries

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"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
Isaiah lxiv. 6, 7.--"All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Not only are the direct breaches of the command uncleanness, and men originally and actually unclean, but even our holy actions, our commanded duties. Take a man's civility, religion, and all his universal inherent righteousness,--all are filthy rags. And here the church confesseth nothing but what God accuseth her of, Isa. lxvi. 8, and chap. i. ver.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Ezekiel
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Isaiah 1:4
Alas, sinful nation, People weighed down with iniquity, Offspring of evildoers, Sons who act corruptly! They have abandoned the LORD, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have turned away from Him.

Jeremiah 2:11
"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.

Jeremiah 17:10
"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.

Zechariah 7:12
"They made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets; therefore great wrath came from the LORD of hosts.

Zechariah 11:8
Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.

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