Ezekiel 23:16
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New American Standard Bible
"When she saw them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

King James Bible
And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

Darby Bible Translation
And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she lusted after them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

World English Bible
As soon as she saw them she doted on them, and sent messengers to them into Chaldea.

Young's Literal Translation
And she doteth on them at the sight of her eyes, And sendeth messengers to them, to Chaldea.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The sending of "messengers" refers to the act of Ahaz 2 Kings 16:7.

Ezekiel 23:16 Parallel Commentaries

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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
Matthew 5:28
but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Isaiah 57:9
"You have journeyed to the king with oil And increased your perfumes; You have sent your envoys a great distance And made them go down to Sheol.

Ezekiel 23:15
girded with belts on their loins, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, like the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.

Ezekiel 23:20
"She lusted after their paramours, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

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