New American Standard Bible
"Again, they have done this to Me: they have defiled My sanctuary on the same day and have profaned My sabbaths.
King James Bible
Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
Darby Bible Translation
Moreover this have they done unto me: in the same day have they defiled my sanctuary and profaned my sabbaths.
World English Bible
Moreover this they have done to me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my Sabbaths.
Young's Literal Translation
Again, this they have done to Me, They defiled My sanctuary in that day, And My sabbaths they have polluted.
Ezekiel 23:38 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The same day - The day when they made their offerings. See Ezekiel 23:39.
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
2 Kings 21:4
He built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put My name."
2 Kings 21:7
Then he set the carved image of Asherah that he had made, in the house of which the LORD said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever.
"But if you do not listen to Me to keep the sabbath day holy by not carrying a load and coming in through the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem and not be quenched."'"
'So as I live,' declares the Lord GOD, 'surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your abominations, therefore I will also withdraw, and My eye will have no pity and I will not spare.
They transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent thing to them.
"But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.
because they had not observed My ordinances, but had rejected My statutes and had profaned My sabbaths, and their eyes were on the idols of their fathers.
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