New International Version
"'You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!
King James Bible
But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
Darby Bible Translation
O adulterous wife, that taketh strangers instead of her husband.
World English Bible
A wife who commits adultery! who takes strangers instead of her husband!
Young's Literal Translation
The wife who committeth adultery -- Under her husband -- doth receive strangers.
Ezekiel 16:32 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have diminished thine ordinary - חקך chukkech means here the household provision made for a wife - food, clothing, and money.
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LibraryHow Saints May Help the Devil
One way in which sinners frequently excuse themselves is by endeavoring to get some apology for their own iniquities from the inconsistencies of God's people. This is the reason why there is much slander in the world. A true Christian is a rebuke to the sinner, wherever he goes he is a living protest against the evil of sin. Hence it is that the worldling makes a dead set upon a pious man. His language in his heart is, "He accuses me to my face; I cannot bear the sight of his holy character; it makes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
The Covenant of Grace
An Exhortation to Love God
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
When you built your mounds at every street corner and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were unlike a prostitute, because you scorned payment.
All prostitutes receive gifts, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.
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