Ezekiel 16:33
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New International Version
All prostitutes receive gifts, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.

King James Bible
They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.

Darby Bible Translation
They give rewards to all harlots; but thou gavest thy rewards to all thy lovers, and rewardedst them, that they might come unto thee on every side for thy whoredoms.

World English Bible
They give gifts to all prostitutes; but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and bribe them, that they may come to you on every side for your prostitution.

Young's Literal Translation
To all whores they give a gift, And -- thou hast given thy gifts to all thy lovers, And dost bribe them to come in unto thee, From round about -- in thy whoredoms.

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Clarke'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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give

Genesis 38:16-18 And he turned to her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray you, let me come in to you...

Deuteronomy 23:17,18 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel...

Hosea 2:12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she has said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me...

Joel 3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

Micah 1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire...

Luke 15:30 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf.

but thou

Isaiah 30:3,6,7 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion...

Isaiah 57:9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes, and did send your messengers far off...

Hosea 8:9,10 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild donkey alone by himself: Ephraim has hired lovers...

hirest [heb] bribest

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How 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

Humbled and Silenced by Mercy. Ezek 0. 711111111

John Newton—Olney Hymns

The Covenant of Grace
Q-20: DID GOD LEAVE ALL MANKIND TO PERISH 1N THE ESTATE OF SIN AND MISERY? A: No! He entered into a covenant of grace to deliver the elect out of that state, and to bring them into a state of grace by a Redeemer. 'I will make an everlasting covenant with you.' Isa 55:5. Man being by his fall plunged into a labyrinth of misery, and having no way left to recover himself, God was pleased to enter into a new covenant with him, and to restore him to life by a Redeemer. The great proposition I shall go
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

An Exhortation to Love God
1. An exhortation. Let me earnestly persuade all who bear the name of Christians to become lovers of God. "O love the Lord, all ye his saints" (Psalm xxxi. 23). There are but few that love God: many give Him hypocritical kisses, but few love Him. It is not so easy to love God as most imagine. The affection of love is natural, but the grace is not. Men are by nature haters of God (Rom. i. 30). The wicked would flee from God; they would neither be under His rules, nor within His reach. They fear God,
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Isaiah 57:9
You went to Molek with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors far away; you descended to the very realm of the dead!

Ezekiel 16:32
"'You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!

Ezekiel 16:34
So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you.

Ezekiel 16:41
They will burn down your houses and inflict punishment on you in the sight of many women. I will put a stop to your prostitution, and you will no longer pay your lovers.

Hosea 8:9
For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.

Hosea 8:10
Although they have sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them together. They will begin to waste away under the oppression of the mighty king.

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