New Living Translation
and give her this message from the Sovereign LORD: O city of murderers, doomed and damned--city of idols, filthy and foul--
King James Bible
Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
Darby Bible Translation
and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: A city that sheddeth blood in her midst, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
World English Bible
You shall say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: A city that sheds blood in the midst of her, that her time may come, and that makes idols against herself to defile her!
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: The city is shedding blood in its midst, For the coming in of its time, And it hath made idols on it for defilement.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:3 Her time - The time of ripeness in her sins, and of execution of judgments on her. To defile - For this does more defile them, and provoke God to wrath against them.
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
Then he said to me, "The sins of the people of Israel and Judah are very, very great. The entire land is full of murder; the city is filled with injustice. They are saying, 'The LORD doesn't see it! The LORD has abandoned the land!'
"Son of man, are you ready to judge Jerusalem? Are you ready to judge this city of murderers? Publicly denounce her detestable sins,
"Every leader in Israel who lives within your walls is bent on murder.
Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people's lives for money!
And so she prostituted herself with the most desirable men of Assyria, worshiping their idols and defiling herself.
They have committed both adultery and murder--adultery by worshiping idols and murder by burning as sacrifices the children they bore to me.
But righteous people will judge these sister cities for what they really are--adulterers and murderers.
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