Ezekiel 16:17

“Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou hast also taken thy faire iewels of my gold and of my siluer, which I had giuen thee, and madest to thy selfe images of men, and diddest commit whoredome with them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You also took your beautiful jewels {made} of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself male images that you might play the harlot with them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou didst also take thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest for thee images of men, and didst play the harlot with them;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you took the fair jewels, my silver and gold which I had given to you, and made for yourself male images, acting like a loose woman with them;
- Basic English Bible

And thou didst take thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of males, and didst commit fornication with them.
- Darby Bible

Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and hast made to thyself images of men, and hast committed lewdness with them.
- Webster's Bible

You also took your beautiful jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself images of men, and played the prostitute with them;
- World English Bible

And thou dost take thy beauteous vessels Of My gold and My silver that I gave to thee, And dost make to thee images of a male, And dost go a-whoring with them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou didst also take thy fair jewels of My gold and of My silver, which I had given thee, and madest for thee images of men, and didst play the harlot with them;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 16:17


16:17 Images - Statues, molten and graven images. Commit whoredom - Idolatry, spiritual adultery. And possibly here is an allusion to the rites of Adonis, or the images of Priapus.


Discussion for Ezekiel 16

  • Maria Morales
    The first thing I noticed is that Abraham was from Canaan which must mean he was black. God is comparing Israel to a whorish woman because of her idolatry. She took on the idols of the heathen. I'm not sure who Sodom represents here but Samaria represents the N.Kingdom. V.60 says He will have mercy on them and establish an everlasting covenant with them when His fury towards them has ended.
  • Tre
    Amazing chapter amazing bible as always
  • Michael C.
    Verses 49-50 Does this sound like any countries today? The catastrophe which the LORD rained down on Sodom and Gomorrha were for a warning to all who would after live ungodly, or who might be at the point of doing any of those wicked things which they did. The sins most remembered about them were but the result of their pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness; then they became haughty..
  • Minnie Robertson
    This a powerful message to the people of Jerusalem. It warns you of mixing with everyone It also apply to us today. God doesn 't stop us from doing wrong. He let 's you do according to your heart, but you will reap what you sow.
  • Robert gifford for verse 6
    this is the verse to help stop bleeding
  • Gift
    when GOD says 'LIVE ' none can say otherwise.

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