Ezekiel 13:18

“And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sow pillowes to all arme holes, and make kerchiefes vpon the head of euery stature to hunt soules: Will ye hunt the soules of my people, and will yee saue the soules aliue that come vnto you?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the women who sew {magic} bands on all wrists and make veils for the heads of {persons} of every stature to hunt down lives! Will you hunt down the lives of My people, but preserve the lives {of others} for yourselves?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Woe to the women that sew pillows upon all elbows, and make kerchiefs for the head of `persons of' every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and save souls alive for yourselves?
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is what the Lord has said: A curse is on the women who are stitching bands on all arms and putting veils on the heads of those of every size, so that they may go after souls! Will you go after the souls of my people and keep yourselves safe from death?
- Basic English Bible

and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Woe unto the women that sew pillows for all wrists, and that make veils for the head [of persons] of every stature to catch souls! Will ye catch the souls of my people, and will ye save your own souls alive?
- Darby Bible

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all arm-holes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come to you?
- Webster's Bible

and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the women who sew pillows on all elbows, and make kerchiefs for the head of [persons of] every stature to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of my people, and save souls alive for yourselves?
- World English Bible

And thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo to those sowing pillows for all joints of the arm, And to those making the kerchiefs For the head of every stature -- to hunt souls, The souls do ye hunt of My people? And the souls ye have do ye keep alive?
- Youngs Literal Bible

and say: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Woe to the women that sew cushions upon all elbows, and make pads for the head of persons of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of My people, and save souls alive for yourselves?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 13:18


13:18 Sew pillows - A figurative speech, expressing the security, which they promised to every one that came to them. Kerchiefs - Triumphal caps, which were made by these prophetesses, and put upon the head of every who one consulted them, and by these they were to interpret, as a promise of victory over the Babylonians. Stature - That is, of every age, whether younger or elder, which usually is seen by their stature. To hunt - All this is really spreading a net, as hunters do, to catch the prey. Will ye save - Can you preserve them alive, whom you deceive by your promises?


Discussion for Ezekiel 13

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    The answer is yes if your a true kjv believer
    RIGHTEOUS ARE HIS JUDGEMENT it's a joy to the righteous and a Terror to the wicked
  • A disciple
    "Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:" One of the Lord's woes pronounced against the scribes and Pharisees was because they made their proselytes twice the sons of the devil as themselves; Matthew 23:15. So are many in Churches today!
  • A disciple
    Ezekiel 13 (cont. 2); "Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it." Does anyone think that the people in Texas or Florida or Mexico are sinners more than anyone else because these things are happening to them? It is a warning to all men, REPENT OR PERISH!
  • A disciple
    Ezekiel 13 (cont.); "Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?" Jesus said that when we shall be brought before Governors and Kings to testify the Word of God to them; and when all men are hating and persecuting us; many shall be scandalized and betray one another. These are the ones who are still sinning and expecting fantasies.
  • A disciple
    "Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar: say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it." Still sinning? NO PEACE! False hopes! End in ruin!
  • Golddgr
    Read John 14 about Jesus coming and taking us to the Father's House the place where Jesus Christ went and is at, and will come back and take us there. This has to be Father's House in Heaven because that is where Jesus Christ went. It is not on this planet! Never has been. Heaven is God's Throne. We will be "raptured" up and taken there to Heaven..this is the only way this can be understood.

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