Ezekiel 23:37

“That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That they haue committed adulterie, and blood is in their handes, and with their idoles haue they committed adulterie, and haue also caused their sonnes, whom they bare vnto me, to passe for them through the fire to deuoure them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. Thus they have committed adultery with their idols and even caused their sons, whom they bore to Me, to pass through {the fire} to them as food.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands; and with their idols have they committed adultery; and they have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass through `the fire' unto them to be devoured.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For she has been false to me, and blood is on her hands, and with her images she has been untrue; and more than this, she made her sons, whom she had by me, go through the fire to them to be burned up.
- Basic English Bible

For they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands; and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also passed over unto them their children, whom they bore unto me, to be devoured.
- Darby Bible

That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bore to me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
- Webster's Bible

For they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands; and with their idols have they committed adultery; and they have also caused their sons, whom they bore to me, to pass through [the fire] to them to be devoured.
- World English Bible

For they have committed adultery, And blood [is] in their hands, With their idols they committed adultery, And also their sons whom they bore to Me, They caused to pass over to them for food.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery; and their sons, whom they bore unto Me, they have also set apart unto them to be devoured.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Ezekiel 23:37

  • Ezekiel 23:37 speaks of adultery. People often wonder "does adultery only apply to marriage?". Yes, adultery does refer to someone who is married and puts away the spouse and all that, but this same principle also applies in a single person's life. In short: a married person is married and is exclusive to their spouse. A single person is exclusive to God (remaining pure) until married then that person is exclusive to the spouse. One's relationship to God is the most important thing to establish before even thinking about a relationship. 1 Chronicles 11:16 is a good memory verse. So in summary: a married person is married and remains exclusive to the spouse and a single person is God's child and stays pure so that the future relationship God has planned for that person will be wonderful and all that God had intended for it to be.

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