Ezekiel 33:31

“And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they come vnto thee as the people commeth, and they sit before thee as my people, and they heare thy words, but they will not doe them: for with their mouth they shew much loue, but their heart goeth after their couetousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They come to you as people come, and sit before you {as} My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires {expressed} by their mouth, {and} their heart goes after their gain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but do them not; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their gain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they come to you as my people come, and are seated before you as my people, hearing your words but doing them not: for deceit is in their mouth and their heart goes after profit for themselves.
- Basic English Bible

And they come unto thee as a people cometh, and they sit before thee [as] my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, [but] their heart goeth after their dishonest gain.
- Darby Bible

And they come to thee as the people come, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
- Webster's Bible

They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.
- World English Bible

And they come in unto thee as the coming in of a people, And they sit before thee -- My people, And have heard thy words, and they do them not, For doting loves with their mouth they are making, After their dishonest gain their heart is going.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and come unto thee as the people cometh, and sit before thee as My people, and hear thy words, but do them not--for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 33:31


33:31 They come - As if they were really the people of God. They sit - So we find the elders of Judah, chap.#8:1|, so the disciples of the rabbis sat at their feet.


Discussion for Ezekiel 33

  • Steve morrow
    EZEKIEL 33:4 THEN WHOSOEVER HEARETH THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET AND TAKETH NOT WARNING IF THE SWORD COME AND TAKE HIM AWAY HIS BLOOD SHALL BE UPON HIS OWN HEAD --33:5--HE HEARD THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET --- AND TOOK NOT WARNING --- HIS BLOOD SHALL BE UPON HIM--BUT HE THAT TAKETH WARNING --- SHALL DELIVER HIS SOUL ---PROVERBS 1:29 FOR THAT THEY HATED KNOWLEDGE AND DID NOT CHOOSE THE FEAR OF THE LORD
  • BSP
    Verses 8,9: If we were not to warn the wicked then God would look at us as being blood guilty. We have a responsibility to warn others of Jehovah God's coming day.
  • Steve morrow
    EZEKIEL 33:20 YET YOU SAY THAT THE WAY OF THE LORD IS NOT EQUAL O YOU HOUSE OF ISRAEL I WILL JUDGE YOU EVERY ONE AFTER HIS WAYS***PSALM 119:29REMOVE FROM ME THE WAY OF LYING AND GRANT ME THY LAW GRACIOUSLY PSALM 119:104 THROUGH THY PRECEPTS I GET UNDERSTANDING --- THEREFORE I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY---PROVERBS 16:31 THE HOARY / GRAY HEAD IS A CROWN OF GLORY IF IT BE FOUND IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Steve morrow
    EZEKIEL 33:31 AND THEY COME UNTO THEE AS THE PEOPLE COMETH AND THEY SIT BEFORE THEE AS MY PEOPLE AND THEY HEAR THY WORDS BUT THEY WILL NOT DO THEM FOR WITH THEIR MOUTH THEY SHOW MUCH LOVE BUT THEIR HEART GOETH AFTER THEIR COVETOUSNESS ROMANS 10:10 FOR WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • Roderick Brown
    To a child of God, We are the watchmen of this time. We are called to warn the people that the Lord is coming back.
  • Doris K Colter
    The watchman is to warning the people that they must turn from their wicked ways and live.

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