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Ezekiel 16:8-12 NIV

8 “ ‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.

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9 “ ‘I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you.

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10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments.

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11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck,

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12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

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Study tools for Ezekiel 16:8-12

  • a 16:6 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts repeat "and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!”"
  • b 16:16 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
  • c 16:29 - Or "Chaldea"
  • d 16:30 - Or "How feverish is your heart,"
  • e 16:57 - Many Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate "Aram"