Ezekiel 16:32

32 “ ‘You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!

Ezekiel 16:32 in Other Translations

32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
32 Adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!
32 Yes, you are an adulterous wife who takes in strangers instead of her own husband.
32 "'Wives who are unfaithful to their husbands accept gifts from their lovers.
32 You adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!

Ezekiel 16:32 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 16:32

[But as] a wife that committeth adultery
Who has a husband, and is provided for with all the necessaries of life, with food and clothing; and so has no need to prostitute herself for a livelihood, as common strumpets do; but does it purely for the satiating of her lust: and such were the people of the Jews, they were married to the Lord, who took care of them, and provided everything for them, and acted the part of a husband to them; so that it was the weakness of their hearts, and the strength of their corruptions, which led them to depart from him, and commit idolatry; which in them was adultery, while the sin of the Gentiles was as simple fornication: [which] taketh strangers instead of her husband;
that takes other men into her bed instead of her husband, not for the sake of gain, but lust; and this was the case of the Jews, who were a wicked people, an idolatrous generation; who took strange gods to worship instead of the true God, who had been a husband to them, ( Jeremiah 31:32 ) .

Ezekiel 16:32 In-Context

30 “ ‘I am filled with fury against you, declares the Sovereign LORD, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen prostitute!
31 When you built your mounds at every street corner and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were unlike a prostitute, because you scorned payment.
32 “ ‘You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!
33 All prostitutes receive gifts, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.
34 So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you.
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