Ezekiel 22:16

16 When you have been defileda in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the LORD.’ ”

Read Ezekiel 22:16 Using Other Translations

And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
And you shall be profaned by your own doing in the sight of the nations, and you shall know that I am the LORD."
And when I have been dishonored among the nations because of you, you will know that I am the LORD .”

What does Ezekiel 22:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 22:16

And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight
of the Heathen
No longer be the inheritance of God, but their own; and not have God to be their portion and inheritance, but themselves; and a poor portion and inheritance that must be, being in captivity, poverty, and distress; enjoying neither their civil nor religious liberties, as heretofore; it would be now manifest to the Heathens that they were forsaken of God, and left to themselves. Some render it, "and thou shalt be profaned, or polluted in thyself" F5; shalt be known to be so to thyself, as well as appear so to others. The Targum is,

``I will be sanctified in thee before the people:''
and thou shalt know that I am the Lord;
able to do what I say; faithful to my word; omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent; and this thou shalt not only know, but own and acknowledge, when these calamities take place, and have their effect.
FOOTNOTES:

F5 (Kb tlxnw) "et prophana effecta in te", Junius & Tremellius, Polanus; "prophana efficeris", Piscator; "et polluta eris in te", Grotius; "et prophnata eris in te", Starckiss; "et prophanaberis in te", Cocceius.
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