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Ezekiel 33:26

26 You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife. Should you then possess the land?’

Read Ezekiel 33:26 Using Other Translations

Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?
You rely on the sword, you commit abominations, and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife; shall you then possess the land?
Murderers! Idolaters! Adulterers! Should the land belong to you?’

What does Ezekiel 33:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ver. 26 Ye stand upon your sword
You trust in it, and think to support yourselves by it, and secure your possession and right of it by that means. So the Targum,
``you stand in your strength:''
ye work abomination;
that which is abominable to God, and not fit to be named among men; Jarchi interprets it of sodomy: the word is in the feminine gender, and may be rendered, "ye women work abomination"; referring to that unnatural lust the apostle speaks of, ( Romans 1:26 ) so Ben Melech: and ye defile everyone his neighbour's wife;
were guilty of adultery; and which was so common, that scarce any were free from it, and therefore is charged upon the whole body of them: and shall ye possess the land?
such vile creatures as these, guilty of the abominations for which the land formerly spewed out its ancient inhabitants, the Canaanites? and the present possessors might expect the same, as being very unworthy inheritors of it, whatever high thoughts they might have of themselves.
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