Ezekiel 43:9

9 Now let them put away from me their prostitution and the funeral offerings for their kings, and I will live among them forever.

Ezekiel 43:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
ESV
9 Now let them put away their whoring and the dead bodies of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst forever.
NLT
9 Now let them stop worshiping other gods and honoring the relics of their kings, and I will live among them forever.
MSG
9 So let them get rid of their whoring ways and the stinking no-god idols introduced by their kings and I'll move in and live with them forever.
CSB
9 Now let them remove their prostitution and the corpses of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell among them forever.

Ezekiel 43:9 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 43:9

Now let them put away their whoredom
Idolatry, superstition, and will worship, with which the corrupt church of Rome abounds; and whatever appearance thereof is in the reformed churches: and the carcasses of their kings far from me;
their idols; (See Gill on Ezekiel 43:7), and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever;
now though the Jews were never guilty of idolatry after their return from the Babylonish captivity, nor even to this day; yet the Lord has departed from them, and left them to blindness and stupidity, they having rejected the Messiah he sent unto them; which shows that this passage refers not to those times, but to future times; when the whole Israel of God shall be cleared of all corruptions in doctrine and worship, and the Lord will take up his abode with them, and no more depart from them.

Ezekiel 43:9 In-Context

7 He said: “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever. The people of Israel will never again defile my holy name—neither they nor their kings—by their prostitution and the funeral offerings for their kings at their death.
8 When they placed their threshold next to my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them, they defiled my holy name by their detestable practices. So I destroyed them in my anger.
9 Now let them put away from me their prostitution and the funeral offerings for their kings, and I will live among them forever.
10 “Son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider its perfection,
11 and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple—its arrangement, its exits and entrances—its whole design and all its regulations and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Ezekiel 37:26-28