Ezekiel 7:20

20 They took pride in their beautiful jewelry and used it to make their detestable idols. They made it into vile images; therefore I will make it a thing unclean for them.

Read Ezekiel 7:20 Using Other Translations

As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.
His beautiful ornament they used for pride, and they made their abominable images and their detestable things of it. Therefore I make it an unclean thing to them.
They were proud of their beautiful jewelry and used it to make detestable idols and vile images. Therefore, I will make all their wealth disgusting to them.

What does Ezekiel 7:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 7:20

As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty
Or, "for pride" F9. The gold, silver, jewels, riches, and treasure, which the Lord gave to this people, they made a bad use of; and instead of contributing to the support of his worship and interest, and of giving liberally to the poor, they converted it to their own pride and luxury: or rather the temple, as Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it, is meant; which was a beautiful structure, and adorned with gifts, and set for glory, majesty, and excellency by the Lord; yea, where his excellent Majesty dwelt himself: but they made the images of their abominations [and] of their
detestable things therein;
or, "of it" F11; that is, of their gold and silver, which is another bad use they put their riches to: or rather "in it" F12; that is, the temple; where, having made their idols, they placed them; see ( Jeremiah 7:30 ) ; therefore have I set it far from them;
that being destroyed, and they being carried away captive into a strange land, far from that.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (Nwagl) "in superbiam", V. L. Calvin, Starckius.
F11 (wb) "ex eo", Tigurine version.
F12 "In eo". Pagninus, Montanus, Polanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Starckius.
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