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Ezekiel 16:46-50

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16:46 Your older sister was Samaria, who lived north 1  of you with her daughters, and your younger sister, who lived south 2  of you, was Sodom 3  with her daughters. 16:47 Have you not copied their behavior 4  and practiced their abominable deeds? In a short time 5  you became even more depraved in all your conduct than they were! 16:48 As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, your sister Sodom and her daughters never behaved as wickedly as you and your daughters have behaved.

16:49 “‘See here – this was the iniquity 6  of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters had majesty, abundance of food, and enjoyed carefree ease, but they did not help 7  the poor and needy. 16:50 They were haughty and practiced abominable deeds before me. Therefore when I saw it I removed them.

1 tn Heb “left.”

2 tn Heb “right.”

3 sn Sodom was the epitome of evil (Deut 29:23; 32:32; Isa 1:9-10; 3:9; Jer 23:14; Lam 4:6; Matt 10:15; 11:23-24; Jude 7).

4 tn Heb “walked in their ways.”

5 tn The Hebrew expression has a temporal meaning as illustrated by the use of the phrase in 2 Chr 12:7.

6 tn Or “guilt.”

7 tn Heb “strengthen the hand of.”



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