33:30 “But as for you, son of man, your people 1 (who are talking about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses) say to one another, 2 ‘Come hear the word that comes 3 from the Lord.’ 33:31 They come to you in crowds, 4 and they sit in front of you as 5 my people. They hear your words, but do not obey 6 them. For they talk lustfully, 7 and their heart is set on 8 their own advantage. 9
1 tn Heb “sons of your people.”
2 tn Heb “one to one, a man to his brother.”
3 tn Heb “comes out.”
4 tn Heb “as people come.” Apparently this is an idiom indicating that they come in crowds. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:264.
5 tn The word “as” is supplied in the translation.
6 tn Heb “do.”
7 tn Heb “They do lust with their mouths.”
8 tn Heb “goes after.”
9 tn The present translation understands the term often used for “unjust gain” in a wider sense, following M. Greenberg, who also notes that the LXX uses a term which can describe either sexual or ritual pollution. See M. Greenberg, Ezekiel (AB), 2:687.