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Ezekiel 16:24-25

Context
16:24 you built yourself a chamber 1  and put up a pavilion 2  in every public square. 16:25 At the head of every street you erected your pavilion and you disgraced 3  your beauty when you spread 4  your legs to every passerby and multiplied your promiscuity.

Ezekiel 16:31

Context
16:31 When you built your chamber at the head of every street and put up your pavilion in every public square, you were not like a prostitute, because you scoffed at payment. 5 

Ezekiel 16:39

Context
16:39 I will give you into their hands and they will destroy your chambers and tear down your pavilions. They will strip you of your clothing and take your beautiful jewelry and leave you naked and bare.

1 tn The Hebrew גֶּב (gev) may represent more than one word, each rare in the Old Testament. It may refer to a “mound” or to “rafters.” The LXX, Syriac, and Vulgate interpret this as a brothel.

2 tn Or “lofty place” (NRSV). See L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 1:229, and B. Lang, Frau Weisheit, 137.

3 tn Heb “treated as if abominable,” i.e., repudiated.

4 tn The only other occurrence of the Hebrew root is found in Prov 13:3 in reference to the talkative person who habitually “opens wide” his lips.

5 tn The Hebrew term, which also occurs in vv. 34 and 41 of this chapter, always refers to the payment of a prostitute (Deut 23:19; Isa 23:17; Hos 9:1; Mic 1:7).



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