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Ezekiel 13:18

Context
NETBible

and say ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to those who sew bands 1  on all their wrists 2  and make headbands 3  for heads of every size to entrap people’s lives! 4  Will you entrap my people’s lives, yet preserve your own lives?

XREF

Jer 4:10; Jer 6:14; Eze 13:3; Eze 13:10,16; Eze 13:22; Eze 22:25; Eph 4:14; 2Ti 4:3; 2Pe 2:14

NET © Notes

sn The wristbands mentioned here probably represented magic bands or charms. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 1:413.

tn Heb “joints of the hands.” This may include the elbow and shoulder joints.

tn The Hebrew term occurs in the Bible only here and in v. 21. It has also been understood as a veil or type of head covering. D. I. Block (Ezekiel [NICOT], 1:414) suggests that given the context of magical devices, the expected parallel to the magical arm bands, and the meaning of this Hebrew root (סָפַח [safakh, “to attach” or “join”]), it may refer to headbands or necklaces on which magical amulets were worn.

tn Heb “human lives” or “souls” (three times in v. 18 and twice in v. 19).



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