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Ezekiel 16:4


As for your birth, on the day you were born your umbilical cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water; 1  you were certainly not rubbed down with salt, nor wrapped with blankets. 2 


Ge 15:13; Ex 1:11-14; Ex 2:23,24; Ex 5:16-21; De 5:6; De 15:15; Jos 24:2; Ne 9:7-9; La 2:20; La 2:22; Eze 20:8,13; Ho 2:3; Lu 2:7,12; Ac 7:6,7

NET © Notes

tn Heb “in water you were not washed for cleansing” or “with water you were not washed smooth” (see D. I. Block, Ezekiel [NICOT], 1:473, n. 57, for a discussion of possible meanings of this hapax legomenon).

sn Arab midwives still cut the umbilical cords of infants and then proceed to apply salt and oil to their bodies.

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