They will discard their silver in the streets, and their gold will be treated like filth. 1 Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them on the day of the Lord’s fury. 2 They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs because their wealth 3 was the obstacle leading to their iniquity. 4
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1 tn The Hebrew term can refer to menstrual impurity. The term also occurs at the end of v. 20.
2 sn Compare Zeph 1:18.
3 tn Heb “it.” Apparently the subject is the silver and gold mentioned earlier (see L. C. Allen, Ezekiel [WBC], 1:102).
4 tn The “stumbling block of their iniquity” is a unique phrase of the prophet Ezekiel (Ezek 14:3, 4, 7; 18:30; 44:12).