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.
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
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.