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Ezekiel 16:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord Jehovah, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an impudent harlot;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these [things], the work of an imperious whorish woman;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “How languishing is your heart,” declares the Lord GOD, “while you do all these things, the actions of a bold-faced harlot.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these [things], the work of an imperious lewd woman;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord Jehovah, seeing thou doest all these [things], the work of a whorish woman, under no restraint;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How weak was thy heart! Exclaimeth My Lord, Yahweh,—That thou couldst have done all these things, The doing of a lewd woman, without shame:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— How weak [is] thy heart, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, In thy doing all these, The work of a domineering whorish woman.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wherein shall I cleanse thy heart, saith Lord God: seeing thou dost all these the works of a shameless prostitute?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How weake is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Why should I make a covenant with thy daughter, saith the Lord, while thou doest all these things, the works of a harlot? and thou hast gone a-whoring in a threefold degree with thy daughters.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— How weak is thine heart, saith Adonay Yahweh, seeing thou doest all these [things], the work of an imperious whorish woman;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How x4100
(4100) Complement
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
weak 535
{0535} Prime
A primitive root; to droop; by implication to be sick, to mourn.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
is thine heart, 3826
{3826} Prime
Feminine of H3820; the heart.
saith 5002
{5002} Prime
From H5001; an oracle.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
ny אֲדֹנָי 136
{0136} Prime
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3069
{3069} Prime
A variation of H3068 (used after H0136, and pronounced by Jews as H0430, in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound, since they elsewhere pronounce H3068 as H0136).
seeing thou doest 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
these x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
[things], the work 4639
{4639} Prime
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
of an imperious 7986
{7986} Prime
Feminine from H7980; a vixen.
whorish 2181
{2181} Prime
A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple forniciation, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah).
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
woman; 802
{0802} Prime
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 16:30

_ _ weak ... heart — Sin weakens the intellect (“heart”) as, on the contrary, “the way of the Lord is strength to the upright” (Proverbs 10:29).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 16:15-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezekiel 16:30

How weak — Unstable, like water. An imperious woman — A woman, that knows no superior, nor will be neither guided nor governed.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 9:13 A foolish woman [is] clamorous: [she is] simple, and knoweth nothing.
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Jeremiah 2:12-13 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD. ... For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people [is] foolish, they have not known me; they [are] sottish children, and they have none understanding: they [are] wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

the work:

Judges 16:15-16 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart [is] not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength [lieth]. ... And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, [so] that his soul was vexed unto death;
Proverbs 7:11-13 (She [is] loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: ... So she caught him, and kissed him, [and] with an impudent face said unto him,
Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide [it] not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
Revelation 17:1-6 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: ... And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
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