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Ezekiel 16:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— in that thou buildest thy vaulted place at the head of every way, and makest thy lofty place in every street, and hast not been as a harlot, in that thou scornest hire.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “When you built your shrine at the beginning of every street and made your high place in every square, in disdaining money, you were not like a harlot.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In that thou buildest thy eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thy high place in every street; and hast not been as a harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— in that thou buildest thy place of debauchery at the head of every way, and makest thy high place in every street! And thou hast not been as a harlot, in that thou scornest reward,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That thou couldst have built thy brothel at the head of every road, And, thy height, couldst have made in every broadway,—Yet becamest not as a harlot, to lay claim to a harlot's hire.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In thy building thine arch at the head of every way, Thy high place thou hast made in every broad place, And—hast not been as a whore deriding a gift.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because thou hast built thy brothel house at the head of every way, and thou hast made thy high place in every street: and wast not as a harlot that by disdain enhanceth her price,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of euery way, and makest thine high place in euery streete, and hast not beene as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou hast built a house of harlotry in every top of a way, and hast set up thine high place in every street; and thou didst become as a harlot gathering hires.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In that thou buildest 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
thine eminent place 1354
{1354} Prime
גַּב
gab
{gab}
From an unused root meaning to hollow or curve; the back (as rounded (compare H1460 and H1479); by analogy the top or rim, a boss, a vault, arch of eye, bulwarks, etc.
in the head 7218
{7218} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
of every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
way, 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
and makest 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thine high place 7413
{7413} Prime
רָמָה
ramah
{raw-maw'}
Feminine active participle of H7311; a height (as a seat of idolatry).
in every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
street; 7339
{7339} Prime
רְחֹב
r@chob
{rekh-obe'}
From H7337; a width, that is, (concretely) avenue or area.
and hast not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
been x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
as an harlot, 2181
{2181} Prime
זָנָה
zanah
{zaw-naw'}
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).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in that thou scornest 7046
{7046} Prime
קָלַס
qalac
{kaw-las'}
A primitive root; to disparage, that is, ridicule.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
hire; 868
{0868} Prime
אֶתְנַן
'ethnan
{eth-nan'}
The same as H0866; a gift (as the price of harlotry or idolatry).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 16:31

_ _ Repetition of Ezekiel 16:24.

_ _ not ... as ... harlot ... thou scornest hire — Unlike an ordinary harlot thou dost prostitute thy person gratis, merely to satisfy thy lust. Jerome translates, “Thou hast not been as a harlot in scorning (that is, who ordinarily scorns) a hire offered,” in order to get a larger one: nay, thou hast offered hire thyself to thy lovers (Ezekiel 16:33, Ezekiel 16:34). But these verses show English Version to be preferable, for they state that Israel prostituted herself, not merely for any small reward without demanding more, but for “no reward.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 16:15-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezekiel 16:31

Not as an harlot — Common harlots make gain of their looseness, and live by that gain; thou dost worse, thou lavishest out thy credit, wealth, and all, to maintain thine adulterers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezekiel 16:31

In that thou buildest thy eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thy high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, (q) in that thou scornest hire;

(q) Meaning that some harlots contemn small rewards but no lovers gave a reward to Israel, but they gave to all others signifying that the idolaters bestow all their substance which they receive from God for his glory to serve their vile abominations.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
In that thou buildest thine:
or, In thy daughters is thine, etc.
Ezekiel 16:24 [That] thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.
Ezekiel 16:39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.

makest:

Ezekiel 16:25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
Hosea 12:11 [Is there] iniquity [in] Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars [are] as heaps in the furrows of the fields.

in that thou scornest:

Ezekiel 16:33-34 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom. ... And the contrary is in thee from [other] women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.
Isaiah 52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
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