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Ezekiel 16:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A wife that committeth adultery! that taketh strangers instead of her husband!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [which] taketh strangers instead of her husband!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [who] taketh strangers instead of her husband!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— O adulterous wife, that taketh strangers instead of her husband.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A wife who committeth adultery, instead of her husband, accepteth strangers.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The wife who committeth adultery—Under her husband—doth receive strangers.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But is an adulteress, that bringeth in strangers over her husband.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [But as] a wife that committeth adulterie, [which] taketh strangers in steede of her husband.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— An adulteress resembles thee, taking rewards of her husband.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [which] taketh strangers instead of her husband!

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[But as] a wife 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).
that committeth adultery, 5003
{5003} Prime
A primitive root; to commit adultery; figuratively to apostatize.
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
[which] taketh 3947
{3947} Prime
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(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).
strangers 2114
{2114} Prime
A primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery.
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
instead x8478
(8478) Complement
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
of her husband! 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 16:32

_ _ instead of her husband — referring to Numbers 5:19, Numbers 5:20, Numbers 5:29. Fairbairn translates, “whilst under her husband.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 16:15-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time [was] the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Ezekiel 23:37 That they have committed adultery, and blood [is] in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through [the fire], to devour [them].
Ezekiel 23:45 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because they [are] adulteresses, and blood [is] in their hands.
Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
Jeremiah 2:28 But where [are] thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for [according to] the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
Jeremiah 3:1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 3:8-9 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. ... And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
Jeremiah 3:20 Surely [as] a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.
Hosea 2:2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she [is] not my wife, neither [am] I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
Hosea 3:1 Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of [her] friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.
2 Corinthians 11:2-3 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ. ... But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
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Jr 2:25, 28; 3:1, 8, 20. Ezk 16:8; 23:37, 45. Ho 2:2; 3:1. 2Co 11:2.

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