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Ezekiel 23:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and they played the harlot in Egypt; they played the harlot in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there was handled the bosom of their virginity.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and they played the harlot in Egypt. They played the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and there their virgin bosom was handled.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they committed lewd deeds in Egypt; they committed lewd deeds in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they were first corrupted.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they committed whoredom in Egypt; they committed whoredom in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there were handled the teats of their virginity.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they became unchaste in Egypt, In their youth, became they unchaste, There, were handled their breasts, And, there, were pressed their virgin bosoms.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they go a-whoring in Egypt, In their youth they have gone a-whoring, There they have bruised their breasts, And there they have dealt with the loves of their virginity.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they committed fornication in Egypt, in their youth they committed fornication: there were their breasts pressed down, and the teats of their virginity were bruised.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they committed whordomes in Egypt, they committed whordomes in their youth: there were their brests pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginitie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and they went a-whoring in Mizraim{gr.Egypt} in their youth: there their breasts fell, there they lost their virginity.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And they committed whoredoms in Mitzrayim; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And they committed whoredoms 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).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in Mixrayim מִצרַיִם; 4714
{4714} Prime
מִצְרַיִם
Mitsrayim
{mits-rah'-yim}
Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt.
they committed whoredoms 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).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in their youth: 5271
{5271} Prime
נָעוּר
na`uwr
{naw-oor'}
Properly passive participle from H5288 as denominative; (only in plural collectively or emphatically) youth, the state (juvenility) or the persons (young people).
there x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
were their breasts 7699
{7699} Prime
שַׁד
shad
{shad}
Probably from H7736 (in its original sense) contracted; the breast of a woman or animal (as bulging).
pressed, 4600
{4600} Prime
מעךְ
ma`ak
{maw-ak'}
A primitive root; to press, that is, to pierce, emasculate, handle.
z8795
<8795> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 199
and there x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
they bruised 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
the teats 1717
{1717} Prime
דַּד
dad
{dad}
Apparently from the same as H1730; the breast (as the seat of love, or from its shape).
of their virginity. 1331
{1331} Prime
בְּתוּלִים
b@thuwliym
{beth-oo-leem'}
Masculine plural of the same as H1330; (collectively and abstractly) virginity; by implication and concretely the tokens of it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 23:3

_ _ Even so early in their history as their Egyptian sojourn, they committed idolatries (see on Ezekiel 20:6-8; see on Joshua 24:14).

_ _ in their youth — an aggravation of their sin. It was at the very time of their receiving extraordinary favors from God (Ezekiel 16:6, Ezekiel 16:22).

_ _ they bruised — namely, the Egyptians.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 23:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezekiel 23:3

Whoredoms — Idolatry.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezekiel 23:3

And they committed harlotries in (b) Egypt; they committed harlotries in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.

(b) They became idolaters after the manner of the Egyptians.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
in Egypt:

Ezekiel 20:8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
Leviticus 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
Deuteronomy 29:16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

in their:

Ezekiel 23:8 Neither left she her whoredoms [brought] from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.
Ezekiel 23:19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
Ezekiel 23:21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.
Ezekiel 16:22 And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, [and] wast polluted in thy blood.
Hosea 2:15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
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Lv 17:7. Dt 29:16. Jsh 24:14. Ezk 16:22; 20:8; 23:8, 19, 21. Ho 2:15.

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I wonder why the word bruised is used instead of fondled,that their teats were bruised in their virginity. There must be some reason for this.
- Bonnie (12/19/2017 3:50:57 PM)
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