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Ezekiel 16:12

    Ezekiel 16:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I put a jewel on your forehead, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I put a ring upon thy nose, and ear-rings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I put a ring in your nose and ear-rings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

    Webster's Revision

    And I put a ring upon thy nose, and ear-rings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.

    World English Bible

    I put a ring on your nose, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I put a ring upon thy nose, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 16:12

    I put a jewel on thy forehead - על אפך al appech, upon thy nose. This is one of the most common ornaments among ladies in the east. European translators, not knowing what to make of a ring in the nose, have rendered it, a jewel on thy forehead or mouth, (though they have sometimes a piece of gold or jewel fastened to the center of their forehead.) I have already spoken of this Asiatic custom, so often referred to in the sacred writings: see Genesis 24:22, Genesis 24:42; Exodus 32:2; Job 42:11; Proverbs 11:22; Isaiah 3:21; Hosea 2:13.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 16:12

    A jewel on thy forehead - literally, "a nose-ring on thy nostril" (Genesis 24:22 note).