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Ezekiel 16:2

    Ezekiel 16:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Son of man, make clear to Jerusalem her disgusting ways,

    Webster's Revision

    Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations;

    World English Bible

    Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 16:2

    Cause Jerusalem to know her abominations - And such a revelation of impurity never was seen before or since. Surely the state of the Jews, before the Babylonish captivity, was the most profligate and corrupt of all the nations of the earth. This chapter contains God's manifesto against this most abominable people; and although there are many metaphors here, yet all is not metaphorical. Where there was so much idolatry, there must have been adulteries, fornications, prostitutions, and lewdness of every description. The description of the prophet is sufficiently clear, except where there is a reference to ancient and obsolete customs. What a description of crimes! The sixth satire of Juvenal is its counterpart. General remarks are all that a commentator is justified in bestowing on this very long, very circumstantial, and caustic invective. For its key, see on Ezekiel 16:13 (note) and Ezekiel 16:63 (note).