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Ezekiel 16:21

    Ezekiel 16:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That you have slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that thou hast slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire unto them?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    That you put my children to death and gave them up to go through the fire to them?

    Webster's Revision

    that thou hast slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire unto them?

    World English Bible

    that you have slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through [the fire] to them?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that thou hast slain my children, and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire unto them?

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 16:21

    To cause them to pass through the fire - Bp. Newcome quotes a very apposite passage from Dionysius Halicarnass. Ant. Romans lib. i., s. 88, p. 72, and marg. p. 75, Edit. Hudson: Μετα δε τουτο, πυρκαΐας προ των σκηνων γενεσθαι κελευσας, εξαγει τον λεων τας φλογας ὑπερθρωσκοντα,της ὁσιωσεως των μιασματων ἑνεκα. "And after this, having ordered that fires should be made before the tents, he brings out the people to leap over the flames, for the purifying of their pollutions." This example shows that we are not always to take passing through the fire for being entirely consumed by it. Among the Israelites this appears to have been used as a rite of consecration.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 16:21

    16:21 For them - For the idols.