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Ezekiel 16:24

    Ezekiel 16:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That you have also built to you an eminent place, and have made you an high place in every street.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that thou hast built unto thee a vaulted place, and hast made thee a lofty place in every street.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    That you made for yourself an arched room in every open place.

    Webster's Revision

    that thou hast built unto thee a vaulted place, and hast made thee a lofty place in every street.

    World English Bible

    that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have made yourselves a lofty place in every street.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that thou hast built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee a lofty place in every street.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 16:24

    Eminent - Tumors; hemorrhoids.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 16:24

    Thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place - גב gab, a stew or brothel; Vulg. lupanar; Septuag. οικημα πορνικον. So my old MS. Bible, a bordel house. "Thou hast builded thy stewes and bordell houses in every place." - Coverdale's Bible, 1636. Bordel is an Italian word: how it got so early into our language I know not. Our modern word brothel is a corruption of it. Diodati translates, Tu hai edificato un bordello, "Thou hast built a brothel." Houses of this kind were of a very ancient date.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 16:24

    That thou ... - Render it: after that thou didst build "unto thee an eminent place," and didst make "thee an high place in every street" - after that thou didst build "thy high place at the head of every way and" didst make ..."it came to pass, that thou" didst "also" commit "fornication" etc.

    An eminent place - literally, "an arched building." Such places were used as brothels, and so the word is used metaphorically for a place of idol-worship.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 16:24

    16:24 In every street - Idol temples were in every street; both in Jerusalem and her cities.