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Ezekiel 16:44

    Ezekiel 16:44 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, every one that uses proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, in every common saying about you it will be said, As the mother is, so is her daughter.

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

    World English Bible

    Behold, everyone who uses proverbs shall use [this] proverb against you, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 16:44

    Proverb - A dark or puzzling saying.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 16:44

    As is the mother, so is her daughter - כאמה בתה keimmah bittah, "As the mother, her daughter." As is the cause, so is the effect. As is the breeding, so is the practice. A silken purse cannot be made out of a swine's ear. What is bred in the bone seldom comes out of the flesh. All such proverbs show the necessity of early holy precepts, supported by suitable example.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 16:44

    The Jews prided themselves on being under the special protection of Yahweh. In the downfall of their neighbors, they found only additional grounds for confidence in their own security. Ezekiel now in severe rebuke places them on an equality with Sodom and Samaria. Alike have been their sins, except that Judah has had the preeminence in guilt. Alike shall be their punishment.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 16:44

    16:44 The mother - Old Jerusalem, when the seat of the Jebusites, or the land of Canaan, when full of the idolatrous, bloody, barbarous nations. Her daughter - Jerusalem, or the Jews who are more like those accursed nations in sin, than near them in place of abode.