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Ezekiel 20:29

    Ezekiel 20:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then I said to them, What is the high place whereunto you go? And the name whereof is called Bamah to this day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then I said unto them, What meaneth the high place whereunto ye go? So the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I said to them, What is this high place where you go to no purpose? And it is named Bamah to this day.

    Webster's Revision

    Then I said unto them, What meaneth the high place whereunto ye go? So the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

    World English Bible

    Then I said to them, What does the high place where you go mean? So its name is called Bamah to this day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then I said unto them, What meaneth the high place whereunto ye go? So the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:29

    What is the high place - מה הבמה mah habbamah, "what is the high place?" What is it good for? Its being a high place shows it to be a place of idolatry. I called it במה bamah, to mark it with infamy; but ye continue to frequent it, even while it is called במה bamah, to the present day!

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 20:29

    Bamah - The Hebrew word for "high place." Another instance of the perversion of God's laws. When the Israelites first entered Canaan they were to set up the "tabernacle" on a "high place," and upon this and upon no other they were to worship Yahweh (1 Samuel 9:12 ff; 1 Kings 3:4). But the Israelites followed the custom of the country, and set up idol-worship on every high hill, and the word "high place" ("Bannah," plural "Bamoth") became a by-word (compare "Bamoth-Baal," Joshua 13:17). "Bamoth" occurs on the Moabitic stone, which records the erection of high places in honor of Chemosh. The name "Bamah" was thus a brand of the divine displeasure, and a memorial of the people's guilt.