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Ezekiel 23:42

    Ezekiel 23:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful crowns upon their heads.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which put bracelets on their hands, and beautiful crowns on their heads.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with men of the common sort were brought drunkards from the wilderness; and they put bracelets upon the hands of them twain , and beautiful crowns upon their heads.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    ... and they put jewels on her hands and beautiful crowns on her head.

    Webster's Revision

    And the voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with men of the common sort were brought drunkards from the wilderness; and they put bracelets upon the hands of them twain , and beautiful crowns upon their heads.

    World English Bible

    The voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with men of the common sort were brought drunkards from the wilderness; and they put bracelets on the hands of them [twain], and beautiful crowns on their heads.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with men of the common sort were brought drunkards from the wilderness; and they put bracelets upon the hands of them twain, and beautiful crowns upon their heads.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 23:42

    And a voice of a multitude - This seems to be an account of an idolatrous festival, where a riotous multitude was assembled, and fellows of the baser sort, with bracelets on their arms and chapters on their heads, performed the religious rites.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 23:42

    A voice ... - Or, The voice of the tumult was stilled thereby. The tumultuous cries of the invading army were stilled by these gifts. Others render being at ease, "living carelessly."

    Of the common sort - See the margin - a multitudinous crowd.

    Sabeans - Better as in the margin. The Chaldaeans were noted for their intemperance and revellings.

    The wilderness - The desert tract which the Chalaeans had to pass from the north of Mesopotamia to the holy land. This verse describes the temporary effects of the alliance of Israel and Judah with the Assyrians and Babylonians. All became quiet, the allies received gifts (incense and oil) from Israel and Judah, and these in turn brought riches to Palestine, "bracelets upon their" (i. e., Aholah's and Aholibah's) "hands," and crowns "upon their heads."

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 23:42

    23:42 A voice - A shout for joy, that there was a treaty of peace between the Jews, and the Chaldeans.