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Ezekiel 4:13

    Ezekiel 4:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, where I will drive them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations whither I will drive them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord said, Even so the children of Israel will have unclean bread for their food among the nations where I am driving them.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations whither I will drive them.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations whither I will drive them.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 4:13

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.
    Whither - Where; which place.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 4:13

    The ceremonial ordinances in relation to food were intended to keep the nation free from idolatrous usages; everywhere among the pagan idol feasts formed a leading part in their religious services, and idol meats were partaken of in common life. Dispersion among the Gentiles must have exposed the Jews to much which they regarded as common and unclean. In Ezekiel's case there was a mitigation Ezekiel 4:15 of the defilement, but still legal defilement remained, and the chosen people in exile were subjected to it as to a degradation.