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Ezekiel 44:10

    Ezekiel 44:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the Levites that went far from me, when Israel went astray, that went astray from me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But as for the Levites, who went far from me, when Israel went out of the right way, turning away from me to go after their images; their punishment will come on them.

    Webster's Revision

    But the Levites that went far from me, when Israel went astray, that went astray from me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity.

    World English Bible

    But the Levites who went far from me, when Israel went astray, who went astray from me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the Levites that went far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray from me after their idols; they shall bear their iniquity.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 44:10

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 44:10

    And the Levites that are gone away far from me - This refers to the schism of Jeroboam, who, when he set up a new worship, got as many of the priests and Levites to join him in his idolatry as he could. These, on the return from the captivity, should not be permitted to perform the functions of priests in the new temple; but they might be continued as keepers of all the charge of the house - be treasurers, guards of the temple, porters, etc.; see Ezekiel 44:11-15. The whole of these passages refer to the period of time when the second temple was built.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 44:10

    The Levites as a body had remained true to the temple-service at Jerusalem 2 Chronicles 11:13; but individuals among them deserted to Israel probably from the first (see the marginal references), as in later years some went over to the worship of the Samaritans on Mount Gerizim. These apostate Levites "shall bear their iniquities," they shall not be restored to their former rank and privileges.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 44:10

    44:10 Are gone away - By their idolatry.