Ezekiel 20:16
Good News Translation
I made the vow because they had rejected my commands, broken my laws, and profaned the Sabbath--they preferred to worship their idols.

Contemporary English Version
I said this because they had not only ignored my laws and teachings, but had disgraced my Sabbath and worshiped idols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they cast off my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, and violated my sabbaths: for their heart went after idols.

New American Bible
Their hearts followed after their idols so closely that they did not live by my statutes, but rejected my ordinances and desecrated my sabbaths.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Because they cast off my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, and violated my sabbaths: for their heart went after idols.

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Ezekiel 20:13,14 But the house of Israel provoked me in the desert: they walked not in my statutes, and they cast away my judgments, which if a man do he shall live in them: and they grievously violated my sabbaths. I said therefore that I would pour out my indignation upon them in the desert, and would consume them. . . .

Ezekiel 20:8 But they provoked me, and would not hearken to me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of his eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: and I said I would pour out my indignation upon them, and accomplish my wrath against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 14:3,4 Son of man, these men have placed their uncleannesses in their hearts, and have set up before their face the stumblingblock of their iniquity: and shall I answer when they inquire of me? . . .

Ezekiel 23:8 Moreover also she did not forsake her fornications which she had committed in Egypt: for they also lay with her in her youth, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured out their fornication upon her.

Exodus 32:1-8 And the people seeing that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, gathering together against Aaron, said: Arise, make us gods, that may go before us: For as to this Moses, the man that brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has befallen him. . . .

Numbers 15:39 That when they shall see them, they may remember all the commandments of the Lord, and not follow their own thoughts and eyes going astray after divers things,

Numbers 25:2 Who called them to their sacrifices. And they ate of them, and adored their gods.

Amos 5:25,26 Did you offer victims and sacrifices to me in the desert for forty years, O house of Israel? . . .

Acts 7:39-43 Whom our fathers would not obey: but thrust him away and in their hearts turned back into Egypt, . . .

Context
Israel's Rebellion in Egypt
15So I lifted up my hand over them in the desert, not to bring them into the land which I had given them flowing with milk and honey, the best of all lands. 16Because they cast off my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, and violated my sabbaths: for their heart went after idols.17Yet my eye spared them, so that I destroyed them not: neither did I consume them in the desert.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 11:21
But as for them whose heart walketh after their scandals and abominations, I will lay their way upon their head, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 14:3
Son of man, these men have placed their uncleannesses in their hearts, and have set up before their face the stumblingblock of their iniquity: and shall I answer when they inquire of me?

Ezekiel 20:8
But they provoked me, and would not hearken to me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of his eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: and I said I would pour out my indignation upon them, and accomplish my wrath against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 20:38
And I will pick out from among you the transgressors, and the wicked, and will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and you shall know that I am the Lord.

Additional Translations
because they kept rejecting My ordinances, profaning My Sabbaths, and refusing to walk in My statutes. For their hearts continually went after their idols.Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

because they rejected mine ordinances, and walked not in my statutes, and profaned my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

because they rejected mine ordinances, and walked not in my commandments, but profaned my sabbaths, and went after the imaginations of their hearts.

because they rejected mine ordinances and walked not in my statutes, and profaned my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

because they rejected my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, and profaned my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but profaned my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

because they rejected my ordinances, and didn't walk in my statutes, and profaned my Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

Because against My judgments they did kick, And in My statutes they have not walked, And My sabbaths they have polluted, For after their idols their heart is going.
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