Ezekiel 16:12
New International Version
and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

New Living Translation
a ring for your nose, earrings for your ears, and a lovely crown for your head.

English Standard Version
And I put a ring on your nose and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

Berean Study Bible
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful crown upon your head.

King James Bible
And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

New King James Version
And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

New American Standard Bible
I also put a ring in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

NASB 1995
“I also put a ring in your nostril, earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

NASB 1977
“I also put a ring in your nostril, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

Amplified Bible
I also put a ring in your nostril and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

Christian Standard Bible
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head.

American Standard Version
And I put a ring upon thy nose, and ear-rings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a beryl between your eyes and earrings on your ears and a crown of glory on your head

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I put a pendant on thy nostril, and rings in thine ears, and a crown of glory on thine head.

Contemporary English Version
a ring for your nose, some earrings, and a beautiful crown.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I put a jewel upon thy forehead and earrings in thy ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.

English Revised Version
And I put a ring upon thy nose, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

Good News Translation
I gave you a nose ring and earrings and a beautiful crown to wear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

International Standard Version
I put a ring in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a crown encrusted with jewels on your head.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I put a ring upon thy nose, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.

Literal Standard Version
And I give a ring for your nose, And rings for your ears, And a crown of beauty on your head.

NET Bible
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

New Heart English Bible
I put a ring on your nose, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

World English Bible
I put a ring on your nose, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.

Young's Literal Translation
And I give a ring for thy nose, And rings for thine ears, And a crown of beauty on thy head.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
11I adorned you with jewelry, and I put bracelets on your wrists and a chain around your neck. 12I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful crown upon your head. 13So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was made of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became very beautiful and rose to be queen.…

Cross References
Genesis 24:47
Then I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' She replied, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.' So I put the ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.

Isaiah 3:21
their signet rings and nose rings;

Isaiah 28:5
On that day the LORD of Hosts will be a crown of glory, a diadem of splendor to the remnant of His people,

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and to the queen mother: "Take a lowly seat, for your glorious crowns have fallen from your heads."

Ezekiel 16:14
Your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was perfect in the splendor I bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 16:17
You also took the fine jewelry of gold and silver I had given you, and you made male idols with which to prostitute yourself.


Treasury of Scripture

And I put a jewel on your forehead, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.









(12) A jewel on thy forehead.--Literally, a nose-ring on thy nostril, the custom of the time sanctioning this mode of ornament.

In contrast to God's kindness and abundant blessing, Israel's grievous sin is now described (Ezekiel 16:15-34). It is to be remembered that however this extraordinary sin was the natural fruit of neglected grace, it yet was extraordinary. It is not by mere hyperbole that Israel is represented as worse than others. The grace which does not elevate always reacts by directing to a lower depth. (See Excursus at end of this Book on Ezekiel 5:7).

Verse 12. - A jewel on thy forehead; better, with the Revised Version, a ring upon thy nose. The word has the same meaning in Genesis 24:47 ("earring" in the Authorized Version); Isaiah 3:21 (where the Authorized Version gives "nose jewels"); Proverbs 11:22. Jerome, however, notes (in loc.) that the Syrian women of his time wore pendants or lockets that hung from the forehead to the nostrils. The crown, or diadem (LXX., στέφανος καυχήσεως), the thin circlet of gold confining the hair, completed the catalogue of ornaments. The Chaldee Targum continues its spiritual interpretation: "I gave the ark of my covenant to be among you, and the cloud of my glory overshadowed you, and the angel of my presence led you in the way." And, if we assume, as we legitimately may assume, that Ezekiel, above all others, the prophet of symbolism, did not fill up his picture with details which were only meant to fill it up, this seems a not unfitting interpretation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I put
וָאֶתֵּ֥ן (wā·’et·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

a ring
נֶ֙זֶם֙ (ne·zem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5141: A ring (worn as an ornament)

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your nose,
אַפֵּ֔ךְ (’ap·pêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

earrings
וַעֲגִילִ֖ים (wa·‘ă·ḡî·lîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5694: Something round, a ring

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your ears,
אָזְנָ֑יִךְ (’ā·zə·nā·yiḵ)
Noun - fdc | second person feminine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

and a beautiful
תִּפְאֶ֖רֶת (tip̄·’e·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8597: Beauty, glory

crown
וַעֲטֶ֥רֶת (wa·‘ă·ṭe·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5850: A crown, wreath

upon your head.
בְּרֹאשֵֽׁךְ׃ (bə·rō·šêḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7218: The head


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