Ezekiel 16:34
New International Version
So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you.

New Living Translation
So you are the opposite of other prostitutes. You pay your lovers instead of their paying you!

English Standard Version
So you were different from other women in your whorings. No one solicited you to play the whore, and you gave payment, while no payment was given to you; therefore you were different.

Berean Study Bible
So your prostitution is the opposite of that of other women: No one solicited your favors, and you paid a fee instead of receiving one; so you are the very opposite!

King James Bible
And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.

New King James Version
You are the opposite of other women in your harlotry, because no one solicited you to be a harlot. In that you gave payment but no payment was given you, therefore you are the opposite.”

New American Standard Bible
So it is the opposite for you from those women in your obscene practices, in that you are not approached for prostitution, and in the fact that you pay a prostitute’s fee, and no fee is paid to you; so you are the opposite.”

NASB 1995
“Thus you are different from those women in your harlotries, in that no one plays the harlot as you do, because you give money and no money is given you; thus you are different.”

NASB 1977
“Thus you are different from those women in your harlotries, in that no one plays the harlot as you do, because you give money and no money is given you; thus you are different.”

Amplified Bible
And you are different from other [unfaithful] women in your promiscuity, in that no one follows you to lure you into prostitution, and because you give money and no money is given you; in this way you are different.”

Christian Standard Bible
So you were the opposite of other women in your acts of prostitution; no one solicited you. When you paid a fee instead of one being paid to you, you were the opposite.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So you were the opposite of other women in your acts of prostitution; no one solicited you. When you paid a fee instead of one being paid to you, you were the opposite.”

American Standard Version
And thou art different from other women in thy whoredoms, in that none followeth thee to play the harlot; and whereas thou givest hire, and no hire is given unto thee, therefore thou art different.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are separate from women in your prostitutions in that you have given what is payment, and they did not give not payment to you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there has happened in thee perverseness in thy fornication beyond other women, and they have committed fornication with thee, in that thou givest hires over and above, and hires were not given to thee; and thus perverseness happened in thee.

Contemporary English Version
You're not like other prostitutes. Men don't ask you for sex--you offer to pay them!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it hath happened in thee contrary to the custom of women in thy fornications, and after thee there shall be no such fornication: for in that thou gavest rewards, and didst not take rewards, the contrary hath been done in thee.

English Revised Version
And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, in that none followeth thee to commit whoredom: and whereas thou givest hire, and no hire is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.

Good News Translation
You are a special kind of prostitute. No one forced you to become one. You didn't get paid; you paid them! Yes, you are different."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are a different kind of prostitute. No one goes after you for favors. You are the opposite. You pay them, and you don't accept payment.

International Standard Version
You're different from other women when you commit immorality—no one can match you in that! After all, you pay fees, but no fee is given to you. You're certainly different!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the contrary is in thee from other women, in that thou didst solicit to harlotry, and wast not solicited; and in that thou givest hire, and no hire is given unto thee, thus thou art contrary.

Literal Standard Version
And you are opposite from [other] women in your whoredoms, That none go whoring after you; And in your giving a wage, And a wage has not been given to you; Therefore you are the opposite.

NET Bible
You were different from other prostitutes because no one solicited you. When you gave payment and no payment was given to you, you became the opposite!

New Heart English Bible
You are different from other women in your prostitution, in that no one follows you to play the prostitute; and whereas you give hire, and no hire is given to you, therefore you are different.'

World English Bible
You are different from [other] women in your prostitution, in that no one follows you to play the prostitute; and whereas you give hire, and no hire is given to you, therefore you are different.

Young's Literal Translation
And the contrary is in thee from women in thy whoredoms, That after thee none doth go a-whoring; And in thy giving a gift, And a gift hath not been given to thee; And thou art become contrary.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jerusalem's Unfaithfulness
33Men give gifts to all their prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors. 34So your prostitution is the opposite of that of other women: No one solicited your favors, and you paid a fee instead of receiving one; so you are the very opposite!

Cross References
Genesis 38:24
About three months later, Judah was told, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has prostituted herself, and now she is pregnant." "Bring her out!" Judah replied. "Let her be burned to death!"

Ezekiel 16:33
Men give gifts to all their prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.

Ezekiel 16:35
Therefore, O prostitute, hear the word of the LORD!

Hosea 8:9
For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey on its own. Ephraim has hired lovers.


Treasury of Scripture

And the contrary is in you from other women in your prostitutions, whereas none follows you to commit prostitutions: and in that you give a reward, and no reward is given to you, therefore you are contrary.

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Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So your prostitution
בְּתַזְנוּתַ֔יִךְ (bə·ṯaz·nū·ṯa·yiḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 8457: Harlotry, idolatry

is
וַיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the opposite
הֵ֤פֶךְ (hê·p̄eḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2016: The contrary, contrariness, perversity

of that
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

of other women:
הַנָּשִׁים֙ (han·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

No one
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

solicited
וְאַחֲרַ֖יִךְ (wə·’a·ḥă·ra·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

your favors,
זוּנָּ֑ה (zūn·nāh)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

and you paid
וּבְתִתֵּ֣ךְ (ū·ḇə·ṯit·têḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

a fee
אֶתְנָ֗ן (’eṯ·nān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 868: The wages (of a harlot)

instead of
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

receiving
נִתַּן־ (nit·tan-)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

one;
וְאֶתְנַ֛ן (wə·’eṯ·nan)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 868: The wages (of a harlot)

so you
לָ֖ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

are
וַתְּהִ֥י (wat·tə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the very opposite.’
לְהֶֽפֶךְ׃ (lə·he·p̄eḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2016: The contrary, contrariness, perversity


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