Ezekiel 16:47
New International Version
You not only followed their ways and copied their detestable practices, but in all your ways you soon became more depraved than they.

New Living Translation
But you have not merely sinned as they did. You quickly surpassed them in corruption.

English Standard Version
Not only did you walk in their ways and do according to their abominations; within a very little time you were more corrupt than they in all your ways.

Berean Study Bible
And you not only walked in their ways and practiced their abominations, but soon you were more depraved than they were.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet you have not merely walked in their ways or done according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you acted more corruptly in all your conduct than they.

New King James Version
You did not walk in their ways nor act according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you became more corrupt than they in all your ways.

King James Bible
Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.

Christian Standard Bible
Didn't you walk in their ways and do their detestable practices? It was only a short time before all your ways were more corrupt than theirs.

Contemporary English Version
You followed their way of life and their wicked customs, and soon you were more repulsive than they were.

Good News Translation
Were you satisfied to follow in their footsteps and copy their disgusting actions? No, in only a little while you were acting worse than they were in everything you did.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Didn't you walk in their ways and do their detestable practices? It was only a short time before you behaved more corruptly than they did."

International Standard Version
It wasn't just that you lived like they did and committed their detestable practices, but in just a little while your behavior led you to become more corrupt than they were!"

NET Bible
Have you not copied their behavior and practiced their abominable deeds? In a short time you became even more depraved in all your conduct than they were!

New Heart English Bible
Yet have you not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, you were more corrupt than they in all your ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You didn't follow their ways. You didn't do the same disgusting things that they did. It only took you a little time to be more corrupt than they ever were.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet hast thou not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but in a very little while thou didst deal more corruptly than they in all thy ways.

New American Standard 1977
“Yet you have not merely walked in their ways or done according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you acted more corruptly in all your conduct than they.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet thou hast not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, you were corrupted more than they in all your ways.

American King James Version
Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, you were corrupted more than they in all your ways.

American Standard Version
Yet hast thou not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing , thou wast more corrupt than they in all thy ways.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet notwithstanding thou hast not walked in their ways, neither hast thou done according to their iniquities within a little, but thou hast exceeded them in all thy ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But neither hast thou walked in their ways, nor hast thou done a little less than they according to their wickednesses: thou hast done almost more wicked things than they in all thy ways

Darby Bible Translation
And thou hast not walked in their ways, nor done according to their abominations; but as though that were a very little, thou hast been more corrupt than they in all thy ways.

English Revised Version
Yet hast thou not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast more corrupt than they in all thy ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.

World English Bible
Yet have you not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as [if that were] a very little [thing], you were more corrupt than they in all your ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And -- in their ways thou hast not walked, And according to their abominations done, As a little thing it hath been loathed, And thou dost more corruptly than they in all thy ways.
Study Bible
Judgment on Jerusalem
46Your older sister was Samaria, who lived with her daughters to your north; and your younger sister was Sodom, who lived with her daughters to your south. 47You not only walked in their ways and practiced their abominations, but soon you were more depraved than they were. 48As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did as you and your daughters have done.…
Cross References
1 Kings 16:31
And as if it were not enough for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, he even married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and then he proceeded to serve and worship Baal.

2 Kings 21:9
But the people did not listen and Manasseh led them astray, so that they did greater evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites.

Jeremiah 3:7
I thought that after she had done all these things, she would return to Me. But she did not return, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

Jeremiah 3:8
Because faithless Israel had committed adultery, I gave her a certificate of divorce and sent her away. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear and prostituted herself as well.

Ezekiel 5:6
But she has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations, and against My statutes worse than the countries around her. For her people have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes.'

Ezekiel 16:48
As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did as you and your daughters have done.

Ezekiel 16:51
But Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have multiplied your abominations beyond theirs, and all the abominations you have committed have made your sisters appear righteous.

Ezekiel 16:52
So now you must bear your disgrace, since you have brought justification for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you, because your sins were more vile than theirs. So you too must bear your shame and disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, you were corrupted more than they in all your ways.

as if that were a very little thing.

Ezekiel 8:17
Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

1 Kings 16:31
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

thou wast

Ezekiel 16:48,51
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters…

Ezekiel 5:6,7
And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them…

2 Kings 21:9,16
But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel…







Lexicon
You not only
וְלֹ֤א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

walked
הָלַ֔כְתְּ (hā·laḵt)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in their
מֵהֵ֖ן (mê·hên)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2004: They

ways
בְדַרְכֵיהֶן֙ (ḇə·ḏar·ḵê·hen)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

and practiced
עָשִׂ֑ית (‘ā·śîṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

their abominations,
וּבְתוֹעֲבֽוֹתֵיהֶ֖ן (ū·ḇə·ṯō·w·‘ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·hen)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

but soon you were
כִּמְעַ֣ט (kim·‘aṭ)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

more depraved than they were.
וַתַּשְׁחִ֥תִי (wat·taš·ḥi·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin
(47) As if that were a very little thing.--Better, thou hast not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations a little only, but hast done more corruptly than they, &c. This excess of wickedness is constantly charged upon the Jews (see Ezekiel 5:6-7). Sodom had indeed sinned grievously in its day, but more than 1,000 years had since passed, in which resistance to Divine admonitions had led on to a still more grievous depth of wickedness; and Samaria had been carried into captivity more than a century before the time of the prophet, and during this period the people, with now and then a few short intervals of reformation, had been tending steadily downwards. This same thought is dwelt upon in the four following verses, in which the sin of Sodom is described, while that of Samaria is passed over as being sufficiently well known.

Verse 47. - The words in italics indicate, as usual, a difficulty. A better construction gives, Thou hast not... done after a small measure only. So the Vulgate, Neque secundum scelera earum fecisti pauxillum minus. The LXX. connects the words with the clause that follows: "Thou wast all but (παρὰ μικρὸν) corrupted more than they." 16:1-58 In this chapter God's dealings with the Jewish nation, and their conduct towards him, are described, and their punishment through the surrounding nations, even those they most trusted in. This is done under the parable of an exposed infant rescued from death, educated, espoused, and richly provided for, but afterwards guilty of the most abandoned conduct, and punished for it; yet at last received into favour, and ashamed of her base conduct. We are not to judge of these expressions by modern ideas, but by those of the times and places in which they were used, where many of them would not sound as they do to us. The design was to raise hatred to idolatry, and such a parable was well suited for that purpose.
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