Ezekiel 20:29
New International Version
Then I said to them: What is this high place you go to?'" (It is called Bamah to this day.)

New Living Translation
I said to them, ‘What is this high place where you are going?’ (This kind of pagan shrine has been called Bamah—‘high place’—ever since.)

English Standard Version
(I said to them, ‘What is the high place to which you go?’ So its name is called Bamah to this day.)

Berean Study Bible
So I asked them: ’What is this high place to which you go?’ (And to this day it is called Bamah.)

New American Standard Bible
"Then I said to them, 'What is the high place to which you go?' So its name is called Bamah to this day."'

New King James Version
Then I said to them, ‘What is this high place to which you go?’ So its name is called Bamah to this day.” ’

King James Bible
Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

Christian Standard Bible
So I asked them, "What is this high place you are going to?" And it is still called Bamah today.'

Contemporary English Version
I asked them where they went to worship those gods, and they answered, "At the local shrines." And those places of worship are still called shrines.

Good News Translation
I asked them: What are these high places where you go? So they have been called 'High Places' ever since.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I asked them: What is this high place you are going to? And it is called High Place to this day."

International Standard Version
So I asked them, 'What is the high place to which you're going?' That's why the name of the place has been called Bamah to this day."'

NET Bible
So I said to them, What is this high place you go to?'" (So it is called "High Place" to this day.)

New Heart English Bible
Then I said to them, 'What does the high place where you go mean?' So its name is called Bamah to this day."'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I asked them, "What is this worship site you're going to?' " (So it is still called 'worship site' today.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then I said unto them: What meaneth the high place whereunto ye go? So the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

New American Standard 1977
“Then I said to them, ‘What is the high place to which you go?’ So its name is called Bamah to this day.”’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then I said unto them, What is the high place unto which ye go? And its name is called Bamah unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
Then I said unto them, What is the high place to which you go? And its name is called Bamah unto this day.

American King James Version
Then I said to them, What is the high place whereunto you go? And the name whereof is called Bamah to this day.

American Standard Version
Then I said unto them, What meaneth the high place whereunto ye go? So the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I said to them, What is Abama, that ye go in thither? and they called its name Abama, until this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said to them: What meaneth the high place to which you go? and the name thereof was called High-place even to this day.

Darby Bible Translation
And I said unto them, What is the high place whither ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

English Revised Version
Then I said unto them, What meaneth the high place whereunto ye go? So the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I said to them, What is the high place to which ye go? and its name is called Bamah to this day.

World English Bible
Then I said to them, What does the high place where you go mean? So its name is called Bamah to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say unto them: What is the high place whither ye are going in? And its name is called 'high place' to this day.
Study Bible
Israel's Rebellion in the Land
28When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, there they offered their sacrifices, presented offerings that provoked Me, sent up their fragrant incense, and poured out their drink offerings. 29So I asked them: What is this high place to which you go?’ (And to this day it is called Bamah.) 30Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: Will you defile yourselves the way your fathers did, prostituting yourselves with their abominations?…
Cross References
Ezekiel 16:24
you built yourself a mound and made yourself a lofty shrine in every public square.

Ezekiel 20:28
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, there they offered their sacrifices, presented offerings that provoked Me, sent up their fragrant incense, and poured out their drink offerings.

Ezekiel 20:30
Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Will you defile yourselves the way your fathers did, prostituting yourselves with their abominations?

Treasury of Scripture

Then I said to them, What is the high place whereunto you go? And the name whereof is called Bamah to this day.

Ezekiel 16:24,25,31
That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street…







Lexicon
So I asked them:
וָאֹמַ֣ר (wā·’ō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

What
מָ֣ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is this high place
הַבָּמָ֔ה (hab·bā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1116: An elevation

to which
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you
אַתֶּ֥ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

go?’
הַבָּאִ֖ים (hab·bā·’îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

(And to
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

day
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

it is called
וַיִּקָּרֵ֤א (way·yiq·qā·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Bamah.)
בָּמָ֔ה (bā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1117: Bamah -- a high place (for idols) in Israel
(29) Is called Bamah.--Bamah itself means high place. Some have fancied that the word is derived from the two words "go" and "where," and therefore that it contains a play upon the question in the first part of the verse; but this etymology must be considered fanciful.

Verse 29. - What is the high place, etc.? Bamah, in the plural Bamoth, was the Hebrew for "high place." At first it was applied to the hill on which some local sanctuary stood (1 Samuel 9:12; 1 Kings 3:4), but was gradually extended, after the building of the temple as the one appointed sanctuary, to other places which were looked upon as sacred, and which became the scenes of an idolatrous and forbidden worship. Ezekiel emphasizes his scorn by a conjectural derivation of the word, as if derived from the two words ba ("go") and mah ("whither"); or, perhaps, What comes? (comp. Exodus 16:15 for a parallel derivation of the word marones). Taking the words in their ordinary sense, they seem to express only a slight degree of contempt. "What, then, is the place to which you go?" - what is the "whither" to which it leads? But I incline (with Ewald and Smend) to see in the word "go into" the meaning which it has in Genesis 16:2 and Genesis 19:31, and elsewhere, as a euphemism for sexual union. So later the word "Bamah" becomes a witness that those who worship in the high place go there (as in ver. 30) to commit whoredom literally and spiritually. Its name showed that it was what I have called "a chapel of prostitution" (ch. 16:24, 25). 20:27-32 The Jews persisted in rebellion after they settled in the land of Canaan. And these elders seem to have thought of uniting with the heathen. We make nothing by our profession if it be but a profession. There is nothing got by sinful compliances; and the carnal projects of hypocrites will stand them in no stead.
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