Ezekiel 23:14
New International Version
“But she carried her prostitution still further. She saw men portrayed on a wall, figures of Chaldeans portrayed in red,

New Living Translation
“Then she carried her prostitution even further. She fell in love with pictures that were painted on a wall—pictures of Babylonian military officers, outfitted in striking red uniforms.

English Standard Version
But she carried her whoring further. She saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed in vermilion,

Berean Study Bible
But Oholibah carried her prostitution even further. She saw the men portrayed on the wall, images of the Chaldeans, engraved in vermilion,

King James Bible
And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion,

New King James Version
But she increased her harlotry; She looked at men portrayed on the wall, Images of Chaldeans portrayed in vermilion,

New American Standard Bible
So she increased her obscene practices. And she saw men carved on the wall, images of the Chaldeans drawn in bright red,

NASB 1995
“So she increased her harlotries. And she saw men portrayed on the wall, images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

NASB 1977
“So she increased her harlotries. And she saw men portrayed on the wall, images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

Amplified Bible
But Oholibah carried her depravity further, for she saw men pictured on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans (Babylonians) sketched and portrayed in vermilion (bright red pigment),

Christian Standard Bible
But she increased her promiscuity when she saw male figures carved on the wall, images of the Chaldeans, engraved in bright red,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she increased her promiscuity when she saw male figures carved on the wall, images of the Chaldeans, engraved in vermilion,

American Standard Version
And she increased her whoredoms; for she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they added to their fornications and they saw men who were painted on the wall, images of the Chaldeans who were painted in pigments

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she increased her fornication, and she saw men painted on the wall, likenesses of the Chaldeans painted with a pencil,

Contemporary English Version
But Oholibah behaved worse than her sister. Oholibah saw images of Babylonian men carved into walls and painted red.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she increased her fornications: and when she had seen men painted on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans set forth in colours,

English Revised Version
And she increased her whoredoms; for she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, she carried her prostitution even further. She saw pictures of men carved on walls. They were figures of Babylonian men, painted in bright red.

International Standard Version
"She became even more sexually immoral when she saw the images of the Chaldean men who had been carved in red on their walls.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she increased her harlotries; for she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

Literal Standard Version
And she adds to her whoredoms, And she sees men carved on the wall, Pictures of Chaldeans, carved with vermillion,

NET Bible
But she increased her prostitution. She saw men carved on the wall, images of the Chaldeans carved in bright red,

New Heart English Bible
She increased her prostitution; for she saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

World English Bible
She increased her prostitution; for she saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

Young's Literal Translation
And she doth add unto her whoredoms, And she seeth graved men on the wall, Pictures of Chaldeans, graved with red lead,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Adultery of Oholah and Oholibah
13And I saw that she too had defiled herself; both of them had taken the same path. 14But Oholibah carried her prostitution even further. She saw the men portrayed on the wall, images of the Chaldeans, engraved in vermilion, 15wearing belts on their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like officers of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 8:10
So I went in and looked, and engraved all around the wall was every kind of crawling creature and detestable beast, along with all the idols of the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 16:29
So you extended your promiscuity to Chaldea, the land of merchants--but even with this you were not satisfied!

Ezekiel 23:13
And I saw that she too had defiled herself; both of them had taken the same path.

Ezekiel 23:15
wearing belts on their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like officers of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.

Ezekiel 23:23
the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, the men of Pekod, Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them--all desirable young men, governors and commanders, officers and men of renown, mounted on horses.

Nahum 2:3
The shields of his mighty men are red; the valiant warriors are dressed in scarlet. The fittings of the chariots flash like fire on the day they are prepared, and the spears of cypress have been brandished.


Treasury of Scripture

And that she increased her prostitutions: for when she saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,

pourtrayed

Ezekiel 8:10
So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.

Isaiah 46:1
Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.

Jeremiah 50:2
Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

vermilion

Jeremiah 22:14
That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.









(14) Men portrayed upon the wall.--Such portraitures, with evidence that they were once executed in brilliant colours, are characteristic both of Egypt and Assyria, where stone for sculpture abounded. From the close connection in race and customs between the Assyrians and Babylonians, it cannot be doubted that the same portraitures were also common upon the more perishable brick of the latter, of whom the prophet is now speaking. The monuments fully concur in representing the warriors of Assyria and Babylonia as delighting in extreme gorgeousness of apparel, but it is difficult to render into English with accuracy each particular of their dress. The exiles, whom Ezekiel immediately addressed, were familiar with these pictures, and his way of speaking of them was important in checking any disposition to fall into idolatries by means of them.

Verse 14. - The sin of Judah went a stop further than that of Samaria. She courted the alliance of the Chaldeans. Probably the sojourn of Manasseh at Babylon (2 Chronicles 33:11) led him to see in that city a possible rival to Assyria. The embassy of Merodach-Baladan to Hezekiah (Isaiah 39.) implies, on the other hand, that Babylon was looking to Judah for support against Assyria. The prophet represents this political coquetting, so to speak, as another act of whoredom. Aholibah saw the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion (probably "red ochre:" colors seem to have been used largely both in Assyrian and Babylonian sculpture as in Egyptian, and Judah seems to have copied them, Jeremiah 22:14) and fell in love with them. As the passions of a Messalina might be roused by sensuous pictures of masculine beauty, so Judah was led on by what her envoys reported of the magnificence of the palaces, the strength of the armies, of the Chaldeans. The journey of Jonah to Nineveh, and those implied in Hosea 7:11, as well as the prophecy of Nahum, all indicate a more or less intimate knowledge of the Mesopotamian monarchies. The mission of Merodach-Baladan would be naturally followed by a return embassy from Judah. A later instance under Zedekiah meets us in Jeremiah 29:3.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But [Oholibah] carried
וַתּ֖וֹסֶף (wat·tō·w·sep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

her prostitution {even further}.
תַּזְנוּתֶ֑יהָ (taz·nū·ṯe·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8457: Harlotry, idolatry

She saw
וַתֵּ֗רֶא (wat·tê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the men
אַנְשֵׁי֙ (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

portrayed
מְחֻקֶּ֣ה (mə·ḥuq·qeh)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2707: To carve, to delineate, to entrench

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

the wall,
הַקִּ֔יר (haq·qîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7023: A wall

images
צַלְמֵ֣י (ṣal·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6754: A phantom, illusion, resemblance, a representative figure, an idol

of the Chaldeans,
כַשְׂדִּ֔ים (ḵaś·dîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3778: Chaldeans -- a region of southern Babylon and its inhab

engraved
חֲקֻקִ֖ים (ḥă·qu·qîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 2710: To hack, engrave, to enact, prescribe

in vermilion,
בַּשָּׁשַֽׁר׃ (baš·šā·šar)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8350: Red color, vermilion


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