Ezekiel 23:17
New International Version
Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. After she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.

New Living Translation
So they came and committed adultery with her, defiling her in the bed of love. After being defiled, however, she rejected them in disgust.

English Standard Version
And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoring lust. And after she was defiled by them, she turned from them in disgust.

Berean Study Bible
Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. But after she had been defiled by them, she turned away in disgust.

King James Bible
And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.

New King James Version
“Then the Babylonians came to her, into the bed of love, And they defiled her with their immorality; So she was defiled by them, and alienated herself from them.

New American Standard Bible
And the Babylonians came to her to the bed of love and defiled her with their obscene practice. And when she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.

NASB 1995
“The Babylonians came to her to the bed of love and defiled her with their harlotry. And when she had been defiled by them, she became disgusted with them.

NASB 1977
“And the Babylonians came to her to the bed of love, and they defiled her with their harlotry. And when she had been defiled by them, she became disgusted with them.

Amplified Bible
The Babylonians came to her to the bed of love and they defiled her with their evil desire; and when she had been defiled by them, she (Jerusalem) broke the relationship and pushed them away from her in disgust.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and defiled her with their lust. But after she was defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and defiled her with their lust. But after she was defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.

American Standard Version
And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And sons of Babel came to her to lie with her, and they defiled her in their fornication, and she was defiled by them, and her soul was disgusted by them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Babylon came to her, into the bed of rest, and they defiled her in her fornication, and she was defiled by them, and her soul was alienated from them.

Contemporary English Version
Men from Babylonia came and had sex with her so many times that she got disgusted with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the sons of Babylon were come to her to the bed of love, they defiled her with their fornications, and she was polluted by them, and her soul was glutted with them.

English Revised Version
And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love; and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.

Good News Translation
The Babylonians came to have sex with her. They used her and defiled her so much that finally she became disgusted with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So these men came from Babylon, went to bed with her, and dishonored her with their lust. After they had dishonored her, she turned away from them in disgust.

International Standard Version
The Babylonians came to her love nest and defiled her with their sexual immorality. As a result, she was defiled by them. Even so, she turned away from them in disgust.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their lust; and she was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.

Literal Standard Version
And sons of Babylon come in to her, To the bed of loves, And they defile her with their whoredoms, And she is defiled with them, And her soul is alienated from them.

NET Bible
The Babylonians crawled into bed with her. They defiled her with their lust; after she was defiled by them, she became disgusted with them.

New Heart English Bible
The Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their prostitution, and she was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.

World English Bible
The Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their prostitution, and she was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.

Young's Literal Translation
And come in unto her do sons of Babylon, To the bed of loves, And they defile her with their whoredoms, And she is defiled with them, And her soul is alienated from them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Adultery of Oholah and Oholibah
16At the sight of them, she lusted for them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. 17Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. But after she had been defiled by them, she turned away in disgust. 18When Oholibah openly prostituted herself and exposed her nakedness, I turned away from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.…

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!"

2 Kings 24:17
Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Ezekiel 16:37
therefore I will surely gather all the lovers with whom you found pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose you before them, and they will see you completely naked.

Ezekiel 23:28
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Surely I will deliver you into the hands of those you hate, from whom you turned away in disgust.


Treasury of Scripture

And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their prostitution, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.

Babylonians.

Genesis 10:10
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 11:9
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

and her

Ezekiel 23:22,28
Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side; …

Ezekiel 16:37
Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.

2 Samuel 13:15
Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

alienated [heb] loosed or disjointed









(17) Her mind was alienated.--The original implies the disgust of satiety. Josiah had been the devoted friend of Babylon, and perished in his zeal on its behalf. Judah was then made a dependency of Egypt, and turned for aid to Babylon. Then receiving in turn the yoke of Babylon, she became impatient, and sought the aid of Egypt. This vacillating policy is described in Ezekiel 23:17-19, and at either, turn was so entirely wanting in sole reliance upon God as to produce the effect of Ezekiel 23:18 : "My mind was alienated from her."

Verse 17. - The words paint the intimate alliance, the political prostitution, as it were, involved in the alliance with Babylon. Her mind was alienated from them. Interpreted by the history, the words point to the fact that Judah soon found out how hollow was the help gained by the alliance with Babylon, and turned, after Josiah's death, to Egypt as a counterpoise. As in the history of Amnon (2 Samuel 13:15), lust, when it had wrought its will, passed into loathing and disgust. Jehoiakim and Zedekiah were examples of what we may well call this distracted policy. But, as it was, this alienation did but increase her guilt. As things were, it would have been better, as Jeremiah all along counseled, to accept the rule of the Chaldeans. The mind of Jehovah was alienated from Jerusalem as hers had been from the Chaldeans.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the Babylonians
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

came
וַיָּבֹ֨אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to her,
אֵלֶ֤יהָ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

to the bed
לְמִשְׁכַּ֣ב (lə·miš·kaḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4904: Place of lying, a couch, act of lying

of love,
דֹּדִ֔ים (dō·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1730: To love, a love-token, lover, friend, an uncle

and in their lust
בְּתַזְנוּתָ֑ם (bə·ṯaz·nū·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8457: Harlotry, idolatry

they defiled
וַיְטַמְּא֥וּ (way·ṭam·mə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2930: To be or become unclean

her.
אוֹתָ֖הּ (’ō·w·ṯāh)
Direct object marker | third person feminine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

But after she had been defiled by them,
וַתִּ֨טְמָא־ (wat·tiṭ·mā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2930: To be or become unclean

she
נַפְשָׁ֖הּ (nap̄·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

turned away
מֵהֶֽם׃ (mê·hem)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

in disgust.
וַתֵּ֥קַע (wat·tê·qa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3363: To sever oneself, to be dislocated, to abandon, to impale


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