Ezekiel 23:20
New International Version
There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

New Living Translation
She lusted after lovers with genitals as large as a donkey’s and emissions like those of a horse.

English Standard Version
and lusted after her lovers there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses.

Berean Study Bible
and lusted after their lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.

New American Standard Bible
"She lusted after their paramours, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

King James Bible
For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

Christian Standard Bible
and lusted after their lovers, whose sexual members were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.

Contemporary English Version
She eagerly wanted to go to bed with Egyptian men, who were famous for their sexual powers.

Good News Translation
She was filled with lust for oversexed men who had all the lustfulness of donkeys or stallions." (

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and lusted after their lovers, whose sexual members were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.

International Standard Version
She lusted after her paramours, whose genitals are like those of donkeys, and whose emissions are like those of horses.

NET Bible
She lusted after their genitals--as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions.

New Heart English Bible
She doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of donkeys, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose semen was like that of horses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she doted upon concubinage with them, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

New American Standard 1977
“And she lusted after their paramours, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

King James 2000 Bible
For she doted upon her paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of donkeys, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

American King James Version
For she doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

American Standard Version
And she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and thou didst dote upon the Chaldeans, whose flesh is as the flesh of the asses, and their members as the members of horses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she was mad with lust after lying with them whose flesh is as the flesh of asses: and whose issue as the issue of horses.

Darby Bible Translation
and she lusted after their paramours, whose flesh is [as] the flesh of asses, and whose issue is [as] the issue of horses.

English Revised Version
And she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

Webster's Bible Translation
For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

World English Bible
She doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of donkeys, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

Young's Literal Translation
And she doteth on their paramours, Whose flesh is the flesh of asses, And the issue of horses -- their issue.
Study Bible
The Adultery of Oholah and Oholibah
19Yet she multiplied her promiscuity, remembering the days of her youth, when she had prostituted herself in the land of Egypt 20and lusted after their lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions. 21So you revisited the indecency of your youth, when the Egyptians caressed your bosom and pressed your young breasts.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 16:26
You prostituted yourself with your lustful neighbors, the Egyptians, and increased your promiscuity to provoke Me to anger.

Ezekiel 17:15
But this king rebelled against Babylon by sending his envoys to Egypt to ask for horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and yet escape?'

Ezekiel 23:16
At the sight of them she lusted for them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

Ezekiel 23:19
Yet she multiplied her promiscuity, remembering the days of her youth, when she had prostituted herself in the land of Egypt

Treasury of Scripture

For she doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

Ezekiel 16:20,26
Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, …

Ezekiel 17:15
But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?







Lexicon
and lusted
וַֽתַּעְגְּבָ֔ה (wat·ta‘·gə·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5689: To have inordinate affection, lust

after
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their lovers,
פִּֽלַגְשֵׁיהֶ֑ם (pi·laḡ·šê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6370: A concubine, a paramour

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

genitals
בְּשַׂר־ (bə·śar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

were like those
בְּשָׂרָ֔ם (bə·śā·rām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

of donkeys
חֲמוֹרִים֙ (ḥă·mō·w·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2543: A male ass

and whose emission
וְזִרְמַ֥ת (wə·zir·maṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2231: A gushing of fluid

was like that
זִרְמָתָֽם׃ (zir·mā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2231: A gushing of fluid

of stallions.
סוּסִ֖ים (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)
(20) Their paramours.--The word is masculine, as indicating the abominable sins copied by the Israelites from the heathen, and asses and horses are introduced to show the intensity of lust. (Comp. Jeremiah 5:8.)

Verse 20. - She doted on her paramours. Commonly the word is used of a concubine (Genesis 22:24; Judges 8:31). Here it is used in scorn of the Egyptian princes whose favor Judah courted, reminding us of Homer's Ἀχαιίδες οὐκετ Ἀχαίοι, as indicating their political weakness. All that need be said of the comparison that follows is that here also Ezekiel follows in the footsteps of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 5:8). What is indicated is that Judah threw herself into the idolatrous ritual of Egypt with an almost orgiastic passion. The harlot nation returned, as it were, to her first love, and renewed the whoredoms of her youth. 23:1-49 A history of the apostacy of God's people from him, and the aggravation thereof. - In this parable, Samaria and Israel bear the name Aholah, her own tabernacle; because the places of worship those kingdoms had, were of their own devising. Jerusalem and Judah bear the name of Aholibah, my tabernacle is in her, because their temple was the place which God himself had chosen, to put his name there. The language and figures are according to those times. Will not such humbling representations of nature keep open perpetual repentance and sorrow in the soul, hiding pride from our eyes, and taking us from self-righteousness? Will it not also prompt the soul to look to God continually for grace, that by his Holy Spirit we may mortify the deeds of the body, and live in holy conversation and godliness?
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