New American Standard Bible
"I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live;
King James Bible
Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;
Darby Bible Translation
And I also gave them statutes that were not good, and ordinances whereby they should not live;
World English Bible
Moreover also I gave them statutes that were not good, and ordinances in which they should not live;
Young's Literal Translation
And I also, I have given to them statutes not good, And judgments by which they do not live.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "judgments whereby they should not live" are those spoken of in Ezekiel 20:18, and are contrasted with the judgments in Ezekiel 20:13, Ezekiel 20:21, laws other than divine, to which God gives up those whom He afflicts with judicial blindness, because they have willfully closed their eyes, Psalm 81:12; Romans 1:24.
LibraryManner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
Covenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.
So I will choose their punishments And will bring on them what they dread. Because I called, but no one answered; I spoke, but they did not listen. And they did evil in My sight And chose that in which I did not delight."
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