New International Version
When you built your mounds at every street corner and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were unlike a prostitute, because you scorned payment.
King James Bible
In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
Darby Bible Translation
in that thou buildest thy place of debauchery at the head of every way, and makest thy high place in every street! And thou hast not been as a harlot, in that thou scornest reward,
World English Bible
in that you build your vaulted place at the head of every way, and make your lofty place in every street, and have not been as a prostitute, in that you scorn pay.
Young's Literal Translation
In thy building thine arch at the head of every way, Thy high place thou hast made in every broad place, And -- hast not been as a whore deriding a gift.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have diminished thine ordinary - חקך chukkech means here the household provision made for a wife - food, clothing, and money.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In that thou buildest thine. or, In thy daughters is thine
in that thou scornest
LibraryHow Saints May Help the Devil
One way in which sinners frequently excuse themselves is by endeavoring to get some apology for their own iniquities from the inconsistencies of God's people. This is the reason why there is much slander in the world. A true Christian is a rebuke to the sinner, wherever he goes he is a living protest against the evil of sin. Hence it is that the worldling makes a dead set upon a pious man. His language in his heart is, "He accuses me to my face; I cannot bear the sight of his holy character; it makes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
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For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed."
you built a mound for yourself and made a lofty shrine in every public square.
"'You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!
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