Ezekiel 44:22
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
490 [e]וְאַלְמָנָה֙
wə-’al-mā-nāh
And a widowConj-w | N-fs
1644 [e]וּגְרוּשָׁ֔ה
ū-ḡə-rū-šāh,
or a divorced womanConj-w | V-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-fs
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
lō-
notAdv-NegPrt
3947 [e]יִקְח֥וּ
yiq-ḥū
they shall takeV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
  לָהֶ֖ם
lā-hem
toPrep | 3mp
802 [e]לְנָשִׁ֑ים
lə-nā-šîm;
as wifePrep-l | N-fp
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
forConj
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
butConj
1330 [e]בְּתוּלֹ֗ת
bə-ṯū-lōṯ,
virginsN-fp
2233 [e]מִזֶּ֙רַע֙
miz-ze-ra‘
of the descendantsPrep-m | N-msc
1004 [e]בֵּ֣ית
bêṯ
of the houseN-msc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
yiś-rā-’êl,
of IsraelN-proper-ms
2233 [e]וְהָֽאַלְמָנָה֙
wə-hā-’al-mā-nāh
or the widowConj-w, Art | N-fs
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
’ă-šer
whoPro-r
1961 [e]תִּֽהְיֶ֣ה
tih-yeh
isV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
490 [e]אַלְמָנָ֔ה
’al-mā-nāh,
a widowN-fs
3548 [e]מִכֹּהֵ֖ן
mik-kō-hên
of a priestPrep-m | N-ms
3947 [e]יִקָּֽחוּ׃
yiq-qā-ḥū.
takeV-Qal-Imperf-3mp









Hebrew Texts
יחזקאל 44:22 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאַלְמָנָה֙ וּגְרוּשָׁ֔ה לֹֽא־יִקְח֥וּ לָהֶ֖ם לְנָשִׁ֑ים כִּ֣י אִם־בְּתוּלֹ֗ת מִזֶּ֙רַע֙ בֵּ֣ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְהָֽאַלְמָנָה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּֽהְיֶ֣ה אַלְמָנָ֔ה מִכֹּהֵ֖ן יִקָּֽחוּ׃

יחזקאל 44:22 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואלמנה וגרושה לא־יקחו להם לנשים כי אם־בתולת מזרע בית ישראל והאלמנה אשר תהיה אלמנה מכהן יקחו׃

יחזקאל 44:22 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואלמנה וגרושה לא־יקחו להם לנשים כי אם־בתולת מזרע בית ישראל והאלמנה אשר תהיה אלמנה מכהן יקחו׃

יחזקאל 44:22 Hebrew Bible
ואלמנה וגרושה לא יקחו להם לנשים כי אם בתולת מזרע בית ישראל והאלמנה אשר תהיה אלמנה מכהן יקחו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman but shall take virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.

King James Bible
Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is not to marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Neither. This was prohibited only to the high priest under the law; but it is here extended to all the priests, perhaps to intimate the superior sanctity of the times to which it refers.

a widow

Leviticus 21:7,13,14 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall …

1 Timothy 3:2,4,5,11 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children …

put away [heb] thrust forth

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass …

that had a priest before [heb] from a priest

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