Ezekiel 16:34

34. And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that you givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore you art contrary.

34. Et fuit in te inversio a mulieribus, in scortationibus tuis, et post tua postrema1non erit scortatio:2 quia dedisti munus, et munus tibi non fuit datum: ita fuisti in contrarium.3


But the Prophet only confirms his former teaching, that the Jews were seized with such lust, and in so unaccustomed a manner, that they could only satisfy their desires with severe loss; but this comparison only magnifies their crime, since they were worse than any harlots; for although they basely sell themselves, yet the hope of gain is a kind of pretext and excuse, and a starving woman may be led into great excess; but far fouler and less excusable is her conduct who purchases her lovers. It now follows --

1 That is, "following thee." -- Calvin.

2 "Understand like your." -- Calvin.

3 The meaning is the same, the verb Kph, hephek, means to overthrow; hence the noun signifies "inversion," or "the contrary." -- Calvin.


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