Parallel Verses

Amplified

Thus were they defiled by their own works, and they played the harlot and practiced idolatry with their own deeds [of idolatrous rites].

New American Standard Bible

Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.

King James Version

Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Holman Bible

They defiled themselves by their actions
and prostituted themselves by their deeds.

International Standard Version

Therefore, they became unclean because of what they did; they have acted like whores by their evil deeds.

A Conservative Version

Thus they were defiled with their works, and played the harlot in their doings.

American Standard Version

Thus were they defiled with their works, And played the harlot in their doings.

Bible in Basic English

So they became unclean through their works, going after their evil desires.

Darby Translation

And they were defiled with their works, and went a-whoring in their doings.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thus they were defiled with their own works and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will be defiled with their works: and they will commit fornication in their doings.

King James 2000

Thus were they defiled with their own works, and played the harlot with their own deeds.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they became unclean by their works, and were unfaithful in their deeds.

Modern King James verseion

And they were defiled with their works, and went lusting in their doings.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thus were they stained with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

NET Bible

They were defiled by their deeds, and unfaithful in their actions.

New Heart English Bible

Thus were they defiled with their works, and prostituted themselves in their deeds.

The Emphasized Bible

And they became unclean by their works, and became unchaste in their doings.

Webster

Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went astray with their own inventions.

World English Bible

Thus were they defiled with their works, and prostituted themselves in their deeds.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they are defiled with their works, And commit whoredom in their habitual doings.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
טמא 
Tame' 
Usage: 162

with their own works
מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

and went a whoring
זנה 
Zanah 
Usage: 93

References

Morish

Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Faithfulness In Israel's History

38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with their blood. 39 Thus were they defiled by their own works, and they played the harlot and practiced idolatry with their own deeds [of idolatrous rites]. 40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred and rejected His own heritage.


Cross References

Ezekiel 20:18

But I said to their sons in the wilderness, You shall not walk in the statutes of your fathers nor observe their ordinances nor defile yourselves with their idols.

Leviticus 17:7

So they shall no more offer their sacrifices to goatlike gods or demons or field spirits after which they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever to them throughout their generations.

Numbers 15:39

And it shall be to you a fringe or tassel that you may look upon and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them, that you may not spy out and follow after [the desires of] your own heart and your own eyes, after which you used to follow and play the harlot [spiritually, if not physically],

Ezekiel 20:30-31

Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: Do you [exiles] debase and defile yourselves after the manner of your fathers? And do you play the harlot after their loathsome and detestable things?

Exodus 34:16

And you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters play the harlot after their gods and make your sons play the harlot after their gods.

Leviticus 20:5-6

Then I will set My face against that man and against his family and will cut him off from among their people, him and all who follow him to [unfaithfulness to Me, and thus] play the harlot after Molech.

Isaiah 24:5-6

The land and the earth also are defiled by their inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, disregarded the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 59:3

For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.

Jeremiah 3:1-2

That is to say, If a man puts away his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's, will he return to her again? [Of course not!] Would not that land [where such a thing happened] be greatly polluted? But you have played the harlot [against Me] with many lovers -- "yet would you now return to Me? says the Lord [or do you even think to return to Me?]

Jeremiah 3:6-9

Moreover, the Lord said to me [Jeremiah] in the days of Josiah the king [of Judah], Have you seen what that faithless and backsliding Israel has done -- "how she went up on every high hill and under every green tree and there played the harlot?

Ezekiel 16:15-63

But you trusted in and relied on your own beauty and were unfaithful to God and played the harlot [in idolatry] because of your renown, and you poured out your fornications upon anyone who passed by [as you worshiped the idols of every nation which prevailed over you] and your beauty was his.

Ezekiel 20:43

And there you shall [earnestly] remember your ways and all your doings with which you have defiled yourselves, and you shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evil deeds which you have done.

Ezekiel 23:3-49

And they played the harlot in Egypt. There they played the harlot in their youth; there their bosoms were pressed and there their virgin breasts were handled.

Hosea 9:1

Rejoice not, O Israel, with exultation as do the peoples, for you have played the harlot, forsaking your God. You have loved [a harlot's] hire upon every threshing floor [ascribing the harvest to the Baals instead of to God].

Revelation 17:1-6

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls then came and spoke to me, saying, Come with me! I will show you the doom (sentence, judgment) of the great harlot (idolatress) who is seated on many waters,

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