Ezekiel - Chapter 6

Ezekiel 6:1-10 - I'm sure that some in Israel and Judah were still faithful to the Lord. I wonder what it was like for them to watch the people around them leave God and to know that He would eventually bring judgement on them. I wonder how they felt facing such judgement, even though they were faithful?

Ezekiel 6:9 - The ESV refers to the people's "whoring heart" and "their eyes that go whoring after their idols". That's pretty graphic language that would likely offend many religious folk today (the NIV used "adulterous" and "lusting" as do several other modern translations. Interestingly, the KJV uses "Whore" & "whoring" too). This is obviously an English translation from what I assume was a Hebrew text, but still, this is God saying this. Some group of translation scholars felt that this was the most appropriate wording. Much of this rebuke is meant to be shocking to wake the people up from their spiritual slumber, so it does seem appropriate, but I can't help wonder. If Ezekiel had come today, and said these things to the 21st century church, would many dismiss him as not from God because he used the word "whore"?

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