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Yahweh continues speaking to Ezekiel about the people who were living in the ruins of Israel.

You eat blood

It is implied that they eat blood by eating meat that still has blood in it. Yahweh had commanded them to drain out the blood. AT: “You eat meat with blood in it” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-explicit)

you lift up your eyes towards your idols

“you look to your idols” This is an idiom. AT: “you worship your idols” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-idiom)

you pour out people’s blood

Here “blood” represents a person’s life. To pour out blood is an idiom that means to murder. AT: “you murder people” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metonymy and rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-idiom)

Should you really possess the land?

Yahweh used this question to rebuke the people. AT: “You should not possess this land!” or “You do not deserve this land!” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-rquestion)

You have depended on your swords

Here “swords” represent doing violent things. AT: “You have committed violent acts with your swords to get what you want” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metonymy)

done disgusting things

“done things that I hate very much”

each man defiles his neighbor’s wife

It is implied that they defile their neighbor’s wives by sleeping with them. AT: “each man sleeps with his neighbor’s wife” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-explicit)


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/lordyahweh
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/blood
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/falsegod
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/sword
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/defile
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/neighbor