Verses about Adultery/Idolatry in Ezekiel 16:32

Question

“‘You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband! All prostitutes receive gifts, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors. So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you. (Ezekiel 16:32).

Does the prophet Ezekiel say this for today? I see some similarities here, because adultery is very very common nowadays.

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Answers

  1. The verses are really referring to the way that the Jewish Nation (i.e. the adulterous wife) have behaved towards God: that God feels betrayed by the idol-worshiping Jews, just as a husband feels betrayed by finding that his wife has had an adulterous affair.

    I am not sure that there is a need for a special prophecy about adulterous spouses, as that is a problem that has always existed.

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