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Ezekiel 44:9Wrench

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Adonai YHVH explains, โ€œNo non-Hebrew brat with a loose heart or exposed flesh can ever enter into my sanctuary, even if he lives among the descendants of Israel.

Circumcision

Note: #6189 `arel = exposed, loose.
#1320 basar = flesh. Bad translators frequently wrongly and narrowly interpret these words to imply that you had to have your penis cut to enter YAH's temple.

What this verse really means is that you shouldn't let worldly recidivist sinners into your fellowship.



Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 44:9:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNHere is what Adonai Elohim says: โ€˜No foreigner, uncircumcised in both heart and flesh, is to enter my sanctuary โ€” no foreigner living among the people of Israโ€™el.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRThis is what the Sovereign YHVH says: No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and flesh is to enter my sanctuary, not even the foreigners who live among the Israelites.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNThe Adonai and King says, 'No stranger whose heart is stubborn can enter my temple. They have not been circumcised. Even if they live among the people of Israel they can't enter it.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SN'So this is what the Sovereign YHVH says: No foreigners, including those who live among the people of Israel, will enter my sanctuary if they have not been circumcised and do not love YHVH.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNThus says the Adonai Elohim: No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart and flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the people of Israel, shall enter my sanctuary.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNNo irreverent and unrepentant aliens, uncircumcised in heart or flesh, not even the ones who live among Israelites, are to enter my Sanctuary.'
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SN"I, the Sovereign Adonai, declare that no uncircumcised foreigner, no one who disobeys me, will enter my Temple, not even a foreigner who lives among the people of Israel."
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'Thus says the Adonai YHVH, 'No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary.
King James Version (unedited)KJVThus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.