SEV Biblia, Chapter 23:5 Y Ahola cometió fornicación en mi poder; y se enamoró de sus amantes, los asirios sus vecinos,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 23:5 Verse 5. And Aholah played the harlot] Without entering into detail here, or following the figures, they both became idolatrous, and received the impure rites of the Egyptians, Assyrians, and Chaldeans, of which connection the prophet speaks here as he did in chap. xvi., which see.
In this chapter there are many of what we would call indelicate expressions, because a parallel is run between idolatry and prostitution, and the circumstances of the latter illustrate the peculiarities of the former.
In such cases, perhaps, the matter alone was given to the prophet, and he was left to use his own language, and amplify as he saw good. Ezekiel was among the Jews what Juvenal was among the Romans, - a rough reprover of the most abominable vices. They both spoke of things as they found them; stripped vice naked, and scourged it publicly. The original is still more rough than the translation; and surely there is no need of a comment to explain imagery that is but too generally understood. I have said enough on chap. 16., and to that I must refer the reader. It is true that there are a few things here in the shade that might be illustrated by anatomy; and it would not be difficult to do it: but they are not necessary to salvation, and I shall not take off the covering. They were sufficiently understood by those for whose use they were originally designed.
Matthew Henry Commentary
A history of the apostacy of God's people from him, and the aggravatio thereof.
In this parable, Samaria and Israel bear the name Aholah, "her ow tabernacle;" because the places of worship those kingdoms had, were of their own devising. Jerusalem and Judah bear the name of Aholibah, "m tabernacle is in her," because their temple was the place which God himself had chosen, to put his name there. The language and figures ar according to those times. Will not such humbling representations of nature keep open perpetual repentance and sorrow in the soul, hidin pride from our eyes, and taking us from self-righteousness? Will it no also prompt the soul to look to God continually for grace, that by his Holy Spirit we may mortify the deeds of the body, and live in holy conversation and godliness __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ותזן 2181 אהלה 170 תחתי 8478 ותעגב 5689 על 5921 מאהביה 157 אל 413 אשׁור 804 קרובים׃ 7138