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As for your birth, in the day you were born your umbilical cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you. You were not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. Bible

“you were not salted at all.” This refers to the ancient custom of putting a little salt on the baby, either in water or even just touching the baby with salt. It was one way that the baby was dedicated to God. This custom still exists in some parts of the East, but the reasons for it have been forgotten. [For more on the salt covenant, see commentary on 2 Chron. 13:5].


Commentary for: Ezekiel 16:4