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Ezekiel 16 (WEBP)

[1] Again Yahweh’s word came to me, saying,
[2] “Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations;
[3] and say, ‘The Lord Yahweh says to Jerusalem: “Your origin and your birth is of the land of the Canaanite. An Amorite was your father, and your mother was a Hittite.
[4] As for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut. You weren’t washed in water to cleanse you. You weren’t salted at all, nor wrapped in blankets at all.
[5] No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you, to have compassion on you; but you were cast out in the open field, because you were abhorred in the day that you were born.
[6] “ ‘ “When I passed by you, and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you, ‘Though you are in your blood, live!’ Yes, I said to you, ‘Though you are in your blood, live!’
[7] I caused you to multiply as that which grows in the field, and you increased and grew great, and you attained to excellent beauty. Your breasts were formed, and your hair grew; yet you were naked and bare.
[8] “ ‘ “Now when I passed by you, and looked at you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my garment over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I pledged myself to you and entered into a covenant with you,” says the Lord Yahweh, “and you became mine.
[9] “ ‘ “Then I washed you with water. Yes, I thoroughly washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.
[10] I clothed you also with embroidered work and put leather sandals on you. I dressed you with fine linen and covered you with silk.
[11] I decked you with ornaments, put bracelets on your hands, and put a chain on your neck.
[12] I put a ring on your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.
[13] Thus you were decked with gold and silver. Your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered work. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and you prospered to royal estate.
[14] Your renown went out among the nations for your beauty; for it was perfect, through my majesty which I had put on you,” says the Lord Yahweh.
[15] “ ‘ “But you trusted in your beauty, and played the prostitute because of your renown, and poured out your prostitution on everyone who passed by. It was his.
[16] You took some of your garments, and made for yourselves high places decked with various colors, and played the prostitute on them. This shouldn’t happen, neither shall it be.
[17] You also took your beautiful jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself images of men, and played the prostitute with them.
[18] You took your embroidered garments, covered them, and set my oil and my incense before them.
[19] My bread also which I gave you, fine flour, oil, and honey, with which I fed you, you even set it before them for a pleasant aroma; and so it was,” says the Lord Yahweh.
[20] “ ‘ “Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne to me, and you have sacrificed these to them to be devoured. Was your prostitution a small matter,
[21] that you have slain my children and delivered them up, in causing them to pass through the fire to them?
[22] In all your abominations and your prostitution you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, and were wallowing in your blood.
[23] “ ‘ “It has happened after all your wickedness—woe, woe to you!” says the Lord Yahweh—
[24] “that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have made yourselves a lofty place in every street.
[25] You have built your lofty place at the head of every way, and have made your beauty an abomination, and have opened your feet to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your prostitution.
[26] You have also committed sexual immorality with the Egyptians, your neighbors, great of flesh; and have multiplied your prostitution, to provoke me to anger.
[27] See therefore, I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your portion, and delivered you to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd way.
[28] You have played the prostitute also with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; yes, you have played the prostitute with them, and yet you weren’t satisfied.
[29] You have moreover multiplied your prostitution to the land of merchants, to Chaldea; and yet you weren’t satisfied with this.
[30] “ ‘ “How weak is your heart,” says the Lord Yahweh, “since you do all these things, the work of an impudent prostitute;
[31] in that you build your vaulted place at the head of every way, and make your lofty place in every street, and have not been as a prostitute, in that you scorn pay.
[32] “ ‘ “Adulterous wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!
[33] People give gifts to all prostitutes; but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and bribe them, that they may come to you on every side for your prostitution.
[34] You are different from other women in your prostitution, in that no one follows you to play the prostitute; and whereas you give hire, and no hire is given to you, therefore you are different.” ’
[35] “Therefore, prostitute, hear Yahweh’s word:
[36] ‘The Lord Yahweh says, “Because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness uncovered through your prostitution with your lovers; and because of all the idols of your abominations, and for the blood of your children, that you gave to them;
[37] therefore see, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all those whom you have loved, with all those whom you have hated. I will even gather them against you on every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.
[38] I will judge you as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will bring on you the blood of wrath and jealousy.
[39] I will also give you into their hand, and they will throw down your vaulted place, and break down your lofty places. They will strip you of your clothes and take your beautiful jewels. They will leave you naked and bare.
[40] They will also bring up a company against you, and they will stone you with stones, and thrust you through with their swords.
[41] They will burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women. I will cause you to cease from playing the prostitute, and you will also give no hire any more.
[42] So I will cause my wrath toward you to rest, and my jealousy will depart from you. I will be quiet, and will not be angry any more.
[43] “ ‘ “Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have raged against me in all these things; therefore, behold, I also will bring your way on your head,” says the Lord Yahweh: “and you shall not commit this lewdness with all your abominations.
[44] “ ‘ “Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb against you, saying, ‘As is the mother, so is her daughter.’
[45] You are the daughter of your mother, who loathes her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
[46] Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells at your left hand, she and her daughters; and your younger sister, who dwells at your right hand, is Sodom with her daughters.
[47] Yet you have not walked in their ways, nor done their abominations; but soon you were more corrupt than they in all your ways.
[48] As I live,” says the Lord Yahweh, “Sodom your sister has not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters.
[49] “ ‘ “Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters. She also didn’t strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
[50] They were arrogant and committed abomination before me. Therefore I took them away when I saw it.
[51] Samaria hasn’t committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters by all your abominations which you have done.
[52] You also bear your own shame yourself, in that you have given judgment for your sisters; through your sins that you have committed more abominable than they, they are more righteous than you. Yes, be also confounded, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.
[53] “ ‘ “I will reverse their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and the captivity of your captives among them;
[54] that you may bear your own shame, and may be ashamed because of all that you have done, in that you are a comfort to them.
[55] Your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, will return to their former estate; and Samaria and her daughters will return to their former estate; and you and your daughters will return to your former estate.
[56] For your sister Sodom was not mentioned by your mouth in the day of your pride,
[57] before your wickedness was uncovered, as at the time of the reproach of the daughters of Syria, and of all who are around her, the daughters of the Philistines, who despise you all around.
[58] You have borne your lewdness and your abominations,” says Yahweh.
[59] “ ‘For the Lord Yahweh says: “I will also deal with you as you have done, who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
[60] Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.
[61] Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, your elder sisters and your younger; and I will give them to you for daughters, but not by your covenant.
[62] I will establish my covenant with you. Then you will know that I am Yahweh;
[63] that you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame, when I have forgiven you all that you have done,” says the Lord Yahweh.’ ”

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Ezekiel 16 (KJVS)

[1] Again the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came unto me, saying H559 (8800),
[2] Son H1121 of man H120, cause Jerusalem H3389 to know H3045 (8685) her abominations H8441,
[3] And say H559 (8804), Thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069 unto Jerusalem H3389; Thy birth H4351 and thy nativity H4138 [is] of the land H776 of Canaan H3669; thy father H1 [was] an Amorite H567, and thy mother H517 an Hittite H2850.
[4] And [as for] thy nativity H4138, in the day H3117 thou wast born H3205 (8715) thy navel H8270 was not cut H3772 (8795), neither wast thou washed H7364 (8795) in water H4325 to supple H4935 [thee]; thou wast not salted H4414 (8717) at all H4414 (8715), nor swaddled H2853 (8795) at all H2853 (8715).
[5] None eye H5869 pitied H2347 (8804) thee, to do H6213 (8800) any H259 of these unto thee, to have compassion H2550 (8800) upon thee; but thou wast cast out H7993 (8714) in the open H6440 field H7704, to the lothing H1604 of thy person H5315, in the day H3117 that thou wast born H3205 (8715).
[6] And when I passed H5674 (8799) by thee, and saw H7200 (8799) thee polluted H947 (8711) in thine own blood H1818, I said H559 (8799) unto thee [when thou wast] in thy blood H1818, Live H2421 (8798); yea, I said H559 (8799) unto thee [when thou wast] in thy blood H1818, Live H2421 (8798).
[7] I have caused H5414 (8804) thee to multiply H7233 as the bud H6780 of the field H7704, and thou hast increased H7235 (8799) and waxen great H1431 (8799), and thou art come H935 (8799) to excellent H5716 ornaments H5716: [thy] breasts H7699 are fashioned H3559 (8738), and thine hair H8181 is grown H6779 (8765), whereas thou [wast] naked H5903 and bare H6181.
[8] Now when I passed H5674 (8799) by thee, and looked H7200 (8799) upon thee, behold, thy time H6256 [was] the time H6256 of love H1730; and I spread H6566 (8799) my skirt H3671 over thee, and covered H3680 (8762) thy nakedness H6172: yea, I sware H7650 (8735) unto thee, and entered H935 (8799) into a covenant H1285 with thee, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069, and thou becamest mine.
[9] Then washed H7364 (8799) I thee with water H4325; yea, I throughly washed away H7857 (8799) thy blood H1818 from thee, and I anointed H5480 (8799) thee with oil H8081.
[10] I clothed H3847 (8686) thee also with broidered work H7553, and shod H5274 (8799) thee with badgers’ skin H8476, and I girded H2280 (8799) thee about with fine linen H8336, and I covered H3680 (8762) thee with silk H4897.
[11] I decked H5710 (8799) thee also with ornaments H5716, and I put H5414 (8799) bracelets H6781 upon thy hands H3027, and a chain H7242 on thy neck H1627.
[12] And I put H5414 (8799) a jewel H5141 on thy forehead H639, and earrings H5694 in thine ears H241, and a beautiful H8597 crown H5850 upon thine head H7218.
[13] Thus wast thou decked H5710 (8799) with gold H2091 and silver H3701; and thy raiment H4403 [was of] fine linen H8336 (8675) H8336, and silk H4897, and broidered work H7553; thou didst eat H398 (8804) fine flour H5560, and honey H1706, and oil H8081: and thou wast exceeding H3966 beautiful H3302 (8799), and thou didst prosper H6743 (8799) into a kingdom H4410.
[14] And thy renown H8034 went forth H3318 (8799) among the heathen H1471 for thy beauty H3308: for it [was] perfect H3632 through my comeliness H1926, which I had put H7760 (8804) upon thee, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069.
[15] But thou didst trust H982 (8799) in thine own beauty H3308, and playedst the harlot H2181 (8799) because of thy renown H8034, and pouredst out H8210 (8799) thy fornications H8457 on every one that passed by H5674 (8802); his it was.
[16] And of thy garments H899 thou didst take H3947 (8799), and deckedst H6213 (8799) thy high places H1116 with divers colours H2921 (8803), and playedst the harlot H2181 (8799) thereupon: [the like things] shall not come H935 (8802), neither shall it be [so].
[17] Thou hast also taken H3947 (8799) thy fair H8597 jewels H3627 of my gold H2091 and of my silver H3701, which I had given H5414 (8804) thee, and madest H6213 (8799) to thyself images H6754 of men H2145, and didst commit whoredom H2181 (8799) with them,
[18] And tookest H3947 (8799) thy broidered H7553 garments H899, and coveredst H3680 (8762) them: and thou hast set H5414 (8804) mine oil H8081 and mine incense H7004 before H6440 them.
[19] My meat H3899 also which I gave H5414 (8804) thee, fine flour H5560, and oil H8081, and honey H1706, [wherewith] I fed H398 (8689) thee, thou hast even set H5414 (8804) it before H6440 them for a sweet H5207 savour H7381: and [thus] it was, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069.
[20] Moreover thou hast taken H3947 (8799) thy sons H1121 and thy daughters H1323, whom thou hast borne H3205 (8804) unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed H2076 (8799) unto them to be devoured H398 (8800). [Is this] of thy whoredoms H8457 a small matter H4592,
[21] That thou hast slain H7819 (8799) my children H1121, and delivered H5414 (8799) them to cause them to pass through H5674 (8687) [the fire] for them?
[22] And in all thine abominations H8441 and thy whoredoms H8457 thou hast not remembered H2142 (8804) the days H3117 of thy youth H5271, when thou wast naked H5903 and bare H6181, [and] wast polluted H947 (8711) in thy blood H1818.
[23] And it came to pass after H310 all thy wickedness H7451, (woe H188, woe H188 unto thee! saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069;)
[24] [That] thou hast also built H1129 (8799) unto thee an eminent place H1354, and hast made H6213 (8799) thee an high place H7413 in every street H7339.
[25] Thou hast built H1129 (8804) thy high place H7413 at every head H7218 of the way H1870, and hast made thy beauty H3308 to be abhorred H8581 (8762), and hast opened H6589 (8762) thy feet H7272 to every one that passed by H5674 (8802), and multiplied H7235 (8686) thy whoredoms H8457.
[26] Thou hast also committed fornication H2181 (8799) with the Egyptians H1121 H4714 thy neighbours H7934, great H1432 of flesh H1320; and hast increased H7235 (8686) thy whoredoms H8457, to provoke me to anger H3707 (8687).
[27] Behold, therefore I have stretched out H5186 (8804) my hand H3027 over thee, and have diminished H1639 (8799) thine ordinary H2706 [food], and delivered H5414 (8799) thee unto the will H5315 of them that hate H8130 (8802) thee, the daughters H1323 of the Philistines H6430, which are ashamed H3637 (8737) of thy lewd H2154 way H1870.
[28] Thou hast played the whore H2181 (8799) also with the Assyrians H1121 H804, because H1115 thou wast unsatiable H7646 (8804); yea, thou hast played the harlot H2181 (8799) with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied H7654.
[29] Thou hast moreover multiplied H7235 (8686) thy fornication H8457 in the land H776 of Canaan H3667 unto Chaldea H3778; and yet thou wast not satisfied H7646 (8804) herewith H2063.
[30] How weak H535 (8802) is thine heart H3826, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069, seeing thou doest H6213 (8800) all these [things], the work H4639 of an imperious H7986 whorish H2181 (8803) woman H802;
[31] In that thou buildest H1129 (8800) thine eminent place H1354 in the head H7218 of every way H1870, and makest H6213 (8804) thine high place H7413 in every street H7339; and hast not been as an harlot H2181 (8802), in that thou scornest H7046 (8763) hire H868;
[32] [But as] a wife H802 that committeth adultery H5003 (8764), [which] taketh H3947 (8799) strangers H2114 (8801) instead of her husband H376!
[33] They give H5414 (8799) gifts H5078 to all whores H2181 (8802): but thou givest H5414 (8804) thy gifts H5083 to all thy lovers H157 (8764), and hirest H7809 (8799) them, that they may come H935 (8800) unto thee on every side H5439 for thy whoredom H8457.
[34] And the contrary H2016 is in thee from [other] women H802 in thy whoredoms H8457, whereas none followeth H310 thee to commit whoredoms H2181 (8795): and in that thou givest H5414 (8800) a reward H868, and no reward H868 is given H5414 (8738) unto thee, therefore thou art H1961 (8799) contrary H2016.
[35] Wherefore, O harlot H2181 (8802), hear H8085 (8798) the word H1697 of the LORD H3068:
[36] Thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; Because thy filthiness H5178 was poured out H8210 (8736), and thy nakedness H6172 discovered H1540 (8735) through thy whoredoms H8457 with thy lovers H157 (8764), and with all the idols H1544 of thy abominations H8441, and by the blood H1818 of thy children H1121, which thou didst give H5414 (8804) unto them;
[37] Behold, therefore I will gather H6908 (8764) all thy lovers H157 (8764), with whom thou hast taken pleasure H6149 (8804), and all [them] that thou hast loved H157 (8804), with all [them] that thou hast hated H8130 (8804); I will even gather H6908 (8765) them round about H5439 against thee, and will discover H1540 (8765) thy nakedness H6172 unto them, that they may see H7200 (8804) all thy nakedness H6172.
[38] And I will judge H8199 (8804) thee, as women that break wedlock H5003 (8802) and shed H8210 (8802) blood H1818 are judged H4941; and I will give H5414 (8804) thee blood H1818 in fury H2534 and jealousy H7068.
[39] And I will also give H5414 (8804) thee into their hand H3027, and they shall throw down H2040 (8804) thine eminent place H1354, and shall break down H5422 (8765) thy high places H7413: they shall strip H6584 (8689) thee also of thy clothes H899, and shall take H3947 (8804) thy fair H8597 jewels H3627, and leave H3240 (8689) thee naked H5903 and bare H6181.
[40] They shall also bring up H5927 (8689) a company H6951 against thee, and they shall stone H7275 (8804) thee with stones H68, and thrust thee through H1333 (8765) with their swords H2719.
[41] And they shall burn H8313 (8804) thine houses H1004 with fire H784, and execute H6213 (8804) judgments H8201 upon thee in the sight H5869 of many H7227 women H802: and I will cause thee to cease H7673 (8689) from playing the harlot H2181 (8802), and thou also shalt give H5414 (8799) no hire H868 any more.
[42] So will I make my fury H2534 toward thee to rest H5117 (8689), and my jealousy H7068 shall depart H5493 (8804) from thee, and I will be quiet H8252 (8804), and will be no more angry H3707 (8799).
[43] Because thou hast not remembered H2142 (8804) the days H3117 of thy youth H5271, but hast fretted H7264 (8799) me in all these [things]; behold H1887, therefore I also will recompense H5414 (8804) thy way H1870 upon [thine] head H7218, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069: and thou shalt not commit H6213 (8804) this lewdness H2154 above all thine abominations H8441.
[44] Behold, every one that useth proverbs H4911 (8802) shall use [this] proverb H4911 (8799) against thee, saying H559 (8800), As [is] the mother H517, [so is] her daughter H1323.
[45] Thou [art] thy mother’s H517 daughter H1323, that lotheth H1602 (8802) her husband H376 and her children H1121; and thou [art] the sister H269 of thy sisters H269, which lothed H1602 (8804) their husbands H582 and their children H1121: your mother H517 [was] an Hittite H2850, and your father H1 an Amorite H567.
[46] And thine elder H1419 sister H269 [is] Samaria H8111, she and her daughters H1323 that dwell H3427 (8802) at thy left hand H8040: and thy younger H6996 sister H269, that dwelleth H3427 (8802) at thy right hand H3225, [is] Sodom H5467 and her daughters H1323.
[47] Yet hast thou not walked H1980 (8804) after their ways H1870, nor done H6213 (8804) after their abominations H8441: but, as [if that were] a very H6985 little H4592 H6962 (8804) [thing], thou wast corrupted H7843 (8686) more than they H2004 in all thy ways H1870.
[48] [As] I live H2416, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069, Sodom H5467 thy sister H269 hath not done H6213 (8804), she nor her daughters H1323, as thou hast done H6213 (8804), thou and thy daughters H1323.
[49] Behold, this was the iniquity H5771 of thy sister H269 Sodom H5467, pride H1347, fulness H7653 of bread H3899, and abundance H7962 of idleness H8252 (8687) was in her and in her daughters H1323, neither did she strengthen H2388 (8689) the hand H3027 of the poor H6041 and needy H34.
[50] And they were haughty H1361 (8799), and committed H6213 (8799) abomination H8441 before H6440 me: therefore I took them away H5493 (8686) as I saw H7200 (8804) [good].
[51] Neither hath Samaria H8111 committed H2398 (8804) half H2677 of thy sins H2403; but thou hast multiplied H7235 (8686) thine abominations H8441 more than they H2007, and hast justified H6663 (8762) thy sisters H269 in all thine abominations H8441 which thou hast done H6213 (8804).
[52] Thou also, which hast judged H6419 (8765) thy sisters H269, bear H5375 (8798) thine own shame H3639 for thy sins H2403 that thou hast committed more abominable H8581 (8689) than they H2004: they are more righteous H6663 (8799) than thou: yea, be thou confounded H954 (8798) also, and bear H5375 (8798) thy shame H3639, in that thou hast justified H6663 (8763) thy sisters H269.
[53] When I shall bring again H7725 (8804) their captivity H7622 (8675) H7622, the captivity H7622 (8675) H7622 of Sodom H5467 and her daughters H1323, and the captivity H7622 (8676) H7622 of Samaria H8111 and her daughters H1323, then [will I bring again] the captivity H7622 (8675) H7622 of thy captives H7622 in the midst H8432 of them:
[54] That thou mayest bear H5375 (8799) thine own shame H3639, and mayest be confounded H3637 (8738) in all that thou hast done H6213 (8804), in that thou art a comfort H5162 (8763) unto them.
[55] When thy sisters H269, Sodom H5467 and her daughters H1323, shall return H7725 (8799) to their former estate H6927, and Samaria H8111 and her daughters H1323 shall return H7725 (8799) to their former estate H6927, then thou and thy daughters H1323 shall return H7725 (8799) to your former estate H6927.
[56] For thy sister H269 Sodom H5467 was not mentioned H8052 by thy mouth H6310 in the day H3117 of thy pride H1347,
[57] Before thy wickedness H7451 was discovered H1540 (8735), as at the time H6256 of [thy] reproach H2781 of the daughters H1323 of Syria H758, and all [that are] round about H5439 her, the daughters H1323 of the Philistines H6430, which despise H7590 (8801) thee round about H5439.
[58] Thou hast borne H5375 (8804) thy lewdness H2154 and thine abominations H8441, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[59] For thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; I will even deal H6213 (8804) with thee as thou hast done H6213 (8804), which hast despised H959 (8804) the oath H423 in breaking H6565 (8687) the covenant H1285.
[60] Nevertheless I will remember H2142 (8804) my covenant H1285 with thee in the days H3117 of thy youth H5271, and I will establish H6965 (8689) unto thee an everlasting H5769 covenant H1285.
[61] Then thou shalt remember H2142 (8804) thy ways H1870, and be ashamed H3637 (8738), when thou shalt receive H3947 (8800) thy sisters H269, thine elder H1419 and thy younger H6996: and I will give H5414 (8804) them unto thee for daughters H1323, but not by thy covenant H1285.
[62] And I will establish H6965 (8689) my covenant H1285 with thee; and thou shalt know H3045 (8804) that I [am] the LORD H3068:
[63] That thou mayest remember H2142 (8799), and be confounded H954 (8804), and never open H6610 thy mouth H6310 any more because H6440 of thy shame H3639, when I am pacified H3722 (8763) toward thee for all that thou hast done H6213 (8804), saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069.

Young’s Literal Translation

Ezekiel 16 (YLT)

[1] And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
[2] ‘Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and thou hast said:
[3] Thus said the Lord Jehovah to Jerusalem: Thy birth and thy nativity Are of the land of the Canaanite, Thy father the Amorite, and thy mother a Hittite.
[4] As to thy nativity, in the day thou wast born, Thou-thy navel hath not been cut, And in water thou wast not washed for ease, And thou hast not been salted at all, And thou hast not been swaddled at all.
[5] No eye hath had pity on thee, to do to thee any of these, To have compassion on thee, And thou art cast on the face of the field, With loathing of thy person. In the day thou hast been born-thou!
[6] And I do pass over by thee, And I see thee trodden down in thy blood, And I say to thee in thy blood, Live, And I say to thee in thy blood, Live.
[7] A myriad-as the shoot of the field I have made thee, And thou art multiplied, and art great, And comest in with an excellent adornment, Breasts have been formed, and thy hair hath grown- And thou, naked and bare!
[8] And I pass over by thee, and I see thee, And lo, thy time is a time of loves, And I spread My skirt over thee, And I cover thy nakedness, And I swear to thee, and come in to a covenant with thee, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And thou dost become Mine.
[9] And I do wash thee with water, And I wash away thy blood from off thee, And I anoint thee with perfume.
[10] And I clothe thee with embroidery, And I shoe thee with badger’s skin, And I gird thee with fine linen, And I cover thee with figured silk.
[11] And I adorn thee with adornments, And I give bracelets for thy hands, And a chain for thy neck.
[12] And I give a ring for thy nose, And rings for thine ears, And a crown of beauty on thy head.
[13] And thou dost put on gold and silver, And thy clothing is fine linen, And figured silk and embroidery, Fine flour, and honey, and oil thou hast eaten, And thou art very very beautiful, And dost go prosperously to the kingdom.
[14] And go forth doth thy name among nations, Because of thy beauty-for it is complete, In My honour that I have set upon thee, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
[15] And thou dost trust in thy beauty, And goest a-whoring because of thy renown, And dost pour out thy whoredoms On every passer by-to him it is.
[16] And thou dost take of thy garments, And dost make to thee spotted high-places, And dost go a-whoring upon them, They are not coming in-nor shall it be!
[17] And thou dost take thy beauteous vessels Of My gold and My silver that I gave to thee, And dost make to thee images of a male, And dost go a-whoring with them,
[18] And dost take the garments of thy embroidery, And thou dost cover them, And My oil and My perfume thou hast set before them.
[19] And My bread, that I gave to thee, Fine flour, and oil, and honey, that I caused thee to eat. Thou hast even set it before them, For a sweet fragrance-thus it is, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
[20] And thou dost take thy sons and thy daughters Whom thou hast born to Me, And dost sacrifice them to them for food. Is it a little thing because of thy whoredoms,
[21] That thou dost slaughter My sons, And dost give them up in causing them to pass over to them?
[22] And with all thine abominations and thy whoredoms, Thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, When thou wast naked and bare, Trodden down in thy blood thou wast!
[23] And it cometh to pass, after all thy wickedness, (Woe, woe, to thee-an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah),
[24] That thou dost build to thee an arch, And dost make to thee a high place in every broad place.
[25] At every head of the way thou hast built thy high place, And thou dost make thy beauty abominable, And dost open wide thy feet to every passer by, And dost multiply thy whoredoms,
[26] And dost go a-whoring unto sons of Egypt, Thy neighbours-great of appetite! And thou dost multiply thy whoredoms, To provoke Me to anger.
[27] And lo, I have stretched out My hand against thee, And I diminish thy portion, And give thee to the desire of those hating thee, The daughters of the Philistines, Who are ashamed of thy wicked way.
[28] And thou goest a-whoring unto sons of Asshur, Without thy being satisfied, And thou dost go a-whoring with them, And also-thou hast not been satisfied.
[29] And thou dost multiply thy whoredoms On the land of Canaan-toward Chaldea, And even with this thou hast not been satisfied.
[30] How weak is thy heart, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, In thy doing all these, The work of a domineering whorish woman.
[31] In thy building thine arch at the head of every way, Thy high place thou hast made in every broad place, And-hast not been as a whore deriding a gift.
[32] The wife who committeth adultery- Under her husband-doth receive strangers.
[33] To all whores they give a gift, And-thou hast given thy gifts to all thy lovers, And dost bribe them to come in unto thee, From round about-in thy whoredoms.
[34] And the contrary is in thee from women in thy whoredoms, That after thee none doth go a-whoring; And in thy giving a gift, And a gift hath not been given to thee; And thou art become contrary.
[35] Therefore, O whore, hear a word of Jehovah,
[36] Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of thy brass being poured forth, And thy nakedness is revealed in thy whoredoms near thy lovers, And near all the idols of thy abominations, And according to the blood of thy sons, Whom thou hast given to them;
[37] Therefore, lo, I am assembling all thy lovers, To whom thou hast been sweet, And all whom thou hast loved, Besides all whom thou hast hated; And I have assembled them by thee round about, And have revealed thy nakedness to them, And they have seen all thy nakedness.
[38] And I have judged thee-judgments of adulteresses, And of women shedding blood, And have given thee blood, fury, and jealousy.
[39] And I have given thee into their hand, And they have thrown down thine arch, And they have broken down thy high places, And they have stript thee of thy garments, And they have taken thy beauteous vessels, And they have left thee naked and bare.
[40] And have caused an assembly to come up against thee, And stoned thee with stones, And thrust thee through with their swords,
[41] And burnt thy houses with fire, And done in thee judgments before the eyes of many women, And I have caused thee to cease from going a-whoring, And also a gift thou givest no more.
[42] And I have caused My fury against thee to rest, And My jealousy hath turned aside from thee, And I have been quiet, and I am not angry any more.
[43] Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, And dost give trouble to Me in all these, Lo, even I also thy way at first gave up, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And I did not this thought for all thine abominations.
[44] Lo, every one using a simile, Doth use a simile concerning thee, saying: As the mother-her daughter!
[45] Thy mother’s daughter thou art, Loathing her husband and her sons, And thy sisters’ sister thou art, Who loathed their husbands and their sons, Your mother is a Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
[46] And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters, Who is dwelling at thy left hand, And thy younger sister, who is dwelling on thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
[47] And-in their ways thou hast not walked, And according to their abominations done, As a little thing it hath been loathed, And thou dost more corruptly than they in all thy ways.
[48] I live-an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Sodom thy sister hath not done-she and her daughters- As thou hast done-thou and thy daughters.
[49] Lo, this hath been the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, Arrogancy, fulness of bread, and quiet ease, Have been to her and to her daughters, And the hand of the afflicted and needy She hath not strengthened.
[50] And they are haughty and do abomination before Me, And I turn them aside when I have seen.
[51] As to Samaria, as the half of thy sins-she hath not sinned, And thou dost multiply thine abominations more than they, And dost justify thy sisters by all thy abominations that thou hast done.
[52] Thou also-bear thy shame, That thou hast adjudged to thy sisters, Because of thy sins that thou hast done more abominably than they, They are more righteous than thou, And thou, also, be ashamed and bear thy shame, In thy justifying thy sisters.
[53] And I have turned back to their captivity, The captivity of Sodom and her daughters, And the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, And the captivity of thy captives in their midst,
[54] So that thou dost bear thy shame, And hast been ashamed of all that thou hast done, In thy comforting them.
[55] And thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, Do turn back to their former state, And Samaria and her daughters Do turn back to their former state, And thou and thy daughters do turn back to your former state.
[56] And thy sister Sodom hath not been for a report in thy mouth, In the day of thine arrogancy,
[57] Before thy wickedness is revealed, As at the time of the reproach of the daughters of Aram, And of all her neighbours, the daughters of the Philistines, Who are despising thee round about.
[58] Thy devices and thine abominations, Thou hast borne them, an affirmation of Jehovah.
[59] For thus said the Lord Jehovah: I have dealt with thee as thou hast done, In that thou hast despised an oath-to break covenant.
[60] And I-I have remembered My covenant with thee, In the days of thy youth, And I have established for thee a covenant age-during.
[61] And thou hast remembered thy ways, And thou hast been ashamed, In thy receiving thy sisters- Thine elder with thy younger, And I have given them to thee for daughters, And not by thy covenant.
[62] And I-I have established My covenant with thee, And thou hast known that I am Jehovah.
[63] So that thou dost remember, And thou hast been ashamed, And there is not to thee any more an opening of the mouth because of thy shame, In My receiving atonement for thee, For all that thou hast done, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!’