World English Bible
Ezekiel 23 (WEBP)
 Yahweh’s word came again to me, saying,
 “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother.
 They played the prostitute in Egypt. They played the prostitute in their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their youthful nipples were caressed there.
 Their names were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem Oholibah.
 “Oholah played the prostitute when she was mine. She doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbors,
 who were clothed with blue—governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.
 She gave herself as a prostitute to them, all of them the choicest men of Assyria. She defiled herself with the idols of whoever she lusted after.
 She hasn’t left her prostitution since leaving Egypt; for in her youth they lay with her. They caressed her youthful nipples and they poured out their prostitution on her.
 “Therefore I delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians on whom she doted.
 These uncovered her nakedness. They took her sons and her daughters, and they killed her with the sword. She became a byword among women; for they executed judgments on her.
 “Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her lusting than she, and in her prostitution which was more depraved than the prostitution of her sister.
 She lusted after the Assyrians, governors and rulers—her neighbors, clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.
 I saw that she was defiled. They both went the same way.
 “She increased her prostitution; for she saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with red,
 dressed with belts on their waists, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like princes, after the likeness of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.
 As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them into Chaldea.
 The Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their prostitution. She was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.
 So she uncovered her prostitution and uncovered her nakedness. Then my soul was alienated from her, just like my soul was alienated from her sister.
 Yet she multiplied her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth, in which she had played the prostitute in the land of Egypt.
 She lusted after their lovers, whose flesh is as the flesh of donkeys, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
 Thus you called to memory the lewdness of your youth, in the caressing of your nipples by the Egyptians because of your youthful breasts.
 “Therefore, Oholibah, the Lord Yahweh says: ‘Behold, I will raise up your lovers against you, from whom your soul is alienated, and I will bring them against you on every side:
 the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, Shoa, Koa, and all the Assyrians with them; all of them desirable young men, governors and rulers, princes and men of renown, all of them riding on horses.
 They will come against you with weapons, chariots, and wagons, and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you with buckler, shield, and helmet all around. I will commit the judgment to them, and they will judge you according to their judgments.
 I will set my jealousy against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will take away your nose and your ears. Your remnant will fall by the sword. They will take your sons and your daughters; and the rest of you will be devoured by the fire.
 They will also strip you of your clothes and take away your beautiful jewels.
 Thus I will make your lewdness to cease from you, and remove your prostitution from the land of Egypt, so that you will not lift up your eyes to them, nor remember Egypt any more.’
 “For the Lord Yahweh says: ‘Behold, I will deliver you into the hand of them whom you hate, into the hand of them from whom your soul is alienated.
 They will deal with you in hatred, and will take away all your labor, and will leave you naked and bare. The nakedness of your prostitution will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your prostitution.
 These things will be done to you because you have played the prostitute after the nations, and because you are polluted with their idols.
 You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore I will give her cup into your hand.’
 “The Lord Yahweh says: ‘You will drink of your sister’s cup, which is deep and large. You will be ridiculed and held in derision. It contains much.
 You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria.
 You will even drink it and drain it out. You will gnaw the broken pieces of it, and will tear your breasts;
 “Therefore the Lord Yahweh says: ‘Because you have forgotten me and cast me behind your back, therefore you also bear your lewdness and your prostitution.’ ”
 Yahweh said moreover to me: “Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations.
 For they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands. They have committed adultery with their idols. They have also caused their sons, whom they bore to me, to pass through the fire to them to be devoured.
 Moreover this they have done to me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my Sabbaths.
 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and behold, they have done this in the middle of my house.
 “Furthermore you sisters have sent for men who come from far away, to whom a messenger was sent, and behold, they came; for whom you washed yourself, painted your eyes, decorated yourself with ornaments,
 and sat on a stately bed, with a table prepared before it, whereupon you set my incense and my oil.
 “The voice of a multitude being at ease was with her. With men of the common sort were brought drunkards from the wilderness; and they put bracelets on their hands, and beautiful crowns on their heads.
 Then I said of her who was old in adulteries, ‘Now they will play the prostitute with her, and she with them.’
 They went in to her, as they go in to a prostitute. So they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.
 Righteous men will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.
 “For the Lord Yahweh says: ‘I will bring up a mob against them, and will give them to be tossed back and forth and robbed.
 The company will stone them with stones and dispatch them with their swords. They will kill their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
 “ ‘Thus I will cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to be lewd like you.
 They will recompense your lewdness on you, and you will bear the sins of your idols. Then you will know that I am the Lord Yahweh.’ ”
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
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Ezekiel 23 (KJVS)
 The word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came again unto me, saying H559 (8800),
 Son H1121 of man H120, there were two H8147 women H802, the daughters H1323 of one H259 mother H517:
 And they committed whoredoms H2181 (8799) in Egypt H4714; they committed whoredoms H2181 (8804) in their youth H5271: there were their breasts H7699 pressed H4600 (8795), and there they bruised H6213 (8765) the teats H1717 of their virginity H1331.
 And the names H8034 of them [were] Aholah H170 the elder H1419, and Aholibah H172 her sister H269: and they were mine, and they bare H3205 (8799) sons H1121 and daughters H1323. Thus [were] their names H8034; Samaria H8111 [is] Aholah H170, and Jerusalem H3389 Aholibah H172.
 And Aholah H170 played the harlot H2181 (8799) when she was mine H8478; and she doted H5689 (8799) on her lovers H157 (8764), on the Assyrians H804 [her] neighbours H7138,
 [Which were] clothed H3847 (8803) with blue H8504, captains H6346 and rulers H5461, all of them desirable H2531 young men H970, horsemen H6571 riding H7392 (8802) upon horses H5483.
 Thus she committed H5414 (8799) her whoredoms H8457 with them, with all them [that were] the chosen H4005 men H1121 of Assyria H804, and with all on whom she doted H5689 (8804): with all their idols H1544 she defiled H2930 (8738) herself.
 Neither left H5800 (8804) she her whoredoms H8457 [brought] from Egypt H4714: for in her youth H5271 they lay H7901 (8804) with her, and they bruised H6213 (8765) the breasts H1717 of her virginity H1331, and poured H8210 (8799) their whoredom H8457 upon her.
 Wherefore I have delivered H5414 (8804) her into the hand H3027 of her lovers H157 (8764), into the hand H3027 of the Assyrians H1121 H804, upon whom she doted H5689 (8804).
 These discovered H1540 (8765) her nakedness H6172: they took H3947 (8804) her sons H1121 and her daughters H1323, and slew H2026 (8804) her with the sword H2719: and she became famous H8034 among women H802; for they had executed H6213 (8804) judgment H8196 upon her.
 And when her sister H269 Aholibah H172 saw H7200 (8799) [this], she was more corrupt H7843 (8686) in her inordinate love H5691 than she, and in her whoredoms H8457 more than her sister H269 in [her] whoredoms H2183.
 She doted H5689 (8804) upon the Assyrians H1121 H804 [her] neighbours H7138, captains H6346 and rulers H5461 clothed H3847 (8803) most gorgeously H4358, horsemen H6571 riding H7392 (8802) upon horses H5483, all of them desirable H2531 young men H970.
 Then I saw H7200 (8799) that she was defiled H2930 (8738), [that] they [took] both H8147 one H259 way H1870,
 And [that] she increased H3254 (8686) her whoredoms H8457: for when she saw H7200 (8799) men H582 pourtrayed H2707 (8794) upon the wall H7023, the images H6754 of the Chaldeans H3778 pourtrayed H2710 (8803) with vermilion H8350,
 Girded H2289 with girdles H232 upon their loins H4975, exceeding H5628 (8803) in dyed attire H2871 upon their heads H7218, all of them princes H7991 to look to H4758, after the manner H1823 of the Babylonians H1121 H894 of Chaldea H3778, the land H776 of their nativity H4138:
 And as soon as she saw H4758 them with her eyes H5869, she doted H5689 (8799) upon them, and sent H7971 (8799) messengers H4397 unto them into Chaldea H3778.
 And the Babylonians H1121 H894 came H935 (8799) to her into the bed H4904 of love H1730, and they defiled H2930 (8762) her with their whoredom H8457, and she was polluted H2930 (8799) with them, and her mind H5315 was alienated H3363 (8799) from them.
 So she discovered H1540 (8762) her whoredoms H8457, and discovered H1540 (8762) her nakedness H6172: then my mind H5315 was alienated H3363 (8799) from her, like as my mind H5315 was alienated H5361 (8804) from her sister H269.
 Yet she multiplied H7235 (8686) her whoredoms H8457, in calling to remembrance H2142 (8800) the days H3117 of her youth H5271, wherein she had played the harlot H2181 (8804) in the land H776 of Egypt H4714.
 For she doted H5689 (8799) upon their paramours H6370, whose flesh H1320 [is as] the flesh H1320 of asses H2543, and whose issue H2231 [is like] the issue H2231 of horses H5483.
 Thus thou calledst to remembrance H6485 (8799) the lewdness H2154 of thy youth H5271, in bruising H6213 (8800) thy teats H1717 by the Egyptians H4714 for the paps H7699 of thy youth H5271.
 Therefore, O Aholibah H172, thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; Behold, I will raise up H5782 (8688) thy lovers H157 (8764) against thee, from whom thy mind H5315 is alienated H5361 (8804), and I will bring H935 (8689) them against thee on every side H5439;
 The Babylonians H1121 H894, and all the Chaldeans H3778, Pekod H6489, and Shoa H7772, and Koa H6970, [and] all the Assyrians H1121 H804 with them: all of them desirable H2531 young men H970, captains H6346 and rulers H5461, great lords H7991 and renowned H7121 (8803), all of them riding H7392 (8802) upon horses H5483.
 And they shall come H935 (8804) against thee with chariots H2021, wagons H7393, and wheels H1534, and with an assembly H6951 of people H5971, [which] shall set H7760 (8799) against thee buckler H6793 and shield H4043 and helmet H6959 round about H5439: and I will set H5414 (8804) judgment H4941 before H6440 them, and they shall judge H8199 (8804) thee according to their judgments H4941.
 And I will set H5414 (8804) my jealousy H7068 against thee, and they shall deal H6213 (8804) furiously H2534 with thee: they shall take away H5493 (8686) thy nose H639 and thine ears H241; and thy remnant H319 shall fall H5307 (8799) by the sword H2719: they shall take H3947 (8799) thy sons H1121 and thy daughters H1323; and thy residue H319 shall be devoured H398 (8735) by the fire H784.
 They shall also strip H6584 (8689) thee out of thy clothes H899, and take away H3947 (8804) thy fair H8597 jewels H3627.
 Thus will I make thy lewdness H2154 to cease H7673 (8689) from thee, and thy whoredom H2184 [brought] from the land H776 of Egypt H4714: so that thou shalt not lift up H5375 (8799) thine eyes H5869 unto them, nor remember H2142 (8799) Egypt H4714 any more.
 For thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; Behold, I will deliver H5414 (8802) thee into the hand H3027 [of them] whom thou hatest H8130 (8804), into the hand H3027 [of them] from whom thy mind H5315 is alienated H5361 (8804):
 And they shall deal H6213 (8804) with thee hatefully H8135, and shall take away H3947 (8804) all thy labour H3018, and shall leave H5800 (8804) thee naked H5903 and bare H6181: and the nakedness H6172 of thy whoredoms H2183 shall be discovered H1540 (8738), both thy lewdness H2154 and thy whoredoms H8457.
 I will do H6213 (8800) these [things] unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring H2181 (8800) after H310 the heathen H1471, [and] because thou art polluted H2930 (8738) with their idols H1544.
 Thou hast walked H1980 (8804) in the way H1870 of thy sister H269; therefore will I give H5414 (8804) her cup H3563 into thine hand H3027.
 Thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; Thou shalt drink H8354 (8799) of thy sister’s H269 cup H3563 deep H6013 and large H7342: thou shalt be laughed to scorn H6712 and had in derision H3933; it containeth H3557 (8687) much H4767.
 Thou shalt be filled H4390 (8735) with drunkenness H7943 and sorrow H3015, with the cup H3563 of astonishment H8047 and desolation H8077, with the cup H3563 of thy sister H269 Samaria H8111.
 Thou shalt even drink H8354 (8804) it and suck [it] out H4680 (8804), and thou shalt break H1633 (8762) the sherds H2789 thereof, and pluck off H5423 (8762) thine own breasts H7699: for I have spoken H1696 (8765) [it], saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069.
 Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; Because thou hast forgotten H7911 (8804) me, and cast H7993 (8686) me behind H310 thy back H1458, therefore bear H5375 (8798) thou also thy lewdness H2154 and thy whoredoms H8457.
 The LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) moreover unto me; Son H1121 of man H120, wilt thou judge H8199 (8799) Aholah H170 and Aholibah H172? yea, declare H5046 (8685) unto them their abominations H8441;
 That they have committed adultery H5003 (8765), and blood H1818 [is] in their hands H3027, and with their idols H1544 have they committed adultery H5003 (8765), and have also caused their sons H1121, whom they bare H3205 (8804) unto me, to pass for them through H5674 (8689) [the fire], to devour H402 [them].
 Moreover this they have done H6213 (8804) unto me: they have defiled H2930 (8765) my sanctuary H4720 in the same day H3117, and have profaned H2490 (8765) my sabbaths H7676.
 For when they had slain H7819 (8800) their children H1121 to their idols H1544, then they came H935 (8799) the same day H3117 into my sanctuary H4720 to profane H2490 (8763) it; and, lo, thus have they done H6213 (8804) in the midst H8432 of mine house H1004.
 And furthermore H637, that ye have sent H7971 (8799) for men H582 to come H935 (8802) from far H4801, unto whom a messenger H4397 [was] sent H7971 (8803); and, lo, they came H935 (8804): for whom thou didst wash H7364 (8804) thyself, paintedst H3583 (8804) thy eyes H5869, and deckedst H5710 (8804) thyself with ornaments H5716,
 And satest H3427 (8804) upon a stately H3520 bed H4296, and a table H7979 prepared H6186 (8803) before H6440 it, whereupon thou hast set H7760 (8804) mine incense H7004 and mine oil H8081.
 And a voice H6963 of a multitude H1995 being at ease H7961 [was] with her: and with the men H582 of the common sort H7230 H120 [were] brought H935 (8716) Sabeans H5436 (8675) H5433 (8802) from the wilderness H4057, which put H5414 (8799) bracelets H6781 upon their hands H3027, and beautiful H8597 crowns H5850 upon their heads H7218.
 Then said H559 (8799) I unto [her that was] old H1087 in adulteries H5004, Will they now commit H2181 (8799) whoredoms H8457 with her, and she [with them]?
 Yet they went in H935 (8799) unto her, as they go in H935 (8800) unto a woman H802 that playeth the harlot H2181 (8802): so went they in H935 (8804) unto Aholah H170 and unto Aholibah H172, the lewd H2154 women H802.
 And the righteous H6662 men H582, they shall judge H8199 (8799) them after the manner H4941 of adulteresses H5003 (8802), and after the manner H4941 of women that shed H8210 (8802) blood H1818; because they [are] adulteresses H5003 (8802), and blood H1818 [is] in their hands H3027.
 For thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; I will bring up H5927 (8687) a company H6951 upon them, and will give H5414 (8800) them to be removed H2189 and spoiled H957.
 And the company H6951 shall stone H7275 (8804) them with stones H68, and dispatch H1254 (8763) them with their swords H2719; they shall slay H2026 (8799) their sons H1121 and their daughters H1323, and burn up H8313 (8799) their houses H1004 with fire H784.
 Thus will I cause lewdness H2154 to cease H7673 (8689) out of the land H776, that all women H802 may be taught H3256 (8739) not to do H6213 (8799) after your lewdness H2154.
 And they shall recompense H5414 (8804) your lewdness H2154 upon you, and ye shall bear H5375 (8799) the sins H2399 of your idols H1544: and ye shall know H3045 (8804) that I [am] the Lord H136 GOD H3069.
Young’s Literal Translation
Ezekiel 23 (YLT)
 And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, ‘Son of man,
 Two women were daughters of one mother,
 And they go a-whoring in Egypt, In their youth they have gone a-whoring, There they have bruised their breasts, And there they have dealt with the loves of their virginity.
 And their names are Aholah the elder, And Aholibah her sister, And they are Mine, and bear sons and daughters. As to their names-Samaria is Aholah, And Jerusalem is Aholibah.
 And go a-whoring doth Aholah under Me, And she doteth on her lovers, On the neighbouring Assyrians,
 Clothed with blue-governors and prefects, Desirable young men all of them, Horsemen, riding on horses,
 And she giveth her whoredoms on them, The choice of the sons of Asshur, All of them-even all on whom she doted, By all their idols she hath been defiled.
 And her whoredoms out of Egypt she hath not forsaken, For with her they lay in her youth, And they dealt with the loves of her virginity, And they pour out their whoredoms on her.
 Therefore I have given her into the hand of her lovers, Into the hand of sons of Asshur on whom she doted.
 They have uncovered her nakedness, Her sons and her daughters they have taken, And her by sword they have slain, And she is a name for women, And judgments they have done with her.
 And see doth her sister Aholibah, And she maketh her doting love more corrupt than she, And her whoredoms than the whoredoms of her sister.
 On sons of Asshur she hath doted, Governors and prefects, Neighbouring ones-clothed in perfection, Horsemen, riding on horses, Desirable young men all of them.
 And I see that she hath been defiled, One way is to them both.
 And she doth add unto her whoredoms, And she seeth graved men on the wall, Pictures of Chaldeans, graved with red lead,
 Girded with a girdle on their loins, Dyed attire spread out on their heads, The appearance of rulers-all of them, The likeness of sons of Babylon, Chaldea is the land of their birth.
 And she doteth on them at the sight of her eyes, And sendeth messengers to them, to Chaldea.
 And come in unto her do sons of Babylon, To the bed of loves, And they defile her with their whoredoms, And she is defiled with them, And her soul is alienated from them.
 And she revealeth her whoredoms, And she revealeth her nakedness, And alienated is My soul from off her, As alienated was My soul from off her sister.
 And she multiplieth her whoredoms, To remember the days of her youth, When she went a-whoring in the land of Egypt.
 And she doteth on their paramours, Whose flesh is the flesh of asses, And the issue of horses-their issue.
 Thou lookest after the wickedness of thy youth, In dealing out of Egypt thy loves, For the sake of the breasts of thy youth.
 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am stirring up thy lovers against thee, From whom thy soul hath been alienated, And have brought them in against thee from round about.
 Sons of Babylon, and of all Chaldea, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, All the sons of Asshur with them, Desirable young men, governors and prefects, All of them-rulers and proclaimed ones, Riding on horses, all of them.
 And they have come in against thee, With arms, rider, and wheel, And with an assembly of peoples; Target, and shield, and helmet, They do set against thee round about, And I have set before them judgment, They have judged thee in their Judgments.
 And I have set My jealousy against thee, And they have dealt with thee in fury, Thy nose and thine ears they turn aside, And thy posterity by sword falleth, They, thy sons and thy daughters do take away, And thy posterity is devoured by fire.
 And they have stripped thee of thy garments, And have taken thy beauteous jewels.
 And I have caused thy wickedness to cease from thee, And thy whoredoms out of the land of Egypt, And thou liftest not up thine eyes unto them, And Egypt thou dost not remember again.
 For thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am giving thee into a hand that thou hast hated, Into a hand from which thou wast alienated.
 And they have dealt with thee in hatred, And they have taken all thy labour, And they have left thee naked and bare, And revealed hath been the nakedness of thy whoredoms, And the wickedness of thy whoredoms.
 To do these things to thee, In thy going a-whoring after nations, Because thou hast been defiled with their idols,
 In the way of thy sister thou hast walked, And I have given her cup into thy hand.
 Thus said the Lord Jehovah: The cup of thy sister thou dost drink, The deep and the wide one, (Thou art for laughter and for scorn,) Abundant to contain.
 With drunkenness and sorrow thou art filled, A cup of astonishment and desolation, The cup of thy sister Samaria.
 And thou hast drunk it, and hast drained it, And its earthen ware thou dost gnaw, And thine own breasts thou pluckest off, For I have spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah,
 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because thou hast forgotten Me, And thou dost cast Me behind thy back, Even thou also bear thy wickedness and thy whoredoms.’
 And Jehovah saith unto me, ‘Son of man, Dost thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? Declare then to them their abominations.
 For they have committed adultery, And blood is in their hands, With their idols they committed adultery, And also their sons whom they bore to Me, They caused to pass over to them for food.
 Again, this they have done to Me, They defiled My sanctuary in that day, And My sabbaths they have polluted.
 And in their slaughtering their sons to their idols They also come in unto My sanctuary in that day to pollute it, And lo, thus they have done in the midst of My house,
 And also that they send to men coming from afar, Unto whom a messenger is sent, And lo, they have come in for whom thou hast washed, Painted thine eyes, and put on adornment.
 And thou hast sat on a couch of honour, And a table arrayed before it, And My perfume and My oil placed on it.
 And the voice of a multitude at ease is with her, And unto men of the common people are brought in Sabeans from the wilderness, And they put bracelets on their hands, And a beauteous crown on their heads.
 And I say of the worn-out one in adulteries, Now they commit her whoredoms-she also!
 And they come in unto her, As the coming in unto a whorish woman, So they have come in unto Aholah, And unto Aholibah-the wicked women.
 As to righteous men, they judge them with the judgment of adulteresses, And the judgment of women shedding blood, For they are adulteresses, And blood is in their hands.
 For thus said the Lord Jehovah: Bring up against them an assembly, And give them to trembling and to spoiling.
 And they have cast at them the stone of the assembly, And cut them with their swords, Their sons and their daughters they do slay, And their houses with fire they burn.
 And I have caused wickedness to cease from the land, And instructed have been all the women, And they do not according to your wickedness.
 And they have put your wickedness on you, And the sins of your idols ye bear, And ye have known that I am the Lord Jehovah!