Ezk 16:1Then the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,

Ezk 16:2Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,

Ezk 16:3And say, Thus says the Lord Jehovah to Jerusalem, Your origin and your birth are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother was a Hittite.

Ezk 16:4As for your birth, on the day that you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Ezk 16:5No eye pitied you enough to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown into the open field because you were loathed on the day that you were born.

Ezk 16:6And I passed by you and saw you kicking about in your blood, and I said to you while you were in your blood, Live! Yes, I said to you while you were in your blood, Live!

Ezk 16:7I caused you to increase like the sprouts of the field; and you increased and grew big, and you came to full beauty; your breasts became firm and your hair grew; but you were naked and bare.

Ezk 16:8Then I passed by you and saw you; and then was your time a time of love. And I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness; indeed I swore unto you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord Jehovah, and you became Mine.

Ezk 16:9Then I washed you with water; yes, I washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.

Ezk 16:10I also clothed you with an embroidered garment and put sandals of porpoise skin on you, and I bound your head with fine linen and covered you with silk.

Ezk 16:11And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a necklace around your neck;

Ezk 16:12And I put a ring in your nose and earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

Ezk 16:13Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was fine linen and silk and embroidery; you ate fine flour and honey and oil. And you became so very beautiful, and you prospered so as to become royalty.

Ezk 16:14And your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect because of My splendor, which I had put upon you, declares the Lord Jehovah.

Ezk 16:15But you trusted in your beauty and went about as a harlot because of your renown, and you poured out your fornications upon everyone who passed by; your beauty became his.

Ezk 16:16And you took some of your garments and made high places of varied colors for yourself, and you committed fornication upon them, things that had never happened before, nor should have been.

Ezk 16:17And you took your beautiful articles, made of My gold and My silver, which I had given you, and made images of men for yourself and committed fornication with them.

Ezk 16:18And you took your garments of embroidery and covered them, and you offered My oil and My incense before them.

Ezk 16:19And My bread, which I had given you, the fine flour and oil and honey that I fed you with, you offered before them as a sweet savor; thus it was, declares the Lord Jehovah.

Ezk 16:20Moreover you took your sons and daughters, whom you had borne unto Me, and you sacrificed them to those idols to be devoured. Were your fornications a small matter,

Ezk 16:21That you slaughtered My children and delivered them up to pass through fire unto those idols?

Ezk 16:22And in all your abominations and fornications you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare and you were kicking about in your blood.

Ezk 16:23Then after all your wickedness (Woe, woe to you! declares the Lord Jehovah)

Ezk 16:24You built yourself a mound and made yourself an elevation in every open square.

Ezk 16:25At the head of every street you built your elevation and caused your beauty to be abhorred; and you spread your legs to everyone who passed by and multiplied your fornications.

Ezk 16:26You also committed fornication with the sons of Egypt, your neighbors, great of flesh, and multiplied your fornications to provoke Me to anger.

Ezk 16:27Indeed then I stretched out My hand over you and diminished the food apportioned to you; and I delivered you to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd way.

Ezk 16:28You also committed fornication with the sons of Assyria because you were not satisfied; and you committed fornication with them and were still not satisfied.

Ezk 16:29Furthermore you multiplied your fornications into the land of merchants, Chaldea, yet you were still not satisfied by this.

Ezk 16:30How feeble is your heart, declares the Lord Jehovah, in that you do all these things, the actions of an unrestrained harlot!

Ezk 16:31When you built your mound at the head of every street and you made your elevation in every open square, you were not like a harlot, by disdaining payment.

Ezk 16:32The adulterous wife takes strangers instead of her husband.

Ezk 16:33Men give gifts to all harlots, but you gave your gifts to all your lovers and bribed them to come to you from all around for your fornications.

Ezk 16:34Thus you are perverse compared to other women in your fornications, in that they do not go after you as a prostitute, but you give payment and no payment is given to you; therefore you are perverse.

Ezk 16:35Therefore, you harlot, hear the word of Jehovah:

Ezk 16:36Thus says the Lord Jehovah, Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness was uncovered through your fornications with your lovers and with all your abominable idols and because of the blood of your children, whom you gave to them,

Ezk 16:37Therefore I am about to gather all your lovers whom you have pleased, indeed, all those whom you loved, with all those whom you hated; thus I will gather them against you from all around, and I will uncover your nakedness to them so that they may see all your nakedness.

Ezk 16:38And I will judge you with the judgment that falls on adulterous women and on women who shed blood, and I will bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

Ezk 16:39And I will give you into their hand; and they will tear down your mounds and break down your elevations; they will also strip you of your garments and take your beautiful articles, and they will leave you naked and bare.

Ezk 16:40And they will raise up a crowd against you and will stone you with stones and will cut you to pieces with their swords.

Ezk 16:41And they will burn your houses with fire and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women. And I will stop you from being a harlot, and also you will no longer give payment.

Ezk 16:42Thus I will cause My wrath against you to rest, and My jealousy will turn from you; and I will be quiet and angry no more.

Ezk 16:43Because you have not remembered the days of your youth but have raged against Me in all these things, therefore, I, for My part, will bring your ways upon your head, declares the Lord Jehovah; and you will not commit this lewdness in addition to all your abominations.

Ezk 16:44Indeed everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb concerning you, saying, As the mother is, so is her daughter.

Ezk 16:45You are the daughter of your mother, she who loathed her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, they who loathed their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father was an Amorite.

Ezk 16:46And your older sister is Samaria with her daughters, who lives to your left; and your sister who is younger than you, who lives to your right, is Sodom with her daughters.

Ezk 16:47But you have not walked merely according to their ways and have not acted merely according to their abominations; but, as if such were too small a thing, you acted more corruptly in all your ways than they did.

Ezk 16:48As I live, declares the Lord Jehovah, Sodom your sister, she with her daughters, has not done as you have done, you with your daughters.

Ezk 16:49Indeed this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, abundance of bread, and careless ease were with her and her daughters, but she did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy;

Ezk 16:50And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me. Therefore I took them away when I saw it.

Ezk 16:51And Samaria has not committed the half of your sins, but you have multiplied your abominations more than they and have justified your sisters in all your abominations which you have committed.

Ezk 16:52Bear then also your disgrace, which you have adjudged to your sisters; through your sins which you have committed more abominably than they, they are more righteous than you; indeed then be also put to shame and bear your disgrace, in that you have made your sisters appear to be more righteous.

Ezk 16:53But I will turn their captivity, the captivity of Sodom with her daughters and the captivity of Samaria with her daughters, as well as the captivity of your captives with them;

Ezk 16:54That you may bear your disgrace and be disgraced for all that you have done, in that you were a comfort to them.

Ezk 16:55And your sisters, Sodom with her daughters, will return to their former state, and Samaria with her daughters will return to their former state; and you with your daughters will return to your former state.

Ezk 16:56Indeed, was not Sodom your sister a byword in your mouth on the day of your pride,

Ezk 16:57Before your wickedness was uncovered? So now you are the reproach of the daughters of Aram and all who are around her and of the daughters of the Philistines, those all around who despise you.

Ezk 16:58You have borne your own lewdness and abominations, declares Jehovah.

Ezk 16:59For thus says the Lord Jehovah, I will also do with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath by breaking the covenant.

Ezk 16:60Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an eternal covenant for you.

Ezk 16:61Then you will remember your ways and you will be disgraced when you receive your sisters, the ones older than you and the ones younger than you; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.

Ezk 16:62And I will establish My covenant with you, and you will know that I am Jehovah,

Ezk 16:63That you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth because of your disgrace, when I make propitiation for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord Jehovah.

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