Ezekiel 16
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1And there is a word of YHWH to me, saying, 2“Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and you have said, 3Thus said Lord YHWH to Jerusalem: Your birth and your nativity "" [Are] of the land of the Canaanite, "" Your father the Amorite, and your mother a Hittite. 4As for your nativity, in the day you were born, "" Your navel has not been cut, "" And you were not washed in water for ease, "" And you have not been salted at all, "" And you have not been swaddled at all. 5No eye has had pity on you, to do any of these to you, "" To have compassion on you, "" And you are cast on the face of the field, "" With loathing of your soul "" In the day you were born!

6And I pass over by you, "" And I see you trodden down in your blood, "" And I say to you in your blood, Live! Indeed, I say to you in your blood, Live! 7I have made you a myriad as the shoot of the field, "" And you are multiplied, and are great, "" And come in with an excellent adornment, "" Breasts have been formed, and your hair has grown—And you, naked and bare!

8And I pass over by you, and I see you, "" And behold, your time [is] a time of loves, "" And I spread My skirt over you, "" And I cover your nakedness, "" And I swear to you, and come into a covenant with you, "" A declaration of Lord YHWH, "" And you become Mine. 9And I wash you with water, "" And I wash away your blood from off you, "" And I anoint you with oil. 10And I clothe you with embroidery, "" And I shoe you with tachash [skin], "" And I gird you with fine linen, "" And I cover you with figured silk. 11And I adorn you with adornments, "" And I give bracelets for your hands, "" And a chain for your neck. 12And I give a ring for your nose, "" And rings for your ears, "" And a crown of beauty on your head. 13And you put on gold and silver, "" And your clothing [is] fine linen, "" And figured silk and embroidery, "" You have eaten fine flour, and honey, and oil, "" And you are very, very beautiful, "" And go prosperously to the kingdom. 14And your name goes forth among nations, "" Because of your beauty—for it [is] complete, "" In My honor that I have set on you, "" A declaration of Lord YHWH.

15And you trust in your beauty, "" And go whoring because of your renown, "" And pour out your whoredoms on everyone passing by—to him [that would have] it. 16And you take from your garments, "" And make spotted high-places for yourself, "" And go whoring on them, "" They are not coming in—nor will it be! 17And you take your beautiful vessels "" Of My gold and My silver that I gave to you, "" And make images of a male for yourself, "" And go whoring with them, 18And you take the garments of your embroidery, "" And cover them, "" And you have set My oil and My incense before them. 19And My bread, that I gave to you, "" Fine flour, and oil, and honey, that I caused you to eat. You have even set it before them, "" For a refreshing fragrance—thus it is, "" A declaration of Lord YHWH. 20And you take your sons and your daughters whom you have born to Me, "" And sacrifice them to them for food. Is it a little thing because of your whoredoms, 21that you slaughter My sons, "" And give them up in causing them to pass over to them? 22And with all your abominations and your whoredoms, "" You have not remembered the days of your youth, "" When you were naked and bare, "" You were trodden down in your blood!

23And it comes to pass, after all your wickedness "" (Woe, woe, to you—a declaration of Lord YHWH), 24That you build an arch for yourself, "" And make a high place for yourself in every broad place. 25At every head of the way you have built your high place, "" And you make your beauty abominable, "" And open wide your feet to everyone passing by, "" And multiply your whoredoms, 26And go whoring to sons of Egypt, "" Your neighbors—great of appetite! And you multiply your whoredoms, "" To provoke Me to anger. 27And behold, I have stretched out My hand against you, "" And I diminish your portion, "" And give you to the desire of those hating you, "" The daughters of the Philistines, "" Who are ashamed of your wicked way. 28And you go whoring to sons of Asshur, "" Without your being satisfied, "" And you go whoring with them, "" And also—you have not been satisfied. 29And you multiply your whoredoms "" On the land of Canaan—toward Chaldea, "" And even with this you have not been satisfied.

30How weak [is] your heart, "" A declaration of Lord YHWH, "" In your doing all these, "" The work of a domineering, whorish woman. 31In your building your arch at the head of every way, "" You have made your high place in every broad place, "" And have not been as a whore deriding a wage. 32The wife who commits adultery—Under her husband—receives strangers. 33They give a gift to all whores, "" And you have given your gifts to all your lovers, "" And bribe them to come in to you, "" From all around—in your whoredoms. 34And you are opposite from [other] women in your whoredoms, "" That none go whoring after you; And in your giving a wage, "" And a wage has not been given to you; Therefore you are the opposite.

35Therefore, O whore, hear a word of YHWH! 36Thus said Lord YHWH: Because of your bronze being poured forth, "" And your nakedness is revealed in your whoredoms near your lovers, "" And near all the idols of your abominations, "" And according to the blood of your sons, "" Whom you have given to them; 37Therefore, behold, I am assembling all your lovers, "" To whom you have been sweet, "" And all whom you have loved, "" Besides all whom you have hated; And I have assembled them by you all around, "" And have revealed your nakedness to them, "" And they have seen all your nakedness. 38And I have judged you—judgments of adultresses, "" And of women shedding blood, "" And have given you blood, fury, and jealousy. 39And I have given you into their hand, "" And they have thrown down your arch, "" And they have broken down your high places, "" And they have stripped you of your garments, "" And they have taken your beautiful vessels, "" And they have left you naked and bare. 40And have caused an assembly to come up against you, "" And stoned you with stones, "" And thrust you through with their swords, 41And burned your houses with fire, "" And done judgments in you before the eyes of many women, "" And I have caused you to cease from going whoring, "" And also, you no longer give a wage. 42And I have caused My fury against you to rest, "" And My jealousy has turned aside from you, "" And I have been quiet, and I am not angry anymore. 43Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, "" And give trouble to Me in all these, "" Therefore I also—behold—I put your way on [your own] head, "" A declaration of Lord YHWH, "" And you will not have done—have done this wickedness above all your abominations.

44Behold, everyone using the allegory against you, "" Uses [this] allegory concerning [you], saying, "" As the mother—her daughter! 45You [are] your mother’s daughter, "" Loathing her husband and her sons, "" And you [are] your sisters’ sister, "" Who loathed their husbands and their sons, "" Your mother [is] a Hittite, and your father an Amorite. 46And your older sister [is] Samaria, she and her daughters, "" Who is dwelling at your left hand, "" And your younger sister, who is dwelling on your right hand, [is] Sodom and her daughters. 47And you have not walked in their ways, "" And done according to their abominations, "" It has been loathed as a little thing, "" Indeed, you do more corruptly than they in all your ways. 48[As] I live—a declaration of Lord YHWH, "" Your sister Sodom has not done—she and her daughters—As you have done—you and your daughters. 49Behold, this has been the iniquity of your sister Sodom, "" Arrogancy, fullness of bread, and quiet ease, "" Have been to her and to her daughters, "" And the hand of the afflicted and needy "" She has not strengthened. 50And they are haughty and do abomination before Me, "" And I turn them aside when I have seen. 51And Samaria has not sinned even half of your sins, "" But you multiply your abominations more than they, "" And justify your sisters by all your abominations that you have done. 52You also—bear your shame, "" That you have adjudged for your sisters, "" Because of your sins that you have done more abominably than they, "" They are more righteous than you, "" And you, also, be ashamed and bear your shame, "" In your justifying your sisters.

53And 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 your captives in their midst, 54So that you bear your shame, "" And have been ashamed of all that you have done, "" In your comforting them. 55And your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, "" Return to their former state, "" And Samaria and her daughters return to their former state, "" And you and your daughters return to your former state. 56And your sister Sodom has not been for a report in your mouth, "" In the day of your arrogancy, 57Before your wickedness is revealed, "" As [at] the time of the reproach of the daughters of Aram, "" And of all her neighbors, the daughters of the Philistines, "" Who are despising you all around. 58Your wicked plans and your abominations, "" You have borne them, a declaration of YHWH.

59For thus said Lord YHWH: I have dealt with you as you have done, "" In that you have despised an oath—to break covenant.

60And I have remembered My covenant with you, "" In the days of your youth, "" And I have established a perpetual covenant for you. 61And you have remembered your ways, "" And you have been ashamed, "" In your receiving your sisters—Your older with your younger, "" And I have given them to you for daughters, "" And not by your covenant. 62And I have established My covenant with you, "" And you have known that I [am] YHWH. 63So that you remember, "" And you have been ashamed, "" And there is not an opening of the mouth to you anymore because of your shame, "" In My receiving atonement for you, "" For all that you have done, "" A declaration of Lord YHWH!”

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