Ezekiel 23

MLV(i) 1 The word of Jehovah came again to me, saying, 2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. 3 And they played the prostitute in Egypt. They played the prostitute in their youth. There their breasts were pressed and there was handled the bosom of their virginity.
4 And the names of them were Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister. And they became mine and they bore sons and daughters. And as for their names, Samaria is Oholah and Jerusalem Oholibah. 5 And Oholah played the prostitute when she was mine and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbors, 6 who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses. 7 And she bestowed her prostitutions upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them.
And on whomever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself. 8 Neither has she left her prostitutions since Egypt. For in her youth they lie with her and they handled the bosom of her virginity and they poured out their prostitution upon her.
9 Therefore I delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted. 10 These uncovered her nakedness. They took her sons and her daughters and they killed her with the sword. And she became a parable among women, for they executed judgments upon her.
11 And her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her doting than she and in her prostitutions which were more than the prostitutions of her sister. 12 She doted upon the Assyrians, governors and rulers, her neighbors, clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men. 13 And I saw that she was defiled. They both took one way.
14 And she increased her prostitutions, for she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the images of Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion, 15 girded with belts upon their loins, with flowing turbans upon their heads, all of them rulers to look upon, according to the likeness of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their nativity.
16 And as soon as she saw them she doted upon them and sent messengers to them into Chaldea. 17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love. And they defiled her with their prostitution and she was polluted with them and her soul was alienated from them.
18 So she uncovered her prostitutions and uncovered her nakedness. Then my soul was alienated from her, just as my soul was alienated from her sister. 19 Yet she multiplied her prostitutions, remembering the days of her youth in which she had played the prostitute in the land of Egypt. 20 And she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of donkeys and whose seminal-discharge is like the seminal-discharge of horses.
21 Thus you called to remembrance the lewdness of your youth, in the handling of your bosom by the Egyptians for the breasts of your youth.
22 Therefore, O Oholibah, thus says the lord Jehovah: 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: 23 the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa and all the Assyrians with them, desirable young men, governors and rulers all of them, rulers and men of renown, all of them riding upon horses. 24 And they will come against you with weapons, chariots and wagons and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you with buckler and shield and helmet all around. And I will commit the judgment to them and they will judge you according to their judgments.
25 And I will set my jealousy against you and they will deal with you in fury. They will take away your nose and your ears and your residue will fall by the sword. They will take your sons and your daughters and your residue will be devoured by the fire. 26 They will also strip you of your clothes and take away your fair jewels.
27 Thus I will make your lewdness to cease from you and your prostitution from the land of Egypt, so that you will not lift up your eyes to them, nor remember Egypt any more.
28 For thus says the lord Jehovah: Behold, I will deliver you into the hand of those whom you hate, into the hand of those from whom your soul is alienated. 29 And they will deal with you in hatred and will take away all your labor and will leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness of your prostitutions will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your prostitutions.
30 These things will be done to you, because you have played the prostitute after the nations and because you are polluted with their idols.
31 You have walked in the way of your sister, therefore I will give her cup into your hand. 32 The lord Jehovah says thus: You will drink of your sister's cup, which is deep and large. You will be laughed to scorn and have more scorning. It contains much. 33 You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria. 34 You will even drink it and drain it out. And you will gnaw the shards of it and will tear your breasts, for I have spoken it, says the lord Jehovah.
35 Therefore thus says the lord Jehovah: Because you have forgotten me and cast me behind your back, therefore you also bear your lewdness and your prostitutions.
36 Jehovah said moreover to me, Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations. 37 For they have committed adultery and blood is in their hands. And with their idols they have committed adultery. And they have also caused their sons, whom they bore to me, to pass through the fire for them to be devoured.
38 Moreover they have done this to me: They have defiled my sanctuary in the same day and have profaned my Sabbaths. 39 For when they had slain their sons to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it, and behold, thus they have done in the midst of my house.
40 And furthermore you* have sent for men who come from far, to whom a messenger was sent. And behold, they came, for whom you washed yourself, painted your eyes and decked yourself with ornaments, 41 and sat upon a stately bed, with a table prepared before it, you did set my incense and my oil upon it.
42 And the voice of a multitude being at ease was with her. And with men of the common sort, were brought drunkards from the wilderness and they put bracelets upon the hands of those two women and beautiful crowns upon their heads.
43 Then I said of her who was old in adulteries, Now they will play the prostitute with her and she with them. 44 And they went in to her, as they go in to a prostitute. So they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.
45 And righteous men, they will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
46 For thus says the lord Jehovah: I will bring up a company against them and will give them to be tossed to and fro and robbed. 47 And 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.
48 Thus I will cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be instructed not to do according to your* lewdness. 49 And they will recompense your* lewdness upon you* and you* will bear the sins of your* idols. And you* will know that I am the lord Jehovah.