Ezekiel 16


16:1 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
16:2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
16:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Thy birth
 and thy nativity [is] of the land of Canaan; thy father [was]
 an Amorite, and thy mother a Hittite.
16:4 And [as for] thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy
 navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple
 [thee]; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
16:5 No eye pitied thee, to do any of these to thee, to have
 compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field,
 to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
16:6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thy own
 blood, I said to thee [when thou wast] in thy blood, Live; yes,
 I said to thee [when thou wast] in thy blood, Live.
16:7 I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and
 thou hast increased and become great, and thou art come to
 excellent ornaments: [thy] breasts are fashioned, and thy hair
 is grown, whereas thou [wast] naked and bare.
16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold,
 thy time [was] the time of love; and I spread my skirt over
 thee, and covered thy nakedness: yes, I swore to thee, and
 entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou
 becamest mine.
16:9 Then I washed thee with water; yes, I thoroughly washed
 away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
16:10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee
 with badgers' skin, and I girded thee with fine linen, and I
 covered thee with silk.
16:11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets
 upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
16:12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and ear-rings in thy
 ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.
16:13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy
 raiment [was of] fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou
 didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast
 exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
16:14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy
 beauty: for it [was] perfect through my comeliness, which I had
 put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.
16:15 But thou didst trust in thy own beauty, and playedst the
 harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications
 on every one that passed by; his it was.
16:16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deck thy high
 places with divers colors, and play the harlot upon them: [the
 like things] shall not come, neither shall it be [so].
16:17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my
 silver, which I had given thee, and hast made to thyself images
 of men, and hast committed lewdness with them.
16:18 And hast taken thy broidered garments, and covered them:
 and thou hast set my oil and my incense before them.
16:19 My provisions also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil,
 and honey, [with which] I fed thee, thou hast even set before
 them for a sweet savor: and [thus] it was, saith the Lord GOD.
16:20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom
 thou hast borne to me, and these hast thou sacrificed to them
 to be devoured. [Is this] of thy lewdness a small matter,
16:21 That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to
 cause them to pass through [the fire] for them?
16:22 And in all thy abominations and thy deeds of lewdness thou
 hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked
 and bare, [and] wast polluted in thy blood.
16:23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe to
 thee! saith the Lord GOD;)
16:24 [That] thou hast also built to thee an eminent place, and
 hast made thee a high place in every street.
16:25 Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way,
 and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast prostituted
 thyself to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy lewd
 deeds.
16:26 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians
 thy neighbors, great of flesh; and hast multiplied thy lewd
 deeds, to provoke me to anger.
16:27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee,
 and have diminished thy ordinary [food], and delivered thee to
 the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the
 Philistines, who are ashamed of thy lewd way.
16:28 Thou hast played the harlot also with the Assyrians,
 because thou wast insatiable; yes, thou hast played the harlot
 with them, and yet couldst not be satisfied.
16:29 Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land
 of Canaan to Chaldea; and yet with this thou wast not
 satisfied.
16:30 How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou
 doest all these [things], the work of an imperious lewd woman;
16:31 In that thou buildest thy eminent place in the head of
 every way, and makest thy high place in every street; and hast
 not been as a harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
16:32 [But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [who] taketh
 strangers instead of her husband!
16:33 They give gifts to all lewd women: but thou givest thy
 gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come to
 thee on every side for thy lewdness.
16:34 And the contrary is in thee from [other] women in thy
 unlawful commerce, whereas none followeth thee to commit
 lewdness: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is
 given to thee, therefore thou art contrary.
16:35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
16:36 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured
 out, and thy nakedness exposed through thy carnal connection
 with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations,
 and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give to
 them;
16:37 Behold therefore, I will gather all thy lovers, with whom
 thou hast taken pleasure, and all [them] that thou hast loved,
 with all [them] that thou hast hated; I will even gather them
 on every side against thee, and will uncover thy nakedness to
 them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
16:38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and
 shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and
 jealousy.
16:39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall
 throw down thy eminent place, and shall break down thy high
 places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall
 take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
16:40 They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they
 shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with
 their swords.
16:41 And they shall burn thy houses with fire, and execute
 judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will
 cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also
 shalt give no hire any more.
16:42 So will I make my fury towards thee to rest, and my
 jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will
 be no more angry.
16:43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth,
 but hast provoked me in all these [things]; behold therefore, I
 also will recompense thy way upon [thy] head, saith the Lord
 GOD: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thy
 abominations.
16:44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use [this]
 proverb against thee, saying, As [is] the mother, [so is] her
 daughter.
16:45 Thou [art] thy mother's daughter, that lotheth her husband
 and her children; and thou [art] the sister of thy sisters, who
 lothed their husbands and their children: your mother [was] a
 Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
16:46 And thy elder sister [is] Samaria, she and her daughters
 that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that
 dwelleth at thy right hand, [is] Sodom and her daughters.
16:47 Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after
 their abominations: but as [if that were] a very little
 [thing], thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
16:48 [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not
 done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy
 daughters.
16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride,
 fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in
 her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor
 and needy.
16:50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before
 me: therefore I took them away as I saw [good].
16:51 Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou
 hast multiplied thy abominations more than they, and hast
 justified thy sisters in all thy abominations which thou hast
 done.
16:52 Thou also, who hast judged thy sisters, bear thy own shame
 for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than
 they: they are more righteous than thou: yes, be thou
 confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast
 justified thy sisters.
16:53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of
 Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her
 daughters, then [will I bring again] the captivity of thy
 captives in the midst of them:
16:54 That thou mayest bear thy own shame, and mayest be
 confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a
 comfort to them.
16:55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to
 their former state, and Samaria and her daughters shall return
 to their former state, then thou and thy daughters shall return
 to your former state.
16:56 For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the
 day of thy pride,
16:57 Before thy wickedness was disclosed, as at the time of
 [thy] reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all [that are]
 around her, the daughters of the Philistines, who despise thee
 on every side.
16:58 Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thy abominations, saith
 the LORD.
16:59 For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as
 thou hast done, who hast despised the oath in breaking the
 covenant.
16:60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the
 days of thy youth, and I will establish to thee an everlasting
 covenant.
16:61 Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when
 thou shalt receive thy sisters, thy elder and thy younger: and
 I will give them to thee for daughters, but not by thy
 covenant.
16:62 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt
 know that I [am] the LORD:
16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never
 open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am
 pacified towards thee for all that thou hast done, saith the
 Lord GOD.
 
 

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