2 “Contend with your mother, acontend,
For she is bnot my wife, and I am not her husband;
And let her put away her charlotry from her face
And her adultery from between her breasts,
3 Or I will strip her anaked
And expose her as on the bday when she was born.
I will also cmake her like a wilderness,
Make her like desert land
And slay her with dthirst.
Because they are achildren of harlotry.
5 “For their mother has aplayed the harlot;
She who conceived them has acted shamefully.
For she said, ‘aI will go after my lovers,
Who bgive me my bread and my water,
My wool and my flax, my coil and my drink.’