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Ezekiel 16:46–63

46 “Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells with her daughters to the north of you; and xyour younger sister, who dwells to the south of you, is Sodom and her daughters. 47 You did not walk in their ways nor act according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, yyou became more corrupt than they in all your ways.

48 As I live,” says the Lord God, “neither zyour sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done. 49 Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, afullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty and bcommitted abomination before Me; therefore cI took them away as 8I saw fit.

51 “Samaria did not commit dhalf of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and ehave justified your sisters by all the abominations which you have done. 52 You who judged your sisters, bear your own shame also, because the sins which you committed were more abominable than theirs; they are more righteous than you. Yes, be disgraced also, and bear your own shame, because you justified your sisters.

53 f“When I bring back their captives, the captives of Sodom and her daughters, and the captives of Samaria and her daughters, then I will also bring back gthe captives of your captivity among them, 54 that you may bear your own shame and be disgraced by all that you did when hyou comforted them. 55 When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters return to their former state, then you and your daughters will return to your former state. 56 For your sister Sodom was not a byword in your mouth in the days of your pride, 57 before your wickedness was uncovered. It was like the time of the ireproach of the daughters of 9Syria and all those around her, and of jthe daughters of the Philistines, who despise you everywhere. 58 kYou have paid for your lewdness and your abominations,” says the Lord. 59 For thus says the Lord God: “I will deal with you as you have done, who ldespised mthe oath by breaking the covenant.

An Everlasting Covenant

60 “Nevertheless I will nremember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish oan everlasting covenant with you. 61 Then pyou will remember your ways and be ashamed, when you receive your older and your younger sisters; for I will give them to you for qdaughters, rbut not because of My covenant with you. 62 sAnd I will establish My covenant with you. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, 63 that you may tremember and be ashamed, uand never open your mouth anymore because of your shame, when I provide you an atonement for all you have done,” says the Lord God.’ ”

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