2 “Son of man, there were atwo women,
The daughters of one mother.
3 bThey committed harlotry in Egypt,
They committed harlotry in ctheir youth;
Their breasts were there embraced,
Their virgin bosom was there pressed.
eThey were Mine,
And they bore sons and daughters.
As for their names,
Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem is Oholibah.
5 “Oholah played the harlot even though she was Mine;
And she lusted for her lovers, the neighboring fAssyrians,
Captains and rulers,
All of them desirable young men,
Horsemen riding on horses.
All of them choice men of Assyria;
And with all for whom she lusted,
With all their idols, she defiled herself.
8 She has never given up her harlotry brought gfrom Egypt,
For in her youth they had lain with her,
Pressed her virgin bosom,
And poured out their immorality upon her.
Into the hand of her lovers,
Into the hand of the hAssyrians,
For whom she lusted.
Took away her sons and daughters,
And slew her with the sword;
She became a byword among women,
For they had executed judgment on her.
12 “She lusted for the neighboring kAssyrians,
lCaptains and rulers,
Clothed most gorgeously,
Horsemen riding on horses,
All of them desirable young men.
Both took the same way.
She looked at men portrayed on the wall,
Images of mChaldeans portrayed in vermilion,
Flowing turbans on their heads,
All of them looking like captains,
In the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea,
The land of their nativity.
16 nAs soon as her eyes saw them,
She lusted for them
And sent omessengers to them in Chaldea.
17 “Then the 3Babylonians came to her, into the bed of love,
And they defiled her with their immorality;
So she was defiled by them, pand alienated herself from them.
As I had alienated Myself from her sister.
In calling to remembrance the days of her youth,
sWhen she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
20 For she lusted for her 4paramours,
Whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys,
And whose issue is like the issue of horses.
When the tEgyptians pressed your bosom
Because of your youthful breasts.
Lit. Her Own Tabernacle
Lit. My Tabernacle Is in Her
Lit. sons of Babel