16 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, acause Jerusalem to know her abominations, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God unto Jerusalem; Thy †dbirth and thy nativity is of the land of eCanaan; fthy father was gan Amorite, and fthy mother han Hittite. 4 And as for thy nativity, iin 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. 5 jNone eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to kthe lothing of thy person, iin the day that thou wast born.
6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee ||polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast kkin thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast kkin thy blood, Live. 7 lI have †caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to †excellent nornaments: othy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast pnaked and bare. 8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and qI spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and rthou becamest mine. 9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy †blood from thee, and sI anointed thee with oil. 10 I clothed thee also with tbroidered work, and ttshod thee with ubadgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with vfine linen, and I covered thee with wsilk. 11 xI decked thee also with ornaments, and I put ybracelets upon thy hands, and za chain aon thy neck. 12 And I put a jewel on thy †forehead, and bearrings in thine ears, and ca beautiful crown upon thine head. 13 Thus dwast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of efine linen, and esilk, and ebroidered work; fthou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and gthou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. 14 And hthy renown went forth among the heathen ghfor thy beauty: for it was perfect through my icomeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God.
15 But thou didst trust gin thine own beauty, and jplayedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications kon every one that passed by; his it was. 16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and ldeckedst thy high places mwith divers colours, and jplayedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so. 17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of nmy gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself oimages †of men, and jdidst commit whoredom with them, 18 And tookest ethy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and pthou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them. 19 qMy meat also which I gave thee, ffine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for †a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord God. 20 Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, rwhom thou hast borne unto me, and sthese hast thou sacrificed unto them †to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms ta small matter, 21 That thou hast slain rmy children, and delivered them sto cause them to pass through uthe fire for them? 22 And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered vthe days of thy youth, when thou wast wnaked and bare, and wast xpolluted kkin thy blood. 23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord God;) 24 That thou hast also built unto thee an ||eminent place, and yhast made thee an high place in every street. 25 Thou hast built thy high place zat every head of the way, and hast made gthy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet ato every one that passed by, and bmultiplied thy whoredoms. 26 aThou hast also committed fornication with cthe Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and bhast increased thy whoredoms, dto provoke me to anger. 27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and ehave diminished fthine ordinary food, and ffdelivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, gthe ||daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way. 28 aThou hast played the whore also hwith the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. 29 abThou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of iCanaan unto jChaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. 30 How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord God, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman; 31 ||lIn that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and mmakest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, nin that thou scornest hire; 32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers oinstead of her husband! 33 They give gifts to all whores: but npthou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and †hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom. 34 And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that pthou givest a reward, and nno reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.
35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the Lord: 36 Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy qfilthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by rthe blood of thy children, rwhich thou didst give unto them; 37 Behold, therefore sI will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, twith all them that thou hast hated; sI will even gather them round about against thee, and ttwill discover thy nakedness unto them, that uthey may see all thy nakedness. 38 And uuI will judge thee, †as vwwomen that break wedlock and rvxshed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. 39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down ythine eminent place, and shall break down ythy high places: uzathey shall strip thee also of thy clothes, zand bshall take †thy fair jewels, and leave thee cnaked and bare. 40 dThey shall also bring up a company against thee, and ethey shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords. 41 And fthey shall burn thine houses with fire, and gexecute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and hI will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and ithou also shalt give no hire any more. 42 So kwill I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry. 43 Because thou hast not remembered lthe days of thy youth, but mhast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore nI also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God: and thou shalt not nncommit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this oproverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. 45 Thou art thy mother’s daughter, that plotheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of qthy sisters, which plothed their husbands and their children: ryour mother was an Hittite, and ryour father an Amorite. 46 And thine elder sister is sSamaria, she and her daughters that dwell tuat thy left hand: and †thy younger sister, that dwelleth tvat thy right hand, is wSodom and her daughters. 47 xYet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, ||as if that were a very little thing, zthou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways. 48 aAs I live, saith the Lord God, bSodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, cpride, dfulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And cthey were haughty, and ecommitted abomination before me: therefore fI took them away gas I saw good. 51 Neither hath hSamaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and ihast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done. 52 jThou also, which hast kjudged thy sisters, lbear thine own shame for thy sins hthat thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, iin that thou hast justified thy sisters.
53 When mI 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: 54 That thou mayest lbear thine own shame, and nmayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that nnthou art a comfort unto them. 55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to nnntheir former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate. 56 For thy sister Sodom was not †mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy †pride, 57 Before thy wickedness was discovered, pas at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of †Syria, and all that are round about her, qthe daughters of the Philistines, which ||despise thee round about. 58 rThou hast †borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the Lord. 59 For thus saith the Lord God; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast sdespised tthe oath sin breaking tthe covenant. 60 Nevertheless uI will remember my covenant with thee vin the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee wan everlasting covenant. 61 Then xthou shalt remember thy ways, and nbe ashamed, when thou shalt receive ythy sisters, ythine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee zfor daughters, but anot by thy covenant. 62 And bI will establish my covenant with thee; cand thou shalt know that I am the Lord: 63 dThat thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and enever fopen thy mouth any more dbecause of thy shame, when I am gpacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.
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