23 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, there were atwo women, the daughters of one mother: 3 And bthey committed whoredoms cin Egypt; bthey committed whoredoms din their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there ethey bruised fthe teats of their virginity. 4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah aher sister: and gthey were mine, and hthey bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; iSamaria is ||Aholah, and Jerusalem ||Aholibah.
5 And Aholah played the harlot kwhen she was mine; and lshe doted on her lovers, on mthe Assyrians her neighbours, 6 Which were clothed with blue, nocaptains and rulers, nall of them desirable young men, nhorsemen priding upon horses. 7 Thus she †committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were †the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom lshe doted: with all their idols she defiled herself. 8 Neither left she her whoredoms brought cfrom Egypt: for din her youth they lay with her, and ethey bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her. 9 Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of rthe Assyrians, lupon whom she doted. 10 These sdiscovered her nakedness: ssthey took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became †famous among women; for they had texecuted judgment upon her.
11 And uwhen aher sister Aholibah saw this, v†she was more corrupt in lher inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms †more than her sister in her whoredoms. 12 lShe doted upon wthe Assyrians her neighbours, ncaptains and rulers xclothed most gorgeously, nhorsemen riding upon horses, nall of them desirable young men. 13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way, 14 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men ypourtrayed upon the wall, zthe images of athe Chaldeans pourtrayed bwith vermilion, 15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians aof Chaldea, the land of their nativity: 16 And †as soon as she saw them with her eyes, hshe doted upon them, and csent messengers unto them into aChaldea. 17 And the †Babylonians came to her into ccthe bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and dher mind was †alienated from them. 18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then dmy mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister. 19 Yet eshe multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance fthe days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot gin the land of Egypt. 20 For hshe doted upon their paramours, giwhose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and iwhose issue is like the issue of horses. 21 Thus thou lcalledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, fin bruising thy teats gby the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.
22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, dfrom whom thy mind is alienated, and kI will bring them against thee on every side; 23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, lPekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: mall of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and nrenowned, all of them riding upon horses. 24 And they shall come against thee with chariots, wagons, and owheels, and with an assembly of people, which shall set against thee pbuckler and pshield and qhelmet round about: and I will set judgment before them, and rthey shall judge thee according to their judgments. 25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: sthey shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and ssthy residue shall be devoured by the fire. 26 tThey shall also strip thee out of thy clothes, tand take away thy †fair jewels. 27 Thus uwill I make thy lewdness to cease from thee, and vthy whoredom brought from the land of Egypt: so that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, nor remember Egypt any more. 28 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will deliver thee into the hand of them wwhom thou hatest, into the hand of them dfrom whom thy mind is alienated: 29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy xlabour, and shall leave thee ynaked and bare: and zthe nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms. 30 I will do these things unto thee, because athou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols. 31 Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give bher cup into thine hand. 32 Thus saith the Lord God; Thou shalt drink of thy sister’s cup deep and large: cthou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much. 33 Thou shalt be filled dwith drunkenness and sorrow, ewith the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of fthy sister Samaria. 34 bThou shalt even drink it and egsuck it out, and thou shalt hbreak ithe sherds thereof, and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God. 35 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because kthou hast forgotten me, and lcast me behind thy back, therefore mbear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
36 The Lord said moreover unto me; Son of man, nwilt thou ||judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, odeclare unto them their abominations; 37 That they have committed adultery, and pblood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, qrwhom they bare unto me, rto pass for them through the fire, to devour them. 38 Moreover this they have done unto me: sthey have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and thave profaned my sabbaths. 39 For when rthey had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day ttinto my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, uthus have they done in the midst of mine house. 40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men †to come from far, vunto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wwash thyself, xpaintedst thy eyes, and ydeckedst thyself with ornaments, 41 And satest upon a †stately zbed, and a table aprepared before it, whereupon bthou hast set mine cincense and mine doil. 42 And a voice of ea multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men †of the common sort were brought ||fSabeans from the wilderness, which put gbracelets upon their hands, and hbeautiful crowns upon their heads. 43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit †whoredoms with her, and she with them? 44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.
45 And the righteous men, ithey shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and kblood is in their hands. 46 For thus saith the Lord God; lI will bring up a company upon them, and will give them †to be removed and spoiled. 47 And lthe company shall stone them with stones, and ||dispatch them with their swords; othey shall slay their sons and their daughters, and pqburn up their houses with fire. 48 Thus qrwill I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, sthat all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness. 49 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and tye shall bear the sins of your idols: uand ye shall know that I am the Lord God.
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