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.
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