22 “Therefore, Oholibah, thus says the Lord God:
u‘Behold, I will stir up your lovers against you,
From whom you have alienated yourself,
And I will bring them against you from every side:
All the Chaldeans,
vPekod, Shoa, Koa,
wAll the Assyrians with them,
All of them desirable young men,
Governors and rulers,
Captains and men of renown,
All of them riding on horses.
With chariots, wagons, and war-horses,
With a horde of people.
They shall array against you
Buckler, shield, and helmet all around.
‘I will delegate judgment to them,
And they shall judge you according to their judgments.
25 I will set My xjealousy against you,
And they shall deal furiously with you;
They shall remove your nose and your ears,
And your remnant shall fall by the sword;
They shall take your sons and your daughters,
And your remnant shall be devoured by fire.
26 yThey shall also strip you of your clothes
And take away your beautiful jewelry.
Brought from the land of Egypt,
So that you will not lift your eyes to them,
Nor remember Egypt anymore.’
28 “For thus says the Lord God: ‘Surely I will deliver you into the hand of bthose you hate, into the hand of those cfrom whom you alienated yourself. 29 dThey will deal hatefully with you, take away all you have worked for, and eleave you naked and bare. The nakedness of your harlotry shall be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotry. 30 I will do these things to you because you have fgone as a harlot after the Gentiles, because you have become defiled by their idols. 31 You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore I will put her gcup in your hand.’
‘You shall drink of your sister’s cup,
The deep and wide one;
hYou shall be laughed to scorn
And held in derision;
It contains much.
The cup of horror and desolation,
The cup of your sister Samaria.
34 You shall idrink and drain it,
You shall break its 5shards,
And tear at your own breasts;
For I have spoken,’
Says the Lord God.
Therefore you shall bear the penalty
Of your lewdness and your harlotry.’ ”
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