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1 The word of the Lord came to me again, saying,
2 “Son of man, there were atwo women, the daughters of one mother;
3 and they played the harlot in Egypt. They aplayed the harlot in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and there their virgin bosom was handled.
6 who were clothed in purple, agovernors and officials, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.
11 “Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was amore corrupt in her lust than she, and her harlotries were more than the harlotries of her sister.
13 “I saw that she had defiled herself; they both took 1the same way.
20 “She alusted after their paramours, whose flesh is like the flesh of donkeys and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
23 the 1aBabylonians and all the bChaldeans, cPekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the 2dAssyrians with them; desirable young men, governors and officials all of them, officers and 3men of renown, all of them riding on horses.
24 ‘They will come against you with weapons, achariots and 1wagons, and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you on every side with buckler and shield and helmet; and I will commit the bjudgment to them, and they will judge you according to their customs.
25 ‘I will set My ajealousy against you, that they may deal with you in wrath. They will remove your nose and your ears; and your 1survivors will fall by the sword. They will take your bsons and your daughters; and your 1survivors will be consumed by the fire.
27 ‘Thus aI will make your lewdness and your harlotry brought from the land of Egypt to cease from you, so that you will not lift up your eyes to them or remember Egypt anymore.’
29 ‘They will adeal with you in hatred, take all your property, and leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness of your harlotries will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotries.
30 ‘These things will be done to you because you have aplayed the harlot with the nations, because you have defiled yourself with their idols.
31 ‘You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore I will give aher cup into your hand.’
‘You will adrink your sister’s cup,
Which is deep and wide.
It contains much.
33 ‘You will be filled with adrunkenness and sorrow,
The cup of horror and desolation,
The cup of your sister Samaria.
34 ‘You will adrink it and drain it.
Then you will gnaw its fragments
And tear your breasts;
for I have spoken,’ declares the Lord God.
37 “For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. Thus they have committed adultery with their idols and even caused their sons, awhom they bore to Me, to pass through the fire to 1them as food.
39 “For when they had slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My asanctuary on the same day to profane it; and lo, thus they did within My house.
42 “The sound of a 1acarefree multitude was with her; and bdrunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the 2common sort. And they put cbracelets on 3the hands of the women and beautiful crowns on their heads.
44 “1But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.
45 “But they, righteous men, will ajudge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
46 “For thus says the Lord God, ‘Bring up a company against them and give them over to aterror and plunder.
48 ‘Thus I will make lewdness cease from the land, that all women may be admonished and not commit 1lewdness as you have done.
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