36 The Lord also said to me: “Son of man, will you ljudge Oholah and Oholibah? Then mdeclare to them their abominations. 37 For they have committed adultery, and nblood is on their hands. They have committed adultery with their idols, and even sacrificed their sons owhom they bore to Me, passing them through the fire, to devour them. 38 Moreover they have done this to Me: They have pdefiled My sanctuary on the same day and qprofaned My Sabbaths. 39 For after they had slain their children for their idols, on the same day they came into My sanctuary to profane it; and indeed rthus they have done in the midst of My house.
40 “Furthermore you sent for men to come from afar, sto whom a messenger was sent; and there they came. And you twashed yourself for them, upainted your eyes, and adorned yourself with ornaments. 41 You sat on a stately vcouch, with a table prepared before it, won which you had set My incense and My oil. 42 The sound of a carefree multitude was with her, and 6Sabeans were brought from the wilderness with men of the common sort, who put bracelets on their 7wrists and beautiful crowns on their heads. 43 Then I said concerning her who had grown old in adulteries, ‘Will they commit harlotry with her now, and she with them?’ 44 Yet they went in to her, as men go in to a woman who plays the harlot; thus they went in to Oholah and Oholibah, the lewd women. 45 But righteous men will xjudge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses, and yblood is on their hands.
46 “For thus says the Lord God: z‘Bring up an assembly against them, give them up to trouble and plunder. 47 aThe assembly shall stone them with stones and 8execute them with their swords; bthey shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn their houses with fire. 48 Thus cI will cause lewdness to cease from the land, dthat all women may be taught not to practice your lewdness. 49 They shall repay you for your lewdness, and you shall epay for your idolatrous sins. fThen you shall know that I am the Lord God.’ ”
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