Ezekiel 16

1 Again the word of יהוה came unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, cause Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) to know her abomi-nations,

3 And say, ‘Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה unto Jerusalem (Yerushalayim): “Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother a Hittite.

4 And as for your nativity, in the day you wast born your navel was not cut, neither wast you washed in water to supple you; you wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.

5 None eye pitied you, to do any of these unto you, to have compassion upon you; but you wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of your person, in the day that you wast born.

6 And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, I said unto you when you wast in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yea, I said unto you when you wast in your blood, ‘Live!’

7 I have caused you to multiply as the bud of the field, and you have increased and waxen great, and you are come to excellent ornaments: your breasts are fashioned, and your hair is grown, whereas you wast naked and bare.

8 Now when I passed by you, and looked upon you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread My Wing over you, and covered your nakedness; yea, I sware unto you, and entered into a covenant with you,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה, “and you becamest Mine.”

9 Then washed I you with water; yea, I throughly washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.

10 I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers’ skin, and I girded you about with fine linen, and I covered you with silk.

11 I decked you also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon your hands, and a chain on your neck.

12 And I put a jewel on your forehead, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown upon your head.

13 Thus wast you decked with gold and silver; and your raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; you didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil; and you wast exceeding beautiful, and you didst prosper into a kingdom.

14 And your renown went forth among the nations for your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor, which I had put upon you,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.

15 But you didst trust in your own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of your renown, and pouredst out your fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.

16 And of your garments you didst take, and deckedst your high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon; the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.

17 You have also taken your fair jewels of My gold and of My silver, which I had given you, and madest to yourself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,

18 And tookest your broidered garments, and coveredst them; and you have set Mine oil and Mine incense before them.

19 My meat also which I gave you, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed you, you have even set it before them for a sweet savour; and thus it was,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.

20 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne unto Me, and these have you sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of your whoredoms a small matter,

21 That you have slain My children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

22 And in all your abominations and your whoredoms you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in your blood.

23 And it came to pass after all your wickedness, (‘Woe, woe unto you!’ saith Adonai יהוה,)

24 ‘That you have also built unto you an eminent place, and hast made you a high place in every street.

25 You have built your high place at every head of the way, and hast made your beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened your feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied your whoredoms.

26 You have also committed fornication with the Egyptians (Mitsrayim) your neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased your whoredoms, to provoke Me to anger.

27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out My hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, and delivered you unto the will of them that hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of your lewd way.

28 You have played the whore also with the Assyrians, because you wast unsatiable; yea, you have played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.

29 You have moreover multiplied your fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet you wast not satisfied herewith.

30 How weak is your heart, saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה, seeing you doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;

31 In that you buildest your eminent place in the head of every way, and makest your high place in every street; and hast not been as a harlot, in that you scornest hire;

32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!

33 They give gifts to all whores: but you givest your gifts to all your lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto you on every side for your whoredom.

34 And the contrary is in you from other women in your whoredoms, whereas none followeth you to commit whoredoms; and in that you givest a reward, and no reward is given unto you, therefore you are contrary.”

35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of יהוה!

36 Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה; Because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness discovered through your whoredoms with your lovers, and with all the idols of your abominations, and by the blood of your children, which you didst give unto them;

37 Behold, therefore I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all them that you have loved, with all them that you have hated; I will even gather them round about against you, and will discover your nakedness unto them, that they may see all your nakedness.

38 And I will judge you, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give you blood in fury and jealousy.

39 And I will also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your eminent place, and shall break down your high places: they shall strip you also of your clothes, and shall take your fair jewels, and leave you naked and bare.

40 They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone you with stones, and thrust you through with their swords.

41 And they shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women: and I will cause you to cease from playing the harlot, and you also shalt give no hire any more.

42 So will I make My fury toward you to rest, and My jealousy shall depart from you, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.

43 “Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but hast fretted Me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense your way upon your head,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה. “And you shalt not commit this lewdness above all your abominations.

44 Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against you, saying: ‘As is the mother, so is her daughter!’

45 You are your mother’s daughter, that lotheth her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, which lothed their husbands and their children; your mother was a Hittite, and your father an Amorite.

46 And your elder sister is Samaria (Shomeron), she and her daughters that dwell at your left hand; and your younger sister, that dwelleth at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.

47 Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, you wast corrupted more than they in all your ways.

48 “As I live,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה, “Sodom your sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters.

49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw good.

51 Neither hath Samaria (Shomeron) committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and hast justified your sisters in all your abominations which you have done.

52 You also, which hast judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they; they are more righteous than you; yea, be you confounded also, and bear your shame, in that you have justified your sisters.

53 When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria (Shomeron) and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of your captives in the midst of them,

54 That you mayest bear your own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that you have done, in that you are a comfort unto them.

55 When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria (Shomeron) and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then you and your daughters shall return to your former estate.

56 For your sister Sodom was not mentioned by your mouth in the day of your pride,

57 Before your wickedness was discovered, as at the time of your reproach of the daughters of Syria (Aram), and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise you round about.

58 You have borne your lewdness and your abominations,” saith יהוה.

59 For thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “I will even deal with you as you have done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.

60 Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish unto you an everlasting covenant.

61 Then you shalt remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shalt receive your sisters, your elder and your younger: and I will give them unto you for daughters, but not by your covenant.

62 And I will establish My covenant with you; and you shalt know that I am יהוה,

63 That you mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame, when I am pacified toward you for all that you have done,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.